February 25 2021
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!

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Will the glacier region survive the Covid fallout?

New Zealand's tourist paradise faces devastation, with fears 80 per cent of pre-Covid jobs and two thirds of businesses could vanish within months.

Business

Wellington cafe institution Espressoholic closes its doors

After more than 30 years serving everyone from "prime ministers to bums", Wellington coffee institution Espressoholic has closed its doors.

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Education

University tries to rein in scarfies' wild behaviour

Orientation Week is under way at the University of Otago - a source of trouble for Dunedin in previous years.

Film

Sacha Baron Cohen explains why he's not making another Borat

Crime

Woman left with brain injury after being hit by e-scooter

Rugby

Sportspeople upset that Pasifika names are still being mispronounced

Sporting commentators in New Zealand have been challenged to lift their game and learn to pronounce Pacific Island names correctly.

Music

Fan finds Led Zeppelin Auckland concert film in shed

The footage was shot forty-nine years ago today and has been hidden in a shed ever since.

Cricket

Black Caps survive nailbiter run chase

New Zealand have taken a 2-0 lead in the T20 series against Australia after Mitchell Santner snared four wickets.

National

Missing girl turns up after driveway disappearance

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Quizzes

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

Video

Jill Biden shares her advice for 'healing' from divorce

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Film

Simply superb: Firth and Tucci's haunting, heartbreaking drama

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Coronavirus

Health experts: 5 lessons for 2021, a year after the arrival of Covid-19 in NZ

Australia

Baarack, a wild sheep with over 30kg of wool, gets a haircut

Opinion

We finally got to know Tiger Woods, which is why we feel his frailties more deeply now

Americas

Top Republicans spar publicly over Trump

Travel news

The plane no-one wants to buy. Why are there no takers for this jet?

perspectives
Canterbury

Parking charges hikes to bring in $822,000

Increased parking fees will boost Christchurch City Council coffers by more than three quarters of a million dollars.

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Wellington

Gordon Wilson flats 'symbol of Wellington's problems'

Nicola Willis says the now heritage listed Gordon Wilson flats should be demolished to make way for new housing.

National

Bridges v Coster: Top cop in fiery spat with National MP over gangs

Simon Bridges asks Police Commissioner Andrew Coster to treat gang members as "firmly" as he treats MPs.

Coronavirus

House viewing held at home of latest Covid-19 community cases

Three people and real estate agent awaiting test results after attending viewing at home of family who later tested positive.

Australia

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

Australia’s laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, though the laws' architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals.

Americas

El Chapo's wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest

Despite her status as the wife of the world’s most notorious drug boss, “El Chapo”, Emma Coronel Aispuro lived mostly in obscurity - until her husband went to prison for life.

Coronavirus

'Slow' NZ vaccine rollout raises concerns

The country's 'slow' coronavirus vaccine rollout is cause for concern but it's not ringing alarm bells, Time magazine says.

Business

Qantas posts $1.16b half-year loss due to pandemic

Australian airline plans to resume international flights at the end of October after vaccine rollout, but travel to NZ could start in July.

Back Your Backyard

Fun runs and fried chicken: 6 events to get stuck into this weekend

Get as active as you like, watch some of New Zealand’s top bands, or do nothing but eat fried chicken.

Travel news

Australian states burst travel bubble with New Zealand

Kiwis arriving in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland will need to quarantine on arrival, following the recent Covid-19 cases in Auckland.

Luxury holidays

Thailand welcomes first rich-list tourists to luxury quarantine

West Coast

Franz businesses too worried about surviving Covid to think about long-term conundrums

Travel news

Covid-19: Air travel quarantines are getting longer and lonelier

Business

The Warehouse lifts profit forecast

The Warehouse expects higher profits after "strong trading" over the January period, chief executive Nick Grayston said.

Business

2021 won't be an easy year for the NZ economy, says ANZ chief economist

Business confidence falls slightly with the latest Covid-19 lockdown eating into pre-Christmas cheer, ANZ survey shows.

Business

Reserve Bank ordered to consider housing

'First step' in pondering how to cool the housing market, Grant Robertson says.

Business

Mill workers angry, solution suggested

Call for the Government to save 80-year-old mill by finding it local customers.

Business

Design firm's Six60 link propels online growth

Stephen and Charlee Taua's collaboration with the band Six60 has given their design and screen-printing business a massive boost.

Prosper

Small businesses retain confidence in Government after latest Auckland outbreak

You can still take part in our latest Prosper small business survey — so far SMEs are backing the Government’s Covid response. Do you agree?

Prosper

What I'd do differently if I was starting out in business again today

Prosper

How one couple brought new life to 70-year-old family farm

Prosper

All businesses are ultimately about people – customers, staff, suppliers, and more

Climate Change

Strings-free Air NZ loan 'a missed opportunity'

Analysts ran a ruler over NZ's Covid-19 response, highlighting climate flaws and wins.

