Geoff and Lillani Hopkins were on the island minutes before the eruption, and helped tend horribly burnt patients on the ...

Anatomy of a deadly eruption video

5:00 AM  It was a beautiful day for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. But when disaster struck, 14 didn't come home.

Three friends killed

Australian friends Jason Griffiths, Karla Mathews and Richard Elzer, who were on White Island when the volcano erupted.

Jason Griffiths lost his life in hospital, his two friends are presumed dead on White Island.

Family can't recover body video

Man's request to recover his brother's body from White Island himself rejected as 'foolhardy' by police minister.

Eruption bedlam at hospital

Warning: This article describes the scenes inside a hospital as White Island victims arrived.

Eden Park wants six shows a year

5:00 AM  Gigs could come to NZ's biggest sports stadium as trust tried to secure official go-ahead.

Rugby world confused by Foster

'Think they've made a big mistake' rugby world can't understand why it's not Razor.

national

Australia to fly injured home

The volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand.

Live: Australian Air Force planes are expected to start flying home some injured White Island survivors on Thursday.

Burns tragedy 'unprecedented'

Middlemore Hospital is ordering 1.2 million square centimetres of skin for grafts for White Island eruption victims.

Steven Warren was lucky to suffer only a fractured neck when his 4WD rolled on a Hawke's Bay farm. Sonny the foxy was in ...

Dogs 'fly past' driver video

5:00 AM  Steven Warren recalls seeing the dogs roll past him inside the tumbling vehicle.

climate change

Southland prepares for climate change

Extinction Rebellion Southland member Rayleen Carston.

A member of Southland's Extinction Rebellion group spoke to Environment Southland about climate change.

Drought 'imminent' in north video

Dry conditions are giving way to drought in Northland and north Auckland.

I'm here because Trump isn't: Bloomberg at COP25

I'm here because Trump isn't: Bloomberg at COP25

US Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg at a climate conference in Madrid.

business

New quake-resilient building for BNZ staff

An illustration of a new 12-storey base isolated building at 1 Whitmore Street, Wellington, whose development will be ...

7 min ago  About 1500 BNZ staff in central Wellington will get a new home in 2023, a 12-storey quake-resilient building.

Racist backlash against Tip Top video

5:00 AM  The addition of a halal logo to some ice cream tubs has sparked a backlash online.

The Tauranga Crossing retail development is the newest and biggest shopping centre in the Bay of Plenty and is seeking ...

Only the wealthy need apply

5:00 AM  Investors with $1 million to invest are wanted to buy a big chunk of a new Tauranga shopping centre development.

travel

Airports suck, so indulge yourself video

Airports suck, and sometimes there's only one way to make them better: indulgence. So, do you want fries with that? ...

OPINION: McDonald's doesn't count as McDonald's if you eat it in an airport. That is a true fact.

Crying as cruise departs video

"Sombre" mood as cruise ship leaves Tauranga, after its passengers embroiled in deadly eruption.

Air NZ is offering compassionate fares for relatives to see family impacted by the Whakaari/White Island eruption (file ...

Victims' families get fare help video

Air NZ offering special airfares for relatives of the victims of Whakaari/White Island eruption.

It's not yet clear what caused the eruption on Whakaari/White Island but experts think it was probably caused when steam ...

A catastrophic burst of steam

The volcano may seem deceptively small, but the underwater giant has been erupting for millennia, always without warning.

White Island disaster: Unlucky, or reckless? video

Tourism operator White Island Flights captured these images of the White Island eruption.

It is an active volcano given to what scientists call "impulsive, shortlived" eruptions. But it's a must-see attraction - and a risk every time someone steps on the island.

How the auditor-general was removed

Former Auditor-General and Ministry of Transport chief executive Martin Matthews.

Independent financial watchdog says MPs forced him out. Former prime minister calls that an “unprecedented” breach of NZ’s constitution.

A con artist's life video

Stuff Circuit: The Fraudster

Before Joanne Harrison ripped off the taxpayer, she left a trail of carnage through corporate and government jobs in NZ and Australia.

'Unprecedented' breach of constitution

Former Auditor-General and Ministry of Transport chief executive Martin Matthews.

