Saturday 20th January 2018

Wellington

  • newShot Wellington taxi driver Alem Tesema living in fear
    It only took one night for the life Alem Tesema built for himself to be ruined.The Wellington taxi driver is being driven from his home and his job by fear and anxiety two months after a passenger allegedly shot him in the shoulder.Tesema...
    - 12 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 6:17pm -
  • newNo vacancies as visitors flock to Whanganui
    Whanganui's accommodation industry is stretched to the limit and probably beyond as the city gears up for one of its biggest entertainment weekends yet.While Vintage Weekend is the major attraction, the visit of a steam train and...
    - 18 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 12:45pm -
  • Footage of planes flying close together near Wellington not out of the ordinary, says airport
    A member of the public has filmed two planes at Wellington Airport which appear to show them coming scarily close to one another. But an airport spokeswoman says the incident wasn't out of the ordinary and that strong winds had...
    - 1 day ago 19 Jan 18, 8:20pm -
  • Kind Masterton strangers find somewhere to sleep for 'distraught' man
    Strangers leaped to help a man who had nowhere to stay in Masterton last night.Police praised the kindness of people who helped the man, after he left a "negative situation" near Wellington and arrived at the Masterton Police station...
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 10:51am -
  • Delays for Wellington train commuters
    It will be a late start to the day for many in Wellington with trains suspended on two main lines. Services on the Johnsonville Line are currently suspended https://t.co/BKqI5lqSij — Metlink Wellington (@metlinkwgtn) 18...
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 9:52am -
  • Alcoholics gather at Te Papa for weekend of sharing stories of recovery
    Alcoholics from across New Zealand are getting together to share their stories of recovery this weekend, to help each other get through the difficult month of January.Three days of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and workshops are...
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 9:17am -
  • Blister beetles claim more victims in Wellington
    More Wellingtonians are blaming beetles for mysterious blisters that have been popping up on their bodies.Mornington mum Jenna Limmer yesterday told the Herald how her son became covered in blisters and large welts after a spotted...
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 5:43pm -
  • 'Aren't you too old for that?': Alleged Wellington train taggers snapped in the act
    Wellington police are on the hunt for men who allegedly ran up to a train on the tracks, apparently to start tagging it. On December 19, say police, the men ran up to the passenger train in Upper Hutt, while it was stationary. They...
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 5:30pm -
  • Record 70 per cent drop in available Wellington rental properties
    Wellington renters are desperate for homes as the number of available rentals plummets a record 70 per cent."We haven't seen anything like this before, it's quite unusual," said head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries."It's a...
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 3:23pm -
  • Cooks Classic in Whanganui a Commonwealth Games qualifying meet
    We are less than a week away from the Whanganui Cooks Classic to be held at the iconic Cooks Gardens track on Tuesday.The first Wanganui Athletics Club night of 2018 was conducted in perfect conditions this Tuesday which will hopefully...
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 7:30am -
  • Shocking pink and vintage expected to be big at Wellington Cup Day
    Forget fascinators and florals at the races this year - smiles are in."The most important accessory for the races is a smile," said fashion stylist Sally-Ann Moffat, who today gave tips to the public on what to wear for Wellington...
    - 4 days ago 17 Jan 18, 4:58pm -
  • Spotted lax beetle believed to have caused Wellington boy's blisters
    A Wellington mum is pointing the finger at an Australian beetle for causing clusters of welts and blisters on her son's skin yesterday.Five-year-old Tom woke his parents about 5.30am on Tuesday complaining of pain on his arm, mother...
    - 4 days ago 17 Jan 18, 1:23pm -
  • Charity box stolen twice in a week amidst spate of thefts around Wellington
    An ambulance donation box has been stolen twice from the same store amidst a spate of charity box thefts around Wellington.Police are looking for a man who grabbed the ambulance charity box and fled with it after pretending to put...
    - 5 days ago 16 Jan 18, 4:40pm -
  • Govt gives $280,000 to restore three historic buildings
    The Government is giving about $280,000 to restore three historic buildings: a 150-year-old pub in Hurunui, a 130-year-old building in Oamaru, and 92-year-old buildings in Petone.The funding, announced by Culture, Arts and Heritage...
    - 5 days ago 16 Jan 18, 4:39pm -
  • Wellington Zoo animals keep it cool in summer heat
    Blocks of frozen blood, wheelie-bin-sized chunks of ice, and paddling pools from The Warehouse - there are numerous ways that the animals at Wellington Zoo are keeping cool in this summer's scorching heat.Wellingtonians may have...
    - 5 days ago 16 Jan 18, 3:01pm -
  • Sharks in the shallows at Oriental Bay are nothing to be afraid of
    Wellington beachgoers have been delighted over the last few days to see the harbour teeming with marine life, from pods of dolphins at Oriental Bay to stingrays and eagle rays in the lagoon.But swimmers are a little daunted by the...
    - 5 days ago 16 Jan 18, 10:49am -
  • Kidnapping, arson charges more than a year after Wainuiomata car fire
    Three people have been charged more than a year after a kidnapping incident which left a man with serious injuries from a car fire in Wainuiomata.Officers were called to the fire in a car park on Coast Rd early in the morning on...
    - 6 days ago 15 Jan 18, 1:23pm -
  • Lightning or hypothermia: what killed five people on Aoraki/Mt Cook's Tasman Glacier?
    It was a clear day when four women set out with their guide on the thrilling 13km trek across the Tasman Glacier to stay the night in Malte Brun Hut.After struggling through the glacier ice and moraine rocks, they would have been...
    - 8 days ago 13 Jan 18, 10:26am -
  • Wynne Gray: Savvy move from Lima Sopoaga
    From the time he shifted south to start his Super Rugby career, Lima Sopoaga brought a pragmatic approach to his professional sporting path.He carried the Wellington spirit after being born and raised in the capital and could continue...
    - 9 days ago 12 Jan 18, 7:09am -
  • UK woman stranded with no money after Jetstar flight cancelled due to weather
    A woman who planned to spend three days in Nelson has been left stranded with no money and nowhere to sleep after her flight was cancelled due to bad weather.Michaela Hall, from England, was due to catch the Wellington to Nelson...
    - 9 days ago 12 Jan 18, 6:29am -

