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The tantric guru of Governors Bay

3:52 PM  This spiritual master lives with 10 women - whom some call devotees, others a harem.

Stan's stolen childhood

"For so many years I tried so hard to be someone else, that I lost who I was," writes Stan Walker.

3:30 PM  OPINION: I grew up in violence, stealing my lunch at school just to eat. I was the worst statistic, destined to fail.

Cowboy courier claims

3:02 PM  Courier allegedly autographed "signature required" delivery - then left it at wrong house.

Levin name change in the wind

3:23 PM  No-one can pronounce the town's name and the man it's named after never even visited.

Gold medallist jailed for sex crimes

3:59 PM  Former Olympic hockey champion Arthur Parkin indecently assaulted a young girl.

Here's how to cut your petrol bill

Forget driving to Ātiamuri - there are ways to save money on petrol every day.

national

Face 'de-gloved' in assault

Raquada-Charles Edwards pleaded guilty to a raft of charges in Napier District Court on Friday.

Terrified victim apologised to occupants of van as her ex-partner rammed it repeatedly.

Medal theft 'still raw'

Theft victims say no to drug-addicted burglar's apology while family heirlooms remain missing.

Emergency services have been dispatched to the Hope Saddle - one of two crashes on state highways south of Nelson on ...

Motorcyclist killed near St Arnaud

3:38 PM  A motorcyclist has died in a crash near St Arnaud, south of Nelson.

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    Our prisons are full

    A single legal change caused massive growth in the prison muster.

    A single legal change caused massive growth in the prison muster.

    Signs of moose life video

    Half a century since a moose was last photographed in NZ, broken branches in Fiordland suggest they're still here.

    One of the last verified photographs of a Fiordland moose, taken in 1952.

    NZ's 100-year moose hunt

    Ten Canadian moose landed here more than 100 years ago. A few intrepid Kiwis have been searching the Fiordland wilderness for them ever since.

    stuff circuit

    Caught: Slavery on the high seas

    A special investigation from Stuff Circuit.

    When you buy sashimi or order tuna at a restaurant, you should know its origins - and what conditions the people who caught it endured.

    How they make old fish look fresh

    ​The bright red tuna in many sushi shops looks fresh - but it could be months old.

    A Stuff Circuit investigation into the global tuna fishing industry has exposed allegations of slavery on the high seas.

    Fishing by forced labour

    Tuna caught by modern-day slaves in the Pacific Ocean is "almost certainly" landing in NZ.

    world

    Choppers on standby in Hawaii video

    Blue flames of methane gas erupt through cracks in a footpath.

    2:54 PM  US Marine Corps gets set for large-scale evacuation as Kilauea continues to put on spectacular show.

    15,000km for abortion vote video

    Irish expats from as far afield as Australia are flying home to vote in historic abortion referendum.

    US President Donald Trump cited "hostility" from North Korea in his letter cancelling the June summit.

    S Korea 'perplexed' by Trump video

    President Moon Jae In appears blindsided by the US's cancellation of talks with North Korea.

    business

    Here's how to cut your petrol bill

    Changing the way you drive will save you more money than collecting discount points.

    Hint: It doesn't involve driving to a spot between Taupō and Rotorua.

    Amazon defends facial recognition

    3:00 PM  Tech giant says customers need to be 'reasonable' after initially offering no comment.

    NZ Post's sorting centre at New Plymouth opened a year ago.

    NZ Post doubles up

    3:31 PM  NZ Post has consolidated its number of sorting hubs meaning some letters travel twice the distance.

    technology

    Amazon defends facial recognition

    The combination of cloud technology with facial recognition has proved a game-changer.

    3:00 PM  Tech giant says customers need to be 'reasonable' after initially offering no comment.

    'Unplug your Alexa devices right now'

    An Amazon Echo device recorded a US family's conversation and sent it to a random person prompting the person to call the family.

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    Pokie 'game-change'

    Pubs and clubs trial facial recognition technology to block problem gamblers.

    homed

    A hot water bottle nightmare

    Anna Crouchman spent five days in hospital after receiving a severe burn on her lower leg from a hot water bottle.

    GRAPHIC CONTENT: A hot water bottle in bed led to a five-day hospital stay for this Cambridge 10-year-old.

    This weekend's garden tasks video

    3:00 PM   Winter is coming. Get ready for frosts; divide and replant rhubarb; prune raspberries; and keep on weeding.

    Putting a regular load of washing through the dryer will cost, on average, $1. Over a 10-year lifespan, vented dryers ...

    What does that dryer load cost?

    Is running a dryer as pricey as we think?

    life & style

    Teaching Meghan the royal rules video

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    From Kate and Camilla to Samantha "The Panther", the new duchess has quite the team to help her settle in.