Senior public servant says MPs effectively acted "like gangs and mafia" to force his resignation.

world

Suu Kyi denies Myanmar genocide video

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi waits to address judges of the International Court of Justice for the second day of ...

Former pro-democracy symbol Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar's armed forces over its crackdown on the Rohingya.

Three hours of burns surgery video

US honeymooner caught up in White Island eruption needs skin grafts and his new wife is under sedation, mum says.

Jacinda Ardern's title as the youngest female Prime Minister has been taken by 34-year-old Sanna Marin who was sworn in ...

Ardern: Finnish PM doesn’t need my advice video

Jacinda Ardern's title as the youngest female Prime Minister has been taken by 34-year-old Sanna Marin who was sworn in yesterday as Finland's new Prime Minister.

property

Demand squeeze on rental market

Wellington is already the most expensive urban centre, with a median rent in the centre of $585 a week.

Pace of growth in rents 'alarming' for tenants.

Family left in the cold by builders

The Quinn family is about to spend its third Christmas waiting for their new house to be completed.

The decision on a plan change for a new subdivision in Oakura will likely be in the new year.

Oakura hearing to drag on

It could be the new year before a decision is made on where the hearing process will go.

homed

Learning to let (most of) it go video

You may find you're more attached to your clutter than you think, but there are ways you can learn to let go.

Decluttering isn't always easy, but there are plenty of things you can try to help say goodbye to your stuff.

2020's top interior design trends

It's in our nature to embrace change in January so why not include our home interiors.

Fleas will jump from the grass onto passing cats and dogs. To prevent an infestation, keep lawns short.

How to get rid of fleas video

In 2019, one pest has bugged New Zealanders more than most. Here's how to stop it in its tracks.

life & style

Why your roof needs updating

You may be thinking that adjustments to your roof are too difficult or out of your budget, but that is generally not true.

6 min ago  This one key change is often dismissed, but can improve your house facade more than anything else.

Miss World is not what you think video

Miss New Zealand, Lucy Brock, says you'll be surprised by how the Miss World competition is judged.

Lots of parents have heard warnings about the infamous "threenager" phase.

How do negative words affect young kids?

OPINION: How does it affect parents and children when we use negative words to describe an age group?

well & good

Dr: The diet industry is 'corrupted'

Green smoothies are a trendy with healthy folks, but how do you navigate all the dietary info out there?

Dr Michael Greger hates diet books. He says so in the first few pages of his diet book.

Ice bucket challenge inspiration dies, 34

The former college baseball player who inspired the ice bucket challenge, has died.

Plant-based diets were one of the top trends of 2019, according to Google.

Most Googled diets in 2019 video

Meat-free and low carb are the diet trends of 2019 if Kiwi google searches are anything to go by.

food & wine

Another win for Marlborough

Co-owner of Arbour restaurant Liz Buttimore with the Cuisine award. Behind her are staff members Eleanora Kraemer, ...

5:00 AM  Marlborough restaurants have been recognised in this year's Cuisine awards for their exceptional food and sparkling service.

Kirsch, cherry and mandarin trifle

Laura Greenfield from Wellington restaurant Field & Green shares her mother's trifle recipe.

Lemon and berry trifle

Owners shut at night for kids

nz farmer

Is vilification of meat and dairy fair?

Is the vilification of NZ's meat and dairy justified?

While agriculture has big environmental problems to solve, NZ's grass-fed sheep and cattle still underpin a high-quality food industry.

Raw milk raid shuts business

A Nelson raw milk producer says it will fight the Government closure of its business.

Kiwis have 'lost touch with the land' video

Damaged fruit now 'Hailstone Heroes' video

entertainment

William Shatner files for divorce

E! News has learned that the 88-year-old actor filed for divorce from his wife, Elizabeth Shatner, after nearly 18 years ...

William Shatner filed for divorce from his wife, Elizabeth Shatner, after 18 years of marriage.

Host announces wrong Miss Universe winner

Steve Harvey accidentally announces the wrong winner for the National Costume category on Miss Universe 2019.

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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's date night

Kit Harington and his wife Rose Leslie look cozy and chic during a night out on the town in London.

