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Do men really have it easier?

Four US transgender men reveal how life changes once society sees you as a male.

Snow hits alpine roads

Snow covers Arthurs Pass in this NZTA webcam image from 9pm Sunday night.

Snow expected to fall overnight through until Monday morning in deep south.

Bus 'mayhem' warning

Taking the bus to work? Drivers predict significant disruption during Monday's strike in Wellington.

Rise of fake news 'critical threat'

2:53 AM  Rise in fake news posts on social media "a critical threat to public life," researchers say.

Well-known pilot feared dead

Police shift to recovery mode with pilot Matthew Wallis presumed dead in chopper crash.

50-year photo mystery solved video

Michele Holzman clicked on story about  a mystery US woman - and realised it was her.

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Children in Great Barrier crash

Police received a report at 8.38pm on Sunday of a car crash and someone trapped in a vehicle at Akapoua Bay campsite on ...

A person is in serious condition awaiting a rescue helicopter after a car with three people in it, two of them children, crashed on Great Barrier Island.

Suburban street tests bus drivers

Buses trying to navigate a steep Auckland street have locals wondering if their patch of suburbia is a new bus hub.

Police have taken down cordons at the tiny Manawatū town of Himatangi Beach after a knife attack.

Manhunt after beach attack

Police cordon now lifted after knife attack reported at remote beach community.

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    Defence Minister's tears

    Defence Minister Ron Mark choked up in an interview with Stuff about the Nepata brothers' case.

    Emotional Ron Mark says decades long struggle by gravely injured soldiers "unfortunate for the reputation of the Defence Force".

    Computers rank our endangered species

    A stinky, ugly plant is counted a higher priority for protection than the iconic Kauri tree.

    The Battle of Nepata

    A military family full of hurt

    For two decades, they’ve struggled against the might of the military. One politician might be their best and final hope.

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    Z knew of breach for 7 months

    Offline: A Stuff Circuit investigation reveals a data breach at Z Energy.

    Z Energy sat on evidence about a privacy breach for seven months - only going public when confronted with it this week.

    A raid worth investigating

    OPINION: It's one of the most storied firefights in our war history, but did we tell it the right way? We deserve the truth.

    Z Energy has admitted a data breach of its fuel card.

    ‘Certainly a security breach’

    How Z’s story changed as the evidence of a problem mounted.

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    50-year photo mystery solved video

    Michele Holzman read an article about a photographer searching for the mystery woman in his photo - and was shocked to ...

    Michele Holzman clicked on a story about a mystery US woman - and realised it was her.

    Trump bends knee to Putin

    OPINION: US President's kowtowing to Putin shows he is either out of touch with US values, or a clear and present danger to the nation.

    Police believe a man involved in the standoff with officers shot his grandmother and girlfriend before firing at ...

    LA supermarket gunman arrested

    Los Angeles police say a gunman is in custody after taking hostages inside a busy supermarket.

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    Heavy toll of Kauri disease

    One in five kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges are now infected with the incurable dieback disease and track closures ...

    Track closures to protect kauri from a killer disease are proving fatal for some tourism businesses.

    Coutts' among $10m+ earners video

    A property owned by Russell Coutts is among five that have increased in value by more than $10m.

    Hannah McQueen, a financial strategist, who recently launched a new book on kids and money. The book is called Pocket ...

    Gifting to grown-up kids

    OPINION: With parents increasingly helping their offspring into a first home, there are some tips to remember.

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    Māori predicts doomsday?

    Users on Reddit discovered the spooky twist when typing out nonsensical messages into Google's translation tool, ...

    Spooky Google Translate quirk appears to predict End of Times.

    Disconnected: the 1% without internet video

    Greek Orthodox priest uses eight-metre antenna to connect where telcos weren't prepared to go.

    As everyday appliances like fridges hook up to the internet, the risk of crypto-jacking rise.

    Your fridge might be mining bitcoin

    Appliances can and are being hijacked by bitcoin miners.

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    Recap: Block NZ room reveals stuff nation

    It was all smiles before the boating challenge earlier this week, but who'll still be smiling after the judges have seen ...

    A recap of bathroom week's winners and washouts with former Block NZ judge Fiona McLeod.

    A 12-second commute gallery video

    There's just a 12-second commute from home to work for this food entrepreneur.

    The Supreme House of the Year for the Registered Master Builders Southern region is this Queenstown house built by AJ ...

    Queenstown home wins big time

    Builder of this Queenstown home won five regional Master Builder awards, including Supreme House of the Year.

