“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”

All Whites abound in Canterbury United's annals as last home league game looms

Canterbury United is about to play their last national league football home game. Tony Smith looks at some of the best to wear the Dragons strip.

Ardern's frustration and warning over non-compliant Covid contacts

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is not hiding her frustration about the latest Covid-19 community case going to work when they should have been isolating at home. Despite the fact that person – a family ...

This business owner's favourite secret spot in Tasman

Brooke Hobson says a bay north of Kaiteri has "the most beautiful turquoise water and golden sand".

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the centre of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons programme is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction project in decades, satellite photos analysed by The Associated Press...

Person shot, taken to hospital in North Shore, Auckland

A person has been shot in an incident in Northcote, Auckland.A person showed up at North Shore Hospital with a gunshot injury after 7pm, a Police spokesman said. DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US Police received multiple calls from...

Raynor Asher: Aussie Govt deserves applause for its stand

OPINION: The threat by Facebook to ban all Australian reported news, and prevent its sharing or posting around the world, appears to be over. Now Facebook has abandoned the threat and stopped the ban, it is worth reflecting on what...

Two face drug charges after police find meth, $100k cash

Two people have been charged with serious drug offending in Auckland after the police found methamphetamine and over $100,000 in cash.

2000 houses to be built next to protected wetland in Porirua

The Environment Minister is allowing 2000 houses to be built in Porirua next to a protected wetland.

Timaru District Council lakes landowner to Environment Court over spraying of native plants

The Timaru District Council has launched Environment Court action against a landowner who it claims has illegally sprayed and killed off native vegetation on a significant site.

Gay woman shocked 200 times to 'cure' her

Joan Bellingham was drugged and received over 200 electroconvulsive shocks - all meant to "cure" her of being gay. Many of her friends have been through similarly traumatic "therapies", a handful of ...

Biden's US government passes bill in House to expand LGBTQ legal safeguards

The Democratic-led House passed a bill today (NZ time) that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labour and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the...

Prisoner who raped and assaulted cellmate to be deported to Fiji

A prisoner who raped and forced his young cellmate to perform oral sex on him almost every night for three months will be deported back to Fiji after his sentence.

Business Insider: Air NZ looks at options for Auckland HQ amid sub-letting deal

Stay up-to-date with The Insider, a weekly column featuring what's happening behind the scenes in business. Negotiations are advanced on a deal to sub-let space in Air New Zealand's global headquarters ...

Firsthand accounts of the February 2011 earthquake: 'What the hell has happened to my city'

Sue Spigel was working in a small room at the top of Christ Church Cathedral, the day the quake struck. She's developed health problems since then but is happy to be alive.

'Use at your own risk': Consumer NZ warns about Feverup.com no-refund policy

Liz Willmott was worried it was a scam after booking a mysterious candlelight concert through the US event promoter.

Quick Charge 27/02: this week in EV news

Good and bad news for Hyundai, Honda's weird electric bike patent and is Tesla staying in California after all?

Covid-19 update: KFC worker the latest community case in NZ

There has been one new community case reported today - a KFC worker who was on a shift at the Botany Downs store earlier this week.

Tech problems, understaffing behind long Healthline wait times

A lack of staff and a series of technical problems plagued Healthline on Tuesday night, meaning about 60 people had to wait more than six hours on the phone during a Covid-19 outbreak, a review has found.

Police probe gun attack on house in Napier

Napier police are investigating after a gun was fired at a property in the suburb of Taradale last night.

Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry: Apple's controlled all-access pass

REVIEW: While offering plenty of peeks behind the curtain, this ultimately feels both overlong and, ironically given the title, somewhat unfocused.

End of the NZ landscape book

Book publisher can't make money from beautiful photos any more

Invercargill City Council may revisit controversial new media protocols

Invercargill City Council officials stress their new media protocols are not a case of muzzling elected members, and they are open to revisiting the wording of the protocols.

Claire Trevett: What's eating Simon Bridges?

OPINION: National Party MP Simon Bridges is certainly doing his best to try to make life difficult for the party's leader Judith Collins. Bridges' "wokester" attacks on Police Commissioner Andy Coster ...

The vegan councillor making a mark in Taranaki dairy country

Anneka Carlson squeaked onto New Plymouth's district council by a handful of votes but 16 months later she's building a reputation as an outspoken voice of a new generation of leaders.

'Nonsense cleared': US President Joe Biden takes axe to Donald Trump's legacy

US President Joe Biden has formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandums signed by Donald Trump, including one that sought to cut funding from several cities the 45th president deemed "anarchist" havens and another...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Cook Islands prepares for travel bubble, overseas holidays back next month

Overseas holidays to the Cook Islands could be back as soon as next month.Travel agents are already selling packages for the April school holidays.Once there is Government sign-off, Kiwis will be able to travel to the Cooks and...

Plans, pipe dreams and empty promises: Auckland Harbour Bridge and its cursed history

Yesterday's announcement the Auckland Harbour Bridge could no longer be "strengthened" is perhaps the final chapter in the cursed history of the city's infrastructure centrepiece. The NZ Transport Agency ...

Te Hīkoi Toi: The wind blows through the gallery

Mark Amery takes a walk up and down, from the city to a major solo show at Kelburn’s Adam Art Gallery.

