splash pols

The 'nerdiest housewarming ever'

6:46 PM  This Auckland couple invited the major parties to their housewarming - and they showed up.

Money day for MPs

Finance Minister Steven Joyce is targeting Labour's tax cut plans.

12 min ago  The election campaign is set to change gear as parties hear how much cash they can splash on promises.

The Valley: Mission Ready

The bait and hook: The tactic NZ soldiers prepped before deployment in Afghanistan.

Weta takes on Game Of Thrones video

7:09 PM  Wellington comes to GOT as Kiwi digital visual effects firm work their CGI magic on show.

Pair had no idea of trawler cost video

They created a bogus family tragedy to divert fishing trawler - costing Talley's $173k.

The great American eclipse gallery video

Stuff photographer Lawrence Smith joined the eclipse chasers in Oregon, USA.

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national

River crash victim dies

Rescuers extract the two people from the car towing a trailer that plunged into the Waikato River at Cambridge on ...

The 60-year-old had been pulled from a ute which disappeared beneath the surface of the Waikato River.

Live: On the campaign trail

Green Party bleeds personnel, with two key staffers stepping down from their roles.

Horses are required to be ridden below the high tide mark between the times of mid and low tide at Orewa Beach, ...

Riders stirrup trouble on beach

Horse riders are causing a stink at Orewa Beach, but the majority of residents think they should stay.

Video

Coppola's very civil gender war

REVIEW: Perfectly paced and terrifically engrossing, Sofia Coppola's Beguiled draws the viewer in via shifting sympathies and nuanced characters.

Politics

More turmoil for Green Party

Deborah Morris-Travers has been shifted as Green Party chief of staff, to a poverty project.

Weeks out from the election both its political director and chief of staff step down. 

Greens push capital gains tax

It's silly arguing about it so lets just get on with it, say the Greens.

Lan Pham released the Taylor Swift-inspired music video online.

Wading into water debate

Canterbury regional councillor releases Taylor Swift-inspired music video over NZ's freshwater concerns.

world

Trump retools Afghanistan plan video

Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address from Fort Myer, Virginia.

US President Donald Trump vows "fight to win" in Afghanistan as he commits to sending more troops.

33 hurt after train station crash

6:38 PM  Passenger says there was "blood everywhere" after an inbound train crashed into another train at a station in Philadelphia, US.

Police technicians investigate the rescued private submarine "UC3 Nautilus" in Copenhagen Harbor.

Torso found amid submarine hunt

"Too early" to tell if remains are those of a missing Swedish journalist who is believed to have died on a privately built submarine.

business

Battle over 'field of dreams' video

Panuku Development Takapuna's indicative plans show three buildings of up to nine-storeys on the current car park site.

7:23 PM  Auckland Council's plan to sell prime land in Takapuna is angering some of the community.

Swimmable rivers pledge

Farming leaders representing 80 per cent of the industry have pledged to make all NZ rivers swimmable.

Paul Brock, who has headed Kiwibank since 2010, is leaving at the end of the year.

Kiwibank CEO departing

Long time boss Paul Brock set to "take a break".

technology

Cozmo, a robot with personality

Cozmo goes on sale in New Zealand in late September for $360.

A new toy robot going on sale in New Zealand will educate you, charm you and maybe even replace your pet.

Try talking to your phone

I've been speaking to my devices a lot more as I try to get them to work faster.

The new range of chips from Intel will provide a massive leap forward in performance compared with the 450 million PCs ...

PCs to get huge speed boost

The eighth generation of Intel chips will provide as much as a 40 per cent jump over its predecessor.

homed

Classic kitchen is chef's delight gallery

The kitchen, by Vicki Andrews Design of Christchurch, won the Classic Kitchen award in the NKBA Awards 2017.

There's plenty going on behind the scenes in this award-winning kitchen in a new Christchurch home.

Let's move to...Dargaville

The worst and the best of times led the Steel family to leave Auckland for Baylys Beach.

Hillcrest, a 140-year-old colonial villa from Marshlands, Christchurch has come to rest in the middle of a field near ...

House pops up in field

This 140-year-old homestead was no longer wanted, so she was sold as is, shifted and popped up in the middle of a field.

life & style

Shamed for sharing a dessert

The couple were smartly dressed, as is protocol for the restaurant's dinner sitting. They didn't see their dessert ...

