Motorists hit with $150 fines for "accidentally" using lane claim it's not clearly signposted.

New bus lane catches thousands

7:02 PM  Nearly 15,000 motorists stung with $150 fines for "accidentally" using lane in last five months.

Key suspect identified

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0 min ago  A Wellington retiree is the key suspect from newly released evidence for the 1984 Trades Hall suitcase bombing.

18 hours ferry crossing to nowhere

Cook Strait debacle as passengers returned to Wellington after Picton dock accident.

Ex-Tall Black, teacher groped teen

Kent Mori pleads guilty to indecent assault over incident at Palmerston North school.

Craziest World Cup on record

OPINION: Extraordinary final fit for purpose after a cricket tournament unlike any other before.

Reunited with stolen 'dream' car

For 47 years a Waikato man never gave up hope of one day finding his stolen car.

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Auckland's most dangerous court

Manukau District Court receives about 11 per cent of the country's criminal cases and around 8 per cent of family cases ...

Security staff, members of the public and a defendant were injured in several assaults at Manukau District Court last year.

Mesh for hernia repair 'torture'

7:51 PM  In agony after hernia surgery, John Pritchard has a message for authorities – ban surgical mesh.

Shelly Bay from the air.

Developer: 'We'll build Shelly Bay'

7:32 PM  Developer Ian Cassels has no doubts he will build his $500m Shelly Bay development even as the entire land sales there are thrown into question.

    climate change

    Iwi leader suing over climate change

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    Iwi leader placing the blame for climate change impact squarely at the feet of the Government.

    How in-flight turbulence happens

    Weather patterns, seatbelts and climate change - here's everything you need to know about turbulence.

    Agriculture makes up almost half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions.

    Farmers still have concerns about emissions plan

    It's been called a 'sweetheart deal' but the rural sector says there are still sticking points.

    Cows on a farm in Canterbury.

    An unusual coalition

    ANALYSIS: A goodwill win as farmers agree with a Green minister, while National is sidetracked by a museum exhibit.

    15,000 responses to climate survey

    Stuff's Quick! Save the Planet project aims to make climate change feel tangible, urgent and unignorable.

    You asked for more solutions, less doom and gloom.

    Why principals are striking

    Karl Vasau, principal of Rowandale School in South Auckland, remembers feeling "rich" the first time he was paid a ...

    Karl Vasau remembers his first pay cheque as a principal - he thought he was "rich". Now, not so.

    Councils at the crossroads

    Local authorities are keen to shut the gate on the growing influence of central government on their business.

    Local councils are worried that central government offers of help are a takeover by stealth.

    The elite of pub quizzing

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    Donald Trump, the attention-seeker

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    ANALYSIS: The US president knew exactly what he was doing when he targeted minority congresswomen.

    Jellyfish as big as a human

    Divers off the coast of Britain captured this video of a jellyfish the size of a person.

    Rashida Tlaib, llhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after ...

    Trump's tweets 'xenophobic, bigoted' video

    Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar says US president's agenda is that of white nationalists.

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    TheMarket is on the horizon

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    The retail giant is angling for a piece of the online retail pie with TheMarket.

    New KiwiSaver fund aspires to be 'most ethical' video

    Here's another option for your retirement savings.

    Farmers will be paying for their climate change emissions by 2025.

    Farmers consider options as costs set to rise

    One says he would consider other options for his land.

    opinion

    Donald Trump, the attention-seeker

    In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., ...

    ANALYSIS: The US president knew exactly what he was doing when he targeted minority congresswomen.

    Barrett's move is about leadership

    OPINION: The true appeal of the All Blacks No 10 is his willingness to pull team-mates into line, writes Paul Cully.

    So council want more powers?

    Let's not mourn Cup

    good reads

    Hump Ridge track: Deservedly great video

    The boardwalks on day 2 lead steadily back down towards the coast.

    It officially opens as a Great Walk in 2022, but if you're the impatient sort, it's there right now, and fully walkable in three days.

    Having a tee beside the sea video

    Adam Ruck enjoys a round of golf at the links course that is hosting the 148th British Open Championship.

    The truth about sex and IS video

    How a hug can help loneliness

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    Hackers want your toothbrush

    Cracking the sort of microcontrollers that direct everything from fridges to pacemakers help students develop the skills ...

    Why cybersecurity experts want to hack into household items like toothbrushes and implantable devices.

    Google can now read te reo

    The update is the latest Google initiative to help make te reo more accessible.

    Watch the All Blacks defend their world cup title on your smart TV, computer, or smartphone.

    How to watch RWC 2019 online

    Sport is changing, are you ready? Connect your TV to fibre for the Rugby World Cup.

    homed

    Camping life now money-spinner video

    The Tamihanas have not given up the camping lifestyle - whenever they can, they take off in one of their vehicles.

    These young Kiwis lived on the road, but now they make $30k+ leasing their camper-trailers.

    Glenn Close lists New York home video

    Besides the home, the property boasts two barns, a meadow, a pool and a children's playhouse.

