New Zealand News

Face it, Donald Trump's foreign policy is a triumph

US President Donald Trump says he's the least racist person he knows.<p><b>OPINION:</b> When Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president in November 2016 …

Donald Trump

'This is Kim Jong Un calling for Donald Trump' - White House conference call goes hell in a handbasket

For 22 minutes last week, a White House conference call on US sanctions against Iran was paralysed because officials couldn't figure out the …

Donald Trump

Workers' optimism up, as businesses get gloomier

Workers' optimism about their job prospects is at the highest level since the global financial crisis, but businesses are gloomier about the economic …

Economy

Republican senator compares Trump to Stalin - and party to Stalin's enablers

<b>By Amber Phillips of the Washington Post</b><p>A sitting US senator plans to give a speech this week comparing the president of his own party to Soviet …

Elections

Athletics NZ Weekly Roundup 15 January 2018

<b>Above</b>: Jake Robertson winning the Houston Half Marathon. Photo by Michael Scott.<p><b>USA<br>Chevron Houston Half Marathon - 14 January 2018</b> <br>Jake Robertson …

Olympics

Donald Trump escalates feud over 'racial slur'

President Donald Trump has said he has been "totally misrepresented" over accusations he used the term "shithole" to describe African nations last …

Donald Trump

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies in a London hotel aged 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly at a hotel aged 46, her publicist has confirmed.<p>The Irish rock star, who has recently been …

Dolores O'Riordan

The real reason confidence has fallen? Business simply doesn’t like Labour

<b>OPINION:</b> According to legend, a leading property investor was asked in the early 1990s why he preferred investing in Wellington, over Auckland.

New Zealand

Maori Land Court rules on care of treasures

DIFFERENT factions of Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti have been ordered by the Maori Land Court to work together as trustees to ensure the safety and …

New Zealand

Mitchell Santner shows off mystery delivery to send Pakistan opener packing

A respectable sixth-wicket partnership from Mohammad Hafeez and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has handed a much-improved Pakistan a total of 262-8 in today's …

New Zealand

Solomons' police monitoring new cargo-cult-like group

Police in Solomon Islands say they are closely monitoring a new cargo-cult religious group in Malaita Province.

New Zealand

There's nightmares, then there's this video of Aussie funnel web spiders hatching

A Newcastle resident found an egg sac that was teeming with 100 baby funnel web spiders.<p>The small white bag looked innocent enough, but what lay …

New Zealand

'It was consensual': Aziz Ansari denies sexual misconduct claims

Master of None star Aziz Ansari has denied a woman's claims of sexual misconduct while they were on a date, saying that the encounter was completely …

Aziz Ansari

Australian Open goes bananas

American tennis player Coco Vandeweghe's shock first-round loss in the Australian Open was further marred by a time violation for insisting bananas …

Tennis

Quake rattles Christchurch

An earthquake rattled Christchurch on Tuesday afternoon.<p>A 4.0 magnitude earthquake has been felt in Canterbury on Tuesday.<p>It had a depth of 24km and …

Earthquakes

World's coldest village: Siberian town reaches near-record cold temperatures as thermometer breaks after recording minus 62C

Welcome to the coldest village on earth where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after …

Climate Change

Convicted Auschwitz guard pleads for mercy

A former guard at the Auschwitz death camp has submitted a request for mercy to avoid jail in Germany.<p>In 2015 Oskar Groening, 96, was given a …

European History

How my success-hungry generation fell out of love with motherhood

Motherhood has become a foreign land. Its customs are out of kilter with an increasing number of women in 2018, who are busy relishing their newfound …

Parenting

America's Cup: AC75 design set to provide huge challenge for sailors, race great says

If America's Cup sailors were looking for more of a challenge on the water, the 2021 regatta will give them one, event great Grant Simmer says. …

Sailing

PM on abuse inquiry: 'We need to be open about our mistakes'

Despite calls to broaden the government's inquiry into abuse of children in state care, Prime Minister says the focus should stay on the role that …

New Zealand

Nikki Kaye wants Kiwi kids to learn a second language at school

National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has drafted a private member's Bill to encourage language learning at schools.<p>Source: 1 NEWS<p>"The …

Language Learning

Water speed gun trial catches out dangerous boaties

Marlborough's harbourmaster says a trial of water speed guns in his region has picked up too many speeding boaties.

New Zealand

Australian Open Day Two: Sunny skies, Federer, Halep to play

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer continues his quest for a 20th Grand Slam singles title and top-seeded Simona Halep …

Sport (Australia)

Family shares 'professional' photographer's retouching fail

The photographer told the couple she had not been taught how to retouch.<p>Pam and Dave Zaring from Missouri shared a series of photos to their Facebook …

New Zealand

Fishers want on-board footage out of public eye

The fishing industry wants any video footage gathered of its activities to be exempt from the Official Information Act.<p>A proposal is currently before …

New Zealand

Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik felled by throw in sickening incident, continues innings

SKY SPORT<p>Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik was felled in a nasty accident after he was struck by a throw from New Zealand's Colin Munro, without a …

New Zealand

Te Waikoropupu Springs - what's their value?

Science communication student Lucy Coyle, from the University of Otago, finds out about the freshwater and cultural values of Pupu Springs in Golden …

New Zealand

Chris Lynch: Te Reo Maori needs relevance, not artificial feel-good factor

Te Reo Maori is in dire straits. That's the unsurprising claim made by Professor Paul Moon. He made it in his new book Killing Te Reo Maori: An …

New Zealand

Bus stop turned poo stop in Ngāruawāhia

The bus stop is located less than 200 metres away from public toilets, inside a BP.<p>A mysterious pooper has plagued a north Waikato town for nearly …

New Zealand

Duncan Greive: How Three launched a stealth attack on TVNZ

"You're looking very bronzed," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Duncan Garner on Monday morning. "A bronzed whaler," he replied, assumedly not a …

New Zealand