101117.News. KEVIN STENT/STUFF. Poet Lewis Scott was sentenced for rape in the Wellington District Court Friday afternoon.

Victim's long battle with rapist video

5:00 AM  She thought it was a business meeting, but arrived to champagne. Then he attacked.

Sir Elton reschedules video

Sir Elton John won't return to Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium until January next year.

British pop star says he's "incredibly disppointed" he won't be playing at Mt Smart Stadium until January 2021.

'Blatant attack' on property rights

West Coast man will lose 70% of his farm, now classed as a significant natural area.

Coronavirus: a $360m problem

5:00 AM  OPINION: The virus could blow a hole in the Government's books.

Waking after eruption

When Whakaari guide was told she'd been in a coma, she thought "oh, alrighty then".

Taxpayer to fund EV stations

5:00 AM  Businesses will get taxpayer money to install charging ports for electric vehicles.

national

'Shouldn't have to see a counsellor'

James Hargest College principal Andy Wood.

"Emotional safety" shouldn't factor into what uniform girls wear to school, pupils say.

People pooing in penguin sanctuary

Signs, a padlock and spiked fence top are no deterrent to rogue defecators.

Karina Bradnam, pictured here in 2009, is a former local tennis champ.

'Karina is still missing'

Karina Bradnam's mother posts appeal for help to find her missing daughter.

climate change

Goodbye car park, hello bus

Basement car parks for Auckalnd Council executives might be replaced with public transport cards (file photo).

5:00 AM  Council executives might have to surrender free parking to "walk the talk" for climate change.

Water squeeze spreading video

Water use restricted for more of Northland as record dry conditions continue to bite.

Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts says the company is cutting its own emissions at the same time as offering ...

Z offers drivers carbon offsets

5:00 AM  Motorists can now pay through Z to make their journeys carbon-neutral.

business

Bank profits drop

Buy-now-pay-later services such as Afterpay and Laybuy had seen huge growth, KPMG said, and that had disrupted a ...

7 min ago  Customers prioritising buy-now-pay-later payments over other debt.

Z offers drivers carbon offsets

5:00 AM  Motorists can now pay through Z to make their journeys carbon-neutral.

Hawke's Bay is know as "the fruit bowl" of New Zealand and is the region which produces most apples.

Big buy out small

5:00 AM  Large cold storage businesses taking over smaller ones is a trend in the industry.

travel

Tell the truth about Tongariro

Charli Moore, a UK travel blogger, was one of few reviews viewed that shared an accurate and honest review of the track ...

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - it's glistening lakes and smiling trampers right? Not always.

Ghost ship washes up in Ireland

The MV Alta was last seen off Bermuda 18 months ago. Now a storm has blown her across the Atlantic.

The Coastal Pacific Great Train Journey runs between Picton and Christchurch.

One place in NZ I need to visit

It's pretty impossible to see every part of this amazing country.

In South Sudan, children pay the heaviest price for decades of conflict. On the ground, New Zealanders are trying to ...

Worst place to be a child

In South Sudan, children pay the heaviest price for decades of conflict. On the ground, New Zealanders are trying to help give them a future.

Polluters making 'windfall'

The Glenbrook Steel Mill is one of several companies that receives free carbon credits covering its emissions.

Major polluters could be profiting from an oversight in the country's emissions trading scheme. Now the Government is stepping in.

Hope in Hell: South Sudan

In one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters, there is a glimmer of hope.

In one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters, there is a glimmer of hope.

Subsidies not 'defensible'

The aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point. Its owner receives subsidies to cover most of the smelter's atmospheric pollution.

Changes to the ETS are "too corporate friendly", the Government is being told.

'Surgery' under hypnosis

Cecilia says she feels happier and healthier - and has a new goal after six months of hypnotherapy.

Lie back, relax and potentially lose loads of kilos: how hypnosis impacted one woman's weight loss journey.

world

Koala losses 'spectacularly huge'

One of the lucky ones: a female koala recovers at the Native Wildlife Rescue Centre in eastern NSW.