Wellington Council review could cost ratepayers $75k

An independent review of the Wellington City Council could cost ratepayers close to $75,000.

Super Rugby AU: Reds hang on to beat Rebels after red card, Matt Toomua's missed penalty goal

The Wallabies playmaker's last-gasp attempt to snatch victory against the 14-man Reds sailed wide.

Herald morning quiz: February 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. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's reversal over Donald Trump running for president

Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday (US time) that he would "absolutely" support the former president again if he secured the Republican...

Are We There Yet? Why 16 years on, it is still the worst comedy of all time

REVIEW: Forget Grown Ups 2 and Sex and the City 2, they look like masterpieces in comparison to the laugh-free horrors of this Ice Cube starrer.

Māori leader opposes Erebus memorial, iwi to gather, karakia, meeting tomorrow

A prominent Māori leader opposes the about-to-be-built national Erebus memorial, vowing to take action to stop it, saying the land has significance for iwi and consultation with tangata whenua was inadequate.Māori Heritage...

Māori leader fights Erebus memorial, iwi gather tomorrow

A prominent Māori leader opposes the about-to-be-built national Erebus memorial, vowing to take action to stop it, saying the land has significance for iwi and consultation with tangata whenua was ...

Wellington City Council review could cost ratepayers almost $75,000

An independent review into governance at Wellington City Council could cost ratepayers up to almost $75,000. On Wednesday, Mayor Andy Foster announced an independent review of the council's governance, saying the public's belief...

Fishing trawler stuck on Big Bay beach in remote Southland

A fishing boat has run aground at a remote South Island beach. The New Zealand-flagged trawler ran aground at Big Bay, 40km north of Milford Sound, at around 10.10am yesterday. It's understood the vessel was trawling for albacore...

Visa for Green MP's partner 'like any other', Immigration NZ says

Immigration New Zealand is standing by its decision to grant a visa to the partner of Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March and says the application was treated "like any other".

Rich-lister's trial: Talk of 'traffic accident' and body bag for accuser

A rich-lister's manager said his boss was happy to bleed cash if it resulted in an indecent assault allegation disappearing, a court has heard. And a secret recording at an Auckland bar has also revealed ...

Opening the door on Frankton's Railway Village

Frankton's Railway Village is over 100-years-old. It's occupants share why they think it's a special place.

Northcote shooting: One person taken to hospital

A person has been shot in an incident in Northcote, Auckland. A person showed up at North Shore Hospital with a gunshot injury after 7pm, a Police spokesman said. DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US Police ...

All Blacks to face France in opener of 2023 Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks' record of having never lost a pool match in Rugby World Cup history will be tested against the hosts in Paris.

Princess Latifa asks UK police to reopen probe into sister's abduction

Princess Latifa has written to British police pleading for a fresh investigation into the alleged kidnapping and torture of her sister at the hands of Dubai's ruling elite.In an astonishing letter, seen by the Daily Telegraph, the...

Surviving Guantanamo and other premium stories you may have missed this week

Welcome to the weekend. Settle down with a cuppa and catch up on some of the best content from our premium syndicators this week.Happy reading. Guantanamo's 'most tortured prisoner' on surviving 14 years of hell After 9/11...

Australia's most sadistic child killer applies for parole, sparking warning from original cop

Warning: Graphic content Australia's most sadistic child killer "will kill again" if freed, warns the detective who helped put the "most perverted evil human I have ever come across" behind bars.Robin Reid is again up for parole...

Covid 19 coronavirus: China denies subjecting US diplomats to anal tests

China has denied subjecting US diplomats to Covid-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the procedure.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters...

One dead in SH4 crash north of Whanganui

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi.The highway is closed while emergency services attend, police said in a statement.Emergency services were alerted just before 8pm.Police...

Student magazine proposes launching pornographic social media account

A university magazine is considering settingu up an OnlyFans account for “horny students” to make cash by sharing explicit photos and videos.

Missing Australian businesswoman Melissa Caddick's remains found months after police raids

Missing Australian millionaire and alleged fraudster Melissa Caddick has been found dead following a bombshell development in the months-long case.Police said Caddick's foot was found on a NSW south coast beach by campers, and her...

US pilot spots UFO during flight, American Airlines refers queries to FBI

American Airlines is reportedly forwarding any UFO related queries to the FBI after reports arose that one of the airline's pilots had come across a mysterious flying object on Sunday.The pilot reportedly saw the UFO in the skies...

Broken down truck causing delays north on SH1 Wellington

A broken down truck is causing significant commuter delays on State Highway 1 north of Wellington.

Good grief: how can we make it easier to talk about death?

There's an invisible community of young people wrestling with grief. Jodie Botica and Julia Craig want to help them to heal.

One in hospital after Northcote shooting

A person has been shot in the Auckland suburb of Northcote.

Mary Holm: Returns bloom if you take the long-term view

OPINION: Q: We are saving via a small basket of shares as a long-term investment, including a couple of managed funds and an index fund. I appreciate your advice that it's the best way for an amateur ...

Coke can helps police solve 40-year-old murder mystery, leads to arrest

DNA from a Vanilla Coke can has led Colorado police to crack a brutal murder which has remained a mystery for 40 years.62-year-old David Dwayne Anderson has been arrested by police. He is accused of breaking into the Colorado...