Wellington Govt News

  • Ngaio Gorge Road strengthening
    Major strengthening work will continue on Ngaio Gorge Road next month as part of the long term project to improve resilience on this key transport route.
    - 4 days ago 17 Jan 18, 2:30pm -
  • Seoul and Wellington to strengthen ties with MOU
    Wellington’s links with South Korea’s capital Seoul will be strengthened tomorrow (Thursday 18 January) by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that signals closer ties between the two cities.
    - 4 days ago 17 Jan 18, 11:42am -
  • Summer City set to shine on the Capital
    New Year’s Eve kicks-off a jam packed Summer City festival, proudly presented by Wellington City Council in its 39th year – and with over 90 free events happening over three months in the Capital, there’s something for everyone.
    - 24 days ago 28 Dec 17, 2:08pm -
  • CBD trolleybus wire removals start on 3 January
    The removal of trolleybus power wires along the Golden Mile in central Wellington will start on the evening of Wednesday 3 January 2018.
    - 24 days ago 28 Dec 17, 9:44am -
  • Fleur Fitzsimons is the new Southern Ward Councillor
    Fleur Fitzsimons has been elected as the new Councillor to fill the vacant seat in Wellington City Council’s Southern Ward.
    - 30 days ago 22 Dec 17, 1:36pm -
  • Wellington leading the charge in conservation efforts
    Wellingtonians are leading the charge in conservation efforts, with more predator free groups established than any other city, and almost 350,000 native trees planted around the Capital too.
    - 30 days ago 22 Dec 17, 11:38am -
  • Mayor welcomes changes to help secure the city’s most risky buildings
    Wellington Mayor Justin Lester wants the city’s unsafe buildings secured as soon as possible, and welcomes the changes to the unreinforced masonry (URM) programme announced today by Minister for Building and Construction Hon Jenny Salesa.
    - 31 days ago 21 Dec 17, 2:33pm -
  • Council to offer electric vehicle chargers in residential streets
    Wellington City Council has launched the application phase of a national-first programme – trialling electric vehicle charging points in residential streets.
    - 32 days ago 20 Dec 17, 3:01pm -
  • Council uniforms don’t cost the earth
    Wellington City Council has partnered with The Formary to literally give the shirts off their staff’s backs – and help save the planet at the same time.
    - 32 days ago 20 Dec 17, 12:54pm -
  • Construction on Johnsonville Community Hub to begin in the new year
    Construction will begin in January 2018 on the new Johnsonville Community Hub and public library, Deputy Mayor Jill Day announced today.
    - 33 days ago 19 Dec 17, 11:33am -
  • Wellingtonians feel safer in 2017
    Wellingtonians are reporting feeling markedly safer after dark in 2017, compared with the year before, according to the annual Residents Monitoring Survey.
    - 33 days ago 19 Dec 17, 11:32am -
  • New sensors to make Karori Tunnel safer for people on bikes
    New sensors installed at each end of Karori Tunnel will detect people on bikes as they approach the tunnel, and flashing signs will let drivers know to slow down and let the bikes go first.
    - 40 days ago 12 Dec 17, 4:40pm -
  • Karori Campus sale
    Wellington City Council’s Onslow-Western Councillors, Diane Calvert, Andy Foster and Simon Woolf, have responded to Victoria University of Wellington’s announcement of the formal sale and purchase of the Karori Campus bringing public ownership of…
    - 40 days ago 12 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Council calls on public to report myrtle rust sightings
    Wellington City Council is asking the public to report suspected myrtle rust infections in the city, after the tree disease was recently confirmed to have infected a ramarama tree in Lower Hutt suburb Naenae.
    - 40 days ago 12 Dec 17, 3:52pm -
  • World’s first official kererū road safety signs installed in Wellington
    In an effort to make our streets safer and reduce cars killing kererū, Wellington City Council has installed “Slow for kererū” road signs at key locations around Zealandia and Otari Wiltons Bush.
    - 45 days ago 7 Dec 17, 5:02pm -
  • Wellington develops ‘people first’ housing affordability model
    Wellington City Council today adopted a draft Housing Strategy that is expected to set a new standard for measuring housing affordability.
    - 45 days ago 7 Dec 17, 2:41pm -
  • Wellington arts and culture projects receive boost from Council grants
    Wellington City Council allocated $131,760 to 35 arts and culture groups and projects – with recipients representing a wide and diverse range of creative talent from all over the capital.
    - 45 days ago 7 Dec 17, 2:12pm -
  • Bird numbers are soaring in Wellington
    A 2017 bird report by Wellington City Council today revealed that tui, kaka and kakariki numbers have all increased significantly in Wellington Reserves since 2011, and there has been no decrease detected for any other species.
    - 46 days ago 6 Dec 17, 4:55pm -
  • Smooth ride along Hutt Road to be extended
    The new improved walking and biking paths being built along Hutt Road will be extended next year, creating another important link in the planned route from the north and Hutt Valley.
    - 46 days ago 6 Dec 17, 9:36am -
  • Wellingtonians quick to adopt online service
    More than 60 percent of building consents made to Wellington City Council are now received online through GoShift, a new initiative to improve the building consents process.
    - 47 days ago 5 Dec 17, 11:10am -

