Jane Phare is a senior journalist for the New Zealand Herald
We are your advocate, Aotearoa. Uncovering stories that matter, asking hard-hitting questions of those in power, live-blogging sport events, monitoring the highs and lows of the NZX and providing Premium expert opinion and analysis. Bringing you distinctive, quality journalism and breaking news from across New Zealand and around the world. With specialists working together to create indepth reads, engaging video, and unmissable podcasts.
'What about us?' Treaty settlement leaves home owners fearing they will lose access
Anxious beachfront home owners plead with council and government over Treaty settlement.
'On your bikes, Comancheros': Alarm as gang members join elite gym
Members of an exclusive gym want to know why the Comancheros have been allowed to join.
'Why was I singled out?' Woman left distressed after pat-down search by airport staff
False alerts by airport body scanners can lead to embarrassing pat-down searches.
In Dame Rosie's memory: $2m donation towards brain research
A prestigious brain research fellowship is to be established Dame Rosie Horton's memory.
How come 'sexist plonkers' are still thriving in New Zealand?
A veteran journalist compares stories of sexism in her career with young Kiwi women.
Family Caught - how parent custody battles are wrecking children's lives
Jane Phare talks to parents, lawyers and experts in a three-part series.
Families at war: why kids get trapped in bitter Family Court battles
Who's to blame when couples fight over child custody, the Family Court or the parents?
Family Court hell: How can we fix it for parents and their kids?
What's being done to limit the fallout for kids being fought over in the Family Court.
Warring parents: Family Court experts warn of damage to children
Child experts tell of the damage children suffer when their parents fight in court.
'It was hell': NZ mum believes baby’s death could've been avoided
The parents of a 'heart' baby who died in Estonia tried desperately to medevac her to NZ.
John F. Kennedy's shipwreck drama: the story behind the 'Kiwi' rescuer
Who was the Kiwi soldier who helped rescue a shipwrecked John F Kennedy in WWII?
'Who will inherit?': How to keep Kiwi farms in the family
Ageing Kiwi farmers risk losing their farms because they don't have a succession plan.
Top health adviser 'embarrassed' at cancer diagnosis after missing mammogram
A public health advisor was diagnosed with breast cancer after missing a mammogram.
Jaimee Lupton on the heartache of losing a baby and infertility struggle
'All I want is to be a mum'.
Antonia Prebble on comedy, mum life and royal connections
Antonia Prebble's new series alongside Madeleine Sami has left her hooked on comedy.
Dame Rosie Horton dies: The life and work of NZ charity queen
She was a dame with a line of honours - DNZM QSO QSM – but everyone called her Rosie.
The Project co-host's bold statement for Mother’s Day
Why television presenter Kanoa Lloyd chose comfy clothes and no makeup for her photoshoot.
‘Mum, Dad, I’m trans gender’: What to do if your child wants to transition
Transgender children need love and support, not vitriol parents say.
Following Princess Diana: Secrets of the 1983 NZ royal tour revealed, 40 years on
All eyes were on a glowing Princess Diana.
Former Shortland St star on landing the role that's changed her life
LA-based Kiwi actor Grace Palmer tells Jane Phare why comedy makes her heart sing.
‘It was horrendous:’ Cyclone Gabrielle rescue drama
Asthma sufferer Haydon Kyle recounts the horror of being trapped by Cyclone Gabrielle
Auckland, I'm out of here: How to make sure you make the right move
Disillusioned Aucklanders are increasingly looking for a better and cheaper place to live.
Clive Matthew-Wilson: Why road safety campaigns don’t prevent crashes
A road safety campaigner wants more median barriers to protect Kiwi drivers from "yobbos".
'Dig a hole and bury it':' Rusted Texaco tanker saved from extinction
The rusting hulk of a rare Texaco tanker has been transformed by a Kiwi enthusiast.
'I could hear it coming after me': Are Auckland's cliffs too risky for building homes?
Auckland's dramatic cliff slips are not new so why do we keep living close to the edge?
‘I’m sorry Mum’: Three operations, two hospitals and a death sentence
After witnessing a death sentence, Jane Phare vows to practice the art of being grateful.
'Open the showgrounds': Angry exhibitors say they are losing millions
Trustees responsible for the closed Auckland Showgrounds are seeking legal protection.
'Do you want a bullet in your head?': Youth raids Grey Lynn store at gunpoint
A terrified wine store worker was held up at gunpoint by a youth in Grey Lynn yesterday.
The giving Gattungs: New foundation to give away millions
The heart effect: Theresa and Angela Gattung to donate millions to causes that touch them.
Saving faces: Why social media is brainwashing young women
Young women increasingly want cosmetic procedures because of pressure from social media.
Weight woes: Kiwi hunger suppressant to take on US market
A Kiwi company is embarking on a $5m capital raise to take on the US weight-loss market.