Climate Change

Up to 94 schools at risk of closures from rising floods

Dozens of low-lying schools could experience flooding, damage and backed-up toilets, says Niwa, yet the Ministry lacks a detailed plan.

Politics

Law passes easing creation of Māori council wards

Changes announced this month to old "discriminatory" law by Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta pass under urgency.

Environment

Farmers and dirty councils have stolen waterways from us

OPINION: Geographic taonga and awe-inspiring waterfalls have been reduced to open sewers.

Arts

Hope for a generation

Tumuaki/Director of Toi Whakaari New Zealand’s drama school Tanea Heke on what drama students can achieve.

Coronavirus

Pasifika community's vaccine concerns 'valid'

A recent survey showed Pasifika and Māori were more worried about the Covid-19 vaccine, but an expert says getting information into right places will allay fears.

TV and Radio

Scotty and Stacey Morrison's emotional hunt for National Treasures

“There were tears every single day of filming,” says Stacey.

Pou Tiaki

Teachers to unteach racism

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon says school is the best place to make real social change.

National

Fale Malae looking for new site after consent uncertainty

Plans for a fale malae in the heart of Wellington’s parliamentary precinct have shifted due to insurmountable issues and potentially excessive costs.

Pou Tiaki

Moriori Treaty settlement passes first reading in parliament

Moriori descendants have been fighting to reclaim their hokopapa and for a repair of their historical record through a Treaty settlement since 1988.

Cricket

It's raining sixes: Martin Guptill's record-breaking return to form in Dunedin

Black Caps opener hadn't passed 50 in his last 11 T20 international innings, but spectators got a treat.

Golf

Tiger Woods' car crash injuries explained

A practising orthopaedic explains the technical terms of the golfer's injuries and how it could affect him swinging a club.

Golf

Tiger Woods was in an 'agitated and impatient' state moments before crash, says witness

Sport

Australia officially in box seat to host 2032 Olympics

Rugby

MacDonald uses Blues front row depth with surprise selection for Canes

Homed

Forget delicate and quaint, this garden is a class act

Flaxmere garden will kick-start your appreciation of the power of planting.

Real Estate

Is this a good time to buy a leaky home?

The housing market is hot and escalating. Could this be the best time to secure a cheaper house that needs serious work?

Real Estate

Housing affordability at worst point in 'at least 17 years'

Homed

Creative ways to buy art on a budget

Homed

Kit out an entire bedroom for under $1300

Here

Clever storage makes 28sqm apartment feel open and airy

Life & Style

Harry and Meghan's lucrative podcast deal 'benefits everyone'

Fashion

How to find your perfect bra fit according to a lingerie designer

Food & Wine

In praise of the magnum, the wine bottle not just for rappers and reality stars

Celebrities

Covid-19: Gwyneth Paltrow's healing claims under fire for 'misinformation'

Well & Good

Coffee helps heart health? It's more complicated than that

Life & Style

Oprah wanted footage from Samantha Markle interview before Meghan special

Food & Wine

Free Fergburgers see return of restaurant's famous queue in Queenstown

Parenting

When and how to talk to young kids about sex

Fashion

Ethical fashion's plus size problem

Bravo

Why KJ Apa sometimes feels like 'I'm in jail' while working on Riverdale

In a new interview with Demi Moore, KJ Apa reflected on his success from working on Riverdale.

Film

The daring, terrorific teen thriller Nerve comes to Neon

REVIEW: This dizzying, disorientating and seriously disquieting techno-thriller is essential viewing for both teens and their parents.

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Bravo

Kelsey Grammer is reprising his iconic role for the Frasier revival

TV and Radio

Scotty Stevenson: I still have the letter Sir Peter Blake wrote me

Bravo

Kaley Cuoco recalls being in a 'state of shock' over Jim Parsons ending Big Bang Theory

TV and Radio

Scotty and Stacey Morrison's emotional hunt for National Treasures

motoring

Toyota Hilux SR: steel wheels, flat deck, pure kiwi

Apart from a Buzzy Bee wrapped in a Swanndri, is there anything more truly Kiwi than a 4WD Toyota Hilux with a flat deck?

motoring

Was Tiger Woods' SUV safe? Crashed Genesis GV80 calls attention to brand

Motoring

Harley-Davidson has realised it doesn't have to only build cruisers

KEA Kids News

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

It was lunchtime at Redcliffs Primary School when these students felt the ground shake during the Christchurch earthquake a decade ago.

KEA Kids News

Pineapple on pizza? Young Italian calling NZ home during AM Cup weighs in on debate

KEA Kids News

Tourism workers build bike track for children of Queenstown

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