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar charged

A former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar has been charged with turning his Michigan gym into a years-long criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally and...

Chris Mac of Six60 shares his favourite Hamilton spots ahead of concert

Te Awamutu Courier reporter Caitlan Johnston talks with Six60's bass guitarist Chris Mac ahead of tomorrow night's concert in Hamilton about the band's new single, his favourite bars in Hamilton and his connection to Te Awamutu. ...

Donald Trump 2024: Former president plotting revenge from 'war room'

Not content to retire from the world of politics, Donald Trump has reportedly set up a "war room" in his Florida estate where he is said to be plotting his return and his revenge on those who turned against him.After he had stepped...

Mangatainoka grandstand fire accused on the run

A youth alleged to have started the fire that destroyed the historic Mangatainoka Domain grandstand six months ago appears to have disappeared in a cloud of smoke - he is wanted by police for failing to appear in court.Police and...

Visa for Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner gets green tick

Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March's partner's visa has been given the green tick by Immigration New Zealand.After National MPs raised questions at a parliamentary select committee about whether it had been approved immigration officials...

Marjorie Taylor Greene hangs 'sickening' sign outside office of colleague with a transgender child

Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is at the centre of yet another controversy in the United States today after hanging a "sickening" sign outside the office of a Democratic colleague.Greene, a far-right conspiracy...

Man released from prison early accused of murdering three people, cooking neighbour's heart

An Oklahoma man who had been released early from prison in January as part of a mass commutation effort is now accused of three killings, including the death of a neighbour whose heart he cut out, authorities said.A judge denied...

Where Wellington councillors stand on the independent review

We asked all 14 Wellington City councillors where they stand on Mayor Andy Foster’s call for an independent review into the council.

Herald morning quiz: February 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. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

Racist John Banks Magic Talk broadcast was 'organisational failure' - MediaWorks

MediaWorks has admitted a racist on-air exchange between John Banks and a caller on Magic Talk breached broadcasting standards - and it represented an "organisational and editorial failure".

Pāua and the pandemic: The silver (shelled) lining of Covid-19?

A glamorous sea snail is the new darling of Auckland restaurant menus. Kim Knight on the pandemic-assisted popularity of pāua. Chef Peter Gordon remembers his dad prising them off the rocks with ...

Auckland Pride Festival working to be more inclusive and diverse for queer Māori

OPINION: No-one should have to leave part of themselves at the door within Auckland Pride or the wider community. Now they don't have to.

Canterbury worker killed in driveway named

Police have named a man who died after being struck by a vehicle rolling down a driveway in Canterbury.He was Bradley James Walker (53), known as Trev, from Akaroa.Police said Walker was struck by the unoccupied vehicle and trailer...

Papatoetoe police shooting: Dead man a '501' deportee from Australia

The man fatally shot by police in Papatoetoe had been deported from Australia. Police have identified the man as Tangaru-Noere Turia, 34. Turia had been deported from Australia as a '501' deportee in ...

Hello Raro: Travel bubble preparation with Cook Island nears completion

Overseas holidays to the Cook Islands could be back as soon as next month. Travel agents are already selling packages for the April school holidays. Once there is Government sign-off, Kiwis will be ...

Cartoons: February 1-28

Our cartoonist Guy Body shares his view on current events.

Michael Somare Papua New Guinea's first Prime Minister dies

Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea's independence and the South Pacific island nation's first prime minister, has died. He was 84.Somare was Papua New Guinea's longest-serving leader after it became independent...

Man dies after being shot by police in Papatoetoe yesterday

Police have named a man who died last night after he was shot by police three times in Papatoetoe.

Week in Politics: Reserve Bank told to help with house prices

Analysis: The government wants the Reserve Bank to curb house prices, Parliament passes the Māori wards bill, and an MP gets away with a rude word in the House.

'We've lost so much': Burling and Tuke's charity release video series to save Hauraki Gulf

Sue Neureuter's father used to catch fat, metre-long kingfish from the shore of the Noises islands using just a hook and a piece of orange peel. You hear this barely believable anecdote in the first ...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Ardern's frustration and warning over non-compliant contacts

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is not hiding her frustration about the latest Covid-19 community case going to work when they should have been isolating at home.Despite the fact that person – a family member of one of the Covid-19...

Donald Trump's tax returns handed over to New York prosecutor after long legal fight

A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump's tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former US president's last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over.The Manhattan district attorney's...

Dream bach for the super-rich: 300ha on Waiheke Island for sale

Business Hub: Oliver Mander on why retail investors are on the rise

When Oliver Mander decided he wanted to marry Gillian Boyes, he turned a surprise birthday party into a wedding and proposed on the morning of the party. "She did freak," he admits. Mander had arranged ...

The ultimate gift: NZ woman battles legal, Covid hurdles to carry baby for sister

A Raglan woman wanted to give her sister back in Ireland the ultimate gift - a baby. But first, the women had to overcome legal and Covid-19 hurdles in a case that challenged health authorities, Alanah ...

Papatoetoe police shooting: Dead man identified as Tangaru-Noere Turia

The man fatally shot by police in Papatoetoe had been deported from Australia.Police have identified the man as Tangaru-Noere Turia, 34.Turia had been deported from Australia as a '501' deportee in 2017. The law allows for people...

