Chris Keall: Why I quit Twitter Blue – after just two months

COMMENT I’m quitting Twitter Blue – the social network’s new, $4.99 per month premium version – after just two months onboard. Read More What happens to your online accounts after you die? For me, there were three features in the paid version that appealed: the ability to edit a tweet,

COVID-19: Heathrow demands all testing is dropped after 600,000 passengers cancelled Christmas flights

Heathrow Airport has called for all coronavirus testing to be dropped for fully-vaccinated people while revealing that “at least” 600,000 passengers cancelled flights during the key holiday month of December. The UK’s largest airport said “swiftly imposed” action during the month to tackle the Omicron variant in the run-up to

Police called after property manager failed to pass on $52,000 rent: guilty of misconduct

Police were called in after the manager of a North Shore property failed to pay more than $52,000 rent to landlords from 2016 to 2019. The Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal said Desmond Kan’s conduct was “disgraceful” and found him guilty of misconduct after rent was unpaid to homeowners living

Damien Venuto: Has Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lost the room?

As we say goodbye to 2021 and welcome in 2022, it’s a good time to catch up on the very best of the Herald columnists we enjoyed reading over the last 12 months. From politics to sport, from business to entertainment and lifestyle, these are the voices and views our

Colorado-based Mortgage Solutions Financial acquiring community bank

Mortgage Solutions of Colorado is acquiring First American State Bank, which will make the Greenwood Village business the state’s 11th largest community bank. Mortgage Solutions, doing business as Mortgage Solutions Financial, and First American Bancorp, the bank’s parent company, have entered into a merger agreement. Mortgage Solutions Financial will change

Arsenal censured by watchdog over crypto token ads

Arsenal football club has been ticked off by the advertising watchdog over its promotion of fan tokens saying it “trivialised investment in cryptoassets”. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) said two ads posted in August on the Premier League club’s website and Facebook page were misleading. It said they did not

Air New Zealand challenges plane makers to come up with alternative fuel planes

Air New Zealand is challenging aircraft makers to come up with alternative fuel planes for its domestic network by 2025. The airline is today taking the unusual step of making public a Product Requirement Document (PRD) outlining its detailed requirements for zero emissions planes to replace traditional aircraft used on

COVID-19: Businesses frustrated at lack of government support amid Omicron wave

In Bristol, the last full working Friday before Christmas didn’t feel like it. A day informally reserved for sneaky shopping, long-lunches and perhaps a stagger home still wearing a party hat looked more like a Sunday. Restaurants and bars that have been banking on December trade found themselves wondering where

Binance in talks with Dubai, Abu Dhabi on headquarters plan, say sources

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (BLOOMBERG) – Binance Holdings, which has claimed to be a virtual company, has held discussions with regulators in the United Arab Emirates about a potential headquarters in the Gulf Arab nation, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Executives at the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by