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OPINION: Airlines have to ask themselves what's more important: saving lives or Facebook 'likes'?

Fox drink drive charge

Marama Fox plead guilty to a charge of driving with excess breath alcohol on Wednesday. (File photo)

12:06 PM  Former Māori Party leader blew over the drink drive limit and wants a discharge without conviction

Live: Black Caps v Sri Lanka

Trent Boult charging in for NZ after umpires call for play on a murky Wellington day.

Minimum wage rises

11:50 AM  Lowest-paid will get $17.70 an hour from April - with $20 by 2021 the Government's goal.

Brother wins battle to evict sister

19 min ago  Man gets court order to evict sister and brother-in-law from million-dollar Auckland home.

Bag left for 15 seconds, $13k gone

Insurer refuses to pay out for bag stolen when Kiwi turned his back on it for just a moment.


Security at pool after brawl

Two men were arrested following a fight at a public swimming pool in Havelock North.

12:40 PM  Hastings council is installing cameras and has a guard on-site after a brawl at the Havelock North Village Pool.

Food Bag balls in sea

Olympic gold medalist Peter Burling found 30 promotional beach balls in Waitematā Harbour.

A boat that was abandoned on 90 Mile Beach, leading police to the record meth haul, has now been sold.

Boats for sale after meth haul

3 min ago  Two boats seized after New Zealand's largest meth haul are being sold on Trade Me.

    Black Power and Mongrel Mob Waikato are in talks to form a coalition as Australian bikie gangs look to establish in New ...

    'Everyone is coming against us' video

    Mob boss floats revolutionary proposal for gang co-operation - but the police aren't buying it.

    Making a lot of green

    A participant supporting the legalisation of marijuana marches in the annual Hemp Parade (Hanfparade) on August 9, 2014 ...

    Is a cannabis industry run by corporates likely to be safer than one managed by gangs? Rob Mitchell investigates.

    ACC spies, with cameras video

    Ivan Stryder, 44, has had a tumultuous relationship with ACC since injuring his back at work in April 2014. This month ...

    A private investigator watched him for three days. They took video footage. When he picked up a red bag, they took notes.

    A tale of two deaths video

    Date unknown. Downloaded from Grace Millane Facebook page. Image of Grace Millane, British backpacker killed in Auckland ...

    OPINION: Grace Millane was mourned by a nation, but there were no vigils for "the unnamed woman killed in Flat Bush".

    No safety in our numbers video

    Vision Zero does not mean "zero crashes". Instead, it is a concept that zero deaths and serious injuries are an ...

    Everyone knows our road toll is unacceptable. Is it time for a better blueprint to fix it?


    Pussy Riot is coming to NZ

    Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, in her element at Glastonbury.

    8 min ago  Russia's most notorious rockers are headed for our shores. 

    Mum can be with dying son in US

    After months of waiting, a Yemeni mother has been granted permission to fly to California to say goodbye to her dying two-year-old son.

    The "glitter bomb revenge package" in action.

    Glitter bomb to prank thieves

    A glitter bomb revenge package, with fart spray, unleashes on US parcel thieves.


    Firm 'failed' in teen's death

    The man was working at Torpedo7 when he was crushed by a swinglift in June last year.

    12 min ago  Trucking company failed to ensure safe working environment for 18-year-old killed by swinglift.

    Manufacturers' Network swallowed

    11:13 AM  The Manufacturers' Network has been swallowed by larger groups after struggling to gain traction.

    James Ryan, from Trade Me's policy and compliance team, said the listings had been removed because they contained ...

    Trade Me axes 'cancer' items

    11:59 AM  Website says listings cannot contain unsubstantiated claims.


    Xmas with the black dog stuff nation

    When Facebook is littered with Christmas family photos, I want to sit in a miserable heap. (File photo)

    4 min ago  At the time of year where I'm bombarded with friends' Christmas family photos, I want to sit in a miserable heap and cry.

    Greenpeace gets unlikely ally

    11:23 AM  Opinion: Independent Climate Commission is backed by fossil fuels industry.

    The anxiety of female travellers

    Airline videos: Safety v 'Likes' video

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    Same-sex travels with my wife video

    Revellers celebrate during the annual gay pride parade on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro (file photo).

    Some destinations can be challenging for gay couples, but Jenny Southan's globetrotting has defined her.

    'Brainwashing' at Huawei

    Even in China, Huawei's strict discipline is in a league of its own.

    Case 'bigger' than Teina Pora's video

    Life as a courier driver


    Israeli PM's son Facebook suspension

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, prays with his sons Yair Netanyahu, left, and Avner Netanyahu at the ...

    Facebook blocks son of Benjamin Netanyahu for 24 hours after the 27-year-old wrote offensive posts.

    Olympics of Robotics

    Four Taranaki robotic enthusiasts are heading back to America to compete at the robotic world champs.

    Southern Cross says its new trans-Pacific cable will be the "fastest" in terms of having the lowest lag.

    Big leap for $440m NZ cable

    Plan for new trans-Pacific internet cable firms up as Telstra buys into Southern Cross.


