Saturday 23rd September 2017

Wellington

Wellington Govt News

  • Slip updates
    Persistent rain and winds have caused numerous slips around Wellington. Please check the affected areas on our website, and keep an eye on our social media for the latest updates.
    - 23 days ago 1 Sep 17, 10:37am -
  • Open days a chance to help shape bike plans for the east
    With work on Cobham Drive about to get under way – it’s time for the wider community to help shape proposals to connect the two-way cycleway with the harbour route to the city, the gateway to Miramar and other parts of the eastern suburbs.
    - 25 days ago 30 Aug 17, 1:30pm -
  • Region’s mayors agree to further work on indoor arena proposal
    A new indoor arena for Wellington is a step closer today, with mayors instructing the region’s economic development agency to begin work towards a business case for the project.
    - 26 days ago 29 Aug 17, 3:36pm -
  • Orange Day parade highlights road safety this Friday
    Wellington City Council is thrilled to once again support the Orange Day parade, the annual Road Patrollers March for Road Safety, happening this Friday 1 September.
    - 27 days ago 28 Aug 17, 4:40pm -
  • Trenching on Waterloo Quay, Bunny St next 2 weeks – expect delays
    Trenching work this week on Waterloo Quay – one of the main routes into Wellington’s CBD – is expected to cause traffic delays. Motorists are urged to avoid the area or expect delays.
    - 27 days ago 28 Aug 17, 2:10pm -
  • Councils support state of the arts in the region
    The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF) has allocated over $1 million to seven organisations – boosting the region’s reputation as the arts and cultural centre of New Zealand.
    - 27 days ago 28 Aug 17, 11:06am -
  • Rental Warrant of Fitness for Wellington app launches
    Wellington’s voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF) scheme is now live and bookings for assessments can be made via the Council’s website.
    - 27 days ago 28 Aug 17, 8:23am -
  • Reimagine Tory Street – winning design announced
    A group of three landscape architecture students from Victoria University of Wellington has won the Reimagine Tory Street concept design competition with their project 'It’s Tory Time'.
    - 31 days ago 24 Aug 17, 1:10pm -
  • Aro Valley gully rejoins the Town Belt
    Wellington City Council has voted to purchase a 4220 square-metre piece of former Town Belt in the Aro Valley from the Crown, the Council’s Natural Environment Portfolio Leader, Councillor Peter Gilberd, has announced.
    - 32 days ago 23 Aug 17, 2:24pm -
  • Introducing The Discovery Garden – Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku, we are all part of nature
    An area being designed for children in the Wellington Botanic Garden has been officially named as The Discovery Garden – Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku, we are all part of nature, after consultation with local iwi and other stakeholders.
    - 33 days ago 22 Aug 17, 9:26am -

Regional News

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Wellington Library Events

  • newElection Day Voting

    Election Day Voting

    Saturday 23 September is election day – and if you’re coming to Central Library to pick up your weekend reading, listening or viewing you can vote at the same time! The polling booth in the Mezzanine Room closes at 7pm – Central Library closes…
    - 18 hours ago 23 Sep 17, 12:25pm -
  • He kōanga tangata tahi

    He kōanga tangata tahi

    Exploration, heritage and kōrero nehe – these are topics amongst the new books for He Kohikohinga Māori, Mahuru, 2017. Launching Marsden’s mission : the beginnings of the Church Missionary Society in New Zealand, viewed from New South Wales / e…
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • Love and celebrations: New Weddings books

    Love and celebrations: New Weddings books

    Weddings are deeply personal celebrations of who two people are separately, who they are and will become together, and the community who love them and celebrate with them. Sometimes though, it’s hard to know where to start — how do you plan such…
    - 4 days ago 20 Sep 17, 5:48pm -
  • Road, rail & sky: New Transport books

    Road, rail & sky: New Transport books

    Some fascinating new books on planes, trains, cars, rockets and bikes! Unto the skies : a biography of Amy Johnson / K.A. Lalani. “This is an extensive, fully-researched biography of Amy Johnson, Britain’s most famous aviatrix. Unto the Skies tak…
    - 4 days ago 20 Sep 17, 9:10am -
  • Celebrating homemade: September Fashion and Beauty

    Celebrating homemade: September Fashion and Beauty

    Homemade makes a comeback this month with Folk Fashion celebrating the charms of the humble homemade garment, plus a new guide to making your own mineral makeup at home. We have new volumes on fashion heavyweights Balenciaga and Missoni, and a det…
    - 5 days ago 19 Sep 17, 4:10pm -
  • Tiny Houses & Small Spaces, Part Two

