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England's cringeful RWC promo

England's cringeworthy promo

10:01 AM  England go full Samurai for World Cup, much to the disgust - and amusement - of fans.

Curriculum shakeup

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a refresh of New Zealand's national curriculum and Te Marautanga o ...

10:30 AM  Minister says school curriculum refresh will have a stronger focus on wellbeing, identity, language and culture.

Housing crisis reality

9:09 AM  Angry neighbours reject plans to build on land they say is a park. This is NZ's housing crisis.

Super Gold Card stoush - on a bus

8:57 AM  A 35-year-old man boarded a bus with a SuperGold Card. It led to a lengthy standoff.

Bunker buried 7m deep

Rumours flew for years about a bunker buried deep on West Coast. The police raid confirmed it.

Things first home buyers get wrong

10:24 AM  Some mistakes are more expensive than others when looking for the best first house.

rugby world cup

A bite and swig out of RWC video

Cookie Time's offerings in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup have a Japanese twist.

19 min ago  How Kiwi food and wine companies are plotting their assault on the Japanese market.

Mo'unga feared his RWC was over

All Blacks playmaker reflects on a first World Cup appearance he worried might be cruelly denied him.

Star openside flanker David Pocock's return to fitness is a major boost to the Wallabies' chances in Japan.

Australia v Fiji

10:14 AM  The Wallabies kick off their Pool D campaign against their Pacific neighbours in Sapporo.

national

Dunedin home becomes brothel

A North Dunedin home rented to two Airbnb guests was transformed into a busy brothel for two weeks (file photo).

10:28 AM  The women ran four phones, had a room each and operated throughout the night.

Changing ice and oceans video

We'd photographed the surface of another planet before we'd seen beneath our Antarctic ice shelves.

Demetrius Pairama was found dead in an abandoned Housing New Zealand home in July 2018.

Accused admits kidnapping Dimetrius

10:12 AM  Kerry Te Amo admits kidnapping the 17-year-old, but the Crown says he also tortured and murdered her.

climate change

Climate disasters to impact millions

Volunteers rescue several families from the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, ...

10:25 AM  A new report by the Red Cross and climate economists says climate change may cost up to $32 billion annually.

Horticulture and climate change

New Zealand's horticulture industry is well-placed to adapt to a changing climate - so long as there's enough water to go around.

Port Nelson has joined the Climate Leaders Coalition.

Collaboration the key

OPINION: If we want to cut carbon, we need large businesses to collaborate.

business

Racist Trade Me ads censored

Trade Me spokeswoman Millie Silvester says racist listings were rare and the vast majority of 'flatmates wanted' ...

0 min ago  Flatmates wanted Trade Me listing said no pets, smokers or Indians.

Bill Gates supports 'wealth tax'

OPINION: The second richest man in the world says a tax on huge fortunes makes sense. Here's why governments should go for it.

Cookie Time's offerings in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup have a Japanese twist.

A bite and swig out of RWC video

19 min ago  How Kiwi food and wine companies are plotting their assault on the Japanese market.

travel

Why you should still visit Iran video

Two women chat before Ali Qapu palace in UNESCO-listed Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) Square.

9:46 AM  OPINION: Don't let Trump and and incautious visitors put you off this underrated Middle Eastern gem.

Vowing to 'make flying fun again' video

But is the rebooted Wow Air ready to take to the skies?

Sometimes the best solution to family travel during the school year is to take the kids out of school for a week or so.

Travel while kids are in school video

Here are my best tips for finding time to travel even when your family has to stick to a school schedule.

Reports predict climate change will make Waitati - like many New Zealand coastal settlements - more vulnerable to ...

Living in fear of the rain video

Flooded, insurance policy cancelled, $50k wiped off valuation. And Cushla McCarthy still has a mortgage to pay.

A different New Zealand video

In a world that achieved carbon neutrality, New Zealand in 2050 has been through the pain of far-reaching changes.

It's 2050 and emissions have fallen to net zero. We've had to change our economy and way of life.

A country divided

In a report from the future, New Zealand is described as a "life raft nation", taking in growing numbers of climate ...

New Zealand in 2050: The country is struggling with climate migrants, cyclones and mosquito-borne disease.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 forecast

RWC Power Rankings

The probable result for every game of the tournament is right here.

You choose the ending

Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces.

We have 4000 days left, so will you hang an extreme right or pursue a new direction?

world

British Burger Kings to melt toys video

1 min ago  Burger King has announced it will no longer give out plastic toys in Britain.

Nth America's 3 billion lost birds

10:03 AM  A new study finds more than 90 per cent of the loss can be attributed to just a dozen bird families.

Volunteers rescue several families from the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, ...

Climate disasters to impact millions

10:25 AM  A new report by the Red Cross and climate economists says climate change may cost up to $32 billion annually.

property

It's 'Your Place', not their place video

Blenheim resident and survey respondent Tim Leslie says being anti-council is a "national blood sport".

