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May 27, 2019
Air NZ boss resigns, hints at political move

Air NZ boss resigns, hints at political move

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has hinted at a move into politics as he resigned from the national carrier this evening. "I would like to think more about how I can best use my skills ...

Man arrested after miniature horse stabbed 41 times

Man arrested after miniature horse stabbed 41 times

A man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to an animal after the miniature pony, Star, was stabbed around 41 times and later died. Detective Sergeant Chris Henderson said the 49-year-old will ...

Live World Cup updates: Black Caps v South Africa

Live World Cup updates: Black Caps v South Africa

All the Cricket World Cup action between the Black Caps and South Africa. (function(d, s, id) {var...

Five contenders to become the next Air NZ CEO

Five contenders to become the next Air NZ CEO

COMMENT: Christopher Luxon has announced his plans to quit Air New Zealand at a time the airline is at the crossroads, leaving his options wide open and no obvious successor. After years of building ...

Child transported to Starship Hospital in critical condition

A child was transported to Starship Hospital in a critical condition this evening following an incident at SkyCity. A spokesperson for St John told the Herald they received a call about the incident ...

The PM and the pop star: Ardern's private dinner with Lorde

Two of the world's most famous Kiwis have taken time out of their busy schedules to dine together in an Auckland restaurant. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pop star Lorde, 22, were spotted having ...

Judge and QC in Colin Craig case took sailing holiday

A Supreme Court judge went on holiday with a Queen's Counsel while considering a high-profile appeal case in which the top lawyer was representing one of the parties. Stephen Mills, QC, was the lawyer ...

Digging studs in: Principals refuse to let Briar play rugby tournament

Disapproving principals are refusing to bend the rules of a Hawke's Bay rugby tournament to let an 11-year-old girl play to win, as nationwide backlash against the decision grows. Briar Hales, a Year ...

Heather du Plessis-Allan: From national carrier to National leader?

COMMENT: Forget Judith Collins. Forget Simon Bridges. If Christopher Luxon's resignation from Air New Zealand is the first step towards him joining the National Party, then we have a new contender ...

Port fined $500k over death of much-loved grandad

Wellington's CentrePort has been fined half a million dollars following the death of a worker who fell while undertaking repairs of a container. The incident happened in January 2017 at the company's ...

Immigration NZ accused of labelling Israel 'Palestine'

The Immigration department has offended New Zealand's Israeli community with a map that appeared to label their country "Palestine". Immigration New Zealand says it's taken down a fact sheet on its website ...

Matatā crash sentencing leaves sister of killed road worker distraught

The sister of a Rotorua Higgins worker killed in a crash at Matatā was openly distraught after the man who admitted killing her brother and two others was not sent to jail. Tauranga man David Michael ...

Political Roundup: Dodgy banks under scrutiny

COMMENT: The sudden departure of ANZ New Zealand CEO David Hisco this week has been sold as the bank having high standards of accountability. The intention is obviously to reassure the public, customers ...

Manu Vatuvei 'still in denial' after discovering brain cyst

Manu Vatuvei looked to launch a career as a professional boxer after stepping away from rugby league. He tells Christopher Reive about the brain cyst that ruled boxing out as an option for him and how ...

Body of missing jet boater washes up on West Coast beach

The body of Daniel McLellan-Skeggs, who went missing after a horrific jet boat crash last month, has been found washed up on a West Coast beach this morning. Police said the body was found by a fisherman ...

Woman jailed for mother abuse 'needs help, not prison'

A woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder jailed for abusing her terrified mother needs help - not a prison cell, a leading psychotherapist says. Anita Dorothy Cumming, 39, would scream at her mother ...

Weather questions: How cold does it have to be to see your breath?

Kiwis earlier woke to frosts blanketing most of the country as temperatures dropped to -7C in parts of the South Island on what was one of the coldest mornings of the year. Yet, not all places where ...

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