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Inside the royal reception video

9:58 AM  The evening kicked off with a Whitney floor-filler, before the "naughty" speeches started.

Lightning, snow, gusts

The South Island is set to shiver as a front brings rain, and potentially snow to low levels.

3 min ago  Winds of up to 130kmh knock out power, as a night of thunderstorms turns to a snowy blast in south.

Grave smash: Woman arrested video

10:20 AM  Police arrest woman after 16 headstones were damaged at family urupā in Hawke's Bay.

Posthumous win against landlord

After he died, Tynan Kelly's mum carried on his tenancy fight. Now, they've won the case.

From a house to a motorhome stuff nation

We sold our house and left it all behind for a life where we decide where we live and what we do.

Harry, Meghan headed our way

Looks like Harry and Meghan will be in New Zealand later this year. Full coverage

national

Winter payment 'would go'

National Party leader Simon Bridges says the problem with the winter energy payment is that it isn't targeted - National ...

10 min ago  National would scrap the Government's winter energy payment to pensioners and beneficiaries if they were in power.

Practising for rare surgery

New Zealand surgeons are using 3-D printing to teach doctors how to perform a life-saving operation on premature infants.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle after their wedding. An October visit to ...

Harry, Meghan headed our way

Looks like Harry and Meghan will be in New Zealand later this year.

Video

PM appears as hologram

Space age PM Jacinda Ardern appears as a mini hologram to launch tech event from another city.

special projects

The decline of the middle class

Mary Moeke

It’s a global phenomenon and Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is no exception.

The disappearing dome

Brothels, rock music and history. How a vanished copper dome defined a century.

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

Our prisons are full

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

world

Shooting: 'Drugs' blamed

According to the incoming head of the NRA, drugs are to be blamed for school shootings.

Incoming NRA chief blames "drugged" students for school shootings.

US China trade war paused video

US Treasury Secretary says the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks.

Wendy Long cries as she waits for her daughter's friend to retrieve personal belongings from Santa Fe High School in Texas.

School plan didn't stop death video

Santa Fe school thought it was a hardened target, but shooting chaos still entered its halls.

business

A win for US in trade spat video

The United States and China have agreed to take measures to "substantially reduce'' America's massive trade deficit with ...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks.

NZ props up big Aussie banks

Aussie banks are a more profitable part of the NZ economy than they are across the ditch. Are they treating us better in return?

Patrick Harris (right) puts his handyman skills to use at the Auckland Central Community Shed.

Skills help save in retirement

Learning DIY when you're young could pay dividends in retirement.

technology

Talking pictures become a reality

Head of New Zealand VR Association and driving force behind Creative Realities, Jessica Manins trying out a VR headset.

Keeping the cultural context of museum pieces will be easier with talking digital portraits.

Life and death in State of Decay 2

This zombie survival game isn't really about zombies - it's about building a community.

Meredith Marsone and her painting, 'The Lost Generation', at the Millennium Public Art Gallery.

There's an art to Instagram

Meredith Marsone lives in Marlborough, but is probably better known in New York. That's what 30,000 followers does for you.

homed

The great cutlery debate

Evidence from Sargent's kitchen.

Should the pointy ends go up, or down?

Survivor NZ's Josh at home gallery video

Survivor NZ contestant Josh Hickford gives us a tour of his classic 60s bungalow.

Cactii may or may not be aggressive cucumbers, but they're certainly less threatening the smaller they become.

Trend: too cute, tiny cactii

9:50 AM  Because all cool things are adorable in miniature.

life & style

Is Meghan Markle pregnant?

Some thought Meghan Markle's loose-fitting wedding gowns were concealing a baby bump.

10:11 AM  The internet is rife with rumors a royal baby is already on the way.

The week in celeb instagrams

Adele celebrates the royal newlyweds, Oprah makes a last-minute switch and Mindy Kaling works out her way.

Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and Kitty Spencer all nailed their royal wedding looks.

Royal wedding's best dressed video

Who nailed their wedding look for Harry and Meghan's big day? These are our top 10 picks.

well & good

Dogs do wonders for your health

High five, mate! Having a dog is great for both our mental and physical wellbeing.

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that having animals in your life can be good for your wellbeing.

