Second chance, second murder video

Nicole Tuxford, Paul Russell Wilson

David Bain's friend Paul Wilson took murderous revenge on the women who rejected him.

Victim's father dies after news

Paul Russell Wilson, right, pictured with David Bain in 1999 while in prison.

2:24 PM  The father of Paul Russell Wilson's first victim couldn't bear news his daughter's murderer had killed again.

Nick Smith says PM is lying

National MP for Nelson Nick Smith called the Prime Minister a liar.

13 min ago  The MP was kicked out of the House after he interrupted the PM as she discussed affordable housing.

'Freak accident' ends tug-of-war

St Dominic's Catholic Primary School principal Daniel Pepper (file photo).

12 min ago  Tug-of-war canned after principal nearly loses finger at Auckland primary school event.

Bar 'gone in 60 minutes'

PhotonFlux co-owners Anton Sounes and Nina Human negotiate access to the building with police during their eviction dispute.

2:19 PM  Mad scenes outside Wellington's sci-fi bar PhotonFlux as staff are given ultimatum to be out in an hour.


Bain 'shocked' by murder

David Bain pictured with Paul Wilson while in prison.

12:58 PM  David Bain was "as shocked as anyone" to hear his friend had murdered again, his long-time advocate says.

Kiwi man dies after balcony fall

12:56 PM  Matty King, who previously lived in Auckland, fell while attempting to climb over a balcony to let himself into his apartment.

Aircraftman Morgan Robert Davies, left, and Aircraftman Cameron Fairbank are facing court martial at Ōhakea Air Force ...

Military meth charge a first

2:08 PM  Airmen wait to hear sentences after being found guilty on a raft of drug charges.

    Paul Wilson admitted raping Merivale woman Nicole Marie Tuxford in the Christchurch High Court on Wednesday.

    Second chance, second murder video

    He killed once and then convinced authorities he was no longer a risk. He was, and another woman paid the price.

    Should everyone get free cash? video

    It used to be a fringe idea but a UBI has gained traction in recent years.

    ANALYSIS: A universal basic income could solve problems. Or create them.

    The Barber's home visits video

    The Museum is the sixth episode of The Barber, a documentary series about a man and his community in Flaxmere, Hastings.

    Oli-Alainu'uese lives in one of the most deprived areas in Hastings. Sometimes he goes out of his way to help special customers.

    NZ's got talent - but little room video

    Vernon Tava is testing the political waters with a new environment-focused party.

    National needs dance partners, the nation needs more diversity. But have Kiwis had enough of minor parties?

    Holding back the tide video

    Haumoana, Hawke's Bay. On bad days you can see, hear and feel the gravel, rocks and sand being clawed back to the water.

    Some councils have tried - and failed - to tackle sea level rise. One seems to have got it right.


    How Guaido plans to get soldiers on side video

    Members of Venezuelan Bolivarian Militia dance as they leaving after attending a rally with led by Constitutional ...

    19 min ago  Venezuela's top military brass have a lot to lose if would-be Venezuela President takes charge.

    Is tourism safe in Syria? video

    2:10 PM  French travel agent draws foreign ministry fire for offering "cultural" tours.

    TJ Cunningham is survived by his wife and five children.

    Ex-NFL player killed over car park video

    2:28 PM  Former Seahawks player shot and killed over parking space dispute with neighbour.


    One-stop KiwiSaver tool launches

    The Commission for Financial Capability wants to make it easier for people to compare their KiwiSaver fund to other people's.

    2:01 PM  Free 'Smart Investor' online tool lets people compare investments including KiwiSaver, shares, and bonds.

    Chinese skiers head down under

    1:05 PM  While the hand-wringing over NZ's relationship with China continues, the ski industry's tapping into huge interest from China.

    The $700m International Convention Centre in Auckland has been delayed until 2020.

    Fletcher's Australian challenge

    1:29 PM  The country's biggest construction company is now fighting the Australian housing slowdown.


    Hairstyle ban suppresses kids' ethnicity stuff nation

    Colin Henry sports neither braids nor an afro, but explains the hairstyle has nothing to do with religion or culture. ...

    2:07 PM  OPINION: To stop kids styling their hair in afros or braids is to ask them to abandon their natural characteristics.

    Reason: Akira Ioane's RWC bid video

    OPINION: The big Blues No 8 looked the part in manhandling the Crusaders, writes Mark Reason.

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    Outbursts of hysteria

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    Should everyone get free cash? video

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    How 9/11 united a tiny town video

    Welcome to Gander, Canada, where 38 planes were grounded during the terrorist attacks on the US.

