April 21 2021
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!


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Live: Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering black man George Floyd

Former cop found guilty on all charges over the killing of George Floyd, which was a flashpoint in the Black Lives Matter movement in the US.

10m ago

Building blunder halts new home

Gail McDonald just wants her new house, but the build is in limbo because the next-door property crosses her boundary.

Housing Affordability

Car stolen, a woman faces sleeping rough

Raelyn Monkhouse​ bunked down in her car, until her car was stolen. Now, she says she will be rough sleeping within the week.


The public health overhaul that had to happen

56m ago

Highly anticipated Māori Health Authority now a reality


Hidden histories of Aotearoa's queer war veterans laid bare

During the wars, gay men experienced egregious homophobia, prejudice and discrimination. But they also found ways to manoeuvre.


Freedom camping notices and hostilities rise in Golden Bay

Kiwi freedom campers have hit Golden Bay in strong numbers, with a rise in aggressive behaviour and even an assault on an officer.

Housing Affordability

Properties selling faster than before Covid

Trade Me data shows houses are selling in 27 days on average.

50m ago

Landlord turned up drunk, late at night

editors' picks

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge

Climate Change

World on the verge of climate crisis ‘abyss’, warns UN


Secret comeback: Huge praise for Waisake Naholo

7m ago

Live: European Super League uproar


'Don't forget me' says Black Cap Colin de Grandhomme


The Spitfire that scores a solid 10


Keith the thief's five-year crime spree


Aus to deport Kiwi crim who has lived there since he was 9

Jamie Perfect says he has "nowhere to live, nowhere to go and no supports” in NZ – but authorities say he's no longer welcome across the Tasman.


Tobacco ban for those born after 2004 - Smokefree Generation plan

If enacted post-Smokefree 2025 plan would essentially bar anyone born after 2004 from ever buying tobacco. Ever. Even if they're 90 years old.


Red and green zone flights being processed by same border workers

The Ministry of Health allows workers to move between red and green zones while on the same shift.


Roofing report warned of mould problems at Hutt High in 2019

Rotten, peeling and holey roofs were in desperate need of replacement years before the mould that closed 13 Hutt Valley High School classrooms was found, a report shows.


Derek Chauvin found guilty in death of George Floyd

Chauvin has been found guilty after being charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd's death last May.

23m ago

US President called George Floyd's brother amid Chauvin jury deliberations

Joe Biden gave George Floyd's brother Philonise a call to offer emotional support.

Travel news

US to advise against travelling to 80 per cent of the world

"This alignment better reflects the current, unpredictable, and ever-evolving threat posed by Covid-19."


Harriet Tubman's lost US home found, archaeologists say

The lost Maryland home of the famous US Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman has been found.

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.

Travel news

Stressed? 'Blue spaces' are what you need right now

Being around water allows you "to relax and restore your cognitive processes".

Travel news

US to advise against travelling to 80 per cent of the world


These mates paddled 332km. What they found was spectacular


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


Broker offers home loans with 5 per cent deposit

Lender says its loans level the playing field for first-home buyers with good incomes but not enough deposit to meet banks' demands.


21-year-olds' space tech start-up lifts off with support from Peter Beck

Astrix's inflatably-deployed solar arrays could deliver more power to satellites using less weight.


Tasman bubble means more than just a boost to GDP

OPINION: It is a gamechanger for Queenstown but it's also a step back to normality, writes ANZ chief executive.


Your chance to chat to Einstein

Digital scientist joins Bella the online barrister and Sophie the Covid health expert.


Live: Talk with Rachel Mulhern and Tara Pilisi about how to market your business

Today we are talking with two of the marketing experts behind the Shop Local campaign. Send in your questions.


You've only just launched your business - but now you need to plan an exit strategy

OPINION: Exit strategies can create those much-needed moments in time when you need to decide if you are willing to invest more capital yourself or possibly even walk away.


An immigration scam encouraged by the New Zealand government


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


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

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.


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


Highly anticipated Māori Health Authority now a reality

A major government shake-up of the health sector gives Māori Health Authority the green light

Our Truth

How the poor treatment of children and racism led to the duty solicitors scheme

An activist and researcher remembers the fight for duty solicitors in the early 70s which began with making public the appalling representation of children and racism in the justice system.


Ōtorohanga council votes for Māori ward

Working with iwi is "fundamental" for the district's future, Mayor Max Baxter says.

South Pacific

Samoa election: FAST party leader, who grew up in Wellington, is hopeful as deadlock continues

With an election deadlock, Samoa could potentially have its first woman prime minister depending on who its kingmaker, an Independent MP, chooses.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Women In Sport

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

Renowned golf instructor credits the Kiwi for revitalising his career.


Tokoroa Rooster Joey Manu ends 15-month wait to see folks as trans-Tasman bubble opens

An emotional 'bubble' reunion for Kiwi NRL star.

37m ago

Reece Walsh reveals why he left the Broncos for the Warriors

Women In Sport

Tokyo Olympics: All the permutations ahead of the draws for the football tournaments


Super Rugby: Clutch Chiefs utility Damian McKenzie shoots to MVP frontrunner


NBL 40in40: The best players in league history ranked — the top five


Step inside a centuries-old garden in full autumn bloom

A North Canterbury family has been working on their garden since the 80s. The 1880s that is.


'Possessed' microwave seeks new home

It senses when you're most busy before letting out its ghostly wail. “You couldn't get a better product (as long as you don't actually want to microwave something).”


Inside a former Block NZ judge's own home


Make your dream room in a shoe box and win


Sensational mid-century Taranaki makeover


Are scented cleaning products making you sick?

Love and Sex

The divorce pandemic: Lockdown had devastating effect on marriages


Queen Elizabeth II's racing advisor Sir Michael Oswald died on the day of Prince Philip's funeral

Well & Good

What to do during times when you don't feel good enough

Life & Style

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

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


Apple expands Fitness+ with pregnancy and older adult workout programs

TV and Radio

Popstars: Can you write a decent song in 20 minutes?

Four chords, a theme and 20 minutes - how good could these singer-songwriters be?


What a difference a Day makes to a terrible Billie Holiday biopic

REVIEW: This is an uneven, unsatisfying and poorly assembled lump of a thing, yet it features a performance so astonishing you have to go see it.


Kelly Osbourne says she's relapsed after nearly 4 years of sobriety


Poi E finally receives due recognition at Taite Awards

TV and Radio

Hail to the Queen: Latifah bosses Prime's Equalizer 're-imagining'


Dwayne Johnson's morally shaky San Andreas comes to Neon


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

Two US federal agencies are sending teams to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla in Texas in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.


EVs and SUVs star at China auto show under virus controls


Renault's hotter Megane R.S Trophy is nearly here

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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