'Covid is constantly in my mind': Ardern looks back on a year of Fortress NZ

Almost a month after the first Covid case arrived in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took the very rare step of taking over the airwaves for an "address to the nation". She sat at her desk ...

Joseph Parker v Junior Fa: Who wins clash between the New Zealand heavyweights?

OPINION: Stuff's boxing writers make their picks ahead of the biggest fight in New Zealand history.

Inmates plead not guilty to charges from Waikeria prison unrest

Seventeen inmates charged with causing major damage at Waikeria Prison last month have all pleaded not guilty.

Marae renovations underway across Taranaki following PGF boost

Every morning Rihari Tamati heads to mahi, he knows it’s going to be a good day.

Archaeologists dive into exploring old shipwreck at Whitianga

After more than 180 years resting in Whitianga Harbour, the HMS Buffalo shipwreck will be explored by archeologists.

Coronavirus Covid 19: PM Jacinda Ardern plans to get vaccinated before public

PM Jacinda Ardern says she will get vaccinated before the rollout to the public in the middle of the year, which could allow her to travel overseas again.Some other country's leaders – including Australia's PM Scott Morrison – were...

Parnell locals threaten to glamp in protest at Erebus memorial

A group of Parnell residents may glamp on the site of a planned national Erebus memorial in an attempt to stop construction, which begins next week.

Meth and $100k cash seized in South Auckland police raid

Two people have been arrested in South Auckland as police seized a haul of methamphetamine and more than $100,000 cash.The Counties Manukau CIB team made the arrests in Manurewa today as part of an ongoing operation targeting meth...

Parnell residents threaten to glamp in Erebus memorial protest

By Susan Strongman of RNZ A group of Parnell residents may glamp on the site of a planned national Erebus memorial in an attempt to stop construction, which begins next week.The construction of the memorial in a section of...

Gallagher Group sets new growth trajectory

"I'm just going upstairs a bit and getting out of Kahl's way." It's not your usual chief executive exit line, but when you've been in the job nearly 50 years you can probably say it how you like, and ...

'We've lost so much' - Team NZ's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's Live Ocean charity release new video series to save Hauraki Gulf

Sue Neureuter's father used to catch fat, metre-long kingfish from the shore of the Noises islands using just a hook and a piece of orange peel.You hear this barely believable anecdote in the first few seconds of Songs of the Sea...

Real estate agents under fire for not repaying wage subsidies

By Nita Blake-Persen of RNZ Real estate agents are under fire for failing to repay millions of dollars in wage subsidies, despite record property prices and a booming market. RNZ Checkpoint can reveal ...

'Unambiguous message': US launches airstrikes in Syria; multiple deaths reported

The United States launched airstrikes in Syria today, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month...

Donald Trump plots 2024 run from his new home on a hostile Palm Beach

When he was forced out of the White House in January, Donald Trump thought he had left elections behind - for another four years at least.But one month on, having relocated to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in the wealthy enclave...

Herald afternoon quiz: February 26

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.

Real estate agents under fire for not repaying wage subsidies

By Nita Blake-Persen of RNZ Real estate agents are under fire for failing to repay millions of dollars in wage subsidies, despite record property prices and a booming market.RNZ Checkpoint can reveal more than $13 million was...

Lack of migrant workers a concern for aged care sector

The aged care sector is worried by government warnings that immigration will be restricted for some time.
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Restaurant Brands posts encouraging full-year earnings

Restaurant Brands increased its annual profit by 2.8 per cent in the year to December.The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Taco Bell restaurants in New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and California, posted a $30.9 million net…

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar charged

A former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar has been charged with turning his Michigan gym into a years-long criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally and…

Tourism Holdings pays down debt with accounts pummelled by Covid

Tourism Holdings has significantly reduced debt after a disastrous year for tourism-related companies but will likely seek further funding as it re-invests in a new vehicle fleet.The company posted a net loss after tax of $1.77…

Ferns again falter with bat

The White Ferns have fallen to another convincing loss in game two of their one-day international series against England.

Boxing: Joseph Parker v Junior Fa – fight undercard, main event start time, odds, live streaming and how to watch

All you need to know ahead of Joseph Parker v Junior Fa on Saturday, February 27: Joseph Parker has made his intentions clear about his game plan against Junior Fa on Saturday night: he wants to knock him out – and do it early.Speaking…

New Zealand meat processing industry wants priority Covid-19 vaccinations

The New Zealand meat processing and exporting industry is urging the government to priortise its workforce for Covid-19 vaccinations.

Australia's most sadistic child killer applies for parole, sparking warning from original cop

Warning: Graphic content Australia’s most sadistic child killer “will kill again” if freed, warns the detective who helped put the “most perverted evil human I have ever come across” behind bars.Robin Reid is again up for parole…

Trump may soon have to answer rape allegations under oath

A woman who has accused Donald Trump of rape hopes to face the former president in court this year.

