“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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Kāinga Ora tenant wins $5000 for landlord's inaction over nightmare neighbour

A state house tenant has been awarded $5000 after having to live next to a neighbour from hell who had rowdy parties, was abusive and urinated on the fence.The Auckland tenant took Kāinga Ora to the Tenancy Tribunal after lodging...

Prison justice: Guard allegedly broke inmate's arm after colleague's brutal bashing

A prison officer who broke the arm of an inmate who had just bashed his colleague is under investigation by Auckland police, the Herald can reveal.The incident happened on a day of violence at Mt Eden remand prison on February 3,...

Mum 'trying to be Wonder Woman' repressed memory of injuring her son

A busy stay-at-home mum who was trying to be "Wonder Woman" has admitted injuring her baby - but says she has no recollection of how she hurt him. Exactly what happened on the day the baby was injured ...

Lotto heartbreak: When the champagne stops flowing - the cost of winning big

Many of us like to imagine striking it rich in Lotto, living out the rest of our days with not so much as a care in the world, and trusting all our worries are far behind us. But as the old adage goes: ...

Steven Joyce: A Govt spending inflationary spiral

OPINION: I think we all instinctively knew this Government and this Finance Minister were very big spenders. Rod Emmerson's cartoon on the front page of Thursday's pre-Budget Herald summed it up well ...

Elon Musk accused of sexual misconduct by SpaceX flight attendant

Elon Musk, the world's richest person, has been accused of exposing himself to a SpaceX flight attendant, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage.The claims were published...

What can you buy for under $875,000: The homes priced under First Home Buyer Grant

First-home buyers can now choose from nearly 1650 extra Auckland properties and still be eligible to receive a government cash contribution towards their deposit. That's according to property website ...

Taranaki gang associate's synthetic cannabis dealing leads to death

Synthetic cannabis that was sold by a gang associate to help keep his household afloat killed one person and hospitalised another. But Tereapii Mataio wasn't criminally responsible for the death of his buyer nor the harm it had...

Woman trapped under fallen tree in Cambridge dies

Police have confirmed the woman who was trapped under a tree in Cambridge has died in hospital.

Coroner releases report into death of ex-All Black Andrew Hore's mother in farm accident

The coroner's report following the death of ex-All Black Andrew Hore's mother has been released, stating the 67-year-old died after falling from a farm vehicle. Suzanne Hore died on November 3, 2019, while helping her husband move...

'Do I scare them?': Skin lightening, racial justice and mayor Gurunathan

Outgoing mayor K Gurunathan on his life, and literally sacrificing skin tone for the chains.

Mary Holm: Spread your money — but not that far

OPINION: Q: I recently sought some financial advice for an $800,000 investment from a fees-based adviser who did ask all the right questions. Her suggested portfolio covers all the asset classes ...

Herald morning quiz: May 21

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

Former US President Donald Trump pays $110K fine, must submit paperwork to end contempt

Former US President Donald Trump has paid the $110,000 in fines he racked up after being held in contempt of court for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York's attorney general.Trump paid the fine Thursday...

Russia-Ukraine War: McDonald's leaving Russia - 'Living in Moscow is like travelling back to the Soviet era'

It was 1990, and the Soviet Union's penultimate summer. The only splashes of colour in the uniformly grey cityscape of Moscow were sun-bleached red flags that hung limply from facades, garish Soviet propaganda murals painted on the...

Budget 2022: Te Pāti Māori slams Te Matatini kapa haka festival funding

Te Pāti Māori say the "crumbs" in the Budget for Te Matatini compared to ballet and the orchestra show "second class treatment" of Māori arts. Budget 2022, revealed yesterday, included $1.1 billion for Māori-focused...

Te Papa's new art installation The Silvering opens to the public

Hundreds of helium balloons, some venetian blind string, and scavenged plants and objects from around Te Papa make up the museum's newest art installation.'The Silvering' consists of more than 400 silver zero-shaped balloons and...

Russia-Ukraine war: What might happen to Ukrainian prisoners of war?

Breaking its recent silence on prisoners of war, the Red Cross has said it registered "hundreds" of Ukrainian prisoners of war who left the giant Azovstal steel plant in the southern city of Mariupol after holding out in a weeks-long...

Budget 2022: Health NZ to be country's biggest employer with 80,000 staff

Minister of Health Andrew Little has been explaining Budget spending to health leaders in Auckland this morning, outlining just how big the new Health NZ organisation will be.

Obituary: Anne Rachael Sayers, QSM 1929 - 2022

Her life experiences ranged from helping wounded soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk to teaching the future Māori Queen first aid and nursing children with intellectual disabilities.

Northland teen cleared of aggravated robbery charge after judge rules unlawful arrest

Police arrested the teen at his home last December, believing he was part of a group of four - one of them allegedly armed with a gun - who robbed Young's Four Square in Whangārei a month earlier.

Budget 2022: 'Devastating' news that medicine needed for children with rare disorder won't be funded

Advocate recommends families move to Australia after missing out on funding for life-saving drugs to help their children with SMA, a rare genetic disorder.

Your money questions answered: Is the Budget going to give me a chance to buy a house?

My boys are both in their early 20s and just climbing on to the bottom rung of the career/employment ladder. Wat do they get out of the Budget?

