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A new day - Good Morning - Today is: Friday, 23 February 2024 00:01:30 NZDT
Current: 16.8°C, Max: 16.8°C, Min: 16.8°C
FORECAST: A few showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low near 15C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%. It feels like 17.5°C. 2 clothing layers recommended.
Station Forecast: Settled fine | Sunrise: 06:52 | Sunset: 20:10 | Dawn: 06:23 | Dusk: 20:38
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Temperature : Current trend is Falling, changing by -0.7 °C/hr 16.8°C, 81%   Pressure : Current trend is Rising slowly, changing by 0.2 hPa/hr 1024.3hPa
Based upon today's weather there is a Low Fire Danger (restrictions may apply)
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Wind Speed :  NW  Current wind speed is Light air (F1) from NW (304°) 2km/h   Wind Gust : Current trend is Rising 9km/h
Air Quality :  0 AQI  0ug/m3   Rainfall : Current trend is Steady 0.0mm
Sun Light : 0Lux, 0.0hrs   Solar UV :  0.0UVI  0W/m2
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Realtor Janet Dickson facing five-year ban for refusing Māori values course . Realtor Janet Dickson. Photo / NZME. Source: NZ Herald.
Realtor Janet Dickson. Photo / NZME. Source: NZ Herald.
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Family of former Green MP Fa’anānā Efeso Collins thank public for love and support in difficult time. Fa'anana Efeso Collins, a Green Party MP who died while participating in an Auckland charity event. Photo / Green Party. Source: NZ Herald.
Fa'anana Efeso Collins, a Green Party MP who died while participating in an Auckland charity event. Photo / Green Party. Source: NZ Herald.
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Torpedo7 sale: Why sell bikes when you could sell groceries?. Torpedo7 has a network of 24 stores in New Zealand. Photo / Dean Purcell. Source: NZ Herald.
Torpedo7 has a network of 24 stores in New Zealand. Photo / Dean Purcell. Source: NZ Herald.
 Realtor Janet Dickson facing five-year ban for refusing Māori values course
The one-and-a-half-hour course was compulsory for all real estate agents in 2023.
Published: 6:44PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/realtor-janet-dickson-facing-5-year-ban-for-refusing-maori-values-course/RUVMVQWKFVBGZE43VH4YF6BL4M/

 Family of former Green MP Fa’anānā Efeso Collins thank public for love and support in difficult time
The politician collapsed yesterday after taking part in a charity event in Auckland.
Published: 8:40PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/family-of-former-green-mp-faanana-efeso-collins-thank-public-for-love-and-support-in-difficult-time/L5ZND6MYPJHVVE6JVMKJGLDP7E/

 Torpedo7 sale: Why sell bikes when you could sell groceries?
OPINION: As The Warehouse cuts its losses, one wonders what plans Tahua has for Torpedo7.
Published: 6:15PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/torpedo7-sale-why-sell-bikes-when-you-could-sell-groceries/K3OWA55FDBGSHMROSNKE2ILHQI/

New Zealand Newsroom
Auckland trains 'not reliable': Commuters 'tired', 'late for work' demand better
Frustrating, unreliable and annoying is how Auckland commuters are describing the city's train services.
Published: 8:30PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509907/auckland-trains-not-reliable-commuters-tired-late-for-work-demand-better

Residents say south Auckland solar farm will ruin 'rural outlook'
The solar farm could power 2400 houses once built. But residents in the quiet rural area are devastated it's going ahead without public consultation.
Published: 10:08PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/ldr/509911/residents-say-south-auckland-solar-farm-will-ruin-rural-outlook

Covid-19 testing in a time of subvariant soup: What you need to know
Explainer - With all these new Covid variants, how are the old tests holding up? And what's the point of testing now, anyway?
Published: 5:14PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/what-you-need-to-know/509891/covid-19-testing-in-a-time-of-subvariant-soup-what-you-need-to-know

'Complete closure' for some Northland businesses during State Highway 1 Brynderwyn Hill repairs
Northland businesses are facing more than two months of disruption as repair work is carried out on a crucial link damaged by Cyclone Gabrielle.
Published: 7:30PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509901/complete-closure-for-some-northland-businesses-during-state-highway-1-brynderwyn-hill-repairs

Dunedin teacher who stabbed partner to death sentenced to life in prison
Dunedin teacher Carole Coade has been named and sentenced to a minimum of 11 years behind bars.
Published: 3:12PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509869/dunedin-teacher-who-stabbed-partner-to-death-sentenced-to-life-in-prison

Rat found on supposedly pest-free Ulva Island
The discovery has triggered an incursion response after a rat was found dead in a trap in one of country's few pest-free, open air sanctuaries.
Published: 5:32PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509893/rat-found-on-supposedly-pest-free-ulva-island

