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OPINION: The British people should be given a chance to change their minds.

Where did the gun go?

Arthur Thomas' rifle.

5:00 AM  A mystery gun linked to an initial suspect was seized by police in a secret line of inquiry in the double murder cold case.

Air NZ strike called off

Airlines says three days of talks with the union mean the action next week is off.

NZ's tribute to backpacker video

Detective in charge of murder probe publicly thanks family of Grace Millane.

Harcourts ad 'culturally offensive'

Harcourts ad featuring iconic marae for sale labelled "culturally offensive".

'Mine could have been her life' video

Candles and songs as hundreds pay tribute to backpacker Grace Millane.


Family's 'life sentence of loss'

Franchesca Kororia Borell has been found guilty of the murder of 25-year-old Hardeep Singh.

Franchesca Borell will spend at least 10 years in jail for killing her boyfriend during a Christmas Day row.

Arrest over needle 'hoax'

Police arrest 28-year-old woman for laying false complaint over needle in strawberry.

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 Wide spread earthquake, tsunami alert on South Island coasts after major ...

EQC unprepared for disaster video

EQC has no agreement with insurers ready if another major disaster strikes.

    Who Cares? title image

    Family on the run: Jesse, Gabriel and Dad

    "They look dirty" ... "They never have seat belts" ... "They live in a hut in the bush" ... "I heard him whack one of them". Whenever the calls led to a social worker's visit, Fred and the kids did a runner.

    Thousands taken from parents video

    'Who Cares?', a special project by Stuff, tells the true story of Jesse and Gabriel, two girls removed from their ...

    Five times per day, every day, the state orders the removal of children from their parents. Is this system working?

    Crewe cold case 'is solvable'

    Jeannette and Harvey Crewe were killed in 1970.

    They were killed, their child found alone days later. It was 48 years ago, but for some it's like yesterday.

    Beyond the wrongly accused

    Peter Ellis, Arthur Allan Thomas, Rex Haig, Teina Pora

    What happens when investigations go off the rails, when gossip takes seed in communities?

    'The truth has never been told'

    Lynette Stevens at her home in north Waikato.

    Lynette Stevens was told her brother died in a farm accident. She was suspicious, so she started digging.


    Pope cuts three cardinals

    Pope Francis has cut Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, Australian Cardinal George Pell and Congolese Cardinal Laurent ...

    Pope removes three cardinals from cabinet, two implicated in Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal

    Flautist sues over unfair pay video

    Female musician paid $100K less than male in the US says women "need to see equality and fairness".

    CBS News and PBS fired Charlie Rose, one of America's most prominent interviewers, the day after the Washington Post ...

    CBS settles Charlie Rose lawsuit

    35 women have claimed they were sexually harassed or treated inappropriately by the journalist.


    SPF fail for suncreens

    Consumer NZ keeps finding sunscreens that don't meet the SPF claim.

    Six out of ten sunscreens tested by Consumer NZ fail to meet SPF claims.

    Repairs for new courts building

    It was late, way over budget and now it already needs fixing.

    A drone being deployed by a shepherd on a farm in Central Otago.

    Future farming relies on tech

    Precision farming. Drones doing the muster. Robotic milking sheds. This is farming.


    Living Standards Framework nothing special

    Finance Minister Grant Robertson has asked government departments for 1 per cent in savings across the board.

    5:00 AM  OPINION: The Government is flush with money to fulfil its well-being politics, but will the Living Standards Framework really help?

    I am not a kiwi

    5:00 AM  OPINION: Grinch Karl du Fresne gets a few things off his chest.

    "Incredible compassion'' no substitute for credible action

    Restructuring impedes progress

    good reads

    Flautist sues over unfair pay video

    Elizabeth Rowe, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's principal flute player, at her home in Boston in November. Rowe is suing ...

    Female musician paid $100K less than male in the US says women "need to see equality and fairness".

    Petra: More seductive than ever video

    "For all the modernity of infinity pools, the past is rarely invisible."

    Skier closing in on world’s best

    Want to go to space next year? video


    Googling 'idiot' turns up Trump

    Here's a search in an incognito window of 'idiot'.

    If you Google the word 'idiot,' under images, pictures of US president appear.

    Silicon Valley dangerously blind

    OPINION: Myanmar's "people are filled with joy", says an oblivious Jack Dorsey.

    Massey University PhD student Chris Muller won the Innovate 2018 competition for drone-based technology.

    Drone can home in on penguin nests

    Chris Muller's project Drone Ranger, which could revolutionise the monitoring of wildlife, won him the Innovate 2018 award.


    Inside Charles and Camilla's home

    For Prince Charles' 70th birthday, Clarence House did something unprecedented. They permanently opened up the home he ...

    It's not every day you get to see where royalty lives.

    Upcycled pallet Christmas tree

    Turn old pallets into evergreen festive trees.

