Fox wins breakthrough title

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Pike evidence missing

This electrical cabinet cover has been lost.

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Quake mum's triple tragedy video

Her son died in the quake, her grandson got leukemia - now she has months to live.

Boult fined for swearing video

10:34 PM  Star Black Caps bowler fined 15 per cent of his match fee after umpires' report.

Sex-for-rent targets

It's riskier than prostitution, and students and backpackers are most likely to suffer.

The case against home ownership

OPINION: It's been a wild ride for home buyers. But does it still make sense to buy a house?


'We'll miss her dearly'

Family of Sarah Pauline Louise Mayne, 48, say her death will leave a big gap in their lives.

Family pay tribute to Sarah Mayne, 48, after she was found dead in a Wellington lagoon.

Beach toileting costs tourist

Woman caught pants down says her camper van was so full she couldn't get to the loo.

Simon Bridges is trying to show he is ready to be Prime Minister.

New year, new Simon video

OPINION: The National leader doesn't look like a PM in waiting yet, but he's working on it.

    The Barber features Flaxmere resident Peleti Oli-Alainu'uese and the Māori and Pacific community of men and women who ...

    How the barber came to NZ video

    They worked in orchards and then his dad went on to a job at the meatworks, where the barber's sisters now work.

    Hunt for the Port Hills arsonist video

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    Two years on from the Port Hills fires, are we any closer to discovering who was responsible?

    Cleaner's Nelson fire heroics

    Margaret Goff , with Lynne White, left and other volunteers at the Suburbs Clubrooms at Saxton Field. Goff set up the ...

    Marg Goff proved she's a born leader during the Nelson fire, taking charge of a 400-person volunteer effort.

    Fixing vocational education video

    Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the proposed overhaul on Wednesday.

    Some polytechnics are flying high; others are a dead weight. Can a plan to bring them together fix the sector's woes?

    How he became a barber video

    The Real Me is the third episode of The Barber, a documentary series about a man and his community in Flaxmere, Hastings.

    Zeb who tells how the young and untrained barber Peleti Oli-Alainu'uese convinced her to give him a job.


    Actor denies planning own attack

    In this August 8, 2017 file photo, Jussie Smollett participates in the 'Empire panel during the FOX Television Critics ...

    Empire's Jussie Smollett 'devastated' at rumours he planned the homophobic, racial assault on himself.

    Tinder stalker left mirror message

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    US President Donald Trump currently does not have a Nobel Peace Prize.

    Trump's Nobel nomination

    Japan's PM reportedly nominated Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize, after a request from the US to do so.


    No more low-skill jobs, please

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    "Horrific" apprenticeship completion rates for Māori and Pasifika students cause for concern.

    Fired employee's 'hell show'

    It was Daniel Hancock's first job. He was threatened and then sacked, and he's still fighting for justice.

    John Butler of Gravity Nelson.

    Fallout from the fire gallery video

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    US Army Lt. Col. Jonathon Adams, base operating support commander, accepts the rautapu from a New Zealand Defence Force ...

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    Wintec employees the real heroes

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    It's wrong to ban our differences video

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    Meghan has been called everything from 'the new Yoko' to a social climber to a bad daughter.

    OPINION: Branded everything from a social climber to "the new Yoko", Meghan's take-down is, sadly, not surprising.

    Mum's grief after losing daughter

    PM sends heartfelt note to grieving family after suspected suicide of beloved daughter and mother of two.

    Gorging my way across Europe video

    Home truths from The Bug Man


    Is sex with robots the way of the future?

    'I don't think we're going to see compellingly realistic robots in my lifetime, if ever.'

    You might be grossed out by the idea of sex with a robot, but the concept has a long history.

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    Roger Walker cottage delights

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    This award-winning house among olive trees was designed by architect Roger Walker for his sister-in-law.

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    life & style

    Ditching friends the harsh way video

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    Why Meghan's been cast as a villain video

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    Art & Matilda

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    well & good

    Get to the bottom of your pain

    It's important to have any sudden pain investigated quickly.

    Unexpected pain can mean a number of things so it's important to act quickly.

    Mourning pets is brutal video

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    We are both slightly unfit now and do not end up being intimate.

    We're in a 'dry' spell

    ADVICE: I feel old, unfit and have quit porn. How do I make my partner feel wanted?

    food & wine

    Turmeric granola cakes

    Turmeric granola muffins: gorgeous gold in every bite.

    Fresh turmeric turns these oaty muffins a gorgeous gold. What a way to start the day.

    Soft fish tortillas

    Roll them, stuff them: it really is that easy. Tortillas are happy to make friends with any number of fillings.

    Naked dinner at Auckland restaurant video

    Know your cucumbers

    nz farmer

    'About $1 million a fruitfly'

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    Pungarehu Golf Club battlers aren't sheepish video

    Some golf clubs do raffles to raise funds. A rural Taranaki golf club keeps sheep on its course to sell.

    Govt crackdown on farm leases

    Waikato's big dry to continue


    Dancing with the Stars' shaky start video

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    Both the show's star announcements may be hanging up their dancing shoes before they've even begun.

    Marlon Williams: 'Lucky he's incredible'

    There were long lines for drinks and 'payment card' controversies, but no-one was complaining about Marlon.


    Miranda Lambert's secret marriage video

    The country singer has moved on from Blake Shelton and married new love Brendan Mcloughlin.


    Worst attractions in best cities

    Justin Bieber at Madame Tussauds, Amsterdam. Despite all the amazing experiences in Amsterdam, people still choose to go ...

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    Stray dogs and a rap battle video

    You probably haven't heard of Kars, in Turkey's far east, but you should go there all the same.