Vodafone NZ losing 200 staff, including two key execs

Vodafone NZ is poised to lose another 200 staff in another restructure.An email to all staff by chief executive Jason Paris says there will be an all-hands meeting today to discuss the initiative. Read More Spark takes first-half…

Marjorie Taylor Greene hangs 'sickening' sign outside office of colleague with a transgender child

Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is at the centre of yet another controversy in the United States today after hanging a “sickening” sign outside the office of a Democratic colleague.Greene, a far-right conspiracy…

Some things never change, the Crusaders are favourites

A lot of things have happened to sport around the world over the last year, but one thing hasn’t changed in New Zealand, the Crusaders remain favourites!

Steel & Tube turns loss turned into profit, resuming dividend payments

Steel & Tube’s revenue dropped because of Covid but the company turned last year’s interim loss into a profit and has decided to resume paying shareholders a dividend.Revenue fell 2.5 per cent from $232m last year to $226.3m in…

Fijian Super Rugby team needs $10 million to keep dream alive

By RNZ The Fiji Rugby Union needs to raise NZ$10 million by the end of March to keep its Super Rugby dream alive.The Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika were announced in November as New Zealand Rugby’s preferred partners to join…

Air New Zealand reports $72m loss in six months to December 31

Air New Zealand has revealed a $72 million net loss for the six months to December 31 as it remains pinned down by travel restrictions in response to Covid-19.The result follows a $454m loss for the 2019 financial year, which included…

Super Rugby Aotearoa: All Black Nepo Laulala upbeat ahead of first season with Blues

By Sam Smith of RugbyPass.com In 2016, one year after making his All Blacks debut, Nepo Laulala shifted north from the Crusaders to the Chiefs. The move didn’t go to plan, however, with Laulala suffering a horrific knee injury…

Steel & Tube posts $4.3m half year net profit

The steel and manufacturing company Steel & Tube is back in the black after last year’s hefty loss.

Australia calls Myanmar's Vice-Senior General in attempts to free detained academic Sean Turnell

“[He] continued to say that the Tatmadaw is a democratic Tatmadaw [as] is the Australian military, valuing democratic practices including freedom of expression and avoidance of brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters,” it read.

Sports Quiz: February 27

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…

Housing affordability worst in at least 17 years, report finds

Buying a home is increasingly out of reach for many as housing affordability dips to historically low levels.

TVNZ to pay back $5m in wage subsidies as profit doubles

TVNZ is repaying nearly $5 million it received from the Government in Covid wage subsidies.

'Stark but not surprising': Covid-hit Qantas announces $1 billion loss

Qantas has revealed the latest damage bill stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, announcing an eye-watering net loss of A$1.03 billion (NZ$1.1b). On Thursday morning, Australia’s major airline posted the billion-dollar loss, a…

Cricket: White Ferns' record losing streak continues with defeat to England in second ODI

The White Ferns’ losing streak has continued, in familiar fashion.After mustering just 178 batting first and losing by eight wickets in their ODI opener against England, today’s second ODI in Dunedin followed a similar script, as…

Facebook says it will pay $1.3 billion over three years to news media

Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest US$1 billion ($1.34b) to “support the news industry” over the next three years.The social networking giant, which has been tussling with Australia over a law that…

Jamal Khashoggi: Biden raises human rights in call with Saudi king

US President Joe Biden has talked by phone with King Salman of Saudi Arabia as he seeks to put relations with America’s old ally on a new footing.

A2 Milk profits drop as pandemic impacts sales

Dairy company A2 Milk has reported a sharp fall in its half-year profit because of significant disruption to its infant formula sales.

Auckland company fined $400,000 for deceiving 'highly vulnerable' people in false home savings scheme

An Auckland company has been fined $400,000 for a “carefully crafted scheme” that targeted “vulnerable” low-income home buyers. Home Funding Group Limited (HFG), which is currently in liquidation, was convicted on two charges under…

Rugby: Six Nations thrown into chaos as France's clash with Scotland postponed over fresh Covid case

The Six Nations has been thrown into chaos with France’s game against Scotland set to be postponed until after the tournament was due to finish and both teams facing the prospect of fielding weakened sides. A positive Covid test…

Air NZ cancels flights after South Auckland Covid outbreak

Air New Zealand has suspended quarantine-free flying for people travelling from New Zealand to Australia until Sunday.

Donald Trump 2024: Former president plotting revenge from 'war room'

Not content to retire from the world of politics, Donald Trump has reportedly set up a “war room” in his Florida estate where he is said to be plotting his return and his revenge on those who turned against him.After he had stepped…

King Salmon withdraws farm extension to ‘do right’ by Marlborough

New Zealand’s largest salmon farmer has pulled its request to extend a farm into colder waters, saying it wants to “do right” by Marlborough.

Joseph Parker v Junior Fa: Parker concedes weight, height and reach advantage to Fa

Joseph Parker will be up against a fighter almost 10kgs heavier than himself in the form of Junior Fa after both fighters successfully completed the weigh-in ahead of their heavyweight clash on Saturday night.Parker came in at 108.9kgs,…

Scales lifts 2020 profit, bad weather could weigh on 2021

Scales Corp eked out a slight gain in its operating earnings over the 2020 year but the agribusiness group said bad weather and shipping delays would weigh on the current year’s performance.The company’s underlying ebidta for calendar…

Pumas up for Laureus Award

Argentina’s first ever win over the All Blacks has resulted in the Pumas gaining a nomination for the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Millions paid out two days into new Covid-19 business support scheme

New Zealand businesses have already received more than $6,580,000 under the government’s latest Covid-19 support scheme.

