New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe talks with players during the Rugby World Cup between Fiji and Australia.

Kiwi ref's 'cardinal sin' video

7 min ago  Outrage across Tasman as ref seeks a low-five from Fijian after try against Wallabies.

ABs will risk it all

Fullback Beauden Barrett added pace and energy to the All Blacks attack during the win over the Springboks.

8:04 AM  Running the ball from behind the posts - yes, it's risky, admits Steve Hansen. And he wants to see more of it.

Spark promises 'perfect' streaming

5 min ago  We've identified the problem with the rugby and it won't happen again, says Spark.

The Kiwibank experiment

We were promised a Kiwi battler to take on the Aussies. What happened?

'We get it wrong, someone dies' video

How will they stop him from killing her? By hiding her. A day inside a women's refuge.

Farmers goes big with new store video

Farmers has just spent $10 million on a new store, bringing it into the 21st century.

rugby world cup

Wallabies winger cited for hit

Reece Hodge scoring one of Australia's first-half tries against Fiji.

1 min ago  Reece Hodge facing ban for an alleged dangerous tackle that led to Fijian loose forward suffering a concussion.

Ireland power past Scotland

7:52 AM  Ireland are likely to avoid a quarterfinal against the All Blacks after opening with World Cup win over Scotland.

Ireland's Kiwi coach Joe Schmidt says South Africa would be a "heavyweight" quarterfinal opponent.

Irish await 'heavyweight' Boks

8:31 AM  Ireland urged to raise game for likely quarterfinal clash against South Africa.


Mother's cancer warning

Moana King urges people to take health symptoms seriously, regardless of their age.

Moana King, 31, was told anaemia caused her headaches and low iron levels. It was terminal cancer.

Measles scare at Wellington High

8:22 AM  Students and teachers who have not been immunised have been told to stay away from the school after one student contracted the highly infections illness.

Kati Doehring, a freshwater scientist at the Cawthron Institute, led a study of  fenced and unfenced streams in the Waikato.

Fencing streams not enough video

Sections of waterways that are fenced and planted don't then repair themselves, even over 30 years.

climate change

Candidates have say on climate change video

Extreme weather events are tipped to become more frequent under climate change.

More than 40 Nelson City or Tasman District council candidates took part in a national survey on climate change.

Cause for hope on climate change

OPINION: If there's one question I am asked more than any other, it's how optimistic I am about the future of our planet.

Solar panels being installed on the Chia Sisters factory in 2018 so their bottling operation is solar powered.

Climate strategy for business

Your customers and employees are already thinking about climate change. How is your business responding?


Tax incentive for growing companies

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the changes will help companies looking to invest.

10 min ago  Changes will make it easier for businesses to invest and attract investors, ministers say.

Japan more than rugby and wasabi video

OPINION: Our relationship with Japan needs to go beyond wasabi chips and matcha chocolate.

A visit to the western city of Xi'an was a reminder of how much the  travel experience can be enriched by an ability to ...

Why I wish I spoke Mandarin video

 OPINION: Google translate only goes so far when you are travelling in China.


The crater on fire since the 70s

Darvaza Gas Crater Pit

The "Door to Hell" was originally a Soviet natural gas field, but it collapsed almost 50 years ago.

Rare polka-dotted zebra spotted video

The foal has the unusual markings from a genetic mutation.

Thomas Cook needs NZ$398 million in extra funding to avoid a collapse.

Last chance for iconic travel firm video

A collapse by Thomas Cook could leave around 150,000 travellers from Britain stranded.

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The Voting Climate

We asked everyone standing for a council where they stand on climate change. Here's what they said.

Fraudster's false statement

Roy Bishop is a convicted fraudster, double bankrupt and director of failed businesses.

Roy Bishop should not have been a director of two businesses when they each went bust owing $1m.

'I've lived this horror for 50 years'

Dave Lowe taking an air flask sample at the edge of the Baring Head cliff in 1972.

The Kiwi who helped prove man-made climate change has one significant regret.

