Part Flintstones, part faux-modern, this oddity in Mt Roskill has 'water ingress issues' and no Code Compliance ...

Ugly house passed in at $500k video

5:57 AM  This leaky Flintstones-style house has been called a "disaster". But the location's great.

Sublet as 'apartments'

Kay Pastorius-Waller and Joe Waller disabled the locks on their rental property in the middle of the night after finding ...

Thinking they were renting to a family, they were shocked to find their property on TradeMe as 'mini-apartments'.

Carbon footprint of electric v petrol

EVs seem very attractive at first, but they still have a substantial environment cost.

What's going on with gangs?

13 min ago  Asian organised crime, deportees from Australia and Mexican drug cartels move in.

Boy's mystery injuries at kindy video

When his mother asks how he got hurt all he says is: "mummy, naughty teacher".

US cop shot babysitting woman video

6:55 AM  Murder-accused policeman shot black woman through the window of her home.

rugby world cup

ABs' 'not at 2015 team's level'

Kieran Read with the World Cup trophy in 2015. A former Ireland flanker says the curret team are not playing as well as ...

8 min ago  Steve Hansen may have another motivational tool - courtesy of an ex-Irish backrower.

AB fans want ducks, not jerseys

6:39 AM  Forget jerseys or silver ferns tattoos, thousands of Kiwis are showing their support for the All Blacks with rubber ducks.

Ireland's Bundee Aki plays hurling during a training session on Tuesday in preparation for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

Aki still plotting ABs' downfall

6:40 AM  Former Chiefs star helping Ireland prepare for a clash with his Kiwi compatriots.


Heavy rain batters North Island

Wet weather was expected to blanket parts of the country on Wednesday as Tuesday's slow-moving system crosses the North ...

7:01 AM  Wet weather is expected on Wednesday as the slow-moving system crosses the North Island.

Auckland traffic: Motorways heavy

6:07 AM  We have all you need to know about traffic and weather related incidents in Auckland.

Winston Peters might have nostalgia for the 1970s, but it's not clear that he wants to take union law back to those days.

Peters holds keys to union wins video

OPINION: Winston Peters might have nostalgia for the 1970s, but it's far from clear that he wants to take union law back that far.

climate change

California axing hotel shampoo bottles

The ban takes effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and 2024 for hotels with less than 50 rooms.

It takes effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and 2024 for hotels with less than 50 rooms.

Burning carbon questions for hotels

Hotels and their guests need a climate awakening.

Switching from formula to breast milk could slash emissions, researchers say.

Breastfeed to save the world video

Ditching formula could slash emissions, researchers say.


KiwiSaver for landlords would be mistake

To avoid consigning people to a lifetime of renting and financial hardship in retirement, the commissioner suggests ...

6:00 AM  OPINION: We need to look at the drivers of the housing problem, not dream up get-rich-quick schemes.

Cut your biz carbon footprint

OPINION: Working from home sometimes, video conferencing - it all helps.

Air New Zealand 787-10 aircraft. Dreamliner. In May 2019, Air New Zealand announced it intended to buy eight 787-10 ...

Big challenges for Air NZ boss

There are some major obstacles that could make or break Air NZ's incoming CEO.


Are Kiwis the best at small talk?

Kiwi journalists Eleanor Ainge Roy finds that small talk "flows easily" in NZ and often goes beyond simple pleasantries.

Some expats say they've had to teach themselves chit chat to fit in. Others say our small talk is superficial.

Top 10 dangerous roads video

Where is the 'killer highway' and which New Zealand road makes the list?

The Beatles amid a September 1964 tour appearance in Detroit.

The Beatles stayed in my home

"It's not listed in the tour stops - to this day 99 per cent of Beatles fans don't know this happened."

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 21: Ryan Crotty of the All Blacks hugs Sonny Bill Williams after being taken off during the ...

The chances of RWC progression

Which teams are on the right side of our quarterfinal results forecast?

Stalkers' reign of terror

Victims of stalking are frustrated by the implicit messages being given to perpetrators by the lack of action over minor ...

