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by April 21, 2020

Rugby: All Blacks schedule confirmed for July with tests against Tonga and Fiji

The All Blacks upcoming July schedule has been confirmed.Ian Foster's side will begin the 2021 season on Saturday July 3 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, for the first time in what will be an historic Test against Tonga. The match...

Some free PR advice for Prince Harry: Put a sock in it before you alienate another country

OPINION: I'm going to give Prince Harry some PR advice. And it's the best he's ever going to get. It doesn't necessitate lengthy conference zooms or complex "communications strategy" spreadsheets – complete with popularity flowcharts...

Tiger King's Joe Exotic shares prostate cancer diagnosis

Tiger King's Joe Exotic has cancer.The former zoo owner - who is incarcerated after being found guilty of plotting to have animal rights activist Carole Baskin murdered - has taken to Twitter to share his prostate cancer diagnosis.Exotic,...

Janet Jackson's 'Scream' video outfits sold for $175,000 at charity auction

Janet Jackson's ensembles she wore in the "Scream" music video opposite her brother Michael Jackson are among items up for sale in a three-day auction.Julien's Auctions says her black circular bubble-textured fabric long-sleeve...

Hemed celebrations result in yellow card as Phoenix draw

The Wellington Phoenix have drawn 2-2 with top of the table Melbourne City in their A-League game in Melbourne.

Scarlett Johansson gets slimed during MTV Awards by her husband Colin Jost

Someone is about to be in the doghouse.Colin Jost pulled the ultimate prank on his wife Scarlett Johansson during her acceptance speech during the MTV Movie and TV Awards.While the glamorous actress was accepting the Generation...

Princess Charlotte's favourite food revealed - and it's rather fancy for a 6-year-old

While most kids' favourite foods are chocolate, ice cream, pies and fairy bread, it appears Princess Charlotte has a rather sophisticated palate for a 6-year-old.At any kid's party, you can guarantee the sweets and savouries sections...

The forgotten story of the Queen's swimming friends - and what they know about her

The morning of December 10, 1936 began much like any other Thursday for the young Princess Elizabeth – with a swimming lesson. After her class at the Bath Club on Dover St, she came home to 145 Piccadilly, the stone-fronted house...

Netball: Tactix win extra time thriller, Stars remain unbeaten

Tactix 64 Mystics 63 Stars 61 Magic 41 Redemption for the Mainland Tactix.In an extra-time cliffhanger that went down to the final seconds, the Tactix reversed their one-goal loss to the Northern Mystics a fortnight ago and pulled...

Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink satellites spotted in sky above Auckland

A "mysterious string of lights" spotted in the sky above Auckland early this morning has been confirmed as Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink satellites. Simon Russell was half-awake and letting in his cats around 5am when he noticed...

Horse racing: Jockey Michael Walker avoids amputation after scary fall

Star Kiwi jockey Michael Walker screamed at medical stuff to "cut off my leg" after the accident which could sideline him for a year.The Victoria based jockey will undergo his third surgery at Dandenong Hospital today after an "innocuous"...

'This feels so wrong': Coles releases meat pie with tomato sauce baked in

A meat pie and tomato sauce is an absolute Kiwi staple. But one Aussie company may have just ruined it.Coles in Australia has released a box of meat pies with the tomato sauce already inside the pastry."We've added the sauce so...

Cricket: Black Caps batsman Will Young's hot form in county cricket creates selection headache ahead of England tour

Black Caps veteran Ross Taylor believes the hot form of batsman Will Young will put "another spanner in the works" for selectors ahead of the upcoming tour of England.Young has continued to make a strong case for selection in the...

Aussie Open could be on the move to Dubai or Doha

The 2022 Australian Tennis Open could be forced offshore due to the government prediction that international borders will stay closed until mid-2022.

All Blacks to play Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium

The All Blacks will play at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland for the first time when they host Tonga in July.

The Masked Singer NZ: Setting free 'Paula Bennett' and a Cocker Spaniel fight

Desperate for something new from episode 3, I turned my attention to the opening dance sequence. The freshly attired Look Sharp dancers were back and seemed ready to crack on with an absolutely smashing episode. I, for one, was pumped....

