September 24 2020
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All Blacks face Christmas Day in quarantine

NZ Rugby says it is disappointed in the Rugby Championship draw that would mean players couldn't be with their families before December 27.

21m ago

Live: Ardern unveils plaque at Al Noor mosque

The prime minister arrives at Masjid An-nur to unveil a plaque in memory of the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

10m ago

Former teacher jailed for sexually abusing young boys

The Auckland man has been jailed for three years after a jury found him guilty of five charges against four boys.

Stranger lists Auckland man's car for sale on Facebook Marketplace

She spent $50,000 trying to get safe. In the end, she gave up

Voter suppression: how Trump is undermining the US election

Americans are increasingly encountering barriers to exercising their most fundamental of democratic rights during this 2020 presidential election – the right to vote.

Union wants safety expert to lead port review

Recent death at Ports of Auckland was "avoidable" and "never should have happened", Maritime Union boss says.


Genetic study shows coronavirus mutating

Massive US genetic study shows Covid-19 is accumulating mutations, including one which may have made the virus more contagious.

National promises farmers more foreign workers, less regulation

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editors' picks

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge

Tom Cruise will fly to space for new film


Couple who met on their balconies during Italian lockdown will marry


School bus-size asteroid will fly past Earth today

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Get off your trolley! Qantas sells fully stocked drinks carts


First NZ Covid case was in Waikato in February

Surprise announcement from Ministry of Health reveals coronavirus was likely in New Zealand a week earlier than first thought.

Jetstar being investigated by Commerce Commission over cancellations

Jetstar could face a hefty fine if it's found to have breached the Fair Trading Act, Consumer NZ says.

What does moving from level 2.5 to 2 mean for Auckland?

Gatherings of up to 100 people can now go ahead, but individual groups must remain at no more than 10 at places like bars and restaurants.

Three new community Covid-19 cases

Three family members who had been on a chartered flight from Christchurch to Auckland with another confirmed case have tested positive for Covid-19.

National MP's ad under investigation after complaints it's misleading

Tukituki MP Lawrence Yule is defending ads claiming he has secured funding for millions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects for Hawke's Bay.

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Election 2020: Christchurch Central candidates for local MP

Here’s what you need to know about the candidates in the running to be Christchurch central's MP.

First home buyers have little to cheer

Labour has tried to take credit for a modest lift in the proportion of first home buyers. That’s a stretch.

What we can learn from Britain's Covid missteps

OPINION: As Britain heads into a difficult winter with more restrictions, we can approach a summer armed with more freedoms and valuable lessons.


Auckland drought restrictions may lift

Some restrictions on water use in drought-hit Auckland could be lifted within weeks.

Nine-time drink driver dodges deportation again

Luteru Vili risked being sent back to Samoa after chalking up his latest conviction – but says he's now a changed man.

Euthanasia referendum: We all have a right to live well and die well

OPINION: We have excellent facilities, hospices and palliative care. What we lack is the ability to make our own choice about when we've had enough.

39m ago

SIS left girl to be sexually abused - former spy

The spy agency knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father but didn't tell police - and the abuse continued for years, a former spy says.

US Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

The only charges brought by the jury were three counts of wanton endangerment against one officer for shooting into Taylor’s neighbours' home during the raid.


'The Rock' rips down front gate with bare hands

Storms caused a power outage that stopped the gate from working and 'The Rock' couldn't be late to work.


'The memories never leave me': Uighur teacher describes forced sterilisation

Qelbinur Sidik, who was coerced to teach Mandarin at two of China's Uighur 're-education' camps, has described what she witnessed there as well as her own forced sterilisation at the age of 50.

Malaysian prisoner turned leader claims majority

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, a man once imprisoned over what he called political motivations, may now be poised to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from power.

Call for businesses to return wage subsidies

More than $400m has been returned so far, but one commentator says it's not enough.

Risk of trade war Trump temper tantrum if NZ taxes tech giants

OPINION: We want them to pay their fair share. But are we putting other exports on the line?

Future unclear for NZ's David Jones stores

David Jones has announced accelerated restructure plans, but how that will affect the company's presence in NZ is unknown.

KiwiBuild sales help hold up Auckland apartment market

Fewer apartments have sold in Auckland in the first half of 2020 compared to the previous six months.

Reap the benefits of supporting your staff's mental health and wellbeing

OPINION: Supporting workplace wellbeing is within your control and important to consider.

