December 2 2020
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!

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Police dog 'just like one of us', union says after Northland shooting

Bond police dogs share with their handlers is one of "incredible love", the Police Association says, after dog injured.

Americas

Heartbreaking photo captures US doctor's moment of kindness

"I want to be with my wife," the frail, crying patient told his doctor before he was pulled into an embrace.

Climate Change

Climate emergency or not, New Zealand needs to start doing its share

ANALYSIS: New Zealand is one of few countries to enshrine a zero-carbon goal in law, but current policies don't keep up with that ambition.

Crime

Woman raped by Uber driver on ride home

National

Three dead after car and truck collide in Hawke's Bay

TV and Radio

'Loved it' or 'lightweight'? What locals make of Taranaki Hard

The town has been thrust into the limelight in a new documentary series. So what do residents think?

Auckland

Man seriously hurt after crashing car twice within minutes

The Auckland driver is in hospital after crashing his car, leaving the scene and then crashing again around the corner.

Rugby

Pablo Matera stripped of captaincy after xenophobic tweets resurface

Captain and two other players suspended pending disciplinary hearing over historical racist, xenophobic and sexist tweets.

editors' picks
Politics

Bright lines on tax get very blurry in first Question Time

Cricket

Documents claim Aus cricket fixture changes 'driven by' India

Politics

NZ backs Australia in doctored image spat with China

Motorsport

Lewis Hamilton tests positive for Covid-19, will miss Sakhir Grand Prix

League

Jarryd Hayne denies making up lies during sex assault trial

Politics

Govt advised to give struggling landlords $500k loans

Quizzes

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

perspectives
Crime

Mystery overseas backers behind slain woman's beleaguered business

The Auckland woman is understood to have been millions in debt to overseas financiers.

Business

Expo 2020: Over-budget NZ pavilion 'key part of reconnection with world'

New Zealand’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will cost $8 million more than originally planned, after the event was postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health

Doctor who performed inappropriate breast examinations named

Eight women accused him of performing unnecessary and unwanted breast examinations and making inappropriate comments about their looks.

Crime

Teen killer granted parole

One of New Zealand's youngest murderers will be released from prison before Christmas, having served less than of half his sentence.

Asia

Thousands flee as activity in Indonesian volcanoes increases

Indonesian authorities are closely monitoring several volcanoes after sensors picked up increased activity in recent weeks, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people.

Americas

Pets poised for a return to the White House

Major Biden gets an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, US President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot.

America

Trump raises more than $150m appealing to false election claims

The influx of donations is one reason the outgoing president and his allies could continue their legal onslaught, despite repeatedly failing in court.

Coronavirus

Covid-19: How to get people to accept a coronavirus vaccine

OPINION: A catastrophe will unfold if people reject immunisations, but behavioural science can encourage people to do the right thing.

Canterbury

How to spend a day in Christchurch on an (almost) $50 budget

With vibrant urban precincts, excellent museums and galleries, and plenty of good-value eating and drinking spots, you don't have to break the bank.

Waikato

Most profitable i-SITE in Waikato in dire straits

Matamata's iconic hobbit themed i-SITE is calling out for council funding to keep afloat.

Australia

Welcome to the 'Milk Run', Australia's strangest commercial flight

Travel news

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Travel news

In photos: Cheers and tears as Queensland finally reopens border

Business

Is this the new capital gains tax? Speculation mounts over bright-line test changes

An extension to the bright-line test would be akin to a capital gains tax, critics say.

Business

Whakaari White Island owners charged

Volcano's owners are among 13 charged over health and safety breaches following last year's fatal eruption.

Money

'Employees will feel this': New top tax rate expected to have flow-on effect

Labour's new top tax bracket will affect more than just personal income tax, experts say.

Business

Longer lifeline offered to firms in over their heads with debt

'Debt hibernation' scheme will remain in place till October next year.

Prosper

Four ways to make the most out of the holiday season

OPINION: With the country lucky enough to have a comparatively normal holiday season it's essential retailers capitalise on this if they want to grow their business. Here's how.

Prosper

Proudly '100% Māori business' Ruatoria Pies is thriving despite Covid-19

In the small East Coast town of Ruatoria, population about 750, one of the ways to make a crust is to run your own business.

Prosper

Covid-19 lockdowns reinforced the value of email marketing

Prosper

Is your marketing 'pull and stay' or 'push and pray'?

Prosper

We need honesty about the challenges and outright frustrations of running a business

Climate Change

NZ faces exclusion from major event of carbon-cutting nations

Our lack of action on climate change could see our Government left off the invite list for an international meeting.

Climate Change

Working from home: What's your carbon footprint?

Demand for residential electricity jumps as working becomes more digital, but the environmental impact of our online lives might require intervention on a government level.

