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'So sorry': Charlie's last words

5:44 PM  Heartbreaking apology from UK boy Charlie Proctor to his mum as he dies of rare cancer.

Surviving the M7.8 video

Celeste Sharplin's '7.8' tattoo is a constant reminder of the earthquake she survived two years ago.

Car wrecked on buckled bridge, Celeste Sharplin's heart was pounding. It was dark, and there was no reception.

Ambulance staff striking

6:59 PM  St John staff around NZ will refuse to attend commercial events as pay talks stall.

Killed in hit and run with own car

Tragic and bizarre set of circumstances saw Australian father hit and killed by his own car.

Death linked to synthetics

6:27 PM  Calm of the high followed by frantic scramble to save their friend's life.

Teacher mega-strike

5:53 PM  Union bosses warn joint primary and secondary teacher strike action on cards.

national

Cinema groper's OCD urges

Attul Kumar Patel was sentenced on Tuesday at the High Court in Auckland (file photo).

Man who inappropriately touched women and a teen girl couldn't control his hands, court hears.

Builder's licence terminated

Home owners reassured builds will be completed despite builder's licence being terminated.

A man was forced to withdraw money after being accosted by a group in a nearby suburb. Police have confirmed they used a ...

Assaulted and robbed 

A Wellington man was attacked and forced to drive to an ATM to get money out.

    Emerging technologies such as machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence promise to improve public sector ...

    Fear of the AI video

    If the Government dared, it could do so much more with what it knows about you.

    A life defending killers

    28092018 Feature Photo: JASON DORDAY/STUFF Defence lawyer Marie Dyhrberg QC.

    Hardened criminals are lost boys in her eyes. Marie Dyhrberg QC defends those deemed the indefensible.

    Schools deny parent choice video

    Te Papapa School pupil Koheleti Mafi, 11, during haka practice.

    A zone boundary is a line on a map, deciding who is in and who is out. But is zoning serving schools and communities well?

    How they decide who's Wiki-worthy

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 11:  Sir John Rowles poses for a photo after receiving a KNZM, for services to ...

    From her couch, she chooses who matters. "Do you feel the power? Oh God, yes. Yes, yes, yes."

    Dame Claudia Orange, Treaty witness

    Dame Claudia Orange is an honorary fellow at Te Papa in Wellington.

    Settlements have gone a long way to honour the Treaty of Waitangi but the road to redress remains a bumpy one, says Treaty scholar Dame Claudia Orange.

    world

    Obama doesn't mind rain video

    Barack Obama never shied away from the rain. (file photo)

    The internet is outraged that Trump let rain stop his visit to a cemetery for Americans killed in WWI.

    US cops kill black security guard video

    "They basically saw a black man with a gun and killed him," witness says after guard was shot dead.

    Was it a UFO that the pilots saw? (file photo)

    UFOs spotted off Irish coast

    Investigation is launched after several pilots see mystery lights.

    business

    Ebert: $100m now owed, liquidator removed

    Ebert now owes at estimated $100 million to creditors.

    6:57 PM  Creditors' campaign to oust shareholder-appointed liquidator succeeds.

    Corporates seek OIA data

    Businesses want to know who is looking into their dealings with government.

    At the end of October, a spike in parts of the country took wholesale prices to $1000 a MWh.

    'Don't tell customers to hang in there'

    6:02 PM  'Relentlessly positive' advertising of spot price power comes under fire.

    technology

    Devices a health risk, but hard to switch off

    Blue light from digital devices is effecting Kiwis' sleep, a scientific review has confirmed (file photo).

    Yet another study confirms the need for Kiwis to reduce screen time. But in 2018, can you really log off?

    Fear of the AI video

    If the Government dared, it could do so much more with what it knows about you.

    Rather than sitting in the dark, there are practical things we can do to reduce our exposure to blue light at night.

    Phones can cause perpetual jetlag video

    Screens and artificial lights upset our natural body clock, causing some people to feel constantly out of sync.

    homed

    Annie Sloan: chalk paint guru gallery video

    Annie Sloan projects

    The queen of chalk paint wants us to paint anything and everything.

    Rock star's mansion for sale video

    Controversial AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd wants to downsize from his multi-million dollar Tauranga home.

    From plain to Instagram-worthy, clever mums have been transforming a cheap Kmart cubby house into ones that impress.

    Kmart hacks to make life better gallery

    Take advantage of other people’s good thinking by trying these ideas.

    life & style

    Plant minces put to the test video

    Competing mince, clockwise from top left, real beef mince, Minced - 100% Plant based, and No-Meat Mince.

    OPINION: The No-Meat Mince reacted to fast searing by turning itself into a mushy pinkish fishcake type thing.

