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Farmers to be hit hard with proposed capital gains tax
There are concerns from the farming industry over the potential impact of a capital gains tax. Farms are currently not subject to a capital gains tax (CGT) when...
Kate Hawkesby: Need a nap? When sleep becomes elusive
COMMENT Anyone who gets up at stupid o'clock like I do is a signed up, fully subscribed massive fan of naps. Siesta-friendly Europeans would agree. And now even...
Christchurch terror attack: 593 per cent increase in hate crimes in UK
A UK charity says they have seen a 593 per cent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes since the Christchurch terror attack. While Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said...
Kate Hawkesby: Finger pointing aside, a humane response to hate
COMMENT So a new week. Hard not to bring a heavy heart from the past one with us. But maybe the best thing we can bring into this week are the lessons learned....
Was Winston Peters 'deceived' by the President of Turkey?
Turkish officials are insisting it is safe for Kiwis to travel to Turkey for Anzac commemorations next month and have "categorically ruled out" any security threat...
Why a buyback scheme is so important for gun law changes
There could be a drop in the number of gun owners thanks to the Government's buyback scheme. The Christchurch massacre has led to an overhaul of gun laws, with...
Kate Hawkesby: NZ knows it can do better after Christchurch mosque shootings
COMMENT Well, what a week it has been. One none of us could have expected. This time last week I was talking to you about the climate change protest taking place....
Gun law reform a 'major step forward' - conflict expert
A suggestion the speed of gun law reform is too fast, is being played down by an expert on conflict. ACT MP David Seymour is one who's criticised the "rushed process"...
Kate Hawkesby: Who says the mosque gunman deserves a 'fair' trial?
COMMENT I find myself disagreeing with my husband – again. Surely that's part of any healthy marriage? Anyway, Mr Hosking said yesterday that it was "madness"...
Joe Biden seen as favourite in crowded Democratic field
More than a dozen Democrats have already launched their formal 2020 presidential campaigns. After former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's entered the race last week,...
Kate Hawkesby: World's praise for our kind little country
COMMENT Is it just me or does pretty much anything make you want to burst into tears at the moment?After the shock, comes the grief, although shock still feels...
Theresa May holds another Brexit crisis meeting
Theresa May has held another crisis meeting with some of her most senior ministers over Brexit. The British Prime Minister was preparing to ask the EU for a delay...
Social media companies under fire after Christchurch terror attack
A technology expert says social media platforms have incentivised attacks and emboldened the far right through a lack of regulation and monitoring This follows,...
Auckland Council approves bailout for Eden Park
The Auckland Council has bailed out Eden Park to the tune of $63 million, and nearly $10m of that is a brand-new, no-strings grant. Mayor Phil Goff supported a...
Kate Hawkesby: Christchurch attack highlights dangers of social media
So many questions raised out of this terror attack in Christchurch, but one big one and actually one Winston Peters was flagging before this awful event even unfolded,...
Businesses pulling ads from social media after mosque attack
There are growing concerns from businesses over where their online advertising goes. Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites have come under criticism for...
Man who went viral with show of solidarity for Muslims: Time for 'friendship not fear'
A UK man whose expression of solidarity with the Muslim community went viral following the Christchurch terror attack, says now is the time for friendship, not fear. Andrew...
Kate Hawkesby: On NZ's darkest day our PM had her finest hour
On our darkest day, I thought our Prime Minister had her finest hour. In the presence of inexplicable inhumanity, she was human. Compassionate, and inclusive,...
Security expert says it's unlikely anyone could have predicted Christchurch terror attack
A security studies and counter-terrorism expert says it's unlikely anyone could have seen the Christchurch terror attack coming. The country remains at its highest...
Tim Dower: Police shouldn't ban pursuits
We'll get details today from the Police Conduct Authority and police themselves of a major review of police chases or pursuits as they prefer to call them these...
Number of children harmed in state care slammed as 'disturbing'
The number of children harmed in care is being described as 'disturbing'. More than 220 children who were removed from their families to keep them safe went on...
Climate change expert backs school protests
An expert on climate change is supporting climate change protests by school children across the country. More than 30 rallies have been organised from Bay of Islands...
IAG to stop taking on new Wellington clients
The country's biggest insurer IAG, which owns State, NZI and AMI, is no longer writing new contents cover in risk areas like Wellington. IAG is defending itself...
School Strike 4 Climate divides town
The gold mining town of Waihi is divided over the upcoming School Strike 4 Climate. Students from the Hauraki settlement will take to the streets along with thousands...
Kate Hawkesby: Kids need to care about our climate but don't need to protest
What do you want if you have an issue that needs attention? A spotlight on it. And this climate change protest tomorrow's got it. It doesn't matter which way your...