September 22 2020
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!


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Labour did not cause National’s $4 billion mistake

Grant Robertson may have been happy to point out National’s accounting error, but he did nothing to create it.

Mum grieves 'honest, hard-working son' killed in crash with gang member

Grant Wilson was just out "shooting the breeze" on a motorcycle ride when tragedy struck.

The Chase host baffled by Kiwi contestant's accent

She was stumped by football, English nursery rhymes and British art but she got the question about Lord of the Rings right.

Mike King blasts Ministry of Health for 'burying' suicide report

Experts slam Christchurch GP's claims Covid-19 tests are unreliable

Alleged Aus child abuser to be extradited from Israel

Leifer faces 74 child sex abuse charges from her time as a school principal in Melbourne.

Dairy owner shocked to find business used in anti-cannabis campaign

Bhairav Patel doesn't want his shop associated with cannabis but the Advertising Standards Authority has approved the Say Nope To Dope advert.

NZ fitness guru reveals how to get the 'perfect body' in seconds

Anjuli Mack revealed how deceptive "before and after" images can be on social media by showing the ways her physique appears different in several poses.

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Fans at Warriors game escape ban after apologising to player for racial abuse

Emmys: Zendaya makes history for Euphoria win

Conjoined twins separated in 'extraordinary, emotional' surgery

IPL umpiring shocker costs Kings XI

A computer can guess billions of passwords per second. Is yours safe?

Princess Diana's nanny defends 'unhappy childhood' claims

Late celebrities remembered: Emmys 2020 - In memoriam

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

What to expect with Covid-19 alert level changes

Auckland will move to level 2 on Wednesday, while the rest of NZ will move to level 1 at 11.59pm tonight. Here's what will change.

Hospitality sector still hurting despite going down to Level 2

Bridge problems and social distancing crippling hospitality operators, group says.

Experts moving closer to identifying source of NZ's second outbreak

Genomic testing overseas could soon reveal more clues about the source of NZ's second coronavirus outbreak, leading epidemologist says.

Freedom at midnight, with Covid-19 alert level drops announced

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms a lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in Auckland from the end of Wednesday and the rest of the country at midnight.

ACT promises to scrap forestry subsidies

ACT says it will end handouts for commercial forestry investment and allow regional councils to set their own freshwater management limits if elected.

Election vandalism hits new highs in Hamilton

Political signs typically attract signature moustaches or devil horns on candidate's faces but this election year two Hamilton candidates say vandalism “has gone to a new level”.

PM admits crowded selfie was a mistake

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she made an error taking a close-quarters group photo with fans on the campaign trail.

National's tech plan gets '7 out of 10' from Tuanz

Policy would expand UFB to about another 50,000 homes.


Three deaths on New Zealand farms in one week

Farmers need to start saying ‘how do I keep myself safe’ and realise where their own judgement is not enough, WorkSafe says.

Auckland traffic live: Congestion remains near harbour bridge

Delays remain across the region as half of harbour bridge lanes are closed after damage.

Survivor in state care believes abuser was allowed to 'quietly' move on and reoffend

”A short stay at Epuni boys home turned out to be a life sentence," inquiry hears.

Woman in 'excruciating pain' unmonitored during a 6-hour delay for facial surgery

Hutt Valley DHB failed to recognise the woman’s deterioration and open a second operating theatre to ensure she received timely surgery, a report found.

Origin of life experts explain how life may have come to Venus

Considering what we know about life's formation on Earth, here are three explanations for how this process may have occurred on our sister planet.

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces deeply polarised world

The United Nations marks its 75th anniversary on Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarised world as it faces a pandemic.

“Cool the flames”: Biden appeals to Republicans over Ginsburg replacement

Sidestepping calls from his own party for retaliation, Democratic nominee Joe Biden makes an unusually personal appeal to Senate Republicans.

Assange hearing: Nicky Hager says he redacted NZ names from WikiLeaks files

Nicky Hager tells UK extradition hearing Assange 'devoted himself to trying to make the world a better place'.

Rainbow's End scores $500k grant

Rollercoasters and a curling rink are among the latest "tourism assets" to get grants.

'Time to tax' big companies who made windfall off wage subsidy

It's politicians, not businesses, who should be blamed for big firms cashing in, commentator says.

Should you break your fixed-term loan to get a better deal?

