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Herald afternoon quiz: August 11:

August 11th, 2022

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

New case of monkeypox in New Zealand:

August 11th, 2022

A fourth case of monkeypox has been detected in New Zealand.The Ministry of Health and Te Whatu Ora confirmed a person who had recently returned from overseas was currently isolating in the South Island following a positive test...

Local elections 2022: Wāhine Māori challenge mayoral seats:

August 11th, 2022

By Leah Tebutt of RNZ A number of wāhine Māori have put their hats in the ring to become mayor at this year's local body elections.Georgina Beyer is believed to be the first and only Māori woman ever elected as...

Opinion: Give Zac Guildford his 1st division second chance:

August 11th, 2022

OPINION There's a bit of you-know-what going down at the Woodend Rugby Club, over whether or not former All Black Zac Guildford should be taken on as a coach.Or "troubled" former All Black Zac Guildford - as pretty much every...

Police 'monitoring' Brian Tamaki-led Freedom and Rights Coalition upcoming Parliament protest, Wellington street march:

August 11th, 2022

Police will be monitoring a protest led by Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki that intends marching through central Wellington before staging a mock trial at Parliament.New details have emerged of the rally set to take place on August...

Sam Uffindell stood-down: Christopher Luxon concedes National's candidate selection must improve:

August 11th, 2022

National leader Christopher Luxon has conceded that the Sam Uffindell saga shows the party needs to improve its candidate selection policies. Luxon said he took the issues swirling around the stood-down new MP "incredibly seriously",...

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: 4818 new cases, 571 people in hospital and 24 virus-related deaths:

August 11th, 2022

There are 4818 new cases of Covid-19 today and a further 24 Covid-related deaths have been reported by health officials.One person was aged in their 60s, one was in their 70s, 13 were in their 80s and nine were aged over 90. Sixteen...

Gang-linked arrest: Stolen cars, drugs, firearm seized by Police:

August 11th, 2022

A man with gang links is facing a raft of charges after stolen vehicles, drugs and a firearm were seized by police in Southland.Acting Detective Sergeant Alun Griffiths said the man initially came to police attention last Friday...

National and Labour 'deadlock'- new poll shows one-point margin:

August 11th, 2022

A new poll has Labour and National almost deadlocked, with just one point between them, but for the first time in five years, Labour's pollsters have found Labour and the Greens could not form a Government, even they were helped by...

21yo with Nomad gang links arrested in Southland; stolen cars, drugs and firearm seized:

August 11th, 2022

A man with gang links is facing a raft of charges after police seized stolen vehicles, drugs and a firearm in Southland.Acting Detective Sergeant Alun Griffiths said the man initially came to police attention last Friday after allegedly...

Shocking footage shows 'horrific' attack on Palmerston North shop by gang of youths:

August 10th, 2022

Shocking new footage has emerged of a gang of teenagers assaulting a worker at a Palmerston North shopping centre. The footage, believed to have been filmed and posted online by the offenders, shows the group attacking the victim...

Tāngarākau homicide: Police arrest and charge youth for alleged murder of Adrian Humphreys:

August 10th, 2022

A Hastings youth has been arrested and charged for allegedly murdering 57-year-old Rotorua man Adrian Humphreys who was found dead at a remote campground in Tāngarākau on May 7.Humphreys was an anaesthetic technician,...

Wellington police urge people to check sheds for missing man Brent Falaniko:

August 10th, 2022

Wellington police are asking people to check their sheds for missing man Brent Falaniko. Falaniko was last seen yesterday morning near Victor Weggery Reserve in Waikanae Beach. He was wearing dark grey clothing and carrying a blue...

'My dad died of Covid' - Daughter shares story of heartbreaking loss:

August 10th, 2022

When John Butcher died on Friday, July 29, after battling Covid-19, he was calm."As calm as he could be," his daughter Rowena Higginson told The Star.John contracted the virus on the Monday, and by Thursday, his lungs had been...

Budget 2022 document dump: Ministers warned from beginning over $350 cost-of-living payment:

August 10th, 2022

The Government lifts the lid on the 2022 Budget today, publishing a trove of behind-the-scenes document detailing how it was put together. Herald political reporters have scoured these documents, bringing together the inside story...

Christchurch city councillor puts Parliament ambitions on hold:

August 10th, 2022

Sam MacDonald has placed his Parliamentary ambitions on hold to ideally broaden his local government experience following October's Christchurch City Council elections.The first-term Waimairi Ward representative was considering...

NZTA worker altered driver licences in exchange for drugs, stole identities and money:

August 10th, 2022

A former Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency employee who falsified driver licence records in exchange for drugs and stole tens of thousands of dollars through stolen identities has been sent to jail.David Davies was a contractor working...

'Adventurous' Marlborough woman likely drowned after taking hallucinogenic drugs, coroner finds:

August 10th, 2022

An "adventurous" woman likely died from drowning while high on hallucinogenic drugs, a coroner has ruled. Melissa Deyell Ewings, 31, was last seen on September 20, 2020 near her home at Clarence, 40km north of Kaikoura, where she...

Sam Uffindell: From boarding school to political scandal:

August 10th, 2022

From RNZ Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell was suspended from National's caucus just a week after his maiden speech in Parliament, his undisclosed past having brought the party into disrepute.Below, the events are laid out chronologically....

Sean Rush will not stand for Wellington City, creates watchdog group instead:

August 10th, 2022

Wellington City Councillor Sean Rush will not stand for again, instead creating a public interest watchdog. Rush told his constituents yesterday that he feels Wellington needs "less politics, less spin and more Council action on...

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