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Cadbury World's $3m plan

1:50 PM  Dunedin factory closes, but will reopen as a tourist attraction with a new chocolate waterfall.

Stepdad bashed rapist

A jury at Wellington District Court has found the unnamed stepfather guilty of assault with intent to injure. (File photo)

2:39 PM  A judge says he is unlikely to jail a man for attacking his stepdaughter's rapist.

Labour's list of woes

19 min ago  OPINION: Labour has postponed the release of its list to convene a crisis meeting.

Forget buying, I can't afford to rent

1:31 PM  OPINION: I'm a 20-year-old university graduate working in a full-time job living at home.

Quake rescuer wins ACC fight video

2:27 PM  A builder drilled through a concrete floor to a "horrific" scene that left him with PTSD.

Hackers have networks on the ropes

2:17 PM  Hackers who stole Orange is the new Black hold dozens of streaming shows to ransom.

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Teacher force-fed kids: Crown

Lynn Euphemia Abraham, 59, has denied 11 charges of assault against a child.

2:33 PM  Pre-school teacher washed child's mouth out with soap and taped another child's mouth shut, court hears.

National's defence 'must fail'

2:13 PM  Advert makers considered Eminem copyright, but decided to proceed, court told.

He kept going back because he wanted more alcohol, his lawyer said. (File photo)

He just wanted beer

2:26 PM  Forty bottles of Speight's later, beer burglar caught out. Must be a real southern man.

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The secret to life...

"The best piece of advice I can give is to have plenty of outdoor activities."

world

Congress strikes budget deal

The US dodged a shutdown, with negotiators striking a trillion-dollar deal to keep the government open.

1:57 PM  The US dodges a shutdown, with negotiators striking a trillion-dollar deal to keep the government open.

Biden: Guys, I'm not running

Former US Vice President Joe Biden insists he's not making a run for the presidency in 2020.

Homeowners take stock of damage to their home after a tornado hit the town of Emory, Texas.

Tornados kill 7, hurt dozens video

1:13 PM  Tornados, severe thunderstorms and floods have ripped through several US states.

business

Parking warden's trigger points

An Auckland Transport parking warden says he was unfairly dismissed, following alleged complaints about his interactions ...

Unfairly dismissed or not, a parking warden with a track record of confrontation won't get his job back.

Caltex fund for underpaid staff video

Oil giant's A$20 million fund to 'do the right thing' for Australian workers, following months of attacks.

It is the third-straight year Sundar Pichai has received a nine-figure salary.

Google CEO's $291m bonanza video

2:03 PM  Alphabet heaps nine-figure pay packet on Google's Sundar Pichai.

technology

Surface loses, Windows wins

Sales of Surface products are suffering while Microsoft's own Windows licensing customers prosper.

Sales of Surface products are suffering while Microsoft's own Windows licensing customers prosper.

Has tech lost its mind?

It'll be hard to top last week for wild, crazy technology unveilings. 

Last week, the company revealed that monthly user numbers - an all-important metric for tech companies - had increased ...

Twitter finally gets good news

1:30 PM  After two years of suspended animation the app is starting to show some signs of life.

life & style

Princess Charlotte's party plans

She is one of the most privileged toddlers on earth, but Princess Charlotte's party will be a low-key affair.

She is one of the most privileged toddlers on earth, but this royal's party will be a low-key affair.

Escort on call with client's wife

A Sydney escort Samantha X on a revealing phone call with a woman whose husband paid for sex.

After returning from maternity leave, this Aussie presenter was let go and told "You'd do well on radio".

I wasn't 'hot enough' for TV

After returning from maternity leave, this Aussie presenter was let go and told "You'd do well on radio".

well & good

Former mobster fighting fit video

Fats Moke is a big man with a gang history who has worked with Dr Tom Mulholland to get his diabetes under control.

After a shock diabetes diagnosis, former mobster "Fats" Moke is fighting back against losing his legs.

How to can get fit in 5 minutes

What do you do while waiting for your food to cook? Workout!

Stuff reporter Craig Hoyle is a firm convert after discovering the health benefits of using a squatty potty.

Pooing wrong can kill you

The King of rock 'n roll died straining on the toilet - and you could too, if you're not careful.

home & property

Fancy a 5-star hobbit house?

It could be a five-star hobbit house - this house in the woods sits right beside a lake in Michigan and is on the market ...

1:30 PM  This whimsical house in the woods has a stunning lakefront location, but you'll need $2.9m.

$76m for Aussie mansion video

Sydney property buyer shells out for a lush waterfront property - and he's only 37.

This hand-crafted spiral staircase was made in Belgium.

Rockstar's Las Vegas home video

Built by billionaire Howard Hughes, the stylish home of The Killers lead singer has it's own private wellspring

food & wine

Store lets you pay what you can

OzHarvest's Ronni Kahn at her rescued food supermarket in Sydney.

Short of a buck but in need of a feed? This Aussie supermarket has the answer.

Vegemite, Marmite or Promite?

Everyone has a favourite. But which yeast spread is the best choice?

The perfect roasted chicken

5 comforting potluck dishes

nz farmer

Guns a key in farm suicide

Suicide rates are higher in rural than in urban areas.

A broken relationship, drink and a gun are a fatal combination for some young male farmers, the first study into the problem reveals.

Dairy farmers eye weather

Farmers are waiting for the fine weather to end before they stop milking their cows for the winter.

Maori finalists fast-track loan

The world's healthiest?

entertainment

Nats v Eminem tanks

Musician Eminem at a New York premiere.(File photo)

2:13 PM  Advert makers considered Eminem copyright, but decided to proceed, court told.

