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The nurse ACC said no to video

Colleagues found Nicola Griffith in a hospital room, preparing to end her life.

Mum, kids die in home

Police have described the crime scene in Ellenbrook, Perth, where a mother and two children were killed as "horrific".

0 min ago  Neighbour says Kiwi family lives at Perth address where "most horrific" killings took place.

Taxis as commuters give up

9:35 AM  Teething problems frustrate as Wellington's new bus network faces first real test.

Woman charged with teen's murder

9:41 AM  28-year-old woman charged with the murder of 17-year-old Demetrius Pairama.

Learning to lie on an 800kg bull video

15 min ago  City life made Lisa Grennell anxious, but so did cows. Now she can fall asleep on them.

Croatia, pundits fume over VAR video

Alan Shearer sides with Croatia over the "ridiculous" penalty decision that "decided" final.

national

Deluge heads south video

Floodwater in the Colville Valley, pictured around 2pm on Sunday.

Two major highways through the Coromandel Peninsula remain cut off by slips and flooding.

Quake strikes Christchurch

9:34 AM  A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has been felt by thousands in Canterbury.

Traffic is diverted from the the cordon at Monday morning's fatal crash in Pukekohe.

One dead in Auckland crash

One person has died and another is injured after a crash between a truck and car in Pukekohe, south Auckland.

    special projects

    Ten of NZ's forgotten critters

    A Hamilton's frog. Only around 300 are known to exist.

    A skink species found only behind a West Coast pub; a native leech existing beneath a single rock on an isolated island.

    100,000 houses in a decade

    ANALYSIS: For now, the Government can build at 2.7 homes a day but that will need to ramp up to more like 33 a day.

    20062018. News. Image is screen-grab from 60 Minutes

Gail Denise Maney, who was also convicted of murder for ordering ...

    Is Gail Maney guilty or not?

    The podcast Gone Fishing pored over evidence in the case against Gail Maney. So now, the big question: Is she a murderer? Or not?

    stuff circuit

    Z knew of breach for 7 months

    Offline: A Stuff Circuit investigation reveals a data breach at Z Energy.

    Z Energy sat on evidence about a privacy breach for seven months - only going public when confronted with it this week.

    A raid worth investigating

    OPINION: It's one of the most storied firefights in our war history, but did we tell it the right way? We deserve the truth.

    Z Energy has admitted a data breach of its fuel card.

    ‘Certainly a security breach’

    How Z’s story changed as the evidence of a problem mounted.

    world

    Macron leads celebrations video

    French President Emmanuel Macron was on his feet celebrating at fulltime.

    8:54 AM  Passionate French president on his feet as France secure second World Cup title.

    Aussie divers relive Thai rescue video

    The diving wasn't the most difficult part of the rescue, says cave diving expert, the age of the boys was.

    "I hadn't thought of that. But I certainly, I'll be asking about it. But again, this was during the Obama ...

    Trump vague on Russian agents

    8:40 AM  Ahead of meeting with Russian leader, Trump says "I hadn't thought" of asking Putin to extradite election hack agents.

    business

    Fletcher recruits KiwiRail boss

    Peter Reidy, KiwiRail chief executive is to join Fletcher Building to head its construction division.

    9:52 AM  KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy is to join Fletcher Building.

    Gondolas and art galleries

     A swath of tourism-related projects stand to benefit from the Government's $1b provincial growth fund.

    Blueberries were selling for $16 a punnet, according to the post on Facebook.

    Blueberries $14 a punnet

    Kiwi berry farmers are shocked to see local berries on the shelves this time of the year.

    technology

    Marketing taps into 90s nostalgia

    PriceSpy's Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett says nostalgia is more about the feelings the products evoked than the product themselves.

    The iconic brands of the 1990s are using nostalgia in a bid to stay relevant.

    Is Facebook committed to change?

    The shelter given to a site that has help promote baseless theories has come under closer scrutiny.

    Congasm, seen here in a video he published online, obscures his true identity and is subject of a Californian defamation ...

    New Zealand's worst troll?

    In rambling videos, he "targets" vegans and drinks NZ beer. A landmark US case may expose him.

    homed

    Divide and conquer tricky spaces stuff nation

    Open shelving allows you to adjust the level of visibility between rooms.

    8:36 AM  Traditional screens aren't your only option to make the most of open home layouts.

    A family's Waiheke home

    Publicist Tessa Mascelle lives on Waiheke with her partner Hilly and children Zephyr, 7, and Scout, 5, plus Chester the Shetland pony.

    Are these two on a roll? Amy and Stu, the oldest contestants on The Block, take out the first room reveal by a healthy ...

