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Dumping a 'disgrace'

Auckland Council said it had been told there would be confetti waste at the store's opening, but would be investigating ...

16 min ago  Auckland Council investigating after Sephora staff were seen dumping waste down drains at NZ store opening.

Horror end for young tourists

Australian man and his girlfriend found dead on the side of a remote highway in Canada.

Skipper: Final not fair

England's captain Eoin Morgan agonises over whether the World Cup win was deserved.

Army deployed to Cape Town ghetto

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Inside Israel Folau's church

The church founded by Folau's father believes "everlasting torture" awaits most Christians.

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Racial profiling 'happens all the time'

Samantha Creed and her partner, River Jayden, were shocked by an incident they say involved racial profiling at a ...

River Jordan was wrongly suspected of shoplifting. Her partner says it's nothing new.

Jail for Uber rape

Rapist Moses Gengo-Yon Ravanes "took advantage of a drunk girl in an Uber", court told.

A crash is causing delays on the northern motorway.

Delays on Auckland motorway

3:59 PM  Drivers on Auckland's northern motorway should expect significant delays following a crash.

    climate change

    Arctic ice disappearing too fast

    Polar bear jumping between ice floats in Svalbard, Norway, in the Arctic.

    Ice floes are losing an extra 20,000 square kilometres of cover per day - about the size of Wales.

    Netherlands to Bluff in an electric car video

    After 1222 days and 100,000 kilometres Dutchman Weibe Wakker arrives in Bluff.

    Livestock contribute the vast majority of our methane emissions, mostly through belching.

    Technology to cut farm emissions

    Methane vaccines could cut livestock emissions by 30 per cent, but they're not available yet.

    Christchurch Men's Prison staff used eight unauthorised listening devices to intercept the conversations of inmates.

    Prison bugging 'not criminal'

    Guards used unauthorised covert listening devices to spy on inmates, but they won't face charges

    'Systemic racism' in child protection

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    Māori kids - rich or poor - are almost four times more likely to be removed from their parents than Pākehā, research suggests.

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    407 ... and rising: A Stuff special feature explaining the basics of the climate emergency.

    A simple explanation of earth’s climate change crisis.

    The problem with Pacific progress

    Helen Clark hosting a forum on gender at the UN this week. When data is not dis-aggregated by gender it can be very hard ...

    ANALYSIS: A shiny video shows Fijian PM taking up growth and a young boxing champion thanking the government. What's the truth though?

    An unusual coalition

    Cows on a farm in Canterbury.

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

    world

    Tanker seizure heightens tensions

    British oil tanker Stena Impero is believed to have been captured by Iran.

    Iran seizes a British-flagged oil tanker, raising the stakes in its scrap with the West.

    Trump wants ASAP Rocky 'home'

    The US president is trying to free rapper ASAP Rocky, who is jailed in Sweden.

    A man scales down the side of a 19-storey building in Philadelphia to escape a fire.

    'Spider-Man' escapes high-rise fire video

    US man jumps from balcony to balcony as he scales down 19-storey building to safety.

    business

    Uber drivers to quit if pay drops

    Under Uber's trial Aucklanders will pay 19 cents less per kilometre but 12c more per minute.

    Drivers are concerned Uber's price "rebalance" will leave them worse off.

    Immigration cuts won't fix housing

    The Government is limiting resident visas, but house prices are unlikely to fall as a result, experts say.

    Beauty lovers camped over night for the opening of Sephora's first store in New Zealand.

    Hundreds queue for Sephora opening

    People camped overnight for the opening of Sephora's first NZ store.

    opinion

    World Cup overload for couch potatoes

    It wasn't only Martin Guptill who was heartbroken by the Cricket World Cup final.

    4:37 PM  OPINION: Emma Keeling feels empty inside after the cricket. And now there's the netball.

    Bennett's team makes the right calls

    4:25 PM  OPINION: Kiwi's team's four stage victories shows they have got their mix right, writes Julian Dean.

    No wonder God wept video

    Cloaks of invisibility

    good reads

    A wild ride in the Beehive

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kisses her daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, as her partner Clarke Gayford looks on ...

    OPINION: Parliament is weird, but the people working there are making a positive difference.

    Charles Manson's son speaks out

    He says his infamous killer dad has been misunderstood for half a century. Unfairly blamed. Wrongly vilified.

    Female mountaineer blazes a trail

    Real landscapes of the Lion King

    technology

    Kiwis' moon landing memories video

    Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. Look closely and you can just about see a reflection of Armstrong in his visor.

    Fifty years ago today, humans paid their first visit to the Moon. Seven New Zealanders recall the historic moment.