Market couple set out new stall for life on road

A Nelson couple are packing up their home and business and giving tiny living a go - by travelling around the country in a pair of housebuses.

Buffalo mass shooting: Relatives of the people massacred in Buffalo supermarket may heartfelt plea to Americans

Relatives of the 10 black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation on Thursday (local time) to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the...

Casketeers pair's secret pain: 'We've never experienced grief like it'

For five years, Francis and Kaiora Tipene have been on our screens sharing their lives as funeral directors. Their hit show The Casketeers has not only captured the hearts of Kiwi viewers, but also taught ...

Wellington mum 'trying to be Wonder Woman' injured son, repressed memory, sentenced to supervision

A busy stay-at-home mum who was trying to be "Wonder Woman" has admitted injuring her baby - but says she has no recollection of how she hurt him.Exactly what happened on the day the baby was injured in mid-May 2020 remains unclear...

Afghanistan Taliban order women television presenters to cover their faces

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers ordered all female presenters on TV channels to cover their faces on air, the country's biggest media outlet said Thursday.The order came in a statement from the Taliban's Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked...

Budget 2022: Housing investment 'a small, good thing that may help'

The Salvation Army says housing boosts in the Budget will help some people stuck in the 'catastrophe', but they do not stretch far enough to properly address housing inequality.

What Budget 2022 means for Wellington: From social housing to transport woes

Wellington gained some wins in Budget 2022, but the city's big transport project is considered an ongoing risk - and the capital also missed out on money for new trains and access to a subsidy council tenants have long been lobbying...

'The beginning of a great future': Waimate's white horse gets upgrade

Waimate's iconic white horse on the hill has received an upgrade worth half-million dollars and now includes picnic areas, plantings and panoramic views of the district.

What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of a disease that rarely appears outside Africa.Health officials around the world...

Former Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson pleads not guilty to charges over worker death

Former Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson has pleaded not guilty to two charges in relation to the death of a worker who was crushed under a container in 2020. The charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act are...

Back Issues: Feilding's mythic claim to the silver fern

To understand how the rugby club came to believe their club colours were black jerseys with silver ferns we need to look back to events of the time.

Claire Trevett: Will the Budget prove a bandaid for Labour's polling?

OPINION: As far as former Finance Minister Bill English was concerned, the only good Budget in a time of economic stress was a boring Budget. Barring those that drove people to online calculators ...

'They all knew': Teacher nicknamed 'Bummer Bond' abused boys for 40 years

For 40 years, David Bond taught maths, coached rugby and indecently assaulted boys. His employer fielded complaints years before his offending was exposed.

Two dead after crashes at Kāpiti Coast and Hawke's Bay

A man has died and two people are injured following a single vehicle crash at Ōtaki on Kāpiti Coast.

30 years on... The unveiling of a New Zealand sporting great

Thirty years ago Jeff Wilson was unveiled to the sporting world via a remarkable individual schoolboy rugby display on the outskirts of Invercargill. The rest is history.

A man of exile and mystery: The life of a German author who wandered Ponsonby's streets

Steve Braunias on the life of a German author who wandered the streets of Ponsonby. T here was always so much going on with Volker Pilgrim, with his ideas and his superstitions and his habit of slipping ...

Russia-Ukraine war: Captive medic's bodycam shows first-hand horror of Mariupol

A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol has fallen .Yuliia Paievska is known...

South Island ski fields primed and ready for season opening

The snow guns are primed and the forecast is promising with less than a month until South Island ski fields start opening.

Dashing charmer with a dark side: Von Tempsky sign gives way to history

It was the Hamilton pharmacist against the celebrated soldier. The pharmacist won.

Two people die in Otaki, Meeanee crashes overnight

Two men have died on the roads in separate crashes overnight.The first crash was at Convent Road in Otaki, north of Wellington, about 1.15am when a car went off the road."Sadly, one person died at the scene and two other occupants...

White Fern Katey Martin wants to give back after final year impacted by concussion

Not wanting to risk another head knock played a part in White Fern Katey Martin's decision to retire before, not after, the Commonwealth Games.

Northland teen's aggravated robbery charge dropped as judge rules unlawful arrest

A 14-year-old has walked free from an armed robbery charge after a judge ruled police acted unlawfully by arresting him - and not in the "public interest" as they claimed. Police arrested the teen at his home last December, believing...

Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick documentary: NZ on Air says global interest among reasons merits outweighed risks

New Zealand On Air has released funding proposal documents after controversy emerged about $200,000 going to a documentary on Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick.Producers hoped publicity around the movie be somehow controlled so media attention...

Kia Aroha College pupil dies while at school

A pupil at south Auckland's Kia Aroha College has died at school this morning and police say at this stage, the death is not suspicious.

Norovirus cases in Hawke's Bay rise

Hawke's Bay has eight outbreaks of the highly infectious norovirus across the region.

Teen killer's appeal raises broader issues of increasing number of people found unfit for trial

New Zealand Law Society President Tiana Epati says the number of people found unfit to stand trial over the last ten years has gone from 94 in 2012 to 195 in 2021.

'It was devastating': Witnesses tell of tragedy as toppled tree crushes woman

"Freakishly high winds" in Cambridge have been blamed for ripping a healthy oak tree from the ground and crushing an elderly woman – who tragically later died from her injuries. The woman was initially ...