    Police and Pride in 'negotiations'

    The Auckland Pride Board treasurer has stood down over the decision to ban uniforms for police officers in the parade.

    A new survey shows sexual harassment and assault is 'ubiquitous' in Kiwi women's lives.

    Sexual abuse commonplace in NZ

    "I've lost count of the number of times I have been cat called on the street and touched inappropriately at bars."

    well & good

    Celebrating volunteers behind scenes

    Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust founder Liz Sneyd says winning the 2017 Supreme award was "phenomenal".

    The Wellington Airport community awards are a chance to recognise the work of volunteers.

    Save your skin and you could save your life

    Regular mole maps is the most effective way to detect melanoma.

    Infants and children under 5 are particularly at risk of contracting meningococcal disease.

    How to spot meningococcal disease

    OPINION: Health officials have issued warnings after a spike in the number of meningococcal cases in New Zealand. This serious infection is on the rise, with numbers more than doubling since 2014.

    food & wine

    Obesity affects children's learning

    Chef Michael Van de Elzen is on a mission to tackle Kiwi kids' soaring obesity rate. Abby Buick, 9, and Cam Andrew, 10, ...

    Childhood obesity has more than just health risks, a chef on a crusade says.

    Want to get paid to drink beer?

    Beer-lovers rejoice! Drinking beer can now be a full time job thanks to this world-first position.

    Seeking sourness? Try tamarind

    Make spaghetti with clams

    nz farmer

    Waste kept out of river

    Manawatū District Council has started discharging treated effluent on to land.

    Feilding's treated waste will mostly be discharged to land instead of the Ōroua River.

    Lamb for the chop this summer? video

    Kiwis are paying record prices for lamb chops as the barbecue season gets underway.

    Dam skint claim queried

    'I'm not here to be pretty' video

    entertainment

    Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu video

    Ryan Reynolds will voice Pikachu in Detective Pikachu, which comes out in 2019.

    6:08 PM  Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds is taking on an unlikely role as a Pokemon character.

    Jackson doco stuns UK viewers video

    "To anyone who lives in the world shaped by the War...They Shall Not Grow Old qualifies as essential viewing."

    Robert Redford plays charismatic bank robber Forrest Tucker in The Old Man and the Gun.

    Redford signs off in style video

    REVIEW: The Sundance Kid's final film is a bright and breezy caper tinged with sadness.

    travel

    How to know your airline is safe

    AirlineRatings.com gave Lion Air a rating of one star out of seven in 2016 but six out of seven last year.

    The recent Lion Air accident is making travellers wary of flying in some countries or on certain foreign airlines.

    How to be a better traveller

    OPINION: Slow down, ditch the selfie stick, and roll with the punches.

    Richard East and his cat Willow.

    Touring Australia...with my cat video

    Richard East quit his job and decided to give up everything. Everything, that is, except for Willow.

    motoring

    Slow cruising in Samoa video

    Meet me by the church, you say? You’ll have to be more specific …

    Driving in Samoa seems to mean sharing the road with a high count of licensed "learner" drivers.

    Sexiest Car of 2018 video

    Form and fashion work perfectly together in BMW's i8 roadster.

    This is it: the first-ever Seat production model to roll off the line. All 32kW of it.

    Seat is 65 years old today video

    Spanish brand is new to NZ, but its first car rolled off the line on November 13, 1953.

    stuff nation

    Misleading offer for teachers stuff nation

    15082018 News Photo: DOMINICO ZAPATA
News: Striking primary school teachers and principals march in Hamilton as part of ...

    OPINION: It seems to have been announced quickly to garner favour, but with no specific details for schools.

    Fireworks need to fizzle out stuff nation

    Should we expect animals to suffer for a few moments of fun?

    ...Ready for it? She's here!

    Seen TSwift? Tell us about it stuff nation

    Taylor Swift is in town for her first NZ show in five years- have you seen her?

    sport

    Crotty's apology to the Irish video

    Replacement midfielder Ryan Crotty leads the celebrations after the All Blacks beat England 16-15 at Twickenham last weekend.

    ABs midfielder admits he's had to say sorry plenty of times to Ireland rugby fans after his 2013 matchwinner in Dublin.

    Serena mag cover controversy

    6:19 PM  GQ's decision to use the word ''woman'' on its cover to describe Serena Williams turns ugly on social media.

    Natalie Rasmussen shares the moment with her New Zealand Trotting Cup winner, Thefixer.

    Irony in Thefixer's triumph video

    3 min ago  OPINION: Harness racing has had a rough year, but the NZ Cup retains its glamour, writes Tony Smith.

    opinion

    Council's peculiar spin on its telling-off

    Horowhenua District Council chief executive David Clapperton vetted emails until the practice stopped last year.

