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Jacinda Ardern met Prince William as part of her engagements at Davos.

8:50 AM  Labour's 'Wellbeing Budget' attracting interest as world leaders seek answers to their own domestic troubles.

Three in hospital after stabbing video

17 min ago  Three people remain in hospital after a stabbing in Whanganui which left one dead.

From $200k to struggling to rent video

Carla Brosnan's life wasn't meant to end up like this - now she just wants a home.

White House 'out of control'

7:52 AM  New insider book recounts scenes of chaos, dysfunction and duplicity among Trump, his family members and officials.

CGT: Most will pay the maximum

OPINION: Most people will end up paying the top rate on a capital gains tax, Taxpayers Union says.

national

Dead boys' mum defends video video

Craig Mcallister, 13, Brooklyn Taylor, 13, and Glen Mcallister, 16, died in a crash after fleeing police in Christchurch.

Mum of teens killed after police chase says burnout tribute video her way to grieve.

Stabbing in Panmure

A man is in hospital in a serious condition after a stabbing in Auckland.

The tree that fell onto the five people at Shotover Jet.

Tree fall victims serious, but stable

19 min ago  A Wellington mother and son remain in hospital after a willow came down on them.

    Sirocco the kākāpō became one of the most famous members of his species.

    Unravelling the mysteries of kākāpō video

    Scientists have mapped the genomes of the entire species of enigmatic, ancient parrot. It could hold answers to many long-held questions.

    Wet-nursing in the modern age video

    21-week-old Anne "screamed for the first 14 weeks of her life", was small, and slow to hit her milestones. Donor milk ...

    Baby Anne Thompson is reliant on donor breast milk. Tamar McAbee is one mum answering the call.

    NZ Cricket's shameful silence

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    OPINION: A budding sportsman treats a woman like trash and now he's a hero. Are we OK with that?

    Faces of fatal police chases

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    Almost half of the 27 victims of fatal police pursuits in the past three years have been teenagers.

    A freakish talent

    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
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    The backyard graft that gave Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck his not-so-secret weapon.

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    Trump State of Union fight

    President Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi have been locked in an increasingly personal standoff over the partial ...

    9:06 AM  Democrats and US President on collision course with Trump pushing ahead with speech plans despite being denied audience.

    Drunk Russian tries to hijack plane

    The Aeroflot plane was forced to land shortly after take-off following failed hijack.

    Anastasia Vashukevich at a photoshoot in Pattaya, Thailand, earlier this month.

    Model with Trump 'secrets' freed video

    7:43 AM  Sex trainer involved in Russia-US presidential campaign investigation released from jail.

    business

    Wellington has priciest rentals

    Tenants in the capital city can now expect to pay $780 more a year than those in Auckland.

    8:32 AM  It's more expensive to have a house in the capital than Auckland.

    'Pak 'n Slave' slur ok

    Union wins legal spat over giant rat and use of term "Pak 'n Slave".

    Carmel Fisher, founder of Fisher Funds, was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to KiwiSaver ...

    Fisher Funds' 'legacy' fees slammed

    Some elderly investors are paying 7-8 per cent annual fund fees, MoneyHub says.

    opinion

    Technology and its history of false promises

    Geeks might be excited about 5G, but the technology is guaranteed to disappoint at first.

    OPINION: IT users have been conditioned to accept a failure rate that wouldn't be tolerated in any other industry.

    Good laugh from the Good Book

    OPINION: Well now, here's a first. The Bible just made me laugh.

    Is politics too brutal?

    What's wrong in Breakerland?

    good reads

    Marine heatwave for NZ video

    The ecosystem is changing around the Great Barrier Reef.

    1 min ago  This summer, coastal seas around New Zealand are even warmer than they were in last year’s marine heatwave.

    Unbridled acts of kindness video

    To marry you'll need something old and something new. For something borrowed, you can go see Sue.

    When to refuse a hotel room

    The future of fashion video

    technology

    Technology and its history of false promises

    Geeks might be excited about 5G, but the technology is guaranteed to disappoint at first.

    OPINION: IT users have been conditioned to accept a failure rate that wouldn't be tolerated in any other industry.

    Global tech firm run from Kiwi farm

    Emsisoft's CEO spends most of his day in meetings – but makes time to feed his sheep in between.

    Bubbles, a 2-year-old Chihuahua, was thrown from a car on Friday and has been missing since.

    In search of Bubbles

    Grandson is trying to find his nan's beloved dog before she wakes from her coma.

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    Peek inside 'landlocked bach' video

    Paul Crewther's derelict bach on 6.2ha at Towai is described as '16 acres of paradise', except there's no road into paradise.

    There's been no legal access to the property for years, but a recent death may mean that could all change.

    NZ's 'loveliest letterboxes' stuff nation

    Share your favourite Kiwi letterboxes to be in to win a $500 prize from Neighbourly and Resene.

    Most self-improvement series assume we are a bunch of losers who need to be scolded...   Marie Kondo is a kinder iteration.

