Vanished without a trace

5:00 AM  Who else remains missing, after a Wellington man's body is identified 29 years on?

Still heartbroken

Shane Summerfield's life was left "in tatters" when his wife, Sally, and daughter Ella, were killed in a crash near Rakaia on May 31, 2014.

5:00 AM  Shane Summerfield's heart broke the day his wife and daughter died.

Dope smokers take the high road

5:00 AM  More than a third of cannabis smokers drive high, sparking calls for roadside testing.

Paraplegic marathoner on track

5:00 AM  Terry O'Neill has several marathons to his name, but none like this.

Three tickets an hour

5:00 AM  Wellington parking wardens decry supposed "performance measure" that tells them how many tickets to issue.

Bringing it all home video

5:00 AM  A Christchurch home recycled from the tip of the chimney to the bones under the floor.

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Greens race too close to call

James Shaw, left, Vernon Tava, Gareth Hughes and Kevin Hague are all vying to be the next Green Party male co-leader

5:00 AM  The Greens should have a new co-leader by Saturday afternoon.

City's squeegee heist

Christchurch petrol stations blame young window-washers for a spike in forecourt squeegee thefts.

Fleur Truscott has lost five family members to breast cancer. She had a preventive double mastectomy in March.

Life after double-mastectomy

5:00 AM  "What I always said was, I love my boys more than I loved my chest."


Hurricanes howler in Nelson as Crusaders march home

Super Rugby leaders were not themselves in a 35-18 loss to a fired up Crusaders in Nelson.


Russian fighters cast adrift

A man, who according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) is named Alexander Alexandrov and is one of two Russian servicemen recently detained by Ukrainian forces.

From his hospital bed in Ukraine, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country.

Civilians emerge as pawns

On specks in the disputed Spratly archipelago, Vietnamese and Filipino children skip to school each day.

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Radioactive material leak

There was a leak of radioactive material on board a freight plane at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.


Business confidence takes a dive,

Agriculture was the most gloomy sector at a net 38.5 per cent negative and dominated the falls in business confidence this month.

Business confidence is retreating, falling 15 points in May, but coming off high levels, ANZ Bank says.

Sheep billboards bring hope video

The North Canterbury farmer who arranges his sheep into roadside billboards talks about the drought.

The Kiwi bach could cop collateral damage from a crackdown on property investors.

Bach owners deemed 'investors'

Reserve Bank chooses the broadest possible definition for property investor rules.


Pet insurance: a need or a want?

Fourteen-year-old Sprocket has cost Debbie Darvill a fortune but she doesn't regret her decision to go without pet insurance at all.

It may not be for everyone, even when furry family members end up costing a fortune in medical bills.

KiwiSaver enrolment for all?

After scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart, Government considers enrolling all workers.

Health insurer pays out $800m

Breakdown insurance traps

small business

Xero foe MYOB raids capital

Ace Payroll has been bought out.

Aussie accounting software firm splashes out $14 million on Wellington-based Ace Payroll.

Free coffee. What's the catch?

It's tough for cafes to compete, so it can take a new approach to get people through the door.

Home detention after tax dodge

Salad revolution gets a lift


Google unveils latest and greatest

A conference attendee looks through "Cardboard," a viewer that enables the user to view content from a smart phone in 3D, during the Google developers conference in San Francisco.

Google showed programmers all its latest and greatest features at a techfest conference in San Francisco.

'Internet of things' bubble?

Apple co-founder warns the "internet of things" industry is showing signs of being a bubble.

For the first time in the FIFA franchise you can play as the stars of women's football.

Female players in FIFA game video

Play football as a top female player in the new FIFA game release, FIFA 16.

life & style

Pets with their two-legged friends


A collection of moments that show how warm and easy the friendship between human and animal can be.

New dress saga: Nipplegate video

Australian viewers were confused when a TV host appeared to be partially naked while on air.

Gigi and Diane rocked very different looks at Cannes parties this week.

Week's best & worst dressed gallery

Amal Clooney hits a rare style speed bump, but it was Kesha who really turned heads.

well & good

On living with Crohn's

Reporter Emily Spink is determined to raise awareness of Crohn's disease to shed light on the invisible disease.

5:00 AM  Most look at me and only see a blue-eyed and freckled, 20-something, who loves to run and dance.

Great low-sugar drink options

Trying to cut down on the sweet stuff but stick of plain old water? Here are some other options ...

What Now co-host Chris Kirk joined the show three months ago.

What makes Chris feel good?

5:00 AM  What Now's Chris Kirk is all about singing, sports and seizing the day.

home & property

Decorating with black & white

Black, white and metallic is a classically glamorous combination, given an eye-catching twist with a striking Tom Dixon light shade; the Smoke dining armchair is by Moooi, both from ECC, ecc.co.nz.

5:00 AM  Love the style of monochromatic rooms but find them cold? Here's how to warm them up.

The new flooring trend? gallery

Turn your kitchen or bathroom into a work of art with 3D-effect floors.

The North Island edelweiss is ideal for gravel gardens.

Natives to suit your garden

5:00 AM  If you need convincing about the beauty of New Zealand natives, check out this selection.

food & wine

The dumpling sisters' story

Julie and Amy Zhang

5:00 AM  These two 'Chiwis' first burst into the international food scene two years ago thanks to Jamie Oliver.

The Negroni story

5:00 AM  The bartender's go-to has an aristocratic history.

Pear & ginger turnovers

Why the holes in Swiss cheese?

