“MOTIVATION IS WHAT GOT YOU STARTED. HABIT IS WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING”
“THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN THE GYM:  1. SHOW UP”
“DON’T ONLY TRAIN YOUR BODY.  TRAIN YOUR MIND NOT TO QUIT”
“THE ONLY BAD WORKOUT IS THE ONE THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN”
“REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED”
“DON’T KEEP TELLING PEOPLE YOUR PLANS.  SHOW THEM YOUR RESULTS”
“IT’S A SLOW PROCESS, BUT QUITTING WON’T SPEED IT UP”
“USE THE 21/90 RULE  |  IT TAKES AT LEAST 21 DAYS TO BUILD A HABIT … AND AT LEAST 90 DAYS TO BUILD A LIFESTYLE”
“YOUR MIND WILL QUIT 100 TIMES BEFORE YOUR BODY EVER DOES”
“IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING … YOU’RE PROGRESSING”
“PROGRESS DEMANDS PATIENCE”
“LOOK IN THE MIRROR, THAT’S YOUR COMPETITION”
“IF YOU DON’T START TODAY, THEN WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU’LL START TOMORROW?”
STOP SAYING “TOMORROW”
“IF YOU AREN’T WILLING TO WORK FOR IT.  DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT NOT HAVING IT”
“DON’T STOP WHEN YOU ARE TIRED … STOP WHEN YOU ARE DONE”
“YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR LIMITS UNTIL YOU PUSH YOURSELF PAST THEM”
“THEY WANNA SEE YOU DO WELL, BUT NEVER BETTER THAN THEM.  REMEMBER THAT”
“A 1 HOUR WORKOUT IS 4% OF YOUR DAY”
“NOTHING IS OVER UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING”
“YOU WILL NEVER ALWAYS BE MOTIVATED.  YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO BE DISCIPLINED”
“COMFORTABLE ISN’T GOING TO MAKE YOU BETTER”
“WHEN YOU LOSE ALL EXCUSES YOU WILL FIND RESULTS”
“THREE MONTHS FROM NOW, YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF”
“THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN THE GYM: 1. SHOW UP”

Ghislaine Maxwell woken by prison guards every 15 minutes to check she's breathing - lawyer

A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with finding girls in the 1990s for US financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, says her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she's...

Kiwi chick hatches at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae

It's been a good year for Ngā Manu Nature Reserve's bird breeding programmes.With kaka, kakariki, and kiwi all in the spotlight, the most exciting piece of news has been the hatching of not one, but two kiwi chicks.The first...

Whakaari / White Island: Death toll rises to 22 as police confirm Horst Westenfelder succumbed to injuries from the disaster

The death toll from the eruption of Whakaari / White Island last year has risen to 22 after police confirmed another person succumbed to injuries from the disaster. The death of 64-year-old Horst Westenfelder occurred on 2 July...

Wellington High School lockdown situation resolved - principal

Police are speaking to two people after Wellington High School received a threat and was put into lockdown.

Potential for New Plymouth parking sensors to explode prompts repairs and deactivation

By Robin Martin, RNZ Fears parking sensors could explode have led New Plymouth District Council to replace or deactivate more than 500 of its 1600 sensors.It has emerged the devices' lithium batteries are spontaneously combusting,...

Media company Stuff to trial unlimited sick leave for staff

Stuff says it will trial unlimited sick leave for six months.

Auditor-General finds fault with Government's handling of Auckland light rail

The way the Government has gone about procuring light rail in Auckland has left a sour note with the Auditor-General.Put bluntly, Auditor-General John Ryan is not impressed with a decision to have a run-off between two bidders in...

Couple out in the cold over fireplace dispute

Marc and Talya Horrocks have received an ultimatum from the Nelson City Council to remove their woodburner - but an alternative heat source will cost them almost $30,000.

Māori Party MPs walk out of Parliament in protest

By RNZ The Māori Party's two MPs have walked out of the House in protest during Parliament's Address and Reply debate.Under the rules, party leaders with more than six MPs get 30 minutes to speak and smaller parties only...

Herald morning quiz: November 27

Test your brains with the Herald's morning quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz at 3pm for the afternoon quiz.

Donald Trump pardons Michael Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

US President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday (US time), taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated...

Furry Friday: Take a canine chill pill

Watching a dog, you get caught up so much in their simplicity that you forget your own worries.

Traffic havoc: Northern Motorway toll road closed after crash

A section of Auckland's Northern Motorway is closed, with a line of snaking cars being diverted to a detour, due to a vehicle crash. A crash on the Puhoi to Orewa toll road near the Grand Drive overbridge has closed part of the...

Auckland traffic live: Traffic flowing without congestion on city motorways

We have everything you need to know about traffic and weather-related incidents in Auckland.

Mako's final feed at Eden Park fortress

Tasman Mako are hunting for back-to-back Mitre 10 Cup premierships - will Auckland fall prey to an Eden Park feeding frenzy?

Run-down Wellington flat for rent described as 'dungeon'

An advertisement for a central Wellington flat at the cost of $815 has sparked an angry reaction from Wellington renters, who have described it as not even fit for a dog, with bedrooms more like "dungeons".

Six of Pakistan cricket team test positive for Covid-19

Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad have tested positive for Covid-19 in managed isolation in Christchurch, New Zealand Cricket says.

Government announces first major border exemption with 2000 horticultural workers coming in the new year

The horticulture industry is in line for 2000 workers from the Pacific in the biggest border loosening since Covid began.

