March 1 2021
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Covid-19: Was it too soon to move? Experts say no

Experts and Government defend lowering alert levels earlier in February, saying it was the right move for what they knew at the time.


'Let's move on' from pointing fingers at Covid-19 community case

It's pointless moaning about a young man visiting the gym while infectious with coronavirus, South Auckland councillor says.


Blame and fear for the team of five million

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern says 21-year-old is responsible for the virus’ potential spread. But asking one community to carry burden while we wait for the vaccine won't be enough.

Our Truth

The colonial soldiers honoured for their service who died tragically afterwards

Travel news

Air NZ cancels 59 flights in wake of lockdown

The national carrier says further cancellations this week are likely as demand drops.


Young Christchurch cancer survivor determined to walk again

Connor Duncan-Caley spent seven months unable to walk or talk after having surgery to remove a brain tumour. He's determined to regain his independence.


NZ's economy is a housing market with bits tacked on

OPINION: Grant Robertson ordered the Reserve Bank to care about first home buyers, showing just how impotent the Government has made itself.


Wellington Phoenix find their shooting boots to down Newcastle Jets

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Quiz: Morning trivia challenge


A 101 on My Food Bag's stock market venture

Pou Tiaki

Blue-hued find item of national significance

Life & Style

Prince Harry's proud dad moment during James Corden interview

Combat Sports

Fa hopes Parker rivalry not over yet as health scare revealed


Silver Ferns talking points: Can they snap Constellation Cup drought?


185 Empty Chairs return to Christchurch city


Bluff oysters are on their way ... very soon


One diver dies, second diver found alive 18 hours after going missing

In two separate incidents in the Far North, one diver died while a second was found hours after going missing.


Locations of interest linked to mystery Auckland Covid-19 case

A supermarket, a gym, a pharmacy and a cafe are among the locations linked to the newest community case.


A family haunted by meth

Leighton's wife didn't recognise him, and his daughters were ashamed. But he survived.


Covid has been in NZ a year. Expect it to still be here next year

The first case was announced exactly one year ago today - and Covid-19 could still be with us a year from now, experts say.


‘Trump was right’: Conservatives double down on former US president

This year’s US Conservative Political Action Conference is accompanied by none of the soul-searching you might expect following devastating election defeats.


She cried on TV after her husband's killing. Now she's charged with covering for the shooter

After issuing an emotional plea on TV for her husband's killer to come forward, it's been revealed Jennifer Faith was having an "emotional affair" with the alleged killer.


Biden tells the world 'America is back.' The world isn't so sure.

The new US administration is seeking to woo an array of allies with a message that "America is back".


Captain Tom honoured with WWII plane fly-past honours at funeral

Church bells rang and a plane flew over in honour of 100-year-old who raised millions for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard.

Travel news

Covid-19 seven-day lockdown: What travellers need to know

Here is what you need to know for travel in Auckland and around the country.

Adventure holidays

Win two seats on the flight to see the Southern Lights

With seats starting from $1195 per person, this is a true bucket-list experience.


Taupō's warm and free haven for unwinding


Natural pasture spray helps farmers reduce emissions and improve production

A Kiwi scientist says his formulation addresses many of farming's biggest problems and can result in greater profitability for farmers.


Inland Revenue system back online after weekend maintenance

Business owners looking to apply for the Covid-19 resurgence support package are now able to use MyIR after scheduled maintenance was completed faster than expected.


Uninsured driver's $40,600 debt after crash

Decade-long debt for uninsured driver who totalled expensive car, AA Insurance says.


Here's why I can't get excited about 12 families getting homes

OPINION: First-home buyers need decisive action, not a hand up to a lucky few.


Five ways for SMEs to better manage finances in a post-Covid world

OPINION: Covid-19 has taught us all some hard lessons. It's imperative we learn them so we can survive the next crisis.


So you want to start a business?

OPINION: Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur, but not many make it, so here's some of the best advice to get going.


