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Princess Margaret, royal rebel

9:52 PM  The Queen's younger sister had an independent streak tradition couldn't squelch.

'Years of work ahead'

Raina, the mother of three children killed in a blast in Afghanistan, sits quietly at the cemetery.

Defence finally breaks its silence on the dangerous firing ranges in Afghanistan that left seven children dead.

Scotland star lambasts SBW

9:00 PM  SBW blasted in extraordinary rant that questions the former All Black's attitude.

Turn 12 leave days into 38 days off

9:46 PM  If you're already planning next year's time off, this is how to make it work for you.

Army mums scam free meals

8:15 PM  Elite forces meal card scam leads to two soldiers staring down the barrel of jail time.

Fault stops departing cruise ship

9:35 PM  Mega-liner heads to sea after mechanical issues stopped it dead in Wellington.

national

Tornado hits Christchurch

A tornado over Christchurch on Monday.

Storm that "spawned" a tornado leaves a swathe of damage across Christchurch.

Accused 'tried to avoid' fights video

8:59 PM  Man accused of murdering his wife on holiday in NZ says their relationship wasn't always unhappy.

Polly Tuialii died in India from a suspected cardiac arrest.

'Happy, humble soul'

Polly Tuialii's death in a Delhi hotel room comes just months after her husband died.

climate change

Hotels go green video

Park Hotel's front office manager, Devvrat Kaushal, says the building itself was recycled - repurposed from a 1980s ...

Known as the business of consumption, New Zealand hotel owners are having a change of heart when it comes to being sustainable.

Climate change fuels bushfires

Dangerous fire-risk days in some parts of New Zealand could double by 2050, a fire scientist warns.

Marcail Parkinson, a leader of the School Strike for Climate, says going to a supermarket can leave her feeling guilty ...

Plastic anxiety the new existential crisis

Joseph Stockhausen was sweating and wanting to flee during a "suffocating" visit to his local supermarket.

business

Rolls-Royce clips Air NZ's wings

Air New Zealand has 13 Boeing 787-9 in operation. It took delivery of its first one in 2014.

Fix for Air NZ's Rolls-Royce engines may not be ready until 2021, manufacturer says.

Home is where the heart aches

The screws are tightening on landlords, but cavalier property managers are still playing by their own rules, warns a harassed tenant.

Karen Edbrooke is the founder of Big Girls Don't Cry Anymore.

Storm in an N cup

Specialist bra retailers are defying the retail downturn thanks to an increase in women's breast sizes in Australia.

travel

Surviving London to Sydney video

Doing some exercise on board.

No stopover? No problem, writes Julietta Jameson who was on the longest of long-haul flights.

Dozens of Air NZ cancellations

Air NZ says 14,000 passengers will be affected by cancellations caused by Roll-Royce engine issues.

Qantas flight QF7879 direct from London to Sydney.

Likely ultra long-haul routes video

As planes fly greater distances, what other routes could be on the cards?

Stuff Circuit: Life and Limb

Life+Limb: A deadly legacy in Afghanistan

Stuff Circuit investigates: What did we leave behind? And we meet the innocent victims.

The wizard's apprentice

Christchurch musician Ari Freeman is a real life wizard who wants to help you rediscover magic

There used to be just one wizard in Christchurch. Now there are two.

I should be dead

Brothers Doug Dykzeul (left) and John Dykzeul (centre) and their brother-in-law Stephen Hughes were all killed in the ...

Four brothers jumped at the chance to fly to Antarctica. But a twist of fate ultimately saved Paul's life.

A bad cop or was he justified?

Former police inspector Huri Dennis says the dismissive behaviour and lack of effort by the IPCA and police ...

Ex-cop accused of kidnapping also tried to get off speeding ticket and help family members in court.

Transplant 'lifted an eternal fog'

Eleanor Wenman talks through her kidney transplant.

What's kidney failure like? It's like a never-ending hangover, all day every day. But there's so much more to it than that.

world

Protesters barricaded at HK uni video

An armored police vehicle catches fire after being hit by molotov cocktails thrown by protestors on a bridge over a ...

9:18 PM  Hong Kong's Polytechnic University is at the centre of dramatic and violent scenes.

Measles kills 6, Samoa shuts schools video

Samoa is in the grip of a measles epidemic. All schools are closed after an outbreak killed 6 people.

Adelaide residents escape the heat at Henley Beach in South Australia during January's heatwave.

Aussies bracing for 42C and above

Heatwave set to break records this week, but it's unlikely NZ will benefit from it.

property

Rental changes may backfire

Under the new proposals, the decision at the end of the fixed term would be entirely up to the tenant, with the landlord ...

OPINION: No sensible landlord ends a tenancy without a sound reason.

Restaurants on menu for new building

Diners in Richmond will soon get three new options with a Sal's pizzeria, Zambrero Mexican eatery and Aki Kitchen Japanese restaurant set to open early next year.

The landlords of this Invercargill property have been fined for breaches of the law.

