“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”
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Dunedin business owner Paul Lambert Clarke admits tax scam

A Dunedin business owner defrauded Customs for six years and underpaid more than $1.3 million in tax.Because of GST refunds, however, 45-year-old Paul Lambert Clarke only benefited by up to $15,000, the Dunedin District Court has...

Rāhui placed on Motutapu Island as stoats search intensifies

The hunt is on for two remaining stoats causing havoc on Motutapu Island.

New Zealand High Commission to India employee dies from Covid-19

A staff member at the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi has died of Covid-19.

Leaky homes lawsuit: Top bosses in global company knew of NZ rotten homes problems, homeowners say

Bosses at global company James Hardie knew their products could face damaging public revelations in New Zealand, a leaky homeowners' group lawyer says.The James Hardie group of companies denies claims which hundreds of homeowners...

A white-out pen and glue: How a Dunedin businessman tried to fool Customs

Paul Lambert Clarke altered documents that undervalued the cost of machinery his company imported to avoid playing more than $1.3m in tax.

Man dies after horror shark attack at Tuncurry Beach, NSW

A man has died after he was mauled by a shark on the NSW mid north coast.The man, believed to be in his 50s, was attacked by the shark while surfing just after 11am Tuesday at Tuncurry Beach, near Forster.He was in a critical...

UK police officer accused of stirring female colleague's tea - with his genitals

A UK police officer has been hauled before a disciplinary court accused of a string of sexual misconduct offences against a female colleague - including stirring her cup of tea with his genitals.Sussex Police Constable Steven Green...

New deal on Wellington's Shelly Bay includes home ownership plan for iwi

Iwi and the developer of a controversial plan at Wellington's Shelly Bay have agreed on the terms of a deal that includes a home-ownership plan for Taranaki Whānui members. The agreement also means Taranaki Whānui will...

Wellington live updates, May 18: Road works for Hataitai and Paekākāriki, water works planned for Kilbirnie

The big news of the day from the Wellington Stuff team, including traffic and weather updates, and all the latest news you need to go about your day in the region.

Struggle for political control over Samoa to continue in courts

By RNZ The struggle to decide Samoa's Government is headed back to court, as both main political parties continue to stand firm on their beliefs following a Supreme Court ruling dismissing a call for a second election.The Supreme...

Ports of Auckland troubles posing threat to contracts, businesses say

Business owners say commercial contracts are being put at risk by delayed goods, the result of an inability to get shipments into Ports of Auckland.

No more room: School teaching kids in stairwells, staff rooms

Hamilton's newest high schools are already bursting at the seams with students spilling into its library, staff room, theatre and stairwell to be taught. Rototuna Junior High in Hamilton's north has ...

'It's a herculean task' - Bloomfield on vaccine system integration

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says he is aware of the risk outlined by the Auditor-General's review about completing the vaccine roll out on time, however, he is confident they are on track.

Waikato hospitals hit by cyber security incident

In a situation labelled "mayhem", staff have been told the outage to phones and computers across five Waikato hospitals could take days to fix.

Hamilton dairy robbery attempt by duo thought to have a weapon

Police made enquiries in the Hillcrest area on Tuesday night after a robbery report came in.

Ransomware: What you need to know

Explainer - Waikato DHB appears to have been hit with a ransomware attack, affecting clinical services. So what is ransomware, and why is it bad? RNZ is here to clear it all up.

Opinion: Unintended consequences of NZ's housing policy

OPINION: In colonial India, Delhi had a little problem with cobras. Since cobras can cause unpleasant things, like death, a solution was needed. To reduce the cobra population, a bounty was placed ...

Police manslaughter trial: Hospital an option for intoxicated detainees - supervisor

The supervisor of three police facing manslaughter charges after a man died in custody says if people are heavily intoxicated they are sometimes taken straight to hospital.

'Crikey, that's a big knife': Armed shoplifter pinned down at Auckland mall

Security guards have wrestled a knife-wielding shoplifter to the ground outside Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland. No one was hurt in the incident. DO YOU KNOW MORE? IF YOU DO LET US KNOW Police ...

Australian surfer dies after shark attack in New South Wales

The man was bitten on his upper thigh while he was surfing before his friends dragged him out of the water and got help from a former paramedic.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave just welcomed a new family member

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is celebrating the newest addition to her family. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum recently revealed that her sister, Justice Mellencamp, has officially welcomed a baby boy.