A gay couple asked for a sundae with two spoons, but the server refused.

Do you have these microbeads?

About 100 products will be banned from May next year - do you need to do a clean out?

Should you drink tea or coffee?

Which cuppa is best for you?

Tea or coffee? Let's break down which brew is really better for you.

well & good

Which cuppa is best for you?

Should you drink tea or coffee?

Tea or coffee? Let's break down which brew is really better for you.

5 foods to stop you getting sick

Get lemon, garlic and Brazil nuts in your diet.

Plastic microbeads pose a threat to ocean and marine life.

Do you have banned microbeads?

About 100 products will be banned from May next year - do you need to do a clean out?

food & wine

Why the obsession with avocados?

Avocado has a winning mix of style and substance.

Popular chefs, Paleo and good looks have driven the avocado love.

Reckon you can taste wine? video

New Zealand will send a team to compete in the World Wine Blind Tasting Challenge for the first time this year.

How restaurants look cooler

Hamilton: home of coffee

nz farmer

'Violence and cruelty'

The tails of an unknown number of cows were broken by a Temuka farmer, who didn't obtain any medical help to treat their ...

7:12 PM  Farmer broke tails of cows, punched them, and struck them with a pipe, a court has heard.

Buyers lining up for deer farms

The demand for deer farms in Canterbury cannot be met.

Lincoln research centre starts

Muddy for Canterbury farmers

entertainment

Bad behaviour as entertainment

Would I lie to you? Luke tries to convince Henry of something that is patently not true.

OPINION: One Australian is not happy about the kind of "family" content that's airing on TV screens.

Will Kiwis join Eurovision Asia?

Eurovision is coming to the Pacific, and TVNZ is investigating how to join the extravaganza.

Kai Cole and Joss Whedon in 2010.

Is Joss Whedon a 'hypocrite'?

OPINION: He's had a string of affairs behind his wife's back... but does that make him a bad feminist?

travel

Croatia's beach bar for dogs video

Canines and owners experience the joys of summertime together.

Happy canines and owners can lie in the sun or dive in the Adriatic water.

Jet gets up close to eclipse video

A special eclipse-chasing charter flight gave lucky passengers a unique view of the event.

Could a remote control fly the Antonov AN-225 one day?

Pilotless planes, cheaper flights

With a huge demand for pilots, the future of flying might be in remote-control aircraft.

motoring

Huge money for classic cars video

A 1995 McLaren F1 that sold for NZ$21.million at auction in the US.

Wads of cash have changed hands in a huge week of US vintage and classic car auctions.

Guts, glory and car glamour video

A 1929 Mercedes-Benz has won the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best in Show.

It's a little bit SUV-ish, but new Citroen C3 sticks to traditional supermini dimensions.

Little Citroen a happy car video

After years of so-so product, Citroen has the package right with the new C3.

stuff nation

Memories of Sir Colin Meads stuff nation

A legend, a role model, an inspiration - Sir Colin Meads will be missed by many.

A legend, a role model, an inspiration - Sir Colin Meads will be missed by many.

He taught me a drinking game stuff nation

Attempting to go beer for beer with some All Blacks was always going to end badly - and Pinetree told me as much.

Albi and Nola

Albi and Nola: Reluctant friends stuff nation

After a somewhat dicey start, these two troublemakers have found common ground.

sport

ABs wizards of Oz

Damian McKenzie sets off on another testing run against Australia.

The Wallabies copped a hammering when they missed almost 50 tackles in their loss to the All Blacks in Sydney.

Mick 'The Kick' backs Wallabies

Skills coach Mick Byrne has urged Wallabies fans to be patient after their Bledisloe Cup bumbles.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15:  Ben Smith of the All Blacks  passes during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at ...

Smith focused before break video

All Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith wants to win the Bledisloe Cup before thinking about his sabbatical.

opinion

NZ's mighty Pinetree video

Colin Meads, pictured in action for the All Blacks in 1970, was a ferocious rugby player.

OPINION: Colin Meads was the man a young country aspired to be.

Trump's lack of winning options

Trump's strategy clears the way for the Pentagon to send several thousand more non-combat US advisers to Afghanistan.

