December 3 2020
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!

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Murderer's rehab hampered by beliefs

A Jehovah's Witness upbringing is getting in the way of a convicted killer dealing with his alcohol and drug problems, the Parole Board has heard.

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Housing Affordability

What's the problem with housing, anyway?

ANALYSIS: Here's what's going on - and causing concern - in the property market.

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Business

Campervan company ordered to pay sacked worker $22,000

Disciplinary process that led to a former prisoner's dismissal was "unfair and not in a minor way", the Employment Relations Authority found.

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National

Social housing trust accused of 'sneaky' redevelopment

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Health

Māori and Pasifika 'disadvantaged' by BMI fertility treatment rules

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Europe

UK approves Covid-19 vaccine, rolling out next week

Hospitals told to prepare to vaccinate medical workers as early as next week as world-first approval hailed as a historic moment.

America

Biden will stop construction on Trump's unfinished border wall

The outgoing US president pledged to build a wall along the Mexico border. His vision will remain unfulfilled when he leaves office.

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Politics

Huge task to decarbonise sprawling public sector

The Government is keen to wipe away the 7 per cent of emissions the public sector contributes by 2025, but parts of the state may be exempt.

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editors' picks
Quizzes

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge

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National

Anonymous note criticising lawn riles resident

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Rugby

Live: Super Rugby Aotearoa team naming

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Taranaki

Strong winds send tree crashing into woman's garage

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Health

Global drug survey: Why you should find 25 minutes to take part

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Climate Change

Snugger Government buildings could move the whole office market

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Cricket

West Indies out to break winless test run in NZ

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Our Truth

The whakapapa of racism in NZ

OPINION: When the British came to Aotearoa, they imported their racist attitudes with them.

Our Truth

This time it’s personal – seeing my ancestors in Stuff’s apology to Māori

OPINION: Some of Robert Lucas’s descendants may feel slighted or that his memory is reduced by Stuff’s recognition of historic bias against Māori by the Nelson Mail and all its papers. I don’t feel that.

Our Truth

'New, courageous direction' of Stuff welcomed by Māori Language Commission

Stuff has turned the spotlight on its own mahi over the past 160-years, marking a new direction that the Māori Language Commission says it's excited about.

Politics

'Good on them' - PM weighs in on Stuff apology to Māori

Jacinda Ardern says it is a "healthy thing" for media, Government to look at their role in social issues.

perspectives
National

Triple fatal crash 'cut through the heart of the community'

The small community of Dannevirke is reeling after a crash that killed three young women who lived in the town.

Education

Auckland University lashed for buying vice-chancellor $5m house

New Zealand's public spending watchdog has found the university misspent money buying a home in one of Auckland's poshest suburbs.

Crime

Man sentenced over 'abhorrent' child exploitation images

A police detective said images and videos found in Derek James Pye's possession were "some of the worst" child exploitation material he had ever seen.

Canterbury

Demolition begins on Christchurch's Catholic cathedral frontage

The end is near for Christchurch's Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Arts

Tutor wins rare drama scholarship to Manhattan

Wide-eyed, Ailise Beales picks up her washing basket, wondering if it’s the kind of thing she will have to pack away to Manhattan or leave behind.

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Asia

China #MeToo case finally heard in court

A Chinese woman who filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a TV host told cheering supporters that she hopes her case will encourage victims of gender violence to pursue complaints.

Asia

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists jailed

The jailing of the trio, known for their advocacy for democracy in Hong Kong, comes as Beijing tightens control over the semi-autonomous city.

Life & Style

Melania Trump unveils her final White House Christmas decorations

Melania Trump has decorated the White House for her final Christmas as First Lady, selecting the theme 'America the Beautiful'.

Rotorua

The Kiwi city named on list of 'cheesy places you can't help but love'

OPINION: The worldwide spots that are shamelessly kitsch and pull in huge numbers of visitors.

Hawke's Bay

Cape Kidnappers trips to restart

Tractors get green light to start taking tourists back to the gannet colony after 22-month absence.

Kiwi Traveller

Five odd observations from a Europe trip during the summer of Covid-19

Europe

Another mystery monolith appears, and then vanishes

NZ Travel

Three of the best spots to catch amazing sunsets

Business

Unemployment would be 20,000 higher without monetary easing, RBNZ estimates

Reserve Bank governor not taking the blame for house prices and inequalities.

Money

3600 low income families to get extra $32 a week

Higher payments will be made to families whose annual family income is $29,432 or less.

Business

Pop-up shops breathe life back into struggling city centres

With retail vacancies across the country, pop-up shops are a good way to bring shoppers back into city centres.

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Climate Change

Climate emergency declaration must financially support, incentivise Kiwi business

OPINION: For the climate emergency declaration to be meaningful, the government must demonstrate that sustainable business has economic benefits to companies, the economy, and our world.

Prosper

Is your marketing 'pull and stay' or 'push and pray'?

If you want to radically improve your sales and profits, try this tactic.

Prosper

Four ways to make the most out of the holiday season

OPINION: With the country lucky enough to have a comparatively normal holiday season it's essential retailers capitalise on this if they want to grow their business. Here's how.

