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Fingers crossed for Crusaders

2:49 PM  A Lions Super Rugby title win would make an absolute mockery of the competition.

Pilot presumed dead

Matt Wallis is a keen outdoors-man and well-known tourism figure.

16 min ago  A well-known pilot and tourism figure is presumed dead after a helicopter crash at Lake Wanaka.

Bus station as homeless shelter

New $37m bus interchange in Auckland could house up to 20 rough sleepers each night.

Māori predicts doomsday?

Spooky Google Translate quirk appears to predict End of Times.

Thomas Rd crash victim named

1:56 PM  The man who died in a crash at a north Hamilton intersection was a 23-year-old.

Feeling the heat on the power bill

Family of five, including three preschoolers, incur a $500 power bill after a chilly June.

national

Manhunt after beach knife attack

Police have taken down cordons at the tiny Manawatū town of Himatangi Beach after a knife attack.

2:16 PM  Police cordon now lifted after knife attack reported at remote beach community.

CRPS patients 'slip through cracks' video

Kiwis suffering from the most painful condition on Earth are 'easy targets' to get off ACC's books, an expert says.

Hunter Valley Station - on the shores of Lakes Hawea and Wanaka - was sold to Matt Lauer in March 2017.

TV star expects millions

Govt agency balks at paying millions to 'a very wealthy American with a tarnished reputation' to guarantee public access to his high country station.

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    Defence Minister's tears

    Defence Minister Ron Mark choked up in an interview with Stuff about the Nepata brothers' case.

    Emotional Ron Mark says decades long struggle by gravely injured soldiers "unfortunate for the reputation of the Defence Force".

    Computers rank our endangered species

    A stinky, ugly plant is counted a higher priority for protection than the iconic Kauri tree.

    The Battle of Nepata

    A military family full of hurt

    For two decades, they’ve struggled against the might of the military. One politician might be their best and final hope.

    stuff circuit

    Z knew of breach for 7 months

    Offline: A Stuff Circuit investigation reveals a data breach at Z Energy.

    Z Energy sat on evidence about a privacy breach for seven months - only going public when confronted with it this week.

    A raid worth investigating

    OPINION: It's one of the most storied firefights in our war history, but did we tell it the right way? We deserve the truth.

    Z Energy has admitted a data breach of its fuel card.

    ‘Certainly a security breach’

    How Z’s story changed as the evidence of a problem mounted.

    world

    Trump bends knee to Putin

    US President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a two-hour off-the-record meeting in ...

    OPINION: US President's kowtowing to Putin shows he is either out of touch with US values, or a clear and present danger to the nation.

    Snake fished out of US toilet video

    The moral of the story from the man who found it? "Look down before you sit down."

    Mourners at a memorial for those who died when a duck boats capsized.

    Town mourning duck boat tragedy

    Before the amphibious boat sunk all survivor Tia Coleman could hear and say was, "grab the babies!'. The tragedy that killed nine members of her family.

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    Heavy toll of Kauri disease

    One in five kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges are now infected with the incurable dieback disease and track closures ...

    Track closures to protect kauri from a killer disease are proving fatal for some tourism businesses.

    Coutts' among $10m+ earners video

    A property owned by Russell Coutts is among five that have increased in value by more than $10m.

    Hannah McQueen, a financial strategist, who recently launched a new book on kids and money. The book is called Pocket ...

    Gifting to grown-up kids

    OPINION: With parents increasingly helping their offspring into a first home, there are some tips to remember.

    technology

    Your fridge might be mining bitcoin

    As everyday appliances like fridges hook up to the internet, the risk of crypto-jacking rise.

    Appliances can and are being hijacked by bitcoin miners.

    Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Facebook faces many challenges over censorship, including the risk of becoming a media company.

    A retired engineer and teacher, Father Stanley Nield remains a computer and electronics enthusiast. He's pushing for ...

    Disconnected: the 1% without internet video

    Greek Orthodox priest uses eight-metre antenna to connect where telcos weren't prepared to go.

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    Queenstown home wins big time

    The Supreme House of the Year for the Registered Master Builders Southern region is this Queenstown house built by AJ ...

    Builder of this Queenstown home won five regional Master Builder awards, including Supreme House of the Year.

    Architecture outside the square gallery

    From baches to super homes, the ADNZ Canterbury awards celebrate innovation.

    18-07-18  Picture by David White. Jess Daniell at her Strand home. For Homed feature

    A 12-second commute gallery video

    There's just a 12-second commute from home to work for this food entrepreneur.

    life & style

    When coughs become serious

    If you have shortness of breath when you cough it's worth asking for a chest X-ray.

