Tattoo artist denies groping female clients, claims sexual comments were just ‘banter’

Tattoo artist Peter John Roberts, aka Shakey Pete, denies his sexually explicit text messages to a teenage girl were sexually motivated. Photo / Leighton Keith WARNING: This story contains deals with allegations of sexual harm and may be upsetting. Sexually explicit text messages a tattoo artist initially denied sending a teenage girl were only “for … Read more

Christchurch business owner jailed for attempted rape and indecent assault of employees

Owner of Gerald Diver Painter & Decorator, Gerald Mark Diver, preyed on two of his former employees. Photo / Emily Moorhouse Warning: this article discusses sexual assault and may be distressing for some readers. The owner of a painting business repeatedly smacked the bottom of one of his young female employees and told another “one … Read more

Auckland floods: Diocesan School for Girls principal ‘incredulous’ about school closure communication from authorities

Officials give 4 pm update on Auckland floods. Video / NZ Herald An Auckland principal says they are “incredulous” about the communication regarding school closures in the flood-stricken city this week. All schools in the Auckland region have been directed by the Ministry of Education to close until next Tuesday, February 7. In an email … Read more

‘Show me the science’: Sonny Bill Williams confused by World Rugby’s tackle ban

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 18: Sonny Bill Williams is seen after the round 15 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Panthers Stadium, on June 18, 2021, in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) Former All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams fears rugby could change forever following the decision from … Read more

Elton John transport fiasco: AT boss apologizes for ‘confusion’ after councilors say transport options at Mt Smart concert are ’embarrassing’

Wake-up call for tree-slash operations, the baffling advice from AT ahead of Elton John concerts and a look at just how much rent has gone up across Aotearoa in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald Auckland Transport’s chief executive has apologized for any “confusion” over the decision to cut train services … Read more

PriceSpy data reveals the best and worst times to shop this year

PriceSpy data reveals the best and worst times to shop throughout the year. Photo / Andrew Warner Price comparison group PriceSpy released data today comparing the best and worst times to buy consumer goods this last year. The research compared products across 30 retail categories excluding food and drinks, finding the most expensive month of … Read more

Battle of the breakfast shows: How many people watched Breakfast vs AM this week?

Breakfast’s 2023 lineup: Chris Chang, Jenny-May Clarkson, Matty McLean and Anna Burns-Francis. Photo / TVNZ TVNZ’s Breakfast and Warner Brothers Discovery’s AM Show both returned to our screens this week, meaning the battle for ratings is back on. So far, Breakfast has streaked ahead by 100,000 viewers in a broad age-range measure, but AM has … Read more

10 Of The Best Interior Design Trends You Need To Know About In 2023

Take cues from the standout looks at this year’s Best Awards, showcasing the work of New Zealand’s top design talent. There are some trends that transcend the test of time; trends that are always there and sometimes take a starring role. Stripes are currently having a moment in the spotlight and we are all the … Read more

Netball: Silver Ferns power past England to reach Quad Series final

Karin Burger in action against England. Photo/Getty The Silver Ferns will meet Australia in the final of the Netball Quad Series after posting a hard-fought 55-45 win over the England Roses in Cape Town this morning. With the prize for both teams being a place in the final, the Silver Ferns weathered a tenacious third-quarter … Read more

Bankrupt banker turned steroid-importer: ‘I’m trying to put all this behind me’

Zamir Hussain appears at Auckland District Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to steroid importation charges. Photo / Michael Craig A former banking high-flier who fled to Australia after being accused of – and strongly denying – a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud has returned to New Zealand and landed back in court. Zamir Hussain was sentenced … Read more