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Jacinda Ardern to lead global attempt to shutdown social media terrorism

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will next month co-chair a meeting in Paris aimed at addressing how social media plays a part in promoting terrorism.The meeting on May 15 – two months after the...


'We were expecting the worst': Southern Lakes Helicopters boss Sir Richard Hayes describes moment crewmen found

It had been the "worst night" and "worst day" of Sir Richard Hayes' life, until the moment he saw his three crewmen on a beach having miraculously survived a helicopter crash near the Auckland Islands. Southern Lakes Helicopters...


Obituary: Whānau farewells Morrison matriarch Hana Morrison

Hana Morrison was a shining light of modest humility, a pillar of strength and a matriarch whose strong legacy will live on.The Queen's Service Medal recipient died at the age of 86 on Saturday after a battle with dementia and a...


Your weather: Rain clearing today ahead of dry Anzac Day forecast for most

Rain and thunderstorms that have peppered the North Island this week should clear today with most places in for a fine Anzac Day tomorrow. MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey said the low pressure system behind this week's...


'The problem is so bad': Govt says motels will have to house Hawke's Bay's homeless this winter

Organisations tasked with keeping a roof over the heads of Hawke's Bay's most vulnerable people are feeling the strain as winter approaches.The homelessness conundrum in the region now needs a unified response from the community,...


Barry Soper: Killing capital gains tax the painful part of politics for Jacinda Ardern

COMMENT: It's just a week ago that a stern-faced Jacinda Ardern walked purposefully towards the podium in the theatrette in the bowels of the Beehive, where so many important announcements have been made, not the least Winston Peters'...


Rotorua student hit by car on Te Ngae Rd won't walk again

A bright and bubbly Rotorua teenager has been left with an uncertain future after being told she won't walk again.Oceana Cameron, 16, was hit by a car on Te Ngae Rd last Tuesday.Police are still investigating the incident, which...


'Hard and sharp': Earthquake jolts lower North Island, residents woken early this morning

Thousands of people have been shaken awake after a "hard and sharp" earthquake jolted the lower North Island early this morning.The 4.8 magnitude quake rattled residents just after 4.35am on Wednesday, and was centred 25km deep,...


Where to attend Anzac Day services in the North Island

Tomorrow is Anzac Day, when the sacrifices and valour of our servicemen and women will be honoured at events around the country. New Zealanders take time to honour those who have served our country, at home and offshore, through dawn...


Auckland Islands chopper crash survivors battle cold, dark and injuries while swimming to shore

Three helicopter crew miraculously survived after crashing into the freezing ocean near the remote Auckland Islands and swimming to shore injured in the dark of night.Helicopter pilot Andrew Hefford, paramedic John Lambeth and winchman...


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Analysis: Pelosi's impeachment dam has been breached

Yesterday was the day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to know might be coming but did her best to forestall. It was the day the dam she had erected against the Democrats' impeachment fervour was breached.Despite polls long showing...


This 10-year-old who was born without hands just won a handwriting competition

Sara Hinesley, 10, doesn't understand why it's so remarkable that she won a national handwriting competition.She paints and draws and sculpts clay. She can write in English and some Mandarin. When she learned to write in cursive...


Skydiver reunited with prosthetic leg after it landed in timberyard after jump

Dion Callaway lost his left leg in a skydiving accident two years ago. He lost its replacement this week.Callaway, 39, shattered his heel bone in 2017 after attempting a high-speed landing, and following a year of rehabilitation...


Islamic State claims Sri Lanka church attacks, but there are many unanswered questions

Days after a series of explosions that appeared to target Christians and foreigners at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka and left more than 300 people dead, some details of who was behind the attacks and their motives are beginning...


Trump to visit UK in June, risking repeat of public protests

Queen Elizabeth II will host Donald Trump on a state visit to the UK on June 3-5, risking a repeat of the nationwide public protests which greeted the US president during his trip last year.A state visit is the highest honor afforded...


Kushner says Mueller investigation was 'more harmful' to US than Russian election interference

White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner said Tuesday that investigations into election interference by Russia have been "way more harmful" than the interference itself, which he characterised...


