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Couples being kept apart by stronger immigration rules
Thousands of couples are struggling to prove their love is real, as immigration puts its foot down. In the past year nearly eight hundred visa partnership applications...
Boris Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris
France joined Germany on Thursday in challenging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show he can come up with a better alternative to the main sticking point...
Andrew Dickens: Politicians need to stay out of the infrastructure sector
This week the Herald released a supplement about Infrastructure edited by Fran O’sullivan. They do it every year. It’s a great read. Lot’s of smart people talking...
Start-up hopes to help cafes deal with negative reviews
There could be a solution for café owners unhappy with negative reviews. It comes after the case of a Napier woman who was barred from her local cafe after she wrote...
'Focus should be on tourism quality, not numbers' - economist
An economist says the focus should be on high value tourism, not just numbers. Results out today from Air New Zealand and Auckland Airport are expected to take...
Ihumātao protesters marching to Jacinda Ardern's office
A group of protesters is setting off on a 17 kilometre march from Ihumatao to the Prime Minister's electoral office in Mount Albert. Protestors will walk from Mangere...
President Trump attacks Danish PM for 'nasty' comments about his Greenland plan
President Donald Trump has attacked Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying she had made "nasty" comments about his interest in having the United States...
Prescription delivery scheme for farmers launched
A new scheme will see farmers able to get prescription medicines delivered. The scheme's backers say the initiative is designed to help address high rates of mental...
Driver escapes fine after appealing passing lane speeding manoeuvre
A man who argued he had to speed up on a passing lane after the vehicles he was overtaking also decided to go faster has had his speeding ticket thrown out on appeal...
UK, EU harden their Brexit positions as G7 approaches
The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy...
Andrew Dickens: Government's are all the same when it comes to tax
Tax. The dirtiest three letter word in the world. We all hate tax. State sanctioned theft. Our hard earned money taken by governments because they believe they know...
Visa applications in hospitality industry face lengthy delays
Visas for people working in the hospitality sector are taking up to three months to process, which is having a major impact on businesses. Chris Buckley owns two...
Andrew Dickens: Biggest threat to NZ's economy comes from overseas
So what is going to happen to the economy both here and the rest of the world is a question on everybody's lips. And I was thinking about it yesterday because I...
Teens believe smoking cigarettes worse than marijuana - survey
Teens believe smoking cigarettes is worse than smoking marijuana. CensusAtSchool asked nearly 3000 Year 11 to 13 students how wrong it is for someone their age...
Auckland businesses support 'night-time mayor' proposal
There is support from Auckland businesses for the idea of a night-time mayor. A New Zealand Initiative report says New Zealand is failing to make full use of the...
Dickens: Govt's homelessness announcement adds up to nothing
Yesterday the Government announced it will spend $54 million to prevent and reduce homelessness. They've also reminded us that they're spending nearly $200 million...
Homelessness announcement one piece of the puzzle, advocate says
A social housing advocate says the latest government homelessness investment is just one piece of the puzzle. $54 million will go towards measures to help tackle...
Leaked memos warn of food, drug shortages after no-deal Brexit
Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without...
Study reveals drop in teenage cannabis use
Good parenting could be a reason behind a drop in teenage cannabis use. A study published in the Medical Journal shows a long-term decline in cannabis use, and...
Former Wallaby takes aim at 'sad, declining All Blacks'
Former Wallaby and outspoken media commentator Peter FitzSimons has stoked the fires of trans-Tasman rivalry on the eve of Bledisloe II, firing a number of shots...
Andrew Dickens: Don't give oxygen to accused Christchurch mosque gunman
Once again we have found ourselves in uncharted waters after the events of March 15 this year. A letter written in jail by the man alleged to have committed the...
Gay penguin couple adopted an egg in a Berlin zoo
After fruitless attempts to hatch stones and fish, a gay penguin couple at a German zoo may finally be able to parent a chick of their own. Zoo Berlin officials...
Growing push for play over tests in primary schools
Teachers in Western Australia are pushing for all official assessments and testing to be scrapped for children under the age of eight. They want schools to go with...
China's growing influence high on agenda at Pacific Islands Forum
Big delegations from the United States and China are attending the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. New Zealand and Australia will also be there, with China's growing...
Andrew Dickens: Fonterra caught out as a corporate culture on steroids
So who would be a Fonterra manager this week? After our biggest commercial enterprise posted its second bad set of books this week the dairy giant has been our...