How giving away things for free now can make you more money in the long term


Design firm's Six60 link propels online growth


Small businesses retain confidence in Government after latest Auckland outbreak


Chathams marine heatwave tests forecast

The forecasts are predicting a strong marine heatwave to start this weekend around the Chatham Islands.

Climate Change

National Portrait: Rod Carr, climate tsar

Dr Rod Carr on the climate, the numbers and the lessons from Covid.

Climate Change

Up to 94 schools at risk of closures from rising floods

Our Truth

The colonial road built for war

The Great South Road paved the way to a war that would define New Zealand, a war bankrolled, in parts, by the Bank of New Zealand.

Our Truth

Group of teenagers acquitted of beating a man to death for the ‘crime’ of being gay

In January 1964, Charles Aberhart visited a known cruising spot in Hagley Park. It cost him his life.


Family of terminal cancer patient say MIQ process lacks empathy

Samoan family raises questions about strict requirements for emergency allocation in an MIQ facility, but government says it's necessary.

Pou Tiaki

From sky to sketches: Former flight attendant finds new path in art

She turned to drawing after losing her dream job in the skies, and now her illustrations are taking off.


Final Taranaki iwi completes settlement

The last of the eight iwi in Taranaki has signed its deed of settlement with the Crown, receiving an apology, land of cultural significance and $30 million.

Our Truth

Little boy kidnapped by colonial forces, adopted by the prime minister

Snatched from his Hāwera home during the New Zealand Wars, Ngātau Omahuru spent a couple of years at a Wellington hostel before he came to the attention of Sir William Fox and his wife, Sarah.


Māori Wards opposition falls flat in Taranaki

Petitions instigated to overturn the establishment of Maori wards in Taranaki failed for lack of signatures, even before a law change that invalidated them.


Auckland Pride working to be more inclusive space for queer Māori

OPINION: No-one should have to leave part of themselves at the door within Auckland Pride or the wider community. Now they don't have to.

America's Cup

The legend of Jimmy Spithill sails again

The most dominant personality of the modern day America's Cup, the Australian is embracing a new role with Luna Rossa.


Premier League: Gareth Bale inspires Spurs to big win over Burnley

Welsh winger scores twice and makes another as Tottenham thump a Clarets side for whom Chris Wood returned as a substitute.

9m ago

White Ferns smash England on back of Amy Satterthwaite century


Rising star Finn Allen hits equal quickest century as Firebirds make finals


Black Caps Auckland-based players await Covid tests in Wellington for game three


Live: Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix


At home with Peta Mathias: 'A dinner party in the sky'

Peta Mathias' new apartment is practically heavenly.


Should we abandon sole tradies to dodge reno disasters?

Home renovation is one of those things we Kiwis think is part of our DNA, but maybe we overestimate our abilities to project manage.


Chippy-turned-architect wins big


Is a property manager worth the money?


Kitchen of the Week: Tauranga reno wows


When Marc Newson met RM Williams

Life & Style

The paraglider's life: soaring to great heights on a wing and a prayer


How to make amazing lemon and chamomile cookies

Life & Style

Prince Harry raps 'Fresh Prince' in wide-ranging James Corden interview

Life & Style

The grief club helping young Kiwis to talk about death


Potato Heads were never really 'Mr' anyway


Inside Crowded House's 'delusional' comeback

A new-look Crowded House explain how Covid-19 nearly derailed all of their plans.

TV and Radio

Jemaine Clement just wants to be normal

He's hot property in Hollywood, but even Jemaine Clement still has self-doubt.


Disney+ dystopian drama Never Let Me Go showcases Promising Mulligan

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The best movie comedies to stream right now


Neon's thrilling Kid Detective: Where black comedy meets film-noir


A range of artists add new shades to Split Enz's True Colours


Subaru's Outback raises the bar

Subaru celebrates the Outback's 25th birthday with an all-new version that it says is the greatest one yet.


Levorg in line for powered-up WRX engine

KEA Kids News

Synchronised swimmers trade Argentina for Invercargill events after Covid cancellations

Talented all-girl team share their training routine and what they love about the sport.

KEA Kids News

They were just 5 years old, playing in the sandpit and eating, when the quake struck

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