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Kiwi family travel the world, twice

1:32 PM  The Gibbons reckon they're just pretty ordinary, and no, they haven't won the lottery.

Disgraced, on payroll

Former Rotorua principal Uenuku Fairhall was struck off the teaching register for sleeping naked with students.

1:54 PM  Principal kicked out of teaching for sleeping naked with students, but his company still kept a Ministry contract.

Taking a year (or more) out

From Supre heir apparent to school runs in Seddon. And she couldn't be happier.

Secret lives of NZ spies

1:46 PM  They'll have a cover story. They don't tell people what they do - but people tell them.

$7000 speeding penalty

He said he wasn't driving. He should have said so before the fine ballooned by 63 times, judge says.

Russian blast radiation deaths

1:38 PM  Two contaminated patients reportedly left traces of radiation behind them at hospital.

national

Teacher sex claim crisis emails

It was always a question of when it would be appropriate to communicate with the community, not if to communicate, the ...

Emails show the tactical scramble from the top to best manage allegations of sexual misconduct by a female teacher.

PM will visit Ihumātao

1:47 PM  Going to Ihumātao has never been a question - it's just about timing, PM says.

Fraudster Malcolm David Shearer, 64, says he can be a little unreliable, but he's a "very giving" person.

Conman's last chance

Malcolm David Shearer, a double bankrupt, was saved from jail by his estranged children after he was convicted of his third fraud.

climate change

Three-day hearing costs $51k

Protesters gather outside at the Distinction Dunedin Hotel during an Environmental Protection Authority hearing was held ...

An oil giant will pick up the tab for a three-day hearing on its application to discharge a harmful substance off the Otago coast.

Fighting emissions and winter chill

Keeping warm while protecting the environment can not only be costly, it can also be a real emission

The proposed plan would have banned the import of vehicles that rely on fossil fuels.

Govt mulled fossil fuel car ban video

The Government considered and rejected banning the import of fossil fuel vehicles from 2035 onward.

business

Port workers ban overtime

A cruise ship at Port Otago earlier this season.

1:57 PM  Workers at Port Otago have voted for an overtime ban after reaching a stalemate with their employer over pay and safety issues.

How to stay safe online

OPINION: If only there was one simple trick. But here's three.

The Court of Appeal has quashed Paul Bublitz's application for increased court costs of $1,284,493.

Bublitz bid for $1.28m costs quashed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed collapsed finance company boss Paul Bublitz's bid for increased court costs.

travel

Sleeping on an active volcano video

The best time to hike to the top of the volcano is in the early evening to enjoy the sunset from the top. But take a ...

The crater in Vulcano is lined with huge splashes of fluorescent yellow – reminders of when it last threw a tantrum.

7 in hospital after smoke fills plane video

2:10 PM  A 9-month-old among the injured as passengers use emergency slides to evacuate jet after it lands in Honolulu.

"Has anyone consulted Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum about this?"

How many will 'Storm Area 51'? video

The joke Facebook event that quickly got out of hand.

Fraudster Malcolm David Shearer, 64, says he can be a little unreliable, but he's a "very giving" person.

Conman's last chance

Malcolm David Shearer, a double bankrupt, was saved from jail by his estranged children after he was convicted of his third fraud.

Post-natal depression 101

Being a new parent isn't always easy – and sometimes it can spark serious depression.

Queen Victoria probably had it. Men can get it. And there's help available to manage it.

Is everybody happy?

Happiness is . . . a friend and a fishing rod. Sometimes it's that simple.

Governments are increasingly interested in our happiness and what they can do to help it. But NZ statistics show they needn't worry too much.

The big fat keto diet debate

Keto deficient? Lots of carbs mean we don't spend enough time in the fat-burning zone.

If a low-carb diet could reverse type 2 diabetes, you would think experts would recommend it.

'Justice hasn't been done'

A badly injured man lies on a stretcher outside a hospital in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, on May 25, 1994.

For nearly 20 years, a Kiwi lawyer has fought for justice for the victims of an alleged war criminal.

world

Boris foots it with French president

When Boris put his foot on the table, Emmanuel Macron pointed to the floor - where feet belong. Boris then said "sorry" ...

2:18 PM  British PM plants his foot on the table in French leader's office, only to have Macron point at the floor. "Sorry", Johnson retorts, with a wave and laugh.

Youngest Aus killer back in court

1:28 PM  At 11, a Perth boy was found with a bloodied screwdriver in his hand. At 15, authorities lost track of him again.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 47 on a runway after smoke filled the plane's cabin.

7 in hospital after smoke fills plane video

2:10 PM  A 9-month-old among the injured as passengers use emergency slides to evacuate jet after it lands in Honolulu.

property

What do I need to know about a cross lease? video

Find out what you're getting into before you purchase a cross-lease home.

OPINION: Owning a cross lease property is not as straightforward.

Auckland Airport profit $274m

The airport's underlying profit after tax has risen 4.4pc.

If landlords cannot effectively remove tenants with bad behaviour, it is neighbours that suffer, writes Andrew King.