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today’s sports news – Lydia Ko in the lead at latest LPGA event, big win for India eliminates England from Test Championship, Breakers beaten by Kings and France rugby game off.

French actor Depardieu placed under sexual violence investigation – judicial source

French actor Gerard Depardieu was placed under formal investigation on charges of rape and sexual violence in December last year, a judicial source told Reuters.

US pilot spots UFO during flight, American Airlines refers queries to FBI

American Airlines is reportedly forwarding any UFO related queries to the FBI after reports arose that one of the airline’s pilots had come across a mysterious flying object on Sunday.The pilot reportedly saw the UFO in the skies…

America's Cup 2021: Team New Zealand reveal their latest weapon

Team New Zealand have unveiled their latest weapon, a sail which could sink Luna Rossa’s America’s Cup hopes in very light airs. Experts are surmising the large, traditional style of sail forward of the mast would enable Te Rehutai…

Donald Trump's tax returns handed over to New York prosecutor after long legal fight

A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump’s tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former US president’s last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over.The Manhattan district attorney’s…

Missing Australian businesswoman Melissa Caddick's remains found months after police raids

Missing Australian millionaire and alleged fraudster Melissa Caddick has been found dead following a bombshell development in the months-long case.Police said Caddick’s foot was found on a NSW south coast beach by campers, and her…

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister dies aged 84

Papua New Guinea’s founding prime minister, Sir Michael Somare, has died at the age of 84.

New National League to change men's and women's football

New Zealand football has confirmed the details of a new National League competition which aims to restructure women’s and men’s football.

All Blacks draw Les Bleus in World Cup opener

The All Blacks will play the opening game of 2023 Rugby World Cup against traditional rivals France.

Cricket: Streaker makes spectacular escape attempt at Black Caps game

A man’s near-successful attempt to escape the clutches of the law, after streaking across Dunedin’s University Oval during the Black Caps’ T20 match against Australia, has been captured on film by fellow cricket fans. During Australia’s…

Port of Tauranga lifts profits a little, despite challenges

The country’s biggest port has slightly increased profits, despite a drop in ship visits and cargo volumes.

Quarantine-free travel for New Zealanders into Queensland revoked

Air New Zealand has cancelled an Auckland to Brisbane flight, while passengers were boarding, after Queensland changed its border rules.

America's Cup 2021: Sir Ben Ainslie – Prada Cup final loss will take a while to process, but we'll come back stronger

OPINION: The past couple of days have not been much fun. I woke up at around 5am on Tuesday and for a minute I thought we were still right in the thick of it. Then it hit me again: we are out of the running for this America’s Cup.It…

TVNZ set to spend most on local content in a decade

TVNZ boss Kevin Kenrick says the company is set to spend big on content in the second half of this year. “Our investment in local content will be the strongest it’s been in a decade,” Kenrick told the Herald today.”We really feel…

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's reversal over Donald Trump running for president

Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday (US time) that he would “absolutely” support the former president again if he secured the Republican…

Warehouse Group raises half-year profit forecast by $20m

The Warehouse Group has lifted its half-year profit guidance for the second time in as many months.

Auckland's three-day lockdown cost retailers $44 million

New figures show last week’s level 3 lockdown cost Auckland and Northland retailers $44 million in lost earnings.

Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian news sites

Facebook will walk back from its block on Australian news sites, after a backlash to its response to proposed media bargaining laws that would force major tech giants to pay news outlets for their content.

Raynor Asher: Aussie Govt deserves applause for its stand

OPINION: The threat by Facebook to ban all Australian reported news, and prevent its sharing or posting around the world, appears to be over. Now Facebook has abandoned the threat and stopped the ban, it is worth reflecting on what…

Crusaders beat Highlanders in Super Rugby opener

The Crusaders have beaten the Highlanders in the opening match of this year’s Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.

Australian news sites reappear on Facebook after government agreement

Australian news is back on Facebook after the social media giant agreed to reverse a block on Australian content.

Melissa Caddick dead, Australian police confirm, after campers find foot in NSW

Caddick, 49, had not been seen since she left her Dover Heights home without her mobile phone, wallet or keys to go for a run just before sunrise on 12 November.

Prince Philip has infection and is set to stay in hospital 'for several days'

The Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for an infection and is not expected to leave hospital for several days, Buckingham Palace has said.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Small business revenue declines for first time since May

Small business revenues have fallen for the first time since May.Year-on-year revenues declined by 6 per cent in the month of January while jobs increased by almost 2 per cent, according to data from Xero Small Business Insights.The…

How teenagers, shared Wi-Fi and working from home could be a business security risk

Teenagers downloading and streaming games and movies at home can be a huge security risk for employees working from home.A cyber-security expert is warning shared family Wi-Fi can leave businesses with employees working from home…

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: 'During the election campaign – I felt fear every day'

The former school teacher and stay-at-home mother who became the symbol of an uprising in Belarus tells RNZ how she still feels fearful, even after the election campaign.