Ecologists fear reccent bushfires and drought have pushed the marsupial to "endangered status" in the state.

Severe floods in UK, Germany video

Life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumps weeks' worth of rain. A woman has been swept away in floodwaters.

Missing Chinese student Chen Yang was found alive in the Gold Coast hinterlands after a five-day ordeal.

Hiker relies on TV survival tips

Stranded in bushland for five days, Chen Yang remembered some advice she'd learned from the TV.

property

Lifestyle fuels house prices video

Out of towners continue to seek homes in the Nelson region, pushing house prices ever upwards.

5:00 AM  Homes deemed unfit for tenants are now the only option for some first home buyers, an estate agent says. Another says first home buyers just need to get creative.

Numbers against Stratford RC

Racing club member says Government should be ashamed to support industry reform proposals.

Harvey agreed it was likely the boarding house was infested with bed bugs before Rihari moved in (file photo).

Compo for bed bugs

International student covered in bites after moving into boarding house gets $400 payout.

homed

Worst house, best street video

This semi-derelict house in Campbells Bay, Auckland is looking for a little love. It has been handed down through the ...

It's been in the same family for 106 years, and has been let go, but check out that view.

This apartment is larger-than-life video

Graeme Thomson's apartment offers an Alice in Wonderland moment, stepping out of the ordinary world into a larger-than-life gem of waterfront magic. 

The Queen's Christmas message is one time we get a peek at the inside of Buckingham Palace. Now, the royal household has ...

Queen's royal wallpaper 'stripped'

Buckingham Palace releases video of painstaking preservation project under way in drawing room.

life & style

Runways are re-inventing the trench video

A tale of two trenches: Monse (left) and  Jonathan Simkhai's.

5:00 AM  The classic trench coat is being ripped apart, chopped in half, blown up – and then put back together.

Beauty, cleaning prods have hidden toxins video

Most of them are readily absorbed through our skin and into our bloodstream, says author.

Kensington Palace

How Duchess Kate parents

In what marks her first-ever podcast appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge details her own upbringing and life as a mom to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

well & good

Unwanted fruit rescued for charity

Community Fruit Hamilton co-ordinator Colleen Bourne's group help "rescue" unwanted fruit and produce.

5:00 AM  Hundreds of volunteers gather around 100 tonnes of unwanted fruit throughout Hamilton for charity.

Why mid-life women drink video

OPINION: Middle-aged women are invested in the idea of health. But we like a drink. Why?

When it comes to dealing with dry skin, it's all about adding in that oil that your body doesn't produce as much of ...

Why skin needs oil and water video

While the symptoms of dry and dehydrated skin are pretty similar – they do require different approaches.

food & wine

Goodness joined by Gorgeous

Gorgeous Cafe has opened alongside Goodness clothing boutique in Petone.

5:00 AM  It's a place "the boys can hang out, while the girls are shopping", owner Chris Hales says.

Recipe: Nutty Slice

5:00 AM  The divine treat has been a favourite at the Tasman eatery for more than two decades.

Recipe: Greek Custard Pie

The free food lurking in your backyard

nz farmer

Aviary clever bird

Eggs are an amazing sight to behold, perfectly formed from your home-grown food processing unit.

5:00 AM  If you just slow down and look around, you'll see modern miracles everywhere you turn.

NZ company eyes up Israeli tech firm

High tech Israeli farm management firm on LIC's radar.

$379,000 fine over slash flood video

Pea weevil ban finally lifted

entertainment

Bachelorette given an ultimatum video

Mike has certainly made an impression on Lesina.

RECAP: Either Lesina tells Tavita she really wants him here or he takes his bulging hernia home.

KJ Apa astonishes Ellen video

Scared KJ. Naked KJ. Gym buff KJ. Kiwi patriot, KJ Apa made an impact on The Ellen Show.

Newshub anchors Sam Hayes and Mike McRoberts pose for a photo in the midst of an outage which prevented the 6pm news ...

