September 30 2020
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Serious Fraud Office charges may be final blow for NZ First

OPINION: NZ First has been in desperate territory for months. The laying of charges over a donations scandal could finally knock it off for good.

Object to 'Vodafone Aotearoa'? Better not switch to us, says 2degrees

2degrees and Spark back rival over 'woke' criticism.

Physical search for woman missing near Kaikōura scales back

Melissa Ewings was last seen on the afternoon of September 20, after telling friends she was going for a river walk.

Man died after lung lesion detected but cancer left untreated

'All hail the King': Daniel Cormier claims Adesanya will be two-weight champion

Brain-eating amoeba kills 6-year-old boy in the US

A Texas governor is issuing a disaster declaration after an amoeba that can cause a rare and deadly infection of the brain was found in the local water supply system.

German yachties who breached NZ border restrictions jailed until flight home

Jacob Kraus, Sophia Ulbrich and Hans Borner were in custody in Auckland after they arrived in Opua from Tahiti in breach of border restrictions last Friday.

Microsoft services crash in global outage

Users were locked out of Office 365, Outlook and Teams for more than four hours on Tuesday.

US ethics experts see national security concern in Trump's debt

editors' picks

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

The movies you need to see in October

AB Mo'unga sends creature comforts to Wallabies rival

Engineer sets new Guinness World Record for fastest wheelie bin

Mid-life sleep apnea can lead to Alzheimer's

7 items a dietitian always puts in their trolley

Matty McLean has the most popular birthday in NZ

'Scary' tattoos cost French kindergarten teacher job

Australia hopes to open its borders to Kiwis in November

Tourism heavyweights in Australia have outlined a timeline for when they want a trans-Tasman bubble up and running.

Man who escaped isolation hotel via a 'bed sheet rope' gone for more than 8 hours

The man was seen on CCTV wandering around Auckland, including Newmarket, Epsom, Onehunga and Mt Albert before his return.

Two new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation

Two people who tested positive in managed isolation arrived on the same flight, but weren't travelling together.

Air NZ's road to ruin, and recovery

"Gut-wrenching decision" to lay off more than 4000 staff vital to airline's survival, chairman says.

NZ First wanted to gag SFO

Winston Peters last week launched a last-minute bid to stop the Serious Fraud Office from announcing it had charged two people over the NZ First Foundation donations saga.

Election 2020: Botany candidates for local MP

Here are the candidates standing in the Botany electorate.

Election 2020: East Coast Bays candidates for local MP

Here are the candidates standing in the East Coast Bays electorate.

In New Zealand, anyone can do what I do, says Jacinda Ardern

The great thing about New Zealand is anyone can do what I do, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the campaign trail.

perspectives

World-class kayaker named as Nelson crash victim

Andrew Martin, who died after a car crash on State Highway 6 on Sunday, has been described as a "sensational athlete, a master craftsman, a father and great friend” by those who knew him.

Body recovered from Waikato River

A body has been recoved from the Waikato River in central Hamilton.

Why are harbour bridge lanes being closed in high winds?

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has warned that further lane closures are possible on Auckland Harbour Bridge if severe gusts continue. Here's why.

Partner of slain Kiwi officer tells of 'gentle giant'

The Kiwi-born sergeant shot dead in London "will always be in my head and in my heart".

What to watch for in Trump/Biden debate

OPINION: With Biden ahead in the polls, Trump must try change the trajectory of the race.

Italy one of Europe's best Covid performers, despite brutal first wave

One of the worst-hit countries at the start of the year, Italy is now earning praise for largely avoiding the worst of Europe's second coronavirus wave.

US man killed in dispute over cutting in line at haunted house

An argument over queue jumping escalated when a man was shot multiple times.

Jail breakout suspects used own names to book helicopter

Belgian police arrested the suspects in an "amateurish" prison breakout in less than 24 hours because the gang booked the helicopter they hijacked to try to free one of their wives.

The payoff of paying for Tiwai

OPINION: When the Government runs the numbers, it's worth keeping the smelter going a little longer, writes Bernard Hickey.

Farmers wait to count stock losses

Lambs born overnight on Monday unlikely to have survived, farmers say.

How business feels about the prospect of Labour 2.0

It could get more done but communication will be key, business leaders say.

Domestic travel insurance of 'minimal' value

Should you take out insurance for NZ holidays? Consumer NZ isn't sure.

