Tuesday 27th June 2017

Wellington

  • newMiramar tyre slasher's prison sentence quashed after appealing
    A disgruntled Miramar resident who slashed car tyres to discourage people from parking in residential streets then heading to the airport has had his prison sentence quashed.David Francis Johns, 53, was earlier this year sentenced...
    - 22 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 4:04pm -
  • Lions-mad scooter riders trek to Wellington to raise money for Starship
    If you see a rag-tag bunch of Lions rugby fans cruising through your town on pimped out motor scooters flick them a gold coin or two. It's all for a good cause.Irishman Breffni O'Reilly and his band of merry mates are scooting from...
    - 1 day ago 26 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • Kiwi lingerie label Lonely help dying teen make her wish come true
    A terminally-ill teenager has just one dying wish - to create a world where she feels safe leaving her loved ones - and she is making it happen with the help of Kiwi lingerie label Lonely. Eva McGauley, 17, has raised almost $60,000...
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 17, 12:54pm -
  • Quake wakes up Wellington
    Wellingtonians were woken by shaking this morning as a 3.8 quake rattled central New Zealand.The earthquake described by one as a "short sharp jolt" struck at 5.49am at a depth of 48km, 10km north west of the capital.Almost 2500...
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 17, 6:30am -
  • Marriage scam fraudster ordered to pay $10,000 to Wellington man for his 'emotional distress'
    A Singaporean fraudster who conned a lonely Wellington man out of $35,000 in a fake marriage scam has paid back the money and now been ordered to give him an extra $10,000 for his emotional distress. Li Jun Xue, 60, was found guilty...
    - 4 days ago 23 Jun 17, 11:57am -
  • Man denies sparking Wellington police station bomb scare
    The man who allegedly caused a bomb scare at the Wellington police station earlier this year appeared in court this morning charged with using threatening words.Police say the 44-year-old, who has interim name suppression, used...
    - 4 days ago 23 Jun 17, 8:49am -
  • Aporo Joyce sorely missed by Porirua community
    One of Porirua's most lovable characters was killed by a car as he crossed a local pedestrian crossing.Family, friends and others in the community are now mourning former policeman and community advocate Aporo Joyce.His wife,...
    - 4 days ago 23 Jun 17, 7:38am -
  • Jack Tame: Don't blame Todd Barclay's demise on his age
    COMMENTIt's not Todd Barclay's fault he got shunted. He should never have been put in that position. He was too young to enter politics and his party forebears should've known better than to let little Toddy out of the cot to try...
    - 5 days ago 22 Jun 17, 5:24pm -
  • Wellington house at risk of collapse reduced to a pile of rubble in minutes
    A Wellington house at risk of collapse in strong winds has been reduced to a pile of rubble in mere minutes.The derelict property at 82 Wallace St in the suburb of Mount Cook was demolished today.Last week the Wellington City...
    - 5 days ago 22 Jun 17, 3:03pm -
  • Nelson man John Fitchett battles trespass from public meeting
    The nitty gritty of whether or not someone can be trespassed from public meetings was argued in the High Court at Wellington today.The case arose after Nelson College teacher Steve Fitchett was fired last year, an action which sparked...
    - 5 days ago 22 Jun 17, 2:44pm -

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Wellington Library Events

  • newNew Contemporary Fiction for June

    New Contemporary Fiction for June

    The selection of new contemporary fiction this month includes many much acclaimed, award winning authors. After her brilliant success with the novel The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins returns with another thriller, titled Into the Water. Highly rec…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:05am -
  • new2017 International Dublin Literary Award winner announced

    2017 International Dublin Literary Award winner announced

    The 2017 winner of this prestigious award, The International Dublin Literary Award (previously known as the IMPAC prize) has been presented to Angolan writer Jose Eduardo Agualusa for his novel titled, A General Theory of Oblivion. Of Portuguese desc…
    - 22 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 3:43pm -
  • newZinio for Libraries app changes coming soon

    Zinio for Libraries app changes coming soon

    Zinio for Libraries is rebranding and becoming RBdigital – this means some changes ahead for us. On the 28th of June the RBdigital app will become the main app for our Zinio for Libraries magazine collection. The new RBdigital app has some great…
    - 23 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 3:23pm -
  • new#MatarikiMash – Matariki wordplay for Mondays!

    #MatarikiMash – Matariki wordplay for Mondays!

