Business

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: What Chris Hipkins thinks of call to ditch MIQ for Kiwis

Adrian Littlewood has been a study in diplomacy for his public stance on border settings but his patience has run out – much like the more than 230,000 who have missed out on MIQ spots in what’s been described as “a lottery of human misery”. The outgoing Auckland Airport boss says it makes little sense […]

World News

Recipes: What to do with all those apples – The Denver Post

By Emily Weinstein, The New York Times I went apple picking last weekend, along with about a million other people in the New York metro area. Is it me, or does recreational apple picking just continue to surge year over year as a fall activity? Some people are not into it, which I get, and […]

Politics

Claire Trevett: What was behind Labour-National united housing stand against Nimbys?

OPINION: The real value in Tuesday’s surprise grand Kumbaya chorus on housing between National and Labour was not in the detail of what was announced, but in the consensus. The joint press conference between Labour ministers Megan Woods and David Parker and National leader Judith Collins and MP Nicola Willis may well have been a […]

World News

The 90% Project: Dr Mataroria Lyndon – What we can do to protect our youngest from Delta

OPINION: News that a student with Covid-19 was possibly infectious while attending primary school in the Waikato will have set alarm bells ringing for many parents. With Aotearoa working to contain the latest Delta outbreak, some parents will be wondering if they should be sending their kids back to school once they reopen. This is […]

World News

What to watch for on Sunday.

Sixty million people are eligible to vote in the German national election on Sunday. There won’t be a new government that night, or the next day — it could take the rival parties weeks or even months to settle on a coalition with a parliamentary majority. But the ballots are tallied quickly, and the new […]

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Level 3 is imminent for parts of NZ – but what does it actually change?

Millions of Kiwis are waiting on tenterhooks for this afternoon’s announcement about whether their region will be released from the Covid-19 national lockdown. But if areas free of community cases of the deadly and swift-moving Delta variant do have their restrictions loosened – will life actually change much? The answer is, not really. Under the […]

Politics

What is Boris Johnson’s flat refurb like – and how much did previous prime ministers spend?

The row over how Boris Johnson has funded the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat has placed a spotlight on one of the UK’s most famous apartments. Despite Mr Johnson‘s office being in Number 10 Downing Street, all prime ministers since Tony Blair have lived in the more spacious flat above No 11. Prime ministers […]

Politics

Here’s what we know about the man behind Friday’s attack on Capitol Hill.

Noah Green, the knife-wielding man killed after ramming his car into a checkpoint at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, was a troubled former college athlete whose life was disintegrating in the months leading up to a violent outburst that left one officer dead and another injured. On the football field at Christopher Newport University in […]

Business

What Fonterra’s high milk price will mean for farmers now

Fonterra enjoyed a 17 per cent lift in its operating earnings over the first half but chief executive Miles Hurrell says high milk prices will make for a challenging second half. The co-op has forecast a $7.60/kg milk price for the season, which will represent a higher input cost for the co-op. “This is not […]

World News

What NYT food reporters and editors make when they’re too tired to cook

If it’s your job to think about food all day, your enthusiasm for meal planning may have plummeted as the pandemic has worn on. Though members of the NYT Food team may occasionally be tired of cooking, they never tire of talking about cooking. These are the dishes that perennially sustain, nourish and even inspire […]