John McGough

Cafe manager's dive

He took a running leap, broke his neck. ACC cut him off when it knew his "malaise" was getting worse.

Would v wouldn't video

"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place," Trump said. ...

8:18 AM  Blistered for his Putin fawning, Donald Trump now says he used wrong word when talking about Russian meddling.

Cops chase Swift for 71 minutes

15 min ago  Through Waikato they fled, gun in hand, avoiding spikes, and trying to ram police.

'Talented' teen dies outside party

15 min ago  Xavier Browne, an "up and coming" sportsman, died after being hit by a car.

Four-day working week a winner

7:50 AM  "Every company should try it," Perpetual Guardian says as productivity increases.

Obama: New era a lying shame video

7:30 AM  He never said Trump's name, but it's clear who his scathing Mandela address was aimed at.


3 gangland slayings

Wayne Noda, 48, lived at the family home in Huntly.

Three homicides in Hamilton were targeted individual acts within Waikato's gang community, police confirm.

Medical record 'privacy breach'

A health organisation is collecting the medical records of 800,000 Aucklanders.

Tha Dah Paw Ukay (left) was fishing with her parents when the accident happened. Her brother, Jay Ukay (right), was also ...

9 children orphaned

One of the adult children of a couple who drowned may take in their younger siblings.

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    Ten of NZ's forgotten critters

    A Hamilton's frog. Only around 300 are known to exist.

    A skink species found only behind a West Coast pub; a native leech existing beneath a single rock on an isolated island.

    100,000 houses in a decade

    ANALYSIS: For now, the Government can build at 2.7 homes a day but that will need to ramp up to more like 33 a day.

    20062018. News. Image is screen-grab from 60 Minutes

Gail Denise Maney, who was also convicted of murder for ordering ...

    Is Gail Maney guilty or not?

    The podcast Gone Fishing pored over evidence in the case against Gail Maney. So now, the big question: Is she a murderer? Or not?

    stuff circuit

    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.


    Obama attacks Trump video

    Former US President Barack Obama: "We see much of the world threatening to return to a more dangerous, more brutal, way ...

    7:30 AM  Former US President urges people decry leaders caught lying and "just double down and lie some more".

    Angry bees turn on woman video

    A US cleaning lady went to her car to get a mop - and was attacked by a swarm of 80,000 bees.

    The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while ...

    Russian charged with spying video

    She served as a Russian agent while meeting US gun rights group the NRA and set up a back channel to Kremlin.


    Sweatshop or sustainable? video

    Some fashion industry workers can work for up to 14 hours with no breaks.

    A Wellington woman wants to expose modern-day slavery in the global fashion industry.

    His own podcast before 10 video

    Young Eli Smit interviews Kiwis in business to guide up-and-coming entrepreneurs towards success.

    Ashley Dodd had been trying to buy a house for five years before she was successful.

    Would-be sellers: Jump in video

    Don't think you'll get a better price in summer - and hold back on the DIY.


    Breadcrumbs app creates trail to secret spots

    Breadcrumbs app co-founders Brendan Platt, left, and Cameron Brodie hope new students in Wellington can settle into ...

    Two Wellington entrepreneurs have developed a digital trail of breadcrumbs to help people settle into a new city.

    Phone survives 300m drop from plane video

    Sarvinder Naberhaus was taking pictures in a US vintage plane. Then she dropped her phone.

    Most of the paintings inside Queen Nefertari's tomb are of her.

    Inside an Egyptian tomb video

    The beauty of an ancient Egyptian queen's tomb has been opened to all through virtual reality.


    Home is a railway viaduct

    Trainspotter's delight - this London house built alongside and beneath a 19th-century railway viaduct has come onto the ...

    When land is scarce, any site will do - this skinny London house for sale is half inside the viaduct.

    Straight hedges? No thanks.... gallery video

    The hedges in this Lyttleton garden grow in spectacular waves to match the harbour views beyond.

    This Queenstown cottage, believed to date back to the 1880s, was sold at auction last week for $3 million. The 986 ...

    Queenstown cottage sells for $3m video

    Family takes advantage of land shortage crisis by selling their holiday home of 75 years.

    life & style

    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.

    'No apologies' for fat-shaming

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

    Anne-Marie de Spa showcases the vaporiser and skin massage machines she had brought back with her from Belgium in 1964 ...