Israel-Gaza conflict: What you need to know

As the fighting enters its second week, it is being defined by civilian casualties, undiminished rocket fire and airstrikes, and by historical tensions erupting into unrest. As Palestinians and Israelis ...

'Highly offensive': UK company using Māori culture to sell carpet

A UK company has been slammed for using Māori culture to sell carpet. Invictus Carpet & Flooring incorporates numerous elements of Māori culture in its website branding and its advertising ...

Northlander who found message in a bottle on beach connects with sea captain who threw it overboard

When Awanui man Ken Ferguson told the story of the Greek master mariner's card he found in a bottle on Ninety Mile Beach last week he was hoping to hear from someone who spoke Greek, so he could talk to the man who tossed the bottle...

Tiffany Moon is 'grateful' for support after Kameron Westcott's family 'attacks' her on social media

Tiffany Moon took to Instagram Stories to share she’s feeling the love from both her fans and Bravo, following messages she received from Kameron Westcott’s family.

Covid-19 update 18 May: One new case in managed isolation, none in community

There is one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, one historical case and none in the community today.

Teresa Giudice celebrates her 49th birthday with a dazzling 3-tier cake

Teresa Giudice is turning 49 on May 18, but she’s kicking off the festivities a little early. The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member recently celebrated her upcoming birthday by slicing into a stunning three-tier cake.

Endangered red wolves born at North Carolina Zoo doing well

Three litters of American red wolves, which are critically endangered and number fewer than two dozen in the wild, have been born at the North Carolina Zoo, officials announced today.The zoo said in a news release that the litters,...

Kandi Burruss’ daughter Blaze is living her 'best life' in these adorable vacation photos

Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker recently enjoyed an epic vacation with their kids and extended family. While the entire Tucker-Burruss crew seemed to be having a blast during their tropical getaway, Kandi’s youngest child, Blaze Tucker, may have had the best time of all, as highlighted in a series of adorable photos on Instagram.

Government faces backlash over immigration plan as it defends 'reset'

By Katie Todd of RNZ Migrants have hit back at the Government's immigration reset, saying it uses them as a "scapegoat" for problems with housing, infrastructure and worker welfare.The Government has signalled cuts to the number...

Dr Siouxsie Wiles to research 'nasty bacteria' in Gisborne rivers thought to be making paddlers sick

Waka ama paddlers who train on Gisborne rivers believe they are getting sores, rashes and infections from something in the water.Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles expects a research project will find links between untreated sewage...

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...

Israel says Gaza militant tunnels destroyed in heavy airstrikes

The Israeli military has unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed 15km of militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders.Residents of Gaza awakened by the overnight barrage described it...

Climate change: Sheep and beef profits could be halved by 2100

New Zealand's sheep and beef farm profits could be halved by the century's end if global greenhouse emissions keep soaring unabated, a new analysis suggests.Dairy farms, meanwhile, could take an average 20 per cent hit as a result...

Gaza conflict: NZ could play mediating role between Israel and Palestine – but does it want to?

So far, the New Zealand Government has been remarkably silent about the Gaza-Israel conflict. Geoffrey Miller argues that Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta could be helping mediate for peace. The growing Gaza crisis is testing Nanaia...

Roads closed and caution urged as country battered by snow, gales and rain

A school bus and car have collided head-on near Queenstown as the region is hampered by wintry conditions.

Israel strikes at Hamas tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the week-long war that has...

Expat survey: NZ ranks sixth best destination

New Zealand comes sixth out of 59 destinations in a survey about life and work abroad for expatriates, despite landing in the bottom 10 when it comes to cost of living. The Expat Insider 2021 survey by InterNations showed Aotearoa...

Remuera death: Traces of methamphetamine found at house where Pauline Hanna died

Traces of methamphetamine were found at the Remuera residence where Pauline Hanna was found dead six weeks ago, the Herald understands.Several sources close to the investigation into Hanna's mysterious death said that traces of...

NZ ranked sixth best for expats: Survey

New Zealand comes sixth out of 59 destinations in a survey about life and work abroad for expatriates, despite landing in the bottom 10 when it comes to cost of living. The Expat Insider 2021 survey ...

UK company Invictus using Māori culture to sell carpet

A UK company has been slammed for using Māori culture to sell carpet.Invictus Carpet & Flooring incorporates numerous elements of Māori culture in its website branding and its advertising, including a video ad released...

