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Black Ferns romp into final

6:07 AM  Try-scoring machine Portia Woodman helps propel NZ into Women's World Cup decider.

The Valley: Contact

The Valley episode 3: Contact

When the shooting started, Afghans and Kiwis died.

Renters versus landlords

5:00 AM  Calls for heavy-handed regulation of landlords under scrutiny.

Torso found amid submarine hunt

"Too early" to tell if remains are those of missing Swedish journalist thought to have died on privately built submarine.

Kiwis in deadly Italy quake video

Former Christchurch couple caught in "chaos and panic" of quake that struck Italy.

Couple had 'no idea' of trawler cost

Pair created a bogus tale of a family tragedy to divert fishing trawler - costing Talley's $173k.

national

Petrol station staff's last resort

The front glass doors of the BP in Horotiu were smashed by four robbers armed with a metal bar.

Petrol station staff resort to parking car in front of doors to stop ram raiders.

Facebook scammer's guilty plea

A Nelson man listed thousands of dollars worth of non-existent gig tickets and luxury goods for sale on Facebook.

Beth Cross with her husband, Daniel Cross.

Doctors defend woman's care

The family of a woman who died after her hospital discharged her don't want to see it happen to others.

Video

Two Kiwi movies selected for Toronto

Nic Gorman's "beautifully structured" thriller joins "the incredibly ambitious and very effective" Maori drama for next month's prestigious celebration of movie-making.

Politics

More turmoil for Green Party

Deborah Morris-Travers has been shifted as Green Party chief of staff, to a poverty project.

Weeks out from the election both its political director and chief of staff step down. 

Live: On the campaign trail

Green Party bleeds personnel, with two key staffers stepping down from their roles.

National campaign manager Steven Joyce: "It's really just to try and get Labour to state what their actual tax policy is."

Nats go after Labour in new ads

A day of dueling ads: Labour releases new TV spot, while National attacks on Facebook.

world

Children pulled from rubble

Rescuers dig through the rubble during a search for two missing children in Casamicciola Terme, Italy, after the 4.0 ...

Firefighters on Italian island free seven-month-old baby and then two older brothers from debris.

Shot US judge kills attacker

A US judge has been shot outside courthouse in ambush, which ended with attacker being killed.

Ambulances outside 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby.

42 'walking wounded' in crash

Passenger says there was "blood everywhere" after train crashed into another near Philadelphia.

business

Battle over 'field of dreams' video

Panuku Development Takapuna's indicative plans show three buildings of up to nine-storeys on the current car park site.

Auckland Council's plan to sell prime land in Takapuna is angering some of the community.

Kiwibank CEO departing

Long time boss Paul Brock set to "take a break".

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Sky: Media biased. Media: No

Pay TV giant says media companies including TVNZ and Stuff run "every negative story they find".

technology

Cozmo, a robot with personality

Cozmo goes on sale in New Zealand in late September for $360.

A new toy robot going on sale in New Zealand will educate you, charm you and maybe even replace your pet.

Try talking to your phone

I've been speaking to my devices a lot more as I try to get them to work faster.

The new range of chips from Intel will provide a massive leap forward in performance compared with the 450 million PCs ...

PCs to get huge speed boost

The eighth generation of Intel chips will provide as much as a 40 per cent jump over its predecessor.

homed

Haven beside the train track gallery video

“It’s important to create living spaces, first working out the layout then the planting,” says Sandi, seen here sharing ...

5:00 AM  It's still a tranquil haven despite the roar of passing trains, says the owner of this Christchurch courtyard garden.

House pops up in field

This 140-year-old homestead was no longer wanted, so she was sold as is, shifted and popped up in the middle of a field.

The kitchen, by Vicki Andrews Design of Christchurch, won the Classic Kitchen award in the NKBA Awards 2017.

Classic kitchen is chef's delight gallery

There's plenty going on behind the scenes in this award-winning kitchen in a new Christchurch home.

life & style

3 steps to flawless foundation

Getting flawless skin is easy - with the right products.

5:00 AM  With the right products, you'll be nailing your foundation finish in no time.

Perfect chocolate pick-me-up

5:00 AM  When the weather gods are playing games, a rich chocolate dessert will lift your spirits.

