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Super-powerful 'ticking time bomb'

Astronomers have spotted a super-powerful star that could explode at any moment.

Call for permanent ban

Gavin Hawthorn, pictured in 2004, who has killed four people in car accidents, has been convicted of drink-driving. ...

Recidivist drink-driver, who killed four people in the past, has been caught again.

Driving for less than they need

Colin Frost is 72. He works 50-plus hours a week driving buses, and can't afford to retire.

Bite claim against Hayne video

Woman allegedly sexually assaulted by Jarryd Hayne needed medical attention to bite wounds, police source says.

North Korean defector speaks

A soldier who almost died while trying to flee North Korea thought war was inevitable.

Why a US man killed his family video

Christopher Watts "annihilated his entire family" in the desire for a fresh start.

national

Med students in cheating claim

An investigation has been launched into the cheating allegations.

Third-year students accused of cheating, but one said those who shared content of exam "most dedicated" to helping out fellow med students.

Pike River inquest could be reopened

Chief coroner suggests the inquest into the Pike River mine disaster could be reopened after authorities re-enter the mine's drift.

A cross for every Kiwi soldier who died in World War I was erected at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to mark the 100th ...

Taking crosses 'inexcusable' video

Schools were welcome to take crosses from memorial field, but one war widow says families should be "first and foremost".

    A photograph of a 1978 pro-abortion protest in Christchurch from artist Jane Zusters' book, Where Did You Go To My Lovelies?

    Abortion myths debunked video

    What is the science behind abortion claims? We ask medical experts and researchers.

    Worrying rise of girls self-harming

    Eleven and 12-year-old girls took part in a "cutting club" where they hurt themselves then posted pictures of their self ...

    Girls as young as 11 and 12 were involved in a club where they posted pictures of self-harm on social media.

    Ogled, groped, locked in cage video

    Mariya Taylor was young and fit; the Air Force seemed attractive. In 1985 she joined up and completed basic training.

    Mariya Taylor is speaking out after battling an Air Force rapist - and the Defence Force.

    Axe murderer 'will snap again'

    Convicted murderer John Ericson was released from prison in September and has spent time living in a Christchurch flat.

    Wife killer John Ericson is trying, again, to clear his name. But the family of his victim just want him to go away.

    Kiwi teen's 500k following video

    10112018 Feature Photo: JASON DORDAY/STUFF Rapper LORDSEEZ. He is a 17-year-old West Auckland rapper who never went to ...

    Lordseez is a gangster-turned-rapper. The Auckland teenager has gone all in on forging a music career.

    world

    Four dead in Chicago shooting video

    Chicago police officers and firefighters form an honour guard after police officer Samuel Jimenez died.

    An argument apparently over a "broken engagement" at a Chicago hospital erupted into a deadly shooting.

    Men charged over terror plot

    The father of two men accused of plotting a terror attack in Melbourne denies his sons are terrorists.

    A security official stands guard outside a perimeter fence for a secured area ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week ...

    Police storm PNG parliament

    Police and guards had not been paid allowances for work at APEC.

    business

    Parker's Super Fund push

    Economic Development Minister David Parker has held meetings with the New Zealand Super Fund to discuss it investing in ...

    Economic Development Minister developing a plan to carve off contributions to the Super Fund into venture capital.

    Building a case on CTV ruins

    Head of engineering firm behind collapsed CTV building might have faced disciplinary action but then he resigned.

    Pania Newton says she's prepared to die defending Ihumātao.

    Fletcher, it's the vibe video

    OPINION: Fletcher Building's CEO should take time to watch The Castle.

    technology

    iPhone hacks to change your life video

    If you click and hold the space bar, you can move the cursor.

    Moving the cursor without stabbing the screen is just one.

    Start me up

    Looking for ways to promote his job site, Tane Rameka launched a second start up.

    The next generation PlayStation console could hit in 2020. This Days of Play version is one of the limited editions ...

    PlayStation 5 for 2020? video

    Leaks on Reddit claim that the next generation of PlayStation's console will be landing in 2020.

    homed

    At my place: artist Glenn Jones gallery video

    liqourice allsort decorating

    Inside an illustrator's "simple and bright" Auckland bungalow.

    Win a $400 room refresh

    Three lucky Stuff members will be able to give a room a new look.

    Not the prettiest critter to be hanging about in your bed is it?

    Beat dust mites this summer

    Find out where they're thriving and how to beat the little critters.

    life & style

    Uber driver, I don't want to chat

    Just because I am not in a talky mood with my Uber driver doesn't mean I am being rude.

    OPINION: I'm a model Uber rider, but my rating has slipped because I don't like to chat. And that's just not right.

    'Badass' names for baby girls

    Looking for a strong, feminist name for your daughter? Look no further.

    Believe it or not, some women have no desire to be a bridesmaid.

