Meet Antonov, world's largest plane

Meet the monster Antonov video

8:31 PM  The world's biggest plane has touched down safely in Australia amid scenes of chaos.

Snake on a beach video

Lars Farrant found a snake while walking his dogs at Tapuae beach near New Plymouth on Sunday.

Venomous sea snake is believed to have washed up on a Taranaki beach, where it was discovered by a young boy.

Robbie Farah in hospital video

8:53 PM  West Tigers stalwart in hospital after shocking clash in match against Bulldogs.

Banknotes worth a mint

We get shiny new money on Monday, but did you know there's big money in the old stuff?

Relief as mum found safe video

"Nobody wants to lose their mum," says son after searchers find woman in dense bush.

Adventurer 'critical' video

Family gathers after man with bone disorder is seriously hurt during marathon.

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Raging fires deliberately lit

Firefighters responded from the Dunsandel, Burnham, Rolleston and Lincoln stations.

8:15 PM  Helicopters and numerous firefighters are fighting multiple suspicious blazes near Christchurch.

Dental nightmare for young boy

Mum says her 5-year-old is "living on drugs" after his dental surgery was cancelled three times.

Allanah Barley with her VW Golf, which was covered in paint in a drive-by attack in central Wellington on Saturday night.

Attacked by paint pest

Drive-by attacker covers pedestrian and cars in paint in central Wellington.

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NZ bowled in quarter finals at Paris Sevens

New Zealand knocked over in quarterfinals.

world

Worst paedophile's biggest mistake

Matthew Graham has been jailed.

8:03 PM  GRAPHIC CONTENT: A hideous new breed of criminal dealing in awful child sex images and child abuse material online on a huge international scale.

Pig's head left at Merkel's office

A pig's head bearing an insult against German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been found outside her office.

Justin Trudeau shares a moment with his wife Sophie Gregoire as he gives his victory speech.

Canada first lady's plea for 'help'

9:15 PM  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wife's revelation proved too much for many Canadians.

business

Barking mad after bill

Metro Paws owner Nicola Pere is furious with Waipa District Council's "exorbitant" development contribution fee.

She wants to expand her doggy daycare, but the council is asking for $100k.

Peak property promise

It's not just house prices that are soaring in Queenstown - developers face a perfect storm.

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Slow lightbulb moment

Why are Kiwi households so keen to stick with more expensive old-fashioned bulbs?

technology

Users design alternative logos

Users are offering alternative options on how Instagram's new logo should look like.

Instagram users have flooded the platform with their own take on what a new logo should look like.

The digital life of teenagers

Do teenagers have time for leisurely face-to-face conversations these days?

The new Gboard allows users to search for emojis, GIFs and more.

Google debuts new keyboard

Want to search for emojis, gifs, or share web pages at the click of a button on your iPhone? Now you can.

life & style

The end of the push-up bra?

No padding here - model Lily Donaldson goes au naturel at Cannes.

Say goodbye to heaving cleavage - the chest of choice is now small, unshowy and unsupported.

Elle clears up 'wee' rumour

"I'm not that neurotic," says Elle Macpherson about rumours she regularly tests her urine.

Iron your socks, says Jason Sutcliffe.

Do Kiwi men have bad style?

Three fashionable New Zealand men share their thoughts on dressing well in a chronically casual climate.

well & good

'Age is just a number'

Bryan Maxted, 85, picked up a job as a truck driver at the age of 72.

Instead of retiring at the age of 65, a Blenheim woman bought a clothing store.

Can a detox cleanse your liver?

You might want to rethink those over-the-counter products promising to "cleanse" your liver of "toxins".

Kathleen WIlls with Una, a 15-year-old Siberian Husky, who volunteered for 8 years with the SPCA/St John’s Outreach ...

Health guru 'misled' clients

Dr Kathleen Wills says she completed her online PhD in two to three years.

home & property

A driveway dispute for the ages video

The disputed St Georges Bay Road driveway.

This battle's been 140 years in the making, and now it's heading for the High Court.

From van Damme to Ice Cube

The "Muscles from Brussels" has sold his California mansion to the rapper/actor for $10.7m.

Crystal, metallics and rich colours work together to make a truly luxurious bathroom.

From gloomy to glamorous

Interior designers spill their secrets on how to transform a bathroom into a luxurious and glamorous place of indulgence.

food & wine

The tricky way to cut a cake fairly video

How do you ensure everyone gets a similar size piece of cake?

Researchers have found a rather complicated solution to an age-old birthday party dilemma.

Walnut, honey & chocolate biscotti

If you're hankering for something sweet around 3pm, look no further than these twice-baked seasonal treats.

A steamy, creamy fish curry

Pumpkin soup with brown rice

nz farmer

'I would die there, I knew it' video

Tim Malloy is treated by St John Ambulance, firefighters and Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter paramedics after his ...

One minute Tim Malloy was mustering a paddock, the next he was buried deep in a ditch under his quad bike.

Wrong streams protected

No Waikato prosecutions despite 150 complaints about stock in waterways.

$52K for dairy award winners

Biggest vege export grows

entertainment

Ukraine wins Eurovision crown

Ukraine's Jamala celebrates after winning the Eurovision Song Contest final in Sweden.

Jamala strikes a surprise gold in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song about war.

