Truckie laid off after lockdown wins nearly $14k in compensation and lost wages

The ERA said the employer failed to follow the proper process and consult with the truckie before the decision was made.

Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

Cuba for the first time in six decades won't have a Castro guiding its affairs.

Travel bubble may strand passengers unable to transit through Australia

There are no direct flights home for those wanting to return from the Pacific nations, where more than 100 New Zealanders are registered with SafeTravel.

Australian SailGP team capsizes US boat during training

US skipper Jimmy Spithill said there was enough damage that the high-tech boat could be out of action for a few days.

Canada to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections in Ontario

Ontario has averaged almost 5,000 new infections a day in recent days.

Two-year-old taken to hospital after being attacked by dingo on Queensland beach

The boy has suffered deep puncture wounds and lacerations.

Auckland man missing since yesterday found safe and well

Robert Taylor, 81, was last seen walking on Hillsborough Road, towards Lynfield.


Dame Valerie Adams receives Covid-19 jab, urges fellow athletes and Pasifika community to do the same

The three-time Olympic medallist was named yesterday in the Kiwi athletics team bound for Tokyo.

Study claims Anzac story being forgotten by growing amount of Australians

The survey found while most agree Anzac Day is respected, many think its significance is being forgotten.

Trevor Ponting, who fought for MIQ place after terminal cancer diagnosis, dies

Ponting was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in Japan late in 2019 and wanted to spend his last days with family and friends.

England's Ben Stokes set to miss Black Caps June Test series

The Kiwi-born all-rounder sustained the injury while playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

Elderly woman given $184k after tripping on 'kinked' doormat at shopping centre

Pamela Kime said she still feels pain and restriction of movement four years after the incident in NSW.


Tonga hoping creation of Moana Pasifika Super Rugby team will help retain talent

Much of Tonga's top talent is snapped up by Japanese universities or high schools in New Zealand and Australia.

Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell's motions to toss sex charges

They relate to allegations she recruited three teenage girls from 1994 to 1997 for then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.

'Godzilla' shark gets formal name after 300 million-year-old fossil found in US

The formal naming announcement followed seven years of excavation, preservation and study.

Māori Battalion members to be honoured with whānau receiving medals 75 years on

Sixty-six members of C Company will receive the medals in a ceremony in Gisborne today.

British military prepare for large role in Prince Philip's funeral as more details for service revealed

More than 700 military personnel are set to take part in tonight's funeral.

Gunman who killed eight at FedEx facility in US identified as former employee

Brandon Scott Hole, 19, opened fire on a FedEx processing centre last night before taking his own life.


Grief, outrage after bodycam video of fatal police shooting of 13-year-old boy released

The killing of Adam Toledo, who was Latino adds to already-heightened tension over policing in the US.


Roosters coach confirms NRL club's interest in All Black TJ Perenara - 'We've talked'

Trent Robinson said the Roosters were interested in Perenara's services to help solve their injury crisis.

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

Nine advocates were given jail terms, four of them suspended after their age and accomplishments were taken into consideration.

Specialist police team formed as violence escalates among gangs

The most recent incident was when shots were fired at the Sofitel Hotel at Auckland's Viaduct on Thursday.

Heavy metal guitarist who is member of far-right militia group first suspect to plead guilty in US Capitol riot

Iced Earth frontman Jon Ryan Schaffer agreed to cooperate with investigators in hopes of getting a lighter sentence.

Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter actor Helen McCrory dies, aged 52

McCrory died “peacefully at home” after a "heroic battle with cancer," her husband, actor Damian Lewis, said.

Air NZ CEO calls imminent trans-Tasman bubble opening 'day one of our revival'

Air New Zealand's 30 flights on Monday will scale up to more than 300 a week within three months.


Group of Vespa enthusiasts embarking on 2000km trip from Cape Reinga to Bluff for mental health

Organiser, Perry Sansom says mental health in New Zealand is at a “crisis point”.


Special campervan which goes the extra mile for Christchurch kidney patients wins $15,000 upgrade

Claire Christie's selfless nomination in the Volkswagen's Labour of Love competition will go towards a campervan equipped with a dialysis machine.

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