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Suspect in killing of Kiwi Sergeant Matiu Ratana named
The suspect in the killing of veteran Kiwi Metropolitan Police sergeant Matiu Ratana has been named as Louis De Zoysa. The 54-year-old sergeant was shot in the...
Trump nominates conservative Amy Coney Barrett for US Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday (US time), capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that...
Survey shows business leaders displeased with Govt decisions
The NZ Herald's annual Mood of the Boardroom survey has been released, showing what over 150 CEOs think of the current Government. While Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern...
Calls for more doctor-patient conversations about medicinal cannabis
There are hopes the upcoming cannabis referendum encourages more conversations around medicinal cannabis which is already legal here. In a survey of 134 patients...
New website Try Local helping Kiwis find travel deals
School holiday's kick off tomorrow, and tourism operators and eateries are anticipating the rush of tourists. Trying to find a deal to encourage people to spend...
Federated Farmers backs National's agriculture plan
Federated Farmers says National's agriculture policy ticks most of the boxes for farmers. Along with scrapping the Resource Management Act, National promises to...
Experts say UK is set to bungle Covid-19 response once again
Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it's about to do it again. The virus is on the rise once more in...
Kate Hawkesby: Listen to the professionals on the harms of cannabis legalisation
23 days until we vote on cannabis. You’ll know if you’re a regular listener to this show that I’m of the vote no brigade. No, I’m not on a moral crusade, although...
Qantas ends sponsorship with Wallabies after 30 years
Australian rugby has taken another blow with major sponsor Qantas cutting ties with the code after a 30-year partnership. Support for Cricket Australia and the...
Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead
More pilot whales were found stranded in Australia yesterday, raising the estimated total to nearly 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass stranding...
Strawberry producer pleas for additional workers to fill shortages
A strawberry producer wants the Government to let in overseas pickers to fill shortages ahead of the upcoming season. Perry's Berries director, Francie Perry says...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered as an American icon
With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet...
Kate Hawkesby: PM says debates are not blood sports, I thought that was the point?
COMMENT It feels like the aftermath of that leaders' debate went on all day yesterday, didn't it? These things are often a bit of a let down by the time they roll...
Political parties urged to release more policies on home ownership
Political parties are releasing policy thick and fast in the lead up to the election. But there's a call for the major parties to release policy which promotes...
Silver Ferns set to face NZ Men again
The world champion Silver Ferns and New Zealand Men are set to go head-to-head again. The four-day Cadbury Netball Series, which will include the Silver Ferns,...
Political advisor says Ardern handed Collins the debate victory
A former political advisor says Jacinda Ardern handed Judith Collins the victory at last night's TV debate. Jacinda Ardern wouldn't pick a winner but Judith Collins...
Kate Hawkesby: Winners and losers in latest poll and debate
Twenty-five days to go until we vote and the campaign's first poll shows a tightening of the gap between the two main parties. Both are down. Labour down 5 per...
Nine taxi passengers at risk of Covid-19 in Sydney
The hunt is on for nine Sydneysiders who caught a taxi driven by a person infectious with coronavirus between September 8 and September 15. Health authorities...
Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a 'new chapter'
Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things...
ACT announces new tourism policy
The ACT Party's new tourism policy could hold up. It proposes letting high value tourists into the country under new, privately run quarantine systems. ACT leader...
What to expect from tonight's leaders debate
Experts doubt tonight's Ardern versus Collins match-up will shake up the polls much. The election campaign's first leaders debate will be on TVNZ at 7pm. Auckland...
Kate Hawkesby: The Social Dilemma is a brilliant and confronting watch
If you want a sobering wake up call around social media, there's a new doco on Netflix which will do just that. I know people who've watched this and then deleted...
Andrew Alderson: Tour de France has a new champion
Andrew Alderson joins Kate Hawkesby to talk all things sport. In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic...
Nicola Waldren: Level 1 needed to help CBD-based cafes and restaurants
The Government has the chance to help reinvigorate business in the country's CBDs with Cabinet deciding today whether there will be any changes to the country's...
Kate Hawkesby: Why isn't the PM social distancing?
Today the rest of the country will most likely get to Level 1. Aucklanders, not so much. Our restrictions are likely to remain in place, which is annoying for Aucklanders...