    How Pacific workers help NZ thrive video

    All-women retreat saved my soul


    How to avoid flatmates from hell video

    Finding a new flatmate is not straightforward, but a new app with a 'compatibility' questionnaire aims to make it easier ...

    Looking for a flat? A new app takes a different approach to checking flatmate compatibility.

    Supermoon brightest on horizon video

    Auckland, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson will be the best places to view the supermoon on Tuesday night.

    Huawei founder and president Ren Zhengfei.

    Huawei denies sharing secrets video

    The company has never shared information with the Chinese government, according to its founder.


    Inside Gilda Kirkpatrick's home gallery video

    Kirkpatrick's kitchen was updated but left in the same position in the house. It's another of her favourite spaces as ...

    The Real Housewives of Auckland star lives on one of the city's most exclusive streets.

    It's time to ditch bug spray video

    1:29 PM  Our fondness for fly spray has a potentially serious effect on the way we live.

    The former Aro Street Post Office - behind the red door - is now a family home that has come onto the market for the ...

    Post office conversion for sale video

    1:32 PM  A 'shop' house that was once the Aro Street Post Office is turning heads in Wellington.

    life & style

    NZ designer wins H&M battle video

    Kiwi designer Bridie Hall moved to London in 2001 after she graduated from design school Unitec in Auckland.

    3 min ago  H&M pulls candles that look very similar to a Kiwi designer's brush pots after the designer complains on social media.

    Meghan's last hurrah before baby video

    The royal mum-to-be's hush-hush trip to New York is a reminder that she's determined to do things her way.

    Isn't it about time we had some male contraceptive options? (File photo)

    Tired of the contraception burden video

    1:47 PM  OPINION: Since the pill launched in 1960, contraception has been regarded as primarily the domain of women. And I'm sick of it.

    well & good

    Whittaker's pink & blue backlash

    The blocks come in blue or pink as a take on gender reveal parties to support Plunket.

    New Whittaker's blocks give to a good cause, but push harmful stereotypes, critics say.

    Paddy Gower's first-world pain video

    Struggling with neck pain, Newshub's national correspondent thought "something might be up", but the truth was "quite sad".

    Before I was prescribed medicinal cannabis my life was a painful hell. (File photo)

    Medicinal cannabis changed my life stuff nation

    OPINION: Before I was prescribed medicinal cannabis my life was a painful hell.

    food & wine

    Make these popular scones

    Get em' while they're hot.

    The humble scone is a beloved Kiwi favourite, especially at this Queenstown cafe.

    Global bubble tea cafe hits Wellington

    An international bubble tea franchise has opened in Manners St.

    Malaysia is on your doorstep

    Bookmark new library cafe

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    Ōtara fruit fly FAQ video

    The facialis fruit fly is native to Tonga. It is slightly smaller than a house fly and is orange-brown in colour.

    The discovery of a fruit fly has put a south Auckland suburb into a fruit and vege lockdown. Here's what you need to know.

    Another fruit fly found video

    A second fruit fly, of another species to the one found in Devonport, has been found in south Auckland.

    Effluent overflow costs $116k

    Sexism a bad look, say farmers video


    Hilary Barry's dream assignment video

    Hilary Barry will be TVNZ's woman-on-the-spot at next week's Academy Awards.

    1:36 PM  The Seven Sharp host is going to Hollywood for Monday's Academy Awards ceremony.

    Motley Crue dish The Dirt video

    While the first trailer for their Netflix biopic drops, Nikki Six takes aim at Gene Simmons and company.

    Dean Lewis will play the Auckland Town Hall on May 3.

    Dean Lewis announces NZ show

    The Be Alright singer will play in Auckland on May 3.


    The Rhine 'spangled with gold' video

    Stahleck Castle at Bacharach on the Rhine River in Germany.

    Winding its way 1200km from the Alps to the North Sea, the Rhine remains one of the world's greatest rivers.

    Is tourism safe in Syria? video

    2:10 PM  French travel agent draws foreign ministry fire for offering "cultural" tours.

    Jet Airways still faces intense competition from low-cost rivals, high fuel costs and levies.

    The airline being sold for a cent video

    1:12 PM  India's Jet Airways is on its knees, but there are plans to revive the stricken carrier.


    First day pics put kids at risk video

    Details about your child's date of birth and first school could make their security easy to crack in the future.

    Posting a photo of your child's first day at school or their birthday could put them at risk of having their accounts hacked.

    Genderless baby a 'theyby'

    Baby Sparrow will decide its gender when they are old enough to understand what it means.

    Baby boy born mid-flight video

    Meghan's secret baby shower in NYC


    Trapped in freezing quicksand video

    Photo provided by the National Park Service shows a creek where a hiker was rescued after being stuck in quicksand.

