The adventures of Wal' and Dog amused and delighted readers for decades. (Used with permission from the Ball family.)

Where's Footrot Flats today?

10:11 AM  A favourite of many Kiwi kids in the 1980s, Wal and the Dog are still bringing the laughs.

Boy died in river

Nine-year-old Kayde Anderson, of Dunsandel, was killed after being stuck in a car that was swept down a flooded Clyde ...

13 min ago  Kayde Anderson died after the ute he was in with three men rolled several times in the Clyde River.

PM 'utterly disagrees' with Trump

9:53 AM  Jacinda Ardern denounces US president's comments about minority congresswomen.

Why did they lend me so much? video

Teen says her bank "threw money" at her when she was only earning $250 a week at McDonald's.

Supercity Rangers in pay dispute

8:59 AM  Pro basketballers claim missed payments and dirty accommodation pushed them out.

Steepest street title lost video

9:57 AM  Sit down NZ, your week just got worse. Dunedin's Baldwin St has lost its crown.

national

They didn't think to test for HIV

The now 60-year-old "slipped through the cracks", going undiagnosed for years.

An HIV diagnosis came out of the blue for this "middle-aged, married, mother-of-two".

Birthing unit closed twice

9:17 AM  Funding blamed for expectant and new mothers being left without a local primary birthing unit twice in four days.

A little blue penguin rescued from Wellington Central on Saturday night returned later with a companion. (File photo)

Penguin moved from sushi stand video

9:56 AM  Penguins visiting Wellington caused traffic concerns and were chased by cops.

    climate change

    How in-flight turbulence happens

    The various different kinds of turbulence - jet-stream, terrain-induced, clean-air, and convective - can be caused by a ...

    9:51 AM  Weather patterns, seatbelts and climate change - here's everything you need to know about turbulence.

    Birds experience 'thermal squeeze' video

    There's a limit to how high up some of our native birds can live - and they're reaching that now.

    Someone makes their feelings known in Melbourne, Australia.

    I might not be a mum video

    OPINION: Overpopulation caused by previous generations means it could be irresponsible for me to have children.

    Stuff's Quick! Save the Planet project aims to make climate change feel tangible, urgent and unignorable.

    15,000 responses to climate survey

    You asked for more solutions, less doom and gloom.

    Why principals are striking

    Karl Vasau, principal of Rowandale School in South Auckland, remembers feeling "rich" the first time he was paid a ...

    Karl Vasau remembers his first pay cheque as a principal - he thought he was "rich". Now, not so.

    Councils at the crossroads

    Local authorities are keen to shut the gate on the growing influence of central government on their business.

    Local councils are worried that central government offers of help are a takeover by stealth.

    The elite of pub quizzing

    Quiz Knights (thumb)

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    When the world stopped

    Buzz Aldrin, walking on the Moon July 20 1969.

    Where were you on July 20, 1969? Here's where Sam Neill, Mike Chunn and other famous Kiwis were.

    world

    Alan Turing on new £50 note video

    Concept design for a new 50 pound note bearing the image of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.

    16 min ago  The pioneering British computer scientist and WWII codebreaker, who was taken to court for being gay, wins public vote.

    Nightmare aged-care death video

    Three months after a healthy 87-year-old woman entered this Melbourne facility, she was buried.

    The earthquake hit 203km off the coast at 1.30pm WST.

    Broome aftershocks could last weeks

    8:44 AM  Expert warns of prolonged aftershocks after equal-biggest earthquake ever recorded in Australia.

    business

    Hoyts warns of Facebook scam

    Botany Campus Pastors Ben & Sammi Teagle will be leading City Impact Church's Sunday services at Hoyts in Botany Town ...

    8:49 AM  The fake Facebook page ran a giveaway and asked for personal details.

    Here's why I don't like crowdfunding

    OPINION: Why do we expect others to bail us out?

    For the last 20 years, the accepted belief is we're a beautiful, clean and green country with pasture-based farms and we ...

    Don't fall for the decoy

    OPINION: Have we been missing the truth about farming?

    opinion

    So council want more powers?

    Students gathered outside the Hamilton City Council building calling for action from local and national government on ...

    10:15 AM  OPINION: In my experience, those who interact with council staff frequently report councils tend to look for reasons why things can't be done.

    Don't fall for the decoy

    OPINION: Have we been missing the truth about farming?

    I might not be a mum video

    Here's why I don't like crowdfunding

    good reads

    Hump Ridge track: Deservedly great video

    The boardwalks on day 2 lead steadily back down towards the coast.

    9:47 AM  It officially opens as a Great Walk in 2022, but if you're the impatient sort, it's there right now, and fully walkable in three days.