Prosper Small Business Resilience Survey finds confidence cautiously growing

The number of small businesses feeling confident in their future viability is cautiously improving.

You don't know yourself as well as you think

OPINION: The tendency to be unjustifiably pleased with ourselves is exacerbated among leaders.

What Covid-19? Small businesses 'doing better last month than a year ago'

Two simple marketing tips for your small business

Bookkeeper of the year shares top tips to help your business survive

All the political parties ranked according to climate plans

New analysis from health professionals highlights the political parties, from ACT to NZ First, with no desire or plan to reach carbon neutrality.

Sounds Air aims to offer first regional zero-emission flights

Small electric planes could be flying passengers around the country before the end of the decade.

15 arrested as climate activists block Canterbury coal mine

Revenue hit: What climate change may cost our biggest companies

Antarctica NZ planning for sea level rise – and fall – at Scott Base

First Māori vice president for nurses union

New Zealand Nurses Organisation appoints Māori vice president for the first time.

Murder appeal bid dismissed but question of juror racism accepted by Supreme Court

A Māori woman who murdered her boyfriend unsuccessfully appealed her conviction by arguing the courts don't do enough to combat racial prejudice by jurors.

Health workers struggle to build cultural practice into care, report finds

Some doctors have difficulty addressing the Māori context in their practice, a report says.

Waikato Uni report finds racism claims 'inaccurate'

Waikato University review finds structural discrimination but says academics raised racism after two were told their spending didn't meet rules .

Cricket Australia commits to sending separate teams to South Africa, NZ

Black Caps could host Australia without its stars in February if the South Africa test tour goes ahead.

Mark Reason: When it comes to rugby, home is where the heart is

OPINION: Control freakery has become part of the All Blacks coaching set up, Mark Reason writes.

Hale appointed Warriors NRLW captain for 2020 season

Bay Oval to host Black Caps v Pakistan Boxing Day test as schedule confirmed

Costa slams Adesanya's antics as UFC champ's selfless gesture revealed

Mitre 10 Cup: Canterbury 'soul searching' after lacklustre start to campaign

These are the first Australian states Kiwis could travel to

OPINION: Australia and New Zealand's politicians want to open trans-Tasman travel state by state, so we rate the states, revealing the first that could open.

This European palace property is yours for $62,000 a night

You'll feel like royalty (and need to be as wealthy as a monarch) staying at this new property in Germany.

These are the world's best drone photos; Kiwi among winners

Pamper your pooch? Luxury hotel chain launches dog-friendly stays in NZ

Stolen rare plant could fetch thousands on plant 'black market'

The variegated monstera with white patches on its leaves stolen from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens is valuable, but would be hard to propagate, an expert says.

People are making bank auctioning off complete Little Garden sets

Prices for complete sets of the 24 seedling types are soaring on Trade Me.

Kiwi celebs' kids grab the limelight

More to school gardens than just food

Grand Designs: How do you hold back the sea?

Tiny Chinese teapot found in lockdown clear-out sells for $761,000 at auction

Feeding babies gluten stops allergies? Not so fast

Bodybuilders spent $10,000 on home gyms as lockdown hit

Malta wants back the prehistoric shark tooth given to Prince George

Pregnant Chrissy Teigen hospitalised for excessive bleeding

Are you suffering from 'Covid brain'? You're not alone

Most Brits say Meghan, Harry should be stripped of titles

Meghan Markle reportedly has serious ambitions to run for president

Women of Influence finalists announced

Kiwi musician hitting the big time, thanks to Netflix's Lucifer

Anderson Rocio has found fame with a song she wrote, performed and recorded in her bedroom within a day.

The challenge of filming a thriller during a pandemic

When it came to filming with a tight deadline during lockdown, Morgana O'Reilly had only one worry - what to do with her kids.

Sienna Miller says Chadwick Boseman gave some of his salary to her

Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix welcome first baby - River

Harry, Meghan shutdown talk of Netflix reality show

Avatar 2 is done, Avatar 3 nearly there too - James Cameron

Polestar to put stunning Precept concept into production

Volvo's electric offshoot Polestar is putting its stunning Precept concept into production and building it at a new factory in China.

BMW's M division has built a two-wheeled rocket

Carmakers focus on China amid sales upturn

How Rocket Lab plans to send a satellite to the moon

Recent rocket launch was practise for a moon mission next year.

Some L.O.L. Surprise! dolls removed from NZ shelves for being 'too rude'

DOC using traps made by primary school students to catch stoats

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