Regional News

One News New Zealand

Good Sorts: Class of 2017

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Community youth programme helping teens get lives back on track

- 3 days ago 17 Jan 18, 8:55pm -
Government lining up law change to reduce the amount of waste Kiwis create

- 3 days ago 17 Jan 18, 8:50pm -
Government backs Trademe’s move to ban sale of three breeds of dogs on its site

- 3 days ago 17 Jan 18, 8:45pm -
Radar guns deployed in bid to stop speeding Kiwi boaties

- 4 days ago 16 Jan 18, 8:12pm -
Tape Face back in New Zealand to headline World Buskers Festival in Christchurch

- 4 days ago 16 Jan 18, 8:07pm -

Wellington Library Events

  • Catalogue changes coming soon

    Catalogue changes coming soon

    Our Classic Catalogue, which has been our mainstay since 2002, will shortly be retired. It was no longer being developed. Our new Catalogue, introduced in mid December is produced by the same company The Library Corporation and offers more features.…
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 18, 7:00pm -
  • 10 New Sports Books to Boost You into 2018

    10 New Sports Books to Boost You into 2018

    A new year is the time for new sports, hobbies and activities! So jump into 2018 and let these books inspire you on to greatness. From sailing to skateboarding, hunting to video game development let these titles open your eyes, fuel your fire and he…
    - 12 days ago 9 Jan 18, 12:18pm -
  • These short stories are perfect for summer holidays

    These short stories are perfect for summer holidays

    This month, short stories are the feature of our ‘Other Genres’ category of fiction recent picks. There are collections from many much acclaimed writers including William Boyd, Helen Garner, P.D. James and our own Paula Morris. There are several…
    - 12 days ago 9 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Enjoy our latest hand-picked home, garden and DIY books this new year

    Enjoy our latest hand-picked home, garden and DIY books this new year

    Get great ideas for decorating, renovating, tinkering, personalising, and most importantly enjoying your home with this month’s hand-picked home, garden and do-it-yourself books. Tinkering : Australians reinvent DIY culture / Katherine Wilson. “A…
    - 12 days ago 9 Jan 18, 9:39am -
  • 10 Books to Help You Reach Your Photography Goals in 2018!

    10 Books to Help You Reach Your Photography Goals in 2018!

    This new year you could become the photographer you’ve always dreamed you could be! Whether you want to be “instafamous” for your epic travel photos, launch that online business or just take better photos of your food. Reach for the stars, lit…
    - 12 days ago 8 Jan 18, 6:59pm -
  • New mystery novels from around the world

    New mystery novels from around the world

    Mystery readers will once again enjoy the prospect of much arm-chair travel in this month’s selection of new mysteries recently added to Wellington City Libraries fiction collection. There are mysteries set in Australia, Botswana, Ireland, Italy, N…
    - 12 days ago 8 Jan 18, 6:21pm -
  • A Fresh Kids’ Catalogue

    A Fresh Kids’ Catalogue

    As part of our catalogue upgrade, our Kids’ Cat, which has served us very well for the last 15 years, has also been transformed. Fresh out of the box, it’s now ready to sample, along with your other festive goodies. It’s easier to find books in…
    - 13 days ago 8 Jan 18, 1:03pm -
  • Out of this world new sci-fi and fantasy novels

    Out of this world new sci-fi and fantasy novels

    This month the selection from the new material received in this genre covers a broad range of themes. From conspiracies to cybernetics, robots to vampires, humour to horror, and survival to dystopia, plus many more, all provide some brilliant out of…
    - 17 days ago 4 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Wellington Author Interview: Jess Richards

