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'Everyone is coming against us' video

Mob boss floats revolutionary proposal for gang co-operation - but the police aren't buying it.

McCullum on IPL shelf

Former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum has missed out on a place in the IPL in 2019 after being overlooked at the ...

13 min ago  Brendon McCullum is among 11 NZ cricketers to miss out at the IPL auction.

Property manager's fake report

7:09 AM  "Newly painted, good condition" property was filthy and had broken latches and oven.

What about a zero-alcohol limit?

Toughest-ever drink and drug driving laws aren't working, so some want NZ to get really tough.

Teen missing for weeks

Shanee Porter, 15, hasn't been seen by her family since the beginning of December.

Toni Street becomes legal mum video

7:10 AM  Broadcaster Toni Street is celebrating adopting Lachlan, born through surrogacy.

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Train trial all go

The Hamilton to Auckland train will stop at Frankton, The Base, Huntly, and Papakura (file photo).

A Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail trial has the tick from the NZ Transport Agency.

Minister's fury over spy allegations

Southern Response boss faces "please explain" from furious Earthquake Minister.

Cars overheat rapidly on a hot day even with the windows down and parked in shade.

Dog in car could cost $300

Dogs trapped in a hot car will often crawl to the lowest point on the floor to try and survive.

    Black Power and Mongrel Mob Waikato are in talks to form a coalition as Australian bikie gangs look to establish in New ...

    'Everyone is coming against us' video

    Mob boss floats revolutionary proposal for gang co-operation - but the police aren't buying it.

    Making a lot of green

    A participant supporting the legalisation of marijuana marches in the annual Hemp Parade (Hanfparade) on August 9, 2014 ...

    Is a cannabis industry run by corporates likely to be safer than one managed by gangs? Rob Mitchell investigates.

    ACC spies, with cameras video

    Ivan Stryder, 44, has had a tumultuous relationship with ACC since injuring his back at work in April 2014. This month ...

    A private investigator watched him for three days. They took video footage. When he picked up a red bag, they took notes.

    A tale of two deaths video

    Date unknown. Downloaded from Grace Millane Facebook page. Image of Grace Millane, British backpacker killed in Auckland ...

    OPINION: Grace Millane was mourned by a nation, but there were no vigils for "the unnamed woman killed in Flat Bush".

    No safety in our numbers video

    Vision Zero does not mean "zero crashes". Instead, it is a concept that zero deaths and serious injuries are an ...

    Everyone knows our road toll is unacceptable. Is it time for a better blueprint to fix it?

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    Flynn sentencing postponed video

    Former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, arrives at federal court in ...

    7:56 AM  Federal judge accuses US President's first national security adviser of selling out his country.

    Forced labour for sportswear video

    Behind locked gates, Chinese ethnic minorities are sewing sportswear that can end up in the US.

    A total of 72.6kg of cocaine was found in four suitcases in the two cabins.

    Jailed for cocaine on cruise

    7:30 AM  Andre Tamine was "not merely a drug mule" and was "integral" to the drug operation into Australia.

    business

    Peppa Pig chainsaw warning

    Australia has put the  Peppa Pig chainsaw and Pikachu light up wand on the Christmas toy naughty list.

    8:05 AM  A Peppa Pig chainsaw and a highly flammable wreath are found to be dangerous.

    Best day for Christmas bargains

    Those leaving it to the last minute may be doing themselves a favour.

    Recruitment of staff in the hospitality and tourism industry is an ongoing issue in Queenstown.

    Queenstown cries out for workers video

    Tourist resort struggles to fill hundreds of vacancies as peak summer season starts.

    opinion

    Why trifle beats pav at Xmas

    An apricot amaretti trifle prepared by Lynda Hallinan as part of her campaign to prove the pudding's superiority over ...

    8:18 AM  Pav is a pretentious social media climber, a meringue with middle-aged spread.

    Being a parent is no picnic

    OPINION: Being a parent isn't easy, even to others' offspring.

    Drug poll must ask right question

    Women need economic power

    good reads

    'Brainwashing' at Huawei

    Huawei is a multibillion-dollar behemoth, and considered untouchable in China.

    Even in China, Huawei's strict discipline is in a league of its own.

    Case 'bigger' than Teina Pora's video

    He helped overturn Teina Pora's murder conviction. Now Tim McKinnel investigates another potential wrongful conviction.

    Life as a courier driver

    A mum's leap of faith

    technology

    Israeli PM's son Facebook suspension

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, prays with his sons Yair Netanyahu, left, and Avner Netanyahu at the ...

    Facebook blocks son of Benjamin Netanyahu for 24 hours after the 27-year-old wrote offensive posts.

