April 21 2021
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Woman seen with bloody face after ex-husband allegedly stabbed her

A worker told the court he had just finished his shift when he heard a lady “yell out for help”.

Opinion

The public health overhaul that had to happen

ANALYSIS: The Government faces a huge task managing the politics and practicalities of creating a national heath service.

Property

'Ploy' to get more offers for Auckland house backfires

A High Court judge orders the seller of an Auckland property hoping to get $1.4m to accept an offer $210,000 under her original price.

Crime

Cash and drugs worth $450k seized after car crash

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Timaru

Gardeners are at their wit’s over major grass grubs infestation

Homed

Escaping suburbia in a van with a French bulldog

Francois Thorne had a three-bedroom house with a white picket fence and a Porsche in the driveway. Now he's of no fixed abode – and loving it.

Business

Red zone blunder at Sydney Airport resolved

Green zone passengers were taken through a door labelled "red zone" on the first day of the bubble opening.

Crime

Former charity boss jailed for rape of girlfriend

Craig Koning, who told a jury the charges against him were “revenge”, has been jailed for five years for the rape of his then-girlfriend 17 years ago.

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Quizzes

Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge

Americas

US girl killed in police shooting minutes before Chauvin's verdict

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Bravo

Angelina reveals how Brad divorce impacted her career

Rugby

Chiefs lose Luke Jacobson to another concussion

Bravo

Star reveals how the Kardashians inspired Bridgerton

Life & Style

Prince Philip told photographer to 'hide inside a fake pillar'

perspectives
Canterbury

Magnitude 3.1 earthquake hits Christchurch

The quake struck New Brighton, a suburb east of the city centre.

Crime

Neighbours' feud over driveway camera ends with flashing

After years of arguing, Vincent Jessett showed more than his middle finger to his neighbour's CCTV camera.

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Coronavirus

Auckland border employee worked three shifts while infectious

The Ministry of Health has provided more details about the airport worker who tested positive for Covid-19, and confirmed one new case in MIQ.

Coronavirus

Covid: Trans-Tasman communication leaves no room for 'surprises'

As soon as Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins was alerted to the Auckland Airport cleaner case, he sent a message to his Australian counterpart.

Asia

South Korea court rejects sexual slavery claim against Japan

South Korean women forced to work at Japanese military brothels during World War II and relatives of other deceased sex slaves have their case dismissed by Seoul.

Asia

Xi Jinping sending message to US about China’s rising power

ANALYSIS: China's leader wants his nation to be accepted not only as an emerging superpower, but as an equal in addressing global challenges.

Middle East

UN rights experts seek proof of life of Princess Latifa

Two months after a call for proof of life, no evidence has emerged to show the UAE princess is alive and well.

Travel news

Trans-Tasman bubble: Strict border control crucial

ANALYSIS: Though most border workers are now vaccinated, regular testing remains essential to guard against risk of a major outbreak.

Australia

Australia's longest train journey is back on track

After a year’s hiatus, the Indian Pacific returns, ready to transport passengers in style between this vast continent’s east and west coasts.

Europe

The battle in 'fair Verona' over Romeo and Juliet's balcony

Four centuries after Shakespeare celebrated the “star-cross’d lovers”, visitors have flocked to see the house where Juliet was supposed to have lived.

Travel news

Bubble traveller's fabulous airport welcome

Travel news

Stressed? 'Blue spaces' are what you need right now

Europe

One of Europe's poorest countries is aiming to become a tourism mecca

Travel news

US to advise against travelling to 80 per cent of the world

Business

Property chief cashes up $1.5m of shares

The boss of Precinct Properties, developer of Auckland's Commercial Bay, has sold $1.5m of shares he received in a bonus scheme.

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Business

NZX50 slips 1 per cent as world markets weaken

NZ follows world markets lower, as Covid-19 fears worsen in Asia and Wall Street declines again.

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Business

What inflation number may mean for your home loan

Most banks are happy to assume inflation pressures are temporary, but BNZ voices doubts.

Money

Fund managers warned against boasting of 'phenomenal returns'

Fund managers must provide context of the huge Covid-19 related losses in February and March last year, FMA says.

Prosper

Live: Talk with Rachel Mulhern and Tara Pilisi about how to market your business

Today we are talking with two of the marketing experts behind the Shop Local campaign. Send in your questions.

Prosper

You've only just launched your business - but now you need to plan an exit strategy

OPINION: Exit strategies can create those much-needed moments in time when you need to decide if you are willing to invest more capital yourself or possibly even walk away.

Prosper

An immigration scam encouraged by the New Zealand government

Prosper

The secrets of being a great leader - a rising star shares how he views leadership

Prosper

Plan it, forecast it, execute it: That’s what we call the Trifecta and it's the basis of success

Climate Change

Porirua gets new long-term plan with climate change at its core

The city council has promised to look for mitigation strategies to climate change in its long-term plan for the first time.