Jacinda Ardern vs Judith Collins: 53rd Parliament kicks off in a blaze of fiery debate

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her political rival, National's Judith Collins, have kicked off the 53rd Parliament with a fiery debate which cumulated in a scrap over housing.Ardern accused National of "leaving us a housing crisis,"...

Covid-19 Coronavirus: Fears Thanksgiving could see Covid explosion

Despite Covid-19 still running rampant across the country, many Americans are refusing to give up their holiday plans in order to help slow the spread.With Thanksgiving just days away, fears are growing that the US, which is already...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Adelaide student infected by picking up pizza

Heath authorities believe an Adelaide student diagnosed with coronavirus likely caught the virus while picking up a takeaway pizza. Health authorities in South Australia have confirmed the high school ...

Herald morning quiz: November 27

Test your brains with the Herald's morning quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz at 3pm for the afternoon quiz.

On the ice: Details of Lorde's Antarctic adventure revealed

She's graced some of the world's most famous stages singing the songs which have landed her chart-toppers around the globe and two Grammy Awards. And while Lorde - real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor - keeps ...

Ex-manager splurged $110k as Unitec shed staff to cut costs

A more than $100,000 fraud by a former senior manager at a financially distressed tertiary institute occurred while Government was being told all non-essential spending had stopped and teaching staff ...

Marlborough to shut many freedom camping sites after public backlash

Two-thirds of Marlborough's council-owned freedom camping sites will shut under a new draft bylaw.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in NZ

Analysis - The coronavirus vaccine cavalry is coming, but with caveats - there are trials to finish, regulators to impress, logistics to arrange. Health correspondent Rowan Quinn assesses where we're at.

Herald afternoon quiz: November 26

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow.

Leading cricket umpire cops fine for challenging ruling at son's under-13s game

Gerard Abood left red-faced and out of pocket after breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct.

Surfie town where average house prices jumped $360K

Netflix's We Are the Champions, TVNZ's Sister among great new shows to stream

The Wellington-based creator of Luther is back with a new thriller, while a documentary series celebrates weird and wonderful competitions.

'In real life I was a loser': 'Role playing' gamer facing life in jail after $17m drug bust

A 26-year-old man raking in thousands of dollars a day selling drugs on the dark web has told a court he "didn't take it very seriously" and "used to role play as a drug trafficker" on video games as ...

Lack of specialists adds to burnout and long waiting lists, research shows

Senior doctors are warning a dwindling workforce is contributing to stress and burnout - and contributing to long waits for patients.

Christchurch's Bread & Circus buskers festival adapts to survive the pandemic

The popular "world" event will instead focus on the backyard, with appearances by the Topp Twins, award-winning magician Jarred Fell and a heap of local buskers.

School lockdown from 'credible' threat possibly linked to White Supremacy - police

A lockdown at Wellington High school was because of a "credible, serious" threat with possible links to white supremacy, police told the principal, but there is no evidence it targeted LGBTQI people.

Shipping logjam: 'Warning lights' for NZ export season

"Philosophical" may be the best way to sum up how New Zealand's biggest export sectors are viewing warnings Covid-19 global shipping disruption will worsen, with Auckland port's congestion just one of ...

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge: November 27, 2020

Female doctors are on track to outnumber male doctors by which year?

Barack Obama's interview with Stephen Colbert draws criticism for being too soft

It was obvious from the opening minutes of Barack Obama's latest interview that he wasn't going to be fielding any tough questions. Former US president Barack Obama has been doing the media rounds in recent weeks to promote his...

US election: Polls find Trump supporters believe Biden stole the election

President-elect Joe Biden will face a massive problem to overcome with the American public from the moment he takes office, new polls suggest. An overwhelming majority of Republicans believe the election was "stolen" from Donald...

Simon Wilson: The good and bad news about boomers

OPINION: At a business conference in the Aotea Centre earlier this month, Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton came out swinging. "It's not good enough to pick at the scabs of public discontent," ...

Rotting Shelly Bay wharves a risk to swimmers and boaties

Wharves at Wellington's Shelly Bay have rotted to such an extent that floating debris has become a risk to boaties and swimmers using the harbour.The structures have been in an unusable state for decades, but only continue to deteriorate...

Matthew Hooton: How Jacinda Ardern can burst the house-price bubble

OPINION: Investors borrowing up large to throw into residential property for risk-free, tax-free returns should be warned: it won't be allowed to happen. The Prime Minister may not need to worry about ...

Smoke from car doing burnouts forces Wellington office building to be evacuated

Office workers were evacuated from a Wellington building this afternoon after a car doing burnouts in one of the building's car parks triggered alarms. Police got a report of smoke in the building just ...

Boy, 5, critically injured after wheel flies off ute performing burnout

A 5-year-old Australian boy has been rushed to hospital with critical injuries after he was hit by a wheel that flew off an allegedly unregistered ute performing a burnout north of Brisbane.Queensland Police say the boy "suffered...

What happens to markets, post Covid?

The advent of three promising vaccines to combat Covid-19 has left investors scratching their heads about what this will mean for sharemarkets, many of which have continued to rally sharply throughout ...

Covid-19: Australian coronavirus expert debunks biggest Covid vaccination myth

The world held its collective breath as scientists rushed to find a covid-19 vaccine – but now that one is set to be rolled out imminently, one major hurdle remains.Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the first doses...

One dead, another seriously injured after West Auckland single-vehicle crash

One person has died and another is in hospital with serious injuries after a car crash in West Auckland. The single-vehicle crash happened on Parker Rd in the suburb of Oratia just after 4pm, police said.The circumstances of the...

Jetstar drops fares to $19, increases capacity - should Air NZ be worried?