Neighbours pay price for bad tenants

OPINION: 90-day eviction rule needs to stay, to protect communities from antisocial behaviour.

homed

US emoji house for sale

The "emoji house" in Manhattan Beach, California, near LA. the multi-million dollar home has caused a few raised ...

2:22 PM  The emoji-sporting hot-pink house in the US that launched a neighbourhood brouhaha is on the market.

Easy ways to a stylish gallery wall gallery

Art is a fantastic way to add life and personality to your home. Here's how to create a gallery wall that will uplift and inspire.

Stacy and Adam are third in terms of the number of hits their Block NZ apartment has had on Trade Me Property. It may ...

Block 'favourites' that aren't? video

It's not the Block apartment getting the most hits on Trade Me that's a surprise - it's one that isn't.

life & style

Baby Archie's royal nanny revealed video

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly found a new British nanny to look after Archie.

2:51 PM  The Sussexes have enlisted help for baby Archie, but if history is anything to go by, royal childcare can be complicated.

Prince George's intense homework

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s eldest son has quite a demanding school year ahead.

Poppy sleeps with paws fully activated for optimum cuteness.

Furry Friday: Sleeping beauties

Cats can let every muscle soften, and be out like a light in a second. So enviable.

well & good

Toni Street: 'I had dark moments' video

Toni Street

The TV presenter looks back on how far she's come in her battle with an auto-immune disease.

My mum smacked my daughter

ADVICE: I don't want to spoil things, but my husband thinks I need to say something.

Only half of New Zealand children aged between 2 and 14 are eating the recommended servings of vegetables.

Community fed up with fast food

Fast food outlets lining streets and "pervasive" junk food ads impact what young people are eating, study shows.

food & wine

Spiced parsnip cake

Who would have thought a cake made from parsnip could look and taste so good.

The traditional carrot cake with a non-traditional twist.

Lemon and crème fraiche loaf

The sweetest choice for this lemon loaf is the meyer lemons.

Mushroom stroganoff

Caramelised onion tart

nz farmer

AI institute gets PGF loan

Fletcher Tabuteau, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Ben Coman of Coman Construction, and Pic Picot in ...

2:54 PM  The Nelson Artificial Intelligence Institute gets $3.4m of $4.5m new Provincial Growth Fund investment in the top of the south.

Shearer vomits on way to record video

Aidan Copp battled illness to set a new lamb shearing record. He couldn't stop, so threw up as he worked.

Buying into avocados video

A2 CEO eyes $4.1m payday video

entertainment

Steve Martin, Martin Short gig canned video

Steve Martin and Martin Short have cancelled their gig at Auckland's Spark Arena.

2:37 PM  The comedy stars pulled the pin on their one New Zealand date due to "scheduling conflicts."

Taylor Swift album leaks early video

1:41 PM  Some Swifties take to social media to voice their outrage while others rave about the singer's "best album" yet.

Australian actor George Kanaan delivers an impressive performance as Osama Bin Laden in A War Story.

Aussie as Bin Laden steals War drama video

2:27 PM  REVIEW: Ultimately this keeps its facts too straight to be really good drama.

Bravo

Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s son has a message for all their haters

Instagram

2:44 PM  He may only be 13 months old, but Canon isn't here for anyone criticizing his family.

Taylor Swift really owns the Lover album

The songstress opened up about the significance of her soon-to-be released work—and what she has planned for 2020.

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Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom pack PDA

2:34 PM  The couple shared a sweet kiss while walking the red carpet for his new Amazon show.

parenting

Seasame Street helps you earn more

Sesame Street characters, clockwise from bottom left, Grover, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Elmo and Oscar the Grouch.

Kids who watched Sesame Street did better at school, got better jobs and earned more money.

Post-natal depression 101

Queen Victoria probably had it. Men can get it. And there's help available to manage it.

Measles surge: 'This should not be happening'

Model's candid 'baby roll' photo video

oddstuff

50kg of honey in home's ceiling

A 60,000-strong wild bee colony had taken up residence in the ceiling of a Brisbane home.

Aussie homeowners who inadvertently hosted 60,000 bees end up with a bumper harvest.

Air mattress cinema blows away video

Movie night under the stars ends up gone with the wind as mattresses migrate.

$17 million of sex pills

Woman's subway selfie shoot video

technology

Apple sticking to its iPhone knitting

Apple is expected to hold an event in September in which it will unveil not only new models of the iPhone, but revamped ...

Tech giant branching out but sticking to what it does best.

The Levels of autonomous driving video

Where are we with self-driving cars and where are we going? It's all about Levels.

There will now be cell phone reception from Whangamomona, New Zealand's only self-proclaimed republic, to Te Wera in ...

Cell phone reception for SH43

The Forgotten World Highway may no longer be so forgotten.

motoring

Raptor power for 2WD Ranger video

Ford's popular FX4 Ranger makes a return later this year, this time with the Raptor's engine.

2:54 PM  Ford is adding the FX4 back into the Ranger line up, but this time with a twist.

Christchurch Minis rally for cancer benefit video

Minis gather in Christchurch on Sunday to celebrate a big birthday - and raise funds for Gut Cancer Foundation.