Joshua and Fury's 'super bout' in doubt

Tyson Fury has been ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time, casting doubt over a proposed August super bout with Anthony Joshua.

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Men's rowing eight earn last-gasp Olympic qualification

The New Zealand men's rowing eight have survived on and off the water to qualify the boat for the Tokyo Olympics.The crew has triumphed at the Regatta of Death in Lucerne in a week overshadowed by the use of QR codes, masks, hand...

Celine Dion reveals why she won't remarry after husband Rene Angelil's death in 2016

Celine Dion is "not thinking about falling in love again" after the death of her husband, Rene Angelil, in 2016.The My Heart Will Go On hitmaker tragically lost her husband five years ago when he died following a battle with throat...

Tuawahine: All-female line-up including Anika Moa and Ria Hall to hit the stage in July

In honour of the country's musical creatives of the past, an all-women concert is set to hit the Civic Theatre in Auckland in July. Tuawahine was curated by NZ singer Ria Hall and includes talent like Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Georgia...

Local Focus: Captain Beetroot turns Pie Guy in quest to find best pie in Whanganui

In 2019 Geoff Horne's quest to find a burger joint in Whanganui that used beetroot went viral. Now he's turning his eyes to the pies. Geoff's looking for the best pies in Whanganui but won't be choosing a winner."I feel that that...

Vegan couple banned from owning dogs after meat-free diet leaves pups severely malnourished

An unemployed couple who fed their two dogs vegan diets which led to one being put down has been banned from owning pets for three years.The vegan couple from far North Queensland fed their two puppies almost exclusively a vegan...

Jane Barnes joins rocker husband Jimmy playing sous chef in new cookbook

Jimmy Barnes was ecstatic to share equal billing with the Jane Barnes Band over the past year.Their at-home performances, with more than 100 million views, revealed his wife smashing it with her beginner's guitar, piano and bagpipe...

Olympic swimmer forced to share lanes with public

A lack of pools in Wellington has forced Olympic hopeful Lewis Clareburt to train in public lanes in his buildup to the Tokyo Games.

US mum told daughter she was dying, accepted donations

A US mother is under investigation, and her daughter taken away, after the woman allegedly spent years telling the 11-year-old that she had a terminal illness while accepting freebies and donations from her local community. Shocked...

Breastfeeding photo controversy: Olympian Torah Bright responds to 'sad' backlash

Aussie Olympian Torah Bright has given a brilliant response to online trolling she has received following her nude breastfeeding picture.The 34-year-old stunned her Instagram followers on Sunday by sharing an "insane" photo of feeding...

Lack of support doesn't deter Kiwi surfers

Surfing NZ has withdrawn support for surfers heading to the World Surfing Games but that hasn't stopped Olympic hopefuls Paige Hareb and Saffi Vette from going it alone.

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today's sports news - Phoenix expect please explain of Israeli strikers actions and La Liga games shifted to avoid clash with Eurovision song contest.

Boxing: Tyson Fury says he is fighting Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury has announced he will take on Anthony Joshua on Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia in an all-British fight to determine the undisputed world heavyweight champion."This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the...

New Zealand rowers qualify men's eight for Tokyo Olympics

The New Zealand men's eight have successfully qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games after winning their final at the last Olympic qualification regatta in Switzerland.

The Masked Singer NZ: Madeleine Sami tries something new, isn't Pippa Middleton

Review: My colleague Jenni Mortimer could not review The Masked Singer tonight so I thought I'd take a leaf out of whatever book the people on that show have been reading and try something I'm absolutely not meant to be doing with...

The staggering amount British teen makes every day on TikTok

When British teenager Alicia Breuer first downloaded TikTok last year, it was just another lockdown pastime - but skip ahead one year and the 17-year-old is making around $19,000 a day with her viral videos.Breuer, from the English...

Why we hate the sound of our own voices

ANALYSIS: As a surgeon who specialises in treating patients with voice problems , I routinely record my patients speaking. For me, these recordings are incredibly valuable. They allow me to track slight changes in their voices...