Huge problem, no agreed solution

A flooded street in Christchurch in 2017.

Nine out of ten council candidates say climate change will hit their community - there's far less agreement on what to do about it.

Rugby’s best World Cup forecast

Sonny Bill Williams.

The only RWC predictions based on hard data, instead of opinion.


Hong Kong protests turn violent again video

Protesters set fire to a barricade during a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalised a subway station and set a fire across a wide street.

Missing boy, 8, found in Sydney

William Thompson had disappeared from his home in Sydney's west.

A man takes photos of a forest fire in Kampar, Riau province, Indonesia.

Palm oil-linked fires ravage Indonesia video

A thick, toxic smoke cloud sickens people and animals. Palm oil farmers are mostly to blame.


Richmond growth spawns new suburb video

An impression showing the mix of properties planned for the Meadows including two-storey townhouses.

Richmond's rapid growth is reflected in the first stage of a 482-house development, complete with commercial centre.

'Slum' landlord: Govt steps in

Daljit Grewal, who answered pleas for repairs with eviction threats, is no longer working as a landlord in New Zealand.

This Kaitangata house had a rateable value of $43,000 but sold for $190,000.

Can you trust a CV?

House sales valued at more than four times CV have happened in 2019. What's the catch?


From rundown villa to seaside beauty gallery video

Original 3m-tall trifold doors separate the lounge from the dining area; the antique dining table was bought from ...

With two house renovations under their belt this couple saw plenty of potential in this rundown villa.

Truth behind 'perfect' home pics video

"What you don't see are the endless piles of laundry, the shoes left for me to pick up and my dog's food scattered everywhere."

Resene Wallpaper Collection HAN100417818 is an exuberant spring-inspired backdrop to the latest fashions from Kate Sylvester.

Decor and fashion in harmony gallery

Synchronise your decor with patterns and palettes for a scheme that's one-of-a-kind.

life & style

Can Harry & Meghan win us back? video

Meghan and Harry are a formidable duo with huge hearts - and there is plenty of time to stop the rot.

8:24 AM  OPINION: They've been acting like Hollywood A-listers and have been pulled up for it. Here's a chance to change things.

Reese Witherspoon proud of wrinkles

7:34 AM  The actress says she likes her wrinkles because she's earned them.

Jennifer Aniston's Rachel Green has served as the inspiration for Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren's Friends-inspired line

7:44 AM  Ralph Lauren releases a workwear collection inspired by Friends character Rachel Green.

well & good

Dr Libby: The word 'stressed' is overused

Dr Libby Weaver believes it's time to do something about stress.

'I'm so busy… so stressed out… so exhausted.' Does that sound familiar? Dr Libby Weaver believes it's time to do something about it.

The power of walking

Walking won't solve all your problems, or reverse tragedy, but it might help with the things you can control.

Leah Fall thinks it may be the minimal ingredients in scones that annoys her.

Sorry, but scones are boring

OPINION: Dusty, boring, wilfully austere… don't call the cops, but I've never been one for a scone.

food & wine

Asparagus with cured egg yolk, hazelnut & parmesan

Asparagus and egg yolk: the perfect match.

Unleash your inner masterchef and try cured egg yolk.

Asparagus in filo pastry

Real asparagus rolls call for white bread. This is a fancied-up filo version.

Foul-mouthed foodie's following video

The renegade fighter - now and Zed

nz farmer

400kg of rubbish from river

A farmer is lobbying for better protection of the Selwyn riverbed in Canterbury.

8:00 AM  Farmer plucked an "amazing" amount of RTD bottles and other rubbish from Selwyn River.

Axing leaves bad taste video

A vineyard says gum trees were removed for safety reasons; a neighbour says it's because they can affect the taste of wine.

Fencing streams not enough video

More overseas workers sought video


Celeb TI: Remaining women on chopping block video

Shannon and Athena vying to be the last woman standing.

8:28 AM  RECAP: The stakes are high on finals week of Celebrity Treasure Island.

Friends turns 25 video

7:42 AM  Could this list of Friends quotes be any more awesome?