Climate protesters have whale of a time at London museum

Climate change activists staged their latest protest in London yesterday when they took part in a so called "die-in" at the Natural History Museum.About 100 members of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) group, some wearing red face paint,...


Sri Lanka attacks: Military given war-time powers as 40 arrested

As a state of emergency took effect yesterday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings, and the...


Sri Lanka attacks: Pain of loss felt around the world

The victims of Sunday's attacks in Sri Lanka came from around the world, cut down in a series of attacks that shocked the world.Among the at least 290 people killed in bombings of churches and hotels were at least 31 foreigners....


What North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants from Russia's Vladimir Putin

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with US President...


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Racing: Puzzle for punters at Alexandra Park

Belle Of Montana (outer) winning her heat of the A$150,000 Victoria Oaks last Saturday.Photo / Stuart McCormickSweet On Me will be a long way into red odds to remain unbeaten after drawing the front line in the $100,000 Caduceus...


Racing: Danielle Johnson keen to get back in the saddle

Jockey Danielle Johnson is back on the horse, so to speak.Johnson has been on the sidelines since mid-November when she sustained three fractures to her collar bone in a race fall at Ruakaka."I've been back riding trackwork for...


All Blacks: David Havili could be big winner as Damian McKenzie's replacement

Forget miracle returns from Dan Carter or Aaron Cruden, the big winner – if we can describe him as that after Damian McKenzie's knee injury which will rule him out of the World Cup – could be David Havili.It appears that while the...


Rugby: Richie McCaw opens up about battling mental demons during All Blacks career

Richie McCaw has revealed some of the psychological demons he had to battle during his rugby career.Speaking with Movember's Robert Dunne on the A Few Good Men podcast, McCaw opened up about going through periods of anxiety and...


Cricket: Black Caps still plan to tour Sri Lanka after Cricket World Cup

The Black Caps' August tour of Sri Lanka will go ahead for now.New Zealand Cricket will consider their position after at least 290 people were killed in Easter suicide bombings.It's too early for the governing body to make a definitive...


Rugby league: Stephen Kearney rubbishes rumours of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck injury as Warriors team named for Melbourne Storm Anzac Day NRL clash

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has dismissed rumours that captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is a doubt for the Anzac Day clash with the Melbourne Storm.Despite some reports that Tuivasa-Sheck was struggling with a hamstring injury, Kearney...


Gregor Paul: What needs to happen for the Ma'a Nonu fairytale to come true

COMMENT It's the allure of the sporting fairytale that may be driving the nation's desire to see Ma'a Nonu included in the All Blacks World Cup squad.It would be a magical story. A ridiculous story even for Nonu, who last played...


Nick Willis refuses to consider 'what-ifs' following Olympic rivals doping ban

Nick Willis has refused to consider the "what-ifs" relating to the four-year ban of 2008 Olympic 1500-metre champion Asbel Kiprop. Kiprop was banned for doping offences detected in 2017 when he alleged the officials who collected...


Joshua Price: Why Steven Adams must take some blame for the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA playoff woes

COMMENT: For the third consecutive year Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder are 3-1 down in a first round NBA playoff series, and barring a minor miracle they will again fail to make it into the second round of the extremely...


Boxing: A bore rather than war as Dereck Chisora stays on track for Joseph Parker fight

Dereck Chisora remains on track for a possible fight against Kiwi Joseph Parker after labouring to a unanimous decision victory over Senad Gashi in London at the weekend.Englishman Chisora had hoped for an exciting fight to help...


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5-year-old victim of Christchurch mosque shooting now speaking

A little girl has uttered her first words after the terrorist attack that left her fighting for her life in hospital.


Helicopter trio who survived Auckland Islands crash arrive at hospital

This is the moment the three men who were found alive on a beach arrived at Southland Hospital after their ordeal.


Exploring a world that was once hidden in Kaikōura

Kaikōura students are getting to know a marine world which used to be hidden beneath the waves.


Early morning 4.8-magnitude quake felt across lower North Island

Quake centred near Dannevirke was felt by people in Palmerston North, Napier and Hastings.


