Massive fires are bearing down on Sydney in what's expected to be the worst fire danger ever seen.

Live: 'Catastrophic' Aus bushfires

7:07 AM  Massive fires bear down on Sydney in what's expected to be worst fire danger ever seen.

'I don't want to be here'

Lawyer Ron Mansfield will continue cross-examining the witness on Tuesday.

Witness who was "terrified" by the man accused of murdering Grace Millane wept at the prospect of returning to court.

'Leave now': Aus fire warning video

Residents are urged to evacuate, with unprecedented hot and windy conditions forecast.

How system favours Boomers video

Kiwis aged 55 to 75 are worth $744b, but we created hurdles to stop youth getting there.

Why Gatland turned down ABs

7:40 AM  Warren Gatland reveals he declined the opportunity to apply to coach the All Blacks.

Grand Designs' DIY disaster video

Smiles at the start, but nightmare self build sees entire house come apart at the seams.

national

Winter 'snaps back' with 0°C

Central Otago's  Alexandra was feeling the cold this morning.

7:23 AM  Summer might be 18 days away, but it was a pretty cold start for many today.

Homes not agent's to sell

Real estate agent suspended and fined after she tried to sell properties without homeowners' permission.

Councillor Nicola Young says revived usage of the Wellington flag and coat of arms could help foster a sense of "civic ...

Time to revive the Wellington flag?

Some Wellington City Councillors want the Wellington flag flying again.

climate change

Conference 4 Climate held in Wellington

Climate activist and recently-elected councillor Sophie Handford spoke at the conference, saying the people who've done ...

A public-led approach could fight climate change in a new way.

Professor rubbishes Rush's submission

Climate scientist alleges "complete fantasy" and "out by a factor of 10" on his own student, Wellington City Councillor Sean Rush.

While lithium-ion batteries appear to be the leading technology to help mitigate the effects of climate change, they're ...

Why I built my own battery video

ANALYSIS: Humans need rechargeable batteries, but the ones we've got won't do. I'm on a mission to change that.

business

Angry about happy cows

Ben & Jerry's claim their milk is produced by "happy cows" in Vermont under their "caring dairy" programme.

6:29 AM  OPINION: People get very unhappy when you start making claims about cows' happiness.

Aramco shares stained with blood

OPINION: Buying Aramco shares is a vote for a regime that conducts crucifixions.

Sonia Tafilipepe with Arnold Schwarzenegger at a real estate industry conference.

Homes not agent's to sell

Real estate agent suspended and fined after she tried to sell properties without homeowners' permission.

travel

Watch: Plane skids off runway video

None of the passengers on board were injured.

8:01 AM  Icy conditions at Chicago O'Hare International Airport causes plane to slide off runway.

See inside Arctic bound airship video

Just $100,000 will get you one of 16 spots on the Airlander 10's 36 hour journey.

Security are called onto the plane.

Evacuation over toilet intruder video

7 min ago  According to the Spanish airline Vueling, the man was attempting to use a fake passport.

Fiona Shennan listens to Mindy Decker [centre], the recipient of their son Jamie's heart.

Organ recipient: 'It's our heart' video

Jamie Shennan had been dead for a year when his parents heard his heart beat in the chest of a stranger.

'Am I married to a murderer?'

Maria Collins, widow of Captain Jim Collins, during the Erebus Commission of Inquiry November, 1980.

Maria Collins remembers when she was told her husband’s plane had crashed into Mt Erebus.

Rape survivor reclaims power

Malcolm Rewa's ninth rape victim, Rhonda McHardy has reclaimed her power.

Two brave women chose to tell their stories in full daylight.

Oceans haunted by ghost nets

Jessica Desmond, oceans campaigner for Greenpeace New Zealand.

Abandoned fishing gear, the equivalent weight of more than 50,000 double decker buses, estimated to be choking the world's oceans.

A life at low volume video

Ricky McLeod.

Ricky McLeod, who spends his days in a secluded warehouse, talks about his life of segregation so others can get help.

world

Plane evacuated over toilet intruder video

Security are called onto the plane.

7 min ago  According to the Spanish airline Vueling, the man was attempting to use a fake passport.

Aus bushfires: 'I'm not leaving'

6:51 AM  In the final hours before the extreme bushfire approaches her fence line, Sue Clarke is preparing.

None of the passengers on board were injured.

Watch: Plane skids off runway video

8:01 AM  Icy conditions at Chicago O'Hare International Airport causes plane to slide off runway.

property

Feeling the small town squeeze

Demand for property in Featherston has skyrocketed in recent years.

What a difference five years makes to property and rental prices in a place like Featherston.

For sale, with explosives warning video

'Dynamite' Waikato property comes with massive catch - possible explosives and asbestos.

The Real Estate Institute says the Southland region iks the best-performing region for investors, with the ...

Southland a property investment star video

If you want a property investment with a good return, you might do well to look to Southland.

homed

Christchurch gang pad for sale

The Hells Angels moved into this Christchurch property, which was previously tenanted by Devils Henchmen for more a ...