Blink-182 cancel Christchurch show two weeks out
US band Blink-182 have cancelled their upcoming Christchurch show, just two weeks ahead of the event taking place.
Published: 7:50PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509903/blink-182-cancel-christchurch-show-two-weeks-out

Why are many of Christchurch's quake-damaged buildings still not sorted?
Authorities could have taken enforcement action against owners much earlier and possibly blocked development in the suburbs, a researcher says.
Published: 8:30PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/2018927057/empty-lots-and-makeshift-public-spaces-why-christchurch-s-regeneration-is-still-underway

Taupō schools out of lockdown
Several schools had locked down this afternoon, but police are still trying to find a "person of interest".
Published: 10:08PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509885/taupo-schools-out-of-lockdown

Contaminated fuel from BP Ōtaki Connect petrol station leaves drivers fuming
Motorists are complaining about their cars "rattling", breaking down and dropping to low power after filling up.
Published: 4:21PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509877/contaminated-fuel-from-bp-otaki-connect-petrol-station-leaves-drivers-fuming

Witnesses sought after suspicious house fire in Waikaia
The house on Elswick Street sustained extensive damage in the fire on Wednesday.
Published: 8:38PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509909/witnesses-sought-after-suspicious-house-fire-in-waikaia

One dead in SH77 crash, Selwyn
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours.
Published: 8:20PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509906/one-dead-in-sh77-crash-selwyn

Calling all Far North perfomers to show off their talents
After a six-year hiatus, Far North's Got Talent will provide a stage for budding entertainers to strut their stuff.
Published: 8:12PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509904/calling-all-far-north-perfomers-to-show-off-their-talents

Health group lodges complaint over failure to receive information about smokefree law repeal
A health group has lodged a complaint with the ombudsman, after failing to receive information about the repeal of the smokefree law.
Published: 7:44PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509902/health-group-lodges-complaint-over-failure-to-receive-information-about-smokefree-law-repeal

Plastics recycling was a green-washing lie all along - report author
The US-based Center for Climate Integrity found the majority of plastics cannot and never will be recycled.
Published: 12:59PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509870/plastics-recycling-was-a-green-washing-lie-all-along-report-author

Man arrested over attack on jogger at Ōtara Creek Reserve faces further charges
The man charged with indecent assault after an attack in a South Auckland park is now facing more charges related to another incident last year.
Published: 4:57PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509888/man-arrested-over-attack-on-jogger-at-otara-creek-reserve-faces-further-charges

Skodas used by police recalled over fire risk concerns
The Skoda Superb, recently adopted by police, has been hit with a nationwide recall notice over an issue that can lead to heightened fire risk.
Published: 5:03PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509889/skodas-used-by-police-recalled-over-fire-risk-concerns

Helen Meads’ callous murderer husband released on parole to $3.1 million beachside mansion
The Matamata horse breeder who shot his wife dead after she told him she wanted to end their marriage has been released on parole to a $3.1 million "luxury" beachfront property.
Published: 10:32AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509847/helen-meads-callous-murderer-husband-released-on-parole-to-3-point-1-million-beachside-mansion

Manawatū Local Newsroom
What’s on in Manawatū: February 23-25
A giant melting pot is going on the stove in Palmerston North for the annual Festival of Cultures.
Published: 7:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/culture/350189029/whats-manawatu-weekend-and-beyond

Raised crossings could replace speed limits
Palmerston North is still trying to improve safety around schools despite stalled draft speed limit plans.
Published: 6:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350188447/salvaging-something-road-safety-planning

‘Hate crime and vandalism is alive and well in Whanganui’
Someone has shown their true colours, says Pride Whanganui, as nine rainbow flags have been “slashed to ribbons” ahead of the city’s Pride Week.
Published: 4:57PM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350189151/nine-rainbow-flags-slashed-ahead-whanganui-pride-week

Woman remembers cow that swam her to safety during floods
The story of Cow 569 became an enduring tale of survival from the lower North Island floods of February 2004.
Published: 4:33PM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/350189257/woman-remembers-cow-swam-her-safety-during-floods

A koha for those in need
Te Whare Koha is always busy with donations going in and out.
Published: 3:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/society/350187630/charity-provides-koha-those-need

50-year-old pub to be demolished
An electrical fault is to blame for a fire that destroyed the Cloverlea Tavern.
Published: 2:56PM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350187969/cloverlea-tavern-fire-caused-electrical-fault

Kiwi to fight NRL star Tevita Pangai Junior
Raphael Sa'u hopes to make a name for himself by fighting a big name.
Published: 11:30AM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/350188411/palmerston-north-boxer-steps-league-fight-nrl-star

Strong turnout for championships
Some Palmerston North were among the standouts at the event.
Published: 7:46AM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/350188386/strong-turnout-manawatu-whanganui-championships

