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Plastic bag maker goes bust video

6:27 PM  Decision to phase out single-use plastic bags will see Kiwi Plastics close at end of the year.

Ardern's big gamble video

Teachers march in Auckland

7 min ago  OPINION: Is the PM speaking out of both sides of her mouth on the teachers strike?

Gloriavale to Timaru: A new life

Family of 11 leaves secluded Gloriavale community and donations have poured in to help.

Foreign house buyer ban is law

6:39 PM  Government succeeds in passing law to curb foreigners from buying New Zealand homes.

Chlorine and corrosion linked video

13 min ago  Hot water cylinders across Christchurch are failing, and fingers are pointing to chlorine.

Women-only ride-sharing coming

6:56 PM  Uber will have a new competitor in NZ when a uni student launches a female-only ride-sharing service later this year.

national

PM meets teachers after all

NZ First MP and Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Education Minister Chris ...

Jacinda Ardern watched thousands "stream" into Parliament and decided she had to address them.

'Too friendly too fast' video

The man with the colourful beard in unit 13 seemed nice. Little did they know he was a notorious sex offender.

Ben Han was stabbed by his partner Virginia Maria Beerens after she set fire to his bed in January.

Jealous ex wanted man dead video

After being stabbed by a jealous ex, Benjamin Han told himself: "I'm actually going to die here".

    special projects

    An extraordinary leaky house saga

    The Big Leak: Part 1

    The NZ boss of the world's biggest real estate firm is in a $500,000 legal fight over the sale of her leaky home.

    ‘Significant moisture issues’

    With the discovery of an old building report, the legal case over the leaky house at 2B Edgecumbe St gets bigger.

    Stuff's special project Nā Niu Tīreni connects New Zealand's troubling history with the efforts to redress the wrongs today.

    The unsettling truth about our beginnings

    These are the facts we need to face about the way New Zealand was made.

    world

    What makes a bridge collapse? video

    Italy is reeling after the bridge collapse.

    5:42 PM  The bridge collapse in Italy has killed at least 35 people. How does something like this happen in 2018?

    Italy bridge disaster video

    5:45 PM  A bridge which collapsed in Genoa, killing at least 35 people, had "grave issues of corrosion", expert says.

    Davide Capello, a soccer player, was on the motorway bridge in Genoa in Italy when it collapsed.

    Bridge fall: 'incredible' survival

    5:46 PM  Footballer emerged unscathed after his car toppled 30m from collapsed Italian bridge.

    business

    Mega bucks in supermarkets

    Pak 'n Save Wairau owner Quintin Proctor is worth an estimated $60m.

    6:35 PM  The supermarket trade is producing a generation of millionaires, according to the annual NBR Rich List.

    The quiet goodbye video

    As Fonterra's CEO departs, will anyone responsible front up on the dairy giant's performance?

    One of the advertisements that has angered Renters United.

    Quinovic 'by far the worst'

    "We are responsible tenants, but to them we are scum," former Quinovic tenant says.

    technology

    Battle of the robots

    Tawa College students Sophia de Torres, 17, left, Ebed Pohl, 18, Nina Brown, 17, along with Wellington mayor Justin ...

    Building and coding a working robot is no challenge for secondary student these days.

    Virtual reality quake training

    When the big one hits, this hospital has already experienced it - in VR.

    Today co-host Georgie Gardner is among Australian TV stars whose name is used in advertisements on Facebook without her ...

    Facebook's fake ads used TV stars

    Australians reportedly gave credit card details after seeing dodgy adverts.

    homed

    Architect wows stubborn client gallery video

    The house commands attention in the landscape.

    A difficult client led Polish architect to design something quite extraordinary.

    House built from carrots?

    Research says concrete from carrots makes it stronger and greener, and no, not orange.

    Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby have sold their Remuera home for $9.6 million. That is the provisional sale price listed ...

    Hosking, Hawkesby sell up video

    Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby get $9.6m for their Auckland home - $2.6m over CV.

    life & style

    Tough love or just love?

    Parents, for the most part, do their best for their children.

    OPINION: We need to be careful about making judgments about the state of Kiwi parenting.

    He was ashamed of my weight

    I’ve spoken to hundreds of fat women who have experienced some version of my story.

    "It's a lot less than I would have imagined he would have spent," she wrote. (File photo).

    'Small' engagement ring slammed video

    "It's a lot less than I would have imagined he would have spent," she wrote.

    well & good

    How doctors know you're lying

    Patients are less than honest about more than just alcohol.

    Patients are less than honest about more than just alcohol.