Thalia's ex began threatening suicide. Then, she woke up to find him in her bed.

Tuia 250: Return of the 'death ship'

The Endeavour reappears in Gisborne at sunrise.

Why some Māori are not celebrating Tuia 250.

Anti-doping change

The curious case of "Athlete XYZ" was a landmark case in New Zealand, setting what the Sports Tribunal believed was a ...

Some 'weekend warriors' have been clobbered over products taken for vanity reasons.

Elections: are we the problem?

It looks like third time lucky for Andy Foster, who holds a 700-vote lead over Justin Lester for the Wellington ...

ANALYSIS: As turnout shows only a limited improvement, is it time to point the finger at voters?


Thirsty flyer faces huge legal bill

Lina Di Falco took on one of the world's biggest airlines, and lost.

6 min ago  Lina Di Falco took on one of the world's biggest airlines, and lost.

Turkey's Syrian fighters 'hatred of Kurds'

Troops positioned as heirs of the uprising but many have a reputation for violence and looting.

Firefighters search for people who are trapped after a building collapsed in Fortaleza.

Seven-story building collapses in Brazil

5:34 AM  A 7-story building has collapsed in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing at least one person and leaving others trapped.


Out of options

Jay Pope is "gutted" he and his young family have had their dream "ripped" away from them.

Jay Pope wanted to build his family an affordable home. Now, that idea's out of reach.

Suburbs with stagnant property prices video

If you're after massive property gains, data shows Christchurch may not be the best place to be sinking your money.

Karma Leigh Shortcliffe has been awarded more than $5000 for living in this Mount Eden home which was so mouldy it was ...

Mouldy home 'unfit to live in'

An air quality report recommends people wear protective gear before entering this rental.


Finding unique homeware overseas video

Amy Moore and Roam tour guests, Dana, Kirsty and Sonja Mravicich in Bali.

There's a world of unique decor items waiting for you out there... so what do you need to know before going on a decor tour?

Kiwi wins world's best kitchen

A Kiwi designer has done it again - Davinia Sutton wins International Design of the Year Award.

Steve and Tash Hansen are selling their five bedroom home outside Christchurch.

Inside All Blacks' coach's $2.6m home

The ultimate piece of All Blacks memorabilia is up for grabs: legendary coach Steve Hansen's five-bed home.

life & style

The life of a professional forager video

Six months ago, Mike King got more serious about his part-time professional foraging, gaining a food safety certificate ...

Mike King scours Kāpiti's lifestyle blocks, sourcing wild edible vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers for restaurants.

Vogue cover star meets the PM

Irish disability advocate Sinead Burke on meeting Jacinda Ardern and making history as the first little person to appear on the cover of Vogue.

There are reasons why the bottle on the right costs 3-4 times as much as the one on the left.

Why you pay more for some wines video

We're talking about the same species of plant, but some things about them are very different.

well & good

A case of dog-walkers' elbow

Struggling to control an enthusiastic pet can lead to repetitive strain injuries - and much worse.

Struggling to control an enthusiastic pet can lead to repetitive strain injuries - and much worse.

What will funding IUDs mean?

Thousands of women are set to benefit from new funding for IUDs, but experts say some could still miss out.

Angelina Jolie returns to play the eponymous powerful fairy in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Jolie admits to parenting doubts video

"I think that a lot of good moms question whether or not they're good enough. And I think that there's nothing wrong with that."

food & wine

Left Bank home for Zelati

Hilary Tuason has finally opened a permanent shop for Zelati on Wellington's Left Bank.

The dessert cafe is likely to be a hot-spot for cool treats this summer in Wellington.

Tuscan soup with brassica shoots

If your don't currently have brassica plants bolting in your backyard, any spring greens can be used in this adaptable soup recipe with two endings.

GoodFor arrives in Christchurch

Recipe: Apple muffins

nz farmer

Learning how to lifestyle video

Sons Cooper, 5, and Max, 2 are loving life in Loburn.

