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Wrong turn becomes a hell hike

Pair meant to take a four-day hike in the Australian bush. Then they chose the wrong exit.

Fine for 'life advice'

Landlords may not know their obligations extended beyond the Residential Tenancials Act.

A landlord who gave "unrequested and unwanted" advice has been ordered to pay her tenant $1530.

Millane family pays tribute

"She had a passion to see the world ... her mind was set," Grace Millane's brother says. 

Live: Black Caps v Sri Lanka

Runs flowing at the Basin as the Black Caps head to the tea break with their tails up.

Adams' incredible sportsmanship video

2:15 PM  In the heat of NBA battle, there was still time for sportsmanship from Kiwi Steven Adams.

Winery contaminates water

Babich Wines avoids conviction after contaminating neighbours' water with arsenic.

national

Countdown to launch

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket test launched from Mahia Peninsula earlier in the year.

18 min ago  A NZ rocket carrying 13 Nasa satellites is preparing to launch into space from the Hawke's Bay.

Broken back after cliff jump

One moment, Jessica Gestro was on a cliff. A second later, she was in the water, struggling to breathe.

A man was bitten by a shark in Northland. (File photo)

Shark attack in Northland

A man is in hospital following a shark attack at Matauri Bay in Northland.

    Alison Mau helped organise a vigil for Grace Millane; she's not been able to do the same for the unnamed south Auckland ...

    A tale of two deaths video

    OPINION: Grace Millane was mourned by a nation, but there were no vigils for "the unnamed woman killed in Flat Bush".

    No safety in our numbers video

    Vision Zero does not mean "zero crashes". Instead, it is a concept that zero deaths and serious injuries are an ...

    Everyone knows our road toll is unacceptable. Is it time for a better blueprint to fix it?

    A mother without her children

    Catherine has tattoos for each of her daughters.

    She's not lazy, or entitled. Catherine loves her kids. But all three of them have been taken away.

    The whiff of a P-house video

    Te Arahi August left a career in the hospitality industry to become a social worker with Oranga Tamariki.

    Social workers can smell meth cooking, and know how to lift a baby out of its cot to see the bruises.

    Witness: 'Arthur didn’t do it'

    Rod Rasmussen, centre, was the main police witness in the murder case against Arthur Allan Thomas.

    The main police witness in the murder case against Arthur Allan Thomas says Thomas didn’t do it.

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    Climate change agreement

    Scientists say emissions of gases such as carbon dioxide need to drop sharply by 2030 to prevent potentially ...

    Countries agree on universal rules to govern efforts to cut emissions - but kick some key issues down the road.

    Down syndrome 'icon' honoured

    A McDonald's restaurant in Australia is saying goodbye to perhaps its most famous worker after 32 years service.

    A trucker driving nearby said the dogs were thrown from the rear passenger window of a SUV in the US.

    Saved: Dogs thrown from SUV

    Trucker rescues a pair of beagle mixes after they were flung from a moving vehicle on a snowy US highway.

    business

    The price of Christmas pine

    Generic christmas xmas pic tree holiday decorations lights.

    2:33 PM  Looking for a bargain on the Christmas tree? Go for a tree "with personality".

    Epileptic worker fired

    Packaging firm did all it could to help keep the man at work, but in the end it was right to let him go, court rules.

    Russell O'Grady started working in McDonald's in 1986.

    Down syndrome 'icon' honoured

    A McDonald's restaurant in Australia is saying goodbye to perhaps its most famous worker after 32 years service.

    opinion

    The Santa disciplinary strategy

    Lynda Hallinan's fifth book Damson: from Hedgerow to Harvest will soon be available to buy in New Zealand.

    OPINION: Lynda Hallinan writes that keeping her kids on their best behaviour ten days before Christmas is no easy task.

    What to do with SBW? video

    OPINION: The ABs like Sonny Bill Williams and Jack Goodhue but Super Rugby form will be important.

    My glimpse into the fear all women live with

    Tis the season to be racist

    good reads

    Prada accused of using blackface video

    The display is being accused of using blackface.

    Why does the fashion industry keep bumbling into racist imagery?

    Mangroves could be carbon solution

    Bankers were planting Lipton teabags in mangrove forests as part of an innovative climate change solution.

    This Christmas the fights started early

    Does travel insurance cover nuclear war? video

    technology

    Countdown to launch

    Rocket Lab's Electron rocket test launched from Mahia Peninsula earlier in the year.

    18 min ago  A NZ rocket carrying 13 Nasa satellites is preparing to launch into space from the Hawke's Bay.

    How Trump got Google Bombed

    OPINION: No, there's not a little man behind a curtain choosing what we see.

    An example of the level three technology which Audi's A8 vehicle is capable of, where the car requires no driver ...

