Losing half your family in a night

Anah McDonald lost her son and her husband. She wants fewer people to die on our roads.

Crusaders too good video

Kieran Read of the Crusaders takes on Andre Esterhuizen of the Sharks during the Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch.

9:38 PM  Crusaders will meet the Hurricanes in the semifinals, after crushing the Sharks in Christchurch.

Live: Waratahs v Highlanders

9:50 PM  NZ side cross the ditch to take on the Australian conference winners in Sydney.

Chopper search suspended

10:04 PM  Crews will wait for daylight to continue search for missing chopper, after oil slick and wreckage spotted at Lake Wanaka.

Driver 'grabbed by the throat'

Man says he was choked, bashed and had his car damaged in alleged road rage incident.

Neighbours at war over trees

Nasty dispute leaves Auckland couple $45,000 out of pocket in fines and court costs.


Second falls death arrest

Mitchell Paterson was found dead in the water at McLaren Falls.

Man arrested after death of Mitchell Paterson, found below McLaren Falls.

Great Walk born from tragedy video

NZ's first new Great Walk in 25 years cut from a landscape best-known for disaster.

A senior police officer described the crash as one of the worst they'd seen in their career.

Crash victim 'full of heart' video

Tributes pour in for Nathan Quist and Ella Berrington who died in a car crash, as investigations continue.

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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.


    Snake fished out of US toilet video

    James Hooper got a bit of a fright when he saw this in his toilet.

    The moral of the story from the man who found it? "Look down before you sit down."

    Cigarettes smuggled in kids' toys

    Border officials have smashed an alleged Chinese syndicate smuggling tobacco and cigarettes into Australia.


    'Bear bait': Kiwi chased by a bear video

    Distracted by birds, Kiwi kayaker didn't see the grizzly hiding behind a log, feeding on an elk.


    Row over R&D grows

    Rocket Lab Still Testing launch

    National says tech industry concerns 'a big worry', but minister says matter is in hand.

    Interest rate rises could hurt 

    Default KiwiSaver members will suffer if they stay put, adviser warns.

    Eat My Lunch lunches being prepared. Eat My Lunch is a private business, but free volunteer labour has enabled it to ...

    Rise of the do-good business

    Unless do-good social enterprise businesses have transparency rules, the risk of "impact-washing" is high.


    Disconnected: the 1% without internet video

    A retired engineer and teacher, Father Stanley Nield remains a computer and electronics enthusiast. He's pushing for ...

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

    Fine could hurt Google's apps earnings

    Google's US$5 billion fine in Europe could play into its rivals' hands in the app market.

    If Facebook were to ban Holocaust denial, it might also be called on to prohibit the denial of other historical events

    Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Facebook faces many challenges over censorship, including the risk of becoming a media company.


    Queenstown home wins big time

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

    10:00 PM  Builder of this Queenstown home won five regional Master Builder awards, including Supreme House of the Year.

    Hilltop home takes Nelson win gallery

    Stunning contemporary home on a steep section takes ADNZ award in Nelson.

    Glandovey Home by Cymon Allfrey of Cymon Allfrey Architects was a Joint Winner of the Residential New Home over 300m2 ...

    Architecture outside the square gallery

    From baches to super homes, the ADNZ Canterbury awards celebrate innovation.

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    Dear Duncan: You're doing great

    The new Government places pragmatism over principles, writes Duncan Garner.

    OPINION: Sole parenting gets easier. Trust me on this one.

    Can you change 4yo's name?

    A mum chose a unique name for her daughter when she was born. Now her daughter is 4 and she's desperate to change it.

    British heritage brand Burberry, famous for its signature check, is under fire for burning its stock.

    Burberry slammed for burning stock video

    Instead of selling products at a lower price, the luxury brand burnt $55.2m of excess stock last year.

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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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    Calls to shelve dam plan video

    Water Information Network Inc member Lew Solomon says a protest is planned for August 9.

    Tasman District Council is being urged to stop spending money on the controversial Waimea dam project.

    New Zealand's newest lake video

    "We knew it was significant in a national sense the moment we saw it," scientist says.

    'Clean meat' NZ's new dairy?

    Where's this piggy from


    Buffy The Vampire Slayer back video

    Could Sarah Michelle Geller return to the role of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Once every generation a Slayer is born... this time she's going to be African American.

    Mraz comes out as bisexual

    The I'm Yours singer said he'd had "experiences with men", even while he was dating the woman who became his wife.

    Taylor Swift is set to return to the big screen.

    Taylor Swift to star in Cats film video

    The singer is set to return to cinema in a big screen version of classic musical Cats.


    New Great Walk a thank you video

    Care is taken to guide the track around big trees, and to replant ferns in the path.

    The West Coast has high hopes for NZ's first new Great Walk in 25 years.

    Rottnest: more than quokkas

    War, shipwrecks and Aboriginal burial grounds - Rottnest is an island steeped in history.

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

    The London tourists rarely see

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


    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?


    Recap: Crusaders v Sharks

    Bryn Hall of the Crusaders with the ball.

    Crusaders wallop the Sharks, setting up a semifinal against the Hurricanes.

    Giants hold off Saints

    The hosts held on to win a NBL thriller in Nelson against the Saints.

    Ryan Crotty shows his composure with an offload to Sam Whitelock against the Sharks.

    Crotty proves worth again

    9:37 PM  OPINION: The Crusaders are as focused as a great surgeon with a scalpel.


    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.

    Deodorants and odorants and crinkly-nosed anxiety

    Haunting notes? Ah . . . Vienna.

    OPINION: Too little, or too much, is an issue.

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    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.

    New bush tours for the blind

    Terese McLeod was inspired to create the bush trail for Zelandia after meeting two ladies from the Blind Foundation on a ...

    Terese McLeod, the woman behind the new tours at the Wellington ecosanctuary, believes it will be a NZ first.

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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.


    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.

    'You're actually scared of balloons?'

    Greer Berry's worst nightmare. Berry suffers from globophobia (file photo).

    OPINION: Indeed Greer Berry is scared of Satan's plaything. And now the world hates them too.


    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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    Readers' travel pics of the week

    This photo was taken on the beautiful east coast of the upper north island about 40 minutes north of Whangarei. The bay ...

    Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

    A sort-of secret London guide

    St. Dunstan-in-the-East, a church was largely destroyed in the Second World War and the ruins are now a public garden in ...

    The bustling city is so much more than just the tourist traps of Westminster and the West End.

    Glamping first: float in an NZ ark video

    The ark comes complete with a dinghy for getting around the lake.

    I'm floating in an ark, on a Kerikeri lake beneath a mesmerising Milky Way, enjoying NZ's first floating glamping experience.

    'We swapped Auckland for the Amazon'

    At Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, in southwest Bolivia.

    Why go through the drudge of the 9-to-5 when $17,000 a year is all it takes for a life of non-stop travel in South America?

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