Jetstar hopes to rebuild its capacity to nearly pre-Covid levels, in a move that one analyst says could signal expansion in this country. The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier is operating at 63 per cent ...

Former office space on Wellington's waterfront to be opened up to new builds and green spaces

CentrePort has unveiled its future plans for the capital's waterfront, proposing greater public access to a large area of industrial space.

Wellington High School lockdown from 'credible' threat possibly linked to White Supremacy - police

By Hamish Cardwell of RNZ A lockdown at Wellington High School was because of a "credible, serious" threat with possible links to white supremacy, police told the principal, but there is no evidence it targeted LGBTQI people.Police...

'Clearly asleep': Snoring juror booted from months-long Sydney murder trial

A Sydney juror has been dismissed from a months-long Sydney murder trial after falling asleep and snoring during the hearing's final stages.The woman was one of 15 members on an extended jury hearing allegations that a hitman contracted...

Blenheim apprentice jeweller shines in transtasman competition

Amelia Pask started making jewellery as a hobby; now she is the first Kiwi to win an Australasian apprentice competition.

United Nations calls on Israel to lift 'severe' blockade of Gaza Strip

Israel's blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as US$16.7 billion (NZ$23.85b) in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a UN report said Wednesday (Thursday NZT),...

Does vaping raise the risk of spreading Covid-19?

A new analysis has suggested normal vaping only slightly raises the risk of a person infected with Covid-19 passing on the virus through the air.But an independent expert has cautioned that more evidence is needed to make that conclusion.The...

NRL draw 2021: Five must-see matches for the Warriors as they kick off new era

The return of Kearney, Payten and possibly Mt Smart. Five Warriors games in 2021 you won't want to miss.

Covid 19: Cricketers bowled final warning after players caught flouting rules

It's been nine days since a case of Covid-19 spread via community transmission was reported, while the Pakistan cricket team has been caught out breaking managed isolation rules. Six cricket players ...

Flurry of job offers and recruitment support for Covid returnee seeking aged and disabled care work

Sandra Smith says her faith in New Zealanders has been restored after an outpouring of support to help her secure a job in a field she's passionate about.

US election: Drama inside US presidential transition as Joe Biden loyalists complain they're being overlooked

Anger is reportedly building inside the Biden transition, with the President-elect's longest-serving staff resenting his most recent decisions. Yesterday brought some welcome, belated news for Joe Biden, with America's General Services...

Auckland Council eases water restrictions for summer

From 14 December, residents in the supercity will be able to use a hand-held hose at home, provided it is attended and has a trigger nozzle.

British-Australian academic freed in Iranian exchange

Iran has freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic who has been detained in Iran for more than two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, it has reported.The three Iranians released in the swap had been...

More than half of New Zealand lakes surveyed 'poor' or 'very poor'

Lawa's national summary reveals the poor condition of many lowland lakes, but also the "spectacular quality" of some upland water bodies.

Potential for parking sensors to explode prompts repairs and deactivation

Fears parking sensors that could explode have led New Plymouth District Council to replace or deactivate more than 500 of its 1600 sensors.

Police hunt for radar detector thieves in Christchurch

Police are trying to find those responsible for a spate of radar detector thefts in Christchurch.Area prevention manager Leairne Dow said 67 have been stolen from cars in the city since September.They are following strong lines...

Government to let in 2000 fruit pickers from Pacific - but with living wage catch

Two thousand workers from the Pacific will come to New Zealand early next year to pick fruit for the horticulture and wine industries.Their arrival is hoped to cover a huge hole in the labour force and avert what many growers have...

Confession proves Lyttle killed friend, Crown argues

Convicted murderer David Lyttle continues to deny he killed his friend Brett Hall almost a decade ago.

'Social outcast' behind $17 million dark web drug syndicate

A 26-year-old man raking in thousands of dollars a day selling drugs on the dark web has told a court he "didn't take it very seriously" and "used to role play as a drug trafficker" on video games as a teenager.Cody Ronald Ward...

Police raise Whakaari eruption death toll to 22 after death overseas in July

Police have confirmed Horst Westenfelder, 64, died overseas in July, bringing the number of people who died as a result of the eruption in December last year to 22.

Hundreds sentenced to life in prison over Turkey's failed 2016 coup

A total of 475 defendants, including some military generals and fighter pilots, had been on trial for the past three years following the failed coup attempt.

The one issue with home loan changes no one is talking about

Covid 19 coronavirus: China's claims of virus on frozen foods stoke controversy

China has stirred controversy with claims it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food.Frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company was banned for one week today in a continuing series of such temporary...

Revealed: The long criminal history of Kiwi in Hells Angels drugs bust in Europe

One of the Kiwis arrested in Europe as part of an alleged global drug syndicate controlled by the Hells Angels motorcycle gang was among the first methamphetamine cooks in New Zealand 20 years ago. Marc ...

Principals struggle with meeting needs, despite teacher aides pay deal

School principals say they are caught in a vice of how to employ teacher aides with a funding matrix that is too hard to use.

Five things you need to know about Black Friday

By now Black Friday is well under way with retailers working hard to get consumers to part with their dollar. The Herald rounds up all the information you need to know about the drawn-out flash sales ...

Covid 19 coronavirus: AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine.A statement describing the error came days after the company...

Reserve Bank raises spectre of wave of 'managed sales' of homes in March

Reserve Bank warns "managed sales" of homes by banks could be possible next year.

Pakistan approves law to chemically castrate rapists

Pakistan will take drastic action against rapists after the country was rocked by a number of horrific sexual assaults.Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved in principle a law to chemically castrate rapists.The former cricket...

