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Looks like a dead end.Back up or head to our homepage….PremiumShaky aisles: Supermarket giant faces scrutiny amid rising tension with suppliers4 Dec, 2020 04:00 PM10 minutes to readNZ's supermarket duopoly back in the spotlight.PremiumAudrey Young: Peters hands Foreign Affairs baton [...]

2020-12-04T16:37:34+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Whakaari/White Island: 100 minutes of hell – how the tragedy unfolded

On December 9 last year, 47 people landed on Whakaari / White Island.Among them were 42 tourists who had come to see a wonder of nature they thought was safe, but which has also been an active volcano for at [...]

2020-12-04T15:34:41+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Super Rugby power rankings: How the 2021 squads stack up

With the five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises having revealed their 2021 squads this week, Christopher Reive takes a look at how they shape up.5. HurricanesJordie Barrett will be key to the Hurricanes' attack in 2021. Photo / photosport Strength: [...]

2020-12-04T14:33:30+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Magsons trading as Nido hits receivership: further trouble for giant homewa…

Business4 Dec, 2020 04:38 AM4 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playMagsons, trading at Nido, collapsed into receivership on Friday. Video / Will TraffordThe business which operates New Zealand's biggest homeware store has collapsed into receivership [...]

2020-12-04T13:32:42+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Donald Trump lost the 2020 US election. He has raised $294 million since

World4 Dec, 2020 03:50 AM4 minutes to readEven in defeat, US President Donald Trump continued to raise money at some of the fastest rates of the year. Photo / AP Even in defeat, US President Donald Trump continued to raise [...]

2020-12-04T12:31:38+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Warner Bros. says all 2021 films will be streamed right away

Suicide Squad. Photo / Roadshow Pictures In a startling move that marked the biggest challenge yet to Hollywood's traditional way of doing business, Warner Bros. announced Thursday (US time) that 17 movies — its entire 2021 slate — would each [...]

2020-12-04T11:30:26+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Black Caps v West Indies cricket: Captain Kane Williamson celebrates highes…

Sport|Cricket4 Dec, 2020 06:30 AM3 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playAndrew Alderson and Dylan Cleaver discuss Kane Williamson’s 251 run innings on the second day of the New Zealand-West Indies opening test in Hamilton. Video [...]

2020-12-04T10:29:38+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Nido business collapse a double hit for South Auckland family

Families that have paid deposits for furniture from Nido are worried now that the company has been placed in receivership. Photo / Michael CraigA South Auckland family got their money back after this year's border closure torpedoed a planned holiday [...]

2020-12-04T08:28:00+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Black Caps v West Indies cricket: Andrew Alderson – Inside the Kane William…

Sport|Cricket4 Dec, 2020 07:00 AM3 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playAndrew Alderson and Dylan Cleaver discuss Kane Williamson’s 251 run innings on the second day of the New Zealand-West Indies opening test in Hamilton. Video [...]

2020-12-04T07:27:14+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Elizabeth Zhong murder inquiry: Did the businesswoman’s killer leave NZ?

New Zealand|Crime4 Dec, 2020 04:55 AM3 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playYing Zhong (also known as Elizabeth Zhong), 55, was found dead in Sunnyhills last Saturday. She is believed to have been murdered.Police will not [...]

2020-12-04T06:26:35+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Queenstown holiday listings empty over Christmas, no cheaper

Travel4 Dec, 2020 02:00 AM2 minutes to readQueenstown is surprisingly quiet compared to other popular summer destinations. Photo / UnsplashKiwis have been told to plan a little further afield this Christmas, in the aim of spreading summer tourism spend into [...]

2020-12-04T05:25:30+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Mitre 10 Cup rugby: Provincial unions face D-day decision on format and fun…

Tasman celebrate winning the Mitre 10 Cup premiership final over Auckland. Photo / PhotosportProvincial unions face a critical juncture on Wednesday when the New Zealand Rugby board meets to determine their future funding and format. Changing the Mitre 10 Cup [...]

