“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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US election: Drama inside US presidential transition as Joe Biden loyalists complain they're being overlooked

Anger is reportedly building inside the Biden transition, with the President-elect's longest-serving staff resenting his most recent decisions. Yesterday brought some welcome, belated news for Joe Biden, with America's General Services...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Second cricket team caught out by CCTV as players test positive

It's been nine days since a case of Covid-19 spread via community transmission was reported, while the Pakistan cricket team has been caught out breaking managed isolation rules. Six cricket players tested positive for the virus...

Inequity in cancer care at every turn for Māori

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Jacinda Ardern vs Judith Collins: 53rd Parliament kicks off in a blaze of fiery debate

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Government to let in 2000 fruit pickers from Pacific - but with living wage catch

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

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Auckland traffic live: Traffic flowing without congestion on city motorways

We have everything you need to know about traffic and weather-related incidents in Auckland.

Netflix's We Are the Champions, TVNZ's Sister among great new shows to stream

The Wellington-based creator of Luther is back with a new thriller, while a documentary series celebrates weird and wonderful competitions.

New 341km Central Otago touring route starts in Queenstown, ends in Dunedin

A new touring route has been launched in Central Otago aimed to encourage people to explore further off the well beaten track.

Shipping logjam: 'Warning lights' for NZ export season

"Philosophical" may be the best way to sum up how New Zealand's biggest export sectors are viewing warnings Covid-19 global shipping disruption will worsen, with Auckland port's congestion just one of ...

Flurry of job offers and recruitment support for Covid returnee seeking aged and disabled care work

Sandra Smith says her faith in New Zealanders has been restored after an outpouring of support to help her secure a job in a field she's passionate about.

Two approaches to building up your te reo vocabulary

Learning how phrases and sentences are constructed in te reo is one thing, acquiring a good general vocabulary of Māori words is another.

Ardern v Collins: Parliament kicks off in a blaze of fiery debate

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The one issue with home loan changes no one is talking about

Couple out in the cold over fireplace dispute

Marc and Talya Horrocks have received an ultimatum from the Nelson City Council to remove their woodburner - but an alternative heat source will cost them almost $30,000.

Govt to allow 2000 horticulture workers in from Pacific under strict conditions

The seasonal workers are set to arrive in New Zealand from January in a bid to ease a shortage of fruit and vegetable pickers across the country.

Former office space on Wellington's waterfront to be opened up to new builds and green spaces

CentrePort has unveiled its future plans for the capital's waterfront, proposing greater public access to a large area of industrial space.

Karl Puschmann: No.1 songs, gratuitous nudity and Anika Moa

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

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Covid 19: Cricketers bowled final warning after players caught flouting rules

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Rotting Shelly Bay wharves a risk to swimmers and boaties

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Auckland Council eases water restrictions for summer

From 14 December, residents in the supercity will be able to use a hand-held hose at home, provided it is attended and has a trigger nozzle.

New N95 mask guidelines for frontline MIQ workers - Ministry

Managed isolation and quarantine workers should now wear the more protective N95 masks when in close confines with potential Covid-19 cases, the Ministry of Health says.

Furry Friday: Take a canine chill pill

Watching a dog, you get caught up so much in their simplicity that you forget your own worries.

Love Christmas movies? Actually, this Season may just have provided a new fave

REVIEW: Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis' smart, sassy, sensitive and sensationally good dramedy might just be the saviour of 2020's festive fare.

Simon Wilson: The good and bad news about boomers

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Blenheim apprentice jeweller shines in transtasman competition

Amelia Pask started making jewellery as a hobby; now she is the first Kiwi to win an Australasian apprentice competition.

Run-down Wellington flat for rent described as 'dungeon'

An advertisement for a central Wellington flat at the cost of $815 has sparked an angry reaction from Wellington renters, who have described it as not even fit for a dog, with bedrooms more like "dungeons".

Covid-19 update 26 November: Air NZ case not linked to New Zealand genomes; one new case

Genome sequencing has showed the Air New Zealand crew member who tested positive for Covid-19 in China is not linked to known cases in New Zealand, the ministry of health says.

