Mum gives birth to NZs first quadruplets in four years, stay-at-home dad coping

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Jonathan is the heaviest of the quads, weighing in at 1.647kg after being born premature at 31 weeks and one day. Photo / SuppliedNapier man Brett Wills had agreed to be a stay at home dad, but the "

Scientists Say space Bubbles Could Shield Earth From The Sun, But Would It Work?

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Climate change is a real problem. Human-caused outputs of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane are the main driver of an unprecedented rise in global average temperatures at a speed never

Covid-19 update: 3387 new community cases today, 12 virus-related deaths and 536 in hospital

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There are 12 more deaths of people with Covid-19 and 3387 new community cases, the Ministry of Health says. Photo: 123rf.com In its daily update, the ministry said there were 536 people in hospital

McLeods Daughters actor Marshall Napier dies aged 70

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Actor Marshall Napier, who has had brain cancer, has died at the age of 70. Actor Marshall Napier has starred in New Zealand and Australian movies and TV series. Photo: NZ on Screen His daughter an

Germanys finance minister says he opposes taxing excessive profits

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BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Germany should not tax "excessive" company profits earned amid an economic and energy crisis as that would interfere with market forces, the finance minister said in an int

German finance minister writes to Brussels over VAT exemption for gas levy

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BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - German finance minister Christian Lindner has written to the European Commission seeking permission to waive value-added tax on a new gas price levy for a limited period of

The life aquatic: four books about life on Britain’s rivers and canals

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Maidens Trip: A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal When three 18-year-old maidens, including author Emma Smith, sign up for canal boating as part of the war effort in 1943, they transport st

UK Treasury proposes plan to cut extra £400 off fuel costs- Times

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Aug 13 (Reuters) - UK finance minister Nadhim Zahawi has asked officials in the exchequer to work on a multibillion pound package that could lead to an extra 400 pound ($485.20) cut in energy bills,

‘It’s stressing me just remembering’: how a tiny Australian film became a spectacular flop

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Before the ABC ran commercials for Q&A and Bananas in Pyjamas between shows, they ran meditative interludes waves crashing against rocks, hot air balloons drifting through the clouds, that sort o

The moment I knew: ‘It wasn’t until she held my hand that the Tetris pieces landed together’

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It was 2012 and, at the ripe old age of 33, I believed that my many failed almost-relationships with men were a sign I would be single for ever. To cope with the loneliness of life as a single person