Good Reads

The $8 lettuce and the cyclone

The long term impact on the lives of the people in this country, and other countries affected by climate change, isn't ...

OPINION: Bad weather means we get angry over the cost of salad. It means much more to people living in the Pacific.

Kids come to league with nothing stuff nation video

Otara Scorpions chairman Willie Maea in front of the club's Verne Wilson mural.

The kids go without food, without love, without money. This rugby league club offers breakfast, sport and a way out of the stereotypes.

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

Growing up in a house with no men

We were like sisters my grandmother and I. Pitted against each other for my mother's attention.

COMMENT: "Men were strange; somehow exotic."

Pot delivered to your door video

District of Columbia residents smoke marijuana they had delivered to their house when they ordered the District of C art ...

‚ÄčIn Washington, you can get marijuana brought to your house, like pizza. Really expensive pizza.

Up there with the ghosts

Once a lot of activity happened around this building. Fossicking around the pieces left behind is fascinating.

When gold mining faltered in 1900, Lyell died too. Now the area is alive again as one end of the Old Ghost Road trail.

I don't think puppies are cute

Nope. Not even you.

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

Climbing the last corner of Earth stuff nation

The picture-perfect mountain is the focus of several Persian legends.

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

Ticket scalping hurting Wellington

Wellington's St James Theatre.

Wellingtonians might be left all dressed up with nowhere to go if the angst between local promoters and council doesn't ease.

How Bruce Lee inspires Black Grace

Black Grace founder Neil Ieremia has always been keen on rocking the establishment's "boat".

Why one veteran Kiwi artiste is still enjoying being "the wrong guy in the wrong job".

Getting the medical terms right

Sally Geary has worked as a medical advisor to Shortland Street for the past 12 years.

Meet the women making sure Shortland Street delivers the right medicine

The 40 NZ dishes you must try

The Nest, by L'oeuf.

How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

The gloves are coming off

Sam Rapira will have his 20th and last professional fight on Friday, May 26.

The man behind the gloves opens up.

Ariana fans tremble recalling attack video

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

"Poor Rihanna ... just kept asking every five or 10 seconds, 'Are we going to die?'," her father said.

Share the Sheeran experience

Ed Sheeran's one-man-band approach offers a fairly awe-inspiring spectacle.

OPINION: Why concerts have replaced sporting events as "experiences" for young Kiwis.

China boosts Sydney house prices video

The top-tier cities in Australia are cheap compared to the top-tier equivalents in China.

OPINION: Young Chinese, shut out of their home market, snap up foreign real estate using apps.

Sign of the times

Lisa Masters, left, teaches sign language to sisters Charlotte, 7, and Natalie Gordon, 6.

Learning to sign is not just speaking English with your hands - it's a separate language.

How to tell if you're getting dumber

When you don't realise you're dumb, that just makes you extra dumb.

OPINION: "If you're really stupid, you're too stupid to know how stupid you are."

The Seth Rich conspiracy video

Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was found shot to death last year, while Hillary Clinton was ...

Reemergence of a conspiracy theory about a murder in the US reveals plenty about the fake news ecosystem.

Let's get Wellington moving... in the right direction

A transport plan for Wellington can't solely focus on roads, says Dave Armstrong.

OPINION: People are fearful of a congestion tax in Wellington, but it has worked in places like London.

Data hacked, ransoms paid

Michael Mansvelt paid $1000 to a hacker who infiltrated his businesses through an email posed as NZ Post.

The probability of a cyber attack is certain. What can businesses do?

Rugby, 'just too damned dangerous'

Mike McRoberts says the sport of rugby has become too dangerous.

OPINION: Mike McRoberts has seen his son stretchered off the field, concussed. Enough is enough, he says.

And they said Shorty St wouldn't last

Shorty St has been a breeding ground for well-known Kiwi actors such as Temuera Morrison who played Dr. Hone Ropata.

OPINION: Kiwis often like to have a pop at home-grown shows, but there's a good reason our favourite soap is now 25.

Saints in exile

Even in treacherously rainy conditions, the mules are marvellously sure-footed.

On the back of a mule, we learn something of the dark history of Kalaupapa.

Ace ploughman lines up video

Bob Mehrtens started ploughing when he was 12 years old and is headed to the world champs in Kenya in December and ...

In the highly competitive world of ploughing, Bob Mehrtens is in a line of his own.

Sex, conservatism and our abandoned babies

Tiara Baillie with her two daughters, Chloe Cotter, 3, and Nikita Cotter, 1.

Police confirm they have reached the end of the road in their grim search for the mother of an abandoned baby.

The politics of tampons

Despite the fact that half the world's population between the ages of roughly 10 and 55 menstruate, periods rarely ...

The average woman uses about 11,000 tampons or pads in her lifetime.

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