MetService National weather: December 2nd - 4th

MetService National weather: December 2nd - 4th

MetService National weather: December 2nd – 4th.

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Covid 19 Omicron outbreak locations of interest: At least 12 infected after Soundsplash Festival near Hamilton

OMICRON LATEST:* Locations of interest: Auckland Airport domestic terminal visited by Covid case* ‘Creeping authoritarianism’: Seymour column in UK says NZ is now a ‘hermit kingdom’* A conversation with the ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Two new Hawke's Bay cases, three more locations of interest

One person has been admitted to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for treatment of symptoms from Covid-19, and two new Covid cases have been announced for the region. There are also three ... Read more »

Boys apologise and help clean up Flaxmere Park basketball court

Two of the boys involved with breaking a glass basketball backboard in Flaxmere Park have apologised and helped to clean up the mess. The tempered glass backboard at the Hoops ... Read more »

'We are prepared': Whanganui braces for Omicron

The spread of Omicron continues to grow around the country, and while Whanganui has remained relatively unscathed thus far, it can expect “plenty of cases”. That’s according to Whanganui medical ... Read more »

Hastings 'predator' who sexually abused children in his family over 25 years jailed

A Hastings man who sexually abused children in his own family over a quarter of a century has been sent to prison for more than 12 years. The offending occurred ... Read more »

US President tells Ukraine to prepare for Russian invasion

US President Joe Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to prepare for invasion as the Russian Army and Navy continue to demonstrate at the border. Video / AP / ... Read more »

Anti-vax Nazi comparisons condemned by leaders at Hamilton Holocaust commemoration

At Hamilton’s first official Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration in the city on Thursday, community leaders condemned the common anti-vaccine narrative comparing Covid restrictions and vaccine mandates to Holocaust events in ... Read more »

Bizarre property deals expose China's 'looming risk' as real estate crash escalates

As China’s property crisis escalates, attention is turning to a bizarre strategy that involves local governments selling off land – to themselves. For years China has made headlines for its ... Read more »

Tararua council selling property in rating sale

A Pongaroa resident who lost everything in a fire in 2015 owes thousands of dollars in rates but has not taken up opportunities offered to settle the debt. Tararua District ... Read more »

Hawke's Bay man wins Corteva's young viticulturist of the year

Hawke’s Bay’s Sam Bain has won the 2021 Corteva young viticulturist of the year. He won the accolade on Thursday, after being Hawke’s Bay’s young viticulturist of the year in ... Read more »

Digital Boost: Grant will help improve connectivity for Whanganui seniors

A Government funding boost will help improve digital access for older people living in Whanganui District. Office for Seniors Te Tari Kaumātua has approved a grant of $15,000 for the ... Read more »

Mangonui Waterfront Festival cancelled as Omicron variant spreads

Another popular Northland event has fallen victim to the Covid pandemic. Mangonui’s Waterfront Festival — which was to have taken place on April 2 — has been cancelled due to ... Read more »

Man fined for undersized pāua

A local man has been given an instant fine by fishery officers after being found with more pāua than was allowed, with most of them undersized. Ministry for Primary Industries ... Read more »

UK rail industry luring commuters into the office with Greggs bacon butties

Of the pros and cons involved with working from home, we can likely all agree that the lack of commute is a massive benefit. After weeks or months of rolling ... Read more »

What does arm your doors mean? Singapore Flight training

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Traffic: Auckland Anniversary weekend road delays as crashes hamper holiday-makers' escape

As Auckland holiday-makers escape the city for the long weekend, traffic has already begun to clog State Highway 1. Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) warned drivers leaving Auckland ... Read more »

Vision-impaired cyclist on his new tandem bike 'Double Happy'

Vision-impaired cyclist Kyren Andrew is really stoked to have finally got his own tandem bike, named “Double Happy”, and appreciates how the community has helped him fundraise for it. Video ... Read more »

Raglan homicide investigation: Police name man who died as Jade Pui

Police have released the name of the man found dead in a car in Raglan earlier this week. He was Jade Pui, also known as Jade Pui-Rakena, aged 42, of ... Read more »

Two new Hawke's Bay cases, three further locations of interest

One person has been admitted to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for treatment of symptoms from Covid-19, and two new Covid cases have been announced for the region. There are also three ... Read more »

World Cup Showjumping final show takes place at Hāwera's Egmont Showgrounds

Photo: 020222asSTPshowjump1Caption: Maeghan King and Yogi Bear Bay from New Plymouth competing at the World Cup Showjumping final show.Photo: 020222asSTPshowjump2Caption: Lauryn Hambyln (13) and Calldoubt (Harry) from New Plymouth competing ... Read more »