Joseph Parker v Junior Fa: Fa taunts Parker during final staredown

“This will be the fifth time I beat you.” Junior Fa seized the final chance to lock eyes with Joseph Parker to fire that taunt at his former amateur foe. Tension was palpable as Parker and Fa squared off one last time before…

Opinion: Tiger Woods doesn’t need a storybook comeback

Let’s all hope golfer Tiger Woods can live a long and contented life, Hamish Bidwell writes.

Air New Zealand revenue tumbles, airline posts $72m half-year loss

The enormous financial impact of Covid-19 continues to be felt by Air New Zealand.

News returns to Australian Facebook feeds from Friday

News will be back in Australians’ Facebook feeds from Friday, Australia Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said.Speaking to 2GB radio station after the Federal Government’s contentious media bargaining code passed into law, Frydenberg…

Live Super Rugby Aotearoa updates: Highlanders v Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium

All the action as Super Rugby Aotearoa returns with the Crusaders taking on the Highlanders. ‌ Irish lock Jack Regan has survived a pandemic and seized an opportunity, earning a start for the Highlanders tonight.Regan…

Rugby World Cup 2023: All Blacks to square off with France in blockbuster opening match

Three-time champion New Zealand and three-time runner-up France will square off in a blockbuster opening match of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.The two nations have combined to deliver some of the most storied matches in the tournament’s…

Surviving Guantanamo and other premium stories you may have missed this week

Welcome to the weekend. Settle down with a cuppa and catch up on some of the best content from our premium syndicators this week.Happy reading. Guantanamo’s ‘most tortured prisoner’ on surviving 14 years of hell After 9/11…

Coke can helps police solve 40-year-old murder mystery, leads to arrest

DNA from a Vanilla Coke can has led Colorado police to crack a brutal murder which has remained a mystery for 40 years.62-year-old David Dwayne Anderson has been arrested by police. He is accused of breaking into the Colorado…

International expert probing Wuhan covid origins says visit 'sobering experience'

More than a year after the initial outbreak of Covid-19, a team of experts travelled to Wuhan on a 12-day trip to trace the origins of the virus.

John Geddert: Ex-US Olympics coach found dead after sex assault charges

A former US Olympics gymnastics coach has killed himself hours after he was charged with sexual assault and human trafficking, officials say.

Australia passes world-first new law forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news content

Australia has become one of the first countries in the world with the power to force tech giants to pay for the news they use after a controversial law passed in parliament today. The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining…

US airstrikes Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria – Pentagon

US President Joe Biden has directed military airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, after rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq.

Reserve Bank must consider impact on housing of its policy decisions, Robertson says

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced.

Tall Blacks out of Olympic qualification

Basketball New Zealand has withdrawn the Tall Blacks and the men’s 3X3 team from the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in Serbia and Austria.

Boost in art sales as New Zealanders stay home

With a lot of New Zealanders unable to spend cash travelling overseas, the art world has seen an unexpected boost in sales as people spruce up their spaces.

Comvita back in profit driven by US and China markets, dividends to resume

Mānuka honey exporter Comvita returned to profit in the first half, driven by growth in its China and North America markets.The company’s net profit came to $3.5 million in the six months to December, compared with a $12.97m…

Boxing: Joseph Parker, Junior Fa ready to put it on the line

World-ranked New Zealand boxers not hiding from implications of heavyweight match-up in Auckland.

Sports Quiz: February 26 – Parker v Fa 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…

Brisbane preferred partner to host Olympic Games

Brisbane has been confirmed as the International Olympic Committee’s preferred partner to host the 2032 summer games.

Donald Trump plots 2024 run from his new home on a hostile Palm Beach

When he was forced out of the White House in January, Donald Trump thought he had left elections behind – for another four years at least.But one month on, having relocated to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in the wealthy enclave…

$148m revaluation gains help drive Precinct Properties' interim profit 213%

Big revaluation gains of $148.5 million boosted Precinct Properties’ half-year profit, with the company, which owns Commercial Bay, declaring a $167.9m net after-tax profit, up 213 per cent.But revenue also rose 25 per cent to $97.1m…

'Highly suspicious': Bizarre 'robbery' drama before Joseph Parker, Junior Fa fight

On the eve of one of the biggest fights in New Zealand boxing history, a bizarre skirmish has broken out between the opposing camps. The source of the antagonism: a gift of boxing gloves from the Joseph Parker camp to Junior Fa’s…

Missing Australian businesswoman Melissa Caddick's remains found months after police raids

Missing Australian millionaire and alleged fraudster Melissa Caddick has been found dead following a bombshell development in the months-long case.Police said Caddick’s foot was found on a NSW south coast beach by campers, and her…

Covax delivers its first vaccine shots with shipment to Ghana

The international vaccine-sharing scheme Covax has delivered its first shipment of vaccines, with a flight carrying 600,000 doses arriving in Ghana.

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the centre of the nation’s undeclared atomic weapons programme is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction project in decades, satellite photos analysed by The Associated Press…

'Nonsense cleared': US President Joe Biden takes axe to Donald Trump's legacy

US President Joe Biden has formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandums signed by Donald Trump, including one that sought to cut funding from several cities the 45th president deemed “anarchist” havens and another…

Man released from prison early accused of murdering three people, cooking neighbour's heart

An Oklahoma man who had been released early from prison in January as part of a mass commutation effort is now accused of three killings, including the death of a neighbour whose heart he cut out, authorities said.A judge denied…

Tourism Holdings first half profit falls

Tourism Holdings’ profit has plummeted after a rough six months for the tourism and campervan company.

