Trump paid US$750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

US President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday (US time) in the…

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Trump paid US$750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

US President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday (US time) in the…

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Live: Labour promises to keep Tiwai Point on life support – but there’s a catch

Labour is promising to keep Southland’s Tiwai Point smelter on life support for another three to five years while the Government works to transition the…

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NZ Super Fund to quit Metlifecare at $6 a share

The NZ Super Fund faced a stark choice with its 19.9 per cent stake in Metlifecare. Ultimately, it came down to a question of holding…

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Cool cars under $40K? Here’s what we’d buy

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Covid hit wipes $1.5b off Kiwi dairy company’s market cap

About $1.5 billion was wiped off a2 Milk’s market capitalisation after the company said its first-half revenue would drop because level 4 restrictions in Melbourne…

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National’s mental health election promise: Free counselling for Covid-19 impact

The National Party is promising voters it would implement a “Zero Suicide” strategy which would include 100,000 free counselling sessions for the immediate impacts of…

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‘Lucky to be alive’: Drifting diver rescued 15km out to sea

A “cold and shaken” diver has been rescued after drifting 15km out into the Pacific Ocean after he was swept by strong winds and big…

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$65m spent on Covid-19 processing tests

Nearly $28 million has been spent on processing Covid-19 tests in private laboratories – but health officials won’t give a company-by-company breakdown of spending. Currently,…

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Why targeting pest ‘personalities’ could boost predator purge

Even pests have personalities – and tailoring our predator-busting efforts to them could help New Zealand reach its bold goal of a mainland wipe-out. The…

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Ex-Mutual Finance board member fails in bid to recoup $1.14m

A former board member of a failed financial firm has lost an effort to recover $1.14 million in legal costs after he was partially exonerated…

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‘Guilty as hell’: Kiwi actor Sam Neill’s fury at famous case

On the night of August 17, 1980, while on a family camping trip in Uluru, Lindy Chamberlain’s world came undone when a dingo took her…

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Hundreds of women left desperate after endometriosis treatment cancelled

More than 500 women who suffer from endometriosis were left desperate for help during lockdown, with many facing cancellation of surgery or specialist consultations. Even…

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3 questions you need to ask when refixing your mortgage rate

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50,000 litres of wine floods Spanish winery

A viral video has shown the moment a massive tank of red wine exploded, flooding a Spanish winery with 50,000 litres of booze. Footage showed…

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‘Standard play’ that’s pushing up house prices in one of NZ cheapest towns

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Pasta, wine and inflatable pools: How Amazon conquered Italy in the pandemic

The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked…

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50,000 litres of wine floods Spanish winery

A viral video has shown the moment a massive tank of red wine exploded, flooding a Spanish winery with 50,000 litres of booze. Footage showed…

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Peter Beck-backed fund has $10m for ‘deep tech’ Kiwi startups

It was another sign that Rocket Lab had made it, as the Kiwi-American company opened its giant new assembly plant and mission control centre in…

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Man suspected of killing Kiwi police officer Matiu Ratana has been named

The suspect in the killing of veteran Kiwi Metropolitan Police sergeant Matiu Ratana has been named as Louis De Zoysa. The 54-year-old sergeant was shot…

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UK police make fresh arrest in Matt Ratana investigation

Police in the UK have arrested a man in connection with the death of Kiwi cop Matiu Ratana, as his rugby club gathered to remember…

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Election 2020: What’s the plan to tackle the housing crisis?

In the 10-part series What’s the Plan? The Herald’s political and specialist reporters examine the big issues facing New Zealand and how the main political…

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Underaged girls paid cash, booze for sex

A man who paid two young teenagers with cash and alcohol to provide him with sexual services has narrowly avoided a prison term. Shaun Daniel…

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Small Business: Tourism subscription firm throws lifeline for Kiwi operators

Sam Brough, 30, founder of Arrowtown-based subscription firm Kiwi Welcome, talks gearing up to launch his tourism venture, how lockdown inspired the firm and its…

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Ben Thomas: Seymour a hard Act to follow as big rise in polls shows

A university lecturer said that when she asked a stage one politics class the boilerplate icebreaker, “which politician in New Zealand history would you most…

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Best boundary save ever? ‘Unbelievable’ diving effort stops six

