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Cliff with a face in Te Awamutu video

11:33 AM  Tauranga artist Mr G is putting the face in cliff face.

Body inside car video

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Car crash into sea at mouth of Avon Heathcote estuary, Christchurch.

1 min ago  A body has been found inside a car that plunged into the sea near Christchurch, police say.

Stranded fliers fork out for hotels

12:03 PM  Day two of being stranded in Auckland, they've now been told their flight is delayed again.

'Silly decision' to trust scammer

They were sceptical about the cold call but when they saw the Spark logo, they thought it was ok.

Downpours to end weekend

There is a foul blast of weather coming, with heavy rain and possible floods.

Live: Black Caps v Proteas

South African skipper Faf du Plessis becomes NZ's sixth wicket.

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national

Kiwi in love with US killer video

Brooke McGregor with Michael Douglass inside the Toledo Correctional Institution.

He's serving life without parole for murder. She says she won't rest until justice is done.

Prison bans Destiny video

Brian Tamaki's son-in-law told to stay away from prison after church programme banned.

Child Matter chief executive Jane Searle says there is a perception that it's ok for female teachers to sleep with male ...

Rise of sex predator female teachers

Female sex offenders should be viewed in the same way as male offenders, says expert.

Video

Post-op 'torture'

John Pritchard says he was hit by "out of this world" pain, like electric shocks shooting through his body, after surgical mesh operation.

world

Brawl at Trump beach rally video

Pro- and anti-Trump factions brawl at Bolsa Chica State Beach, California.

12:00 PM  Sand flew as pro- and anti-Trump camps came to blows at a march in the US.

Elephants hauled from hole

A herd of the endangered animals were stuck in the hole for four days.

The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Gunman targets Vegas Strip

12:13 PM  Gunman surrenders after barricading himself inside bus at US tourism hot spot.

business

NZ's perfect chance

A partial shift from agriculture to horticulture would help lower the emissions rate in New Zealand.

OPINION: NZ is facing growing pressures, but our best economic opportunities have been laid out.

She's a real life spy

If you think your partner is having an affair, you're probably right.

Although the country's outlook is stable, New Zealand banks are vulnerable to high household debt, Moody's says.

Praise for NZ economy

11:41 AM  International ratings agency says NZ well positioned to handle any shocks.

technology

'Thanks for the billions'

OPINION: Facebook peers into your past and present, making billions from the here and now, and nostalgia.

Facebook: the ultimate trip video

Cocaine, heroin, slot machines, Facebook? How the social media giant makes sure you get lost in your newsfeed.

How private is your Facebook?

A problem with privacy

It's become harder and harder for Facebook users to understand and control their privacy settings, experts say.

life & style

Chronic pain gets in way of sex

Learning to manage chronic pain is essential for a happy love life.

Living with severe pain is a massive challenge and my partner takes it personally if I don't want to see her.

Single men don't need your pity

OPINION: Today's bachelors are far from tragic - they have the courage to be what they want and do what they want.

Moody, whiny and sensitive: Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder played Gen X in love in Reality Bites.

Generation X gets older

Generation X is turning 50. Is it time to grow up?

well & good

Period bodyshaming scandal

It's time for free tampons.

OPINION: If we can give out free condoms, why not free tampons?

Blood test picks up cancer early

The blood test detects cancer and also identifies where it is in the body.

Psychologist Charles Spence says you should smell your food. That's just one way to trick your mind into healthy eating ...

Ditch the straw - and cold water

Psychologist says you should smell your food. That's just one way to trick your mind into healthy eating habits.

home & property

The best floating architecture

The Exbury Egg by PAD Studio and Stephen Turner.

These incredible floating buildings are making waves in the design world.

At home with Laurel Devenie

Actor Laurel Devenie's favourite pieces of furniture are her well-travelled, multi-functional beer crates.

The Highland cow photograph is by Australian photographer Tony Sheffield.

Elbow grease & op shopping gallery

Megan Burrell's funky Waikanae living room was styled with a small budget and a whole lot of hard, hards-on work.

food & wine

My 'blind' dining experience video

Guests at Dans Le Noir dine in complete darkness, and have to rely on their other senses during the experience.

Dans le Noir: Blind waiters turn the tables at new pitch-dark culinary venture in Auckland.

How does vegan food bag go? video

"My husband resorted to making a cheese toastie to fill the gap."

Butterbeer icecream is here video

Auckland's top doughnut spots

nz farmer

Carbon forest specs too small

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says many trees planted by farmers aren't taken into account for emissions ...

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

Farming apps of the future

Teams of students, start-ups and tech whizzes create apps to tackle common issues farmers face every day.

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Allowances not enough

entertainment

The unruly songbird

Martha's brother Rufus: their relationship is mixed.

Canadian singer Martha Wainwright on her awkward family relationships and how she turned them into music

Adele embraces Aotearoa video

Adele's second show goes Kiwi, with the singer joined on stage by a kapa haka group.

The Dixie Chicks playing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia on Saturday night.

