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'It's OK to keep living' video

After losing her husband and son 16 days apart, Julie Zarifeh got by through "active grieving".

Traffic on the move video

Parked trucks backed up on State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu on Friday.

All traffic now being allowed through on SH1 near Wellington, after 17-hour hold up caused by a truck crash.

Surfer mauled by great white shark

Bite marks and a large tooth were left in the man's surfboard after the attack in Northland.

Collapsed company's final project

His building firm is in liquidation. But works continue on Kelvin Hale's new mansion.

Ross to remain in Parliament video

Jami-Lee Ross says he won't step down as he admits to an affair with a married female MP.

Clinical finsh puts Canty in final

Late Mitchell Drummond try keeps red-and-blacks on track to win a 10th title in 11 years.

national

Fears drug could come too late

Palmerston North women Julie Bunnell has breast cancer and is one of many women asking for medication Ibrance to be funded.

Julie Bunnell says she is one of the lucky ones, despite a grim breast cancer diagnosis.

Bishop delays cathedral decision

A decision on Christchurch's quake-damaged Catholic cathedral was due by the end of this year.

DOC ranger Scott Theobald has been named as the third person on board a helicopter that crashed in Wanaka on Thursday.

Aviation dynasty lays grief bare video

Relative of Wanaka helicopter crash victim says "you don't become immune to this, no-one does".

    Mt Ruapehu is surrounded by towns vying to be its official "gateway".

    Mayor to boss: 'That's utter bulls...'

    The war over a skifield that led to some salty email exchanges between the local mayor and the mountain boss.

    Housing affordability has nothing to do with avocados video

    Video explainer

    House prices are stabilising, so now we can all buy property? Well, no. We explore why houses are still unaffordable.

    The remotest rugby team video

    East Coast's squad arriving for one light training session, the only one they can run through together during a typical week.

    Players don't think twice when travelling from far and wide for NZ's most isolated rugby team, who lose every week.

    'Māori not treated equally'

    Papakura Marae doctor Dr Rawiri Jansen is supporting Māori practitioners at the inquiry.

    It's a 'sick, racist' health system which some say is a humanitarian crisis. Now the treatment of Māori is under the under the microscope.

    The serious minigolfers

    Bobby Hart's minigolf attire.

    "You say 'competitive minigolf' and people laugh in your face."

    world

    Censor on trial for corruption

    China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple chief executive ...

    11:46 PM  China's former internet czar is accused of taking $7 million in bribes.

    Trump aides in 'shouting match' video

    The US president's chief of staff stormed off after clash with national security adviser, sources say.

    Bill Semeniuk, 67, smokes cannabis in Kamloops, British Columbia.

    US sours on Canadian pot users

    Admitting to border patrol you smoked legal cannabis in Canada could see you banned from the US. 

    business

    You can't buy a view video

    Mission Bay, where Kohimarama residents are fighting a plan to line the beach front with buildings that exceed the ...

    Poisoned trees and neighbours at war over consents. And all over the view.

    Egg business makes bank

    NZ's biggest egg business sold for $285 million, and created a new rich lister.

    The trucking industry has welcomed stricter safety enforcement but it is leading to casualties as more vehicles are ...

    Truckies face safety hit

    Trucking companies eye Christmas deadlines as NZTA review concerns mount.

    homed

    Claude Megson house wows gallery video

    The lush surroundings of this Claude Megson-designed house in Remuera serve to emphasise the bold architecture.

    One of the best examples of the late Mid-century architect's work is up for sale in Remuera.

    5 remarkable NZ homes video

    From hidden and quirky to elaborate and luxurious, these Kiwis made their home dreams come true.

    They travelled while saving money too.

    One couple's van life gallery

    While out walking, this Australian couple accidentally made big decisions about their future.

    life & style

    Is it finally 'OK' to be child-free?

    Tracee Ellis Ross has spoken out about being 'happily' single and childless.

    It was once considered a moral failing for a woman not to have a baby - but times have changed.

    This is how my anxiety looks

    I didn't think of myself as an anxious person, until the birth of my daughter, says former MP Holly Walker.

    Karlie Kloss Instagram.

    Karlie Kloss's surprise wedding video

    The model has become Ivanka Trump's sister-in-law after marrying businessman Joshua Kushner.

    well & good

    Sophie's selfless choice video

    Sophie Gloyn's thoughts were of others on her 7th birthday.