    Is FaceApp trustworthy? video

    Is the face ager just good fun, or a shady app that will seen your details to the Russian government?

    The sensor sends an alert to an app notification when a nappy is wet. It also sends information on the baby's sleep and ...

    Online nappies - and their app

    Web-connected nappies send an alert to a caregiver's phone when they're wet.

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    Love Island-ify your house

    The daybeds, where rejected islanders sometimes sleep, are decorated with the same colours as the main bedroom.

    If a man's home is his castle, why can't your flat be the Love Island villa?

    Veganism beyond the kitchen

    Vegan interiors are set to be the next big ethical fashion, here is how you can do it in your own home.

    Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award: House on a Hill, Napier, by Noel Jessop of Noel Jessop ...

    Top houses from regions wow video

    Best ADNZ houses from Wellington include a church renovation.

    life & style

    I beat cancer but I miss my nipples video

    Dr Fiona Chatteur survived cancer.

    OPINION: A lot has changed after a double mastectomy but at least I'm still breathing.

    Girl's scary reaction to hair styling

    Never heard of the fainting disorder known as hair-grooming syncope? You're not alone.

    Fans loved Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones.

    How Brienne is leading the way video

    GoT's Gwendoline Christie nominated herself for an Emmy award after HBO failed to do so - and fans are loving her for it.

    well & good

    Olivia Wilde on parenthood video

    Olivia Wilde shot the pilot for HBO's Vinyl series just three weeks after giving birth to her first child Otis.

    "I truly believe that having children made me feel a sense of confidence and inspiration."

    Grow or mow: Body hair

    OPINION: Hair today, bullying tomorrow... that's what's happening with young women at high school.

    Sharon Stone has candidly explained her post-stroke experience.

    Sharon Stone's life after stroke

    Doctors sent Stone home after accusing her of not really being sick and faking a nine-day brain bleed.

    food & wine

    Auckland Restaurant Month returns

    American Express Restaurant Month will feature award-winning chefs from New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

    An event showcasing the city’s diverse dining scene runs throughout August - here's what you need to know.

    Chana dahl with coriander

    Make your dahl a day or two ahead and it'll taste even better.

    Potato & kūmara dish

    1920s drinks the 'bees knees'

    nz farmer

    Fundraiser not for fainthearted

    Deputy principal of Manaia School Kepa Grindlay (in blue) and his son Meihana lift a stillborn calf into their trailer.

    Casualty calves, one of the realities of the annual calving season, are a valued fundraiser for rural schools.

    Farming behind bars

    A prison dairy farm is giving inmates the skills needed for outside employment.

    Technology to cut farm emissions

    Farmer says he was unfairly fined

    entertainment

    Stunt test kills Titans crew member video

    A crew member of Titans has died at a special effects facility.

    Cast and crew of superhero series "heartbroken" after special effects coordinator dies preparing for a stunt.

    Olivia Wilde on parenthood video

    "I truly believe that having children made me feel a sense of confidence and inspiration."

    Arnold Schwarzenegger earned $20 from a swearing bet with Diego Boneta at Comic Con.

    Terminator sequel gets R rating video

    Bringing back Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator: Dark Fate won't be one for the kiddies.

    travel

    NZ hot spot alternatives

    The Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail beats a jam-packed state highway any day of the week.

    The biggest hitters on the tourism front aren't necessarily the best Aotearoa has to offer.

    City holidays are a bore

    OPINION: It's Brooklyn, New York. But it could be Bermondsey, London. Or Amsterdam. Or Wellington. Or Auckland.

    A first-timer to Delhi's Connaught Place should watch out for this scam.

    'Poop on the shoe' scam

    It's been going for more than 20 years, which proves it's still a lucrative little operation.

    parenting

    Online nappies - and their app

    The sensor sends an alert to an app notification when a nappy is wet. It also sends information on the baby's sleep and ...

    Web-connected nappies send an alert to a caregiver's phone when they're wet.

    I don't feel guilty about bottlefeeding stuff nation

    OPINION: Maybe I should have tried harder but I didn't want to. Not then, and not now.

    Smoke alarms 101 video

    Closing in on pipe dream

    oddstuff

    'Spider-Man' escapes high-rise fire video

    A man scales down the side of a 19-storey building in Philadelphia to escape a fire.

    US man jumps from balcony to balcony as he scales down 19-storey building to safety.

    Flying ant swarms on radar

    Swarms of flying ants over England were so big they showed up on weather radar systems looking like rain, reports say.

    Right in the horse's mouth

    Man shocked his leg on ciggie packet

    motoring

    Mid-engined Corvette for NZ video

    The mid-engined Corvette Stingray's price will start at less than US$60,000, making it an absolute bargain.

