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Sir Russell Coutts braces for defeat: Clean sweeps are nothing new in the America's Cup

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 36 min 31 sec ago
Oracle boss Sir Russell Coutts appears fatalistic about losing the Auld Mug, penning a column that starts "clean sweeps are nothing new in the America's Cup".

'No cake ever came': Brexit anniversary opens old wounds in the UK

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 1 min ago
"Independence Day" in the UK, exactly a year since Britain voted to leave the European Union, has been greeted with bitter howls and smug celebration, showing the wounds left by the Brexit referendum are still raw.

White House hits out at Johnny Depp after Donald Trump assassination joke

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 26 min ago
The White House has responded to Johnny Depp's comments about assassinating a president, criticising the star and calling on others in Hollywood to condemn his words.

There's nothing wrong with not owning your home

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
I read Helen King's article on her acceptance that she may never own her own home with interest. We find ourselves in the position of not getting back onto the property ladder after decades of home ownership.

Lions tour: All Blacks muscle up for a trial of style against the masters of suffocation

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
Two worlds collide. Two styles as well. After waiting an interminable 12 years for it to roll round again, rugby at last gets the matchup of matchups at Eden Park on Saturday night between the Creators and the Suffocators, aka the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions.

Lions tour: No more talking, we're two anthems and a haka from business time

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
OPINION: It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights, it's time to paint on makeup, it's time to dress up right, it's not the Muppet Show tonight

One all on the political score card

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
OPINION: Someone should have warned Bill English on Tuesday morning not to rely on his poker face. English doesn't have one and never has. Over the years it's been both a blessing and a curse. As his head swivelled from side to side to answer questions about what he knew and when over the whole, sorry, Todd Barclay mess, English looked like a hunted man.

Influx of UK recruits arrive to work in New Zealand prisons

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
British accents are becoming more prevalent in prisons all over the country.

Duncan Garner: In a week of slip-ups and sweatshops, Winston Peters wins

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
OPINION: In politics it's never the crime – it's always the sloppy and poorly executed cover-up that gets them every time. 

John Saker: Love of Fiordland evident in Wet Jacket Wines' label

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
It's usual for a wine's back story to be based around a strong connection to a place. Wet Jacket Wines does that, though with a difference. You won't find any vines in Fiordland's Wet Jacket Arm. What you will find is an achingly beautiful spot. You may also come across Greg Hay's heart. It's as large as a Fiordland moose (though far more real) and it seldom leaves this part of New Zealand. When it does it only goes as far as Central Otago.

Fiona Barber: SUV great pretenders

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
OPINION: Ever since I read Ben Elton's Gridlock, I've been fascinated by car names. I've never found one to rival the magnificence of the model in that novel – the Global Crappee – but a few have come close. 

Below the beltway: In his favourite place, Winston Peters ends the week up

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
It's been a huge week in politics - maybe even a game changer.

Building With The Drents: Part 20

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
Kiwi actor Ido Drent, best known for his role on Shortland Street, shares his journey as he and his wife Mandy build a new house in Auckland and wrangle a toddler and newborn baby.

Rotorua: Five epic views to inspire you

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
Rotorua might not jump to the top of people's bucket lists when they are looking to capture those famous New Zealand views.

At my place: Westside actress Sophie Hambleton

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
Kiwi actress Sophie Hambleton lives in a bright, tranquil home in Morningside, Auckland which she shares with a good friend and a small child.

Life story: Cameraman Ron Madden's forty years behind the lens

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 1 hour 53 min ago
OBITUARY: Veteran Christchurch cameraman Ron Madden wrote his own eulogy.

'Close Al Jazeera, curb ties with Iran': Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 2 hours 19 min ago
Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued the country an ultimatum to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

South Korea test-fires missile reportedly capable of hitting any part of North Korea

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 2 hours 45 min ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has observed the test-firing of a new mid-range missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily "dominate" the North for future engagement to work.

North Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in US student Otto Warmbier's death

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 3 hours 52 min ago
North Korea says it's the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

Donald Trump explains why he tweeted about non-existent James Comey 'tapes'

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - 4 hours 12 min ago
US President Donald Trump calls it "bothersome" that the special counsel now overseeing the Russia probe is "good friends" with fired FBI director James Comey, and says he hinted at having tapes of his private conversations - apparently falsely - to try to influence Comey's eventual testimony.
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