Hells Angels are riding off, but next door they're gutted to lose "lovely" neighbours.

How to save big time on flowers video

Here's the secret to doubling the life of your cut flowers, which is like getting them half price.

'You just feel so much pride that it's just as much of an experience being in it as being out of it,' says owner Leanne ...

Dog inspires luxe camper conversion video

Tired of leaving Colin the schnauzer at home when they went on holiday, one couple decided to build their own "bach-on-wheels".

life & style

The deadly and unknown PMDD

A little-known hormone-related condition affecting up to 8 per cent of people with periods is sometimes mistaken for ...

3 min ago  A little-known hormone-related condition affecting up to 8 per cent of people with periods is sometimes mistaken for bipolar disorder and incorrectly treated.

A sense of purpose can aid sleep video

ADVICE: Two US studies have shown there's a correlation between the two.

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Cup Day preview. Lee and Sarah Kenny following their foray to several ...

Cup Day fashion for under $50 video

Thousands can be spent on a Cup Day outfit, but can you achieve glam on an op shop budget?

well & good

Running aids weight drop

Australian police officer Kathie Alonso has lost 52kg since she started running in 2016.

Queenstown Marathon participants Kathie and Jose Alonso have lost 67kg between them after starting running three years ago.

Award-winning perspectives

An unusual upbringing and a low boredom threshold helped create NZ's most exciting drone photographer.

You should say Yes to stress. But the right kind only.

Why you should say yes to stress video

Exposing ourselves to the ‘right’ stressors can make us more resilient to the ‘bad’ kind.

food & wine

Japan festival returns to the Hutt video

Miho Maeda has been performing tea ceremonies since she was 3 years old, learning by watching her father at home in Japan.

Immerse yourself in culture this Sunday as Hutt Japan Day fills the city with life.

Tuck into a beefy Bolognese feast with feta

Serve up with crumbled feta cheese.

Chocolate churro cake

Fish sliders with Yucatan pickle

nz farmer

Farmer debt only just beginning

The Farm Debt Mediation Bill is scheduled to have its second reading on Tuesday.
If it becomes law, it will require ...

Warnings that financial pressure on the rural sector can not be underestimated is only likely to get worse.

Gloomy picture painted for Southland

A Dairy NZ report says the country's GDP could fall by $6 billion if the Government implements the Essential Freshwater Package.

Farm sales drying up

'Happy ending' for 1000 hens

entertainment

An uncomfortable bedtime story video

Hilary Barry launched into an enthusiastic version of The Moon and Farmer McPhee.

6:37 AM  Hilary Barry and Jeremy Wells read children's stories. What happened next "crossed the line".

Jennifer Aniston's Friends tribute

The actress pays tribute to "iconic show with iconic cast and iconic haircut" in charming People's Choice Awards speech.

Image-E!

Pink: 'Stop fighting each other'

The singer delivers an inspiring speech while accepting the People's Champion at the 2019 PCAs.

Bravo

Ava and Deacon Phillippe just proved they are Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's twins

Charley Gallay/Getty Images

4 min ago  Ava and Deacon Phillippe look exactly like a young Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe in a new Instagram picture. See the sweet sibling snap here.

Paris Hilton's new word for living your best single life is so hot

Paris Hilton has a new word for living your best single life and it’s so hot. Learn more about the DJ and model’s mindset as she prepares to kick off a new year.

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Watch Pink’s daughter Willow Adorably crash her 2019 People’s Choice Awards photoshoot

8:04 AM  Pink's daughter Willow adorably crashed her 2019 People's Choice Awards photoshoot at Sunday's show. See the sweet moment here.

parenting

Mum admits to trolling fellow bloggers

Users suspected Hooper was behind the scathing account  when some noticed she was on holiday in St Lucia at the same ...

She used a fake name to spread the rumours. Even her husband was a target.

Ban the fireworks already

OPINION: What other national event requires fire crews to be on stand by for an entire night?

Fantasyland: the concrete jungle of our dreams

'Guilt' over C-section after 22-hour labour

oddstuff

'Dead' inmate fulfils life sentence

A US court has ruled against Benjamin Schreiber, a convicted killer, who says he "died" during a medical emergency and ...

Benjamin Schreiber is very much alive. But that hasn't stopped him from arguing that he died four years ago.

Tabby wipes out dotterel nests video

A lone cat is on its way to single-handedly wiping out a second generation of banded dotterels on the shores of Wellington Harbour.

The ultimate Movember fundraiser

'Typical Brits': Riding out a storm

technology

Gun-detecting cameras 'effective'

The technology uses artificial intelligence algorithms to identify objects such as knives and guns with 99 per cent ...

The cameras can recognise threats in less than three seconds, the developer says.

Why I built my own battery video

ANALYSIS: Humans need rechargeable batteries, but the ones we've got won't do. I'm on a mission to change that.

Wellington-based tech firm Volpara is helping save lives around the globe with its revolutionary breast imaging ...

Technology tackles breast cancer video

More than 600 women die from breast cancer each year - could AI tech reduce that number?

motoring

Top Interior: Audi e-tron video

The future is here: virtual mirrors are a fascinating e-tron option.