Covid-19 update 26 November: Air NZ case not linked to New Zealand genomes; one new case

Genome sequencing has showed the Air New Zealand crew member who tested positive for Covid-19 in China is not linked to known cases in New Zealand, the ministry of health says.

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

Ethiopia's Prime Minister says the Army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors...

Joe Biden wants Brexit deal done quickly to rebuild 'coalition of the West'

Allies of Joe Biden have made clear that he expects to see a Brexit trade deal concluded swiftly as he seeks to rebuild a "coalition of the West" to respond to the growing spectre of China. John Kerry, who has been appointed as...

Inequity in cancer care at every turn for Māori

By Natalie Akoorie, Local Democracy Reporting Editor Māori are more likely to get cancer, will get it younger, are diagnosed later, have poorer access to treatment, and are much more likely to die from cancer than non-Māori...

New N95 mask guidelines for frontline MIQ workers - Ministry

Managed isolation and quarantine workers should now wear the more protective N95 masks when in close confines with potential Covid-19 cases, the Ministry of Health says.

Appeal lost over frozen $17.5 million of alleged dirty money

The wife of a Venezuelan Government official embroiled in an international corruption scandal has lost a bid to have more than $17 million in alleged dirty money unfrozen by police.Police claim Andreina Gamez Rodriguez committed...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Denmark faces new horror as bodies of culled mink rise from mass graves

As if the Danish government's rushed decision to cull and bury more than 10 million minks wasn't a grisly enough story, thousands of the animals' bloated cadavers have begun to re-emerge from their shallow graves.The phenomenon...

Sideswipe: Bright monarch

Queen Elizabeth's habit of wearing bright colours is self-imposed—but her attention- seeking style is for a very good reason. "At public events, the Queen of England often arrives sporting neon shades ...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Second cricket team caught out by CCTV as players test positive

It's been nine days since a case of Covid-19 spread via community transmission was reported, while the Pakistan cricket team has been caught out breaking managed isolation rules. Six cricket players tested positive for the virus...

Horror as Melbourne teen put in choke hold, 'knocked out' during brutal eviction from pub

Disturbing video has emerged of the moment a security guard in a Melbourne pub choked a teenager to unconsciousness before dropping him to the floor and dragging him out of the bar.Police are now investigating the alleged incident...

Government to let in 2000 fruit pickers from Pacific - but with living wage catch

Two thousand workers from the Pacific will come to New Zealand early next year to pick fruit for the horticulture and wine industries. Their arrival is hoped to cover a huge hole in the labour force ...

Love Christmas movies? Actually, this Season may just have provided a new fave

REVIEW: Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis' smart, sassy, sensitive and sensationally good dramedy might just be the saviour of 2020's festive fare.

Waikato businesses cleaning up mess after torrential downpour

A number of businesses in Te Awamutu have been in clean-up mode after being flooded following a torrential downpour in the Waikato town yesterday.

Govt to allow 2000 horticulture workers in from Pacific under strict conditions

The seasonal workers are set to arrive in New Zealand from January in a bid to ease a shortage of fruit and vegetable pickers across the country.

Christmas open home for a good cause

Charity begins at home for a Christchurch couple who are opening their decked out house for Christmas tours.

Sri Lankan man loses deportation appeal after sexually assaulting massage therapist

The 37-year-old claimed he could face violence back in Sri Lanka after people there found out about his "despicable" offending.

Two approaches to building up your te reo vocabulary

Learning how phrases and sentences are constructed in te reo is one thing, acquiring a good general vocabulary of Māori words is another.

Judith Collins and Jacinda Ardern speak to MPs after State Opening of Parliament

National leader Judith Collins and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have addressed MPs in the House this afternoon, after the State Opening of Parliament. MPs were officially sworn in yesterday, but today is when both leaders set out...

Car doing burnouts causes Wellington office building to be evacuated

Office workers were evacuated from a Wellington building this afternoon after a car doing burnouts in one of the building's car parks triggered alarms. Police got a report of smoke in the building just before 2pm and attended the...

How Henry Weaver grew $100 skincare site The Daily to sell into 10 countries in a year

Henry Weaver was travelling around India like a nomad when he realised the law degree he just finished in the UK was meaningless.The now 28-year-old had a realisation there was more to life than getting a degree and finding a well-paid...

New 341km Central Otago touring route starts in Queenstown, ends in Dunedin

A new touring route has been launched in Central Otago aimed to encourage people to explore further off the well beaten track.

Ardern v Collins: Parliament kicks off in a blaze of fiery debate

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her political rival, National's Judith Collins, have kicked off the 53rd Parliament with a fiery debate which cumulated in a scrap over housing. Ardern accused National ...

Karl Puschmann: No.1 songs, gratuitous nudity and Anika Moa

OPINION: For such a small country our musicians have released some big tunes over the years. It's easy to forget just how many legit bangers in so many different genres and spread out across so many ...
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Diego Maradona's final words before death emerge

Football legend Diego Maradona’s last words before he died were: “I don’t feel well.”Maradona suffered a fatal heart attack on Wednesday (local time), two weeks after he had surgery to treat a brain bleed.The 60-year-old legend…

Tri Nations rugby: All Blacks v Argentina Pumas in Newcastle – teams, kick-off time, live streaming and how to watch

All you need to know ahead of the All Blacks’ clash against the Pumas in Newcastle The All Blacks have made three changes to their starting lineup for Saturday’s Tri Nations rematch against Argentina, retaining an unchanged backline…

Thailand revives law banning criticism of king in bid to curb protests

Thailand has revived a controversial law against criticising the royal family in an attempt to curb months of anti-government protests.

