Transmission Gully puts unrealistic PPPs on notice, new Covid case in the community, and major health reform announcements coming this morning.

Alex Casey has a chat with Egg Boy, aka Will Connolly, the Aussie teen who went viral after egging Fraser Anning in 2019. 


The Best Of

Despite being funded as part of a major initiative to get Māori stories to screen, Vegas reinforces some centuries-old stereotypes.

Every weekday morning, a group of Auckland city commuters fight to claim one of 10 free car parks. How long can this 'secret oasis' last?

A magic summer shared by a cricket-mad father and his oblivious baby daughter.


A little understanding – and awareness of a few easy-to-follow rules – can make a huge difference to our lives.

A nationwide ratepayers revolt against rates and debt hikes is looking increasingly likely, warns Bernard Hickey

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa is the eight term MP and first-term party leader who just gave Sāmoa’s sleeping democracy the kick it needed,

Yes, one-term mayor Justin Lester thinks he'd be doing a better job.


Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

Setting the record straight, in the interest of diplomatic relations.

New Zealand's favourite autumnal fruit meets a fancy-sounding but super-simple French dessert. The result? Delicious. 

Turning what you couldn't quite finish the night before into a delicious treat the next day.


The 2021 Our Land report has raised serious warnings about our most productive food-growing land being turned over to housing.

Ready to branch out from tacos? Make these.

It's been through riots, a pandemic and multiple lockdowns. But the only Kiwi bar in Paris is still making pies.

When the country went into lockdown, some were glad to take a break from gambling. Others moved their problematic habits online.

For almost three years, Onzo’s black and yellow fleet provided an accessible and affordable two-wheel option. Then it disappeared.


Simon Pound talks to Emma Kaniuk, founder of an online directory of women and gender-diverse tradespeople.

If remote working reduces emissions, why the hell aren't businesses encouraging more of it?

The first day of the travel bubble was big news, so Tara Ward stayed home and watched it happen on the television. 

A gender-flipped Handmaid's Tale set during a pandemic... and it's a black comedy?

What happens when you get two soap immortals and sit them down together for a chat?


Perlina Lau writes on about the experience of making Creamerie and doing it during the hellscape that is 2020.

Looking to buy a unit or apartment? You might need to think twice or even three times, if this Prime documentary is anything to go by.

Video | It’s embroidery, but not as you know it.

'Society is scared to do away with a euphemism like stealthing because then we have to be honest about how frequently rape happens.'

The premature dismissal of compensation for a woman wrongly convicted and sentenced to a year of home detention is morally and practically ill-founded.


On returning to the pub, and realising you can miss people you don't know.

No, the late Duke of Edinburgh is not worshipped as a white god.

Poetry set to film, on West Coast beaches.

The books everyone's talking about.

A poem from Mohamed Hassan's Ockham-shortlisted collection National Anthem.


He was another little boy deciding books weren't for him. And then, he wasn't.

You haven't seen sex written like this before.

The 1994 chainsaw attack on the pine wasn't a simple act of vandalism – it was an act of protest informed by centuries of history.

Comedian Janaye Henry is on a theatre tour of Aotearoa teaching teens about sex, and is writing us a non-Tourism NZ-approved diary of her travels. This week: Ōtepoti Dunedin.

ATC's gutsy new production hammers home the enduring relevance of a fleeting confrontation 40 years ago.


Four wāhine Māori reflect on how we can be our own best health advocates.

Pare Sannyasi grew up at Wellington’s Tapu Te Ranga Marae, founded by her father Bruce Stewart. Now she's part of the rebuilding process after the main whare was destroyed by fire in 2019.

Cases of this adverse reaction are extremely rare, but some countries are proceeding with caution.

The Alpine Fault quake risk is much higher than experts previously thought, new research reveals.

Brain-controlled robotics are becoming increasingly advanced and increasingly common. But what are the benefits – and risks – of such technology?


Applications are now open for Drawing Science, a free one-day workshop for researchers and illustrators.

From swirly award icons and live stats to a flashlight prompt, what's changed, and why?

A new full-time role recording, editing and mixing content for The Spinoff podcast network, based in our Morningside office. 