OPINION: Donald Trump vows to win a war with no end in sight using a speech better suited to a pep rally.

Dunne is gone - what next? video

Mr Common Sense Peter Dunne

OPINION: Winston Peters and Te Ururoa Flavell are now the last leaders standing from the last election.

Can you stop 'AB freight train'?

Paul Cully says heads must roll after the Wallabies' big Bledisloe Cup loss - starting with centre Samu Kerevi (R), who ...

OPINION: Is there anyone in Australia who enjoys defending?

Black Hands

'Not guilty'

David Bain's long-standing and staunch supporter, Joe Karam.

The night David Bain was acquitted, I ended up in a Joe Karam headlock.

The case that divides the nation

David Bain leaves Dunedin police station under police escort to court to be charged with the murders of his father, ...

The Bain case is the most divisive in New Zealand’s criminal history. Why?

'The Perfect Family'

The Bain family pictured about two or three years before the shootings.

The dark secrets of the Bain family revealed in Stuff’s new podcast series.

What's a podcast?

Martin van Beynen spent years re-investigating the Bain family murders for the Black Hands podcast.

A free, easy and popular way to listen to audio.

good reads

James Shaw's longest week

There hasn't been much time for introspection for James Shaw. Just a long bath last Saturday night, and an episode of ...

The Green leader is the last man standing – or on this occasion, sitting. In the bath. Watching Game of Thrones.

Neil Finn: nowhere to hide

Neil Finn and his son Elroy play in the studio in front of an old home movie of Neil and his brother Tim.

The Crowded House great is livestreaming the recording of his new album - so we went and sat in.

Life as a woman in Afghanistan video

When Paula Penfold went to Afghanistan to investigate our years of military deployment there, she entered a land where ...

Paula Penfold goes to a land where women are subservient, controlled and, on the streets, almost invisible.

Turning learning into real life video

Rebecca said she was a painfully shy child and Richard helped her find her confidence.

New Zealand's favourite teacher Sue Gunn inspires a new generation to the chalkface.

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oddstuff

How Colin Meads became 'Pinetree'

Colin Meads was nick named Pine Tree by Taranaki rugby player Roger Boon in 1955.

A tall man walking on a New Plymouth street was the inspiration behind the nickname of one of NZ's greatest All Blacks.

Message in bottle travels 800km

The message that was written by Bethany Wright and her boyfriend Zac Marriner.

A carefree message from tourists in Greece travelled troubled waters to land on a Gaza beach.

'Maggot' in Macca's ice cream

McDonald's have said they would offer the family vouchers and a replacement ice cream.

A girl started screaming and retching after finding what appeared to be a maggot in her McDonald's treat.

Gender-neutral urinals? No thanks

Berlin is trying to curb outdoor peeing - with gender-neutral urinals in public toilets.

OPINION: Berlin's plan to introduce gender-neutral urinals to public toilets raises oh-so-many questions.

Parenting

How to live with young adults

There are a few things to keep in mind when you've got young adults in the house...

OPINION: Got some young adults living in your home? Life will be a lot easier if you follow these tips.

What it's like when baby's overdue

"I decided to keep a diary of all pregnancy related shenanigans so that I could reflect on whether I was being ...

OPINION: Waiting for a baby to arrive is like ordering a much anticipated item and then being told the item is stuck in customs.

The most demanding nanny job

The family are seeking a real life Mary Poppins.

Applicants had better get ready to give up their entire lives.

Left in the dark about vaccines

A new Growing Up in New Zealand report has shown less than half of pregnant women were given information about ...

A lack of information is discouraging many pregnant Kiwi women from immunising their children.

kiwi traveller

Aircraft emergency exits explained

You hear "cabin crew arm doors and cross check". But what does that mean?

You hear "cabin crew arm doors and cross check". But what does that mean?

How well-travelled are Kiwis?

Kiwis are considered more well-travelled than the British and Canadians.

We're a country of globetrotters, according to new research... but not before the Irish and Aussies.

Swapping Dunedin for Singapore

Rupy says Singapore has great career opportunities.

Rupy Jassal wanted to escape our cold winter and now every day feels like a holiday.

A week in Thailand

Head straight to a coastal resort such as Krabi,
 pictured, or an island for a stress-free break.

How to a enjoy a relaxed Thai break when your time is limited.

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