October 30 2020
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!

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'High level' of surveillance testing needed to shut down border incursions

New modelling suggests 5500 tests are needed each day, with a more targeted regime and wastewater testing among the ways to account for border control failings.

Politics

Children used Covid wage subsidy to pocket thousands

A number of children exploited the wage subsidy to make thousands more in 12 weeks than they would in a year.

Homed

New Zealand's most expensive district to rent

Rents get more expensive for people nationwide, with those in Porirua facing the highest median rent.

National

Stuff photojournalist named NZ Geographic photographer of the year

Crime

Police warned texting driver days before car crash

National

Public find longboard belonging to woman found dead on Port Hills

Rosalie Anderson-Hill left home on a black skateboard on Saturday evening. Two days later, rock climbers found the 21-year-old's body at the bottom of a cliff.

RNZ

The downfall of businessman and former 'flashy playboy' Eric Watson

He used to hit the news for his playboy activities – the women, the mansion, the racehorses, owning the Warriors. Now, Eric Watson is in a London jail for contempt of court.

America

Trump's narrow - but not impossible - path to victory

ANALYSIS: Two states hold the key to the US president scoring another election night upset: Florida and Pennsylvania.

Americas

Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

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Quizzes

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge

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National

Spark stumped by 'virtually non-existent' cellphone coverage

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Europe

UK Labour Party suspends former leader Jeremy Corbyn

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Business

Man fulfills lifelong business dream during pandemic

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RNZ

How ethical is it to keep wild animals in Zoos?

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Homed

Sold! Wellington's old air traffic control tower off the market

Sport

Stuff Sport Quiz: October 30, 2020

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Bravo

Brad Pitt and Nicole Poturalski break up

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Crime

'Pink Porsche' ecstasy seized and 26 people arrested in major sting

20,000 ecstasy tablets were seized along with drug making equipment, illegal firearms, and assets worth millions of dollars.

Crime

Man caught videoing woman in changing room sentenced to community work

In sentencing, the judge took into account the fact that the man had no previous convictions.

Marlborough

Truck carrying 25-tonne digger rolls 'probably 60 metres' down bank in Marlborough

First on the scene, Sam White was "pretty happy" when the driver answered back.

National

Pōhutukawa vandalism: Was it an inside job?

A series of accusatory hand-written notes have been delivered to residents of a Karaka street following the felling of several trees.

America

Thank goodness for our voting system

OPINION: Thankfully the end is nigh in the American election campaign for this compulsive Trump watcher.

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Americas

Democrats claim voting rule victories in crucial states ahead of US election

The rulings are bad news for Donald Trump, but there's still a possibility some postal votes may ultimately be tossed out.

Asia

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestic Covid-19 infections

Taiwan is being lauded for its success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak in its borders. It has reported no new domestic cases since April 12.

Australia

Mystery skeleton in Australian Museum finally sees the light

A skeleton held at the Australian Museum for more than three decades, after it was mistaken for Indigenous remains, is finally getting its day in court.

Back Your Backyard

Five of New Zealand's spookiest towns

Ghost towns and sites of tragedy and disaster offer a glimpse into the darker side of our history.

Travel news

Hamilton and Whanganui tie for most beautiful city in New Zealand

After weeks of anticipation, judges in New Zealand's hotly contested "Beautiful Awards" have determined the city category too close to call.

Auckland

How to spend a day in Auckland on a $50 budget

Australia

Forget 'flights to nowhere', Qantas announces 'flights to somewhere'

Business

Annah Stretton criticised for 'racist' poster

A poster by the fashion designer has come under fire for displaying models in “racist” makeup.

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Opinion

How to save $25,000 - or more - on your mortgage

OPINION: Home loans will always be New Zealand’s biggest debt pile – but there’s a lot you can do to chip away at yours beyond your regular payments.

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Business

NZX does better than overseas markets

Positive results from Skellerup and Freightways helped minimise Thursday's share market drop.

Business

Trust between Air New Zealand and cabin crew 'at an all-time low', union says

A fresh round of redundancies means just 15 per cent of Air NZ's international cabin crew remain with the company, union says.

Prosper

Positioning New Zealand to succeed in a world more digitally connected than ever

OPINION: Covid-19 has accelerated trends – particularly the shift to the digital and the pace at which businesses must transform. We won’t move back from here.

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Prosper

Small businesses bouncing back but hospitality not as much

Revenues are rising now in small businesses and are helping them to maintain jobs.

