Divided US to hit 100k deaths

US President Donald Trump has been praising his own administration's efforts to fight Covid-19.

US struggles to commemorate its dead from Covid-19, as President Trump would rather cheerlead than grieve.

Johnson wants to 'move on' from Cummings row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for PMQs on May 20, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

9:23 AM  The row has dominated British politics as Johnson's poll ratings tumble.

How Wuhan tested millions

Coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan.

Fearing a second wave, Covid-19 epicentre ordered its entire population be tested. Seven million were in just 12 days.

Farmer pleads for worker's return video

Canterbury farmer David McFarlane is desperate for his "irreplaceable" farm worker, stranded in the Philippines due to ...

He lost his herd to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, now Covid-19 has stranded David McFarlane's 'irreplaceable' employee overseas.

South Korea's alarming spike video

Millions of South Korean students returned to school on Wednesday.

Its biggest daily jump of Covid-19 cases in nearly 50 days came as millions of children returned to school.

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What we know about level 1 video

Wellington bars had a slow start to normal, or as normal as we can get, trading on Thursday evening.

New Zealand will have an answer about a move to Alert Level 1 by late June. Here's what we know so far.

Confusion over Covid travel video

The International Air Transport Association wants compulsory face masks for all air travellers, cutting the need for ...

The Detail explores the different approaches by governments and airlines that are making plans to begin travel again.

Covid NZ nightmare plan uncovered

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Specially trained volunteers work at a temporary mortuary erected in the car park of ...

Mass burials to be avoided at all costs, previously secret pandemic plan shows.

Don't ditch your pet over Covid-19 fears video

There is no evidence that cats can transmit Covid-19 to humans, an SPCA scientist explained.

SPCA says it is yet to see a case where a pet animal has passed coronavirus to its owner.

Positive signs in early vaccine test

Researchers hope to start a definitive experiment in July.

An American company now hopes to fully trial its experimental Covid-19 vaccine by July.

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Trump liked it. WHO hated it. We spent $2m on it video

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose ...

A new study reported a higher mortality rate for Covid-19 patients hospitalised by the virus who were given the drug, and the WHO suspended its trial of the drug while it reviewed the data on Monday.

Elderly woman dies 'due to Covid-19'

The last official Covid-19 death was announced by Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield on May 6 (file photo).

A 96-year-old's obituary says she died due to Covid-19. The Ministry of Health is investigating.

Uni halls could be cleared for quarantine video

Stock photos. Auckland University clock tower. 
University of Auckland clock tower. Princes St.

Residents of an Auckland Uni halls have been told they may need to move to make way for returning international students.

Councillors' final say over rates increase

News: Waitomo District Mayor, John Robertson

Waitomo mayor outvoted in attempt to introduce rates freeze.

UK star Noel launches NZ radio network video

26052020 News Photo: Abigail Dougherty/Stuff. English TV presenter Noel Edmonds at his home in Matakana, Auckland.

He was once the king of British prime-time television. Now he's living and working in New Zealand.

Redundancies 'hiding in plain sight' video

Many small businesses are quietly struggling and their job cuts won't make news, Brad Olsen says.

12k of job losses made news. More than 50k have started receiving benefits.

Dr Bloomfield merch raises $140k

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield features on charity-supporting merchandise from Dunedin's The Print Room.

Merchandise featuring New Zealand's "curve crusher" has helped raise $140,000 for Women's Refuge.

Leaders breaking Covid rules video

Global decision-makers have frequently set bad examples, whether it's refusing to wear masks or breaking confinement ...

Few countries seem immune to the perception that leaders are bending the rules of their governments during the coronavirus pandemic.

TAB cuts newspaper fields video

Hard copy form will be difficult to find with the TAB ceasing newspaper form and fields.

Dramatic cuts mean it just got much harder to beat the odds for punters who aren't tech-savvy.

Māori and Pasifika given priority for surgery video

Wellington Hospital emergency department.

Māori and Pasifika have been moved to the top of elective surgery waitlists in Wellington region.

Vicar questions UK govt video

Chief Advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings was unrepentant during his news conference on Monday.

A vicar has asked if Britons fined for travelling for childcare would have their penalties revoked, after aide's lockdown breach.

Govt accused of buying middle-class vote video

More than 40,000 people have applied for the jobseeker benefit since New Zealand entered a coronavirus lockdown. Many ...

$490 unemployment payment is rushed and limited, both Labour's welfare advisors and National say.

Bloomfield's dinner with Governor-General

Drs Ashley Bloomfield and Libby Bloomfield were dinner guests of Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and her husband Sir ...

Public servants who headed New Zealand's response to the coronavirus emergency have been treated to a night out as guests of Governor-General.

'Filthy' clothes at quarantine hotels video

Getting clothes washed in quarantine now costs $5 per item (file photo).

Getting five pairs of underwear washed in a quarantine hotel now costs $25 — it's too much for some.

Back in the black

Little Savanna restaurant owner Margie Holmes is pleased to see "shop local" campaigns paying off as business almost ...

Lift in spending provides stores and eateries with a relieving sense of normality.

Hawke's Bay residents to vote on 'zero rates' increase

Hawke's Bay Regional Council CEO James Palmer said it was vital that the focus remained on climate change, the biggest ...

Hawke's Bay Regional Council addressed the impact of Covid-19 during a Wednesday meeting.

No one in hospital with Covid-19 video

Emergency ward at Christchurch hospital.

Covid-19 cases in New Zealand hospitals peaked at 20, now there's none

Ardern brushes off Peters' border comments video

PM Jacinda Ardern says the Government was trying to move as fast as possible to set up the trans-Tasman bubble. (File photo).

