“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”

Google billionaire met requirements to enter NZ - Immigration

Larry Page was allowed into New Zealand from Fiji with an ill child needing medical treatment.

Global building material importer quits NZ, 45 jobs to go

An international construction materials supplier that provided competition to dual-listed giant Fletcher Building has told customers it is shutting its operations in New Zealand because it can't succeed ...

South African travel agency still waiting on school trip visa refund after Covid cancellation

A South African travel agency which organised a school trip to New Zealand say they are still waiting for a visa refund 18 months on.

Tokyo Olympics: Lydia Ko storms up the leaderboard then falters late in second round

Kiwi golfer's ascent up the leaderboard was halted by two late bogeys but she's still in the mix to contend for medals.

Girls' bathroom footage to be deleted but camera will stay

Parents are grateful a school has decided to delete footage recorded in a girls’ bathroom without students’ knowledge.

Mark Orams: Key questions NZ sailors have to answer after subpar Olympics

OPINION: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics sailing event drew to a close for the New Zealand team with a "leather medal" for a fourth place finish to Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Wilcox. The men's 470 pair sailed ...

My Food Bag expands into groceries with new product range

My Food Bag has started rolling out the next phase of its growth strategy, expanding into the broader online food and grocery market with a range of new products and recipes. The company referred to ...

Christchurch Winz staff member hospitalised after 'violent attack' in Sydenham branch

A female frontline staff member has been hospitalised after being attacked inside a Christchurch Work and Income branch, prompting a review of security systems.The Ministry of Social Development, which oversees Winz, and the Public...

Opposition MPs face arrest: Fiji's climate of fear deepens in time of Covid crisis

By Johnny Blades of RNZ As Fiji struggles with an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the country's already limited democratic space is being choked off.Opposition MPs routinely face arrest for criticising legislation...

Where's winter? NZ on track for another record warm season

New Zealand is on track to record its second successive warmest winter on the books - to the detriment of snow-starved, low-lying skifields.Niwa's latest data showed the country had just experienced its warmest June and July period...

Damien Venuto: The section in the MediaWorks report that will make executives squirm

OPINION The entire report from Maria Dew on MediaWorks offers a harrowing look at the cultural issues that have plagued that business, but I think one section, in particular, will make executives feel ...

History for NZ! Late call-up wins stunning silver after impossible comeback

24 hours ago, Campbell Stewart's Olympics were meant to be over. Now, he's an Olympic medallist. The 23-year-old Kiwi cyclist claimed a stunning silver on the track tonight, pulling off the most improbable ...

Covid-19 in Australia: Snap seven-day lockdown for Victoria, as officials race to trace source of two mystery infections

The Australian state heads back into a 7-day lockdown after suspected "highly infectious" Delta variant cases were out in the community while infectious.

Recap: Day 13 of the Tokyo Olympics

It was raining medals on day 13 of the Tokyo Olympics, with Lisa Carrington claiming another gold and NZ's cyclists excelling at the velodrome.

General arming of police 'not the answer', Andrew Coster, Jacinda Ardern, Poto Williams agree

By RNZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Police Minister Poto Williams, and Police Commissioner Andrew Coster are remaining firmly against the general arming of police, despite 73 per cent of frontline officers favouring the move.A...

Housing developers sought for council-owned New Brighton site

Old car parking lots are to be developed for housing as part of efforts to regenerate the seaside suburb after the earthquakes.

Police investigating after man found with gunshot injury in Auckland's Mt Wellington

Police are continuing to investigate after a man was found with a gunshot wound in Mount Wellington, Auckland last night.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Delta variant is a warning to act before virus becomes more dangerous

Delta is a winner. In the viral race to reproduce, it's outpacing all comers. But virologists have dissected its attributes. And they've found it can get much more powerful yet.At the moment, it's just a simulation.It takes everything...

Canadian frigate first foreign naval vessel to visit NZ since start of Covid pandemic

Canadian frigate HMCS Calgary tied up alongside Princes Wharf yesterday after two months at sea taking part in Operation Talisman Sabre, a military exercise involving Australia, the United States, South Korea and Japan. The ship...

Woman critically injured after being hit by car while walking dog in Auckland

The woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in the central Auckland suburb of Remuera.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Olympic Games

Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.The additional cases brought the total for Tokyo to 236,138....

India erupts over 'gang rape' and forced cremation of 9-year-old girl

Warning: Distressing content. The alleged gang rape and murder of a 9-year-old, "low-caste" girl has sparked several days of protests in India's capital.The horrific case is just the latest incident to highlight the country's...

What future for Gulf Harbour Country Club golf course land?

Locals are worried about the future of Gulf Harbour Country Club golf course land after a corporate transfer to interests associated with developer Greg Olliver. Neighbours, a real estate specialist ...

Budget 2021: Government lifts lid on what to expect

The Government looked at doubling its large increase to main benefits in Budget 2021, lifting main benefits by $50 a week. Treasury modelling showed that this increase would have more than doubled the ...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Tasmania records first case in 12 months after NSW man travels to state

Tasmania has recorded a new case of Covid-19 for the first time in 12 months.The infected 31-year-old man travelled to the state from NSW after crossing the Victoria border and then on to Tasmania.Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein...

'Extremely concerned': Auckland woman's home hit by bullets

A bullet was shot through the window of a Takanini home overnight while young children slept inside - while a Manurewa resident is "extremely lucky" not to have been hurt by bullets that entered her home during another unrelated Auckland...

Witnesses sought after man was found with gunshot wound in Rotorua

Emergency services were told about a man found with a gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon.

