A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland - believed to be Mo Robinson - had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

39 bodies found in container in UK

7:59 AM  What we know about man arrested on suspicion of murder after dozens of bodies found.

Live: Fire caves in roof

Fire crews examine the damage to SkyCity Convention Centre  as the blaze continues.

SkyCity convention centre roof partially caved in, while news emerges central city roads could remain closed for days.

Pursuit crash passenger's video

Teen in the car that struck and killed a man while fleeing police says the group is "lucky" to live.

If the Alpine Fault ruptures

7:03 AM  Everyone in the South Island will feel it. After that, you're on your own.

Why ABs look so fresh

ANALYSIS: Team that played England last year was out on its feet compared to RWC.

Govt sets farmer emission deadline

7:26 AM  Farmers get five years to sort out farm gate emissions - or Government will do it for them.

rugby world cup

Live: ABs team naming

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has been nursing a slight calf injury but is expected to start against England.

8:00 AM  Steve Hansen names his 23 for Saturday's do-or-die clash with Eddie Jones' England in Yokohama.

Boks condemn spying video

7:50 AM  South Africans have their say as English media lightheartedly suggest "invisible" Richie McCaw may be the culprit.

Ben Youngs came that close to defeating the All Blacks for a second time last occasion he faced them.

Beating ABs in Youngs' blood

8:00 AM  For Eddie Jones' standout scrum-half. beating New Zealand on the big rugby stage is in his DNA.

national

Fight to put out fire continues

Firefighters expected to put the fire out by Wednesday evening but it continues to burn.

7:28 AM  Specialist rescue workers are joining the fight to put out a large inferno at the SkyCity Convention Centre.

'Am I being poisoned?'

Normally hectic streets were all but empty, as people pressed scarves and masks to their faces.

Renders of what the Super Fund's vision of light rail in Auckland will look like, including raised tracks and a tunnel ...

Light rail is bigger than Auckland

Light rail isn't really about Auckland at all, it's about a series of bad choices that have shaped our entire dysfunctional economy.

climate change

Will volcanoes destroy climate efforts?

There is evidence for catastrophic climate change from protracted volcanic eruptions in the past, but since the 1950s ...

As we think about about reducing our carbon footprint, is it true that a volcano eruption for a few weeks will make all our efforts null and void?

More flights baffles experts video

Despite messages to reduce air travel, Wellington Airport is planning for 25 per cent more flights by 2040.

A little spotted kiwi. The sub-species has a distinctively short bill.

A tough climate for kiwi

Several kiwi died from dehydration during a drought on a predator-free island. It could become more common as the world warms.

business

Fire won't threaten pokie deal

The focus now is "to get the phoenix out of the ashes", SkyCity CEO Graeme Stephens said.

5 min ago  Machines granted in return for convention centre already in place.

Yellow listings out of date

Several regional directories feature listings for businesses that no longer exist.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrates his election victory with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. Trudeau's ...

Real housing fixes don’t win elections

OPINION: Election season in Canada and Australia brought a bumper crop of housing fixes. They won’t work but they do help to win elections.

travel

London trip 'absurdly expensive' video

While Air NZ has sentimental appeal, many Kiwis have been opting for cheaper alternatives to London for some time.

Kiwi travellers are sad to see the national carrier's service scrapped - but most aren't surprised.

End of era: Air NZ axes London video

Up to 130 jobs lost as national carrier axes London flights after 36 years.

Lounging in a 1st class seat on Air New Zealand Jumbo in 1984.

First Air NZ flights to London video

It was named the 'Ritz Of The Skies' - the first Boeing 747-200 from Auckland to London in 1982.

YouTube has been criticised for a perceived failure to stem the flow of extremist content on its platform.

Blocking the unblockable

How does the Chief Censor cope when hundreds of potentially harmful videos are uploaded every day?

A tough climate for kiwi

A little spotted kiwi. The sub-species has a distinctively short bill.

Several kiwi died from dehydration during a drought on a predator-free island. It could become more common as the world warms.

How light rail could look video

Renders of what the Super Fund's vision of light rail could look like, including raised tracks and a tunnel under Queen St.

Under Queen St, over Mt Eden, trains without drivers: These plans formed part of the secretive bid from the Super Fund to build Auckland's light rail.

Labour's euthanasia vote worries

Most Labour MPs support euthanasia. But they could well oppose a referendum on the topic.

ANALYSIS: Most Labour MPs support euthanasia. But they could well oppose a referendum on the topic.

Monuments, memories, men of action

The Captain Cook statue in Victoria Square, Christchurch, honoured 'a man of strong character'.

A look back at the celebration of Captain Cook in 1969 shows how much has changed in NZ in five decades.

world

Diplomat's Trump testimony 'shocking'

US President Donald Trump maintains he has done nothing wrong.