Backstreet Boys have announced a second concert for Auckland.

Backstreet Boys' extra Auckland concert video

8:20 AM  Backstreet's back, alright - for a second gig on May 17.


Rachel Brosnahan, Sandra Oh dazzle

Amy Sussman/Getty Images for BAFTA LA

7:35 AM  See who brought their fashion A-game to the star-studded Bafta TV tea party.

Zoë Kravitz's response to Beyoncé's Lisa Bonet tribute is everything

7:25 AM  Beyoncé posted on her website on Friday a slew of pics, including a Halloween photo showing her dressed up as the Cosby Show star while holding her twins.

Image - E!

Allison Mack and the story of NXIVM: Inside the sex cult that turned women into recruiters for their 'master'

7:31 AM  The former Smallville star's mentor Keith Raniere was convicted of sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy in June; Lifetime tackles the story in Escaping the NXIVM Cult.


Entertain kids with the basics

SST columnist and How To Dad, Jordan Watson, photographed with his three girls.

OPINION: Three kids and a deserted beach with no toys, books, television or internet. What could go wrong?

Standard newborn life for Art and Matilda

The Bachelor couple talks about losing sleep and "feeding time at the zoo" with baby Milo.

How to help dyslexics be successful video

Mum's posthumous letter to daughter


Rare polka-dotted zebra spotted video

The video was captured at Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.

The foal has the unusual markings from a genetic mutation.

Cat is right medicine for hospital patients

Daisy's unscheduled visits are the purr-fect medicine for patients at Waitākere Hospital.

Record-breaking pirate numbers

Swapping fines for advice


Two Mates; four cameras; zero Play Store

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro's headlines are: Amazing camera, the fastest ever 5G smartphone (apparently 50 per cent faster ...

OPINION: Huawei's new cameras are typically big and brash, but these are missing a few things.

Huawei’s midrange powerhouse

Huawei’s brand new 5T handset packs five artificial intelligence cameras.

People are adopting a "digital minimalism" approach in the interests of their mental and physical health.

No iPhone? Never been happier

More people are becoming digital minimalists to improve their mental health.


California considers other ways to get around Trump video

Trump administration has officially revoked California's authority to set its own emissions regulations.

8:25 AM  Rebates for EV buyers are among options being considered by California as Trump revokes its authority to set its own emissions standards.

Now you can buy Bentley honey video

7:11 AM  Bentley's swarm of 120,000 "Flying Bees" (get it?) have produced their first crop of Bentley honey.

Mustang name

Ford Mustang: horse or plane? video

7:24 AM  The Mustang was named after a plane, right? Or was it a horse? Or a sports team? How did the Mustang get its name?

stuff nation

Life with lower emissions stuff nation

Climate change is happening. How are you getting more out of life by using less energy?

We want to hear how you live and work in more climate-friendly ways.

My glee when the ABs lose stuff nation

OPINION: I love seeing the look of disbelief on the players' faces as they're reminded they are not gods.

Vegan activists staged a protest at Countdown St Lukes on Sunday.

Vegan protesters have a point stuff nation

OPINION: Inconvenience in the shopping aisle is trivial compared to the suffering of animals.


Hodge citing 'load of tripe' video

Wallabies wing Reece Hodge has been cited for a dangerous tackle during his side's 39-21 win over Fiji.

7:41 AM  Phil Kearns claims the Wallabies wing shouldn't have been cited, but English critic says he deserved a yellow.

Tonga make England work

Eddie Jones' men score just four tries against spirited Ikale Tahi.

Ireland's Kiwi coach Joe Schmidt says South Africa would be a "heavyweight" quarterfinal opponent.

Irish await 'heavyweight' Boks

8:31 AM  Ireland coach Joe Schmidt urges side to raise game for likely quarterfinal clash against South Africa.

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130kg a day of geese poo in park

Ashton Snook, 7, of Western Heights School visits the geese of Western Springs that have run fowl of the council.

There's so much poo in this Auckland park that the council is trying to rehome birds.