2020-12-04T04:24:30+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Ivanka Trump hits out at investigation of 2017 presidential inauguration

Ivanka Trump has spoken out after being deposed over her role in the 2017 inauguration. Photo / APDonald Trump's daughter Ivanka has confirmed she was deposed this week as part of an investigation into her father's 2017 presidential inauguration.The lawsuit [...]

2020-12-04T03:23:28+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

What Mighty Ape acquisition means for Kiwi e-commerce retailer

Ruslan Kogan, founder of Kogan, and David Shafer (right). Photo / SuppliedAfter 26 years of hard graft, iconic Kiwi online marketplace Mighty Ape has changed hands. ASX-listed Kogan.com on Thursday announced it had acquired 100 per cent of Mighty Ape [...]

2020-12-04T02:22:35+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Elizabeth Zhong homicide: Police update expected six days into mystery homi…

New Zealand|Crime4 Dec, 2020 01:11 AM3 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playFocus Live: Police provide update into Elizabeth Zhong homicide casePolice will hold a press conference this afternoon after claims a man in a car [...]

2020-12-04T01:21:41+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus update: Health officials assess Pakistan Cricket team’…

New Zealand3 Dec, 2020 11:45 PM2 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playAmong the nine new cases, two more Pakistani cricketers tested positive but are deemed historical Covid infections. Video / Will TraffordThere are no new [...]

2020-12-04T00:20:59+00:00December 4th, 2020|DunedIn|

Business Hub: Xero boss Craig Hudson has five practical tips for dealing wi…

Craig Hudson was playing professional rugby in England when flu in his chest morphed into a virus and attacked the lining of his heart.The 1.98m winger collapsed during training. "My heart rate went to 240 and I was airlifted to [...]

2020-12-03T23:19:27+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Live cricket updates: Black Caps v West Indies, first test day two

All the test cricket action between the Black Caps and West Indies.Kane Williamson battled the conditions, a probing West Indies attack and for long periods himself, but along with Tom Latham has put his side in pole position to win [...]

2020-12-03T22:18:40+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Jacinda Ardern and Mike Hosking’s genius Christmas presents for each other

Entertainment3 Dec, 2020 08:35 PM2 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playJacinda Ardern and Mike Hosking exchange Christmas giftsMike Hosking and Jacinda Ardern have had plenty of heated back and forth this year, but that doesn't [...]

2020-12-03T21:17:40+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Matthew Hooton: Who will lead us if our leader won’t?

Jacinda Ardern declares a climate change emergency in Parliament this week. Photo / Mark MitchellOPINION:Jacinda Ardern is increasingly an enigma. On one hand, she is undoubtedly a great leader. By focusing on the victims and erasing the killer's name, her [...]

2020-12-03T20:16:32+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Stranger’s surrogacy offer makes Auckland couple’s baby dream come true

Steph and Matt Larnder with thir son Grayson who was born to a surrogate after Steph had a hysterectomy. Photo / Graceful Emotions Photography A young couple who thought they might never be able to have kids has welcomed the [...]

2020-12-03T19:15:39+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: US virus deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the fir…

World3 Dec, 2020 04:10 PM3 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playThanksgiving travel falling as covid cases spike in America. Video / APThe US recorded over 3,100 Covid-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record [...]

2020-12-03T18:13:57+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Confusion, chaos and delay: Inside story of the Labour-NZ First government

On October 17, voters called time on the Labour NZ First coalition government, sending the self-proclaimed "handbrake" of NZ First into the wilderness and returning Labour with enough support to govern alone. The NZ Herald spoke to politicians and staff [...]

2020-12-03T17:12:25+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Pandemic-related stress over jobs linked to heart att…

Paul Tolich, 65, suffered a major heart attack on Auckland Harbour Bridge the day after he lost his job. Photo / Sylvie WhinrayMore Kiwis could be at risk of having a heart attack due to the stress and financial insecurity [...]