Environment

Concerns about mass die-off of little blue penguins

Our Truth

Stuff's day of reckoning

EDITORIAL: Today at Stuff, we turn the spotlight on ourselves, and grapple with the truth that our journalism has often unfairly portrayed Māori, ranging from racist to blinkered.

Our Truth

Our preoccupation with Māori child abuse at the expense of all victims

We explain how we've stigmatised Māori whānau by focusing and amplifying child abuse cases about Māori children while minimising abuse in Pākehā families.

Our Truth

Driver racial profile story 'a shocker'

Fatigue, not Māori, most likely cause of fatal road crashes – except when it came to news reporting in 1999.

Our Truth

The history of our racism laid bare

From perpetuated stereotypes to presenting the world through a monocultural lens, our coverage of Māori has typically been biased and unjust.

Our Truth

The Press' bias has failed Māori

Founded by a British politician to reflect the views of settlers in the 19th century, the prominent and influential Canterbury newspaper has often failed to give a voice to mana whenua.

Our Truth

We inflamed race relation tensions in Treaty of Waitangi disputes

How one-sided reporting intensified racial tensions in our coverage of Māori land rights.

Politics

'Good on them' – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern weighs in on Stuff apology to Māori

Jacinda Ardern says it is a "healthy thing" for media, Government to look at their role in social issues.

Politics

More mea culpa, please: Judith Collins' sardonic response to Stuff apology

National Party leader Judith Collins says the media might want to apologise for a few other things, not just to Māori.

Football

New Zealand Football unveils radical national league changes

NZ Football moves to put clubs at the centre of its top-tier competitions, citing a desire to make youth development and sustainability a priority.

Opinion

Mark Reason: All Blacks finally ditch the candyfloss basketball

OPINION: Test rugby is not some sort of fantasy game where multiple tries equate to entertainment, argues Mark Reason.

Football

The wait is not over for new Wellington Phoenix marquee signing Tomer Hemed

Cricket

Black Caps Todd Astle, Matt Henry ensure Canterbury's winning run continues

Basketball

Stan Van Gundy on Steven Adams' addition: 'You ain't punkin' the Pelicans'

America's Cup

Video shows Team NZ increasingly slick in new boat Te Rehutai

Homed

Opotiki home in the spotlight

This new home in Ōpōtiki and a stunning homestead renovation in Napier are the top houses in the East Coast regional Master Builders awards.

Property

Hey Wellington landlords, it's not legal to rent out windowless bedrooms

Tenants who have lived in legally uninhabitable flats could claim their rent money back.

Property

Xmas gifts for tenants? Brilliant, just skip the chocolate almonds

Homed

How to use your art as inspiration when choosing a colour scheme

Real Estate

CoreLogic: Housing shortage fuel for market fire

Homed

'Upmarket crib' wins regional award for builder

Well & Good

How to get ready for 2021's Round the Bays run

Life & Style

Buckingham Palace employee pleads guilty to theft

Beauty

A pimple-picker's guide to the best pimple patches

Fashion

Kate Middleton recycles iconic Gucci 'wardrobe malfunction' blouse

Food & Wine

South Korea accuses China of trying to steal its staple cuisine kimchi

Life & Style

Pandemic forces men to realise they need deeper friendships

Homed

How to sharpen your knives at home

Well & Good

The Kiwi counsellor creating an illustrated guide to mental health

Life & Style

SPCA 12 days of Christmas pets: Meet sweet Steffie

Film

December's must see movies

Diana Prince is back, The Witches are rebooted, George Clooney returns to the limelight and Liverpool FC and Audrey Hepburn get the doco treatment.

Bravo

Remembering Princess Diana's intense 1995 BBC interview

The sit-down interview that aired on the BBC's Panorama 25 years ago produced the infamous "there were three of us in this marriage" – and it remains controversial to this day.

TV and Radio

Australia's best show of last decade makes its final bow on Netflix

Celebrities

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse died from Covid-19

Entertainment

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's letter to Christchurch 5-year-old

Bravo

Chrissy Teigen wants to 'normalise formula'

motoring

The Toyota Yaris is our Top Hybrid for 2020

It's a great small car, but its an even better hybrid - the Yaris is a fuel-sipping miser, which makes it our choice for Top Hybrid.

motoring

The Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 is our Top Medium SUV for 2020

Climate Change

EV rivals team up for new lobbying group focused on EV adoption

Education

The town where kids rule and teachers have to live on an island

Withlerlea School students have built their own town, with their own laws and homes they had to take loans out for.

KEA Kids News

Perspex and plenty of sanitiser at Santa visits this year

KEA Kids News

Baby boom at Auckland Zoo keeps zookeepers busy with cute newborns

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Sir Steve Hansen on performance

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NZ employment market set to change

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