OPINION: Mortgage rates are falling. Here's what to think about if you're worried you're missing out.

National's tech plan gets '7 out of 10' from Tuanz

Policy would expand UFB to about another 50,000 homes.

A pair of clever strategies to get your business noticed

OPINION: One of the big challenges most of us face in business is how to stand out and get noticed in a crowded marketplace.

What do managers and fickle teens have in common? More than you might think

OPINION: Managers across NZ need to learn that it's pointless to blindly follow fads.

It was the worst of times, but she opened her shop during Covid anyway

Prosper Q&A: Damon Kelly of Enlighten Designs

Vote for the Shop Local People's Choice winner

Earn over $59k? Your peers emit half the world's carbon

Worldwide, people earning over NZ$59,000 contributed 52 per cent of all greenhouse gas produced over 25 years.

Scientist: 'I was living my life like I didn't believe in climate change'

Shaun Hendy has known about climate change since he was 12, but it took Donald Trump to make him act on it.

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

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

'I want all kids to be free of racism'

OPINION: Musician Paige Tapara on racism, feeling disconnected from te ao Māori, depression, and how music ultimately let her express herself.

He suffered horrific child abuse - it won't be repeated with his own

Rue-Jade Morgan grew up deep within a gang family and graduated to an ‘inevitable’ jail term. But his life changed utterly when he embraced his Māori culture.

Stratford council delays Māori representation decision

A Taranaki mayor says his council will soon start conversations with iwi after elected members voted to delay the decision of having Māori representation around the table.

Weaving aroha and heritage together

Crafting intricate Māori cloaks, garments and kete is a tradition that has been practised by six generations of her family.

Availability of All Blacks to be decided 'case-by-case'

Blanket availability of All Blacks is finished, but some could yet be released to their provincial unions in the coming weeks.

UFC boss predicts Adesanya and Costa to produce fight of the year

Dana White doesn't like Kiwi star's flashy entrance dances but when it comes to fighting, "he has it all".

'When do the tickets go on sale?' Move to level 1 excites provincial rugby fans

Kiwi's team undone by 'ride of the century' at Tour de France

TJ Perenara opens up on time away from his new baby: 'It's not going to be easy'

Will Patrick Tuipulotu turn out for Auckland? It's up to the All Blacks, says coach

The golden age of cheap, easy travel is over

OPINION: Until Covid-19 came along and kneecapped our plans, the travel gods smiled on us.

'You forgot something': A Thai national park is mailing rubbish back to tourists

The Thai government says it will take strict measures to blacklist visitors who damage national parks or are noisy and disruptive.

Covid, the uninvited guest at toned-down Oktoberfest

How Tyra Banks has emerged as an unlikely hospitality icon in 2020

Humour and freebies sell houses

The house 'within walking distance to KFC' the lifestyle block with a free McLaren, and the 'do up' with a $1 reserve all sold quickly, memorably, and above asking price.

Property investing no 'free ride'

This property investor is set for retirement but says there's a lot of work and money involved in being a landlord.

Young Auckland real estate agent made $90,000 last month

Five of the best church conversions

Stars rock PJs and wine at home with no red carpet at Emmys 2020

‘What are you wearing?’, ‘Jeans and a nice top’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the model working mums needed

What are New Zealand's best instant noodles?

Meghan Markle: Ruth Bader Ginsburg a 'true inspiration'

Emmys: Billy Porter promises a 'quarantine fashion moment'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Legacy in photos

Conspiracy theories about Covid-19 concern GPs

Salmon roasted with ginger and miso

'I want all kids to be free of racism'

OPINION: Musician Paige Tapara on racism, feeling disconnected from te ao Māori, depression, and how music ultimately let her express herself.

TVNZ's timing hobbles fab family fantasy Monkey

REVIEW: Many other parts of the world have been enjoy the swordplay and banter for the past six weeks, while we're dumping it on weekday afternoons.

Schitt's Creek officially sweeps the Emmys

Covid: Fat Freddy's Drop Auckland gig postponed, Wellington will go ahead

Trailer for Marvel TV series WandaVision revealed

Giuliana Rancic tests positive for Covid-19

Toyota evolves the Hiace van

The Hiace van was refreshed only last year but Toyota isn’t resting on its laurels.

Semi trucks from supercar makers?

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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