Rare tech fail knocked Newshub

Three's staff say they'd never before faced tech issues like this in 30 years.

Bravo

These 25 facts will make you fall in love with Megan Thee Stallion

Bob Levey/Getty Images for Spotify

We set out to learn more about the Hot Girl Summer rapper, who's celebrating her 25th birthday, and now we're smitten.

Braunwyn Windham-Burke and husband Sean are 'supporting our kid, supporting the [LGBT] community

Two of The Real Housewives of Orange County ladies definitely had one busy weekend!

Image - E!

Kim Kardashian proves she's cooler than our mom in new tiktok with North West

Kim Kardashian proves she’s cooler than our mom thanks to a new TikTok video with daughter North West. See the epic clip.

parenting

Campbell's warm reaction to baby news

John Campbell was almost lost for words when TJ Perenara dropped into TVNZ's Breakfast on Tuesday morning.

Host John Campbell lost for words as All Black pops in to celebrate baby announcement in studio.

Breastfeeding mum's fake tan fail

She had just applied her fake tan when baby woke up wanting a feed - and ended up with a hilarious makeover.

Kiwi mum's milk bottle hack

'Crazy' day in the life of a mum of 11

oddstuff

'Snake orgy' closes US park

"Once the mating is over they should go their separate ways," says local Parks & Recreation department

Tens of thousands of reptiles are partying it up in one Florida city.

Maccas sauce $119 on eBay

Like the special sauce in Big Macs enough to pay over a hundred dollars for some?

Beer bike revellers battle storm

This is next level manspreading

technology

Virus means fewer iPhones

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: A photographer holds an iPhone 11 Pro as they go on sale on September 20, 2019 in ...

Apple's iPhones are made outside Hubei province, but production is still hurt by the deadly virus.

Taking esport to the world

As esports boom, an upstart league is hoping to disrupt the not-so-old order.

The haptic gloves create a sensation that the user is touching their loved one.

Bringing the dead back to virtual life

Would you reanimate a loved one after they pass away? The burgeoning digital afterlife industry wants you to.

motoring

The world reacts to Holden's death video

Greg Murphy was in "total shock" after hearing the Holden brand will be no more.

Yesterday's announcement of Holden's retirement from sales in Australia and New Zealand took us all by surprise.

Racing legend's Holden shock video

Holden's Kiwi racing legend Grep Murphy reacts to news of the company's demise.

Don't worry - you won't suddenly be unable to get parts for your Commodore.

What now for Holden owners? video

Holden might be going, but the company is still standing behind its cars.

stuff nation

My hellish escape from China stuff nation

Christchurch man Jesse Northcoat was working as an au pair in China when the coronavirus outbreak took over.

OPINION: What started as a fun OE turned into a nightmare when coronavirus took hold.

Save Concert FM stuff nation

We asked readers to share their thoughts on whether RNZ Concert should stay or go. This is what they had to say.

"I don’t think I had even heard of ovarian cancer before my mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer." Pictured:  Sophie ...

I lost two mums to ovarian cancer stuff nation

OPINION: It’s too late to wish they had known what symptoms to look for. But it may not be for someone else.

sport

Small win for AFL star's Kiwi dad

Shane Martin was deported from Australia to New Zealand back in 2016 on the grounds of bad character.

Ex-bikie boss Shane Martin proves his Aboriginality as he attempts to re-enter Australia.

Frightening crash at Daytona

Terrifying accident has the sporting world praying for a popular driver's recovery.

American Paul Felder and Kiwi Dan Hooker headline the UFC's return to Auckland on Sunday.

UFC's calm before the storm

Dan Hooker and Paul Felder get "up close and personal" ahead of Auckland bout.

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Augustus Elworthy finds out why kids need to learn about financial literacy.

It's never too early to start saving and investing your money, even as a kid.

100kg-loss inspires bootcamps video

Buttabean with his bootcampers and KEA Kids News reporter Kiah McLaren.