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    Along the Coast

    Josh Martin finds the secret to la dolce vita on Italy's Amalfi Coast.


    Melissa George returns to TV video

    Actress Melissa George says nothing in her life has equalled motherhood.

    "You've got to create things and to me, that's where true happiness comes from," the former Home and Away star says.

    Rejoice; the school holidays are over

    OPINION: More stressful than a 100-hour working week is having to entertain your kids over the school holidays.

    Shaken, but unstirred

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    Pungarehu Golf Club battlers aren't sheepish video

    Club secretary Sue Crowley says the club was in a strong position with an enthusiastic group of young club members.

    Some golf clubs do raffles to raise funds. A rural Taranaki golf club keeps sheep on its course to sell.

    Naked dinner at Auckland restaurant video

    REVIEW: It was just your run-of-the-mill Friday night dinner party - except everyone was naked.

    Mini collection, big hobby

    The hair-raising freezing contest video


    Five car companies that should change their names video

    Five brands that should change their name

    Here are five car makers we think would be better off changing their names.

    Double bed with lane-keep assist video

    Now that Valentine's day is over, let's talk about the truth of long-term relationships: it's really hard to share space in bed and get a decent sleep.

    The horseless grille is the easiest way to pick a Bullitt. Well, that and the massive Bullitt logo on the rear.

    Sunday Drive: Ford Mustang Bullitt video

    The Mustang Bullitt is Ford's tribute to one of the best car chases ever filmed. It's a damn good car too.

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    Instagram's bullying culture stuff nation

    Instagram isn't doing enough to stop teenagers being bullied, it's time for the parents to step in. (File photo)

    OPINION: Teens are being bullied and manipulated online by strangers and friends - we need to stop it.

    I denied my cultural identity stuff nation

    OPINION: I lost my identity and was bullied for being a Taiwanese Kiwi. But I learned to stand up for myself.

    If we are to live in this country we should be taught about the events that helped form the New Zealand we live in ...

    No NZ history, no identity stuff nation

    OPINION: Our ancestors planted the seeds, it's our job to nurture them into trees of knowledge.


    Missed kicks sting video

    Rieko Ioane, centre, and the Blues react after coming up short to the Crusaders at Eden Park on Saturday night.

    Blues, Chiefs and Waratahs fans have plenty in common after round one of Super Rugby.

    No Warriors return for Johnson

    Shaun Johnson may have to find another NRL club, but a return to the Warriors won't happen.

    Wellington softball pitcher Josh Pettett (R foreground) roars his support from the dugout after being ruled out of the ...

    Concussion controversy clouds softball final video

    Policy change to be considered after doctors clear pitcher felled by a hit to his face.

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    Our kaimoana is on acid video

    Mussels and clams on display at the Auckland Fish Market.

    Climate change is altering pH levels in the ocean, threatening our beloved kaimoana.

    Too much acid in the ocean video

    Shell fish at Auckland Fish Market. Sanford  retail assistant Sione Harrison unloads some mussels.

    Our seas are turning acidic and will soon begin to dissolve shell fish.

    Home truths from The Bug Man

    The Bug Man Ruud Kleinpaste is a national treasure for combining his love of insects with education and entertainment. ...

    OPINION: Oscar Kightley tracks down The Bug Man to find out what's so imortant about our creepy-crawlies.


    Remove the Kuggeleijn barricade video

    New Zealand Cricket has put up a barricade around Scott Kuggeleijn, missing an opportunity to influence others.

    OPINION: NZC has barricaded Kuggeleijn from the media since his second trial. There have been no words of remorse.

    Parliament's 'culture of harassment'

    Fifty-three per cent of women MPs who took part in a new survey reported they had been the target of sexist or ...

    Report shows more than half of women MPs have experienced sexist and humiliating comments - much of it from other MPs.

    NZ Cricket's shameful silence

    When Scott Kuggeleijn made his Twenty20 international cricket debut earlier this month, his 2017 trial for rape appeared ...

    OPINION: A budding sportsman treats a woman like an utter piece of trash and now he's a hero. Are we OK with that?

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    Rhema Media's ability to be an early adopter of broadcasting has helped it thrive for decades.

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    Matthew on his wedding day.

    “We had this special moment!”

    Is MAFS Mike running his own page?

    Mike, pictured with TV wife Heidi, is one of the most confident stars of the season

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    Tauranga reno convinced family to stay gallery

    Returning to Tauranga after a spell in the city wasn't in this homeowner's plan. But now, after a fresh renovation, ...

    Returning to Tauranga after a spell in the city wasn't in this homeowner's plan, until a reno changed everything.

    My Food Bag founder's garden

    Cecilia and James Robinson, co-founders of My Food Bag and Au Pair Link,love family time in their modern garden.

    When you're a high-powered entrepreneurial couple, quality leisure time is priceless.

    food to love

    In Season: Food ideas with a real summer flavour

    New chef tutor Paul Sullivan cooks up a few old favourites at Witt.

    Witt chef tutor Paul "Sully" Sullivan has preserved memories of summer.

    Jelly islands and more in Taste Arcade video

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    Edible islands, floating salads and more will make up a food extravaganza on Wellington's waterfront.


    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.

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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.


    Chinese tourists warned about NZ

    The Chinese consulate and embassy in New Zealand have issued notices to Chinese tourists, outlining the risks they may ...

    China-watchers see a political agenda behind warnings about the dangers of NZ.

    Polytech plan needs National video

    Education Minister Chris Hipkins says there is a major issue with the vocational education sector and the Govt is moving ...

    ANALYSIS: Merging 16 polytechs requires bipartisanship.

    Biggest cemetery close to full

    Wild flowers at Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland.

    Just four years of burial plots left for Waikumete Cemetary.