Eewww to save environment video

Emmaus Simi, 9, investigates whether fellow kids are prepared to eat insects to save the world.

Kiwi students are helping save our at-risk eels - but will they eat insects to save the world?


How to help dyslexics be successful video

Aside from success, what do Sir Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver have in common? Dyslexia.

Aside from success, what do Sir Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver have in common? Dyslexia.

Spooky warnings of foreign interference?

Security Intelligence Service (SIS) director-general Rebecca Kitteridge appeared before Parliament's Justice Select ...

New Zealand’s spy boss has provided a real-life whiff of drama and mystery from the intelligence world.

now to love

Dr Libby: The word 'stressed' is overused

Dr Libby Weaver believes it's time to do something about stress.

'I'm so busy… so stressed out… so exhausted.' Does that sound familiar? Dr Libby Weaver believes it's time to do something about it.

From homeless to radio star

Athena went through countless ups and downs trying to find the right path.

Athena Angelou gets teary-eyed when she reflects on living out of a car with her toddler just a few years ago.

homes to love

8 amazing lifestyle blocks

Live a life of rural tranquility on a lifestyle block.

Escape from the pressures of big-city life on one of these lifestyle blocks that are for sale in the North Island.

8 natural DIY cleaning products

Eleanor Ozich's natural cleaning product recipes are effective and smell divine.

Eleanor Ozich shares her recipes for natural cleaning products that are effective and smell divine.

food to love

Easy guide to composting

Composting is a great way to avoid waste.

Compost is the best possible food for your plants and a practical way to manage kitchen waste.

Taranaki recyclers living off the land video

Ahu Ahu Beach Villas in Taranaki.

Ahu Ahu Beach Villas combine an artistic assemblage of recycled and rustic materials in a peaceful farm setting with sweeping coastal views.


Get more out of your moisturiser

By exfoliating your skin beforehand and applying product when your skin is still damp, your moisturiser will go beyond ...

By exfoliating your skin beforehand and applying product when your skin is still damp, your moisturiser will go beyond mere hydration.

What is body highlighting?

Jennifer Lopez attends the premiere for Hustlers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Channel JLo and check out some tips, techniques and products for creating luminous definition and structure.


Peta Mathias' true colours

This Rajasthani outfit meets Mathias' desire for colour and exuberance.

Mathias on how her life's journey has changed from what she had planned and why she loves colourful fashion.

Watching TV feels like a chore

Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

Finishing a TV series used to be delightful, and now - with the overabundance of shows - it feels exhausting.

Can old drugs help stop cancer?

Breast cancer invades normal tissues and establishes new centers of growth.

A hypothesis says while the body is busy healing, the immune system is less able to keep cancer cells dormant. Some scientists say old drugs may help.

In the trenches of our housing crisis

The battle for Puriri Park is a microcosm of New Zealand's housing crisis.

Angry neighbours reject plans to build 37 houses on land they say is a park. The battle is a microcosm of NZ's housing crisis.

Hireme out of Warriors historic tilt

Hireme is unlikely to feature in the club's first ever home match against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Mt Smart on ...

Door remains open at the Warriors for star Honey Hireme as she continues her vigil at her terminally ill mother's bedside.


Racist Trade Me ads censored

Trade Me spokeswoman Millie Silvester says racist listings were rare and the vast majority of 'flatmates wanted' ...

Flatmates wanted Trade Me listing said no pets, smokers or Indians.

'Photograph' - a film of contrasts

'Photograph' - starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra - releases in New Zealand cinemas on October 17.

'Photograph' - from the makers of 'Lunchbox' - releases in New Zealand cinemas on October 17.

'New Zealand is the go-to country'

Bollywood actor Richa Chadda says New Zealand and New Zealanders are beautiful.

"New Zealand was becoming the go-to country, with beautiful people who had huge hearts."

Who won what at IIFA 2019

Best actress Alia Bhatt.

The stars came out to celebrate one of Bollywood's biggest parties in Mumbai this week, and all had a blast.

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