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Crusaders v Hurricanes: Live

4 min ago  The defending champions host their New Zealand conference rivals in Christchurch.

'Voluntourism' fears

Hannah Reid is an Auckland lawyer and a vocal opponent to voluntourism trips.

6:17 PM  NZ students' trips to volunteer in poor areas could be doing major harm - including fuelling human trafficking.

How Six60 hit the big time video

No-one thought a Kiwi band could sell out the hallowed Western Springs Stadium. Six60 did.

Wellington Zoo baboons euthanised

Animals put to sleep as social structure breakdown had led to fighting, Zoo says.

China doesn't like us any more

OPINION: The writing is on the wall and the PM can't even get an invitation to visit.

Trump's six tricks to success

OPINION: Playbook of deceit starts with "origin lie" that made him richer than he was. 


Skippers Canyon crash

The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter the incident in Skippers Canyon. (file photo)

A Canadian woman sustained a broken femur during this morning's boat crash in Skippers Canyon.

Large house fire in Canterbury

6:59 PM  Over 20 firefighters are battling the blaze in Lincoln, south of Christchurch.

The road between Hari Hari and the Whataroa on the West Coast will reopen on Saturday night with restrictions.

Highway reopens after slip

5:35 PM  Part of State Highway 6 on the West Coast reopening, after rain brought down trees, rocks and soil.

    Alosio Taimo was convicted of 95 charges of sexual abuse against young boys. His offending spanned 30 years.

    'Harrowing, but so textbook'

    Junior rugby coach Alosio Taimo's "unprecedented" offending shows why sport needs to confront sexual abuse.

    How the quake bill was passed on

    Sisters play in the cracks of a damaged road in Christchurch in 2011.

    Despite a $6 billion disaster fund, the response to the Canterbury earthquakes fell short of money within months. Here's how it happened.

    The inconvenient maternity study

    Senior health officials and the College of Midwives aligned to try and discredit independent research that raised ...

    Research suggested problems with maternity care. A government department aligned with the College of Midwives to try and discredit it.

    The quake children

    Rachel Crawford was pregnant when the 2011 earthquake struck and the traumatic experience impacted on her daughter.

    Rachel Crawford didn't know she was pregnant on February 22, 2011. The stress of the day lives on in her daughter.

    Tax proposals and you

    Here's how the Tax Working Group's proposals would affect five Kiwi families.

    A capital gains tax, a tax cut... would you be better off?


    US 'house of horrors' parents guilty video

    US couple David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were charged with torture and child endangerment.

    10 min ago  David and Louise Turpin face life in prison for beating, starving and caging their 13 children for years.

    Patriots owner charged over sex act

    Team owner, worth US$6 billion, could get in trouble with the NFL after police say he was caught in a prostitution sting.

    Botswana has around 130,000 elephants, the largest population in the world.

    Botswana may allow elephant hunts

    Home to the world's largest elephant population, Botswana may overturn a hunting ban to cut numbers.


    Working a four-day week video

    Andrew Barnes, managing director of Perpetual, Guardian says the four-day week is about productivity.

    5:33 PM  Want lower stress levels, a better work-life balance and high productivity? A four-day week could be for you.

    Lime e-scooter trial extension slammed

    Council's earlier decision to extend Lime scooter licence attacked after they're pulled off streets due to a glitch.

    SaveMart director Thomas Doonan claims Leanne Tiraha was fired because she refused to follow instructions.

    Late dismissal claim quashed

    Worker raised a personal grievance claim too late because she feared she had contracted Aids at work.


    Smith's fullback option

    Ben Smith issues some orders to the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.

    OPINION: ABs might not see Ben Smith as their fullback but the Highlanders can't live without him there.

    Dark times for mobiles

    OPINION: Let's get dark for a minute.

    How to backup your photos

    CGT leaves a sour taste

    good reads

    Education's brave new world video

    About 800 students are enrolled at Spotswood College in 2019, which is year of great change at the school.

     From the outside, Spotswood College looks the same but the changes happening within the school are truly transformative.

    Where polar bears rule video

    Leon McCaron follows a Victorian-era diplomat's pioneering voyage to Svalbard, Norway.

    Crawling with a broken back video

    What next for Choupette the cat? video


    Why cinemas still appeal video

    Costumes and landscapes come to life on the big screen.

    OPINION: Though streaming video services offer convenience and affordability, you must contend with distractions from Facebook, online chats, household chores and what not.

    How to backup your photos

    OPINION: Two phones? There are easier and cheaper options for keeping your photos safe.

    Don't hurt your eyes while you capture every moment.

    Dark times for mobiles

    OPINION: Let's get dark for a minute.


    Built-in furniture a 'no-brainer'

    A long window seat is the perfect place to relax with a book. This seat is within an extension to a traditional 50s ...

    It's not a new idea, but the latest crop of built-ins fit perfectly with modern lifestyles.

    Is this the coolest DIY cabin? video

    It's hard to believe, but this get-away-from-it-all cabin comes as a flat pack.

    Ikea has not ruled out the possibility of leasing out kitchens to customers. The company is already testing a furniture ...