Tactix and Stars winners in ANZ Premiership

Tactix take Mystics to extra time and competition leading Stars keep charging in ANZ Premiership.

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Welcome back, cobbers

The highs and lows of the first week of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, as it was seen by commentator Jamie Wall.

Cricket: England pick uncapped Bracey, Robinson in test squad to face Black Caps

Gloucestershire wicketkeeper-batsman James Bracey and Sussex seam bowler Ollie Robinson were named in England's main test cricket squad for the first time on Tuesday for next month's two-match home series against New Zealand.Bracey...

Football: Independent Match Review Panel to investigate Wellington Phoenix star's goal celebration

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has said the club will take a look at Tomer Hemed's celebration following his late goal which kept his side's slim finals hopes alive.The Israeli international produced a kippah from under his...

Covid 19 coronavirus: QR scans still too low despite bubble, app game

Kiwis appear to still be worryingly complacent about scanning QR codes - even after the Government gamified the NZ Covid Tracer app to get more people using it. Ministry of Health data also shows the opening of the transtasman...

NZ Rugby seeks meeting with Forsyth Barr to discuss IPO proposal, despite reservations

New Zealand Rugby has invited Forsyth Barr to discuss its proposal for a public flotation of part of its commercial revenues, after US private equity giant Silver Lake waived its right to block talks.However the union has sent David...

Inside Prince Harry and Orlando Bloom's Hollywood friendship

Prince Harry says that he and Orlando Bloom regularly keep in touch to help keep their families safe. The Duke of Sussex even named dropped the Pirates of the Caribbean star during his 90-minute podcast chat with Dax Shepard.The...

Daniela Elser: Photo of Meghan Markle holding a Kate magazine cover exposes fibs

OPINION: Not much unites the Cambridges and the Sussexes these days: not a country, language, day job or even allegedly their stance on tights.The one thing they do all share is a litany of embarrassing deeds in their sort-of...

Rufer hopes Phoenix homecoming inspires play-off push

After a long-awaited return home, Wellington Phoenix vice-captain Alex Rufer is looking forward to giving their fans something to cheer about.

YouTubers Nikki and Dan Phillippi cancelled adoption over no social media rule

An influencer couple are in hot water once again after a video resurfaced revealing they halted adoption plans because of a no social media rule.Nikki and Dan Phillippi were slammed earlier this month for revealing they had put...

Goldman Sachs banker quits after making millions from Dogecoin

A London-based Goldman Sachs director has quit after reportedly making millions from investing in Dogecoin, a meme cryptocurrency that has increased its price by some 10,000 per cent this year.Aziz McMahon, head of emerging market...

Bride furious after wedding venue refuses to refund $8800 following fiancé's death

A bride whose fiancé died before their big wedding day is beside herself after the wedding venue is refusing to refund them their $7000.UK man Guy Boswell died in March from heart failure following a short battle with cancer.Guy...

Nick Jonas hospitalised after being injured on set of mystery TV show

Nick Jonas was taken to hospital after being injured at work over the weekend.The Sucker hitmaker was on the set of a new TV show on Saturday night when "something happened" and he was left hurt, prompting an ambulance to be called...

Super Rugby Transtasman: Blues at shortest possible odds to beat Waratahs

The Blues have opened as $1.01 favourites for Saturday's clash against the Waratahs at Eden Park with both the New Zealand TAB and Australian betting agency Sportsbet.Sportsbet has the Waratahs as a $26 outsider, which according...

Robert De Niro in 'excruciating pain' after movie set injury

Robert De Niro is recovering after injuring his leg on the set of Martin Scorsese's new movie. The 77-year-old actor told IndieWire he hurt himself while filming Killers of the Flower Moon in Oklahoma. Production for the movie began...

Sports Quiz: May 19

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...

Cricket: Joffra Archer to miss test series against New Zealand with elbow injury

England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss next month's test series against New Zealand after suffering a recurrence of an elbow injury.Archer was hurt playing for Sussex in a County Championship match against Kent this week.The...

Daniela Elser: Prince Harry continues to double down on Prince Charles

OPINION: Haven't we been here before? Prince Harry lobbing emotional handgrenades at Buckingham Palace; a chuntering UK press angrily clucking away and above all, a sense of general befuddlement, because … why Harry, why?Late...