The prime minister says she is "relaxed" about Winston Peters' open disagreement with her over alert levels and borders.

Voucher idea pocketed

Palmerston North residents keen to spend up large at local shops will not get a $10 voucher from the city council (file ...

Idea to boost retail coffers $10 at a time quashed over fraud fears.

No new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield say no new cases, for the 5th consecutive day.

Joe Biden calls Trump a 'fool'

Presidential contender Joe Biden, left, has been termed "Sleepy Joe" by President Donald Trump.

Presidential candidate says Trump's refusal to wear a mask is "stoking deaths" due to his "lack of attention and ego".

Air NZ's business rush returns

Air New Zealand is resuming domestic flights timed for morning and evening business travel.

Business-timed flights return to the regions.

Muslim leader dies from Covid-19 video

Ismail Gamadid was crucial in aiding the resettlement of many families to New Zealand.

Ismail Gamadid, who was "a gift to Hamilton", died in his home country after contracting coronavirus while helping flood victims.

Lasting lockdown without disabled son

Barbara Rocco went six weeks without seeing her son Stefano over the lockdown period.

As soon as New Zealand entered alert level three, Barbara and Piero Rocco rushed to Blenheim to see their intellectually disabled son.

Deals to get Kiwis travelling video

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Research shows New Zealanders are itching to reconnect with their backyard.

Mainfreight repays wage subsidy

Mainfreight said it did not suffer as much of a revenue decline as expected.

But other delivery firms say business still tough going.

Kiwi helps support Thai people out of work video

Chea and a group of friends helpped hand out rice to locals who lost their jobs as a result of covid-19

The tourist hotspot has been crippled by the pandemic, but one Kiwi is doing his best to help.

'Terrifying': Party in a pandemic video

Video from the Memorial Day Weekend.

Tinara Lynch had to work at a US restaurant, as thousands turn up at tourist hotspot.

Never throw away another banana video

Australian wellness expert and author Sarah Wilson is hoping to inspire people's anti-food waste creativity.

Anti-food waste advocate Sarah Wilson says freeze your nuts and ignore best before dates.

Reduce spending, ratepayers ask

Waitomo mayor John Robertson said he can't support a rates increase for the 2020-21 year.

Pressure goes on councils to cut rates for 2020-21 year.

Stuck in Wellington hotel for 70 days video

Chris Elphick is looking forward to getting home to Port Vila.

Kiwi citizen Chris Elphick has been waiting for a flight back to his home in Vanuatu.

Andrea Bocelli had coronavirus video

Andrea Bocelli says he has recovered after having mild coronavirus symptoms.

Italian tenor says he's recovered after being stricken with Covid-19 and has donated plasma for research.

The pain of flying in India video

Travellers rest on benches at Delhi Airport.

It was one of the first flights in India in two months; it didn't go well.

Covid-19: JK Rowling pens new free story

J K Rowling has launched a new free online story, The Ickabog.

Rowling has stressed The Ickabog has got nothing to do with Harry Potter

From travel to internships

International Volunteer HQ had to make big staffing cuts due to Covid-19 but has found a way to adapt and survive by ...

A high-flying Taranaki-based travel company has switched to organising remote interships to secure its future.

Furry snapping turtle on hamster legs

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Wint Yi Htun with her dog, Kirby. Kirby won first place at the Wellington welsh corgi ...

OPINION: Since my old dog died I have taken to falling in love with other people's dogs.

IR hands out nearly $1b of loans

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash is seeking advice on extending the deadline for loan applications under the small business ...

Minister has yet to say if take-up of loans is tracking ahead or behind budget.

UK minister quits over lockdown breach video

Douglas Ross has quit over UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s failure to fire his top aide Dominic Cummings for allegedly ...

He said in a resignation letter that many people didn't agree with Cummings' lockdown rule breach.

Rugby star to NRL's Broncos video

Ben Te'o playing for the Lions against the All Blacks at Eden Park in 2017.

An England test player who is contracted to the Sunwolves could find himself in the NRL.

WHO: Covid-19 'on the way up' video

India is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases but has eased restrictions.

NZ's active cases lower every day but, globally, coronavirus is still in its first wave, warns WHO's executive director.

Virus dormant for 10 weeks: reports video

The Ruby Princess cluster has been linked to hundreds of infections and over 20 deaths.

A Ruby Princess cruise ship passenger who tested positive for Covid-19 might have been carrying it for 10 weeks.

Hope for wine growers video

Covid-19 hit hardest as the harvest was in full-swing, forcing a rapid shift in how it was managed.

Marlborough winemakers are hoping the best harvest in a decade will help shore up exports and cellar door sales.

'Middle-class welfare' may become permanent video

A queue outside the Glenn Innes Winz office.
Unemployment The Dole Work Wages

A contentious $490 weekly payment for workers who lose jobs due to coronavirus may become permanent as Labour promises to persist with slow-going welfare reforms.

Op shops 'frantic' with donations video

All goods donated to Salvation Army stores are processed by staff and volunteers.

Based on the quantity of donations op shops have received during Alert Level 2, a lot of Kiwis spent their time in lockdown cleaning out their closets.

Rates decrease 'not good enough' video

Former Queenstown tourism worker Fiona McArthur is thankful for her job in traffic control.

As people continue to lose jobs in tourism towns, councils have to do more to cut rates, a Queenstown woman says.

'Rusty' behind the wheel post-lockdown video

You might feel a bit "rusty" behind the wheel, but it's just like riding a bike.

After sitting at home for almost two months, getting behind the wheel of a car might seem a bit daunting.

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