New judges for The Block

Meet the brand new judges joining The Block NZ's new DIY challenge.

Matilda: "The Bachelor experience has made our relationship very strong because it's quite a unique thing to go through."

True romance: Art and Matilda

One year on, the first Bachelor, Art Green, and his leading lady are still going strong.

travel

Old track with a new twist gallery video

Some of the downhill stretches and tunnels felt like a ride at a theme park.

Travelling along a disused railway line takes on a new twist when using pedal power.

Ask an expert: Croatia 

Need tips for solo travel to Croatia? Send us your questions, and we'll put them to the experts.

Beach babes and snorkellers rejoice in the unspoilt beauty of Fiji's Yasawa Islands.

Top five-day short breaks

A five-day break is still a quick getaway, but offers the chance to pack in some action and adventure before head home refreshed and relaxed.

stuff nation

Help needed to save our kids stuff nation

"I'm tired of the touchy-feely excuses ... Child abuse is not acceptable in any way, shape or form."

To help keep our kids safe, parents need to know they can get non-judgmental help should something go wrong.

Learning to live on my own stuff nation

After more than 20 years of marriage I've had to relearn to function and only rely on myself.

Clawedie relaxes on a bed.

She loves to smell the flowers stuff nation

Clawedie is such a caring soul. She watches the neighbourhood and loves to eat "cat ice cream".

motoring

Worth jumping the queue for video

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Nelson Mail reporter Tim O'Connell takes a 2016 Ford Mustang 2.3 ...

We take the 2016 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang for a test drive on the sunny streets of Nelson.

Top playmate wins Fiat gallery

A Fiat sportscar is 2016 Playmate of the Year's winning drive, but what have other winners taken home?

Mercedes-Benz GT3 and C63.

Big racer casts shadow video

A ferocious, aggressive, sexy and ballistic racer steals the spotlight from the launch of a new Mercedes-AMG coupe.

sport

New UFC heavyweight champ video

Stipe Miocic, right, and Fabricio Werdum at the weigh-in before their bout.

One blow to the chin and it's all over in UFC heavyweight bout.

Condom boost for Aussies

Zika virus prompts Australian Olympic Committee to sign 'double protection' condom deal.

20160515 Sports Photo SUPPLIED: Magic player Grace Rasmussen during their ANZ Netball Championship game Mainland Tactix ...

Tactix blow Magic lead video

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic claw their way back to snap losing streak.

good reads

'I would die there, I knew it' video

Tim Malloy is treated by St John Ambulance, firefighters and Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter paramedics after his ...

One minute Tim Malloy was mustering a paddock, the next he was buried deep in a ditch under his quad bike.

The silent treatment

A mother says she's been unable to grieve her son properly.

He was a miracle baby who later took his own life. But his mum's not allowed to tell his story.

Changing gender 'not a choice' video

Marie Hearn is was born a man but is happier living as a woman.

"I was in kindergarten when I realised I didn't identify with my gender. I was 13 when the self-harming started."

Father of creative writing Bill Manhire

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National Portrait.
Bill Manhire - poet, writer and father of creative writing in New ...

On poetry, teaching and fear of death.

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Attacked by paint pest

Allanah Barley with her VW Golf, which was covered in paint in a drive-by attack in central Wellington on Saturday night.

Drive-by attacker covers pedestrian and cars in paint in central Wellington.

World's oldest cat dead at 30

Scooter, pictured in his younger days.

A Siamese cat recently cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest living cat did not live to enjoy the title.

World's hottest chillies come to Palmy video

Manawatu heat of the NZ Chili Eating Championships  Rob Kent eats the final chili anyway. Competition organiser Pete ...

The heats in this eating competition well and truly lived up to their name.

Record store cat causes uproar

Callaway the cat lies around the record store all day

He's attracted plenty of complaints, but council purr-fectly happy for feline friend to stay.

Parenting

Becoming a single mother

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook attends the session "The Transformation of Tomorrow" during the ...

Plenty of single parents can related to the struggle shared by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.

Gordon Ramsay's baby news

It's baby number five for chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife, Tana.

The celebrity chef has revealed his wife, Tana, is pregnant with their fifth child.

Stop 'sexual' feeding, mum told

Darcie Pennington says she was left shaking and upset by the incident.

"Appalled" young mum told by a nurse to stop breastfeeding her baby in hospital as it would make men "uncomfortable".

'Did dad make the baby? No!' video

Two Kiwi girls have become an online hit thanks to their video explaining how babies are made.

When it comes to how babies are made, these Kiwi cousins have some very firm opinions on the subject.

kiwi traveller

From the Netherlands to the North Shore

Martijn and Sarah Bakker love getting out and exploring the New Zealand outdoors.

Martijn Bakker is surprised at NZ's lack of central heating, among other things.

15 things you didn't know about Dunedin stuff nation

The Otago Peninsula, containing New Zealand's only castle, was named as one of the world's most romantic destinations.

This city has a lot more to offer than drunken student nights out.

Ask an expert: Croatia must-sees

Tourists walk in Croatia's UNESCO protected medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Need tips for solo travel to Croatia? Send us your questions, and we'll put them to the experts.

5 gardens to visit in Whanganui

The Bason Botanic Gardens have a fabulous succulents display.

You can easily spend a couple of hours wandering around these luscious lands.