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‘It’s a fucking slap in the face’: NZ sex workers respond to OnlyFans banning porn

“The only reason OnlyFans is so popular around the world is because of sex workers."

Covid update: 35 new community cases

There are 35 new community cases of Covid today.

Covid update: 21 new community cases

Here's what you need to know about Covid today.

New Zealand to go into a snap level 4 lockdown at 11.59pm tonight

Earlier this afternoon one Covid case was detected in the community in Auckland.

Conversion therapy will be banned, with sentence of up to 5 years’ imprisonment

“There are so many people that will have their lives changed because of this.”

Trans-Tasman bubble suspended for 8 weeks

The trans-Tasman bubble just got suspended for another eight weeks.

Matariki public holiday dates announced for the next 30 years

The government has announced the dates the new Matariki public holidays for the next 30 years.

The FBI made an app that tricked thousands of drug dealers around the world, including NZ

In NZ, 35 people were arrested and over 900 charges were laid against senior members gang members.

Bread is not destroying your brain, research shows

Unless you actually have coeliac disease, gluten doesn’t affect your brain function, new research has found.

A study of over 13,000 people has found no link between…

Stop fkn tapping on the glass of kiwi enclosures, you're making them stressed

Surprise, surprise: new research has found visitor noise outside kiwi enclosures is no good.

Young workers in NZ are three times more burnt out than others

New Zealand workers under the age of 30 are three times more likely to be burnt out than other demographics.

Do you feel like you’ve got nothing…

The government has banned exports of live animals by sea

The government has banned the export of live animals by sea, but there's a two year phase out period

Live updates: Evacuation warning lifted after 8.1 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands


The evacuation advice has been lifted, says the National Emergency Management Agency. Anyone who had moved to higher ground is now safe to return home.  

There is…

Talking to Guled Mire about his award-winning mental health series

Last night the Re: series Third Culture Minds, hosted by Guled Mire, won the Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand’s Special Media Journalism…

NZ’s one-way travel bubble with the Cook Islands has opened, but we can’t go there quite yet

The Cook Islands have never had a single Covid case or death.

Only a quarter of NCEA students say they’re coping after Covid

Covid-19 caused significant disruption to schools, according to new reports released today by the Education Review Office.

Secondary students are struggling most, with only 26 percent of…

It’s now easier for gay men to donate blood, as long as you haven't had sex recently

As long as you haven’t had sex in the last three months.

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Drug checking will be made legal in NZ in time for festivals this summer

Drug checking allows people to safely find out what's really in their pills.

Euthanasia still a yes, cannabis still a no, and Labour keeps majority with special votes

The special votes have been counted and the final results of the referendums and New Zealand’s 2020 general election have been released.

It’s still a no for…

NZ votes yes for euthanasia, no for recreational cannabis

65% of NZers voted yes in the euthanasia referendum. 53% voted no in the cannabis referendum.

Social media can be a new form of justice for survivors of sexual assault

What are the legal ramifications of online justice, both for those who post and the accused?

First-time voter Church on how politics isn’t as distant as he once thought

What it’s like being 19 and interviewing some of the country’s most powerful people.

An 18-year-old on the importance of te reo Māori regional dialects

An 18-year-old from Ngāti Porou on the the importance of regional differences in te reo Māori.

Christchurch mosque attack terrorist sentenced to life in prison without parole

Words from some of the 93 people who gave victim impact statements directly to the terrorist's face.

Covid-19 Live Updates: 3 new cases

The key facts you need to know about Covid-19 in Aotearoa.Sunday 23 August, 1pm

There are 3 new cases today. One is linked to the Auckland cluster…

Auckland moves back into alert level 3 lockdown, rest of country moves to level 2

There are four new cases of Covid-19 in Auckland, believed to be community transmission. There is no clear link to a managed isolation facility or to…

Observations of a rural nurse

Photographer Sara McIntyre has lived in the tiny town of Kākahi for the last ten years. She’s spent most of that time working as a district…

Explainer: here's what you need to know about new National leader Judith Collins

We’ve all seen the gun photo and heard the phrase “Crusher Collins”, but what does she stand for?

Covid-19 Live Updates: two new cases

Check in here for the key, verified facts on how New Zealand is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.  

1:30pm Sunday 21 June

Today there are two new cases.…

Black Lives Matter: The biggest march in Wellington in a decade

“The future is hope. The future is change. The future is us.”