    On Mondays for four weeks from 26 June, we wish to test your imagination and your skill with language! Inspired by the New Zealand Book Council’s #ramereshorts weekly Twitter competitions, we’ll be running a special word challenge on Twitter fo…
    - 24 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 2:27pm -
  • Quick language learning for travel – New Languages books

    Quick language learning for travel – New Languages books

    Are you travelling somewhere? Do you need to learn a few useful phrases in a short amount of time? Wellington City Libraries has a great selection of phrasebooks by the very popular travel publisher Lonely Planet. These short, accessible phrasebooks…
    - 1 day ago 26 Jun 17, 10:05am -
  • New Books on Movies and TV for June

    New Books on Movies and TV for June

    We have received a wide variety of new books on movies and TV programmes, including beautifully designed visual guidebooks for Rogue One, The Jungle Book and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Must-read titles are the biography of much-missed a…
    - 2 days ago 25 Jun 17, 12:10pm -
  • New Mystery novels for June

    New Mystery novels for June

    The selected mysteries from this month’s recently received additions include mysteries set in Amsterdam, Oslo, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Reykjavik and Tibet. All promise some exciting, enthralling reading dedicated mystery readers. Cursed : a crime nove…
    - 3 days ago 24 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • Miracle cures, compulsion and talking bodies – New Health Books in June

    Miracle cures, compulsion and talking bodies – New Health Books in June

    This month, explore areas of medical science that are often overlooked, such as sense of taste and the science of flavour, and research into compulsive behaviour. Take a look at the groundbreaking research of a Nobel Prize Winner, and at the history…
    - 4 days ago 23 Jun 17, 4:25pm -
  • Sound & Vision: New Vinyl

    Sound & Vision: New Vinyl

    Check out some of these newly catalogued Vinyl in our AV collection. To reserve these items click on the title link below, and to find out a bit more about them click on the cover images… Fleet Foxes Crack-up Can Tago mago Röyksopp The inevitable…
    - 4 days ago 23 Jun 17, 11:37am -
  • Sound & Vision: New CDs

    Sound & Vision: New CDs

    Check out some of these newly catalogued CDs in our AV collection. To reserve these items click on the title link below, and to find out a bit more about them click on the cover images… Lorde Melodrama Chris Potter The dreamer is the dream Jesu 30…
    - 4 days ago 23 Jun 17, 11:09am -
  • Revisions and Revisitations – Recent History picks for June

    Revisions and Revisitations – Recent History picks for June

    This month’s selections contain a few updated histories, including Andrew Marr’s A History of Modern Britain now covering the Brexit vote and aftermath, and a new version of Jeff Evans’ Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand. Ol…
    - 5 days ago 22 Jun 17, 1:30pm -
  • New eBook Fiction in June

    New eBook Fiction in June

    Lakes are meant to be beautiful or romantic, or even a source of national pride, but there’s just something a bit spooky about them. Several authors of our new eBook fiction from Overdrive have been inspired by the creepiness of lakes, from Sarah…
    - 6 days ago 21 Jun 17, 11:02am -
  • Meet Libby – the new eBook and eAudio app for OverDrive

    Meet Libby – the new eBook and eAudio app for OverDrive

    We’re excited to present a new app addition to our OverDrive service called Libby, that should make eBook and eAudio use quicker, more enjoyable and less complicated. Libby has been designed to make first time mobile use of our OverDrive coll…
    - 6 days ago 21 Jun 17, 8:30am -
  • New Classical CDs

    New Classical CDs

    This week’s selection of classical music additions: Piano concertos, Brahms. Performed by Sunwook Kim and Hallé. “Hallé and Sir Mark Elder are reunited with Sunwook Kim in long awaited studio recordings of repertoire with which he won the Leeds…
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 17, 4:05pm -
  • Sound & Vision: New CDs

    Sound & Vision: New CDs

    Check out some of these newly catalogued CDs in our AV collection. To reserve these items click on the title link below, and to find out a bit more about them click on the cover images… Johnny Cash The original Sun albums 1957-1964 Betty Davis The…
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 17, 2:56pm -
  • Recent books about Learning English

    Recent books about Learning English

    Featured this time are two series: Jetstream and Living Skills + General IELTS reading practice tests questions sets 1-5 : sample mock IELTS preparation materials based on the real exams : created by IELTS teachers for their students and for you / ed…
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 17, 9:43am -
  • Recent titles on Cars and Transport

