January 21 2021
Kia Ora, Aotearoa!

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Americas

Live: New US President Joe Biden arrives at White House

After the parade to the White House, Biden is expected to sign a flurry of executive orders reversing Trump policies as he begins his first day in office.

30m ago
Otago

Orchard worker grabbed friend's leg before drowning

A swim at a popular Central Otago pond after work turned into tragedy for a group of friends.

30m ago
Coronavirus

How likely you are to die from Covid-19, according to research

Health officials' early view was that 3.4 per cent of Covid-19 cases died. Does that terrifying rate hold up?

Crime

Three women charged in Wellington murder probe

7m ago
Crime

Police taunting, pepper-spraying of teen 'totally inappropriate, excessive'

37m ago
America's Cup

Ben Ainslie reveals Britannia nearly wiped out before American Magic's 'horrific' capsize

British ace's sympathies: "I feel for those guys ... in those conditions you just have to hang on and muscle your boat around the course.

Timaru

Pedestrian hit by truck in South Canterbury

A rescue helicopter has been sent to Cave, near Timaru, after a pedestrian was hit by a truck this morning.

10m ago
Music

Simon Bridges fights to get Wiggles spots in isolation

The former leader of the National Party says he has asked "the powers that be" to get the children's entertainers in for a planned 20-show tour.

9:00am
Wellington

Wind gusts spin car around, pushes it into opposing traffic

editors' picks
Quizzes

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge

Americas

'We will be back': Trump says at farewell, leaves a note for Biden

Fashion

Lady Gaga delivers a very Gaga US anthem at inauguration

Travel news

'Worst aircraft': Qatar grounds half its A380s permanently

20m ago
Business

Wall Street hits records as Trump departs Washington

56m ago
Asia

Trapped Chinese miners get porridge: report

Rugby

Baby No. 2 is on the way for Richie and Gemma McCaw, due later this year

perspectives
Crime

Man and woman hospitalised in Auckland shooting

A man and woman have been hospitalised after being shot in West Auckland.

9:02am
National

Husband searching for missing wife finds her car at wrong-way crash scene

When Genna Te Kahika didn't return after dropping her brother at work, her husband went searching for her wondering if she'd run out of petrol on the motorway.

Wellington

Flotation device could come for Tītahi Bay, after triple near-drowning

Mark McAdams, who risked his life to save two children caught in a rip, wants a flotation ring for future rescues. And local councils are listening.

National

Family devastated after teen crash victims' memorial smashed

The families of Ricky Barker and Andre Ahman, two teens who died in a 2017 car crash, are heartbroken after finding the memorial to the boys vandalised.

Americas

Meet the Bidens

Joe Biden, the oldest of four children and the father of four, is the patriarch of a clan with a tragic past and strong personalities.

34m ago
Americas

Kamala Harris sworn into history as first female US vice-president

The daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother becomes the first black person to hold an office previously occupied solely by white men.

38m ago
TV and Radio

Fox News helped create the Big Lie. As ratings slide, it can't escape it

OPINION:The cable news network that fuelled Trump's rise to power faces an ugly dilemma of its own making: continue to feed the monster it helped create or be destroyed by the monster's wrath.

9:26am
Climate Change

'A cry for survival comes from the planet itself:' Joe Biden to overturn Donald Trump's climate legacy

Incoming US president will waste no time in unravelling his predecessor's environmental policies, signing more than a dozen executive orders within hours of taking office.

9:18am
Travel

Nine iconic streets around the world that need saving

Plenty of the world's most famous streets have become victims of their own success, and are in dire need of a spruce up.

38m ago
Travel news

First quarantine-free flight from Rarotonga takes off

Air New Zealand Flight NZ941 departed at 7.45am local time with about 100 passengers onboard.

Travel news

The $6b tourism hole: The regions doing well, and the ones which are suffering

Travel Troubles

Thailand sold itself as a paradise Covid retreat. No one came

Business

Employees more hopeful about job market

Job confidence levels rise cautiously as Covid still hovers.

9:08am
Business

Burgled Māori businesswoman determined to make her clothing dream a success

Holly Maitai started a print on demand business to have a flexible job that could help her move her family out of an area rife with gangs.

Business

Smeg knife blocks on Trade Me, with prices up to $600

If you missed out on the Smeg knife blocks at New World, here is your second chance.

Business

'If I can do it, anyone can', Glen's job-hunting advice

Glen Terry has Down Syndrome but a video of him pitching his worth ethic on LinkedIn means he's happier than ever at Gilmours.

Business

Women taking leap into entrepreneurship during Covid-19 era

More women are starting small businesses after wave of coronavirus-related redundancies, according to Chooice NZ founder Sarah Colcord.

Prosper

New year, new motivation - but make sure you are heading in the right direction

OPINION: Entering a new year can be a time of considerable reflection for many of us.

