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Teenager's workplace hell

Aussie mum thought her son's career was getting a dream start. The reality was a nightmare.

NZ braces for Gita video

The forecast track of the former tropical cyclone Gita, as estimated by MetService.

15 min ago  Storm could bring gales with gusts of over 150kmh in places and heavy rain over a wide swath of the country.

Trump's profane nine-hour rant video

US president on the attack in a nine-hour rant that includes profanity and misspellings.

Red light camera reigns supreme video

There's one red light camera to rule them all. And it's located in Wellington.

Ire as brakes put on alternate SH1

Work on hold as NZTA reaches financial limits of alternate Christchurch-Picton SH1 plan.

Black Caps in final despite loss

They lost to England in Hamilton, but the Black Caps will still meet the Aussies in the T20 final.

national

Earthquake shakes Waipukurau

A "strong" quake struck near Waipukurau at 8.43pm on Sunday night.

A magnitude-5.2 quake has struck 20km west of Waipukurau, GeoNet reports.

What happened to Alestra? video

Four-year-old Alestra Kepa-Hati died on a farm. How or why remains a mystery.

Raymond Stirling was last seen on January 15.

Body found in Stirling search

Raymond Stirling has been missing in Hamilton for over a month.

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NZ braces for Gita

Storm could bring gales with gusts of over 150kmh on West Coast and heavy rain over wide swath of the country.

world

Top US officials: 'Ignore Trump' video

"Is it deeds? Is it words? Is it tweets?" Europe's foreign policy elite are struggling to understand US President Donald ...

5:34 AM  As foreign policy elites struggle to make sense of Trump, US officials tell them to ignore his tweets.

Chopper kills 13 quake survivors video

A magnitude-7.2 earthquake caused little damage in Mexico, but a helicopter surveying damage wreaked havoc.

The victims were churchgoers leaving a service in Russia. (File photo)

Five killed in church shooting

6:13 AM  Gunman with hunting rifle opens fire on churchgoers in Russia, killing five before he's shot dead.

business

Answer to sexual misconduct?

Harvey Weinstein was ousted from his company following sexual harassment claims.

Is putting women in charge of a company enough to guarantee an environment safe from sexual misconduct?

Ralph Norris: Sorry not sorry

OPINION: He's stepped down but has he accepted responsibility?

A stoney-faced outgoing Fletcher Building chairman Ralph Norris fronts a media conference over the company's mounting ...

Ralph Norris speaks out

Outgoing Fletcher Building chairman speaks out about the circumstances surrounding his resignation.

technology

The app gap: kids and screens

Maybe parents don't need to feel so guilty about giving kids time on devices.

5:06 AM  OPINION: Are my kids getting too much screen time, or not enough? It depends how you look at it.

Face scanning is the future

There are several reasons why face scanning will eventually replace fingerprint scanners.

The standard Echo ($179) is the best option for most people and offers good value.

Echo both fun and useful

REVIEW: Amazon's smart speaker is a great gadget but it needs some more Kiwi skills.

homed

Gardening's hidden hazard stuff nation video

Clint Green is starting to feel like himself again after catching legionnaires' disease from potting mix, in mid-January.

"Potting mix - it's dangerous stuff" warns a Turangi gardener who survived a horrific bout of legionnaires' disease

John Scott house up for grabs gallery video

Family has kept this architectural gem immaculate since it was built nearly 40 years ago.

Muso Jordan Luck composes a song as he plays for a video to sell his house.

Jordan Luck's house sale video video

Musician Jordan Luck spins his own real estate promo to sell his house in Point Chev.

life & style

All the presidents' suits

President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama have the same Brooks Brothers coat, which they both wore to ...

​The tailoring might be classic, but dressing the US president is a political business.

This message keeps me up at night

OPINION: The message called my sweet daughter a "b...." and continued: "I hope SHE KILLS HERSELF."

The inner truth Bath Melt in the pink and blue of the trans flag, with all of the proceeds going to the National Center ...

Bathing for trans rights video

The new product is part of campaign to raise both money and awareness.

well & good

Bring your whole self to work

Work life balance doesn't pan out for everyone.

Why your boss wants to manage your whole life, and how that could be a good thing.

Seek adventure everywhere

It's a waste of time getting frustrated and angry when things don't go your way. Try going with the flow and enjoying whatever treasure that unexpected turn might reveal.

