The Super Geyser that dealt death

	 Waimangu Geyser

The country's fledgling tourism industry was dealt a blow when a Rotorua geyser erupted in 1903, killing four people.

Cruise's crooning captain

The singing captain on MV Santa Cruz proved to be a highlight of a Galapagos Islands trip.

Southerners go to war

Southland Stags

Paul Macfie knows a thing or two about one of New Zealand's most fierce sporting rivalries.

'Fluoro' turtles are back

Fluorescent turtle

A rare "fluorescent" turtle, previously thought to be extinct, has been found in Queensland for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Barnsy's 30/30 Hindsight

Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes talks about singing with Shihad and his life as a granddad.

Finding a lost continent

continent

New science shows New Zealand is part of a continent that's 94 per cent underwater.

From Tony to Hello Kitty

Soprano Kitty

The literary theory idea that explains how we talk about pop culture.

Joy at being told off by child

Mother and daughter row

We thought we could never have a conversation with our autistic daughter. Then I told her to 'shut up'.

Alpaca pack a punch

Stephen Mulholland with some of his female alpacas.

Couple tried every major NZ city before deciding on Wellington lifestyle and alpaca farming.

A winter escape

Sometimes winter's depths feel like an eternity away from the heady joys of summer.

Rewiring for pleasure

Mouse, mice generic

Turning bad memories into good ones could be as simple as manipulating brain circuitry.

Boss dog beats the odds

Boss was just 12 months old when we were told he had to be put down or have an expensive operation.

Can a hostel ruin your travel?

Hostels: they're either the best thing in the world, or the worst.

Escape to Coromandel

Exchanging the hard, grey angles of Auckland for the soft green of Coromandel can be cruise-y.

One step ahead

Split Enz

Eddie Rayner, of Split Enz fame, unveils his new band.

Spurious science of baby

Moata Tamaira

Come with me as I flagrantly subvert science and maths for my own jocular purposes.

A head for potatoes

Moutoa potato farmer Tony Parlato

Tony Parlato knows a bit about growing potatoes. He has been in the business for almost 20 years.

Less-troubled tippling

beer awards

I love beer. I took to it at a young age. Being of Irish lineage, I was helped to sleep by Guinness.

Protecting cheese with DNA

cheese

Swiss cheesemakers' weapon against forgeries is housed at minus 80 degrees celsius in a Bern freezer.

TV Guide's top 5 picks

Doctor Who

Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

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