    The school holidays are noisy enough, don't make them unbearable.

    9 terrible Christmas presents gallery

    Cross these ones off your gift buying list.

    life & style

    Intermittent fasting: Is it safe?

    Auckland personal trainer Aaron Shepherd loves intermittent fasting and says his clients have had great weight-loss ...

    My mum's doing it, my sister's doing it, my boss' gym trainer recommends it. What's so appealing about it?

    Fashion editors' shameful buys

    Feeling guilty about splurging on an impractical item you just had to have? You're not alone.

    Who do Kate and Meghan turn to for a little guidance and advice?

    Who's in Kate & Meghan's squads? video

    With their public profiles now rivalling those of William and Harry, this is who the duchesses turn to for advice and inspiration.

    well & good

    Edge's Megan's Grace note video

    Megan Annear says she travelled to America by herself when she was just 19.

    "The question we should be asking is why did a 26-year-old man feel he had the right to take her life?"

    Schumer vs Duchess Meghan video

    While the Royal appears relatively unaffected by carrying a child, the comedian's latest video shows she's having a rough time.

    Health Minister David Clark speaks at the opening of a new mental health facility.

    What mental health needs

    A GP at the frontline of dealing with mental illness offers her prescription for progress.

    food & wine

    Cheesy dish with dash of spice

    Mexican pulled chicken with cheesy potatoes.

    5:00 AM  Potatoes and chicken make a special combo for dinner.

    QC's 'poetic licence'

    Wine company owners refute statement made in court by lawyer that they would not have bought it if they knew of illegal activity.

    Cashing in on board game craze video

    Say cheese, sheep cheese

    nz farmer

    Overseer needs upgrade: Upton

    Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says the nutrient management model Overseer needs to be ...

    NZ needs to upgrade the Overseer nutrient tool for use in the fight against farm pollution.

    Inquiry into 1080 deaths

    EPA looking into 1080 drop which left eight cattle dead in the Waikato.

    Fonterra cuts farmer payments video

    Farmers unsure how to be greener video


    Rove: Campbell a 'national treasure'

    John Campbell and Rove McManus on Wednesday.

    The Australian broadcaster was reunited with his Kiwi pal after appearing on The Project NZ.

    An entertaining Apocalypse video

    REVIEW: Quite why under-16s can't watch this good-natured nonsense is beyond me.

    Nicole Kidman was like an acting teacher to Temuera Morrison on the set of Aquaman.

    Jake the Muss moment in Aquaman

    "I was the only one that got the joke," says Tem Morrison.


    Will space tourists make space? video

    Virgin Spaceship Unity and Virgin Mothership Eve take to the skies.

    Virgin Galactic says it is on the cusp of flying humans to space. But the definition of space is controversial.

    Climb that inspired a movie video

    A new film follows Alex Honnold's historic ascent of the near-vertical El Capitan cliff face without ropes.

    New Zealand gets prime position.

    NZ front and centre of map video

    Instead of being missed off, here's a new look at New Zealand on the world stage.


    Oh no, here's Santa Shark

    Santa Shark is coming to town.

    All together now: "Santa Shark, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho..."

    Donor found for cancer toddler video

    A British mother-of-two is believed to be a match for Zainab Mughal, but doctors are warning more donors will be needed.

    Baby shower canned amid name mocking video

    No regrets at bully punishment video


    Ant crowned fastest animal video

    Forget cheetahs or sharks, the agile Dracula ant is the fastest animal in the world.

    We should count ourselves lucky the Dracula ant is not the size of a crocodile.

    Nigel the gannet feared poisoned video

    A necropsy found renal failure but couldn't rule out weed spray as a contributor.

    Christmas BBQ meat nicked

    Tree thieves leave Jan stumped


    Italy's most powerful an EV video

    Previously only known by its code name - PF0 - the Battista should be quicker than an F1 car.

    Pininfarina has revealed the name of its hypercar - the Battista EV will be more powerful than anything that has come from Italy before.

    What not to put in your tank video

    Some motorists have been putting the wrong additive into their fuel tanks - and causing thousands of dollars of damage.

    While its styling is evolutionary, the transformation in the 3's ride and handling is closer to revolutionary.

    BMW 3: return of the King video

    BMW is looking to return the 3 Series to the top of its segment with the new one. We go to the global launch to see if it has.

    stuff nation

    Show us your Christmas pets stuff nation

    Sushi the cat wasn't too impressed with the xmas hat.

    Pets draped in tinsel, baubles, Santa outfits and hats - you name it, Kiwi parents have dressed their fur kids in it.

    Let's make a difference stuff nation

    Those first steps to reducing your carbon footprint can be challenging at first. But it can be done.

    My son Shiv had his first photo with Santa and let's just say he wasn't a fan.

