So much for rigour and science. This dog-control plan is about prejudice and a concern for appearances.
In the dark, a church interior can be an intimidating place. Beneath us lies a crypt full of bones, and saints stand bleeding in the gloom.
All Blacks hope to avoid the 2006 "festive frenzy" of burning couches in Buenos Aires.
OPINION: Should we feel insulted by 80s bands like Culture Club only now making it to NZ? Yes!
In a year of big-budget flops, back-to-basics fright fests have been capturing the crowds.
Wine, bingo and corn chips: an audience with US expats in NZ watching the first presidential debate.
Although many of the planes are pushing 25 years of service, why are airlines hanging onto their 757s?
OPINION: Taking your exams is stressful, but what happens in Syria, when 12 years of hard work can come to nothing over a war that never ends?
Prisoners curl up with barely room to turn over. One stands guard, to wake those screaming from nightmares. Welcome to jail.
It's spring, when nesting magpies terrorise anyone passing by. What can be done?
A real-life James Bond and former German spy who "fought crime" faces 10 years in jail for tax evasion.
Does it change someone? Or does life just go on with you get back home with a silver medal?
"The lessons taught to young people so many decades ago have ... informed how we think about sex and women today."
Uber undercuts the taxi industry to the joy of many consumers, but it may soon pay the price.
At 1700 metres, sitting cold and alone, Aussie Jeffrey Kitt realised tramping in NZ is nothing like home.
Phyllis Gray has lost four sons to gun violence in the US. But still no-one has gone to prison.
One of Jupiter's moons is shooting water plumes into space. And Nasa is excited about possible life-forms.
Opinion: A new list purporting to contain the 100 greatest TV shows of all time? OK, I'll bite.
Eddie van Uden has a sun-heated house almost anyone would envy.
Miss Young Positive, a beauty contest for HIV-positive women, is changing what it means to have AIDS in Uganda.
OPINION: Trump's a combative Republican, eager for White House glory, but will Clinton's vulnerabilities lose her the presidency battle?
Sure, you could work a proper 9-5 job for 40 years. Or you could do this instead.
OPINION: Stop cursing? Hell, no. Here's why swearing is good for you.
Schools have been caught misrepresenting voluntary donations as fees in a bid to get parents to pay more, but why?
OPINION: The Government is copping flak from animal organisations - but many will support a crackdown.
Tracy Holmes was the first New Zealander to have a liver transplant. And she's still going strong.
OPINION: A bill to help living people donate organs without losing money will make a real difference. Why did it take so long?
An Oamaru father-of-seven accused of hitting his child walked free after his children refused to testify against him.
Emma Williams wants to share her struggle with mental illness to help give others "permission to talk".
Fish used to came wrapped in newspaper, but what about a newspaper found stuffed inside a fish?