    Recent titles on Cars and Transport

    A wide selection this time, from bicycles to motorbikes, Land Rover to motor racing and speedway culture, Boeing to the RNZAF, and notable boats to product tankers! Laucala Bay : the story of the RNZAF in Fiji 1939 to 1967 / Bee Dawson. “As the pro…
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 17, 3:15pm -
  • New Science Fiction and Fantasy novels for June

    New Science Fiction and Fantasy novels for June

    There is an amazing variety of characters in the novels selected from this month’s recently received new Science Fiction and Fantasy added to the collection, from assassins to wizards, FBI agents to drug dealers, soldiers to physicists. Highly reco…
    - 8 days ago 19 Jun 17, 10:43am -
  • Sound & Vision: New Vinyl

    Sound & Vision: New Vinyl

    Check out some of these newly catalogued Vinyl in our AV collection. To reserve these items click on the title link below, and to find out a bit more about them click on the cover images… Bob Dylan Triplicate Necks Unfold Fall Grotesque (after the…
    - 11 days ago 16 Jun 17, 2:31pm -
  • Sound & Vision: New CDs

    Sound & Vision: New CDs

    Check out some of these newly catalogued CDs in our AV collection. To reserve these items click on the title link below, and to find out a bit more about them click on the cover images… David Bowie No plan EP Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Best troubado…
    - 11 days ago 16 Jun 17, 12:50pm -
  • New Books on Popular Music

    New Books on Popular Music

    Some fascinating studies have been added to our book collection on popular music. They include You Say You Want a Revolution? which is an intriguing study about the counter-culture of late 60s, How to Make It in the New Music Business, and Bad Singer…
    - 12 days ago 15 Jun 17, 3:15pm -
  • Women and faith – Recent Beliefs arrivals

    Women and faith – Recent Beliefs arrivals

    A strong feminine focus is featured in this month’s selections, but from widely different viewpoints. Read about Dominican sisters in NZ, the life of Buddhist nun Freda Bedi, or the latest title by best-selling author Ann Voskamp. Fighting hislam :…
    - 12 days ago 15 Jun 17, 9:25am -
  • #inspired – Fashion and Beauty picks for June

    #inspired – Fashion and Beauty picks for June

    June’s fashion and beauty update has plenty to get you #inspired – we have new style guides and makeup guides, as well as a peek at men’s street style across four continents. We have a book which promises the best skin of your life and a new vo…
    - 13 days ago 14 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • Poetry and plays – Recent Literature picks

    Poetry and plays – Recent Literature picks

    Poetry and plays are the focus of this month’s picks, including the much anticipated Poetry 17, the New Zealand poetry yearbook. A newly-published notebook of a road trip undertaken in the American South by Joan Didion and a novel study of the powe…
    - 14 days ago 13 Jun 17, 2:45pm -
  • Big Library Read with OverDrive eBooks now on – ‘The Other Einstein’

    Big Library Read with OverDrive eBooks now on – ‘The Other Einstein’

    Every three months Overdrive, one of our eBook providers, runs a ‘Big Library Read’. Described a ‘global eBook club’, the ‘big read’ allows library users the chance to borrow a certain eBook simultaneously, to be read altogether – just…
    - 14 days ago 13 Jun 17, 12:44pm -
  • Quilting, knitting — why not both? New Craft books in June

    Quilting, knitting — why not both? New Craft books in June

    This month’s selections are packed with a great variety of quilting and knitting ideas for the new season! Browse through Pat Sloan’s teaching instructions and learn amazing quilting techniques. Explore some modern and chunky knitting patterns a…
    - 14 days ago 13 Jun 17, 9:25am -
  • Recent Home, Garden & DIY picks

    Recent Home, Garden & DIY picks

    It’s the perfect season to stay inside in your home and there is so much you can do, decorate, cook, organize and more. We’ve also hand picked a NZ home buyer’s book if you are interested in tips for buying a new home. The home decluttering die…
    - 15 days ago 12 Jun 17, 6:45pm -
  • Recent Classical Music Additions

    Recent Classical Music Additions

    This week’s selection of new classical CDs is brought to you by the lute and the mandolin. Bach Reimagines Bach: Lute Works, BWV 1001, 1006a & 995. Performed by William Carter. “William Carter’s exemplary musicianship is showcased to its fulles…
    - 15 days ago 12 Jun 17, 3:15pm -
  • Sound & Vision: New Vinyl