Bledisloe mystery: Puzzle of the clock missing for 50 years
A clock gifted by Lord Bledisloe in 1933, will be reunited with Cook Islands nobility.
Helen Clark's anger over BNZ's $10m 'irreplaceable' art sell-off
Critics say the sale of the bank's valuable art collection will be a great loss to Kiwis.
McCahon painting set to sell for $2 million at BNZ art auction
The BNZ's art collection is expected to fetch record prices at an auction this month.
Mountain of debt: Can Ruapehu survive winter of discontent?
Mounting debt means Ruapehu Alpine Lifts faces some tough decisions about its ski fields.
Armageddon operator slams Auckland Council for showgrounds closure
Armageddon's operator blames the Auckland Council for the Auckland Showgrounds closure.
Billionaire Julian Robertson leaves art worth $200m to Auckland
Kiwis likely to want a chance to see rare European masters in their new home.
The making of Matakana: From a blip to a millionaires' paradise
Matakana's success has drawn big crowds and forced up property prices in the area.
Exclusive and private: The line-up of rich-listers who own property at elite golf club
The rich can stay on site in their uber-designed homes at Tara Iti.
US billionaire's Kiwi seaside golf resort talk of the town
Two new golf courses, Te Arai Links at Mangawhai, will open to the public late next year.
Coupling up: The sex might be great but here's what you need to watch for
Here's all you need to know before starting a relationship - or if you're already in one.
Private Lalique glass collection fetches $1 million at auction
Collectors from NZ, the UK, Milan, Paris, Zurich, Tel Aviv and Dubai bought pieces.
High Court victory may save Auckland Showgrounds from film company
A last-ditch High Court challenge to save the Auckland Showgrounds has paid off.
Divorce 'warfare': The legal tactics when marriage break-ups turn ugly
Advocates want to stop financial and litigation abuse in relationship property disputes.
UN committee calls for inquiry into 'brutal and unsafe' Family Court
Women's advocates and a UN committee want an inquiry into the "broken" Family Court.
Hands off the Auckland Showgrounds, businessman says
The future of the Auckland Showgrounds will be fought out in the High Court on Monday.
Trust busting: Inheritance, divorce law changes mean assets will no longer be safe
The Law Commission has targeted trusts used to hide assets from children and spouses.
'Ask for help': Retiring business head Michael Barnett warns overwhelmed executives
Michael Barnett plans to promote mental health in the business world in his retirement.
The inheritance trap: What you'll be entitled to under new law
Kiwis under the age of 25 may not be able to contest a parent's will in the future.
Tony Quinn's dilemma - the human toll of making millions and what to do with it
Millionaire motorsport baron Tony Quinn says making money is easier than relationships.
Jane Phare: Being an older mum - and the Mother's Day cards that melt my heart
Being an older mum to a teenager is both exhausting and exhilarating, writes Jane Phare.
'It's a scandal:' Why Kiwi kids' teeth are rotting
Too many children are having decayed baby teeth pulled out, the dental industry says.
Kiwis increasingly developing 'mask face' - how to avoid it
Find out why your skin breaks out beneath your mask and what you can do about it.
London calling: Inside the fight to halt the exodus of Kiwi workers
Kiwi employers will need to offer sweeteners to attract staff in a fierce global market.
'Best of the best': Bank's amazing art collection to be sold for charity
The BNZ will sell its valuable art collection to raise money for a community charity.
Dreaming of owning a Ferrari: Classic car sales driven by nostalgia
Classic car buyers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to own the car of their dreams.
What's hot: Buyer 'frenzy' as Kiwis invest in collectibles
Kiwi investors have been paying "crazy" prices for collectibles and must-have objects.
Binney drawings found after artist's death to go under hammer
Don Binney drawings are said to offer a unique insight into the artist's work.
'It's an outrage:' Auckland Showgrounds could close to the public
The Auckland Showgrounds could be closed to the public and used to make movies.
$485,000 for major work: Thirst for Bill Hammond paintings drives strong bidding
Kiwi art lovers paid up to $485,100 for Bill Hammond paintings at a Webb's auction.
'Find me a mechanic': Auto industry warns of price rises and safety issues
Worker shortages in the auto industry will lead to price increases and safety issues.
Suburban warfare: Rise of the ram raiders - struggling businesses targeted in brazen attacks
What are the police doing about ram raids and how can business owners protect themselves?
The worker shortage that will be everyone's problem
Desperate employers want Kiwis to come home rather than go as the borders reopen.
'I owe how much?' Debt collector chases Sir Ian Taylor for MIQ bill
Businessman in no rush to pay as he wants to know what bill is for.
Employers brace for Kiwi worker exodus as borders reopen
Employers are expecting an exodus of Kiwi workers now that the borders are reopening.
Why is our daughter on TikTok? The parent trap - what separated couples fight about
From TikTok to vaccinations, separated parents find plenty to disagree about.