WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 25:  Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a roundtable ...

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12:47 PM  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's business plan hits a major speed bump.

The hostage reunion

Murray Sharp, left, meets former police officer Dave McMillan for the first time since he held McMillan hostage.

Forty years on from the dramatic Dunedin siege, the hostage and wannabe hijacker are reunited.

One man, 15,000 fish

Creature in petrol station forecourt revealed a 92-year-old 'arch' criminal's pest fish lair.

China virus spread is 'accelerating'

President Xi Jinping issues warning as deadly new virus spreads around the globe.

'Review-bombed' on nappy ban sign

1:13 PM  Cafe owner says a badly-worded note didn't deserve the online abuse that followed.

For sale: 30 armoured vehicles

They were duds in Afghanistan, cost $186m, and are unlikely to be sold, source says.

national

Five injured in jetboat crash

The Go Orange jetboat reportedly had 24 people on board when the incident happened. (File photo)

12:50 PM  Five people reportedly have minor injuries after a jetboat crash near Queenstown.

'Forgotten' sirens blamed for alarm

False tsunami warnings that caused a late night panic came from a redundant system.

Nurse Sheila Cheng was killed and her husband critically injured following a crash near Lake Rotoiti.

Whakaari nurse's 'endless kindness'

Married life was just getting started for adored nurse killed in pre-Christmas crash.

climate change

Greta: Trump was horrible

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg was not impressed with Donald Trump's Davos speech.

Teen climate activist hits back at US president's criticism as she accuses business elite of ignoring crisis.

Why we need ocean sanctuaries video

OPINION: From a ship at the bottom of the world, it's clear why we must protect Antarctic waters.

Dave Bryce uses a filter to prepare grey water from showers and basins for garden use.

How city dweller slashed his carbon video

Dave Bryce has slashed his carbon emissions and is now challenging others to do so.

business

Get rich and reduce your carbon footprint

A plant-based diet will do a lot to reduce your carbon footprint.

OPINION: If you want to do your bit for the environment, you'll have to focus on the things that matter.

Chinese New Year housing boom

Year of the Rat celebrations tipped to bring more interest in property market.

Landlord Don Nightingale's Auckland property was contaminated by methamphetamine use. It's now been completely ...

Landlords in dark over raids

Don Nightingale's rental property is empty, months after a rowdy tenant was raided by police for drugs and firearms offences.

travel

The jaguar people of Peru

The village apo, or chief, was tatooed by his father when he was just 10 years old.

Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, you'll find the Matses, who had only made permanent contact with the outside world in 1969

Where to eat in London video

Chef Lee Tiernan says nothing beats an eel sarnie washed down with a G&T.

With clear water, coral reefs and jungle, Koh Ta Kiev has all the essential ingredients for life on a tropical island.

Paradise lost looms for Cambodia video

Why rampant development could spell disaster for a tiny tropical island.

The teens who took the tower

The teens who took the tower video

With dozens of police guns aimed at them, two teens hatched an escape plan: steal a plane.

Gangs: NZ's 'bleeding sore' video

Dealing with the gangs, especially of late, occupies a huge amount of resources, Police say. (File photo)

The gangs aren't going away, but can their appeal, and impact, be reduced?

'Threat to the middle class'

Housing affordability in New Zealand went up last year, despite a slowdown in the Auckland market.

Housing affordability is getting worse and New Zealand's middle class is "under threat".

How to improve Air NZ

Air New Zealand needs to continue to invest in modern, fuel efficient  aircraft, House of Travel commercial director ...

From ditching plastic to buying new planes. This is how our national airline can get better.

'I can cure cancer' video

Former Christchurch Boys' High head boy Jake Bailey is tackling the Coast to Coast after beating cancer.

Kiwis like Jake Bailey are being targeted by snake oil salesmen. Why is the Govt so slow to act?

world

Harry and Meghan won't milk fame

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle insist they will not use their royal heritage to sell anything commercially.

0 min ago  Royal couple insist they will be very selective about deals after Duke's cousin appeared in cringey ads for dairy farm.

Scores killed in huge Turkey quake

At least 22 people have been killed after eastern Turkey was rocked by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake.

Vinepower RSE workers after receiving their MMR vaccine last week, from left, Dickson Dan, Jacky Aptick, James Barang, ...

70 RSE workers vaccinated

Employers bring workers in by the van-load after Ministry of Health approves measles vaccine for RSE workers.

property

Home affordability at new low

Harcourts Hamilton Director Brian King said Dinsdale is one up-and-coming suburb to look out for affordable housing.

Hamilton's housing market is "severely unaffordable" but some buyers strike gold in up-and-coming suburbs.

Pension changes 'discrimination'

Law changes mean the pension will no longer be available for younger partners.

A newspaper clipping of Haddin Court Flats from 1937.

