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Cyclist seriously injured after being hit and dragged under train in Napier

A cyclist is seriously injured after being hit and then dragged underneath a train near Chatham Street, Napier.A police spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the incident, near the Waghorne St crossing, at 10.30am on...


Covid-19 coronavirus: Some plumbers defy lockdown rules for non-essential jobs

By Phil Pennington of RNZ Some plumbers are defying the lockdown doing non-essential jobs, at the same time that some cannot carry out essential plumbing due to a lack of personal protection equipment.The Master Plumbers organisation...


Covid 19 coronavirus: AUT students in uproar over plan to start lectures again from scratch and stay till Christmas

AUT University students are in an uproar over a sudden decision to start the academic year again from scratch after the coronavirus lockdown and then keep students studying until Christmas.The university has announced a radical...


Alex Davis: Have we got the Covid 19 coronavirus response right?

COMMENT When stories of a new virus were emerging from China in January, global politicians barely reacted. Fast forward just two months and the world has seen the most rapid erosion of civil liberties in history. We have gone...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Essential workers come together to help elderly man access food

New Zealand police have shared a heartwarming post showing their appreciation towards essential workers who have to continue their job during the country's lockdown.Yesterday, police shared a story about how essential workers came...


Group accused of Auckland prison murder keep names hidden

Four men accused of murdering a fellow inmate at New Zealand's only maximum security prison will keep their names hidden - for now.Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, all members of the group appeared by audio-visual link (AVL)...


Covid 19 coronavirus: In crisis, Kiwis are more likely to trust experts

We're being bombarded with news and views about Covid-19. How do we separate the fact from the fudge? Are Kiwis more likely to trust their institutions than other countries'? And are they more likely to listen to experts in times...


Coronavirus: Eden Park has to stop work on a new turf, receives apology for wrong advice

Work on a new $1 million turf for Eden Park has had to stop after Government officials apologised for initial advice under the national lockdown.The stadium continued work on growing a new turf at a farm in Karaka following the...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Precautions didn't make a 'jot of difference' at Bluff wedding venue

The owner of a Bluff restaurant at the centre of a Covid-19 cluster says the 70 wedding guests were from out of town, and all staff present now had to self-isolate.Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar hosted a wedding on March 21, attended...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Concerns too many people travelling during lockdown in Dunedin

Paul Gouverneur, of Waldronville, was surprised to see an unusually large number of vehicles on the road during a nationwide lockdown.He said Monday's traffic resembled that of a normal Dunedin work day and believed there needed...


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Covid-19 coronavirus: More evidence indicates healthy people can spread it

Scientists offered more evidence today that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms.The US Government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier.A...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Australia to get virus 'miracle drug' hydroxychloroquine soon

Health minister Greg Hunt has struck a deal to bring hydroxychloroquine, a so-called virus wonder-drug touted by US President Donald Trump, into Australia.Speaking on A Current Affair, Hunt said he was "just off a call" with an...


Covid-19 coronavirus: What's known and not known about China's numbers

Every few days brings another grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak. First Italy and Spain surpassed China in reported deaths. Then, this week, the United States and France did.But did they really?Scepticism about China's...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Newborn in Connecticut dies of complications relating to virus

A 6-week-old newborn in Connecticut, US has died from complications related to Covid-19. The baby is the youngest person to die from the virus.Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont made the heartbreaking announcement on Twitter."It...


Covid-19 coronavirus: Birds claim Peru beach emptied by outbreak

Agua Dulce Beach is usually a sea of humanity, packed with as many as 40,000 people a day at the height of Peru's summer, which runs from December to March.The new coronavirus pandemic has changed all that. Peru's President Martín...


Covid-19 coronavirus: Why health experts aren't warning about infection in food

Chicken with salmonella can make you sick, as can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren't health officials warning people about eating food contaminated with the new coronavirus?The answer...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Which nations still have no cases?

SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER.SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES While the coronavirus continues to sweep the world, there are some countries that have managed to avoid it so far.More than 800,000 cases...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Speeding Lamborghini driver blames virus

An Australian Lamborghini driver gave police the most 2020 reason for being caught at nearly twice the speed limit on a Sydney motorway: he needed to get to a coronavirus testing station.The 35-year-old man was detected travelling...


Covid-19 coronavirus: US poll shows less than half back Trump's response

Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life. But less than half approve of the job done thus far by United States President...


Covid 19 coronavirus: UK imports testing kits contaminated by virus

SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER.SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES Britain's attempt to ramp up mass coronavirus testing has been dealt a blow after key components ordered from overseas were discovered to be...


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Covid 19 coronavirus: Wimbledon cancelled for first time since Second World War

Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since the Second World War, as the number of Covid-19 deaths in the United Kingdom soars.With 563 more deaths - and 4324 new cases - Britain has recorded its highest toll in a 24-hour...


Covid-19 coronavirus: NZ Rugby announces $1.25 million emergency grant to Super Rugby clubs

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has offered to bail out the country's Super Rugby franchises with an injection of $1.25 million over the next three months - as the organisation continues to battle with the game's unprecedented shutdown. NZR...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Inside New Zealand Rugby's fight for survival - CEO Mark Robinson outlines 40 per cent wage cuts

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson says everyone must share the pain of the coronavirus crisis as he confronts potential revenue losses in excess of $100 million and issues sweeping 40 per cent wage cuts across the organisation...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Mose Masoe frustrated after being sent home from hospital to make room for patients with virus

Kiwi-born former NRL prop Mose Masoe will have to continue rehabilitation from home after being asked to leave his hospital in England to make room for patients with Covid-19.Masoe, who is the Hull Kingston Rovers co-captain, has...


Covid 19 coronavirus: NZ Rugby Players' Association boss Rob Nichol says some players may have to get other jobs

New Zealand Rugby Players' Association boss Rob Nichol has warned that some rugby players may be forced to get other jobs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to force a shutdown of professional sport around the world.With NZ Rugby...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Beauden Barrett sinks impressive trick shot kick in lockdown

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett has turned to unconventional ways of keeping his rugby skills on point during the level 4 lockdown.In a video posted to Instagram, the All Blacks and Blues first five-eighth set himself the challenge...


Coronavirus: Eden Park has to stop work on a new turf, receives apology for wrong advice

Work on a new $1 million turf for Eden Park has had to stop after Government officials apologised for initial advice under the national lockdown.The stadium continued work on growing a new turf at a farm in Karaka following the...


Rugby league: NRL deregister Canterbury Bulldogs players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have cancelled the playing contracts of Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera after the NRL deregistered the disgraced duo on Wednesday.Okunbor and Harawira-Naera were preliminarily suspended...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Wallabies great Rod Kafer takes aim at Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle

Former Wallaby Rod Kafer has savaged Rugby Australia and CEO Raelene Castle after a tumultuous period for the sport, exacerbated by the coronavirus epidemic.The 2020 Super Rugby season was postponed in March after New Zealand tightened...


Covid 19 coronavirus: USA Rugby files for bankruptcy

The USA Rugby board of directors and congress have voted to officially file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of compounded and insurmountable financial constraints.The board said the current suspension of sanctioned rugby activities...


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Chatham Islands man flown to Christchurch after lockdown arrest

The man, from the Chatham Islands, was flown to Christchurch to appear in court.


The Homicide Report: 2019 the worst year for intimate partner homicide in a decade

More women were killed by a partner or ex-partner in 2019 than any other year in the past decade, The Homicide Report reveals.


Real estate agents lose price-fixing battle in Supreme Court

Last attempt to battle price-fixing claims fails.


No conviction for Auckland cop after 'gratuitous violence' against drunk man

A police officer repeatedly punched a drunk man before pushing his head into a concrete wall.


The Homicide Report: Understanding NZ's killers

A major Stuff investigation has obtained new information about the types of people who kill in New Zealand.


Auckland woman loses fight for compensation over problem-plagued Mini Cooper

Her car broke down soon after she bought it, but a carpark crash squashed her hopes for compensation.


