Herald on Sunday
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- Refs are not protected species
At last, some rattling good common sense from referee Mathieu Raynal on rugby’s vexed TMO-bunker crisis. The only problem: he doesn’t go far enough.
- Pampellone gets Barry backing
If Jerome Pampellone is looking to truly emerge as a player in the world’s light heavyweight ranks, a statement win against Rogelio Medina in Whangārei next weekend would be the perfect way to do it.
- Wāhine numbers reveal the approach needed
New Zealand Rugby last week released its participation numbers for the 2023 season. It hadn’t hit the 40 per cent projection it had headlined in March for women and girls in the game. However, a healthy 20 per cent increase on last year was reported.
- One Bold Cat Cup purrfect
One Bold Cat took his promising career to a new level in yesterday’s Group 3 Counties Cup (2100m) at Pukekohe, delivering a third feature prize of the month for Robbie Patterson.
- Fox has another fantastic year
After a career year in 2022, Ryan Fox left himself with a tough act to follow. He ended the year having won two tournaments on the DP World Tour, with five more top-three finishes and three more top-10s.
- Dealing with Black Friday hype
Every single store I’ve ever visited has been in touch with me this week to let me know about their Black Friday sale. They wouldn’t want me to miss it, you see.
- Campionessa class in big comeback double
With a rail-skimming ride aboard Campionessa in the Group 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m), comeback jockey Matt Cameron completed a feature double at Pukekohe yesterday that marked his best day back in the saddle.
Inspirational New Zealand-based conservation activist Jamie Joseph has told Spy she has found a kindred spirit in Hollywood star Margot Robbie after this week’s news that the Barbie star is set to produce a movie based on Joseph’s charity, Saving the Wild.
- What’s Dame Sophie Pascoe doing in Mauritius?
Champion Paralympic swimmer Dame Sophie Pascoe and her husband, chartered civil engineer Rob Samson, have enjoyed a babymoon in Mauritius.
On Thursday afternoon Coast radio star Toni Street hosted the glitzy launch of the ASB Classic at Stanley Street, overlooking centre court, to celebrate the upcoming tournament.
- ‘Untangle the web’:
More than $18 million of alleged bribes from a South American corruption scandal will remain frozen in New Zealand after police were given more time to “untangle the web” of international bank accounts....
- Could New Zealand become the
The South Taranaki Bight offshore wind project is not even on the drawing board, yet the potential of New Zealand for power generation at sea is drawing worldwide attention....
- Pear promises old-school pairing
Speaking in emoji has become something of a modern-day shorthand, with many emoji symbols having a double entendre. There’s the obvious literal meaning, but for many of us, especially those born post-1997, it’s very normal when we speak to our peers to use emoji symbols with a secondary meaning. In ...
- Kiwis in London for a very
In a new suit and shoes and a borrowed kākahu, Chris Hipkins attended his first coronation....
- I married Julian Assange in prison. Now I’m fighting to
He’s the notorious WikiLeaks founder, imprisoned since 2019 in Belmarsh and Britain’s most divisive inmate. She’s the mother of their two small children and the lawyer campaigning for his release....
- ‘I DIDN’T KILL HER’
Twenty years after Kevin Harmer was jailed for murdering his wife he tells Sam Sherwood why he is determined to clear his name
Kevin Harmer and his wife, Jill Thomas, appeared to be a loving, respected couple who worked hard on their farm near Dunsandel....
Blood is much thicker than radio talkback lines. Chloe Swarbrick’s father – a key figure who instilled in her the power of argument and debate – is, she says, right-leaning but these political ideologies take a backseat if his daughter is in the firing line....
- BROUGHT DOWN FROMTHE INSIDE
The Wheel Man sat waiting for “666”, who he had not met before. By now, having earned the gang’s confidence, he had encountered most of them: Rhino, Wolf, H1, Silver, even the big boss man, El Presidente, aka JD, Jack Daniels, The Bro, Cap....
By his own estimate, Sir Ashley Bloomfield has posed for a selfie thousands of times. He’s still readily recognised — and stopped — in the street....
- BOATING TRAGEDY
‘It keeps me up at night’
My mother died in 2011. I was 19. I’d not seen death or CPR before, and it was quite the introduction. I vowed to surf more. It was my escape....