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The mystery of Melania's head video

Why did the US First Lady cover her head at the Vatican - but not in Saudi Arabia?

Budget family divisions

Our imaginary Dunedin family, the Bennetts, are $113.63 a week better off under today's Budget changes.

Some families will fare a lot better than others in this Budget's family income package. What's in it for you?

Vile pundit should be sacked

OPINION: Newstalk should have ditched Katie Hopkins over her Muslim comments.

Palmerston North crash turns fatal

A man has died an hour after crashing into a parked car on Ferguson St.

Manchester bomb alert false alarm

Army bomb disposal experts and police had earlier swooped on a block of flats.

Police seek three missing men

12:30 AM  Police issue separate advisories seeking sightings for three missing South Island men.

national

Budget will 'cost Kiwi lives'

Andy Colwell stands in front of 200 life-sized cut-outs of health workers, said to represent 20,000 health workers ...

Patients and healthcare workers complain that Budget 2017 has left them frustrated and disappointed.

Rescued in the nick of time

For three weeks a dog lay injured in a ravine near a park north of Wellington.

Daniel Luff during his appearance in the High Court, in Palmerston North, for the murder of Feilding policeman Duncan Taylor,

Cop killer found in ceiling

Prison scholar Daniel Luff reportedly found hiding in prison ceiling cavity.

Video

Where it pays to live

The Government has re-written the rules of the accommodation supplement, creating some big winners.

world

UK cops stop sharing intel with US

A photo published by the BBC reportedly of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi.

British police stop passing information to US on the investigation into Manchester attack due to anger over leaks to US media.

Police boss beheaded video

Isis-linked militants rampage through a town in the Philippines, beheading a police chief and kidnapping a priest.

Salman Abedi was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views.

Chances to foil bomber missed

Authorities reportedly warned about Manchester bomber Salman Abedi at least five times before the attack.

business

Budget 2017: Business reacts

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Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and ...

Budget has 'something for everyone', including something to complain about, reaction suggests.

Tax clampdown to yield $250m

Estimate of the extra amount multinationals will pay is probably 'conservative', says Steven Joyce.

Rocket Lab has made it to space.

Rocket didn't quite reach orbit video

After three days of delays, Rocket Lab says it's made it to space.

technology

Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox for original video shows

Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment.

Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment.

Serena takes on Silicon Valley

She wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces.

A laser projects onto the near-eye display, making images appear more sharply than ever before through simple glasswear. ...

Microsoft nears AR future with glasses display prototype

​As augmented reality technology improves, the holography of Iron Man and Avatar moves a step closer to entering our everyday lives.

homed

In the business of organics

Both Taranaki natives, they barely knew each other a year ago. These are rampicante trumpicino pumpkins, of Italian origin.

Growing greens was never part of the plan for these two mates, but it's a recipe for success as Kaitake Farms takes off.

The crazy prices they paid

Think a $700k for an Auckland boatshed is dear? These pricey beach huts and parking spaces will blow you away.

Are glass-walled bedrooms the new thing? This Kiev apartment by Martin Architects has been a hit on many design websites.

The rise of transparent bedrooms

While it's not for everyone, the concept of the glass-walled bedroom is catching on - especially in smaller spaces.

life & style

I don't think puppies are cute

Nope. Not even you.

OPINION: With cute pet vids everywhere, disliking dogs makes you a social pariah.

Inside Pippa's wedding

Florist behind Pippa Middleton's heavily-guarded wedding reception leaks photos days after the event.

It’s not that I didn’t want children, I just didn’t want them then. This did not make me feel like a failure.

Pregnancy: 40 is the new 20 stuff nation

Put my career aside to have children young? No thanks. I'm 41 and happy to be 20 weeks pregnant.

well & good

Like The Bachelor, with drips

VietDave in his new South East Asian home, ready for another week of chemo.

Another week in hospital; another exotic fantasy location.

The importance of palliative care

"I'd assumed hospice only catered for people with cancer, at the very end of their life."

Researchers have looked at how secret-keeping impacts your overall health, and the results aren't good.

A warning about keeping secrets

The average person keeps 13 significant secrets, and it's typical for five of those to never be disclosed to anybody else.

food & wine

What's Krispy Kreme up against? video

Stuff tested five of the best doughnuts from around south Auckland.

Will local doughnuts be able to hold their own against Krispy Kreme? We put them to the test.

The 40 NZ dishes you must try

How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

10 ideas for frozen fruit & veg

Is flash booze worth the cost? video

nz farmer

Cracker kiwifruit season for Zespri

Gold kiwifruit sales increased from 32.6 million trays in 2015/16 to 48.5 million trays.

Last year's kiwifruit season outperformed every year to date, with high value and volume.

Te Mania wins again at Beef Expo

Te Mania has once again made its mark at the Beef Expo.

Success after drought

English leicester comeback?

entertainment

Shorty live: 25 years of drama

Kiwi television soap Shortland St celebrates its 25th birthday on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

It's the Kiwi television staple's 25th birthday, and it's due to be Ferndale's most dramatic day yet. We're live at the wrap party.

Cher says NZ shows likely

The pop legend has told fans she plans to play in NZ, almost a decade after saying her touring days were over.

22 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English ...

Grande cancels European shows

US pop star cancels many of her European shows following the Manchester attack.

travel

Why Philippines is so popular stuff nation video

Bulog Dos Island, Coron, Palawan.

Forget Bali and Thailand. If you want white sand, clear water and less tourists, this is the place to go.

Climbing last corner of Earth stuff nation

After conquering Everest base camp and Kilimanjaro, a Wellington civil servant wanted another adventure.

