Federated Farmers Marlborough president Phillip Neal has spoken out against potential new taxes.

Farmers 'ATMs' for beneficiaries

A regional farming president says tax reforms will use farmers like ATMs to pay for the "useless".

'No proof' of collusion

The special counsel "does not exonerate" President Donald Trump of obstructing justice, Attorney General William Barr ...

9:51 AM  US special counsel finds Trump didn't conspire with Russia, but doesn't exonerate him from obstruction of justice.

While Winston was sleeping video

9:10 AM  OPINION: Jacinda Ardern's star keeps rising, while Winston Peters appears out of time.

Gun owners lose sleep

One gun owner fears rifle could fall into wrong hands. Others feel they are being "demonised".

Americans puzzled by Kiwi pies

9:29 AM  Eating a meat pie out of a bag is a cultural hurdle - but they love it when they do.

Truth emerges on honeymoon

A former teacher has been jailed for abusing his wife, who catalogued her injuries.

national

40,000-strong vigil calls for unity

The crowd was encouraged to "unite in love, not hatred".

Aroha and solidarity rang out loud and clear across Christchurch's Hagley Park.

Parliament's mass staff walkout

Parliament's back office staff are quitting in droves, costing taxpayers almost $250,000.

After a drawn-out Coronial process, Dylan Blair is now struggling to access his father's savings, as they never found ...

Son's quest for proof of death

His boat washed up without him five years ago, but his children still can't access his modest savings.

    Victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.

    The victims of terror

    Stuff special report: On March 15, 2019, a gunman walked into two Christchurch mosques and killed 50 people. These are the victims who lost their lives in the callous act of terror.

    ‘He paid me to lose’ video

    Iobe Ledua says he took no punches but fell down for cash.

    Boxer says he agreed to dive in the first round for $2000.

    The gamification of terrorism video

    There is a connection between video games and extremism. It's just not what Donald Trump thinks.

    There is a connection between video games and extremism. It's just not what Donald Trump thinks.

    What next for widows, kids? video

    Osama Abu Kwaik with his family.

    A dozen fathers of young children died in the Christchurch mosque attacks. Their families need all the help they can get.

    37 pharmacists investigated

    Ramona Deane was convicted of a fraud offence for using a single prescription to obtain tramadol from multiple pharmacies.

    A tramadol addict used the same, photocopied script over and over to sustain her dangerous habit.

    world

    Trump touts 'total exoneration' video

    US President Donald Trump told reporters outside his Florida estate "it was a shame" the nation had to go through the ...

    2 min ago  The US president celebrates Robert Mueller's findings, describes probe as an "illegal takedown that failed".

    Chemist Warehouse staff strike

    One protester said her tyres were slashed, others were struck by trucks in Australia.

    While China is a powerful country, it has very few allies, either in a formal sense or through close friendships. (file ...

    China trade threats ‘all bark' video

    8:17 AM  Talk of strained NZ-China relations has led to fears of trade reprisals - but Beijing has its own reasons to stay calm.

    business

    Brexit hits Smiggle's dreams

    Smiggle has put its hand up as the latest victim of Brexit chaos.

    15 min ago  Australian stationery juggernaut Smiggle says it's the latest victim of Brexit chaos.

    Airport construction back on track

    Early warning signs led the board of Hawke's Bay Airport to put contingency plans in place.

    Rupert Murdoch's US$70 billion sale of the 21st Century Fox film studio business and other assets to entertainment ...

    Fox a 'cashflow machine'

    8:27 AM  OPINION: Fox Corp ditches its movie business and keeps its Netflix-proof portfolio.

    opinion

    Ending hatred

    Labour list MP Priyanca Radhakrishnan.

    8:44 AM  OPINION: Racism and Other-ing breeds the hate and violence that the Christchurch attack stemmed from. Let's all play our part to end it.