    First Block reveal matters most gallery video

    Who'd have thought? Some of these Blocksters know their stuff - first room reveal impresses.

    life & style

    Nicola Robinson's 'biggest regret'

    "I was just so ashamed of myself," revealed the model.

    15 min ago  "I was just so ashamed of myself," revealed the model.

    The vegan kids are all right

    Two-year-old Anaïs chooses olives over cake. She's the healthiest kid around.

    The Nope Sisters.

    They just say Nope

    The Nope Sisters make tees already so iconic they are going in Te Papa.

    well & good

    The big problem with diets

    The more you diet, the more obsessed you become with food.

    If you really want to lose weight and keep it off, depriving yourself isn't the answer.

    When fat people dare to exercise

    "The fact is, as often as people tell us we should lose weight, they also don't want to see us in their spaces."

    More and more women are reporting a first sexual experience that sounds like a guy copying something he's seen in ...

    The women suffering through sex

    As a GP, I see a steady stream of uneasy 22-year-olds, underwhelmed by their sex lives and ashamed of it.

    food & wine

    Golden oldies

    Bobotie: do you make yours with peach chutney or apricot jam?

    These comforting dishes have been made for centuries. No wonder they’re dear to the heart.

    Sourdough worth the hard work

    OPINION: The recipe runs to five pages and includes incredibly specific measurements and instructions, but my husband gave it a go and now I will never leave him.

    You'll be glad you found Lost Boys

    Perfect match: tarragon & chicken

    nz farmer

    Strawberry fields forever

    Dr Mike Nichols' winter strawberry trials are proving successful.

    Scientist has tried growing strawberries through winter since he was a teenager.

    Moving with the times

    Woodville farmer first woman elected as head of the Young Farmer competition.

    NZ's 'hero' cheese crusader dies video

    Much ado about methane

    entertainment

    Christie Whelan Browne's fighting back video

    "I don't know how a person could be called the names that I've been called and be painted in a way and not be affected" ...

    8 min ago  Until the conversation about sexual harassment, Christie Whelan Browne had lived with "blinkers on".

    Joy and heartache on Westside video

    8:52 AM  'I felt like I was grieving,' says Westside actress Ashleigh Cumming.

    Rob Brydon is bringing is stand-up to Wellington and Auckland in 2019.

    Rob Brydon to tour NZ

    9:00 AM  The 'Gavin & Stacey' star will perform two shows here.

    travel

    My heart is in Havana stuff nation video

    Horse and carts are still common in rural Cuba.

    10 min ago  Jim Tully goes to see the Caribbean island that is facing a new era with new leaders.

    Antarctica: Like nowhere else video

    "We didn't have TV but we didn't need it, these penguins provided all the entertainment."

    The start of the track meanders by Mt Sefton.

    Hooker Valley is a wonderland

    Take the family on a proper white winter holiday, to beautiful Hooker Lake.

    motoring

    Hypercar World Cup final video

    Rimac vs Bugatti

    Forget the football World Cup final, the real battle between France and Croatia is taking place in the hypercar segment.

    Autonomous future beckons

    Autonomous driving is on the way. What will it be like?

    Tesla's estimated 2017 sales of under 15,000 vehicles gave it a market share of under 3 per cent.

    Details on Tesla's China plans video

    15 min ago  The electric vehicle producer is building its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai.

    stuff nation

    Best bus driver ever stuff nation

    Penny Mackay has never forgotten her ride home with the best bus driver ever.

    Things are changing for Wellington's bus drivers, but one grateful passenger wants to say thanks.

    Who will win the World Cup? stuff nation

    Who would you like to see lifting the trophy? Plucky underdogs Croatia or the favourites France?

    "It is demeaning when we hear people say all we do is wash bums and give out tablets." (File photo)

    Nurses' pay a gender issue stuff nation

    About 90 per cent of nurses are female, and I have no doubt that this is why we don't get paid fairly.

    sport

    Rebel in police custody

    Rebels star Amanaki Mafi during the Super Rugby match against the Highlanders at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

    Two Rebels team-mates were involved in a Dunedin altercation that will result in a court appearance.

    Mbappe shoots to superstardom video

    15 min ago  19-year-old French footballer becomes youngest finals goal-scorer since Pele.

    France stars Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe.

    'Beautiful' France diversity hailed video

    18 min ago  Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bond together to win World Cup.

    opinion

    Rescued from Trump despair

    The Thai cave rescue offered Oscar Kightley a glimmer of hope amongst the Trumpian gloom of world news.

    OPINION: As Cyclone Trump barrels through another 24-hour rolling news cycle, the Thai cave rescue offers shelter.