Police investigate bomb threat made against Papakura High School

Police have scoured Papakura High School in South Auckland after a bomb threat was made against it, but students were only informed this afternoon. Two precautionary searches were carried out on the grounds and in classrooms by...

Maria Doris Axiak, 57, poured boiling water on sleeping husband's face

An Australian woman poured a pot of boiling water on her sleeping husband because he wanted to end their marriage, a court has heard.Maria Doris Axiak, 57, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing serious injury on Monday, more than...

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department's sex trafficking investigation into Republican congressman Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty on Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors...

Israeli police say two killed in strike launched from Gaza

Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers continue to trade attacks, as the death toll rises and truce efforts stall.

Government faces backlash over immigration plan as it defends 'reset'

Migrants have hit back at the government's immigration reset, saying it uses them as a "scapegoat" for problems with housing, infrastructure and worker welfare.

DHB hit by cyberattack: 'We will not be paying any ransom'

Clinical services across all Waikato public hospitals have been seriously affected by a cyber security incident with all phones and computers down.

Commerce Commission linked to Foodstuffs probe into discount debacle

The Commerce Commission is now involved in a FoodStuffs investigation after a pricing blip saw 70 North Island supermarkets overcharge customers this week. The supermarket giant says it is investigating ...

Leaky homes lawsuit: Top bosses in global company knew of problems - lawyer

Bosses at global company James Hardie knew their products could face damaging public revelations in New Zealand, a leaky homeowners' group lawyer says. The James Hardie group of companies denies claims ...

Homeowners in NSW facing lengthy legal battle after properties start 'sinking' into the ground

Yet another group of NSW homeowners is dealing with potentially worthless property and facing a lengthy legal battle after their homes started "sinking" into the ground.Residents in Spring Farm in Sydney's west filed a massive class...

Pedestrian dies following serious crash in Lower Hutt, north of Wellington

A pedestrian died at the scene, following a collision with a car in Belmont, Lower Hutt.

'Shameful' anti-Semitic video shocks UK PM Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has labelled an ugly incident in a London neighbourhood linked to the current Israel-Palestine crisis as "shameful racism".A disturbing video showed a group of men in cars shouting abuse at passers-by...

From Russia, with gloves: Meet NZ's 'mad' boxing legend in the making

WARNING: this story contains strong language that might be offensive to some. When Paula and Marcel Driessen travelled to St Petersburg, Russia, to adopt twin boys from one of the city's Soviet-era ...

Juha Saarinen: Why buying mid range phones makes sense

OPINION: Smartphone vendors tell me that New Zealand is apparently a strange market. Unlike most other places around the world, we tend to buy either devices at the high end of the market, or low price ...

Covid-19 vaccine plan review: Auditor-general says 'real risk' of prolonged roll out

Major doubts about whether everyone will be vaccinated for Covid-19 by the end of the year have been raised by the auditor-general.

Power ranking Judith Collins' potential replacements as National leader

Originally published by The Spinoff OPINION: We don't know exactly when it'll happen, but we can be pretty sure that it will. So who will be the next leader of the National Party after Judith Collins ...

Judith Collins 'jumped the gun' on water reforms, Ashburton mayor says

The mayors of the Ashburton and Selwyn districts have confirmed they have not reached out to Judith Collins around the ownership of water as part of the Three Waters' reforms.

Some National MPs at odds with leader Judith Collins over targeted funding for Māori

By Katie Scotcher of RNZ National MPs are all over the place when it comes to race relations, offering differing views on Māori co-governance and targeted funding.Opposition leader Judith Collins has been questioning the...

Double murder trial: Accused went along to 'keep brother safe'

A man accused of a double murder told two people he went to the property where the shootings happened with his brother to keep him "safe", a court has heard. Samuel Deane Fane, 26, has denied murdering ...

NZ spy agency assisting Waikato DHB after cyber attack/ransom demand

The nation's spy agency has been scrambled in the aftermath of a crippling cyber attack and ransom demand that has brought Waikato District Health Board services to their knees. But the DHB is adamant that no ransom will be paid...

Israel and Palestine conflict: Joe Biden expresses support for cease-fire in Netanyahu call

President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight...

Covid-19: Masks on public transport here to stay in Aotearoa, as the US relaxes rules

While US relaxes rules amid the pandemic, masks on public transport in New Zealand will be around for the foreseeable future.

