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Kmart shoppers confused over contact rules

1 hour 59 min ago
An evening shopping trip has ground life to a halt for more than 1200 shoppers, yet the ever-widening net of contact categories in Auckland's Covid-19 response is stirring up confusion. As officials ...

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and French bulldogs taken

2 hours 16 min ago
Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to ...

Auckland Harbour Bridge can no longer be strengthened, traffic could be restricted

2 hours 30 min ago
Auckland's ageing Harbour Bridge can't take any more strengthening and traffic will need to be restricted in order to maintain its "structural integrity". Waka Kotahi says the bridge has previously been ...

'Nothing to hide': The reinvention of the Chow brothers - and a $2b dream

2 hours 35 min ago
Property investor, Stonewood Homes director and former sex industry king John Chow talks to Jane Phare about his $2 billion target, overcoming his shyness and his purple Rolls-Royce. There's a video ...

Matthew Hooton: Govt had no idea of Team NZ's foreign pitch - why team doesn't hold all cards

2 hours 37 min ago
OPINION: On whether Te Rehutai will prevail in the America's Cup, I defer to the Herald's sailing expert, AUT professor Mark Orams. He says Te Rehutai is the favourite. That means the Royal New Zealand ...

Top boys' school admits failure in historic handling of sex-abusing teacher

2 hours 38 min ago
Inappropriate sexual behaviour by a teacher with a "group" of students at an exclusive Christchurch boys' school was "brushed under the carpet" and not passed on to police. The teacher was dismissed ...

How do we sway NZ's 'vaccine hesitant'?

2 hours 39 min ago
Kiwis still unsure about getting the Covid-19 vaccine might be best reached by health advocates through their favoured avenue for information - social media. A new analysis also suggests those outright ...

Kiwi businesses are enjoying a good results season - so what's eating the NZX?

2 hours 42 min ago
The reporting season has produced a better than expected set of results from many companies, yet the NZX50 index has continued to slide. The index is hovering around correction territory - classified ...

Covid-19 coronavirus: Pressure mounts to vaccinate South Auckland

2 hours 43 min ago
From RNZ Political pressure is mounting on the Government to prioritise vaccinating South Aucklanders against Covid-19. The area is currently grappling with the latest outbreak of Covid-19 and was ...

Allbirds' latest sustainable creation: plant-based leather

2 hours 46 min ago
New Zealand-founded, US-based woollen shoe start-up Allbirds has created a plant-based leather it plans to commercialise throughout the fashion industry. The company, which established a local bricks ...

Wellington mayor appoints independent reviewer for embattled council

2 hours 46 min ago
Wellington mayor Andy Foster has appointed an independent reviewer despite calls to let elected members have their say on who it should be. On Wednesday Foster announced an independent review of council's ...

Simon Wilson: The amazing return of the Auckland Arts Festival

2 hours 48 min ago
OPINION: What an astonishing thing, that we are about to welcome the return of the Auckland Arts Festival. Covid struck right in the middle of the 2020 festival, cancelling shows, stranding performers ...

Health teams to give Valentine's Day Covid cluster update

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:38
Kiwis are set to find out if there are more new Covid-19 community cases and locations of interest as health officials update the nation. The Ministry of Health planned to release a media statement at ...

Robertson's RBNZ policy change 'goes too far' - economist

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:10
Independent economist Cameron Bagrie says the Government has "gone too far" with its Reserve Bank policy changes and risks undermining its independence. Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today ...

Watch: Covid 19 - death, through a nurse's eyes

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:06
The short film above allows you to experience the brutality of the pandemic from the perspective of nurses inside a Covid-19 intensive care unit. New York Times Opinion Video producer Alexander Stockton ...

'Unfair' immigration policy keeping 1100 families separated but Government doesn't expect a quick fix

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:05
Neethu Johnly hasn't seen her daughter Nastaha for more than a year and will have to watch her fifth birthday party through a video chat. The registered nurse arrived in New Zealand from India in January ...

Prominent businessman's trial: 'I don't want cash in a suitcase'

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:04
A politically connected immunity witness says he was hired to help stop a "victim from testifying in court" against a wealthy New Zealand businessman. The rich-lister, who has name suppression, is on ...

Mountaineer who was rescued after 8-days stranded in Southern Alps missing again

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:03
An avid mountaineer who earlier survived eight days stranded high in the Southern Alps is missing again. Marni Sheppeard was last heard from in Christchurch about 5.20am on November 19 before being reported ...

A2 Milk still committed to daigou despite profit slump

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 13:00
A2 Milk's new chief executive David Bortolussi says the company remains committed to the unofficial infant formula trade into China, despite it being largely responsible for a decline in its earnings ...

All Blacks and UFC settle silver fern dispute

Thu, 25/02/2021 - 12:54
A dispute between the UFC and New Zealand Rugby over the use of the silver fern on the kit of Kiwi fighters has been quickly resolved, with a miscommunication at the heart of it. Eugene Bareman, who ...