What happens to markets, post Covid?

The advent of three promising vaccines to combat Covid-19 has left investors scratching their heads about what this will mean for sharemarkets, many of which have continued to rally sharply throughout ...

Lack of specialists adds to burnout and long waiting lists, research shows

Senior doctors are warning a dwindling workforce is contributing to stress and burnout - and contributing to long waits for patients.

'In real life I was a loser': 'Role playing' gamer facing life in jail after $17m drug bust

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

School lockdown from 'credible' threat possibly linked to White Supremacy - police

A lockdown at Wellington High school was because of a "credible, serious" threat with possible links to white supremacy, police told the principal, but there is no evidence it targeted LGBTQI people.

Potential for parking sensors to explode prompts repairs and deactivation

Fears parking sensors that could explode have led New Plymouth District Council to replace or deactivate more than 500 of its 1600 sensors.

Wellington High School lockdown situation resolved - principal

Police are speaking to two people after Wellington High School received a threat and was put into lockdown.

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

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

Leading cricket umpire cops fine for challenging ruling at son's under-13s game

Gerard Abood left red-faced and out of pocket after breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct.

On the ice: Details of Lorde's Antarctic adventure revealed

She's graced some of the world's most famous stages singing the songs which have landed her chart-toppers around the globe and two Grammy Awards. And while Lorde - real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor - keeps ...

Revealed: The long criminal history of Kiwi in Hells Angels drugs bust in Europe

One of the Kiwis arrested in Europe as part of an alleged global drug syndicate controlled by the Hells Angels motorcycle gang was among the first methamphetamine cooks in New Zealand 20 years ago. Marc ...

Pakistan approves law to chemically castrate rapists

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

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

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

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in NZ

Analysis - The coronavirus vaccine cavalry is coming, but with caveats - there are trials to finish, regulators to impress, logistics to arrange. Health correspondent Rowan Quinn assesses where we're at.

Jetstar drops fares to $19, increases capacity - should Air NZ be worried?

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Māori Party MPs walk out of Parliament in protest

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

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Kiwi chick hatches at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae

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Covid 19 coronavirus: China's claims of virus on frozen foods stoke controversy

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

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Marlborough to shut many freedom camping sites after public backlash

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

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Appeal lost over frozen $17.5 million of alleged dirty money

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

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Christmas open home for a good cause

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Police hunt for radar detector thieves in Christchurch

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Smoke from car doing burnouts forces Wellington office building to be evacuated

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Wellington High School lockdown from 'credible' threat possibly linked to White Supremacy - police

By Hamish Cardwell of RNZ A lockdown at Wellington High School was because of a "credible, serious" threat with possible links to white supremacy, police told the principal, but there is no evidence it targeted LGBTQI people.Police...

Herald morning quiz: November 27

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Car doing burnouts causes Wellington office building to be evacuated

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Covid-19 Coronavirus: Fears Thanksgiving could see Covid explosion

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Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

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Government to let in 2000 fruit pickers from Pacific - but with living wage catch

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Surfie town where average house prices jumped $360K

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

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Christchurch's Bread & Circus buskers festival adapts to survive the pandemic

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Whakaari / White Island: Death toll rises to 22 as police confirm Horst Westenfelder succumbed to injuries from the disaster

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Does vaping raise the risk of spreading Covid-19?

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Six of Pakistan cricket team test positive for Covid-19

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

Confession proves Lyttle killed friend, Crown argues

Convicted murderer David Lyttle continues to deny he killed his friend Brett Hall almost a decade ago.

Sri Lankan man loses deportation appeal after sexually assaulting massage therapist

The 37-year-old claimed he could face violence back in Sri Lanka after people there found out about his "despicable" offending.

Reserve Bank raises spectre of wave of 'managed sales' of homes in March

Reserve Bank warns "managed sales" of homes by banks could be possible next year.

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

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

Herald afternoon quiz: November 26

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow.

Quiz: Morning trivia challenge: November 27, 2020

Female doctors are on track to outnumber male doctors by which year?