Val Kilmer does have cancer

The Christian Scientist is relying on faith and prayer to beat the cancer he formerly denied having.

Kendall Jenner is in hot water for a second time in as many months for her promo skills.

Fyre festival backlash begins

Kendall Jenner and her crew are in the firing line again. This time for putting her name behind the nightmarish event in the Bahamas.

travel

Hashtag leads to obscure holiday

A tranquil scene from Urk's West Haven: Thirty-five percent of the people in the town work as fishermen.

2:25 PM  He thought he was tagging his surname, but it turns out a whole town was following his writing.

Nationality of mid-air babies?

If you're born in another country's airspace does that give you automatic citizenship?

The business class cabin of Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350.

Business class on Airbus A350

2:03 PM  With each seat feeling like a chunky, self-contained fortress, it's hard to imagine business class any better.

motoring

Great straight-six engines

Best-ever BMW six powered the now-classic E46-generation M3.

Six is the magic number for these classic engines. Just line 'em up and fire!

Nissan on a different track

Super X-Trail gains tank footwear, keeps four-cylinder engine.

A man in the US is thankful his watch could call 911 after he was trapped in his vehicle after a crash.

Watch's SOS feature works video

1:26 PM  A US man says his Apple watch helped save him after being trapped in his crashed vehicle.

stuff nation

The big C: 14 years on stuff nation

The takeaway from my tumour is that I realise life is fragile, especially in terms of relationships with others.

1:45 PM  At the time it felt like a death sentence. Today, my body may be physically healthy, but the paranoia is constant.

Roxy, our little rascal

If you are thinking of taking on a puppy - beware! It's no walk in the park.

Warriors player Kieran Foran gives a somewhat halfhearted wave to the crowd after a narrow win over the Sydney Roosters.

When pain outweighs pleasure stuff nation

It's just a matter of faith, right? Well, maybe this time faith just isn't enough.

sport

Joshua's aim, 10 years on top video

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko stand together following their fight at Wembley Stadium.

1:32 PM  Heavyweight boxer fashions victory over Klitschko as the start of his legacy.

NZ's golden era in rowing over?

NZ rowing may have to focus more on big boats in the wake of Eric Murray's retirement.

Joseph Parker has applauded Anthony Joshua's big win and now finds himself in the big Brit's headlights.

Parker's heavyweight respect video

Big kudos for Kiwi fighter as focus switches to who can tame Anthony Joshua, the new king of boxing.

good reads

Election? What election?

Guyon Espiner's revealing interview with former Prime Minister Jim Bolger will be a welcome addition to the archives, ...

OPINION: Judging by our TV current affairs shows, we won't be seeing much of politicians this year, writes Jane Bowron.

If Shelly Bay's a handout, get lostalito

Some developers have alleged that Wellington City Council is considering selling its land at Shelly Bay for less than ...

OPINION: If the developers have a cashflow problem, they could sell the council a stake, writes Dave Armstrong.

30 smokin' years of NZ fashion

When Dreams Turn to Gold exhibition, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards.

For more than 30 years, the most glamorous in NZ was a fashion show sponsored by a cigarette company.

Hunting NZ's lost airliners

The DC-8 that Bring Our Birds Home is currently trying to recover. Seen here in Wellington in 1981.

They were once the pride of our air fleet. Now they lie scattered in far-flung corners of the world, dilapidated, forgotten.

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Mr Gorilla completes marathon video

It took Tom Harrison six days to crawl the London Marathon dressed in a gorilla costume.

Man beats his chest after six days crawling the London Marathon on his hands and knees.

Car takes a spin in Wellington Harbour video

The amphibious Aquada that carried British entrepreneur Richard Branson across the English Channel in 2004 tackles ...

Amphibious vehicle just one of many on display at the MTA car show.

Tinder's most eligible bachelor video

Sudan may be a little high-maintenance - he lives with two lady rhinos and has round-the-clock bodyguards.

When this guy says "the fate of the species literally depends on me", he's not spinning a line.

Why are our cities stinking?

Land around the Piako River in Waikato flooded in early April.

First the flooding, then the warm weather. A perfect cocktail of conditions for stench, Niwa scientist says.

Parenting

Should kids get paid for chores?

Are kids entitled to cash for chores, or should they help out as part of the family unit?

Are kids entitled to cash for chores, or should they help out as part of the family unit?

Go back to work without guilt

"I spent years feeling guilty about not finding motherhood totally and utterly fulfilling": Kasey Edwards.

Wanting to work is not a reflection on how much we love our children, writes Kasey Edwards in a new book.

Solving homework problem video

Only a quarter of students surveyed at Allambie Heights Public School said they liked doing homework, which partly led ...

Students at one Sydney school are more engaged since their teachers stopped giving homework.

On being a fearful grandparent?

Felicity Price prepares for her job as Grandma by sewing curtains for the wee one.

OPINION: "Watching my daughter go through this terrifying time is not something I'm really looking forward to."

kiwi traveller

Following her heart to South Africa

Francesca (top far right) at an orphan's Christmas celebration at Seapoint.

Nelsonian Francesca Alice volunteers for a human rights and HIV organisation in Cape Town.

Insider Tip: Krabi, Thailand

Krabi offers a winning combination of beautiful scenery and food.

Krabi is known for its limestone islands, dramatic cliff faces, sea caves, clear waters and cuisine.

Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

The walls surrounding Mehrangarh Fort provided the perfect perch to overlook the old blue city of Jodhpur and watch the ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

Day trips from Perth

Rottnest Island is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts.

Need help with the best short escapes from the Western Australian city? Email us.

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