July 14 2020
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UN asked to step in after mysterious death of fisheries observer

Eritara Kaierua was found dead on the floor of his cabin. Now, a formal complaint has been laid with the United Nations.

Taranaki 36-year-old loses third cancer fight

Jess Bee "remained so happy and cheerful", living each day to make others smile.

Flamboyant fish goes west

Clever critter's camouflage skills revealed after craypot man reports the unusual sighting.

Lavish Instagrammer accused of leading global crime network

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He said they were containers, council calls them a building

Tough calls ahead for landmark Monastery owners

TV commentator drops live F-bomb in First XV match

Archie's christening 'tense' for the royal family

Christchurch mosque shooter's legal costs revealed

American football team 'Redskins' to change name

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

Australian military man with Kiwi partner and job lined up unable to enter NZ

He has a local bank account, an IRD number, KiwiSaver and a job - but it's still a no to crossing the border.

Coronavirus: One woman's isolation journey

For Jo Hay, the closest physical interaction she had with others in managed isolation was a friendly, masked wave in a car park exercise area.

Lessons from Melbourne Covid-19 spike

Dr Ashley Bloomfield to talk to Australian counterpart about Covid-19 spikes across the Tasman.

US man dies after attending Covid-19 party

The Texas man reportedly told his nurse that he’d made a mistake by attending, thinking the virus was a hoax.


'One minute's not going to kill you, but it could kill someone else'

Widow of cycling advocate Tim Hope takes up husband's road safety message after he was killed in a crash with a truck.

Transmission Gully could be pushed back to 2023 - Road Transport Forum boss

Negotiations pushed out for weeks, millions more advanced, and whispers emerge of 2023 opening.

Death of Auckland businessman a 'massive shock'

Co-founder of Jump trampoline park and dad of two died from a medical event as he drove home from the gym.

Rescuers battled 10m-high waves to save sailors

Two sailors had to be cut free from tangled liferaft lines in 10m-high waves in Northland’s Bay of Islands last year.

Fauci sidelined by Trump, as he steps up blunt talk on Covid-19

As the US government has strayed further from the advice of public health experts, the White House has sidelined top scientist.

Kiwi stuck in US due to coronavirus transit rules

An NZ citizen shipped his belongings and sold his car, only to be told he couldn't board his flight.

Remote US park becomes tourist bottleneck

There is only one road into the Glacier National Park, and it's become a logjam of cars.

The blights on the lives of African-Americans

Police brutality is only the start of the deep afflictions which continue to hold black Americans down.

Rental car firm Avis Group's redundancy plans put 800 jobs at risk

Despite collecting millions in wage subsidies, Avis, Apex and Budget were hit hard by Covid-19, the company says.

Banker's costly deathbed blunder

ANZ offers $18,755.94 compensation to wronged whanau after banker closed dying woman's accounts and transferred money.

Bid to liquidate one of NZ's largest olive oil companies made after bills unpaid

An application to liquidate Matapiro Olives is being filed after it failed to pay a processing debt.

'Let's get Elon Musk to build a Tesla gigafactory at Tiwai Point'

Once the lights turn off at the Bluff aluminium smelter, there are some ambitious dreams for the site.

Delays over commercial rents cause pain

Small business owners say govt is failing to implement proper measures to control rent and lease arrangements.

SME and employee flexibility key to survival

Uncertainty in business and work can be unsettling, but here are some top tips on how to be flexible and get through.

Waiting for the end of the wage subsidy

New economic index will show us how the recovery is going

Manawatū cafe sells its 200,000th cream horn

Retired doctor among activists on hunger strike at parliament

A retired doctor and a stay-at-home dad are among climate activists who have begun hunger striking on parliament lawn.

Green Party's clean energy policy invests in solar panels and bans boilers

In the first 100 days, the Greens want to ban industrial coal boilers and upgrade social housing.

What happened, spring? Jim Ward has managed NZ's largest farm for 20 years

Two cultures, bonded over a shipwreck

Chinese miners whose bones drifted from the wreck of the SS Ventnor have been carefully looked after by local iwi.

Neil Waka back on TV

Veteran broadcaster is returning to TV, 10 years since leaving TVNZ.

No one day to celebrate Matariki

For some iwi, the new year has already started. Others will welcome it in the coming week. The difference comes down to geography.

Haka keeps knight grounded

Home crowd always the hardest to impress, says Kapa o Pango composer.

Tactix and Magic can't be separated in ANZ Premiership match

Both teams had their chances but neither could finish it off in the fourth quarter.

James Tedesco tops NRL players' poll, as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck slips down rankings

Warriors players don't fare well, as James Tedesco and Jason Taumalolo dominate polls.

NRL schoolgirl sex scandal duo have deregistrations overturned

NRL stars successfully appeal their sanctions from schoolgirl sex scandal.

Warriors' homesick players uncertainty

What it's like inside a 'pay what you want' luxury lodge

I felt like I'd lived beyond my means, died and gone to a semi-rural heaven.

Put this hike on your NZ bucket list

Some trails ease you in before they slam you with the steep uphills. Cape Brett hits you right from the start.

Kiwi stuck in US due to coronavirus transit rules

An NZ citizen shipped his belongings and sold his car, only to be told he couldn't board his flight.

Taupō hot springs drier than usual

$220/week to rent corner of lounge

The apartment has sea views and is "bright and sunny" - but you'd be sleeping in the living room.

Family home with 'good bones' gets major makeover after 20 years

Every room in this Northcote home has been revamped, bar one.

At home with Tom Sainsbury

The comedian lives with his boyfriend, and a collection of quirky artwork.

Dining table dos and don'ts

Just how safe are our beach houses?

'Try telling a guy you've got a major disability - you've never seen them run so fast'

Why you end up 'accidentally' eating a whole packet of chips

Dozen doughnuts for those who had birthdays in lockdown

Seven-year-old Stella the child bodybuilder

Engagement dress designed by future mother-in-law Victoria Beckham

Eight great shows to stream this week

Netflix's Dark takes its final bow, while Apple TV+ welcomes a new star-in-the-making.

Lisa Marie Presley's son dies age 27

Presley "entirely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated" over the sudden death of her son.

Presley family dramas and intrigues

The tragic death of Lisa Marie's son is the latest in a string of dramas to befall the family.

Naya Rivera's family joins the search for missing Glee star

Sol3 Mio announces one-off NZ show in August

Five Things: reasons why the original Ford Transit is a legend

The original Ford Transit is an absolute legend - here are just five reasons why.

Maximus Utilitatem: Jeep's Gladiator is here

The Gladiator is the most Jeep you can buy. But does that mean you should?

Jeep teases V8 Wrangler to steal Bronco's thunder

Yes, Ford will sell you a sports van

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