    Wellington Author Interview: Jess Richards

    “Dying faces are the colour of soiled linen. It’s the eyes which shine, as if the world around the person who is dying has brightened itself, so it’s fully seen and felt and known.” So begins City of Circles, the third novel by acclaimed Well…
    - 18 days ago 3 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • New contemporary fiction from award-winning authors

    New contemporary fiction from award-winning authors

    Among the fantastic selection of new Contemporary Fiction there are new novels by many much acclaimed award winner authors. These include Isabel Allende, John Banville, Peter Carey, and Ali Smith. Along with very popular authors, Lee Child and John G…
    - 21 days ago 31 Dec 17, 5:04pm -
  • Classical Music Additions

    Classical Music Additions

    This week our classical recent additions focus on French/Belgian and French-inspired performances and compositions, courtesy of Alpha Classics and Erato music labels. Dixit Dominus, Handel & Magnificat, Bach. Performed by Vox Luminis. A finalist for…
    - 21 days ago 31 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • History for the holidays: New books

    History for the holidays: New books

    This month’s history picks are largely about the negative and grim, just in time for the holiday season. Pleasant subjects like the Ukrainian famine, mistreated POWs in Britain during World War 2, and failures of military in the Middle East during…
    - 23 days ago 29 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • Have a browse of recent additions to our CD collection

    Have a browse of recent additions to our CD collection

    New albums by big names such as Beck, Robert Plant and Pink are now here in our proud CD collection. The new star Kelela’s debut album and Cat Steven’s The Laughing Apple which celebrates his 50 year career, have also arrived. Check them out! Bec…
    - 24 days ago 28 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • New vinyl for the new year

    New vinyl for the new year

    Check out some of these newly catalogued vinyl LPs in our AV collection. They include the 50th anniversary deluxe reissue of Rolling Stones’ Their satanic majesties request and the intriguing collaboration album by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. O…
    - 25 days ago 27 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • A selection of new graphic novel arrivals

    A selection of new graphic novel arrivals

    There is some fascinating reading for the holidays in this month’s selection of new graphic novels, with a re-telling of a Jim Thompson classic noir novel, the story of John Lennon in New York, the development of hip hop, and the true story of the…
    - 28 days ago 24 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • NaNoWriMo wrap-up for 2017

    NaNoWriMo wrap-up for 2017

    Did you know that during NaNoWriMo this year Wellington City Libraries hosted a Come Write In, where writers could gather each weekend to work on their goal of 50,000 words? Below we have some profiles of these future authors, and if you’d like to…
    - 28 days ago 23 Dec 17, 7:00pm -
  • Enjoy these recently added classical CDs!

    Enjoy these recently added classical CDs!

    Classical music is perfect listening on long, hot summer evenings. Here’s a small selection of recent additions to our classical CD collection. Best of The Hilliard Ensemble. “When four British gentlemen went on tour together for the last time in…
    - 29 days ago 23 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Our favourite DVDs in the final leg of 2017

    Our favourite DVDs in the final leg of 2017

    Our last lot of Staff Picks DVDs for the year has plenty to keep you entertained over the Christmas period. Our picks feature blockbuster visuals with ‘Atomic Blonde’, ‘Baby Driver’ & ‘Valerian and the city of a thousand planets’; foreign…
    - 29 days ago 23 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice: Staff pick CDs

    We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice: Staff pick CDs

    Check out more staff pick CDs featuring from Beach House to Alice Coltrane to New Zealand composer Ross Harris. We will be back with our ‘Best of 2017’ early next year so keep checking! John’s Picks – continued Wire – Silver / Lead Highly i…
    - 30 days ago 22 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Portable fiction: eBooks for the holidays

    Portable fiction: eBooks for the holidays

    If you’re going on a family road-trip this summer, the last thing you want filling up the boot of your car is books: after all, there won’t be any space, not with the suitcases and body boards and fishing rods and the chilly bin, and that extra c…
    - 30 days ago 22 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Find your perfect holiday read in our final fiction roundup for 2017!

    Find your perfect holiday read in our final fiction roundup for 2017!

    Welcome to the last newsletter for this year. We hope that fiction readers have enjoyed our monthly selection from the new material added to Wellington City Libraries collection. We also hope that many new authors have been discovered, perhaps even a…
    - 30 days ago 22 Dec 17, 10:45am -
  • New non-fiction books for interesting reading during the holiday season

    New non-fiction books for interesting reading during the holiday season


    - 31 days ago 21 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • New books on learning English

    New books on learning English

    A vast array of books on how to learn English. IELTS to success : preparation tips and practice tests / Eric Van Bemmel, Janina Tucker. “IELTS to Success, 3rd edition, is a valuable resource for people preparing for the Academic Module of the Inter…
    - 31 days ago 21 Dec 17, 9:20am -
  • Need help with your Christmas tablet or eReader?