    The rot in our state schools

    South Wellington Intermediate School Principal Traci Liddall was annoyed on Monday when she heard Education Minister ...

    OPINION: The minister of education is about to find the extent of the rot in our state schools' physical environments.

    Why nurses are going on strike

    Nurses to strike for 24 hours

    OPINION: We are doing it for ourselves, for our patients and for our health service.

    Through the eyes of a visitor

    Christchurch's new justice and emergency services precinct is amongst the new buildings emerging in the quake-hit ...

    OPINION: The last time I spent more than a few hours in Christchurch was nearly 20 years ago.

    good reads

    My heart is in Havana stuff nation video

    Horse and carts are still common in rural Cuba.

    Jim Tully goes to see the Caribbean island that is facing a new era with new leaders.

    The sideline surgeon

    When he's not doing his day job of urologist Andy Malcolm he's either refereeing club rugby or on the sideline as ...

    Rugby and urology may be unlikely team-mates but for Nelson surgeon Andy Malcolm they go hand in hand.

    Why is everybody striking?

    Striking nurses in Nelson. Other groups are expected to follow.

    After a decade of missing the spoils of a "rock star economy", lower paid Kiwis have had enough.

    When a mass shooter kills your husband

    Andre Chamblee and her late husband, John McNamara, at Christmas time circa 1997.

    One voice chokes out the words: "He's dead." The wailing gets louder. It is my wailing.

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    McVeagh a watershed moment

    Public service troubleshooter Margaret Bazley's independent review of Russell McVeagh was released on Thursday morning.

    OPINION: Here's to a future where women's safety is prized over men's reputations.

    Russell McVeagh apologies don't wash

    Alison Mau says Russell McVeagh management knew of sexual harassment allegations 15 years ago.

    OPINION: As more allegations swirl, law firm's mea culpa should be viewed with scepticism.

    Bad apples on the 24th floor video

    Russell McVeagh chairman Malcolm Crotty at the media conference.

    Bazley report blames alcohol for Russell McVeagh misbehaviour. Women say it's worse than that.

    Intern applications up despite scandal video

    Russell McVeagh senior partner Pip Greenwood confirmed intern applications were up this year.

    As protesters yelled "Me too" in the park below, a high number of applications were arriving at under-fire law firm Russell McVeagh.

    oddstuff

    Saying 'I do' with a 'noodle of love'

    The union of Peter O'Dowd and Missy O'Dowd, nee Cathro, was blessed sealed with a noodle of love and blessed by the ...

    The Spaghetti Monster no doubt smiled a noodly smile as it looked down upon this wedding.

    Thief trapped in escape room video

    "The Kill Room" at the NW Escape Experience, an immersive adventure game in Vancouver.

    US man calls police on himself after breaking into the "Kill Room" and getting stuck.

    World's ugliest dog dies video

    Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, ...

    Zsa Zsa the 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the World's Ugliest Dog contest.

    Stage one of super-cemetery complete

    No plots at the new cemetery have been sold as plots at all New Plymouth District Council cemeteries were only sold as ...

    The cemetery's first customer is expected mid-next year.

    Parenting

    'I cried': mums console Serena

    Serena Williams admits she cried over missing her daughter's first steps.

    Other parents were quick to comfort the tennis star after she missed one of her daughter's milestones.

    Solid food won't help babies sleep

    Giving babies solid foods early: do the cons outweigh the pros?

    As much as tired parents may want to believe a new study, giving babies solid food early won't improve their sleep.

    Parents name baby Abcde

    Lots of people want a unique name for their bub but is Abcde going too far? (File photo)

    Apparently, it's pronounced "Ab-si-dee" and it's actually fairly common in the US.

    Balloons: their days are numbered

    Balloons as we know them are on the way out.

    Balloons are fast becoming the stink item you don't want to have at your kids' birthday parties. Even Bunnings is phasing them out.

    kiwi traveller

    Expat tales: French wine country

    Domaine Treloar.

    Rachel Treloar and her husband Jonathan run a wine estate in the Roussillon in the South of France.

    Readers' travel pics of the week

    The Pilgram Walk - Lisbon Portugal to Santiago Spain...my husband and I walked through some amazing countryside in April ...

    Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

    Travel's most annoying phrase

    Real travellers don't simply walk, eat, shop or lounge around in new locations – they "discover" them.

    OPINION: It's involuntary and I can't help it. The eyes roll skyward as I hear "Oh it's an amazing place, but you really need three weeks there".

    Kiwis downsize to travel the world

    Brent and Claire enjoy multi-day tramps in New Zealand in between overseas trips.

    Brent and Claire Ruru quit the corporate rat race to lead simpler lives, largely on the road.

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