Blogger Karen Knowlton criticised Billabong images for treating men as "subject" and women as "object".

The problem with Billabong's 'sexist' ad

OPINION: In the world of advertisers, a man and a woman enjoy very different days at the beach.

well & good

Which cuppa is best for you?

Should you drink tea or coffee?

Tea or coffee? Let's break down which brew is really better for you.

5 foods to stop you getting sick

Get lemon, garlic and Brazil nuts in your diet.

Plastic microbeads pose a threat to ocean and marine life.

Do you have banned microbeads?

About 100 products will be banned from May next year - do you need to do a clean out?

food & wine

Kidney beans ripe for rediscovery

Chorizo and kidney bean chilli, served with crusty bread, will fill a hungry horde.

5:00 AM  Discover the delights of kidney beans, which are cheap and tasty and easier to use than you think.

What's with all the purple veg?

5:00 AM  It's mostly down to novelty and curiosity rather than health reasons.

North Canterbury's top eats

Why the obsession with avocados?

nz farmer

'Violence and cruelty'

The tails of an unknown number of cows were broken by a Temuka farmer, who didn't obtain any medical help to treat their ...

Farmer broke tails of cows, punched them, and struck them with a pipe, a court has heard.

Buyers lining up for deer farms

The demand for deer farms in Canterbury cannot be met.

Lincoln research centre starts

Muddy for Canterbury farmers

entertainment

Rigor was a topless waiter

The AM Show host Mark Richardson has revealed he once worked as a topless waiter.

"Sometimes on the right chassis a bow tie looks alright," Mark Richardson says.

Bad behaviour as entertainment

OPINION: One Australian is not happy about the kind of "family" content that's airing on TV screens.

Jon Snow, in the snow.

Weta takes on GOT video

Wellington has come to Game of Thrones as Kiwi digital visual effects firm work their CGI magic on hit show.

travel

Private Dreamliner oozes luxury

On board the private Boeing Dreamliner, the BBJ 787 VVIP.

At a cost of $100,000 per hour to fly, the 787 VVIP is decked out in features for those with cash to burn.

Pilotless planes, cheaper flights

With a huge demand for pilots, the future of flying might be in remote-control aircraft.

The first Croatian beach bar specifically designed for dogs is in Crikvenica.

Croatia's beach bar for dogs video

Happy canines and owners can lie in the sun or dive in the Adriatic water.

motoring

Huge money for classic cars video

A 1995 McLaren F1 that sold for NZ$21.million at auction in the US.

Wads of cash have changed hands in a huge week of US vintage and classic car auctions.

Guts, glory and car glamour video

A 1929 Mercedes-Benz has won the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best in Show.

It's a little bit SUV-ish, but new Citroen C3 sticks to traditional supermini dimensions.

Little Citroen a happy car video

After years of so-so product, Citroen has the package right with the new C3.

stuff nation

Memories of Sir Colin Meads stuff nation

A legend, a role model, an inspiration - Sir Colin Meads will be missed by many.

A legend, a role model, an inspiration - Sir Colin Meads will be missed by many.

He taught me a drinking game stuff nation

Attempting to go beer for beer with some All Blacks was always going to end badly - and Pinetree told me as much.

Albi and Nola

Albi and Nola: Reluctant friends stuff nation

After a somewhat dicey start, these two troublemakers have found common ground.

sport

Folau's plea to Wallabies fans

Israel Folau looks dejected after an All Blacks try during the Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney on Saturday.

Israel Folau says the Wallabies first half was shocking, but pleads with fans to stay loyal.

ARU reject $54m to save the Force

The ARU turned down an eye watering offer, as they made it clear they were committed to cutting the Force.

Sonny Bill Williams takes time out after suffering a knock during the test in Sydney.

Inquiry over SBW head knock

Sanzaar to probe why SBW not tested after he appeared groggy from head knock.

opinion

The problem with Billabong's ad

Blogger Karen Knowlton criticised Billabong images for treating men as "subject" and women as "object".

OPINION: In the world of advertisers, a man and a woman enjoy very different days at the beach.

The maze of fuel savings

It's a maze finding your way through the best way to save on fuel. Which is why reporter Christina Persico is so chuffed ...

OPINION: Saving cents off a litre on petrol should be child's play. It's not.

