National News

Perfect 10! Patel spins into rare club

New Zealand great Richard Hadlee has recognised the extraordinary feat of spinner Ajaz Patel, who can't believe how "the stars have aligned" for him after he became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings in international cricket.

Regions bucking property bust for now

While the brakes are on Australia's runaway property boom, the jury is out on whether the thus-far dramatic shift will affect everyone equally.

WHO scientist urges against Omicron panic

The World Health Organisation's chief scientist has urged people not to panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and says it is too early to say if vaccines would be need to be reworked.