Covid-19 update 5 August: No new community cases

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today and just one new case reported in managed isolation facilities.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Victoria goes into lockdown for a week

Victorians have been plunged into a week-long snap lockdown from 8pm tonight, as the state grapples with growing cases of Covid-19.Residents will only be able to leave their home for five reasons - being to shop for essentials,...

Mistaken identity lands man in Hawaii mental hospital

Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless man for a crime committed by someone else, locked him up in a state hospital for more than two years, forced him to take psychiatric drugs and then tried to cover up the mistake by quietly...

Three arrested, child injured after alleged carjacking in South Auckland

Three people have been arrested after a vehicle that had been allegedly carjacked crashed into another car in Ōpaheke in Auckland this morning, injuring a child.

Tokyo Olympics: Lisa Carrington's gold wins a proud but unsurprising moment for home town

From her days as a nipper at the local surfing club to competitions at Whakatāne High School, the community say Carrington has always been ahead of her peers.

Hillsong pastor Brian Houston charged for allegedly concealing child sexual abuse by his father

Brian Houston, the founder of the Evangelical Hillsong Church, will face court in New South Wales over allegedly concealing alleged child sex offences.Police in Sydney say they will allege in court that Houston, 67, knew information...

Dunedin ED staff fear patients could die due to wait times

Emergency department staff and management at Dunedin Hospital met again today over growing concerns patients are at risk of dying while they wait for treatment.

Silverstone Auctions sees four world record sale prices over the weekend

The latest Silverstone Auction saw four new world records set, as more than $13.8 million worth of classic cars and collector motorcycles sold.

Covid-19 coronavirus: X-ray shows difference vaccine can make to lung health

A doctor has revealed the startling and potentially life-saving difference the Covid-19 vaccine can make in protecting your lungs against the virus.Images provided by Dr Ghassan Kamel, director of the Medical ICU at SSM Health St...

'I can't stop crying': Cyclist Ellesse Andrews in shock after winning silver medal

Track cyclist announces herself on world stage by winning a silver medal on Olympic debut.

Macleans College expulsion: School boards of trustees can ask for help with disciplinary decisions, Ombudsman says

The Chief Ombudsman wants school boards to ask his office for advice if they're unclear on how to discipline a student - instead of taking the "nuclear option" of expulsion or exclusion and having to backtrack later.The Herald reported...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Super fit twin brother dies of virus after refusing vaccine

A fit and healthy dad who rejected the Covid jab tragically died from the virus after saying he "wished he had listened".John Eyers' heartbroken twin sister, Jenny McCann, is now urging people to get vaccinated after her "super...

$50/week boost in benefits was rejected for Budget

Cabinet ministers considered giving beneficiaries a full $50 a week boost in this year's Budget, just-released documents reveal.

NZ sharemarket lower as technical issue cuts trading short

Trading was cut short by nearly two hours because of technical issues with a hesitant New Zealand sharemarket having made a significant fall on the eve of the latest reporting season. The S&P/NZX 50 ...

Man charged in connection with more than 40 burglaries in Hamilton

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 40 burglaries in Hamilton.He will appear in the Hamilton District Court today charged with 10 counts of burglary for alleged offending dating back to mid-July.Police...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Australian health experts have pleaded with people to get the jab

A group of the nation's leading medical professionals have urged Australians not to wait for the Pfizer vaccine and to get jabbed with AstraZeneca, giving the stark warning that the "only options" are being vaccinated or dying from...

Budget 2021: Government lifts lid on Budget 2021, with ministers advised to double benefit increases and cut health promises

The Government looked at doubling its large increase to main benefits in Budget 2021, lifting main benefits by $50 a week. Treasury modelling showed that this increase would have more than doubled the number of children pulled out...

Herald afternoon quiz: August 5

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

Treasury wanted Labour to break all health election promises bar one

Treasury told the Government to kick its election promises like funding for Pharmac, cochlear implants, and Pacific health to later budgets and focus its resources in Budget 2021 on the massive cost of fixing the health system.The...

Library book returned after 50 years with a surprise inside

A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said.The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice reports that the 1967 copy of the book Coins You Can Collect by Burton...

'I can't stop crying': New queen of the velodrome as 21yo Kiwi claims silver

New Zealand has a new queen of the velodrome. Ellesse Andrews has claimed a brilliant silver medal in the women's keirin on Thursday night, with a sensational ride in the final. The 21-year-old had ...

'I hate it, but I love it': Carrington says record haul 'scary, hurts a lot'

Lisa Carrington now stands alone. New Zealand's superstar of the Tokyo Games might have already exhausted all the superlatives, but her appetite for winning has not been sated. "It's amazing. You set ...

Midwives employed by DHBs set to strike next week

The country's district health boards are criticising midwives' decision to strike before voting on the latest pay and working conditions offer.

Armed police in Papakura, residents urged to stay away, three men in custody

Armed police officers and the police Eagle helicopter swarmed two streets in Papakura this morning.Police confirmed a vehicle had crashed into a second car carrying a mother and two children. The trio suffered minor injuries.Officers...

Man found wounded on Auckland street

Police are making enquiries at a Pukekohe house after a man was found with serious injuries nearby.

The Duchess: Keira Knightley's controversial tale of a Royal Spencer hits Netflix

REVIEW: It's true, comparisons to more recent British royals does add extra spice to this star-filled, sumptuous-looking 2008 period drama.

Bus hits two people in central Auckland

Two people are injured after being hit by a bus on a busy central Auckland street.

