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'Cynical' Read misses training video

1 min ago  Scotland assistant coach accuses All Blacks skipper of unsportsmanlike play.

Robert Mugabe quits video

After Zimbabwean parliament launched impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, he announced his resignation.

7 min ago  Controversial Zimbabwe president to quit immediately after controlling the country for 37 years.

Kiwi dies in 'tragic accident' in UK

7 min ago  Friends help to raise thousands to bring body of New Zealand woman home.

'He was going to kill' video

Passenger steps in to stop vicious attack outside Upper Hutt railway station.

Dry November to get hotter video

Canterbury town heads for driest November and 39-day dry streak has just broken in Hastings.

Lorde turns down Stevie Nicks

Lorde has jumped the ditch, missing her date with "the queen of rock" Stevie Nicks.

national

Begging a 'human right' video

Tepi Amohia has lived on the streets a long time with his dog Sacha. He says he is following police instruction to sit ...

Beggars are "not stray animals" and have as much of a right to be in Christchurch's CBD as the rest of us, an advocate says.

Craig jury 'ignored directions'

They went their own way in awarding damages to Jordan Williams, lawyer says.

The massive bee swarm had locals ducking for cover.

Pukekohe's giant bee swarm video

Massive bee swarm forces shoppers to duck for cover.

Video

'Cynical' Read misses training

Scotland assistant coach accuses All Blacks skipper of unsportsmanlike play.

politics

$50 boost for students

The Government is making good on its promise of boosting student loans and allowances by $50 from the start of next year.

Cash-strapped uni students will have an extra $50 in their pockets from January 1.

A $75m budget blowout video

"Considerable issues" with Christchurch's delayed multimillion-dollar metro sports facility became clear nearly four months ago.

The PM has put her name in the hat for Secret Santa.

Secret Santa with PM

What would you get Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for Christmas?

world

Bali volcano erupting again

A grey plume began coming out from Mount Agung on Tuesday afternoon.

Mount Agung begins erupting less than a month after its alert status was downgraded.

Forced marriage claims denied

A man accused of forcing his daughter into an arranged marriage with a cousin is suing Australia's Channel Nine for defamation.

Suspicion falls on Boko Haram extremist group for suicide bombing that killed at least 50 people at mosque in ...

50 killed in mosque bombing

Teenage suicide bomber attacks worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers in northeastern Nigeria.

business

Southern supermarkets roll out

The $17m Prestons New World currently under construction in north east Christchurch.

5:00 AM  Foodstuffs is continuing to invest in its South Island network with new openings and refurbishments.

Most common ACC disputes

Thousands of ACC decisions are reviewed every year, but the state insurer usually wins.

Landlords who knew work was dicey but rented properties regardless could still be in the gun.

Door still open for rent refunds

Some landlords can breathe easier after court's rent refund decision - but not all of them.

technology

My life without a smartphone

Smartphones are making us forget how to have a conversation or sit and think without distraction.

Does owning a smartphone make my life better, or worse?

Tech that never took off

I reckon there's a lot of unused 3D glasses tucked within television cabinets in Kiwi homes.

British historian Hubert Humdinger on Queen Elizabeth: "She must eat human flesh to be so vivacious."

12 internet conspiracy theories

Among the craziest is that the Queen of England is a cannibal and Finland doesn't exist.

homed

Ikea: Could you do co-living?

Is this the future for all our cities in 2030? Ikea wants to know what you are prepared to compromise in terms of your ...

Battery people? Ikea wants to know how you are prepared to live in 2030 - it's not that far away.

A tiny house first in Melbourne

For the first time ever in the Australian city, a tiny house has sold under the hammer.

Artist Andrew Steel has hit the ground running in 2017.

Meet the maker: Andrew J Steel gallery video

2017 has been a big year for the street artist turned solo artist known for his iconic cartoon characters.

life & style

The hypocrisy of Lena Dunham video

Lena' actions, deliberate and calculated as they are, reflect and reinforce the much larger problem of how we choose ...

OPINION: We can't pick and choose who gets to be believed and who doesn't.

I survived 'thunderclap headache'

"It was an explosion in my head, so violent and so excruciating that I hit the floor."

While it is labelled as non-alcoholic, Countdown is restricting its sale to those over 18 years old.