Dog takeover of Linklater Reserve resisted
The Kelvin Grove community is asking for dogs off-leash to be fenced in.
Published: 5:00AM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350187709/dog-takeover-linklater-reserve-resisted

Cables from 105-year-old bridge to be lifted from river
Historians are pleased the bridge, a symbol of the Manawatū’s industrial flax-milling past, will be restored.
Published: 5:00AM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350184275/cables-opiki-bridge-be-lifted-manawatu-river

Big dreams for Sealord scholarship recipients
A future vet and a budding neuroscientist are embarking on their studies with the help of Sealord.
Published: 5:00AM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350179035/big-dreams-sealord-scholarship-recipients

Military dogs: A reminder of the sacrifice service animals make
Linton’s four-legged soldiers put on a display for media ahead of Purple Poppy Day.
Published: 5:00AM 22 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350187141/military-dogs-reminder-sacrifice-service-animals-make

Rugby club resilient after fire
The club’s senior uniforms have all been “burnt to a crisp”, but much of the memorabilia has been saved.
Published: 1:00PM 21 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350186865/kia-toa-vows-come-back-stronger-after-clubrooms-fire

New coach for Manawatū Cyclones
Ultimate goal of new coach Campbell MacNeill is to see the team return to the premiership and develop their own style of play.
Published: 10:30AM 21 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/350186751/new-coach-manawatu-cyclones

Sudden death in Palmerston North
Emergency services have been called to a medical event in central Palmerston North.
Published: 9:15AM 21 February 2024
Source: Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350186788/sudden-death-medical-event-palmerston-north

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Global Newsroom
Serious climate change storms already here - researcher
Super-charged storms are now occurring at magnitudes that haveever been seen before.
Published: 3:28PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/509868/serious-climate-change-storms-are-already-here-researcher

Clashes between pro-independence protesters, police as 3 ministers visit New Caledonia
Militants and protesters clashed with police in downtown Nouméa on Wednesday as New Caledonia plays host to three French government ministers this week.
Published: 3:03PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/509846/clashes-between-pro-independence-protesters-police-as-3-ministers-visit-new-caledonia

Cook Islands Parliament makes changes to seabed mining law
The Cook Islands has made amendments to its Seabed Minerals Act this week, including replacing the term "mining" with "minerals harvesting ... to reflect the actual activity that takes place".
Published: 5:42PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/509886/minerals-harvesting-cook-islands-parliament-makes-changes-to-seabed-mining-law

Christopher Saunders: Former Bishop of Broome charged with rape in Australia
Australian bishop Christopher Saunders has been charged with rape and a string of historical sex offences - some against children.
Published: 3:39PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509883/christopher-saunders-former-bishop-of-broome-charged-with-rape-in-australia

'Dad, please don't go out': The Gazans killed as Israel freed hostages
When Israeli special forces rescued two of the hostages kidnapped by Hamas there was relief for their families, but more than 70 people were reported killed on the night.
Published: 11:24AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509857/dad-please-don-t-go-out-the-gazans-killed-as-israel-freed-hostages

Dan Wootton: Metropolitan Police taking no further action against broadcaster
The New Zealand-born broadcaster says he has been "completely cleared" over the allegations he faced.
Published: 1:20PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509871/dan-wootton-metropolitan-police-taking-no-further-action-against-broadcaster

Google Maps error forces lost tourists to walk 60km from bogged car in Far North Queensland
Two tourists had to walk for several days in Far North Queensland, Australia, when their car became bogged after they followed Google Maps directions.
Published: 9:03AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509837/google-maps-error-forces-lost-tourists-to-walk-60km-from-bogged-car-in-far-north-queensland

Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned, ground down by relentless Russia
As the Ukraine war enters its third year, the infantry of 59th Brigade are confronting a bleak reality.
Published: 10:11AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509844/ukraine-outnumbered-outgunned-ground-down-by-relentless-russia

Russian pilot Maxim Kuzminov who defected to Ukraine 'shot dead' in Spain
The body of a man who was shot dead in Spain is believed to be that of a Russian helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine last year.
Published: 8:29AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509834/russian-pilot-maxim-kuzminov-who-defected-to-ukraine-shot-dead-in-spain

Trial of 'Rust' armourer begins in New Mexico
By Steven McIntosh, BBC Entertainment reporter Jury selection has begun in the trial of armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed for the fatal 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Hutchins died when a...
Published: 7:07AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509822/trial-of-rust-armourer-begins-in-new-mexico

Alexei Navalny: UK sanctions Russian prison chiefs after activist's death
Six prison bosses will have their assets frozen and will also be banned from travelling to the UK.
Published: 7:07AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509824/alexei-navalny-uk-sanctions-russian-prison-chiefs-after-activist-s-death

Woolworths boss Brad Banducci quits following interview walkout
The pressure on the Australian supermarket chief intensified this week after what has widely been described as a disastrous interview.
Published: 3:34PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509778/woolworths-boss-brad-banducci-quits-following-interview-walkout

