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Herald afternoon quiz: November 24

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow.

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 4:00 pm

Famous Otago Museum jeweled gecko dies

Manawa, the jeweled gecko who made headlines after he was smuggled out of New Zealand to Germany and returned to Otago years later has had to be put down.Otago Museum and Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou announced the gecko was...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 3:59 pm

Rotorua baby Karlos Stephens could have survived six hours after fatal head injury, court told

Baby Karlos Stephens could have survived between five and six hours after he suffered the head trauma that ultimately killed him, a court has heard.The evidence came before the Crown wrapped up its case in the murder trial of Shane...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 3:50 pm

Wellington City Council to launch investigation into Mayor Andy Foster after complaint

Wellington City Council will progress with an investigation into Mayor Andy Foster after a councillor lodged a formal complaint about his behaviour, the Herald understands. Before councillors voted to sell and lease council-owned...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 3:10 pm

Christchurch Convention Centre opening delayed, expected by middle of 2021

The opening of Christchurch's new convention centre has been pushed back to the middle of next year.Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive, John Bridgman, said construction of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is expected...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 3:06 pm

Why Chris Hipkins was late for the Labour caucus class photo

The children eating their packed lunches on a school trip to Parliament reckoned the Labour MPs did a good job of their class photo."Everyone's smiling and no one's being silly," one said.The 65-strong Labour caucus each had their...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 2:57 pm

Finance Minister Grant Robertson's big step in bid to cool overheated housing market

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has taken a significant step in the Government's quest to address soaring house prices by lobbying the Reserve Bank to change its mandate.He has also asked the Treasury for advice on how current...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 2:45 pm

Christchurch mosque shootings: Royal Commission's investigation findings to be released by Christmas

The Royal Commission's findings of the inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attacks is expected to be released by Christmas. Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti said they are anticipating to make the findings public ahead of...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 2:34 pm

US billionaire stranded in NZ makes good on Rocket Lab promise, donates $286k to Starship

US billionaire Gabe Newell has made good on his promise to donate $1 to Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital for every person who watched the livestream of Rocket Lab's latest launch, "Return to Sender" (embedded below).Rocket...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 2:30 pm

Quake risks for Wellington's Carillon bell tower left unresolved in report

By Phil Pennington, of RNZ . Questions around how the Carillon bell tower in Wellington would fare in a major earthquake have been left unresolved despite years trying to fix it, a report shows. The Ministry for Culture and...

Source: - National | 24 Nov 2020 | 2:30 pm



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