New Zealand

Bad neighbours? Australia and New Zealand 'not friends' after deportation row

A deepening row over the deportation of New Zealand citizens from Australia has pushed relations between the neighbours to new lows, with politicians in Wellington branding their counterparts in Canberra “venal” and calling into question the long-standing friendship between the two …

Australia

Work less, get more: New Zealand firm's four-day week an 'unmitigated success'

If you can have parents spending more time with their children, how is that a bad thing? Andrew Barnes<p>The New Zealand company behind a landmark trial of a four-day working week has concluded it an unmitigated success,with 78% of employees feeling they were able to successfully manage their …

World News

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand firm that let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hoped to make the change permanent.<p>The firm, Perpetual Guardian, which manages trusts, wills and estates, found the change actually …

Business

Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -<p>Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are calling on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Ashley Judd -- who accuses the disgraced mogul of torpedoing her career -- on the grounds that she had made a sexual "deal" with him.<p>The 50-year-old actress says the once-influential Hollywood …

Los Angeles

A New Zealand company tried a four-day work week. It was a 'resounding success'

A company in New Zealand that tested four-day work weeks says the experiment was so successful that it wants to make it permanent.<p>Perpetual Guardian, which helps customers manage their wills and estates, released the results of its two-month trial this week. The company said its employees all …

Work-life Balance

Critic's Choice: 'Leave No Trace' makes its mark

Don't let "Leave No Trace" leave town without seeing it on the big screen. Sure to be a player in year-end critics’ choices and Spirit Award nominations, this is as good an American independent film as the year has produced.<p>Fiercely involving in a way we're not used to, made with sensitivity and …

Los Angeles

Whangarei's biggest-ever construction project - a hotel and entertainment centre -planned

Plans are well advanced for a four star-plus, 130-room hotel and an entertainment centre in Whangārei which could fit up to 1000 people.<p>Should the …

Hospitality

The Boomer is an elegant, steel-framed, open-plan tiny home

Tiny houses are catching on in far-off places like New Zealand and Australia. Smaller homes are an attractive alternative as housing prices are …

Sustainability

Which Is the Dirtiest Word for Popsicle?

<i>Everything is stupid, and so are we. Welcome to Jezebel’s Stupidest Summer Ever, a season-long celebration of our worst, most idiotic thoughts and</i> …

Popsicle

Did the Queen use her jewellery to send a message to Donald Trump? The answers are all in one’s brooches

When Donald Trump made his blustery arrival in the UK on 12th July, Her Majesty the Queen was otherwise engaged. She was in Windsor, with an audience that included Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, but, of course, she knew of the imminent high profile arrival.<p>Wearing a lily printed dress, …

Donald Trump

Mr. Bean Is Not Dead: Viral Death Hoax Targets Actor Rowan Atkinson for Third Time

Rowan Atkinson is not dead, despite a death hoax that has circulated the Internet multiple times.<p>The latest viral death hoax centered on the …

Rowan Atkinson

'He just wanted to taste kiwi': New Zealand kayaker says B.C. grizzly wanted to eat him

A New Zealand kayaker caught on video being chased down a B.C. river by a hungry grizzly bear is finally sharing his story.<p>"I turned around and it …

Canadian News

People smugglers have free passage to NZ without Australia: Dutton

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has defended Australia’s border protect after New Zealand’s Justice Minister criticized the deportation policy as a …

Australian News

Comfortable victory for India

Rupinder Pal Singh showed he was returning to form ahead of the Asian Games with a brace in India’s victory over New Zealand here on Thursday.<p>The …

Hockey Champions Trophy

UK investigators say they think they know who poisoned Skripals

British investigators say they believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators behind the Novichok attack on the Skripals in Salisbury.<p>More …

Sergei Skripal

Niall Williams: 'People watching Rugby World Cup Sevens will say, ‘ah s---, these ladies are just as good as the men'

The Williams household in the inner city Auckland suburb of Mount Albert was a humble place. There was no wallpaper and it could be cramped, with six people sharing the two-bedroom council house.<p>The four children’s lives were centred around sport. The combination of sibling rivalry and the desire …

Rugby World Cup

India put on an impressive show to defeat New Zealand in hockey, take 1-0 lead in 3-match series

<b>Bangalore</b>: The Indian men's hockey team pulled off a sensational 4-2 win over New Zealand in the first Test of the three-match series at the Sports …

India

Uh So New Zealand Says It Can't Find Any Russian Spies To Expel

When pushed by the interviewer on whether it was a case of not really looking hard enough, Ardern replied, "When there's a range of international …

Nerve Agents

In global warming fight, new tactics to make cows burp less

Rome<p>From New Zealand to the United States and Kenya to Colombia, scientists are on a mission to fight global warming by making livestock less …

Agriculture

NZ couple stole $500k from disability charity for holidays

Couple steals $500k from disability charity to fund flashy holidays to Hawaii and New York, Lady Gaga and Rihanna concerts and diamond earrings<p><b>New</b> …

Corruption

Watch: Celebrations as Kiwi fighter Kai Kara-France is admitted to UFC through personal video message from Dana White

Kiwi MMA fighter Kai Kara-France has landed him one of the biggest gigs of his career, a UFC contract.<p>The New Zealand fighter is just the fourth …

Sport (New Zealand)

Take the quiz: what endangered animal are you?

Old Mout Cider and Kiwis for kiwi are on a mission to help save New Zealand's national bird. But kiwi are not the only species in trouble. Take our …

Lifestyle (UK)

Why theCook Islands fears rich-country status

MOST political leaders play up their country’s economic performance. Those on the Cook Islands, a collection of 15 islets spread over 2m square …

Economics

portraits of chinese twins recreating their most intimate childhood moments

At 16, photographer Greg Lin Jiajie moved to New Zealand, while his identical twin brother remained in China. Here they return to the place of their childhood, in an attempt to bond after years apart.<p>When people look at identical twins, they automatically assume that they’re the same just because …

Loneliness

UFC books Mark Hunt-Aleksei Oleinik bout for Sept. 15 in Moscow

The UFC has officially announced that a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Aleksei Oleinik will headline its first Russian event on Sept. 15 in …

Alistair Overeem

Parkin Tops Governor S Cup Leaders Price And Takahashi

Just when it looked like Balboa Yacht Club's 52nd Annual Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship last year's four semifinalists …

Sailing

Aussie Harley dealers take on world

Seventeen Australian and New Zealand Harley-Davidson dealers will take on the world in the Battle of the Kings custom motorcycle build-off for the …

Motorcycles

Former Kiwi pro cyclist sentenced over ecstasy deals

A former New Zealand professional cyclist who went from the dizzying heights of elite sport to becoming a low-level drug dealer has avoided further …

Sport (New Zealand)

The bully boys and girls have gone too far

In New Zealand, as elsewhere, identity politics threatens free speech<p>On both sides of the Tasman, too many of our MPs haven’t listened to the brilliant black American academic, Thomas Sowell, whose year working in the US Labor Department apparently reversed his commitment to Marxism. Equally as …

Religion

Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas Markle ‘FURIOUS’ after being publicly slammed by Sharon Osbourne

Thomas Markle is said to be "furious" with Sharon Osbourne over recent claims [ITV] Thomas Markle is “furious” with Sharon Osbourne after she …

Thomas Markle