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Why MIQ is fast becoming a white elephant - and should be wound down
ANALYSIS: We are not quite yet ready to get rid of MIQ entirely, but it should be quickly and massively scaled back for those staying in Auckland.
World, NZ need to step up climate action
Even after countries – excluding New Zealand – unveiled ambitious new pledges to cut emissions, it’s still not enough to achieve the global goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius of climate warming, a new UN report found.
Six60 announce Stadiums Tour for 2022, urge fans to get vaccinated
Six60 Saturdays are returning bigger and better next March, with frontman Matiu Walters urging fans to get vaccinated so that they don't miss out on their run of stadium shows throughout the country.
Auckland's level 3 steps stay until traffic lights come in
Auckland will be able to move through the level 3 steps - if it is safe - before switching to the traffic light system.
Newborn baby found buried in garden
Police were called to a Christchurch home on Saturday night after the discovery of the infant's body. It had been born in recent days and was near full-term.
Murder charge against brain-damaged man dismissed
Police should have realised a man who made a series of damning admissions was brain damaged, his lawyer says.
Our nation’s lungs are failing
New Zealand’s treasured native forests are dying. Who will save them?
Should we retire the term 'anti-vaxxer'?
'We have lost a truly great man': Scottish football great Walter Smith dies at 73
Black Caps lose World Cup opener to Pakistan
One person dead after truck rolls on Bluff Highway
Kiwi runner smashes own record in word's longest foot race
US agency wants Tesla to limit where Autopilot can operate
Live T20 World Cup: Pakistan power home against Black Caps
Bin the term 'anti-vaxxer' - psychologist
Polarising terms create an 'us and them' mentality which aren't helpful, a Wellington clinical psychologist says.
14-year-olds skip school, get Covid-19 jab
The mother of a 14-year-old who was given a Covid jab without her permission says her parental rights had been "stripped away", but officials say the teens did not need parental consent.
Covid-19 cancels Christmas parades around Taranaki
Christmas could be on the verge of getting cancelled this year with Taranaki’s Santa parades unable to go ahead due to Covid-19.
Live: Cabinet expected to announce changes to the MIQ system
Get the latest on Covid-19 live from Stuff’s newsrooms across the country.
'Not again': Bride's rollercoaster as Covid-19 shows up before wedding
“I will marry my man and that's all that matters.” Ashlea Newton has accepted that “everything is out of my control with Covid”.
Eight great shows to stream this week
A popular teen fantasy series returns, while fans of psychological thrillers should definitely check out a new-to-New Zealand Irish example.
Picnicking is the new dining out
Hospitality businesses are trying new ways to get customers dining out amid restrictions and a slow bounce back.
How to bring the beach look home
White wicker furniture and some striped canvas cushions are all you need to create a cool coastal vibe.
Employers dodge $500m bullet
The case, between a glass company and MBIE had the potential fallout of millions of dollars in backpay owed to employees due to faulty holiday pay calculations.
Educational psychologists on partial strike
Previously there has been up to 12 educational pshoclogists in Taranaki but now there is on four and they've joined others on a partial strike calling for better pay and conditions.
'Massive potential': Otago Uni finishes head impact data collection
The study using mouthguard technology has recorded 40,000 impacts covering 400 hours of footage, a huge data set that may change rugby.
Farewell to search and rescue dog who found 19 people
Gemma was formidable in a search, but was also known to curl up with or comfort people she found.
Gliding community pays tribute to microlight crash victim
Friends have paid tribute to an international gliding instructor with a "huge presence" after he was killed in a microlight crash on Monday.
US agency wants Tesla to limit where Autopilot can operate
The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Tesla to act on recommendations to limit where its driver-assist system can operate.
Netflix's acerbic Inside Job offers adult animation at its finest
REVIEW: There’s a definite Rick and Morty-meets-American Dad by way of Futurama vibe about this entertaining and sometimes scabrous show.
FDA advisers review Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for kids
Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine may be getting closer as US government advisers on Tuesday began deliberating whether there’s enough evidence that the shots are safe and effective for 5- to 11-year-olds.
UN report finds the world's biggest economies are failing to slow global warming
A new UN report finds the world's biggest economies are failing to slow global warming
Germany's newly elected parliament convenes for first time
Germany’s newly elected parliament has held its first meeting. The 736-member lower house, or Bundestag, on Tuesday elected as its new speaker Baerbel Bas of the center-left Social Democrats, which emerged from last month’s election as the strongest party.
When restrictions lift in Auckland, it won’t take much to amplify Delta’s spread
Sweeping vaccine mandate announced
Mysterious black monolith appears in central Christchurch
Sean Wainui death being treated as a suspected suicide – coroner
Welcome to the 'New World': Baby born in supermarket car park
Sex workers accused of lockdown breach get pro bono offer, court hears
What Covid patients recommend for those isolating at home
Aunt makes desperate plea for travel exemption for 8-year-old nephew's funeral
The granddad who went from having no electricity to staying in a penthouse
A grandfather in the US was forced into temporary shelter and he called his budget hotel room the "Waldorf Astoria". The luxury chain was listening and sent an invite.
Auckland Council proposes new freedom camping bylaws for region
The bylaw wants freedom campers to “camp responsibly" by staying at suitable locations and banning it from some areas.
Auckland's chicest new hotel
With its Spanish mission-style facade and rustic charm, The Convent looks more suited to LA than the heart of Auckland.
