Comment: Why the Covid crisis could leave Australia better off than other nations – including NZ

COMMENT: Economist Jason Murphy explains why Australia could emerge better off than wealthy nations – including NZ – once the coronavirus pandemic has passed. Congratulations,…

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Comment: Why the Covid crisis could leave Australia better off than other nations – including NZ

COMMENT: Economist Jason Murphy explains why Australia could emerge better off than wealthy nations – including NZ – once the coronavirus pandemic has passed. Congratulations,…

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Comment: Why the Covid crisis could leave Australia better off than other nations – including NZ

COMMENT: Economist Jason Murphy explains why Australia could emerge better off than wealthy nations – including NZ – once the coronavirus pandemic has passed. Congratulations,…

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Shocking truth about iconic Forrest Gump movie scene

Tom Hanks paid for one of the most iconic Forrest Gump scenes from the movie, after the studio said they couldn’t cover it. In an…

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Inside China’s race for a vaccine

After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use…

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Inside China’s race for a vaccine

After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use…

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Spring forward: Five facts about daylight saving

By RNZ While similar time shifts take place around the world, the concept of daylight saving actually originated in New Zealand. The concept was first…

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Spring forward: Five facts about daylight saving

By RNZ While similar time shifts take place around the world, the concept of daylight saving actually originated in New Zealand. The concept was first…

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Fierce backlash over Aussie journalist’s two-word tweet

A senior Channel 10 journalist has been targeted in a Twitter backlash after she posted a two word tweet today. Senior journalist Candice Wyatt tweeted…

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‘Devastated’: Aussie cricket legend’s wife opens up on tragic loss

Dean Jones’ wife Jane has opened up about her husband’s sudden death which rocked the sporting world on Thursday. Jones died of a cardiac arrest…

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Billy Te Kahika Jr spoken to by police over airline mask incident

Advance NZ co-leader Billy Te Kahika Jr was spoken to by police for incorrectly wearing a mask on a flight from Wellington to Dunedin. Te…

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Fullers ferry staffer tests positive for Covid-19 in Auckland

A Fullers ferry staffer tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week, but the company maintains the risk to customers is “extremely low”. Fullers chief executive…

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‘Blatant disregard’: Three Germans detained in Bay of Islands after breaking Covid-19 border controls

The crew of a German yacht have been detained in the Bay of Islands after they broke New Zealand’s Covid-19 border restrictions. Their 16-metre vessel,…

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Jack Tame: How Judith Collins changed her strategy

COMMENT: More New Zealanders watched Tuesday night’s leaders’ debate than will likely watch or listen to any other head-to-head contest in this year’s election. I…

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Annabel Langbein: Breadmaking need not be time-consuming

In April of 1991 I travelled from Auckland to Vancouver for a foodie conference. The timing couldn’t have been worse — I’d just found out…

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‘I’m not going to stop’: Meet the $500m real estate salesman

By the end of this financial year, Philip Hunt will have sold more than $500 million worth of commercial property in Tauranga since the start…

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Chch adventure park incident: Person critically injured

A person has been flown to hospital in a critical condition after an incident at Christchurch Adventure Park this afternoon. A St John spokeswoman said…

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12 in a row: Familiar result as Ferns fall to Australia

A six-month break has failed to change the fortunes of the White Ferns. On their return from cricket’s Covid-19-enforced hiatus, the White Ferns have once…

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12 in a row: Familiar result as Ferns fall to Australia

A six-month break has failed to change the fortunes of the White Ferns. On their return from cricket’s Covid-19-enforced hiatus, the White Ferns have once…

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James Shaw slams ‘desperate’ Winston Peters and the ‘politics of division’

Green Party co-leader James Shaw is full of disdain but unsurprised at Winston Peters’ “politics of division”, which he calls a desperate plea for votes….