    Tiny Houses & Small Spaces, Part Two

    It might be my messy, cluttered home, or it might be living with the paraphernalia and gear a two-year-old requires, but the tiny house movement looms in my imagination, and the imagination of many people. Even if we can’t (or won’t) go there our…
    - 5 days ago 19 Sep 17, 3:07pm -
  • September is Bee Aware Month

    September is Bee Aware Month

    Spring is here at long last and that means it’s time to Bee Aware! Did you know that without bee pollination we’d have no apples, blueberries, coffee, chocolate or even jeans? These are all foods and products pollinated by busy little bees and n…
    - 5 days ago 19 Sep 17, 10:15am -
  • The 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced

    The 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced

    The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize has recently been announced. Six novels from the long list of thirteen have been chosen by the panel of judges. Two American authors, Paul Auster and George Saunders, are included in the selection, along wi…
    - 6 days ago 18 Sep 17, 3:45pm -
  • Tiny Houses & Small Spaces, Part One

    Tiny Houses & Small Spaces, Part One

    It might be my messy, cluttered home, or it might be living with the paraphernalia and gear a two-year-old requires, but the tiny house movement looms in my imagination, and the imagination of many people. Even if we can’t (or won’t) go there our…
    - 6 days ago 18 Sep 17, 3:22pm -
  • Stravinsky on strings: New Classical CDs

    Stravinsky on strings: New Classical CDs

    This week we highlight an interesting selection of recent classical releases including some Baroque solo music performed on period instruments, Strauss Lieder, and a collection of works for violin and piano by Stravinsky, which is interesting in that…
    - 6 days ago 18 Sep 17, 12:09pm -
  • The humanity of the moment: Recent Photography books

    The humanity of the moment: Recent Photography books

    Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. — Anonymous Art has the power to humanise the world, and we think some of the descriptors of this month’s photography books show how photography especially exhibits this power…
    - 10 days ago 14 Sep 17, 9:29am -
  • How do you paint a war? New Art books

    How do you paint a war? New Art books

    Our picks of the new art books this time round include public art projects from Australia and round the globe, plus: a tribute to the memory of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, a history of queer art from around the world since 1900, and some remarkable botanic…
    - 11 days ago 13 Sep 17, 4:24pm -
  • Recent contemporary Māori art books

    Recent contemporary Māori art books

    Here are some picks of recent contemporary Māori art books — we hope you enjoy them. Included are a book of essays in memory of respected academic and curator Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, as well as books to accompany Lisa Reihana’s work representing N…
    - 11 days ago 13 Sep 17, 3:48pm -
  • Recent Parenting picks

    Recent Parenting picks

    It’s been a little while since our last picks of the parenting books, so we’ve included a few excellent titles we couldn’t go past from slightly further back as well as some wonderful new titles for you to browse. First up, the amazing Emily Wr…
    - 12 days ago 12 Sep 17, 3:26pm -
  • Pasefika eBooks you can borrow anytime

    Pasefika eBooks you can borrow anytime

    Need a good read? Including Albert Wendt and Selina Tusitala Marsh, here are just a few eBook titles to whet your appetite. Sign up to Overdrive and get started borrowing… Nuanua, Albert Wendt (eBook) “Edited by Albert Wendt and copublished the U…
    - 12 days ago 12 Sep 17, 2:11pm -
  • 10 new Health books to check out this September

    10 new Health books to check out this September

    This month we have a variety of new Health books for your reading pleasure. Perhaps start with the mysteries of the mind and explore new research on behavior, mental illness, anxiety and the power of mind over matter. If memoirs are your thing, check…
    - 13 days ago 11 Sep 17, 9:45am -
  • One size does not fit all: New Design books

    One size does not fit all: New Design books

    This month’s selection of new design books features Defined by Design, a book that delves into the hidden biases in everyday things, and how this ineffective design can affect our self-image, and even our health. From clothes to buildings to public…
    - 14 days ago 10 Sep 17, 9:12am -
  • Browse these recent DVD arrivals!

    Browse these recent DVD arrivals!