Dave 'Buttabean' Letele halved his body weight, now his focus is helping Kiwi families stay healthy.

newsroom.co.nz

Maia Wilson's versatility move

Maia Wilson, on court for the Silver Ferns against South Africa in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup last month.

The trick to creating a netball shooting star: Maia Wilson plans to stamp her own footprint on netball history.

Twigg returns back on top

Emma Twigg won silver in the single sculls at last year's world rowing championships, and says she's made a major leap ...

Closing in on her fourth shot at an elusive Olympic medal, rower Emma Twigg says she's stronger than ever.

Two $100k National donations in court

The SFO prosecution of four people over donations to the National Party involves two $100,000 donations.

The SFO prosecution of four people involves donations to National in 2017 and 2018.

noted

Why fund homeopathy courses?

Drawers containing homeopathic 'remedies' at a London pharmacy.

OPINION: Why is a four-year course in homeopathy, an alternative therapy proven not to work, approved and accredited by the NZQA.

Face-to-face with a serial killer

Charles Sobhraj and Marie-Andrée Leclerc in 1986.

Journalist Andrew Anthony gives his account of meeting notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj.

now to love

Campbell's warm reaction to baby news

John Campbell was almost lost for words when TJ Perenara dropped into TVNZ's Breakfast on Tuesday morning.

Host John Campbell lost for words as All Black pops in to celebrate baby announcement in studio.

Queen's nephew separates from wife

David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, and his wife Serena say their 'marriage has come to an end'.

After 26 years of marriage, the Earl of Snowdon and his wife, Serena, are calling it quits.

homes to love

2 package-free pantry makeovers

BAUER PIC - Want the perfect package-free pantry? Two professional organisers show us two of their real-life makeovers.

Want the perfect package-free pantry? Two professional organisers share the secrets to two of their real-life makeovers.

Urban growing made easy

Andy Lowe reckons anyone can be a grower with the Vegepod. He had a couple on display at Southern Field Days, at ...

Creating micro climates makes growing vegetables easier.

food to love

Noodles and a show

Skewered meat, dumplings and Asian-fusion food is celebrated at the annual Night Noodle Markets in Hagley Park.

This year you can walk from the Night Noodle Markets to Fat Freddies Drop, or Sparks.

Night Noodle's Hidden Village

The Hidden Village at the 2019 Night Noodle Markets in Auckland.

Last year, The Hidden Village was a last-minute addition to Auckland's Night Noodle Markets. Now it's a restaurant.

beautyheaven

Big makeup trends for 2020 gallery

Actor and model Cara Delevingne wearing a variety of colours.

New makeup products and ideas to get excited about wearing this year.

What you need to know about acne video

Picking, scratching, squeezing or popping pimples is never a good idea.

Figuring out what type of acne you have - and what's causing it - is the first step in battling breakouts.

metro

Auckland beaches' poo problem

A contractor collecting a water sample at Devonport Beach

The beaches in Auckland are alive with the smell of ... poo. But why?

The end of holiday romances?

We don't talk much about summer flings any more.

Is the steamy summer fling being consigned to history?

tarana

Liquor store owner 'exploited staff'

Harjit Singh is a director and shareholder of Nekita Enterprises. Super Liquor Holdings has cut ties with the company ...

Super Liquor franchises owned by millionaire property owners failed to pay staff the minimum wage.

Tax evader loses name suppression

Former Masala boss Joti Jain pled guilty to 21 charges of tax evasion and was sentenced to nine months home detention ...

Former Masala restaurant chain owner, Joti Jain, pleaded guilty to 21 charges of tax evasion in 2018.

'Gully Boy' the big winner at Filmfare

"Gully Boy" - starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt - picked up all the major accolades at the 2020 Filmfare Awards at ...

Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and "Gully Boy" pick up most gongs at the 2020 Filmfare Awards held in Guwahati, Assam, at the weekend.

Humanitarian appeal rejected

The Immigration and Protection Tribunal has rejected an Indian woman's appeal against her deportation after she claimed ...

A woman argued her family would kill her if she returned to India, but has lost her appeal against deportation.

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