Senior prison officer under investigation after inmate's arm broken

A prison officer who broke the arm of an inmate who had just bashed his colleague is under investigation by Auckland police, the Herald can reveal. The incident happened on a day of violence at Mt Eden ...

Ex-spy's shocking claims about 'cancer-riddled' Putin

Vladimir Putin is "cancer-riddled" and surrounded by doctors, and often takes breaks during meetings to undergo treatment, according to claims by a British ex-spy. Christopher Steele, who previously ...

Child abuse material found in home of man awaiting trial over alleged murder of 9yo girl

The man awaiting trial for the alleged murder of his partner's young daughter Charlise Mutten is facing new charges of firearm possession and child abuse material.Justin Stein was charged with the murder over the death of the 9-year-old...

Covid-19 update: 17 further deaths, 7800 cases reported in New Zealand

There have been another 7800 new community cases of Covid-19 and another 17 deaths with the virus reported by the Ministry of Health today.

Former US President George W Bush faces backlash over Iraq war gaffe

Former US President George W Bush is facing criticism after mistakenly describing the invasion of Iraq — which he led as commander in chief — as "brutal" and "wholly unjustified," before correcting himself to say he meant to refer...

Former US President George W Bush mistakenly condemns invasion of Iraq

Former US President George W Bush has mistakenly condemned the "wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq".Speaking at the George W Bush Presidential Centre about the war in Ukraine , the former president argued it was a lack...

Black Caps hit by Covid-19 cases ahead of first match of England cricket tour

Frontline batsman Henry Nicholls among the trio who go into five days of hotel isolation, as day one against Sussex is rained off.

Eight great Renee Zellweger movies (and where you can watch them right now)

From the nefarious Roxy Hart to the lovelorn Bridget Jones and the optimistic Dorothy Boyd, the Texan has created some memorable characters.

Victorian man in hospital with monkeypox; another 'probable' case detected in NSW

A Victorian man is in hospital after being diagnosed with monkeypox, while another in NSW is also suspected of being infected with the virus. Victorian chief health officer Dr Brett Sutton said the man ...

Australian teacher loses $550k to elaborate scam two months in the making

A family from NSW's Central Coast has been left reeling after scammers stole an eye-watering $550,000 (A$500,000) from them and then sent them death threats.Jody Bridges and her husband Corey have been working hard all their lives...

14-yo armed robbery suspect walks free after police botch arrest

A 14-year-old has walked free from an armed robbery charge after a judge ruled police acted unlawfully by arresting him - and not in the "public interest" as they claimed. Police arrested the teen at ...

Armed police presence in Riccarton area after man robbed at gunpoint in Christchurch

Armed police were called to the Riccarton area in Christchurch about 7.30pm this evening after reports a man had been threatened at gunpoint and had his vehicle stolen. The man was not injured. The vehicle and its occupants were...

Easy ride to mental health

When Al Best heads out on the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR) tomorrow he'll be alongside more than 900 bikers across Aotearoa New Zealand who have raised over $80,000 towards men's health this year. And he'll be riding a new...

Russia Ukraine war: 'Cancer-riddled' Putin surrounded by doctors, takes breaks for treatment, claims ex-British spy

Vladimir Putin is "cancer-riddled" and surrounded by doctors, and often takes breaks during meetings to undergo treatment, according to claims by a British ex-spy.Christopher Steele, who previously worked the Russia desk at MI6,...

Russia-Ukraine War: Russians begin to turn on President Vladimir Putin

From the start, Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has faced a string of humiliating setbacks – and as the war continues to stall, more and more Russians are turning on their leader.In a nation where public defiance of the government...

'So much blood': Tornado sends debris and shattered glass into girl's bedroom

A shaken mother of three has recalled the horror of when the tornado which carved a path of destruction through Levin careered into her house - in the process leaving her eldest daughter bloodied and terrified.Numerous houses and...

Diabetes and Me: Can I still eat carbohydrates?

What exactly are carbohydrates and why am I so scared of them, asks Megan Whelan in this week's Diabetes and Me. Turns out, they're not that scary after all.

Singing from the same songsheet

One hundred years ago, Invercargill sought uplift from civic singalongs.

Rare prosecution: Ex-Auckland port CEO denies charges over worker's death

Former Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson has pleaded not guilty to two charges in relation to the death of a worker who was crushed under a container in 2020. The charges under the Health ...

Teacher's pet case: Babysitter tells Chris Dawson murder trial she was treated like 'sex slave'

Warning: Graphic content In Australia, a teenager who moved into Chris Dawson's home after his wife's disappearance has claimed during his murder trial she was subject to "daily" domestic violence and he once ripped off the G-string...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Fear palpable as virus takes hold in North Korea

On a recent nighttime visit to a drugstore, a double-masked Kim Jong Un lamented the slow delivery of medicine. Separately, the North Korean leader's lieutenants have quarantined hundreds of thousands of suspected Covid-19 patients...

Death of ex-All Black's mum ruled an accident

The coroner's report following the death of ex-All Black Andrew Hore's mother has been released, stating the 67-year-old died after falling from a farm vehicle. Suzanne Hore died on November 3, 2019 ...

