April 20 2021
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Auckland Airport cleaner tests positive for Covid-19, bubble not at risk, PM says

Latest Covid case revealed to be worker who cleans high-risk interantional planes. Meanwhile, MoH confirms there are no locations of interest "at this time".

28m ago
Crime

One-time Teresa Cormack murder suspect vindicated after 33 years

Wayne Montaperto​ cried in court as he was cleared of child kidnapping convictions that altered the course of his life three decades ago.

Life & Style

No man-to-man for Prince Charles and Harry as Duke heads back to US

Many family members had hoped the pair would take the opportunity to spend some time together alone, to air their differences face to face.

Homed

Marlborough, where million-dollar houses aren't what they used to be

46m ago
Business

Overseas investors fined $1.38m for using NZ relatives to buy land

Coronavirus

Contact tracing system errors on day one of Australian bubble,

The Ministry of Health's system, meant to log the contact tracing details of arrivals from Australia, failed at Melbourne Airport.

2:27pm
Travel news

Bubble traveller's fabulous airport welcome

Jan Evans didn't have anyone waiting for her at Sydney Airport - but a group of drag queens helped make her arrival a special moment.

50m ago
TV and Radio

Bret​ McKenzie​ faces Morrissey's wrath after Simpsons parody

The Kiwi singer worked on a parody of Morrissey on The Simpsons, which the British singer is not happy about.

Business

Whittaker's-inspired Mother's Day sleeves show ignorance of trademark law

editors' picks
Quizzes

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

3:00pm
Australia

These mates paddled 332km, what they found was spectacular

Americas

Explainer: What are charges against Chauvin in Floyd death?

35m ago
Cricket

Black Cap 'terrified' of needles more afraid of Covid

Australia

Man comes out of manhole in peak Queensland traffic

Women In Sport

Swing coach's heartfelt tribute to Lydia Ko after career 'crossroads'

Bravo

The Tiger King miniseries found a perfect Joe Exotic

Homed

Are scented cleaning products making you sick?

2:35pm
perspectives
Farming

Orchard sprays another cyclist with fungicide

Cyclist suffered discomfort for 12 hours after being hit with spray drift

56m ago
National

'Very dangerous' recent batch of synthetic cannabinoids linked to at least one death

High Alert has issued a notification saying the batch is circulating in the lower North Island.

18m ago
National

Auckland couple's $14.25 million Lotto win

The pair couldn't believe their eyes when they checked their ticket and carried on having dinner with friends before realising their windfall.

National

Pair ordered to remove offensive material 'dead-naming' businesswoman

West Coast businesswoman Jacquie Grant was subjected to an online campaign of harassment from two people with a "signficant grudge" against her and their local council, a judge says.

Asia

Climate change threatens South Korea's 'sea women'

Climate change and environmental pollution have made finding enough sea life to harvest more difficult for Jin, Woo, and other South Korean haenyeo, or "sea women".

2:55pm
Americas

Covid-19: Couple offer free rides to US vaccination centes

Not many Fiat 500s are covered in handcrafted red spikes intricately designed to resemble the novel-coronavirus protein.

2:48pm
South Pacific

Just a few Covid-19 cases could decimate small Pacific nations

Public health expert Colin Tukuitonga says New Zealand's donation of vaccines to COVAX is vital to the survival of Pacific nations ill-equipped to deal with the virus.

Politics

PM: New Five Eyes position is not a backdown to China

Jacinda Ardern is adamant that New Zealand’s new reticence about issuing statements via the Five Eyes alliance is not yielding to China.

USA

Viva Las Vegas! The $6 billion casino set to light up the Strip

The giant casino is a red 59-storey structure with a huge dynamic LED facade facing Las Vegas Boulevard.

Travel news

He was charged nearly a billion dollars for extra legroom on Qantas flight

"It was hilarious, people were asking if I was buying the airline," says Aussie comedian.

Travel news

Wellington Airport puts on spectacular welcome home

Travel news

Trans-Tasman bubble: All the weird and wonderful airport welcomes

Business

NZME fined $100,000 for breaches

NZME has been publicly censured and fined for two separate breaches of NZX listing rules last year.

Real Estate

Cheapest houses had the biggest price rises, QV says

Prices of the cheapest houses in regional centres gained up to 37.5 per cent in the past year.

Business

'75pc risk' of big quake on Alpine Fault by 2068: What would it cost?

Fiscal 'stress test' showing $65b cost to Crown from big Wellington quake may be the closest guide.

Business

Here's how NZ could be better off without working harder

We need more big exporters with innovative niche products like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, the Productivity Commission says.

Prosper

An immigration scam encouraged by the New Zealand government

OPINION: Most immigration scams are committed against the government – but one of the biggest immigration scams I know of has been committed by the government.

Prosper

The secrets of being a great leader - a rising star shares how he views leadership

At 23-years-old Ezekiel Raui is proof great leadership is not determined by age, gender, race or rank. It comes down to leading by example.