Survey shows councillors have fences to mend. Or is bagging councillors just a "national blood sport" in NZ?

How green are Parliament's buildings?

Parliament's buildings green credentials are going to be scrutinised.

Office space in Wellington is the lowest in 11 years, at 5.9 per cent vacancy, according to Colliers International.

Wellington office squeeze deepens

Tenants' struggle to find high grade office space is set to continue in the capital.

homed

Trees may add $54k to your home video

Established trees on or near your property can add value to your home.

10:24 AM  Think twice before hacking your trees down - they could be one of your home's biggest assets.

Grand Designs: 'Extraordinary' video

This glass house on a bridge is the best-ever Grand Designs NZ build.

The colour of the year is a mossy, sagey green that's easy on the eye, and easy to bring into your decor.

Colour of the year is tranquil

This green is gender neutral and evokes feelings of happiness and serenity, things we all need a little more of in 2019.

life & style

British Burger Kings to melt toys video

1 min ago  Burger King has announced it will no longer give out plastic toys in Britain.

Instagram tightens up on diet ads

Instagram is rolling out a new policy targeting weight loss products and certain procedures, restricting access or removing them entirely.

Chilli and Coco are so close, they nearly achieve fusion.

Furry Friday: Pet pals

9:37 AM  Pet companionship is wonderful to see, especially when it's long enduring.

well & good

Advanced French hair? Yeah, yeah

Wigs of all shapes and sizes have been around for hundreds of years and nowadays they can also come in any colour you want.

OPINION: When is a wig just a wig? Not when it's 'free-formed, windswept ready-to-wear hair' from none other than Raquel Welch herself.

Period ad complaints rejected video

Aussie advertising regulator dismissed hundreds of complaints about commercial that showed menstrual blood for the first time on prime-time TV.

When your partner and your family don't get along, you can be caught in a difficult situation and forced to make an ...

The wife vs sister dilemma

ADVICE: Sometimes a genuine apology elicits a reciprocal response. But sometimes a rift might be too big to be repaired.

food & wine

A bite and swig out of RWC video

Cookie Time's offerings in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup have a Japanese twist.

10:31 AM  How Kiwi food and wine companies are plotting their assault on the Japanese market.

Bacon prices hit new high

Prepare to pay more for your eggs benedict.

Chicken in doughnut buns

Vegan protest angers shoppers

nz farmer

Caramel lamb a rare surprise

Hutchinson says one of her ewes gave birth to a lamb similar in colour to Maamalade last year, but the caramel coating ...

10:25 AM  A lamb born with un-ewe-sual colouring has delighted its owner in Manawatū.

It's 'Your Place', not their place video

Survey shows councillors have fences to mend. Or is bagging councillors just a "national blood sport" in NZ?

Milkman returns to Canterbury streets

Farmers under attack video

entertainment

Sam Neill gushes about Paquin reunion

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9:48 AM  They last worked together when Anna Paquin was 11 years old, now she's his boss.

Daniel Johns sues for defamation

8:52 AM  The Sunday Telegraph story said the ex-Silverchair frontman visited the bondage club so often, it became his "second home".

Dora and the Lost City of Gold star Isabela Moner is set to release an album soon and has plans to get involved in ...

Dora star's big plans

9:00 AM  Why Isabela Moner is seeking to make an impact both on and off the screen.

Bravo

ER turns 25: Where are they now?

NBCU Photo Bank

8:56 AM  Hollywood was forever changed when the medical drama debuted in 1994.

Blind, autistic pianist wins America's Got Talent

10 finalists were narrowed down to one champion in Wednesday's finale of the NBC competition.

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Liam Payne recalls the moment he scored Jennifer Lopez's number

Former One Direction singer recalls the fun interaction in a new radio interview.

parenting

Mum's posthumous letter to daughter

Zak received a shocking diagnosis, and died when she was just 39. (File photo).

When Erika Zak received a cancer diagnosis, she decided to write a letter to her young child in case she didn't make it.

Baldwin pregnant with fifth child

Hilaria took to social media to share that she and husband Alec Baldwin are expecting a "little person".

How Posh Spice's motherhood affected her

Motherhood ain't what it used to be video

oddstuff

Bees swarm flight, attack staff video

The bees attacked workers who tried to remove them from the cockpit window (file photo).

An Air India flight was already delayed for technical reasons - then the bees appeared.

'Lots of zeros' and she nearly choked

It was a spot of mall-shopping "hangriness" that netted a Wellington couple $1 million as a side dish to their sushi.

Pilot loses passport, flight delayed

Courting over coffee and cats

technology

Massive Amazon order boosts Rivian video

The Amazon order will give Rivian a massive boost in its production hopes thanks to the economies of scale it will bring.