Kings XI Punjab and West Indian cricketer Nicholas Pooran produced an amazing piece of fielding in his side’s thrilling Indian Premier League defeat today which…

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Finance debate: Robertson digs knife into Goldsmith over errors

The faceoff between Finance Minister Grant Robertson and National finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith has taken a feisty turn. Robertson used his time on stage to…

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Mood of the boardroom: CEOs rate the Cabinet

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is the top performing Cabinet Minister in the eyes of New Zealand chief executives. In the Herald’s 2020 Mood of the…

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Mood of the boardroom: CEOs rate the Cabinet

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is the top performing Cabinet Minister in the eyes of New Zealand chief executives. In the Herald’s 2020 Mood of the…

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Poisoned land: NZTA hushed historic Auckland Harbour Bridge contamination

By Phil Pennington RNZ Auckland Harbour Bridge maintenance work and operations contaminated land next to houses with heavy metals above permitted levels, but the Transport…

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Transtasman travel bubble possible by Xmas – Ardern; South Islanders could be first

A travel bubble between New Zealand and New South Wales could be open within weeks, according to reports out of Australia. But travel inside the…

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Wild weather: Strong wind warnings, heavy snow expected down to sea level

Wild weather is continuing in parts of the country – as strong wind warnings are issued and heavy snow blankets the South Island. Snow is…

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Audrey Young: Poll a shocker for National

COMMENT: Judith Collins put on a brave face but the latest political poll is a shocker for National. The trend might be headed in the…

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Audrey Young: Poll a shocker for National

COMMENT: Judith Collins put on a brave face but the latest political poll is a shocker for National. The trend might be headed in the…

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Faces at the coal-face: Mental Health Week ends but hard work continues

Mental health. It’s a topic being talked about more and more. To round off Mental Health Awareness week, Cira Olivier talks to providers about what…

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Auckland tsunami alert flops: ‘I’m doomed – didn’t hear anything’

A test of Auckland’s tsunami alert system has failed to reach many beachfront residents, prompting one to complain: “I’m doomed – didn’t hear anything.” More…

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Fears Sweden’s controversial tactic has backfired

From the start of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been one strategy of suppressing the virus that has proved more controversial than any other tactic:…

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And still! Adesanya retains title with stunning TKO

Israel Adesanya is a man of his word. Despite his UFC 253 title defence against Paulo Costa being billed as a contender for fight of…

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Real reason Trump’s refusal to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power is dangerous

COMMENT: No, Donald Trump will not be able to stay in office if he loses to Joe Biden in the upcoming US Presidential election. It…

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Audrey Young: How many fiscal errors has Paul Goldsmith really made?

National leader Judith Collins has rejected a call by Finance Minister Grant Robertson to rip up her party’s fiscal plan and start again, claiming it…

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Quake triggers sirens at Mt Ruapehu

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of the North Island this afternoon, GeoNet reports. The quake was recorded as moderate at 4.47pm. It was recorded…

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David Seymour says Kiwis being told ‘two massive falsehoods’ about Covid-19 response

Act leader David Seymour says the Government is serving up “two massive falsehoods” about the Covid-19 response “to cover up the fact we got lucky”….

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Vote 2020: New poll shows Labour can govern alone

The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll shows Labour could govern alone three weeks out from the election. Labour polled 50.1 per cent while National polled 29.6…

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Gangster paradise: Inside Mongrel Mob gangster’s life of luxury

Two years ago, Mongrel Mob member Joe Edmonds was deported from Australia to New Zealand. Now the muscular Edmonds is called Josef Armani Heart and…

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Live: Two new cases of Covid-19 today, both in managed isolation

There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, both in managed isolation. One person arrived on a flight from Germany on September…

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Six-year-old adopted boy denied school, abused in state care

A six-year-old boy who couldn’t spell cat and didn’t know his last name was sent to an institution where he was put to work and…

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‘He was never a quitter’: Why my brother chose to end his life

Gus van Soest was just 40 when he decided to end his life, as his body succumbed to an incurable disease. As Kiwis consider how…

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Sharks face slaughter for Covid vaccine development

Sharks face being slaughtered for the coronavirus vaccine, as conservationists warn as many as half a million could be killed for global supplies. One of…

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Liam Dann: NZ economy will muddle through – but at what cost?