    The house on the hill is part of the city's water network.

    The house that can't be sold video

    It has a million dollar view and slumped foundations, but this renovator's dream can't be bought.

    life & style

    Baby girl for Shortland St's Laurel Devenie

    Shortland Street star Laurel Devenie with her partner Matt Keene and baby Lyra.

    Laurel Devenie’s TV birth on Shortland Street was a dress rehearsal for the real thing.

    Hands in agony after making margaritas

    After squeezing 10 limes by hand for a cocktail mix, a Canadian woman's hands were swollen and blistering the next day.

    A woman was uninvited from her friend's gender reveal party because she wouldn't pay a $20 entry fee - despite already ...

    Baby shower 'entry fee' slammed

    A woman was uninvited from her friend's gender reveal party because she didn't pay $20 - despite already splurging on baby gifts.

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    Anorexia risk in people's genes video

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    Groundbreaking global study suggests that anorexia isn't only a psychiatric condition.

    Signs you have a sinus infection video

    ADVICE: I had a "proper" sinus infection a few years back and remember finding it hard to even lift my head off the pillow.

    After witnessing childbirth recently, Hayden Donnell says the least a man could do is take a contraceptive pill.

    Men should be forced to take the pill

    OPINION: There should be a law requiring us to do so, and we should have to apply to the Supreme Court for breeding exemptions.

    food & wine

    Whisky isn't an old man's drink

    Alex Blackwood making a whisky highball with way too much love in her eyes.

    Don't picture an old guy in a leather arm chair sipping away the evening - up to 37 per cent of US whisky customers are women.

    Recipe: Beef’n’cheese pie

    Serve beef 'n' cheese pie with greens on the side and tomato sauce or relish.

    Cold pasteurisation works

    Caution urged on probiotics

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    Mt Messenger landowners need better provisions - judge

    Environment Court Judge Brian Dwyer has told NZTA it needs to do better in  terms of making proper provisions for Tony ...

    Judge says NZTA needs to do better in providing for farming couple who face losing their land and livelihood.

    Further egg shortages likely

    Demand for "proper" free range eggs worldwide will fuel further egg shortages in South Canterbury and the rest of the country, an experienced poultry farmer says.

    OIO green light for Westland sale video

    Plan changes welcomed

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    The Block NZ: Dinner party wars video

    Tonight on The Block New Zealand Sophia and Mikaere's dinner party had a Mexican Fiesta theme. This saw them paint on ...

    8 min ago  RECAP: Stacy and Adam's raw chicken leave a lot to be desired, but Ribz's salsa dancing is a hoot.

    Love Island not suitable for 5pm - expert

    The racy reality TV show is "highly sexualised" and makes kids "grow up beyond their time".

    Shortland Street star Laurel Devenie with her partner Matt Keene and baby Lyra.

    Baby girl for Shortland St's Laurel Devenie

    Laurel Devenie’s TV birth on Shortland Street was a dress rehearsal for the real thing.

    travel

    Hump Ridge: It's great video

    The boardwalks on day 2 lead steadily back down towards the coast.

    It officially opens as a Great Walk in 2022, but if you're the impatient sort, it's there right now, and fully walkable in three days.

    Jellyfish as big as a human

    Divers off the coast of Britain captured this video of a jellyfish the size of a person.

    The various different kinds of turbulence - jet-stream, terrain-induced, clean-air, and convective - can be caused by a ...

    How turbulence happens

    Weather patterns, seatbelts and climate change - here's everything you need to know about turbulence.

    parenting

    Councillors get funded childcare

    Children's care will now be subsidised for parents who are elected to the Northland Regional Council (file photo).

    Northland politicians will get up to 10 free hours of childcare a week in a bid to encourage parents to run for council.

    Love Island not suitable for 5pm - expert

    The racy reality TV show is "highly sexualised" and makes kids "grow up beyond their time".

    Miranda Kerr shows off baby bump video

    Baby food has too much sugar video

    oddstuff

    Wellies mistakenly sold at Op Shop

    The $100 Skellerup Perth Gumboots were mistakenly sold for around $2 at a local Op Shop.

    A Waikato woman had a good giggle when she discover her $100 wellies were mistakenly sold.

    Bookie refunds World Cup final bets

    The TAB is notfollowing the lead of an Aussie bookmaker who is refunding punters who backed New Zealand to win the Cricket World Cup final.

    Australian mullet man arrested

    Aussie kids take 900km roadtrip

    motoring

    Land Rover NZ celebrates Sir Ed video

    Land Rover New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary Edition will be limited to just 20 cars.

    To celebrate what would have been Sir Edmund Hillary's 100th birthday - and support his charity - Land Rover has released a very special edition.

    Out of China: the next big thing in new cars video

    Chinese makers are looking to make their next big step - into export markets.

    New Focus looks like it could have come from the 1990s. But there's exciting stuff happening underneath.