    I'm done being a bridesmaid video

    OPINION: Nothing comes between me and a beer if I want one. Not even an unhinged, full-blown Bridezilla.

    well & good

    Meditation with a pen

    Boyd says Zentagle is like "meditation with a pen".

    Zentangle sounds like some kind of strange game, but it's the latest thing helping people de-stress and relax.

    How Michael B Jordan got muscles video

    Adonis Creed is even more buff in Creed II. Here's what he went through to get that body.

    Morrinsville woman Jean Burmester has been practising yoga since 1971.

    Grandmother salutes yoga

    "I may be 84 but it's only a number."

    food & wine

    A short history of corkscrews video

    The only corkscrew patent from New Zealand was made in 1945 by James Alexander Mason.

    Many have tried, many have failed. The search for the perfect corkscrew has taken many twists and turns.

    Cheat's smoked salmon

    There's no point pretending otherwise – this dish is simply one of the best things you can eat.

    Triple berry bundt cake

    Have we reached peak avocado?

    nz farmer

    Rethink on water storage

    Wairarapa communities recognise they will need more water.

    A scaled back Wairarapa water storage scheme may get support from Government.

    Fonterra reduces coal use

    Fonterra's calls on the neighbours to help reduce its carbon footprint.

    A2 posts record first quarter

    M. bovis payments hit $6.1m

    entertainment

    Snoop Dogg gets Hollywood star video

    "I want to thank me for believing in me, I want to thank me for doing all this hard work, I want to thank me for having ...

    "I want to thank me for believing in me, I want to thank me for doing all this hard work, I want to thank me for having no days off," Snoop said.

    Malik adds fuel to Taylor Swift rumour video

    Since July 2017, it's been rumoured that megastar Swift travels around in a suitcase.

    Adam Saunders wrote the film, Find Your Voice, based on his journey to connect to his Maori roots.

    Aiming to be the next Cliff Curtis video

    He's rubbed shoulders with the Hollywood elite and now it's time for young Māori actor Adam Saunders to shine.

    travel

    Best premium economy cabins video

    Virgin Atlantic premium economy class.

    A cheat sheet to the most value you can get for flight upgrades.

    Pilot the Millennium Falcon video

    Disney unveils some details of the new 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' attractions.

    Hachijo Royal Hotel stands on Hachijojima Island.

    Eerie beauty of forgotten hotel video

    The Hachijo Royal Hotel was once one of Japan's biggest hotels. Now it sits rotting and crumbling.

    motoring

    Nissan's palace coup? video

    Will Carlos Ghosn's disgrace and departure from the helm of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance see it all fall apart?

    Carlos Ghosn was not only the head of Nissan and Renault, he was also the man who held all the strings together between the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Following his arrest, what happens now?

    New cars for 2019: I-M video

    What might be the Top Cars of next year? Let's take a look, from I to M.

    Carlos Ghosn oversaw the formation and growth of  the biggest automotive alliance on the planet between Nissan, Renault ...

    Nissan's Carlos Ghosn fired and arrested video

    One of the most respected and influential figures in the car industry, Nissan's Carlos Ghosn, has been arrested and fired in Japan for serious financial violations.

    stuff nation

    Don't rain on our pride parade stuff nation

    Police band at the 2018 Pride Parade.

    OPINION: The ban on uniformed police participating in the Auckland Pride Parade is worth debating, not shouting down.

    Kiwi drivers, slow down stuff nation

    As a truck driver, I see the consequences of stupid driving every day. The carnage on our roads has to stop.

    "If we put boys and girls in a classroom together it would normalise their interaction to the point that girls are seen ...

    Single-sex schools are not OK stuff nation

    Students need to be prepared for every part of the outside world, and co-ed education is the only way to do that.

    sport

    ABs' struggles against top five video

    The All Blacks are no longer the best side in the world after a challenging 2018.

    ANALYSIS: It is not just the Ireland loss that should be concerning All Blacks fans.

    Adams plays bodyguard for Westbrook video

    Giant Kiwi NBA player steps in to protect smaller superstar team-mate during scuffle.

    Beauden Barrett working on his kicking at the captain's run before the All Blacks faced Ireland.

    Beaudy makes young fan's day  video

    All Blacks star took time out from Dublin test prep to make young fan's dream reality at team's captain's run.

    opinion

    Fletcher, it's the vibe video

    Pania Newton says she's prepared to die defending Ihumātao.

    OPINION: Fletcher Building's CEO should take time to watch The Castle.

    Radio silence from Defence Force video

    Former SAS commander Lt Colonel Karl Cummins is now the darling of the diversity speaking circuit, telling of how the ...

    OPINION: The Defence Force has talked a big talk about its work targeting sexual harassment in the armed forces, says Alison Mau. But now, it suddenly has nothing to say.

