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My Gaydar is broken, I can’t tell who’s gay anymore

Queer style used to be a subculture. I don’t think it is anymore.

Your summer tan is hurting the healthy germs on your skin

Our skin is host to a variety of fungi, bacteria, and viruses that make up our microbiota.

'Stories you don't see anywhere else': Here's our award-winning stories

Re: News won best specialist publication at this year's NZ media awards.

Why NZ needs a healthcare hub for transgender people

A new article in the NZMJ says transgender people face several barriers to healthcare.

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My husband was killed in March 15. Here’s how I’ve found peace and unity

"The hope in me has not changed, but it may have waned a little bit."

Can I get a refund? Know your rights when floods disrupt your plans

A handy guide so you don’t wind up paying rent for a flooded home that you can’t live in anymore.

Flooding update: death toll rises to four

A train has derailed, a bridge has collapsed and houses caught in landslides near Tauranga.

Auckland flooding: Here's what you need to know

Auckland is in a state of emergency due to "unprecedented" flooding and rain.

In Photos: Jacinda Ardern’s time as Prime Minister

After five and a half years, Jacinda Ardern is stepping down. We look back at some key moments.

Town of Russell could soon go back to its original Māori name

The Bay of Islands town was well known as Kororāreka until the early 1840s.

Here are some of the biggest stories we told in 2022

Ukraine, 2000s Babys, and our first official Matariki. What a year.

Queen Elizabeth has died at age 96: We take a look back

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after reigning for 70 years.

Here's our award-winning stories

We're tooting our own horns.

A local park's culturally offensive name has been changed

Local iwi say the initial name is culturally offensive to mana whenua.

Monkeypox to become a notifiable disease in NZ

"We are making sure we're as prepared as possible if any cases do appear here."

Sāmoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa to visit NZ

This visit marks 60 years since the Treaty of Friendship between Aotearoa and Samoa was signed. 

Covid update June 7: 10,191 new cases, 14 deaths in two days

The seven-day rolling average of community cases today is 6,202.

Covid update June 2: 7,870 community cases, 13 deaths

Today's seven-day rolling average of community case numbers 6,937 – last Thursday, it was 7,095.

Covid update May 24: 8435 cases, 15 deaths

There are 327 people in hospital - 10 of those people are in ICU or HDU.

New Zealand stays at Orange traffic light setting: Covid-19

The next review of the traffic light settings will be in June. 

Covid update May 20: 7,800 cases, 17 deaths

The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 8,032 – last Friday it was 7,548.

Covid update May 19: 9091 cases, 5 deaths

There are 411 people in hospital.

Nelson man arrested after editing teens’ pics, posting to adult sites

The man will appear in the Nelson District Court next Monday.

Covid Update May 17: 9,843 community cases, 421 hospitalisations

Todays seven-day rolling average of community case numbers is 7,795 – last Tuesday it was 7,927.

In pictures: Aucklanders gather to support Palestine

“For the event I co-organised, I wanted to celebrate our culture,”

Covid update May 13: 7,441 cases, 29 deaths

About half of the actual number of Covid-19 cases are being reported.

Te Pāti Māori won't run in Tauranga by-election due to racism

"By standing, we would be consciously sending our people into an unsafe environment."

Covid update May 12: 9,392 cases, 9 deaths

398 people are currently in hospital with the virus.

The world's biggest fish is dying because ships are crashing into it

Scientists tracked 348 whale sharks that had been satellite tagged.