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One of world's bumpiest streets video

Christchurch road makeover adds 10 speed bumps and 60 islands in an 800m stretch.

UK won't let Kiwi work

Kiwi woman Carol Babbage, 62, has lived in the United Kingdom over 50 years.

Carol Babbage, 62, has lived in the UK from age 12, and served in the British Army. But now she can't work.

Hosking in tears on TV finale video

Hosts of Seven Sharp didn't have a dry eye between them as they signed off.

Ashley Judd: 'I remember this well'

10:34 PM  Actress hasn't forgotten the smear campaign that led Peter Jackson to blacklist her.

'I was a bad father'

Exclusive Brethren says he wouldn't be on trial for raping son if he'd been a better dad.

Tempers fray in House video

Following a bout of yelling, one MP was thrown out while another got lippy with the Chair.

national

Fire north of Hamilton

Bystander Chris Andrews took this photograph of a scrub fire in Horotiu on Friday evening.

A fire burning near State Highway 1, north of Hamilton has been brought under control.

New climate report 'grim' video

Sea level rises of just centimetres could make some coastal communities intolerable, a Niwa scientist says.

Subi Babu, 33, is recovering more slowly than her husband and mother-in-law.

Botulism victims back home

Two of three family members struck down by suspected botulism are back home.

Video

Judd: 'I remember well'

Actress Ashley Judd hasn't forgotten the smear campaign that led Peter Jackson to blacklist her.

politics

HNZ will not be restructured

Housing Minister Phil Twyford, left, has decided not to restructure Housing New Zealand.

Despite election promise, Labour Government decides social housing body should stay as a State Owned Enterprise - for now.

Tempers fray in the House video

Following a bout of yelling, one MP was thrown out while another got lippy with the Chair, calling him "grossly disrespectful".

"This isn't a policy about tomorrow, or next year, or even the next decade; it's about investing responsibly to enhance ...

Super Fund payments restart video

PM and Finance Minister make symbolic $71m payment, nine years after contributions stopped.

world

'Sadistic' uncle gets 46 years for murder

Derek Barrett, who says he does not remember murdering his niece Mengmei Leng, admitted taking 19 explicit photos of her ...

When his wife arrived home, she noticed the house was "exceptionally clean", with duct tape, towels and a suitcase missing.

Mexico's quakes hint at big one

Scientist predicts the central American country could be hit by a mega quake in the next year.

Refugees on Manus Island were engaged in a protest at the old detention centre last month. About 60 men have been ...

US to take Manus, Nauru refugees video

Up to 200 refugees will head to the states as part of deal struck between Australian and Obama.

business

Buy gelato with bitcoin video

Owner Charlie Kavanagh uses a Bitpay app on his phone to work out the Bitcoin value.

Customers at this Christchurch gelato shop can pay with cash, card - and cryptocurrency.

Facebook tax breakthrough video

Online giant may pay more tax in New Zealand, in a victory for Kiwi taxpayers.

The 'Still Testing' Electron rocket will sit at its launch site today but will not lift-off.

Rocket Lab scrubs launch

Power fault grounds Electron rocket until Sunday.

technology

Silicon Valley's tactless blunders video

Eric Meyer wasn't keen on reliving 2014, the year his daughter Rebecca died of brain cancer, but Facebook didn't give ...

Eric Meyer logged onto Facebook in late 2014, to be confronted by memories of his daughter.

Wi-fi calling verdict

Pat Pilcher tried and tested 2degrees' wi-fi calling to find it has some 'gotchas'.

Led by chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has reversed 2015 net neutrality rules.

US repeals net neutrality video

Internet providers can now speed up service for some apps and websites - and block or slow down others.

homed

Interior inspo of the week

Get creative with a freshly dried floral wreath for your Christmas celebrations, like this beauty shared by Primm Gardens.

Our picks of design-savvy Kiwis' Instagram pics over the week that was.

Freakebana, the ugly-cool

Strange pairings create a look that's strangely appealing in this new floral trend.

Professional organisers advise investing in plenty of plastic storage containers.

Avoid Christmas fridge chaos video

Christmas means extra food and drink - and a jam-packed fridge. Here's how to keep chaos at bay.

life & style

NZ picks their favourite choccies video

Jack Ingham makes his pick from a box of Favourites.

We conducted a good old fashioned taste test and tallied up the results.

Toxic flowers ruin bride's day video

“I was the scariest-looking person at my wedding."

We got married too young, spent too much money on cocktails, should never have dieted, missed out on love, and other ...

What is your biggest regret?

We got married too young, spent too much money on cocktails, should never have dieted, missed out on love, and other things we would change if we could.

christmas

We love to spoil our cats at Christmas

Kitten Inn trustee Sam Irons said the organisation had more than 200 cats under its care.