Kiwi's million-dollar 'diet drops'

The efficacy of "diet drops" being sold by a New Zealander based in Queensland is being questioned.

This fudge should be gluten-free, just check none of your ingredients contain gluten.

What's the deal with gluten?

OPINION: There are three types of people avoiding gluten. Which one are you?

food & wine

Food fit for the royals video

Harry and Meghan have been involved in 'every detail' of their wedding dinner.

Croquette of confit windsor lamb and fricassee of free-range chicken: the royal reception menu.

Don't knock gnocchi

Spuds never tasted so good as in this is a straightforward yet adaptable recipe for Italian dumplings.

No sweat, courgette

Try pulled pork tacos with slaw

nz farmer

Taranaki M.bovis free, for now

While Mycoplasma bovis had not been detected in Taranaki multiple farms around the region have cattle that has been at a ...

Farmers are taking all practical steps to prevent the disease, but it could be only a matter of time before it was detected in Taranaki.

Farmers say talk to us, not at us

Andrew McGiven says farming will still be the whipping post for politicians and environmentalists.

US beef cull to impact prices

Aged beef on Alliance's menu

entertainment

Meghan more than a character video

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane with co-star Patrick J. Adams in Suits.

9:43 AM  OPINION: While the fictional Rachel Zane didn't need to choose between career and love, Markle did.

McLachlan: New allegations video

The ABC and Fairfax are expected to raise "in excess of 20" new allegations of bullying and harassment in defending the actor's defamation claim.

Zac & Kristie did a Paso Doble to Sweet Child O' Mine. Score: 24.

DWTS judges just can't agree

OPINION: Will the Dancing with the Stars judges ever be on the same page?

travel

'Extraordinary' discovery 

Archeologists inspect excavation works in the archaeological site of  Pompeii, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists ...

11 min ago  Had it not been for pesky tomb raiders, the horse - and various relics and age-old structures - might never have been found.

A royal honeymoon

Bets might be on Namibia but here are five other destinations that suit their adventurous, low-key vibe.

Sunrise at the New Hut at Lake Heron Station in autumn.

A getaway in the Alps

The New Hut at Lake Heron Station is the perfect place for peace and quiet, and adventure.

motoring

Harry and Meghan's Jaguar EV video

Jaguar E-Type Zero was created by the marque's Classic Works division: classic motoring with pure-electric power.

10:10 AM  How Jaguar blended old and new in unique E-Type royal wedding car.

One box of bits, five cars

9:53 AM  One VW platform is under everything from a small hatch to a big SUV.

Despite the name, Style keeps it low-key with lots of black trim. Even the running lights have been downsized to tiny ...

Ateca SUV has a certain style

9:54 AM  It's a bit like a Volkswagen and a bit like a Skoda, but Seat's Ateca Style still has a character of its own.

stuff nation

Snuggleton the third stuff nation

Although he loves a good nap, Snuggle P the pug is an energetic, and social pup.

9 min ago  Snuggleton III, nicknamed Snuggle P, is a loving, greedy, waggly-tailed, all-terrain, and resilient pup.

Autumn Arrowtown sunrise stuff nation

The changing seasons created the perfect backdrop.

"Call me cynical, but the politicians of this country are just guzzling on the teat of the working man." (File photo)

We're the 'working poor' stuff nation

Dear NZ politicians: Do you remember what it's like to struggle?

sport

SA rugby race row escalates

Springboks wing Ashwin Willemse, left, moves in to help tackle All Blacks opposite Doug Howlett.

10:36 AM  Minister of sport calls for Naas Botha and Nick Mallett to be suspended from TV show over "quota player" controversy.

NRL consider countdown clock

9:04 AM  League looks at ways to avoid another timekeeping blunder as culprits released early by sin bin operator.

Former Ireland first-five Ronan O'Gara is understood to have taken a hefty pay cut in order to further his coaching ...

O'Gara could help England

10:12 AM  Former England first-five Stuart Barnes tips Crusaders assistant for England job.

opinion

Cup gets $100m, Māori get overlooked

Grant Dalton holds the America's Cup high after Team New Zealand's emphatic win in Bermuda. The Government has pledged ...

OPINION: The Budget is about priorities. It allocated $100 million to the America's Cup and $15m to young Māori without a job or a dream.

