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Video proof of Am Cup foiling

New York Yacht Club officially launch new boat and release film of its stunning first sail.

Healer murder accused

Muhammad Isoof, 62, from Christchurch has been charged with murder in Fiji.

10 min ago  A NZ man is charged with killing 5 family members in Fiji who died after ingesting a toxic substance.

Terry Serepisos' mum faces eviction

Property tycoon used his mother's properties as loan collateral and hasn't paid the money back.

Couple fight to adopt

8:17 AM  They live in a country with one million orphans, but can't get past a 64-year-old NZ law.

NZ's green power list

Activists, scientists, business titans and politicians - meet climate change's MVPs.

Probably no three-peat for ABs

All Blacks are RWC favourites, but probably won't win it, data modelling suggests.

rugby world cup

SBW in mix for RWC opener video

Sonny Bill Williams was in good humour at All Blacks training in  Kashiwa.

17 min ago  All Blacks assistant coach labels injury talk "mischievous" and insists star is on track to play Boks.

ABs 'less of an attacking force'

8:52 AM  Going into the World Cup, the All Blacks are scoring fewer points and conceding more than in 2015.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read obliges Japanese fans during a Rugby World Cup welcome ceremony at Zojoji Temple.

Read: Prior form means nothing video

9:01 AM  ABs may be RWC favourites but skipper puts tournament into perspective.

national

Live: Auckland traffic

A truck breakdown near the Greenlane off-ramp is causing delays citybound.

All the latest updates on traffic and weather-related incidents in Auckland.

Central gales, low snow coming

Expect severe gales and heavy rain for some southern and central areas, but it's pleasant further north.

The former Christchurch Women's Hospital site is worth at about $8 million, but has sat empty for 10 years.

Vacant hospital site a 'roadblock'

Hospital land worth $8m has been left vacant for 10 years. But there are no plans to use or sell it.

climate change

'Era of climate barbarism'

Naomi Klein: "We are going to have to contract on the endless, disposable consumption."

8:29 AM  Rising nationalism, people being forced from their homelands and a war on our attention spans ties up with the climate change emergency, author Naomi Klein says.

Deciphering the messages of melted ice video

Why the oceans form an enormous part of the climate story.

A tramper crosses Awaroa Bay at low tide in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Climate change in Abel Tasman

Rising sea levels will result in changes to one of New Zealand's most popular national parks.

business

3198 complaints: 'Only the tip of the iceberg' video

Female payment  close-up shop electronic reader plastique card eftpos transaction credit card retail spending christmas ...

8:54 AM  A customer whose neighbour stole $26,000 from his debit card tried to get the bank to reimburse him but failed.

Happy customers spend more

OPINION: Someone might pick up your empty glass, but they won't take an order for another drink. That's bad service.

The Muraka's bedroom, below the sea.

Kiwi behind luxury underwater villa video

Mike Murphy is the go-to guy around the globe for anything underwater, including a hotel and restaurant.

travel

Brisbane's heart of rock

Hot Dub Time Machine's set at the Botanic Gardens as part of the Brisbane Festival.

9:42 AM  It's as if rock 'n' roll is etched in this city's DNA.

Experience la dolce vita video

There are plenty of reasons why Italy's hot-blooded capital is one of the world's most charismatic cities.

Packing properly for your child is a must.

Tips for solo travelling parents

Have an itinerary by all means, but whatever you do, do not overschedule.

Root & Branch (defcon)

Complex tale of trees and the climate

Not all forests are created equal in the struggle to solve the climate crisis.

Meet the Bishops

Both Spencer, left, and Roy, 
right, have been directors of companies that have had issues. India, centre, was a ...

They're a tight-knit family and some members have caused financial havoc in various parts of NZ.

How to make a scandal worse

12092019 News Photo: TOM LEE/STUFF - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  holds a media standup following a mental health ...

Two heads have now rolled in Labour's sex abuse scandal. This is how the events unfolded.