Government announces first major border exemption with 2000 horticultural workers coming in the new year

The horticulture industry is in line for 2000 workers from the Pacific in the biggest border loosening since Covid began.

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

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

Traffic havoc: Northern Motorway toll road closed after crash

A section of Auckland's Northern Motorway is closed, with a line of snaking cars being diverted to a detour, due to a vehicle crash. A crash on the Puhoi to Orewa toll road near the Grand Drive overbridge has closed part of the...

Herald morning quiz: November 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.

Principals struggle with meeting needs, despite teacher aides pay deal

School principals say they are caught in a vice of how to employ teacher aides with a funding matrix that is too hard to use.

British-Australian academic freed in Iranian exchange

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

Sideswipe: Bright monarch

Queen Elizabeth's habit of wearing bright colours is self-imposed—but her attention- seeking style is for a very good reason. "At public events, the Queen of England often arrives sporting neon shades ...

Matthew Hooton: How Jacinda Ardern can burst the house-price bubble

OPINION: Investors borrowing up large to throw into residential property for risk-free, tax-free returns should be warned: it won't be allowed to happen. The Prime Minister may not need to worry about ...

One dead, another seriously injured after West Auckland single-vehicle crash

One person has died and another is in hospital with serious injuries after a car crash in West Auckland. The single-vehicle crash happened on Parker Rd in the suburb of Oratia just after 4pm, police said.The circumstances of the...

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

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

Five things you need to know about Black Friday

By now Black Friday is well under way with retailers working hard to get consumers to part with their dollar. The Herald rounds up all the information you need to know about the drawn-out flash sales ...

Mako's final feed at Eden Park fortress

Tasman Mako are hunting for back-to-back Mitre 10 Cup premierships - will Auckland fall prey to an Eden Park feeding frenzy?

Media company Stuff to trial unlimited sick leave for staff

Stuff says it will trial unlimited sick leave for six months.

Judith Collins and Jacinda Ardern speak to MPs after State Opening of Parliament

National leader Judith Collins and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have addressed MPs in the House this afternoon, after the State Opening of Parliament. MPs were officially sworn in yesterday, but today is when both leaders set out...

Covid 19 coronavirus: AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

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

Potential for New Plymouth parking sensors to explode prompts repairs and deactivation

By Robin Martin, RNZ Fears parking sensors could explode have led New Plymouth District Council to replace or deactivate more than 500 of its 1600 sensors.It has emerged the devices' lithium batteries are spontaneously combusting,...

Waikato businesses cleaning up mess after torrential downpour

A number of businesses in Te Awamutu have been in clean-up mode after being flooded following a torrential downpour in the Waikato town yesterday.

NRL draw 2021: Five must-see matches for the Warriors as they kick off new era

The return of Kearney, Payten and possibly Mt Smart. Five Warriors games in 2021 you won't want to miss.

Auditor-General finds fault with Government's handling of Auckland light rail

The way the Government has gone about procuring light rail in Auckland has left a sour note with the Auditor-General.Put bluntly, Auditor-General John Ryan is not impressed with a decision to have a run-off between two bidders in...

Police raise Whakaari eruption death toll to 22 after death overseas in July

Police have confirmed Horst Westenfelder, 64, died overseas in July, bringing the number of people who died as a result of the eruption in December last year to 22.

Hundreds sentenced to life in prison over Turkey's failed 2016 coup

A total of 475 defendants, including some military generals and fighter pilots, had been on trial for the past three years following the failed coup attempt.

Covid 19 coronavirus: Adelaide student infected by picking up pizza

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

More than half of New Zealand lakes surveyed 'poor' or 'very poor'

Lawa's national summary reveals the poor condition of many lowland lakes, but also the "spectacular quality" of some upland water bodies.

Ex-manager splurged $110k as Unitec shed staff to cut costs

A more than $100,000 fraud by a former senior manager at a financially distressed tertiary institute occurred while Government was being told all non-essential spending had stopped and teaching staff ...