Ariana Grande marries Dalton Gomez during intimate home wedding in California

Ariana Grande has married her fiancé Dalton Gomez. The Dangerous Woman singer and Gomez tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Montecito, California according to her reps, who confirmed the news to People."It was tiny and intimate...

The Chase fan favourite Mark 'The Beast' Labbett shows off his 63.5kg weight loss

The Chase's Mark Labbett is showing off his staggering 63.5kg weight loss.The star uploaded a dashing photo of himself on Instagram wearing a black suit and looking slimmer than ever.Grinning at the camera, he wrote in the caption:...

Nick Willis looking forward to a quiet Olympics

Strict Covid-19 rules will kill the party vibe at the Tokyo Olympics Athletes' Village and that is just fine for New Zealand's veteran middle distance runner Nick Willis.

New Zealand comedy legend David McPhail funeral today expected to attract hundreds

Hundreds of mourners will today gather to farewell legendary Kiwi comedian and actor David McPhail who passed away suddenly last week. McPhail – one half of the famed McPhail and Gadsby satirical comedy show which dominated New...

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today's sports news - England name squad to play Black Caps, Wawrinka out of Roland Garros and Cantona into Hall of Fame.

Sports Quiz: May 18

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...

'Really emotional': Lisa Kudrow opens up on filming Friends reunion

Lisa Kudrow found it "really emotional" filming the Friends reunion.The 57-year-old actress - who played Phoebe Buffay in the show - reunited with Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt Le Blanc, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer...

Steel edge Pulse at home

The Southern Steel have opened up some breathing space on the crowded netball premiership ladder by netting their first win on the road this season.

ANZ Premiership netball live: Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic v Northern Stars

All the ANZ Premiership action between the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic and the Northern Stars. ‌ The Southern Steel have taken another step toward proving their credentials as title contenders, with their first win...

Cardborghini: Cardboard Lamborghini for sale on Trade Me

Ever wondered what a Lamborghini made out of cardboard would look like? Well, it is your lucky day.One crafty New Zealander has managed to build a Lamborghini Aventador using just cardboard. After realising he couldn't afford...

Sydney food blogger Jonny Massaad reveals how to get fresh McDonald's chips

It's a truth universally acknowledged that there's nothing more annoying than ordering Macca's, only to end up with cold chips.Okay sure, it might be more of a First World problem than an actual disaster, but you'll be pleased to...

Finnish company pitches renewable diesel for Wellington's bus fleet

Finnish company Neste wants to enter the New Zealand market and fuel Wellington's buses with its renewable diesel. Currently, emissions from buses account for about a third of Greater Wellington Regional Council's (GWRC) carbon...

Eels outplay Warriors in six-try win

The Warriors have fallen to their sixth loss of the season, outplayed 34-18 by the Parramatta Eels in Sunday's 10th round NRL clash in Brisbane.

Black Caps arrive in England

The majority of the Black Caps squad has arrived in England for the two-Test series and then the World Test Championship final.

IT businesses, recruiters struggle to fill jobs amid closed borders

IT recruiters and businesses face a shortage of skilled workers in New Zealand, with one business having 80 vacancies in Wellington alone. A list of skill shortages provided by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce includes everything...

People born in the early 1980s have been dubbed 'Geriatric Millennials'

If you were born in the early 1980s it is highly likely you have struggled to define whether you are considered Gen X or a Millennial.This is often a problem for the groups, known as microgenerations, born on the cusp of outgoing...

Aussie man claiming to be Prince Charles' long-lost son chats to Jono and Ben on The Hits

The man who claims to be the love child of Prince Charles and Camilla "just wants a DNA test".Australian man Simon Dorante-Day has been making headlines since he claimed to be the secret son of Charles and Camilla - and now he's...

Cricket: Black Caps star Tim Seifert to return home from India after recovering from Covid-19

Black Caps batsman Tim Seifert, who tested positive for Covid-19 while playing in the Indian Premier League, has recovered from the virus and will return to New Zealand tomorrow.Seifert was forced to remain in India after testing...