Bravo

Elizabeth Hurley claims she and Queen Elizabeth II have the same stalker

Jim Spellman/Getty Images, Samir Hussein/WireImage

The topic came up after a Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen caller asked Elizabeth Hurley about her craziest fan interaction.

Billie Eilish singing in a throwback home video is the sweetest thing you'll see today

Billie Eilish played a home video of her singing Alicia Keys' Fallin' for the artist on Monday's The Late Late Show. Check out the incredible throwback video below!

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Kevin Hart isn't opposed to hosting the 2020 Oscars after last year's drama

Kevin Hart revealed he's willing to host the 2020 Oscars with pal Dwayne The Rock Johnson despite saying he never would after last year's controversy. Read on below.

parenting

Christmas pressure weighs on women

Women tend to take on all the Christmas admin because they want to, but it doesn't make it less stressful.

OPINION: It's Christmas time, so my home is filled with the smell of pine needles, fruit mince tarts, gingerbread – and stress.

Please, no chocolate for teacher video

Overwhelmed with boxes of Roses, novelty cups and hand cream, teachers would rather get a gift from the heart.

Pregnant, itchy - and terrified

New miscarriage, stillbirth leave proposed video

oddstuff

Architect backs radical Naenae Pool idea video

Annette Philp likes the idea of an iconic statue for the new Naenae Pool.

Naenae's new pool could be famous like Kawakaka's toilet.

Spotted: Pigeons in cowboy hats video

But the truly bizarre sight in a US car park has sparked concerns the birds may be harmed.

Boris pockets reporter's phone

Carols on the Lawn back in a new location

technology

Prime breakthrough for Freeview

Freeview Smart VU X streaming device & remote

Prime channel now available in HD on Freeview via UHF, and online.

5G launched by Vodafone

But you'll need a $1399 smartphone and to pay a $10 monthly surcharge from July.

Komodo Monitr's three founders: Matt Goodson, left, Jack Wood, and Chris Bacon.

Christchurch startup goes global

A young Christchurch sport startup has earned the opportunity to work alongside executives from Nike, Adidas, FIFA and the NBA.

motoring

Murph says goodbye to Commodore video

Greg Murphy: 'I don't think the ZB [Commodore] got a fair go at all'.

Greg Murphy must be NZ's most famous Holden Commodore driver. What are his thoughts on the demise of the iconic name?

Motorsport has made I-Pace a better EV video

Data from eTrophy racing has given I-Pace owners more range, says Jaguar.

More power, more holes in the front: new Evo (left) meets outgoing Huracan.

The Lambo that puts sports in supercar video

A lot more tech, but also a lot more fun to be had in new Evo version of Lamborghini's baby.

stuff nation

Act now, save future generations stuff nation

Brad Dixon, pictured at Mt Tarawera, tries to live a "lite" day once a week to reduce his impact on the climate.

OPINION: I don't want have to explain to my grandkids why I was on the wrong side of history.

Your Christmas traditions stuff nation

We want to hear about the weird, funny and unique things your family gets up to at Christmas time.

"Teenagers often don’t want to (or know how to) talk to their parents, and sometimes the best they can give is a shrug."

Moody teen: is it serious? stuff nation

OPINION: Here are some signs for young people and their parents to look out for.

sport

Bond and Smith call for speed

Lockie Ferguson is yet to make his test debut for the Black Caps.

5:00 AM  One of New Zealand's quickest ever bowlers wants a speedster in the Black Caps' lineup.

Foster to add 'own flavour'

Ian Foster admits he has to "reinvent himself" as All Blacks coach, but wants to restore the team's mana.

Black Caps batsman Henry Nicholls reveals the extra precautions he will take in the Perth heat.

NZ's trio of troubling tests

5:00 AM  OPINION: NZ's cricketing trip across the Tasman is packed with obstacles.

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Inside the hatchery raising its 2000th kiwi video

Since 1995, the Kiwi Hatchery has raised 2000 kiwi birds.

Find out how one hatchery is nurturing our most vulnerable species to help them survive.

Kids take on the dirt bike champs video

Could one of these racers be the next Levi Sherwood?