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

A 5-year-old Australian boy has been rushed to hospital with critical injuries after he was hit by a wheel that flew off an allegedly unregistered ute performing a burnout north of Brisbane.Queensland Police say the boy "suffered...
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TVNZ 1 News reader Wendy Petrie: 'This has been the hardest year of my career'

Surreal – that is the word Wendy Petrie uses to describe her life right now. Most likely lots of us feel that way about the pandemic-struck year that is coming to an end. For Wendy, it has been particularly challenging to get her…

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

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

James Nokise: New Orleans a better fit for Steven Adams

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

Sports Quiz: November 27 – Cricket special

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

Argentina overhaul team for second crack at All Blacks

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

Jennifer Lopez, 51, stuns in naked video

Jennifer Lopez proves time and time again age is but a number.The 51-year-old pop star gave a jaw-dropping risque performance at the American Music Awards on Monday in a sheer black bodysuit.And she’s showcased her ageless figure…

Online learning reduces children's reading enjoyment – study

Learning to read on computers and tablets reduces children’s enjoyment of reading, a new study has found.The Ministry of Education study is the latest of a series of reports looking for reasons behind a steep drop in reading performance…

Diego Maradona's final words before death emerge

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

The single image that defined the Diego Maradona era

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

Warriors get home games pandemic permitting

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

Football: England great gets backlash over Diego Maradona tribute tweet

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

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

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

Bad buzz: Six women call police, hospitalised after getting too high on hash cookies

Six women in South Australia were hospitalised after they ate cannabis cookies and became so high that they passed out at home during the state’s recent lockdown.Officers and South Australian Ambulance crews arrived at a property…

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

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

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

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

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend defend their decision to share intimate photos after miscarriage

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have defended their decision to post pictures from the hospital after they tragically lost their son Jack.The Sports Illustrated model and the ‘All of Me’ hitmaker wanted to help others who had been…

The Weeknd lashes out at Recording Academy after Grammys snub

The Weeknd has lashed out at the Recording Academy after being snubbed in this year’s Grammy nominations.Despite having one of the year’s biggest albums with “After Hours,” topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Blinding Lights”…

Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

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

World reacts to Meghan Markle's 'brave' revelation over miscarriage tragedy

The world has reacted to the tragic news that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.In an emotional personal essay she wrote for The New York Times, Markle, 39, said she suffered the tragic…

Six60 challenge former Prime Minister Helen Clark over battle to play Eden Park

Six60 have called for former Prime Minister and Arts Minister Helen Clark to support their bid to play Eden Park. The band, who made history as the first local band to sell out Western Springs are eyeing being able to play a show…

Pete Evans plugs 'in-depth cannabis cookbook' in new dig at publisher that dumped him

You might know him for his healthy recipes but Pete Evans reportedly plans to take his love for medicinal cannabis further with his next cookbook – if anyone plans to stock it.The celebrity chef hit out at his publisher Pan Macmillan…

Grammys 2021: Beyonce leads with 9 nominations

Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride has scored multiple nominations for the upcoming awards, making her the leading contender with nine.Beyonce picked up song and record of…

Tasman: not the team they were last year

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

Snapper launches iOS app in Wellington

Wellingtonians can finally top-up their Snapper cards using their iPhones with the launch of a new iOS app today. At the moment people have to top-up their bus cards at special stations or dairies. Android customers have had the…

Watch: Rocket Lab's first rocket retrieval launch

UPDATE: Return to Sender successfully launched, and its first-stage was successfully retrieved after parachuting back to Earth. The Auckland University student satellite, Gnome Chompsi and other cargo successfully made it to space….

Miley Cyrus 'two weeks sober' after Covid quarantine slip

Miley Cyrus is now “two weeks sober” after she “fell off” during quarantine.The 28-year-old singer has admitted she relapsed in her sobriety journey during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but also revealed she has now picked…

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

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

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

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

US election: Another hint Donald Trump's giving up – he's renovating Mar-a-Lago

US President Donald Trump is preparing for a new life at his Florida estate after giving a 64-second press conference in which he didn’t mention the election at all.In an impromptu appearance at the White House today, Trump celebrated…

Meghan's miscarriage revelation sparks the question: How much did the royals know?