The lost continent we sit upon is much older than first thought

The sunken continent that New Zealand sits upon is much older than first thought - and has now been conclusively linked to ancient supercontinents that existed more than a billion years ago.While scientists have known about it for...

The volcanic rise of 'mum rage' and what we can do about it

COMMENT: It was 5pm, in the kitchen on a Tuesday afternoon. I emitted a roar so thunderous that my toddler wailed and my sons abandoned the television's glare to investigate. Next appeared my husband, clutching an open laptop whilst...

NZR offers to meet with Players' Association over share float

New Zealand Rugby has offered to meet with the Players' Association later this week so it can outline its Forsyth Barr proposal for a public share float.

William Dart: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's second instalment of Beethoven celebrations- review

What: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Where: Auckland Town Hall When: Thursday Reviewer: William DartThe second instalment of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Beethoven celebrations saw the light and lyrical Fourth Symphony...

Landmark report: How the world could decarbonise energy by 2050

A landmark report has mapped out how the world could have a zero-emissions energy sector by 2050 - starting with a halt on new fossil fuel projects and an "immediate and massive" surge in clean tech.A Kiwi climate campaigner has...

Cricket: Will Young joins Black Caps in Southampton isolation after stunning run of form

Will Young has driven six hours from Durham to Southampton to join the Black Caps as they prepare for their England tour and the world championship final against India next month.The Central Districts batsman is fresh off back-to-back...

NRL: Former Kiwis and Warriors star Gerard Beale makes surprise return from retirement with Dragons

Former Kiwis and Warriors star Gerard Beale will make a surprise return from retirement with the St George Illawarra Dragons.The 11-test Kiwi, who retired at the end of last season after two years with the Warriors, has answered...

NRL: New Zealand Warriors rue nightmare start in defeat to Parramatta Eels

Eels 34Warriors 18 If the Warriors are on a learning curve this season, this was one of the biggest lessons.Against a red-hot Parramatta side, just against everything that could go wrong in the first half did, which ultimately...

Superman star Henry Cavill hits back over 'speculation' about his 'private life' in lengthy statement

Superman star Henry Cavill has confronted the "speculation" around his private life in a cryptic Instagram post addressed to his "fans and followers".The 38-year-old shared an Instagram post of him and girlfriend Natalie Viscuso,...

Prince Harry to discuss Diana's death in new TV series

The Duke of Sussex will talk about his mother's death and the experience of having to walk behind her coffin at her funeral in his new Apple TV mental health series.A trailer released today shows footage of Prince Harry, then 12,...

Harry Potter star Emma Watson breaks social media silence to address career and engagement rumours

Emma Watson has urged fans not to believe rumours about her.The 31-year-old actress took to social media for the first time in nine months to insist that speculation about her life – including her acting career and her relationship...

Unruly tourists who raised hackles across New Zealand to be depicted in new opera

The antics of the so-called "unruly tourists" are set to grace the stage through the New Zealand Opera (NZO).It is aiming to portray the group's infamous campaign, as it reportedly stole, littered, and verbally abused its way through...

NRL: Warriors coach resists changes to spine for Tigers match as mystery surrounds ongoing role of Reece Walsh

Warriors coach Nathan Brown has stuck with the status quo in the spine for Friday's clash with the Tigers.Despite growing calls for teenager Reece Walsh to have more of a role, the 18-year-old is listed on the interchange bench.Walsh...

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora pictured together in Sydney further fuelling romance rumours

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora have been papped while out together in Sydney, further fuelling speculation that the pair are dating. The Kiwi filmmaker and British pop singer made headlines last month after being spotted together frequently...

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today's sports news - England strike bowler to miss Black Caps tests, Liverpool stay ahead of Spurs in top four race and Swiatek wins in Rome.

Silver Lake standoff: Former All Blacks coach Sir Steve Hansen breaks silence on NZ Rugby's dispute with Players' Association

All Blacks coaching legend Sir Steve Hansen has called on rugby's warring parties to quit their public spat. Hansen wants New Zealand Rugby and the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association to sort out the dispute over the Silver Lake...