Getting to grips with a noisy water pump and the how-to's of a septic tank were amongst their first challenges.

Maher returns to council

He's "rural to the back teeth", but claims the council favours town over country make his "blood boil".

Man's garden has been poisoned

160 workers high and dry


Aniston breaks Instagram with first post

Aniston amassed more than 300,000 followers in the hours after making her debut with this Instagram post.

6:35 AM  Fans swarmed to follow the actress after she posted a snap of the Friends gang.

Mystery hints about new Stranger Things

The fan-favorite Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks romantic comedy might play into the upcoming season of the Netflix show.

The seemingly innocent movie Abominable has ruffled feathers internationally.

Kid's movie pulled because of China map video

An animated movie about a cuddly yeti has become a flash-point in an international dispute involving China.


Breast-feeding helped heal me

Despite a decades-long struggle with anorexia, in that moment the only thing I judged my body on was its ability to feed ...

OPINION: After a decades-long struggle with anorexia I began to appreciate my new post-baby body, but it's complex.

Art Green's poonami with his son

New dad Art Green has shared the moment of calm he had with his new son Milo before a poonami hit.

Car seat use abroad no fun

Going to the movies alone


Top 10 dangerous roads video

Breakfast’s Selena Hawkins put her driving skills to the ultimate test on Queenstown’s Skippers Canyon Road.

Where is the 'killer highway' and which New Zealand road makes the list?

Medal received 70 years late

It's been more than 70 years since Karel Hobo fought in World War II in the former Dutch East Indies, but his efforts have finally been recognised.

Restaurant's 'hipster allergy' charge

Violent Trump 'parody' video video


BYO mural animation video

The app includes animations for 17 murals and counting.

Sometimes all you need is a lick of paint, but some of Christchurch's best-known street art is getting a revamp without the artists even touching their brushes.

Your next holiday may be virtual

Why are major airlines investing in virtual reality? Because the global tourism boom is increasingly unsustainable.

This is Fortnite at present. At least, what's left of it.

Is Fortnite's black hole a PR stunt?

This might be one of the most effective new season teasers ever, but someone leaked the trailer.


Swedish company Uniti reveals NZ$35k electric vehicle video

Relatively small battery packs, but One still has range of up to 300km - because it's so light.

15 min ago  Scandinavian style, central seating position and rear-drive for groundbreaking urban EV.

99 hairpins and one fast EV video

Experience VW's record-setting EV run up a mountain in China from the driver's seat.

It all went badly wrong from here...

Mercedes drift goes badly wrong video

7:00 AM  Things go bad for an AMG driver in the Netherlands after he attempts a drift.

stuff nation

Win Lotto, quit the day job stuff nation

What would you do if you won Lotto?

OPINION: Setting up the family for life, travel, and the freedom to escape the daily grind - that's the dream, isn't it?

Spare a thought for the refs stuff nation

OPINION: The officials are damned if they do and damned if they don't. So where do we go from here?

Tell us what you would do if you won Lotto.

Lotto: What would you do? stuff nation

The Powerball jackpot has hit $38 million. Tell us what you would do if you won.


Joe Moody: 'We owe them one'

All Black Joe Moody scores a try during the Rugby World Cup Pool B game against Namibia on October 6.

Joe Moody says Ireland's recent record against the All Blacks is in the back of their minds.

Protesters vent anger at LeBron

6:40 AM  Protesters in Hong Kong outraged after comments the Los Angeles Lakers star made about free speech

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt (left) chats with All Blacks coaches Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Scott McLeod before the test ...

The big bout: Hansen v Schmidt

In Dublin last year Steve Hansen traded bank notes with Joe Schmidt. The stakes will be much bigger in the World Cup quarterfinal.

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kea kids news

'Don't use the brakes, and don't crash' video

Sienna Stevens, 10, races in the Waiheke Island trolley derby.

In the 90s Waiheke's main street was home to this epic trolley derby. Finally, the race is back on.