    Share your festive fails stuff nation

    Screaming, crying children, pouting faces and furrowed brows - this is how some kids react at Christmas.


    Flores confident of KO video

    Alexander Flores and Joseph Parker agree their fight won't go the distance but both claim they will win by knockout.

    5:00 AM  Alexander Flores claims he'll stop a complacent Joseph Parker.

    Parker sets big fight date video

    A rebuilding Joseph Parker reveals timeline for next world title challenge.

    Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was named the Kiwis' player of the year for 2018 after also winning an NRL title with the Roosters.

    Rooster the best Kiwi in 2018

    Jared Waerea-Hargreaves among the big winners alongside Warriors stars at NZRL annual awards.

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    quick! save the planet

    Bad climate policy fuels protests

    Protesters blocs the Champs Elysees avenue to protest fuel taxes in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is ...

    OPINION: The Paris riots show why NZ needs to get its environmental taxes right.

    Resident: water rules need to be fair

    Gore District councillors Doug Grant, Ralph Beale and Glenys Dickson at a Water Bylaw Amendment hearing.

    Gore township may operate under new water restrictions as the council prepares for climate change.

    Govt's secret climate dilemma video

    Flood damage in the Puketona area in Northland in 2007. Māori communities are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate ...

    The Government is secretly grappling with the dilemma of paying out climate change compensation to beachfront property owners.


    We're ready to talk to victims – NZDF video

    As children, Cherie Ham and Tracey Thompson were raped by Air Force sex predator Robert Roper. Now they're demanding change.

    Air Force Chief says he'll push for face-to-face meetings with abuse survivors to prevent sex cases going to court.

    NZDF won't pursue court costs video

    Mariya Taylor as a young airwoman, serving at Whenuapai Air Force base. Working as a driver, she was assaulted by ...

    Defence Force confirms it won't seek costs against Air Force servicewoman, as PM says she's been through enough.

    Sex attack victim 'won't pay costs'

    Mariya Taylor as a young airwoman, serving at Whenuapai Air Force base.

    Air Force sex attack victim Mariya Taylor won't be pursued for legal costs, the prime minister says.

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    End of a movie rental era

    Videon was renowned for its foreign and independent films.

    Auckland's much-loved movie rental store Videon is to close.

    Man and his rat-detecting dog

    Scott Sambell with another conservation dog Kosher.

    Scott Sambell added technology and Milly his pup to his arsenal in an effort to make NZ predator-free.

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    Inside Charles and Camilla's home

    For Prince Charles' 70th birthday, Clarence House did something unprecedented. They permanently opened up the home he ...

    It's not every day you get to see where royalty lives.

    MAFS AU: It's all Reality TV stars video

    Home and Away extra Sam Ball joins the Married At First Sight Australia cast for the 2019 season.

    Brace yourselves, it's shaping up to be another drama filled season.

    homes to love

    Proof new isn't boring

    The Ward family have recaptured the feel of their 1950s bungalow in their new build.

    Boring and cookie-cutter are two words that don't come to mind when looking at this special new-build.

    Oamaru home's Christmas style

    The Duddins had their hearts stolen by a grand old villa in a town they weren't even looking to buy in.

    The Duddins had their hearts stolen by a grand old villa in a town they weren't even looking to buy in.

    food to love

    The yummiest homemade Xmas gifts

    'Tis the season to get creative in the kitchen.

    Whether the budget is a bit tight or you just want to get creative, these recipes add a tasty personal touch to the festive season.

    Prep your Christmas feast

    Prepare your Christmas cake or pud well in advance.

    With just less than a month to go, there is, believe it or not, still time to sort the big day.

    beauty heaven

    5 ageing makeup mistakes

    It's all about the type of makeup you use - and how you apply it.

    Makeup can help you put your best face forward - but only if you're doing it right.

    5 reasons to train together

    Spending time together doesn't have to mean chocolate and wine on the couch - why not get your sweat on?!

    They say couples who sweat together, stay together - and it turns out there may be merit in this after all.

    fashion quarterly

    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.

    Don't commercialise cannabis video

    Krissy Calkins smokes a joint at a "Wake and Bake" legalized marijuana event in Toronto on October 17, 2018, the day ...

    OPINION: Sure, legalise cannabis, but don't let anyone make money from it. I don't want big business selling it to my kids.

    Hareb on cusp of dream ride

    Paige Hareb has just returned home to Oakura, New Plymouth, for Christmas, knowing she will be back on the world tour in ...

    Kiwi surfer's childhood dream of being an Olympian wasn’t unique. Her path to finally achieving it, however, could be.

    Olympian vows to overcome cancer

    Julie Brougham is determined to return to international dressage on her horse Vom Feinsten.

    Julie Brougham is determined to beat rare, aggressive cancer and return to dressage with her once-in-a-lifetime horse.

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