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Loss of promising young athlete

5:21 PM  Jayda Akuhata-Brown, 14, had represented NZ and was on track to be the next Valerie Adams.

Threat of $5 lettuces

Urban sprawl is encroaching on the prime vegetable growing land of Pukekohe.

6:00 PM  Auckland's urban sprawl could cause the loss of a secure fruit and vege supply.

Hansen sets Fifita straight video

5:44 PM  "I kind of feel like he's not telling me the truth," Vaea Fifita said. Hansen got on the phone.

High country buy-back falters video

5:48 PM  Taxpayers help may be needed to buy high country land from a foreign billionaire.

A life-size plane - in his garage

5:31 PM  Numbers jumble around for Nic Beca, but it all becomes clear when he picks up a tool.

The ugly reality of renting

17 min ago  OPINION: Renters are financially exploitable, and they are ripe for intimidation. It's time for this to stop.

national

Māori King spending chastised

Te Arikinui Kiingi Tuheitia has been labelled a poor communicator by Tukoroirangi Morgan (file photo).

4:42 PM  Former advisor pens letter accusing office of spending $100k on perfume, beauty treatments and clothes.

No more motels for high-risk offenders

Corrections says there are 19 high-risk offenders living in motels across the country. It wants to reduce that figure to zero.

The teenager appeared before Judge Louis Bidois in Hamilton Youth Court on Tuesday.

Teen rapist guilty

16-year-old admits raping woman and assaulting her daughter in Hamilton home.

    special projects

    An extraordinary leaky house saga

    The Big Leak: Part 1

    The NZ boss of the world's biggest real estate firm is in a $500,000 legal fight over the sale of her leaky home.

    ‘Significant moisture issues’

    With the discovery of an old building report, the legal case over the leaky house at 2B Edgecumbe St gets bigger.

    Stuff's special project Nā Niu Tīreni connects New Zealand's troubling history with the efforts to redress the wrongs today.

    The unsettling truth about our beginnings

    These are the facts we need to face about the way New Zealand was made.

    world

    The reality White House video

    President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y.

    US President, former aide trade barbs in messy tirade similar to their roles as reality show boss and villain.

    Worm in eye becomes art

    There it was, an inch-long roundworm. The doctor placed it in a container and Ben Taylor watched it die.

    Arai said he had put out his hand to hail a cab outside a nightclub on Sunday morning and accidentally made contact with ...

    Kiwi in Bali jail

    4:52 PM  Matthew Arai is in jail for knocking a man off his scooter.

    business

    Mind the (infrastructure) gap

    NZ's infrastructure is "sagging" a law firm report claims.

    Pension funds see profit in fixing NZ's 'sagging infrastructure' says law firm.

    Local meat workers 'rejected'

    4:47 PM  Union opposes move to import 100 overseas workers at Southland meat plants.

    Finance Minister Grant Robertson has described the Government's Budget responsibility rules as its "anchor" and an ...

    BNZ: Govt will miss debt target video

    Leading economist says it's "questionable" whether his children should get free uni fees.

    technology

    Virtual reality quake training

    A vibrating base and virtual reality kit was used to simulate the events of an earthquake.

    When the big one hits, this hospital has already experienced it - in VR.

    Even better than the real thing

    Student's virtual reality market research leaving consumer surveys in the dust.

    Even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking.

    Google tracks movements - like it or not

    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

    homed

    At home with an event planner

    Alice McKinley runs Kin - a marketing and events business in Napier.

    Alice McKinley runs Kin - a marketing and events business in Napier.

    When neighbours leave a mess

    Just how derelict can a property get before the authorities step in?

    Felicity Clark has transformed the kitchen, introducing bright pops of colour.

    Serial renovator at just 29 gallery video

    Felicity Clark's sixth reno is a '70s house that's a funky tribute to Le Corbusier.

    life & style

    Dads feel guilty too

    Aaron D'Souza says he has experienced his share of guilt raising two sons as a solo dad over the last eight years.

    OPINION: Last week I wrote a column suggesting fathers are immune to 'mum guilt'. Then some dads got in touch.

    Online abuse of women minimised

    OPINION: I wish there was an uproar every time one of my female friends was threatened with horrific sexual violence.

    Australian model Robyn Lawley fell down a flight of stairs while having a seizure.

