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Mike Hosking: Beekeepers won't revive the economy

COMMENT Come on in, all social workers. It's free. Well, it's not free, nothing is free, but if you want to get into social work and you're going to retrain, the state will pick up the tab via taxpayers as part of the budget's $1.6...


Organisers of Auckland Black Lives Matter march slam Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Organisers of a Black Lives Matter march in Auckland have slammed the Prime Minister for seemingly not speaking out about the death of US man George Floyd. An estimated 4000 people turned out to the protest in downtown Auckland...


Kate Hawkesby: Where did National Party leader Todd Muller go?

COMMENT Todd Muller said he wouldn't bark at every passing car, and that he wanted to be a more measured opposition. But really? Is this it? Is invisible the goal?A very obvious and easy hit this week was the blatant breach of...


What does alert level 1 look like? Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to reveal rules today

LATEST VIRUS NEWS:• The global death for Covid-19 is now 371,000, with 6.06 million cases• Heather du Plessis-Allan - Level 2 rules are unfair • Barry Soper: NZ protest crowds show Beehive's lost control on gatherings...


The Covid-19 business change that was so successful, they had to hire more staff

Welcome to The Pivot Pod, where we'll figure out together what's next for small business. Hosted by Frances Cook, with a new expert on each episode. Today it's how one company changed its business so successfully, they're taking on...


Barry Soper: George Floyd protest crowds show Beehive's lost control on gathering

COMMENT: The police in this country did the right thing by standing back and allowing thousands of protesters to spray their spittle over the horrible death of the handcuffed George Floyd as a cop for more than eight minutes knelt...


Herald morning quiz: June 3

Test your brains with the Herald's morning quiz. Be sure to check back on at 3pm for the afternoon quiz. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.


Auckland primary school teacher under fire for wearing MAGA hat to Black Lives Matter protest

An Auckland primary school teacher is facing criticism for wearing a Make America Great Again cap to the Black Lives Matter protest, before defending his actions in a Facebook video.The male teacher was among thousands of people...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Act in good faith: Bosses warned rights remain the same

Employment experts are reminding businesses to act in good faith when dealing with Covid-19 related redundancies or restructuring to avoid expensive disputes.Calls to employment advisers, community lawyers and employment specialists...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Heather du Plessis-Allan - Level 2 rules are unfair

COMMENT: This is unfair isn't it?For the Government to keep on imposing level 2 rules on businesses but not on protesters is deeply unfair.It's quite clear there is very little risk to the protesters. The director general of...


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Covid 19 coronavirus: China delayed releasing data while WHO heaped praise

Throughout January, the World Health Organisation publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus "immediately".But in...


George Floyd death: Claims priests tear gassed to clear way for Trump to visit church

Priests have claimed they were tear gassed so US President Donald Trump could pose with a Bible outside a Washington DC church.The rector of St John's Church in Lafayette Square, close to the White House, said she was driven off...


George Floyd death: Armed all-white group spotted at Philadelphia protest

An all-white group of men have been filmed carrying baseball bats, golf clubs and vowing to protect a Philadelphia neighbourhood by a reporter who claimed they then turned on him.Footage out of the neighbourhood of Fishtown, in...


George Floyd death: Virginia pulls officers from DC over Trump's photo op

Arlington County, Virginia, pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia on Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House so the president could walk to a church...


George Floyd death: The groups trying to ensure violent unrest continues

Police, civil rights groups, the US President and the family of George Floyd are urging people engaged in violent protests and rioting to go home, as the United States is gripped by chaos.Several days of increasingly volatile demonstrations...


George Floyd death: US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on state governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the "lowlifes and losers".As cities...


George Floyd death: Police officers rammed by car in Buffalo, shot in St Louis, Las Vegas

Shocking footage has emerged of police officers being run over while in other incidents officers have been shot as unrest spreads in the United States.A vehicle ploughed through a group of law enforcement officers at a George Floyd...


Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deported

An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the US and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back...


George Floyd death: SUV hits two officers at protest in Buffalo

A vehicle ploughed through a group of law enforcement officers at a George Floyd demonstration in Buffalo this afternoon (Monday night local time), injuring at least two.Video posted by a bystander shows a line of police officers,...


George Floyd death: New York smashed by swarms of armed looters

The streets of New York City have been overrun by hundreds of people wielding baseball bats and other weapons as they loot and destroy luxury stores across Manhattan.Disturbing images are emerging from across the nation - showing...


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Rugby: Law changes confirmed for Super Rugby Aotearoa

New Zealand Rugby has confirmed two rule changes and one reinforced focus for the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.Golden point tiebreakers and the ability for teams to replace red carded players after 20 minutes are the major changes...


Warriors forward Jamayne Taunoa-Brown finally cracks the big time

Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has finally cracked the big time, just when big is not supposed to be better in the NRL.The unheralded Warriors forward scored an excellent try from a sharp pickup in the 18-0 win over the Dragons, when the...


Rugby: Beauden Barrett's cheeky dig at Jordie Barrett ahead of Super Rugby Aotearoa showdown

Beauden Barrett has thrown a dash of spice into the mix of his first anticipated clash against the Hurricanes by recalling how he used to make younger brother Jordie cry in the backyard.Barrett is preparing to make his debut for...


Child skateboarding phenom and Tokyo Olympics hopeful Sky Brown in horror fall

Eleven-year-old skateboarding phenom Sky Brown is recovering in hospital after a heavy fall during a training session where her father said he initially feared for her life.Brown was unresponsive on arrival at a hospital in California...


Watch: Sky Sport's The Breakdown brings you the big rugby issues of the week

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) and Sky TV have joined forces to bring more of the country's best sporting content to even more Kiwis.Sky Sport's hugely popular weekly rugby magazine show The Breakdown will be livestreamed...