    New DVDs include action with the origin of King Kong; foreign drama with acclaimed films ‘The Innocents’, ‘A Man called Ove’ & the latest season of Danish TV show ‘The Legacy’; biographical Holocaust drama ‘Denial’ & the World War II…
    - 15 days ago 9 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • New books on Movies & TV

    New books on Movies & TV

    A variety of new books on movies and TV programmes have been added to our collection recently. They include the intriguing study about movies adapted from comics (and vice versa) and the history of Wellington summer Shakespeare. See also the fascinat…
    - 16 days ago 8 Sep 17, 11:40am -
  • Cast your vote at the library from 11th-22nd September

    Cast your vote at the library from 11th-22nd September

    The New Zealand General Election is happening on Saturday 23 September – but you don’t need to wait until then to cast your vote. If you want to vote before election day, for any reason, you can. And if you haven’t enrolled yet, you can do that…
    - 16 days ago 7 Sep 17, 8:28pm -
  • Fact or fiction? Definitely fiction! This month’s top picks

    Fact or fiction? Definitely fiction! This month’s top picks

    Welcome to the to the Fiction Newsletter for August. Each month we feature three titles from the selected new material recent received in each genre. Therefore the following list of featured novels is just a sample of all the new exciting reading ava…
    - 17 days ago 7 Sep 17, 10:49am -
  • War and Feeds: Recent History picks

    War and Feeds: Recent History picks

    This month we have a collection of history books covering Turkey, Mozambique, Irish transportation and London, balanced out by an examination of the gastronomic habits of Queen Victoria and their context in the development of Western food, and a loo…
    - 17 days ago 7 Sep 17, 10:05am -
  • New albums on vinyl

    New albums on vinyl

    Check out some of these newly catalogued albums in our growing vinyl collection. They include the debut album by the Dunedin band Élan Vital and the Sufjan Stevens’ new project Planetarium. Élan Vital / Shadow self “Élan Vital comprising Re…
    - 18 days ago 6 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • Exciting new eBook Fiction in September

    Exciting new eBook Fiction in September

    With everything that’s happened over the last six years, it can be easy to forget that in 2011, Egypt – and much of the world – was in the midst of the Arab Spring. This month, Overdrive takes you back to that year of social and political poten…
    - 18 days ago 6 Sep 17, 11:15am -
  • Check out these new CD arrivals!

    Check out these new CD arrivals!

    Check out some of these newly catalogued CDs in our AV collection. They include the new albums by Arcade Fire and Lana Del Rey. Also, fantastic box-sets keep coming to our extensive collection and U2’s The Joshua Tree is back as a super deluxe box-…
    - 19 days ago 5 Sep 17, 5:45pm -
  • The best of the best: must reads from this month’s fiction selections

    The best of the best: must reads from this month’s fiction selections

    The following titles have been chosen from our monthly new fiction selections. They are all highly recommended for great reading. Australia Day / Melanie Cheng. A wonderful debut collection of stories, that explore the universal themes of family and…
    - 19 days ago 5 Sep 17, 2:15pm -
  • BBQ rats and entertaining children: Recent Travel picks

    BBQ rats and entertaining children: Recent Travel picks

    This month’s travel picks get a little less glamorous with Top Deck buses across Europe, barbecued rats in Ho Chi Minh City, and ignoring good advice from friends while encountering trouble in South America. Fortunately that’s balanced out with b…
    - 19 days ago 5 Sep 17, 10:05am -
  • Remembering Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

    Remembering Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

    A memorial is currently underway which remembers a well known Wellington figure Jonathan Mane-Wheoki. The project includes NZ artist Shannon Novak installing a small artwork in 10 locations around Wellington – 10 locations Jonathan frequented and s…
    - 19 days ago 4 Sep 17, 7:05pm -
  • 10 new books on Popular Music

    10 new books on Popular Music

    A wide range of books from the history of the iconic magazine Rolling Stone to the study of film music to the biography of Tony Bennett have been added to our catalogue. From Cradle to Stage highlights the mothers of rock stars and makes for an intr…
    - 20 days ago 4 Sep 17, 5:30pm -
  • Make something gorgeous! New craft books this month

    Make something gorgeous! New craft books this month

    Find some charming ideas in this collection of craft designs and make to give projects! Discover how to create unique and memorable art pieces for your friends and family. We have selected a variety of craft projects featuring stunning designs and c…
    - 20 days ago 4 Sep 17, 2:49pm -