    Plus-size model seizure injury video

    Australian model Robyn Lawley fell down a flight of stairs while having a seizure.

    well & good

    Drugs cut for failed walking test video

    "All I want is to be able to keep supporting myself and it feels almost as though Pharmac have abandoned me." - Brendan ...

    Brendan Rochford, who has MS, can't walk 500m. And because of that he's lost his funded medication.

    Why craft is good for our health video

    For over a century, arts and craft-based activity have been a core part of occupational therapy.

    I did all the "right" things to feel good but my depression didn't budge.

    What a depressed friend needs

    I was privileged, high-functioning and I hid my crushing depression for decades. But now I need to talk.

    food & wine

    Pie maker so busy he lost 10kg

    Fast and Fresh has been named the maker of New Zealand's best mince pie. Pictured are baker James Chua with owner Lee Inga.

    Winning a pie-making award sounds great but it comes with its own pressures, says Taupō baker.

    Huge demand for 'pretty wine'

    Millennial favourite rosé just keeps getting made and sold in ever-increasing quantities.

    How to nail solo dining video

    No ordinary barbecue sauce

    nz farmer

    Why you should wash grapes video

    Grapes

    5:40 PM  Imported fruit and vegetables can be exposed to some pretty nasty chemicals before they cross our border.

    Quad bike death in Hawke's Bay

    4:58 PM  WorkSafe is investigating the death of a man involved in a quad bike accident in Hawke's Bay.

    One Plan - many changes

    PGG Wrightson $8.2m holiday bill

    entertainment

    Katy Perry tickets drop in price video

    Perry's set includes a built out stage that allows her to cover more of the Spark Arena floor space.

    Fans can now see the superstar perform for just $69.90.

    Kiwi stadiums make world list

    Forsyth Barr Stadium and Mt Smart Stadium have beaten some of the world's top venues for ticket sales.

    Celebrity hairdresser Tabatha Coffey is on new board member for Dunedin business, Timely.

    Tabatha takes on Dunners

    Celebrity hairdresser Tabatha Coffey is adding her magic touch to a Dunedin business.

    motoring

    Whangarei leads the EV charge video

    The all-new Hyundai Kona EV put in an appearance at EVworld.

    The most EV-friendly town in New Zealand? Turns out it's Whangarei.

    When it comes to Cupra, say R video

    Seat's very limited edition Leon model sharpens things up without being silly.

    The Hyundai Nexo is currently only going to be sold in California, as it is pretty much the only place you can easily ...

    Hyundai serious about hydrogen video

    The problem? No hydrogen. The solution? Make your own.

    stuff nation

    Life on the front line stuff nation

    Are you teacher set to strike? We want to hear from you.

    Are you a teacher who is taking action and walking out of work? We want to hear your story.

    Be Stuff's wedding of the week stuff nation

    Did you recently tie the knot and want to share your happy day with everyone?

    Are you a step father, stay at home dad, working dad or foster dad? We want to hear from you about parenting issues ...

    Kiwi dads: Share your parenting experiences stuff nation

    Have you had a unique or challenging experience as a dad? We want to hear your story.

    sport

    Foster is backing Barrett

    Beauden Barrett has received a ringing endorsement from his All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster.

    6:03 PM  If Beauden Barrett is feeling any pressure from the rise of Richie Mo'unga, his backs coach hasn't noticed.

    RTS sidesteps Dally M talk video

    5:42 PM  Warriors captain says he isn't interested in personal awards as the team's NRL season reaches its climax.

    Crusaders coach Scott Robertson, centre, and captain Sam Whitelock, right, have formed a successful combination by ...

    Building a champion team video

    5:14 PM  Crusaders coach Scott Robertson opens up on what makes the back-to-back Super Rugby champs so successful.

    opinion

    Whodunnit to keep us guessing

    Winston Peters - Bridges' leak is utu

    OPINION: Who had most to gain from leaking National leader Simon Bridges' travel bill?

    Why Jordie will start in Sydney video

    Jordie Barrett's athleticism and aerial ability could earn him the nod to face the Wallabies in Sydney.

    OPINION: Youngest Barrett the key to solving an All Black selection puzzle.

    Why tough love doesn't work

    When love is given with conditions, it doesn't really feel like love at all. (File photo).

    OPINION: New Zealanders are doing their children no favours with tough love parenting.

    Speaking for my mentally ill daughter

    Change will come from the people living with mental illness every day – the unwell and their families – demanding change.