Fledgling hot tub business thriving despite closed borders
Secret Spot opened just months before borders slammed shut, but its founders say the timing worked in their favour.
Coping with pandemic stress as a small business owner
OPINION: It’s been a tough 18 months for small business owners in Aotearoa, but understanding the science of what’s going on in our brains can help.
Vaccine mandate for hospitality and 'close contact' workers welcomed
Industry leaders say ensuring business owners can legally enforce vaccinations is a positive step.
NZ sharemarket inches lower, Wall Street hits record highs
The New Zealand sharemarket began the shortened week dragged down by top stock Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.
Supermarkets say restrictions on home brands would hurt customers
Adoption of UK-style or 'hybrid' code could see Countdown and Foodstuffs fined best part of $100m for mistreating suppliers.
Accessing extra support as an Auckland business
OPINION: How to get the most out of the Government's recently announced $60 million lockdown support package.
Five ways to shop local and support small businesses
You don't have to go out of your way to help local businesses. In fact, you have to do the opposite.
Deer, pigs, goats spreading out, munching carbon
DOC admits publicly-owned forests are a reservoir for pests, but says farmers are also part of the problem.
Reserve Bank probing if banks, insurers can weather climate change
The Reserve Bank warns climate change could cause farmers and homeowners to default on loans, posing risks to the financial system.
Refurbishment begins to save Auckland's Māori Hall
The historic building, just off Karangahape Rd, has been a working men's club, space for young Māori, a Pasifika church hall and an exhibition space.
Vaccine rollout delivers second-class treatment for Māori
Vaccine percentage rates are the new proxy for political success, not about equal access to health services or vaccines, writes John Tamihere.
Human Rights Commission reviewing implications of Covid-19 traffic light system
Loosening Covid-19 restrictions before Māori vaccination rates are above 90 per cent leaves communities vulnerable, commissioner Paul Hunt says.
New Wellington Phoenix women signing proud to fly the flag for Māori footballers
Te Reremoana Walker is hoping to become a role model for Māori girls back in New Zealand as she embarks on her professional football journey with the Phoenix.
Kaupapa Māori research reveals structural racism in prostate cancer care
The findings reveal significant gaps in service provision and barriers to health that have whānau seeking help through emergency departments.
With more Tokelauan speakers in NZ than Tokelau, it remains an endangered language
OPINION: This weekend marks the start of Tokelau Language Week, recognising how a unique and endangered tongue survives in a culture dominated by English.
The children of Lake Alice have stories that need to be heard
Their voices, detailing the cruelty and arrogance of their so-called 'caregivers', have been stifled for decades. Now, they can be heard.
Black Caps lose T20 World Cup opener to Pakistan
NZ already face a must-win match against tournament favourites India without their bowling spearhead after a five-wicket defeat in Sharjah.
Head to head: Who ya got? Barrett vs Mo'unga in the big ABs call at No 10
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has a key decision to make at first five against Wales. Marc Hinton and Richard Knowler pitch in to help him out.
Top South African cricketer pulls out of World Cup match in race row
Quinton de Kock opts to sit out match after Cricket South Africa makes it compulsory for players to take a knee against racism before all matches.
New owners of St Bathans barn plan to turn it into a BnB
A historic barn in Central Otago — which was sold complete with boat and ute — is set to become a 'luxury 1800s-style' retreat.
Moving Houses: Cliffhanger in the Port Hills
Farmers Nicky and Ray have been living in a windowless barn for eight years - but a semi-abandoned red zone house is the home of their dreams.
Bouzaid sailmaking family lists hideaway
Third-generation sailmaker Richard Bouzaid is selling his Wainui family home next to an international movie set.
New Nic Cage, classic Peter Jackson among Terror-Fi Fest's highlights
Big Apple-based ninjas, florid South African horrors and a 1980s horror classic also feature in the 2021 edition which kicks off in Wellington tonight.
The Green Knight casts ex-Slumdog Millionaire Dev Patel in a new light
He gives a career-best performance in Amazon's hypnotic Arthurian fantasy as a young man facing up to mortality. He also looks really hot doing it.
Brynley Stent evicted from Celebrity Treasure Island
After going up in multiple elimination challenges Stent was sent home on Monday night after losing to Edna Swart.
Mazda MX-5 to escape the plug for another few years
Mazda will retain the MX-5's combustion-only powertrain with the upcoming NE generation.
The electric SUV that whispers its green-creds
BMW's all-electric version of the X3 is heading our way very soon. Our man in the UK checks it out for us before it gets here.
The kea with only half a beak, but a unique trick
Bruce the kea became world-famous after he was found using tools to preen his feathers — a rarity in the wild.
Kea Kids News: Meet the Canterbury farmer who turns junk into art
A life-size Thomas the toy train is among Kevin Jackson's creations made from recycled materials.
When the river dried up
A riverbed is littered with fish and eel corpses, their home drained dry for agriculture and drinking water.
The birds that don't return
Black petrels are seabirds that call a New Zealand mountain home, but a threat on the oceans is preventing their return.
The Warehouse's approach to ethical sourcing
SPONSORED: The Warehouse’s chief product officer, Tania Benyon gives us an insight into The Warehouse’s responsible sourcing programme.
KiwiSaver and eco-builds
SPONSORED: An increase in Kiwis wanting to lead lives kinder to the environment has spurred a change in how we build our homes.
Career at the supermarket
SPONSORED: Why now is a great time to consider a career in the supermarket industry.