Bishop’s winning move: Author takes children’s book prize – again

The author of a book described as a taonga for this generation and the next has taken out the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award for the fifth time. Gavin Bishop and his new book Atua: Māori Gods and Heroes. Photo: RNZ Gavin Bishop’s book Atua: Māori Gods and Heroes was praised for its … Read more

The true story of how Olivia Newton-John became a global icon, plus her last interview – Sunrise

The true story of how Olivia Newton-John became a global icon, plus her last interview  Sunrise

Duchess of Sussex questions empty UN seats | Sunrise – Sunrise

Duchess of Sussex questions empty UN seats | Sunrise  Sunrise Meghan Markle ‘wants answers’ after Harry faced ‘difficult’ event in New York – claim  Express Meghan Markle ‘wants answers’ for empty seats at Prince Harry’s UN speech  The News International Prince Harrys failure to attract audience to UN event ‘not a good look  Geo News Meghan Markle ‘wants answers’ … Read more

Wet, warm July proves one for record books

Aotearoa New Zealand has just endured its wettest – and fourth warmest – July ever, NIWA says. A flooded street in the Christchurch suburb of Shirley last month. Photo: RNZ/ Niva Chittock In its monthly summary, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said from 11-31 July, five separate weather events delivered enough … Read more

From decades-old mysteries to dolphins and diamonds — will you shine in this week’s news quiz?

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Meghan Markle set for legal showdown against sister Samantha | Sunrise Royal News | Sunrise – Sunrise

Meghan Markle set for legal showdown against sister Samantha | Sunrise Royal News | Sunrise  Sunrise

Coco Solid’s hit book, How to Loiter in a Turf War

Jessica Hansell, best known by her rap nickname Coco Solid, opens up about the power struggles of gentrification in a new autobiographical novel. How to Loiter in a Turf War follows three friends navigating relationships, racial tensions and rampant property development in their home of Tāmaki Makaurau. Hansell is a writer, poet, musician, multimedia artist, … Read more

Meghan Markle has rejected claims she lied during her interview with Oprah | Sunrise – Sunrise

Meghan Markle has rejected claims she lied during her interview with Oprah | Sunrise  Sunrise