Aaron Smith, left, celebrates with Richie Mo'unga after scoring his first try against Ireland in Tokyo.

How All Blacks rated against Irish

OPINION: The men in black delivered an outstanding collective effort but who stood tallest?

All Blacks into semis

All Blacks fullback Beauden Barrett dives over the line after his superb score during the first half in Tokyo.

World champions sweep Irish aside with dominant display in Tokyo to stay on course for a historic three-peat.

Yellow card bemuses

Referee Nigel Owens' explanation left fans stumped after he controversially yellow carded Matt Todd in All Blacks' quarterfinal romp.

Spark Sport users fuming video

Customers hit social media to complain as streaming service gives the all-clear.

England into semis

Clinical English outfit deliver World Cup statement with big win over Australia.

ABs do it with defence

OPINION: NZ attacked with their usual class, but it was tackling which won the match.

rugby world cup

Hansen's fires back at Read critics

Critics of captain Kieran Read (left) had a field day when the All Blacks lost to Ireland in Dublin last November. He ...

4 min ago  All Blacks coach Steve Hansen couldn't resist at having a dig at Kieran Read's detractors after the 46-14 win over Ireland.

Recap: England v Australia

Four-try England book spot in semifinal with comprehensive 40-16 win over Wallabies.

England coach Eddie Jones was all smiles after his side powered through to the World Cup semifinals.

Jones 'would love' All Blacks

Michael Cheika tears up but Eddie Jones could not hide his smile while indicating England's preferred semifinal opponent.

national

Predator targeted boy

Robert James Clarke, 48, was  sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court on Friday to 12 months' home detention

There was no escape for a 10-year-old boy repeatedly lured to isolated places and made to perform sexual acts.

Three badly hurt in crash

Three people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Redvale.

Former prime minister Sir John Key met with Chinese president Xi Jinping this week.

Labour 'doing 101' on China - MP

A Labour MP claims National is better at NZ-China relations. The PM says it's "personal opinion".

climate change

Native seaweed 'game-changer'

A Cawthron Institute project to turn seaweed into a methane-reducing cattle feed supplement builds on algae research by ...

Project to turn NZ seaweed into greenhouse gas-busting cattle feed wins government backing.

Ocean report not all bad news

OPINION: There are some positives in a new report on our marine environment.

Wattle control sub-committee member Nicky Jenkins looks over Waikawa Bay and down onto some dead wattle trees.

Residents wage war on wattles video

Thousands of trees culled as paradise lost to pollen.

business

The big money in sports rights

Now rugby rights have been tied up, the battleground will be drawn again for the next big sports packages.

ANALYSIS: It's the best live, unscripted drama broadcasters can get.

Punter bets $100k on ABs

New Zealand's an easy frontrunner for World Cup glory - according to the punters.

The company claimed Duhan was "contributing nothing" to the company in her IT role but never investigated its accusations.

Sacked IT migrant awarded $28,800

IT worker was made redundant and then offered a job picking fruit.

travel

Air NZ flight diverted after issue

The plane was diverted because an an "engineering issue" (file photo).

Flight NZ8 from Auckland to San Francisco was diverted to Honolulu due to an engineering issue.

Cruise ban for life for a selfie

The unnamed woman climbed onto her room's balcony railing to pose for a dangerous photo.

Gel Rodriguez piled on at least eight extra shirts and three pairs of pants, one of which was still wet and had been ...

Flyer piles on clothes to avoid fees

She puts on eight extra shirts and three pairs of pants, one of which was still wet.

Conversations recorded using the listening devices were listened to by guards. Anything interesting was written down in ...

NZ's secret prison spy scandal

A team of elite prison guards ran a secret, unauthorised spying operation. This is the untold story of how they were caught.

Japan's rapid RWC method

Japan's halfback Yutaka Nagare celebrates after victory over Ireland.

ANALYSIS: Only the All Blacks have run the ball from sideline to sideline more than Japan.