Prosper

Boost your productivity using calendar management

Prosper

In a crowded market how do you position yourself as better than your competitors?

Prosper

Engineering firm urges companies to take on apprentices

Climate Change

'A cry for survival comes from the planet itself:' Joe Biden to overturn Donald Trump's climate legacy

Incoming US president will waste no time in unravelling his predecessor's environmental policies, signing more than a dozen executive orders within hours of taking office.

9:18am
Climate Change

Feeling guilty if you can't recycle your milk carton? Don't.

Why a juice or milk carton is the most climate-friendly packaging, even if your council sends it to landfill.

Business

Burgled Māori businesswoman determined to make her clothing dream a success

Holly Maitai started a print on demand business to have a flexible job that could help her move her family out of an area rife with gangs.

Coronavirus

Māori to be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccination

The National Māori Pandemic group has said the protection of Māori will be at the centre of planning for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Te Reo Māori

Use of te reo Māori at Grey Power meeting labelled an 'insult'

Ōpōtiki councillor says he'll take a complaint to Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon, after a newsletter was circulated criticising him for not speaking English.

Pou Tiaki

Prison protest result of govt failing to act on own advice

OPINION: Despite numerous reports commissioned by governments over the past 30 years, we are yet to see the changes needed to transform the justice system.

Pou Tiaki

Speed limits, rules to turn tide of damage on Ninety Mile Beach

One of New Zealand's most iconic beaches is about to come under new rules aiming to stop damage, neglect, pollution and abusive behaviour.

KEA Kids News

Waka ama so popular with young people that one club runs out of boats

We jump on board to learn why so many kids are taking up — and loving — the sport.

Local Democracy

Support, heat on councillor after explaining Māori wards vote

Debbie Gregory was "rocked" by backlash against a call made without iwi consultation, and now says "Māori must be on the decision-making table".

Pou Tiaki

Young people escaping from Oranga Tamariki sign of 'unmet needs'

The assistant Māori children's commissioner says escapes from residences showed they weren't meeting the complex needs of young people.

Golf

Golf star to undergo training program after anti-gay slur

Justin Thomas intends to 'become a better person' after he uttered a homophobic slur when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month.

Women In Sport

Ocean swimmer won’t let incurable cancer defeat her

Kate Wills is facing stage four cancer with the same fierce approach she takes into her ocean swimming – never say can't.

11m ago
Cricket

Lack of obvious successor may keep Tim Paine as Australia's test captain

Cricket

Smith, Finch, Maxwell dropped by IPL teams

9:03am
Cricket

Hagley Oval sold out for Black Caps' T20 against Australia

Cricket

'Amazing game of cricket': Kane Williamson's reaction to Australia v India stunner

Homed

So you want to reno your kitchen?

It's going to take a village of professionals.

Homed

Dunedin's life-sized dolls house

Stepping into this historic Victorian home is like stepping back in time.

Homed

Interactive DIY plywood ideas for kids' rooms

Real Estate

NZ's property market has never been hotter: Trade Me

Homed

Peer-pressure forces me to renovate

Homed

Twitter is roasting Kylie Jenner's shower

Bravo

How Kamala Harris and Dr. Jill Biden are spotlighting young designers on Inauguration Day

8:49am
Well & Good

Keeping a lid on what we eat is harder than we'd like to admit

Parenting

Teachers 'can't be the food police'

Fashion

How first ladies use clothes to fashion a message

Well & Good

The mental health benefits of cold water swimming - during a UK winter

Parenting

Why do we have girls and boys bikes?

Beauty

5 reasons this beauty editor says you should try skincare ingredient: bakuchiol

Climate Change

How kaitiakitanga can guide us in our approach to the modern world

Fashion

10 ways to make heiress' low-key animal print look work in hot weather

Celebrities

Rape charges denied by lawyer for '70s Show' actor Danny Masterson

An attorney for the actor pleaded not guilty on his behalf Wednesday to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s.

42m ago
TV and Radio

Art Green reveals Covid secrets of The Bachelorette NZ

'There are a couple of love stories,' says The Bachlorette New Zealand host.

Music

Jennifer Lopez performs with showbiz flourish at Biden inauguration

TV and Radio

The Chase's The Menace: 'I would come out in a chicken suit if they wanted me to'

TV and Radio

Mental health issues highlighted by Shorty Street star

Climate Change

Mercedes-Benz reveals brand new electric small SUV

Mercedes-Benz is following up the multiple award-winning EQC with an all-electric small SUV, the GLA-sized EQA.

9:14am
motoring

Honda has built a drag-ready electric hatchback and a kei-hillclimber

motoring

The best selling car in (nearly) every country

KEA Kids News

Waka ama so popular with young people that one club runs out of boats

We jump on board to learn why so many kids are taking up — and loving — the sport.

KEA Kids News

Leonardo DiCaprio helped save rare NZ birds from extinction

KEA Kids News

How one man won back Dunedin's title of world's steepest street

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