Pioneering observation satellite ERS-2 about to fall back to Earth
ERS-2 was cutting-edge when it launched in 1995, forging technologies that are now used routinely to monitor the planet.
Published: 4:23PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509785/pioneering-observation-satellite-ers-2-about-to-fall-back-to-earth

The Beatles: Sir Sam Mendes to direct four films - one about each band member
The British director is to make four separate films about The Beatles - one from each band member's perspective.
Published: 12:57PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509763/the-beatles-sir-sam-mendes-to-direct-four-films-one-about-each-band-member

Julian Assange too ill to attend as court hears of 'breathtaking' plot to poison him
The Australian did not appear as his last-ditch attempt to avoid extradition from Britain to the United States got underway at London's Royal Courts of Justice.
Published: 7:39AM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509738/julian-assange-too-ill-to-attend-as-court-hears-of-breathtaking-plot-to-poison-him

Ruby Franke: Parenting advice YouTuber given maximum sentence for child abuse
A Utah woman, whose harsh parenting advice built her a massive YouTube following, has been sentenced to four to 60 years in prison.
Published: 8:51AM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509742/ruby-franke-parenting-advice-youtuber-given-maximum-sentence-for-child-abuse

US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war
It was the third US veto of a draft resolution since the start of the current fighting on 7 October.
Published: 8:06AM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509740/us-blocks-ceasefire-call-with-third-un-veto-in-israel-hamas-war

Two charged with murder in shooting at Super Bowl rally in Kansas City
Two men have been charged with murder following a shooting in Kansas City near a Super Bowl victory parade last week.
Published: 10:29AM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/509748/two-charged-with-murder-in-shooting-at-super-bowl-rally-in-kansas-city

Sports Newsroom
Super Rugby Pacific preview: The ultimate grudge match and two potential shootouts
Analysis - All the news, team lists and kick-off times for the opening round of Super Rugby Pacific.
Published: 3:49PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509884/super-rugby-pacific-preview-the-ultimate-grudge-match-and-two-potential-shootouts

Secrecy shrouds Tall Blacks Asia Cup qualifier
The Tall Blacks' scouting of Chinese Taipei ahead of their Asia Cup qualifier has been hindered by some secrecy from the host nation.
Published: 1:39PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509875/secrecy-shrouds-tall-blacks-asia-cup-qualifier

Ravindra's purple patch for Black Caps continues
Rachin Ravindra can do little wrong at the moment and his knock in the opening T20 international against Australia is the latest example.
Published: 8:18AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509828/ravindra-s-purple-patch-for-black-caps-continues

Black Ferns players to co-skipper Blues women
Black Ferns stars Ruahei Demant and Maiakawanakaulani Roos have been named as co-captains for the Blues for the Super Rugby Aupiki season.
Published: 11:43AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509860/black-ferns-players-to-co-skipper-blues-women

15 year old Charlie Woods sets his sights on first PGA tournament
Charlie Woods is looking to qualify for his first PGA Tour event.
Published: 10:33AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509848/15-year-old-charlie-woods-sets-his-sights-on-first-pga-tournament

The Warriors out to improve on stunning 2023
The Warriors are not looking to recapture the magic of last year, but instead want to go even further in 2024.
Published: 6:47AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509818/the-warriors-out-to-improve-on-stunning-2023

Ratcliffe wants to build new stadium for Man United, bring back glory days
British billionaire and Manchester United co-owner Jim Ratcliffe wants to build a new stadium for the club as he aims to bring back its glory days.
Published: 1:34PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509876/ratcliffe-wants-to-build-new-stadium-for-man-united-bring-back-glory-days

New Zealand to compete in all three equestrian events in Paris
New Zealand will have representation in all three equestrian disciplines at this year's Paris Olympics.
Published: 11:21AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509856/new-zealand-to-compete-in-all-three-equestrian-events-in-paris

Verstappen remains fastest in F1
Triple Formula One world champion Max Verstappen set an ominous pace as Red Bull picked up where they left off on the first day of pre-season testing.
Published: 8:06AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509816/verstappen-remains-fastest-in-f1

Cancer survivor Michael Hendry 'enjoying golf for what it is'
Cancer survivor Michael Hendry firmly believes he can add a second New Zealand Open title to his resume next week.
Published: 8:50AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509829/cancer-survivor-michael-hendry-enjoying-golf-for-what-it-is

Cricket: Black Caps lose to Australia in last-ball thriller
Australia has won the first T20 International in Wellington by six wickets.
Published: 6:48AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509806/cricket-black-caps-lose-to-australia-in-last-ball-thriller

Perenara not yet ready for Super Rugby Pacific return
Former All Black TJ Perenara has been left out of the Hurricanes team for their Super Rugby opener.
Published: 4:02PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509782/perenara-not-yet-ready-for-super-rugby-pacific-return

