Whanganui River views guarantee at least two fight-free minutes for most siblings.

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Punter denied payout over six

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Rain and snow batters south

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Airline's selfie ban U-turn

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Electric blanket fire destroys house

A young family have lost everything in house fire caused by faulty electric blanket.

Warren and Mahoney's designs for an art bridge over the Avon River.

Mayor may rescue art bridge video

A more adventurous Avon River bridge design may not be dead in the water.

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    407 ... and rising: A Stuff special feature explaining the basics of the climate emergency.

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    You asked for more solutions, less doom and gloom.

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    Cabins not fit to live in video

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    Money was wired to an ANZ account in the Cook Islands.

    Money stashed in Rarotonga ANZ

    The "Wolf of Avarua" stockbroker was caught out despite sending $15m to the Cook Islands.

    opinion

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    Peter Dunne introduced the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill when he was Associate Health Minister.

    OPINION: Capital gains taxes, less punitive approaches to criminal justice and substantive welfare

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    life & style

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    "If you're the one person who plays the pipes, they're gonna remember you," says a Blenheim-raised bagpiper heading to world championships.

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    If you're looking to shape up for summer, know there are some health and exercise 'facts' you can ignore.

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    Naan is a simple flatbread of flour, yeast, water and salt made throughout the Middle East, India and beyond.

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    Does custard made from scratch really taste better than the store-bought or powdered kind?

    Farm water perfected for beer

    New cafe for Lyall Bay

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    Farm water perfected for beer

    Farmer James Cooper's wife Elissa even quit her job as a vet to work in the couple's brewery full-time.

    James Cooper improved his water for the sake of his beer and made his farm more productive in the process.

    Dogged pursuit of key worker

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    Further egg shortages likely

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    Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody

    7:49 AM  "If I lay here ...." I'll probably hear this song over and over.

    Drake sued over bottle injury video

    7:32 AM  Amanda Giovacco claims she was "violently struck" by a beer bottle that was thrown during the rapper's show in 2016.

    The Guardians of the Galaxy star was photographed out with his new wife Katherine Schwarzenegger

    T-shirt lands Chris Pratt in trouble video

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    Chora village on Patmos island in Greece.

    There's no airport, a ferry trip from Athens takes eight hours and mega-liners can't enter the shallow port.

    Fallen for a travel scam? stuff nation

    Been swindled while on holiday? We want to hear your tales of woe.

    Dunedin Railway Station - a beautiful old building.

    Things Dunedin still famous for video

    One uphill attraction is by no means the southern city's sole claim to fame.

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    Prince Harry holds Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in a photo released to mark Father's Day.

    Archie and Isla are two of the most popular names of the year according to Nameberry, these are the others.

    Pink closes Instagram comments video

    After more controversy over photos she's posted of her kids, the pop singer tells trolls to "go tell it on the mountain".

    Airline 'shames' breastfeeding mum video

    The scariest kids' movies video

    oddstuff

    Kāpiti's macrons defaced for fourth time

    Where's our macrons? The district's welcome signs have had their macrons painted out again.

    Who's afraid of a little white line?

    A pub to change your life video

    There's a pub at the heart of New Zealand's only Republic and it could be yours for $2.1m.

    World's worst drug concealment? video

    Wellies mistakenly sold at Op Shop

    motoring

    Your next new car should be blue video

    Blue means 'new energy'. MG has even developed a special shade for its ZS electric vehicle.

    Want everybody to know you've bought an eco-friendly car? Then choose your colour wisely.

    No way are SUVs cooler than people movers video

    OPINION: You can roll a mountain bike straight into the back of a people mover and drive away. You can't do that in an SUV or ute. So who's got the lifestyle now?

    Green grille badge means this is an electric Mini. The fact it's an 'S' means it's a fast one.

    Mini electric? We've got one already video

    Minis are expensive. But the Countryman is one of NZ's cheapest plug-in hybrids. We're going to find out what it's like to live with one.

    stuff nation

    Fallen for a travel scam? stuff nation

    Have you been scammed while travelling? We want to hear your tales of woe.

    Been swindled while on holiday? We want to hear your tales of woe.

    My gripes with the benefit stuff nation

    OPINION: I've seen grown men cry in public when they see how little they will receive. The system needs to change.

    I want to move back to New Zealand to be near my grandchildren but it's not  financially viable.

    Can I afford to move to NZ? stuff nation

    OPINION: I'd love to be around my grandchildren more but the cost of living in New Zealand is too high.

    sport

    Boks coach defends selections

    Stormers halfback Herschel Jantjies will make his international debut against the Wallabies.