    Adults-only tree-hut spa to sell gallery video

    The piece-de-resistance is the tree hut spa pool suspended high above the ground.

    The adults-only Te Nikau Forest Retreat on the Kapiti Coast will soon be listed for sale.

    Four best tiny homes for sale gallery

    From plywood linings to electric bed platforms, here's our pick of the bunch.

    The old bach's living space.

    Bach is blend of old and new gallery

    An old bach and a new home live in harmony, all set up for family gatherings and a laid-back lifestyle.

    life & style

    Meghan feeling 'very pregnant' video

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    18 min ago  Duchess of Sussex says she's feeling "very good" but "very pregnant" as she mingles with residents of a nursing home.

    You can now buy the 'Amal' dress video

    Remember that yellow dress Mrs Clooney wore to the royal wedding? For about $2000, you can wear it, too.

    Entrants in the Revenant are promised incredible views - but there is no promise of finishing.

    Running from a revenant

    OPINION: Just when you thought ultra-endurance runs couldn’t get any tougher, along comes a race that sets out to break everyone - including US Navy Seals. Is it a step too far?

    well & good

    Dafoe's intoxicating experience video

    In At Eternity's Gate, Willem Dafoe inhabits the character of Vincent van Gogh down to the marrow.

    REVIEW: Julian Schnabel's biopic is an absolute feast of bold decisions and dizzyingly beautiful film-making.

    Jo's café serves up support

    Joanne Watson's home is bright, colourful and a refuge from life's hardships.

    Setting up her own social enterprise to support Cambodian woman has converted Rebecca Parnham to ethical fashion.

    From Cambodia to Canterbury

    A traditional Cambodian craft has taken Christchurch woman Rebecca Parnham on an ethical fashion journey.

    food & wine

    Why trifle beats pav at Xmas

    An apricot amaretti trifle prepared by Lynda Hallinan as part of her campaign to prove the pudding's superiority over ...

    Pav is a pretentious social media climber, a meringue with middle-aged spread.

    Cool off with frozen treats

    Got a zesti for life? Well grab yourself a juicy Moosie

    New cafe for Seaview, Lower Hutt

    Recipe: Black forest cake

    nz farmer

    What's really in your plant milk?

    Sales of almond milk increased by almost 60 per cent over two years.

    12:08 PM  Kiwi shoppers spent $52 million on plant milks last year but many of the products are the nutritional equivalent of flavoured water, dietitians say.

    Pollution model under scrutiny

    11:50 AM  There are significant doubts about the reliability of a tool that Horizons Regional Council relies on. What should it do?

    Reducing cows not leaching solution

    Wine skills wanted in Marlborough


    Pussy Riot is coming to NZ

    Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, in her element at Glastonbury.

    8 min ago  Russia's most notorious rockers are headed for our shores. 

    Jamie Smith's MABON Q&A

    Jamie Smith's MABON drummer iolo talks playing Womad, being an avid reader, and Tom Jones.

    The Backpack Kid shot to fame after dancing The Floss on US TV show Saturday Night Live with Katy Perry.

    Backpack Kid sues Fortnite

    12:38 PM  A 16-year-old says it is unfair for the video game to use his move, the Floss, without paying him.


    The anxiety of female travellers

    There's no denying that travelling alone takes courage, and few set out on a solo trip without a twinge of anxiety.

    11:22 AM  OPINION: The greatest danger for women travelling is road accidents, but few give a thought to this; instead the fear is of men.

    Same-sex travels with my wife video

    Some destinations can be challenging for gay couples, but Jenny Southan's globetrotting has defined her.

    Air New Zealand hailed its latest effort by pointing to the 20 million plays it has had online.

    Airline videos: Safety v 'Likes' video

    OPINION: Safety videos seem to be all about entertainment, but is that right?


    Twenty-four days of Christmas 'feels' video

    Dee Swanerton, with Ashleigh, 9, and Joshua, 5. Each evening, they open an envelope with a festive task to complete the ...

    Family rises above festive stresses through random acts of cheer.

    Toni Street becomes her son's legal mum video

    Broadcaster Toni Street is celebrating Lachlan's adoption.

    No 'taking the edge off' in 2019 video

    Christmas in hospital for family


    Loose goose sparks police chase

    Dunedin police chased a runaway goose on Tuesday night, but weren't able to catch it. (File photo)

    Police were called to a wild goose chase, took a gander but could not find any fowl play.

    Dear postie, deliver this to my daughter

    "Dear New Zealand Postie. I only have a part address for my daughter ... so I am relying on your powers of detection to do your best to deliver this to my lovely girl."

    Three black belts, please

    Granny, 102, skydives to record video


    What would Santa drive?

    A sleigh might be more traditional, but what if Santa wants dual zone climate control? Here are some suggestions for him.

    Are magical reindeer really worth the effort? We think Santa should get some motorised transport, but what?

    Euro NCAP "Best in Class" video

    Euro NCAP has announced the three cars that scored a coveted "Best in Class" rating during 2018.