Police won't say if discredited 'formal warning' data will be erased from national intel system

Police bosses will not say what they're doing with intelligence gathered in the discredited formal warning system.A High Court judge ruled the system was illegal, and police this week said no appeal against the judge's decision...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Twist in Aude Alaskar's death, family say negative results shown day before

The family of a 27-year-old Sydney man who died after contracting Covid-19 claim he returned a negative test result the day before his death, making his suddenly deteriorating health even more shocking.Aude Alaskar, who was married...

The Suicide Squad: New guardian James Gunn finds the superhero movie sweet spot

REVIEW: Blessed with a cast with the collective comedy chops the DC stable has been sorely missing, this is sturdy enough to launch a few sequels.

Tokyo Olympics medal haul New Zealand's largest at any Games and could yet grow

Kiwi athletes and teams have now won 19 medals in Japan – one more than in Rio five years ago.

How Zola, this year's hottest movie, started with a tweet

Six years ago an unknown woman from Detroit wrote a series of tweets telling the story of an explosive weekend that included pole dancing and pimps — and it went viral. Now #thestory has been turned into ...

Where's winter? NZ on track for another record warm season

New Zealand is on track to record its second successive warmest winter on the books - to the detriment of snow-starved, low-lying skifields. Niwa's latest data showed the country had just experienced ...

The Mole Agent: Meet Sergio Chamy, the world’s most unlikely spy and movie star

REVIEW: This Oscar-nominated Chilean charmer might blur the lines between reality and drama, but it's still terrific, thought-provoking entertainment.

Family buys do-up villa for $1.9m, then snaps up 'cool' home next door for $2.3m

Subsidy for troubled Wellington council social housing would cost $100m over four years

It would cost the Government $100 million over four years to rescue Wellington City Council's "bleeding" social housing stock by extending a critical subsidy to tenants. City Housing is in financial trouble and forecast to be insolvent...

'Had to do it for him': Kiwi star's touching tribute to injured teammate

Campbell Stewart admitted that the drive to do something special for the team – and especially injured compatriot Aaron Gates – was the crucial ingredient in his stunning Omnium performance on Thursday ...

Parliament backs bill to ban 'monstrous' conversion therapy

The majority of Parliament has backed a bill to ban "monstrous" conversion therapy, with many MPs sharing emotional, personal anecdotes. Only the National Party opposed the bill at its first reading in the House today, going against...

Eight great Val Kilmer performances (and where you can watch them)

To celebrate Friday's arrival of the Amazon documentary on the actor's life and career, Stuff to Watch takes a look at the Iceman's best roles.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Port of Tauranga workers isolate after scare

Port of Tauranga staff were forced to isolate and operations were shut down on a ship berthed at the port after a Covid-19 scare this week.It has since been confirmed there are no suspected Covid-19 cases on board any vessels in...

Man found with gunshot wound in Rotorua

A man was found with a gunshot wound in Rotorua today, and police are asking witnesses to come forward.

Dunedin Hospital ED staff fear patients could die due to wait times

By Samantha Gee of RNZ Emergency department staff and management at Dunedin Hospital met again today over growing concerns patients are at risk of dying while they wait for treatment.Dunedin Hospital nurse Anne Daniels said...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Five deaths and 262 new cases in NSW, new outbreak in Victoria, Queensland clusters grow

New South Wales has recorded 262 new community cases of Covid-19, with at least 43 of those cases infectious while in the community.Of the new cases, 129 are linked to existing outbreaks and the source of infection for 133 cases...

Group implores council to consider free transport for students and low-income earners

A group of more than 30 organisations have today called on the Greater Wellington Regional Council to impliment free public transport for community service cardholders and students in the region.

Police seeking witnesses after man shot in Rotorua

Police are seeking witnesses after a man was shot in Ngapuna, Rotorua around 3.25pm.Emergency services were called to Te Ngae Rd after a man was found with a gunshot wound, a police spokeswoman said.The man was transported to...

America to require Covid vaccination for visitors from overseas

The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the United States to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said today.The requirement would come as part of the...

Tokyo Olympics: Campbell Stewart wins silver medal in men's omnium

A late replacement after a horror crash, Manawatu rider steps up to grab a second silver medal in an hour on a memorable night at the velodrome.

Teen arrested after alleged assault on Work and Income staff member

A frontline staffer at a Christchurch Work and Income office has been seriously injured after being attacked by a client.

Meghan Markle at 40: Is the duchess about to enter her power decade?

As an avid fan of Maya Angelou, the Duchess of Sussex will probably be familiar with the American poet and civil rights activist's thoughts on turning 40."When I passed 40 I dropped [the] pretence," Angelou wrote, "Cause men like...

Young Nats break with party over conversion therapy vote

Youth wing are "deeply disappointed" National's caucus has decided to vote against legislation banning conversion therapy.

Tokyo Olympics: Nick Willis misses out on a record fourth 1500m final

No one had ever made four Olympic men's 1500m finals and Kiwi double medallist ran a season best but couldn't quite make history.

Australian Government announces millions in compensation for Stolen Generations

Australia's Government has pledged A$1.1 billion ($1.15b) to address Indigenous disadvantage, including compensation to thousands of mixed-race children who were taken from their families over decades.The A$378.6 million to be used...

Tenancy law changes: Bach owners denied use of own property

An already tight rental market has left more tenants without homes as bach owners grapple with new Government rules over how they use their property. A law change in February is having a knock-on effect ...

Two people injured after being hit by bus in Auckland CBD

Two people have been injured after being hit by a bus in Auckland's CBD.One is in a serious condition and the other has moderate injuries.Emergency services were called to the scene at the intersection of Fanshawe St and Beaumont...