Humans aren't the only ones eating roast turkey over the holiday season.

Avoid Christmas fridge chaos video

Christmas means extra food and drink - and a jam-packed fridge. Here's how to keep chaos at bay.

Santa will be at Lynmall for more than 200 hours throughout December.

Survive the Christmas shopping madness

Two Auckland malls share their tips on avoiding the crowds this Christmas.

well & good

My best mate, the internet troll video

Trolls: ugly, pointless and easy to ignore – until you're due to have a drink with one.

OPINION: Most trolls are easily dismissed as faceless losers with incipient ulcers. But what if you know one?

Warning against vagina cleaning

Doctors say feminine hygiene products put you at risk for harmful infections.

People use selfies to boost their mood and get attention, the experts say.

The sickness of too many selfies

"Selfitist" is a genuine mental health condition, psychologists say.

food & wine

Party poppers you can eat

These little morsels of peach, prosciutto, & goat's cheese are easy to make and won't leave a trail of crumbs down your ...

Forget fussy finger food, these wee morsels will satisfy in a single bite.

Marmite bites at ice block challenge

Marmite accepts challenge to create a summer treat from New Zealand's favourite...'dark stuff'.

Thai street-food gets Michelin star

The highest trending recipe in 2017

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Strait could be closed to cattle

Cook Strait could soon be off limits for cattle as a move to stop the spread of Mycoplasma.

Damien O'Connor wants to close Cook Strait to cattle and lift farmer anonymity as he steps up fight against cattle disease.

Isolated farmers get road access

What a relief - highway access to the south has opened up for north of Kaikōura farmers.

No official drought yet

Bank helps drought-hit farmers

entertainment

McCartney's Hawke's Bay holiday

Sir Paul McCartney boards his private jet at Napier Airport after spending a couple of days in Hawke's Bay before an ...

10:18 PM  Paul McCartney spent a quick 2-day getaway in Hawke's Bay ahead of his first Auckland show in 20 years.

Susie Ferguson back on air

Six weeks after her hysterectomy, the Morning Report host is ready to get back in the hot seat.

Mike Hosking and Toni Street have resigned from Seven Sharp.

Comedy to replace Seven Sharp? video

Potentially the departure of Mike Hosking and Toni Street could mean a chance for TVNZ to make a bold move.

travel

The long, less winding road

New road markings were painted on this section of SH1, near Tirohanga, hours before the traffic arrived.

"The reopened highway wasn't the old road repaired, this was brand new road." 

'Poles of Inaccessibility'

These are the places furthest from the coast on any continent. The world's truly difficult-to-reach places.

The social lounge.

Luxury jet's NYE 'air cruise'

This flight from Sydney is possible the most luxurious way to bring in the new year.

motoring

Inside Mazda's secret car-cave video

Luce from 1969 (inspiration for the latest Vision Coupe concept) and 1967 Cosmo - Mazda's first rotary model.

Concepts and cool heritage cars hidden underneath Mazda's American design headquarters.

Latest threat to Tesla video

Toyota reached a deal to explore a new battery partnership with Panasonic in a move that threatens to encroach on Tesla's territory.

Low impact protection and absence of modern safety-assist technology was the Punto's downfall.

Zero-star crash-test rating

When it really comes to the crunch, Italian supermini hasn't aged well.

stuff nation

Tinned tomatoes? Get a grip stuff nation

Don't judge women running from abuse for their lack of interest in cooking up tomatoes.

Don't judge women running from abuse for their lack of interest in cooking up tomatoes.

Drone up, sun down stuff nation

A high-flying drone rose 350 feet above Bucklands Beach to capture this stunning panoramic sunset.

By debating Don Brash live on air, Kim Hill played right into his hands in by thinking that she could convince him - or ...

Keep racists off the radio stuff nation

You wouldn't invite a flat-earther on air to debate their beliefs, so why do we give racists a platform?

sport

Australia chase England's 403

Dawid Malan helped England to 403 in the third test.

10:19 PM  Australia continue to try and make headway in the 3rd Ashes test.

Breakers silenced by Adelaide

Breakers stumble to defeat with fourth quarter capitulation.

Warner has been walking through the Ashes series, cricket pundits are saying.

Worries over Warner's ways

Warner go slow has the critics baffled.

opinion

My best mate, the internet troll video

Trolls: ugly, pointless and easy to ignore – until you're due to have a drink with one.

OPINION: Most trolls are easily dismissed as faceless losers with incipient ulcers. But what if you know one?

Doctors not gods, diagnosis not gospel

A doctor can be utterly convinced that a patient won't get better without shock therapy and be wrong – as was the case ...