Four Auckland Prison inmates accused of murdering prisoner Blake Lee appear in court

Four men accused of murdering fellow inmate Blake Lee at Auckland's maximum security prison will go on trial next May.


Person dies after crash between car and truck off State Highway 5 in Hawke's Bay

A person has died after a crash involving a car and a truck in Hawke's Bay.


Coronavirus: Spike in MyLotto registrations, some choose to block account during lockdown

Hopeful Lotto punters are trying to win big bucks during the coronavirus lockdown.


Auckland cyclist critically injured after being hit by car

The Cook St motorway off-ramp in central Auckland is closed as a result of the crash.


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Coronavirus lockdown: Tourists face hefty plane ticket costs to return home

Overseas visitors are paying thousands of dollars for flights home or are facing being left in limbo in New Zealand's lockdown.


Coronavirus: How Germany's early response led to less deaths than European neighbours

Germany went early in Covid-19 fight and the numbers are remarkable compared to horrors in Italy and Spain.


Coronavirus: US President Donald Trump resists national shutdown

US state governors left to make their own rules amid grim Covid-19 projections.


Coronavirus: Reporting for duty - Airline crew sign up to help hospitals

Flight attendants who are now suddenly jobless are being retrained to save patients.


Coronavirus: US appears on similar path to Italy, warns Vice-President Pence

The US is on a similar coronavirus trajectory to hard-hit Italy, says Vice President Mike Pence.


Coronavirus: Inside Sydney quarantine hotel's 'luxurious jail cell'

"We can't leave our room. We're stuck in these four walls. I can't even walk out to get fresh air."


Turkmenistan bans use of word 'coronavirus'

The closed-off ex-Soviet nation has also outlawed face masks.


CNN host Chris Cuomo presents show from his basement after contracting coronavirus

Bleary-eyed US news anchor continues show despite testing positive for Covid-19, saying he wants to be a cautionary tale for his audience.


Coronavirus: Boy aged 13 becomes Britain's youngest victim of Covid-19 pandemic

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab's family "beyond devastated" by his death as senior minister warns virus may not have peaked yet.


Coronavirus 'attack rate' will skyrocket if Europe lifts lockdown early

A team of modellers credit economy-wrecking lockdowns with saving lives in almost a dozen European countries.


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Injured rugby star Michael Fatialofa talks horror spinal injury and recovery

Rugby star Michael Fatialofa heard gun shot victims die next to him while in hospital with a fractured spine.


Coronavirus: NZ Rugby slashes salaries, offers rescue grants for Super Rugby teams

New Zealand Rugby confirms a 40 per cent pay cut for staff, board and ABs managers.


Coronavirus: Wimbledon cancelled due to global pandemic

Wimbledon canned for the first time since World War II as sporting calendar further dries up.


Coronavirus: Australia's rugby pay war turns ugly with players 'treated with contempt'

Rugby Australia in 'precarious position' and must keep players on side, claims former players union chiefs.


US gymnast Simone Biles stops short of committing to Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Tearful gymnastics star Simone Biles not yet ready to go all-in on postponed Olympics.


Coronavirus: Canadian fans must wait to watch Sonny Bill Williams with Toronto Wolfpack postponing home games

Club accepts there's no chance of Super League teams getting to Toronto for the next three months.


Belated recognition for Ngani Laumape's 2019 form welcomed

OPINION: At long last he has locked down the No 12 jersey in a New Zealand rugby team. Shame it's only on paper.


Former All Blacks foe Justin Harrison's balancing act with Raelene Castle

OPINION: RA boss risks her relationship with players in how she deals with pay cuts.


NRL: Kiwis star Corey Harawira-Naera and Jayden Okunbor deregistered by NRL

Bulldogs duo caught up in schoolgirl sex scandal have their penalty handed down.


Coronavirus: England's Jos Buttler to auction World Cup winning shirt for fight against Covid-19

It's a fantastic cause but it might not attract too many bids from Kiwi fans.



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