    Ask your doctor more questions

    Even when doctors suggest treatments we don't think we need, we don't ask questions.

    Lea Seydoux ticks all the boxes this week while Demi Lovato and Katy Perry miss the mark.

    Best & worst dressed celebs gallery

    Lea Seydoux nails old-school glamour, Demi Lovato needs a new stylist and Katy Perry embraces "glam gran" style.

    well & good

    Cut booze, bacon to avoid cancer

    Processed meats such as bacon have been found to increase the chance of bowel disease.

    Major study reveals ditching alcohol, bacon and sugary drinks can reduce cancer risk by 40 per cent.

    Avoid the mid-life crisis

    Not everyone splashes out on a racy convertible or dumps their partner for a newer model, but mid-lifers commonly wonder, is this it?

    Millie Thomas in Sydney in 2015 before her recovery.

    At 27, she was a 'skeleton'

    After 15 years of anorexia, Millie Thomas had the bones of an 80-year-old, her body eating itself from the inside out.

    food & wine

    Why Wright quit French Cafe

    Kids come first - Simon Wright and Creghan Molloy-Wright.

    'Unfortunately, people in hospitality do burn themselves out.'

    Winter porridge put to the test

    We went looking and found some of the best porridge in Christchurch.

    Maccas in te reo Māori

    French Cafe sold to closest rivals

    nz farmer

    Bovis-infected farmer outs himself

    Henk Smit has told a packed out Sir Don Rowlands Centre that it is his farm that has Mycoplasma bovis.

    3:26 PM  Waikato dairy farmer Henk Smit has told farmers how the disease arrived at his farm.

    Lincoln's joint $206m facility delayed

    13 min ago   A joint $206 million Lincoln University and AgResearch facility at the Lincoln campus will start construction later this year,

    Farmers easy scapegoats

    M bovis and Gypsy Day

    entertainment

    Star Wars: A watcher's guide video

    The best thing in Solo: A Star Wars Story is this man's cape collection.

    OPINION: Where does the latest star Wars film fit in the ever sprawling universe of Star Wars movies?

    Why we love Simon Barnett video

    3:17 PM  OPINION: The outpouring of love for the Barnett family reminds us why we love the broadcaster.

    Netflix's 13 Reasons Why has drawn complaints over its season two finale.

    13 Reasons Why should banned video

    3:50 PM  OPINION: In Brisbane homes this week, young teens have bawled themselves to sleep, unable to get rid of the image of someone being raped with a mop handle.

    travel

    Newlyweds' Irish 'mini-moon' video

    It is believed that they will spend a day or two in Dublin in July, before their real honeymoon later in the year.

    3:44 PM  It is believed that they will spend a day or two in Dublin in July, before their real honeymoon later in the year.

    The best airports to stopover in video

    Snooze lounges, swimming pools, massages, great food, Wi-Fi: Airport stopovers are becoming so good they are a destination in themselves.

    The practice doesn't just inconvenience air passengers, it's dangerous.

    Risk of dividing families on flights

    The practice doesn't just inconvenience air passengers, it's dangerous.

    motoring

    Fatal Uber's emergency braking off video

    This image made from video Sunday, March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an ...

    Early report shows Uber crash which killed woman had emergency systems turned off.

    Modern car tech lets you down

    Modern technology in cars is great. Great but far from perfect sometimes.

    Kiwi buyers aren't interested in shifting gears themsleves, so has the manual transmission made its last shift?

    Is driving manual dead?

    Driving enthusiasts love manual transmissions, but is anyone else buying them?

    stuff nation

    Stormy skies at Nugget Point stuff nation

    Concrete skies, turquoise sea - it was breathtaking.

    Concrete skies contrasting with the turquoise ocean made for a breathtaking scene.

    His drink-driving killed stuff nation

    I look back at a beautiful young girl whose life was taken away, and I know I'm partly to blame.

    Working as a psychotherapist and sex therapist, I have managed to transform my pain. (File photo)

    Sexual trauma: men, get help stuff nation

    There are many barriers to male survivors of sexual trauma, but I've managed to transform my pain.

    sport

    Warriors braced for backlash

    Adam Blair has called for a disciplined display by the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium this weekend.

    1 min ago  Adam Blair says Souths are a completely different team to the one they beat earlier in the season.

    All Whites' 'great opportunity'

    3:16 PM  National team light on big names for tournament in India, but younger players have chance to stake claim.

    No Ben Smith means Highlanders hooker Ash Dixon will captain the team on his own this weekend.

    Work cut out for Highlanders

    3:34 PM  Without their head coach and missing four ABs – winning in Brisbane for the first time in 13 years is a tall order.

    opinion

    Star Wars: A watcher's guide video

    The best thing in Solo: A Star Wars Story is this man's cape collection.

    OPINION: Where does the latest star Wars film fit in the ever sprawling universe of Star Wars movies?