'Little general' promoted to top job with Kiwis
Known as the 'little general' in his playing days for his ability to control a game, Kiwis rugby league legend Stacey Jones is now in control of the Kiwis.
Published: 4:25PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509780/little-general-promoted-to-top-job-with-kiwis

Marcus Daniell donating final year of winnings to charity
New Zealand tennis player Marcus Daniell will end his career by donating half of every dollar he earns on the court to charity.
Published: 2:51PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509771/marcus-daniell-donating-final-year-of-winnings-to-charity

Blues team naming: Clarke, Ta'avao to raise the bat in Super Rugby Pacific opener
Both men will play their 50th game for the Blues, but their paths to the milestone have been very different.
Published: 4:03PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509783/blues-team-naming-clarke-ta-avao-to-raise-the-bat-in-super-rugby-pacific-opener

Super Rugby Pacific team preview: Moana Pasifika
Analysis - We're previewing all the NZ Super Rugby teams ahead of the season's start on 23 February. Today we look at Moana Pasifika.
Published: 1:42PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509765/super-rugby-pacific-team-preview-moana-pasifika

Warriors prop has dangerous tackle charge downgraded
The Warriors have gained some success in challenging forward Zyon Maiu'u's dangerous tackle charge.
Published: 2:49PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509752/warriors-prop-has-dangerous-tackle-charge-downgraded

Big challenge for Kiwi lifters to get to Paris
New Zealand's participation in the Paris Olympics weightlifting competition could become a lot clearer after this week's international meeting in Manukau.
Published: 9:46AM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/509718/big-challenge-for-kiwi-lifters-to-get-to-paris

News In Pictures
Realtor Janet Dickson facing five-year ban for refusing Māori values course . Source: NZ Herald.
Realtor Janet Dickson facing
five-year ban for refusing
Māori values course .

Source: NZ Herald
Published: 6:44PM 22/02/2024
Family of former Green MP Fa’anānā Efeso Collins thank public for love and support in difficult time. Source: NZ Herald.
Family of former Green MP
Fa’anānā Efeso Collins
thank public for love and
support in difficult time.

Source: NZ Herald
Published: 8:40PM 22/02/2024
Torpedo7 sale: Why sell bikes when you could sell groceries?. Source: NZ Herald.
Torpedo7 sale: Why sell bikes
when you could sell groceries?.

Source: NZ Herald
Published: 6:15PM 22/02/2024
KiwiRail says Auckland rail network signal failures caused by IT staffer conducting unsanctioned work. Source: NZ Herald.
KiwiRail says Auckland rail
network signal failures caused
by IT staffer conducting
unsanctioned work.

Source: NZ Herald
Published: 8:00PM 22/02/2024
Air New Zealand’s Greg Foran: Why domestic airfares are heading up again. Source: NZ Herald.
Air New Zealand’s Greg Foran:
Why domestic airfares are
heading up again.

Source: NZ Herald
Published: 3:31PM 22/02/2024
Maybe AI doesn’t suck after all - Spark unveils vision for more productive New Zealand. Source: NZ Herald.
Maybe AI doesn’t suck after
all - Spark unveils vision for
more productive New Zealand.

Source: NZ Herald
Published: 2:06PM 22/02/2024
Alzheimer’s disease: What you need to know about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - by a neurodegeneration expert. Source: NZ Herald.
Alzheimer’s disease: What you
need to know about symptoms,
diagnosis and treatment - by a
neurodegeneration expert.

Source: NZ Herald
Published: 12:54PM 22/02/2024
Japan Yakuza boss ‘tried to sell plutonium to Iran’. Source: Stuff.
Japan Yakuza boss ‘tried to
sell plutonium to Iran’.

Source: Stuff
Published: 11:26PM 22/02/2024
Police identify ‘person of interest’ after Taupo lockdowns. Source: Stuff.
Police identify ‘person of
interest’ after Taupo
lockdowns.

Source: Stuff
Published: 10:22PM 22/02/2024
‘Efeso was the anchor of our tight-knit family’. Source: Stuff.
‘Efeso was the anchor of our
tight-knit family’.

Source: Stuff
Published: 9:55PM 22/02/2024
The bloody discovery that sparked an Aust police search for two men. Source: Stuff.
The bloody discovery that
sparked an Aust police search
for two men.

Source: Stuff
Published: 9:19PM 22/02/2024
Residents say solar farm will ruin ‘rural outlook’. Source: Stuff.
Residents say solar farm will
ruin ‘rural outlook’.

Source: Stuff
Published: 8:12PM 22/02/2024
‘Devastated, angry’: Blink-182 cancel Christchurch show two weeks out. Source: Stuff.
‘Devastated, angry’:
Blink-182 cancel Christchurch
show two weeks out.