'Modern flats for Blenheim'

A Christchurch man built some "modern flats in Blenheim" in the 30s, 80-years on a Christchurch couple is doing them up.

homed

At home with a 'lazy' antiquer

The cozy, fairy-light lit hallway is Fenella's favourite space in the villa her mother bought for her in 1980.

Fenella Tonkin's mum phoned her at work in 1980 to say she'd bought her a house, 'one of those horrible old villas.'

Why your house isn't selling video

Are you asking too much? Does a property just get 'stale'?

Paul has been working since the age of 12 and left highschool after completing NCEA level 2 to start a welding ...

First job at 12, first home at 19 video

12-year-old Paul Whakatutu wanted his own home, so he started mowing lawns and milking cows. By the time he was 19, he'd saved $40K.

life & style

I made a tactical retreat

A weekend in the country was less “out there” than promised. That’s why it pays to read the email properly, says Yvonne ...

OPINION: A weekend in the country was less “out there” than promised. That’s why it pays to read the email properly.

Can erotic fantasy be shared?

ADVICE: Who does my partner think about when she pleasures herself?

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ache; adult; background; beautiful; bed; belly; ...

Your heartburn could be serious

Acid reflux can damage your lower oesophagus and cells can become pre-cancerous.

well & good

Can erotic fantasy be shared?

Who does my partner think about when she pleasures herself?

ADVICE: Who does my partner think about when she pleasures herself?

When the silly season stings

It's the most wonderful time of the year... but the 3200 Kiwis injured on Xmas Day might say otherwise.

Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus if worn properly and under the right conditions, experts say.

Do face masks really work?

Masks can help prevent the spread of virus if worn correctly under the right conditions, experts say.

food & wine

Off-grid pizza paradise in the bush

Toto's Cafe and Pizzeria's popular wood-fired pizzas are cooked in an outdoor clay oven.

12:27 PM  This pizza parlour is so busy customers who can't get a table sit on the grass to eat their dinner.

Lamb with tomato and anchovy

This recipe requires tomatoes, lamb, a roasting pan… and no reason to be rushing around.

Banana, honey and apricot cake

Spicy peach chutney

nz farmer

Drought again - is it climate change?

Niwa drought monitor for January 22. The area in yellow is classed as dry, the next level is very dry, then extremely ...

Drought risk expected to worsen during 21st century but too early to say if trend already showing up.

She sells seafood video

Twenty years ago, Donna Wells was just a minnow among the male dominated seafood industry. Not any more.

'Green' drought as big dry hits

Backpay payouts begin

entertainment

Laneway rapper cancels

The Laneway spot that was to have been taken by rapper JID will now be given to Swidt.

7 min ago  Top US rapper JID has cancelled his Laneway show in Auckland tomorrow.

Podcasts fit for a long weekend

Long weekends and road trips are perfect podcast catch-up time.

Matiu Walters greets the crowd last year at Western Springs.

SIX60's Saturday's tour kicks off

REVIEW: Expectations are always high for the biggest band in New Zealand.

Bravo

Jennifer Aydin's obsession with Jackie Goldschneider's wealth caused an all-out war on RHONJ

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey ladies find themselves at war after a fight about money!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita expecting their first child together

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita are going to be dads! Watch the actor's exciting announcement on The Late Late Show with James Corden here.

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We have to talk about Julianne Hough's scream during her energy treatment

Julianne Hough's demonstration at the World Economic Forum is going viral for an unforgettable scream. See the video for yourself.

parenting

Consulting Google for DIY repairs

Generic home improvements, building, renovations, architect, plans, painting, decorating, DIY,

OPINION: My eldest announced the house was crying. I ignored her, then I heard running water.

Memories of school days past

A visit from the Queen, a formative first love, a ruthless report card, and a cruel comment, stand out in the minds of four Kiwis.

Why the kids won't leave home

Girl sunburnt at holiday programme

oddstuff

Taranaki couple create new surname

Craig and Christina Ledgans will marry on February 16 at Fitzroy Beach.

Forget the something old or something blue, this bride and groom-to-be are taking on a brand new surname.

Want to meet Romeo and Juliet?

You're in luck - tours of the Southern Hemisphere's only glockenspiel have started.

Plane fan dries shoe video

Behind closed doors gallery video

motoring

Sunday Drive: two GTs video

Peugeot 508 GT

Two GTs that do quite a lot the same, but are still quite different.

Has Toyota damaged its image? video

Toyota has always been seen as greener than most. Has it thrown that away by siding with Trump?

The Macan was a no-brainer for Porsche after people accepted the larger Cayenne.

How the SUV boom changed Porsche video

Porsche sells twice as many SUVs as it does sports cars these days, proving that the Cayenne was a very good idea indeed.

stuff nation

Crohn's stole my freedom stuff nation

To maintain my health there were two surgeries to remove my colon plus a further surgery to correct a prolapsing stoma. ...

OPINION: I was bedridden, with clumps of hair falling out, unable to move without vomiting.