George Floyd death: Hungarian league reprimands player for George Floyd shirt

The Hungarian football federation has issued a written reprimand to a player of African origin who showed his undershirt with the words "Justice for George Floyd" after scoring a goal.Tokmac Nguen was born in a refugee camp in Kenya...


Sports Quiz: June 3

Test your sporting knowledge with the Herald Sports Quiz. Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Tom Lathams, your White Ferns from your White Sox? Be sure to check back each day to see if you're keeping up with the pace. To...


Furious reaction to truth about Colin Kaepernick's divisive protest

As America burns, attention has turned to an iconic moment from four years ago that tried to prevent the very chaos we're witnessing now.Protests and riots have broken out across 30 cities in the US as citizens rage against the...


Comment: How a well-intended New Zealand initiative could threaten the integrity of rugby

By Hamish Bidwell of RugbyPass. It's a laudable idea.New Zealand Rugby (NZR) are attempting to eliminate any potential impediments to the playing of club and secondary schools rugby in 2020.Dubbed 'Game On', NZR's new initiative...


America's Cup: Challenger American Magic makes progress over getting into New Zealand

America's Cup challenger American Magic could have around 20 foreign personnel on the ground by the end of the week.The syndicate have confirmed they have held direct talks with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment...


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Time to call 'Cut!' on the Government's film subsidy

OPINION: The decision to wave Avatar filmmakers through the border shows it's time for filmmakers to be stripped of their generous subsidies.


Former Chinese soldier gains NZ refugee status despite lying on visa application

Man who lied on immigration documents can stay in NZ because he might be tortured back in China.


Christchurch residents risk losing yellow bin if they ignore pleas to recycle

Christchurch residents risk losing their yellow wheelie bin if they fail to recycle properly.


Same sex couple's baby joy following Māori egg donor classified ad

From newspaper ad to new dads, Māori man from Ōtaki realises his baby dream with his Aussie husband amid Covid-19 'craziness'.


Narrow bowel cancer screening criteria slows diagnosis

At 45, Rob King was thought to be too young to get bowel cancer, so he had to be screened in the private sector.


Pet store money laundering accused: Police have 'got it wrong'

Pet and garden supply store operator denies he laundered money for a drug syndicate.


Communities grieving for pilot, woman killed in Taupō glider crash

Islamic and gliding communities rally after pair were killed on trainer glider flight during the holiday weekend.


Climate Explained: Could the world stop using fossils fuels today?

A reader asks, what would happen if we stopped oil, gas and coal extraction immediately?


Professor accused of sexual stalking resigns

AUT academic steps down as dean of his department – but will stay on as a professor.


Covid-19 ship ban puts Nelson marine engineering jobs at risk

If filmmakers can get an exception to the border ban, why not ships that need repairs in Nelson?


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'Ugg boot foot' and related injuries on the rise as more work from home in Australia

Inadequate footwear while working from home has podiatrists in Australia seeing a surge in patients with foot pain.


Judge gives control of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin has been given control of rival Joe exotic's zoo after court ruling.


Emotional racism talk at 30,000 feet

The flight attendant, the CEO, and the book that got them talking.


Why black lives matter in New Zealand too

OPINION: Those who claim race relations in the US have nothing to do with New Zealand are wrong.


Coronavirus: Greece welcoming all tourists

Lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased to the point where life is almost back to normal.


Six US police officers charged after young couple pulled from car

Dramatic video showed US authorities using stun guns on a young couple stuck in traffic near protests.


Coronavirus: Japan re-opens its amusement parks but there's a catch

Thrill-seekers can enjoy rollercoasters again, but they're being asked not to scream or cheer due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


'Nixon on steroids': Donald Trump's military move is a high-risk election bid

A racially-charged "law and order" campaign could play to the US president's strengths in November.


George Floyd protests: Uprise comes after 400 years of oppression, says BLM leader

Black Lives Matter leader says George Floyd killing was the tipping point for black people in US.


US police shot in St Louis during George Floyd protests

Four officers injured in ongoing clash between protestors and police.


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NZ Cricket deputy chief executive resigns as 15 per cent of workforce is cut

As NZC prepares to cut 12 of its 80 jobs, CEO David White's deputy has walked too.


America's Cup: British resume training as fears ease for New Zealand entry

UK team happy to be back sailing while NZ officials confident entry process will see teams arrive on time.


All Blacks to be based in Australian bubble for Rugby Championship, if Rugby Australia gets its way

Discussions have begun with Australia hoping to host a revised Rugby Championship in one hub.


'We won't tolerate': Sports world unites over George Floyd death

Dismayed by the death of George Floyd, athletes from around the globe have come together to fight against inequality.


Fears for young skateboard star Sky Brown's life after horror training fall

Helicopter dash to hospital with 11-year-old British Olympic hopeful admitting helmet saved her.


Golden point, new red card rule confirmed for Super Rugby Aotearoa

Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first competition to allow players who are red carded to be replaced.


Formula One gets green light for July start with Austria double-header

Season to get under way in July as European races confirmed.


'I've been angry': UFC champion Israel Adesanya joins Auckland protest march with impassioned speech

NZ sportsman of the year makes a stirring speech at the Black Lives Matter march.


Masters champion Vijay Singh withdraws from tournament after being labelled 'piece of trash'

Champion was labelled a 'turd' by a fellow golfer for entering a secondary tour event.


George Floyd's family reportedly accept boxing great Floyd Mayweather's offer to foot funeral bill

Controversal boxer has never meet the Floyd family but reached out to them personally.



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