Hannah Berner confirms she won't be returning to Summer House

Hannah Berner won’t be returning to Summer House next season, as she announced in an Instagram post on May 14. Following the conclusion of the Summer House Season 5 reunion earlier this month, Hannah has confirmed that she's stepping away from the show and shifting her attention to her career as a stand-up comedian.

Watch: Phil Goff lays down his view on Ports of Auckland's future

Ships had been entering the Manukau for decades according to Auckland mayor Phil Goff who last night railed against a report which he said hardly touched on that as an alternative to the downtown area. At ...

Eagle Brewing owner quits a week after racist comments against Māori

Canterbury businessman Dave Gaughan, who was called out for racist remarks against Māori, is quitting his brewing company.

Teresa Giudice had a stylish surprise for Kenya Moore's daughter, Brooklyn

Kenya Moore recently went on an epic vacation with several Real Housewives, which was filmed for a new series set to stream on Peacock.

'Absolutely broken' preschool sector needs more than just cash

Budget cash will help, but class sizes and work conditions need to be addressed to stop the early childhood education sector "bleeding" teachers, experts say.

Giro d'Italia a career lowlight for champion New Zealand cyclist George Bennett

George Bennett has labelled his struggles in the first week of this year’s Giro d’Italia as the biggest disappointment of his professional cycling career.

Opinion: Empty offices on Mondays and Fridays spell trouble

OPINION: Since this column always appears at the start of the week, it was troubling to come across an academic study the other day suggesting workers are at their rudest on Mondays. To be more precise ...

The importance of the screen industry continues to grow and create opportunities in Auckland

OPINION: We must collectively turn our minds to the opportunities the screen sector provides for the people, businesses, and communities of Tāmaki Makaurau,

Dozens more men sue Ohio State over doc's sexual misconduct

Dozens more men are suing Ohio State University over its failure to stop sexual abuse and misconduct decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss.They echo claims filed previously by over 400 men, many of whom allege they were groped...

Brewery owner quits a week after racist comments against Māori

By Eleisha Foon of RNZ Canterbury businessman Dave Gaughan, who was called out for racist remarks against Māori, is quitting his brewing company. Following an apology to New Zealand last week ...

Covid-19 coronavirus: Indian state suspends vaccinations as Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall

A powerful cyclone that emerged in the Arabian Sea has made landfall on India's western coast, hours after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people and suspended Covid-19 vaccinations in one state.Cyclone Tauktae, the...

Ōpiki, Tokomaru push for move to Palmerston North council

The fate of two rural Manawatū settlements will soon be known, as the Local Government Commission meets this week to decide whether to change their council boundary line.

All the details on Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez's 'emotional' wedding

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez tied the knot in a private ceremony last weekend. A source close to the singer told E! News, "They both agreed there was no point in waiting." When you know, you know!

US Supreme Court to hear major abortion case with ramifications for Roe vs Wade

The US is facing its biggest legal fight over abortion rights in decades after a crucial announcement from the Supreme Court today.The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case with massive implications for the country's abortion...

'I am distraught': Israel Adesanya calls for 'coward punch laws' after fellow MMA fighter attacked

MMA fighter Israel Adesanya has called for the introduction of "coward punch laws" after a fellow training partner was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.The UFC middleweight Champion has called for legal changes after...

SH2 closed following crash in Wellington between car and pedestrian

A person has died following a crash between a car and a pedestrian in the Lower Hutt suburb of Belmont.The incident occurred on State Highway 2, Western Hutt Road near Grounsell Crescent.The person died at the scene.Police were...

'So I raped you': Facebook message that prompted fight for justice

Warning: This article deals with sexual abuse allegations. Helplines can be found at the bottom of the page. Shannon Keeler was enjoying a weekend getaway with her boyfriend last year when she checked her Facebook messages for the...

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...

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 ...

Chief Ombudsman to investigate Corrections' reponse to calls for reforms

Peter Boshier says he has not seen significant improvement in prisoners' welfare in many areas and wants to know why.

Govt makes urgent law change to protect Covid vaccine rollout

The Health Minister is making an urgent law change after a High Court judgment ruled it was "reasonably arguable" the Government's provisional approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is "problematic". The ...

Covid-19 coronavirus: Experts reveal new Pfizer vaccine findings

A new discovery has marked a turning point in the world's vaccine rollout following fears over dosages going to waste during shipment across the globe.The EU's drug agency on Monday approved the storage of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus...

