October 25 2020
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Kiwi worker arrested after breaching Perth hotel quarantine four times

Selu Cecil Thornley Siitia is behind bars after allegedly leaving his hotel quarantine in Perth four times in one day.

45m ago
National

Sailor seriously injured when dragged through water as 'punishment'

Navy culture is again in the spotlight following revelations a sailor was sucked into a propeller during unauthorised "punishment" by an instructor.

Politics

The moment that made the PM pause

Jacinda Ardern opens up about a surprising moment on election day, getting a "little bit short" with someone in Farmers' underwear department, her future and the hard work ahead.

Politics

Tech helped Labour clinch historic election win

Health

NZ's sex ed 'failure': Why are teens ditching condoms?

National

Suspicious fire burns through native bush in Northland, threatening homes

The blaze burnt through the equivalent area of five rugby fields at a Whangārei reserve.

10:08am
Americas

Former QAnon believer doesn't want to tell his story, but thinks it might help

If telling his story prevents anyone else from falling down the same rabbit hole he did, then Jitarth Jadeja believes the potential humiliation is worth it.

49m ago
National

Dying woman's final wish to find homes for her 23 cats

Doctors have given Suzanne Paul nine months to live. Now, she's racing against time to rehome her rescue cats.

NZ Travel

Rush of summer bookings won't fill $3 billion gaping hole in tourism spend

editors' picks
Quizzes

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge

Americas

'I voted for a guy named Trump,' says Trump

Rugby

Sotutu closer to starting for ABs as Savea sits out test

36m ago
World

US sets single-day record for Covid-19 cases

9:49am
Books

Winning Sunday Star-Times short story competition 'launched my career'

Politics

Inside ACT's election campaign, through its deputy leader's eyes

Science

NASA finds fresh ice on Saturn's moon Enceladus

9:45am
Southland

Why every Kiwi should visit Fiordland National Park

perspectives
National

Abuse victim rejects apology: 'I find it quite insincere'

A man who was abused while in state care has ridiculed apologies given to him by a Crown witness at the Inquiry into Abuse in Care.

Coronavirus

Tool frontman could have been NZ's first 'super spreader'

Maynard James Keenan performed in Auckland just days before testing positive for Covid-19.

Well & Good

Woman with stage 4 cancer walking the length of NZ

Kate Coatsworth finished chemo in May for the deadliest form of brain cancer. Four months later, she started on a 3000km trek.

Crime

Handcuff acrobatics, breath-test breakaways behind brazen police car thefts

One police car was stolen in April by a man who got his legs through his handcuffs, while another incident in 2018 saw a thief drive a cop car through a roller door.

World

Protesters march through London calling for end to lockdown 'tyranny'

Police officers have dispersed large crowds of anti-lockdown protesters at Trafalgar Square following a march through central London.

9:55am
Middle East

Suicide bomb attack on Kabul education centre kills 18

Afghanistan's interior ministry says the death toll may still rise, while a separate announcement states that a senior al Qaeda commander has been killed.

Europe

Poland's president tests positive for Covid-19

Polish President Andrzej Duda says he feels well despite testing positive for the coronavirus, before apologising to everyone who must quarantine because they had contact with him.

Africa

Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam

Outrage and condemnation in Ethiopia after US President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” a major piece of infrastructure in the african nation.

Business

Should you invest in a 'penny dreadful' on the NZX?

A2 Milk, once trading at 6c a share, is now worth $11 billion but it's the exception, not the rule for the very cheap stocks.

Business

Why seltzer will be the new drink of summer

Leading New Zealand manufacturers have been watching this US trend for some time - and they're now ready to flood the local market.

Business

Wearable tech company Stretch Sense returns with sights set on Hollywood, VR

Last year the company went into voluntary liquidation after laying off 140 staff.

Opinion

What can NZ learn about housing from Toyota Corollas?

OPINION: Mike Greer is shipping in prefab homes from Japan. It could help to solve our housing crisis.

Prosper

Brough Johnson is crafting a new narrative in entertainment

Brough Johnson sees Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland as a major production location for the world’s entertainment content.

Prosper

'I hope now she just starts listening to businesses': SMEs want better relations with Govt

SMEs are relieved Labour can govern without the Green Party.

Business

Starting a business during lockdown 'a bit crazy'

Prosper

What goes on behind the scenes when building a successful business

Prosper

Why investing in your staff is the smart move to make

Climate Change

Bring in road congestion charges, says big business to Govt

A business group representing farmers, oil companies and steel-makers has sent a plan to Government, with ways to bid goodbye to fossil fuels.