    Meghan the lizard shapeshifter

    The duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge get on so well because they're not actually human, they're part of the lizard ...

    OPINION: Like Amal, Kate and Posh, she's too skinny to be a human woman.

    I can feel my youth slipping away

    Verity Johnson

    OPINION: That carefree optimism has been replaced by anger and frustration.

    'Can do' country can't do stadiums

    In 2006, Auckland City Mayor Dick Hubbard, left, NZRU chairman Jock Hobbs and Rugby World Cup Minister Trevor Mallard ...

    OPINION: As the cost of stadiums goes up, the venues are staying down, writes Emma Keeling.

    good reads

    NZ's 100-year moose hunt

    One of the last verified photographs of a Fiordland moose, taken in 1952.

    Ten Canadian moose landed here more than 100 years ago. A few intrepid Kiwis have been searching the Fiordland wilderness for them ever since.

    A great man's epic failure

    The lodge at Larnach Castle.

    William Larnach's tragic tale is woven into Otago's Peninsula.

    Inangahua quake, 50 years on

    This goods train travelling between Cronadun and Inangahua was thrown on its side when the earthquake struck.

    Bev and Lionel Donaldson still live in the Reefton house that rocked that day almost 50 years ago.

    24hr roadie - EV from Akl to Wgtn

    EV road trip

    Drive an EV from Auckland to Wellington - what could possibly go wrong?

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    Lifting the lid on confidentiality

    University of Canterbury Dean of Law Ursula Cheer explains what sexual harassment is in the eyes of the law.

    What is stopping workers speaking publicly about their experiences of sexual harassment?

    Men invited to #metoo too

    #Metoo blogger and legal researcher Zoe Lawton has started a new blog specifically for men working in the legal profession.

    Almost 50 men working in the legal profession sign a #metoo pledge within its first 48 hours.

    Four brave women

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    OPINION: Allegations a trusted GP initiated sexual relationships with vulnerable patients bear all the hallmarks of a #metoo case.

    For complainants, a harrowing wait

    Deane Drew is not currently practising as a doctor, while he faces a professional misconduct investigation.

    A 'horrible' and intimidating process, then months of waiting for four women who alleged sexual misconduct by their GP.

    oddstuff

    Dip disaster and other stories

    The Collective's Sweet Chilli Labneh dip was ceased production due to lack of demand.

    My favourite dip disappeared last month. It's not the first time Kiwis have lost a favourite.

    Blokes build army tank BBQ

    The barbecue tank is transported on a trailer.

    It's known as Tankasaurus, and it's hoped to smoke the competition at the world's biggest barbecue contest.

    'A trampoline is my second home'

    Avondale College student Findlay Shannon said he was excited to make his debut at the world games.

    Fancy yourself a backyard trampolining champ? There is a world games dedicated to the sport.

    Student mag on Trade Me video

    The Critic team, from left: designer Jack Adank, culture editor Jess Thompson-Carr, features editor Chelle Fitzgerald, ...

    Controversial issue of Critic - Te Arohi appears for sale, while former editors slam university for removing copies.

    Parenting

    'I hate my mum's phone'

    Think your child doesn't notice that you're on your phone? Think again.

    Child's eye-opening essay will make parents think twice about picking up their mobiles.

    How royal nanny kept kids in line

    We're guessing Princess Charlotte might be a bit of a handful.

    Without Maria Borrallo's help, things could have gone a lot differently on Harry and Meghan's big day.

    Chrissy Teigen's blunt birth reveal video

    Chrissy Teigen isn't afraid to talk openly about childbirth.

    The world needs more women like Chrissy Teigen speaking openly about the physical and emotional toll of childbirth.

    We need more stay-at-home dads

    Only 1 per cent of parents taking the government's paid parental leave are men, according to Stats NZ.

    OPINION: In my dream world, my husband and I would both take parental leave and work part-time.

    kiwi traveller

    Ask an expert: Oz wellbeing break

    Do the Tomaree Head Summit Walk and you'll deserve a visit to a local winery or brewery.

    Sliding down sand dunes constitutes exercise on a healthy but laid-back holiday in Port Stephens.

    Insider tip: New York

    Boom Boom Boom in the Meatpacking District is perfect for a cocktail with a view.

    With her sprawling boroughs and superstructures, the Big Apple definitely put me through my paces.

    When you're a travel snob

    It might be nice to believe that you're seeing the world in a more sophisticated, more "authentic" way than everyone ...

    It might be nice to believe that you're seeing the world in a more sophisticated, more "authentic" way than everyone else, but you're probably not.

    Being a vegetarian traveller is hard video

    Often when you travel beyond the cities, meatless meals can be few and far between.

    OPINION: Often when you travel beyond the cities, meatless meals can be few and far between.

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