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Top 10 most treacherous roads video

1:26 PM  The steep, the windy, the narrow, the chaotic and the lawless - be careful!

Minister rules on noise

Minister of Defence Ron Mark said his decision on engine testing at Whenuapai Airbase was a matter of national security.

2:36 PM  Defence Minister Ron Mark overrules court and says residents must accept noise from Whenuapai Airbase.

The RWC quarterfinalists ranked

2:07 PM  OPINION: Here's how the title contenders shape up ahead of the quarterfinals.

PM will apologise to Justin Lester

2:23 PM  Jacinda Ardern says she'll apologise for forgetting mayoral candidate ran under Labour.

160 workers high and dry

1:33 PM  NZ company in shutdown after incorrectly packed cartons of meat were found in China.

Are Kiwis the best at small talk?

2:55 PM  Some expats say they've had to learn to chit chat. Others say our small talk is superficial.

rugby world cup

Wales v France

Wales celebrate after beating France in the Six Nations this year.

2 min ago  Can the French overcome their in-fighting to cause an upset against Wales in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals?

All Blacks v Ireland

2:55 PM  New Zealand face a team that has beaten them twice in the last three years in the second quarterfinal at the Rugby World Cup.

Johnny Sexton suffered at the hands of Wesley College when he played in a youth tournament in Japan.

Sexton's Japan haka nightmare

17 min ago  Irishman suffered a Kiwi thrashing in Japan as a junior but says he is ready this time.

national

Alleged gunman caught

Police put up cordon tape at an alleyway on Main St in Foxton, near where a shooting took place on Monday.

2:08 PM  Police have arrested a 46-year-old man in relation to a shooting in Foxton that has left one person in critical condition.

Accountant steals from hospital

Lily Zamora spent six years siphoning off the money to gift to her family back in the Philippines.

A sign pleading with patrons to keep their voices down at Plush KTV bar in Auckland.

Wailing from karaoke

A neighbour fed-up with karaoke bar patrons who "wail and cry" has CCTV cameras trained on the venue.

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.

business

$790m mega mall leaking video

Westfield Newmarket has sprung a leak in it's food court after heavy rain in Auckland.

5 min ago  Heavy rain reveals leaks in the newly redeveloped Westfield Newmarket mall.

Another construction company goes under

2:54 PM  Eden Limited's projects included the 10-storey Nuffield St apartments in Auckland.

IRD is finding answering its phones taxing.

IRD refuses calls

5 min ago  Got an income tax query? Call back later.

travel

The Beatles stayed in my home

The Beatles amid a September 1964 tour appearance in Detroit.

2:21 PM  "It's not listed in the tour stops - to this day 99 per cent of Beatles fans don't know this happened."

Napier/Blenheim route axed

2:38 PM  Sounds Air to pull regional route from Napier and Blenheim.

Tourists and tourist boats in the famous Navagio Bay on Greece's Zakynthos island.

Greece: History and hedonism video

It stirs the intellect, yet tempts with salty swims and chatter-filled cafes.

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?

world

Defying the odds: surviving at sea

Brett Archibald being pulled from the water after surviving nearly 29 hours in Indonesian waters.

2:24 PM  How did Brett Archibald survive nearly 29 hours after falling overboard unconscious at night in a huge storm?

Abominable pulled from cinemas in Vietnam

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

The plane involved was similar to this Cessna 172S (file photo).

Arm cut off by plane's propeller

2:03 PM  She was trying to help her husband when the aircraft's tyres were stuck, but she stepped in front of the plane.

property

Suburbs with stagnant property prices video

Over the past five years, the median house sale price nationwide has continued to increase while the overall ...

1:45 PM  If you're after massive property gains, data shows Christchurch may not be the best place to be sinking your money.

Locks changed to kick out tenants

Landlord must pay student $2200 after abruptly ending tenancy.

Argosy is targeting a 6 Green Star Built rating for the redevelopment of 8-14 Willis Street in the Wellington CBD.

A green way to invest

A New Zealand property company is looking for investors to support the "greening" of its properties.

homed

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

Ditching 'obese people' won't work video

Shifting the language we use to talk about fatness and fat people can reduce fat stigma.

UK experts suggest the term "people with obesity", but this only reinforces the stigma.

Putting ice on injuries is wrong

Put the bag of frozen peas away if you've rolled an ankle.

Shay Bradley brought some laughter to his own funeral. His family called him a prankster.

'Let me out' funeral coffin prank video

Irish prankster made sure he had the last laugh - even at his own funeral.

well & good

Jolie admits to parenting doubts video

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

"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."

Why cervical screening has changed video

ADVICE: As of next month, the recommended age for getting your first smear test is going up from 20 to 25 years old.

People who own dogs tend to spend more time outdoors, which is known to be beneficial to health.

Want to live longer? Try getting a dog video

The authors of a new US study say dog ownership potentially results in a 24 per cent risk reduction for all types of mortality.

food & wine

Restaurant's 'hipster allergy' charge

Satya South Indian restaurant in Ponsonby.

