Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

She's poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

The court initially announced her sentence as 87 years, but reduced it by half because she pleaded guilty to the offences


Covid-19's impact: Retailers facing multiple challenges amid supply chain issues

Importers are experiencing delays and high costs getting goods into New Zealand.

Biden set to reverse Trump administration's harsh immigration policies

President-elect Joe Biden plans to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for about 11 million illegal immigrants.


India jubilant after winning Test series against Australia in record Gabba chase

Australia's 32-year undefeated run at the Gabba has finally come to an end.


Team NZ, Kiwi businesses jump on board to help American Magic repair damaged boat

Team NZ has leant boat builders to help with the rebuild while local company Yachting Developments are also assisting.


Bali authorities force foreigners to do push-ups for those who won't pay up on flouting mask rules

Those who break the rules are issued with a small fine plus 25 push-ups.


'The problem's escalated' - Food poverty in Aotearoa only getting worse says those on the frontline

South Auckland’s BBM Foodbank's Fuatino Laban says the problem's quadrupled since March.

Joe Exotic has limousine waiting outside prison, convinced Trump will pardon him before leaving office

"The first thing Joe wants to do, he wants his hair done," a representative says.


Properties evacuated as strong winds fan large scrub fire near Lyttelton

Helicopters and fire crews on the ground battled the blaze on Banks Peninsula.

Teenage cyclist dies after being hit by a car in Tauranga

The incident happened in Papamoa just before 3pm.


Coastal erosion fears as huge waves pound West Coast

Winds as fast as 120km/h and 10 metre swells have caused fishing boats to seek shelter in the region's harbours.

Auckland gallery Māori arts curator calls out colonial institutions after resigning

Nigel Borell is calling on arts institutions to be better at sharing power.


Man allegedly hid for three months at Chicago airport due to virus

Aditya Singh, 36, allegedly stayed in a restricted area of the airport after stealing the badge of a worker.


Former Waikeria Prison inmate credits Te Ao Marama unit for turning his life around

The prison has been in the spotlight after a nearly week-long riot.

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Argentina, Chile border

Strong movement was felt in Chile's capital, Santiago.

New Zealand women taking leap into entrepreneurship during Covid-19 era

Many side-hustles have now transformed into a main income source - a trend that is tipped to grow.


Paraglider forced to hang onto cliff for hours after crashing near Sydney

The incident, caught on camera, was the centre of a large emergency response.

Critically endangered birds killed by drivers exploring Canterbury braided river

Trail cam images show a number of 4WDs and a person on a motocross bike driving through the birds.

Clothes belonging to missing Wellington kayaker found on seabed

Police say the find increases their concern for Koyren Campbell.

Some Kiwis in UK left frustrated after Air NZ sold flights from old schedule, that've now been cancelled

Consumer NZ's John Duffy says many people have been left “stuck in the Air New Zealand system.”

Businesses in Gore out of lockdown after armed police respond to 'serious incident'

The Armed Offenders Squad were responding to the incident on Hamilton Street.


Properties evacuated as strong winds fan large scrub fire near Lyttelton

Winds have been gusting up to 130km/h throughout the day.


American Magic share raw behind-the-scenes footage of initial response to capsize

Chase boats were forced to spring into action immediately after Patriot went over.

Unexpected summer snow dusts Cardrona Alpine Resort

The once-unusual weather event is becoming more common, according to a staff member.


Car travelled wrong direction for about 10km before Wellington motorway crash that killed two

Two others were injured when the two cars collided at around 4.20am today.

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