Chris Keall: What bugs me about billionaire Larry Page's NZ visit

OPINION: Google co-founder Larry Page travelled to New Zealand to get hospital treatment for his young child despite the country's borders being closed. The billionaire does not have New Zealand citizenship ...

June and July break temperature records - 1.53C above average

A new record for warm winter temperatures has been set for the two-month period covering June and July.

Two people injured after being hit by bus in central Auckland

Two people have been injured after being hit by a bus in Auckland's CBD. One is in a serious condition and the other has moderate injuries. Emergency services were called to the scene at the intersection ...

Muslim group slams ministry over lack of time given for hate speech feedback

Muslims say they have been badly hurt by hate speech but have not had enough time to respond to proposed law changes.

One-on-one the way to break port worker vaccine fears - Union

Low vaccination rates among port workers and remote communities are requiring new ways of thinking.

Kiwi-born Hillsong pastor charged with allegedly concealing father's sexual abuse

Brian Houston, the founder of the Evangelical Hillsong Church, will face court in New South Wales over allegedly concealing alleged child sex offences. Police in Sydney say they will allege in court ...

Young Nats break with National over conversion therapy ban vote

The Young Nats say they are "deeply disappointed" National's caucus has decided to vote against legislation banning conversion therapy at its first reading.MPs will debate the law which would criminalise treatment which aims to...

US blocks seafood from Fiji fishing boat accused of enslaving crew

A tuna fishing boat based in Fiji that has been accused of essentially enslaving its crew was blocked from importing seafood into the United States.The move is part of an increasing effort to keep goods produced with forced labour...

General arming of police not the answer, say Ardern, Minister Williams, Commissioner Coster

The prime minister, the police minister and the police commissioner all remain firmly against the general arming of police, despite 73 percent of frontline officers favouring the move.

Seventh person - a 34-year-old woman - dies in Australia after AstraZeneca vaccine

A 34-year-old NSW woman has become the seventh Australian to die after taking the AstraZeneca vaccine.The Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed tonight that the death has once again been linked to thrombosis with thrombocytopenia...

'We have hit the wall, we are exhausted': ED staff fear patients will die

By Samantha Gee of RNZ Emergency department staff and management at Dunedin Hospital met again today over growing concerns patients are at risk of dying while they wait for treatment. Dunedin Hospital ...

Greece fires: Over 100 wildfires force beach evacuation

Greece evacuated people in boats from an island beach Wednesday (local time) amid heavy smoke from a nearby wildfire and fire crews fought to keep flames away from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games as the country sweltered...

Why buyers paid over $7m for this Christchurch home - and will bowl it

Support among police for carrying arms at highest level in decade, survey shows

Almost three-quarters of police support the general arming of officers, a new survey shows - the highest level in 10 years.

Ian Ferguson salutes history-breaking Lisa Carrington at Tokyo Olympics

Four-time gold medallist says Lisa Carrington won't be able to stop smiling for days after becoming New Zealand's most prolific Olympic medallist.

Visa numbers tipped to fall after immigration reset, documents show

Budget documents offer the first hint of what form immigration reform may take - suggesting fewer people may apply for visas.

Report details excessive seclusion, overdoses at Whanganui's Te Awhina mental health facility

A report into Whanganui's Te Awhina Acute Mental Health Facility has found a significant number of failings, including growing use of seclusion and a significant number of incidents involving incorrect or excessive medication being...
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NZ 'naive' to shut down Marsden Point – Australian analyst

By Phil Pennington for RNZ An Australian analyst warns New Zealand is being naive about the dangers of shutting down its only oil refinery.Shareholders in Refining NZ vote this Friday on a recommendation from company directors…

America to require Covid vaccination for visitors from overseas

The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the United States to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said today.The requirement would come as part of the…

Leaky home class action trial ends in settlement

The settlement includes $1.25m payout to James Hardie and a full closure for all claims.

Tokyo Olympics Day 13: As it happened

Ellesse Andrews has won silver in the women’s track cycling keirin event final while injury replacement Campbell Stewart secured silver in the men’s omnium event.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lisa Carrington boasts more gold medals than 184 competing countries in Tokyo

Lisa Carrington is in a class of her own. In winning the K1 500m final today, Carrington became New Zealand’s most decorated Olympic athlete as she claimed her sixth medal (fifth gold). It was her third gold medal during the…

Double cycling silver for New Zealand

New Zealand cyclist Ellesse Andrews has won silver in the women’s keirin at the Tokyo Olympics.

Gunmen attack home of Afghan defence minister in Kabul

Four people have been killed after militants attacked the home of the Afghan defence minister.

Opposition MPs face arrest: Fiji's climate of fear deepens in time of Covid crisis

By Johnny Blades of RNZ As Fiji struggles with an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the country’s already limited democratic space is being choked off.Opposition MPs routinely face arrest for criticising legislation…

Tokyo Olympics: Georgia's Talakhadze breaks world record to conquer men's super heavyweight class

New Zealand’s David Liti comes fifth as Georgia smashes all competitors in Olympic weight class.