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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • Elevate the control: getting controls out of the way of flow
    IT Professionals5th October 2017, 4:30pm - 6:00pmOne of the principles of DevOps is "get out of the way": if you are a supporting function ("necessary non-value work") then make sure you are not a constraint to flow of value. Controls are a particul…
    - 31 days ago 24 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • Transforming our world: our future cities
    IT Professionals4th October 2017, 7:30am - 9:00amWith a backdrop of rapid technology change and the increasingly direct impact of consumer choice, Beca's CIO, Dr Thomas Hyde, presents his thoughts on what it will take to prepare for our future city l…
    - 34 days ago 21 Aug 17, 2:03pm -
  • Advance Cyber Security Summit
    Conferenz25th October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pmBringing you face to face with some of New Zealand's leading cyber security professionals to discuss the current changes, future challenges and evolutionary changes within the cybersecurity landscape.
    - 61 days ago 25 Jul 17, 10:20am -
  • Practical Business Architecture
    IT Professionals25th September 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 introducti…
    - 14 Jun 17, 1:14pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 Jun 17, 2:44pm -
  • 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 -

Scoop NZ - Parliament

  • NZ First admits ACT foiled its Kiwisaver theft plans
    NZ First candidate Richard Prosser has admitted today that he and Winston Peters planned to privatise the assets of New Zealander’s Kiwisaver schemes, until their scheme was called out by ACT leader David Seymour.
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 1:48pm -
  • Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption
    Fuel allocations to airlines at Auckland Airport have been increased and flight schedules are returning to normal, as the fuel pipeline repair is on track to be completed well before school holidays begin, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Co…
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 1:18pm -
  • Collins must release new report on pipeline vulnerability
    Judith Collins should release a new report, that had been due to come out this week, showing what the Government knew about the vulnerability of the fuel pipeline into Auckland, the Green Party said today.
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 10:16am -
  • Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption
    Progress on the pipeline repair, and alternative jet fuel supply options mean that pipeline related disruptions will continue to ease from tonight, Minister for Energy and Resources Judith Collins says. · Airline fuel allocations will move from 30 .…
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 17, 8:47pm -
  • Labour pledges full rebuild for Wainuiomata High
    Labour pledges full rebuild for Wainuiomata High Labour will deliver a better future for education in Hutt South with the allocation of up to $20 million for a full rebuild of Wainuiomata High School, says Leader of the Opposition Leader Jacinda Arde…
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 17, 7:25pm -
  • Greens welcome cage-free commitment from Foodstuffs
    The Green Party welcomes today’s announcement from Foodstuffs that they will switch to completely cage-free eggs by 2027 in their supermarkets nationwide, and is calling on all supermarkets, to follow suit.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 3:23pm -
  • Housing report earns Nats the red card
    National’s failure to acknowledge and fix the housing crisis will be their legacy. Labour will tackle the housing crisis head-on, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 3:12pm -
  • Migrant Flood Continues Even Though Country Can’t Cope
    Housing, health services, and infrastructure will continue at bursting point with annual net migration in the August 2017 year reaching 73,500, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 2:38pm -
  • ACT will declare Housing State of Emergency
    ACT will insist the next government declare a Housing State of Emergency in Auckland to allow the building of new homes within the first 100 days, leader David Seymour said today.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 1:41pm -
  • Sluggish growth reflects nine years of drift from National
    Today’s GDP figures reflect an economy that the National Government has allowed to drift along on the basis of growing population rather than improving productivity and adding value, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 12:46pm -
  • Auckland – a waterfront fit for the 21st century
    Major cities around the world have been redeveloping their waterfronts for decades – they have long since realised that what originally served as their port is no longer able to continue when modern maritime assets and technologies are introduced.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 12:41pm -
  • Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption
    The government and industry continue to work to maintain the fuel supply into Auckland, with offers of support from New Zealand Defence Force having been accepted by industry, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 12:39pm -
  • Exports Underpin Strong Economic Growth
    The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the June quarter, posting a 0.8 per cent increase in GDP, taking New Zealand's growth rate for the year to 2.7 per cent, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 12:03pm -
  • Auckland café to pay over $30,000 for employment breaches
    The Page Corner Café that operated in Kingsland, Auckland must pay $30,405 after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered a series of breaches of two migrant workers’ basic employment rights.
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 11:34am -
  • Entrepreneurial Universities funding awarded
    Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland will be the first to take advantage of the Government’s $35 million investment in ‘Entrepreneurial Universities’, part of the Innovative New Zealand initiative in Budget 2016, Min…
    - 3 days ago 21 Sep 17, 11:22am -
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National News

