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No conviction for rugby player

Upper Hutt's mayor wrote a letter of support for player's court appearance on brutal assault.

Givealittle, lost a lot video

Rachel Humphries set up a Givealittle page to raise money to help her compete in the world western riding champs in ...

They wanted to raise cash for Rachel to compete overseas, but the kind act backfired.

Foran contract a long shot

Warriors may be dealt a blow over Kieran Foran's contract, as the clock starts to run out.

He's more than just 'Big is Good'

Documentary reveals strongman Levi Vaoga's life outside of the Mitre 10 slogan.

Williamson rues horror day

India claim 1-0 lead in three-match test series against Black Caps. NZ have plenty to learn

Media boss facing charges

He promised to help women with careers, but now faces indecent assault claims.

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national

Highway blocked by slip

State Highway 35 between Te Araroa and Tolaga Bay was blocked.

Frustrating overnight wait for Gisborne motorists with State Highway 35 cut off and no detour available.

Council takes aim at grave art video

Glitter, decorations and "funny colours" could be scrubbed from graves at a cemetery - because they make the place look "untidy".

A man remains in intensive care after being stabbed six times when a party turned into a street fight in Naenae on ...

Stabbing victim stable video

The stabbing victim from a brawl in Naenae is now in a stable condition in ICU.

Video

A motocross bike to the head

Losing hurts, but as one motocross rider found out, winning can too.

world

Lawyer shoots nine in US

Police shot the gunman after the early-morning incident.

4:07 AM  "Disgruntled" gunman opened fire at passing cars in Houston, Texas, before being shot dead by police.

Groom's grisly murders

3 min ago  Instead of downscaling his wedding plans, an actor robbed and killed his neighbour, then killed again.

The endorsement came just before Donald Trump's presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.

Border officers back Trump

The folks stamping passports at the border really like the Republican candidate's anti-Mexican policies.

business

130,000 Xtra addresses 'at risk'

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards

Privacy commissioner monitoring massive hack that has impacted Xtra customers.

Daylight saving struggles

Daylight savings is here but so are school holidays. Which has a bigger effect on your work life?

A ceremony greets Singapore Airlines' inaugural flight from Singapore and Canberra to Wellington on September 21.

CEO 'doesn't send emails'

Wellington City Council's multi-million dollar Singapore Airlines subsidy creates virtually no paper trail.

technology

Tech sites want your birthdate

The Yahoo breach, disclosed last week, affected 500 million Yahoo accounts.

Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.

Phone calls becoming extinct

A major survey showed 33 per cent of people not made any voice calls in the past week.

On Apple's Siri webpage, the company touts many things Siri can do.

The new Siri is still maddening

Siri is slightly improved, but only if you take the time to enunciate correctly and slowly.

life & style

Reaction: Save $100k by 25

The view from the office this morning. So much serenity.

Richard Meadows' blog "How to save $100,000 by the time you're 25" provoked a huge response from Stuff readers.

Themed pageant to stem stigma

Miss Young Positive, a beauty contest for HIV-positive women, is changing what it means to have AIDS in Uganda.

Forget heels - flats like these are just as chic (and a lot more comfortable).

How to rock flat shoes

To heck with heels - flats are where it's at this season (even if you're petite).

well & good

'Trick' that keeps you from goals

Self-sabotage tell tale signs: Negative self-talk, feeling anxious about the goal you've set yourself and simply not ...

Is self-sabotage holding you back from becoming fit and healthy? How to push pass it.

How I missed my babies' allergy

It took almost eight months before I realised that my twin girls are allergic to cow's milk.

Yoga can help teens switch off in a world that expects them to be switched on all the time.

Yoga on the school curriculum?

Because of the many health benefits for teens, a UK school has timetabled yoga into the school day.

home & property

NZ's greenest renovation ever video

The team behind the renovation of this Greenhithe house, which is on track to achieve a 10 Homestar rating, include ...

"Our girls were the sickest they've ever been - now it's the complete opposite."

Grand Designs' personal cost video

A homeowner-builder has suffered a devastating injury during an ambitious build in the TV show's new season.

In a room with other standout pieces, these pendants don't compete for visual appreciation but instead add to it. The ...

Fabulous feature lights gallery

Decorative lighting has the ability to change a room; it can isolate areas, fill a space and create a bit of drama.

food & wine

The lowdown: Kaikoura Cheese

The Tenara ash-coated goat cheese takes 15 days to mature, and scored 98.5 at the New Zealand Champions of Cheese ...

Just what makes this award-winning cheese so darn good?

Recipe: Strawberries and cream

Indulge your sweet tooth with a jumble of sweet fruit and a dollop of special cream.

Joseph Slater's bitter rickey

Owls, snakes join cat cafes

nz farmer

Ravensdown profits go to farmers

Fertiliser profits and payments to Ravensdown farmers are on the rise.

Ravensdown managers have reshaped the fertiliser co-operative into a better business for farmers.

Animal welfare project 

Dairy cow welfare programme WelFarm is set to launch nationally.

Italians pre-buy merino wool

The wild card weka farmer 

entertainment

Josh Brolin ties the knot again

The couple got hitched in a private ceremony in North Carolina.