    50 years of Kiwi beauty video

    In 1964, this beautician made her own products using fresh fruit and veges.

    well & good

    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.

    Nicola Robinson's 'biggest regret'

    "I was just so ashamed of myself," revealed the model.

    Too much sugar - not sugar itself - puts us at an increased risk for certain cancers, say experts.

    Truth about sugar and cancer video

    Too much sugar - not sugar itself - puts us at an increased risk for certain cancers, say experts.

    food & wine

    Creamy seafood chowder

    Satisfy the soul with a bowl of creamy seafood chowder.

    Curl up with a bowl of this simple seafood chowder of a chilly night.

    Bake with the kids

    At a loss as to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays? Get them in the kitchen to bake a cake and some biscuits.

    Get your health in a glass

    14,000-year-old bread video

    nz farmer

    Egging our conscience

    The cage-free options in the the egg section of supermarkets is expanding rapidly.

    OPINION: The fairytale of cheap food has been based on ignoring animal suffering.

    Shane Jones keeps texts secret

    Shane Jones says 365 people backed his Fonterra attack - but he won't release the evidence.

    NZ companies join forces in China

    Few Kiwis fear biosecurity breach


    Depp settles suit with managers

    Johnny Depp has settled with the managers he claims left him broke.

    7:52 AM  Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits that put a spotlight on the actor's lavish lifestyle.

    Spinoff TV out of primetime

    The show has been pushed back and replaced in the earlier slot by Fail Army repeats, a matter of weeks after launching.

    The Block NZ's Chloe Hes, pictured with teammate Emily Blanchett, had to be saved after almost choking on a carrot.

    Medical scare on The Block

    The Block NZ contestant Chlo Hes was saved by a member of a rival team.


    Discover Russia's friendly side video

    Fans celebrate a Russian goal against Saudi Arabia.

    OPINION: Russia, and Russians, will make sense eventually. It just takes time, and patience, and vodka.

    NZ lodge that's close to heaven

    325 hectares, 60 staff, a 25-metre swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, and 100-odd cows.

    Airplane bathrooms weren't that big to begin with - and now they're getting even smaller.

    Plane toilets are getting smaller video

    8:13 AM  If the loo on your next US flight seems a bit snug, don't assume you've put on some extra kgs.


    Electric Mini for New Zealand? video

    The electric Mini will debut in 2019, exactly 60 years after the original was launched.

    BMW is building an electric Mini in China. Will we be getting it here? It seems very likely.

    Use antifreeze when it's warm?  video

    Stopping things freezing is only one of its important jobs.

    BMW i8 roadster demands attention. especially in this E-Copper finish.

    Electric BMW i8 puts on airs video

    Plug-in sports car has lost its roof, but gained so much more.

    stuff nation

    Here's what's wrong with nursing stuff nation

    I used to spend 15 minutes at the end of the day writing my notes and updating a care plan that no one ever looked at.

    I have been a nurse for 25 years. I can tell you the industry has soured - beds are filling up faster and nurses are stretched to breaking point.

    Croatia has war stories stuff nation

    I want these boys, refugees of a war they had no part in, to be able to realise their World Cup dreams.

    New Zealand needs an effective regime to detect and deter animal abusers, writes Gareth Hughes.

    Animals need an advocate stuff nation

    Animals can’t speak, can’t lay a complaint or defend their rights in a court of law – they need an advocate, writes Gareth Hughes.


    Tahs fear Highlanders 'ambush' video

    Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps says the Sydneysiders do not want to let their playoffs chance slip against the Highlanders.

    NSW skipper Nick Phipps wants to pay the 'hungry' Highlanders back for shock 2015 defeat.

    Phoenix player kept in dark

    1 min ago  Unwanted Phoenix player finds new home after club goes silent over his future in New Zealand.

    Former New Zealand rugby league legend Mark Graham will be inducted into the NRL Hall of Fame on August 1.

    Graham gets NRL HOF call

    Former Kiwis captain to be first New Zealander inducted into NRL Hall of Fame.


    Who recalls TVNZ's shameful past

    Jodie Whittaker's tenure in the Tardis will begin later this year.

    OPINION: That the state broadcaster's Master-plan doesn't even name a channel should concern those who remember how it used to treat the show,

    What makes a good boss?