    Time to focus on the real issues

    OPINION: Stadiums or delays to Auckland's major transport projects? Guess what's getting Auckland councillors most riled up.

    Trees slow climate change video

    Censor right to ban manifesto

    good reads

    How to fuel 30 hungry under-5s

    How-to Dad Jordan Watson takes a break from being chased around the playground to enjoy a cooked KidsCan lunch with the ...

    Mac 'n' cheese and a few well-hidden veges mean the youngsters at one KidsCan-backed kindy are certainly fit for the chase, writes How-to Dad Jordan Watson.

    Zombie insurance survival guide

    Opinion: If you’ve ever worked in Australia, be warned - the zombies are coming for your superannuation, writes Richard Meadows

    Grappling with attack from afar

    Radical losers, lone wolves video

    technology

    Life without Facebook is great

    Facebook felt like a digital addiction.

    OPINION: I left Facebook five years ago because it made me feel crazy. I have never looked back.

    The gamification of terrorism video

    There is a connection between video games and extremism. It's just not what Donald Trump thinks.

    The anger came out when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore a headscarf.

    Staying safe on the internet

    OPINION: Haters are all around us and Facebook's in it for the money. So, thank goodness for the Prime Minister.

    homed

    Jacarandas frame sanctuary video

    A curvy and colourful Grande Papilio chair and footstool from Italy sits beside the French doors; the Kama rug is from ...

    10 min ago  Bereft and uncertain, Annie Dow finished this award-winning garden to honour her husband.

    How to grow beetroot video

    9:14 AM  Autumn is a great time to grow classic red beets but did you know there are striped and golden yellow ones too?

    The plane artwork in the Fulcher living room represents Mark's regular travel for work.

    Home built around a backyard gallery video

    Big enough for three boys, the garden was once the only good thing about this house.

    life & style

    The week in celeb Instagrams

    It appears the makeup chair is not KJ Apa's favourite place to be.

    This week, KJ Apa has a rough day, Karlie Kloss suits up and Chris Pratt gets slimed.

    Simon Wright: Autumn feasting

    Simon Wright has nailed a recipe for homemade ketchup that a fussy 4-year-old is happy with.

    Vicki Lowing and saltwater croc Jilfia.

    Saying goodbye to my pet croc

    "I'm one of the only homes that hasn't been broken into," jokes Australia's 'Croc Lady'.

    well & good

    Cat yoga at feline-friendly cafe

    The cafe is home to 15 furry friends.

    Forget downward-facing dog - a Christchurch cafe is running classes with kitties climbing over the budding yogis.

    Be kind to one another

    OPINION: Now more than ever we need kindness, understanding and acceptance.

    NRL referee Gerard Sutton signals time off during the 2018 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the ...

    Working those glutes, hamstrings, calves

    For many people, daily life doesn't use much of the posterior chain, (think sitting all the time).

    food & wine

    Sorting the wheat from the chaff

    A wide variety of beers and ciders in the main judging area held at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

    Beer judging in full swing: one person's technically excellent beer is "brutally bitter" to someone else.

    Miso, caramelised white chocolate and sesame cake

    Toasted white chocolate isn’t the only unusual ingredient in this recipe.

    Heineken serves up the best of 2019

    Roast chilli chicken, red slaw and nutty apple crumble

    nz farmer

    Family first at Mt Horrible farm

    Joseph, Taylor and baby Brooklyn Hayward took advantage of the good weather during the tour of the Hayward farm.

    The Hayward family, who farm 1700 hectares of land across the Timaru district describe their goal as "to give our children the same opportunity to farm that we were given".

    Time for gun responsibility

    OPINION: To ensure such a tragedy never happens again we must willingly accept the loss of some freedoms.

    User pays for $24m upgrade video

    Some fruit fly restrictions lifted

    entertainment

    Why GOT is the GOAT video

    Forever in our hearts: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).

    OPINION: As fluoro is synonymous with the 80s, so will society look back at the 2010s and think, "Hodor".

