July 9 2020
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Live: Funeral of shot police officer Constable Matthew Hunt

"I've got the team. You'll not be forgotten," sergeant promises officer killed in the line of duty.

10m ago

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to close, 1000 jobs to go

'Devastation' in Southland as mining giant announces plans to close smelter, while billions wiped off value of energy companies on NZX.

Winston Peters takes medical leave for surgery

The Deputy PM is taking a "short stint" of medical leave. He went to the doctor with food poisoning symptoms and was advised to have surgery.


'It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk': George Floyd's final moments

20m ago

Michelle Boag to resign from Simplicity KiwiSaver board

14m ago

Shortland Street preps for first same-sex wedding

Actor Jess Sayer hopes the relationship between Maeve and Nicole may inspire others to come out.

Tiwai closure: 'It's a real tragedy for Southland'

The Invercargill community are concerned about the potential far-reaching economic fallout of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter closing.

21m ago

Man with Covid used free wi-fi, made a 22min call on walkabout

More details on the movements of the 32-year-old man who absconded from managed isolation have been revealed.

School holidays: Who won the domestic tourism battle?

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editors' picks

Dying mother throws boy from burning building in US

$49k apartment - yes, of course there's a catch


Sex predator found living opposite Aus school

Depp dangled Heard's dog out a speeding car, court heard

15m ago

Aussies appalled at NZ Rugby hardball

Mazda has given the 3 a turbo

31m ago

Thailand denies using slave monkeys in coconut harvest

How Covid-19 changed travel home - and abroad - for Kiwis

It's estimated around one million Kiwis live abroad, but since New Zealand entered the alert level 4, just over 23,000 have returned.

Guest at hotel where man 'absconded' defends staff

Woman isolating in Stamford Plaza says staff doing "bloody good job" and other guests "not taking the mickey".

Man with Covid-19 left isolation, went to supermarket

The 32-year-old man could face six months in jail for "absconding" through a fence in the Auckland hotel's smoking area and heading to a Countdown.

Fewer Kiwis using contact tracing app

The government is urging Kiwis to keep up with contact tracing efforts but is tight-lipped about its own activities.


In a city of 46,000 there's no place to sit a driving licence test

Benjamin Prince, 18, hopes a licence will give him independence and employment, but Upper Hutt has no testing centre.

Man accused of murdering Bridget Simmonds pleads not guilty

Samuel Pou denies murdering Bridget Simmonds, whose body was found in June, more than a year after she went missing.


Flow of rubbish staunched

Piles of gravel poured on old landfill leaking rubbish into river and sea.

Greens fume as NZ First pulls the plug on electric car plan

Green Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says NZ First has blocked progress on EVs.

Staycations not enough for Singapore's tourism industry

The small city state is now counting on locals to save its struggling tourism industry - but will that be enough?

53m ago

Jetstar blamed for Covid-19 screening bungle

Health officials scramble to track down 48 passengers from Melbourne who left Sydney airport without being screened.

Americans face testing delays as virus surges to 3 million cases

After 3 million confirmed infections and 130,000 deaths due to the virus outbreak, Americans are now confronted with a resurgence of the scourge.

For sale: one endangered kea, but beyond the border it's completely legal

For $25,000 you can buy a kea, one of NZ's most beloved and endangered birds. And it's perfectly legal.

The Warehouse enjoys post-lockdown respite

Strong electronics and outdoor sales gear gives big-box retailer June quarter boost.


Feed the Cat Queen — that's what Work and Income says

OPINION: Newly-unemployed need a user's guide to Work and Income.

The uncounted cost of New Zealand’s border trade-off

OPINION: The pressure to ease border restrictions is building, even as the current system to isolate new arrivals is struggling at capacity.


Kiwi farmer breaks own world record with monster wheat crop

Three years after adding his name to the record books, Ashburton's Eric Watson is still top of the crops.

Chilled gelato business ready to thaw

Nathan Meyer's business was literally put on ice during the lockdown, but he's hoping to get business going a scoop at a time.

Focus on your profits and you will thrive

OPINION: A profitable business is a robust one and that mustn't be forgotten.

Chartered accountant answered your small business tax questions

Time Out Bookstore bucks trend with strong sales figures in June

New privacy laws a long time coming, but will they be future proof?

Kiwis like the idea of electric vehicle subsidies

A new poll found strong support for climate-friendly concepts such as tree planting, carbon taxes and electric car subsidies.

Why the average family will pay $30 a week less in energy bills

A new report suggests energy bills – electricity plus petrol – will fall dramatically by 2035.

Jane Goodall is hopeful our post-pandemic world can be carbon zero

One day a week at the home office can save NZ 84,000 tonnes of carbon

Supreme Court poised to make history

Does tikanga have a place in New Zealand law?

Skills training after Covid-19 downturn key to avoiding further Māori inequality

Māori have been steered towards "blue-collar" jobs in past economic crises. Coronavirus is a chance to "reset" that thinking.

Pio Terei reinvents chat show for Māori TV

Host Terei says there might be singing and guitar, and there will certainly be op-shop suits.

From gangs and violence to being a nurse

Seeing nurses care for and save her son’s life inspired Dalyce Poulson to enter the profession.

Why NZ is now the outlier in world women's sport

New Zealand is leading the world in getting women's sport back up and running. New fans around the world are watching.

Rennie's big hope: Unscarred youth

Wallabies coach feels youngsters can inject positivity after 18 years of pain against ABs.

Holding's powerful BLM message

"Don't shout back that all lives matter" - Windies great uses global audience to air his emotions.


Ryder Cup postponed


Culture shock for Polynesian pathfinder in racist Aussie league

Spring flights between Christchurch and Wānaka

A nine-seater Sounds Air plane is set to make the 45-minute journey three times a day in spring.

Wai-iti reserve named NZ's first dark sky park

After five years' preparation, a small reserve in the Tasman district has been acknowledged as the bright star of NZ's dark skies ambitions.

Maldives to reopen to tourists on July 15

Visitors not required to quarantine or provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival - as long as they're healthy.

Japan's no screaming rule at theme parks 'torture'

Best houses include the 'unpretentious'

'Casual weekender' one of the big NZIA architecture winners from Canterbury.

5 ways to tame kitchen sink clutter

It's easy to ignore the clutter around your kitchen sink, but it doesn't have to become a dumping ground for grotty sponges and junk.

Hot to have homewares

Rare houseplants, coloured glassware and kilim rugs are being snapped up by homelovers.

Decorating your home with books

'He ran 1500km to propose to me'

Royal fan spends $31k dressing like Kate, Meghan and Pippa

Side effect of supplement causes coronavirus concerns

Dog abandoned because he hadn't 'learnt to be good'

Prince William and Prince Harry formally cut ties

'Wild west' of social media influencing is coming to an end

Shortland Street preps for first same-sex wedding

Actor Jess Sayer hopes the relationship between Maeve and Nicole may inspire others to come out.

Kanye West no longer a Trump supporter

The rapper insists his weekend announcement that he's running for President is not a stunt.

NZ's gutted music industry

Skills and talent will be lost because work in international live acts have dried up, and many have quit, but local musicians are benefiting from the gap.

Jude Law as Hook in Peter Pan & Wendy - report

45m ago

Can Ford's Bronco take on Jeep's Wrangler?

Ford has declared war on Jeep with its new take on the Bronco. Will it work?

28m ago

Ferrari loses big trademark battle

Ferrari has lost a legal battle surrounding the trademark of one of its most iconic cars.

How to stay safe on the roads in high winds

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