How much is too much? 477kW seems like a good place to start asking that.

Camaro ZL1: how much is too much? video

OPINION: the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a huge amount of power, but that's not much good to you in the rain.

stuff nation

'What did you eat last night?' stuff nation

Our decile one kids are as good as any, with the same potential and abilities. They just don't start on the same start-line.

OPINION: For one boy's family, 'red soup' - the water that cheerios had been cooked in - was the main meal.

In my own home at 22 stuff nation

OPINION: We scraped together a small deposit to get into our own home. Here's what we learned in the process.

I can’t call what we had a relationship - it wasn't. A relationship between two people is an equal partnership.

I proved you wrong stuff nation

OPINION: You made me believe I was nothing, and I couldn't do any better. I was your victim

sport

ABs locked and loaded

Patrick Tuipulotu looks to have forced his way into the World Cup squad.

In the second of Stuff's five-part series ahead of Wednesday's squad selection, we pick the All Blacks locks bound for the World Cup in Japan.

'Cheat' chants at Warner's presser

1:45 PM  The barbs, boos and abusive songs keep coming but they don't worry Warner.

Teenager Jordan Petaia has made the Wallabies squad for the rugby World Cup.

Wallabies name RWC squad

Veteran Adam-Ashley Cooper and rookie Jordan Petaia are off to Tokyo with the Wallabies.

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The situation at Ihumātao and the Ōtuataua Stonefields reserve is a like déjà vu all over again, writes Bill Ralston.

OPINION: The situation at Ihumātao and the Ōtuataua Stonefields reserve is like déjà vu all over again, writes Bill Ralston.

Mercury Plaza's cultural significance

The iconic Mercury Plaza sign.

A rare exhibition by 14 Chinese artists cements the importance of the soon-to-be-demolished Auckland icon.

now to love

Toni Street: 'I had dark moments' video

Toni Street

The TV presenter looks back on how far she's come in her battle with an auto-immune disease.

Tiki Taane's epic proposal

'I wish everyone could find their Tiki,' says his happy fiancee.

After a six-year love story, the singer pops the question while filming the video for a song he wrote about his "queen".

homes to love

Easy ways to a stylish gallery wall gallery

Art is a fantastic way to add life and personality to your home. Use these easy tips to create a gallery wall that will ...

Art is a fantastic way to add life and personality to your home. Here's how to create a gallery wall that will uplift and inspire.

How to turn fabric into art

Fabric

Can’t find the right artwork for your home? Choose a stunning textile instead.

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.

The champs of the cheese toastie

Smith and McKenzie head chef Ben Ensor shows off his High & Rye Brisket Cheese Toastie which is being entered in this ...

Is your toastie game no gouda? A chef points out where you're probably going wrong.

beautyheaven

Mascara wands explained

From winged to pointed, we explore the different types of mascara brush shapes to help find the perfect match.

From winged to pointed, we explore the different types of mascara brush shapes to help find the perfect match.

Make concealer look natural

Micro-concealing is being made popular thanks to Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic.

Micro-concealing is making waves in the beauty world for its ability to give makeup a flawlessly blurred effect while using next to no product.

metro

I've given up on dating men

"Something bad happened": Charlotte's contingency plan in Sex and the City is expertly deployed in this bad date emergency.

"Dating is like a s....y part-time job where you're always hoping to find a bag of money on the ground and get to quit."

Being Asian, but bad at chopsticks video

Jean Teng wielding a pair of chopsticks.

Jean Teng has never known how to use chopsticks, despite growing up in an Asian family.

newsroom.co.nz

Floods, builders and a blender

Mano Manoharan, pictured, and his wife Sulo Shanmuganathan have lived with his father since a flood two years ago.

You don't expect builders to mix grout in the blender, or use your bookcase for a sawhorse.

Govt mulled fossil fuel car ban video

The proposed plan would have banned the import of vehicles that rely on fossil fuels.

The Government considered and rejected banning the import of fossil fuel vehicles from 2035 onward.

Ferns need bold, brave change

Football Fern Sarah Gregorius, centre, with Ali Riley and Abby Erceg, says the team are at a "crossroads".

New Zealand's women need to move on from simply being "competitive" to make a serious impression on the world football stage.

tarana

Robbed liquor store goes smoke-free

Woodham Rd Liquor Store owner Harjit Singh says they will stop selling cigarettes, which have been the main target for ...

Fearing for staff after two armed robberies, a liquor store owner is giving up smokes.

Migrants losing home languages

Marlborough Girls' College Year 12 student Annu Jat moved to New Zealand from Rajasthan, India, at the end of 2016.

Young new Kiwis often lose their first language while learning English, but it's a "core part of identity" for migrant teenagers.

Bachchan launches 'healthy India' campaign

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan launches the 'Banega Swasth India' campaign.

A vision of clean India will be incomplete till we become healthy, says Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Letting slum kids play

Nelson teacher Linda Rogers is calling for donations of toys to help schools in Mumbai run a pioneering "creative play" ...

India's children are missing out on the right to play, a Nelson teacher says, so she's doing something about it.

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