Green MP Chloe Swarbrick on housing: Much more intervention needed

Plans to toughen mortgage lending rules and bring in debt-to-income ratios aren’t enough, the Green MP says.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Air NZ forecasts losses up to $530m with transtasman bubble impact

Air New Zealand has revised its earnings forecast to reflect the impact of the suspension of the transtasman travel bubble. The national carrier says it now expects losses will not exceed $530 million for the 2022 financial year,…

Covid 19 coronavirus: Super fit twin brother dies of virus after refusing vaccine

A fit and healthy dad who rejected the Covid jab tragically died from the virus after saying he “wished he had listened”.John Eyers’ heartbroken twin sister, Jenny McCann, is now urging people to get vaccinated after her “super…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kiwi Tom Walsh claims bronze in men's shot put final as Jacko Gill finishes ninth

Tom Walsh has gone from the edge of elimination to the Olympic podium once again.The Kiwi this afternoon claimed a second straight bronze medal in the shot put as the top three from Rio all repeated their achievements in Tokyo.Third…

MediaWorks sexual assault: Review finds 'A culture of acceptance of misconduct'

OPINION: Maria Dew QC’s independent report on conduct and culture at the radio and outdoor advertising company was published today. Here’s what you need to know. What’s the tldr on the report? Six allegations of sexual assault…

Covid-19: Mutation of Delta strain could happen in Fiji, experts warn

Health experts in and around Fiji say a new vaccine may be needed if the Delta variant of Covid-19, which is currently in Fiji, continues to mutate.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Silver medallist Campbell Stewart's touching tribute to injured teammate Aaron Gate

Campbell Stewart admitted that the drive to do something special for the team – and especially injured compatriot Aaron Gates – was the crucial ingredient in his stunning Omnium performance on Thursday night, where he claimed a sensational…

Hillsong pastor Brian Houston charged for allegedly concealing child sexual abuse by his father

Brian Houston, the founder of the Evangelical Hillsong Church, will face court in New South Wales over allegedly concealing alleged child sex offences.Police in Sydney say they will allege in court that Houston, 67, knew information…

Tokyo Olympics: Carrington wins gold to make history

Lisa Carrington has become New Zealand’s most successful Olympian ever after winning the K1 500m gold medal in Tokyo.

Local Focus: Mother and son build successful business in hardest of times

Sara Fitzell and her son Jurell opened S.F Ink Kanohi me Tinana just four months after the country came out of lockdown. It’s what earned them a nomination last year in the Rotorua Business Awards. This year, the family owned…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand's greatest Olympian? Lisa Carrington rewrites record books with third gold medal

Lisa Carrington now stands alone.New Zealand’s superstar of the Tokyo Games might have already exhausted all the superlatives, but her appetite for winning has not been sated.”It’s amazing. You set out for such a big task this…

Three changes to All Blacks lineup to take on Wallabies

There are three changes from the All Blacks starting lineup that played Fiji last month for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia at Eden Park.

Wallabies bullish about making history as All Blacks inspired by NZ Olympians

While New Zealand’s Olympians have been making history in Tokyo, the Wallabies want to make a little of their own when they take on the All Blacks at Eden Park.

All Blacks name squad for Bledisloe Cup test against Australia

Richie Mo’unga has been given the nod over Beauden Barrett as the All Blacks’ first five-eighth for the first Bledisloe Cup test against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.Beauden Barrett will start on the bench for the second successive…

US blocks seafood from Fiji fishing boat accused of enslaving crew

A tuna fishing boat based in Fiji that has been accused of essentially enslaving its crew was blocked from importing seafood into the United States.The move is part of an increasing effort to keep goods produced with forced labour…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: David Liti turns attention to defending Commonwealth Games title after fifth-place finish in Olympic Games debut

David Liti won’t be leaving Tokyo with an Olympic Games medal, but he is sure to have won over plenty of fans with his display on the platform for the men’s +109kg weightlifting competition. As he did when he won gold at the Commonwealth…

FMA cautions against risky investments as online trading grows

Rising house prices, low interest rates, a desire to learn, and fear of missing out are pushing more people to use retail online trading platforms.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Delta variant is a warning to act before virus becomes more dangerous

Delta is a winner. In the viral race to reproduce, it’s outpacing all comers. But virologists have dissected its attributes. And they’ve found it can get much more powerful yet.At the moment, it’s just a simulation.It takes everything…

'Flames were coming out like a Catherine wheel' – Auckland lawyer's flaming phone

Auckland lawyer Andrew (name changed) had been keeping his Huawei P10 as a backup phone.But with the Chinese phone maker losing full access to Google’s Android software and app store amid US sanctions, the time had come to dispose…

Converse removes all reference to paints' environmental impact

Converse has quietly removed any reference to the environmental impact of its global public art campaign from its website after being accused of greenwashing.

Ko edges inside top-10 after two rounds

Rio Olympics silver medallist Lydia Ko has edged up the standings at the Tokyo Games women’s golf tournament with a 4-under par second round at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.

'I'll be honest, I've done a few push-ups' – From Toyko to MIQ for Olympian Bond

After a stunning run at Tokyo’s Olympics, Hamish Bond is taking time in MIQ to relax and think about what’s next.

Air NZ expecting sizeable loss due to trans-Tasman bubble interruptions

The carrier says its cashflow has been dented by the suspension and it now expected an operating loss of no more than $530 million before tax and one-off items.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson disqualified in heartbreaking scenes

In perhaps the saddest sight we’ve seen in Tokyo, a British heptathlete’s brave attempt to finish a race with a major injury went unrewarded.Katarina Johnson-Thompson ruptured her Achilles at the end of 2020 and also underwent surgery…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kiwi cyclist Ellesse Andrews claims silver in keirin final

New Zealand has a new queen of the velodrome.Ellesse Andrews has claimed a brilliant silver medal in the women’s keirin on Thursday night, with a sensational ride in the final.The 21-year-old had to do it the hard way – coming…

Prices fall again in latest Global Dairy Trade auction

Prices fell for the eighth consecutive time in the latest Global Dairy Trade auction, held overnight.Across the board, the index dropped 1 per cent overall – a smaller reduction than the 2.9 per cent seen two weeks ago, or the 3.8…

Covid 19 coronavirus: Tasmania records first case in 12 months after NSW man travels to state

Tasmania has recorded a new case of Covid-19 for the first time in 12 months.The infected 31-year-old man travelled to the state from NSW after crossing the Victoria border and then on to Tasmania.Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein…

Belarus sprinter heads for Austria in fresh twist to Tokyo diplomatic drama

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo for Austria on Wednesday, adding another dramatic twist to a diplomatic saga in which she had sought refuge at the Polish embassy.

