Weather: What we know about tomorrow’s ‘atmospheric river’

Auckland Emergency Management 8 am update. Video / NZ Herald Many of the same weather elements behind Friday’s freak deluge may align again when a second “atmospheric river” more rain into Auckland overnight on Tuesday, forecasters say. While the system is likely to compound the water-logged region’s headaches with fresh slips and flooding, the biggest … Read more

Can you afford a hit of $800 per fortnight? The poison dart in NZ’s economy

The Reserve Bank has quickly raised interest rates and we are now waiting for the poison to take effect. Photo / Getty Images Interest rate increases are a slow-acting poison dart in that the true impact isn’t felt immediately. It’s only when the poison truly kicks in that we start to feel the potency of … Read more

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins on plan to win an election, Auckland and a Three Waters reset?

Claire Trevett speaks to PM Chris Hipkins about a reset in some government policies, including Three Waters. Video / Mark Mitchell “Just watch me,” new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says when asked how he would defy the fate of others who had become Prime Minister mid-term and went on to lose the next election. It … Read more

Qantas engine failure at 30,000 feet: NZ nurse worked out survival plan

Maggie Pike, a NZ nurse who was on board Qantas flight QF144 which suffered engine failure. Photo / Supplied A New Zealand nurse aboard the Qantas plane that suffered engine failure mid-Tasman last week felt a surge of fear when she heard the bang. Maggie Pike said she was well aware something was very wrong … Read more

Shortland Street returns for 2023: New cameras, old faces, and no hospital?

For 30 years, Shortland Street Hospital has survived wayward ambulances, armed invaders, multiple exploding cars and dozens of legal and PR nightmares, but all it took was Waverley’s attempts to be an influencer to do the hospital in for good. Video / South Pacific Pictures When Shortland Street was last on our screens, you could … Read more

Los Angeles mass shooting: Suspect Huu Can Tran found dead in van after 10 people killed in Monterey Park

A gunman has opened fire at a ballroom dance studio in Los Angeles killing ten people and leaving multiple injured. Video / KTLA The hunt for a gunman who killed 10 people at a ballroom dance club during Lunar New Year celebrations ended on Sunday when authorities found him dead in the van he used … Read more

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Post Malone thrill at Auckland Mt Smart

Chad Smith, Anthony Kiedis, Flea and John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at Mt Smart Stadium. Photo / Getty Images When Post Malone took to the stage at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium, he could easily have been confused for the headline act. Because, unlike most support acts, Malone wasn’t received as the teaser, … Read more

Breakfast’s new host, Anna Burns-Francis, on flunking her audition, Matty Mclean’s dancing and making her mum proud

Anna Burns-Francis joins the Breakfast team from Monday. Photo / Supplied Anna Burns-Francis thought she’d “flunked it” when she tried out for a role with the Breakfast team on TVNZ 1. The former One News US correspondent tells the Herald she flew back to New Zealand to try out for a spot on the couch … Read more

Breakfast’s new host, Anna Burns-Francis, on flunking her audition, Matty McLean’s dancing and making her mum proud

Anna Burns-Francis joins the Breakfast team from Monday. Photo / Supplied Anna Burns-Francis thought she’d “flunked it” when she tried out for a role with the Breakfast team on TVNZ 1. The former One News US correspondent tells the Herald she flew back to New Zealand to try out for a spot on the couch … Read more

Record $3.5 million penalty: Annoyed life insurance customer says ‘gobbledygook’ received when querying costs

The fine imposed on Cigna in the High Court at Wellington is the largest the FMA has secured in an enforcement case. Photo / Ross Setford A life insurance customer says a recent record fine shows companies must get better at communicating how premium increases work. From early 2013 until early 2019, Cigna increased customer … Read more