2020-12-03T16:11:27+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Jeff Bezos v Elon Musk: The rivalry fuelling the modern space race

How the rivalry between the two richest men on the planet went galactic. The stairway to the heavens starts in Texas. In 2003 a young Elon Musk was scouting for a suitable location to fulfil his dream of becoming a [...]

2020-12-03T15:10:32+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Scammer posing as Lotto NZ targets Kiwis with fake text messages

An Aucklander received a fake text message from someone posing as Lotto. Photo / FileLotto NZ is urging New Zealanders to be wary of fraudulent text messages after a scammer posing as the company sent a message to an Aucklander.The [...]

2020-12-03T14:09:23+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Biden transition: Trump’s grievances feed menacing undertow after US electi…

The last throes of Donald Trump's presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous.Death threats are on the rise. Local and state election officials are being hounded into hiding. A Trump campaign lawyer is declaring publicly that a federal official who [...]

2020-12-03T13:08:22+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Chinese media criticises Jacinda Ardern’s support of Australia

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been criticised for her "double standards". Photo / Mark MitchellFirst it was a war of words with Australia, now a media organisation in China has taken aim at New Zealand and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.The [...]

2020-12-03T12:07:37+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

NZ Dental Association asks Taika Waititi to stop working with Coca-Cola

The NZ Dental Association did not like to see Taika Waititi involved in the Coca-Cola Christmas ad. Photo / YouTubeA top dentist feels sick to his stomach after seeing this year's Coca-Cola Christmas ad, directed by Oscar-winning New Zealander Taika [...]

2020-12-03T11:06:28+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

How Labour voters handed Green MP Chloe Swarbrick Auckland Central

Epsom is still the bastion of strategic voting, but as new election details show that people splitting their votes in Waiariki and Auckland Central were also key in delivering a win to a candidate from a small party. The detailed [...]

2020-12-03T10:05:34+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Elizabeth Zhong’s businesses listed for sale or placed into receivership in…

Businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong is believed to have been murdered. Photo / SuppliedBy Kate Gregan of RNZAn Auckland businesswoman ran into financial difficulties with her three businesses in the 18 months before her suspected murder.Police are continuing to investigate after finding [...]

2020-12-03T09:04:08+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Live cricket updates: Black Caps v West Indies, first test at Seddon Park i…

Sport|Cricket2 Dec, 2020 11:30 PM3 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playBlack Caps coach Gary Stead gives an injury update to the test squad. Video / NZCAll the test cricket action between the Black Caps and [...]

2020-12-03T08:02:28+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Black Caps v West Indies cricket: Kane Williamson leads dominant first-day …

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson celebrates his half century on the first day of the first test against the West Indies. Photo / Getty ImagesKane Williamson battled the conditions, a probing West Indies attack and for long periods himself, but [...]

2020-12-03T07:01:43+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Government’s new 39 per cent top tax rate bill made law after vote in the H…

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Environment Minister David Parker arriving for the post-Cabinet press conference at the Beehive. Photo / Mark MitchellThe Labour Government has passed into law its flagship election promise – slapping a new top tax rate on [...]

2020-12-03T06:00:29+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Mongrel Mob raid: Police seize firearms, drugs, stolen Harley-Davidson moto…

One of the vehicles seized by police. Photo / NZ PolicePolice have seized firearms and drugs in a raid on the Mongrel Mob in Hamilton.The Waikato Organised Crime Team, with support from the AOS, completed five search warrants targeting Mongrel [...]

2020-12-03T04:59:22+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Photographer snaps large shark swimming along Pukehina shores

New Zealand3 Dec, 2020 01:50 AM2 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playGreat footage of a shark in the shallows at Pukehina Beach in the Bay of Plenty. Video/ Boundless VisionA real estate photographer got more [...]

2020-12-03T03:58:24+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

America’s Cup 2021: AUT’s sailing professor Mark Orams on Team New Zealand’…

Sport|Sailing3 Dec, 2020 01:00 AM5 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playItalian America's Cup challenger Luna Rossa launch their second boat in Auckland. Professor Mark Orams has been taking a close look at all the America's [...]