Delta variant creates new 'double whammy' Covid-19 danger for Australia

Health experts are preparing for a “nightmare scenario” in Australia, with early data showing the Delta strain is more severe, as well as being harder to contain.

Black Caps to tour Pakistan for first time in 18 years

New Zealand will tour Pakistan for the first time in 18 years when it plays three one-day internationals and five Twenty20 matches beginning in September.New Zealand last toured Pakistan in 2003 for a five-match ODI series while…

Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarus exiles group found dead in Ukraine

The head of a group helping people who have fled Belarus has been found dead near his home in neighbouring Ukraine.

Labour market predicted to be strong as immigration slows – recruiter

A student job recruiter says these are unprecedented times for the labour market, as youth unemployment drops and job listings soar.

Wallabies recall Petaia for All Blacks Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park

Jordan Petaia has been recalled to the Wallabies for his first test of the season, named on the wing for the Bledisloe Cup opener at Eden Park.

NZ sends 100,000 vaccine doses to Fiji

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta says New Zealand will continue aiding Fiji’s battle against the Delta variant.

Covid-19: NSW records 233 new community cases and two deaths

The New South Wales Premier has reported 233 new community cases of Covid-19 in the state as well as two Covid-related deaths.

Probe finds New York governor sexually harassed women

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of US and state law, according to a five-month investigation detailed by the state attorney general.

Money Talks: Radio Hauraki's Jason Hoyte on surviving as a performer – 'I never had a Plan B'

“I’ve never really had a Plan B,” says Radio Hauraki’s Jason Hoyte. “There were certainly times where I thought: what am I doing? I’ve got to have an alternative because things aren’t working out.”Forging a career as a comedian…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand cyclist Campbell Stewart claims stunning silver medal in omnium

24 hours ago, Campbell Stewart’s Olympics were meant to be over.Now, he’s an Olympic medallist.The 23-year-old Kiwi cyclist claimed a stunning silver on the track tonight, pulling off the most improbable of comebacks on the final…

National average house price reaches $920,000

The rate of house price growth is gradually slowing as measures designed to slow the rapid growth begin to take effect.

The Spinoff: Meet the Kiwi bitcoin miners chasing millions

Originally published by The Spinoff Two local lads have been mining bitcoin for a decade. Josie Adams asks them why they still believe – and how they answer criticism about mining’s environmental impact during a global climate…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Disgraceful' – Wild photo is Games' worst moment

Kazakhstan wrestler Nurislam Sanayev could be facing disciplinary action after biting an opponent during his semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.Bite marks were visible on the right bicep of India’s Ravi Dahiya following…

'Failed the nation': Chinese Olympians facing furious backlash at home

Pressure on Chinese athletes to perform has never been higher as furious nationalists attack them online.

Tokyo Olympics Day 13: Who to watch

Carrington and Regal are on the hunt for another medal, Walsh and Gill to take on shot put final and Ko will tee off for round two of the women’s golf event.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Twist in Aude Alaskar's death, family say negative results shown day before

The family of a 27-year-old Sydney man who died after contracting Covid-19 claim he returned a negative test result the day before his death, making his suddenly deteriorating health even more shocking.Aude Alaskar, who was married…

Housing crisis: Auckland's wealthy suburbs dodging development 'burden', councillor Daniel Newman says

By Stephen Forbes, Local Democracy Reporter An Auckland councillor says the supercity needs to stop allowing wealthier suburbs to hang on to their low-density zonings and heritage protections and open them up to more development.It…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Black Ferns Sevens star Ruby Tui's hilarious mic drop on Australian TV

New Zealand rugby sevens star Ruby Tui already won over BBC viewers a few days ago with her charming interview at the Tokyo Olympics.On Tuesday night she repeated the feat, this time on Australian television.Tui, whose Black Ferns…

Covid 19 coronavirus: Australian health experts have pleaded with people to get the jab

A group of the nation’s leading medical professionals have urged Australians not to wait for the Pfizer vaccine and to get jabbed with AstraZeneca, giving the stark warning that the “only options” are being vaccinated or dying from…

Executive changes at NZME ahead of interim result announcement

NZME has announced changes to its executive team ahead of its first half result announcement later this month.The media company said chief digital officer Laura Maxwell is resigning after eight years working in various senior roles…

Privacy blunder: Xero user sees other people's PayPal transactions

Online payment platform PayPal appears to have made a major privacy gaffe with its automated feed to Xero users.Ben Kepes took to Twitter this morning after other people’s PayPal transactions appeared in his Xero bank reconciliation…

Political Roundup: Radical reform coming to a supermarket near you

ANALYSIS: The supermarket sector is finally about to receive some serious Government intervention. Following a scathing report from the Commerce Commission, it’s now almost inevitable that the Labour Government is going to have…

Covid 19 coronavirus: Five deaths and 262 new cases in NSW, new outbreak in Victoria, Queensland clusters grow

New South Wales has recorded 262 new community cases of Covid-19, with at least 43 of those cases infectious while in the community.Of the new cases, 129 are linked to existing outbreaks and the source of infection for 133 cases…

Greece fires: Over 100 wildfires force beach evacuation

Greece evacuated people in boats from an island beach Wednesday (local time) amid heavy smoke from a nearby wildfire and fire crews fought to keep flames away from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games as the country sweltered…

Hawke's Bay Airport redevelopment finally revealed to public

A multi-million dollar redevelopment of Hawke’s Bay Airport will be unveiled to the public today, after months of delays.

