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The plaudits continue to flow for the Black Caps cricketers, more than 24 hours after being crowned winners of the inaugural World Test Championship. Following their 8-wicket triumph against India in Southampton, most international media pronounced Kane Williamson's New Zealand side deserved winners. They were joined by some former greats. Former I…
 
A senior lawyer says it is healing for the women to win a legal result years after being sexually harassed by a senior employee at the firm, Russell McVeagh. The Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has found James Desmond Gardner-Hopkins guilty of six charges of sexual misconduct. Most charges related to inappropriate sexual conduct by t…
 
Health experts are mystified over Government reluctance to enforce mandatory mask wearing and QR code scanning under alert level 2. The Covid-19 Reponse Minister says while mandating these measures is always on the table, he's not ready to enforce them right now. That's perplexed health experts who say New Zealand is out of step with mounting scien…
 
Former boyfried Justin Timberlake has led an outpouring of support for Britney Spears. This after Spears launched a blistering attack on the "abusive" conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years. She told a judge she was traumatised, cried every day and just wanted her life back. Spears, who is now 39, also said she was put on the psy…
 
A former Christchurch mayor says the city's economic agency should stop focusing on events and tourism, and should put more effort into developing the economy. ChristchurchNZ was founded four years ago by the city's council, after a merger between two of the region's development and tourism arms. But Garry Moore, who served three terms as mayor, sa…
 
Planned new defence spending could be cut back. The Defence Minister says Covid-19 means the government's having to run the ruler over the $20 billion defence capability plan, and there will be changes. The ten-year spend up was announced by former minister and New Zealand First MP Ron Mark, under the coalition last term. Peeni Henare says key proj…
 
The new Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Henry Puna at his first press conference since taking up the role says he'll champion solidarity and unity within the pre-eminent regional grouping; The political stalemate in Samoa now into its 12th week... is there any end in sight?; New data about the human rights performance of countries in…
 
New Zealand is basking in the glory of one the greatest sporting achiements in our country's history. Yes almost exactly 24 hours ago Kane Williamson's Black Caps toppled the Indian juggernaught to become the World Test Champions after a gruelling six-day battle. New Zealand defied their critics - and the awful English weather - to beat India on th…
 
An Auckland Paediatrician says that wards in Auckland and Starship Hospitals are almost full of children with preventable respiratory conditions partly due to cold, unsuitable sleeping conditions. The children's charity Variety have launched their annual 'Warm Hearts' Winter appeal, and they say that the financial after-effects of Covid-19 have lef…
 
After a year-long hiatus, the international touring stage production of the Lion King is here. An estimated 100 million people worldwide have seen the six-time Tony Award-winning production and tonight it opens in Auckland. All your favourite characters Simba, Nala, Timone and Pumba will be performing and more than 100,000 tickets have been sold fo…
 
On Wednesday morning, at the same time as news filtered out of a positive Covid-19 case going on a tiki-tour of Wellington, an operation was being executed with military precision at a retirement village in the Auckland suburb of Remuera. The Detail's Emile Donovan went along to see how an operation like this is run; how residents are feeling about…
 
Entrepreneur, star of The Apprentice Aotearoa and secret The Real Pod listener Cassie Roma is in the studio! She shares some sensational behind-the-scenes scoops from the season’s greatest moments, including Mally the Mallard, Josie the busy mum and the cinematography of Mike Pero’s iconic “you’re fired” point. Team Real Pod then pitches some of ou…
 
Tonight we look back in time to 1939 when the first issue of the Listener was published It's almost a year since the Listener was relaunched after its near death experience when Bauer Media dumped its New Zealand stable of magazines during lockdown last year. One of those who has edited the Listener along the way is Finlay Macdonald. He joins Karyn…
 
Wellington has had its first day at Alert Level 2 after a tourist from Sydney visited the Capital last weekend while infected with Covid-19. There are 20 locations of interest listed on the Ministry of Health website tonight. Karyn speaks with Dr Andrew Chen about how important the Covid tracer app is to help track the movements of the infected per…
 
Warning: This story contains distressing details of domestic violence. A jury in Whangārei has retired to decide whether Northland woman Bridget Simmonds was murdered. The mother-of-two was reported missing in March 2019. Her body was found buried in a shallow grave in farmland at Parakao, near Whangārei, 15 months later. Sam Olley has been in cour…
 
A South Auckland youth hub is seeing an increase in its roll call, as students seize an opportunity to catch up on their studies. Many were among the most affected by Covid-19's interruptions to schooling, with limited access to wifi and study space. Others had to take on work to support their families. Bubblegum is working to fill the education ga…
 
So far so good - there are no community cases of Covid-19, but the Minister is warning it is still early days. The Wellington region moved to Alert Level 2 on Wednesday after an Australian tourist tested positive when he returned home from a weekend in the capital. Nearly 7,000 tests have been processed since yesterday - 2,100 of them from Wellingt…
 
A former partner in a top legal firm has been found guilty of six misconduct charges over the way he treated young female interns working at Russell McVeagh. The Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal found James Desmond Gardner-Hopkins' drunken actions were 'disgraceful and dishonourable'. The six complainants were all summer interns at the …
 
Wild rabbits have been a hugely problematic pest around New Zealand recently, and the problem has come as far as Auckland Domain. Rabbits breed very quickly and are known for eating grassland to dust and eating the bark of native trees. Other parks in the city have also seen the bunny blight. Auckland Council regional arborist and ecological manage…
 
Some welcome relief on Thursday for flood-weary Ashburton farmers, with a $4 million boost to help with the recovery. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was in Ashburton to meet with the region's mayors and farming representatives, three weeks after floods left a trail of devastation. Our reporter Eleisha Foon and cameraman Nathan McKinnon were there.…
 
The Corrections Minister is defending a major decrease in the number of prisoners going through drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes. The number of inmates getting treatment has fallen from just over 4,000 in 2017 to just over 900. Kelvin Davis says there's more investment in intensive treatment, but those numbers are dropping too. Our politi…
 
Pop star Britney Spears has appeared in a Los Angeles court, describing a harrowing picture of the court-enforced guardianship order she has been under for more than a decade. She described being traumatised, depressed, medicated against her will and not allowed to get pregnant, under the conservatorship run by her father who controls her finances …
 
The New South Wales government is insisting a lockdown isn't necessary, depite 11 new Covid-19 cases being announced today. All but one of those are linked, bringing the total number of community cases since last week in Sydney to 49. Max Towle has this report. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=…
 
Testing sites in the Capital have been boosted as Wellingtonians rush to get tested. The Wellington region shifted into alert level two last night after a tourist from Sydney positive when he landed back across the Tasman. As a result, thousands of people have been told to isolate and get a test but so far there are no new cases in the community. O…
 
A coroner has banned media from reporting all evidence in the inquiry into the death of Rotorua man Shargin Stephens, who was shot by police. RNZ highlighted big holes in the official story this week. Now the courts have intervened to stop more information coming out. RNZ investigative reporter Guyon Espiner has the latest details.…
 
Redemption for the Black Caps on the world stage, after beating India to take the inaugural World Test Championship. Putting the ghosts of the 2019 ODI final behind them, an eight wicket win is earning the side plaudits from across the world. Toasting the Black Caps from New Zealand was a tired but elated NZ cricket chief executive David White. He …
 
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