    'Drinking the Kondo Kool-Aid'

    Four episodes into Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, something snapped.

    life & style

    Bebe Rexha snubbed over size video

    Bebe Rexha is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys.

    8:52 AM  Singer can't find a dress for the Grammys, saying she is "too big" for designers.

    Low-cut tops for female staff

    "If you don't feel comfortable in the uniform then you are welcome to find employment elsewhere."

    An affogato is espresso coffee poured over ice cream. You can liven it up with liqueurs like Frangelico, Amaretto or Nocello.

    Summer coffee: 12 ways to drink it cold

    In summer, appetites for a scorching hot espresso wane. Thankfully, there are plenty of ice cold alternatives.

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    Run towards your resolutions

    Set yourself a challenge by trying new fitness activities and finishing them.

    Five ways to nail your New Year’s resolution fitness goals.

    What your hair says about your health

    Hair can provide quite an insight into our general state of health and well-being.

    Councillor Aaron Hawkins hitchhikes to the Dunedin City Council from his home in Port Chalmers.

    The hitchhiking councillor video

    A Dunedin City councillor hitchhikes to work most days instead of driving after he nearly died in a crash.

    food & wine

    Hard yards to a new label

    Stuart and Patricia Anderson of Flaxmore Vineyards in Upper Moutere.

    One Tasman couple knew it was important to play the long game when it came to setting up a top vineyard, writes Neil Hodgson

    Make a no-fuss Vietnamese pho

    For those who don't have hours to roast bones and stand over a simmering pot.

    Little bit of Latin America for Wellington

    Prawn and Israeli couscous salad

    nz farmer

    Brexit not denting lamb exports

    Alliance Group livestock and shareholder services general manger Heather Stacy says Brexit could be disruptive, ...

    Export lamb prices remain at historically high levels, despite fears over Brexit.

    Farmers will survive economic headwinds

    Financial difficulties will not sink farmers - at least not in the short term.

    Rivers and beaches off limits

    Humane predator controls need research

    entertainment

    New Flight of the Conchords album

    Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement on set in Flight of The Conchords.

    8:41 AM  Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are releasing a new album 10 years after their HBO debut.

    Mick Fleetwood wooed Finn video

    An "elaborate invitation" led to Neil Finn joining Fleetwood Mac.

    Bernard Lapasset displayed outstanding handshake speed.

    McCaw backs Key on handshake video

    John Key says he's been maligned for years over 2011's much-ridiculed Rugby World Cup final three-way handshake.

    travel

    Bali set to introduce tourist tax video

    The money raised from the tax will help towards the island's environment and cultural preservation.

    6 min ago  Indonesian hotspot wants funds to help the island's environment and culture.

    Picton pulls together for cruise video

    When travel plans go awry and 5000 people are affected, it takes a massive effort to make things right.

    People are sharing photos of the winter wonderland on social media.

    Parts of Niagara Falls frozen video

    8:25 AM  Brutal cold snap freezes one of North America's top tourist spots.

    parenting

    Shiloh leaves Ange for Brad video

    Brad Pitt is said to be thrilled that Shiloh has moved in with him.

    Following her parents' bitter divorce, the 12 year old has moved out of Angelina Jolie's house and into Brad Pitt's place.

    'Fiver Parties': Rude or brilliant?

    OPINION: Some might think it's crass to ask for cash but others say this kids' party trend is a godsend.

    Don't stay together 'for the kids' video

    The clip that stole my summer

    oddstuff

    Weeds 'not a good look' for city

    Punters attending Trentham races on Saturday could not have missed the weeds. The contract to spray roadside weeds ...

    A lapsed contract means weeds are running rampant in Upper Hutt.

    Dog-covered van stolen

    "Who takes a van that's got dogs all over it?"

    'Scottish Stonehenge' dupes experts video

    Anthony the shag set free

    motoring

    Do carmakers spend too much on tech? video

    GM Cruise AV has no steering wheel or pedals. But at what cost?

    Less spending, more collaborating says tech company boss.

    Ford to make EV pickup truck video

    The F-150 is the world's biggest-selling vehicle. In the future, it'll also be electric.

    Old Mini passes new Mini Shop. Just keep on driving.

    Big celebration for little Mini video

    UPDATED: The classic Mini, now 60, is long retired. But a birthday edition of the new one is heading to NZ.

    stuff nation

    Get kids back in sport stuff nation

    Flowers and messages surround the tree in Christchurch where three teenagers died after a police pursuit.

    It's a small step but the impact of getting kids back into sport could be huge, a parent writes.

    Your #10YearChallenge stuff nation

    Have you changed dramatically or do you look almost identical? We want to see your photos.

    Do you like with a physical disability? Share your story with us. (File photo)

    Living with a disability stuff nation

    Are you an amputee or a Kiwi living with physical disability? Share your story with us.

    sport

    Latham, Nicholls in world XI video

    Henry Nicholls had the highest average of the world's top-20 test runscorers in 2018 and made the ICC's test team at No 5.

