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Boris likens hongi to headbutt

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (centre) arrives at Takahanga Marae in Kaikoura about 9am on Monday with Civil ...

11 min ago  Flamboyant UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says hongi is beautiful but "might be misinterpreted in a pub in Glasgow".

Much-loved student drowns

Tamsyn Whiteman died on Sunday at her home in south Auckland.

Tamsyn Whiteman was looking forward to the new school term starting. On Monday her seat will be empty.

Warehouse shares trading halt

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10:01 AM  The Warehouse has placed its shares on a trading halt ahead of an announcement.

Rich list 'unhealthy, harmful'

Graeme Hart, Chairman of Burns Philp speaks at the Goodman Fielder Press conference, Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, ...

Obsession with capitalism makes Kiwis fawn over the rich and hold a "disturbing" interest in who has the most money, academics say.

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Farms 'under for weeks'

Tairei farmer Ross Farquhar surveys the water surrounding his property on Saturday.

The rain has stopped, but floodwaters are still rising on Otago farms.

Conman allowed to sue

A serial conman says probation officers' negligence cost him, and he's going to sue.

Shane Williams looks at the scene where his friend drove off the scenic lookout at Wainuiomata hill.

Car lands in bushes

9:03 AM  Car crashes through barrier on busy road and lands in bushes above Lower Hutt.

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Boris likens hongi to headbutt

Flamboyant UK Foreign Secretary calls hongi beautiful but "might be misinterpreted in a pub in Glasgow".

world

Eight found dead in hot truck video

Police officers work at the crime scene after eight people were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler truck trailer.

8:42 AM  Vehicles pulled up to the truck in the US, taking people away. But more remained inside, and eight were dead.

IS nearly had a 'dirty bomb' video

When IS took Mosul, it had a huge weapons supply. But the most fearsome was never used.

Tyler Swantek is accused of shooting his father in the head and keeping his corpse in the family home.

Shot, left on couch for weeks

Man allegedly shot his father in the head and kept his corpse in the family home in the US.

business

A tiny town that could

Kaitangata District Promotions member Evan Dick has given everything to help the town flourish.

A year ago they were offering new settlers a 3-bed home for just $185k, so did Kaitangata's gamble pay off?

Chart: Voter turnout

There's quite a gap between the younger New Zealanders casting their ballot and our keenest group of voters.

Any excess power is sold back to Contact.

People power the future

Consumer-created power is a big part of the future for power companies, an expert says.

technology

Why your wi-fi feels so slow

In many home wi-fi routers today, you'll find two lanes. One whose waves operate at a frequency of 2.4 GHz and one that ...

8:32 AM  Outside interference and congestion are the two main reasons why your internet speeds feel sluggish.

Room for TVNZ and Netflix

8:36 AM  Traditional broadcasters are getting increasingly nervous as streaming services move into their territory.

Apple's laptops all look similar but there are some important differences to note if you're considering buying one.

A look at Apple's laptops

8:34 AM  The company makes three laptops, and while there is a little bit of crossover, each has a specific target audience.

homed

Back from the brink gallery video

Seen from the road, the origins of the house as a two-up two-down are clear; the house has been painted Farrow and Ball ...

9:42 AM  A heritage expert discovered the original heart of a much-renovated 150-year-old Akaroa cottage.

Chch still the Garden City? video

OPINION: A bit of rubbish and a few weeds do not this Garden City destroy, says one green-fingered resident.

Block room reveal winners Nate and Andy seem like all-round nice guys, but did they deserve their win this week?

Did Block judges get it wrong?

The Blockies opened the doors to their master suites, but did the best one win?

life & style

Week in celeb Instagrams gallery

Celeb besties Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz are still tight after all these years.

Drew Barrymore celebrates an old friend, Jessica Alba makes an announcement, and Lupita Nyong'o is in heaven.

The relationship WoF

Are you in a fit and healthy relationship? Here are seven questions to consider.

Ben Affleck with "regular girl" Lindsay Shookus in New York.

Problem with lauding 'normal'

Ben Affleck's new girlfriend isn't Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez or Gwyneth Paltrow. That doesn't make her "normal".

well & good

Which coconut milk is healthier?