    What a depressed friend needs

    I was privileged, high-functioning and I hid my crushing depression for decades. But now I need to talk.

    "All I want is to be able to keep supporting myself and it feels almost as though Pharmac have abandoned me." - Brendan ...

    Drugs cut for failed walking test video

    Brendan Rochford, who has MS, can't walk 500m. And because of that he's lost his funded medication.

    food & wine

    Eat at the Little Swedish Kitchen

    Khoo, who wrote The Little Swedish Kitchen.

    Chef Rachel Khoo fell in love with Sweden, when she fell in love with her future husband.

    Pie maker so busy he lost 10kg

    Winning a pie-making award sounds great but it comes with its own pressures, says Taupō baker.

    Huge demand for 'pretty wine'

    How to nail solo dining video

    nz farmer

    Endangered but delicious video

    Marinovich's Seafood Restaurant apprentice chef Daria Hardgrave, 19, serves up a whitebait fritter.

    5:55 PM  A proposed sales ban could knock whitebait off the menu.

    What's up Doc?

    Manawatū's rabbit population, but wet winters help bring numbers under control.

    Few buyers for calves

    Fonterra's cut-price CEO video

    entertainment

    Silverstone's dramatic return video

    Former Clueless and Batman & Robin star Alicia Silverstone plays Bonnie Nolan on the new Lightbox series American Woman.

    REVIEW: While it's no Masters of Sex or Deuce, the period detail is impressive and story feels timely.

    How Respect became 60s' anthem video

    It was Valentine's Day 1967 when Aretha Franklin sat down at a piano in New York and recorded her most famous song.

    Melanie Lynskey is one of the stars in Castle Rock, which has scored another season.

    'Castle Rock' gets second season video

    Castle Rock will be back for a second series - but with a new cast and a new storyline.

    travel

    These are NZ's tastiest eats video

    Crayfish for sale at Waipapa Bay on the Kaikōura Coast.

    Six Kiwi culinary classics are in Lonely Planet's list of the top 500 food experiences in the world.

    Peek into an underwater world video

    A competition has brought together some of the best photos taken from the world's oceans.

    Crowds flock to the annual Bluesfest Byron Bay.

    Party towns that have grown up video

    The places you used to visit as a backpacker have gone through a bit of a change.

    motoring

    Kiwis, the Tesla Model 3 is here video

    This long-range RWD Model 3 does 500km on a charge, costs the equivalent of NZ$84,000.

    New "affordable" Tesla has reached NZ. You can look and touch - but you can't take delivery yet.

    Why new Forester's the one video

    It's Subaru's number one model globally and entering the single biggest market segment in NZ. We drive new Forester.

    The all-new Hyundai Kona EV put in an appearance at EVworld.

    Whangarei leads the EV charge video

    The most EV-friendly town in New Zealand? Turns out it's Whangarei.

    stuff nation

    Life on the front line stuff nation

    Are you teacher set to strike? We want to hear from you.

    Are you a teacher who is taking action and walking out of work? We want to hear your story.

    Be Stuff's wedding of the week stuff nation

    Did you recently tie the knot and want to share your happy day with everyone?

    Are you a step father, stay at home dad, working dad or foster dad? We want to hear from you about parenting issues ...

    Kiwi dads: Share your parenting experiences stuff nation

    Have you had a unique or challenging experience as a dad? We want to hear your story.

    sport

    Langman, Kopua will raise bar

    Laura Langman and Casey Kopua face up to South Africa prior to a 2012 test.

    6:07 PM  OPINION: Recalling legendary Silver Ferns duo is a boon, not a blunder, this close to the 2019 World Cup.

    Foley: ABs can be stopped video

    6:40 PM  The Wallabies plan to stop the All Blacks scoring a single point in Saturday night's Bledisloe opener in Sydney.

    All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster says everyone has to adjust to create a fair and quality rugby spectacle.

    Foster's ref warning for ABs video

    6:01 PM  All Blacks assistant coach says players have to play their part in avoiding officiating controversies.

    opinion

    Use sick leave wisely video

    Pink probably had genuine reasons to cancel many of her Sydney shows due illness.

    OPINION: You don't have to stay in bed when on sick leave - ask pop star Pink.

    Why this Bledisloe test is huge video

    The worried looks of captain Kieran Read and his All Blacks tell the story of the last Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane.

    OPINION: Sydney test far outweighs the Lions tour as the All Blacks build towards the 2019 RWC.

    Why everyone needs an ABs loss video

    You can safely bet Beauden Barrett will perform in Sydney but the All Blacks' domination has created another set of ...