Top US diplomat says Trump held back military aid from Ukraine unless they agreed to investigate political rivals.

Tourist dead after zipline 'snapped'

Witnesses heard a "blood-curdling" scream as tourists in Australia fell 16 metres from a broken zipline.

Protests have been ongoing for months.

HK government withdraws extradition bill

Hong Kong authorities formally withdraw controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protests.

property

Pine Valley 'paradise' for sale

Valerie Mapp said they would remain in Pine Valley for the community and peaceful lifestyle.

Lloyd and Valerie Mapp are about to turn the page on their "story of human endeavour", and enjoy life while they're at it.

Property battle ends in court

Unpaid rent for land occupied by a historic Dunedin property has led to a legal scrap and a new owner.

Hundreds of major buildings have been found to have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel.

How we'll build better buildings

OPINION: The engineering industry is committed to learning from past mistakes.

homed

DIY rammed-earth challenge video

Rochelle and Joel Payne of Beachlands are building a rammed-earth house to comply with Living Building Challenge ...

7:32 AM  Building the home of your dreams is all about sacrifice, and that includes no hot water.

$490 for life in 'new' Christchurch

The city location makes for a wonderful family lifestyle even if the area is ''a little boujee''.

Stephen King's house in Bangor Maine is a Victorian manor that is set to be turned into a museum and writers' retreat.

Stephen King opens IT mansion

The Victorian manor in Maine that inspired IT will soon be home to five lucky new writers.

life & style

I tried online dating in my forties

Kiwis are embracing online dating.

''It was kinda cool the day I turned up at the office with a pash rash and my boss and workmates fell about the floor laughing.''

'I'm not pregnant, this is how I look'

OPINION: Georgia Love shouldn't have to defend or suck in her tummy - and neither should you.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06:  Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on ...

Wedding dress gets its own hotel room

Jennifer Lawrence's Dior wedding gown got its own lavish suite to keep it in pristine condition ahead of the ceremony.

well & good

Yoga not suitable for school - Bishop video

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan sent out a letter in mid October, warning that yoga was "not of Christian origin" and said it ...

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says that Yoga and Mindfulness will not bring children closer to God.

Why homemade muesli bars rule

With this recipe, you can tackle different dietary requirements and make them for half-the-price of store-bought ones.

Bear Grylls is sure a moustache will keep you warm in the Arctic.

'If you had a moustache, you would survive' video

Growing a moustache can keep you warm if you're naked in the Arctic, according to Bear Grylls.

food & wine

Prosecco bottles recalled

Bottles of Brown Brothers limited edition King Valley Prosecco Ros? may crack when opened.

Some Brown Brothers Prosecco Rosé bottles have been recalled because the bottle may break when opened.

Chain trials a new round pizza box

The pizza box has been the same for decades, but one chain is trialing a new, greener, leaner delivery disc.

Accolades for Taranaki brewers

Sparkling future at Brightwater

nz farmer

Farmers can expect $127 for lambs

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman Andrew Morrison, left, and chief executive Sam McIvor at the Southern South Island ...

China is the biggest market for beef and sheep meat.

Pine Valley 'paradise' for sale

Lloyd and Valerie Mapp are about to turn the page on their "story of human endeavour", and enjoy life while they're at it.

Focused on the trial

Record fine for dairy company

entertainment

English DJ revealed for Northern Bass

Andy C returns to Northern Base.

8:00 AM  The drum and bass icon will perform with MC Tonn Piper at this year's Northern Bass festival.

Jay-Jay reveals mystery romance video

7:40 AM  The radio host says her secret love is finally coming to New Zealand - and she's taking him on a roadie.

The new trio: Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel and Matt Preston will soon join forces on Plate of Origin.

MC judges team up with MKR's Manu

7:52 AM  Preston and Mehigan quit MasterChef amid rumours of a money row, and now they're back.

parenting

Birthing an All Black

New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between New ...

Our family, like many others around New Zealand, have been getting into the spirit of the Rugby World Cup being held in Japan.

Mum keeps adoption secret

OPINION: When Cathy's sister learned their mother was keeping Cathy's adoption a secret, she was horrified.

Meghan Markle support grows video

Meghan's 'not OK' a gamechanger

oddstuff

Rubbish weather in New Plymouth - literally

Rubbish and Recycling bins have been blowing over on Wednesday with the high winds.

Streets in New Plymouth were left covered in rubbish on Wednesday after strong winds sent recycling and food scrap bins, and their contents, flying.

Predators unwelcome at trap library

Want to trap a possum, or stoat? Go to your trap library.

Famed Titirangi chickens rounded up

Man's gut starts making beer

technology

We'll miss Three when it's gone

Channel Three and Newshub are up for sale.