    Coughs are common at this time of year but it's the type of cough that indicates whether you should visit your doctor.

    How can I stop ruining my chances?

    ADVICE: I'm so afraid to commit I've never even kissed a girl.

    Greta van der Star in her granddad's greenhouse.

    Luxury sleepwear is worth it

    Greta van der Star spent so much time in her pyjamas she created a luxury sleepwear label.

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    When colds turn bad

    Symptoms of pneumonia might come on rapidly, but can develop gradually on the back of a "normal" cold.

    Thousands of people run the risk of contracting pnenumonia this winter. Here are some of the warning signs.

    'No apologies' for fat-shaming

    OPINION: Adelaide gym remains unapologetic about its "before and after" post, going so far as to thank "the haters".

    The thought of Marmite not being available, led to people obsessing, craving and buying over-priced jars of Marmite.

    The Marmageddon effect video

    The mere thought of food being restricted can trigger cravings and over-eating.

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    Be more like Aussie - marine expert

    Marine biologists Laura Richards and Rob Davidson who track the condition of ecologically significant marine sites on ...

    Biologist: NZ's over-inflated opinion of wonderful sea protection couldn't be further from the truth.

    TV star expects millions

    Govt agency balks at paying millions to 'a very wealthy American with a tarnished reputation' to guarantee public access to his high country station.

    Calls to shelve dam plan video

    Lifestyle block or life sentence

    entertainment

    Sir Peter's art competition controversy

    Peter Jackson's spokespeople said the competition is run Universal Pictures grab, and Jackson posted it to his Facebook page.

    New Zealand director Peter Jackson has been accused of exploiting artists and designers worldwide with a competition.

    Pora's story 'sad, complicated'

    The real people behind TVNZ's Teina Pora film reveal the personal impact of re-telling his story.

    Comic writer Noelle Stephenson has given She-Ra, 80s cartoon bombshell, a fresh lick of TV paint for 2018.

    A new She-ra on the block

    OPINION: Complaining about reboots ruining cartoons is ruining cartoons. Just ask the Princess of Power.

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    Passengers give teacher $530

    Bermudez didn't realise how much money she'd been given until she got in her mum's car and counted it.

    When a US teacher told her seatmate about her low-income students, others on her flight couldn't sit back and do nothing.

    World famous in NZ: Castle Hill

    Officially called a karst landscape, these ancient rocks are smooth, sculpted, and irresistibly photogenic.

    With its stunning outlook, Ohau Snow Fields and Lodge provides a great Kiwi family atmosphere and excellent terrain for ...

    A first timer's guide to the slopes

    Fear not. With some planning, your first time on snow could well be a life changing experience.

    motoring

    Me and my car: 1966 E-Type video

    Robin Kidd sold his first E-Type to buy a house. Couldn't resist getting another in later years though.

    Meet Robin Kidd and his fully restored classic Jaguar E-Type.

    Finding fun in a road trip video

    Heading home from a school holiday break? Road trips can be fun - or a nightmare. Planning can makes the difference.

    EVRoam takes data directly from EV charging network operators and makes it available to existing websites, apps and maps.

    Real-time EV charger info video

    NZ Government partnership to provide EV infrastructure information is a world first.

    stuff nation

    More talk, not less stuff nation

    Rather than trying to silence her, we need to listen to Lauren Southern and then discuss her views.

    Rather than trying to silence others, we need to listen, and then discuss our views.

    Player theatrics shine bright stuff nation

    A review of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and its showcase of talent, theatrics, disappointments and champions.

    Should we all be able to say what we want, when we want, wherever we want?

    Let's talk about free speech stuff nation

    Should we all be able to say what we want, when we want, wherever we want?

    sport

    Live: Hawks v Jets

    Manawatū Jets guard Daishon Knight scored 45 points in last week's upset win over the Southland Sharks.

    2:55 PM  It's seventh against eighth in the NBL as Hawke's Bay host Manawatū in Napier.

    Mauger: Have to suck it up video

    1:40 PM  Highlanders coach's face says it all after second half capitulation dooms his first season in charge.

    Chiefs coach Colin Cooper came up short in the Super Rugby playoffs once again, but can take heart out of what his team ...

    Title wait goes on for Cooper

    2:35 PM  It's now a sixth visit to the Super Rugby playoffs and still no reward, but new Chiefs coach can be heartened.

    opinion

    Trump bends knee to Putin

    US President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a two-hour off-the-record meeting in ...

    OPINION: Trump's kowtowing to Putin shows he is either out of touch with US values, or a clear danger to the nation.

