July 12 2020
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Dive squad on site after car leaves road and plunges into lake

Police unable to say how many passengers were in the car which crashed on Saturday.


$220/week to rent corner of lounge

The apartment has sea views and is "bright and sunny" - but you'd be sleeping in the living room.

Green Party's clean energy policy invests in solar panels and bans boilers

The Greens want to ban industrial coal boilers in first 100 days in Government, create a $250m fund for communites and upgrade social housing.

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Australian state to charge returning travellers for quarantine

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An army of Kiwis keeping the lights on

Dirty Politics: Can National stop the rot?

OPINION: Todd Muller cannot be allowed to distance himself from the nasty streak that runs through the National party.

Brooklyn Beckham is getting married

Model-cameraman Brooklyn Beckham, 21, has popped the question to Nicola Peltz.

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Have your say on politics and the pandemic

OPINION: Your votes count more than ever this election. A major new survery wants to hear what the public thinks about Covid-19, the Government and the state of the country.

Drunk inmates who swam in a rubbish skip 'exploited prison flaws'

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The workers on the front line against violence

Young people want better work-life balance post-Covid

Richie Mo'unga's magic moment

Just how safe are our beach houses?

Ex-AB coach Hansen urges NZ Rugby to hang tough

The mystery of the man in the balaclava

Neighbours' shock as fourth person alleged to have escaped quarantine

Neighbours were shocked the hotel was being used as a quarantine facility.

What we know about four alleged isolation escapees

More than 99.9 per cent of those entering these facilities have followed the rules. Here’s what we know about the four who allegedly didn’t.

Face masks mandatory in British shops

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it's time for the country to "go back to work".

Minister refuses to rule out electronic bracelets

After another escape from managed isolation, ankle bracelets for guests have been mooted as a possible solution.


The Resilience Project: Aramoana child survivor's message of hope

Chiquita Holden was nine when she was shot alongside her family. She has a message for children struggling amid Covid-19.

Two seriously injured in early morning Canterbury crash

The serious crash unit is investigating what caused the crash.

Interislander turns around after passenger's medical issue

The sailing was disrupted for 30 minutes before setting sail again.

Players 'covered in blood' after brawl at Auckland rugby match

About 20 people - supporters and players - are believed to have been involved in a fight at match between the Suburbs and Pakuranga premier sides.


Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Many cities in Florida have recently reinstated restrictions that had been lifted back in may, as virus cases spike to 10,000 in one day in the US state.


Turkey's president formally changes Hagia Sophia museum to a mosque

Originally a cathedral, Hagia Sophia had been a museum for the last 86 years, attracting millions of tourists annually.

Teen surfer killed by shark in Aus

A 17-year-old surfer has died when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week and at least the fifth in Australia this year

'Alien-like' creature found on Pacific seafloor

Dubbed the ‘E.T sponge’ this creature can be found 2.4km underwater in an ancient area of the Pacific seafloor.

Ben Jory has imported his own job from London

Covid-19 may have made travel harder, but it's made remote working around the globe more acceptable.

The day the axe fell on Tiwai

At 8am, a mass text message was sent to Tiwai Point aluminium smelter staff to tell them their jobs would no longer exist in 14 months.

Tinkering with the ETS gives fossil fuel industry a get out of jail free card

OPINION: In the race to reduce carbon emissions farmers are being unfairly targeted, writes Beef + Lamb NZ's environment policy lead.

Long-running dispute over rich estate back in court

A bitter family squabble over assets worth around $70m is still not over despite 20 years of litigation.

Waiting for the end of the wage subsidy

Cheese maker Daniel Jenkins says 'it’s almost like we’re all holding our breath'. He doesn’t know what September will bring when the wage subsidy extension runs out.

New economic index will show us how the recovery is going

OPINION: Kunal Sawhney looks at what might drive the New Zealand Activity Index over the next few years.

Manawatū cafe sells its 200,000th cream horn

How to turn a 'no' into a 'yes'

Chilled gelato business ready to thaw

What does the Tiwai Point closure mean for emissions?