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Vote for the Shop Local People's Choice winner

One of the finalists in our Shop Local People’s Choice competition will receive $20,000 of advertising. Vote now to decide the winner.

From panic to prosperity for Kiwi lead generation firm

Four characteristics of a resilient small business

Getting curious about cash flow, one small business at a time

Coal-free heat for 18 more schools

Government annnounces funding to help schools .ditch their coal-burning heating systems.

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Zero carbon without mass job losses only way to win — businesses

Dozens of New Zealand's biggest companies have launched a fresh strategy to cut their own climate impacts and those of their suppliers.

How to change people's eating habits to save the planet

North Canterbury coastal communities could be underwater in 100 years

Horizons Regional Council aims to reduce emissions 30 per cent by 2030

Mayor vows to join Kāpiti Airport occupation if necessary

Mayor says he will take leave from office to join occupation as Kāpiti airport protest gather steam.

Iwi launch food parcel scheme for top of the south whanau

Te Pātaka's kaupapa of “no whānau goes hungry” has been formalised across Te Tauihu with a signing ceremony and exchange of pounamu at Whakatū Marae.

Education Ministry apologises to Christchurch kura for rebuild misinformation

Now the kura is hoping for more action and less talk when it meets with the ministry to discuss a possible rebuild.

He suffered horrific child abuse - it won't be repeated with his own

Rue-Jade Morgan grew up deep within a gang family and graduated to an ‘inevitable’ jail term. But his life changed utterly when he embraced his Māori culture.

'I ran for my life': Springboks star recalls brush with death

Cheslin Kolbe's jet heels won South Africa the Rugby World Cup last year — and saved his life years earlier.


Trent Boult chalks up first win for Mumbai, Black Caps team-mates overlooked

Pace spearhead helps skittle Brendon McCullum's KKR as the only Black Cap in IPL action.


Brazil women's surfer breaks world record for biggest wave

7m ago

Warriors' partner club Redcliffe strengthens bid for NRL place


Mose Masoe walks unaided after spinal injury

Phoenix rising star to join Greek club Xanthi

59m ago

The rail journey every Kiwi needs to do

I seldom occupied my armchair, spending most of the 10-hour return trip braving the elements at 100kmh in the open-air viewing car.

Name this kiwi with an unusual white eyebrow

The Kiwi Hatchery's first kiwi of the season was born with a striking feature. Now all it needs is a name.


The curious case of the shipwreck that grew a forest in Sydney Harbour

Glowing cities and a vivid sunrise: Time-lapse video shows pilot's view


A beginner's guide to plant types

Confused by talk of annuals, perennials and biennials? Then we've got the answers you need.

Not your Nana's Lockwood

When one Wanaka couple couldn't afford to build their grand design they had to settle for something even better.

Seven finicky houseplants to avoid

US condo decorated entirely with beer cans

Co-housing works for two 50+ couples

The meaning behind Kate Middleton's affordable new necklaces

18m ago

Young woman takes bucket list trip as cancer treatment fails

Finding Freedom book full of mistakes - Meghan Markle lawyer

Lockdown grocery delivery sparks intergenerational friendship

Covid-19: What you should tell your kids

The Kai can wait: Wellington restaurant gives all staff a paid week off

How to change people's eating habits to save the planet

When should kids stop seeing their parents naked?

Six-month-old sets record for the youngest water skier in the world

Covid-19: Sir Elton John postpones Auckland tour to 2023

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has been pushed back again.

Schitt's Creek actor François Arnaud comes out as bisexual

Arnaud, who played the ex-boyfriend of David Rose in an episode of Schitt’s Creek, said being silent wasn't helpful to the community.

Shortland St star never expected to be making a 'sex tape'

New makeover show is about 'giving back dignity'

INSiDE offers under-rated O'Reilly a chance to shine

Cats & Dogs 3: Why you'll only laugh twice at under 007-aimed comedy

California moves to end sales of new petrol-powered cars

America's largest state will halt sales of new petrol-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, in a move that will have echos throughout the US.

Mazda gets back to AWD performance (in the USA)

DOC using traps made by primary school students to catch stoats

The traps, which use sounds to lure predators, have been so successful in Taranaki DOC is rolling them out to other areas.

Bunnies abandoned in box in Auckland still need a home

Why whakairo (carving) could be a great school subject

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