It's the biggest dirt bike riding event in New Zealand. Who’s got what it takes to win the big race?

noted

Is vilification of meat and dairy fair?

Is the vilification of NZ's meat and dairy justified?

While agriculture has big environmental problems to solve, NZ's grass-fed sheep and cattle still underpin a high-quality food industry.

Kids staying home new norm video

Nicky Cooper and Andy Fyfe at their hilltop Waiheke Island house with son James, 28 (at right). Until recently, he lived ...

'Parental co-habitation' is now the most common living arrangement for adults aged 18 to 34. It can be a great if sometimes frustrating experience.

now to love

Impact of Royal follow on Instagram

Since the launch of their own Instagram account Sussex Royal earlier this year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have ...

Two organisations share how they benefited after Harry and Meghan followed their accounts on Instagram.

Watch: Erin Simpson, Zac Franich wed video

Erin Simpson and former Bachelor Zac Franich got married at the historic St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland.

Complete with smoke bombs, a serenade and the offering of a red rose, it really was a glamorous event.

homes to love

Sustainable gift wraps for Christmas

The Japanese wrapping method (furoshiki) can be adjusted to suit gifts of all shapes.

Wrap this year’s presents in beautiful reusable packaging for a luxe feel and minimal Christmas waste

Upgrades that mightn't add value

House

When it comes to home renovating, spending money doesn't always make money.

food to love

Night Noodle's Hidden Village

The Hidden Village at the 2019 Night Noodle Markets in Auckland.

Last year, The Hidden Village was a last-minute addition to Auckland's Night Noodle Markets. Now it's a restaurant.

Ultimate outdoor kitchen

Want to take your al fresco cooking to a new level? Here’s how to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen and go from burnt ...

However much you have to spend, these amazing outdoor kitchens will take your al fresco cooking to a new level.

beautyheaven

Humidity hair hacks

"Straight hair that has been blow dried or curled to add volume will lose that volume once it's exposed to humidity," ...

Does the humidity make your hair frizz? Here's some tips on how to keep your hair looking good this summer.

How much exercise is enough?

Don't have 30 minutes to spare? Try breaking up your workout into 10-minute blocks.

If you are new to exercise, start off by doing short workout sessions. Even 10 minutes is enough to gain benefits.

metro

Being vegetarian sucks

Vegetarianism feels like addressing the climate crisis on my own terms.

Vegetarianism feels like addressing the climate crisis on my own terms.

Pay-as-you-feel restaurant video

ONE - Onehunga Neighbourhood Eatery by day, which turns to Everybody Eats at night.

Rescued food, coupled with community volunteers, means high quality koha meals are on the menu.

newsroom.co.nz

Eliza ponders her future

An Olympic bronze and Commonwealth silver medallist in pole vault, Eliza McCartney was studying physiology but decided ...

Through the dark clouds of injury woes, the pole vaulting star turned her focus to making a cleaner, healthier New Zealand.

A level two sense of security

A still image from video showing the eruption from above.

White Island's been at a level two alert level 10 times since 2012. Yesterday was the first time it went from level two to an eruption.

How Team NZ built their own boats

Team New Zealand have been rocketing their first foiling monohull – Te Aihe, the dolphin – across the Hauraki Gulf for ...

The defenders of the Auld Mug have done things differently this time by keeping construction in-house, and so far, it's paying off.

tarana

The worst is over for Fiji: Rabuka

Sitiveni Rabuka: The worst is over for Fiji.

A dark era in Fijian politics is over, says former coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka.

Kiwi Sikh wins beard payout

Raman Sethi's lawyer hopes Sikhs will feel empowered to challenge no-beard policies.

Kiwi's crusade for justice after being barred from working at London hotel will "empower Sikhs".

Devastating fire in India video

A fire engine stands by the site of a fire in a narrow lane in New Delhi, India.

At least 43 people have died in a major fire that broke out in a grains market in central New Delhi.

Grandma flies from Fiji to watch Krishna

Former Phoenix striker Roy Krishna is making a name for himself in India's Super League.

When Roy Krishna scored his two goals against Jamshedpur last month, he did so in front of a very special visitor.

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