A recent phone sex snafu has left her reluctant to be intimate with her long-distance lover. (Stock photo)

Making phone calls hot

ADVICE: How do I get back on the phone sex horse after it goes badly?

food & wine

Why we do/don't eat meat video

Sam Pohiva: "Meat was so expensive in the islands but when we came here in the 80s meat was so cheap so we started ...

Do ethics, taste or cost play a part in the decision to ditch meat?

The battle of real v fake chicken video

Will meat-eating New Zealanders ever embrace a "non-chicken" chicken Sunday roast dinner?

Everything’s just peachy

Pull out a plum

nz farmer

Taupo Beef, Lamb sold in Japan

Taupo Beef founders Mike and Sharon Barton are exporting their product to Japan.

Taupo Beef and Lamb has extended sales to Japan.

Salmon farm moves recommended

 Report recommends three salmon farm relocations within the Marlborough Sounds.

A$1 a litre milk questioned

Farmers pay fire ban price

entertainment

Amy Schumer's surprise wedding video

Amy Schumer wed in a surprise ceremony.

Comedian weds chef Chris Fischer in super secret wedding with a star-studded guest list.

Review: Queen, Adam Lambert

REVIEW: Adam Lambert joins a rejuvenated Queen, but it's Brian May who clearly seems to be living his best life.

Bonnie Soper played Morgan Braithwaite on Shortland Street.

From Shorty to Princess Di

Kiwi actress Bonnie Soper will portray the princess in a new US TV movie "Harry & Meghan".

travel

Panda-monium in the snow video

The pandas are acclimatising at Ähtäri Zoo.

The cutest video of two pandas playing in the snow at a Finnish zoo that you'll see today.

From Chch to the Wild West

Caroline Foster has swapped the Garden City - and NYC - for hiking, climbing and huckleberry pie in Montana.

For a nation of people literally named after a flightless bird, we sure do like to travel a lot.

How to land cheap flights

OPINION: Looking for the cheapest international airfares? You might have to be a bit flexible.

motoring

Converted licence crashes up

Of the 539,124 people who have converted their driver licences, 352 licences were revoked, 13,403 were disqualified and ...

Number of crashes involving overseas drivers who convert licences in NZ one rises 16-fold.

Commodore SUV tested video

On-road, on the dirt in the new high-ride Commodore Tourer.

The new Volkswagen Polo Beats taking a breather at Piha beach.

Plenty of sounds in VW Polo Beats

 How does a new VW appeal more to the young? How about music?

stuff nation

Poverty, abuse, P stuff nation

We battled to protect our nephews and nieces. But we couldn't do it alone, and now it's too late.

We battled to protect our nephews and nieces. But we couldn't do it alone, and now it's too late.

Calm after the storm stuff nation

After a storm wreaked havoc on the West Coast, a peaceful calmness was captured.

Cutting down on meat is not only great news for the planet – it could be great news for your wallet, too.

To meat and not to meat? stuff nation

Are you one of the many Kiwis ditching meat from your life? Tell us why.

sport

Another $50k catch claimed video

Rudi Bosman catches and his fellow Hamilton fans celebrate as he becomes $50,000 richer at Seddon Park.

Hamilton accounting lecturer $50,000 richer after cool one-handed catch on the Seddon Park hill.

Breakers lose in Sydney

Defeats to Illawarra and Sydney within three days for the Breakers, but it won't affect their playoff spot.

Chris Lynn cleared the rope just once at Eden Park last time out, but he's eyeing up its short boundaries ahead of the ...

Lynn licks lips at Eden Park

5:55 AM  Australian slogger eyes another six-fest against NZ in T20 final at postage stamp-sized Eden Park.

opinion

What thoughts? What prayers?

Once again, there are calls for greater gun control.

OPINION: Hard feelings, fists and knives do not commit mass murders. The common denominator: a gun and someone to pull the trigger.

Sponsor a film, save a video shop

Aro Video is the heart of Wellington's Aro St. Leah McFall chanced upon a novel way to help keep it beating.

I did a good deed. It involved adoption and Carrie Fisher.

Fletcher Building's almighty hole

The circle of life ... how's that supposed to work again?

OPINION: David Slack wonders if the circle of life principle applies in the jungle of big business.

Kiwi reveals Tarantino's real motive

Actress Uma Thurman at the wheel of the car she crashed, while filming Kill Bill.