Is Joss Whedon a 'hypocrite'?

Kai Cole and Joss Whedon in 2010.

OPINION: He's had a string of affairs behind his wife's back... but does that make him a bad feminist?

NZ's mighty Pinetree video

Colin Meads, pictured in action for the All Blacks in 1970, was a ferocious rugby player.

OPINION: Colin Meads was the man a young country aspired to be.

Black Hands

'Not guilty'

David Bain's long-standing and staunch supporter, Joe Karam.

The night David Bain was acquitted, I ended up in a Joe Karam headlock.

The case that divides the nation

David Bain leaves Dunedin police station under police escort to court to be charged with the murders of his father, ...

The Bain case is the most divisive in New Zealand’s criminal history. Why?

'The Perfect Family'

The Bain family pictured about two or three years before the shootings.

The dark secrets of the Bain family revealed in Stuff’s new podcast series.

What's a podcast?

Martin van Beynen spent years re-investigating the Bain family murders for the Black Hands podcast.

A free, easy and popular way to listen to audio.

good reads

James Shaw's longest week

There hasn't been much time for introspection for James Shaw. Just a long bath last Saturday night, and an episode of ...

The Green leader is the last man standing – or on this occasion, sitting. In the bath. Watching Game of Thrones.

Neil Finn: nowhere to hide

Neil Finn and his son Elroy play in the studio in front of an old home movie of Neil and his brother Tim.

The Crowded House great is livestreaming the recording of his new album - so we went and sat in.

Life as a woman in Afghanistan video

When Paula Penfold went to Afghanistan to investigate our years of military deployment there, she entered a land where ...

Paula Penfold goes to a land where women are subservient, controlled and, on the streets, almost invisible.

Turning learning into real life video

Rebecca said she was a painfully shy child and Richard helped her find her confidence.

New Zealand's favourite teacher Sue Gunn inspires a new generation to the chalkface.

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oddstuff

How Colin Meads became 'Pinetree'

Colin Meads was nick named Pine Tree by Taranaki rugby player Roger Boon in 1955.

A tall man walking on a New Plymouth street was the inspiration behind the nickname of one of NZ's greatest All Blacks.

Message in bottle travels 800km

The message that was written by Bethany Wright and her boyfriend Zac Marriner.

A carefree message from tourists in Greece travelled troubled waters to land on a Gaza beach.

'Maggot' in Macca's ice cream

McDonald's have said they would offer the family vouchers and a replacement ice cream.

A girl started screaming and retching after finding what appeared to be a maggot in her McDonald's treat.

Gender-neutral urinals? No thanks

Berlin is trying to curb outdoor peeing - with gender-neutral urinals in public toilets.

OPINION: Berlin's plan to introduce gender-neutral urinals to public toilets raises oh-so-many questions.

Parenting

How to live with young adults

There are a few things to keep in mind when you've got young adults in the house...

OPINION: Got some young adults living in your home? Life will be a lot easier if you follow these tips.

What it's like when baby's overdue

"I decided to keep a diary of all pregnancy related shenanigans so that I could reflect on whether I was being ...

OPINION: Waiting for a baby to arrive is like ordering a much anticipated item and then being told the item is stuck in customs.

The most demanding nanny job

The family are seeking a real life Mary Poppins.

Applicants had better get ready to give up their entire lives.

Left in the dark about vaccines

A new Growing Up in New Zealand report has shown less than half of pregnant women were given information about ...

A lack of information is discouraging many pregnant Kiwi women from immunising their children.

kiwi traveller

Aircraft emergency exits explained

You hear "cabin crew arm doors and cross check". But what does that mean?

You hear "cabin crew arm doors and cross check". But what does that mean?

How well-travelled are Kiwis?

Kiwis are considered more well-travelled than the British and Canadians.

We're a country of globetrotters, according to new research... but not before the Irish and Aussies.

Swapping Dunedin for Singapore

Rupy says Singapore has great career opportunities.

Rupy Jassal wanted to escape our cold winter and now every day feels like a holiday.

A week in Thailand

Head straight to a coastal resort such as Krabi,
 pictured, or an island for a stress-free break.

How to a enjoy a relaxed Thai break when your time is limited.

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