8:52 AM  As part of its drive to go carbon neutral Amazon has ordered 100,000 vans from EV start up Rivian.

Steve Jobs helped Disney buy Marvel

Disney bought Marvel for billions, it might not have happened without the Apple co-founder.

Instagram has an estimated 1 billion users worldwide.

Instagram tightens up on diet ads

Instagram is rolling out a new policy targeting weight loss products and certain procedures, restricting access or removing them entirely.

motoring

Remember the oil crisis and carless days? video

Nicki Erickson, a clerk in the Post Office's motor-vehicle registration section, with carless days stickers. June 06, 1979.

7 min ago  It's 40 years since panic over oil supply prompted NZ to adopt 'carless days'.

Bugatti ride-on that grown-ups can drive video

Bugatti Baby II even comes with a Speed Key to unleash full power - just like a full-size Veyron or Chiron.

The Amazon order will give Rivian a massive boost in its production hopes thanks to the economies of scale it will bring.

Massive Amazon order boosts Rivian video

8:52 AM  As part of its drive to go carbon neutral Amazon has ordered 100,000 vans from EV start up Rivian.

stuff nation

Vegan protesters have a point stuff nation

Vegan activists staged a protest at Countdown St Lukes on Sunday.

OPINION: Inconvenience in the shopping aisle is trivial compared to the suffering of animals.

How you feel about the ABs stuff nation

The Rugby World Cup is here and it's ours to lose - so do you think we have what it takes?

"It's good to be reminded that rugby is only a game and you shouldn’t invest too much of your cultural identity into it."

My glee when the ABs lose stuff nation

OPINION: I love seeing the look of disbelief on the players' faces as they're reminded they are not gods.

sport

Mo'unga feared his RWC was over

Richie Mo'unga: '"As All Blacks we walk towards and embrace all the challenges."

All Blacks playmaker reflects on a first World Cup appearance he worried might be cruelly denied him.

Barrett erases 'bad habit' video

Scott Barrett was red carded by Jerome Garces when they last met in Perth. It was a painful lesson.

Tyson Fury was left a bloodied mess after his points win over Otto Wallin in Las Vegas.

Wilder smells Fury's blood video

10:09 AM  "I'm going to pop it right back open," heavyweight champ says of Fury's horror gash.

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Eewww to save environment video

Emmaus Simi, 9, investigates whether fellow kids are prepared to eat insects to save the world.

Kiwi students are helping save our at-risk eels - but will they eat insects to save the world?

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.

noted

Spooky warnings of foreign interference?

Security Intelligence Service (SIS) director-general Rebecca Kitteridge appeared before Parliament's Justice Select ...

New Zealand’s spy boss has provided a real-life whiff of drama and mystery from the intelligence world.

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.

now to love

Baldwin pregnant with fifth child

Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin are expecting a baby.

Hilaria took to social media to share that she and husband Alec Baldwin are expecting a "little person".

Capturing the secret life of royals

The young Queen Elizabeth resplendent in eveningwear in Gore, 1954.

Kiwi Rodney Laredo sheds light on a duo who were asked to photograph the private life of the British royal family.

homes to love

8 amazing lifestyle blocks

Live a life of rural tranquility on a lifestyle block.

Escape from the pressures of big-city life on one of these lifestyle blocks that are for sale in the North Island.

8 natural DIY cleaning products

Eleanor Ozich's natural cleaning product recipes are effective and smell divine.

Eleanor Ozich shares her recipes for natural cleaning products that are effective and smell divine.

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

Hireme out of Warriors historic tilt

Hireme is unlikely to feature in the club's first ever home match against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Mt Smart on ...

Door remains open at the Warriors for star Honey Hireme as she continues her vigil at her terminally ill mother's bedside.

Kōkako singing after 1080 court case

A conservation effort on the ground and in courtrooms has helped kōkako numbers in Auckland's Hunua Ranges.

After a court battle and controversial 1080 drop last year, kōkako’s haunting calls are returning to Hunua Ranges.

Back winning after cancer ordeal

Julie Brougham and Steiny at home in Karere, in the Manawatu.

After a year of chemotherapy, Olympic dressage rider Julie Brougham is back in the saddle.

tarana

Migrant workers 'much needed'

Naveed Singh has worked in the dairy industry in New Zealand for 12 years.

Naveed Singh must be one of New Zealand's most highly qualified dairy workers.

Who won what at IIFA 2019

Best actress Alia Bhatt.

The stars came out to celebrate one of Bollywood's biggest parties in Mumbai this week, and all had a blast.

'New Zealand is the go-to country'

Bollywood actor Richa Chadda says New Zealand and New Zealanders are beautiful.

"New Zealand was becoming the go-to country, with beautiful people who had huge hearts."

India bans e-cigarettes video

E-cigarettes were promoted as a way to get people out of their smoking habits but many are becoming addicted to them, ...

India's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses

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