Diego Maradona: Thousands bid farewell as Argentina grieves

Thousands of fans are paying their final respects to Argentine football legend Diego Maradona at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires.

Rest home profit down as costs go up to remain Covid-free

Another retirement village operator has seen its half-year result hit by higher costs as a result of Covid-19.

'It feels like the right thing to do': Remarkables Station gifted to trust for 'all New Zealanders to enjoy'

By RNZ Nine hundred hectares at the foot of the Remarkables Range near Queenstown has been gifted to the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust.Remarkables Station owners Dick and Jillian Jardine have gifted the land to the trust…

Sports Quiz: November 27 – Cricket special

Test your sporting knowledge with the Herald Sports Quiz brought to you by Spark Sport. Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Tom Lathams, your White Ferns from your White Sox? Here’s your chance to prove your supreme sporting…

Warriors get home games pandemic permitting

The Warriors will play their first two games of next year’s National Rugby League season at home in Auckland, subject to the COVID-19 trans-Tasman travel restrictions being lifted.

Skyrocketing house prices: Economist says Reserve Bank, govt, trying to address pandemic

Kiwibank’s chief economist says the RBNZ inflated house prices on purpose in their efforts to boost the post-pandemic economy – but the Covid-19 recession has put NZ in an unusual position.

US election 2020: ‘America is back’, says Biden as he unveils team

The president-elect says the US is “ready to lead the world”, as his transition gathers pace.

Bidwell: All Blacks fans settling for second best

Opinion – An All Blacks win on Saturday won’t change Hamish Bidwell’s mind about which direction the team is going in.

Argentina overhaul team for second crack at All Blacks

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has completely overhauled his team for Saturday’s Tri-Nations test against the All Blacks in Newcastle.

Tri Nations rugby: Ian Foster explains changes to All Blacks team to face Argentina in rematch

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made three changes to his starting side to face Argentina in their crucial Tri Nations clash in Newcastle, handing rookie Akira Ioane his second start of his career.Follow the recap of the All Blacks…

Ghislaine Maxwell woken by prison guards every 15 minutes to check she's breathing – lawyer

A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with finding girls in the 1990s for US financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, says her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she’s…

Tri Nations rugby: Ian Foster reveals All Blacks received apologies from officials for refereeing decisions

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has revealed the team have received apologies from match officials for some of the decisions made during their recent tests. The All Blacks are riding their first two-match losing streak since 2011,…

Wanaka developer hopeful Mt Iron Junction project will proceed despite consent declined

Major change to the entrance to Wanaka is still on the cards, despite a resource consent application being declined earlier this year.Mt Iron Junction Ltd co-owner Stephen Schikker confirmed yesterday he was in mediation with the…

Families of Afghan men allegedly killed by Australian SAS soldiers still asking for justice

The families of Afghans unlawfully killed by Australian special forces say they want the alleged perpetrators tried in Afghanistan.

Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Diego Maradona, the Argentine football great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title, has died. He was 60.The office of Argentina’s president will decree three days of national mourning…

Barack Obama's interview with Stephen Colbert draws criticism for being too soft

It was obvious from the opening minutes of Barack Obama’s latest interview that he wasn’t going to be fielding any tough questions. Former US president Barack Obama has been doing the media rounds in recent weeks to promote his…

Black Friday warning: The products that go up in price

Black Friday is known to throw up a bargain, but what shoppers may not know is some product prices are increased ahead of the flash sales event.Data from price comparison website PriceSpy shows that one in 10 products typically…

Kiwi spending intentions 'cautiously optimisic' despite pandemic

A survey of 777 consumers by professional services firm Accenture indicates nearly one-in-six were feeling more optimistic and will spend more this year

US President Donald Trump pardons ex-National Security Adviser Flynn

President Donald Trump has pardoned his former top security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Surge in lending for horticulture needs watching: Reserve Bank

Banks’ lending for horticulture, led by the kiwifruit industry, is growing by 15 per cent a year and will need watching for associated emerging risks, says the Reserve Bank in its latest Financial Stability Report.The risk was in…

'Clearly asleep': Snoring juror booted from months-long Sydney murder trial

A Sydney juror has been dismissed from a months-long Sydney murder trial after falling asleep and snoring during the hearing’s final stages.The woman was one of 15 members on an extended jury hearing allegations that a hitman contracted…

How Henry Weaver grew $100 skincare site The Daily to sell into 10 countries in a year

Henry Weaver was travelling around India like a nomad when he realised the law degree he just finished in the UK was meaningless.The now 28-year-old had a realisation there was more to life than getting a degree and finding a well-paid…

Football: Diego Maradona's final interview just weeks before his tragic death

Diego Maradona, considered by many to be the greatest footballer who ever lived, certainly lived life to the full – but his final interview showed he still feared he wouldn’t always be loved.Maradona died at the age of 60 after…

South Australia's medi-hotel system to be overhauled amid Covid-19 cluster

South Australia has announced urgent plans to overhaul its medi-hotel system, amid a coronavirus cluster that emerged from Peppers Waymouth Hotel in Adelaide.

PNG parliament thrust into uncertainty as MPs test positive for Covid-19

Papua New Guinea’s political crisis has been thrust into new uncertainty after three MPs tested positive for Covid-19.