Lisa Vanderpump celebrates Tom Tom’s reopening: 'It’s good to be back'

More than a year after closing its doors due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tom Tom is officially open again.

'Truly heroic effort' in 7.5-hour operation to rescue climber and companions from a glacier in extreme weather conditions

A climber fell 200 metres into a glacier in conditions that stopped helicopters getting close, so Land Search & Rescue teams went in.

The Spinoff: Ranking Judith Collins' potential replacements as National leader

Originally published by The Spinoff OPINION: We don't know exactly when it'll happen, but we can be pretty sure that it will. So who will be the next leader of the National Party after Judith Collins goes? The polls don't...

Knife-wielding shoplifter pinned down at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland

Security guards have wrestled a knife-wielding shoplifter to the ground outside Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland.No one was hurt in the incident. DO YOU KNOW MORE? IF YOU DO LET US KNOW Police were called to the mall...

Joe Biden releases his tax returns, restoring presidential tradition

President Joe Biden restored a long-standing presidential tradition on Monday by releasing his tax returns, showing that 25.9 per cent of the first couple's income went to the federal government in 2020. The average federal income...

'Hammer' attack on sideline of Tauranga kids' netball game being investigated

Police are investigating after the incident at the Tauranga Netball Centre on Saturday afternoon when two men got into a fight - and it's believed one used a hammer.

Eagle Brewing owner quits a week after racist comments against Māori

By Eleisha Foon of RNZ Canterbury businessman Dave Gaughan, who was called out for racist remarks against Māori, is quitting his brewing company.Following an apology to New Zealand last week for a social media comment,...

Warriors star backs controversial new NRL rule

Warriors wing Ken Maumalo has come out strongly in favour of the NRL's crackdown on high tackles, saying more must be done to protect "the top six inches". The NRL have recently lowered their tolerance ...

Melbourne grappling with 220 per cent rise in syphilis cases among women

Cases of syphilis are exploding across Melbourne's outer suburbs with health officials worried a 220 per cent spike in infections of the sexually transmitted infection among women means an "epidemic is in place".New data compiled...

Lacklustre NZ sharemarket aimlessly drifts to small gain

There is an old saying on the market: "Sell in May, and go away." It has traditionally been a soft month of the year and the phenomenon is certainly playing out on the New Zealand sharemarket. The S&P/NZX ...

Damage to cable leaves 2800 south Auckland and Waikato homes without internet

Teams are trying to dig through concrete to the broken fibre cable in Pukekohe but a fractured water main is slowing efforts.

Commerce Commission linked to Foodstuffs probe after customers overcharged at 70 North Island supermarkets

The Commerce Commission is now involved in a FoodStuffs investigation after a pricing blip saw 70 North Island supermarkets overcharge customers this week. The supermarket giant says it is investigating the technical issue that...

'No ransom will be paid': Spy agency brought in after DHB cyber attack

The nation's spy agency has been scrambled in the aftermath of a crippling cyber attack and ransom demand that has brought Waikato District Health Board services to their knees. But the DHB is adamant ...

Cook Islands travel bubble: Hugs, tears, cheers at Rarotonga Airport

The first flight from Auckland left with almost 300 people on board to the destination, which has been starved of tourists since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
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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.

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…

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…

Tom Walsh:'I have to be competing against the best in the world'

Shot putter Tom Walsh says he needs to be competing against the best guys in the world to have any chance of winning in Tokyo.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tactix and Stars winners in ANZ Premiership

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

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

Sports Quiz: May 17

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…

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:…

ANZ Premiership netball live: Mainland Tactix v Northern Mystics

All the ANZ Premiership action between the Mainland Tactix and the Northern Mystics. ‌ The Northern Mystics stunned the Central Pulse with an explosive second half performance to earn a 58-47 victory last week.The defending…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

'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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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,…

'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…

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…

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”…

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….

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

NZ teams go unbeaten in round one of Super Rugby trans-Tasman

New Zealand teams completed a clean sweep against Australian opposition on the opening weekend of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Football: Wellington Phoenix draw with Melbourne City in A-League

Melbourne City 2Wellington Phoenix 2 In many ways, this match sums up the Wellington Phoenix season. They played some brilliant football, fashioned plenty of chances and held the lead for a decent period, but ended up with a 2-2…

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.

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…

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…