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Hong Kong crisis escalates after mob attack on protesters
An overnight attack by white-clad assailants apparently targeting pro-democracy protesters raised tensions to new levels in Hong Kong on Monday as China harshly...
Defence expert backs gun registry and tighter licensing rules
A defence expert is backing the government's move to keep track of who owns what firearm. The government has announced the second tranche of gun law changes which...
Kate Hawkesby: World champ Silver Ferns deserve a pay rise
COMMENT: Well if you got through the Netball World Cup prizegiving yesterday morning without shedding a tear then you're a harder heart than me. What I love about...
Retail expert says confetti controversy shouldn't affect Sephora
A retail advocate hopes an opening day controversy won't overshadow the latest addition to Auckland's CBD. French make-up giant Sephora is under fire for washing...
UK Chancellor to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM
British Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Sunday that he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week on a promise to leave...
Kate Hawkesby: Love Island serves up cheap reality TV thrills
At the risk of sounding like the out-of-touch nana I clearly am, I have never seen a single episode of Love Island. Nor did I ever watch Married At First Sight,...
Kiwi astronomer reflects on 50th anniversary of moon landing
The world was in awe of the moon landing, but a Kiwi astronomer says the real significance was in the rocks they brought back. It's 50 years on Sunday since NASA's...
PM expected to stand firm over Australia's treatment of Kiwis
Jacinda Ardern is expected to stand firm over the treatment of New Zealanders in Australia when she meets her counterpart in Melbourne. The Prime Minister meets...
Kate Hawkesby: Where are the women in Auckland mayoral race?
COMMENT: The race to lead our biggest city is heating up. Auckland may or may not have a deja vu moment when John Banks tips his hat into the ring, again. But currently...
Silver Ferns take on formidable Australia in Netball World Cup tonight
The first real test for New Zealand at the netball World Cup tonight will determine their semi final seedings. A win against Australia in Liverpool will secure...
People with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death
Around the world, people with mental illness die up to 20 years earlier than the general population, and a comprehensive new report suggests that governments and...
Teachers urge government to pump more money into Novopay
Teachers are urging the government to pump more money into Novopay so they can receive their pay rises sooner. They are taking legal action because they won't get...
President Trump says he has no regrets about tweets
President Donald Trump says he has no regrets about his tweets that four Democratic freshmen should "go back" to their home countries — though all are citizens and...
Kate Hawkesby: Cannabis referendum - be careful about what and who you are voting for
COMMENT: I see a secondary school headmaster is the latest to come out swinging against the cannabis referendum. Kieran Fouhy, from St Paul's College in Ponsonby,...
'Government was never going to underwrite Kiwibuild developers'- construction expert
A construction expert says the Government was never going to avoid underwriting Kiwibuild developers. The Auditor General has agreed to look into National's concerns...
Kate Hawkesby: It's no wonder everyone hates vegan saboteurs
COMMENT: "Can you still be Vegan if you haven't told anyone within 10 minutes?" - one of many memes about vegans. But why do vegans get such a bad name? Well...
Angry anti-1080 campaigners targeting DOC workers
Forest and Bird says its workers are being targeted by angry anti-1080 campaigners. DOC workers have copped threatening abuse 69 times between October 2017 and...
President Trump digs in on controversial tweets: 'Many people agree with me'
Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out...
Kate Hawkesby: Are our phones spying on us? Or am I just paranoid?
COMMENT: Are our phones listening to us? Or am I just paranoid? I was discussing with my husband at lunch the other day, how we needed a new duvet for our bed. It's...
The week's markets with Martin Allison
Martin Allison from Craigs Investment Partners joins Kate Hawkesby to talk about the week's markets. In what's been a positive week on the market, Allison says...
Cancer patients choosing to opt out of medical treatment
Yale medicine radiation oncologist Dr James Yu joins Kate hawker to talk about alternative therapies for cancer that people are trying. Cancer patients are choosing...
Kate Hawkesby: Government 'don’t have a clue' when it comes to rural living
Interesting that 6,000 Aucklanders have moved to Northland over the past 4 years. I’m not surprised. Auckland traffic’s a nightmare, public transport isn’t up...
Andrew Dickens: Why won't the government do something about our booze laws?
So this morning another call has been made to adapt and strengthen our alcohol laws. Excuse me while I yawn because we all know where this goes because we’ve been...
Praise continues to flow for Black Caps as India faces the heat
New Zealand has secured a place in the Cricket World Cup final, with a stunning victory over India. The Black Caps overcame the tournament favourites by 18 runs. India...
UK doctor says medicinal cannabis is not a cure-all
A British specialist says medicinal cannabis is another useful drug in doctors' armoury but isn't a cure-all. The Ministry of Health has released proposals for...