Opinion | The Real Roots of the Debate Over Schools During Covid

Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Tressie McMillan Cottom Opinion Writer Last week’s newsletter generated a lot of feedback via email and social media. I will respond to some of the interesting…

TikTok user dumps boyfriend for asking her to wear makeup for his pals

A TikTok user was left feeling "sick" after her boyfriend told her she needed to wear makeup to so his friends wouldn't think he "pulled a clapped one" when they met her. Taking part in the latest GTA message trend on the app, Lily Brown (@xlily.brown8x) showed messages about her…

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: School kids getting jabbed today, 16 community cases

School children are getting their Covid-19 jabs from today while the highly transmissable Omicron variant continues to hover on New Zealand’s doorstep. There are 16 community cases of the virus today, the Ministry of Health has announced. Today’s new community cases are in Auckland, Lakes, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and the…

Profile: Harete Hipango and how she upset National colleagues

Harete Hipango’s brief career as an MP has seen her upset staff with her manner, lecturing senior colleagues on the work they are doing – and even how they are speaking. After she visited a public protest by a Covid-questioning misinformation group, David Fisher profiles an MP who could be…