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    Prince George turns five video

    The location of the young prince's fifth birthday party is a mystery.

    The location of the young prince's fifth birthday party is a mystery.

    Luxury sleepwear is worth it

    Greta van der Star spent so much time in her pyjamas she created a luxury sleepwear label.

    If you have shortness of breath when you cough it's worth asking for a chest X-ray.

    When coughs become serious

    Coughs are common at this time of year but it's the type of cough that indicates whether you should visit your doctor.

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    When colds turn bad

    Symptoms of pneumonia might come on rapidly, but can develop gradually on the back of a "normal" cold.

    Thousands of people run the risk of contracting pnenumonia this winter. Here are some of the warning signs.

    'No apologies' for fat-shaming

    OPINION: Adelaide gym remains unapologetic about its "before and after" post, going so far as to thank "the haters".

    The thought of Marmite not being available, led to people obsessing, craving and buying over-priced jars of Marmite.

    The Marmageddon effect video

    The mere thought of food being restricted can trigger cravings and over-eating.

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    'Impressed' PM thanks students

    Marlborough Girls' College students, from left, Stacey Wilkey, Siobhan Hemingway, Demi Fearn and Julee Pillans presented ...

    Letter with handwritten note said girls' passion gave PM "hope for the future of New Zealand and the planet".

    Be more like Aussie - marine expert

    Biologist: NZ's over-inflated opinion of wonderful sea protection couldn't be further from the truth.

    TV star expects millions

    Calls to shelve dam plan video

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    Survivor's finalists found video

    Can you believe Dave and Tess did this for nearly 90 minutes!?

    A castaway has fallen on her sword at the last Survivor NZ hurdle, but at what cost?

    Pora's story 'sad, complicated'

    The real people behind TVNZ's Teina Pora film reveal the personal impact of re-telling his story.

    Peter Jackson's spokespeople said the competition is run Universal Pictures grab, and Jackson posted it to his Facebook page.

    Sir Peter's art competition controversy

    New Zealand director Peter Jackson has been accused of exploiting artists and designers worldwide with a competition.

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    World famous in NZ: Castle Hill

    Castle Hill, where hundreds of weathered limestone tors erupt from golden the tussocky Canterbury hills.

    Officially called a karst landscape, these ancient rocks are smooth, sculpted, and irresistibly photogenic.

    Passengers give teacher $530

    When a US teacher told her seatmate about her low-income students, others on her flight couldn't sit back and do nothing.

    Singapore Airlines offers an impressive premium economy seat - but not all premium classes are created equal.

    The 'poor man's business class'

    It's designed as a class between classes and it's becoming a popular choice. Welcome to premium economy.

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    Me and my car: 1966 E-Type video

    Robin Kidd sold his first E-Type to buy a house. Couldn't resist getting another in later years though.

    Meet Robin Kidd and his fully restored classic Jaguar E-Type.

    Finding fun in a road trip video

    Heading home from a school holiday break? Road trips can be fun - or a nightmare. Planning can makes the difference.

    EVRoam takes data directly from EV charging network operators and makes it available to existing websites, apps and maps.

    Real-time EV charger info video

    NZ Government partnership to provide EV infrastructure information is a world first.

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    More talk, not less stuff nation

    Rather than trying to silence her, we need to listen to Lauren Southern and then discuss her views.

    Rather than trying to silence others, we need to listen, and then discuss our views.

    Player theatrics shine bright stuff nation

    A review of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and its showcase of talent, theatrics, disappointments and champions.

    Should we all be able to say what we want, when we want, wherever we want?

    Let's talk about free speech stuff nation

    Should we all be able to say what we want, when we want, wherever we want?

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    Warriors edged by Storm video

    Adam Blair is wrapped up during the clash against the Storm.

    Warriors left to rue a lack of execution after a close loss to Storm.

    Silver Ferns silent on review

    Country's top netballers didn't want to discuss the Commonwealth Games at Super Sunday, but outgoing assistant did.

    Stephen Kearney chats to Storm skipper Cameron Smith following Sunday's game.

    Kearney takes aim at refereeing

    Coach labels inconsistent refereeing 'a blight on our game', as Warriors miss opportunities against Storm.

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    Trump bends knee to Putin

    US President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a two-hour off-the-record meeting in ...

    OPINION: Trump's kowtowing to Putin shows he is either out of touch with US values, or a clear danger to the nation.

    Low-wage NZ 'a myth' video

    BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand's problem is not low wages, but economic performance.

