Forced sale of supermarket assets still on the table as Govt tackles cost of living

Inflation has remained at an annual rate of 7.2 percent, driven by higher prices for airfares, food and housing-related costs. Video / NZ Herald The forced sale of some supermarket assets is still an option, as the Government tries to boost competition and combat rising prices, despite the big grocery chains’ warnings that it could … Read more

Tennis: ‘Concern mounting’ Novak Djokovic may quit Australian Open after worrying move

A fan gave Novak Djokovic advice during his match against Nick Kyrgios in the Arena Showdown ahead of the Australian Open 2023. Video / Australian Open TV Novak Djokovic has sparked concerns that he could be forced to withdraw from the Australian Open after a scheduled practice session was reportedly cancelled. Djokovic, a nine-time Australian … Read more

Top seed Casper Ruud crashes out of ASB Classic in a major upset, in a match played without fans

Casper Ruud reacts during day 3 of the 2023 Men’s ASB Classic. Photosport World number three Casper Ruud was bitterly disappointed to fall at the first hurdle in the ASB Classic but is adamant that the weather dramas this week – and being forced to play on a makeshift indoor court without fans – won’t … Read more

A Whangārei spearfisherman’s close encounter of a shark kind in Northland

Steven King with the kingfish he was unwilling to share with a shark. A Whangārei man was forced to defend himself against a “massive” shark that zeroed in on him while spearfishing near the Hen and Chickens Islands. Just over a week ago, Steven King was spearfishing in the deep waters near a well-known reef … Read more

A Whangārei spearfisherman’s close encounter of a shark kind in Northland

Steven King with the kingfish he was unwilling to share with a shark. A Whangārei man was forced to defend himself against a “massive” shark that zeroed in on him while spearfishing near the Hen and Chickens Islands. Just over a week ago, Steven King was spearfishing in the deep waters near a well-known reef … Read more

Westpac banking blunder: Mother in overdraft forced to ration family’s food

Shanese Samson is having to ration her food following a Westpac glitch which left her account significantly in overdraft. Photo / ODT A Dunedin mother has turned to rationing her family’s food after a Westpac Bank “technology glitch” unexpectedly left her more than $230 in overdraft. Shanese Samson said she checked her account on Saturday … Read more

Prince Harry book Spare: Harry claims ‘bare-faced lie’ that he was William’s best man

Prince Harry makes an explosive claim that he was attacked by his brother Prince William in his new memoir ‘Spare’. AP Prince Harry has claimed he was forced to go along with his brother’s “bare-faced lie” that he was the best man at his wedding in 2011. The Duke revealed his rift with his older … Read more

Prince Harry book Spare: Harry claims ‘bare-faced lie’ that he was William’s best man

Prince Harry makes an explosive claim that he was attacked by his brother Prince William in his new memoir ‘Spare’. AP Prince Harry has claimed he was forced to go along with his brother’s “bare-faced lie” that he was the best man at his wedding in 2011. The Duke revealed his rift with his older … Read more

Tennis: Emma Raducanu blasts ASB Classic court as injury sparks Australian Open fears

An upset Emma Raducanu was forced to retire hurt against Viktoria Kuzmova after rolling her ankle. Photo / Photosport Emma Raducanu was distraught after injury forced her to retire from her ASB Classic second round match on Thursday night but says any future plans – including participation in the Australian Open – will be assessed … Read more

Ram-raid reaction: Rotorua Bottle-O owner Charanjit Dhillon to spend $100k beefing up security after attempted raid

Would-be thieves tried to ram their way in to Ngongotahā Bottle-O overnight. Video / Supplied The owner of six liquor stores in Rotorua and Tauranga says he feels forced to spend more than $100,000 on security measures to protect his livelihood and staff from criminals. Charanjit Dhillon, who owns five Rotorua Bottle-O stores and one … Read more