Swashbuckling McCullum coaching all the way to the bank

OPINION: While we won't readily forgive McCullum should England tip over his compatriots, it's the way of the professional world.

Levin tornado: Government puts $100k into relief fund

After a tornado hit Levin, the government will put $100,000 into a mayoral relief fund to help with the recovery.

Mike Munro: Mr Shrewd delivers the goods on Budget day

OPINION: Being the Minister of Finance in these fraught times is not for the faint-hearted. Consider for a moment Grant Robertson's Budget on Thursday, which could hardly have had a more foreboding ...

Buying property with friends: Here's what you need to know

OPINION: Buying a house together is not like going out for dinner and splitting the bill. Significant transactions cost time, money and sometimes friendships.

Monkeypox Australia: Victorian man in hospital with virus; another 'probable' case detected in NSW

A Victorian man is in hospital after being diagnosed with monkeypox, while another in NSW is also suspected of being infected with the virus.Victorian chief health officer Dr Brett Sutton said the man travelled from London, via...

Russia Ukraine war: Russian superyacht Amadea in Fiji - US in court battle

At Lautoka Harbour in the heart of Fiji's sugar cane region, five US federal agents boarded the Russian-owned Amadea, a luxurious superyacht the length of a football field."They want to take 20 crew and sail east!" the ship's captain...

Abortion doctor hits back at Republican lawmaker in tense exchange

A US abortion doctor turned the tables on a Republican lawmaker asking her about late-term abortions when she asked what he would do if his daughter was raped, in a tense exchange that highlights how polarised the US abortion rights...

Wining, dining and tramping behind rise in Wairarapa in hospitality revenues

In a remarkable rebound, spending in the wine-making region increased by a third last month from the same time before the pandemic.

'Ask for help': Retiring business head Michael Barnett warns overwhelmed executives

Retiring Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett takes High Tea with Jane Phare to reflect on 31 years at the helm, the highs and lows, the Covid-19 factor and why former National leader Simon Bridges ...

Central Auckland church's altar cross stolen in brazen theft

A vintage cross has been stolen from the St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican church in central Auckland.In a social media post, Reverend Helen Jacobi posted images of the high altar cross and CCTV images showing a person carrying it.CCTV...

Weather: Wet start as clean-up begins in Levin following tornado

Tornado-damaged Levin is set for more wild weather today - 24 hours on from the surging winds which left a trail of destruction on Friday morning.A tornado ripped through the lower North Island town at 6.30am yesterday, downing...

Man dead after crash at Ōtaki, two others taken to hospital

Two others taken to hospital after the car is believed to have gone off the road after 1am on Saturday.

'Massive challenge': Māori All Blacks coach relishes plum tour fixtures against Ireland

It's been 12 years since they faced tier-one teams, beating Ireland and England, and coach Clayton McMillan says they have an important place in NZ's rugby landscape.

Altar cross taken from central Auckland church in brazen theft

CCTV shows a person walking straight to the high altar of St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican church on Friday afternoon last week and walking off with the cross.

The inheritance trap: What you'll be entitled to under new law

A new inheritance law, based on an extensive review by the Law Commission, could upset some adult Kiwis in the future. Jane Phare reports. Kiwis who have fallen out with a parent and are cut out of ...

Controversial Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie to step down

Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie, who refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine, is standing down at this year's local body election.

Police stood down after alert at Wellington's Tawa College days after attack

Police say officers have now been stood down from a call out to Tawa College, after the school went into lockdown this morning.

Tauranga podiatrist deformed patients' feet, suspended from surgery, can continue practising

A podiatrist who operated on the feet of six patients, leaving them deformed and in chronic pain, is allowed to continue practising, but not as a podiatric surgeon.

Local body elections 2022: Who's throwing their hat in the ring again in the Mackenzie

Find out which Mackenzie District councillors are standing again in this year's local body elections.

Russia Ukraine war: NZ supports international call for war crimes accountability

New Zealand has joined international partners in calling for accountability for alleged Russian war crimes during its invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine has so far identified more than 10,000 possible war crimes committed by Russia.A...

Young and HIV-positive: Te Awa Mana's TikTok campaign and advocacy

Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air A young Waikato TikTok creator is using his popular platform to raise awareness of HIV infection as he comes to terms with his recent diagnosis.In a heartfelt TikTok video, Arapuni...

Steve Braunias tracks down the backside of publicity

Defamation! It's the worst word in journalism, its greatest fear, its lurking menace that can strike when you least expect it and take you to the cleaners, to the edge of sanity, to a very bad place indeed ...

Taranaki teen suffers brain injury in attack with metal drink bottle

A teen was sitting at the beach watching the ships out at sea when, in an unprovoked attack, a man struck him around the head with a metal drink bottle, causing him a brain injury. The 14-year-old was at Bell Block beach, in New...

Inland Revenue takes flak over surge in overdue taxes

Unpaid PAYE and KiwiSaver payments have nearly doubled in the past five years, and levels of overdue GST have nearly tripled over the period, Inland Revenue figures show. A Weekend Herald analysis ...

Niall Williams scores 'emotional' double on comeback from neck injury for Black Ferns sevens

The sevens veteran scored twice after shedding a few tears before her comeback as both Kiwi teams finish day one unbeaten at the Toulouse Sevens.