    Having a tee beside the sea video

    Adam Ruck enjoys a round of golf at the links course that is hosting the 148th British Open Championship.

    The truth about sex and IS video

    How a hug can help loneliness

    technology

    How to watch RWC 2019 online

    Watch the All Blacks defend their world cup title on your smart TV, computer, or smartphone.

    Sport is changing, are you ready? Connect your TV to fibre for the Rugby World Cup.

    Sky box changes coming

    Updates coming for Sky TV customers as company tries to become more user-friendly.

    Google Translate can now recognise written te reo Māori and translate it into more than 100 different languages thanks ...

    Google can now read te reo

    The update is the latest Google initiative to help make te reo more accessible.

    homed

    The house that can't be sold video

    The house on the hill is part of the city's water network.

    It has a million dollar view and slumped foundations, but this renovator's dream can't be bought.

    The Simpsons home's makeover video

    They've had the same grubby brown couch since 1987. It's time for a room makeover, Homer.

    The home has a moat and drawbridge.

    Spooky Castle sells at auction

    This damsel in distress in the northern suburbs of Wellington has found its champion.

    life & style

    Monica Lewinsky wins 'worst career advice' video

    Monica Lewinsky is a staunch anti-bullying activist.

    8:56 AM  "An internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume."

    Whisky isn't an old man's drink

    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.

    When sinuses become infected, there tends to be pain or pressure in the affected area.

    Signs you have a sinus infection video

    ADVICE: I had a "proper" sinus infection a few years back and remember finding it hard to even lift my head off the pillow.

    well & good

    Anorexia risk in people's genes video

    Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness with anorexia the third most common chronic ...

    Groundbreaking global study suggests that anorexia isn't only a psychiatric condition.

    Five ways to lower your Alzheimer's risk video

    New research suggests ditching red meat, a brisk walk, doing a crossword and sticking to one glass of wine at dinner could be vital.

    Charlene Harrison, who was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult.

    Finding out I had adult ADHD video

    "Adults have the greatest need and there is not a lot of help out there for them."

    food & wine

    Recipe: Beef’n’cheese pie

    Beef'n'cheese pie.

    Serve beef 'n' cheese pie with greens on the side and tomato sauce or relish.

    Cold pasteurisation works

    High pressure kills pathogens instead of heat.

    Caution urged on probiotics

    Pear cobbler

    nz farmer

    Berry farm's loan ruffles feathers

    A loan from the Provincial Growth Fund will allow Maungatapere Berries to expand its hydroponic growing operation.

    The $2.4m cash injection will create dozens of new jobs but not everyone is happy with the arrangement.

    Farmer banned from owning cows

    Kenneth Charles Wood failed to ensure the health of his cattle causing them unnecessary suffering.

    Pine or native to fight climate change video

    The farmers who fought ANZ - and won video

    entertainment

    Naomi Campbell's odd flight routine video

    Naomi Campbell after she has completed her flight routine.

    9:51 AM  Once the high-flying British supermodel is on a plane she gets cleaning and customising.

    What next for 'Witness X'?

    After being identified as 'Witness X' in Geoffrey Rush's defamation case, Yael Stone is working towards a positive future.

    Gordon sitting with his Buffalo, New York-themed train set.

    Big Little Lies $44,650 prop video

    Spiraling Gordon Klein has yet another thing to worry about, his train set.

    travel

    How in-flight turbulence happens

    The various different kinds of turbulence - jet-stream, terrain-induced, clean-air, and convective - can be caused by a ...

    9:51 AM  Weather patterns, seatbelts and climate change - here's everything you need to know about turbulence.

    Naomi's odd flight routine video

    9:51 AM  Once the high-flying British supermodel is on a plane she gets cleaning and customising.

    The boardwalks on day 2 lead steadily back down towards the coast.

    Hump Ridge: It's great video

    9:47 AM  It officially opens as a Great Walk in 2022, but if you're the impatient sort, it's there right now, and fully walkable in three days.

    parenting

    Baby food has too much sugar video

    Some baby food has too much sugar, according to the World Health Organisation report.

    Third of products sold in cities around world had sugar, concentrated fruit juice or other sweeteners as an ingredient.

    Please, do not clean at 1.30am

    Lower your standards about cleanliness, general mess, your children's diet, pretty much everything. You will never live up to your pre-kids expectations.

    Coffey's road to parenthood

    Writing mums' magic moments

    oddstuff

    Bookie refunds World Cup final bets

    England were awarded the World cup following the use of an obscure boundary countback rule after regular play and a ...

    The TAB is notfollowing the lead of an Aussie bookmaker who is refunding punters who backed New Zealand to win the Cricket World Cup final.