Fined for ignoring maintenance

Landlords breached the law by not doing maintenance on their property.

homed

Reno life without a bathroom video

Living on a building site can be stressful, as all teams on The Block Australia have discovered.

Here's the one thing nearly every builder will advise you to do - for your own sanity.

New York architecture bared video

New York's 'lost and forgotten' buildings - minus all the people and traffic.

The front of the villa was reinstated after a Balinese-style 1980s makeover.

Grand home is a teenage heaven gallery video

A bit frantic, a bit full, a lot of fun. Justine Munro loves sharing her home with her friends, her girls' friends, family and neighbours.

life & style

No dinosaurs for girls at Kmart

India Springle, mum of three-year-old Lola, wants to know why Kmart puts gender labels on kids' clothes.

Three-year-old Lola loves her dinosaur t-shirt, but her mum want to know why Kmart has labelled it a boys' top.

Storm in an N cup

Specialist bra retailers are defying the retail downturn thanks to an increase in women's breast sizes in Australia.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales receives a hongi from a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force during The Queen's ...

Royal tour: Latest updates

Follow along as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall start their six-day NZ visit.

well & good

Sugar key - not fat, salt

There are 'dissenting views' as to whether saturated fats are a health problem.

Don't demonise fat, researcher says. It is sugar that's the problem.

The importance of rest and recovery video

OPINION: It seems strange to get a lesson on rest from someone who ran for 60 hours, but Maggie Guterl has a point.

Tap dance teacher Grant Swift, from Rhythm Tap Melbourne, says he loves helping adults rediscover their love of dance.

The joy of resuming childhood pastimes video

Just over a year ago, graphic designer Rachel Franco pulled on a pair of roller skates for the first time in more than 30 years.

food & wine

Perfect Portuguese chicken dinner

Portuguese chicken thighs with minted yoghurt

Serve kumara and greens topped with chicken, then drizzle over the resting juices and minted yoghurt.

Nelson Sav beats the usual suspects

It's official, Nelson has one of the best, accessible white wines in New Zealand.

Fewer customers buying more booze video

Marlborough misses top wine awards

nz farmer

Dairy company seeks ocean discharge

Oceania Dairy at Glenavy is seeking for a 35-year consent for the discharge of up to 10 million litres of wastewater a ...

A South Canterbury-based dairy company wants to build a 7.5km pipeline to discharge wastewater into the Pacific Ocean.

Nitrogen testing the quick and cheaper way video

Farmers can now measure their nutrient leaching at their kitchen bench.

Marlborough's top farmer

Slash and debris covers Tolaga Bay

entertainment

McLachlan in court for assault

Craig McLachlan allegedly indecently assaulted a female actor in front of an audience.

9:30 PM  Court hears the Aussie actor Craig McLachlan allegedly indecently assaulted four female actors during a stage show.

Tem's tribute to 'cheeky' Nancy Brunning video

Temuera Morrison recalls his long-time friend and collaborator Nancy Brunning as a cheeky person and generous performer.

Art Green may find it hard not to get personally involved with contestants on The Bachelorette because he's "a really ...

Art's 'too nice' for Bachelorette drama

Ex-Bachelor host Mike Puru has some advice for Art Green, who will host The Bachelorette next year.

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Why Serena Williams' marriage to Alexis Ohanian is the envy of everyone

9:30 PM  Two years ago Alexis Ohanian wed tennis champ Serena Williams in a star-studded New Orleans affair and the Reddit cofounder has been putting other husbands to shame ever since.

parenting

The 7-year-old philanthropist video

Eddie Writes was  the youngest winner at the 2019 Wellingtonian of the Year Awards, receiving a Philanthropy showcase award.

Eddie Writes, 7, has raised thousands of dollars for Wellington Regional Hospital and does not plan on stopping anytime soon.

What your child's teacher wants video

What teachers and schools really want for Christmas is some real recognition and support.

Sam Hayes: My dramatic delivery video

Food fighting with my picky kid

oddstuff

Freemasons urged to open up video

In New Zealand there are 220 lodges and 6000 brethren.

From the Grand Master to the Grand Initiation and the Grand Banquet - Freemasonry can be very grand.

Fred Dagg record attempt

Were they in the hospital or infirmary? No, the 17 Fred Daggs were in Palmerston North.

Uni grad at 9

Rare condition causes your belly to brew alcohol

technology

Spark gives heartland 5G priority

Fifth generation mobile networks or 5G are being rolled out around the world, giving faster wireless speeds and with ...

Heartland centres get first dibs in Spark's rollout of fifth generation wireless broadband.

Google wants your hospital records

OPINION: Data is a goldmine - how safe is yours?

Now we longer need to waste hours trying to retrieve voicemail messages - an app will do it all for us.

The voice of extinction

OPINION: Now there's an app to transcribe voicemail, how long before the human voice is redundant?

motoring

The shift to electric cars will be painful video

Daimler's car brand, Mercedes-Benz, is under pressure with the transition to electric vehicles.

Daimler's new boss has warned that there will be no easy way for the company to adapt to self-driving and electric cars.

