Pop's hysterical howlers

Pop screamers

Screaming female pop fans have more in common with male sports fans than you may think.

A curse upon thee

Moata Tamaira

A selection of curses I hereby wish upon the miscreant who made off with our wheels...

Have we hit 'peak brow'?

Lily Collins

After meticulously crafting hairy caterpillars onto our face, the trend is about to do a 180.

Strange captivity in Ukraine


After pointless questioning, amateur militants gave me a bizarre glimpse of their world.

Beautiful and brutal


This extraordinary, breathtaking hike is in our backyard - and you can do it in a day.

Nicaragua's First Lady

Orgeta and Murillo

Daniel Ortega might be president, but it's his bejewelled, mystic wife who calls the shots.

Giving a voice to the river

Voices from the River

Voices from the River tells the story of an iwi's quest to reclaim guardianship of a river.

A pilgrim in Wellington

Kaushiki Roy has travelled far, but a walk up Mt Victoria is its own kind of pilgrimage.

Trying to stop a world war

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Two cousins locked in a "doomsday machine" try and fail to avoid a global catastrophe.

WWI: Wave of patriotism

War declared

The declaration of war 100 years ago was greeted with excitement and fervour across NZ.

You're eating what?


Arsenic, insect bodies or even wood - the ten weirdest additives and ingredients found in everyday foods.

Living life in fast forward

hospital generic

My 47-year-old healthy husband was told he had lung cancer. No cure. How could this happen?

The French connection

Akaroa Harbour

It could have all turned out so differently. New Zealand could have been Nouvelle-Zelande.

American migrant woe


Her slender wrists still red from the handcuffs, she stepped off the airplane on the 36th day of her journey.

A comedy with zero laughs

zac efron

The Awkward Moment when a romantic comedy isn't romantic or remotely funny.

Once were warriors

cook strap

On Aitutaki, a small group of locals is fighting to reclaim their pre-Christian heritage.

Coat-tailing must go

colin espiner

OPINION: It's time to end the dodgy deals that have besmirched the reputation of MMP.

Kiwi's death by drone

Drone strikes

Family want answers after a Christian boy from Christchurch who converted to Islam was killed in Yemen.

Chasing a fair go

Mark Berry

His job involves grappling with forces of corporate darkness yet Mark Berry is disarmingly twinkly.

Escape from Bali


A stay on a tiny coral cay with horse-drawn taxis tops off a Bali family holiday.

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