Focus Sport: Winter Olympics unveil giant ice block full of prizes

Giant ice block full of prizes in Auckland CBD marks the countdown to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Video / Jed Bradley Read more »

Father charged with murder after death of baby daughter in Christchurch appears in court; granted interim suppression

A man charged over the death of his 3-month-old daughter in Christchurch on January 2 has been remanded in custody and granted interim name suppression. The 34-year-old man was charged ... Read more »

Lawyer avoids suspension; censured and fined for misconduct

An Auckland lawyer found guilty of a “one-off reckless breach” said the experience has been a hard, four-year lesson. Royal Reed, who was found guilty of misconduct last month, has ... Read more »

Antarctic Museum at the end of the world: South Georgia

“The old smell of dead whale permeates everything. It is a strange and curious place.” So reads the final entry in the diary of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Hours later ... Read more »

Ukraine crisis: US' Joe Biden tells Zelensky to 'prepare' for Russian invasion

Joe Biden has reportedly told his Ukrainian counterpart to “prepare for impact” of a near-certain Russian invasion, prompting pushback during a “long and frank” phone call that “did not go ... Read more »

Synlait Milk forecasts record payout on strong demand

South Island dairy company Synlait Milk is forecasting a record payout to its suppliers on the back of strong global demand and expects prices to stay high for some time. ... Read more »

Focus: Covid-19 Outbreak | Friday 28th January

Daily case numbers in New Zealand have returned to the triple digits today. Video / NZ Herald Read more »

Focus: Inflation hits 30-year high of 5.9 per cent

The new record inflation figures come as no shock to many, with rising housing, fuel and construction costs putting the pinch on even those with means. Video / NZ Herald Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Labs prepare to triple testing output in coming weeks

One of New Zealand’s biggest laboratory service providers is planning to triple its output of Covid testing in the coming weeks as Omicron takes hold in the community. Comprising a ... Read more »

Air New Zealand crew barred from entry to Hong Kong after China flight diversion

Air New Zealand pilots were stuck on a damaged aircraft in Hong Kong for hours after being forced to divert to the territory. Authorities refused entry of the crew into ... Read more »

Herald afternoon quiz: January 28

Test your brains with the Herald’s afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE. Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: Wedding squeezed in just as NZ moved back to red alert level

A Waikato couple’s fairytale wedding was pulled together in just a few hours following yesterday’s announcement that New Zealand was headed back into the red traffic light setting. With just ... Read more »

Warm weather and cool heads secret to great weekend on WaiBoP roads

With lots of people looking to take advantage of the fine weather forecast for Waikato and Bay of Plenty this Auckland Anniversary weekend, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is asking ... Read more »

Hawke's Bay field on first day of Hawke Cup defence

Neighbouring and traditional cricket foes have started their quest for the new-season’s minor associations cricket supremacy as Hawke’s Bay defend the Hawke Cup against Manawatu. The match started on time ... Read more »

Orca stalkers: Public delight as pod play in shallows off Napier coast

Beach walkers became orca stalkers, in one of summer’s big talkers, as another pod returned to the shallows off the coast of Napier. A mum and her calf were spotted ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Mask rules and wedding photos cause confusion

Couples, celebrants and photographers fear new Covid-19 mask regulations could derail weddings, after newly posted guidance warned gathering attendees could only remove their masks to eat and drink. The guidance ... Read more »

Tennis: Novak Djokovic set to make ATP Tour return in Dubai after Australian Open saga

Novak Djokovic is set to return to action after missing his chance to defend his Australian Open title, with the world No 1 confirmed to compete at next month’s ATP ... Read more »

Covid 19: Destiny Church founder Brian Tamaki on prison time in solitary confinement

Controversial church leader Brian Tamaki has revealed he spent his time in jail in solitary confinement and lost 7kg while he was locked up. Returning to social media for the ... Read more »

Mongrel Mob chapter president jailed after 'cowardly' attack by 18 gang members on one man

Mongrel Mob chapter president Terrance Jordan Berryman has been jailed for 23 months after organising and taking part in a “cowardly” attack by 18 mobsters on a man in his ... Read more »

Woman hit by car in Taupō shoe shop grateful to helpers

Tuesday, January 11 is a day Sue Watkins will not forget in a hurry. The Hutt Valley local, who owns a house in Taupō, was browsing shoes at Merchant 1948 ... Read more »
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