Damage to roads, powerlines after tornado rips through Levin

A woman who was trapped under a tree in Cambridge earlier today has died at the hospital, police say.
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Football: Wellington Phoenix defender Louis Fenton announces retirement at 29

Louis Fenton has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 29.The seven-cap All White has played more than 150 matches for the club; only Andrew Durante, Vince Lia, Manny Muscat and Ben Sigmund have pulled…

How social media 'coverage' of Depp-Heard trial is harming domestic violence victims

Warning: Content may be distressing If you can’t open Instagram or TikTok without seeing coverage of the defamation trial going on between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, you’re not alone.It’s not just news coverage bombarding us…

Megaupload saga: Court documents detail the charges and maximum sentence facing pair who struck a deal

The Megaupload pair who have done a deal to stop their extradition to the United States face charges of conspiring as part of an “organised criminal group” that included Kim Dotcom to unlawfully profit from copyright breaches.The…

No longer a 'typical dog': New study warns against buying pugs

Pugs can no longer be considered a “typical dog” from a health perspective, a new study has found.Potential owners are being advised against buying a pug puppy and the SPCA says Kiwis should not support a fashion for cute companions…

Harry Styles fans baffled by his Australian accent in new video

Harry Styles’ recent interview has confused the singer’s fans. Despite his third studio album being released tomorrow, the As It Was singer has made headlines because of his unusual accent in his Interview with Apple Music’s Zane…

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn have surprised fans with latest Instagram post

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn have welcomed their second daughter. The couple surprised fans this week when Sheeran took to Instagram to share the exciting news that they have added another member to their family. The singer…

Djokovic set to meet Nadal in quarter-finals at Roland Garros

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 13-times winnner Rafael Nadal are on a quarter-final collision course at the French Open following the release of the draw.

Italian news presenter sues over having to share room with flatulent co-worker

As the Italian equivalent of the BBC, it commands authority and respect, but there is a sulphurous whiff of unrest in the corridors and studios of the country’s state broadcaster.A prominent television presenter has accused bosses…

US mass shooting: Christchurch terrorist references show we must 'put a hurt' to tech company enablers, security analyst says

Penalising tech companies for hosting extremist hatred and teaching critical thinking at schools have been cited at ways of tackling domestic terrorism risks.Last weekend’s anti-black shootings in Buffalo, New York, have reactivated…

Easy ride to mental health

When Al Best heads out on the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) tomorrow he’ll be alongside more than 900 bikers across Aotearoa New Zealand who have raised over $80,000 towards men’s health this year. And he’ll be riding a new…

Sir John Kirwan announces NFT of famous All Blacks try

All Blacks great Sir John Kirwan is the latest Kiwi sports figure to get into the world of NFTs.Thirty-five years to the day Kirwan scored the iconic Rugby World Cup try against Italy, the former All Black is releasing an exclusive…

Phoenix stalwart hangs up his boots

Countless shoulder dislocations and being away from home for the best part of two years have led to stalwart Phoenix defender Louis Fenton calling time on his professional football career.

Chariots of Fire composer Vangelis dies at 79

Greek composer and musician Vangelis has died aged 79.Best known for his instantly recognisable Oscar-winning theme for the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, Vangelis was a synth-driven musician who never failed to elevate the drama of…

Pop rock band of brothers Hanson to play Auckland show in 2022

Pop-rock trio Hanson, featuring brothers Taylor, Zac and Isaac of the same last name, is returning to Aotearoa in November this year.The band of brothers will bring their Red Green Blue 2022 tour to Australia and New Zealand later…

Keeping up with the Sussexes: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle land Netflix docuseries

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are giving the Kardashians a run for their money. Page Six has revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have agreed to an “at-home with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex” style of docuseries with Netflix….

Prince William and Kate hit the red carpet with Tom Cruise at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere

Prince William and Kate feel the need for speed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a very public date night this week when they attended the UK premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in London’s Leicester Square. But despite being…

Dua Lipa lands role in the highly anticipated Barbie live action film

Dua Lipa is adding another film to her acting resume. The British singer has reportedly landed a big part in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film alongside a star-studded cast including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell…

Budget 22: $40m RNA spend may help NZ in future pandemics

The Government is putting more than $40m toward research into the same technology that underpins Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine – but outside that, commentators aren’t excited by Budget 2022’s science spend. A total $40.7m, allocated…

Rangers lose Europa League final on penalties

Scottish club Rangers have suffered an agonising penalty shootout defeat in their fifth European final as Eintracht Frankfurt triumphed in an absorbing Europa League decider.