    Need help with your Christmas tablet or eReader?

    Expecting a new tablet or eReader for Christmas? Need some help getting started? Have a read of our Quickstart Guides, and if you still need help, book an eLibrarian! Quickstart Guides for Tablets & eReaders To help you get started with what the li…
    - 32 days ago 20 Dec 17, 6:11pm -
  • Plan your next movie night with our latest DVD picks

    Plan your next movie night with our latest DVD picks

    New DVDs include Robert De Niro’s return to form as financial swindler Bernie Madoff, medical comedy/drama ‘The Big Sick’, a crime heist with ‘Logan Lucky’, action with a great soundtrack with ‘Baby Driver’, and new TV with the missing…
    - 34 days ago 18 Dec 17, 10:47am -
  • New popular nonfiction for perfect summer reading!

    New popular nonfiction for perfect summer reading!

    Some fascinating books this time, about sea level rise, AI, conservatism and more! And to end, two very different life stories: that of a young black man Michael A., and that of James Jesus Angleton, CIA spymaster. The water will come : rising seas,…
    - 37 days ago 15 Dec 17, 1:05pm -
  • NZ writers feature in our latest ‘other genre’ fiction picks

    NZ writers feature in our latest ‘other genre’ fiction picks

    This is the fourth ‘other genres’ selection featuring New Zealand writers this year. There has been an amazing number of novels from new and well known writers published this year. Included in this month’s selection are two veterans of New Zeal…
    - 37 days ago 14 Dec 17, 7:00pm -
  • Staff picks from our extensive CD collection

    Staff picks from our extensive CD collection

    Our music enthusiast John has selected his recent favourites from our extensive CD collection. More coming soon, so keep checking! John’s picks Thurston Moore – Rock ‘n’ Roll Consciousness Sonic Youth fans are in for a treat here as that leg…
    - 38 days ago 14 Dec 17, 3:33pm -
  • Celebrating Hanukkah

    Celebrating Hanukkah

    Hanukkah begins tonight! To celebrate, here are some Hanukkah picture books to share with the family, and we couldn’t resist including some delicious recipes at the very bottom of this post! Also, just because these are wonderful, have a listen to…
    - 40 days ago 12 Dec 17, 9:04am -
  • Our new catalogue has landed!

    Our new catalogue has landed!

    We’re delighted to introduce you to our catalogue, please give it a try. Supplied by the same company as our Classic Catalogue, it’s smartphone-friendly and presents a lot more information to help you choose what you want to borrow. It still has…
    - 41 days ago 11 Dec 17, 6:07pm -