    Sound & Vision: New Vinyl

    Check out some of these newly catalogued Vinyl in our AV collection. To reserve these items click on the title link below, and to find out a bit more about them click on the cover images… Thundercat Drunk Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Goldfrapp S…
    - 15 days ago 12 Jun 17, 2:30pm -
  • Fiction Newsletter for June

    Fiction Newsletter for June

    Welcome to the latest Fiction Newsletter. We hope you will find some great reading from these highlighted titles. This month’s ‘Other Genre’ novels category features New Zealand Fiction, new work from some very talented writers. Library News We…
    - 15 days ago 12 Jun 17, 12:36pm -

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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • Ben Kepes: Global trends in Tech and Cloud
    IT Professionals11th July 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pmITP is delighted to bring the next ITP National Series event to town, featuring technology evangelist, entrepreneur and commentator Ben Kepes. Ben Kepes is a globally-recognised technology evangelist wit…
    - 7 days ago 20 Jun 17, 12:11pm -
  • Practical Business Architecture
    IT Professionals14th August 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmGaining a comprehensive knowledge of an organisation's architecture is an essential Enterprise Architecture step. But how can a business architecture be modelled?This workshop covers an introduction…
    - 13 days ago 14 Jun 17, 1:14pm -
  • Practical Approaches to Modelling
    WSAF29th June 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pmModeling systems is the bread and butter of architects, but what's the best way to actually do this - especially ?using tools ?such? as? (but not limited to) Sparx EA? Of course "it depends".
    - 13 days ago 14 Jun 17, 9:22am -
  • Intro to Project Management
    IT Professionals9th November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmThis half-day course introduces students to the fundamentals of project management, it's terminology, techniques and tools - ideal for anyone managing small projects or looking to move into project ma…
    - 18 days ago 9 Jun 17, 2:44pm -
  • Intro to Project Management
    IT Professionals7th August 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmThis half-day course introduces students to the fundamentals of project management, it's terminology, techniques and tools - ideal for anyone managing small projects or looking to move into project mana…
    - 18 days ago 9 Jun 17, 2:43pm -
  • 2017 Annual General Meeting of ITP
    IT Professionals29th June 2017, 5:45pm - 6:30pmThis is notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Institute of IT Professionals NZ Inc, trading as IT Professionals New Zealand (this is the national AGM, held in Wellington this year). If you are
    - 20 days ago 7 Jun 17, 11:17pm -
  • What Can Design Thinking Bring to Our Future Society
    IT Professionals29th June 2017, 4:30pm - 6:30pmDorenda has always taken Design Thinking into new and challenging arenas, constantly exploring what it means to create values in the 21st century. Her Career has led to engagements across a very diverse
    - 13 Mar 17, 11:12am -
  • Developing critical influence skills for better outcomes
    IT Professionals15th November 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pmThe most successful IT professionals are those who understand the craft of 'influence' - helping others understand the challenges in a project and motivating them to work together to overcome them.…
    - 8 Feb 17, 9:42am -
  • Understanding IT Governance
    IT Professionals30th October 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmIT Governance is focused on the leadership, structures and processes that ensure that an organisation's information technology sustains and extends the overall organisation's strategies and objectives…
    - 13 Jan 17, 4:36pm -
  • Introduction to DevOps
    IT Professionals20th October 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmDevOps aims to establish a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, and is sweeping though the IT community at a start…
    - 11 Jan 17, 2:08pm -
  • Going Agile
    IT Professionals6th November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmAgile software development, with its focus on delivery of working software, intense collaboration and rapid feedback, can deliver better results for both the customer and the project team.This half…
    - 11 Jan 17, 1:41pm -
  • Confident Customer Communication for IT Professionals
    IT Professionals22nd November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmIT Professionals contribute hugely to business performance, but it can be challenging to communicate this technical expertise to others in a confident and compelling way.This half day course is des…
    - 11 Jan 17, 10:30am -
  • Business Communication for Professionals
    IT Professionals21st November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmWhile IT Professionals contribute hugely to broader business performance - it can be challenging to make non-technical people really listen and understand what you're saying.This half-day course is…
    - 11 Jan 17, 10:17am -
  • People Management Made Easy
    IT Professionals4th July 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pmMany technical professionals find people management perplexing and time-consuming. They need quick ways to establish a staff-driven, high-performance workplace where people show initiative, make the appro…
    - 11 Jan 17, 9:01am -