Michael Somare Papua New Guinea's first Prime Minister dies

Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea’s independence and the South Pacific island nation’s first prime minister, has died. He was 84.Somare was Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving leader after it became independent…

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today’s sports news – Wins for Man City and Real, Phoenix beaten again and India on top in Ahmedabad.

Guptill, Neesham shine in NZ win

Opener Martin Guptill rediscovered his best and Jimmy Neesham starred with bat and ball as the Black Caps edged to a four-run win over Australia in the second Twenty20 international in Dunedin.

Genesis Energy bottom line profit rises nearly six-fold

Stronger margins and lower generating costs have boosted Genesis Energy’s half year profit.

Black Caps vs Australia

New Zealand have edged to a four-run win over Australia at Dunedin’s University Oval in the second of five Twenty20 matches. Look back on live updates here.

Gymnastics: Former US Olympic coach dies just hours after being charged with raft of crimes

A former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar died by suicide on Friday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said.The…

Recap Super Rugby: Highlanders v Crusaders

Super Rugby Aotearoa is underway, with the Crusaders beating the Highlanders in the seaosn opener. Look back on all the action with the live blog from Jamie Wall here.

Recap: White Ferns vs England

New Zealand have suffered an eight-wicket loss to England in the second One Day International at Dunedin’s University Oval. Look back on live updates here.

Cricket: England suffer huge defeat as Black Caps' World Test Championship final picture becomes clearer

England has suffered one of its biggest ever test match defeats, going down by 10-wickets to India at Ahmedabad and ruling themselves out of the World Test Championship final in the process.The final test of the four-match series…

Kiwibank plans to close seven branches

Kiwibank plans to close seven branches over the next year in a response to more customers moving online to do their banking.The state-owned bank revealed the proposed branch closures while announcing its half-year result which saw…

'Unambiguous message': US launches airstrikes in Syria; multiple deaths reported

The United States launched airstrikes in Syria today, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month…

America's Cup 2021: All you need to know about today's sailing news

All the latest news from the America’s Cup. Team New Zealand’s secret weapon Eight days out from the start of the America’s Cup match between Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa in Auckland, it appears the defender has a new weapon…

Rugby: Crusaders beat Highlanders in 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa opener

Crusaders 26Highlanders 13 New season, same Crusaders does not quite tell the full story. The defending champions were far from their polished best in the first match of Super Rugby Aotearoa 2.0 against the Highlanders in Dunedin…

UFC fighters allowed to wear silver fern

A potential branding showdown between New Zealand Rugby and an Auckland Mixed Martial Arts gym has been averted.

Golf: Lydia Ko shines in season-opening round on LPGA Tour

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has started her 2021 LPGA Tour season in superb style, firing a stunning opening round at the Gainbridge Championship.Ko, who finished a challenging 2020 tour with four top-10 finishes, posted an eagle,…

A2 Milk shares dive after first half profit drops 35% on daigou disruption

A2 Milk’s share price dropped sharply after the company reported a decline in first half earnings.By late afternoon, the stock was down $1.61 or 14.4 per cent at $9.52.The company earlier said its net profit dropped by 35 per…

Malta's investigative journalist murder: Suspect pleads guilty

One of three men accused of assassinating journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia – who was a thorn in the side of Maltese establishment figures – has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty.

Fonterra discharging nitrogen-heavy water onto 'ghost farms'

Fonterra cleared the cows from 16 farms and is using the land to dispose of wastewater, which could be leaching a colourless, tasteless and odourless pollutant into private drinking water supplies.

Australia passes law to compel Google and Facebook pay for news

Australia has passed a world-first law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on their platforms, but a new clause makes it possible for the tech giants not to be subject to it.

Kiwibank reports half-year profit of $55 million

The bank does plan to close seven of its branches this year due to dwindling visitor numbers.

Covid 19 coronavirus: China denies subjecting US diplomats to anal tests

China has denied subjecting US diplomats to Covid-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the procedure.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters…

Biden's US government passes bill in House to expand LGBTQ legal safeguards

The Democratic-led House passed a bill today (NZ time) that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labour and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the…

Princess Latifa asks UK police to reopen probe into sister's abduction

Princess Latifa has written to British police pleading for a fresh investigation into the alleged kidnapping and torture of her sister at the hands of Dubai’s ruling elite.In an astonishing letter, seen by the Daily Telegraph, the…

Talented Tanner ready to fly NZ flag in 1500m

As he strives for an Olympic swansong, Nick Willis is passing the baton to a rising star ready to write the NZ’s next chapter of middle-distance greatness.

Security officials testify Capitol rioters 'came prepared for war'

US Capitol security officials who were ousted in the wake of the 6 January attack on Congress have blamed intelligence failures for the breach.

Port of Tauranga mid-year profit up despite rough waters

Port of Tauranga turned in a mid-year 2.3 per cent increase in group net profit after tax, despite volatile cargo volumes and fallout from supply chain congestion and severe ship delays at Auckland.Group net profit after tax for…


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