    Rent a kitchen from Ikea? video

    Can't afford a new kitchen? No matter. In future you may be able to rent one.

    life & style

    'Dad' fashion is sheer laziness

    Justin Bieber has been sporting dad fashion with abandon for the past year or two.

    OPINION: It's easier to call your 30-something partner's inability to make themselves look nice "dad fashion" rather than "laziness".

    Food to eat with your fingers

    Somehow, food that you can pick up and eat with your hands always tastes the best.

    The banh mi came into being when French colonialism met migration following the partition of Vietnam in 1954.

    Banh mi, plus do chua (pickled vegetables)

    If you dream of sandwiches stacked high with toppings, your wish has been granted.

    well & good

    Avril Lavigne's Lyme battle video

    With songs like Sk8er Boi, Complicated and Girlfriend, Avril Lavigne was one of the biggest popstars of the early noughties.

    "I wasn't sure I'd be doing music again."

    They say you can't go back...

    OPINION: Revisiting places you've been before can be a grounding experience.

    Geoff, left, Pip, Elly, and Donna enjoy a round of au naturel golf on the club's nine-hole course.

    All together in the altogether

    The Nelson Sun Club has just celebrated its 50-year anniversary, a half century of all-over tans and clothes-free camaraderie.

    food & wine

    'Mum's dream' cafe fulfilled video

    The Summer House cafe on Harris Hill with unobstructed views overlooking Tasman Bay.

    A new cafe on top of a Nelson hill recognises dying mum's dream.

    Mar-tea-ni, anyone?

    Tea cocktails may seem like trendy and new, but people have been adding spirits to their brew for eons.  

    Kids bite into mouldy BK burgers

    Peanut butter world opening

    nz farmer

    New tax no joy for farmers

    Sir Michael Cullen presents the findings of the Tax Working Group.

    OPINION: Other countries with a productive agricultural sector don't have these taxes so why should we?

    Does China love us?

    A China-NZ business forum has been held in Christchurch. Were there be fireworks?

    Gore farm machinery company fined

    Big property big tax bill?


    Jason Gunn's earthquake memories video

    Jason Gunn looked back at the events of February 22, 2011 on Three's The Project on Friday night.

    "The thing I remember the most was just the look in people's eyes, the fear..."

    Rog's 7 Days shame video

    "He's been on the show, he's just never made the edit," host Jeremy Corbett has revealed.

    Costumes and landscapes come to life on the big screen.

    Why cinemas still appeal video

    OPINION: Though streaming video services offer convenience and affordability, you must contend with distractions from Facebook, online chats, household chores and what not.


    Travel 'hack' stopped in its tracks video

    Sometimes the cheapest way from A to B means booking via C and throwing away a boarding pass - but this airfare 'hack' ...

    Josh Martin looks at the case of Lufthansa, the German airline cracking down on "throwaway" tickets.

    World's 10 best cave hotels video

    They're typically silent, unique, historic and unexpectedly luxurious.

    More than 600 customers have put down deposits of up to US$250,000 to reach space.

    Virgin's first space passenger video

    Space plane carries first passenger as space tourism moves another step closer.


    Kids' delight at fun day

    Hamilton Garden Arts Festival Pirate Toddler Boogie and the Teddy Bear's Picnic  on the Rhododendron Lawn.

    Teddy Bears picnic on the menu at Hamilton Gardens.

    Coffey slams 'bizarre' baby dig

    Fijian MP's homophobic slight dismissed by expecting NZ politician Tāmati Coffey.

    Retailer backtracks on $2 'baby' charge

    Maternity research scrap reaches minister


    The junior park ranger aged 103 video

    Rose Torphy, 103-year-old becomes a park ranger in US.

    Rose Torphy becomes the oldest ranger at the Grand Canyon, in fact she is older than the National Park Service itself.

    Dressing for Americarna success

    Gary Jackson loves making vintage clothes, so is going all out for Americarna.

    Emojis on personal plates video

    Seeking help for 'bear' necessities video


    SUVs key to saving Holden brand video

    Task ahead for SUVs like Equinox is to ramp up to one-third of Holden sales.

    Aussie brand intends to play dirty to win back customers.

    EV batteries given a second life video

    Nissan has created a camper that uses old EV batteries to power it for up to a week.

    The flagship model from the company that invented the car. Enough said.

    Diesel does nicely for luxury Benz video

    Last refresh for current S-class brings a smooth new straight-six diesel engine.

    stuff nation

    Is denying euthanasia abuse? stuff nation

    By denying people the right to end their suffering, are we abusing them in the worst possible way? (File photo)

    OPINION: By denying people the right to end their suffering, are we abusing them in the worst possible way?

    Hairstyle bans suppress kids stuff nation

    OPINION: Stopping kids styling their hair is asking them to abandon their natural characteristics.

    It's important drivers remember that no-one is racing you to your personal destination, so what's the hurry? (File photo)

    Kiwi drivers' bad attitudes stuff nation

    OPINION: New Zealand drivers are selfish and ignorant, but speeding isn't the only problem.


    Warriors test duo to fill Johnson NRL hole

    Adam Keighran passes the ball during the NRL trial match between the Melbourne Storm and the New Zealand Warriors.