MediaWorks threat is a repeat

The future of MediaWorks' television business has been hanging in the air for some time.

OPINION: Cynics will question timing of announcement to sell television channel three.

$110 an hour to see uplifted son

Oranga Tamariki has been charging former Head Hunter Douglas Herbert a whopping sum to see his son, when most parents in ...

Father left suffering with anxiety and his toddler son "struggling" with the separation following the uplift.

Where ABs stars went to school

George Bridge is one of four All Blacks to have gone to a World Cup out of Lindisfarne College.

ANALYSIS: Nine World Cups. 175 All Blacks. How many Kiwi secondary schools?

world

Bird takes down US 'doomsday' plane

The E-6B Mercury is the US Navy's "doomsday" plane.

The wayward bird strike also caused US$2 million in damages.

Watch: The first all-female spacewalk

The first all-female spacewalking team has made history high above Earth, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid.

A search of Trump's Twitter feed turns up more than 1200 mentions of the words "biggest," "best" and "smartest".

One thing that Trump's a master at video

Boasting: A search of Trump's Twitter feed turns up more than 1200 mentions of the words "biggest," "best" and "smartest".

property

Building firm 'destroys dreams'

Building firm operator Sam Rogers seems to be supremely confident of his abilities. Others are not so sure.

A man boasting his exceptional skills and experience has a left trail of disappointed customers. He still has big ideas.

Dress Smart outlets for sale

Dress Smart shops in Auckland and Christchurch are on the market.

The national median rent advertised on the site rose 3.1 per cent year-on-year to $495 a week.

It's a good time to be a landlord

'Tenants in Wellington could be in for a rough summer.'

homed

Queen of the kitchen video

Multi award-winning kitchen and bathroom designer Davinia Sutton sits in one of her clients' kitchens. The clients, ...

Davinia Sutton has won all the big kitchen design awards, but she's not fazed about trends.

Last Block apartment for sale video

Small apartment that all the Blockies had a hand in decorating, is now on the market.

Huru House in rural Gisborne is a small, Japanese-inspired home designed by Andrew Simpson of Wiredog Architecture. It ...

Small house is Supreme winner video

A small family home in Gisborne designed as a series of cedar boxes has taken out the Supreme ADNZ award.

life & style

How an affair can save a marriage

People don't usually have affairs with the intention of hurting their partner, but the result is mostly extremely painful.

OPINION: Starting to understand how an affair happened can provide clarity and give answers to the many questions a couple may feel are still unanswered.

Parents, put your phone down

OPINION: Looking back at pictures of my son, I don't remember the actual moments because I was so busy getting a good shot.

Last week, staff from the San Diego Humane Society showed up with crates to carry off about 320 critters.

She lived in a van with 300 pet rats

The car smelled so bad that the first US towing company turned down the job.

well & good

Kiwi kids 2nd fattest in world

New Zealand's high child obesity rate is linked to poverty, media exposure and poor education, experts say.

Two in five NZ children are overweight or obese, and a raft of factors linked to poverty are to blame, doctors say.

Campaigner for public health

From HIV to HPV, Annette Milligan has seen a lot of changes in disease treatment over 30 years at the nursing frontline.

In an emotional interview, Meghan opens up for the first time about life as a new mother under the watchful eye of ...

Meghan: Not many people ask if I'm OK

In an emotional interview, Meghan opens up for the first time about life as a new mother under the scrutiny of British tabloids.

food & wine

Mercury Plaza's last supper video

Stuff reporters Josephine Franks, Jackson Thomas and Matthew Rosenberg have their last supper at Mercury Plaza.

The once favourite hangout for All Blacks and Warriors stars will close for good this weekend.

Elderflower, lemon & polenta cake

This cake is a nutty sponge which will keep well for a day or two.

Uncovering the secrets of wine

Lemon posset

nz farmer

Hatchery's speedy mussel breeding video

SPATnz's breeding trials have enabled Greenshell mussels to reach market size 69 per cent faster than wild-caught ...