    Council tech could interfere with cars

    Audi's A8 car has the capability for autonomous driving, but there's concerns about council technology interfering with its systems.

    homed

    Kiwi nudist park for sale video

    Fancy owning your own nudist park? Here's your chance.

    If you've always dreamed of owning a nudist park, now's your chance. 

    Christchurch's star container bach

    What began as an impulse purchase turned into a labour of love for this father-daughter duo.

    Christina recently celebrated her 104th birthday.

    At home with a 104-year-old

    Christina Woollard lives on her own in a studio apartment in Blockhouse Bay, Auckland.

    life & style

    Having one child 'is easier'

    'This is the family I have, and I embrace it and love it and know that there are pros and cons no matter what ...

    3:38 PM  Will & Grace's Debra Messing opens up about the benefits of having "just one" child.

    Prada accused of using blackface video

    Why does the fashion industry keep bumbling into racist imagery?

    Sweet Savvy - just look at that face!

    SPCA Xmas pets: Meet Savvy

    If you've been looking for a energetic pal to join you on your adventures, then Savvy is the dog for you.

    well & good

    How to deal with Christmas stress

    The mere thought of Christmas can be overwhelming for many.

    Christmas can be damaging to our mental health. Try a different approach to survive the festive season.

    I'll never doubt you, Santa

    OPINION: The kids' friends have started saying that the big red fella doesn't exist. But I'll always believe.

    Corporate wellbeing consultant Sarah McGuinness prioritises self care on Sundays.

    'Self care is not selfish'

    Sarah McGuinness has made a business out of looking after yourself.

    food & wine

    Holy hole in a potato chip!

    Sophia Walters found a holey surprise in a packet of salt and vinegar chips.

    2:48 PM  Sophia Walters got a hole lot more than she was expecting when she munched into a bag of salt and vinegar chips.

    Company gears up for milk delivery

    A Wairarapa company is getting ready for milk delivery throughout Wellington region.

    Craving a lamington? This cake hits the spot

    Sweetbreads, treat breads

    nz farmer

    Farmers curb nitrate leaching

    Tararua farmers, from left, Blair Castles, Mark Diamond and Brad McNaughton talk with Dairy NZ catchment engagement ...

    Tararua dairy farmers are out to dispel negative whispers about the industry through a new crop.

    Rain drives up cherry price

    Loading the Christmas table with cherries will empty your wallets, after a poor growing season.

    Pork may be superbugged

    Big stick for polluting farmers

    entertainment

    10 'stinkin' worst' movies of 2018 video

    Red Sparrow, Aquaman and The Happytime Murders all made the worst film list this year.

    Criticism is subjective, of course. But these films really did stink.

    'The worst thing in music' video

    It's safe to say Pitbull's version of the Toto classic, "Africa", has not gone down well.

    US police check on Pete Davidson after he posts disturbing message that he didn't "want to be on this earth anymore".

    Pete Davidson's alarming post video

    US police check on comedian after he posts disturbing message that he didn't "want to be on this earth anymore".

    travel

    Pod of orca thrill off Kaikoura video

    There are fewer than 200 individual orcas in New Zealand waters.

    Seeing a family of orcas in Kaikoura was "a dream come true" for these lucky travellers.

    Baku shines bright

    The humble feijoa has found quite a foothold in the little known country of Azerbaijan.

    A view of Gaudi's Basilica of 'La Sagrada Familia'.

    Spain, Portugal: Escorted tour video

    A coach tour of Spain and Portugal offers plenty of contrasts.

    parenting

    The Santa disciplinary strategy

    Lynda Hallinan's fifth book Damson: from Hedgerow to Harvest will soon be available to buy in New Zealand.

    OPINION: Lynda Hallinan writes that keeping her kids on their best behaviour ten days before Christmas is no easy task.

    I’m on board with Breton

    So far The Perfect Jeans haven’t materialised, but perhaps a certain striped top can bring effortless chic.

    Precious memories preserved video

    When Secret Santa goes wrong

    oddstuff

    Holy hole in a potato chip!

    Sophia Walters found a holey surprise in a packet of salt and vinegar chips.

    2:48 PM  Sophia Walters got a hole lot more than she was expecting when she munched into a bag of salt and vinegar chips.

    Anonymous lawn shaming letters

    Porirua resident's mailbox drop lets neighbours know their lawns aren't up to scratch.

    Two days in a grease vent video

    Cow of a tree

    motoring

    Sunday Drive: Hyundai Kona Electric video

    There's a first time for everything: the Kona brings a big electric range to a sub-$100K car in New Zealand.

    Is the Hyundai Kona Electric a turning point for EVs in New Zealand?

    Innovation award remembers Stuff journalist video

    Independent award, aka 'The Ruby' celebrates former Stuff writer Dave Moore by rewarding automotive innovation.