COMMENT New Zealand will muddle through this crisis – it’s the Kiwi way. Regardless of who forms the next government, our economy appears to be…

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‘Without her I’m nothing’: Couple ditch NZ over ‘cruel’ $11k a month cancer cost

Joseph and Julie Moon are abandoning their dream lives in New Zealand, forced to return to America to afford the drug treatment she needs to…

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‘Without her I’m nothing’: Couple ditch NZ over ‘cruel’ $11k a month cancer cost

Joseph and Julie Moon are abandoning their dream lives in New Zealand, forced to return to America to afford the drug treatment she needs to…

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A short history of Bledisloe pettiness – and what the All Blacks must do next

COMMENT: The ongoing fight between the respective New Zealand and Australia national rugby unions started in the boardroom, but it needs to end on the…

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‘You have no right to be here’: Dad told to leave parents’ room in mall

An Auckland dad was told by an angry mum to leave the parents’ room where he was looking after his baby daughter. Josh Anderson was…

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‘You have no right to be here’: Dad told to leave parents’ room in mall

An Auckland dad was told by an angry mum to leave the parents’ room where he was looking after his baby daughter. Josh Anderson was…

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‘You have no right to be here’: Dad told to leave parents’ room in mall

An Auckland dad was told by an angry mum to leave the parents’ room where he was looking after his baby daughter. Josh Anderson was…

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Covid-19: What exactly is a ‘lockdown’?

COMMENT: The headlines tell the story. “Thousands in Madrid to lock down”, “New Covid-19 rules for more parts of North and Midlands”, “Can a ‘circuit…

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Heather du Plessis-Allan: The scramble to smother wealth tax hiccup

Julie-Anne Genter’s remark that the Green Party’s wealth tax proposal is a “bottom line” landed like a thud this week. Labour shut it down immediately,…

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Bankruptcy fear: Sir Tim Shadbolt says he can’t pay $350,000 in legal bills

Invercargill mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt says he’s potentially facing bankruptcy due to legal bills of $350,000 which he can’t pay. In a full and frank…

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Bankruptcy fear: Sir Tim Shadbolt says he can’t pay $350,000 in legal bills

Invercargill mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt says he’s potentially facing bankruptcy due to legal bills of $350,000 which he can’t pay. In a full and frank…

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Bankruptcy fear: Sir Tim Shadbolt says he can’t pay $350,000 in legal bills

Invercargill mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt says he’s potentially facing bankruptcy due to legal bills of $350,000 which he can’t pay. In a full and frank…

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Eyes on Singapore’s move to dongles as NZ Covid Tracer usage falls away

Debate over automated vs manual Covid tracking has reignited, with data showing a sharp tail-off in Kiwis using the NZ Covid Tracer app – just…

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Eyes on Singapore’s move to dongles as NZ Covid Tracer usage falls away

Debate over automated vs manual Covid tracking has reignited, with data showing a sharp tail-off in Kiwis using the NZ Covid Tracer app – just…

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Woman killed after slipping, falling during Mt Ruapehū ascent

A woman has died after a group climb on Mount Ruapehū went wrong yesterday. The woman was in a group of nine people who were…

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Sasha Borissenko: An ode to the extraordinary Ruth Bader Ginsburg

COMMENT: This time last year I went to a halloween party donning costume earrings, a doily-turned- makeshift collar, and a university gown. With my bespoke…

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Covid-19: The death of the business trip?

In a good year, The Standard hotel in New York’s meatpacking district would make US$100 million ($153m) in revenue and at least half of that…

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Slain Kiwi police officer thought custody role was ‘safest option’

A New Zealand police officer shot dead by a handcuffed suspect inside a station had taken the job of custody sergeant because he thought it…

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Border breach: German sailors in police custody ahead of hearing

The three German sailors who broke New Zealand’s Covid-19 border restrictions are being held in police custody ahead of a court appearance this week. Immigration…

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Live: Israel Adesanya v Paulo Costa

Live updates of the Kiwi-heavy UFC 253 card, headlined by Israel Adesanya’s UFC title defence against Paulo Costa. First things first – what’s going on?…

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