September 19 2020
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!


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Two new cases of Covid-19; one in community

One is in managed isolation, the other in the community - ending four straight days of zero community cases.

38m ago

Veteran US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

Among tributes for the towering women's rights champion, PM Jacinda Ardern said Ginsburg was "tireless, determined, and made an immeasurable difference to the lives of so many".


Clarke Gayford shares his and Neve's favourite handmade gift

The 'bung legged, crazy eyes cat' features studded nipples to feed kittens zipped into her belly.

25m ago

Auckland man puts skids on speeding fine after years-long fight

Arrests made in hunt for escaped murderer

Kiwi couple to finally reunite

More than half a year after becoming trapped in New Zealand by border restrictions, Australian-based Kiwi Paddy Dicks will be reunited with his wife – but it’s bittersweet.

US man found guilty in gruesome murder, cannibalism case

A US man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body was convicted of a murder charge.


Labour pledges to increase sick leave to 10 days

Increasing sick leave entitlements means people can stay at home if unwell and provide flexibility for working parents, workplace relations spokesperson Andrew Little says.

Queen strips disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of UK honour

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Quiz: Morning trivia challenge

Missing: £50 billion in British bank notes

Here's how to hold on to your job through a Covid crisis

NASA captures stunning new image of Jupiter

Is there a north-south spending divide?

Aotearoa in 20: Why Koko Tao loves her life in NZ

The Falwells, the pool attendant and the double life that brought them all down

Australia's seven-hour 'flight to nowhere' sells out in minutes

Hospital's Covid-19 chair 'humiliating'

The Southern District Health Board has made changes to a chair allocated for people with Covid-19 symptoms after a Southland man said it was "humiliating".

Bluetooth could be in October's NZ Covid Tracer app update

Bluetooth proximity detection could be rolled in next month's update, as Ministry of Health pushes on with new 'real-world' CovidCard trial.

Girl's family told of positive test just after she arrived at school

Chapel Downs school Covid-19 case told about positive result nine minutes after entering school grounds, as timeline inconsistencies addressed.

Travellers from NZ to Malaysia test positive for Covid-19

Ministry of Health seeking more information after two Malaysians who travelled from New Zealand listed among Malaysia’s latest Covid-19 cases.

Yes or no in euthanasia poll?

OPINION: Am I right in thinking euthanasia is an issue that splits New Zealand into camps that are even more stark than yes or no, Jim Tucker asks.

From the campaign trail

Live: We're expecting the first poll from the Auckland Central electorate. It may potentially decide if the Greens survive the election or not.

Turning to history offers little refuge from strange week in politics

OPINION: It's a madcap lead up to election day, but at least we're not trying to flee from Europe.

What to expect in Jacinda Ardern v Judith Collins debates

With National behind in the polls, National's leader will be looking to deliver a big blow to Labour to create momentum, a political insider says.

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Home buyers look to Kāpiti Coast as demand soars

The area is seen as a retirement destination but with Transmission Gully and Covid-19 changing how people work, it's taken on a new appeal.

Harbour Bridge lanes could be shut for weeks after crash

Damage to Auckland's Harbour Bridge could see motorists facing delays for several days, if not weeks.

NZ's big week of numbers explained

Feeling lost in the sea of economic data? Here's what it all means from the worst week in modern economic history.

Wellington's $6.4 billion transport programme under review

There are doubts the Let's Get Wellington Moving programme can deliver what it promised, despite $4 million a month being leaked into the project.

Trump to block TikTok and WeChat in the US

The Trump administration is set to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat, forcing Apple and Alphabet to take them off iPhone and Android app stores in the US.

58m ago

Book 'em: Police find stolen 'irreplaceable' tomes

Police in Romania find “irreplaceable” books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton that were stolen in a sophisticated 2017 London heist.

Donald Trump mocks Joe Biden’s CNN townhall in Pennsylvania

Highlights from the rallies in the rust belt as US President Donald Trump visits Wisconsin and Democratic nominee hosts a CNN drive-in townhall in a parking lot in the Pennsylvanian town where he was born, Scranton.

US election polls: Biden leads Trump by six points in the polls

A look at the seven-day rolling average of the approval rating of US Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, courtesy of RealClearPolitics.

National's $2.15 billion business tax break policy 'savvy', says tax specialist

Promise to double depreciation rate for some investments over $150k welcomed by business groups, but small businesses will miss out.

Greens' environmental farming policy divides farmers

A veteran conventional farmer who has embraced regenerative agriculture says the Green Party could become the new farmers' party. Others say it will bankrupt them.

