April 13 2021
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!


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Vaccines wasted as vial issue prompts change

Officials changed New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccination technique and needle type after a problem arose with break-off particles ruining doses early in the rollout.


All Blacks great urges NZ Rugby not to re-sign TJ Perenara

Rugby legend Sir John Kirwan has put the heat on NZ Rugby to drop TJ Perenara.


Man who dodged $1.7m in taxes told to prepare for jail

For years Gautam Kapoor evaded paying tax by creating one company after another and providing false information.

TV and Radio

TVNZ backlash grows, ratings fall as Popstars replaces Fair Go


How many lions are left in captivity in New Zealand?

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Kiwi and Aussie make history in the Mariana Trench with a Vegemite sandwich

The story of two explorers making a 10.9km dive to the deepest part of the ocean, and how they celebrated.


Cervical cancer: Why aren't we using HPV self-testing kits?

Kiri Allan's shock cancer news has increased calls for better and easier cervical screening. Here's a look at how HPV screening and self-testing kits could help save lives.


First flurries of snow hit ski fields

While autumn snow has arrived in the south, the West Coast has been struck by thunderstorms and lightning strikes.

Life & Style

William and Harry's Prince Philip tributes show just how far apart they are

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Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

Women In Sport

White Ferns get eight-game series with England in September

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How to find an eco-friendly home builder


The sale of three well-known Wellington bars falls over

Life & Style

BBC's Prince Philip coverage the most complained about broadcast ever in the UK


US police shoot dead high school student after he opened fire on advancing officers


Survey: What do you want to change about your diet or exercise routines?

Travel Troubles

Tourist faces jail in Dubai after he smoked cannabis legally before entering country


Mini-tornado hits Nelson

The weather gods most definitely made their presence felt, with a mini-tornado sending pieces of plywood flying through the air and causing a bit of a stir but no major damage at a local eatery.


$100k reward offered 29 years after toddler Amber-Lee Cruickshank disappeared

Police believe the 2-year-old – last seen by a lake near Queenstown in October 1992 – may have been the victim of foul play.


Auckland Zoo euthanises elderly lions Zulu and Malik

The zoo said it made the “extremely tough” but “kindest call” on Tuesday morning on welfare grounds.


Improvements to 'worst of both worlds' train already planned, council boss says

Waikato Regional Council Chair Russ Rimmington says they're excited about the launch of the service, but accepts improvements need to be made.

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Feeling the heat of climate change

ANALYSIS: Tribal nations in the US Pacific coast are faced with an impossible choice: Do they leave the lands they’ve long-cherished or face climate destruction?


Covid-19: Second case of rare clotting in Australia linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

A woman in her 40s from Western Australia is now in hospital in a stable condition after the discovery.

South Pacific

Prince Philip: Vanuatu tribes hold ceremony to remember their ‘god’

For decades, two villages on Tanna Island have reportedly revered the Duke of Edinburgh as a god-like spiritual figure.


The year of Covid-19 was a great time for super wealthy

As coronavirus led to dislocation and suffering across the globe, the world’s wealthiest people were amassing ever more vast fortunes with 660 more people becoming billionaires.


Bubble increases searches for trans-Tasman holidays 500pc

But a leading travel agency predicts European and North American travel bubbles are unlikely before March next year.

Train journeys

Dunedin council's support for tourist train back on track as sell-off plan derailed

Dunedin Railways without the Taieri Gorge railway is like “Rome without the Colosseum”, a supporter says.


The European island paying tourists to visit


Australian dad stuck in Covid-19 quarantine loop thanks to his unique job

Climate Change

France a step closer to banning some short domestic flights


Cruise industry holding hopes for return of NZ voyages in 2021


NZ may have avoided 'double-dip' recession, NZIER believes

Quarterly survey of business opinion shows small uptick in confidence in March quarter.


Smart cattle trackers a potential world-beater for Kiwi students

The innovative trio have taken their smart ear tags all the way to the finals of the world's largest technology competition.


Rents set to rise, economists say

Government's new suite of laws will increase tenants' costs, say the majority of economists surveyed.


SkyCity stops using junket operators

The practice is under fire after an Australian inquiry found Crown Resorts not suitable to hold a gaming licence at its new facility in Sydney.


Queenstown-based global tech company focuses on helping locals to help locals

First Table brings money-conscious local foodies back to their local restaurants, providing the eateries with the off-peak boost they need - and wins a Shop Local award.


One ring to rule them all — with the help of some digital tools to access new markets

Their traditional bricks and mortar business was always limited by space and tourism. The internet has brought them potentially unlimited opportunity.