    Like a scene out of a horror movie: two hikers, alone in the frigid US wilderness, stumble into quicksand.

    Mighty marlin draw fishing fans to New Plymouth

     A man from Southland came up to Taranaki to try a spot of fishing - he ended up with the biggest marlin catch of the week at 156.8 kilograms.

    Siberia's toxic black snow video

    Your hairstyle's safe in New York


    Who needs an SUV? Buy a classic wagon instead! video

    The Ford representative was optioned up with the clever two way tailgate and had a manual transmission hooked up to its ...

    Thinking about buying an SUV? How about a classic station wagon instead - they are surprisingly affordable.

    The world's fastest Porsche... on sand? video

    Zef Eisenberg holds a number of land speed records, but now he wants to go faster than anyone else on sand in a Porsche 911.

    Perched over the front axle,  Oscar Foucauld's navigator's seat was a slightly terrifying place to be.

    The 112 year-long race video

    A 112-year-old three-wheel French car is set to take on the 2019 Peking to Paris, aiming to finish a 13,840 km journey it started in 1907.

    stuff nation

    Medicinal cannabis changed my life stuff nation

    Before I was prescribed medicinal cannabis my life was a painful hell. (File photo)

    OPINION: Before I was prescribed medicinal cannabis my life was a painful hell.

    No gender bias for teachers stuff nation

    OPINION: Gender shouldn't play a role in the teaching profession, we should just be looking for the best teachers.

    Mike King has helped a lot of people and makes me proud to be a Kiwi.

    Mental health over sport stuff nation

    OPINION: Mike King is more deserving of the NZ of the Year award than any glorified sports star.


    Black Cap fluffs his lines video

    Black Caps batsman Colin Munro walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed lbw on Wednesday.

    14 min ago  Colin Munro's final audition to open the batting for the Black Caps at the World Cup ends in disappointment.

    Title fight for Adesanya video

    Kiwi MMA star will fight for interim middleweight title against American Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236.

    Dean Barker at the helm of American Magic's foiling monohull test boat ahead of the 2021 America's Cup.

    Am Cup boat 'eye-opener' video

    Fear and fun as rival Cup skippers reveal scary truths from testing radical new design for Auckland 2021 showpiece.

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    quick! save the planet

    Consented one year, at risk the next

    Richmond Villas on Richmond Street in Thames.

    Development's built on land that could be subject to flooding, storm surge and tides but was granted consent.

    No meat, car helped buy us a home stuff nation

    We were able to scrape the property into our budget once we de-coupled the $40,000 car park from it. (File photo)

    OPINION: With a few lifestyle changes, we got into the Auckland property market in our mid 20s on just one income.

    Holding back the tide video

    Haumoana, Hawke's Bay. On bad days you can see, hear and feel the gravel, rocks and sand being clawed back to the water.

    Some councils have tried - and failed - to tackle sea level rise. One seems to have got it right.

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    Singer/songwriter Rebekah Walton records in the Rhema Media studio.

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

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    MAF's Bronson's derogatory comment

    "I don't regret calling her out, but I do regret using that word," said Married At First Sight's Bronson.

    Viewers were left gobsmacked when Bronson called his wife an extremely derogatory name on national television.

    MAFS' ex-girlfriend speaks out

    Elizabeth and Sam, the wedded couple on Married at First Sight.

    The controversial Married at First Sight groom Sam ditched his new bride Elizabeth to go to his ex's mother's funeral in New Zealand.

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    $20,000 art deco makeover

    After leaving their busy Auckland life behind, this family found a special art deco bungalow to call their own.

    A $20,000 makeover of an art deco bungalow in Gisborne offered a fresh start for this family.

    7 renovate-to-sell tips

    Abbie Herniman of The Home Maker shares what she learned from her first reno-for-resale experience.

    Leave your emotions at the door and use your head, not your heart, when purchasing.

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    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

    Taste Arcade Co-ordinator Anna Cacace, left, and Taste Arcade manager Caitlin Le Harivel have both created art out of ...

    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.

    Sisters aim high in kayaks

    The Tierney sisters, Jade, left, Liliana, with the trophy they received in Italy, for coming from the Cook Islands to ...

    It's the kayaking's version of Cool Runnings, as Cook Islands sisters dream of paddling at the Olympics.

    Tiny black belt's Olympic bid

    Andrea Anacan, middle front row, is knocking on the door of Olympic selection, as karate makes its debut at the 2020 ...

    At the age of four, Andrea Anacan was given the choice of a karate lesson or a ballet class.

    Tenure review’s lucky eight

    Several properties late in the tenure review process can be found near Lake Pukaki.

    Over 25,000 hectares of Crown land is still likely to be privatised, despite plans to scrap tenure review.


    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?