It calls itself the first online energy shop. But will it save you money?

Pimped out

The seaside suburb of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro's gone downhill since its heyday in the 1970's.

Toy stories

Tim Walsh beams in with the latest from the massive American International Toy Fair in New York City.

Private robots

A walking, talking domestic servant has been promised to consumers for years. So why am I still cleaning my own toilet?

Bees 12: Toxic Tutu

Toxic honey's been in the news recently. The culprit's tutin, a toxin that gets produced when bees gather honeydew from the sap-sucking vine hopper insect on tutu bushes. So if you're a backyard beekeeper what should you be doing to avoid poisoning your nearest and dearest?


Noel Waite's just written a history of New Zealand's oldest bookselling chain, Whitcoulls.