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Volcanic boulders launched onto typical NZ house roof to see how it’d hold up in real eruption

It’s hoped the research will help insurers and authorities deal with an eruption in Auckland.

It’s hoped the research will help insurers and authorities deal with an eruption in Auckland.

Police scrap aerial missions hunting for cannabis plantations to focus on more harmful drugs

Frontline staff were apparently blindsided by the move, and the Police Minister didn’t know.

Frontline staff were apparently blindsided by the move, and the Police Minister didn’t know.

Vehicle left damaged after stolen car hits it during Auckland police chase

The car was stopped in its track on Universal Drive, Henderson after police deployed road spikes.

The car was stopped in its track on Universal Drive, Henderson after police deployed road spikes.

Reflecting on 40 years with clay

Ceramicist Christine Boswijk's exhibition 'Thinking with my hands' spans her creative and risk-taking career.

Ceramicist Christine Boswijk's exhibition 'Thinking with my hands' spans her creative and risk-taking career.

Emergency services attend Christchurch chemical spill

Owens Transport employees were evacuated from their workplace.

Owens Transport employees were evacuated from their workplace.

Average asking prices for homes reach new records in every one of NZ’s regions

Trade Me says it’s the first time every region has seen such an uptick.

Trade Me says it’s the first time every region has seen such an uptick.

INTERNATIONAL

Biden bids Delaware emotional goodbye

Describing himself as “a proud son of the state of Delaware,” U.S. President-elect Joe Biden bid a heartfelt goodbye on Tuesday to the state where he served as U.S. senator for 36 years and made his way to Washington, D.C., where he led a memorial se

Describing himself as “a proud son of the state of Delaware,” U.S. President-elect Joe Biden bid a heartfelt goodbye on Tuesday to the state where he served as U.S. senator for 36 years and made his way to Washington, D.C., where he led a memorial se

Trump's legacy: A more divided America

Closing out his presidency, President Donald Trump leaves behind an even more polarized America, where thousands are dying daily from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is badly damaged and political violence has surged. This report produced by Yahai

Closing out his presidency, President Donald Trump leaves behind an even more polarized America, where thousands are dying daily from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is badly damaged and political violence has surged. This report produced by Yahai

Explainer: Who is Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny?

Alexei Navalny has become the most vocal and effective critic of Russia’s government and President Vladimir Putin. Rosanna Philpott explores what we know about him.

Alexei Navalny has become the most vocal and effective critic of Russia’s government and President Vladimir Putin. Rosanna Philpott explores what we know about him.

Uganda accuses US envoy of trying to subvert election

The U.S. embassy in Kampala says Ambassador Nathalie E. Brown was prevented from visiting opposition leader Bobi Wine at his home, which has been surrounded by security forces since an election last week.

The U.S. embassy in Kampala says Ambassador Nathalie E. Brown was prevented from visiting opposition leader Bobi Wine at his home, which has been surrounded by security forces since an election last week.

Top EU diplomat waits return of US 'leadership'

The world needs American leadership in the battle against COVID-19, the EU's top diplomat said on Tuesday, urging President-elect Joe Biden to step up after the Trump administration was widely criticized for its slow response.

The world needs American leadership in the battle against COVID-19, the EU's top diplomat said on Tuesday, urging President-elect Joe Biden to step up after the Trump administration was widely criticized for its slow response.

Exhausted Nigerian doctors wait for vaccines

Dr Oluwajoba Oroge braced for the week ahead - another long line of coronavirus patients at Abuja's EHA clinic, and another long wait for news of a vaccine.

Dr Oluwajoba Oroge braced for the week ahead - another long line of coronavirus patients at Abuja's EHA clinic, and another long wait for news of a vaccine.

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TECHNOLOGY

Starlink - High speed internet from space

Elon Musk's project Starlink promises high-speed internet for all. Could this be the solution for communities in Africa, for example, which have previously had only very restricted access? We visited eastern Congo where every upload is a challenge.

Elon Musk's project Starlink promises high-speed internet for all. Could this be the solution for communities in Africa, for example, which have previously had only very restricted access? We visited eastern Congo where every upload is a challenge.

The UK has its eye on Google

The UK's competition watchdog is investigating Google's new proposals to remove third-party cookies.

The UK's competition watchdog is investigating Google's new proposals to remove third-party cookies.

New trash robot could clean world's waterways

A newly launched robot is designed to autonomously collect garbage from waterways. Clearbot uses ‘AI-Vision’ to detect and collect trash. The robots are solar-powered and work as a team to remove rubbish.

A newly launched robot is designed to autonomously collect garbage from waterways. Clearbot uses ‘AI-Vision’ to detect and collect trash. The robots are solar-powered and work as a team to remove rubbish.

Pay For Email? Tech predictions For 2021

The days of free email may be coming to an end. Here are 2021 predictions for the tech world.

The days of free email may be coming to an end. Here are 2021 predictions for the tech world.

YouTube suspends Trump for at least 7 days

The video-sharing platform is the latest to ban the president after a mob of Trump extremists stormed the Capitol last week

The video-sharing platform is the latest to ban the president after a mob of Trump extremists stormed the Capitol last week

Facebook is removing all content mentioning 'stop the steal'

Facebook announced the decision on Monday via a blogpost

Facebook announced the decision on Monday via a blogpost

BUSINESS

Launching a hotel in the coronavirus era

The hospitality sector is deep in recession. Restaurants and hotels stand empty with no guests or income. Many have been forced to close. But MADE in Germany met people in Berlin who've launched a new business right in the middle of the pandemic.