    OPINION: Jaded tournament could virtually be over by first week of September, writes Paul Cully.

    How to change polluting farmers

    Dairy effluent at a farm near Dargaville in run by Clear Ridge Station Ltd.

    OPINION: If farmers' produce wasn't being collected, they would act pretty quickly.

    good reads

    Hong Kong's incredible 'Sin City' video

    At its peak, the Walled City had the dubious accolade of being the most densely populated place on Earth.

    At its peak, the Kowloon Walled City had the dubious accolade of being the most densely populated place on Earth.

    Worm in eye becomes art

    British artist Ben Taylor created The Host after he realised that a parasitic worm had been living in one of his eyes.

    There it was, an inch-long roundworm. The doctor placed it in a container and Ben Taylor watched it die.

    Roaming free or structured play? video

    Desmond Belluomini, 6, and his brother Nathan Belluomini, 8, like jumping off their shed roof at home in Carterton. ...

    Structured activities are the norm for the next generation but they could lose concept of free play.

    What does success look like? video

    Jumping off the linear career path into a venture of your own is rewarding, but can be terrifying.

    We need to ditch our "delusional beliefs", say entrepreneurs who've risked it all and won.

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    Uni accused of bungling harassment complaint

    "It was like they didn't care at all," says a Victoria University student of the institution's response to a sexual ...

    The chemistry tutor told young female students he would strip them naked in the shower.

    23yo takes on Law Society

    Matt Taylor, 23, was the target of a Law Society super-injunction to stop him disclosing what he knew about a botched ...

    A young law graduate was the target of one of NZ's most sweeping gagging orders. 'I was shocked,' he says.

    Super-injunction hid sexual harassment

    Law Society president Kathryn Beck sent an email apology to lawyers.

    The Law Society used a rare legal gag to attempt to conceal bungling of a complaint about a senior lawyer.

    Law Society super-injunction a gag too far

    Chris Gollins' famed moustache outlasted his broadcasting career.

    OPINION: From cricket to prostitutes, there have been injunctions before. But the Law Society's one crossed the line, writes Jonathan Milne.

    oddstuff

    Good-natured rivalry over giant plant video

    Australia's Mike Leupold (left) and New Zealand's Gaye Mullin both grew ginormous agave geminiflora plants in their ...

    Forget the Bledisloe Cup, the trans-Tasman rivalry just turned horticultural.

    Worm in eye becomes art

    British artist Ben Taylor created The Host after he realised that a parasitic worm had been living in one of his eyes.

    There it was, an inch-long roundworm. The doctor placed it in a container and Ben Taylor watched it die.

    KFC calms 150kg pig

    The pig got loose down the main streets of Waihi.

    Rescuers feed pig on the loose some chips and buns to herd it into temporary church pen.

    You are 'udder' arrest

    Cows hot on the heals of suspect.

    Herd of cows help US police moo-ve in on suspect who bailed from car and ran through a field.

    Parenting

    'It's like she was ripped out of me'

    Chantal's daughter Willow, soon after her birth in 2016.

    Chantal Holley's baby weighed only 743 grams when she was born prematurely. But that was just the start of her complications.

    Even Serena can't beat 'mum guilt' video

    'It's totally normal to feel like I'm not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there," says Serena Williams.

    With an emotional Instagram post, the tennis star highlights the struggle all working mums face.

    Mums take on cafe over prams video

    Faith & Co Cafe in Petone doesn't allow buggies and prams in the cafe when two designated areas up front by the window ...

    Faith Proctor says enforcing pram safety policy doesn't make her a baby hater, but turned-away mums disagree.

    Beyonce's emergency C-section video

    Beyonce Vogue cover

    The star opens up about her difficult delivery and recovery after the birth of her twins last year.

    kiwi traveller

    Ask an expert: Scottish islands

    Sunrise at Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.

    The remoteness of Scotland's 790 wildly varied islands is part of their appeal.

    Insider tip: Aitutaki

    The second most visited island in the Cooks boasts one of the South Pacific's most beautiful lagoons.

    If winter's taking its toll, a quick escape to Aitutaki should ease what ails you to see you through to spring.

    How to travel with elderly family

    Alick (left) and Mac chilling on the beach in Bali with a beer.

    Debra Nell got more than she bargained for on a trip to the UK with her elderly dad and his siblings.

    Central Otago's rich in food and history

    The winter sun sets over the beautiful rolling hills and mountains of Central Otago.

    Visit beautiful Central Otago to sample some of the fine local cuisine, wine and craft beer.

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