Google NZ News

Google Wellington

  • newUs Two: RNZ's Jesse Mulligan and Caitlin Cherry
    Late last year, Afternoons had the greatest audience numbers compared to any station in New Zealand for its timeslot. Jesse is based in Auckland; Caitlin is based in Wellington. JESSE: I was visiting Wellington, doing my job down there, and a bright…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Jan 18, 4:56am -
  • newEssential <b>New Zealand</b> services under threat after community cornerstones undergo change
    In the neighbouring Auckland suburb of Ellerslie, the police station has already shut up shop. And in Wellington, residents are mobilising against the first of nearly 100 planned closures of standalone PostShops. Main streets in suburban and smalltow…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Jan 18, 4:56am -
  • newMitchell Santner's challenge now to disguise the 'claw'
    He used it against us in the Test series over there and I thought 'yeah, that's not a bad ball' so thought I'd give it a crack," Santner said after New Zealand wrapped up a 5-0 whitewash in Wellington. "I actually used it in county cricket and some o…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 1:11am -
  • newShoaib Malik ruled out from T20I series against <b>New Zealand</b>
    WELLINGTON: Pakistan Tour Management Committee has decided that Shoaib Malik will not be part of the team for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. Shoaib Malik had suffered a concussion during Pakistan's fourth ODI against New Zealand in…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 12:26am -
  • newFormer GFC forward signs with <b>New Zealand</b> league leaders
    Former Guernsey FC forward Ross Allen has signed for New Zealand Premiership side Team Wellington. The Green Lions' record goalscorer left the island at the end of last year and has settled in the capital after joining up with the champions for the l…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 12:03am -
  • newIs poor field a pointer for <b>Wellington</b> Cup change?
    Nobody expects the race to be what it was in its glory days, no race in New Zealand is, but it's in danger of losing its prestige. Big money bonuses for horses that could win two or more of the New Zealand, Wellington and Auckland cups helped the Wel…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 7:47pm -
  • newMagic Chai and Michael McNab grab <b>Wellington</b> Cup
    The five-year-old gelding produced a strong finishing burst at the end of the 3200-metre, Group III event at Trentham on Saturday to prevail over a gallant Sampson and Alinko Prince. Cambridge trainer Tony Pike took over the training of the horse fro…
    - 13 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 5:17pm -
  • newThousands of well-heeled punters flock to Trentham for <b>Wellington</b> Cup Day
    Former Miss New Zealand contestant Deborah Lambie has taken out first place in the Maiden of the Carnival for first-time entrants. No stranger to glitz and glamour, former Miss New Zealand Deborah Lambie has snapped up the first prize of the day at t…
    - 16 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 2:07pm -
  • new<b>NZ</b> complete series whitewash over Pakistan
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 One-day International (ODI) series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington's Basin Reserve. A century to Martin Guptill helped the Black Caps set a 272 total that pro…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 1:45pm -
  • newSarfraz blames batting for humiliation in <b>New Zealand</b>
    WELLINGTON: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has said that below-par batting was the reason behind Pakistan's 5-0 One-day International (ODI) series whitewash against New Zealand. Despite a flurry of late-order runs in the fifth match in Wellington, Pa…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 1:45pm -
  • new<b>New Zealand</b> prime minister is pregnant, due in June
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. Jacinda Ardern, 37, took office in October. Speculation swirled around whether she would start a family soon when she took ove…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 1:11pm -
  • newTeam tested to the utmost
    TAIRAWHITI under-15 boys overcame injury problems to finish sixth of 14 teams at the North Island softball championships in Wellington this month. A pre-tournament injury to Tairawhiti's star pitcher, batter and fielder, New Zealand representative Tr…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • newCricket: Black Caps spinner Mitchell Santner's confidence blooms
    Mitchell Santner delivered the crucial spell for New Zealand at the death in the 5th ODI against Pakistan. ... As a denouement loomed in the New Zealand-Pakistan one-day international series at the Basin Reserve, Mitchell Santner was handed the ball…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 12:26pm -
  • newTeam <b>Wellington</b> sign striker with 239 goals in 226 games in England
    The 30-year-old scored 239 of them in just 226 games for Guernsey FC in the lower leagues of English football, and now he wants to test himself against the best of New Zealand football after signing on to play the rest of the ISPS Handa Premiership w…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 12:15pm -
  • newFootball: English import's switch to HB United speaks volumes
    "Wellington are top of the league and are there for a reason - we have to respect that but we've got to go there and take the game to them and hopefully come away with all the points," Angell told NZ Football. "I think, realistically, we need to win…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 11:52am -
  • newThe secret of the Santner Claw: Black Caps spinner trying to keep mystery ball hidden
    After the three-match T20 series against Pakistan, starting at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Monday, New Zealand take on Australia and England in a T20 tri-series before five ODIs against England. Santner watched some of the first two ODIs from Aus…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 11:30am -
  • new<b>New Zealand</b> PM expecting first baby
    WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office. The 37-year-old, who was sworn-in last October, made global headlin…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 11:18am -
  • newRotorua's Semu Filipo giving back to the community through its youth
    Rotorua's Semu Filipo is back home after a career in acting, and is looking forward to giving back to the community and local youth through the Rotorua Youth Centre. Filipo said he grew up in Ford Block, going to St Mary's Catholic School and John Pa…
    - 20 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 10:33am -
  • newRobertson asks students to dob in dodgy landlords
    Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson says he will make an example of any landlords found to be illegally raising their rents to exploit students. Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance opens the book after the election. Half Year Economic. Wellington…
    - 20 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 10:22am -
  • new<b>New Zealand</b> Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Pregnant With First Child
    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, and planned to take a short break after the ... pregnancy is one of the very few examples of an elected leader holding office while pregnant a…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 9:37am -
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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • VII Multicore World
    Open Parallel Ltd7th February 2018, 8:30am - 5:30pmMulticore World - Answering Big Questions - Together. Unique international forum dedicated to the technology design and business applications of big data, AI, DL, IoT, HPC, blockchain and much more
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  • New Government. New Year. New Opportunities. What now?
    IT Professionals31st January 2018, 7:30am - 9:00amDon Christie, Managing Director of Catalyst IT and co-chair of NZRise, will be looking at the digital policies of the coalition Government. The Government has sent clear signals on what it expects fro…
    - 5 days ago 16 Jan 18, 11:34am -
  • 2018 HiNZ Conference
    Health Informatics NZ21st November 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pmThe largest digital health event in New Zealand, this annual conference attracts a diverse audience of IT professionals, doctors, nurses, allied health, government, healthcare management & acade…
    - 47 days ago 5 Dec 17, 9:18am -