    10 min ago  South Africa's fielding of a second-string team shouldn't be seen as a sign of disrespect, according to coach Rassie Erasmus.

    Kearney: No bad blood with SJ

    Warriors coach says there's no beef with Shaun Johnson after star playmaker's abrupt departure for Sharks.

    South Africa centre Erin Burger in action against Uganda.

    South Africa into semifinals

    8:04 AM  Southern Steel goal shoot plays starring role as South Africa finish strong to beat Uganda.

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    Psychologists are getting a picture of people who are big on social media. It's not always pretty.

    McGee on his family's stolen children

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    Greg McGee discusses his great-grandfather's kidnapping crime, and how it inspired content for his novels.

    now to love

    Meg, Harry on 'influential people' list video

    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

    Time magazine have announced their 25 Influential People on the Internet - and the Sussexes easily made the cut.

    Bride's big wedding demand for fiancé

    One bride has quit her job to plan her "dream wedding" - and wants her fiance to get a second job to pay for it.

    A bride has quit her job to plan her $80,000 wedding, and has told her fiancé to get a second job to pay for it.

    homes to love

    13 stylish pet beds

    Pet beds don't have to be hairy and dirty piles in the corner - enjoy these stylish alternatives.

    Get your beloved pet a soft yet stylish bed perfect for dreams of juicy bones, catnip and endless tummy scratches.

    Block’s master bedroom reveal video

    Week four was master bedroom week on The Block NZ: Firehouse.

    Tactical game playing and a costly mistake turned this week's master bedroom room reveal into a nightmare for one team.

    food to love

    The champs of the cheese toastie

    Smith and McKenzie head chef Ben Ensor shows off his High & Rye Brisket Cheese Toastie which is being entered in this ...

    Is your toastie game no gouda? A chef points out where you're probably going wrong.

    Taranaki recyclers living off the land video

    Ahu Ahu Beach Villas in Taranaki.

    Ahu Ahu Beach Villas combine an artistic assemblage of recycled and rustic materials in a peaceful farm setting with sweeping coastal views.

    beautyheaven

    Tips on dealing with acne

    "My number one tip for acne sufferers is to treat your acne from within."

    "Look into your gut health! How often are you going 'number two'?"

    How much coffee can you drink a day

    Turns out you would need more coffee than you think before you head into 'dangerous' territory.

    Your body can only take so much coffee before negative effects show; a new study has found that threshold.

    metro

    Whisky isn't an old man's drink

    Alex Blackwood making a whisky highball with way too much love in her eyes.

    Don't picture an old guy in a leather arm chair sipping away the evening - up to 37 per cent of US whisky customers are women.

    Stargazing on Great Barrier

    Great Barrier was named an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in 2017.

    It seems like the islands 800 or so full-time inhabitants have all learned a bit about the heavenly bodies.

    newsroom.co.nz

    Auckland lava caves worth protecting

    Accurate laser images of Auckland lava caves were created by Chirag Jindal and Peter Crossley and used in Into the ...

    It may be hard to protect something you can't see, but Auckland cave lovers say they need legal protection before more are destroyed.

    ANZ's fight for secrecy

    ANZ chair Sir John Key championed transparency at a recent press briefing. Yet the bank tried to keep its role in a ...

    ANZ fought for years to keep New Zealand’s biggest Ponzi scheme quiet. Then former boss David Hisco's personal spending came to light.

    Dancing to Hendry's tune

    Angus Hendry in action during the Reel O'Tulloch championship in Marborough.

    Highland dancing's lone male competitor, Angus Hendry, reigned supreme at the sport's national championships in Marlborough.

    tarana

    Mistakes do happen, fix it

    Radio Tarana presenter Jilesh Desai.

    OPINION: In the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, none of the two teams lost. But cricket surely did, writes Jilesh Desai.

    Amitabh mocks ICC's boundary rule

    Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood's biggest star, has also mocked the ICC for its boundary rule.

    Bollywood megastar latest to join list of celebrities mocking the ICC's boundary rule.

    Teachers angry at pay delay

    Teachers say after a year of negotiating, the 10-week wait to see pay increases is a 'kick in the teeth'.

    Teachers will have to wait until September for pay increases they voted to accept in June.

    The problem with Pacific progress

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    ANALYSIS: A shiny video shows Fijian PM taking up growth and a young boxing champion thanking the government. What's the truth though?

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