Source: Stuff
Published: 8:00PM 22/02/2024
Kiwi rugby boss Robinson urges critical change in global game. Source: Stuff.
Kiwi rugby boss Robinson urges
critical change in global game.

Source: Stuff
Published: 7:01PM 22/02/2024
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Business Newsroom
Japan’s Nikkei eclipses record high after 34 years
Financial Times: Money has flowed into Japanese stocks as investors pivot away from China.
Published: 9:13PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/japans-nikkei-225-index-eclipses-record-high-after-34-years/6VBT4VZSQVGAJN52VHPL6MHGGY/

Market close: Favourable earnings give sharemarket lift; Top gainer Comvita
The New Zealand sharemarket had its second positive day on the trot.
Published: 6:27PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/market-close-favourable-earnings-give-sharemarket-lift-top-gainer-comvita/23SXFSHBEVAOBBOWRV7T5UPUAU/

Torpedo7 sale: Why sell bikes when you could sell groceries?
OPINION: As The Warehouse cuts its losses, one wonders what plans Tahua has for Torpedo7.
Published: 6:15PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/torpedo7-sale-why-sell-bikes-when-you-could-sell-groceries/K3OWA55FDBGSHMROSNKE2ILHQI/

Sky TV CEO Sophie Moloney on strong first half, second-half challenges
The company's full-year dividend forecast has been bumped up.
Published: 4:31PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/sky-tv-reports-big-gain-in-first-half-profit-warns-economy-hollywood-strike-will-hit-full-year-revenue/PGQSCPAG3RCG7F2H4L7WQAF7YU/

Genesis’ first-half profit slides, but no price hikes planned
Lower rainfall and a major outage helped drive Genesis Energy's profit down sharply.
Published: 4:05PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/genesis-first-half-profit-slides-but-no-price-hikes-planned/BS6OHNOQCVEXHD34SVY3HK2CSE/

Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich calls for end to interest rate hikes, as bank posts record profit
Indebted businesses struggling more than those with mortgages.
Published: 3:49PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/kiwibank-ceo-steve-jurkovich-calls-for-end-to-interest-rate-hikes-as-bank-posts-record-profit/PVBDKBZQX5GZLPAVNTIMYWMRIQ/

Air New Zealand’s Greg Foran: Why domestic airfares are heading up again
Foran rejected suggestions it was a bad look a day after calling out Auckland Airport.
Published: 3:31PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/air-new-zealands-greg-foran-why-domestic-airfares-are-heading-up-again/MUVZHPKUPBGMZHCVFU3R4V6544/

Results for Air NZ, Sky TV, Port of Auckland, Nvidia in big day for investors
It's often not sunny when company results are announced, but a few big firms defied gloom.
Published: 2:43PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/results-for-air-nz-sky-tv-port-of-auckland-nvidia-in-big-day-for-investors/AZIDUGBUUFHCFDQWLZLK2I5P3I/

Maybe AI doesn’t suck after all - Spark unveils vision for more productive New Zealand
Unlocking real value from AI could add $26 billion to GDP, says new report
Published: 2:06PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/maybe-ai-doesnt-suck-after-all-spark-unveils-vision-for-more-productive-new-zealand/HGOFKLIWUVE2ZBK2TQPKFP7CZQ/

SkyCity Entertainment investor presentation focuses on regulatory, compliance matters
Mid-April and a date in June are when the next actions occur against the casino giant.
Published: 12:57PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/skycity-entertainment-investor-presentation-focuses-on-regulatory-compliance-matters/YRI3WEIWMVGPLJYKJX6CHNJWAE/

Politics Newsroom
Government accused of lacking clear plan to address child poverty
Advocates are sounding the alarm over the government's approach to ending poverty, saying it lacks any real interest in the problem.
Published: 7:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509899/government-accused-of-lacking-clear-plan-to-address-child-poverty

Education Ministry's new method for grouping schools
The Education Ministry has come up with a new method of grouping schools with similar socio-economic student levels.
Published: 10:19AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509827/education-ministry-s-new-method-for-grouping-schools

Efeso Collins remembered as voice for his people
Green MP Fa'anānā Efeso Collins was relentless in wanting better for his community and his mahi had a wide impact, colleagues and friends say.
Published: 10:06AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509841/efeso-collins-remembered-as-voice-for-his-people

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon lays wreath at Christchurch earthquake memorial service
The prime minister has joined a ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake.
Published: 7:23PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509900/prime-minister-christopher-luxon-lays-wreath-at-christchurch-earthquake-memorial-service

Alleged tobacco tax document leaker 'no longer working' at Ministry of Health
The Ministry claims it has identified a staff member who leaked information to the media.
Published: 2:41PM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509863/alleged-tobacco-tax-document-leaker-no-longer-working-at-ministry-of-health