OPINION: Is technology helping us, or creating more problems? Read the comments, listen to your friends, and think.

Blocking the unblockable

How does the Chief Censor cope when hundreds of potentially harmful videos are uploaded every day?

Looks the same, but more of everything underneath: larger petrol engine, bigger battery.

Outlander PHEV powers up video

Making its best-selling PHEV more powerful, less thrifty makes perfect sense, says Mitsubishi New Zealand.

motoring

Reporter climbs on car, loses job video

Reporter Angle Cardenas relaxing on the boot of a valuable 1950s Thunderbird. All in a day's work.

7:30 AM  Reporter said he felt like a 'kid in a candy store' around 1950s classics. Then he behaved like one.

Mazda's sporty EV-SUV revealed video

Cross a compact SUV with the RX-8 sports car and you might get the MX-30, Mazda's first-ever pure-EV.

Shortlist contenders span a variety of vehicles shapes and sizes. And powertrains.

EVs shine in NZ Car of the Year video

Three plug-in models chosen for Kiwi Car of the Year contention by independent panel of experts.

stuff nation

The anxiety of growing up poor stuff nation

"Poverty was this hidden, shameful thing. I became good at lying, because I didn’t want my Dad to get in trouble." (File ...

OPINION: 'Aren't you cold?' people would ask. I was freezing, but I didn't have a jacket. And I didn't want to admit it.

Ratings or mental health issue? stuff nation

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

About 183,000 – or 16 per cent –  of children currently live in poverty before housing costs are deducted.

Growing up in poverty in NZ stuff nation

We want to hear how hard financial times have affected your outlook on life.

sport

McCaws touch down in Tokyo

“We made it to Tokyo and will sleep well tonight," Gemma McCaw wrote on Instagram.

Cup keeps Richie and Gemma McCaw's daughter busy on the way to rugby's showpiece event.

'Bit weird' to see Heinz

Willi Heinz played more than 50 games for the Crusaders and Canterbury, but will now face old team-mates on the big world stage.

Ben Youngs came that close to defeating the All Blacks for a second time last occasion he faced them.

Beating ABs in Youngs' blood

8:00 AM  For Eddie Jones' standout scrum-half. beating New Zealand on the big rugby stage is in his DNA.

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Octopus v GoPro camera video

Curveball lived up to her name when we visited for World Octopus Day.

It was World Octopus Day and Curveball knew it was the perfect time for a selfie.

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.

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

The Kiwi women serving their country

The armed forces are no longer a boys' club.

The army, navy and air force used to be boys' clubs - but not any more.

I tried online dating in my forties

Kiwis are embracing online dating.

''It was kinda cool the day I turned up at the office with a pash rash and my boss and workmates fell about the floor laughing.''

homes to love

From barn to Nordic farmhouse

The Clay family: Stella,17, dad Brent, Tex, 7, mum Kate, and Riley, 8, outside their Waihi home.

An untamed farm and basic barn house looking out towards Waihi Beach was the ideal project for this handy family.

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.

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

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

1080 struggle as rats surge

DoC's biggest push for a single species is the orange-fronted parakeet (kākāriki karaka) in Arthur's Pass.

DOC targets smaller area with 1080 as rodent numbers shoot up, leaving some birds vulnerable.

Kiwi judge on course for Tokyo

Kiwi canoe slalom judge Kellie Bailey made her Olympic debut as a judge at the 2016 Games in Rio.

With almost three decades of experience in the sport, Kellie Bailey is on her way to Japan to get her own feel for the water before next year's Olympics.

Far-right hat seller donates to ACT

The man selling these hats and stickers on Trade Me threatened to destroy mosques.

Man who threatened to destroy mosques auctioned off a David Seymour-signed cap to raise funds for ACT.

tarana

Freakish wicket seals India win

India's Sahbaz Nadeem made a dream debut in the third test victory over South Africa.

Insult to injury for South Africa as non-striker cops a painful blow then hands India their final wicket.

Bad booze boss defiant

Hamilton liquor store owner Paramjeet Parihar denied exploiting workers, but said he accepted the decision, would not ...

Bottle store owner denies exploiting staff he paid as little as $8 per hour.

Mohammed Hikmet entrepreneur of the year

Mohammed Hikmet, founder of intelligent transport systems developer and manufacturer, HMI Technologies, has been named ...

From delivering pizzas to developing driverless vehicles in New Zealand.

Women fast for their husband's longevity

Getting together for Karwa Chauth, a fasting festival, are Timaru friends Kate Wright,  Daljeet Kaur, Ravinder Battu, ...

Fasting during the Karwa Chauth festival is a way of showing love for their husbands, a group of Indian women in Timaru say.

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