Climate Change

Jacinda Ardern, time for a new climate pledge

Opinion: The Prime Minister should commit our country to a world-beating carbon-cutting pledge, at the Earth Day Leaders’ Climate Summit.

Climate Change

Summit calls for public to call shots on New Zealand's climate action

Climate Change

Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears

Health

Highly anticipated Māori Health Authority now a reality

A major government shake-up of the health sector gives Māori Health Authority the green light

Our Truth

How the poor treatment of children and racism led to the duty solicitors scheme

An activist and researcher remembers the fight for duty solicitors in the early 70s which began with making public the appalling representation of children and racism in the justice system.

Coronavirus

Respected Dr quits national covid-19 advisory over poor outcomes for Māori

My voice wasn't being heard said Dr Rāwiri Jansen who has quit the government's covid immunisation implementation advisory group.

Waikato

Ōtorohanga council votes for Māori ward

Working with iwi is "fundamental" for the district's future, Mayor Max Baxter says.

South Pacific

Samoa election: FAST party leader, who grew up in Wellington, is hopeful as deadlock continues

With an election deadlock, Samoa could potentially have its first woman prime minister depending on who its kingmaker, an Independent MP, chooses.

Health

Māori youth three times as likely to die after major trauma

Watchdog calls for all 20 DHBs to review all cases of Māori youth between 15-18 hospitalised from major trauma after damning report.

Environment

More than a beach cleanup, Māori Rugby League teaching rangatahi about tikanga

Sometimes sport is a vehicle for change; the young people who join Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Rugby League get more than a uniform in club colours.

Health

Kaitiakitanga & food forests: 'We can't just take'

Lorinda Pereira is teaching her six children what they need to know to survive by growing their own mahinga kai.

Football

Gone in 60 minutes: How the European Super League plan evaporated

OPINION: The controversial breakaway league blew up in an extraordinary day, leaving football more divided than ever — but still intact.

Rugby

Big Olympics decision imminent for recalled Hurricanes wing Salesi Rayasi

Tryscoring machine is back at No 11 for the Canes, but for how long, as the black jersey in Tokyo beckons.

League

Warriors leave door open for Walsh call-up against Storm

Rugby

Super Rugby: Why the Crusaders leading the tackle stats isn't necessarily good

Rugby

Rieko Ioane challenges wayward Blues: 'We have to improve our discipline'

Rugby

Aaron Mauger reveals tough four years, Pasifika job not in his sights

Real Estate

Mid-century Modern beauty for sale

The Henderson House, in a Christchurch cul-de-sac with other celebrated Mid-century icons, is a restored gem.

Homed

How to kick your paper towel habit: It's easier than you think

OPINION: For the sake of the environment, you can ditch those rolls hanging over your counter.

Homed

Step inside a centuries-old garden in full autumn bloom

Homed

'Possessed' microwave seeks new home

Homed

Inside a former Block NZ judge's own home

Love and Sex

The divorce pandemic: Lockdown had devastating effect on marriages

Life & Style

Prince Harry wrote 'deeply personal note' to Prince Charles before funeral

Well & Good

What to do during times when you don't feel good enough

Bravo

Queen Elizabeth II's racing advisor Sir Michael Oswald died on the day of Prince Philip's funeral

Beauty

I love my Baby Foot feet

Life & Style

No man-to-man for Prince Charles and Harry as Duke heads back to US

Well & Good

Host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and be into win

TV and Radio

The grotesque attraction of MAFS

OPINION: I know it's wrong, but I'm like an addict who knows their drug of choice is not healthy.

TV and Radio

Byron Bay locals protest planned Netflix series Byron Baes

Netflix says its first Aussie reality show will be authentic and real, but locals fear it could destroy the image of one of Australia's most-loved tourist spots.

Music

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

Bravo

Now Emilia Clarke is also joining Marvel's Secret Invasion

Film

What a difference a Day makes to a terrible Billie Holiday biopic

Bravo

Billie Eilish spotted getting cozy with actor Matthew Tyler Vorce during weekend getaway

Motoring

The 2021 World Car of the Year winners have been announced

A total of 93 international journalists from 28 countries voted on the World Car of the Year categories, including Performance Car, Urban Car, Car Design and the World Car of the Year.

Motoring

The Spitfire that scores a solid 10

KEA Kids News

There's tomatoes coming out their ears

From pet food to make up, KEA Kids News discovers creative new uses for an excess of juicy, but unwanted, tomatoes.

KEA Kids News

Wellington Phoenix striker living every kid's footballing dream

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