    Low-wage NZ 'a myth' video

    BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand's problem is not low wages, but economic performance.

    OPINION: The head of BusinessNZ says claims that New Zealand is a "low-wage economy" are wrong.

    The click in her hip

    Lydia and Alicia Knell now provide support for others who suffer CRPS in New Zealand.

    Our daughter was in agony but we couldn't shelter or protect her from it. Instead, we had to insist she intensified it.

    Stop mansplaining #MeToo

    Comedian and actor Penny Ashton came out swinging, writing for The Spinoff: "Utilising a global movement which at its ...

    OPINION: Another roomful of men telling me how to feel? Bor-ing.

    good reads

    Pora's story 'sad, complicated'

    In Dark Places tells the story of Teina Pora and his legal battle.

    The real people behind TVNZ's Teina Pora film reveal the personal impact of re-telling his story.

    Man consumed by ACC fight video

    Ivan Stryder was in agony, unable to sleep through the night, due to his back injury.

    ACC documents are within reach in every room in Ivan Stryder's house. He's "lost his job and his life".

    In camp with the Black Ferns

    Sarah Goss addresses the New Zealand sevens team in Mount Maunganui.

    NZ women's 7s camp starts with a concert, followed by days of brutal hard work, Ben Strang reports.

    A taste for murder

    Nikki Crutchley self-published her first novel Nothing Bad Happens Here in August last year.

    Once self-published writer Nikki Crutchley tried her hand at it, she couldn't stop.

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    Stop mansplaining #MeToo

    Comedian and actor Penny Ashton came out swinging, writing for The Spinoff: "Utilising a global movement which at its ...

    OPINION: Another roomful of men telling me how to feel? Bor-ing.

    Flight Centre's 'inspirational' murals video

    The female Flight Centre mural was meant to be "inspiring".

    Flight Centre under fire for booze-soaked culture and murals that suggest women should carry condoms and become 'Naughtywise' ambassadors.

    My doctor pursued me for sex

    Catherine English, Dr Deane Drew's estranged wife, is one of the women who have laid a complaint against him.

    After escaping a religious cult, Catherine English was just looking for a doctor.

    Lawyers deemed 'fit and proper'

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    Lawyers at heart of Russell McVeagh scandal have had their practising certificates renewed.

    oddstuff

    Bird fanciers face off

    A powdered silver fantail pigeon puts on a show for the judges.

    Waikato's finest feathered specimens are on show at the Hamilton Gardens.

    Boy, 10, drives drunk dad

    The man has pleaded guilty at New Plymouth District Court to a charge of ill treatment/neglect of a person aged under 18 ...

    The father told police it wasn't the first time the boy had been his sober driver.

    Virgin Mary 'weeps olive oil'

    Photos and a video released by the church shows the statue with what appears to be liquid inside the eyes and down the ...

    A statue of the Virgin Mary inside a US church appears to be "weeping" - and church leaders can't explain it.

    'You're actually scared of balloons?'

    Greer Berry's worst nightmare. Berry suffers from globophobia (file photo).

    OPINION: Indeed Greer Berry is scared of Satan's plaything. And now the world hates them too.

    Parenting

    Is my son battling loneliness?

    Being quiet and not engaged with others all the time can be good for children. It builds independence and if your child ...

    Aloneness can leave room for creativity and contemplation. But loneliness is another matter.

    Inside the 'pain-free' birth

    Auckland mother Kate O'Byrne with son Ruairi. Kate used the HypnoBirthing technique.

    According to advocates of HypnoBirthing, having a baby without drugs should be a pain-free experience.

    Prolapse 'shocks' new mums video

    There will likely be one or two new mums in your coffee group affected by prolapse, but too worried to say anything.

    There will likely be one or two new mums in your coffee group affected by prolapse, but too worried to say anything.

    Model breastfeeds on runway video

    Mara Martin hopes her runway walk will help to 'normalise' breastfeeding.

    New mum earns praise for breastfeeding her baby on the catwalk at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show.

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    Insider tip: Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is a mecca for those who like to party. And sightsee. And chill at the beach.

    If every country in the world was invited to a party, Brazil would be the last one still on the dance floor at 6am.

    'Nurses have it easier in London'

    Celebrating Christmas in London.

    Nurses are having a tough time in New Zealand right now, but Rachel Gold says the opportunities in London are excellent.

    Ask an expert: Canada

    Peyto Lake in Banff National Park in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

    With three weeks in the country, how do I make the most of what it has to offer?

    The London tourists rarely see

    Get a whole new perspective on the city by taking to the canals.

    All sorts of hidden treasures await tourists if they go off the beaten track.

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