'The York family are a united front': Sarah Ferguson issues defiant message

Sarah Ferguson has issued a defiant message after her ex-husband, Prince Andrew’s sex abuse settlement. While promoting her new book, Her Heart For A Compass, the Duchess of York has insisted her family will stand “very strong and…

'I still struggle': ZM host Cam Mansel on body dysmorphia and beating the bullies

Radio star Cam Mansel was buying food for his rabbit at his local pet store when a teacher recognised him. Introducing herself, she explained how one of her students had been struggling with his sexuality until hearing Cam on ZM’s…

Sacha Baron Cohen drops lawsuit over cannabis dispensary billboard

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped his lawsuit against a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary that used an image of his character Borat on a billboard without his permission.A document filed in Boston federal court said the two sides…

Casketeers pair Francis and Kaiora Tipene reveal secret pain after death of beloved colleague

For five years, Francis and Kaiora Tipene have been on our screens sharing their lives as funeral directors. Their hit show The Casketeers has not only captured the hearts of Kiwi viewers, but also taught us a lot about handling grief…

NRL: Warriors release prop Matt Lodge with immediate effect

Matt Lodge’s tenure as a member of the Warriors has come to an end, with the club releasing the 26-year-old prop from his contract with immediate effect. Lodge joined the Warriors midway through the 2021 season from the Brisbane…

Super Rugby Pacific: Clinical Crusaders destroy Fijian Drua

Crusaders 61Drua 3 Christchurch turned on a crisp evening far removed from Fiji’s tropical climate and the Crusaders showed the Drua no warmth as their expected mismatch played to script on Friday night. A week on from their…

Mum's warning over common playground error parents make after toddler breaks leg

A mother is warning other parents not to make the same mistake as she did after a common playground error left her 18-month-old son with a broken leg.Taking to social media, Jean warned of her mistake while on the playground with…

Everton secure Premier League survival

Everton secured their Premier League status with a come from behind 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

Swimming: Former pop star Cody Simpson set to lose world championship spot

Olympic star Kyle Chalmers is set to crush Cody Simpson’s dream of swimming for Australia — and the extraordinary situation has been clouded by reports of a love triangle involving Aussie queen of the pool Emma McKeon.Chalmers,…

'Tectonic shift': How Parliament protest supercharged NZ's misinfodemic

The bulk of Facebook disinformation that swirled around the violent climax of summer’s Parliament protest stemmed from just a dozen local accounts. That’s according to a major new analysis that’s explored how social media activity…

Super Rugby Pacific: Crusaders vs Fijian Drua

As it happened: The high-flying Crusaders took on the Fijian Drua in Christchurch.

Rihanna welcomes first child with rapper A$AP Rocky

RnB megastar Rihanna has reportedly welcomed her first child with rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky – a baby boy.The first-time mum gave birth on May 13 and is “doing well” according to reports in US media.She was last seen in public…

Jordan B Peterson quits Twitter after comments on plus-sized model, Yumi Nu

Controversial psychologist and writer, Dr Jordan Peterson, 59, has quit Twitter after his tweets about plus-sized model Yumi Nu led to a fierce backlash.On Tuesday night, Peterson shared his thoughts on Nu’s Sports Illustrated cover,…

Throwers dominate athletics team for Commonwealth Games

Champion throwers headline the New Zealand athletics team selected for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Insane price for guitar broken in Noel and Liam Gallagher's breakup fight

A guitar damaged during Noel and Liam Gallagher’s breakup row has been sold for $637,000.The red Gibson ES-355 instrument was broken during the Oasis stars’ backstage argument at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris, France in 2009,…

Vodafone, Commerce Commission both appeal record $2.24m fine

Vodafone NZ and the Commerce Commission both say they’ll appeal a $2.24 million fine over the telco’s historic “FibreX” marketing.The regulator says the fine, which was handed down in the Auckland District Court on April 14, is…

'Desperation': Former Palace aid slams Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix show

A former senior palace aide has slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix docuseries decision. Dickie Arbiter, the former press spokesman for the Queen and Prince Charles, reportedly told Palace Confidential the couple’s…

Harry and Meghan's Archewell Productions hires new global communications lead amid news of Netflix series

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have hired a new staff member. The royal couple’s organisation, Archewell Productions has a new lead for global communications. Ashley Momtaheni will reportedly oversee all communication efforts in…

Jono and Ben's The Weak-End: Their take on the week's news

In this edition of Jono & Ben’s Weak-End, Grant Robertson delivers Budget 2022 and Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce use their “expert” political analysis to break it down. Pryor claimed, “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faked having Covid…

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today’s sports news – Ferns prep for Comm Games locked in, Nix player to face Barcelona, NZ Cricket pays compensation to PCB and women to officiate at Football World Cup.

Daniela Elser: Meghan and Harry's Netflix show sees them pass the point of no return

OPINION: Oh irony, you are a cruel mistress. Thursday broke with crisp sunlight and blue skies, exactly the same weather as four years ago to the day when Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed in Windsor.What more appropriate…

Super Rugby Pacific: All Blacks and Blues prop Karl Tu'inukuafe heading to French side Montpellier; Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman signs with Lyon

All Blacks and Blues prop Karl Tu’inukuafe will be heading back to France at the end of the season. The 29-year-old will join Top 14 side Montpellier next season, having previously played in the French second division with Narbonne…

US mass shooting: Livestream is now banned in New Zealand, local Muslim community 'shaken'

A recording made during a lethal mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, has been banned in New Zealand.And Cabinet minister Megan Woods says the US shooter’s apparent idolisation of the 2019 Christchurch terrorist has retraumatised…

NZ's oldest sports club celebrates 160 years

The Canterbury Rowing Club will this weekend celebrate its 160th anniversary after surviving some tough times.

