?The Daily News..Taste Of Taranaki in Piccadilly Circus...From left -Jon Beardmore and on right Andrew Aitken tucking ...

How to spot a Kiwi overseas

12:08 PM  We don't have to open our mouths to reveal our true origins. Sad, but true.

No parole for killer

Karla Cardno was killed in 1989 after being abducted off the streets of Taita.

12:19 PM  The man who killed teenager Karla Cardno has to stay behind bars until at least 2021.

Driveway car wash ban anger

11:06 AM  It's "one of the last joys of life before we are threatened with extinction", Napier man says.

Teen's blood found in accused's car

6 min ago  DNA on Venod Skantha's shoes almost certainly came from Amber-Rose Rush, court hears.

Auckland drivers aren't the worst video

12:17 PM  If you think it's bad in the big smoke, then think again.

Epilepsy drug switch reversed

12:23 PM  Pharmac backtracks on controversial drug changes after three deaths.

national

Jail for gang riot police assault

Several police officers were assaulted in the riot, although there was no evidence they were badly hurt (file photo).

11:58 AM  James Hemi Blythe smashed a police car with an iron post and assaulted an officer in a riot that locked down a suburb.

Nelson highways both cut

1 min ago  The two main highway routes into Nelson are now both closed after a new slip north of the city.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel and Te Marie Tau officially welcome Boochani to the city.

Author not seeking NZ asylum - for now video

11:57 AM  Emotional Behrouz Boochani says arriving in NZ was the first time he realised he had survived Manus.

climate change

Reducing your home's carbon footprint video

Drying your clothes outside can save you about $100 a year over using a tumble dryer.

11:20 AM  It's not just good for the environment, it can save you pots of money too.

Genter urges climate change action video

Annual highway repair costs have more than doubled over the past two years after four cyclones pummelled several regions of New Zealand.

Shane Jones sung Tutira Mai Nga Iwi before speaking to the crowd, appropriating the 50 Shades of Green slogan with ...

Jones calls farmers 'rednecks'

The outspoken minister described the protestors as "vitriolic" and "Ngāti Redneckery".

business

RNZ/TVNZ merger 'hypocritical'

Media 'plurality' could be threatened by RNZ, TVNZ merger, says National.

11:24 AM  National joins critics of public media proposal, with Government not yet ready for debate.

Dad's $7k bill to see son video

Josh has been involved in a drawn-out legal dispute to get access to his toddler. His is just one of many such stories.

An Auckland property trader, Peter Lee, has been warned over misleading claims by the Commerce Commission.

Property trader warned over misleading claims

Property trader claimed he could save vendors money in agent and marketing fees.

travel

NZ's craziest river adventure video

You'll head over rapids for 40-minutes.

Here's one of the things I really love about NZ: I keep stumbling across incredible adventures I didn't know existed.

Remote islands close

It's not every day a tourism board tells the tourists to stay away from the destination it promotes.

Singapore lies very close to the equator and is very hot and humid for most of the year.

The cons of life in Singapore stuff nation video

Kiwi expat Tom Wallace says while it's got a lot going for it, there are some serious downsides.

Former KiwiRail train driver Wayne Sullivan was driving a train on the night of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and managed ...

A night trapped on the tracks video

Caught between two tunnels, Wayne Sullivan kept one eye on the ocean, hoping it didn't "rush out".

Is Kaikōura still vulnerable?

Kaikōura was picked as a perfect "case study" four months before a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit.

Four months before the quake hit, researchers thought Kaikōura would be the perfect "case study". They were right.

Air NZ's greatest tragedy

At the heart of the story is Air New Zealand, one of our best-known and liked companies.

At 1.49pm, the 257 people in the airplane cabin had no idea they were about to die.

When Boomers stop working video

Frances Valintine says Boomers and Millennials are products of their time.

Boomers are filling many skill shortages but they won't be there forever.

The echoes of Erebus

The twisted wreckage from the crashed Air New Zealand DC10 plane litters the slopes of Mount Erebus.