Holding Read's 'humungous' hand video

Oscar Parker, 10, of Pirongia School with All Blacks captain Kieran Read.

10-year-old Oscar ran out with the ABs in the RWC. The captain had a lovely message for him.


Are female and male brains different?

Few brain scientists in their right mind would now say brain size is an indicator of intelligence or social competence.

Why women can read maps and, really, no one’s much good at multitasking.

Being Jewish in New Zealand

NZ Jewish Council spokesperson Juliet Moses at the Auckland Hebrew Congregation Synagogue in inner-city Auckland.

OPINION: Juliet Moses reflects on her almost-typical Kiwi childhood – and her concerns for her children as antisemitism stirs from its long slumber downunder.

now to love

Art Green's poonami with his son

Little Milo and Art Green in the calm before the storm.

New dad Art Green has shared the moment of calm he had with his new son Milo before a poonami hit.

Matt Chisholm lives with depression

'I had everything I ever wanted in my life, but I'd never been so unhappy,' the TV presenter shares.

''I had everything I ever wanted in my life, but I'd never been so unhappy,'' the TV presenter says.

homes to love

Inside 115-year-old Ponsonby hall video

Jess Britten and daughter Stevie at home in the converted Masonic lodge. Britten says the thing she likes the most abut ...

Jess Britten and Warren Durling are turning an old Masonic hall into their dream home.

Playful, sophisticated styling gallery

This chic mum-of-two took from the colours and textures of her childhood to create an apartment home that fuses Scandi ...

This chic mum-of-two took from the colours and textures of her childhood to create an apartment home that fuses Scandi style with personal touches.

food to love

Easy guide to composting

Composting is a great way to avoid waste.

Compost is the best possible food for your plants and a practical way to manage kitchen waste.

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.


Rachel Hunter's beauty routine

Rachel Hunter is a big believer that less is more when it comes to makeup.

The New Zealand beauty icon has a fairly simple makeup mantra: less is more.

Why it's time to try G-Beauty

German model Heidi Klum is certainly doing something right with her skin.

Forget K-Beauty - it's Germany's turn to be in the skincare spotlight.


Best Auckland eats under $20

Uncle Man's nasi lemak.

The best meals in Auckland for $20 or less. Metro's Top 50 Cheap Eats for the year.

30 Auckland adventures on a budget

Auckland Art Gallery.

SPONSORED: In New Zealand's biggest and most diverse city, finding something to do is a breeze.

Far right links to Trump-style hats

The man selling these hats and stickers on Trade Me threatened to destroy mosques.

A Christchurch man is still selling the Trump-style "Make Ardern Go Away" caps.

The drug testing dilemma video

Information packs from KnowYourStuffNZ.

Lawmakers want to make drug testing at festivals easier but National and NZ First oppose the move,

Ardern still standing, but shaken

Consecutive bad polls may not be the undoing of Jacinda Ardern's government, but it is certainly a worrying sign.

OPINION: Two bad polls don't mark the death of Jacindamania - but there are enough dark clouds for the PM to harbour real concerns.


Bollywood stars at Manukau Diwali

Legendary Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman will be on stage at Manukau Diwali celebrations at Vodafone Events Centre on ...

Zeenat Aman, one of Bollywood biggest stars, will be at Manukau Diwali on Saturday, along with singer/composer Neeraj Shridhar in a free concert.

Fiji's independence celebrated

The 49th anniversary of Fiji Independence Day was celebrated by Fijians and Fijian  Indians with food and culural ...

Several hundred Fijian and Fijian Indians have celebrated their homeland's 49th Independence Day in Timaru.

Fijian culture on display gallery

Jenny Sowman, centre, entertains with a traditional Fijian song and dance group at Fiji independence day celebrations at ...

The best of Pacific Island culture was as show as Manawatū's Fijian community celebrated independence day.

India set new test cricket record

India have made history with their 11th successive test cricket series win on home soil.

Another thrashing of South Africa leads Virat Kohli's men to record territory.

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Off the catwalk and into your home

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