    Australian mullet man arrested

    Police had been searching for the 26-year-old after a sex shop was raided on the Gold Coast.

    Aussie kids take 900km roadtrip

    Damaged Air Ambulance plane for sale

    motoring

    Land Rover NZ celebrates Sir Ed video

    Land Rover New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary Edition will be limited to just 20 cars.

    To celebrate what would have been Sir Edmund Hillary's 100th birthday - and support his charity - Land Rover has released a very special edition.

    Out of China: the next big thing in new cars video

    Chinese makers are looking to make their next big step - into export markets.

    New Focus looks like it could have come from the 1990s. But there's exciting stuff happening underneath.

    Focus looks old, is very new video

    Times have changed: the flagship Ford Focus now has a tiny three-cylinder engine. We like.

    stuff nation

    Your tributes to the Black Caps stuff nation

    The Black Caps came off second best in the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, but Kiwis are immensely proud of their efforts.

    OPINION: They may not have won the final, but the nation is behind them all the way.

    Trapped by Lyme disease stuff nation

    OPINION: I was trapped in my home, fearing that even stepping outside the door would be more than my body could handle.

    "It's not Work and Income's fault that prices are so high, however they must adjust or the Government must do something."

    Where's the support, WINZ? stuff nation

    OPINION: Just weeks after my parents died suddenly, my benefit was cut.

    sport

    Black Caps homecoming on hold

    Black Caps players celebrate the wicket of England's captain Eoin Morgan.

    7 min ago  Travel plans scupper welcome home party for Cricket World Cup squad.

    Fluke runs will 'haunt' Stokes video

    8:43 AM  "I'll be apologising for that for the rest of my life," star England all-rounder says as higher honours await winners.

    George Bennett has tumbled down the general classification standings after a chaotic 10th stage.

    Bottle bungle costs Bennett

    Kiwi cyclist blames "massive communication cock-up" for capitulation during stage 10 of Tour de France.

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    noted

    Busting the fat myths

    Dr Lance O'Sullivan.

    Māori and Pacific people have long been told their health is their fault. Now, genetics offers tools to improve it and fight discrimination too.

    Campaign that changed NZ

    Lake Manapōuri - one of our most beautiful lakes.

    Fifty years ago, a small group gathered in an Invercargill living room to save one of our most beautiful lakes.

    now to love

    9 common dating mistakes

    There are a few dating rules you need to know to avoid disaster. Here's how to get past the first date with someone you like.

    Here's how to get past the first date with someone you like.

    A present for Prince Louis

    Stan Smith gives Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge a signed baby 'Stan Smith' trainer.

    The little prince may only be one, but he’s already found a fan in a former tennis world champion.

    homes to love

    Block’s master bedroom reveal video

    Week four was master bedroom week on The Block NZ: Firehouse.

    Tactical game playing and a costly mistake turned this week's master bedroom room reveal into a nightmare for one team.

    10 clever tips for small laundries gallery video

    Space-saving solutions are a friend to anyone with a too-small laundry.

    When space is tight, a compact laundry that utilises every nook and cranny is key.

    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

    Officer pushed out of police

    Victoria Kirichuk had been with NZ Police as a constable for four years when she says she was approached at a dinner ...

    Victoria Kirichuk says she lost her job after refusing to access confidential police information.

    The farmers who fought ANZ - and won video

    Taranaki dairy farmers Bill and Sharon Coomey have been fighting New Zealand’s biggest bank, ANZ, for half a decade to ...

    The Coomeys took an $81b bank to court and got "slaughtered". Then they went back for more.

    Kitchen chasing Olympics dream

    As the mum of two girls, Justina Kitchen believes she has a mental advantage over her young kite foiling rivals – who ...

    Mother of two believes she has the mental stamina, experience – and luck – to finally see her Olympic dream come true.

    tarana

    'Give it away John'

    John Banks was convicted but later acquitted on appeal on charges of filing false election expense returns in 2010.

    Auckland mayor Phil Goff says a twice-rejected John Banks should scrap a possible new mayoral bid.

    Mayor Goff defends rates increases

    Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is seeking a second term as mayor.

    Auckland mayor Phil Goff, seeking re-election in October, has come out strongly in defence of rates increases for the biggest city in the country over the next 10 years.

    Broccoli beetroot pops

    All done: Enjoy the broccoli beetroot pops with aioli and ketchup.

    Broccoli beetroot pops make a perfect treat for any occasion. Aucklander Sweta Gor shares her recipe.

    Tenant's 'weed on table at open home'

    Anthony Murrell rented a granny flat attached to a house in Palmerston North.

    Landlord asked tenant to stop growing marijuana but it kept happening.

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