Stores split on grape juice rule

Countdown felt forced to sell sparkling grape juice as alcohol, but other supermarkets won't follow suit.

well & good

How a stir fry can be dangerous

US researchers have found that making a stir fry could be bad for your health because, when the cooking oil and water in ...

The little bits of oil that shoot up from the pan can be hazardous if inhaled.

Warning about Legionnaires'

If your potting mix has been sitting out all year take care to cover your airways before using it.

Michelle Cave has had 14 brain surgeries over the last 10 years.

Mum's 14 brain surgeries

On bad days Michelle Cave finds it hard to remember things and stays in bed. That might last for a week.

food & wine

Welly's first French delicatessen

Director Olivier Schille (R), and assistant manager Tom Palmer (L) of La Petite France.

It's the first of its kind in the city and stocks everything a Francophile foodie could want.

Woman denied sale of grape juice

It was after 11pm and alcohol-free Lindauer Sparkling Grape is the same as booze, Countdown says.

DIY butter won't save money

The skinny on the flat white video

nz farmer

Strong rural women crucial - PM

Jacinda Ardern is singing praises for the hard-working women of rural New Zealand.

The work of rural women has won praise from politicians - including the Prime Minister.

Farms on sale but few takers

For a variety of reasons farmers want to sell, but there is little demand, especially for dairy farms.

Age woes for farming

Hogget on the menu

entertainment

Kiwis suck at MAFS

Brett Renall and Angel Fulljames were the only Kiwi couple to survive Married at First Sight.

Married at First Sight New Zealand was one of the franchise's least successful series in keeping couples together.

Bake Off judge splits from wife

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood asked for privacy during "very difficult time".

Padmavati's release in its native India has been delayed after the film became mired in controversy.

Calls for Bollywood star's head  video

The lead actress of upcoming Bollywood film Padmavati and the actor have both been subjected to death threats.

travel

Most luxurious way to see Ireland

The Belmond Grand Hibernian leaves the station.

Hop on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian train for a taste of the best from the Emerald Isle.

Best cities for expats

Auckland has come in at number 14, trailing Manama but beating Sydney and Paris.

Shoes on or off?

OK to take shoes off on a plane?

New study says most travellers say yes. An etiquette expert disagrees.

motoring

Stinger scratches RWD itch video

Flagship GT Sport V6 combines adaptive suspension with a lively limited-slip differential.

If you like your family sedan to do big skids, this new Kia could be for you.

A flying Roadster supercar? video

Tesla's Elon Musk causes a stir on Twitter by suggesting recently-unveiled supercar may soon be able to fly.

A recalled Takata airbag inflator. The faulty parts have been linked to at least 18 deaths worldwide.

Honda seeks Facebook help

Japanese carmaker to use social media site's custom audiences tool to find owners with defective Takata airbags.

stuff nation

Don't use te reo to trash heritage stuff nation

Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard reads out the new prayer in Parliament.

For nearly 170 years our Parliament has opened each session with a Christian prayer. Last week, the new Speaker unilaterally ditched it.

Your Auckland property CV stuff nation

Whether the property valuations have you celebrating or commiserating, we want to hear your story.

Oscar chilling on the couch at Pucci Doggy Daycare.

Oscar the swimming dog stuff nation

Oscar is always the first one to dive in the paddling pool at doggy daycare.

sport

Wales suffer injury blow

An abdominal injury will keep Wales wing Liam Williams out of the test against the All Blacks.

5:06 AM  Versatile Wales back Liam Williams ruled out of All Blacks clash with abdominal injury.

Single scull showdown looms

5:08 AM  OPINION: A battle between Mahe Drysdale and Robbie Manson could be troublesome for Rowing NZ.

A dejected Shaun Johnson trudges off Westpac Stadium after the Kiwis' loss to Fiji.

Johnson sorry for comments

"I f***ed up," the rattled Kiwis playmaker admitted.

opinion

The hypocrisy of Lena Dunham video

Lena' actions, deliberate and calculated as they are, reflect and reinforce the much larger problem of how we choose ...

OPINION: We can't pick and choose who gets to be believed and who doesn't.

How not to sexually harass 

Has the #MeToo movement killed the office Christmas party?

OPINION: Still not sure how to act around female colleagues at the Christmas party? This should clear it up.