Markles make royals look good

No one to walk Meghan down the aisle? There were no shortage of contenders in the lead-up to the weekend's wedding.

OPINION: We all thought the royal family was dysfunctional. Then we met the Markles.

Extending the 'power of love'

Bishop Michael Curry was preaching about more than love between Harry and Meghan.

OPINION: Bishop Michael Curry's message had political, cultural and global relevance beyond marriage.

Listen to what the man said

American Bishop Michael Curry.

OPINION: "Two people fell in love and we allllll showed up."

good reads

Texas school plan didn't stop shooter video

Wendy Long cries as she waits for her daughter's friend to retrieve personal belongings from Santa Fe High School in Texas.

Santa Fe school thought it was a hardened target, but chaos and death still entered its halls.

In his 90s and still earning

Aged 91, and still contributing. Chairman of the Anne Frank New Zealand travelling exhibition Boyd Klap.

People's "economic" lives are getting longer, but they'd be hard-pressed to beat 91-year-old Boyd Klap.

Hopeful Christian's mixed legacy

Hopeful Christian, who died this week, was a convicted sex offender who led the controversial Gloriavale sect on the ...

The convicted sex offender, adored by his followers, has been dogged by controversies that beset Gloriavale.

Teacher 'rebuilt' bullied radio star

Radio presenter Susie Ferguson was severely bullied at school. She credits drama teacher Debbie Moody for rebuilding her ...

Eight trail-blazing Kiwi women - including RNZ's Susie Ferguson - talk about the invisible heroes in their lives.

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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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Alison Mau.

New columnists for ...

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.

Trouble spills from Friday drinks video

Alcohol was a common factor in many of the cases of sexual misconduct.

It can be a recipe for disaster: Young female staff, older male bosses, pressure, long hours then the activating ingredient - liquor.

oddstuff

Woman revives parakeet with CPR

The bird was lying face down in his cage. But that didn't stop medic Chelsea Steiner from trying to do what was right.

Trained EMT Chelsea Steiner saw friend's bird Tweety was dying - and her natural instincts kicked in.

Countdown's cucumber chaos

Royal wedding watchers are being blamed for clearing out an Auckland supermarket of cucumbers.

Royal wedding watchers are being blamed for clearing out an Auckland supermarket of cucumbers.

You shall go to the ball - in gumboots

Philip Mullan, Irene Mullan, Andy Whitehead, Oscar Napman, 2, Debi Whitehead, Andrew Pentelow, Snapper Young, and front ...

You shall go to the ball - and in gumboots, too.

Nuns told not to tweet too much

Nun have been told to spend less time on social and more time communicating more with God.

Nuns should communicate more with God and less with social media, the Vatican has said.

Parenting

My daughter is mean

If you think your daughter is being mean to others, then you're right to care.

Q&A: My 14-year-old daughter decides who among her friends is cool and who is shunned.

'I rang my midwife in tears'

Wellington mum and blogger Jess Bovey suffered postnatal depression after the birth of her son Baxter, 2.5, and ...

A survey of 550 doctors based in Australia and New Zealand found most overestimated the risks of taking antidepressants during pregnancy.

'Friend parents' on the rise

'Platonic co-parenting' isn't as crazy as it sounds and it's becoming an increasingly popular option. (file photo)

Having a baby with a "great mate" is becoming a popular option for broody men and women.

How to not tick off your wife

"Fathers who won't learn to parent are not only selling themselves short, they're robbing their child of the opportunity ...

OPINION: Fathers who won't learn to parent are robbing their child of the opportunity to have the best dad possible.

kiwi traveller

Kiwi life: From the US to Auckland

Me with Ruby at Splore.

Boopsie Maran fell in love on a New Zealand hilltop playing spotlight and hasn't looked back.

Readers' travel pics of the week

This was taken at Red Rocks, in Wellington, on ANZAC Day. Quite a lot of seals there for this time of year. A beautiful ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

How to work on the road, and travel

Engineers, farmers, even computer programmers all work happily on the road.

A bit of creativity, self-belief and - believe it or not, work - can lead to the freedom to travel.

Insider tip: Northern France

The Vieux-Bassin (old harbour) in Honfleur, Normandy.

This rugged stretch of coastline is a perfect mix of beaches, dramatic scenery and towns that buzz with culture and history.

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