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Former Whangārei mayor and NRC chairman Craig Brown dies

Longtime local-body politician and former Whangārei mayor and Northland Regional Council chairman Craig Brown has died. Brown (73) died suddenly at Kellys Bay, Pouto on…

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Former Whangārei mayor and NRC chairman Craig Brown dies

Longtime local-body politician and former Whangārei mayor and Northland Regional Council chairman Craig Brown has died. Brown (73) died suddenly at Kellys Bay, Pouto on…

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Why Kiwis refuse to talk about the size of their mortgage

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WHO issues frightening virus warning

The number of coronavirus cases in Europe is soaring and the World Health Organisation warns worldwide deaths could more than double. The UK and France…

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WHO issues frightening virus warning

The number of coronavirus cases in Europe is soaring and the World Health Organisation warns worldwide deaths could more than double. The UK and France…

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China prepares to declare victory in global vaccine race

In a sterile corridor lined with laboratories, scientists in white hazmat suits drop liquid into small vials with pipettes. Then trays of test-tubes are sealed…

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Stalker fear: ‘Bloodcurdling scream’ as woman wakes to find intruder in bedroom

When Rebecca Hose woke to find an unknown man standing just centimetres away from her bed, she let out a “bloodcurdling scream”. She was in…

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Kylie’s anger: ‘Delete this immediately’

Kylie Jenner was mortified when her sister Kim Kardashian uploaded a throwback photo of them, sans Kourtney. The photo is from way back when Kylie…

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Queen to trim costs as Covid dents income

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a £35 million (NZ$68m) hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly because of a shortage of tourists,…

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Spring? Not so fast, says Mother Nature as wintry storm brews

The deep south is heading for the deep freeze, with temperatures in Invercargill and other parts of Southland expected to feel sub-zero for up to…

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Spring? Not so fast, says Mother Nature as wintry storm brews

The deep south is heading for the deep freeze, with temperatures in Invercargill and other parts of Southland expected to feel sub-zero for up to…

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Liam Napier: Sanzaar’s biased boss cannot be trusted in Rugby Champs spat

COMMENT: It might pay to take Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos with a pinch of conflicted salt from now on. Marinos appears to have seen the…

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Warriors and Kiwis legend announces retirement

New Zealand Warriors and Kiwis international Adam Blair has confirmed his retirement from first grade rugby league. Speculation on Blair’s playing future has been rife…

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Could Auckland soon be home to $100m house sales?

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Ex Kiwi cop’s family devastated; revelation he guarded Princess Diana

“Fearless” Matiu Ratana’s family say they are devastated by his tragic death as it is also revealed he helped guard Princess Diana, the Queen Mother…

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Ex Kiwi cop’s family devastated; revelation he guarded Princess Diana

“Fearless” Matiu Ratana’s family say they are devastated by his tragic death as it is also revealed he helped guard Princess Diana, the Queen Mother…

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Microlight incident reported in Hastings

A microlight aircraft failed to take off near Hastings this afternoon. A police spokeswoman said the plane had engine trouble and drove off the runway…

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All Blacks home by Christmas? Why NZ Rugby boss is ‘really encouraged’

New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson is staying positive about the prospects of bringing All Blacks players involved in the Rugby Championship back home in…

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All Blacks home by Christmas? Why NZ Rugby boss is ‘really encouraged’

New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson is staying positive about the prospects of bringing All Blacks players involved in the Rugby Championship back home in…

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Warning: Harbour Bridge could be closed at short notice for wild weather

Potential gale force winds have transport authorities on high alert and they are warning motorists they may close the Auckland Harbour Bridge on short notice…

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Kate MacNamara: Why the wage subsidy was so broad and who should give it back

COMMENT: There are many words to describe New Zealand’s autumn Covid-19 lockdown and the Government wage subsidy that helped much of the country through it:…

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Kate MacNamara: Why the wage subsidy was so broad and who should give it back

COMMENT: There are many words to describe New Zealand’s autumn Covid-19 lockdown and the Government wage subsidy that helped much of the country through it:…

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Skydiver in critical condition after ‘very hard landing’ in Parakai, West Aucklandn West Auckland

A skydiver who was seriously injured in a crash today had deployed his parachute but struck the ground “very hard” when landing. The man, aged…

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Two new cases – one in managed isolation, one historical

There are two new cases of Covid-19 today – one in managed isolation and one historical detected during contact tracing. Neither of the new cases…

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