    Five EVs that do it differently

    Five EVs that do it differently video

    Today we take a look at five EVs that don't care about being a conventional car. And are way more interesting for it.

    stuff nation

    The Mirena, it's no miracle stuff nation

    There are many Mirena success stories out there, but mine isn't one of them. (File photo)

    I thought the Mirena would lessen the pain from endometriosis. I was oh, so wrong.

    Your experience of HIV stuff nation

    Perhaps you live with HIV, or have a friend, partner or loved one who does - share your story.

    What's your unemployment journey been like? Let us know.

    Your unemployment struggle stuff nation

    Have you had a tough time securing a job in NZ? Share your story.

    sport

    Live: UFC Fight Night

    Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker has a chance to make  a big statement against Edson Barboza in Milwaukee.

    Kiwi Dan Hooker downed in the final round after taking a heap of punishment from Barboza.

    Hansen as next Lions coach? video

    The British and Irish Lions' 2021 tour to South Africa could provide a new coaching challenge.

    Annalie Longo of Canterbury celebrates her first goal in the final.

    Pride win NWL in extra time video

    18 min ago  The Canterbury United Pride have won their fourth National Women's Football League title in six years.

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    The world will "not survive if business goes as usual", climate change negotiators say, but 200 countries are still in gridlock.

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    As children, Cherie Ham and Tracey Thompson were raped by Air Force sex predator Robert Roper. Now they're demanding change.

    Air Force Chief says he'll push for face-to-face meetings with abuse survivors to prevent sex cases going to court.

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    Mariya Taylor as a young airwoman, serving at Whenuapai Air Force base.

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    NZ's most famous cold cases

    British woman Jennifer Beard, 25, was last seen hitchhiking on the West Coast on New Year's Eve, 1969.

    As the world farewelled the 60s, NZ's age of innocence was shattered by a vile summertime murder.

    End of a movie rental era

    Videon was renowned for its foreign and independent films.

    Auckland's much-loved movie rental store Videon is to close.

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    Inside Charles and Camilla's home

    For Prince Charles' 70th birthday, Clarence House did something unprecedented. They permanently opened up the home he ...

    It's not every day you get to see where royalty lives.

    MAFS AU: It's all Reality TV stars video

    Home and Away extra Sam Ball joins the Married At First Sight Australia cast for the 2019 season.

    Brace yourselves, it's shaping up to be another drama filled season.

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    Christchurch's star container bach

    What began as an impulse purchase turned into a labour of love for this father-daughter duo. Discover the creative ...

    What began as an impulse purchase turned into a labour of love for this father-daughter duo.

    Cottage's clever $20k reno

    Kenny Hau, medical student, Nikita Hau, kitchen designer and registered nurse.

    This couple managed a large-scale reno of their Dunedin cottage on a miniature budget.

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    The yummiest homemade Xmas gifts

    'Tis the season to get creative in the kitchen.

    Whether the budget is a bit tight or you just want to get creative, these recipes add a tasty personal touch to the festive season.

    Prep your Christmas feast

    Prepare your Christmas cake or pud well in advance.

    With just less than a month to go, there is, believe it or not, still time to sort the big day.

    beauty heaven

    5 ageing makeup mistakes

    It's all about the type of makeup you use - and how you apply it.

    Makeup can help you put your best face forward - but only if you're doing it right.

    5 reasons to train together

    Spending time together doesn't have to mean chocolate and wine on the couch - why not get your sweat on?!

    They say couples who sweat together, stay together - and it turns out there may be merit in this after all.

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    Fashion editors' shameful buys

    Sometimes, you just have to buy them all.

    Feeling guilty about splurging on an impractical item you just had to have? You're not alone.

    Facing a burnout? Here's what to do

    Despite the flood of information available to us about how to ease the pressure, we’re still more stressed than ever.

    Feeling overwhelmed with work, life and the rest? Us too. Here are some insights and tips to help put the brakes on the stress express.

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    Don't commercialise cannabis video

    Krissy Calkins smokes a joint at a "Wake and Bake" legalized marijuana event in Toronto on October 17, 2018, the day ...

    OPINION: Sure, legalise cannabis, but don't let anyone make money from it. I don't want big business selling it to my kids.

    Hareb on cusp of dream ride

    Paige Hareb has just returned home to Oakura, New Plymouth, for Christmas, knowing she will be back on the world tour in ...

    Kiwi surfer's childhood dream of being an Olympian wasn’t unique. Her path to finally achieving it, however, could be.

    Olympian vows to overcome cancer

    Julie Brougham is determined to return to international dressage on her horse Vom Feinsten.

    Julie Brougham is determined to beat rare, aggressive cancer and return to dressage with her once-in-a-lifetime horse.

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