‘Pretty crazy time’: Royal way Melissa Chan-Green found out she was pregnant

The AM house and experienced Palace reporter discovered she was expecting her second child just as the biggest story of her career was breaking. Photo / Jae Frew Woman’s Day banner. Melissa Chan-Green had been preparing for months to deliver a lengthy live broadcast when news broke that the Queen had died. The A.M co-host … Read more

Straight Up: Matt Chisholm on mental health, challenging masculinity and choosing honesty

Matt Chisholm. Photo / Charlotte Hedley Over the past 15 years, Matt Chisholm has become one of the country’s most beloved journalists and TV hosts, moving from current affairs in the 1News newsroom to fronting reality mega-hits like Survivor and Celebrity Treasure Island. Yet in recent years, Chisholm has begun to open up about the … Read more

Budget 2022: How $2 billion of emergency Covid funds were redirected

Finance Minister Grant Robertson insists he did not play the Budget allowance. Photo / Mark Mitchell Finance Minister Grant Robertson padded Budget 2022 with $2.05 billion from the remnants of the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund contrary to his undertakings that the enormous pot of emergency money be limited to direct, pandemic-related spending and over … Read more

Minister Andrew Little left in no doubt about despair, outrage in the health workforce

Health Minister Andrew Little. Photo / Mark Mitchell By Kate Green of RNZ Medical specialists have taken the opportunity to tell Health Minister Andrew Little just how bad things are on the frontline. He was grilled on his plans to alleviate pressure on workers during the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ (ASMS) annual conference in … Read more

Gregor Paul: Reasons for optimism over All Blacks’ 2023 World Cup chances

Rieko Ioane and the All Blacks could be on the right track. Photo / AP OPINION: We have reached the end of 2022 with few optimists about how 2023 may play out for the All Blacks. It was a season with four defeats and one draw that was littered with periods where the All Blacks … Read more

Chris Rattue’s Watchlist: The World Cup match you don’t want to miss

The master – Spain’s Sergio Busquets is set to dissect Germany. Photo / AP The best of sport over the next few days as rugby winds down with an epic showdown, and football’s World Cup builds towards a pivotal game. 4) England v South Africa, Sunday, 6.30am — Sky In case you haven’t had enough … Read more