The hospitality sector is deep in recession. Restaurants and hotels stand empty with no guests or income. Many have been forced to close. But MADE in Germany met people in Berlin who've launched a new business right in the middle of the pandemic.

Yellen backs more 'big' stimulus; Netflix soars

Stocks rallied across the board on Tuesday after Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen threw her weight behind another 'big' economic stimulus package. Shares of Netflix soared after it trounced new customer addition forecasts. Conway G. Gittens s

Stocks rallied across the board on Tuesday after Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen threw her weight behind another 'big' economic stimulus package. Shares of Netflix soared after it trounced new customer addition forecasts. Conway G. Gittens s

Big pullback won't come soon: trader

Vespula Capital's Jeff Tomasulo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he doesn't see a correction around the corner despite the equity markets' big run up in the last quarter.

Vespula Capital's Jeff Tomasulo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he doesn't see a correction around the corner despite the equity markets' big run up in the last quarter.

Is it time for the four-day work week?

As the coronavirus pandemic turns the working world on its head, calls are growing stronger for firms to embrace the four-day work week.

As the coronavirus pandemic turns the working world on its head, calls are growing stronger for firms to embrace the four-day work week.

Microsoft joins GM, Cruise self-driving partnership

Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors said on Tuesday they would partner with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of driverless vehicles. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors said on Tuesday they would partner with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of driverless vehicles. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Saudi crown prince MBS courts a wary Biden

After staying out of the spotlight, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is retaking center stage with some high-profile diplomatic and economic steps. It's all about wooing the support of Joe Biden, who is expected to be less accommodatin

After staying out of the spotlight, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is retaking center stage with some high-profile diplomatic and economic steps. It's all about wooing the support of Joe Biden, who is expected to be less accommodatin

ENTERTAINMENT

Justin Timberlake reveals baby's name & teases new album

Justin Timberlake may just have had a second baby boy, but he's got an album about to pop, too!

Justin Timberlake may just have had a second baby boy, but he's got an album about to pop, too!

Paris Hilton is rumoured to be getting her own Netflix cooking show, here's proof

Is Paris Hilton coming to Netflix... from her kitchen?!

Is Paris Hilton coming to Netflix... from her kitchen?!

PlayStation 5 can play Skyrim at 60fps

Skyrim fans with access to a PlayStation 5 will be very pleased to know that thanks to a new mod, they can play Skyrim at 60 frames per second

Skyrim fans with access to a PlayStation 5 will be very pleased to know that thanks to a new mod, they can play Skyrim at 60 frames per second

Chris Evans abandoned mansion

Chris Evans abandoned mansion

Chris Evans abandoned mansion

Bobby Flay Gushes Over Wine and Cooking in Italy

The "Bobby and Giada in Italy" star and chef reveals it was time to do an international show after being on the Food Network for 25 years. Plus, Bobby makes a dish!

The "Bobby and Giada in Italy" star and chef reveals it was time to do an international show after being on the Food Network for 25 years. Plus, Bobby makes a dish!

Stephanie Seymour's Son Harry Brant Dies at Age 24

Harry Brant, the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and magazine publisher Peter Brant, has died of an accidental overdose. Details here.

Harry Brant, the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and magazine publisher Peter Brant, has died of an accidental overdose. Details here.

SPORT

Young Crusaders flyer Will Jordan hoping to make an impact with cricket bat

Jordan’s been roped into Team Rugby for the Black Clash in Christchurch.

Jordan’s been roped into Team Rugby for the Black Clash in Christchurch.

Brendan Rodgers plays down title talk but relishing challenge

Boss Brendan Rodgers continued to play down Leicester's title chances despite the Foxes going top of the Premier League. Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored to beat Chelsea 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

Boss Brendan Rodgers continued to play down Leicester's title chances despite the Foxes going top of the Premier League. Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored to beat Chelsea 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

Man City v Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

In-depth match preview as Manchester City look to go top of the Premier League with a win over Aston Villa. The visitors have had to contend with a coronavirus outbreak at the training ground, but Pep Guardiola still expects nothing but the best f...

In-depth match preview as Manchester City look to go top of the Premier League with a win over Aston Villa. The visitors have had to contend with a coronavirus outbreak at the training ground, but Pep Guardiola still expects nothing but the best f...

Fulham v Man United: Premier League match preview

In-depth look at the Premier League clash between Fulham and Manchester United. The Cottagers go into the game in the bottom three while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men look to retain top spot.

In-depth look at the Premier League clash between Fulham and Manchester United. The Cottagers go into the game in the bottom three while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men look to retain top spot.

Australia says 'no' to tennis stars' demands

Australian authorities said mandatory hotel quarantine for people arriving for the Australian Open tennis tournament was essential to stop COVID-19, as the country recorded another day with no new locally acquired cases on Tuesday.

Australian authorities said mandatory hotel quarantine for people arriving for the Australian Open tennis tournament was essential to stop COVID-19, as the country recorded another day with no new locally acquired cases on Tuesday.

Motorsport restarts with the European Rally Trophy

The INA Delta Rally is the oldest, most difficult and most popular car racing event in the Republic of Croatia with the first event held already back in November 1974.

The INA Delta Rally is the oldest, most difficult and most popular car racing event in the Republic of Croatia with the first event held already back in November 1974.

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