A strategy as simple as sending an email wishing someone a happy birthday


Digital experts' top tips to help businesses in the regions succeed


Small Business Day: Here's 15 ways shoppers can support small businesses

Climate Change

Prize-winning scientist creates the ocean's future in tanks

Research finding algae parents teach their children to adapt to more acidic waters earned a researcher the Prime Minister's emerging scientist award.

Climate Change

Uptick in climate-heating gases shows we need to ditch gas and coal — Woods

Latest official figures don't include Covid's impact, but show underlying problems with electricity generation persist.

Pou Tiaki

Tribunal hearings resume in Foxton

The Ngāti Raukawa iwi confederation resume presenting their treaty claims to the Waitangi Tribunal.

Pou Tiaki

Rock star judge 'dubbed' at marae investiture

'Humble, fierce, challenging, charismatic communicator', Tā Joe Williams.

South Pacific

Samoan election: Independent candidate kingmaker

A fierce contest for power in Samoa has reached a dead heat between the two main parties.


Pallisade pā will nurture native trees

A pā created from fence posts and ingenuity is part of a South Taranaki couple’s plan to bring native trees and Māori values to their family farm.


Call for unity amid divided general election

Samoans living in Blenheim say they will celebrate together whoever wins their homeland's too close to call election.


Boxing beats the blues for bullied boys

Two brothers were bullied due to their poor English and sporting abilities. Through boxing they've gone from not being able to skip to winning gold medals.

Life & Style

Kiingitanga pays tribute to Prince Philip

The Māori King has sent condolences to the Queen, who was the first monarch to meet with the Kiingitanga.


Whale Rider's Rawiri Paratene 'could have died' from strokes

Three strokes left him struggling to speak, but the veteran actor is determined to take the stage one last time.


Super Rugby: Crusaders captain Scott Barrett rips newly introduced laws

Scott Barrett is no a fan of of the captain's challenge and goal line drop-out laws introduced to Super Rugby Aotearoa this season.


How many Warriors does it take to change a tyre?

Four Warriors help out a elderly motorist to change a tyre, but but admit to basic shortcomings.


Matsuyama's Masters win brings former amateur rival's Augusta dream closer

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Impact forward ready to step up for Warriors as duo out of Dragons clash

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Women In Sport

ANZ Premiership: What everyone is excited about with less than a week to go


Luke Jacobson finds the secret to putting concussion woes behind him


Maidenhair ferns: the plant that 'needs mermaid tears' to live

I tried everything: watering daily, watering sparsely, filtered light, low light.

Real Estate

Pre-sale makeover so good, the owners had to stay

The owners wanted a speedy makeover to get their Mt Eden bungalow ready to sell. They loved it so much, they decided not to move.


Maidenhair ferns: the plant that 'needs mermaid tears' to live


Step away from the white and grey: Bold colours can sell a home, too


How to style your shelves


At home with sustainable businesswoman Bailey Meredith

Life & Style

Could DNA tests find our soulmate in real life?

Life & Style

How one woman overcame the grief of losing her husband and son


Prince Philip showed you could have a boss-ass wife and not be a wimp

Life & Style

Without Prince Philip, who will be the Queen’s ‘strengths and stays’?

Life & Style

Ditch the apps and you won't be bored in the dating game

Life & Style

Prince Harry returns to England for grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral


Oxford Women’s Health gynaecologist on the effects of birth and when to seek help

Food & Wine

The mother-daughter duo bringing authentic Indian cuisine to home cooks


Neon's female-led sci-fi fantasy The Nevers shows plenty of promise

REVIEW: If there’s one thing to take away from the entertaining, if sometimes sprawling opening episode, it’s that you should trust no-one.


Kanye West requests joint custody of kids in response to Kim Kardashian’s divorce filing

Nearly two months after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce, Kanye West has given his official response. Like her, he also requested joint custody of their four kids and did not ask for spousal support.

TV and Radio

Married at First Sight: Melissa gives Bryce a piece of her mind

TV and Radio

Popstars reboot? It's a 'maybe' from me - even with Zed frontman's tears


Which 'famous actor' did Vanessa Carlton write 'A Thousand Miles' about?


Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song quietly welcome their first baby

Climate Change

Ardern rated cleanest world leader when it comes to transport

A recent study has found that Jacinda Ardern's state car, an Audi e-tron, is the cleanest of its kind when compared to overseas leaders.

Climate Change

Why it may make financial sense to wait until 2023 to buy an EV

KEA Kids News

The 'art ninja' installing exhibitions on rooftops

Get a kid's eye view of the creations hiding up on the roof above K'Rd and meet the stunt artist behind them.

KEA Kids News

Exploring the history behind New Zealand's first scientists

KEA Kids News

Halberg Awards: All the things you didn't hear from NZ's biggest night in sport

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