  • newShip ablaze in Tauranga
    Seventy firefighters are battling a blaze on a container ship at Mount Maunganui.The Kokopo Chief is carrying 650 tonnes of dressed timber.The northern fire communications centre Jaron Phillips said two fires started overnight...
    - 30 mins ago 24 Sep 17, 6:31am -
  • newVote 2017: Bill English can blow his own trumpet
    English showed he wasn't about to be outshone by Labour's rising star. National leader Bill English has shrugged off Jacindamania and the ghosts of his 2002 defeat to give his party a chance at a remarkable fourth term.Based on...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newAuckland's mayor Phil Goff's money pitch to new Government
    The new Government must invest more taxpayer money in the country's biggest city and introduce modern trams to the airport, says Auckland's mayor.Phil Goff said he was looking forward to working with the new Government to accelerate...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newVote 2017: Winston Peters has aces to play
    Kingmaker again - but this time only by the narrowest of margins - Winston Peters and New Zealand First are crucial to give a National Government the two extra seats it needs to govern.On election-night results, Peters has lost...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newJohn Armstrong: English keeps National juggernaut rolling
    And so the National Party juggernaut just keeps rolling on and on and on. Who or what can stop Bill English and company rolling into a fourth term in power?On election-night results, a Labour-New Zealand First-Greens combo is technically...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newVote 2017: More than just a new coat of paint for Labour
    In two months Jacinda Ardern took Labour from flatline territory to challenger status, writes Claire Trevett. Within just a few weeks of first saying "let's do this", Jacinda Ardern had already done it.Labour's polling had returned...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newTeen hero Andrew Field reunited with car crash victim's family at Tangi
    A teenage hero who saved three children from drowning after a car crash that killed their father was welcomed to the dead man's tangi by his grieving family. Andrew Field was hailed a hero after stopping at a car crash at the Otututu...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newVote 2017: Goodbye and Haere ra - Farewell to some much-loved politicians
    The next Parliament will be conspicuously missing some colourful characters, politicians stung by scandal, and veteran politicians with decades of experience.Sir John Key's shock resignation as Prime Minister last year signalled...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newVote 2017: Key election moments rewind
    The election campaign was not without its peaks and troughs, beginning with the sudden resignation of the leader of the Opposition just seven weeks out from the election, followed by various scandals and embarrassments for other parties....
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newPaul Little: Governor-general's role should be reviewed
    In a few days or weeks, it will fall upon the governor-general to sign off on the new government for which you voted yesterday.The role of governor-general undergoes little scrutiny, yet this year marks half a century since we got...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newHang on to your brolly, the big wet is set to continue
    Sick of the rain and feel 2017 has been more sodden than usual? You're not wrong.It's only September but more rain has fallen in three of the country's main centres than normally does in an entire year. MetService meteorologist...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newRodney Hide: We're all winners with our democracy
    Well, we did our bit. We voted. It's now up to those we elected to do theirs: form a Government and run the country for the next three years.It's an amazing process.We voted without fear of violence or intimidation, our votes...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newHeather du Plessis-Allan: Steven Joyce and the dead cat
    We're going to talk about a dead cat. It's got nothing to do with Gareth Morgan. But, there was a dead cat this election campaign and you definitely looked at it. Except, like many campaign tricks, you may have looked, but not seen.Now's...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newVote 2017: Doing the hard yards
    Andrew Alderson usually rates sport stars. Today he uses his talents to politicians. Bill English: 7/10 National "People can't go shopping with your values" was a shuddering debate tackle on Ardern, but he generally delivered...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newAficionado brings theatre to Kiwi musical lovers
    It's thanks to a Kiwi philanthropist and entrepreneur's love of theatre that rugby-watching New Zealanders get to watch hit musical Matilda, writes Kirsty Wynn. Fans of the critically acclaimed musical Matilda have a fellow Kiwi...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newHerald on Sunday editorial: Peters needs to note Nationals achievement
    The voters have spoken, and now it is up to Winston Peters to listen. Too much is made of small parties' options when they are needed to construct a government. Peters is too astute to frustrate the clear will of the people.He has...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newVote 2017: Fresh new face of NZ politics
    Chloe Swarbrick, the 23-year-old who came from nowhere and finished third in the Auckland mayoralty race last year, has made it to Parliament 12 months later.At number seven on the Green Party list, she becomes the youngest MP in...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newBill English to start negotiations with Winston Peters in next few days
    National leader Bill English says negotiations will begin in the next few days with New Zealand First after his party won the largest share of the vote following an extraordinary election campaign.English said he would personally...
    - 5 hours ago 24 Sep 17, 12:45am -
  • newVote 2017: Against all odds, the Nats fought back
    The election has delivered sweet redemption and an astonishing result for National leader Bill English, but his fate as Prime Minister will be at the mercy of kingmaker, NZ First leader Winston Peters.National secured 46 per cent...
    - 6 hours ago 24 Sep 17, 12:23am -
  • newKiwis react to Winston Peters, the kingmaker
    NZ First's leader Winston Peters is set to be the kingmaker this election, despite National coming close to retaining power without him.With more than 95 percent of votes counted, National is at 46.2 percent, with Labour sitting...
    - 6 hours ago 24 Sep 17, 12:04am -

