Fifa World Cup: Australia’s emotions run high after rare World Cup win

Australia’s Mitchell Duke celebrates his goal during the World Cup group D match between Tunisia and Australia. Photo / AP Mitchell Duke celebrated scoring Australia’s winning goal by forming a “J” with his fingers in a tribute to his son Jaxson, who was in the stands. Coach Graham Arnold dragged injured winger Martin Boyle — … Read more

‘Zombie’ virus revived after 50,000 years trapped in Siberian permafrost – National

Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research have revived more than a dozen prehistoric viruses that were previously trapped deep within the Siberian permafrostaccording to a pre-print study. From seven ancient permafrost samples, scientists were able to document 13 never-before-seen viruses that have been lying dormant, frozen in ice, over tens of thousands … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooter left rambling note on phone: police – National

The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left behind what he called a “death note” on his phone that apologized for what he was about to do while simultaneously blaming others for mocking him. “Sorry everyone but I didn’t plan this I promise things just fell in place like I was … Read more

Phil Gifford: What it was really like before the All Blacks’ three Rugby World Cup wins

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter were criticized by some before winning the 2015 World Cup. Photo / Brett Phibbs The All Blacks captain should be dumped. The first-five’s not playing at test level. There are too many has-beens in the team. New Zealand won one and lost one to South Africa, and scraped through against … Read more

Kanye West announces 2024 presidential campaign – National

Rapper Kanye Westwho has legally changed his name to Ye, has announced that he intends to run for US president in 2024 in a series of campaign videos released late Thursday evening. The move follows a previously failed presidential bid in 2020 that saw him garner a measly 60,000 votes. In the first of his … 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

FIFA World Cup: Qatar faces more human rights scrutiny as Sajjan returns – National

International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan is facing opposition criticism because he did not make a public statement about human rights during his visit to Qatar for the World Cup. “If we don’t raise the issue of human rights when we are in countries where we know human rights abuses are taking place, we have no … 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

10 Extraordinary NZ Restaurants To Book For Now, According To The Viva Team

Auckland might have some of the best restaurants in the world, which Viva has been celebrating this week with the launch of Auckland’s Top 50 Restaurants for 2022, judged by dining out editor Jesse Mulligan and @Eatlitfood’s Albert Cho, but there are many more that deserve your attention, and your hard-earned dollars. From a family-owned … Read more

Football World Cup 2022: Qatar officially bans beer sales in stadiums

Qatar has banned the sale of beer at World Cup stadiums two days before the opening game. AP Qatar has officially banned the sale of beer at World Cup stadiums, a sudden U-turn on the deal the conservative Muslim emirate made to secure the football tournament with only two days to go before the opening … Read more