OPINION: I was almost given electro-convulsive therapy without consent. Doctors aren't gods, diagnosis isn't gospel.

Families Package A Good Start, But More Work To Do video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in favour of improved access to medicinal cannabis.

OPINION: What a start to Christmas for New Zealand's children.

RNZ's aggressive virtue signalling

Karl du Fresne: Kim  Hill never hesitates to use her command of radio to chew up and spit out anyone whose political ...

OPINION: Without any mandate, RNZ has repositioned itself as a platform for promoting favoured causes.

special projects

The demise and rise of Andrew Little

Andrew Little

Inside the Labour leader's decision to make way for Jacinda-mania.

Under fire: A special investigation

Why are more New Zealanders being shot by the law?

Why are more New Zealanders being shot by the law?

'Just call it a terrible accident'

Prayer Ready

When Prayer Ready died, the Gloriavale leadership rallied around.

The islands where life is different

20042017  Photo: Iain McGregor
Papua New Guinea.
The remote island of Iwa by the Tobriand Islands.

There are no hotels, shops or restaurants - but life abounds.

SH1: The broken road

The SH1 south of Clarence. Tourists are still driving all the way to Clarence before they realise the road is closed.

NZ’s main road will soon be whole again. Everyone's counting the days.

115 died in the CTV building collapse

CTV: 115

Still, after six years, no-one has been held responsible for their deaths.

Tracking the new Government

The First Draft

Fact-checking, analysis and numbers on the new Government.

good reads

Murder gone wrong video

Constable Ben McLean has admitted murdering his wife, Verity, and the attempted murder of his friend Garry Duggan. He ...

The Invercargill cop had his face in gravel, his gun broken over his head. Ben McLean's murder plan was in desperate trouble.

Silicon Valley's tactless blunders video

Eric Meyer wasn't keen on reliving 2014, the year his daughter Rebecca died of brain cancer, but Facebook didn't give ...

Eric Meyer logged onto Facebook in late 2014, to be confronted by memories of his daughter.

Killed neighbour, took unborn baby

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was lured out of her home by the offer of $20 to try on a dress.

"This is our baby" US woman proclaimed as she cleaned up the blood-soaked bathroom.

How to get free food for the family video

Jacob Brown and Sarah Bullock foraging with three sons Sam, 14, Elliot, 12, and Lewis, 9.

Gathering wild food is kids' play for these families who have taken the time to learn how.

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Marmite ice cream! It's here video

Marmite ice cream - just in time for Christmas.

They made it, we tasted it. Check out the next big deal in ice cream.

We love to spoil our cats at Christmas

Kitten Inn trustee Sam Irons said the organisation had more than 200 cats under its care.

Humans aren't the only ones eating roast turkey over the holiday season.

Pasta-worshipper newest Kiwi video

Pastafarian Bjorn Oback at the citizenship ceremony in Hamilton Gardens on Friday.

Pastafarian Björn Oback is the first carb-worshipper to swear an oath of allegiance to New Zealand on his religion's new holy book.

Lizard garden surprise

This uninvited guest had made him or herself at home at Aria's Farm Holiday Homes.

There was something dodgy in this backyard garden: an interloper from Australia.

Parenting

Why mums-to-be want a doula

The doula provides emotional support while the midwife deals with the medical aspects of delivery.

The role of a doula is "radically different" to that of a midwife, but what does that actually mean?

We need to talk about sexting

For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon.

For many teenagers today, engaging with explicit material is not all that uncommon.

Baby born with heart outside body video

Baby Vanellope is recovering well her doctors say, proving she really is a miracle.

British mum Naomi Findlay was told a termination was her only choice. But she held out for a miracle.

Parents place ad for toilet trainer

One couple wants the job done ASAP - and they're willing to pay to make it happen.

They want their daughter toilet trained by Christmas - and they're willing to pay big bucks to make it happen.

kiwi traveller

Uzbekistan: 'Beautifully nutty'

Locals with their gold-capped teeth.

The Kiwi mum and daughter on an odyssey to the rarely-travelled Asian country.

My first 'orphan's Christmas'

For Kiwis overseas, the holiday season can highlight feelings of sadness, loneliness, displacement and homesickness, ...

The thought of spending December 25 in the cell-like bedroom of the frigid London flat I shared with four others was too much.

Aussie road trip

Noosa: An essential pit stop on any East Coast road trip.

How do I plot the perfect East Coast itinerary? Email us at travel@stuff.co.nz and we can help.

Insider tip: Sri Lanka

Sigiriya (Lion's Rock), a 200-metre high citadel nestled amidst the jungle.

I'm a beach lover with a penchant for culture, wildlife and good food. Sri Lanka delivered that.

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