My loan, my regret stuff nation

OPINION: Two failed courses over two years, one bachelor degree and $40,000 worth of regret.

"If you want to study something that has a tens of thousands of graduates a year with no clear end job, then all you ...

Do your loan research stuff nation

OPINION: Don't complain about paying your loan back just because the degree you chose had no hope of landing a good job.

sport

Live: Hamilton Sevens

New Zealand's Dylan Collier makes a break during the win over Wales on day one of the Hamilton Sevens.

New Zealand's men's and women's sevens go for glory on finals day in Hamilton.

' I don't really dislike him'

Nick Kygrios plays down Rafa Nadal feud ahead of their Aussie Open showdown.

Hordes of Indian support will boost crowds in New Zealand in the coming weeks.

NZ's top cricket grounds ranked

OPINION: Cake Tin fails to rise, while four pure cricket grounds vie for NZ's best.

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kea kids news

What a Dark Sky Sanctuary means video

This long-exposure Milky Way beauty was taken at Great Barrier Island's Medlands Beach.

Great Barrier Island is world famous for really dark skies. How did it achieve the status?

Kiwi girls on choosing hijab

Sara Safiyya Suhaimi, 10, and Asma Humaira Suhaimi, 15, chat to KEA Kids News reporter Charlotte Cassany, 10.

Wearing a headscarf is part of their identity, and the colours and designs make it fun.

newsroom.co.nz

Did bats cause China’s virus?

As human and bat habitat collides more diseases are likely to spill over from bats to humans or domesticated animals.

China’s virus scare is the latest coronavirus to affect humans likely to have its origins in bats.

The problem with chores

Chores are more of an economic problem than a parenting problem, says Dr Eric Crampton.

Here's how to apply an economic solution to chores for the kids.

Honey's big run for mum

Honey Hireme-Smiler wants to honour her late mother Caryn by walking the Great Wall of China.

Cross-code star Honey Hireme-Smiler's mum walked the Great Wall of China. Now Honey will run it to honour her.

noted

Working on a Queenstown icon

Stoker Charles Easter mans the engine room of Queenstown’s iconic steamship, the TSS Earnslaw.

Charles Easter's job on steamship TSS Earnslaw isn't easy, but he wouldn't change it for the world.

'Poverty is everyone's concern'

Paediatrician Dr Renee Liang takes an unflinching look at the realities of child poverty in New Zealand and the need for ...

A paediatrician takes an unflinching look at the realities of child poverty in NZ and the need for a political pathway to change.

now to love

Hayley Holt keeps it real on Breakfast video

Hayley Holt is expecting her first child.

The blonde beauty sure knows how to keep it real, and we love her for it.

Matty McLean cringes at nicknames

Matty Mclean and partner Ryan Tecee

No cute nicknames to be found here...

homes to love

The perfect bach in Pauanui

The Locarno roofing that runs over the outdoor dining table has adjustable louvres so the family can let the sun in or ...

Designed for a couple of empty nesters, this unique bach makes big family gatherings easy.

A bach packed with personality

'We're definitely stoked to have this little space and try and make the most of it,' say the Newbolds.

This creative couple has made the most of their colourful weekend retreat in Mangawhai.

food to love

Night Noodle's Hidden Village

The Hidden Village at the 2019 Night Noodle Markets in Auckland.

Last year, The Hidden Village was a last-minute addition to Auckland's Night Noodle Markets. Now it's a restaurant.

Ultimate outdoor kitchen

Want to take your al fresco cooking to a new level? Here’s how to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen and go from burnt ...

However much you have to spend, these amazing outdoor kitchens will take your al fresco cooking to a new level.

beautyheaven

Big makeup trends for 2020 gallery

Actor and model Cara Delevingne wearing a variety of colours.

New makeup products and ideas to get excited about wearing this year.

What you need to know about acne video

Picking, scratching, squeezing or popping pimples is never a good idea.

Figuring out what type of acne you have - and what's causing it - is the first step in battling breakouts.

metro

The end of holiday romances?

We don't talk much about summer flings any more.

Is the steamy summer fling being consigned to history?

Why I'm fed up with set menus

Somehow, in switching to multi-course menus with wine matching, fine-dining restaurants have forgotten that they need to ...

OPINION: My chief objection is that it is mostly really, really, boring.

tarana

Virat shares secret to success

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring 50 runs during the second one-day international cricket ...

Focus is the key, says Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.

Mithali Raj on life as a cricket captain

Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj speaks during the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021 Venue Announcement at ...

Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj on her 20-year career and the challenges along the way.

Caps too nice to prompt revenge

India captain Virat Kohli says it's impossible to think about revenge when playing the Black Caps.

India were left hurting the last time they played the Black Caps, but they aren't thinking about revenge.

Fraudster dodges deportation

Jugraj Singh has been granted a 12 month visa on humanitarian grounds following an appeal (file photo).

Jugraj Singh, who has a police record, won't be deported to India in part because his wife is sick.

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