New Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro sworn-in

Dame Cindy Kiro will become the first wāhine Māori Governor-General at her swearing-in today. Kiro will be sworn in at Parliament from 10am and both Kiro and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will give a short address. However, alert level 2

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Cases still to peak, exposure sites to top 500, new quarantine facility stood up

KEY POINTS: Numbers in outbreak expected to peak today and Friday2nd quarantine facility to be set up in AucklandCovid-19 modeller predicts Auckland will stay in Level 4 for weeks New Zealand is bracing for the worst number of infections so

ASB blinks first, increases major mortgage rates

ASB is the first of the major banks to increase its mortgage and term deposit rates. The bank has lifted its fixed one-year rate by 0.36 per cent, up from 2.19 per cent to 2.55 per cent per annum. The

First footage shows tsunami waves hitting New Zealand

Footage of tsunami waves hitting Tokomaru Bay, in the East Cape region, around 11:30am has been posted on social media. Waiapu Civil Defence posted the video, taken by Claudia Maaka, showing the tsunami waves hitting the shore of the bay,

First gentleman Marlon Reis hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to Gov. Polis’ office – The Denver Post

Eight days after being diagnosed with COVID-19, first gentleman Marlon Reis has been hospitalized due to a “slightly worsening cough and shortness of breath,” according to a statement from Gov. Jared Polis’ office. “As a precaution, the first gentleman has

Jill Biden as first lady: Joe Biden’s protector is stepping up

WASHINGTON — She’s fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She’s moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic. She’s supported his presidential ambitions again and again — except in 2004, when she deployed a novel