“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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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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

End of the NZ landscape book

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

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".

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...

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.

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...

'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...

Real estate agents under fire for not repaying wage subsidies

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

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?

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

Wellington Council review could cost ratepayers $75k

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

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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. ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

'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 ...

'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.

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...

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.

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 ...

Cartoons: February 1-28

Our cartoonist Guy Body shares his view on current events.

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...

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...

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...

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.

One in hospital after Northcote shooting

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Herald morning quiz: February 27

Test your brains with the Herald's morning quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz at 3pm for the afternoon quiz. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

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

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

'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 ...

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.

Gallagher Group sets new growth trajectory

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

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

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

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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".

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".

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.

'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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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 ...
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Opinion: Tiger Woods doesn’t need a storybook comeback

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

Bruce Springsteen's drink driving charge dropped

The US government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday stemming from an incident in November, admitting that the rocker’s blood-alcohol level was so low that it didn’t warrant…

Cricket: Streaker makes spectacular escape attempt at Black Caps game

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

Lionel Richie reveals 40-year age gap romance with Lisa Parigi

Lionel Richie and longtime girlfriend Lisa Parigi have some fans stunned by their apparent 40-year age gap.The singer and his lifestyle blogger girlfriend have reportedly been dating since 2014, but strangely, in the past few days…

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

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

Some things never change, the Crusaders are favourites

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

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

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

Review: Allen v Farrow finally places Dylan at the centre of her own story

Originally published by The Spinoff The new Neon docuseries clears away the clutter from this messy saga and refocuses on the person it was always really about, writes Sam Brooks. The question of how to engage with art made…

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

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

Pumas up for Laureus Award

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

Prince Harry stepped back because UK press was 'destroying' his mental health

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 James Corden on The Late Late…

Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie have kept in touch during their pregnancies: 'They are very close'

Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie may be closer than people realised.The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has been in touch with Eugenie, 30, throughout their simultaneous pregnancies, according to Page…

Melbourne mum 'proud' her 6yo son punched his school bully

A mum has divided opinion after revealing she is “proud” her son punched his “bully”.Laura Mazza, 33, from Melbourne, said her six-year-old son, Luca, told her he had to do something to stop the classmate from bullying him.The…

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

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

Local Focus: From hui to zui, iwi sees added benefits from treaty negotiations

Treaty negotiations have brought Te Whakatōhea closer to a settlement for past grievances, and also closer to a digital future.For the Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi’s lead negotiator, building the iwi’s digital capabilities is…

Ferns again falter with bat

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

Sky TV profit jumps 234 per cent, price increases on table after June

Sky has reported a 234 per cent jump in net profit to $39.6 million for the six months to December 30, in line with guidance, on the back of an 80 per cent spike in its streaming business, a stabilisation of its satellite business…

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

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

Fan finds Led Zeppelin Auckland concert film in shed

By RNZ Forty-nine years ago today, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones sauntered onto the stage at Western Springs Stadium and put on one of the greatest shows the country had ever seen.Led Zeppelin was the…

Soundtrack to My Life: Moira Jean from Raw Collective

Moira Jean is the vocalist for Wellington’s modern soul 10-piece Raw Collective. They’ve just released their new LP, The Good Things, and play Auckland’s Tuning Fork tomorrow night. Ain’t No Way Aretha FranklinMy mum introduced…

The Dating Diaries: Life lessons I learnt from Dunedin's Castle Street

OPINION: Lillie Rohan reminisces about her time as a student in Dunedin and reflects on the lessons she learnt inside the walls of an iconic Castle St flat. I’m feeling homesick this week and not in the “I really miss Dunedin”…

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

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

Johnny Depp defamation case against Amber Heard pushed to next year

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will not be coming head to head in a court room any time soon.Depp’s US$50 million (NZ$67m) defamation lawsuit against Heard has been delayed again, with the former husband and wife set to face off in…

Prince Harry and Meghan help build an emergency relief centre in the Commonwealth

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s foundation has helped support the completion of an emergency relief centre in the Commonwealth.World Central Kitchen announced today that the construction of the first community relief centre in…

MediaWorks admits 'organisational failure' over racist John Banks radio broadcast

By Hayden Donnell of RNZ MediaWorks has conceded a controversial exchange in which host John Banks and a caller condemned “stone age Māori culture” – broadcast on Magic Talk in January – was “a serious breach” of broadcasting…