Scoop NZ - Parliament

  • newNew Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released
    Hon Judith Collins Minister of Energy and Resources 27 June 2017 New Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released
    - 35 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 1:28pm -
  • newBusiness incubators expand to regional NZ
    Early stage technology businesses in the regions can expect an easier pathway to support, thanks to the expansion of Callaghan Innovation’s founder incubators, says Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith.
    - 37 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 1:26pm -
  • newTyphoid report shows health officials under the hammer
    A chaotic picture has emerged around the response of Auckland public health officials to this year’s typhoid outbreak, says Aupito William Sio Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesman.
    - 1 hour ago 27 Jun 17, 12:53pm -
  • newChris Bishop delighted Eastbourne’s MIRO granted funding
    Chris Bishop is delighted that Eastbourne’s Mainland Island Restoration (MIRO) will receive a $35,000 government grant.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 12:10pm -
  • newOral Questions - 27 June 2017
    1. Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue; if so, how does he do that?
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:54am -
  • newAn America’s Cup victory for modern New Zealand
    ACT Leader David Seymour congratulates Peter Burling, Grant Dalton, and Team New Zealand on “an outstanding performance that reflected the best of modern New Zealand.”
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:53am -
  • newTourism Infrastructure Fund panel announced
    Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today announced the panel for the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help local communities respond toincreased visitor numbers.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:08am -
  • newAppointments to New Zealand Tourism Board
    Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today announced the appointment of Jan Hunt and the reappointment of Chris Parkin as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:06am -
  • newPredator-free Eastbourne supported
    The Government has granted a Wellington community group nearly $35,000 to help it deal with predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:03am -
  • newAmerica’s Cup Win – a Salute to True Grit
    The America’s Cup victory in Bermuda is a tribute to a group of true believers in the athletic and creative talent of New Zealanders.
    - 4 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 10:24am -
  • newMore Burger-Gate Madness to Come
    National’s army of petty pen-pushing plutocrats has been caught out trying to ban medium-rare meat, so the Minister has pulled them off, but it’s not over.
    - 5 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 9:27am -
  • newChanges to Commerce Act will enhance competition
    Proposed changes to the Commerce Act will promote better competition in New Zealand, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says.
    - 5 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 8:53am -
  • newPM congratulates Team NZ on exciting victory
    Prime Minister Bill English has congratulated Emirates Team New Zealand on the Kiwi leadership, teamwork, and technological brilliance that enabled it to regain the America’s Cup.
    - 6 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 8:22am -
  • newSpeech: Peters - Civil Contractors of NZ
    Speech to Civil Contractors of NZ Ellerslie Convention Centre, Level 3, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Monday, June 26, 2017, 6.15pm. NATIONAL EXCELLING ONLY IN CONSTRUCTING MYTHS
    - 19 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 6:50pm -
  • newNavy frigate to help out after US destroyer collision
    The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha is to extend its current deployment in Asian waters to support the United States Seventh Fleet.
    - 20 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 5:39pm -
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  • newMan who streaked at All Blacks Eden Park match charged
    A man who interrupted the dying moments of Saturday's test match between the All Blacks and British Lions by streaking is facing a criminal charge.The Herald can reveal that the man, a 23-year-old from Ruakaka, will appear in the...
    - 15 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 1:48pm -
  • newFamily worried about man missing in West Auckland
    The family of a man missing in West Auckland are desperate for him to come home.Geok Yeo, 65, went missing in Henderson around the Lincoln Rd area on Friday, June 16.The Malaysian has not been seen since he left his home on foot.He...
    - 58 mins ago 27 Jun 17, 1:05pm -
  • newWife of drowned Muriwai kitesurfer Andrew Wadsley sends safety message
    The "dearly loved husband" who died kitesurfing on Saturday will be remembered at a funeral on Friday.Te Atatu man Andrew Wadsley, 42, drowned after he got into trouble in the wild surf at Muriwai Beach.His wife urged other kitesurfers...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Jun 17, 12:52pm -
  • newSenior Labour Party official resigns over botched intern scheme
    A senior Labour official has stood down over a botched intern scheme for 85 students from the United Kingdom and United States as Labour leader Andrew Little confirmed it was likely the party was left to pick up debts.Little said...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Jun 17, 12:47pm -
  • newMore criticism of pen which claims to 'erase' pain with click of a button