7:00 AM  STUFF TOP CARS: Audi's posh electric SUV is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside.

Five stars of the Tokyo motor show video

Weird, wonderful and even some relevance was on display at this year's Tokyo motor show. Here are our five picks.

The e-tron is Audi's first pure-electric vehicle. It's been polished to an incredibly high degree.

Top Luxury SUV: Audi e-tron video

6:57 AM  STUFF TOP CARS: Audi's e-tron plugs into pure on-road refinement and quality.

stuff nation

Your memories of Erebus stuff nation

White Silence is a podcast from Stuff and Radio NZ on the Erebus disaster, Air New Zealand's darkest hour.

We want to hear your stories and what you remember of the day of the Air New Zealand Erebus disaster.

Guy Fawkes: Back to basics stuff nation

OPINION: Do primary-aged kids even know what they are celebrating? I doubt it.

"I remember telling Mum I was hungry and Mum saying that dinner was coming - even though she knew it wasn't. " (FILE PHOTO)

How I realised we were poor stuff nation

OPINION: My parents hadn't eaten in nearly three days so that we could. Dinner wasn't coming.

sport

Subbed Ronaldo storms off

Cristiano Ronaldo was replaced by Paulo Dybala early in the second half.

6:41 AM  ​Juventus striker didn't like being taken off, storming down tunnel and leaving the stadium before final whistle.

How SBW's mega deal impacts NRL

Departing All Black's mega contract with Super League's Toronto Wolfpack could be a game-changer for the NRL.

England's Jonny Bairstow swore loudly after being dismissed by Jimmy Neesham during the Super Over.

Bairstow punished for swearing

6:48 AM  England star handed one demerit point by ICC after using "an audible obscenity" during series-clinching T20.

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The scary cost of Halloween video

Lily Wikiriwhi, of Grey Lynn School, hits the streets on Halloween night.

Between the costumes, decorations and lolly wrappers, Halloween creates a monster amount of rubbish.

Two-weeks on a toilet-free boat video

James Riley gets to the bottom of what life was like for Captain Cook's crew.

There were 96 men, one wooden hole and a rope for toilet paper on The Endeavour.

noted

Cancer lab's uncertain future

Professor Bill Wilson, Emeritus Professor Bruce Baguley, and retiring Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre director ...

Three scientist retire from the country’s most successful cancer drug discovery laboratory and now there are questions over its future.

Abortion risky for Kiwis overseas video

Thousands of girls, some wearing red skirts and plastic ovaries, demonstrated in Lima, Peru, on International Women's ...

Coping with an unwanted pregnancy is tough enough when you're in NZ. But what if you're travelling solo and in Peru?

now to love

Meghan's Kiwi ruby earrings

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of ...

The London-based, New Zealand born designer is one of Meghan's favourites.

Renee Wright: 'Health is everything'

'When you have children there's so much on the line – and as a mum you want to be there for them,' says Renee Wright.

After a challenging year, the TVNZ weather forecaster says she's focusing on what matters most.

homes to love

Modern update to family home

BAUER IMAGE - It’s a house that’s been cherished by her family for three generations – and this homeowner has ensured ...

It’s a house that’s been cherished by her family for three generations – and this homeowner has ensured it’ll be loved for many years yet.

Inside a chic kitchen

How a cost-conscious couple designed, built and decorated an open-plan kitchen themselves using kitset cupboards.

This cost-conscious couple designed, built and decorated an open-plan kitchen themselves using kitset cupboards.

food to love

This weekend's garden tasks video

Very hungry monarch butterfly caterpillars.

Plant kūmara, enjoy your roses and get ready to feed hungry monarch butterfly caterpillars.

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.

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

Dirty secret in migration debate

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand First cabinet minister Shane Jones appear to be at logger heads over migration.

OPINION: We treat migrants as 2nd-class citizens, let them be exploited, then throw them away.

The saint of Tall Ferns shooters

Tall Fern shooting guard Brooke Blair knows how important it is to get girls into basketball – a kid who hated school, ...

At five, Brooke Blair followed her sisters onto a basketball court and "beat all the boys"; now she's shooting for the Olympics.

Starving chickens at free-range farm

It's estimated 6000 chickens were packed into a space that would normally have 1000.

Thousands of chickens were kept in overcrowded shipping containers, infested with lice and mites.

tarana

NZ academic to serve on world forum council

Professor Guna Magesan.

A New Zealand academic and community leader has been invited to serve on the governing council of a world economic body.

Singh bags double for Bayern II

All Whites star Sarpreet Singh has scored four goals and made five assists for Bayern Munich II this season.

All Whites midfielder continues to impress for German giants' second team, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win.

New T20I bowling record

India's Deepak Chahar has claimed the best-ever T20I bowling figures, with 6-7.

India's Deepak Chahar has launched himself into the record books with stunning six-for.

Visa delays wreak havoc

Visa processing delays mean some South East Asian visitors don't make it through the departure gates.

Slow processing of holiday South East Asian visitor visas is costing some agents dearly as travelers cancel their holidays.

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