Joe Biden wants Brexit deal done quickly to rebuild 'coalition of the West'

Allies of Joe Biden have made clear that he expects to see a Brexit trade deal concluded swiftly as he seeks to rebuild a “coalition of the West” to respond to the growing spectre of China. John Kerry, who has been appointed as…

Kathmandu first quarter sales driven by Rip Curl

Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu is reaping gains from its acquisition of surfing brand Rip Curl.Kathmandu group sales for its first quarter ended October 31 increased by 72 per cent of the same period a year earlier.In…

Finance Minister Robertson calls for Reserve Bank to tackle housing

The Finance Minister wants the Reserve Bank to become more involved in checking the skyrocketing price of housing in New Zealand.

Skyrocketing house prices: Economist says Reserve Bank, govt, trying to address pandemic

By RNZ Kiwibank’s chief economist says the Reserve Bank inflated house prices on purpose in their efforts to boost the post-pandemic economy – but the Covid-19 recession has put New Zealand in an unusual position.Jarrod Kerr’s…

Pasifika proud Aso ready for Maori All Blacks

Pasifika proud Hurricanes player Vince Aso, is excited to represent his Samoan heritage, after being named in the first Moana Pasifika team.

Changes to All Blacks XV as they try to avoid third straight loss

The All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made three changes to the starting XV for this weekend’s Tri-Nations test against Argentina in Newcastle.

The single image that defined the Diego Maradona era

Technically, it might not be the sharpest image.It is true, too, that while we can clearly identify the antagonists, the protagonist has his back to the camera.This shot, however, is every bit as powerful and momentous as Neil…

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare half-year profit surges as Covid-19 drives demand

The medical equipment manufacturer Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s half-year profit has surged as Covid-19 drove demand for its products.

From isolation to redundancy: Stark reality for Air NZ cabin crew

By RNZ Air New Zealand cabin crew currently self-isolating face the prospect of losing their jobs to deep cuts across the business. Around 380 of the cabin crew on the 787s are being made redundant, said Savage, the head of…

Covid 19 coronavirus: AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine.A statement describing the error came days after the company…

Boxing: The bizarre rules for Mike Tyson comeback fight leaves UFC boss Dana White stunned

Mike Tyson, one of the most feared punchers in history, has apparently been barred from trying to knock Roy Jones jnr out in his comeback. The 54-year-old Tyson faces multi-weight class legend Jones, aged 51, in Los Angeles on Sunday….

Demand up for NZ made wool carpets

The global pandemic has New Zealand wool carpet manufacturers spinning, with demand increasing from customers here and in the US.

Football legend Maradona dies

Maradona is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time and was the inspiration for Argentina’s World Cup success in Mexico in 1986.

Consumer NZ lays complaint against Airbnb and Bachcare over cancellation policies

Consumer New Zealand is pushing for court action against Airbnb and Bachcare over what it describes as unfair cancellation terms.

Can Reserve Bank dampen an inflamed housing market?

Analysis – The government is asking the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) to change from arsonist to firefighter in the housing market, RNZ Business Editor Gyles Beckford writes.

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister says the Army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city’s half-million residents to stay indoors…

NZ Herald audience breaks records in extraordinary news year

New Zealanders have turned to the Herald in record numbers at a time when accurate information became a necessity. During the relentless news cycle of the past year, the New Zealand Herald’s overall print-digital readership is at…

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex tells of 'unbearable grief' of miscarriage

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she had a miscarriage in July, writing in an article of feeling “an almost unbearable grief”.

James Nokise: New Orleans a better fit for Steven Adams

Opinion – Steven Adams’ next stint at the New Orleans Pelicans will be better for him and New Zealand basketball fans, James Nokise writes.

Adrian Orr says Reserve Bank wants to introduce debt to income ratios to NZ

Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr says RBNZ is “dusting off the research” on debt to income ratios and the “simple answer” is yes, he wants them in place.

Grant Robertson v Adrian Orr: Those letters, decoded

Originally published by The Spinoff ANALYSIS: The New Zealand housing crisis, and how to tackle it, took epistolary form yesterday in letters from the finance minister and the Reserve Bank governor. We read between the lines….

US election: Polls find Trump supporters believe Biden stole the election

President-elect Joe Biden will face a massive problem to overcome with the American public from the moment he takes office, new polls suggest. An overwhelming majority of Republicans believe the election was “stolen” from Donald…

Opioid crisis: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Purdue Pharma has pleaded guilty to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals…

Argentina football legend Maradona dies of heart attack

Maradona is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time and was the inspiration for Argentina’s World Cup success in Mexico in 1986.

Covid-19's impact on employment of casual workers

A new report shows casual and fixed-term contracts made up a third of all new hires between March and October – and they were losing their jobs more often, too.

Fletcher Building forecasts first-half earnings to be pushed up nearly $100m

Fletcher Building expects to do far better this year than last year and make $305m to $320m in operating earnings in the first six months of the current financial year to December, chief executive Ross Taylor says.That would be…

Utilities software company Gentrack posts another full-year loss

The company, which sells software to airports and utilities, reported a $31.7 million loss, compared with a $3.3m loss a year ago.

Pakistan approves law to chemically castrate rapists

Pakistan will take drastic action against rapists after the country was rocked by a number of horrific sexual assaults.Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved in principle a law to chemically castrate rapists.The former cricket…

New Zealand Rural Land Company to list on NZX stock market

The recently formed New Zealand Rural Land Company is planning to list on the NZX stock market later next month with an initial public offer of shares.

Horror as Melbourne teen put in choke hold, 'knocked out' during brutal eviction from pub

Disturbing video has emerged of the moment a security guard in a Melbourne pub choked a teenager to unconsciousness before dropping him to the floor and dragging him out of the bar.Police are now investigating the alleged incident…

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 60 million infections – Reuters tally

The global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases has hit 60 million, with the pace of new infections accelerating and the United States reporting record numbers of hospitalisations, according to a Reuters tally.

