Cricket: Black Caps’ top order hits new low against India as World Cup looms

Mohammed Shami celebrates the wicket of Finn Allen. Photo / It was just one of those days, according to captain Tom Latham. The Black Caps batsmen will have to hope there aren’t many more on their next trip to India. The home side clinched the ODI series with a game to spare yesterday, dismissing … Read more

Home prices tumble almost everywhere, Auckland and Wellington property prices take big hits

Nationals unprecedented war chest, why a recession could hit later than expected and Gisborne residents get set for more rain in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald It’s a home buyers’ bonanza but a grim time for sellers with house prices falling in almost every region and taking an especially big … Read more

Cricket: Calls for BBL rule change after ‘bizzare’ scenes in Melbourne derby

Backyard cricket rule controversy at Big Bash. Source / Sky Sports Melbourne Stars captain Adam Zampa believes fielders should be allowed to catch the ball with one hand in order to dismiss an opposing batsman who hits the Marvel Stadium roof. Remarkably, in the Renegades’ Melbourne derby victory over the Stars on Saturday night, Stars … Read more

Prince Harry’s memoir Spare hits NZ shelves tomorrow – booksellers reveal demand

Prince Harry accused the Queen Consort, Camilla, of leaking a private conversation between William, Camilla and himself to the media. Prince Harry’s explosive new memoir Spare finally hits shelves in New Zealand tomorrow. Parts of the book have already been leaked online after it accidentally went on sale early in Spain, and Harry himself has … Read more

Weather: Cyclone Hale hits – Auckland braces for rain dump, flooding swamps Coromandel, gale-force winds, huge swells forecast

Power outages, heavy rain, overflowing drains as high tide approaches during Cyclone Hale. Video / NZ Herald The North Island is being hammered by the rapidly-moving ex-Cyclone Hale and forecasters are eyeing its move towards Auckland where residents are being warned of a dumping of rain and wild winds. Roads in the Coromandel are flooding … Read more

The music in I Wanna Dance With Somebody proves Whitney Houston’s voice is incomparable

In the closing credits of Sony’s new biopic Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, a series of summaries are used to wrap up the film, with the late star described on screen as the “greatest voice of her generation”. Houston had a voice like no other. So, it’s fitting then that 22 songs in … Read more

NZ firm hits $140m in 18 months

Photo / Supplied. SRW claims scientific advances in cellular system supplements. Just 18 months after launching a pioneering range of products to support health and well-being as we age, business is booming for SRW Laboratories. The Auckland-based biotech works at the cutting edge of science and research to formulate its dietary supplement products, and has … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: Nighttime drone attack hits Kyiv as Putin heads to Belarus

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right), and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko enter a hall after their talks in Minsk, Belarus. Photo / AP Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare trip Monday to Moscow’s ally Belarus as his forces pursued their campaign to bombard Ukraine from the air. Putin’s visit to Minsk came hours after Russia’s … Read more

Why Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is an enduring hit, while most new holiday songs tank

It’s about that time when people start shopping for gifts, putting up their Christmas trees and pressing play on songs they haven’t listened to in a year. While Christmas carols remain a mainstay on many playlists during the holiday season, there are a host of artists who have tried to enter the fray of the … Read more

Baby born on the side of the road, hit head after hospital told mother to go home

A first-time mum is traumatized after she was forced to give birth to her baby on the side of a busy road. Photo / Sylvie Whinray A first-time mum is traumatized after she was forced to give birth to her baby on the side of a busy road and he hit his head as he … Read more