Facebook to lift news ban for Australian users and publishers

Facebook will lift its news ban for Australian users and publishers, less than a week after making the shock decision.The ban – made last week in response to a proposed new Media Bargaining law – meant Australian users could no…

Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey won't air on BBC

The BBC will not air Prince Harry and Meghan’s Markle tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, it’s been revealed.The 90-minute interview was recorded last week and sources have suggested the couple spoke “very candidly” about their…

Recap Super Rugby: Highlanders v Crusaders

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

Student who quit university shares how she made first $1 million by 25

When Alexa Collins dropped out of university at 21 to pursue a career in social media, she said she knew it was going to pay off.She was right.The now 25-year-old model is now a millionaire, living a luxurious lifestyle with her…

Kevin Federline's lawyer praises Britney Spears' conservatorship as a blessing

Does Britney Spears need freeing, or has everyone got it wrong?The explosive Framing Britney Spears documentary that recently aired in the US has had everyone empathise heavily with Spears, who has been under her father’s conservatorship…

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

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

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

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

Tall Blacks out of Olympic qualification

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

Vodafone NZ losing 200 staff, including two key execs

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

Vodafone NZ first to go big with 5G wireless broadband

Chorus blames Covid’s effect on immigration as half-year profit falls People who can’t afford UFB fibre – or don’t have it available in their area – have a new option for super-fast internet from today.Vodafone has become the…

Rosamund Pike: 'Massive breasts' in movie poster weren't mine

Rosamund Pike has complained that her breasts were “augmented” for a Johnny English Reborn poster, saying images are so doctored that actors “are losing our grip on what we really look like”.Pike appeared alongside Rowan Atkinson…

Crusaders beat Highlanders in Super Rugby opener

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

Covid 19 coronavirus: People who wear glasses 'less likely' to catch virus

Foggy lens are an annoying side-effect of the glasses and face mask combo but, if a new study is anything to go by, there might be a rewarding payoff.People who wear glasses are less likely to contract coronavirus, a new study has…

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

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

The Bachelorette NZ season 2: Will Lexie choose Hamish or Todd, or no one at all?

OPINION: We are very nearly at the end of this chaotic journey that has been the second season of The Bachelorette NZ. Lexie has smooched, dated, challenged the guys, and dished out almost all of the roses she has left. So who…

Miracle Pup: Dog born with six legs and two tails a 'scientific miracle'

In the US, a border collie cross is believed to be the first puppy in the world to be born alive with her condition.Skipper was born with six legs and two tails.Previous research into dogs born with her condition suggests Skipper…

Jess Quinn opens up about her secret struggle: 'I lost myself completely'

Giving less than 100 per cent is not a concept high achievers live by. So for Jess Quinn, taking it easy and abandoning goals due to injury has been as mentally and emotionally harrowing as it has been physically painful.The Dancing…

Guptill, Neesham shine in NZ win

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

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

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

Brisbane preferred partner to host Olympic Games

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

Kanye West was 'trying to sell' jewellery he bought Kim Kardashian days before divorce

Kanye West was reportedly trying to sell jewellery he had given his wife Kim Kardashian, just days before she filed for divorce, according to a source.The source told the Sun the rapper has taken the jewellery to “at least two top…

All Blacks draw Les Bleus in World Cup opener

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

Sports Quiz: February 26 – Parker v Fa special

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

Phone call anxiety: why so many of us have it, and how to get over it

By Ilham Sebah , Royal Holloway Staying in touch with loved ones without seeing them in person has become even more important during the pandemic. But for some people, making or receiving calls is a stressful experience. Phone…

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

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

Lady Gaga offers $500k reward after dogs stolen, walker shot

Lady Gaga is offering a staggering US$500,000 (NZ$673,000) reward for anyone who can return her two French bulldogs. Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was ambushed close to his home in West Hollywood as he walked Gaga’s dogs Koji,…

Spark takes first-half hit as travel restrictions choke lucrative roaming revenue

Spark has reported an 11.4 per cent fall in net profit after tax to $148 million for the six months to December 30, while revenue fell 1.5 per cent to $1.77 billion.The telco blamed Covid-19 for the revenue fall. Border closures…

The Conversation: How Daft Punk used their robot disguise to take over the world

Daniel Cookney , University of Salford While Daft Punk’s break-up may have been unexpected, the enigmatic nature in how the public were notified was predictable. Announced via the electronic duo’s YouTube channel, an upload…