In the new episode of media podcast The Fold, Duncan Greive talks to broadcasting and media minister Kris Faafoi about the future of New Zealand media.

NZ on Air has published details about how it intends to distribute the allocation of $55 million to boost at-risk journalism in New Zealand. Here’s what we know so far.


Video | José Barbosa looks back wistfully on the week a ship got stuck in the Suez Canal.

With commercial radio culture under a microscope, Alex Casey assembles a list of on air scandals from the last two decades. 

Why do we need a minimum wage, and is $20 too much or too little?

Stop working your butt off to pay too much rent in a country that doesn't work for you.

Thinking of saving for a deposit on your first home? You may not want to bother after seeing these figures.


We round up the key legislative changes affecting people's wallets starting Thursday, April 1.

From travelling the world interviewing business titans to defending himself from aggrieved investors, the story of Jake Millar and Unfiltered is a true jaw-dropper.

After four years mulling it over, Kane Strang is back with new music.

The power of a band, the power of the Finn family, and the power of a water fight.

They were on the cusp of stardom. Then, after one acclaimed album, they called it a day.


VIDEO | In the new episode of Final Mix, Yadana Saw takes TEEKS out west to road test 'Into You' and 'Remember Me' from his upcoming album Something to Feel.

A pioneering New Zealand voice, a neighbour, and not finished yet.

Tomorrow sees the opening of Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland, Auckland Museum’s biggest new exhibition in years.

It was supposed to be the roadmap for Auckland's 21st century transport network, but somewhere along the route ATAP lost its way.

South Auckland public health experts warn vaccine roll-out should be wider that currently planned.


Politicians are constantly promising to make things easier for the drivers currently caught in Auckland’s peak hour traffic jams. Hayden Donnell argues the opposite is true.

A reminder: this is what alert level three means in practice.

Adding another New Zealand-based team to Super Rugby won't be quite as straightforward as it seems.

Five key challenges await, ranging from formidable to almost certainly insurmountable.

Podcast | The Offspin talks to Andrea Nelson, CEO of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup, about how exciting it is to be hosting the tournament in New Zealand next year.


A Wiri park is set to be transformed into a 'world class' motorsport facility.

More than 30 years after he tore through the global skating world, people still remember the barefoot New Zealander with the wild red beard.

Podcast | Simon Pound talks to Louise Aitken, CEO of the Ākina Foundation, about how they're helping social enterprises grow.

From humble hole-in-the-wall beginnings, Wellington-based Fix & Fogg is now one of the hottest nut butter companies in the world.

Podcast | Mutu founder Toby Skilton on his vision for a service where people could rent out and borrow things from each other – and how he made it a reality.


The environmental impact of going for a blat in the dinghy is probably worse than you think.

PODCAST | 'How do you wipe your bum?' Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha and her sewer-safe wet wipe alternative could change the way you go to the toilet forever.

Four $10,000 grants and a programmes of in-depth mentorship are up for grabs for small businesses.

Video | It’s embroidery, but not as you know it.

For jobseekers, flexibility in the way we work is becoming a standard expectation.


The 1994 chainsaw attack on the pine wasn't a simple act of vandalism – it was an act of protest informed by centuries of history.

A new white paper looks at how Aotearoa can better support and sustain its creative industries. 

Real people's stories are at the core of this series about 'the wonderful, hidden and controversial objects' of recent Aotearoa history.

Two seasons of the famed reality TV franchise just flew by in a few short weeks after being shot at twice the normal speed. It broke the show.

The second Marvel show to arrive on Disney+ again pumps the brakes on narrative to explore the characters at its centre.


Four years since Joss Whedon dropped his cut of Justice League, original director Zack Snyder gets the chance to tell his story his way.

Ten years on from the incident that landed Sharon Armstrong in an Argentinian prison, The Tender Trap tells the story of her romance scam.

Division and social discord has undermined Covid-19 responses in other western nations. We must do everything we can to prevent that taking seed here.

It comes down to this: is such an unprecedented decision a 'demonstrably justified' limit on people’s rights, explains public law expert Andrew Geddis.

Huge holes in the earth are never miscellaneous, and the threat mining poses to Hauraki is far from minor.

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