    OPINION: I have a daughter with severe mental illness. Her plight makes me angry.

    good reads

    Worm in eye becomes art

    British artist Ben Taylor created The Host after he realised that a parasitic worm had been living in one of his eyes.

    There it was, an inch-long roundworm. The doctor placed it in a container and Ben Taylor watched it die.

    Roaming free or structured play? video

    Desmond Belluomini, 6, and his brother Nathan Belluomini, 8, like jumping off their shed roof at home in Carterton. ...

    Structured activities are the norm for the next generation but they could lose concept of free play.

    What does success look like? video

    Jumping off the linear career path into a venture of your own is rewarding, but can be terrifying.

    We need to ditch our "delusional beliefs", say entrepreneurs who've risked it all and won.

    New pirates of the Caribbean video

    Deoraj Balsingh, 58, the father of a fishing boat captain who was kidnapped by Venezuelan pirates.

    Doused in hot oil, hacked with machetes, thrown overboard. Barbarism on the high seas is back.

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    Uni accused of bungling harassment complaint

    "It was like they didn't care at all," says a Victoria University student of the institution's response to a sexual ...

    The chemistry tutor told young female students he would strip them naked in the shower.

    23yo takes on Law Society

    Matt Taylor, 23, was the target of a Law Society super-injunction to stop him disclosing what he knew about a botched ...

    A young law graduate was the target of one of NZ's most sweeping gagging orders. 'I was shocked,' he says.

    Super-injunction hid sexual harassment

    Law Society president Kathryn Beck sent an email apology to lawyers.

    The Law Society used a rare legal gag to attempt to conceal bungling of a complaint about a senior lawyer.

    Law Society super-injunction a gag too far

    Chris Gollins' famed moustache outlasted his broadcasting career.

    OPINION: From cricket to prostitutes, there have been injunctions before. But the Law Society's one crossed the line, writes Jonathan Milne.

    oddstuff

    Worm in eye becomes art

    British artist Ben Taylor created The Host after he realised that a parasitic worm had been living in one of his eyes.

    There it was, an inch-long roundworm. The doctor placed it in a container and Ben Taylor watched it die.

    You are 'udder' arrest

    Cows hot on the heals of suspect.

    Herd of cows help US police moo-ve in on suspect who bailed from car and ran through a field.

    Koala gets VIP flight video

    Tamari is a young male koala from Queensland, Australia.

    Little Tanami has a whole row of seats to himself on his journey to a new home.

    'Shell' shock for kids video

    The 3.7 inch anti-aircraft projectile found by children at Belmont Regional Park.

    Six-year-old carried WW2-era artillery shell he found in a public park 'like a baby', mother says.

    Parenting

    'It's like she was ripped out of me'

    Chantal's daughter Willow, soon after her birth in 2016.

    Chantal Holley's baby weighed only 743 grams when she was born prematurely. But that was just the start of her complications.

    Even Serena can't beat 'mum guilt' video

    'It's totally normal to feel like I'm not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there," says Serena Williams.

    With an emotional Instagram post, the tennis star highlights the struggle all working mums face.

    Mums take on cafe over prams video

    Faith & Co Cafe in Petone doesn't allow buggies and prams in the cafe when two designated areas up front by the window ...

    Faith Proctor says enforcing pram safety policy doesn't make her a baby hater, but turned-away mums disagree.

    Beyonce's emergency C-section video

    Beyonce Vogue cover

    The star opens up about her difficult delivery and recovery after the birth of her twins last year.

    kiwi traveller

    How to travel with elderly family

    Alick (left) and Mac chilling on the beach in Bali with a beer.

    Debra Nell got more than she bargained for on a trip to the UK with her elderly dad and his siblings.

    Central Otago's rich in food and history

    The winter sun sets over the beautiful rolling hills and mountains of Central Otago.

    Visit beautiful Central Otago to sample some of the fine local cuisine, wine and craft beer.

    Time of my life in London

    Me at at an Aussie Rules pride event on Clapham Common this year. I play for the Wandsworth Demons, the biggest AFL club ...

    Bridgette Allen says the UK capital offers "so many things that are not available in NZ".

    Readers' travel pics of the week

    By way of introduction I'm a Kiwi currently living in London; thought I'd share photos from a recent holiday to Norway ...

    Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

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