Dixie Chicks' swipe at Trump

The joke might not have translated as well as it would've in the US, but enough people got it.

travel

Perugian fruits of the loom

Marta Cucchia's work, all done by hand, is a painstaking labour of love.

Making textiles by hand is no small task - one Italian granddaughter is preserving the tradition.

If you're going to San Fran...

Wear some flowers in your hair and take a walk around Haight-Ashbury for a potted history of hippiedom.

Get outdoorsy on Goat Island Marine Reserve.

A day out on Goat Island

Get outdoors, appreciate our country and take home the wholesome vibes.

motoring

Old-school supercar, new lessons video

Aventador S is the new flagship Lamborghini: more power, more sophisticated steering and chassis. Still scary.

There's no way Lamborghini is giving up tradition with its flagship model. But it has added some intriguing new technology.

Deadly road 'underestimated'

The Milford Rd claimed two more victims this week. Do we need to change the road, or educate drivers?

Audi equips the light fantastic.

Audi reimagines turn signal video

Audi's OLED turn signal concept could be mistaken for a swarm of bees.

stuff nation

Magical London - we miss it

London Victoria Tower stands at the House of Lords end of the Palace of Westminster.
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The people, the markets, the vibe - London has it all.

Louie, the dog-baby

Bull breeds are often misunderstood, but our Louie is a big, cuddly baby.

Sunrise over Tekapo.

Tekapo sunrise and Mt Cook

Travelling around NZ, these are two of the most picturesque spots photographer Matthew Jessup has seen.

sport

SA skipper picked off

South African captain Faf du Plessis fell to a sensational catch against New Zealand on day two of the third test at ...

12:08 PM  A fantastic piece of fielding from Tom Latham gave NZ a big breakthrough.

Wilkinson remains in touch

11:12 AM  Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson goes three-under in third round to remain in touch with leaders at Puerto Rico Open.

Highlanders winger Sio Tomkinson scored one of his team's two tries against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night.

Brown praises youngsters

14 min ago  Highlanders coach Tony Brown saved plenty of praise for his two least experienced players after crucial win in Canberra.

good reads

VICE: growing up in public

VICE co-founder, Suroosh Alvi.

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi has come a long way: from unemployed junkie to global media mogul.

The secrets of Tombstone Rock

Tom Arnold, of Abseil Access, beside ''Tombstone Rock'', above SH1, Kaikoura.

Abseiling their way down the scree left after the Kaikoura earthquake, they made a spine-tingling discovery.

Smoking gun proves cover-up

Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson have produced a fine piece of investigative journalism, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.

A pragmatist signs out video

John Key with Bill English after his valedictory speech.

OPINION: John Key's final speech to Parliament was neither profound nor particularly memorable, writes Tim Murphy.

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oddstuff

Switching clothes for a good cause

Zach Renshaw, 8, and Sebastian Lambert, 11, with newly painted nails.

Sebastian Lambert's mum always wanted another girl and on Friday she got one for a day.

'Galactic' fence for sale

After getting sick of rubberneckers, Bob Laloli is selling the 'galactic' and 'gluten free' fence at his Kapiti home.

The unusual "fence" has been described as gluten free and a "casserole of special and galactic ideas'' on Trade Me.

TV station accidentally airs porn

The explicit material ran from between 1.10pm to 1.30pm.

A religious channel in Senegal has slammed an unidentified saboteur for hacking the network to air explicit material.

GPS to stop fake Everest claims

Where's the proof? Climbers will be fitted with trackers and must take photos from the top to prevent false summit claims.

Climbers will be fitted with trackers and must take photos from the top to prevent false summit claims.

Parenting

Not expecting: Just how it goes stuff nation

When the news isn't good, you can't help but wonder: Could we have done something more?

OPINION: IVF isn't easy. And it's even harder when the outcome doesn't go as planned.

Motherhood a 'huge challenge' video

The Duchess says motherhood can be a 'huge challenge'.

Duchess of Cambridge gives a rare insight into her home life, saying nothing can prepare you for motherhood.

Awful twist for cancer fighter video

Benny Martinez

A 12-year-old boy shaved his head to raise money for cancer. Two weeks later, terrible headaches set in.

'This is a strange prize' video

Jamie Murphy crawled into the claw machine in search of dragons.

Damien Murphy was enjoying a coffee when he heard a muffled cry come from an arcade claw machine.

kiwi traveller

Kiwis' year in the South of France

Phil and Carmen enjoy treks through the mountains near Perpignan.

Phil Mitchell and his family, from Eastbourne, are on a year's sojourn in the South of France.

Secret Edinburgh

Castles, whisky, medieval architecture and the birthplace of Harry Potter – Edinburgh has a compelling charm that has stolen many travellers' hearts over the years. Including my own.

Is Turkey safe?

Tourists are advised to delay travel to parts of Turkey such as Istanbul.

Travelling to Turkey and wondering if it's safe? We can help

It's time to bin the bucket list

The memory of horse riding with locals on a Fijian island may last longer than your ''must-visit'' to the Leaning Tower ...

Memories of horse riding with Fijian locals may last longer than your ''must-visit'' to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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