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by April 25, 2020

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

End of the NZ landscape book

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

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.

Missing Aussie woman'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 ...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Health workers get early jabs to ensure expiring vaccinations don't go to waste

Hundreds of medical staff have received Covid jabs today - a month earlier than they had been expecting - in order to use up expiring vaccinations.The health workers, including doctors and nurses and many staff wearing Counties...

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...

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".

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...

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 ...

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.

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. ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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".

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...

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.

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.

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 ...

'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...

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...

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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".

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.

Cartoons: February 1-28

Our cartoonist Guy Body shares his view on current events.

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.

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.

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 ...

'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...

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...

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.

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.

'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 ...

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.

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

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...

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 ...

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.

'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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

Prince Harry reveals why he stepped back from royal duties

Prince Harry says he stepped back from royal duties because the UK press was "toxic" and was "destroying" his mental health. The royal opened up about his struggles during a wide-ranging interview with ...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

Costing oodles: Caution urged as poodle-cross prices soar

When a Hawke's Bay puppy was put up for sale this week on Trade Me with a $5500 price tag, its owner was both serious and successful. Because any dog breed ending with an "oodle" is now fetching prices ...

Tiger Woods moved to another LA hospital for continued care after surgery on injured leg

The crash investigation is ongoing while Woods has moved hospitals for continued care after shattering his right leg.

Wellington Council review could cost ratepayers $75k

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

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.

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 ...

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?

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

'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.

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...

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.

One in hospital after Northcote shooting

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

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...