    A pen which claims to erase pain with a few clicks has drawn more criticism after coming under fire from New Zealand's consumer watchdog earlier this year.In May, the Advertising Standards Authority met to discuss a complaint received...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Jun 17, 12:38pm -
  • newParty sex assault case: Alleged victim 'crying and distraught'
    A woman who alleges a professional man sexually violated her at a family gathering was "crying and distraught" when she was picked up from the party.The man, who has name suppression, is on trial in Manukau District Court for indecent...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Jun 17, 12:34pm -
  • newCelebratory bottle of bubbly popped after four-year wait
    Ohauiti's Ken Campbell popped his cold bottle of bubbly this morning to celebrate Team NZ winning the America's Cup.Mr Campbell, 74, sprang to national fame four years ago when he and a friend camped outside The Cloud, on the Auckland...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • newMan tried to bring chainsaw on a Jetstar flight
    A man was removed from a Jetstar flight after trying to check in a chainsaw and making "inappropriate comments" on board. The man became disruptive when he was told he could not check in petrol-powered items on the Jetstar flight...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 12:27pm -
  • newRevellers kick on as America's Cup party continues at Team New Zealand headquarters
    The party hasn't stopped at Team New Zealand headquarters as Kiwis toast the success in this morning's America's Cup finals series.Members at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron were continuing the party into lunchtime as the drinks...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 12:07pm -
  • newComplaint about Lotto ad targeting children upheld by ASA
    A complaint accusing Lotto of targeting children in its Mother's Day TV advertising has been upheld because of the strict rules governing gambling advertising.Complainant S. Coney said the advertisement was directed at minors...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:48am -
  • newPrime Minister Bill English backs Government's decision not to fund Team New Zealand
    Prime Minister Bill English says his Government has no regrets about its decision not to fund Team NZ's ultimately successful America's Cup bid."It just shows that they've been able to do it without extensive government support,"...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:47am -
  • newNew $1.8bn road for Auckland is not a 'motorway'
    One of the biggest roading projects in Auckland - costing up to $1.85 billion - is not a motorway, but an arterial road, a board of inquiry heard this morning.Public hearings have started into the east-west link, a four-lane road...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:46am -
  • newWoman charged with murder after 55-year-old man's death in South Auckland
    A woman has been charged with murder after the death of a man in South Auckland last night.The woman, 42, will appear in the Manukau District Court today. Police launched a homicide investigation after a 55-year-old man died in...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:20am -
  • newPlumbing company with 'no fix no fee' guarantee defends charging customer
    A plumbing company which says "if we can't unblock it you don't pay" has had a complaint against it upheld after it couldn't fix a man's drainage problem but charged him anyway.A disgruntled customer made the complaint against...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:13am -
  • newFacebook booze buyer 'supplied underage girls'
    Dunedin police have charged a 21-year-old man for supplying booze to two underage teenage girls he met through social media.The Dunedin man is facing a maximum $2000 fine after buying a 12-pack of RTDs for the girls, aged 13 and...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:12am -
  • newPolice reopen Barclay investigation
    Police have confirmed they have re-opened an investigation into whether National MP Todd Barclay secretly recorded a staff member.Assistant Commissioner (Investigations) Richard Chambers said police had assessed a range of information...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:09am -
  • newIsland-making eruption's explosive back-story
    Scientists have revealed the explosive history behind a spectacular eruption that created one of the planet's newest islands.In an article published today in the American Geophysical Union's journal EoS , University of Auckland...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • newRegular brisk walks at work reduce risk of clogged arteries
    Regular brisk walks throughout the work day has been found to lower levels of fatty acids which lead to clogged arteries.A University of Otago study has found that taking brisk two-minute walks throughout the day combined with daily...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 10:34am -
  • new'Revolting' prison wedding has gone ahead - no private time for newlyweds
    Corrections Minister Louise Upston has labelled the wedding of rapist and murderer Liam Reid and disgraced lawyer Davina Murray "disgraceful" and "revolting".The Herald revealed last night that Liam James Reid was to marry Murray...
    - 4 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 10:24am -
  • newNow watch for the poachers: Prime Minister warns
    Other syndicates will attempt to poach the likes of Peter Burling from Team New Zealand, Prime Minister Bill English has warned.After the 2013 Cup, the Government contributed $5m to keep Team NZ together until it decided whether...
    - 4 hours ago 27 Jun 17, 10:23am -

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