NZ closes down more than 1 per cent, big day for THL despite profit drop

The New Zealand sharemarket gave up the few gains it made this week, but THL rallied 9 per cent.

Southern Cross boss $160,000 bonus criticised

Southern Cross Health Society defends $160,000 bonus payment to its chief executive.

Telling traditional Māori stories in the digital age

Maru Nihoniho has garnered local and international recognition as a studio founder, a woman and a Māori game developer.

Vote for the Shop Local People's Choice winner

One of the finalists in our Shop Local People’s Choice competition will receive $20,000 of advertising. Vote now to decide the winner.

From magazines and fashion to organics and sustainability

Hawke's Bay wellness business exports surge thanks to Covid-19

Your customers may be worth even more than you think

Melting Antarctic ice sheets will cause near 30cm sea level rise if nothing is done

But Greenland's ice shelf will be the problem in the nearer future.

NZ’s emissions reduction target inequitable and insufficient, Oxfam says

Oxfam New Zealand says drastic cuts to emissions are needed by the end of the decade if New Zealand wants to play its part in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.

Getting into gear to drive down emissions

Climate explained: Will the tropics eventually become uninhabitable?

Companies will report climate risk, but they need more certainty

Women are being re-empowered and men will be challenged to fix family violence

Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project is empowering women and challenging men who distort Māori customary practices to justify their own violence.

Māori pā gets upgrade so more can learn the full history

Ruapekapeka Pā is one of New Zealand's best preserved and ingenious battlefields, but for more than 100 years its full story has not been told.

National portrait: Justice Joe Williams

'I thought I wasn't much good, and I needed to minimise my upbringing.'

Embracing te reo with Te Marae o Hine

Papaioea is ready to return to its roots by starting at its heart, local te reo researchers say.

10 games that tell the story of Chris Wood's English Premier League career

There were eight years between Chris Wood's first Premier League match and his first start – but he has gone from strength to strength since.

Where are they now? BOP legend Wayne Ormond back on the farm

'Didn't buy a beer all that year': What it's really like to upset a big gun team and take the Ranfurly Shield back to a small province.

Patrick Reed leads US Open, Ryan Fox bombs out after brutal second round


Gareth Bale arrives in London to complete Tottenham return

Antetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP award

Mitre 10 Cup: All Black Sevu Reece bags hat-trick as Tasman scorch Northland

Why Hanmer Springs offers aquatic fun for the whole family

Whatever you’re in the mood for, with a choice of 15 different pools, you’ll find it here.

I've never been to Stockholm, where 'the women adore British men'

Horatio Clare had his bags packed and was ready to jet off to the Swedish capital, but one important thing was missing.

A white-knuckle taste of 'pura vida' in Costa Rica

The Milford Chronicles, final chapter: Getting caught short, sandflies, and saying goodbye

Best kitchen and bathroom wow

As good as it gets - here are the top projects from the annual NKBA awards.

Tenants told to pay $20k after being evicted from damaged house

Former inhabitants angry at eviction process, property managers tell Tenancy Tribunal.

Cottage was once a rundown shed

Median Auckland house price tipped to hit $1 million by end of year

Wellington property most sought after in NZ

Lemony herbed lentils, rainbow roasties, golden fish

It's a boy: McGoldrick and Guptill's live gender reveal

Giving toddlers choices isn't a silver bullet for bad behaviour

In praise of thighs: How pop culture is shifting a beauty norm

The best dressed TV characters on our screens this year

30 and flirty: 'Why I'm happy I'm single, childless and cynical'

Learning Te Reo for tamariki at Māori immersion centres

Pure gold: Dazzling ginger cats

Creator of gender reveal parties says stop, 'they're ridiculous'

What to stream this weekend

Jude Law finds himself stuck on a remote island, while Kit Harington gets interrogated, in shows well worth checking out this weekend.

Book review: Bug Week

Sex, death, and the battle to keep yourself together, in this collection of short stories.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's good luck letter for Wellington students

The best movies to stream on Neon right now

Shapeshifter and Topp Twins headline Splore festival

Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies at age 77

Mazda's groundbreaking new engine

Mazda has created an engine that combines the best parts of petrol and diesel combustion. Here are all the details ahead of its local debut.

First drive: BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition

Why whakairo (carving) could be a great school subject

Teachers says tauira learn an understanding of themselves as much as understanding a new skill.

Kids join protest to stop native trees being cut down in Auckland

New Zealand's celebrity royal albatross chick gets named

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