Just told to change lifestyle video

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama says there will kickback against resources and funding being used to fix Māori health ...

How two men with the same medical problem get different treatment from the same doctor.

Arrest major break in Tolley cold case video

Lois Tolley was killed in an execution style murder in her Upper Hutt home in December 2016.

Lois Rita Tolley was described as "the life of the party" - a woman who would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it.

world

'Era of climate barbarism'

Naomi Klein: "We are going to have to contract on the endless, disposable consumption."

8:29 AM  Rising nationalism, people being forced from their homelands and a war on our attention spans ties up with the climate change emergency, author Naomi Klein says.

Boris likens himself to the Hulk

"The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets," British PM Boris Johnson tells paper as he emphasised determination to leave EU.

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, the ...

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, the White House said.

property

Water view? $500k please

Hannah Blake bought her section for the view of Maungatautari Mountain.

Data shows just how much extra we'll pay for something nice to look at.

$6500 bill for carpet video

A landlord and former tenant are locked in a standoff over carpet damage.

Who would sign up for the distress and disappointment many of the teams faced during The Block NZ finale?

Where The Block NZ could make money video

There's still money to be made on The Block NZ, it's just less likely in Auckland, say property experts.

homed

Fortune favours the brave gallery video

From the street front, it seems a small home but once inside it’s surprisingly generous; the steel name plate that ...

This bold, warm, inviting home soaring over Queenstown is a pure reflection of the homeowners.

Orange is the new...everything

Burnt organes, dusty pinks and royal blues, this season is all about soft, natural tones and relaxed decor.

Chris Mathers and daughter Madie, 10, in the re-creation of his grandfather’s basement workshop.

Man's time capsule in basement

When Chris moved away from his beloved grandfather's house, he decided to completely recreate his famed workshop.

life & style

The week in celeb Instagrams video

The Hemsworth clan (and friends) kick back on a Aussie holiday.

This week, the Hemsworths enjoy an Aussie holiday, Ariana Grande rocks Crocs and Zendaya brings the joy.

Peta Mathias' true colours

Mathias on how her life's journey has changed from what she had planned and why she loves colourful fashion.

Danielle Rizzo with her boys, ages 6 and 7, in Illinois, United States. After finding out her sons were part of an ...

Autistic children of same donor video

More than seven American mothers used the same sperm donor - and all their children had learning disabilities.

well & good

Flat whites to green waste

Greenwaste to Zero turns compostable cups into quality garden supplies.

Back to whence they came from - compostable cups going back to the soil.

Toil, tragedy, trauma and triumph

A group of fresh-faced med students who began their studies 30 years ago are clinically still in their prime.

I want to experience sex and, later, a relationship, but I'm worried I'll pick the wrong person.

How do I pick a lover?

ADVICE: I'm worried I'll choose the wrong person.

food & wine

Making wine in shipping container hotel

Chile-based hotelier and winemaker Grant Phelps. The mural, painted on one of the hotel walls, is by a local couple ...

Traveller Grant Phelps made his dreams a reality in South America - and now makes wine for his usual hotel.

MKR spinoff launches in NZ

Move over My Kitchen Rules, a spinoff series is set to test the skills of New Zealand restaurateurs.

Hasselback kūmara with miso & walnuts

Vegan green apple and sage cake

nz farmer

Two-week extension granted

Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced the Government’s action plan for ...

Farmers will have two more weeks to make a submission about the Government's proposed freshwater rules.

Canty council 'failing' on nitrates

Failure to protect Christchurch drinking water from nitrates labelled "environmental vandalism".

Time frame 'blatantly unfair'

Waimea dam on track video

entertainment

Māori film shines light on young women

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little ...

In Super Special, Mārama, a quiet, resilient 11-year-old girl carries out her usual routine of personal cleanliness, growing up, caring for her little brother, and school.