US actor walks down the aisle for the third time with model girlfriend Kathryn Boyd.

Kiwi singer the next big thing video

WATCH: TVNZ's Jack Tame reckons Thomston, aged 20, is someone you'll be hearing a lot more of.

Dame Susan Devoy spoke out about Julia Sloane's comments, and said other New Zealanders need to call out those who say ...

Housewife: Devoy a 'bully' video

Real Housewives star said Susan Devoy was a bully: Human Rights Commission fire back

travel

Marlborough's best kept secret

Relaxed country atmosphere

You've probably driven past the Grovetown Hotel countless times without giving it a second thought.

What they really want to say

To keep their jobs, there are some things flight attendants just can't tell passengers, even if they want to.

The windows of the Dancing House in Prague.

A night in the Dancing House

Originally designed as an office building, access for visitors has been limited. But now a part of it has been turned into a hotel.

stuff nation

The dog no-one wants to own stuff nation

stock image of stressed man, injury, depression, crazy, hands on head

We walk the black dog daily, wait for it to find us each day and hope it’ll leave us at night. We don't need stigma.

New dog laws protect the innocent stuff nation

Responsible dog ownership minimizes risk of attack, but does not eliminate it.

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Stock Photo - Tattooed woman using laptop at cafe

Why I hate social media stuff nation

Millennials insist on communication by social media, but struggle face to face.

motoring

More than a mere facelift

New Colorado in Lees Valley: still high and mighty, but aspiring to be trendy too.

Holden's revised Colorado is still tough, but now comes with a hint of sex appeal.

Crown limos go the distance

Crown limo drivers were nabbed 19 times for speeding.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Edition, resplendent with its special signwriting.

A fast round of Golf video

Volkswagen celebrates the 40th birthday of the Golf GTI with a very special model.

sport

Black Caps looking to learn

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson was optimistic about what lay ahead after the first test loss to India.

Captain Kane Williamson disappointed to lose first India test but all isn't lost for three-match series.

Parker's title bid firming

Anthony Joshua's promoter reiterate's Kiwi as best November option in clouded heavyweight scene.

Sam Sachdeva (right) takes on his opponent during the Fight for Christchurch boxing bout in 2011.

Don't count out charity boxing video

OPINION: I've punched someone hard at charity boxing. It's a sport that shouldn't be banned.

good reads

How to save $100k by 25

The view from the office this morning. So much serenity.

Sure, you could work a proper 9-5 job for 40 years. Or you could do this instead.

Most unpredictable US election stuff nation video

The Republicans have nominated Donald J. Trump, a real estate mogul and reality TV star.

OPINION: Trump's a combative Republican, eager for White House glory, but will Clinton's vulnerabilities cost her?

What's wrong with swearing?

Let's face it - sometimes 'gosh darn' just doesn't cut it.

OPINION: Stop cursing? Hell, no. Here's why swearing is good for you.

Dubious pleas for parent donations

New Zealand schools brought in more than $1 billion in parent donations between 2000 and 2015 but it's still not enough, ...

Schools have been caught misrepresenting voluntary donations as fees in a bid to get parents to pay more, but why?

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oddstuff

Aussie state bans mooning

Those who put their bum on public display face up to two months in jail for a first offence.

Visiting Victoria soon? Don't get too cheeky on a night out – flashing your derriere could now get you a spell in jail.

Hotel booked, call the chef gallery video

Cook Learn Love owner Helen Flitcroft is serving up a new way to impress tourists.

Breakfast in bed is going to a whole new level.

No, don't drill your iPhone video

Reaching for the drill? Don't do it.

YouTube video shows how to add a "heaphone jack" on the iPhone 7 - but it's not all that it seems.

Duck, duck, loose video

A few cars had to duck out of the way.

A giant inflatable duck decided to wing it out of Glasgow during a typical Scottish storm.

Parenting

5 school holiday survival tips

Keeping kids entertained for 14 days straight can be an overwhelming challenge for some.

If two weeks of 24/7 family fun are on the cards, use these tips to help save your sanity.

Katherine Heigl's preggie tips

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She shares a pic of her baby bump and talks gas, coffee and trusting your instincts.

First royal tour for fab four video

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge  attend the Official Welcome Ceremony for the ...

The world's eyes are firmly fixed on Canada as Princess Charlotte makes her third public appearance.

First pic of Adam Levine's baby

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have been together since 2012. Dusty Rose is their first child.

Would Dusty Rose be our pick for a baby name? No, but she's pretty damn cute.

kiwi traveller

5 things to do in the school holidays

All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Kieran Read take a virtual flight at Air New Zealand's 75th anniversary exhibition.

Looking for school holiday inspiration? These are our top picks from around the country.

The best time to renew your passport

Avoid the Christmas and school holiday rush by getting in early to renew your passport.

Passport expiring in the next year? Here's why you should renew it sooner rather than later.

Where women aren't allowed to drive

Marjory Woodfield has made a life in the heart of the desert in Saudi Arabia.

Marjory Woodfield shares her experience as a Kiwi woman living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

South Island's best vantage point stuff nation gallery

First class view on top of Roys Peak.

The panoramic view from Roys Peak is New Zealand at its best and has to be on your travel bucket list.