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  • Progress on major transpacific cable welcomed
    Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says the new Hawaiki Transpacific cable system should be up and running by mid-year, improving and enhancing New Zealand’s international connectivity.
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  • Bill English congratulates PM
    National Party Leader Bill English has extended his warm congratulations to Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford on their baby news.
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  • Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates PM and Clarke Gayford
    Mōkori anō a mihi ka rere ki a Jacinda Ardern katahi anō ka whakamōhio mai kua hapū ia. Ka tika rā te kōrero he taonga te tamaiti, nō reira, ka rere ngā whakaaro ki a koe Jacinda, otirā ki tō whānau.
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  • Greens congratulate the Prime Minister and Clark Gayford
    The Green Party wishes to extend its warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the news that they are expecting a child. “This is wonderful news. On behalf of the Green Party, I’d like to congratul…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 11:12am -
  • Prime Minister and Clarke Gayford expecting first child
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, have today announced that they are expecting their first child in June. “We’re both really happy. We wanted a family but weren’t sure it would happen for us, which has made this ...
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 10:57am -
  • Time to turnaround NZ’s rubbish record on waste
    New Zealand’s position as 10th worst nation for creating urban waste per capita is shameful, says Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage, who will review how the Waste Minimisation Act is being implemented. Recent news reports have highlighted…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 10:13am -
  • Further support for struggling farmers
    Drought stricken farmers in the Lower North Island and South Island’s West Coast will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) Acting Social Development Minister Peeni Henare has announced. The drought across Taranaki, western parts of Manaw…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 10:07am -
  • Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies
    Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies released Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies and will meet key groups to discuss its recommendations. The…
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 1:13pm -
  • Government has worsened a rental market nightmare
    18 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE When the Government increased student living costs and allowances, it was inevitable that rental costs would be driven up says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. A series of stories this week have highlighted ..…
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Testing for Mycoplasma bovis spread
    A testing and tracing regime for Mycoplasma bovis will provide a clearer indication of its spread and potential actions for eradication by the end of February, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. In a meeting yesterday, Minis…
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 11:47am -
  • Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
    (Thursday 18 January 2018). The new name and the dropping of the word ‘vulnerable’ were announced in December.
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 10:27am -
  • Tax relief for drought affected farmers
    Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed tax relief measures will be extended to farmers in drought areas.
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 9:48am -
  • Minister talks food security at Green Week
    Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor travels to Europe today to speak at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, held during International Green Week in Berlin.
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 18, 6:19pm -
  • $3.74 million for new electric vehicles
    $3.74 million for new electric vehicles More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today.
    - 4 days ago 17 Jan 18, 10:19am -
  • NZ MPs advance a peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific
    Jonathan Young MP is leading the New Zealand delegation, including Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki MP and Mark Patterson MP, to the 26th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Hanoi, Viet Nam this week.
    - 5 days ago 16 Jan 18, 3:49pm -
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National News

  • newPaul Little: Say hello and put down that cellphone
    A generation ago I wrote a magazine editorial about attending my son's Saturday morning soccer game and seeing another parent on the sideline who spent the whole time on his phone rather than being fully present.You'll have noticed...
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  • newPaula Bennett reveals she has undergone gastric bypass
    National Party deputy leader and former deputy PM Paula Bennett has revealed she has undergone gastric bypass surgery.Bennett, 48, underwent the weight loss operation at a private hospital before Christmas.She has gone public...
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  • newBaby on agenda: Labour's three day caucus retreat
    It has been a whirlwind week for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with no slow down yet.Today Labour Party MPs will gather at a Wairarapa country retreat to kick off a three day caucus meeting.Ardern's pregnancy is sure to be on...
    - 15 mins ago 21 Jan 18, 6:00am -
  • newKerre McIvor: Call off the dogs
    Love me, love my dog. Trade Me's decision to ban the sale of pug dogs and French and English bulldogs on its site as of March this year had owners of the breeds leaping to the defence of their much-loved pets and furiously justifying...
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  • newPolice seek driver of car in street brawl at Panmure
    Police have released photos of a car involved in an alleged hit and run in Panmure as they appeal for the driver to come forward.Horrified residents near the scene on Tripoli Road said a man was trapped underneath the car for up...
    - 9 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 8:59pm -
  • newKaren Aim's father's plea: Keep Taupo killer behind bars
    The father of a Scottish backpacker murdered in Taupo 10 years ago is going to fight to keep her killer behind bars.Brian Aim has spoken to UK media on the 10th anniversary of his daughter Karen's death and pledged to campaign against...
    - 10 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 8:21pm -
  • newNZ's elite SAS soldiers get rugged new army vehicles
    New Zealand's elite SAS soldiers have received a multi-million dollar fleet of new special operations vehicles, although just how many remains top secret. The rugged high-tech cross-country Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility...
    - 12 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 6:36pm -
  • newMan charged after death of Kaikohe man Christopher Vujcich
    A person has been charged over the death of a Kaikohe man who died in hospital this morning.Christopher Vujcich, 58, had been involved in an altercation with another man in Kowhai Ave just after 9.30pm on Friday, Detective Senior...
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  • newSteve Braunias: Secret diary of . . . 2018, the year in satire
    Okay, so I know I wrote this time last year that 2017 would be the final year of the dear old Secret Diary - and I'm probably going to stick to that promise but I'm not 100 per cent sure.If I kept it going then 2018 would be the...
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  • newSwept under the rug: Victim angry over sex offender's name suppression
    A man convicted of indecently assaulting a young female employee admitted his crime in court, only to appeal on the basis that he was not mentally fit to make the admission.And he has been granted permanent name suppression - which...
    - 12 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 5:56pm -