Kiwis: losers who didn't try

Adam Blair's performance was one of the weirdest in sport.

OPINION: Adam Blair seemed off his head. How was that "not a negative"?

Help for homeless shouldn't include cash

Tom Moke says he estimates about half of the street beggars in Christchurch's streets are not homeless.

OPINION: Altruism is not misguided, it is merely misdirected.

special projects

'Just call it a terrible accident'

Prayer Ready

When Prayer Ready died, the Gloriavale leadership rallied around.

SH1: The broken road

The SH1 south of Clarence. Tourists are still driving all the way to Clarence before they realise the road is closed.

NZ’s main road will soon be whole again. Everyone's counting the days.

The Diamond Lil story

Marcus Craig, aka Diamond Lil, became well-known in New Zealand for his performance of standup comedy with musical ...

Were child-sex charges against a legendary Kiwi entertainer really just 'filthy lies'?

Where will the people go?

Kiribati

It was strip mined by Kiwis, now our Pacific neighbour is drowning.

Too high, too late, two dead

Nicole Sutton and Hiroki Ogawa

Two climbers, two nights ... and the desperate search to reach them.

Killer chemicals: Part 1

05092017 News: Chris Skelton
Anika Tuhiwai

Inside NZ's synthetic cannabis crisis.

Killer chemicals: Part 2

05092017 News: Chris Skelton
Michael (need to find out last name)

Conversations with a grieving mum and a former dealer.

good reads

Manson's last insane act

Charles Manson initially wanted to be a pimp.

He used murder to become famous, then what he did with his forehead itched our consciousness to the end.

Manson's most-famous victim

Sharon Tate was 26 and eight-months pregnant when she was killed by followers of Charles Manson.

The star of one of 1967's top box-office hits, the 26-year-old was also one-half of a celebrity power couple.

Secrets of the deepest ocean

Kiwi freediver William Trubridge.

What's it like to dive 100 metres below the ocean's surface? Kiwi world champion freediver William Trubridge explains.

A gold mine and a mystery death

Martinus Beanal, right, at his work.

The Papuan man was just trying to get home. Police say he was killed in the jungle, but his body's nowhere to be found.

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Secret Santa with PM

The PM has put her name in the hat for Secret Santa.

What would you get Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for Christmas?

The shield hoax fizzle

An effort to ignite rugby fans into panic that the Ranfurly Shield had been burned largely failed to fire.

It was rugby sacrilege and fortunately the burning of the Ranfurly Shield was a hoax.

Bees swarm town centre video

Bees swarm into Pukekohe's town centre.

Massive bee swarm forces shoppers to duck for cover.

High on a hill a lonely goat's heard...

A goat, not to be confused with a tramper (file photo).

Trampers thought they heard a man yelling for help and urged rescuers to "bleat it" to the scene.

Parenting

Scouts: Don't make girls hug

Girls should be given the space to decide how they want to show affection.

Girl Scouts of America tells parents not to force daughters to hug or kiss anyone - even at Christmas.

No more oranges at kid's sport

We don’t need encourage or justify the idea that it’s OK to have junk food just because they participated in sport.

ADVICE: We don’t need encourage or justify the idea that it’s OK to have junk food just because they participated in sport.

'This almost never happens'

What do you do when the 'tragedy that almost never happens' happens?

Most pregnancies end with a newborn in a nursery. Mine ended in a funeral home.

Booze OK while breastfreeding

Research shows new mums are being smart about alcohol intake.

Research shows new mums are being smart about alcohol intake.

kiwi traveller

Ask an expert: Brazil

You could spend a full day visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Manaus, the gateway to the Amazon, is one of the must-visits on a short trip to Brazil.

Insider tip: Singapore

You'll find some of Singapore's best independent shops on Haji Lane.

The small city-state packs a punch on the holiday front.

Aotearoa's animal magnetism

A kea hides in the bush in Fiordland after Liz Carlson caught him trying to eat the windshield wipers on her car.

New Zealand's missing the big cats and polar bears, but the country has its own unique creatures.

20kg gone: facing my 'skinny guy' fear

He ate pizza for 222 days in a row last year, in an attempt to get fit eating the "most sinful food imaginable".

Backpacker Richard Meadows shed 1kg a week in his first months of travelling.

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