Waze is now available on New Austral and Renault Megane E-Tech electric vehicles equipped with the OpenR screen and the OpenR Link multimedia system with integrated Google. Drivers will be able to access all Waze functions directly on the OpenR link screen, without using their smartphone, and enjoy a new intuitive, immersive and connected driving … Read more

New app FoodSpies to help Kiwis compare supermarket prices and ease cost of living pressure

A New Zealand company has launched an app to help Kiwis compare prices of weekly grocery bills between different supermarkets with the aim of easing the cost of living crisis. Photo / Supplied A New Zealand company has launched an app to help Kiwis compare prices of weekly grocery bills between supermarkets with the aim … 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

‘Kiwipedo’ who tried to buy a child online for sex resentenced to three years

Aaron Hutton at the Auckland District Court in July 2020. Photo / Alex Burton WARNING: This story contains descriptions and language associated with child sex offending A man who tried to buy a child online for sex has received just over three years for his depraved actions at a sentencing heard in court today. Known … Read more

Operation Santana: Air NZ baggage handlers sentenced for meth importation conspiracy

Baggage handlers for Air New Zealand have been sentenced for helping an Auckland rapper slip 20kg of methamphetamine through border security checks. Photo / Brett Phibbs Financial desperation caused by New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown has been blamed for tempting three Air New Zealand baggage handlers with previously clean records into conspiring with an Auckland … Read more

Notorious Killer Beez gang member Latu Kepu sentenced to time served, laughs in court

Latu Kepu at a previous court appearance. Photo / Christine Cornage A Killer Beez gang member convicted of the manslaughter of a prison guard has been sentenced to 13 months for threatening to kill his ex-partner and sending her pictures of him with a gun outside her home. But he is eligible for immediate release … Read more

Weather: Kiwis in for a wet and humid day with weather from the tropics fanning out over the country, heavy rain watches in effect

It’s set to be a wet, windy and warm day across the country as “fingers of tropical moisture” touch down. MetService has issued a number of weather watches for today. Heavy rain watches for Northland, northern Auckland, Great Barrier Island, the Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty west of Tauranga are in place. Rainfall may … Read more

Baby blood donor battle: The court case where realities collided over treatment for a seriously ill baby

A crowd gathers outside the Auckland High Court as an urgent hearing takes place to decide the care of a baby whose parents refuse to use blood from vaccinated donors. Video / NZ Herald Two divergent realities came crashing together in the High Court at Auckland on Tuesday morning, with the life of a seriously … Read more

Scammers drain $36m from Kiwis in two years; warning of Christmas spike targeting online shoppers

Baby blood donor battle, the Christmas spike targeting online shoppers and home for Christmas? Why your travel plans could be disrupted in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald Kiwi bargain hunters are set to be targeted by scammers this Christmas, with a government cyber security agency issuing a warning for online … Read more

Moola owner goes into receivership

A liquidator has been appointed to and its parent has gone into receivership. NZ Fintech Group Holdings, the ultimate owner of online lenders has gone into receivership with all its subsidiaries placed into the hands of liquidators. Companies Office records show Partners For Growth V LP appointed receiver Thomas Rodewald to the holding … Read more