    Olympics of Robotics

    Four Taranaki robotic enthusiasts are heading back to America to compete at the robotic world champs.

    Southern Cross says its new trans-Pacific cable will be the "fastest" in terms of having the lowest lag.

    Big leap for $440m NZ cable

    Plan for new trans-Pacific internet cable firms up as Telstra buys into Southern Cross.

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    Adults-only tree-hut spa to sell gallery video

    The piece-de-resistance is the tree hut spa pool suspended high above the ground.

    8:20 AM  The adults-only Te Nikau Forest Retreat on the Kapiti Coast will soon be listed for sale.

    Four best tiny homes for sale gallery

    From plywood linings to electric bed platforms, here's our pick of the bunch.

    The old bach's living space.

    Bach is blend of old and new gallery

    7:58 AM  An old bach and a new home live in harmony, all set up for family gatherings and a laid-back lifestyle.

    life & style

    You can now buy the 'Amal' dress video

    Amal Clooney's Stella McCartney dress proved to be a major hit with fans on social media.

    8:29 AM  Remember that yellow dress Mrs Clooney wore to the royal wedding? For about $2000, you can wear it, too.

    Meghan feeling 'very pregnant' video

    7:53 AM  Duchess of Sussex says she's feeling "very good" but "very pregnant" as she mingles with residents of a nursing home.

    An apricot amaretti trifle prepared by Lynda Hallinan as part of her campaign to prove the pudding's superiority over ...

    Why trifle beats pav at Xmas

    8:18 AM  Pav is a pretentious social media climber, a meringue with middle-aged spread.

    well & good

    Dafoe's intoxicating experience video

    In At Eternity's Gate, Willem Dafoe inhabits the character of Vincent van Gogh down to the marrow.

    REVIEW: Julian Schnabel's biopic is an absolute feast of bold decisions and dizzyingly beautiful film-making.

    Val Adams' pregnancy workout

    The champion shot putter certainly isn't letting her second pregnancy slow her down.

    Joanne Watson's home is colourful and bright - it's also a café.

    Jo's café serves up support

    Joanne Watson's home is bright, colourful and a refuge from life's hardships.

    food & wine

    Cool off with frozen treats

    Tasman Bay Food Group managing director Marina Hirst Tristram says the company is building on the success of products ...

    Got a zesti for life? Well grab yourself a juicy Moosie

    New cafe for Seaview, Lower Hutt

    Coffee roasters Good Fortune Coffee open second spot in Wellington.

    Recipe: Black forest cake

    Review: The Hudson, Wellington

    nz farmer

    Reducing cows not leaching solution

    Central Canterbury dairy farmer Tony Coltman says farmers need to get on board with reducing their environmental footprint.

    Don't blame cows, they don't create nitrogen, says scientist.   

    Wine skills wanted in Marlborough

    Plan to introduce regional skills shortage list met with enthusiasm in New Zealand's wine capital.

    Dairy top provincial earner

    Climate problem bigger than fertiliser stuff nation video

    entertainment

    Kiwi actor's Netflix debut

    Tidelands, Australia's first Netflix original series, premiere in Sydney with Mattias Inwood , Madeleine Madden and ...

    8:18 AM  Kiwi actor Mattias Inwood makes his mark in the new Netflix series Tidelands.

    Kiwi Bake Off: Finale video

    Sausie rolls, chelsea buns and bizarre "illusion cakes". The end is nigh.

    Alfonso Cuaron's Roma is a beautiful and affecting film.

    Tuckett's best movies of 2018

    From Roma to the Spiderverse, these are the 2018 tales that captured one reviewer's imagination.

    travel

    This is Australia's best day out video

    Koalas aren't too disturbed by tourist selfies on Maggie Island.

    19 min ago  Even despite the "stingers" and mossies, Kylie McLaughlin falls for Magnetic Island.

    How travel changed in 2018 video

    7:46 AM  Longer hauls, nicer planes, and one part of Europe that really took off.

    Macarelleta beach in Menorca.

    8 of the best islands in Spain video

    8:22 AM  From the Balearics to the Canaries, we picked out the best Spanish islands to add to your bucket list.

    parenting

    Christmas in hospital for family

    Pleasant Point newborn Cameron Davison has a hole in his heart, a narrow aorta, a small left ventricle, and malformed ...

    Cameron Davison and family are preparing to spend Christmas in Starship as the Pleasant Point newborn battles with heart defects.

    Top baby name trends for 2019 video

    Get ready for Journey, Acacius and Moss, and say goodbye to Emma and Emily.