Fa'anānā Efeso Collins' death brings another new Green MP to Parliament
The event has led to a period of mourning in the House, and yet another shift in the party's caucus.
Published: 5:33AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509812/fa-anana-efeso-collins-death-brings-another-new-green-mp-to-parliament

Government increases support for Ukraine, extends NZDF deployment
The government has extended the Defence Force's Ukrainian deployment and confirmed $25.9 million of further support.
Published: 11:38AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509859/government-increases-support-for-ukraine-extends-nzdf-deployment

Praise for Fa'anānā Efeso Collins' efforts to inspire young people
The Green MP is being remembered as an inspiration for Māori and Pasifika communities - particularly rangatahi.
Published: 5:54AM 22 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509813/praise-for-fa-anana-efeso-collins-efforts-to-inspire-young-people

Efeso Collins's death: Parliament brought to standstill by a tsunami of collective grief
Analysis - The death of Fa'anānā Efeso Collins has inspired politicians of all stripes to a rare moment of unity, Political Editor Jo Moir writes.
Published: 5:33PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509790/efeso-collins-s-death-parliament-brought-to-standstill-by-a-tsunami-of-collective-grief

Updates: MP Efeso Collins dies during charity run
Green MP Fa'anānā Efeso Collins died after taking part in a charity event in central Auckland.
Published: 2:35PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/509744/updates-mp-efeso-collins-dies-during-charity-run

'An authentic, genuine, warm man': Flood of tributes for Fa'anānā Efeso Collins
Fa'anānā Efeso Collins was "the most beautiful man" whose death is devastating, James Shaw says.
Published: 4:10PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509762/an-authentic-genuine-warm-man-flood-of-tributes-for-fa-anana-efeso-collins

Labour’s Ginny Andersen claims Police Minister was ‘paid to kill people’ while working in private security overseas
Labour police spokeswoman Ginny Andersen now says her statement went too far .
Published: 2:02PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509769/labour-s-ginny-andersen-claims-police-minister-was-paid-to-kill-people-while-working-in-private-security-overseas

Fa'anānā Efeso Collins: 'The giants whose shoulders I stand on'
Green MP Fa'anānā Efeso Collins has died less than a week after giving his maiden speech in Parliament.
Published: 12:50PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509755/fa-anana-efeso-collins-the-giants-whose-shoulders-i-stand-on

Green MP Efeso Collins dies during charity run
The father-of-two and former councillor died during a charity event in central Auckland.
Published: 2:22PM 21 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509745/green-mp-efeso-collins-dies-during-charity-run

Grant Robertson, the consummate political support partner
Analysis - If any Labour MP were asked to name a colleague they would struggle to do without, it's Robertson that would spring to mind.
Published: 9:48PM 20 February 2024
Source: Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/509711/grant-robertson-the-consummate-political-support-partner

Entertainment Newsroom
US band Blink-182 cancel Christchurch concert two weeks before gig due to logistical issues
Punk legends Blink-182 have dropped a bombshell on their South Island fans.
Published: 6:13PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/us-band-blink-182-cancel-christchurch-concert-two-weeks-before-gig-due-to-logistical-issues/VBQRVFKWMVCBZMO5USACKLB5PE/

Has RuPaul ditched Drag Race Down Under? - Spy
Speculation is rife that the superstar might not make it to New Zealand for filming.
Published: 4:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/has-rupaul-ditched-drag-race-down-under-spy/DTSW2F7PFBCCTLAVX4HZOUVKJA/

Super Bowl winner Travis Kelce joins Taylor Swift in Sydney for remainder of The Eras Tour
The Super Bowl winner's plane was the most tracked in the world this morning.
Published: 2:18PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/super-bowl-winner-travis-kelce-joins-taylor-swift-in-sydney-for-remainder-of-the-eras-tour/SFHI3TNMZVDJVJKLDGBW46XNEQ/

Tom Cruise and Russian socialite Elsina Khayrova break up after meeting kids
The Mission Impossible star reportedly wants to stay friends with the socialite.
Published: 1:32PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/tom-cruise-and-russian-socialite-elsina-khayrova-break-up-after-meeting-kids/2XACPMJH5ZCZZODWGAYIXRSTFU/

Kim Kardashian sells $113k Hermès purse: Fans shocked by ‘dirty’ condition
The star has been branded 'embarrassing' by fans after her latest move.
Published: 10:51AM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/kim-kardashian-sells-113k-hermes-purse-fans-shocked-by-dirty-condition/IBREYWG4Y5BVDIGY4JW25XU4GY/

The Office star Ewen MacIntosh dies age 50: ‘Devastated’ former co-stars pay tribute
Ewen MacIntosh starred as Keith Bishop, also known as 'Big Keith', in the hit UK comedy.
Published: 10:03AM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/the-office-star-ewen-macintosh-dies-age-50-devastated-former-co-stars-pay-tribute/BSNSIOHLIFFXNOOVZNG3JK43ZM/