Every time you step on a plane the legacy of Air NZ's worst crash is keeping you safe.

world

China grows first plant on Moon

China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe is carrying a biosphere containing seeds, fruit fly eggs and yeast.

10 min ago  On January 3, China's lunar probe landed on the far side of the Moon. A cotton seed it was carrying has just sprouted two leaves.

Mum's killer boyfriend a 'cunning' liar

Alfie Lamb's cries were ignored as he was crushed in the back seat of a car.

Laurent Simons in 2018, not long after he completed his high school studies.

Uni grad at 9

11:54 AM  Last year he finish high school, now 9-year-old Laurent has finished his electrical engineering degree.

property

Nelson house sales up 50 per cent

The Nelson/Tasman regions have both experienced positive sales volumes increases with Tasman recording a 19.4 per cent ...

8 min ago  The top of the south has joined a number of New Zealand regions experiencing an increase in house prices.

Developer seeks flyer creator

A $2000 reward is being offered to anyone who can identify the "mentally unstable terrorist" impersonating his company in flyers.

Two floors collapsed at Wellington's Statistics House during the 2016 quake and it had to be demolished.

Buildings which don't just save lives, but time

The merits of designing buildings which are not only safer but recover quicker from quakes.

homed

Daniel Boone would love it here video

This quaint log cabin in the woods can be yours for $799,000. It sits on 12.2ha and borders the Coromandel Forest Park ...

Gone bush - this enchanting log cabin, stream and waterfall could be yours for 200k under RV.

Reducing your home's carbon footprint video

11:20 AM  It's not just good for the environment, it can save you pots of money too.

Haden and Mel with Cian and Quinn.

The perfect second build gallery video

A wee rural block with chickens, another dog and some cats to complete the picture – that's the Bedggood family dream.

life & style

Harry and Meghan to skip royal Christmas

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with baby Archie, will spend Christmas with the duchess's mother,  Doria Ragland ...

11:57 AM  The royal couple and baby Archie will celebrate Christmas with Meghan's mum.

1 in 5 having unprotected sex

11:41 AM  New data shows Māori and Pacific people and those in most deprived areas are least likely to use any type of contraceptive.

Laurent Simons in 2018, not long after he completed his high school studies.

Uni grad at 9

11:54 AM  Last year he finish high school, now 9-year-old Laurent has finished his electrical engineering degree.

well & good

Undies for the greater good

Reemi founders Ashleigh Howan and Emily Au-Young, both 27, are passionate about improving the menstrual health of ...

Charity sells "innovative" underwear to Kiwi women in bid to solve Bangladeshi garment workers' period poverty.

Reasons you wake up tired video

Find out how these problems can be easily remedied

The ridiculous notion that all young, attractive nannies are out to seduce the fathers of their charges is outdated, ...

Live-in nanny concerns video

ADVICE: My daughter-in-law is away on business quite a bit and, often, it's just my son and the nanny alone together in the evenings.

food & wine

Is NZ paying more for Taco Bell?

Taco Bell is more expensive in New Zealand, but only just.

There are no 99c tacos on New Zealand's Taco Bell menu.

Fast food revamped at vegan market

Plant-based sausage rolls and pasties, dumplings and European desserts will be served alongside authentic Indonesian food at a humming all-vegan night market in Christchurch.

Off to see the world

New Plymouth's first rooftop bar

nz farmer

Fit pig a hit with the ladies video

Annabel Askin with her team's winning pig, Stephen Porking.

While other pigs were rolling in mud, this boar was training for his competition debut. And his hard work paid off.

Jones calls farmers 'rednecks'

The outspoken minister described the protestors as "vitriolic" and "Ngāti Redneckery".

Major rural real estate deal

Off to see the world

entertainment

Funny take on John and Yoko cover

Jameela Jamil arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. ...

12:00 PM  Jameela Jamil and Celeste Barber recreate the iconic cover and discuss body positivity.

Nick Jonas is against a reality show

Jobro reveals why a Jonas Brothers reality show is the worst idea ever.