    While both parties say it isn't a merger, the deal would leave Ford particularly reliant on Volkswagen in the future.

    Ford and VW: a Star is Born? video

    Ford could have once had VW for free. Now it is looking to the German manufacturer for survival.

    stuff nation

    Fertiliser won't ruin planet stuff nation video

    In New Zealand, synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is used to help the grass grow.

    OPINION: Calling synthetic nitrogen fertiliser a “truly gross, climate killing chemical” won't help us confront climate change.

    The Mirena, it's no miracle stuff nation

    I thought the Mirena would lessen the pain from endometriosis. I was oh, so wrong.

    I've remained hopeful, but not having regular, paid work has taken a toll on my self-confidence, not to mention my ...

    What teacher shortage? stuff nation

    I'm desperate to do the job I trained for, but I keep getting turned away and my self-esteem is suffering.


    Kiwi XI snubbed at IPL auction

    Former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum has missed out on a place in the IPL in 2019 after being overlooked at the ...

    11:53 AM  Brendon McCullum one of 11 New Zealand cricketers to miss out on a big pay day at the IPL auction.

    Pogba, follow Mourinho out video

    12:15 PM  OPINION: Toxic personalities are no use in the EPL, so pack your bags Paul, writes Jamie Carragher.

    Shaun Johnson has signed a three-year deal with the Sharks.

    Johnson's Sharks in disarray

    Rocky start at Cronulla for departed Warrior with the coach who wooed him across the Ditch to be banned.

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    Weddell seals' life caught on film video

    Scientists will be trying to understand how Antarctic-based Weddell seals see the world when they head to the ice in ...

    Niwa scientists attached cameras to Antarctic Weddell seals to see what they really get up to underneath the ice.

    Greenpeace gets unlikely ally

    Natural gas is an essential back-up to our electricity system, says Pepanz chief executive Cameron Madgwick.

    Opinion: Independent Climate Commission is backed by fossil fuels industry.

    Climate problem bigger than fertiliser stuff nation video

    In New Zealand, synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is used to help the grass grow.

    OPINION: Calling synthetic nitrogen fertiliser a “truly gross, climate killing chemical” won't help us confront climate change.


    We're ready to talk to victims – NZDF video

    As children, Cherie Ham and Tracey Thompson were raped by Air Force sex predator Robert Roper. Now they're demanding change.

    Air Force Chief says he'll push for face-to-face meetings with abuse survivors to prevent sex cases going to court.

    NZDF won't pursue court costs video

    Mariya Taylor as a young airwoman, serving at Whenuapai Air Force base. Working as a driver, she was assaulted by ...

    Defence Force confirms it won't seek costs against Air Force servicewoman, as PM says she's been through enough.

    Sex attack victim 'won't pay costs'

    Mariya Taylor as a young airwoman, serving at Whenuapai Air Force base.

    Air Force sex attack victim Mariya Taylor won't be pursued for legal costs, the prime minister says.

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    Sub60 courier contractor Jacqui David talks to her dispatcher dozens of times every day.

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    Humanity on 'highway to digital dictatorship' video

    Yuval Noah Harari's new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, addresses the major challenges of our age.

    Bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari says our free will is under increasing threat in the modern world.

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    Kiwi family's French love affair

    The Andrewes family moved to a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees with a population of 3500.

    A Wellington family enjoyed their three-month sabbatical in France so much they ended up buying a home there.

    Pink shoots down internet troll video

    Pink did not take kindly to criticism of her husband Carey Hart's parenting skills on social media.

    When a keyboard warrior questioned her husband's parenting skills, the US pop star didn't hold back.

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    The old bach's living space.

    An old bach and a new home live in harmony, all set up for family gatherings and a laid-back lifestyle.

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    The yummiest homemade Xmas gifts

    'Tis the season to get creative in the kitchen.

    Whether the budget is a bit tight or you just want to get creative, these recipes add a tasty personal touch to the festive season.

    Prep your Christmas feast

    Prepare your Christmas cake or pud well in advance.

    With just less than a month to go, there is, believe it or not, still time to sort the big day.

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    5 ageing makeup mistakes

    It's all about the type of makeup you use - and how you apply it.

    Makeup can help you put your best face forward - but only if you're doing it right.

    5 reasons to train together

    Spending time together doesn't have to mean chocolate and wine on the couch - why not get your sweat on?!

    They say couples who sweat together, stay together - and it turns out there may be merit in this after all.

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    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.


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    Katey Martin during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 between England and New Zealand in Derby.

    A big day for cricketer Katey Martin didn't go exactly to plan.

    Climate change: 'The gap is big'

    The UN's latest conference on climate change tried to marry the competing interests of Kiribati and the United States.

    The consensus ultimately achieved by countries at the recent UN climate change meeting was a major diplomatic success.

    St Kents' rugby poaching U-turn

    Dejected St Kents player Robert Rush and team mates after losing top St Peter's College.

    In a letter to parents, St Kents has changed its tune over player recruitment.

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