Kiwi journalist Dan Wootton says he is ‘completely cleared’, police to take no action over sex allegations
'Margaret Thatcher was right,' Dan Wootton claims after police end investigation.
Published: 9:34AM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/kiwi-journalist-dan-wootton-says-he-is-completely-cleared-police-to-take-no-action-over-sex-allegations/SMR7KK2ZRBGIBHBWIOUAEIF6TU/

Russell Crowe reveals new look after shaving off silver beard for first time in five years
The Gladiator star has shaved off his signature beard revealing a bold new look.
Published: 9:13AM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/russell-crowe-reveals-new-look-after-shaving-off-silver-beard-for-first-time-in-five-years/DQ7KFDPEPRBBNKEZ7DAXMUJ5YA/

The White Lotus co-stars Meghann Fahy and Leo Woodall confirm heavily speculated relationship
Meghann Fahy has taken to Instagram to reveal her relationship status.
Published: 7:57AM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/the-white-lotus-co-stars-meghann-fahy-and-leo-woodall-confirm-heavily-speculated-relationship/MY5KFBXRNZD7DKMJY5SPGGA2ZY/

Women are still under-represented in the film industry, new report finds
Report predicts gender parity in the film industry won't be achieved until 2085 in the UK.
Published: 6:00AM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/women-are-still-under-represented-in-the-film-industry-new-report-finds/5VSAOM6VVNHYZMJHZNAVXI6IU4/

Lifestyle Newsroom
Prima Facie: The searing one-woman play that puts justice on trial
The women putting our legal system on trial and the play telling their story.
Published: 5:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/prima-facie-the-searing-one-woman-play-that-puts-justice-on-trial/IKOA5NMVDJE4PGOLW3IZDHY274/

Digital burnout: Do our devices hold the key to creating boundaries?
Treated as the tools they are, our phones can actually help us unplug.
Published: 4:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/digital-burnout-do-our-devices-hold-the-key-to-creating-boundaries/3EIM3RW7WJDETBN7K4D2S77X74/

Kookoo restaurant review: Korean chicken but not as Auckland knows it
The Dominion Rd restaurant where the chicken is roasted - and the seaweed is fried.
Published: 4:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/kookoo-restaurant-review-korean-chicken-but-not-as-auckland-knows-it/LCC7PYS7CZAU5AIBZTM3QSVSLE/

Eating bananas better at reducing blood pressure than cutting down on salt, study says
Undiagnosed high blood pressure can put you at risk of heart disease and stroke.
Published: 4:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/eating-bananas-is-better-at-reducing-blood-pressure-than-cutting-down-on-salt-new-study-says/NODODTD4LFHDTB6XQBR3UU3BJU/

Why do I keep getting urinary tract infections? And why are chronic UTIs so hard to treat?
It’s like being on a never-ending battlefield.
Published: 1:15PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/why-do-i-keep-getting-urinary-tract-infections-and-why-are-chronic-utis-so-hard-to-treat/KACMWF6HJNAY5FULDGO355PO6Q/

Can I decline an event invitation?
Don't be too hard on yourself, our fears of saying ‘no’ may be overblown.
Published: 1:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/can-i-decline-an-event-invitation/OHL5LOAURFEF7AYAKJ5JJNJLEU/

Alzheimer’s disease: What you need to know about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - by a neurodegeneration expert
Telegraph: Professor Tara Spires-Jones on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Published: 12:54PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/alzheimers-disease-what-you-need-to-know-about-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment-by-a-neurodegeneration-expert/CZWRLUNQMJFLROFDX5TO4BUQTY/

Annabel Langbein’s zucchini recipes: Grilled mutabbal, Tuscan soup and garlicky sugo
Zesty salads, crispy chips: Go past the basics and explore the full potential of zucchini.
Published: 12:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/annabel-langbeins-zucchini-recipes-grilled-mutabbal-tuscan-soup-and-garlicky-sugo/D6YXKL6AZJE6FIPYXEYF23IUNI/

Bake Off judge Peter Gordon’s top tips on how to be an expert baker
The Great Kiwi Bake Off host shares all you need to know to perfect your baking.
Published: 12:00PM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/bake-off-judge-peter-gordons-top-tips-for-how-to-be-an-expert-baker/2RDSXUAPZRGDZMMANYFOQHYUXI/

Advice: My brother’s ex-wife won’t return a family heirloom. Help!
NY Times: 'I’d rather give the ring to my daughter than let a stranger hang on to it.'
Published: 11:42AM 22 February 2024
Source: NZ Herald. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/advice-my-brothers-ex-wife-wont-return-a-family-heirloom-help/2SDB72LDO5GPPGFHAA72REQJXM/

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