2020-12-03T02:57:27+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Covid 19 Coronavirus: Nine new cases in managed isolation

New Zealand2 Dec, 2020 11:45 PM4 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playAmong the nine new cases, two more Pakistani cricketers tested positive but are deemed historical Covid infections. Video / Will TraffordThere are nine new [...]

2020-12-03T01:56:26+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Wellsford shooting: Man and woman wanted in connection with Zane Smith murd…

A man and woman sought in connection with the murder of Zane Smith in Wellsford have been located this morning.A man and woman sought in connection with the murder of Zane Smith in Wellsford last Saturday have been located this [...]

2020-12-03T00:55:26+00:00December 3rd, 2020|DunedIn|

Claire Trevett: Sex, drugs and taxes as Labour ‘cracks on’ without NZ First

OPINIONThere was a certain joie de vivre about Health Minister Andrew Little as he put forward a law change to allow for testing of drugs and pills at music festivals. Little happily buried himself in the debate as Act's David [...]

2020-12-02T23:54:22+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

South Auckland shootings: Man arrested after explosives found in raid

New Zealand|Crime2 Dec, 2020 09:48 PM2 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playPolice respond to a report of a suspected gunshot on Johnstones Rd in Ōtara. Video / Dean PurcellA man is appearing in court after [...]

2020-12-02T22:53:21+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Rape survivor breaks silence, hopes to inspire others to come forward after…

Rape survivor Amy Coronakes (pictured) hopes to inspire other victims to come forward. Photo / SuppliedWARNING: Confronting detailsA rape survivor has bravely given up her anonymity in a bid to speak out about her terrifying ordeal after she was sexually [...]

2020-12-02T21:52:50+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Plane on way to Wellington from Invercargill struck by lightning

An Air New Zealand plane was struck by lightning this morning.A spokesperson for the airline has confirmed the Wellington bound Dash Q300 had to turn back to Invercargill.The plane will now be assessed by engineers in Invercargill.A passenger told Stuff [...]

2020-12-02T20:48:14+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Wellsford murder inquiry: Police now seeking woman, 21, and Desmond Bourne

New Zealand|Crime2 Dec, 2020 05:02 PM2 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playSerene Tilsley and Desmond Bourne are wanted in relation to the murder of Zane Smith near Wellsford on Saturday. Video / Will TraffordPolice have [...]

2020-12-02T19:21:18+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Education Minister Chris Hipkins takes aim at University of Auckland over $…

The $5 million house Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater rents from the University of Auckland. Photo / Dean PurcellThe Education Minister has taken aim at the University of Auckland after the Government's financial watchdog panned the purchase of a $5m Parnell mansion [...]

2020-12-02T17:32:58+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Businessman who founded media company released from prison after $8m ANZ ba…

Businessman Siu Shun Ho was released from prison last week after using forged documents to obtain more than $8 million in ANZ loans. Photo / Sam HurleyA Kiwi businessman who founded the largest Chinese language media organisation in New Zealand [...]

2020-12-02T15:57:38+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party

World2 Dec, 2020 03:24 AM2 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playUS President Donald Trump still claims ‘massive fraud’ while speaking to reporters today. Video / FoxUS President Donald Trump teased running again for president in [...]

2020-12-02T14:53:54+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Parliament passes climate emergency motion in House

New Zealand|Politics2 Dec, 2020 03:28 AM4 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon't auto playNever auto playGreens co-leader James Shaw spoke in parliament about the move to declare a climate emergency. Video / Parliament TVParliament has officially declared a climate [...]

2020-12-02T13:51:40+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|

Trump has discussed with advisers pardons for his three eldest children and…

A pardon for Rudy Giuliani is certain to prompt accusations that Trump has used his power to obstruct investigations and insulate himself and his allies. Photo / Erin Schaff, The New York TimesRudolph W. Giuliani, who is promoting baseless claims [...]

2020-12-02T12:49:59+00:00December 2nd, 2020|DunedIn|
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