Prosper

Proudly '100% Māori business' Ruatoria Pies is thriving despite Covid-19

Prosper

Covid-19 lockdowns reinforced the value of email marketing

Prosper

We need honesty about the challenges and outright frustrations of running a business

Climate Change

Why the work electric car sits unloved

Staff will often pick the petrol car they know over an electric vehicle. Here's how to ease their anxiety.

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Climate Change

Homes to start losing access to insurance within 15 years – report

Wellington will be hit first, and Christchurch hardest, but all four major cities will be affected with 10,000 homes effectively uninsurable.

Climate Change

Why high tides and rainfall are an increasingly potent combo

Climate Change

NZ faces exclusion from major event of carbon-cutting nations

Our Truth

Stuff's day of reckoning

EDITORIAL: Stuff has turned the spotlight on ourselves, and grapple with the truth that our journalism has often unfairly portrayed Māori, ranging from racist to blinkered.

Our Truth

It's true, you can't change the past

OPINION: Apologies to Māori won't rewrite history, but it's the first step towards working together to fix the future.

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Our Truth

Media: Be aware of what you choose to report or leave out about child abuse

OPINION: It’s not hard to see how deep and complex our racist legacy is, but it’s worth reminding ourselves how wonderful the opportunity is to get it right.

Our Truth

Tame Iti and 50 years of newsmaking

From te reo Māori to land disputes to the ill-fated anti-terror raids and imprisonment, Tame Iti's battle for justice has been judged by Stuff and its newspapers through a monocultural lens.

Education

Study highlights inequality at New Zealand universities

The researchers say the study's findings counter the notion that promotions are purely based on merit.

Our Truth

This time it’s personal – seeing my ancestors in Stuff’s apology to Māori

OPINION: Some of Robert Lucas’s descendants may feel slighted or that his memory is reduced by Stuff’s recognition of historic bias against Māori by the Nelson Mail and all its papers. I don’t feel that.

Our Truth

Driver racial profile story 'a shocker'

Fatigue, not Māori, most likely cause of fatal road crashes – except when it came to news reporting in 1999.

Rugby

Tony Brown warns Moana Pasifika: Māori ABs will bring test intensity

The Highlanders coach didn't hesitate when he was approached by Clayton McMillan to help prepare a side he first represented as a player in 1996.

Motorsport

Mick Schumacher confirmed for F1 seat with Haas in 2021

The son of the legendary seven-time champion will bring the famous name back to grid next season.

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Rugby

Uncapped All Black hungrier than ever to wear the black jersey

Hurricanes flanker Du'Plessis Kirifi is still waiting for his All Blacks debut after failing to take the field during the Tri-Nations.

Rugby

'He found out after I did': Bryn Gatland's Chiefs offer kept secret from dad

Cricket

Holder appreciates Black Caps support in stand against racism

Basketball

Basketball twins to square off for first time in a game

Cricket

Will Young to make Black Caps debut vs West Indies

Real Estate

Auckland sales at five-year high

There was no deterring property buyers in Auckland in November with one of the city’s largest real estate agencies reporting its busiest month in five years.

Homed

The science of choosing a real Christmas tree

You know you need one - and you better get it right.

Homed

'70s Taupō home gets $1m+ renovation

Homed

Opotiki home in the spotlight

Homed

Fix order for building blocking sun from dying man's home

Homed

How to use your art as inspiration when choosing a colour scheme

Food & Wine

How a little DIY can save you a lot of (dinner) time and money

Life & Style

SPCA 12 days of Christmas pets: Meet Sable the rabbit

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Life & Style

Creating workplace opportunities for young Kiwis living with disability

Well & Good

How to get ready for 2021's Round the Bays run

Life & Style

Buckingham Palace employee pleads guilty to theft

Beauty

A pimple-picker's guide to the best pimple patches

Life & Style

SPCA 12 days of Christmas pets: Thelma and Louise

Fashion

Kate Middleton recycles iconic Gucci 'wardrobe malfunction' blouse

TV and Radio

Simon Dallow: 'This is all about perspective'

The TVNZ presenter is hosting an annual event which showcases the amazing things disabled people achieve.

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TV and Radio

Not all doom and gloom for Shortland Street cliffhanger

Shortland Street's Rebekah Palmer reveals the year ends well for her character Dawn.

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Film

The Streetcat is back in a surprisingly good festive sequel

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TV and Radio

Documentary tells story of relationship between killers

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Film

Home Alone a 'false sense of cuteness'

Film

Disney+ delivers a disappointingly lame Black Beauty

motoring

The Bentley Flying Spur is our Top Luxury Car for 2020

Are you a fan of rich leather and knurling in your car? But do you also want to enjoy a dynamically spirited drive? Then Bentley's fine Flying Spur is the car for you.

motoring

The Mazda CX-30 is our Top Compact/Small SUV for 2020

motoring

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d is our Top Luxury SUV for 2020

KEA Kids News

See Team New Zealand's new boat in action

Why does it look like a plane? And other tough questions for the skipper.

Education

The town where kids rule and teachers have to live on an island

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