Rugby's blackest days remembered video

REVIEW: David Kirk, John Kirwan remember some Cavalier attitudes in this excellent and engrossing film.

Anna has a fear of water – "I can't swim and when I was little I almost drowned" – so guess what her and Jordan's fun ...

MAFS: a love triangle revealed video

RECAP: It's a small world after all, but for James and Vicky, there's more than just coincidence between them.

parenting

Tips for solo travelling parents

Packing properly for your child is a must.

Have an itinerary by all means, but whatever you do, do not overschedule.

Having a baby? Name it stress video

National midwife shortages are leaving some pregnant women high and dry without the support they need.

Kids see too many inappropriate ads video

Getting ready to let go on the first day of school

oddstuff

That beloved NZ seafood poster

Seafood of New Zealand poster.

This iconic fish and chip shop poster is missing one fish, but it's creator won't give up on the catch.

Inmates' tuck shop habits

Popular items like potato chips and fruit supplement meagre rations, says Arthur Taylor.

Man brings clown to redundancy meeting

Pig hunting dog raises wild piglet video

technology

Fortnite phenomenon fades

It's the game that captivated children and teenagers while sending parents worldwide into a panic. But signs are that ...

It's the game that captivated children and teenagers while sending parents worldwide into a panic. But signs are that Fortnite is on the wane.

Instagram influencer's meltdown

American influencer Caroline Calloway's facade fell apart when a journalist exposed her "scam" workshops.

Tim Cook on stage at Apple’s 2019 event.

Apple is dead, long live Apple

OPINION: Lazy headlines suggesting Apple has lost its ability to innovate are utter nonsense.

motoring

GM hit by first strike in 12 years video

General Motors will face its first strike in 12 years after the UAW announced 49,000 of its members would walk out.

8:58 AM  The United Auto Workers union announced 49,000 of its members would walk off the job.

Holden Colorado Rox video

Taking Holden's most capable off-road truck to catch tiny fish might seem like overkill. But you can still get stuck...

Continuation cars are a thing now. And we are very happy about that.

The five coolest 'continuation' cars video

Continuation cars are big business these days. Here are the five coolest "new" classics around.

stuff nation

Rubbish walks that you'll love   stuff nation

Take a reusable foldaway bag on walks and get the kids involved in picking up rubbish too.

OPINION: Don’t wait for the next annual beach clean-up to do your bit for the environment.

Grief has a beginning, but no end stuff nation

OPINION: I will never know why my son chose to end his life when he was so loved. It will remain his story forever.

Healthier, cheaper, and accessible means of moving about is achieved by having public transport and mobility space that ...

NZ has 'car blindness' stuff nation

OPINION: Cars waste vast amounts of time, space, resources, and energy, contributing heavily to climate breakdown.

sport

Read: Prior form means nothing video

All Blacks captain Kieran Read obliges Japanese fans during a Rugby World Cup welcome ceremony at Zojoji Temple.

9:01 AM  ABs may be RWC favourites but skipper puts tournament into perspective.

England win fifth Ashes test

Australia's wait for a series victory in England goes on as Ashes ends in a draw.

Sam Whitelock on the charge for the All Blacks against the Springboks in 2019.

ABs 'less of an attacking force'

8:52 AM  Going into the World Cup, the All Blacks are scoring fewer points and conceding more than in 2015.

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Tamariki teachers at this school

Luckina (Lucky) Aria, 8, interviews the tamariki at Torbay School who  teach te reo Māori and sign language.

At Torbay School the kids have taken over to teach te reo Māori to younger students.

Inside the new measles ward video

Olivia Matsas, 10, visits Middlemore Hospital's new measles ward to learn how the disease spreads.

Our KEA reporter learns why measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world.

noted

Making wine in shipping container hotel

Chile-based hotelier and winemaker Grant Phelps. The mural, painted on one of the hotel walls, is by a local couple ...

Traveller Grant Phelps made his dreams a reality in South America - and now makes wine for his usual hotel.