    Shazam! is a joy ... seriously video

    REVIEW: The DC superhero pic doesn't take itself seriously, and it works.

    "Stick to your lane, hun. Intimacy is my thing."

    MAFS recap: Two couples exit

    But the pressure's on others as the experiment enters its final stages.

    travel

    Fiji stunner: entry by seaplane only

    Kokomo resort sits on its own private island 45 minutes flying time south of Nadi.

    Built by an Aussie billionaire, the luxury Kokomo Private Island has only 26 villas and is 45 minutes by plane from Nadi.

    The world's 10 best city walks

    You don't have to leave the city to take a hike.

    New Zealand's bursting at the seams with new and innovative restaurants, pop-up food stalls, foodie events, and festivals.

    Myths about NZ travel

    It's time to break down these myths to show you why your next trip should be in your own backyard.

    parenting

    Lessons from the karate kids

    As Leah McFall's dad taught her a few martial arts moves, she felt invincible. If only the feeling would stick.

    OPINION: Tiny cotton-clad children are learning to vanquish an enemy, in a place where respect – not size – matters.

    Kids know the house is burning

    OPINION: We may feel complacent about climate change but the kids get the urgency.

    Who will be royal baby's godparents? video

    Perinatal depression 'serious issue'

    oddstuff

    Duster replaces deadbeat dad

    The captive population of the critically endangered plains-wanderer in Australia almost doubled overnight in March with ...

    The father in question happened to sire a clutch of Australia's most important bird. Then he abandoned them.

    Saying goodbye to my pet croc

    "I'm one of the only homes that hasn't been broken into," jokes Australia's 'Croc Lady'.

    Plastic salmon race raises funds gallery video

    Cheesy grins in dairy town Eltham

    motoring

    How EVs can give us power back video

    Pilot fleet is small for now, but the idea is to establish standards for the industry in the future.

    8:44 AM  Pilot scheme has started that lets EVs give a little back - power, that is.

    Five Kei cars we need video

    Kei cars are awesome. Here is five we would love to see here.

    The Nissan Leaf has a 40kWh battery made up of 192 cells, across 24 modules.

    What happens to old EV batteries? video

    Electric vehicles are the future - but could that mean an eco-nightmare when all those batteries wear out?

    stuff nation

    Tribute to a Muslim friend  stuff nation

    What happened in Christchurch was only about hate and racism coupled with pure madness, writes Rob Rattenbury.

    OPINION: My Muslim friend is a holy man but accepting of all religions. As a Kiwi man, he has taught me so much.

    'They have the upper hand' stuff nation

    OPINION: The Christchurch killer knew he could use Facebook as a weapon. He won’t be the last.

    "This name was coined in the ‘90s, when social justice was rife. They should have known better."

    It's time for a name change stuff nation

    OPINION: The boys in red and black are named after people who murdered, raped and pillaged to reclaim land in the name of faith. It's not OK.

    sport

    Live: Ko in Founders Cup hunt

    Lydia Ko is chasing another LPGA Tour triumph at the Founders Cup tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.

    2 min ago  Kiwi golfer in the mix at the prestigious LPGA Tour event in Phoenix, Arizona.

    St Kent's cleared to play

    3 min ago  An independent panel brokers a solution to dispute that threatened Auckland's top rugby schools championship.

    New Zealand IndyCar driver Scott Dixon on the charge in Austin, Texas.

    Disaster for Dixon in Texas

    9:24 AM  Kiwi driver caught out in late caution mayhem in Austin as American rookie Colton Herta nails maiden IndyCar victory.

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    quick! save the planet

    Trees slow climate change video

    A man on a motorbike looks at a truck as it transports illegally harvested logs from a rain forest in Brazil.

    OPINION: Deforestation leads to local temperature increases that will likely contribute to bumping up the global temperature.

    EU postpones 2050 climate goal

    School strike for climate change action.