Unless you are a healthy weight with little risk of cardiovascular disease or diabetes, use light versions of coconut ...

Light coconut cream or premium coconut milk? We put four varieties produced by one brand to the test.

Why horse trekking isn't easy

Stephen Heard saddled up for a lesson in horse trekking.

Dr Tom Mulholland and his son, feeling happy and energised after carving a few turns in the snow.

Exercise is vital as you age

Exercise adds years to your life and life to your years.

food & wine

Cannoli tart a slice of heaven

Jordan Rondel's Cannoli Tart is simpler to make than the traditional little tubes.

As decadent as it is delicious, this tart version of the traditional Italian cannoli is also easy to make.

Best ever Kiwi BBQ sauce

This recipe is the perfect topping for the perfect steak - or whatever else you want.

How do cocktails get named?

The end of the Manhattan

nz farmer

Otago farm 90% underwater

Parks' farm after the water rushed through.

John Parks has seen some bad floods on his Taieri Plains farm, but this one was different.

Farmers combat deluge

Reports of farmers stranded after storm damages culverts, creeks and fences.

Don't spare the cream cheese

Weeds: counting the cost

entertainment

Dead duo live on in Quahog

Mayor Adam West will feature in five episodes in the upcoming 16th season of Family Guy.

9:38 AM  Even death can't silence Mayor Adam West.

Ben Affleck: I'm still Batman

There's only one Batman and his name is Ben Affleck. That is according to Ben Affleck.

Cate Blanchett says her children inspired her to take a role in Thor: Ragnarok.

Thor a happy accident for Cate

Taika Waititi's Marvel adventure will focus on Thor's midlife crisis.

travel

On the Adriatic, off the path

The waterfalls in Krka National Park, Croatia.

Jill Worrall sets sail to some of the Adriatic Coast's lesser known islands and ports.

NZ's ultimate jet boat ride video

Dodging rocks while hurtling 85kmh through narrow canyons is a thrill-a-minute experience.

The islands in the Palawan region were the inspiration for Alex Garland's book and subsequent film, The Beach.

The islands off the tourist radar

There's no need to set your alarm on Miniloc Island. The monkeys will do it for you.

motoring

Still just ahead of the hatch pack

To ensure Golf maximises its time in the sun, VW has created a dress-up version called the R-Line.

New VW Golf doesn't exactly respect the R-brand. But it's a great small-car all the same.

Luxury car landscape 'changing'

Lexus boss Paul Carroll's vision for growth includes a belief that their back-story strengthens the brand.

Q60 coupe is the newest model in the Infiniti lineup. Most hi-tech too, with a steer-by-wire system.

Hot coupe is steer-by-wire

8:33 AM  New coupe has computer-controlled steering, but still puts lots of power to the back wheels.

stuff nation

Pet of the day: Roman emperor stuff nation

The moment I decided my parents were the humans for me.

My humans, Mum and Dad, treat me as my name suggests – like a Roman emperor.

What do youth voters want? stuff nation

What will it take to get youths to turn up and vote in the election?

Why can't we enter our IRD numbers online and vote that way?

NZ needs online voting stuff nation

Why can't we enter our IRD numbers online and vote that way?

sport

Brumbies' loss a relief - Cully

Ardie Savea runs the ball up for the Hurricanes against the Brumbies. The Hurricanes played indifferently for 40 ...

9:23 AM  OPINION: Michael Cheika won't be shedding any tears over the early end to Australia's Super Rugby year to forget.

Cheika's 'unrelenting' regime video

9:10 AM  Coach running Wallabies players into the ground to get them fit to face the All Blacks.

Julian Savea will be feeling the heat to retain his position now that Vince Aso, right, is back.

Super-sized Savea headache video

Super Rugby's top try-scorer is on the plane to South Africa and it might spell trouble for Julian Savea.

opinion

Drains: Not sexy, but needed

When the drains block, fixing them isn't pleasant.

Forget fancy council projects, most Kiwis just want the country to not turn into Atlantis every time it lightly drizzles.

School rugby too great a risk?

