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Internet roadshow seeking community input on the issues that matter to Manawatū

An upcoming internet roadshow is looking to hear from regional New Zealanders about the most pressing internet issues facing them.



PM Jacinda Ardern's mother Laurell meets granddaughter for first time


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's mother Laurell says her new granddaughter is sleeping well, with her parents as proud as punch.


Rocket Lab launch from Māhia in Hawke's Bay scrubbed

Stuff.co.nz / Business

Rocket Lab's delayed second launch has been scrubbed and postponed to Monday, weather pending.


Jacinda Ardern and daughter to remain in hospital until Sunday


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her daughter will remain in hospital for a third night.

Friday, Jun 22


Fatal truck v car crash closes State Highway 1 south of Cambridge

Stuff.co.nz / National

A man has died after a ute and truck and trailer crashed on a Waikato highway.


How to get fibre installed

In the past few years, most streets in New Zealand has been dug up and had fibre installed.


'Shattered life' worth $30k: Sex abuse survivor releases book about attacks suffered in care


Darryl Smith says the abuse started on his first night at Marylands – a Christchurch school for children with learning difficulties – in 1971.


There was 'crackling and a kind of banging' as plane circled over Hawke's Bay Airport


Passengers on a plane that had flames coming out of an engine clapped when they touched back down on the tarmac at Hawke's Bay Airport in Napier.




New parent Jacinda Ardern's sleepless - and cheesy - start to motherhood

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's first night as a mum was like many, many others - sleepless - but her midwife came to the rescue.


Chinese startup Xiaomi is out to challenge Google, Amazon

​Xiaomi, a Chinese cellphone maker that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would possibly be the biggest tech initial public offering since e-commerce giant Alibaba's in 2014.


Top firefighter and honoured earthquake hero dies in North Canterbury


A "hell of a firefighter" honoured for tunnelling into the collapsed and flaming CTV building and freeing trapped students has died.


Xbox's Mike Nichols expands on plans for the future of gaming

It's been an eventful year for Xbox, the gaming division of one of the world's biggest technology companies. With the release of the Xbox One X, Microsoft has positioned itself as the industry's market leader in terms of sheer processing…

Google pays tribute to PM Jacinda Ardern's baby

Two large fish hooks cradling a smaller one have appeared on the Google homepage to congratulate Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the birth of their daughter.


ASB warns 'smishing' scam is underway

ASB customers are being targeted in a "smishing" scam.

Watch: A walk through of MOTAT's new Accelerate exhibition

Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has launched a new exhibition with the roar of an un-muffled V8 engine.


Melania Trump wore an 'I really don't care' jacket to meet migrant children


The US President Donald Trump has clarified the meaning behind the ​jacket Melania Trump wore as she boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

Freezing start for many as mercury plunges well below zero

Stuff.co.nz / National

A bitterly cold night has seen temperatures drop to -7.7 degrees Celsius.

Thursday, Jun 21


World's first robot-crafted burger about to roll off the conveyor belt

On June 27 (June 28 in NZ), the world's first robot-crafted burger will roll off a conveyor belt in San Francisco, US, and into the hands of the public.


How travel bloggers make money

In early 2014, Jarryd Salem and Alesha Bradford left their native Australia to backpack from Thailand to South Africa without taking a single flight.


Film editor creates from anywhere

Meet Luke Haigh, the international film editor who's cutting movies in unexpected places.


The invention that launched a million cups of tea

It's a peaceful pastoral scene, from the New Zealand of 1953.


Heavy rain causes chaos in Northland, flooding roads and closing schools

Stuff.co.nz / National

Contractors are working to reopen State Highway 1 in Northland after flooding caused by heavy rain forced it to close.

PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford have welcomed their first baby.

Live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford welcome baby girl

Stuff.co.nz / National

Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford welcome a baby girl, 10 hours after they drove to hospital. The new family have been inundated with congratulations from world leaders, MPs and former PM Helen Clark.


Family selling deceased estate remembers Herne Bay-Ponsonby 'the way it used to be'


A Herne Bay California bungalow that has been in the same family since the 1950s was passed in at an auction on June 20 after a single vendor bid of $2.4 million.


E3 preview: Spider-Man swings on to PlayStation

If you had to sum E3 up in a single world, it would have to be 'hype'. It's basically a week of developers, publishers and PR agents doing everything they can to convince the media and public that their game is the biggest and best,…