"Don't listen to the news always – especially that report." said Kristian Alfonso, who plays Hope Williams Brady on the soap.

Is this the end of 'Days of Our Lives'?

11:09 AM  The entire Days of our Lives cast has been released, but this doesn't mean the end of the long running soap.

Bravo

Proof Tom Hanks is actually Mister Rogers

Image - E!

11:34 AM  Tom Hanks opened up in a new profile about why he's not necessarily Hollywood's nicest man.

From other woman to crowned Duchess: Inside Prince Charles and Camilla's epic love story

11:09 AM  For Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the long journey from England's most hated pair to blissful spouses began with her undeniable charm and a whole heaping of patience.

Shutterstock

Eminem on leaked lyrics

11:23 AM  A rep for Eminem responds to lyrics involving Chris Brown and Rihanna.

parenting

Baby gender check kit 'dangerous'

The IntelliGender prediction kit retails for $69 (on special) at Chemist Warehouse.

The Australian in charge of distributing the IntelliGender kit says he has never been told exactly how the test works, but he believes it is 90 per cent accurate.

'They won't take us seriously' video

Watch a Hutt Valley midwife's impassioned plea: 'Give us the equipment to do our job.'

Breastfeeding in pool puts baby at risk

The joy of gardening with your kids

oddstuff

Uni grad at 9

Laurent Simons in 2018, not long after he completed his high school studies.

11:54 AM  Last year he finish high school, now 9-year-old Laurent has finished his electrical engineering degree.

Rare condition causes your belly to brew alcohol

How can you get drunk without drinking alcohol?

Dagg of an idea

Forensic secrets from the grave video

technology

Smarter buds, band from Huawei

Huawei's FreeBuds 3 deliver studio-quality sound thanks to a high-precision, high-sensitivity 14mm dynamic driver and a ...

SPONSORED: Innovation from Huawei with new FreeBuds 3, Band 4.

Disney+ hits 10M subscribers in 1 day video

Disney + says it far exceeded expectations. Just not in New Zealand.

The tech giant confirmed that it will open a Los Angeles supermarket next year.

'Amazon's first grocery store'

The tech giant confirmed it will open a Los Angeles supermarket next year.

motoring

Ford's E-SUV will be a Mustang video

It's official: Ford's EV crossover will be called the Mustang Mach E.

Ford has announced that its all-electric SUV will wear the Mustang Mach E name.

Defender takes 007 off road video

It's only a short teaser, but both the new 007 movie and the Land Rover Defender look very good indeed in this new video.

Mazda still offers both traditional soft-top and Retractable Fastback (RF) body shapes.

Top Sports: Mazda MX-5 video

STUFF TOP CARS: Mazda's little MX-5 is still a giant among enthusiast drivers.

stuff nation

Oh, how very foolish I was stuff nation

Competing in happier times as I finish the Christchurch Marathon in 2019. The same can't be said for the 53km trail run.

OPINION: I was feeling confident, like I had this ultra marathon in the bag. But things quickly went downhill, literally.

Hybrid is a no brainer stuff nation

OPINION: Our trips to the gas station have halved and there's no drain on the grid as it recharges itself.

Casey Smith and his wife Molly.

Cancer made me infertile stuff nation

OPINION: I thought I'd finally seen the back of it, but 15 years later I found out cancer had taken one final thing from me.

sport

New-look All Whites lose

Callum McCowatt runs off to celebrate after scoring on his All Whites debut.

There was plenty to admire about the All Whites' performance in Dublin, but the Republic of Ireland proved too strong.

From 'average' to world champ finalist

The 1986 world champ says his fellow Kiwi has the goods to win tomorrow's final in Doha.

Nehe Milner-Skudder in action during his last All Blacks test in Japan last year.

All Black's contract jeopardy

Injuries still a concern for Nehe Milner-Skudder and Toulon could move to sign star Welsh fullback instead.

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Inside NZ's first Lego store video

Oliver Little gets up close at New Zealand's Lego Store.

