Fifa World Cup: Why Cristiano Ronaldo had to be dropped for Portugal’s clash against Switzerland

Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped with Gonçalo Ramos making his debut and scoring a hat-trick with a 6-1 win against Switzerland. Video / Sky Sport It says a lot about Cristiano Ronaldo’s star power that even a thumping 6-1 win for Portugal won’t take the focus away from him. Ronaldo was sensationally dropped for Portugal’s round … Read more

Lawyer with 18 months’ experience says he should be allowed to practice on his own

Hierophantic Human argued before the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal that he was allowed to practice alone. Photo / Facebook An inexperienced lawyer named Hierophantic Harlequinesque Human is petitioning to be allowed to practice on his own but a tribunal said it was a matter of public protection that he shouldn’t. Human appeared before the … Read more

Jet fuel rationing: Z Energy says sorry to airline customers

Airlines struggling with disruption from staff shortages now face a fuel supply glitch. Photo / Brett Phibbs Z Energy has apologized to its airline customers and any passengers that may be affected after fuel rationing was imposed outside of Auckland Airport. An “off-specification” load of around 25 million liters has forced fuel suppliers to activate … Read more

Emergent BioSolutions Announces US FDA Acceptance and Priority Review of Supplemental New Drug Application for Over-the-Counter NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray

Emergent’s supplemental new drug application is the first prescription-to-over-the-counter switch application in history to be granted Priority Review by the FDA. NARCAN® (naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray 4 mg, the first intranasal form of naloxone approved by the FDA in 2015, is designed for community use for the treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. GAITHERSBURG, … Read more

Indonesia passes new penal code making extramarital sex illegal, punishable by jail

The central business district skyline is seen during the dusk in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia’s Parliament has passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code. Photo / AP Indonesia’s Parliament passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code today that criminalises extramarital sex for citizens and visiting foreigners alike. After ratification, the … Read more

Confusion over Iran’s religious police as women drop hijab

A woman walks through Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran. Photo / AP Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports that the force had been shut down. Despite the uncertainty, it has appeared for weeks that enforcement of the strict dress code has been scaled back … Read more

Principal sexual abuse trial: Joe Moncarz testifies student accuser, school volunteer both lied

Joe Moncarz, the former principal at Deep Green Bush School in Auckland, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child. Photo / Supplied It was just days after Auckland’s unorthodox Deep Green Bush School had been thrown into crisis following a bombshell outcry from a young student – that principal Joseph Jacob Moncarz had … Read more

First Snifters, now Le Snaks? Classic Kiwi snacks they should bring back to life

In 2022, Kiwis were hit hard by the news that the iconic lunchbox item Le Snak was being discontinued. It had been filling children’s and adults’ lunchboxes for 30 years, but Bluebird revealed the reason for ending the Kiwi classic was due to a decline in sales as “consumers’ taste preferences have changed”. Months later, … Read more

Evidence shows Donald Trump OK’d tax fraud – prosecutor

Former US President Donald Trump had his Florida home raided by FBI agents in August. Photo / AP In the end, it wasn’t a last-minute smoking gun but a prosecutor insisting that evidence shows the former US president Donald Trump was aware of a scheme that his Trump Organization’s executives hatched to avoid paying personal … Read more

‘He would’ve smashed into me’: Motorist caught in pursuit that ended in car crash still shaken

Huge win for those with cystic fibrosis, police staff involved in West Auckland ‘serious incident’ & Iran to disband police morality amid ongoing protests in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald A motorist is shaken up and scared after being caught in the middle of a police pursuit that ended in … Read more