Man arrested and charged with murder following death of 17-month old Sadie-Leigh Gardner

A 39-year-old man has been arrested following the death of 17-month old Sadie-Leigh Gardner.


Auckland drivers face years of frustration as the city transforms

Think the traffic's bad in Auckland? Upheaval from major projects will make it worse.


Opposition grows to proposed increase to Wellington residents' parking permit cost

Wellington councillors sing from same song sheet over need for higher residents' parking fees, but some locals aren't buying it.


New special visa allows Christchurch terror attack survivors a permanent stay in New Zealand

Mosque shooting survivors and family members are being offered permanent residency in NZ.


Fourteen-year project sees bare paddocks shaped into wetland in Wairarapa

Man-made wetland on the shores of Lake Wairarapa restores health to damaged ecology.


Auckland Islands helicopter trio found alive after wreckage found in Southern Ocean

Experienced pilot Sir Richard 'Hannibal' Hayes found three men who survived the Auckland Islands helicopter wreck.


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Donald Trump's big oil play could send petrol prices soaring

Donald Trump's latest move caused a spike in oil prices, and there are other consequences.


Southampton striker Shane Long scores fastest ever English Premier League goal

Irish forward's strike after just seven seconds is the quickest in the history of England's top-flight.


America's US$768m Powerball winner 'pretty much felt lucky'

A 24-year-old man has claimed a whopping $1.1 billion Powerball jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" when buying his tickets.


White House digs in on Donald Trump's tax returns

US President Donald Trump is unlikely hand over his tax returns to lawmakers despite deadline, the White House says.


Rugby World Cup: TJ Perenara could be surprise trump card as All Blacks search for back-up No 10s

OPINION: If No 10s are in short supply for the All Blacks during the World Cup, TJ Perenara could again be asked to answer an SOS call.


Giving birth doesn't have to be a negative experience; and mums should be allowed to say so

I often "hide" my birthing stories when others are sharing theirs, and I play down the good and try to amp up the bad. Why?


Isis claimed Sri Lanka attacks, but there are many unanswered questions

ANALYSIS: Big questions remain about who is behind Easter attacks, and the link to Christchurch.


Sri Lanka's suppression of social media cause for concern

OPINION: Sri Lanka is banning social media access in the aftermath of deadly bombings. It's a dangerous path.


Suspicion shadowed her for years, but now it's too late

US police thought they'd finally found Cheryl White's killer, 41 years after she was stabbed in her room.


Teen sues Apple for $1 billion, blames facial recognition at stores for his arrest

US 18-year-old is suing Apple, saying facial recognition at its stores connected him to thefts.


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Steven Adams exposed as 'a liability' in Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA playoffs struggles

Trail Blazers expose Kiwi star's weakness as trade talk continues to swirl around Thunder's big money man.


Rugby World Cup: TJ Perenara could be surprise trump card as All Blacks search for back-up No 10s

OPINION: If No 10s are in short supply for the All Blacks during the World Cup, TJ Perenara could again be asked to answer an SOS call.


Three areas the Warriors must address to salvage their NRL season

It's a long season, but change is needed at Mt Smart - and it's needed now.


Ex-England captain Lawrence Dallaglio slams Billy Vunipola's backing of Israel Folau

RWC winner says current No 8 squandered chance to make a sincere apology for backing Israel Folau.


Southampton striker Shane Long scores fastest ever English Premier League goal

Irish forward's strike after just seven seconds is the quickest in the history of England's top-flight.


Kalyn Ponga protected from NRL hype by Newcastle Knights coach

Intense media attention was behind the decision to take the NRL superstar out of the halves.


Australia international Ashton Turner breaks T20 record with five successive ducks

Australian international makes unwanted cricketing history with third successive golden duck in IPL.


Contract size dictates Steven Adams trade talk as OKC Thunder struggle

The Kiwi centre's $US100 million four-year deal has made him a hot topic for a possible NBA trade.


NRL: Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck an injury doubt for Melbourne Storm clash

No David Fusitu'a and Warriors could face mighty Melbourne on Anzac Day minus talismanic captain.


Jane Watson stars as Tactix upset Northern Stars in Premiership netball

The Tactix skipper was a standout performer as the Stars' slump continued.



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