Auckland restaurant's tongue-in-cheek $5 "hipster allergies surcharge" met with sweet and sour reactions.

Thyme for lemon and garlic spaghetti

Serve pasta and sauce topped with rocket leaves, pangrattato, roasted vegetables and balsamic glaze.

Award-winning summer wine

The NZ Ice Cream Awards

nz farmer

Fonterra mostly OK on milk price

The Commerce Commission wants to see Fonterra farmer support costs made clearer.

ComCom says Fonterra is "largely consistent" with the rules over calculating the milk price.

The cost of a cheap avocado

It actually costs $1 to grow and market one NZ avocado. So 30c avocados are very bad for business.

How Kiwi grass grows

Dairy farm fined $42k

entertainment

Hearing voices since I was six video

Debra Lampshire bravely shares her story living with voices in her head.

2:23 PM  She began hearing a comforting voice she believed to be her birth mother, soon joined by more demonic, dangerous voices.

Kanye West a 'converted Christian'

The musician told the audience at a listening party for his new album Jesus Is King that he's a "recent convert" to Christianity.

Self-confessed bogan Bachelorette Australia Angie Kent is looking for a man that makes her laugh.

'Bogan' Bachelorette: Make me laugh

2:13 PM  Bravo New Zealand host Cassidy Morris caught up with Angie ahead of TVs new season’s premiere.

Bravo

Pharrell's Blurred Lines 'awakening'

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for adidas

The singer reflects on his controversial song and the impact it had on him.

Swift and Porowski are BFF goals

The You Need To Calm Down singer and Queer Eye star were living their best life at the Like a Prayer singer's concert in NYC.

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Duff dishes on Lizzie McGuire reboot

The Younger star lets us in on her 11-month-old daughter's favorite foods and what she's most excited in regards to the Disney+ reboot.

parenting

Car seat use abroad no fun

Travelling with little ones is challenging and navigating car seat safety abroad is just one thing parents need to consider.

Juggling bulky car seats while wrangling toddlers is probably a travel experience best forgotten.

Going to the movies alone

OPINION: Once you get over your awkwardness, going to see a movie without your family is the ultimate alone time.

What it's like being a disabled mum

Mum has enormous baby

oddstuff

Boa constrictor 'at large' in Sydney video

The previous occupant of this skin is "at large".

The snake's freshly shed 2.5-metre skin was found wrapped around timber framing on a construction site.

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

technology

Is Fortnite's black hole a PR stunt?

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

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

NZ space radar opens

Rocket bodies missing each other by less than 100 metres 'multiple times a week'.

Concerns about sustainability - and movements such as "flight-shaming" - are taking a toll on carbon-intensive airlines.

Your next holiday may be virtual

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

motoring

99 hairpins and one fast EV video

Romain Dumas setting a new record in the Volkswagen ID.R on the Tianmen Mountain road in China.

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

Future of classic cars is electric video

Electric vehicles are very old news at a new automotive company called Lunaz. But in a very good way.

The introduction of the Urus SUV has seen Lamborghini sales soar.

VW considers Lamborghini's future video

Volkswagen is said to be weighing the options for Lamborghini's future, which could include selling it.

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.

sport

How Irish think they can win

Ireland have beaten the All Blacks twice in their past three encounters.

The Irish coaching staff are talking a big game ahead of their clash with the All Blacks.

Neesham mocks rule change

Three months after their World Cup torment, Black Caps are unimpressed by the Super Over rule change.

Sam Cane speaks to the media in Tokyo on Monday as the All Blacks launched quarterfinal week.

ABs step into the danger zone

OPINION: If anyone has the physical tools and belief to topple ABs it's the Irish, writes Marc HInton.

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'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.

noted

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

Clintons come out swinging for Meghan video

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

''If the explanation is that she's biracial, then shame on everybody,'' Hillary Clinton says.

Pills out, sex goddess in

"I was sort of proud that I could still try really hard and enjoy sex, but, yeah, well you shouldn't need to get a badge ...

OPINION: Antidepressants probably saved my life. But they also made me emotionally numb.

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.

beautyheaven

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.

metro

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.

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newsroom.co.nz

Sky hits Spark out of the park

New Zealand Rugby nailed a five-year agreement with Sky, plus a 5 per cent shareholding in the pay-TV operator.

ANALYSIS: If sporting bodies are winners in big TV rights deals, who are the losers?

Pascoe magic inspires young amputee

Nine-year-old Ella Benn is visited by Sophie Pascoe in Christchurch Hospital.

Teen Ella Benn is determined to be a swimming star in her own right with the guidance of a Paralympic legend.

Jones reaps success from partnership

Jones is comfortably New Zealand's best woman slalom paddler, and has been a trailblazer for women in the discipline.

Any time Luuka Jones needs advice or support in her pursuit of canoe slalom success, she doesn't have to look far.

tarana

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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