    Three Black Caps make ICC world test XI for the first time as captain Kane Williamson wins Spirit of Cricket award.

    Hewitt overlooks Kyrgios

    11 min ago  Controversial Davis Cup selections from captain Lleyton Hewitt continue after Australian Open drama.

    Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson demands improvements from his side against India, particularly in the field.

    Brace for batting fireworks video

    The shootout between two crack batting lineups should be worth the price of admission at McLean Park on Wednesday.

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    Marine heatwave for NZ video

    The ecosystem is changing around the Great Barrier Reef.

    This summer, coastal seas around New Zealand are even warmer than they were in last year’s marine heatwave.

    Attenborough, Ardern, Prince talk climate video

    Sir David Attenborough said our decisions today will impact the world for years to come.

    Veteran broadcaster David Attenborough made a plea for leaders to work together ahead of panels with Jacinda Ardern and Prince William.

    How will fish cope with marine heatwave? video

    Could the distribution of snapper change because of warmer seas around New Zealand?

    Subtropical fish species may turn up around New Zealand as marine heatwave is confirmed.

    #metoonz

    Victims in court: Judge for yourself video

    Before giving evidence in her sexual abuse trial, the court victims adviser told 23-year-old "J" to be careful about how ...

    Sex crime cases where juries are more likely to obsess about whether the victim is a virgin and on the length of her skirt.

    Finding the power of speech

    Saying not a word, actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Nantucket District Courthouse.

    OPINION: I have three young boys; by speaking now about my experiences, I believe it will become easier to talk to them about growing up to be good men.

    We're ready to talk to victims – NZDF video

    As children, Cherie Ham and Tracey Thompson were raped by Air Force sex predator Robert Roper. Now they're demanding change.

    Air Force Chief says he'll push for face-to-face meetings with abuse survivors to prevent sex cases going to court.

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    'Drinking the Kondo Kool-Aid'

    Most self-improvement series assume we are a bunch of losers who need to be scolded...   Marie Kondo is a kinder iteration.

    Four episodes into Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, something snapped.

    A wander on Waiheke

    Waiheke Island Walking Festival volunteer guide Nicola Bowman on the headland walk above Matiatia, with the passenger ...

    Island dweller Jenny Nicholls finds places she's never heard of on Waiheke.

    now to love

    Jacinda and Meghan's secret meeting

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have held a secret meeting.

    Meghan was pleased to have the chance to thank the PM for the wonderful hospitality they received from the people of New Zealand last year.

    How might the royals renovate?

    This photo of the royal couple was taken at Frogmore Cottage to mark their engagement.

    Frogmore Cottage is being extensively renovated in time for the new royal baby's birth.

    homes to love

    A couple nailing staycations

    Helen Meiring

    This duo are melding beach and city together flawlessly in their Auckland family home.

    Vintage meets modern style

    Building a brand-new apartment in Mt Maunganui was a bold step for Jane and Andy Kay, but the result is a perfect ...

    This new build apartment in Mt Maunganui is a perfect combination of modern convenience and nostalgia.

    food to love

    Appetite for Asian cuisine

    Part owner of the new CJ Asian Supermarket Hyunsick Pang, with a few of the goods he will be selling, including a candy ...

    Asian cuisine enthusiasts in luck with big Asian supermarket due to open in Nelson.

    Salmon products recalled

    New Zealand King Salmon has recalled two products because they may contain listeria.

    New Zealand King Salmon has recalled two products because they may contain listeria.

    beauty heaven

    Earlobe fillers are now a thing

    "These are really young, fashionable women who are wearing large statement earrings that can be quite heavy."

    "These are really young, fashionable women who are wearing large statement earrings that can be quite heavy."

    5 hot hat trends for summer

    The oversized straw hat - super glam and offers the best protection.

    Even if you're not a "hat person", here's 5 ways to bring your style to another level.

    fashion quarterly

    Fashion editors' shameful buys

    Sometimes, you just have to buy them all.

    Feeling guilty about splurging on an impractical item you just had to have? You're not alone.

    Facing a burnout? Here's what to do

    Despite the flood of information available to us about how to ease the pressure, we’re still more stressed than ever.

    Feeling overwhelmed with work, life and the rest? Us too. Here are some insights and tips to help put the brakes on the stress express.

    newsroom.co.nz

    Why doctors need big data video

    Doctors are striking because they have to spend too much of their time typing.

    Doctors are striking because they have to spend too much of their time typing.

    Why Milford Sound has to change video

    Milford Sound - New Zealand's biggest tourism drawcard.

    New Zealand's biggest tourism drawcard is set to be transformed by an ambitious plan that will land at the end of the year.

    'Illegal' helicopter landings continue

    A helicopter lands on Mount Tutoko, the highest peak in Fiordland National Park.

    Aircraft landings in the Fiordland National Park continue to create headaches for the Department of Conservation.

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