August 9 2020
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!


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Lotto's Powerball to jackpot - again - to $43 million for Wednesday's draw

The numbers have been drawn for Saturday night’s huge $38 million Lotto Powerball jackpot.

Labour's plan to get 40,000 into work welcomed by BusinessNZ, union

The policy, an expansion of the Flexi-wage scheme, could be rolled out quickly, says CTU.

National's list for the 2020 election

National Party has announced its line-up for the 2020 election, with few changes to the party's top line up.

Sam Cane avoids serious neck injury after horror knock against Hurricanes

Vegan protesters swoop on Auckland's Fried Chicken Festival

US border tunnel appears to be 'most sophisticated'

An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in US history".

This family of firefighters fought their last fire together in Beirut

Charbel Hitti got to Beirut’s port with his cousin and uncle. The family of firefighters thought they were putting out an ordinary blaze— not their last.

Julian Savea makes solid return to club rugby, ponders Mitre 10 Cup options

Former All Blacks star in good nick and makes an impact, but can't inspire an Ories victory.

A Kiwi in Sydney: I've lost my freedom to come home

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Virtual vacation: A stunning drone tour of the Pompeii ruins

Therapy llama 'Caesar the No Drama Llama' calms tensions at protests

NZ scientists braved rough southern seas to study clouds

Canada's last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

In pictures: Beirut covered in dust and destruction

Retirement co-housing ticks all boxes

More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

Protesters at Winston Peters arrival in Hamilton

The deputy prime minister was welcomed into Waikato by a small group of protesters.

Live: PM Jacinda Ardern launches Labour campaign in Auckland

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will formally launch her party's election campaign in Auckland on Saturday.

Justice Minister Andrew Little declines cannabis toke

Justice Minister Andrew Little says recreational cannabis isn't legal yet and if he’s back after the election, there will be no “rescue package” for those convicted in the meantime.

Ardern: Border may open for essential skilled migrants

Prime Minister signals the first significant loosening of the borders - and reveals her Government's biggest failure.


No more than 1.3% of people use Covid app

New figures show Ministry of Health's contact tracing app, on its busiest day, was used by no more than 1.3 per cent of New Zealand's working age population.

Six-year-old terror attack victim wants to ask gunman 'why'

A girl seriously wounded in the mosque shootings at age 4 now has memories of the shooting and wants to face the gunman in court.

99 days with no community transmission

New Zealand now a day off milestone after officials report no new Covid-19 cases.

Police give birthday surprise to woman in isolation

Police joined forces with a young woman's mum to make her birthday extra special this year.

Concern for merchant sailors stranded in NZ waters

The pandemic has left an estimated 300,000 crew stranded at sea in what advocates are calling a "humanitarian crisis".

Man in his 30s among 12 deaths as Victoria records 466 new Covid-19 cases

Australian state marks third day in a row of coronavirus cases in the 400s as death toll reaches 193.

Endangered Brazilian monkeys get their own bridge

An overpass over a four-lane highway near Rio de Janeiro is meant for a very special sort of pedestrian: golden lion tamarins.

GOP fears Trump attacks on mail voting may backfire

The U.S. election is less than 90 days away, and U.S. President Donald Trump continues to attack voting by mail.

Are buy-now-pay-later platforms killing credit cards?

Young people more likely to Afterpay may be partly to blame for falling card popularity.

Police on track for poorer retirement

Review begins after Police pension scheme underperforms KiwiSaver.

Vegan who worked in a slaughterhouse

OPINION: After working where they were killed, I could not bring myself to eat animals.

NZX slips 1 per cent as investors sell blue chip stocks

The NZX top 50 ended the week in the red as its biggest companies took a dive.

Prosper survey reinforces the importance of keeping Covid-19 out

Small business owners supported the Government's response to Covid-19, but would find the going tough if it returned.

Many small businesses clueless about online payment safety standard

NZ businesses are unaware of rules developed by credit card companies, potentially leaving them open to hacks.