    OPINION: The head of BusinessNZ says claims that New Zealand is a "low-wage economy" are wrong.

    The click in her hip

    Lydia and Alicia Knell now provide support for others who suffer CRPS in New Zealand.

    Our daughter was in agony but we couldn't shelter or protect her from it. Instead, we had to insist she intensified it.

    Stop mansplaining #MeToo

    Comedian and actor Penny Ashton came out swinging, writing for The Spinoff: "Utilising a global movement which at its ...

    OPINION: Another roomful of men telling me how to feel? Bor-ing.

    good reads

    Pora's story 'sad, complicated'

    In Dark Places tells the story of Teina Pora and his legal battle.

    The real people behind TVNZ's Teina Pora film reveal the personal impact of re-telling his story.

    Man consumed by ACC fight video

    Ivan Stryder was in agony, unable to sleep through the night, due to his back injury.

    ACC documents are within reach in every room in Ivan Stryder's house. He's "lost his job and his life".

    In camp with the Black Ferns

    Sarah Goss addresses the New Zealand sevens team in Mount Maunganui.

    NZ women's 7s camp starts with a concert, followed by days of brutal hard work, Ben Strang reports.

    A taste for murder

    Nikki Crutchley self-published her first novel Nothing Bad Happens Here in August last year.

    Once self-published writer Nikki Crutchley tried her hand at it, she couldn't stop.

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    Stop mansplaining #MeToo

    Comedian and actor Penny Ashton came out swinging, writing for The Spinoff: "Utilising a global movement which at its ...

    OPINION: Another roomful of men telling me how to feel? Bor-ing.

    Flight Centre's 'inspirational' murals video

    The female Flight Centre mural was meant to be "inspiring".

    Flight Centre under fire for booze-soaked culture and murals that suggest women should carry condoms and become 'Naughtywise' ambassadors.

    My doctor pursued me for sex

    Catherine English, Dr Deane Drew's estranged wife, is one of the women who have laid a complaint against him.

    After escaping a religious cult, Catherine English was just looking for a doctor.

    Lawyers deemed 'fit and proper'

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    Lawyers at heart of Russell McVeagh scandal have had their practising certificates renewed.

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    Māori predicts doomsday?

    Users on Reddit discovered the spooky twist when typing out nonsensical messages into Google's translation tool, ...

    Spooky Google Translate quirk appears to predict End of Times.

    Bird fanciers face off

    A powdered silver fantail pigeon puts on a show for the judges.

    Waikato's finest feathered specimens are on show at the Hamilton Gardens.

    Boy, 10, drives drunk dad

    The man has pleaded guilty at New Plymouth District Court to a charge of ill treatment/neglect of a person aged under 18 ...

    The father told police it wasn't the first time the boy had been his sober driver.

    Virgin Mary 'weeps olive oil'

    Photos and a video released by the church shows the statue with what appears to be liquid inside the eyes and down the ...

    A statue of the Virgin Mary inside a US church appears to be "weeping" - and church leaders can't explain it.

    Parenting

    Is my son battling loneliness?

    Being quiet and not engaged with others all the time can be good for children. It builds independence and if your child ...

    Aloneness can leave room for creativity and contemplation. But loneliness is another matter.

    Inside the 'pain-free' birth

    Auckland mother Kate O'Byrne with son Ruairi. Kate used the HypnoBirthing technique.

    According to advocates of HypnoBirthing, having a baby without drugs should be a pain-free experience.

    Prolapse 'shocks' new mums video

    There will likely be one or two new mums in your coffee group affected by prolapse, but too worried to say anything.

    There will likely be one or two new mums in your coffee group affected by prolapse, but too worried to say anything.

    Model breastfeeds on runway video

    Mara Martin hopes her runway walk will help to 'normalise' breastfeeding.

    New mum earns praise for breastfeeding her baby on the catwalk at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show.

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    Insider tip: Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is a mecca for those who like to party. And sightsee. And chill at the beach.

    If every country in the world was invited to a party, Brazil would be the last one still on the dance floor at 6am.

    'Nurses have it easier in London'

    Celebrating Christmas in London.

    Nurses are having a tough time in New Zealand right now, but Rachel Gold says the opportunities in London are excellent.

    Ask an expert: Canada

    Peyto Lake in Banff National Park in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

    With three weeks in the country, how do I make the most of what it has to offer?

    The London tourists rarely see

    Get a whole new perspective on the city by taking to the canals.

    All sorts of hidden treasures await tourists if they go off the beaten track.

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