Pleasing results from a Nelson-based mussel breeding programme are expected to yield huge growth.

Stricter winter grazing rules likely

Farmers could expect stricter enforcement of winter grazing practices next winter, and they should be planning ahead for it now.

Vet nurse scoops national award

Native seaweed 'game-changer'

entertainment

Shortland Street star on life after loss

Rebekah Palmer plays Dawn Robinson on Shortland Street.

Rebekah Palmer: ''I realised that if I'm happy with my life as it is… I'm going to be happier as a person.''

Actor injured in NZ, production halted

American actor John Cho has injured his knee while filming in New Zealand.

Barney the purple dinosaur is back.

Barney the dinosaur coming back

Barney the purple dinosaur is back and will "surprise audiences and subvert expectations", thanks to horror film Get Out actor Daniel Kaluuya.

parenting

Judge orders 5yo be vaccinated

The five-year-old girl was not vaccinated. She would be immunised against MMR, diptheria, pertussis, and Hepatitis B.

Her father wanted her vaccinated, her mother didn't out of fear of adverse reaction. It was up to a judge to decide.

Baby born on the toilet at home video

Danielle Sunderland thought she needed to go to the loo, then her baby was born.

Staying sane on road trips with kids video

Tales celebrate Kiwi-Asian culture video

oddstuff

She lived in a van with 300 pet rats

Last week, staff from the San Diego Humane Society showed up with crates to carry off about 320 critters.

The car smelled so bad that the first US towing company turned down the job.

Flyer piles on clothes to avoid fees

She puts on eight extra shirts and three pairs of pants, one of which was still wet.

Trump stuns translator video

Iwi working with BurgerFuel

technology

Google shows off video

Google's new phone adds an extra camera.

OPINION: Tech giant hits back with its own new devices.

Child abuse website shut down

South Korea-based administrator of huge collection of child abuse imagery raided. 337 alleged users arrested.

If Donald Trump breaks Twitter rules, he can expect his reach to be limited (a bit).

Twitter tackles Trump

OPINION: Global leaders who break rules will have their reach limited.

motoring

Hyundai's ultimate drift...van video

Diesel four wasn't enough to break traction, so iMax N has a twin-turbo V6. Thank you Genesis.

The real genius of the iMax N Drift Bus is that it still carries eight (brave) people.

Car thief uses his head. Literally. video

A would-be car thief in the UK literally used his head in this break-in attempt caught on video, albeit inadvertently.

Petrol 350 gets the benefit of eight-speed gearbox. But hybrid has more of a luxury feel.

Lexus RX shines a little brighter video

It's all about projecting: world-first lighting tech for the new RX, and Lexus has finally joined the CarPlay party.

stuff nation

Ratings or mental health issue? stuff nation

Contestants were asked probing questions that indicated producers had a particular storyline or reaction in mind, says ...

OPINION: Watching people’s suffering and manipulation is not fun, MAFS groom says.

Reality TV: Your thoughts stuff nation

Tell us what you love, or love to hate, about shows like Married At First Sight or The Bachelor.

"Our greatest victories often follow our greatest defeats."

Not backing black? Inconceivable! stuff nation

OPINION: It's what we do. It's who we are. It is, to me, the purest expression of what it means to be Kiwi.

sport

Kiwi Ferns claim Nines World Cup

Captain Honey Hireme-Smiler led the Kiwi Ferns to an upset win over Australia in the final.

NZ stuns Australia in thrilling final to claim inaugural women's World Cup Nines title.

Jones 'would love' All Blacks

Michael Cheika tears up but Eddie Jones could not hide his smile while indicating England's preferred semifinal opponent.

Critics of captain Kieran Read (left) had a field day when the All Blacks lost to Ireland in Dublin last November. He ...

Hansen's fires back at Read critics

4 min ago  All Blacks coach Steve Hansen couldn't resist at having a dig at Kieran Read's detractors after the 46-14 win over Ireland.

