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by April 24, 2020

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

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

Biotech sector report calls for genetic modification rules review

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

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

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

Cert NZ tracks big rise in cyber attacks during pandemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diego Maradona: Thousands bid farewell as Argentina grieves

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

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

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

Warriors get home games pandemic permitting

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

Tigray crisis: Why Ethiopia is spiralling out of control

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

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

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

Consumer NZ lays complaint against Airbnb and Bachcare over cancellation policies

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria records no Covid cases for 27th straight day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tasman: not the team they were last year

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

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

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

Argentina football legend Maradona dies of heart attack

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

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

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

Finance Minister Robertson calls for Reserve Bank to tackle housing

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

US President Donald Trump pardons ex-National Security Adviser Flynn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NZ Herald audience breaks records in extraordinary news year

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

Today's sports news: What you need to know

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

Australian Tennis Open set to be delayed

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

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

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

Tri-Nations history awaits Pumas

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

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

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

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

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

Asset Plus half-year profit up 450% on revaluations

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

Black Friday warning: The products that go up in price

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

Sports Quiz: November 27 - Cricket special

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

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

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

Earthquake Commission settles Tower Insurance quake claims dispute

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

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

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

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

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

Can Reserve Bank dampen an inflamed housing market?

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

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

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

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

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

Diego Maradona's final words before death emerge

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

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

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

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

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

Today's sports news: What you need to know

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

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

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

British-Australian academic freed in Iranian exchange

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

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

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

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

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

Gentrack sinks deeper into red as Covid-19 hits revenue

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

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

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

Covid-19's impact on employment of casual workers

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

Utilities software company Gentrack posts another full-year loss

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

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

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

Grant Robertson v Adrian Orr: Those letters, decoded

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

Covid 19 coronavirus: England's pubs to remain shut in many areas when lockdown eases

Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socialising and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, with pubs and restaurants ordered to remain shut across much of the country's densely populated...

Covid 19 coronavirus: AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

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

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

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

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

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

Football legend Maradona dies

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

The single image that defined the Diego Maradona era

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

Argentina overhaul team for second crack at All Blacks

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

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

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

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

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

Covid-19 Coronavirus: Fears Thanksgiving could see Covid explosion

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

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

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

Surge in lending for horticulture needs watching: Reserve Bank

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

Sports Quiz: November 26

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

Pasifika proud Aso ready for Maori All Blacks

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

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

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

Covid 19 coronavirus: Adelaide student infected by picking up pizza

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

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

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

Covid 19 coronavirus: AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

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

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

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

Demand up for NZ made wool carpets

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

The legacy behind 'the golden kid' Maradona

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

Cherry growers nervous over limited seasonal pickers available

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

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

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

HP Business Class: Tim Brown from Allbirds

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

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

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

ICC chair Greg Barclay lays out world cricket's priorities

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

Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

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

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

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

Football: England great gets backlash over Diego Maradona tribute tweet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia heatwave forecast with temperatures to top 40C

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

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

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

New Zealand Rural Land Company to list on NZX stock market

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

Diego Maradona: Thousands bid farewell as Argentina grieves

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

James Nokise: New Orleans a better fit for Steven Adams

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

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

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

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

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

Reserve Bank outlines major risks to New Zealand economy

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

Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid in Christchurch

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

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

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

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

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

Kathmandu first quarter sales driven by Rip Curl

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

Kiwi spending intentions 'cautiously optimisic' despite pandemic

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

Pakistan approves law to chemically castrate rapists

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

Bidwell: All Blacks fans settling for second best

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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