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Key did not visit NZ farm hub video

Awassi ewes at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia,  farm of Saudi businessman Hamood Al Khalaf.

PM John Key recently met the Saudi businessman who wanted to sue NZ for $20-30m but did not visit the farm hub.

ANZ censured over swaps

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act concludes the bank's settlement.

Crop yields hold up

Drought brings out the good


Who's afraid of farting on TV?

Dancing with the Stars premiers on Sunday.

5:00 AM  The Dancing With The Stars contestants reveal their biggest fears and how they feel about spray tans and sparkly outfits.

Boring Bones and boot camps

5:00 AM  REVIEW: How many times do you have to hear the word ‘bones’ used in the opener of series 10 of Bones?

Antonia Prebble as Rita West.

Antonia Prebble digs the 70s

5:00 AM  Former Outrageous Fortune star explains that Westside creators had no choice but to cast her.


Sydney's Light Fantastic gallery

'Sydney Opera House Sails' by Universal Everything

5:00 AM  The Sydney Opera House showed its colours this week, with the launch of the Vivid Sydney festival.

'Manic trip' film explores NZ

A tourist's "manic trip" to New Zealand is catching eyes online.

Keen skiers are hitting the slopes and their smartphone apps to find love.

Best ski resorts for singles

If you're looking for love this ski season, geo apps like Tinder may help to fast track your quest for a date.

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Improving organ donation stuff nation

Organ donor. Heart balloon.

5:00 AM  It's time New Zealand got off the fence on organ donation, writes Ray McKeown. Here's how.

What now for social services? stuff nation

An effective, properly-funded social services sector is crucial for vulnerable children and their families.

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Driver courtesy's key to safety stuff nation

5:00 AM  Reducing the road speed over holiday breaks has caused more harm than good, writes Paul O'Donnell.


Award-winning VW Passat arrives

The new Volkswagen Passat wagon at its New Zealand launch in Auckland.

A new Volkswagen recently named Europe's Car of the Year has arrived in New Zealand.

Ute's crazy cargo loading video

It could so easily have been a Toyota Hilux "bugger" ad.

As Europe starts to favour ever-cleaner cars up to Euro-6 standards, older right hand drive models and new models with soon to be illegal emissions Euro-5 ratings could become real bargains.

European bargains for NZ?

5:00 AM  As Europe sharpens its emissions regulations opportunities will open for fast-acting NZ used car dealers.


Crusaders crush Canes in Nelson video

Hurricanes first five-eighth Otere Black fends off Crusader Luke Romano at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Super Rugby leaders suffer second loss of season as Crusaders clinch 35-18 win at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Second test delayed by rain

Start of second test between England and New Zealand delayed by heavy overnight rain at Headingley.

Kane Williamson bats during the first Investec Test Match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. Photo credit: Graham Morris / www.photosport.co.nz

Live: Black Caps vs England

Live coverage from Headingley as New Zealand look to level series against England in the second test.

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good reads

Once-a-day milking suits

Greg Topless, holding three-year-old daughter Faith, and wife Hannah milked their herd once a day in their first season of ownership of a dairy farm at Strathmore, east of Stratford.

New dairy farm owners thrilled with their decision to milk their herd once a day.

Did NZ Football fail to take a stand?

FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he attends a news conference after a meeting of the Fifa executive committee in Zurich last year.

OPINION: World football's minnows are expected to come under scrutiny in the wake of the Fifa corruption scandal.

Did 'Lucy' have living cousins?

Scientists have found the jaw and teeth of a new species in Ethiopia that lived between 3.3 and 3.5 million years ago.

A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety.

MH370 search under scrutiny


A year on and there is no sign of the missing plane - who's to blame?

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Papakura seal II: the seal-quel video

A baby seal has been spotted splashing in the creek at Ray Small Park in Papakura.

Another seal, this time a baby, has come ashore in Papakura.

Top five reader comments

Friday night will see the last episode of Campbell Live.

Stuff readers weigh in on Outrageous Fortune, fashion, and, erm, nipples in Friday's top comments.

Man loses fight with bear

A man who appears to have attacked a bear at a Polish zoo will appear in court on charges relating the fight.

A man has come off second-best after taking on a bear in its enclosure at a Warsaw zoo.

Attempted carjacking broadcast live on radio

Australian police speak to people near  where eight children were found dead in Cairns.

She'd phoned the radio show to talk about her hairpin collection when a crime happened.


The anxiety of parenthood

Anxiety is common among new parents.

As a naturally anxious person, I've always worried about silly things. Being a parent just made it worse. 

Sex and pregnancy 

Pregnant sex: Sometimes fun, always awkward.

It's one of little life's ironies that the very act that results in children takes a big hit when kids arrive.

All about teething pain 

Teething can be a tough time for bubs and parents.

Everything you need to know about comforting your child through the pain of teething.

Five ways to understand toddlers

Kids need a supportive environment where they can play, have fun and learn about themselves through problem solving.

Here are some top tips from an expert from the land of tiny people.

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Readers' pics of the week


This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

Cruising currency conundrum

Think about how much local currency you'll need before you touring Asia, but there are always more options if you run out.

If your cruise stops at ports with different currencies, transactions can get confusing.

How to find the perfect travel companion

Frodo and Sam! The best travel companions! The guy in the middle... not so much.

With a little bit of foresight though you might find at least one Thelma to your Louise.

Pittsburgh: it's not the pits

Pittsburgh's bike lanes make cycling around the city easy.

There's plenty going on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, says Heather McCracken.