Smelting is a major emissions source – but as Kiwi-made aluminium is comparatively green, the world's carbon dioxide may rise.

Tiwai Point closure: benefits and fishhooks

In theory, the closure of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter should bring down electricity prices and help get New Zealand closer to its Carbon Zero 2050 goal. In practice, that isn’t so easy.

Most intense heatwave of century behind Marlborough's earliest harvest

Neil Waka back on TV

Veteran broadcaster is returning to TV, 10 years since leaving TVNZ.

No one day to celebrate Matariki

For some iwi, the new year has already started. Others will welcome it in the coming week. The difference comes down to geography.

Haka keeps knight grounded

Home crowd always the hardest to impress, says Kapa o Pango composer.

Mastering verbs in te reo

COLUMN: Unlike many other languages, there's a great simplicity to mastering the verb system of te reo, writes David Karena-Holmes.

Club 'disappointed' by fight at rugby match

Suburbs chairman says club is meeting on Monday after incident which witnesses said left several men covered in blood.


Leon MacDonald: We threw everything at the Crusaders

Blues coach Leon MacDonald far from despondent despite slipping off the Super Rugby Aotearoa pace.

Just who is Warriors' owner Mark Robinson?

Mark Robinson hasn't taken long to shake things up at the Warriors and some of it has been controversial.

European offers on the table for Phoenix star Liberato Cacace

Warriors won't be interviewing Wayne Bennett for head coach job

Painful memories of 2015 final spur Perenara in gripping ABs duel

Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium: Exciting and educating for 35 years

There’s always something new to discover - and old favourties to enjoy all over again - at this Kiwi institution.

Four fabulous day trips from Rotorua

It might be famous for spectacular geothermal features that take your breath away, but there's plenty of other delights to discover.

Dunedin's coast: New Zealand’s little slice of Bali full of wildlife

With sweeping beaches, hidden caves, seals, penguins and albatross - we explore the most underrated stretch of New Zealand.

I've crossed making lists off my list

How my honeymoon changed my life

So Vintage owners raring to go again

Classic design hunters Mehdi Sanssar and Korreen Hay on why they leave the good stuff at the shop.

Share your home reno experience

When it comes to home improvements, most of us have a story to tell and we'd love to hear yours.

Taranaki's booming housing market

Covid-19 didn't cool it off and pundits say it's likely to sail through the end of the wage subsidy too - Taranaki's housing market is booming.

Alice and Caleb's master bedroom makeover

This weekend's garden tasks

Sports Illustrated's first transgender model

Baked aubergine with artichoke, tomato and fior di latte

Supermarket worker faints in front of Prince Charles

Best & worst dressed celebrities: Kim and Kanye

Pets in their winter blankets

The Beths outdo themselves on Jump Rope Gazers

OPINION: There's no second-album syndrome here, just uplifting, positively exuberant guitar pop from a fabulous Kiwi band.

New podcasts delve into secret lives and deep secrets

OPINION: The Australian TV and radio personality and wife of Kiwi league star Benji Marshall helps others to open up, with compelling results.

The Beths kick off NZ tour in Auckland

International travel might be stalled for now but The Beths are coming to a town near you and they come highly recommended.

Police release video of Naya Rivera boarding boat with son

Yes, Ford will sell you a sports van

Some carmakers do a disservice to the 'sport' badge. Ford puts it on a van.

Yet another small Toyota SUV heads to NZ

Look out Ford Focus Active? Toyota has revealed the Corolla Cross as a new small SUV contender and it is coming here.

Suzuki Swift: mild hybrid, hot price

Getting businesses back in business

SPONSORED: Warehouse Stationery is supporting New Zealand businesses by giving away their ad space for free.

Explore Christchurch and beyond

SPONSORED: Discover your perfect holiday in Christchurch and the Central South Island this winter and spring.

Affordable sustainability

SPONSORED: Feel like sustainability isn’t accessible or affordable? The Warehouse is changing that.

Any paint colour as long as it’s green

SPONSORED: Decorating choices are more sustainable than ever.

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