    The 7-year-old asked friends to give her only pyjamas as gifts. She then donated all 23 pairs.

    Wellington girl writes for Unicef video

    Ten-year-old publishes first novel to help children from war-torn countries.

    Robyn Lawley: 'I thought you had to be skinny to be beautiful.'

    Model takes on Victoria's Secret video

    OPINION: "I've felt like s... every year looking at that show," says the model who's trying to change it.

    food & wine

    Hamilton snarler wins gold

    New World Te Rapa butchery manager Chris Nicol holds one of their award winning angus sausages.

    New Zealand's best sausage comes from New World Te Rapa.

    Weekend forecast: more chippies, less soup

    Supermarket sales show Labour Weekend is when Kiwis finally get it that summer is here.

    Hunting out the perfect burger

    Netflix's remarkable new food show video

    nz farmer

    Lacklustre dairy sales for Canterbury

    There is preference for farms getting water from an irrigation scheme that holds the nutrient discharge consent compared ...

    Only 15 dairy farms found buyers in Canterbury over the past year.

    $70k fine, $130k reparations for tractor death

    Farmer charged for not ensuring safety of workers.

    Big dry on horizon video

    Farmer gave false name

    entertainment

    Five reasons to go to Armageddon video

    Christina Ricci headlines this weekend's Armageddon pop-culture celebration in Auckland.

    From Cosplay to Christina Ricci, here's why you should drop into Auckland's ASB Showgrounds.

    Vice reporter pranks Aussie TV video

    Australia Weekend Sunrise wanted to interview Oobah Butler about hoaxes, so he sent them an impersonator.

    While other contestants relationships seem to crumbling, Yuki reveals what it's really like being the most rock-solid couple.

    MAFS's Yuki feels the pressure video

    While other contestants relationships seem to crumbling, Yuki reveals what it's really like being the most rock-solid couple.

    travel

    Leave NZ, get a pay rise

    Most expats earn more than the did in their home countries, HSBC's Expat Explorer survey found.

    Before she moved to London, Emma Linden's life wasn't a lot of fun. Now she's richer, and more fulfilled.

    We did 6 Disney parks in 1 day video

    US couple Heather and Clark Ensminger on their "surreal" 4000km cross-country day.

    The main section includes 23 kilometres of bridges and 6.7 kilometres of tunnels.

    China's epic bridge opens soon video

    The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau route will be the world's longest sea-crossing bridge.

    motoring

    Labour weekend traffic woes

    Police inspect an unmarked police car with a bullet hole in the windscreen in Kaukapakapa north of Auckland, after a ...

    Road closures thanks to chemical spills and police chases have marred motorists' start to the long weekend.

    Journalists complain to Commerce Commission about AA

    Will the real New Zealand Car of the Year award please stand up?

    Fast Lane Cat Vids

    GM's original cat vid video

    In this week's Friday Fast Lane: GM harnessed the awesome power of the cat vid long before the internet, a pretentious man makes a shiny rhino and BIG V8s!

    stuff nation

    National is losing a dirty game stuff nation

    It appears that Bridges dug his own leadership grave the moment he ordered an investigation into the leak

    OPINION: Simon Bridges dug his own grave and his party is falling apart. There's no hope for him now.

    I've been a victim too stuff nation

    OPINION: Men are often subject to violence and inequality, but no-one wants to acknowledge it. That's why I'm sharing my story.

    Her addiction is a big black hole that swallows up any trace of money. (File photo)

    Meth made sister a monster stuff nation

    We've given everything a family could, yet she still ended up at rock bottom - and is dragging her kids down with her.

    opinion

    A hurt that's never forgotten

    Lanterns are released into a pond in Palmerston North on Monday in honour of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss ...

    OPINION: I felt my eyes misting up behind my sunglasses as I drove.

    National has betrayed women

    National Party president Peter Goodfellow brokered a non-disclosure agreement with a woman who said she had been ...

    OPINION: Gagging a woman from speaking about Jami-Lee Ross harassment is morally bankrupt. It silences them all over again.

    Am I being ripped off on power?

    It's always worth shopping around to see if you can get a better deal.

    OPINION: And is there any way to stop intellectually disabled person taking out more debt?

    Rugby's annus awful-ness

    While the players are ultimately responsible for score-lines, it would be harsh to let them take all the flak, says Jim ...