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He can see your superpower video

Harper Heta, 10, meets Tapahia Heke, who can see the superpower in everyone.

This teacher sees more than good in his students, he sees their superhero alter-egos.

Kiwi heading to world's best dog show video

NZ's best performing pooches were on form at the Black Hawk National Dog Show.

Dogs jumping over lightsabers, and plenty of pooch preening: it's the National Dog Show.

noted

Gisborne family's fishing empire

Unloading the day’s catch.

From two brothers emigrating to NZ in the early years of the 20th Century, the Zame family's been fishing off the Gisborne coast for 75 years.

NZ's own Brexit-style breakup

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake.

Brexit, mired in controversy, isn't new - New Zealand faced its own Brexit of sorts 58 years ago.

now to love

Shortland Street star on life after loss

Rebekah Palmer plays Dawn Robinson on Shortland Street.

Rebekah Palmer: ''I realised that if I'm happy with my life as it is… I'm going to be happier as a person.''

Kiwi mum's surgical mesh hell

Jacqueline Alesich is one of countless Kiwi women debilitated by surgical mesh implants.

Jacqueline Alesich couldn't wait to leave hospital. Then the "cheese grater" agony began.

homes to love

6 low maintenance lawn alternatives

BAUER PIC - This round-up of easy-care alternatives to lawns is your answer to ditching the mower

This round-up of easy-care alternatives to lawns is your answer to ditching the mower.

Why white kitchens are here to stay gallery

Using a white colour palette for the tiles, benchtop and cabinetry gives the kitchen a fresh and timeless feel.

A plan to bring more light into this kitchen transformed it into a brighter, more open space with minimal change to the layout.

beautyheaven

Rachel Hunter's beauty routine

Rachel Hunter is a big believer that less is more when it comes to makeup.

The New Zealand beauty icon has a fairly simple makeup mantra: less is more.

Why it's time to try G-Beauty

German model Heidi Klum is certainly doing something right with her skin.

Forget K-Beauty - it's Germany's turn to be in the skincare spotlight.

metro

Losing an election

Yeshe Dawa in her kitchen.

What's it like to spend months of your life campaigning for a local government role, and not get in?

House prices change a community

Jenna Wiggill and Roy O'Hara outside their first home, in Onehunga. Photo: Vinesh Kumaran

The traditionally working-class Auckland suburb Onehunga is in flux, giving way to gentrification.

newsroom.co.nz

Influential dad in bullying scrap

Alleged bullying of a young child at Hobsonville School has escalated to involve police, an MP and a local council member.

An Auckland school and a high-profile businessman are at war over the alleged bullying of his young son.

Who can save TV3 now?

13122017 Chris McKeen/Stuff NEWS PHOTOS: Samantha Hayes, news broadcaster.

Former Mediaworks news chief Mark Jennings looks at who might buy Three now it's on the block.

DOC blasts ancient rock feature video

The removal of a fragile rock overhang in a West Coast national park is being criticised for putting visitor safety over ...

Explosives were used to blast a 34 million-year-old rock overhang in a national park.

tarana

Stars arrive for Manukau Diwali

Zeenat Aman at Auckland Airport earlier today.

Bollywood stars have arrived in Auckland, and are fired up for their appearance at Manukau Diwali on Saturday.

No charges against Bainimarama

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, left, and National Federation Party MP Pio Tikoduadua.

No charges will be brought against Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in relation to assault claims by an opposition party MP.

India unplugged: The trade opportunities

Muktesh Pardeshi, Indian High Commissioner to New Zealand, addresses the India-New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) ...

New Zealand companies needed to be more proactive and learn from the increasing number of Kiwi companies tasting success in India, Auckland summit hears.

KK in town for one-off show

KK, one of Bollywood's most versatile singers, will be performing live at Logan Campbell Centre in Greenlane on ...

KK, one of Bollywood's most talented singers will be in Auckland this weekend for a one-off show.

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