    OPINION: Horowhenua officials are desperate to cast their actions in a positive light, when there isn't one.

    Reason: How I hate the TMO video

    Referee Jerome Garces rules out England's late try against the All Blacks after consulting the TMO.

    OPINION: The referees used to set on-field laws. Now they're toothless, thanks to the hopeless TV official.

    How to be a better traveller

    It only takes a few steps to reduce so many of the ill effects of over-tourism.

    OPINION: Slow down, ditch the selfie stick, and roll with the punches.

    Taxidermy: freaky or fabulous? gallery video

    Taxidermy is perhaps the most divisive of decor topics.

    OPINION: Whether you buy a chicken for the pot or a taxidermy bunny for the bookcase, an animal will die.

    good reads

    Under Armour brand takes hit

    Under Armour was once a predominantly men's brand with deep roots in American football.

    Under Armour staff reportedly used work cards to pay for strip club visits.

    Actually, qualifications help video

    University of Waikato Graduation: The processional begins.

    100 companies signed an open letter saying you don't need a degree, but the campaign's lost steam.

    Heroic rescue fraught with danger

    Australian diver and medic Richard Harris in the Pearse Resurgence cave system, near Nelson. He said of the Thai rescue ...

    The successful Thai cave rescue could so easily have ended in tragedy, new book reveals.

    PC police out of control video

    Rumours persist that Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian-born convenience store clerk, could be written out of The Simpsons.

    OPINION: Why the calls to get rid of The Simpson's Apu are just the tip of a very dangerous iceberg.

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    Sexual abuse commonplace in NZ

    A new survey shows sexual harassment and assault is 'ubiquitous' in Kiwi women's lives.

    "I've lost count of the number of times I have been cat called on the street and touched inappropriately at bars."

    Horse trainer’s history of assault video

    Michael Breslin was accused of indecently assaulting a teenager two years ago.

    Michael Breslin admitted sexually assaulting a young woman - but he was never charged.

    Victim seeks restraining order

    David Scott at his sentencing in the Wellington District Court.

    David Scott denies contacting family members of the woman who he thrust his genitals against.

    Victim regrets fighting back

    David Scott leaving the Wellington District Court.

    She spoke up against the politician who indecently assaulted her, but it cost her everything.

    oddstuff

    Antique coffee machine rescued from dump video

    The coffee machine "belongs here" says Grieder.

    Christine Grieder bought a coffee machine from the 1900s in bits at the dump. She got it restored. Now it makes coffee at her heritage village south of Nelson.

    They bought a zoo - and so can you

    Pouakai Zoo owners are selling the zoo after four years as owners.

     If you've ever wanted to buy a zoo, now is your chance.

    Meet 'Trumpy Bear'

    The website encourages people not to "miss out on owning a piece of American history".

    A patriotic bear has been created with a bizarre advertisement, and it's not a joke.

    No window at seat? Let me fix that

    Passenger complained about the lack of a window at his seat, so he got one drawn for him.

    Passenger complains about the lack of a window at his seat, so he gets one drawn for him by crew.

    Parenting

    Kate Upton has baby girl video

    B&W collages, July 17

    The model/actress takes to Instagram to announce the arrival of her daughter, Genevieve.

    'I was failing as a mother'

    Kim Vespa: “Growing up, teachers, family, the media – they had me believe I could have it all. Who the hell are they ...

    Three high-achieving women explain why they chose to restructure their work lives – and put their families first instead.

    Superheroes worse than bad guys video

    A new US study has found that "good guys" in superhero movies are for more likely to engage in on-screen violence.

    The study also revealed male characters were nearly 500 per cent more violent than their female counterparts

    Why I won't put my child online video

    Taking photos of your wee one is fine, but you might want to think twice about sharing them online.

    OPINION: If you post your child's every giggle and fart, don't be surprised when they grow up to be a miserable screen addict.

    kiwi traveller

    Art hotel QT Wellington

    "Tom: Dream the Impossible Dream," by Sam Mitchell, a perspex on glass artwork is on display in Room 423.

    Wellington, NZ's coolest little capital, is passionate about art, culture, music, and all things unique.

    A train adventure across the US video

    Shannon Ryan is taking the train across the US.

    Kiwi TV and radio personality Shannon Ryan is vlogging her slow route through the US, one train at a time.

    Expat tales: When home is a cruise ship

    Byron Blane with his most recent floating home - the 223,081-tonne Symphony of the Seas.

    Former soldier Byron Blane travels the world teaching indoor skydiving for a living.

    Readers' travel photos video

    Early morning light highlighted this delightful creature whilst hiking in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.

    Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

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