Top Luxury: Porsche Panamera video

STUFF TOP CARS: The second-generation Panamera is a beautifully well-rounded luxury express.

Mercedes-Benz GLC launch

Fresh Mercedes SUV drops the diesels video

Mercedes-Benz has refreshed its most popular model for 2020 with a huge tech upgrade and an all-petrol line up.

stuff nation

Oh, how very foolish I was stuff nation

Competing in happier times as I finish the Christchurch Marathon in 2019. The same can't be said for the 53km trail run.

OPINION: I was feeling confident, like I had this ultra marathon in the bag. But things quickly went downhill, literally.

Hybrid is a no brainer stuff nation

OPINION: Our trips to the gas station have halved and there's no drain on the grid as it recharges itself.

Casey Smith and his wife Molly.

Cancer made me infertile stuff nation

OPINION: I thought I'd finally seen the back of it, but 15 years later I found out cancer had taken one final thing from me.

sport

Tuatara player found dead

Ryan Costello, the Tuatara player found dead in Auckland this morning.

When Ryan Costello didn't show up to training team-mates went looking for him. The 23-year-old had died in his sleep.

Rugby Australia boss to quit

Aussie rugby boss quits, admitting negativity surrounding him and his role was hampering the sport's progress.

Silver Ferns star Maria Folau and her husband Israel at the New Zealand Netball Awards at Spark Arena on Wednesday night.

Alan Jones: 'Israel, button up'

Even a vocal supporter of Folau's could not defend bushfire comments that have been condemned by Aussie politicians.

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Inside NZ's first Lego store video

Oliver Little gets up close at New Zealand's Lego Store.

Larger-than-life-sized Lego people, lifelong fans and an adult with a surprisingly large Lego collection.

How to survive a scooter crash video

Shoulder roll like a professional stunt double. Dayna Grant takes a tumble for the team and shows us how to fall off ...

Top stuntwoman demonstrates how to minimise injury if you're coming off a scooter at speed.

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Sailing and sunbathing in Alaska

A pair of brown bears, lean and hungry after hibernating for winter, forage on the shoreline.

Joanna Wane sails north to the ice and finds all is not what it seems.

Glenorchy: At the end of the world

Tourists pose at Glenorchy's famous Red Shed.

Home to a few hundred lucky souls, snuggled amid the mountains, alongside the lake.

now to love

Bachelor Aus couple break up

Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod have announced their split, just two months after the show's dramatic finale aired.

''Our relationship hasn’t translated from filming to the real world," Matt Agnew says after split from Chelsie McLeod.

Hayley Holt's spiritual awakening

As she approaches her 40th birthday, Breakfast host Hayley Holt can look back safe in the knowledge she's packed a huge ...

"When you have a history of an alcohol problem, there is a lot of damage that comes from that, so I'm working on making sure I heal myself as much as I can.''

homes to love

How to modernise rattan and cane

Check out these tips on how to style rattan for the modern era to add a natural touch to your home.

Old-school caravan's chic summer style

Trading their rain-soaked tent for an old-school caravan has been the ticket to holiday happiness and magical memories ...

Trading a rain-soaked tent for an old-school caravan has been the Reweti family's ticket to holiday happiness.

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

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

NZ's professional dungeon masters

Josh Turner is turning his hobby into a job

Turning Dungeons and Dragons from a hobby into a job.

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?

newsroom.co.nz

Sky's move will create girl heroes

New Zealand artistic gymnast Courtney McGregor, who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, may inspire more young Kiwi girls ...

Ambitious partnership between Sky and 50 sports will be critical for inspiring next generation of athletes.

Ali Riley at Bayern Munich

Kiwi defender Ali Riley is putting everything she has into her season with Bayern Munich, in the club's bid to win the ...

Football Ferns captain plays for the German giants, harbouring a dream to represent NZ at her fifth World Cup.

My sister married into the Mob

Westport writer Becky Manawatu (as a baby) with her sisters Nic and Tam.

My sister married a Mongrel Mob member more than 10 years ago. Rumour has it she wore a red and black dress. I was not invited.

tarana

Diwali festival showcases culture

Charu Chutani of the Auckland based Grandiose-the creative company dances at the Diwali Festival.

One group of performers got the crowd going so much they were asked to the stage a second time.

Speaking out on immigration issues

National Party leader Simon Bridges tells Radio Tarana's Vandhna Bhan why the Labour government's immigration policies ...

New Zealand First MP Shane Jones' recent "racist" comments aimed at the Indian community, and Labour's immigration policies over arranged marriages, have drawn much criticism from all sectors.

'World's highest road' is terrifying

Khardung La Pass connects Leh to India's remote Nubra Valley.

"Has anyone gone over the edge?" I ask our suspiciously calm guide, Bhupesh. "Not so far."

I have to go to Aus to see my wife

Karthik Sundar and his wife Divya Gowthaman had to meet in Australia last month to spend time together as they are still ...

Karthik Sundar has to go to Australia every time he wants to spend time with his wife.

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