September 1, 2023

Market close: Sluggish NZ sharemarket loses more ground

Market close: Sluggish NZ sharemarket loses more ground

Auckland International Airport rose 24c or 3.07 per cent to $8.05 with a total of 110.58 million shares worth $896.38m changing hands. Photo / Alex Burton The hefty $830 million council sale of Auckland International Airport shares provided excitement for the New Zealand sharemarket but didn’t stop it losing ground once more. Auckland airport aside,

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Diana’s ‘trepidation’ at single life revealed in NZ letter

Diana’s ‘trepidation’ at single life revealed in NZ letter

The previously unpublished correspondence, dated July 15, 1996, will be auctioned in Beverly Hills. Photo / Getty Images Princess Diana’s feelings of “trepidation” ahead of her newly single life have been revealed in a letter written before her divorce from the former Prince of Wales. In correspondence with the chairman of the Royal New Zealand

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Wily Waiheke rat outwits eradicators, caught on tape living rent-free in a roof cavity

Wily Waiheke rat outwits eradicators, caught on tape living rent-free in a roof cavity

A showdown between a wily rat and the Waiheke Island pest eradicators has gone into overtime, with efforts to catch the elusive rat failing and the group set up to catch it refusing to stop until they do. The Waiheke pest eradication project was supposed to end its trial, set up to catch rodents, on

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Passengers on Perth to Auckland flight warned to look for whooping cough symptoms

Passengers on Perth to Auckland flight warned to look for whooping cough symptoms

Unsplash People on flight OD195 from Perth to Auckland are being advised by health officials to monitor for whooping cough symptoms – an infectious illness which has claimed the lives of three infants in Aotearoa this year. Passengers on a flight from Perth to Auckland have been advised to monitor for symptoms of whooping cough,

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Suspended lawyer’s planning panel role might have ‘shaken public confidence’

Suspended lawyer’s planning panel role might have ‘shaken public confidence’

Kevin Stent/Stuff Former Russell McVeagh partner James Gardner-Hopkins faced allegations from interns and became the focal point of New Zealand’s #Metoo movement. (File photo) Suspended lawyer James Gardner-Hopkins’ inclusion on a resource consent expert panel might have shaken public confidence in the panel’s work, the Court of Appeal says. The court has upheld a decision

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Closed for business: Are our schools restricting access to toilets?

Closed for business: Are our schools restricting access to toilets?

Unsplash There are a variety of reasons toilets are closed, but vaping isn’t one of them, principals say. Are schools restricting access to toilets to stop pupils vaping? Some parents and former pupils say yes – but the schools say no. Stuff has been contacted by people with connections to several schools who say access

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NPC: Northland beat Hawke’s Bay to put themselves back in finals running

NPC: Northland beat Hawke’s Bay to put themselves back in finals running

At Semenoff Stadium, Whangārei: Northland 44 (Rob Cobb, Sam Nock (2), Tama Anderson (2) tries; Rivez Reihana 4 con, 3 pen) Hawke’s Bay 21 (Lincoln McClutchie (2), Tyrone Thompson tries; McClutchie 3 con). HT: 24-12 Hawke’s Bay have hit some turbulence after a strong start to the season, with Northland consigning them to a second

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Our Lakers-Celtics: Is Souths-Roosters Australia’s greatest rivalry?

Our Lakers-Celtics: Is Souths-Roosters Australia’s greatest rivalry?

It is a 3km residential road which gently meanders from the Darley Street intersection in Randwick down to Clovelly Surf Club. Yet this seemingly innocuous stretch of bitumen separates two of the fiercest rivals in world sport. To the north, it’s the affluent Roosters, venture south and you’re a Russell Crowe Rabbitoh. And no one

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Iceland resumes whale hunting under stricter conditions

Iceland resumes whale hunting under stricter conditions

Iceland’s government is set to resume hunting fin whales after a two-month pause but with guidelines in place aimed at killing the animals as quickly as possible to reduce suffering. A global moratorium on whaling has been in place since 1986 but the controversial practice continues in Iceland, Norway and Japan. *Warning: Some images in

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‘Get checked, ask for help’: Sky News host’s heartfelt message ahead of Father’s Day

‘Get checked, ask for help’: Sky News host’s heartfelt message ahead of Father’s Day

Sky News host Erin Molan has entreated Aussies to be vigilant and ask for help in regards to their health as families everywhere prepare to celebrate Father’s Day. Ms Molan spoke about the pain of losing her father, the late Senator Jim Molan, to prostate cancer earlier this year. “His cancer was cruel and aggressive

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RNZ’s ratings slide; Warner Bros axes marketing roles; TVNZ’s CEO hunt – Media Insider

RNZ’s ratings slide; Warner Bros axes marketing roles; TVNZ’s CEO hunt – Media Insider

Morning Report hosts Corin Dann and Ingrid Hipkiss, and Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking. Photos / RNZ, NZME RNZ boss: We ‘want and expect’ Morning Report’s ratings to grow again; ASB move falls flat with Kiwi agencies; ‘Thomas Cranmer’ unmasked; Roles gone as Warner Bros. Discovery overhauls marketing team; TVNZ’s CEO hunt. On the face of

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Health staff facing ‘whack-a-mole of roadblocks’: senior doctor

Health staff facing ‘whack-a-mole of roadblocks’: senior doctor

The senior doctors union is calling out Te Whatu Ora for the quality of its workforce data with large discrepancies between data released to the union and Stuff. Data collated on March 31 showed 3 FTE registrar vacancies in Auckland, for example, but in numbers released to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) under

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Highschool student seriously injured at Ashburton College

Highschool student seriously injured at Ashburton College

Supplied A student has been seriously injured at Ashburton College. (File photo) A student has been seriously injured at Ashburton College around 10.45am on Friday morning. Emergency services were called to an incident on Walnut Ave, near Ashburton College. One person was taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries. Ashburton College principal, Ross Preece said

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Fast-growing district has a selection of services | Canberra CityNews

Fast-growing district has a selection of services | Canberra CityNews

Home improvement, body art, transport, recreation and more, here’s a guide to Gungahlin and Mitchell’s wide variety of services. This is a sponsored post. ONE of the fastest growing regions in Australia, the district of Gungahlin is one of the original 18 districts of the ACT.  Made up of more than 17 suburbs, its light-industrial

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New $5 Aussie coin to honour heritage sites

New $5 Aussie coin to honour heritage sites

A new $5 coin honouring some of Australia’s World Heritage wonders has been created in honour cultural conservation ahead of the 21st annual General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. The collectable coin features images of all 20 Australian World Heritage Properties, including images of prehistoric rainforest wilderness and ancient Aboriginal settlements to unique landscapes and natural

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