The corner of a Rugby Field in Tawa, New Zealand

Children under 14 shouldn't be playing contact sports like rugby — neuroscientist

Dr Chris Nowinski says tackling only after 14 can reduce long-term brain damage.

Man killed in Auckland tornado remembered as 'kind, honest' family man

"Everyone is depressed what has happened," Janesh Prasad's aunt, Kokila Chandra, told 1 NEWS.


Mike Pero's plans for new airline for Pacific scrapped

The plan was announced in December last year, but was put on hold in April due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Referee cops punch during Auckland King in the Ring bout

A misdirected hook struck referee Clyde Cowley in the face, but he shook it off like a pro.


Kiwi teen Liam Lawson becomes youngest winner in German Touring Cars history

The 19-year-old won in his first competitive race in the car.

Clean-up begins after flash floods in East Cape; more rain expected around NZ

There has been widespread flooding in Tokomaru Bay, with rivers around Te Araroa and Wharekahika flooded.

Melbourne police borrow bikes to chase teens fleeing from stolen car

One officer borrowed an electric bike from a passer-by, while a second borrowed a pushbike.

Defying body clock linked to depression, lower wellbeing — study

Researcher Jessica O'Loughlin believes it's because "night owls are fighting their body clock to wake up early to go to work".

Man killed after driver crashes into crowd at Florida Pride parade

Police said the driver was taken into custody, but it was unclear whether he had been charged.

Peters takes aim at numerous adversaries while promising NZ First's comeback

Winston Peters took the opportunity at the party's annual meeting to criticise Labour and National, among others.

'A bit hit and miss' — Disappointment at the state of NZ's vaccine rollout

Q+A's panel say they expected a better vaccine rollout from the Government.


Sir Michael Cullen’s poignant thoughts on assisted dying and mortality

The veteran Labour politician has end-stage lung cancer and campaigned in favour of the assisted dying bill.

Three new community Covid-19 cases in Sydney cluster

The Bondi cluster has grown to nine Covid-19 cases.

Govt contributes $100k to relief fund for tornado-hit South Auckland

One person died and multiple properties were damaged after the tornado struck yesterday morning.

Elderly woman, son seriously assaulted at home in Napier

Police say the incident occurred between around 7am and 8am this morning.

Four new Covid-19 cases at the border, none in the community

Today's announcement was provided by the Ministry of Health this afternoon in a statement.


Trade Minister sets sights on 'better' trade deal with UK than Australia's

Damien O'Connor told Q+A with Jack Tame, he's "ambitious" about the talks as they continue in London.

Locals evacuated as Tokomaru Bay hit by flash floods

Low-lying houses through the area have been submerged by floodwaters.


'May be just the eyebrow': Judith Collins on how her Backbencher puppet could look

David Seymour and Chlöe Swarbrick are also waiting to see what theirs look like.


Rest home residents create their own Olympics using modern technology

More than 500 residents have signed up to compete in our own local games.

Auckland tornado: Damaged properties to be inspected by council

Inspectors are hitting the streets to see what properties are safe to remain in.

Heavy rain, gales expected for central, lower North Island, parts of South Island

MetService has issued a number of weather watches and warnings from today into early next week.

Australia and NZ refugee talks still futile as world marks World Refugee Day

New Zealand first offered to take 150 refugees a year in 2013. It is an offer that has never been accepted.

British police hunt driver who hit pubgoers after Euro 2020 game

Four people were injured in the incident after Scotland and England played to 0-0 draw.

Kiwi sprinter Zoe Hobbs equals own national record of 11.32 seconds

Kiwi sprinter Zoe Hobbs is attempting to make the Olympic qualification time of 11.15 seconds.

Clean Car Discount scheme may include motorcycles in future

There are few electric motorcycles on the market, but numbers are growing.

Two doses of Pfizer vaccine highly effective against Delta variant, UK data shows

People who received two doses of the vaccine were shown to be 96 per cent protected against hospitalisation.

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency amid low voter turnout

Initial results showed Ebrahim Raisi won 17.8 million votes in the contest.

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