    OPINION: It's been a tough year to be a rugby fan in Taranaki. Even tougher to be a player.

    good reads

    Killing taints family milestones

    Jordan Voudouris' ex-partner, Gwendalyn Richmond with daughter Mia and son Spyros want people to come forward if they ...

    ​Spyros Voudouris celebrated his 18th by having a beer with his dad. Not at the pub, but at his grave.

    Mayor to boss: 'That's utter bulls...'

    Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron, left, with Economic Development Minister Shane Jones at the gondola funding announcement.

    The war over a skifield that led to some salty email exchanges between the local mayor and the mountain boss.

    Kids and their stitches

    Sasha Maclean 10, Tom Crowley 8 and Mikayla Fieldes, 15, all hard at work.

    Instagram has brought some new people into embroidery - and they're young, too.

    Leave NZ, get a pay rise

    Most expats earn more than the did in their home countries, HSBC's Expat Explorer survey found.

    Before she moved to London, Emma Linden's life wasn't a lot of fun. Now she's richer, and more fulfilled.

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    From #MeToo to #WeToo

    Sisters Brittany, left and Johanna Cosgrove wearing their Me/We Too T-shirts.

    Sexually assaulted at age 13, Brittany Cosgrove brought the #WeToo message to NZ. This week, the PM took it to the world.

    Really? Kathryn Beck?

    Law Society president Kathryn Beck claimed she had been "surprised and caught out" by the prevalence of sexual ...

    OPINION: Alison Mau argues it's wrong for outgoing Law Society president to lead a taskforce into culture change.

    Rachel MacGregor's bad soap opera

    Rachel MacGregor

    Endless stress, staggering expense, and a monumental imbalance of power.

    MacGregor v Craig reveals glitch

    Alison Mau says there is a clear imbalance of power and wealth between Colin Craig and Rachel MacGregor.

    OPINION: Colin Craig legal battle is not just about Rachel MacGregor – it's about every Kiwi who might find themselves in her position.

    oddstuff

    Xi thought-mapped for the masses

    President Xi Jinping's "Thought" has become compulsory study at Chinese universities.

    No, it's not a "nightmarish subway map" - it's a handy directory to the Chinese president's brain.

    Kids and their stitches

    Sasha Maclean 10, Tom Crowley 8 and Mikayla Fieldes, 15, all hard at work.

    Instagram has brought some new people into embroidery - and they're young, too.

    The strange items we try to post

    People have tried sending birthday cakes by post.

    Kiwis have attempted to mail bloody deer antlers, fish, imitation grenades and birthday cakes this year.

    Bloom of death comes early

    Putaruru's Kevin Whale stands by the flower stem of his century plant which is only four years old.

    Plant famous for flowering only once in its life of 10 to 30 years set to bloom after only four.

    Parenting

    A hurt that's never forgotten

    Lanterns are released into a pond in Palmerston North on Monday in honour of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss ...

    OPINION: I felt my eyes misting up behind my sunglasses as I drove.

    How to teach kids about death

    Children should learn that sadness is a part of life.

    To cope with grief, children first need to confront death.

    School daze

    Miss Six's lunchbox had seen better days. (File photo)

    The holidays were only two weeks long but Miss Six wants new stuff.

    Epilepsy drug in pregnancy under review video

    A Kiwi mum is calling for answers on why women were not warned earlier of the dangerous effects an anti-epileptic ...

    Kiwi mum pleads for inquiry into harm caused by exposure to anti-epileptic medicines during pregnancy.

    kiwi traveller

    Ask an expert: Phuket

    Away from party hot spots such as Patong, it's still possible to find peace and quiet in Phuket.

    I'm looking to unwind, not party. Where should I head?

    The truth about returning to NZ

    After two years or more of having new experiences and meeting new people, Kiwi expats often find trying to slot back ...

    After years of exploration and adventure, settling back into little old NZ can be tough.

    Meals worth travelling for

    Paulina's in Clyde is one of the best fusion restaurants in New Zealand.

    If you love getting away to discover new places but equally love good food, indulge both your passions to hunt out great eateries around New Zealand.

    Expat tales: Life in dynamic Dubai

    Michelle at La Mer, a new beachfront community in Dubai.

    Aucklander Michelle Lee enjoys the fast pace and ambition of her adopted homeland.

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