World News

  • newEgypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

    Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports
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  • newDemonstrators target Trump in Davos protest

    Demonstrators target Trump in Davos protest

    Hundreds of protesters take to the streets of Bern to march against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to attend Davos this month, some repeatedly chanting "Kill Trump." Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 4:34am -
  • newSouth Africa's black punks rock Soweto

    South Africa's black punks rock Soweto

    South Africa is better known for its hip hop and house scenes, but black punk music is giving voice to a new generation of fans.
    - 6 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 12:08am -
  • "All of it is slander": Pope on controversial Chilean bishop

    "All of it is slander": Pope on controversial Chilean bishop

    Pope Francis landed in Peru on Friday after a visit to Chile that has left many Catholics there confused and angry. At issue is the pontiff's answer to a question about a bishop accused in the country's child sex abuse scandal. Rob Muir has more.…
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  • Sunken tanker could be leaking heavy oil - China

    Sunken tanker could be leaking heavy oil - China

    A sunken Iranian oil tanker may be leaking heavy bunker fuel as well as light oil off the east coast of China and the best remedy was to recover the vessel, officials said on Friday. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.
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  • Turkish shelling 'marks start of Syria operation'

    Turkish shelling 'marks start of Syria operation'

    Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area. Emily Wither reports.
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 5:07am -
  • China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

    China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

    As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing’s trade practices, there is little sense of a crisis in the Chinese capital, where officials think he is…
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 4:46am -
  • Mexican migrants eager to influence presidential race

    Mexican migrants eager to influence presidential race

    Mexicans in the United States have received voting credentials under new rules that let citizens sign up at local consulates rather than in Mexico. Their participation could be decisive in a close race.
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 3:17am -
  • Russia's Putin braces an icy dip to mark Orthodox Epiphany

    Russia's Putin braces an icy dip to mark Orthodox Epiphany

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin immerses himself in a hole in the ice to mark the Orthodox Christian ritual. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 12:21am -
  • Cubans flock to Colombia for U.S. visas

    Cubans flock to Colombia for U.S. visas

    After the Trump administration stopped processing U.S. visas in Havana hundreds of Cubans are flying to Colombia for visa interviews at the U.S. embassy there, an extra layer of cost and bureaucracy in an already complex affair.
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 12:06am -
  • UK gift Macron $62 mln, but it doesn't buy Brexit love

    UK gift Macron $62 mln, but it doesn't buy Brexit love

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is offering France $62 million to bolster their border controls. But as French President Emmanuel Macron made his first state visit to the UK, this and other gifts may mean brushing awkward Brexit points under the c…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jan 18, 9:47pm -
  • The Yemeni families surviving on garbage

    The Yemeni families surviving on garbage

    The Ruzaiq family are among hundreds of Yemenis who scour a garbage dump near the city of Hodeidah for food - a sign of the measures Yemenis are being forced to resort to in order to survive in the country's three-year-old war.
    - 1 day ago 19 Jan 18, 8:20pm -
  • Pyongyang Olympics? Agreement for Koreas to march together faces backlash

    Pyongyang Olympics? Agreement for Koreas to march together faces backlash

    The agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics debuts to sharp criticism by many in the South, highlighting a sea change in South Korean attitudes toward their northe…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 5:11am -
  • Robot finds toothpaste ingredient may battle malaria

    Robot finds toothpaste ingredient may battle malaria

    Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)'robot scientist' has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 4:51am -
  • Thousands flee violence in Syria's Idlib province

    Thousands flee violence in Syria's Idlib province

    A government assault on Syria's last remaining opposition-held territory is displacing thousands of civilians and overwhelming local authorities. Reuters Emily Wither reports from Idlib province.
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 3:06am -
  • Exclusive: Trump says Russia helping N. Korea evade sanctions

    Exclusive: Trump says Russia helping N. Korea evade sanctions

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting “closer every day” to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 12:08am -
  • Exclusive: Amazon to cut back on indie films: sources

    Exclusive: Amazon to cut back on indie films: sources

    Amazon.com's movie studio plans to scale back its work on indie films as it puts resources into more lucrative commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 12:04am -
  • Your future self-driving car may still be far away

    Your future self-driving car may still be far away

    From Las Vegas to Detroit, tech startups and carmakers are showing off their autonomous vehicle technology. But it's still too pricey, making it hard to get consumers behind the wheel for now.
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 18, 12:04am -
  • Lawmakers back Brexit bill, but tougher tests loom

    Lawmakers back Brexit bill, but tougher tests loom

    British lawmakers have voted through an important part of the EU withdrawal bill, legislating for Britain's EU departure. But much tougher tests loom with the bill now set for months of debate in the upper house of parliament.
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 18, 10:16pm -
  • Trump's cuts to Palestinian aid: What's at stake

    Trump's cuts to Palestinian aid: What's at stake

    The Trump administration has withdrawn nearly half of the United States' funding to a U.N. aid program for Palestinian refugees, a move that could put a humanitarian crisis on Israel's doorstep.
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 6:25am -

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