    Uber driver, I don't want to chat

    Just because I am not in a talky mood with my Uber driver doesn't mean I am being rude.

    OPINION: I'm a model Uber rider, but my rating has slipped because I don't like to chat. And that's just not right.

    I'm done being a bridesmaid video

    Believe it or not, some women have no desire to be a bridesmaid.

    OPINION: Nothing comes between me and a beer if I want one. Not even an unhinged, full-blown Bridezilla.

    good reads

    MP makes BBC 100 Women list video

    Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta is recognised for serving in parliament for 22 years and for being the first ...

    Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta recognised in global list of influential women.

    The best premium economy cabins video

    Virgin Atlantic premium economy class.

    A cheat sheet to the most value you can get for flight upgrades.

    The anti-bucket list

    Having your luggage lost - not fun.

    OPINION: 15 things you never want to go through when on the road.

    A short history of corkscrews video

    The only corkscrew patent from New Zealand was made in 1945 by James Alexander Mason.

    Many have tried, many have failed. The search for the perfect corkscrew has taken many twists and turns.

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    Courts 'further victimise' women – Govt video

    The High Court said Mariya Taylor was groped and locked in a cage while serving her country in the Air Force. But she ...

    Admitting concerns with the treatment of sex assault victims, the Government may ban defence lawyers from cross-examining complainants.

    NZDF victims 'failed' by courts video

    Mariya Taylor say the Defence Force lawyers made her "feel like a criminal" on the witness stand, as they argued against ...

    The treatment of the victims of Air Force predator Sergeant Robert Roper has been criticised by QC.

    Predator sergeant's jailhouse shadow video

    Working as a driver at Whenuapai air base, Mariya Taylor was repeatedly assaulted by  Sergeant Robert Roper.

    Servicewoman was locked in a cage and sexually assaulted. Now the Defence Force and the jailed officer who attacked her are demanding $200K.

    Ogled, groped and locked in a cage video

    Mariya Taylor was young and fit; the Air Force seemed attractive. In 1985 she joined up and completed basic training.

    Mariya Taylor is speaking out after battling an Air Force rapist - and the Defence Force.

    oddstuff

    Tattoo taboo in Taranaki? video

    Chiquita Ngeru, 20, is surprised her tattoos have affected her chances of getting a job in the region that hosts the ...

    Despite living in the region that holds Australasia's biggest tattoo festival, a psychology graduate with tattoos struggled to get a job.

    Waterspouts spotted

    John Karl Erickson, of Gobel Farm, Greenwood Rd, Oakura, South Taranaki, photographed a waterspout that appeared off the ...

    Farm assistant John Karl Erickson wasn't surprised to see a water spout appear at 6.30am.

    The grinch who stole Christmas lights

    The Woolmores plans for Christmas decorations outside their home have been ruined after someone allegedly stole their ...

    The festive season is looking a little less bright for one Auckland family.

    58,568 speeding in two weeks

    Drivers have been caught passing through Acquetico at more than double the speed limit.

    Italian mayor blown away after trialing speed camera near village's main pedestrian crossing.

    Parenting

    Abortion myths debunked video

    Forty per cent of all pregnancies are unplanned, and about one in five pregnancies ends in abortion.

    What is the science behind abortion claims? We ask medical experts and researchers.

    Why aren't dads on class email lists?

    Note to schools: Fathers are just as much a part of the 'parent community' as mothers.

    OPINION: In these so-called modern times, the administrative burden of family life is still directed to and taken on by women.

    Jessica Chastain's secret baby

    Jessica Chastain reportedly has a daughter, who was delivered via a surrogate.

    The actress and her husband have reportedly become parents to a daughter.

    Mail-order books in the 80s

    What would body language expert Allan Pease say scoffing apples communicates? 11-year-old Leah McFall would know.

    A catalogue book club delivered parcels – and crucial knowledge – to this small-town girl in the 1980s.

    kiwi traveller

    Ask an expert: The Kimberley

    Three times the size of England, the Kimberley region features canyons, waterfalls, freshwater swimming holes, prolific ...

    If you want to be among the few lucky enough to visit this region, book early.

    New York on a budget

    One of the best NYC travel experiences - walking the streets of its diverse neighbourhoods - is free.

    There are bargains aplenty to be found in the Big Apple - if you know where to look.

    Kiwi teachers staying overseas video

    Scott Ngatai says life overseas beats New Zealand on a lot of fronts.

    Six-figure salaries, smaller classes and fewer hours: teaching abroad can be a 'pretty good gig'.

    Instagrammable Rotorua

    Kuirau Park is a free geothermal park right in the center of town.

    From an abundance of tranquil lakes to lush green forests to boiling lakes and natural hot pools galore, there is nowhere else quite like Rotorua.

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