‘He ripped my heart out’: Kiwi mum devastated after scammer poses as distressed daughter

A Melbourne man was arrested and charged on Friday for using the “Hi Mum” text message scam. Photo / NZME A South Island mother was left “destroyed and heartbroken” after a cybercriminal attempted to use a “Hi Mum” text message scam to swindle money while posing as a distressed daughter she hasn’t seen in three … Read more

NHL Buzz: Ovechkin day to day with lower-body injury for Capitals

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. NHL.com has you covered with all the latest news. Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin is day to day for the Capitals with a lower-body injury. Ovechkin had two shots in 17:54 of ice time in the Capitals’ 4-0 win at the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday but did not play in a … Read more

NHL Buzz: Ovechkin game-time decision for Capitals

Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin will be a game-time decision when the Capitals visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday (10 pm ET; ATTSN-RM, NBCSWA, ESPN+, SN NOW). Coach Peter Laviolette said Ovechkin, who did not participate in the morning skate, was taking a maintenance day. Forward Anthony Mantha filled in for Ovechkin at left wing … Read more

Weather: Cyclone Hale – bridge washed out, makeshift sea wall saves building, widespread flooding, slips and evacuations; Gisborne / Tairāwhiti declares a state of emergency

Communities brace for more wild weather, new details emerge on poker house heist and why emergency services are wary of Apple’s newest feature in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald A rural property has been buried under forestry slash in Tolaga Bay as swollen rivers burst their banks during ex-Cyclone Hale. … Read more

A Summer’s Day Live canceled, campers clear out, beaches close as forecast worsens

British band UB40’s show in Tauranga has been canceled due to bad weather. Photo / Supplied Organizers of today’s Tauranga festival A Summer’s Day Live headlined by UB40 have canceled the event due to high winds and rain forecast. Heavy rain watches for the western Bay of Plenty and Coromandel have been upgraded to warnings, … Read more

Market Watch: Outlook for 2023 – when will share markets bottom out?

Business Editor-at-Large Liam Dann talks to Pie Funds Founder and CIO Mike Taylor talk about what to expect in 2023. Video / NZ Herald The economy is expected to be tougher next year with a high risk of recession, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is all doom and gloom for investors. In fact, history … Read more

The Ex-Files: The family house and boat are in a trust – can I be forced out?

What claim do I have to the family home and boat – owned by my partner’s trust – if I’ve made significant repayments during our relationship? Photo / 123RF As we say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in 2023, it’s a good time to catch up on the very best of the Herald columnists we … Read more

Justice Minister Kiri Allan, PM Jacinda Ardern respond to court decision forcing rethink of 501s

PM Jacinda Ardern said she would take time to work through the High Court findings, but community safety was a focus when approaching re-integration of 501 deportees. Video / NZ Herald Justice Minister Kiri Allan and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have both acknowledged today a recent bombshell High Court decision that could have wide-ranging implications … Read more

Lionel ‘Doeboy’ Allan death: Driver Wiremu Gray back in court in hit-and-run case, enters mixed pleas

Deported from Oz, back in court in NZ: Former Kiwi child actor’s fall from grace. Video / NZ Herald, South Pacific Pictures A man charged in connection with the alleged hit-and-run death of former Kiwi child star Lionel “Doeboy” Allan was the popular West Aucklander’s boss. Wiremu Gray, 42, entered mixed pleas in his third … Read more

Cricket: David Warner’s manager says Australian players were told to ball tamper in 2016

Australia’s David Warner had rescinded his attempt to overturn the leadership ban because the hearings will be made public. Photo / AP David Warner’s manager has fired an almighty shot at Cricket Australia over its handling of the former vice-captain throughout the ball tampering saga, declaring “the truth will come out”. The ugly scandal has … Read more