Larger-than-life-sized Lego people, lifelong fans and an adult with a surprisingly large Lego collection.

How to survive a scooter crash video

Shoulder roll like a professional stunt double. Dayna Grant takes a tumble for the team and shows us how to fall off ...

Top stuntwoman demonstrates how to minimise injury if you're coming off a scooter at speed.

noted

Don't judge Cook by today's norms

Captain James Cook.

OPINION: Cook and his crew were the astronauts of their day and faced challenges of a similar scale, says Bill Ralston.

We’re still constructing leaky homes

From outside the building looks fine but peel back the cladding and the effects of leaky home syndrome are obvious. Even ...

The leaky homes problem is much larger than anyone has admitted – and it’s not over yet.

now to love

Adele reduces stress, study finds

Findings show listening to instrumental versions of some of Adele's chart-toppers helped to reduce drivers' stress by ...

Say 'hello' to the new way to relieve that rush-hour stress and frustration.

Unexpected guests on Charles' birthday

For his first birthday engagement, the future King attended a meeting with the British Asian Trust in Mumbai, who are ...

For his first birthday engagement abroad, the future King is in India with an unexpected pop-star.

homes to love

Old-school caravan's chic summer style

Trading their rain-soaked tent for an old-school caravan has been the ticket to holiday happiness and magical memories ...

Trading a rain-soaked tent for an old-school caravan has been the Reweti family's ticket to holiday happiness.

Most luxurious Akl homes for sale

These extravagant properties offer the most exclusive lifestyles while still being within an easy drive to Auckland's ...

These extravagant properties offer the most exclusive lifestyles while still being within an easy drive to Auckland's centre.

food to love

Easy guide to composting

Composting is a great way to avoid waste.

Compost is the best possible food for your plants and a practical way to manage kitchen waste.

Taranaki recyclers living off the land video

Ahu Ahu Beach Villas in Taranaki.

Ahu Ahu Beach Villas combine an artistic assemblage of recycled and rustic materials in a peaceful farm setting with sweeping coastal views.

beautyheaven

Humidity hair hacks

"Straight hair that has been blow dried or curled to add volume will lose that volume once it's exposed to humidity," ...

Does the humidity make your hair frizz? Here's some tips on how to keep your hair looking good this summer.

How much exercise is enough?

Don't have 30 minutes to spare? Try breaking up your workout into 10-minute blocks.

If you are new to exercise, start off by doing short workout sessions. Even 10 minutes is enough to gain benefits.

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

My sister married into the Mob

Westport writer Becky Manawatu (as a baby) with her sisters Nic and Tam.

My sister married a Mongrel Mob member more than 10 years ago. Rumour has it she wore a red and black dress. I was not invited.

Peters accepts Nat ministers didn’t leak

Former National ministers Anne Tolley and Paula Bennett, pictured, both deny in their evidence leaking information on ...

Winston Peters appears to accept two ex-ministers were not the source of the leak or responsible for it.

'Inappropriate' reaction to speech

Dr Allan Freeth from Environmental Protection Authority.

Surprise speech by school student at Environmental Protection Authority event led to apology letter labelled unnecessary.

tarana

'World's highest road' is terrifying

Khardung La Pass connects Leh to India's remote Nubra Valley.

"Has anyone gone over the edge?" I ask our suspiciously calm guide, Bhupesh. "Not so far."

I have to go to Aus to see my wife

Karthik Sundar and his wife Divya Gowthaman had to meet in Australia last month to spend time together as they are still ...

Karthik Sundar has to go to Australia every time he wants to spend time with his wife.

Terror attack memorial on hold

Federation of Islamic Associations NZ president Mustafa Farouk believes the plans are realistic.

One Muslim community leader has branded the $15 million plan "obscene''.

Agent faces ban over 'fake' jobs

Immigration advisor Peter Ryan.

Immigration agent selling 'fake' jobs to migrants now faces a lifetime ban, and possible criminal charges.

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