Prosper

How one business boosted sales by changing how it operates digitally

Prosper

You need to know who your customers are – and who they aren't

Prosper

SMEs to Ardern: give us more certainty

Climate Change

Our KiwiSavers are funding oil and weapons – so why not ditch 'sin stocks'?

Three quarters of us would be happy to put our savings in an ethical KiwiSaver fund, but there's a reason we're not switching.

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Climate Change

Save $4b by bidding goodbye to petrol — campaigner

Big business backed policies to shave 4 million tonnes off our annual carbon footprint. We need quadruple that from transport emissions alone by 2030, says one activist.

Climate Change

Christchurch teen activist to play starring role in nationwide climate talks

Climate Change

Climate change a risk to financial stability, Reserve Bank says

Pou Tiaki

Canterbury DHB members challenged to take tikanga and Treaty seriously

A Canterbury DHB manager called out board members on their commitment to the Treaty and Māori health outcomes at a recent public meeting.

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Wellington

Century-old Māori storehouse returned to public display

A rare carved pātaka has returned to public display with a refurbished exhibit telling the story of its part in the Kīngitanga, or Māori King movement.

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Canterbury

Tekapo tourist attraction reopens

Stargazing from the Mt John Observatory is an option in Tekapo again.

Nelson

Sign targeted by racist vandalism to be replaced

A defaced te reo welcome sign erected during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori will be replaced while the council seeks permanent signage, Nelson's mayor says.

Netball

'Adequate' vs England, Silver Ferns coaches demand improvement

Just one win away from clinching the series, but first test display was "not how we want the Silver Ferns to be represented".

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Rugby

All referees should follow James Doleman's lead

James Doleman telling Tasman's lineout forwards to shut their traps is something all referees should take note of.

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Rugby

All Black Richie Mo'unga swats away the Beauden Barrett debate

Cricket

'I got greedy': Black Cap Kyle Jamieson stuns Central Stags with hat-trick

Rugby

All Blacks vs Australia: Ian Foster won't inhibit Hoskins Sotutu

League

Steve Hansen vows to help Bulldogs become the 'club everyone wants it to be'

Homed

Southern ADNZ award-winners embrace nature at its best

Southern architects are making the most of their region's rugged beauty with floor-to-ceiling windows and clever protections against the wind or cold.

Homed

Choose colours to make you happy

Fresh bright greens, lemony yellows and hot, vibrant fuchsias, colour can change how we feel.

Homed

'Donald Trumpkins' are making Halloween great again

Homed

Buying your first home? Beware the hidden costs

Homed

5 inexpensive ways to improve the street appeal of your property

Homed

Hanging baskets for beginners

Life & Style

The year we can finally get over our FOMO

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Food & Wine

One man's mission to smash 86 burgers in 19 days

Technology

It's time Kiwis stopped ruining people online

Well & Good

Having some friends is great, but too many can exhaust mental health

Life & Style

Ten of the best advent calendars to see the year out

Life & Style

Meghan Markle wants to delay battle against British newspaper

Bravo

Chrissy Teigen: 'He just wouldn't survive this, and if it went on any longer, I might not either'

Life & Style

Why I kept our Christmas tree up for a whole year

Arts

Jacinda Ardern's arty take on 2020

The prime minister's latest doodle is being auctioned off by a community art studio in Wellington.

TV and Radio

Play Stuff for Halloween weekend

Spooky options include a special episode of Bro'Town, the best celebrity costumes and a list of movies suitable for scaredy cats.

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Film

Wretched Empty Man proof the Covid cinematic cupboard is bare

Bravo

Khloe Kardashian had Covid-19

Film

Woke Wicca-paedia drama lacks original's Craft and cult appeal

Music

How Benee celebrated her Silver Scroll win

motoring

A third of Kiwis could be paying too much for car insurance

One in three New Zealand drivers are likely to be paying too much for car insurance, a new study has found.

motoring

Fiat Chrysler posts surprise profit ahead of PSA merger

Climate Change

Kids a driving force in the decision to buy an electric car

KEA Kids News

Dedicated experts saving kiwi one egg at a time

Are kiwi going to be extinct? Not on Helen McCormick’s watch.

KEA Kids News

Jetpacks could become new addition to search and rescue missions in the UK

KEA Kids News

The dog detectives using their noses to protect our native wildlife

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