How much the royal family knew about Meghan and Harry’s heartbreaking July miscarriage has been the subject of debate among royal commentators following Meghan’s searing personal essay in the New York Times.On Wednesday, the 39-year-old…

The Dating Diaries: Is it 'anti-feminist' to enjoy the thrill of the chase?

OPINION: Men like to chase; they don’t like to be chased.It seems old-fashioned in a time of female empowerment and it seems daring to agree with it, but I’m going to be controversial and say that I agree.Over the years of chasing…

Pasifika proud Aso ready for Maori All Blacks

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

Covid 19 coronavirus: The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

“No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on October 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.A century later, during another pandemic, movies — quotes no longer necessary…

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

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

ICC chair Greg Barclay lays out world cricket's priorities

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

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

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

Total eclipse of the Hart: Peter Thiel becomes the richest New Zealander

Peter Thiel’s spook software outfit Palantir has more than doubled in value since it listed on the New York Stock Exchange on October 2 – likely edging the entrepreneur ahead of Graeme Hart to become the richest New Zealand, citizen.Back-of-the-envelope…

Lorde announces photo book Going South about Antarctica trip

Grammy-award winning artist Lorde has announced she’s releasing something special – and no, it’s a not a new album (yet). The Green Light singer sent an email to fans on her mailing list, which is her preferred method of communication…

Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid in Christchurch

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

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

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

Is it time for Parliament to cut ties with wearing the tie?

Battlelines are drawn in one of the biggest issues of 2020 – should neckties be compulsory in Parliament. Green Party co-leader James Shaw got the ball rolling by saying the antiquated rule needs to be abolished.He made the cheeky…

Cert NZ tracks big rise in cyber attacks during pandemic

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

Screening Guide: Marvel superheroes, fighting ISIS and action-packed Battle of Midway

Marvel’s 616 (Disney+)Comic publisher turned blockbuster movie studio Marvel has a fascinating and rich history and this new documentary series takes a superpowered look at the home of the world’s favourite superheroes. Each of…

Actor Faizon Love files lawsuit after being omitted from Couples Retreat movie poster

US actor Faizon Love is suing Universal Studios after he was scrubbed out of the poster for the 2009 film Couples Retreat amid widespread criticism of whitewashing in Hollywood.The romantic comedy starred a number of actors including…

Today's sports news: What you need to know

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

History in the frame for worldwide photography competition

Michael Marsh’s picture of the Brighton Palace Pier is an evocative and poignant winner of the Historic Photographer of the Year 2020: Union flags fly in the breeze above the once-glorious Victorian construction battered by a turbulent…

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

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

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

Scotland is the first country in the world to approve free period products for anyone.The Scottish Parliament unanimously approved the bill earlier this week, making it a legal duty for local authorities in Scotland to ensure items…

Charles and Camilla turn off social media comments amid wave of abuse from The Crown fans

Prince Charles and Camilla have had to turn off commenting on their newest post on Twitter after the Duchess of Cornwall faced an onslaught of abuse from The Crown fans.The Clarence House Twitter account, which shares updates and…

Fans confuse Diego Maradona and Madonna, grieve the singer

Twitter users have apparently confused the late football legend Diego Maradona for pop star Madonna.After news broke of the footballer’s death, fans flocked to Twitter to mistakenly grieve the singer.”RIP Madonna, you’ll be forever…

Meghan Markle reveals tragic miscarriage news

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed in an article for the New York Times that she suffered a miscarriage.”It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find…

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

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

Coast radio star Lorna Subritzky opens up about cancer diagnosis: 'It could happen to anybody'

Five years ago, Coast FM’s Lorna Subritzky, 52, had her life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This month, the Breast Cancer Foundation ambassador and mother of Max, 22, Lucy, 20, and Zoe, 11, was declared…

Australian retailer recalls 'X-rated' $2 Candy Cane Bath Fizzer

Aussie retail chain Big W has been forced to recall a popular Christmas item over its X-rated design.A customer shared a photo of the candy cane-shaped bath bomb to a Facebook page, suggesting the product looked like something phallic.”If…

