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Watch: Try of the year? High school star steamrolls 9 defenders

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:55
Otago Boys High First XV star Semisi Taeiloa has scored one of the most sensational tries you'll see all season. Playing at No 8 for Otago Boys against John McGlashan College on Saturday, Taeiloa picked ...

Two new cases of Covid; Hipkins unhappy with testing numbers

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:45
There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today. Both cases are women - one in her 20s and the other 30s - and from the same family. They are from Afghanistan. Both were found to be positive ...

Govt gives migrant visa holders six-month extension

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:37
Temporary workers whose visas were due to expire at the end of this year have had their visas extended by six months, the Government has announced. This will benefit close to 16,500 Essential Skills ...

Jetstar drops 25,000 flights to under $50

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:05
Jetstar is turning up the competitive heat with a promotion that will see 25,000 fares sold for under $50 one way. The company's "belated birthday sale" will see a range of promotional flights released ...

Jaws is still devouring us. SOS!

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:55
In 1975, this thriller freaked out the world, scaring us out of the water and creating the summer-blockbuster template. It was also a warning. The shark was right. With apologies to the skinny-dipper ...

Court decision over potential Stuff sale remains redacted

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:24
Redactions made to a court judgment after the Herald's owner NZME attempt to buy media company Stuff will remain for another six months, a judge has ruled. Justice Sarah Katz also said the publication ...

Leaked ports report: 'Give the $2m back' - Manukau harbour preferred over Northland

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:06
A new report that prefers Manukau Harbour over Northland for a new port is being slammed with the Government being urged to get back the $2 million that it paid for it. The Government released the major ...

March 15 mosque threat reported weeks before attack - claims

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:01
A New Zealand Muslim group reported a threat that explicitly mentioned March 15 just weeks before the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 51 people. The Islamic Women's Council (IWCNZ) today revealed ...

Aussie politicians grill TikTok, two privacy complaints in New Zealand

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 10:14
The Chinese-owned, short-video social media platform TikTok - long popular with younger people - is creating more and more controversy as it crosses over into the mainstream. Read More Facebook ...

Gregor Paul: How Crusaders can expose Blues' vulnerability

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:34
The Blues have been poked and probed in the last three weeks, flipped about and smacked from most angles and yielded nothing. None of the Hurricanes, Chiefs or Highlanders were able to locate a soft ...

TikTok is shaping politics. But how?

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:56
Two researchers have studied political expression on the app since the era. Here's what they found. As a place where millions of young Americans perform and explore their identities in public ...

Govt restricting seats on Air NZ flights as Kiwis scramble to get home

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:26
The Government has confirmed it is restricting seats on international flights for people wanting to return to New Zealand. In a statement this morning Minister Megan Woods said the Government and Air ...

Winston brings in the 'bad boys of Brexit' to bolster NZ First's vote

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:09
A pair of political operatives, dubbed the bad boys of Brexit, have been hired by New Zealand First to create "mischief, mayhem and guerrilla warfare" in the upcoming election. Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore ...

'Shame on you': Aussie judge slams Kiwis for handcuffing, choking cop

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:06
An Australian judge has blasted a Kiwi brother and sister who repeatedly strangled a female police officer to near unconsciousness and restrained her using her own handcuffs, telling the pair: "Shame ...

Drug horror: Student tried to claw his own eyes out

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:29
A Dunedin student attempting to scratch his eyeballs out has prompted a warning from police around drug use. Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin, said last night police were called to assist ...

The leakers: Just who are Hamish Walker and Michelle Boag?

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:17
In his short two and a half years as an MP, National's Hamish Walker has made headlines across the country for both the right and the wrong reasons. From talking a distressed man off the edge of a dam ...

Exclusive: Foster reveals how close ABs came to losing Barrett

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:16
At the start of any new four-year cycle attention inevitably turns to which prospects will force their way into the first All Blacks squad of the season. Hoskins Sotutu, Will Jordan, Caleb Clarke and ...

Basketball boosted in latest $80m virus handout

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 06:47
Community sport has been targeted in the first major release of the Government's Covid-19 recreation recovery package. And basketball – bypassed in the much smaller initial package – has won a special ...