Man's time capsule in basement

Chris Mathers and daughter Madie, 10, in the re-creation of his grandfather’s basement workshop.

When Chris moved away from his beloved grandfather's house, he decided to completely recreate his famed workshop.

now to love

DWTS winner's sister loses 70kg

After a bad relationship and years of denial about her weight, Tyler decided to focus on improving her health.

Tyler Reynolds' weight began "ballooning" after she suffered some injuries, now she's completely transformed.

Meghan's fight for good causes

Meghan has generated a lot of debate about what it means to be part of a modern monarchy.

From feminism to eco-friendly, sustainable fashion, the Duchess is highlighting some causes close to her heart.

homes to love

New-build tips for tiny homes gallery

Willem and Kate van den Bergh say they designed their tiny home before knowing where it would be sited.

Owners of a very stylish tiny home on Waiheke share their hard-earnt new-build tips and what they'd never do again.

From concrete bunker to modest home

The 'Bunker' is a bit of a neighbourhood personality in Sumner, Christchurch.

Two Christchurch architects have transformed a 1940s bunker into a home of texture, light and comfort.

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

Get more out of your moisturiser

By exfoliating your skin beforehand and applying product when your skin is still damp, your moisturiser will go beyond ...

By exfoliating your skin beforehand and applying product when your skin is still damp, your moisturiser will go beyond mere hydration.

What is body highlighting?

Jennifer Lopez attends the premiere for Hustlers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Channel JLo and check out some tips, techniques and products for creating luminous definition and structure.

metro

Peta Mathias' true colours

This Rajasthani outfit meets Mathias' desire for colour and exuberance.

Mathias on how her life's journey has changed from what she had planned and why she loves colourful fashion.

Watching TV feels like a chore

Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

Finishing a TV series used to be delightful, and now - with the overabundance of shows - it feels exhausting.

newsroom.co.nz

AIMS Games boss 'proud' of growth

A 4am start and midnight finish isn't unusual for Vicki Semple during the week of the AIMS Games.

Vicki Semple appears to be the world's most organised woman – but she's clearly busy.

The double life of a Kiwi Ironwoman

Dr Hannah Wells is the first woman home in the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast event last weekend.

By day, Dr Hannah Wells is a ground-breaking medical researcher. In her down time, she's a champion triathlete.

Bridges' policy divide on China

National leader Simon Bridges offered up fulsome praise for the Chinese Communist Party during an interview with a ...

OPINION: National leader Simon Bridges' enthusiastic praise of the Chinese regime sits uneasily with growing concern about the Asian superpower.

tarana

Families 'scammed' of thousands

The mess Kumar left outside a home in Papatoetoe.

The builder seemed "very confident". But he left a "big mess", then cut off contact, Auckland residents say.

Joe Rokocoko calls time on career

Joe Rokocoko congratulates Mils Muliaina on his second try when the All Blacks played England at Twickenham Stadium in 2008.

From a skinny Fijian kid in south Auckland to an international star, Joe Rokocoko has thrilled rugby audiences.

Fiji's answer to 'Shortland Street'

Poster of "Aariyah", a new television series to be shot in New Zealand, Fiji and Australia.

Work on 'Aariyah' - a new Hindi TV series - is now underway.

Fiji deaths: NZ couple still suspects

Muhammad Isoof, also known as Kamal, has been barred from leaving Fiji following the deaths of five family members in ...

Mohammad Isoof and Sangita Devi's lawyer say they've chosen to remain in Fiji to help police.

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From iconic landmarks and beaches to world-class restaurants and events, Sydney has it all.

From iconic landmarks and beaches to world-class restaurants and events, Sydney has it all.

Turbine beer gusts into market

Garage Project wanted to brew a beer to celebrate Wellington and their brewery is located just 4km from the turbine.

Meridian and Garage Project launch Turbine beer to celebrate renewable energy certification.