Anti-monarchy protesters meet Prince Charles and Camilla on Canadian tour

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall faced a small group of anti-monarchy protesters on their tour of Canada. As the royal couple continued the whirlwind three-day visit to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee,…

Black Ferns forced to tweak Pacific Four squad

The Black Ferns have been forced to make three changes to their squad for next month’s Pacific Four Series against Australia, the US and Canada.

New study finds women hide menopause from their partners

Menopause can be seen as a taboo topic and often results in women keeping it a secret a new study has found.Incontinence products firm Tena have launched a campaign encouraging women to talk to their loved ones about “the change”…

Queen makes surprise appearance to mark new rail line

Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit yesterday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed underground line named in her honour.The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared…

Queen, Adam Lambert and more confirmed for Queen's Platinum Jubilee concert

Queen and Adam Lambert are set to open the BBC’s Platinum Party At The Palace concert.In honour of the Queen’s 70-year reign on the British throne, the Platinum Jubilee concert will see Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert perform…

Budget 2022: Spies, cops get boost for counter-terrorism, cybercrime battle

Spy agencies and counter-terrorism initiatives will get millions more in funding after Budget 2022 was unveiled today.Signals intelligence agency the GCSB will get nearly $50 million more funding over four years to combat cyberattacks…

Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: Lawyer Camille Vasquez asked if she's dating Depp

Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez has garnered attention this week as celeb-watchers stay glued to the ongoing Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard court case day after day.Vasquez and her client have raised eyebrows on social media with…

Rugby Direct podcast: The Blues star who could be the All Blacks' missing link

On this week’s edition of Rugby Direct, Elliott Smith and special guest Christopher Reive from the New Zealand Herald break down the weekend of rugby that was from Super Rugby Pacific, as the Kiwi sides went five-nil over their Australian…

Super Rugby Pacific: Crusaders forward Scott Barrett works with psychologists to overcome red cards

Notable sports psychologists have come to Scott Barrett’s aid as he fights his way back from a lengthy suspension.The All Blacks forward and Crusaders captain returns against the Fijian Drua tomorrow night, after a four-week stand…

Myer hits back at accusations its underwear models 'lack diversity'

Myer has hit back at critics after Reddit users accused the department store of lacking diversity among its male underwear models in a viral thread.”Something positive is going on at Myer, but seems half [the] marketing dept didn’t…

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today’s sports news – Nweke remaining on sidelines, Williamson leaving IPL to become a dad again and Broad and Anderson back for England.

Tattoo artist Leroy Roberts inks Papakura residents for a bag of groceries

Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air The back wall shows a mural with towering figures. The woman painted in the centre wears a moko kauae. Before the needle starts buzzing, he asks, “Ready?”Māia Ink’s warm…

US mass shooting: Social media sites yank videos faster, but not by much

Social platforms have learned to remove violent videos of extremist shootings more quickly over the past few years. It’s just not clear they’re moving quickly enough.Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded…

NRL: Why Warriors star Chanel Harris-Tavita will have to wear unique protection gear

When he returns to the NRL pitch, Warriors half Chanel Harris-Tavita will be wearing a unique piece of equipment. The 23-year-old Warriors half has been out of action since the side’s 70-10 loss to the Melbourne Storm, after copping…

Google fails to deliver campaign promise to fix Māori pronunciation on Google Maps

Originally published by Māori Television Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) told Te Ao with Moana this week that Google didn’t have the right technology to fulfil promises made in a 2017…

Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: Ellen Barkin claims star was 'always' drinking and once 'threw a wine bottle' at her

Ellen Barkin claimed Johnny Depp was “always” drinking and once “threw a wine bottle” at her during their relationship.The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation over an article she wrote…

Cricket: Three members of Black Caps tour party in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

Three members of the Black Caps have tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day of the opening match of their tour of England..Fastbowler Blair Tickner, batter Henry Nicholls and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen have now begun five…

Golf: Ryan Fox posts solid opening round at PGA Championship as Tiger Woods struggles

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has posted a steady opening round at the US PGA Championship that’s left him near the top of the leaderboard after most of the field struggled on day one of golf’s second major of 2022.Fox qualified for…

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk reveals what viewers can expect from S2

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed that scripts for the highly-anticipated second season are nearing completion, with the hope of a 2023 release on Netflix.In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Dong-hyuk pointed to…

Moral bankruptcy within sports codes means they cannot keep young athletes safe

My experience of sports administrators is that they tend to know all and see all, Hamish Bidwell writes.

Budget 2022: David Clark announces $20m boost for tech sector over four years

From RNZ The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.In a pre-Budget announcement, Minister for Digital Economy and Communications David Clark said the…

Another one down: Dancing with the Stars hit with another Covid casualty – Kerre Woodham returns to the show

Comedian Rhys Mathewson and his dance partner Phoebe Robb are the latest cast members to leave Dancing with The Stars after testing positive for Covid-19.Mathewson and Robb will be replaced by Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham, who…

Pandemonium as Tom Cruise touches down at Cannes Film Festival after 30-year hiatus

Tom Cruise-mania descended on Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d’Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the…

Commonwealth Games: Cody Simpson qualifies for Australian swimming team

Cody Simpson just made his dream a reality.The pop star has continued his remarkable transformation to elite swimmer by qualifying for the Australian team for the world championships and Commonwealth Games this year.Simpson finished…

Warriors grant Matt Lodge immediate release

Warriors prop Matt Lodge is leaving the club immediately after being granted a release from the rest of his contract.