Talented Tanner ready to fly NZ flag in 1500m

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

Jamie Spears' lawyer claims he 'saved Britney's life' amid controversy

Jamie Spears’ lawyer has claimed the pop star’s father “saved Britney’s life” and that people “have it so wrong” about him.The 68-year-old has been the subject of growing scrutiny, particularly in the aftermath of the controversial…

Covid 19 coronavirus: Queen's astonishing comment – 'Think about others rather than yourselves':

The Queen has publicly spoken for the first time on her Covid-19 vaccine experience, asking people to “Think about others rather than yourselves”.A video has been posted to Twitter by the Royal Family showing the Queen discussing…

Covid 19 coronavirus: UK doctor blasts Gwyneth Paltrow's bizarre 'long Covid' remedies

A UK National Health Service director has slammed Gwyneth Paltrow for promoting some bizarre methods for tackling “long Covid”.The Goop guru recently revealed that she’d contracted Covid-19, which left her with lingering symptoms…

A mister no more: Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral

Mr Potato Head is no longer a mister.Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender-neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.Toymakers have been updating…

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

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

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

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

Woman awarded $10k compensation in first divorce ruling to put value on housework

A divorce court in China has ordered a man to pay his wife more than $10,000 as compensation for the housework she did during their five-year marriage, in what is believed to be a landmark legal first.Beijing’s Fangshan District…

UFC fighters allowed to wear silver fern

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

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

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

Black Caps vs Australia

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

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

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

Kiwi actress Thomasin McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt's daring new roles

Thomasin McKenzie is used to walking red carpets in glamorous gowns and starring beside Hollywood greats like Scarlett Johansson, but it’s the simple pleasures in life, like lemony chickpea soup, that keep the young Kiwi actress happy.Chatting…

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot and French bulldogs snatched in Los Angeles

Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said.The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according…

Woman's incredible reply to Tinder match after discovering he is married, dad of 6

When looking for love online, you have to keep your eyes open and your lie radar in tune.People aren’t always who they claim to be.One woman from the US found out the hard way after matching with a charming man named Eric.But…

Frasier returns after 20 years

US TV show Frasier, an 11-season long hit in the 1990s, will be making a comeback.The show, which followed the life of Dr Frasier Crane, a psychiatrist who had his own radio show, is still one of the most successful TV shows of…

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

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

Sydney Morning Herald accidentally publishes Prince Philip's obituary

The Sydney Morning Herald was forced to quickly remove a pre-prepared obituary for Prince Philip seemingly published by accident on Monday afternoon.An article titled “Prince Philip Through the Years” appeared in the paper’s obituary…

Recap: White Ferns vs England

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

Charlize Theron wants to star in a lesbian Die Hard reboot, endorses fan's pitch

Charlize Theron is keen to star in a reboot of the Die Hard franchise. The South African actress has shared her eagerness for a new version of the popular action movie after a fan suggested a reboot should centre on two lesbian…

Rugby: Crusaders beat Highlanders in 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa opener

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

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

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

Kids expelled from school over mum's racy $200k-a-month job

The children of a mum who started an OnlyFans account have been expelled from school after raunchy images of her went viral online.The 44-year-old US mum Tiffany Poindexter was told to “find another school” for her kids after being…

Sports Quiz: February 27

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

Today's sports news: What you need to know

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

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

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

Jana Hocking: 'Tragic' way most people find love is no longer so taboo

Do you remember a time, quite a few years ago now, when you would find yourself on a lonely plan-free Sunday and would think, “I’ll just jump on Tinder.”You would cringe as you uploaded your most attractive photos, wondering how…

Today's sports news: What you need to know

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

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

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

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

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

Kiwi woman, 23, didn't know she was pregnant until she went into labour

Stories in which women who didn’t know they were pregnant until they were giving birth are all over the internet. There’s even a TV show dedicated to the phenomenon.However, many people can’t seem to wrap their head around the fact…

Electric Avenue: Scribe back on the mic at Christchurch's biggest outdoor music festival

Christchurch’s biggest outdoor music festival, featuring Kiwi artists Scribe and P-Money, will go ahead this weekend.The Electric Avenue Music Festival at Hagley Park has been sold out for a month with 25,000 people expected on…

'I didn't want to stay in New Zealand, full stop': KJ Apa blasts NZ's 'tall poppy syndrome'

New Zealand-born actor KJ Apa says his first ever role, in Shortland Street at the age of 16, gave him the technical training he needed to be where he is today.In an interview with actress Demi Moore, KJ Apa blasts the “New Zealand…