Prosper

Plan it, forecast it, execute it: That’s what we call the Trifecta and it's the basis of success

Prosper

How this couple have given new life to the traditional fish and chippie takeaway

Prosper

How to make sure your website brings you more customers

Climate Change

Jacinda Ardern, time for a new climate pledge

Opinion: The Prime Minister should commit our country to a world-beating carbon-cutting pledge, at the Earth Day Leaders’ Climate Summit.

Climate Change

Farewell to carbon: the clean fuels in NZ's future

Energy from wood, hydrogen and wind are all in the mix as we wean ourselves off fossil fuels.

Technology

Christchurch shows off future of air travel

Climate Change

Young climate strikers could do with a dash of doubt to go along with their commitment

Health

Māori youth three times as likely to die after major trauma

Watchdog calls for all 20 DHBs to review all cases of Māori youth between 15-18 hospitalised from major trauma after damning report.

National

Order to remove offensive material 'dead-naming' businesswoman

A West Coast businesswoman was subjected to an online campaign of harassment from two people with a "signficant grudge" against her and their local council, a judge says.

Environment

More than a beach cleanup, Māori Rugby League teaching rangatahi about tikanga

Sometimes sport is a vehicle for change; the young people who join Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Rugby League get more than a uniform in club colours.

Health

Kaitiakitanga & food forests: 'We can't just take'

Lorinda Pereira is teaching her six children what they need to know to survive by growing their own mahinga kai.

Taranaki

Former Taranaki cop's second bid to appeal sentence declined

A former Taranaki cop who fleeced nearly half a million dollars from his hapū has lost his second attempt to appeal against his jail sentence.

Pou Tiaki

First it was fighting for land, now it's fighting for language

Māori speakers can't revitalise te reo Māori on their own, said organisers of language symposium.

Pou Tiaki

Māori researchers feel 'burn out' from raising cultural capacity

Qualitative study suggests Māori researchers can find it hard getting their own work done as they help raise cultural awareness for co-workers.

Pou Tiaki

'Deep sense of hopelessness' amid Māori housing crisis

Taxpayers will be picking up the bill to help Māori out of poverty if the Government doesn’t take “radical” action to properly address the Māori housing crisis, an iwi leader has warned.

Opinion

Chiefs revival shows it's people, not money, that will save sport

OPINION: They were on the sort of run that would get them thrown out of a super league — now they've rediscovered their soul and have mana money can't buy, Mark Reason writes.

Football

European Super League is being created to 'save soccer', claims founding chairman

Florentino Perez insists the aim of the breakaway competition is to "save all clubs" and not to make the rich get richer. "Otherwise, soccer will die.''

2:37pm
Rugby

Why Chiefs lock has Clayton McMillan pulling his hair out

Sport

Gymnastics NZ commits to 'Balance is Better'

19m ago
Women In Sport

Lydia Ko's million-dollar season moves her closer to history's top-10 money winners

Homed

Inside a former Block NZ judge's own home

Clutter and chaos is banished from Lizzi Whaley's home, but she's keeping her "ugly" chair, whatever you think of it.

Homed

The card collection that could help fund a house deposit

Some people invest in stocks. Others are earning more than their wage with variegated plants and rare 90s Pokémon trading cards.

Homed

Why there are so many shades of white

Homed

Loving my Lockwood in Titirangi

Homed

Make your dream room in a shoe box and win

Well & Good

Host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and be into win

Life & Style

Prince Philip's crocodile head for sale on TradeMe for $10k

Well & Good

Why exercising before a Covid-19 vaccine is a good idea

Food & Wine

Meet the women leading the charge in the beer world

Technology

Apple expands Fitness+ with pregnancy and older adult workout programs

Parenting

Why aren't we talking about miscarriage?

Opinion

Start bilingual language learning early

Life & Style

Prince Philip death: Why are we still obsessed with the royal family?

Life & Style

Royal summit to decide future of monarchy led by Prince Charles and Prince William

Bravo

Olivia Colman might be joining the MCU

Olivia Colman is in talks to join Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury in an upcoming Disney+ series. Get the scoop on all of Marvel's upcoming TV shows here.

2:29pm
Film

How do you win an Academy Award?

Even in a year when anything can happen for film, it's still hard to pinpoint the science of getting an Oscar.

TV and Radio

MAFS: Bryce snaps as evidence against him grows

Film

George Miller to shoot a new Mad Max movie

TV and Radio

Creamerie sees Kiwi comedy collective rise to the top of their game

Motoring

EVs and SUVs star at China auto show under virus controls

Volkswagen, Ford and Chinese brands unveiled new EVs and SUVs for China at the Shanghai auto show, the industry’s biggest event in a year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Motoring

Investigators '100 per cent sure' no one was driving a Tesla that hit a tree, killing two men

KEA Kids News

Wellington Phoenix striker living every kid's footballing dream

19-year-old striker Ben Waine is the club's youngest-ever goal-scorer.

KEA Kids News

Chess champ siblings teach others to be 'bosses at chess'

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