Climate Change

Will we get a new climate change minister?

After voters handed Labour a majority, James Shaw could lose his spot as Climate Change Minister. A switch could hint at the Government's climate priorities.

Climate Change

Too tropical — Why it won't take much to make Pacific Islands uncomfortably hot

Climate Change

Without NZ First, will Labour hit the gas on electric cars?

Climate Change

The biggest thing the government will do that you've never heard of

Pou Tiaki

Reviving the King Country name

It has rich history, tourism, famous people and places but is the King Country name is fading into the background?

Books

Winning Sunday Star-Times short story competition 'launched my career'

André Ngāpō was lying on the couch when he decided to enter the awards - weeks later he'd won and it was a "massive boost of confidence".

Politics

Mounting pressure from the Pacific vote

Labour's landslide election win wasn't just historic for the red party, but for the Pasifika community whose expectations are high.

Politics

'Subjugated, assimilated' by Labour, now he's kicking them out

Māori Party MP Rawiri Waititi once ran for Labour, but he's pulled a Moses and parted the Red Sea. It's in Exodus, folks.

League

Perfect fit? What to expect from Warriors' new coach Nathan Brown

Former Kiwi gives an insight into the coaching style of the incoming Warriors boss as he prepares to take on arguably his toughest challenge yet.

Rugby

Injured halfback makes his point

Manawatū's Jamie Booth wasn't impressed with the reception he got from a few Hawke's Bay fans when being stretchered into an ambulance.

9:42am
Rugby

In the name of the father: How Caleb Clarke fulfilled his own All Blacks destiny

Tennis

Tennis NZ searching for ways to keep sport in spotlight without ASB Classic

Netball

Netball NZ dodge Covid-19 doomsday scenario

Basketball

NBL keen to build on Showdown success in 40th season

Southland

24 Hours in Oban, Stewart Island

This bush-clad island offers something for everyone, from walking, fishing, snorkelling and cycling to jade carving.

Southland

Why you should take a trip on Southland's celebration of steam power

An original Kingston Flyer steam engine that spent 58 years ignominiously buried in a stop-bank now offers a memorable experience.

Travel news

Stuff Travel's offers of the week: From hotel deals to helicopter rides

Dunedin

Taking a paddle to history and conservation

Southland

Three of the best cafes in Invercargill to check out

Travel news

'I was heartbroken' - the Kiwi experience a tourism chief missed out on

Homed

Beach houses in hot demand as Kiwis look to secure a slice of summer

“Beach” was in the top 10 most-searched terms on Trade Me Property in the past three months.

Homed

How to use social media to inspire your decor choices

Snapshots on social media today are, in reality, visual "vignettes": small, evocative descriptions that can motivate and influence.

Homed

Studio Home blogger on how to bring meaningful art into your life

Real Estate

If cemeteries don't scare house buyers, what about power pylons then?

Homed

3 outdoor projects to tackle over Labour Weekend

Beauty

Shiv Roy's life-changing haircut should be your inspiration

Food & Wine

Sarah Tuck on food, vulnerability and Tinder

Recipe

How to make divine slow-cooked pork shoulder

Life & Style

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Archewell website goes live ahead of launch

Recipe

How to make a delicious artichoke & asparagus white bean salad

Well & Good

Why 'moderation' is the worst weight-loss advice ever

Film

Three terrific, timeless pandemic horrors to watch this Halloween

OPINION: The past eight months have given new meaning to this terrifying trio of movies.

9:35am
Arts

Danielle Cormack: 'I’ve certainly had moments where I haven’t felt that great'

The star of stage and screen is back directing a new play that deals with mental health.

Arts

Hand out $150m Covid arts fund now or lose the arts sector, leaders warn

TV and Radio

Podcasts that will make you feel better about your own failures

Music

Why Blackpink's The Album is the perfect K-pop primer

Arts

Top arts trio combine again for new work

motoring

Toyota rated best car brand globally for 2020

Toyota has been crowned the best car name in a tech-dominated list for 2020.

motoring

Tesla posts net profit for fifth straight quarter

motoring

Ford Mustang Mach 1 power and price revealed

KEA Kids News

The dog detectives using their noses to protect our native wildlife

Specialist dogs expect to be extra busy this summer season, sniffing out predators at the docks.

KEA Kids News

How an upside-down bucket and drumsticks can help beat bullying

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