Gentrack sinks deeper into red as Covid-19 hits revenue

Covid-19 related writedowns took utilities software specialist Gentrack deeper into the red over the September year.The company, which specialises in software for utilities and airports, recorded a net loss of $31.7 million for…

British-Australian academic freed in Iranian exchange

Iran has freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic who has been detained in Iran for more than two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, it has reported.The three Iranians released in the swap had been…

Australian Tennis Open set to be delayed

The Australian Open is set to be delayed by a week or more as negotiations over coronavirus health measures continue.

Black Caps turn to West Indies for advice on Black Lives Matter

The Black Caps will seek advice on Thursday from the West Indies cricketers on how to recognise the Black Lives Matter movement during the series which starts in Auckland on Friday.

Cherry growers nervous over limited seasonal pickers available

With the border remaining closed to seasonal workers, cherry growers fear huge losses during January’s peak harvest time.

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today’s sports news – Reds beaten in Champions League, Williamson and Bates up for ICC awards and Proteas won’t take a knee.

Cert NZ tracks big rise in cyber attacks during pandemic

The Government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert NZ) fielded a record 2610 reports of cyberattacks in the September quarter, which included the second lockdown for Aucklanders.It continued a trend of escalating online fraud,…

America's Cup 2021: Behind the scenes of Team New Zealand's build of second boat

Team New Zealand have released a video showing the intense behind the scenes efforts from the design team to build their second America’s Cup boat.Team NZ unveiled their second AC75 Te Rehutai last week, impressing onlookers with…

Tri Nations rugby: All Blacks meet Taika Waititi and Idris Elba ahead of Argentina clash

The All Black welcomed the company of ‘Hollywood’s finest’ ahead of their final hit-out of the year.Ian Foster’s side have been training in Sydney for Saturday’s Tri nations test against Argentina in Newcastle and spent yesterday…

Australia heatwave forecast with temperatures to top 40C

It is still a few days out from the official start of summer, but in Australia the heat is set to ramp up this week and residents are being urged to heed health warnings.

HP Business Class: Tim Brown from Allbirds

Footwear brand Allbirds launched in 2016 and was worth US$1.4 billion dollars within a couple of years. Two years to make more than a billion dollars sounds like a pretty good annual return.In reality, Kiwi co-founder Tim Brown…

Covid 19 coronavirus: Denmark faces new horror as bodies of culled mink rise from mass graves

As if the Danish government’s rushed decision to cull and bury more than 10 million minks wasn’t a grisly enough story, thousands of the animals’ bloated cadavers have begun to re-emerge from their shallow graves.The phenomenon…

Period poverty: Scotland first in world to make period products free

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free for all.

Earthquake Commission settles Tower Insurance quake claims dispute

Tower Insurance will be paid $42.1 million following the settlement of a dispute with the Earthquake Commission over Canterbury earthquake claims.

Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid in Christchurch

Six members of the Pakistan cricket team touring squad in New Zealand have tested positive for Covid-19 in managed isolation in Christchurch.

Cricket: Black Caps coach Gary Stead wary of busy schedule as international cricket returns to New Zealand

With his team already facing injury issues, Black Caps coach Gary Stead is hoping this is the worst he sees of the condensed cricketing schedule.New Zealand will open their international Twenty20 series on Friday against the West…

United Nations calls on Israel to lift 'severe' blockade of Gaza Strip

Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as US$16.7 billion (NZ$23.85b) in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a UN report said Wednesday (Thursday NZT),…

'A magician on the field, crazy off it' – Rufer on Maradona

A “magician on the field but crazy off it” is how former All White and Oceania player of the 20th century Wynton Rufer has remembered football legend Diego Maradona.

New Zealand records biggest annual trade surplus in 28 years as imports drop

Official figures show a surplus of $2.2 billion for the year ended October, the biggest since July 1992, as Covid-19 led to a sharp fall in imports.

'Social outcast' behind $17 million dark web drug syndicate

A 26-year-old man raking in thousands of dollars a day selling drugs on the dark web has told a court he “didn’t take it very seriously” and “used to role play as a drug trafficker” on video games as a teenager.Cody Ronald Ward…

Tasman: not the team they were last year

Tasman concede they’re not the team they were last year when they won their first national provincial rugby title.

Covid 19 coronavirus: China's claims of virus on frozen foods stoke controversy

China has stirred controversy with claims it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food.Frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company was banned for one week today in a continuing series of such temporary…

Covid-19 Coronavirus: Fears Thanksgiving could see Covid explosion

Despite Covid-19 still running rampant across the country, many Americans are refusing to give up their holiday plans in order to help slow the spread.With Thanksgiving just days away, fears are growing that the US, which is already…

Cooking the Books podcast: How to check and fix your credit score

OPINION Each week the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how to take control of your credit score. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to the Cooking the Books podcast here or watch…

Diego Maradona's wild ride of cocaine, sex workers, mafia, wire taps and a fake penis

Football demigod Diego Maradona’s life of cocaine, sex workers and mafia connections finally caught up with him.The 60-year-old deeply flawed legend died of a heart attack on Thursday, having undergone brain surgery earlier this…

Donald Trump pardons Michael Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

US President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday (US time), taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated…

Biotech sector report calls for genetic modification rules review

The biotech sector wants the government to review the rules around genetic modification saying the restrictions are holding the $50b industry back.

Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert released from Iran jail as part of an exchange for Iranian prisoners

Iran has exchanged a jailed British-Australian academic, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, with three Iranians who had been detained abroad

US election: Drama inside US presidential transition as Joe Biden loyalists complain they're being overlooked

Anger is reportedly building inside the Biden transition, with the President-elect’s longest-serving staff resenting his most recent decisions. Yesterday brought some welcome, belated news for Joe Biden, with America’s General Services…

Transport software developer E-Road reports $1 million half-year profit

Transport software developer E-Road is back in the black as it resisted the pandemic downturn through an increase in sales of its units and increased revenue from existing subscribers.

The legacy behind 'the golden kid' Maradona

First Person – Despite all of his faults, problems and dramas, Maradona leaves an incredible legacy and will be mourned across the sporting world, writes Michael Burgess.

Covid 19 coronavirus: AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine.A statement describing the error came days after the company…

Covid-19: Australian coronavirus expert debunks biggest Covid vaccination myth

The world held its collective breath as scientists rushed to find a covid-19 vaccine – but now that one is set to be rolled out imminently, one major hurdle remains.Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the first doses…

Tri-Nations history awaits Pumas

Written off before the tournament, Argentina can put one hand on the Tri-Nations trophy if they beat the All Blacks again

Argosy Property half-year net profit up 50% on revaluation gains

Argosy Property’s half-year net profit rose 50 per cent on the back of strong revaluation gains, rising from $76 million last year to $114.5m this year.Gross rental income increased from $50.2m to $53.3m and the company, which recorded…

Tri Nations rugby: All Blacks make changes to team for Argentina rematch

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made three changes to his starting side to face Argentina in their crucial Tri Nations clash in Newcastle, handing rookie Akira Ioane his second test start of his career.Ioane will start in the number…

Rugby league: NRL planning for New Zealand Warriors to return to Mt Smart Stadium in 2021

The Warriors could be back at Mt Smart Stadium before too long, with the NRL planning for a return to Auckland in 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic saw Auckland miss out on hosting any NRL matches this year, with the Warriors forced to…

Cricket: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine and Kane Williamson nominated for ICC player of the decade awards

Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine and Kane Williamson have all been shortlisted by the International Cricket Council for player of the decade awards.Williamson is up for the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade award, nominated alongside Virat…

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today’s sports news – The world farewells Maradona, West Indies batsmen impress and dramatic collapse in Big Bash.

Rugby: Liam Messam reveals how his All Blacks career almost came to a premature end and issues with Steve Hansen

By RugbyPass.com Despite accruing well over 300 first-class appearances, two Commonwealth Games titles and one Rugby World Cup, former All Black Liam Messam’s career has been anything but smooth-sailing.The 36-year-old recently…

Reserve Bank outlines major risks to New Zealand economy

Ongoing containment of Covid-19 and significant fiscal and monetary support has ensured the New Zealand economy has been resilient to the economic shocks from the pandemic but significant risks remain, according to the Reserve Bank.New…

Asset Plus half-year profit up 450% on revaluations

NZX listed property specialist asset plus enjoyed $8.8 million revaluation gains on its real estate, pushing up half-year profit 450 per cent from $2m to $11.5m.In the six months to September 20, 2020 revenue fell from last year’s…

Diego Maradona: Thousands bid farewell as Argentina grieves

Thousands of fans are paying their final respects to Argentine football legend Diego Maradona at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires.

ICC chair Greg Barclay lays out world cricket's priorities

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay, the new ICC chair, says the organisation must deliver its pinnacle events over the next three years or face serious financial consequences.

Covid demand drives F&P Healthcare H1 profit up 86 per cent

Fisher and Paykel Healthcare said its first-half net profit shot up by 86 per cent to $225.5 million, driven by demand for its respiratory products arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.The company said that based on stronger hospital…

Cricket: Six Pakistan players test positive for Covid-19, breach rules while in managed isolation in Christchurch

Six Pakistan cricketers have tested positive for Covid-19 while the entire team has been given a “final warning” by the Government for breaching rules while in managed isolation in Christchurch.The development has thrown the team’s…

Tigray crisis: Why Ethiopia is spiralling out of control

Analysis – Fighting between government loyalists and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front threatens to bring the country to civil war, Ethiopia analyst Alex De Waal writes.

A year on since the origins of Covid-19: what we know about how it started

Analysis – November likely marks 12 months of life with the pandemic, but the most fundamental questions like where it came from and who its first victim was remain unanswered, Catherine Taylor writes.

Sports Quiz: November 26

Test your sporting knowledge with the Herald Sports Quiz brought to you by Spark Sport. Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Tom Lathams, your White Ferns from your White Sox? Here’s your chance to prove your supreme sporting…

Victoria records no Covid cases for 27th straight day

Victoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases or deaths for the 27th day in a row.

Boy, 5, critically injured after wheel flies off ute performing burnout

A 5-year-old Australian boy has been rushed to hospital with critical injuries after he was hit by a wheel that flew off an allegedly unregistered ute performing a burnout north of Brisbane.Queensland Police say the boy “suffered…

Joe Biden Thanksgiving speech: We're at war with the virus, not each other

US President-elect Joe Biden has called for an end to the “grim season of division”, as the country faces a long, hard winter with Covid-19.

Grammys 2021 nominations: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa lead, BTS snags first one

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa lead the nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards, while superstars BTS scored their first nomination.

Football: England great gets backlash over Diego Maradona tribute tweet

England great Gary Lineker has led the tributes for football legend Diego Maradona but it’s led to some social media backlash.Maradona died today aged 60, two weeks after being released from a Buenos Aires hospital following brain…

Reserve Bank warns of 'risks if house prices fall sharply or unemployment rises'

The Reserve Bank is warning about the threats posed by a sharp fall in house prices or a rise in unemployment.


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