Covid-19: NSW records 199 new community cases, Queensland detects 16

New South Wales has reported 199 locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday.

Sealed with a kiss: Tom Walsh's dad's hopes resting on a medal

Peter Walsh is hoping for two kisses from his wife, Karen, today when his son Tom takes centre spot in the shot put throwing circle.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live updates – New Zealand athletes and events in action, how to watch in NZ, live streaming

All the action from day 13 of the Tokyo Olympics. Kiwis in action today ‌ Lisa Carrington eyes a third gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics today as she competes in the K1-500m semifinals (1.19pm) , with K2 teammate…

Liquidations loom as commercial defaults rise

A surge in company liquidations is looming as more firms are default on their debt.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Olympic Games

Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.The additional cases brought the total for Tokyo to 236,138….

'Way too many hoops': First Home Grants fall short with lowest ever payouts

By Charlie Dreaver of RNZ The Government has admitted it got the settings wrong for First Home Grants and as a result the scheme is heading for the lowest number of grants paid out since it began.The grants aim to help first…

Library book returned after 50 years with a surprise inside

A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said.The Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice reports that the 1967 copy of the book Coins You Can Collect by Burton…

Unemployment plunges to 4 per cent – biggest quarterly fall in 35 years

The number of people unemployed in New Zealand has been dropping by more than 1000 a week in recent months, with an extremely tight labour market pushing employers to up pay to keep staff.Statistics New Zealand revealed today that…

New South Wales records five Covid-19 deaths, 262 local cases

New South Wales has recorded 262 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and five people have died from the disease.

Labour shortage causes apple grower profits to go rotten

T&G Global reports sharp drop in profits after worker shortage impacts harvest.

Victoria goes into a snap seven day Covid-19 lockdown after mystery cases

Victoria will enter its sixth lockdown from 8pm tonight in response to unexpected new mystery cases of Covid-19 in recent days.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kiwi cyclist Aaron Gate ruled out of Olympics after crash

New Zealand cyclist Aaron Gate has been ruled out of the remainder of the Tokyo Olympics after he was injured in a crash during last night’s men’s team pursuit bronze medal race.Gate crashed after touching wheels with the rider…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA's horror new low on the Tokyo track

In a shock upset on the Tokyo track, the American team failed to qualify for the men’s 4 x 100m relay final after finishing sixth in their heat on Thursday morning.After botching a couple of baton exchanges, the US quartet registered…

Covid-19 coronavirus: X-ray shows difference vaccine can make to lung health

A doctor has revealed the startling and potentially life-saving difference the Covid-19 vaccine can make in protecting your lungs against the virus.Images provided by Dr Ghassan Kamel, director of the Medical ICU at SSM Health St…

Australian Government announces millions in compensation for Stolen Generations

Australia’s Government has pledged A$1.1 billion ($1.15b) to address Indigenous disadvantage, including compensation to thousands of mixed-race children who were taken from their families over decades.The A$378.6 million to be used…

Interest rate rises – Reserve Bank has time, 'shouldn't go too early' – economist

Expectations are that the Reserve Bank will cement in an interest rates rise in coming weeks but an economist is warning against going “too early like it did after the global financial crisis”.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shot at Games immortality as Lisa Carrington storms into another final in the K1 500m

Turbo-charged kayaker Lisa Carrington has a shot at Olympic immortality today after qualifying for the final of the K1 500m.With original superlatives in increasingly short supply, the GOAT in the boat won her semifinal convincingly…

Leaky homes mega-lawsuit: James Hardie gets $1.25m settlement payout, 'terrible day' for homeowners

The biggest leaky homes lawsuit in New Zealand history has been settled out of court.And although aggrieved homeowners at one point reportedly sought $220 million, the target of the lawsuit has instead received a payout.The Herald…

NZ 'naive' to shut down Marsden Point – Australian analyst

Plans to close NZ’s only oil refinery may leave country exposed to global uncertainty, experts are warning.

Meghan Markle at 40: Is the duchess about to enter her power decade?

As an avid fan of Maya Angelou, the Duchess of Sussex will probably be familiar with the American poet and civil rights activist’s thoughts on turning 40.”When I passed 40 I dropped [the] pretence,” Angelou wrote, “Cause men like…

Plexure CEO Craig Herbison resigns with immediate effect, shares fall sharply

NZX-listed Plexure Group has announced the departure of its chief executive Craig Herbison, with immediate effect. Herbison has also resigned from the mobile marketing company’s board.Shares, which were trading at 71c before the…

Tokyo Olympics: Tom Walsh wins bronze in shot put

Tom Walsh has won a bronze medal in the Olympic shot put final, replicating his success in Rio in 2016.

Claimant devastated James Hardie case ended mid-trial

A woman who has been fighting for years to get compensation for her leaky home is devastated a multi-million dollar court case against James Hardie has ended mid-trial.

Lebanese demand justice on port blast anniversary

Lebanon’s leading Christian cleric says there could be no immunity from prosecution over the catastrophic Beirut port blast and that officials were evading investigation, as many Lebanese marked the first anniversary by demanding justice.