    Sue Allen: "Being able to attract the right people, with the right skills, can make the difference between success and ...

    OPINION: Being a great place to work makes smart business sense.

    NZ faces historic choice

    Former Greens MP Kennedy Graham says: "If it is good enough for the German chancellor and the prime minister of Samoa to ...

    OPINION: We should join countries who have made aggression by leaders a crime.

    Political block better deal for KiwiSavers

    Ministers who direct where KiwiSaver money is invested risk being blamed if sharemarkets fall, and KiwiSaver account ...

    OPINION: Ministers risk political futures if they up the risk on KiwiSaver default funds in search of higher returns.

    good reads

    My heart is in Havana stuff nation video

    Horse and carts are still common in rural Cuba.

    Jim Tully goes to see the Caribbean island that is facing a new era with new leaders.

    The sideline surgeon

    In the surgical realm when Andy Malcolm isn't busy looking after his patients he's studying for his masters in surgical ...

    Rugby and urology may be unlikely team-mates but for Nelson surgeon Andy Malcolm they go hand in hand.

    Why is everybody striking?

    Striking nurses in Nelson. Other groups are expected to follow.

    After a decade of missing the spoils of a "rock star economy", lower paid Kiwis have had enough.

    When a mass shooter kills your husband

    Andre Chamblee and her late husband, John McNamara, at Christmas time circa 1997.

    One voice chokes out the words: "He's dead." The wailing gets louder. It is my wailing.

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    McVeagh a watershed moment

    Public service troubleshooter Margaret Bazley's independent review of Russell McVeagh was released on Thursday morning.

    OPINION: Here's to a future where women's safety is prized over men's reputations.

    Russell McVeagh apologies don't wash

    Alison Mau says Russell McVeagh management knew of sexual harassment allegations 15 years ago.

    OPINION: As more allegations swirl, law firm's mea culpa should be viewed with scepticism.

    Bad apples on the 24th floor video

    Russell McVeagh chairman Malcolm Crotty at the media conference.

    Bazley report blames alcohol for Russell McVeagh misbehaviour. Women say it's worse than that.

    Intern applications up despite scandal video

    Russell McVeagh senior partner Pip Greenwood confirmed intern applications were up this year.

    As protesters yelled "Me too" in the park below, a high number of applications were arriving at under-fire law firm Russell McVeagh.


    '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.

    The MP and the mountain video

    Russell says the mountain does not look much different from when it was first seen by people.

    Whenever she flies Labour MP Deborah Russell calls bags on the window seat.

    Rise and fall of a poodle president video

    Tai the poodle spent about two years as president of the Republic of Whangamomona.

    In 2003, Tai the poodle rose to power in the Republic of Whangamomona. Then came the "assassination attempt".

    Phone survives 300m drop from plane video

    The phone was found undamaged.

    Sarvinder Naberhaus was taking pictures in a US vintage plane. Then she dropped her phone.


    Confessions of an 'unmumsy' mum

    Mums' group are meant to be fun and supportive but that is not always the case.

    OPINION: When I ghosted my coffee group, I wanted to let them know 'it's not you, it's me'.

    'I cried': mums console Serena

    Serena Williams admits she cried over missing her daughter's first steps.

    Other parents were quick to comfort the tennis star after she missed one of her daughter's milestones.

    Solid food won't help babies sleep

    Giving babies solid foods early: do the cons outweigh the pros?

    As much as tired parents may want to believe a new study, giving babies solid food early won't improve their sleep.

    Parents name baby Abcde

    Lots of people want a unique name for their bub but is Abcde going too far? (File photo)

    Apparently, it's pronounced "Ab-si-dee" and it's actually fairly common in the US.

    kiwi traveller

    My heart is in Havana stuff nation video

    Horse and carts are still common in rural Cuba.

    Jim Tully goes to see the Caribbean island that is facing a new era with new leaders.

    Hooker Valley is a winter wonderland

    The start of the track meanders by Mt Sefton.

    Take the family on a proper white winter holiday, to beautiful Hooker Lake.

    Expat tales: French wine country

    Domaine Treloar.

    Rachel Treloar and her husband Jonathan run a wine estate in the Roussillon in the South of France.

    Readers' travel pics of the week

    The Pilgram Walk - Lisbon Portugal to Santiago husband and I walked through some amazing countryside in April ...

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