    Leaders push back on long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries abandoning 2050 pledge.

    Rising sea level a risk to homes

    Flooding strikes one of Auckland's most at-risk roads Tamaki Drive.

    Up to 30 per cent of Auckland's city centre is at risk from sea level rises caused by climate change.

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    noted

    10 of the best Auckland cafes video

    Try the pastrami with lemon cabbage, slow cooked egg, whipped caraway and dill from Williams Eatery.

    Whittled down from Metro's Top 50 Cafes list, these are the top spots for a banging brunch or sweet-as treats.

    Uber tips: Not how NZ rolls

    Since Uber drivers are not employees, they don't get a guaranteed minimum wage, sick leave or holiday pay. (file photo)

    OPINION: In NZ, we expect people will be paid adequately without needing a system to top that up.

    now to love

    MAFS NZ's Tayler's truths

    Tayler Morgan poses for our photos on a bridge spanning Christchurch's Avon River.

    The stress of a bad romance was taking its toll on Tayler, but he's now back to his old self and is loving his new life.

    Sarah Gandy's cancer ordeal

    Sarah Gandy doesn't want to know what stage her cancer is at, she just wants it cured.

    In an act of self-preservation, Sarah hasn't asked doctors what stage her cancer is at. "I don't want to know," she says. "I'm having what's called 'curative' treatment, so that's enough for me."

    homes to love

    Rundown villa's expert makeover

    Interior designer Katie Scott took a gamble on the striking floral Designers Guild wallpaper in the master bedroom, but ...

    This Auckland couple gave their designer free rein to overhaul a run-down heritage villa and make it ready for modern living.

    How to: add a room

    What do the experts say you should pay to add a room to your home's existing footprint?

    Your dream home could be right on your very own doorstep.

    food to love

    A tempting summer tart

    A delicious tart is the perfect summer treat.

    It's slightly cheese-cakey and majorly delicious - and it's gluten free.

    How to make perfect scones

    Everyone loves a good scone.

    There are few things more inviting than a plate of freshly baked scones, dripping in cream and jam.

    beautyheaven

    Earlobe fillers are now a thing

    "These are really young, fashionable women who are wearing large statement earrings that can be quite heavy."

    "These are really young, fashionable women who are wearing large statement earrings that can be quite heavy."

    5 hot hat trends for summer

    The oversized straw hat - super glam and offers the best protection.

    Even if you're not a "hat person", here's 5 ways to bring your style to another level.

    fashion quarterly

    Celebs share Miss Crabb memories

    Kristine Crabb is saying goodbye to her label after 15 years.

    The Kiwi label is closing its doors at the end of March, leaving behind a legacy of irreverence and creativity.

    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.

    newsroom.co.nz

    China trade threats ‘all bark' video

    While China is a powerful country, it has very few allies, either in a formal sense or through close friendships. (file ...

    Talk of strained NZ-China relations has led to fears of trade reprisals - but Beijing has its own reasons to stay calm.

    Sparring with the boys video

    Male sparring partners have been a key facet of Geovana Peres' preparation for her WBO light heavyweight title fight ...

    Kiwi boxer Geovana Peres is looking for an extra edge ahead of the biggest fight of her life.

    PM balances Christchurch against Turkey & Trump

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to Parliament on Tuesday.

    ANALYSIS: As NZ recovers from the devastating terror attack, the outside world keeps intervening in ways welcome and not.

    #metoonz

    More TVNZ sexual misconduct claims

    TVNZ said there had been a big change in the way it handled workplace issues from 20 years ago.

    A TVNZ staff member was forced to resign after exposing his penis to revellers at the company's 2018 Christmas party.

    #metooNZ: What has changed? video

    #metooNZ: The aftermath

    We still don’t really know the full extent of workplace sexual harassment.

    Complaints and the consequences

    #metooNZ: 'I did speak up'

    After months of harassment, Emily reported the problem. Then things got worse.