Australian Tennis Open set to be delayed

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

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

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

Meghan Markle's miscarriage revelations highlight tragic royal truth

When it comes down to it, the reason The Crown has proven so popular is that it does something mundane but unprecedented: It humanises the royal family.Over the course of four series we see that they are just so … normal.And yet…

Football legend Maradona dies

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

Daniela Elser: Queen's silence to Meghan's miscarriage news

OPINION: Buckingham Palace has a ghost problem.Ever since the latest season of The Crown was released this month, the spectral force of Diana, Princess of Wales and all of her misery and suffering has been haunting the royal…

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

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

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

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

Celebrity cook Nadia Lim pens chick-inspired kid's book Marvellous Marvin

He hatched in a muslin-lined cake tin balanced on a pile of books under a house lamp, and now Marvin the chicken has inspired his human “mum”, celebrity cook Nadia Lim, to pen a children’s book in his name.The 13-week-old chicken…

Tri-Nations history awaits Pumas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taylor Swift announces surprise Folklore concert film for Disney+

Taylor Swift is releasing an intimate concert film.The singer-songwriter has unveiled the trailer for Folklore: the long pond studio sessions, which will be premiere exclusively on Disney+ at midnight PST on Wednesday, November…

Bidwell: All Blacks fans settling for second best

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

Kiwi boy's powerful message, gift to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson over domestic violence

A young Kiwi-Samoan boy has issued a powerful message along with a gift to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a bid to help spread an anti-violence message to men around the world.Angelou Brown, 5, is part of the She Is Not Your Rehab…

The Wiggles announce more shows on NZ tour

The Wiggles have announced extra dates for their New Zealand tour in March and April next year.The We’re All Fruit Salad Tour will begin in Invercargill on March 19 and finish in Wellington on April 1 – traveling to Dunedin, Christchurch,…

Chrissy Teigen defends Meghan Markle after she was criticised for sharing miscarriage news

Chrissy Teigen has lashed out at a Twitter user for criticising Meghan Markle’s personal essay about her miscarriage.”Is anyone really questioning the pain and sheer awfulness of suffering a miscarriage, or are they perhaps criticising…

Lost, Game of Thrones and Westworld: The most confusing TV shows of all time revealed

The most confusing TV show of all time has been revealed.A study by OnBuy.com analysed the global average monthly search volumes for explanations for popular TV shows to determine which 10 programs left viewers scratching their…

Keeping up with the D'Amelios: It's all in the family for TikTok's teen superstar

The past few years have been momentous for TikTok, the short-form video-sharing app on which people post videos about almost any topic under the sun to an audience of millions. And it has been perhaps most momentous of all for 16-year-old…

Diego Maradona: Thousands bid farewell as Argentina grieves

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

The legacy behind 'the golden kid' Maradona

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

Mum's 'genius' sandwich hack that can save you hundreds

A mum’s bread-freezing hack has gone viral after she revealed the clever time-saving method online.Taking to the popular Facebook group, Mums Who Cook Clean And Organise Australia, the Brisbane woman insisted her trick can save…

Taylor Swift reveals her boyfriend Joe Alwyn co-wrote songs on Folklore

Taylor Swift has confirmed Joe Alwyn wrote some of the songs on her album Folklore.The 30-year-old singer admitted rumours her actor boyfriend was the man behind the pseudonym William Bowery, who is credited with Bon Iver on her…

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

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

Auckland Arts Festival unveils programme for 2021

One of the first arts festivals affected by Covid-19 in New Zealand is rising from the ashes with a brand new programme that celebrates local talent. The Auckland Arts Festival has unveiled its programme for their 2021 festival,…

Today's sports news: What you need to know

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

Meghan and Harry kept up appearances despite miscarriage heartache

As far as busy months go, Meghan and Prince Harry were run off their feet in July.Explosive excerpts about their exit from royal life were slowly being leaked from the tell-all book Finding Freedom, Meghan accused the royal family…

Sports Quiz: November 26

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

Heartbreaking letters to Santa shared by US Postal Service

A little boy’s sweet letter to Santa has broken the hearts of thousands online after he admitted he just wants to be loved.The young boy, known only as Will, penned a letter to the man in red as part of the US Postal Service’s “Operation…