The Conversation: How NZ could become a world leader in decarbonisation using forestry and geothermal technology

Energy is the double-edged sword at the root of the climate crisis. Cheap energy has improved lives and underpinned massive economic growth. But because most of it comes from burning hydrocarbon fuels, we’re now left with a legacy…

US trial to decide whether Happy the Asian elephant can be considered a person

She has four limbs, expressive eyes and likes to stroll through greenery in New York City. Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?That’s the question before New York’s highest court Wednesday in a closely…

'These men have no shame': Jana Hocking on married men flirting with her

OPINION: Fact. I get hit on by more married men than single men.Yes, I have found that over the last couple of years I’ve had more compliments, chat up lines and straight out confessions from blokes who are already partnered…

Black Caps pumped to face off against old skipper McCullum

Brendon McCullum will be a “massive asset” in the English dressing room, according to Black Caps batter Henry Nicholls.

Depp v Heard: Johnny Depp's long-time agent says 'he has issues with anger'

Johnny Depp’s longtime agent has told a court that the star was an exceedingly “difficult” client who had “fundamental anger issues” and drew multiple complaints from film crews on “virtually every movie” he worked on.Tracey Jacobs,…

The hoist: How one act left a permanent mark on netball

Ten years ago Australian shooter Karyn Bailey went through the motions of shooting a goal like she had done thousands of times over her netball career.

Horse racing: Double Delight Derby chance despite missing lead up

Harness Jewels star Double Delight is still rated a chance to make next week’s Northern Trotting Derby even after missing the obvious lead-up at Alexandra Park on Friday.The last-start Northern Oaks winner was fancied to give our…

Researchers find power of touch has 'specific' effect for women but it's not the same for men

A hug is like a boomerang, you get it back right away, the American cartoonist Bil Keane observed.But a new study has found that women get much more from cuddling than men – receiving a bigger stress-relieving boost – which perhaps…

Rugby league: New Zealand Warriors reportedly set to sign former Origin star Dunamis Lui

The New Zealand Warriors have moved swiftly to replace Matt Lodge after the former Broncos star’s shock decision to quit on the spot.Lodge dropped a bomb on Friday when the news broke the Warriors had granted him an immediate release.Lodge…

The Dancing With the Stars rules and why they won't postpone despite Covid cases

The show must go on for the Dancing With the Stars cast and crew, despite two confirmed Covid-19 cases and subsequent forced drop-outs. Yesterday it was confirmed that comedian Rhys Mathewson and dance partner Phoebe Robb were the…

Gabriel Byrne: 'I've never seen an actress who isn't vulnerable in a sex scene'

Born in Dublin, now resident in Maine, New England, Gabriel Byrne has been in so many films since John Boorman’s 1981 Ireland-shot fantasy Excalibur (he played the wily Uther, plunging said sword into stone) that your eyes can slightly…

Horror as undefeated boxer Musa Yamak dies in the middle of a fight

Undefeated boxing star Musa Yamak has died in the ring in the middle of a fight.The Turkish fighter collapsed in shocking scenes during a fight in Munich on Sunday.The fight was streamed to a live audience.The 38-year-old died…

Golf: Donald Trump urges PGA Tour golfers to sign up for Saudi Arabia's LIV Series

Former US President Donald Trump accused the PGA Tour of taking advantage of players and fans “for many years” on the same day that the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series suffered the resignation of Greg Norman’s right-hand…

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022: New Zealand announce 18-strong athletics team

An 18-strong New Zealand athletics team has been named for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games that includes eight throwers.Giving it a heave, be it with a hammer, a discus, a shot or a spear, is in vogue and Tom Walsh and Julia Ratcliffe…

Koudinov set for fifth Commonwealth Games

Experienced gymnast Misha Koudinov continues to stamp his name in New Zealand’s history books with his selection for a fifth Commonwealth Games.

Golf: Tiger Woods tells camera operator to back off during frustrating round at PGA Championship

An altercation with a television camera operator has highlighted the depths of frustration felt by Tiger Woods after a disappointing opening round at the PGA Championship golf tournament. Woods, in just his second competitive start…

Football: Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira seen kicking Everton fan during pitch invasion

Crystal Palace football club manager Patrick Vieira appeared to lash out at a fan following his side’s dramatic loss against Everton at Goodison Park on Friday, as the issue of pitch invasions once again marred the conclusion of a…

The All Black rainbow: Facing the challenge of inclusion in rugby

If rugby does make it to its inclusivity goals and gay rugby players are fully enveloped in normalisation, the ‘first gay All Black’ would be treated like any other day of the week, Jamie Wall writes.

Netball: Mystics coach Helene Wilson steps down for new role

After six years at the helm of the Northern Mystics, coach Helene Wilson is stepping down to take up a new role.After guiding the Mystics to their inaugural ANZ Premiership netball title in 2021, Wilson will finish her role as head…

Coles to start for Hurricanes for first time in 2022, Savea 'unavailable'

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles will make his first start for the Hurricanes, but captain Ardie Savea is unavailable for the clash with the Rebels.

Crusaders crush Fijian Drua

The Crusaders’ ruthless win over the Fijian Drua strengthens their hold on second place in Super Rugby Pacific.