OPINION: Actress Zoe Bell was trying to defend her friend and mentor Quentin Tarantino. Instead, writes Jonathan Milne, she has revealed his true misanthropy.

special projects

NZ active at US-run Qatar airbase

U.S. Air Force air crew members assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron depart from a C-17 Globemaster III ...

NZ military personnel have been secretly operating at a Middle East base where the air war against Isis is planned and launched.

NZ expands military role in Iraq

Harmeet Sooden

Our mission in Iraq has undergone a significant change, without the public being told.

The haunting of Evelyn Sen

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She believed her daughter was being tortured and couldn’t bear her suffering.

The last of the southern men

Donald Aubrey has farmed the 13,000 hectare Ben McLeod station for nearly 40 years.

Is the high country runholder an endangered species?

'A vast transfer of wealth'

Half a million hectares sold

Half a million hectares of publicly-owned land has been given up.

His addiction was no accident

Michael Demchy dropped more than one hundred thousand dollars in to pokies.

Michael resolved not to gamble. But something kept drawing him back.

What if you needed an organ?

Life out of death

Many of us say we're happy to donate, but very few do.

good reads

Gay, Christian, outdoorsy video

Mikah Meyer is on a stopover in Auckland on his way to American Samoa.

Meet the US traveller currently in NZ who is out to break world records and stereotypes.

Myths of being an airline pilot

Air New Zealand's Lynda Prior flies on the airline's trans-Tasman, North and South America, London, Asia, and Pacific ...

Think it's all glamour with partners in every port? Yeah, nah. Five pilots reveal the truths of flying.

A sign, a farm and the fury

Surely no-one sane would be offended by a "Resist White Supremacy" sign, Aaron Cox-Leow thought . Then she put it up.

No sane person could be offended by a "Resist White Supremacy" sign, the US farmer thought. Then she put it up.

Grief the golden motivator

US skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender: Face first and fearless.

Skeleton racer who found her best friend dead in 2017 hoping nine years of tragedy ends in PyeongChang.

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Pigs in blankets

Eva Purkart and her partner Shane Jones bought Peach and Maya six years ago when they were eight weeks old.

On cold nights, Eva Purkart and her partner snuggle up in bed next to their two 100-kilogram Kunekune pigs.

Panda-monium in the snow video

The pandas are acclimatising at Ähtäri Zoo.

The cutest video of two pandas playing in the snow at a Finnish zoo that you'll see today.

Watch: Burglar knocks out accomplice video

Watch out for your mate...oh never mind.

Hapless Chinese criminals plan the perfect robbery; until one knocks the other out with a brick.

Fancy being a flamingo wrangler? video

If you want to apply for the role you will need a degree in zoology or a related field.

Bored at work? Need some inspiration? Good with giant pink birds? Then apply here.

Parenting

PND survivor releases book

Sonya Watson suffered severe postnatal depression after the birth of her first child Jack nine years ago.

Sonya Watson was sleep-deprived, anxious and depressed after a traumatic birth and six months caring for a baby who would not stop screaming.

We don't like her career plans

It may not be what you had in mind for your daughter, but make the most of it, advises Mary-anne.

 ADVICE: We don't want our daughter to spend her life fixing cars.

Midwife shortage affects thousands

The shortage is going to get worse this year.

Pregnant women struggled to find midwives over Christmas holidays and the shortages are expected to get worse.

First trans woman breastfeeds

A 30-year-old transgender woman was able to breastfeed her baby for six weeks after an experimental regime of hormones, ...

Experimental treatment helps American transgender woman breastfeed her baby for six weeks.

kiwi traveller

Ensure you're insured

Australia and the UK have reciprocal agreements which mean you won't have to pay for emergency healthcare if you have an ...

New Zealand has reciprocal healthcare deals with the UK and Australia, so should you bother with insurance when travelling there?

Readers' travel pics of the week

These plains zebra came for their evening drink at a waterhole in Etosha National Park in Namibia.  It was lovely to see ...

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!

On a starry, starry night...

Looking up under the clear night sky at Cardrona in summer on a stargazing tour.

Heavens above, the skies above Cardrona are a stargazer's wonder to behold.

Taking the slow road

After a near-death experience in the Christchurch earthquake, Andy Cleverley and Amber Macintosh swapped their corporate ...

A couple were climbing the corporate ladder when a near-death experience during the Christchurch quake made them think again.

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