    Young halves Adam Keighran, Chanel Harris-Tavita get a pass mark from Warriors coach.

    Crucial season for Sao

    Ligi Sao needs to play at least 19 NRL games for the Warriors this season.

    Ben Smith celebrates his try against the Reds during the Highlanders' 36-31 win on Friday night.

    Ben Smith's fullback option

    OPINION: ABs might not see Ben Smith as their fullback but the Highlanders can't live without him there.

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    quick! save the planet

    Māori conservation lessons

    Scientists are working with indigenous people internationally to fight climate change. Maori mātauranga is part of the ...

    The best way to protect forests and fight climate change is to give indigenous people expanded land rights, say scientists.

    Climate change could shrink kiwi habitat video

    Changing weather patterns affecting rainfall could affect where kiwi can eat. (File photo)

    Kiwi habitats could be decimated by climate change, says the Department of Conservation.

    Scotland's record warm winter's day

    Aboyne, Scotland, experienced its warmest winter day in over 120 years.

    Aboyne, Scotland, which is farther north than parts of Alaska, has just had its hottest winter day in 122 years.

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    Gold & Shrek: The Bendigo story

    The view from an old goldminer’s cottage in Welshtown, Bendigo.

    The close-knit community in and around the Central Otago station that was once a "rabbit-infested wasteland".

    5:2 creator's new diet video

    Dr Michael Mosley’s new book, The Fast 800, counters some old dieting myths with new science: “Frankly, people who say ...

    Can intermittent fasting help you lose weight quickly and safely? And can you actually stick to it? Dr Michael Mosley has a new book.

    now to love

    Plant grows in teen's ear

    Eli Smit says she felt better as soon as the plant was removed from her ear.

    Doctors surprised to find that the rustling noise and severe pain in an Auckand teen's ear was due to a living plant.

    Months to live after misdiagnosis

    'When the oncologist said the cancer I had was so rare and aggressive that I only had weeks or months to live, I was ...

    Deborah Winefield's specialist has acknowledged her cancer ''could have and probably should have been diagnosed earlier".

    homes to love

    70s bungalow reimagined

    Bauer image, do not reuse.

    The interior of this home has a restful, beachy feel to her interior.

    A big family's chic apartment gallery video

    Bauer image, do not reuse.

    Apartment living has never looked as chic as this large family's colourful city home.

    food to love

    Peanut butter world opening

    Pic Picot's new factory will include tours, a cafe and a shop to keep people entertained.

    No golden tickets will be required when Peanut Butter World opens to the public in Nelson on Saturday.

    In Season: Food ideas with a real summer flavour

    New chef tutor Paul Sullivan cooks up a few old favourites at Witt.

    Witt chef tutor Paul "Sully" Sullivan has preserved memories of summer.


    Earlobe fillers are now a thing

    "These are really young, fashionable women who are wearing large statement earrings that can be quite heavy."

    "These are really young, fashionable women who are wearing large statement earrings that can be quite heavy."

    5 hot hat trends for summer

    The oversized straw hat - super glam and offers the best protection.

    Even if you're not a "hat person", here's 5 ways to bring your style to another level.

    fashion quarterly

    Fashion editors' shameful buys

    Sometimes, you just have to buy them all.

    Feeling guilty about splurging on an impractical item you just had to have? You're not alone.

    Facing a burnout? Here's what to do

    Despite the flood of information available to us about how to ease the pressure, we’re still more stressed than ever.

    Feeling overwhelmed with work, life and the rest? Us too. Here are some insights and tips to help put the brakes on the stress express.

    Capital gains tax's dirty little secrets

    The government has a lot of work to do to get support from Winston Peters and NZ First over a capital gains tax.

    OPINION: Home owners are depending on untaxed capital gains for retirement security. That's a problem, writes Bernard Hickey.

    Tracking the mysterious kuriri

    The male kuriri caught and tagged on Tuesday was nicknamed Jim, after the project lead Jim Eagles.

    A GPS tracker successfully attached to the back of a small bird led to hugs and misty eyes at the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre.

    Is a life worth $4.7 million?

    Grant Robertson answered questions about Treasury's CBAx tool in Finance and Expenditure select committee. (File photo)

    ​The wellbeing framework that puts the "value of a statistical life" at $4.7 million is coming under fire.


    Remove the Kuggeleijn barricade video

    New Zealand Cricket has put up a barricade around Scott Kuggeleijn, missing an opportunity to influence others.

    OPINION: NZC has barricaded Kuggeleijn from the media since his second trial. There have been no words of remorse.

    Parliament's 'culture of harassment'

    Fifty-three per cent of women MPs who took part in a new survey reported they had been the target of sexist or ...

    Report shows more than half of women MPs have experienced sexist and humiliating comments - much of it from other MPs.

    NZ Cricket's shameful silence

    When Scott Kuggeleijn made his Twenty20 international cricket debut earlier this month, his 2017 trial for rape appeared ...

    OPINION: A budding sportsman treats a woman like an utter piece of trash and now he's a hero. Are we OK with that?