UK child psychologist Oliver James has suggested that taking children on holiday to unfamiliar places could harm their ...

Is travel bad for kids?

A UK psychologist has suggested far-flung holidays may harm kids' mental health. But Kiwi mums disagree.

motoring

Warnings with top safety ratings

Holden's new Astra has received a five-star safety rating from Ancap.

Five star Ancap car safety ratings for new Holden and Subaru models have come with a can do better tag.

Maserati Levante S for NZ

Performance SUV opens the door for more powerful models.

With the thief trying drive away in her car, Melissa Marian clings to the bonnet of her car at a service station in ...

Bonnet ride stops car thief video

Motorist admits it wasn't the smartest move to climb on the bonnet but it stopped her car being stolen.

stuff nation

40 is the new 20 stuff nation

It’s not that I didn’t want children, I just didn’t want them then. This did not make me feel like a failure.

Put my career aside to have kids young? No thanks. At 41, I'm 20 weeks pregnant and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I still have the faith, just stuff nation

I've been a fan for far too long to give up just yet, but even I can admit we're missing a trick or 13.

Michelle Obama inspires me to instil in my children the desire to make positive changes in the world.

The women who inspire me stuff nation

My childhood was filled with negative female role models, but now I'm inspired by women near and far every day.

sport

No to Qantas over gay stance

Australian tennis great Margaret Court, now a Christian pastor, says she won't fly with Qantas over its same-sex ...

Australian tennis great who once promoted Qantas says she won't fly on its planes because it promotes same-sex marriage.

Scott McLeod backed for ABs

Highlanders coach Tony Brown sees similarities between McLeod and ABs defence coach Wayne Smith.

Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle gives fullback Brett Morris a hug following an NRL win.

'Family club' fractured

ANALYSIS: Outgoing Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle decides to go as chairman takes a greater role.

opinion

The eight-year election bribe

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and economists at the Beehive.

OPINION: Finance Minister Steven Joyce shows he's a cunning campaign manager.

Who can beat the Crusaders?

Doesn't matter who the Crusaders have on the paddock, the high quality of the output is much the same.

OPINION: Crusaders are still looking unbeatable as the Blues remain shaky and Highlanders lurk under the radar.

A warning about secrets

Researchers have looked at how secret-keeping impacts your overall health, and the results aren't good.

OPINION: The average person keeps 13 significant secrets, and it's bad for their health.

Wrong way to react to terror

Manchester is coming to terms with one of its darkest days.

OPINION: There is no right way to react to a terror attack like in Manchester but there is a wrong way.

good reads

Lions fans roaring into town

Lions fans arrive in Picton on their way through the country in 2005.

Cities get ready for the dollars and excitement of another Lions Tour - and there may be more rugby-mad Brits than expected.

Blake's boat coming home

Sir Peter Blake pictured in a file photo from January 1995. He was killed by pirates in the Amaxon, however, his legacy ...

The yacht that was once Sir Peter Blake's, on board which he was killed, is coming to NZ for the first time since he died.

'My Bond was a lover and a giggler'

As well as James Bond, Sir Roger Moore was also a TV star, with The Saintis Simon Templar one of his most popular roles ...

From the Stuff Archives: Why the beloved Bond actor was affectionately known as the "big knit".

Hollywood's power to alter history

Forrest Gump has shaped many people's understanding of the Vietnam War era in America.

Why using movies in the classroom isn't just a matter of pressing play

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Crash motorcyclist hands himself in

A damaged motorcycle was abandoned by its rider following an accident in Hawera on Wednesday.

Speeding motorcyclist crashes into van - then gets into it to flee the scene.

Frank's shed comes down

Frank Amor's shed was described as an eyesore by one neighbour.

Frank loved his shed. The council did not. After 30 years it is finally gone.

Rodent's rampage proves costly video

Highlands Park home owner Brian Turner has had rats chewing through water pipes in the ceiling of his house causing flooding.

A rat doing a bit of DIY dentistry has cost a man $8000 for repairs to water pipes.

Illegal Aussie now in captivity

A fugitive Australian Water Dragon (Physignathus lesuerii) was captured in Papaitonga Scenic Reserve north of Kapiti.

Fugitive Aussie water dragon captured after jaunt around Horowhenua.

Parenting

Ditch 'follow your dreams' advice

Hannah McQueen says too many university students don't have a clear plan on how to use their expensive degree.

The guidance from student career counsellors is all wrong, says one financial expert.

Funky way for mums to get fit video

Breakdancers Kim Seifu, left, and Jody Stewart started MotherFunk baby wearing dance class in Onehunga last month.

It's called MotherFunk and it involves baby-wearing mums getting their groove on.

'Mummy, put your phone away'

A break from the phone could be a good thing.

OPINION: The toddler has a point. Phones are distracting and they shouldn't rule our lives.

Beyonce's celeb baby shower video

Beyonce's baby shower

An African theme, celebrity guests and a henna belly tattoo - welcome to Queen Bey's baby shower.

kiwi traveller

New York, New York - 75 times

Patricia Taylor and daughter Rebecca at New York Fashion Week in 2007.

Wellington couple have clocked up the air miles to help out their designer daughter.

Discovering her Dutch heritage

Jessica loves that other interesting towns, cities and sites are just a short train ride away.

Jessica Zonneveld, originally from Whakatane, lives in The Hague with her Dutch fiance, Marcel.

From Vegas to Disney

Disneyland caters for children of all ages.

Stu Hunt journeys to the multi-coloured theme park heart of America.

Readers' travel photos of the week

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