What small business owners should look for in a mortgage advisor

Life coach: 'The more successful you are...the more lonely you tend to get'

Awwa co-founder Michele Wilson: 'Māori are innovators and it’s time we are recognised for it'

Lockdowns haven't saved the planet

Widespread lockdowns will have a negligible effect on global temperatures, says a new study. But a green spend-up could make the difference.

Council to decide on move to riverside

Council that has declared a climate emergency considers plans to move its offices closer to tidal river.

Experts say new law should set the path for managed retreat

Could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

'We sold up to live on a bus'

Lynette and John Valk swapped suburbia in Blenheim for a life on the road, and they couldn't be happier in retirement.

I'm saying yes to giving Māori a fair go

OPINION: As an experienced researcher and writer on our history, and once an expert on ethics and media law, I've reached a tipping point over the Māori ward question.

Auckland high school asks Māori students to cover up tā moko

Community leaders say understanding Māori tikanga must go beyond pageantry.

NZ Māori unlikely to play this year as Covid-19 realities hit hard

Games against Russia and Fiji had been on the cards for coach Clayton McMillan but he will now focus on the Bay of Plenty's Mitre 10 Cup campaign.

Are Lions stars headed for Super Rugby in 2021?

Warren Gatland is reportedly on board with the idea of Saracens boss to send demoted side's stars for game time down under.

Perfect Pulse clinch Premiership final

Red-hot netball title favourites continue unbeaten run as shooters excel.

Ko leads in Ohio after another sensational round

Chasing her first LPGA victory since 2018, Lydia Ko emerges as standalone leader after shooting six-under 65 during scorching second round.

Who are the fittest All Blacks? Trainer Nic Gill names the running men

Warriors forward faces lengthy NRL ban

Leading club CEO says some gymnasts' allegations 'vindictive'

The trip to Cape Town that helped heal my miscarriage trauma

After the agony of a third miscarriage, Francesca Babb found that a trip to South Africa was surprisingly healing

A schnapps shot of Slovenia

Walking the new Juliana Trail with its views of Lake Bled, Sarah Baxter finds that the national drink is never far away.

Thank you, lady of Arran: you and your Mini came to my rescue

Michelle Jana Chan remembers kindnesses along the road.

Terrified of retiring? I've lost sleep over it

OPINION: I spent a lot of years swanning around pretending I'd never get old. Well, the grasshoppers are coming home to roost.

What The Block houses look like now

Filming the next series of The Block NZ is still a long way off, so Warner Bros is land banking.

Best Kiwi bathrooms wow

TIDA bathroom award winners this year include this stunning suite for a single man.

Public feedback gets green light following Wellington's dramatic development plans

Multiple offers on $3m and $2m Marlborough Sounds properties almost 'alarming'

Downsizer puts giant beer can collection up for sale

US man loses 88kg so he can ride rollercoaster

Best & worst dressed: Meghan Markle's most memorable looks

Ashley Bloomfield tattoo inked on Morrinsville woman's calf

Pensioner shocks William and Kate by swearing at them

If you are cooking rice the BBC Food way, you're doing it wrong

Don't blame the full moon for your poor sleep

Friends won't be there for you - just yet

Rising Covid-19 cases in California force the cancellation of filming of the reunion

Coronation Street villain gives rotten eggs a bad name

The show's villains were once loveable lowlifes. Now, they’re pure evil.

What to stream this weekend

New documentaries include looks at the globe's biggest criminals and cutest critters.

Swift fans predict big news hidden in bonus Folklore track

How to survive winter on a motorbike

Winter is in full swing now, which means plenty of wind and rain: here are five tips for surviving winter riding.

Details emerge on LDV's upcoming electric van

LDV has revealed some details on the upcoming eDeliver 3 electric van, some of which could apply to the electric T60 ute.

Thousands of cars with recalled Takata alpha airbags still on the road

Ford CEO's exit will make way for an heir who bleeds blue

GMSV coming this year, Corvette for 2021

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How to upcycle in your home

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When she rises, we all rise

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