Isaiah Papalii of Mt Albert Grammar is tackled by Tanielu Tele'a of St Kentigern during a First XVs match last August.

OPINION: The number of head injuries is likely to be hugely under-reported, writes Mark Reason.

Fake News and tinfoil hats

12052017 News Photo: TOM LEE/FAIRFAX NZ - MP Peter Dunne speaks at Cafe Agora in Hamilton. 4 members of the audience ...

OPINION: As Trump and his supporters bang on about "alternative facts", the concept is very much alive and well here in the provinces.

Fetch not always a fun game

Chasing sticks can be a dangerous game, write vet Malcolm Anderson.

OPINION: Vet Malcolm Anderson offers some words of advice about the dangers of playing fetch.

good reads

Can micronutrients help with anxiety?

Julia Rucklidge's team is currently conducting a trial to see if micronutrients can improve depression and anxiety ...

One in 10 adults in the developed world now takes an antidepressant. Medication can be lifesaving - or devastating.

Humans on the Moon - really?

Suggestions the flags shown supposedly planted on the Moon were actually fluttering in a breeze are a mainstay of some ...

Forty-eight years since the first human walked on the Moon we look at the conspiracy theories.

Fake News and tinfoil hats

12052017 News Photo: TOM LEE/FAIRFAX NZ - MP Peter Dunne speaks at Cafe Agora in Hamilton. 4 members of the audience ...

OPINION: As Trump and his supporters bang on about "alternative facts", the concept is very much alive in provincial NZ.

Orphan's life begins at 3

For the past 15 years, Vintiner has been a pupil of Wellington's Mudra Dance Company, a training centre for ...

For 18 years, Kiwi dancer told only her closest friends how she'd been abandoned, age 3, outside an Indian police station.

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Corgis worth a queen's ransom video

Jack and Joyce Luo spent more than $20,000 to bring their beloved welsh corgis Amy and Lucky from Beijing when they ...

Couple shell out $20,000 to bring their beloved dogs to join them in NZ.

Talkative cookies 10 years in the making video

Mookies are "motivational cookies" that offer people funny quips and inspirational quotes.

Do you think the fortune cookie saw this coming?

Beached as, mon frere video

A convincing sculpture of a beached whale near Notre Dame in Paris had locals and tourists turning heads.

A sperm whale that appeared to have beached itself in Paris was in fact a sculpture.

Labour calls in foreign aid

Michael Greenhough and David Burch are staying with New Plymouth Labour candidate Corie Haddock and said they are ...

Two overseas students have been brought in by Labour to help whip the party's campaign into shape.

Parenting

Prince George told about Diana

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out of the window of the plane as they arrive at ...

The littlest royals are growing up with only one Granny, but Prince William keeps his mother's memory alive through stories.

'I cried more than he did'

Mathias' birth was a shorter labour than with Sandoval's other kids, she said, but much harder.

A refugee support volunteer cut the cord at baby's birth in Hamilton.

'We have to start with kids'

Seven-year-old Nicholas Demetriou hasn't got time for gender stereotypes. He chooses clothes that he likes, regardless ...

The rise of gender-neutral childrens' clothing is encouraging kids to pick clothes they love, not ones they only think they should.

The little prince at four

Prince George of Cambridge's official 4th birthday portrait.

Prince George, the future King of England, turns four on Sunday. Enjoy some of the highlights of his 4th year.

kiwi traveller

'The cost of housing is insane'

Kim and her husband Berno on top of The Mount.

Kim Kleinhans of Raleigh, North Carolina in the US finds NZ beautiful but expensive.

Readers' best travel photos

38th Parallel Beach, South Korea "My buddies Moon-jun and Yong-ik getting after some surf after a very big snow storm ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world?

Fly 'n' flop: the Kiwi way

When it comes to overseas travel, Kiwis aren't as adventurous as we might seem.

OPINION: Our favourite destinations don't paint us as daring, adventurous travellers. Most of us do not venture past Australia.

Want to travel? Read this first

Roaming the world can be great, but there's a travel 101 guide to adhere to.

Roaming the world can be great, but there's a travel 101 guide to adhere to.

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