RNZ

The Masterton business analyst who conquered the 100 Peaks Challenge video

The challenge was unofficially set by New Zealand Alpine Club for Kiwi climbers 30 years ago.

Don French, 62, has spent about 30 years trying to complete the challenge after making a throwaway claim while trapped in a hut in bad weather.

Plastic clips from freezing works washing up on beaches

Plastic clips from freezing works washing up on beaches - Thumbnail

They are showing up in fish's stomachs and in beaches across the country, but how are oesophagus clips escaping the meat works?

Covid-19: Elderly fear deportation to pandemic-hit countries

Alice Jones, 97, with her daughter and son-in-law Pam and Vernon Smith.

A 97-year-old woman is among those who fear they will be deported from New Zealand to countries ravaged by coronavirus.

Another 75,000 tonnes of toxic waste revealed to be stored near beach at Tiwai Point

Another 75,000 tonnes of toxic waste revealed to be stored near beach at Tiwai Point - Thumbnail

The Bluff aluminium smelter has revealed it has another 75,000 tonnes of highly toxic hazardous waste stored in buildings at Tiwai Point - and does not have a solution what to do with it yet.

Covid-19: Fiji first Pacific country to benefit from Covax vaccines

Sheldon Yett (left) with Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama and other Fijian officials and international partners at Nadi Airport.

About 12,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Fiji as part of the World Health Organisation's Covax initiative.

Covid-19: 'It's our behaviour that's going to keep us safe' — psychologist video

Covid-19: 'It's our behaviour that's going to keep us safe' - psychologist - Thumbnail

Auckland is again out of lockdown, but on the same day it emerged there's a new case to grapple with.

Microsoft email users in NZ told to act quickly after mass hack

The White House has called the email hack an “active threat”.

New Zealanders are being warned to be concerned and act swiftly after a massive email hack that's being blamed on China.

Blocking site used by white supremicists should be a priority - expert

A threat aimed at two Christchurch mosques was posted on 4Chan this week. (Stock photo)

Intelligence agencies in New Zealand are being urged to do a better job at blocking a website commonly used by white supremacists.

Principal's home burgled while helping students evacuate during tsunami alert video

A school principal had her home burgled while they were out helping all their students evacuate during the tsunami ...

An Ōpōtiki teacher said their principal had her home burgled while they were out helping all their students evacuate during the tsunami alerts.

Severe tropical storm heads to New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone Niran, a category five tropical storm, is heading towards New Caledonia.

New Caledonia is on high alert as it braces for the arrival of a category five tropical storm later today.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks after quake triggers tsunami alerts video

“It's hard not to feel like our country is having a run of bad luck when you have an earthquake, tsunami alert and ...

PM Jacinda Ardern says it's hard not to feel like New Zealand is having a run of bad luck, with residents waking up today to a tsunami alert amidst the Covid-19 restrictions.

Tsunami threat to New Zealand 'constantly evolving' - Allan video

Emergency Management Minister Kiri Allan.

Emergency Management Minister Kiri Allan says the tsunami threat to New Zealand is a "dynamic event", with Auckland's coastal areas the latest to receive an emergency alert.

Ōpōtiki residents refuse to evacuate: 'I pray that nothing happens' video

Some people in Opotiki ignored a Civil Defence order to evacuate because of tsunami danger.

Some Bay of Plenty locals have refused to leave their homes, despite a Civil Defence order to evacuate due to tsunami danger.

Multiple challenges in mandating Covid-19 tracer app - tech expert

Multiple challenges in mandating Covid-19 tracer app - tech expert - Thumbnail

A tech expert is warning the government could face multiple stumbling blocks if it makes QR code scanning mandatory - in particular when dealing with tech giants like Apple and Google.

Tamaki's hunting trip in Te Anau riles mayor

Brian and Hannah Tamaki left Auckland under the cover of darkness and aren't welcome in Southland, the mayor says.

Brian and Hannah Tamaki left Auckland under the cover of darkness and aren't welcome in Southland, the mayor says.

Why is women's rugby always the first to go?

A 12-team women's rugby tournament being held in the northern tip of New Zealand is hardly a threat to life as we know ...

OPINION: Black Ferns have every right to be furious their World Cup has been bumped while men's competitions continue.

Principals worried about students with no internet

The Government last year connected 45,000 households to the internet. (File photo)

There are calls for the Government to fund more home internet connections so Auckland school children can learn from home.

Covid-19: Police prosecute nearly 1000 breaches

Covid-19: Police prosecute nearly 1000 breaches - Thumbnail

Police have now prosecuted nearly 1000 Covid-related breaches, but are not being called upon to take action against those defying isolation or testing orders.

Government criticised for 'rolling maul' vaccine strategy

Roughly 9500 New Zealanders have so far received the jab.

Cabinet ministers have been sitting on advice regarding a nationwide vaccination schedule for weeks, but have yet to finalise or publish a complete plan.

Protesters occupy site, but Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei supports Erebus memorial video

Construction on the Erebus memorial is due to start in Auckland next week.

Occupants have set up tents and erected signage to show their opposition to a proposed Erebus crash memorial at Sir Dove-Myer Robinson Park.

Dirty Politics: Saga ends with Carrick Graham apology in court

Supplied 2014, free for editorial use Dirty Politics: How Attack Politics is Poisoning New Zealand's Political ...

One of the last acts of the Dirty Politics saga has come to a dramatic end in court, with lobbyist Carrick Graham apologising for spreading defamatory statements about three public health advocates.

Police using drones that are at centre of international controversy

DJI Inspire 1 drone/ROV. (File photo)

Police are using drones that have been partly banned in the US over fears that China is using the technology to spy.

Free knives prove to be super-sharp, prompting warning

Much coveted: the Smeg knife collection and the difficult-to-find knife block. It's the latest in our obsession with ...

Chef says home cooks need to take care when using knives handed out in recent supermarket promotion — or any sharp knives.

Govt investigates phone app that detects Covid-19 before onset of symptoms

The government has been quietly investigating if returnees and border workers should use a phone app that can detect ...

The government has been quietly investigating if returnees and border workers should use a phone app that can detect Covid-19 two or three days before symptoms set in.

Manukau Institute of Technology asks for kindness towards student video

Covid-19 case: Manukau Institute of Technology asks for kindness towards student - Thumbnail

Manukau Institute of Technology is asking for kindness as a student who tested positive for Covid-19 faces cyber-bullying.

Niueans contemplate changes to Consitution

Niueans contemplate changes to their Consitution - Thumbnail

A veteran Niue politician hopes a constitutional review will lead to improvements in financial accountability by government.

Covid-19: GPs denied DHBs' leftover vaccines video

Covid-19: GPs denied DHBs' leftover vaccines: 'It's just soul destroying' - Thumbnail

South Auckland doctors denied their own coronavirus vaccine, despite working on the front line of the recent community outbreak.

NZ getting better at 'short sharp lockdowns' -Baker

Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker would like to see people using masks indoors for some time after moving from ...

While NZ is getting better at managing the pandemic with short lockdowns, Epidemiologist Michael Baker says the risk of occasional mistakes still leaves room for improvement.

Parnell locals threaten to glamp in protest at Erebus memorial video

Glamping Screenshot - Not for In-Story Use.

A group of Parnell residents may glamp on the site of a planned national Erebus memorial in an attempt to stop construction, which begins next week.

Real estate agents under fire for not repaying subsidy video

More than $13 million was paid out in wage subsidies to the real estate industry, despite a booming market.

More than $13m was paid out in wage subsidies to the real estate industry, despite record property prices and a booming market.

Advertisement
special offers