    Kids taught 'boys can have periods too'

    Having a baby shouldn't stop travel video

    oddstuff

    Dear postie, deliver this to my daughter

    The Brightwater letter without a street address or number, which with a bit of research from the local postie found the ...

    "Dear New Zealand Postie. I only have a part address for my daughter ... so I am relying on your powers of detection to do your best to deliver this to my lovely girl."

    Three black belts, please

    A Taranaki mother and her two teenage daughters have made martial art history.

    Granny, 102, skydives to record video

    Shark washes onto beach

    motoring

    What would Santa drive?

    A sleigh might be more traditional, but what if Santa wants dual zone climate control? Here are some suggestions for him.

    7:47 AM  Are magical reindeer really worth the effort? We think Santa should get some motorised transport, but what?

    Euro NCAP "Best in Class" video

    Euro NCAP has announced the three cars that scored a coveted "Best in Class" rating during 2018.

    While both parties say it isn't a merger, the deal would leave Ford particularly reliant on Volkswagen in the future.

    Ford and VW: a Star is Born? video

    7:44 AM  Ford could have once had VW for free. Now it is looking to the German manufacturer for survival.

    stuff nation

    Fertiliser won't ruin planet stuff nation video

    In New Zealand, synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is used to help the grass grow.

    OPINION: Calling synthetic nitrogen fertiliser a “truly gross, climate killing chemical” won't help us confront climate change.

    The Mirena, it's no miracle stuff nation

    I thought the Mirena would lessen the pain from endometriosis. I was oh, so wrong.

    I've remained hopeful, but not having regular, paid work has taken a toll on my self-confidence, not to mention my ...

    What teacher shortage? stuff nation

    I'm desperate to do the job I trained for, but I keep getting turned away and my self-esteem is suffering.

    sport

    Read's Paris deal cools video

    It seems Kieran Read has plenty of options about his playing future after next year's World Cup.

    8:36 AM  Reports in France suggest ABs skipper is having second thoughts about where his future lies.

    Fury Jr to debut v 102-time loser

    Tommy Fury to follow in Tyson's footsteps, only he'll be fighting an opponent with a 10-3-102 record.

    New Zealand sailor Dean Barker at the wheel of American Magic's test boat.

    US team's big Am Cup move video

    7:54 AM  Deep pockets win the Auld Mug and American Magic show why they have no worries in that department.

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    quick! save the planet

    Climate problem bigger than fertiliser stuff nation video

    In New Zealand, synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is used to help the grass grow.

    OPINION: Calling synthetic nitrogen fertiliser a “truly gross, climate killing chemical” won't help us confront climate change.

    Save the planet and your wallet

    Hot water is about a third of your power bill.

    Here are five ways to reduce your environmental impact and save money.

    Climate change: 'The gap is big'

    The UN's latest conference on climate change tried to marry the competing interests of Kiribati and the United States.

    The consensus ultimately achieved by countries at the recent UN climate change meeting was a major diplomatic success.

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    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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    Life as a courier driver

    Sub60 courier contractor Jacqui David talks to her dispatcher dozens of times every day.

    They work long hours for, in some cases, very poor returns - so why do they do it?

    Humanity on 'highway to digital dictatorship' video

    Yuval Noah Harari's new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, addresses the major challenges of our age.

    Bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari says our free will is under increasing threat in the modern world.

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    Kiwi family's French love affair

    The Andrewes family moved to a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees with a population of 3500.

    A Wellington family enjoyed their three-month sabbatical in France so much they ended up buying a home there.

    Pink shoots down internet troll video

    Pink did not take kindly to criticism of her husband Carey Hart's parenting skills on social media.

    When a keyboard warrior questioned her husband's parenting skills, the US pop star didn't hold back.

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    Bach is blend of old and new gallery

    The old bach's living space.

    An old bach and a new home live in harmony, all set up for family gatherings and a laid-back lifestyle.

    8 ways to give a voucher gallery

    giving voucher

    Simple ideas that make giving a practical token just that little bit more magical.

    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.

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    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.

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    Martin isn’t finished yet

    Katey Martin during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 between England and New Zealand in Derby.

    A big day for cricketer Katey Martin didn't go exactly to plan.

    Climate change: 'The gap is big'

    The UN's latest conference on climate change tried to marry the competing interests of Kiribati and the United States.

    The consensus ultimately achieved by countries at the recent UN climate change meeting was a major diplomatic success.

    St Kents' rugby poaching U-turn

    Dejected St Kents player Robert Rush and team mates after losing top St Peter's College.

    In a letter to parents, St Kents has changed its tune over player recruitment.

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