Auckland Film Studios gets $30 million government funding for expansion

By RNZ Auckland Film Studios is getting $30 million from the Government to expand its capacity.Auckland Council is chipping in another $5m for the overall $35m project, which will see two new 2000-square-metre sound stages and…

Willis misses semifinal spot

Nick Willis has finished ninth in his fifth Olympic 1500m semi-final at his fifth consecutive Olympics at the Tokyo Games.

Twitter partners with Reuters and AP to tackle misinformation

The social media giant is linking up with the media organisations to add context and fact-checked information to help counter fake news.

Govt and Reserve Bank agree on new moves to tighten mortgage lending

Mortgage lending rules are to be toughened after the government has given the Reserve Bank approval to tighten loan-to-value ratios and move to bring in debt-to-income ratios.

Tokyo Olympics: Canadian De Grasse ends long wait for gold

After battling illness and defeat, 26-year-old Andre De Grasse runs to the finish.

Rugby league: 2021 Rugby League World Cup postponed a year

The 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been postponed a year following the withdrawal of Australia and New Zealand a fortnight ago.The tournament was due to kick off on October 23 but has been moved back a year.The New Zealand Rugby…

'Boys' Club' culture, sexual assault, harassment and bullying examined in MediaWorks report

A senior MediaWorks employee engaged in sexual activity with a teenager at a promotional event after she’d been served drinks all evening and became “heavily intoxicated”, a wide-ranging review into the company says.No staff at…

New Zealand company liquidations spike again as firms default on their debt – Centrix

New data shows a sharp increase in company closures in the three months to June as credit defaults rose 6 per cent, although the general business environment remains positive.The latest data released by the New Zealand credit bureau…

Network issues force early halt to NZX trading

The stock exchange reckons local markets will open as usual tomorrow after trading was cut short by two hours today due to technical issues.NZX confirms that the NZX Main Board, NZX Debt Market, and Fonterra Shareholders Market…

Seventh person – a 34-year-old woman – dies in Australia after AstraZeneca vaccine

A 34-year-old NSW woman has become the seventh Australian to die after taking the AstraZeneca vaccine.The Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed tonight that the death has once again been linked to thrombosis with thrombocytopenia…

Outstanding women stamp their class on Tokyo Olympics

Comment: Sometimes it’s important to try and watch sport through a child’s eyes. When your hobby becomes your profession, it’s hard not to lose some of the joy.

Unemployment rate falls to lowest in nearly a year

The unemployment rate has fallen to 4 percent in the three months ended June while wages grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent.

Covid-19: Victoria records zero local cases

Victoria has recorded its first day without a new locally acquired case of Covid-19 in almost a month.

Tencent vows fresh gaming curbs after 'spiritual opium' attack zaps $60 billion

Tencent will further curb minors’ access to its flagship video game, hours after its shares were battered by a state media article.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Victoria goes into lockdown for a week

Victorians have been plunged into a week-long snap lockdown from 8pm tonight, as the state grapples with growing cases of Covid-19.Residents will only be able to leave their home for five reasons – being to shop for essentials,…

Black Caps to tour Pakistan

New Zealand will visit Pakistan in September for the first time in 18 years to play three one-day internationals and five Twenty20 matches in Rawalpindi and Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board said.

Job satisfaction higher for office workers – survey

Non-office workers such as production workers, retail staff, drivers, nurses, tradespeople and teachers had an overall wellbeing score of 59 percent compared with 65 percent for office workers.

Chapman Tripp sets up new arm CT Consulting

A large legal firm is going head-to-head with the big four accounting firms as well as boutique operators in the business advisory and consultancy market.

WHO calls for booster pause to vaccinate poorer nations

The World Health Organisation has called for a suspension on booster vaccines for Covid-19 until at least the end of September.

Mistaken identity lands man in Hawaii mental hospital

Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless man for a crime committed by someone else, locked him up in a state hospital for more than two years, forced him to take psychiatric drugs and then tried to cover up the mistake by quietly…

Covid-19 in Fiji: 11 dead, 1187 new cases confirmed

Fiji has recorded 1187 new cases and 11 more deaths for the 24 hours to 8am yesterday.

Gate breaks collarbone in crash

New Zealand cyclist Aaron Gate will miss the remainder of the Tokyo Olympics.

Former Black Sticks coach in another Olympic final

A New Zealander is endeavouring to guide Belgium to its first Olympic gold in hockey and just its fourth medal of the Tokyo Games.

India erupts over 'gang rape' and forced cremation of 9-year-old girl

Warning: Distressing content. The alleged gang rape and murder of a 9-year-old, “low-caste” girl has sparked several days of protests in India’s capital.The horrific case is just the latest incident to highlight the country’s…

Bledisloe Cup live updates: All Blacks name team to face Wallabies at Eden Park

Follow live as the All Blacks name their team to face the Wallabies. Eden Park will host Bledisloe Cup tests over the next two weekends.The second test clash on August 14 has been moved from Sky Stadium in Wellington,…

Marketing of telephone network options protentially confusing or misleading – Comcom

The Commerce Commission is calling on the telecommunications sector to clean up its advertising about the withdrawal of copper services.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lydia Ko drops vital shots late in round, but still in hunt for another Olympic golf medal

Lydia Ko dropped two shots in the final two holes to give away vital ground in her chase for a medal in the Olympic golf tournament.Ko, the Rio silver medallist, sits tied for ninth after a four-under 67 left her five-under par…

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nick Willis bows out of Olympics 1500 metres competition in semifinal stage

Nick Willis may have been eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics at the semifinal stage – but he hasn’t lost his famous sense of humour.It was a brave effort from the two-time medallist, who managed a season-best time of 3:35.41 to…


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