    Focus looks old, is very new video

    Times have changed: the flagship Ford Focus now has a tiny three-cylinder engine. We like.

    stuff nation

    How do you decide who wins? stuff nation

    "How do we decide? This is an age old issue in sport."

    OPINION: Another Super Over? A one-ball smash out? A different countback? Something has to change.

    Where's the support, WINZ? stuff nation

    OPINION: Just weeks after my parents died suddenly, my benefit was cut.

    The Black Caps came off second best in the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, but Kiwis are immensely proud of their efforts.

    Black Caps: Your tributes stuff nation

    OPINION: They may not have won the final, but the nation is behind them all the way.

    sport

    Black Caps get equal pay video

    The $3 million the Black Caps get for making the Cricket World Cup final will be distributed evenly through the team.

    7:50 PM  Tom Blundell didn't play a game at the Cricket World Cup but will get the same prizemoney as captain Kane Williamson.

    Black Caps moving on 'quickly'

    Painful World Cup final loss still raw but star batsman says they must look ahead with Sri Lanka tour looming.

    Shaun Johnson picked up an ankle injury against the Storm last week.

    RTS dishes it up to Johnson 

    RTS kicks off pre-game banter but injury could derail Shaun Johnson's return.

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    Busting the fat myths

    Dr Lance O'Sullivan.

    Māori and Pacific people have long been told their health is their fault. Now, genetics offers tools to improve it and fight discrimination too.

    Campaign that changed NZ

    Lake Manapōuri - one of our most beautiful lakes.

    Fifty years ago, a small group gathered in an Invercargill living room to save one of our most beautiful lakes.

    now to love

    Baby girl for Shortland St's Laurel Devenie

    Shortland Street star Laurel Devenie with her partner Matt Keene and baby Lyra.

    Laurel Devenie’s TV birth on Shortland Street was a dress rehearsal for the real thing.

    9 common dating mistakes

    There are a few dating rules you need to know to avoid disaster. Here's how to get past the first date with someone you like.

    Here's how to get past the first date with someone you like.

    homes to love

    Block’s master bedroom reveal video

    Week four was master bedroom week on The Block NZ: Firehouse.

    Tactical game playing and a costly mistake turned this week's master bedroom room reveal into a nightmare for one team.

    10 clever tips for small laundries gallery video

    Space-saving solutions are a friend to anyone with a too-small laundry.

    When space is tight, a compact laundry that utilises every nook and cranny is key.

    food to love

    The champs of the cheese toastie

    Smith and McKenzie head chef Ben Ensor shows off his High & Rye Brisket Cheese Toastie which is being entered in this ...

    Is your toastie game no gouda? A chef points out where you're probably going wrong.

    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

    Tips on dealing with acne

    "My number one tip for acne sufferers is to treat your acne from within."

    "Look into your gut health! How often are you going 'number two'?"

    How much coffee can you drink a day

    Turns out you would need more coffee than you think before you head into 'dangerous' territory.

    Your body can only take so much coffee before negative effects show; a new study has found that threshold.

    metro

    Whisky isn't an old man's drink

    Alex Blackwood making a whisky highball with way too much love in her eyes.

    Don't picture an old guy in a leather arm chair sipping away the evening - up to 37 per cent of US whisky customers are women.

    Stargazing on Great Barrier

    Great Barrier was named an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in 2017.

    It seems like the islands 800 or so full-time inhabitants have all learned a bit about the heavenly bodies.

    newsroom.co.nz

    Queenstown, airports and expansion

    On both sides of the Cardrona Valley, in Wanaka and Queenstown, sectors of the community are upset at expansion plans ...

    A former airport boss wants to be re-elected Queenstown mayor. Might his Achilles' heel be about airports?

    Officer pushed out of police

    Victoria Kirichuk had been with NZ Police as a constable for four years when she says she was approached at a dinner ...

    Victoria Kirichuk says she lost her job after refusing to access confidential police information.

    The farmers who fought ANZ - and won video

    Taranaki dairy farmers Bill and Sharon Coomey have been fighting New Zealand’s biggest bank, ANZ, for half a decade to ...

    The Coomeys took an $81b bank to court and got "slaughtered". Then they went back for more.

    tarana

    Accused robber had $60k

    The Crown says Ngatama James Kaineua was the "lookout" while a teen inflicted stab wounds.

    A teenager came behind the counter at a dairy and started stabbing without warning, a court has heard.

    Fijian beauty products on bigger stage

    Fiji Spice Queen co-founder Francesca Brice, left, and business co-ordinator Sheen Synthika.

    Fijian beauty products ready for international markets.

    Millions hit by floods, landslides video

    Flood affected villagers travel on boats in Burha Burhi village, east of Gauhati, Assam, India.

    After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northern India, affecting two million people.

    'Give it away John'

    John Banks was convicted but later acquitted on appeal on charges of filing false election expense returns in 2010.

    Auckland mayor Phil Goff says a twice-rejected John Banks should scrap a possible new mayoral bid.

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