    Mid-engined layout is one small step for sports cars, one giant leap for General Motors and Corvette. And it is coming here!

    What MG's 'affordable' EV might cost in NZ video

    ZS SUV could be NZ's cheapest new EV next year. But how much cheaper than a Nissan Leaf or Hyundai Ioniq?

    Just one Supra for NZ: top turbo-six with everything, for $99,990. Sorry BMW.

    First NZ spin in new Toyota Supra video

    New Supra is launched to the Kiwi public at this weekend's CRC Speedshow. We make sure it's nicely run-in with a couple of laps around the Hampton Downs circuit.

    stuff nation

    I was slut shamed stuff nation

    "To this day, I never use the word 'slut' towards anyone, even as a joke. It makes me feel uncomfortable and dirty." ...

    OPINION: Comments from peers sent me down a horrible path where I stopped valuing myself and started giving in.

    Your worst job interview ever stuff nation

    Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience. We want to hear about the worst one you have ever had.

    Maybe I should have tried harder to breastfeed but I don't feel guilty about it. Not then, and not now. (File photo).

    I don't feel bad about the bottle  stuff nation

    OPINION: Maybe I should have tried harder but I didn't want to. Not then, and not now.

    sport

    Saints edge Sharks in semis

    Nick	Kay of the Wellington Saints. Wellington Saints vs. Southland Sharks. 2019 NBL Semi Final. Horncastle Arena, ...

    13 min ago  The scoreboard faltered at Horncastle Arena, but the Wellington Saints' perfect season continued.

    Cup overload for couch potatoes

    4:37 PM  OPINION: Emma Keeling feels empty inside after the cricket. And now there's the netball.

    George Bennett's Team Jumbo-Visma have dominated the Tour de France, winning four stages.

    Bennett's team make right calls

    4:25 PM  OPINION: Kiwi's team's four Tour de France stage wins shows they have got their mix just right, writes Julian Dean.

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    Female mountaineer blazes a trail

    Mountaineer Jane Morris on the summit of Aoraki-Mt Cook, with Lake Pukaki in the background.

    The road has sometimes been rocky for Jane Morris but she is the leader of a new generation of "girl guides".

    A blunt challenge to police

    Investigator and former cop Tim McKinnel has issued a blunt challenge to his colleagues to speak up about faulty ...

    A top investigator is challenging police to speak up about wrongful convictions.

    now to love

    MAFS' Tamara dating Jess's brother video

    Does Tamara Joy have a new squeeze?

    The jilted MAFS bride appears to be awfully close to the brother of the bride who cheated with her TV husband.

    Harry & Meghan launch foundation

    Meghan and Prince Harry now have their own charitable foundation.

    After splitting from Kate and Wills at the Royal Foundation, the Sussexes have created their own charity.

    homes to love

    How to be brave with colour gallery

    Interior designer Emma Brown shares her top tips on how to be brave with colour and why she chose a pink front door.

    Interior designer Emma Brown shares her top colour tips and why she chose a pink front door.

    A play space that's easy to tidy gallery

    The modern playroom is a space for imagining, learning… and making mess.

    The modern playroom is a space for imagining, learning… and making mess. Lots of mess.

    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

    Michael Laws on sewage in lakes

    Otago regional councillor Michael Laws.

    The former MP and shock jock says Queenstown council is seeking a 'licence to pollute.'

    Inside Stats NZ’s gaping money hole

    Statistics Minister James Shaw, watched by the Prime Minister, announces more money for Stats NZ in April.

    The Government is readying tens of millions of dollars to cover a Stats NZ budget blowout after bungling last year's census.

    Kiwi sprint stars yet to hit full throttle

    Olivia Eaton is also a world champion beach sprinter.

    Relay team of Kiwi student athletes eye world stage after impressing at World University Games.

    tarana

    Why Fiji Indians are vulagi: Dr  Chand

    Dr Ganesh Chand, academic and former Fiji politician.

    The debate whether Indians in Fiji are "vulagi" (visitors) has reached offshore, and discussion in the New Zealand media is getting intense.

    Kaushal heads west Indians

    Sunil Kaushal is the new president of the Waitakere Indian Association.

    New Waitakere Indian Association team full of energy and drive, says incoming president.

    Mosque survivor praises Trump

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with Farid Ahmed, a Muslim from Christchurch, as he meets with survivors of ...

    Praise for US president typical of "incredibly forgiving" shooting survivor, says PM.

    Live: Black Caps are back

    Team members, including Trent Boult, are heading back to New Zealand.

    Stay tuned for the latest updates as the Black Caps arrive back in New Zealand.

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