World News

  • newTrump: fire NFL players who kneel during national anthem

    Trump: fire NFL players who kneel during national anthem

    At a political rally for Alabama Senator Luther Strange, U.S. President Donald Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. Rough Cut (no reporter narration.)
    - 3 hours ago 24 Sep 17, 4:03am -
  • newFrantic search for survivors in Mexico

    Frantic search for survivors in Mexico

    The death toll climbs past 280 in Mexico as signs of exhaustion grip rescuers three days after the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Jillian Kitchener reports.
    - 20 hours ago 23 Sep 17, 9:33am -
  • new'Security of millions' at risk from North Korea: Australia's FM

    'Security of millions' at risk from North Korea: Australia's FM

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned the international community about the threat of North Korea's nuclear missiles program on Friday saying that "the security of millions of people is at risk." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 23 hours ago 23 Sep 17, 7:24am -
  • new15 migrants drown off Turkey - coast guard

    15 migrants drown off Turkey - coast guard

    Fifteen people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off the Turkish coast in the Marmara Sea on Friday (September 22) and up to 15 more were missing, Turkey's coast guard said.
    - 23 hours ago 23 Sep 17, 6:36am -
  • newRussia tells North Korea, U.S. 'hot heads' to calm down

    Russia tells North Korea, U.S. 'hot heads' to calm down

    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the leaders of North Korea and the United States should tone down their bellicose rhetoric and warned that a collapse of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers would only embolden Pyongyang…
    - 23 hours ago 23 Sep 17, 6:32am -
  • Trump team readies new order to replace travel ban: WSJ

    Trump team readies new order to replace travel ban: WSJ

    The Trump administration is set to issue a new travel ban that will widen the number of Muslim-majority countries targeted, the Wall Street Journal reports, and leave the ban open-ended. Ashraf Fahim has more.
    - 1 day ago 23 Sep 17, 5:36am -
  • Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities - Rouhani

    Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities - Rouhani

    Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek permission from any country to do so, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday (September 22) in an undisguised snub to demands by U.S. President Donald Trump.
    - 1 day ago 23 Sep 17, 2:44am -
  • Mexico's Navy apologizes after misinformation about 'trapped schoolgirl'

    Mexico's Navy apologizes after misinformation about 'trapped schoolgirl'

    Officials confirm all students in Mexico City's collapsed elementary school have been accounted for after a 30-hour search for fictitious student 'Frida Sofia' captured the hearts of a nation.
    - 1 day ago 23 Sep 17, 1:56am -
  • Uber stripped of London licence

    Uber stripped of London licence

    London strips Uber of its licence to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.
    - 1 day ago 23 Sep 17, 12:29am -
  • Threats of war drive some South Koreans to faith

    Threats of war drive some South Koreans to faith

    For some South Koreans, the constant threat of the North's weapons hasn't faded into the background. As Reuters' Christine Kim reports, faith leaders in the country see greater numbers of people seeking spiritual guidance as a result.
    - 1 day ago 22 Sep 17, 10:16pm -
  • Young Afghan actor not allowed to stay in Sweden

    Young Afghan actor not allowed to stay in Sweden

    Unlike the refugee he played in a BBC radio comedy, young Afghan actor Ajmal Shamsi has been told he cannot stay in Sweden. David Doyle reports.
    - 1 day ago 22 Sep 17, 9:47pm -
  • UK militant threat's strain 'not sustainable' for police

    UK militant threat's strain 'not sustainable' for police

    British police say they've released two of six people arrested in connection with last week's London commuter train bombing, as the National Police Chiefs' Council warns precincts are facing an unsustainable diversion of resources. Matthew Larotonda…
    - 1 day ago 22 Sep 17, 6:37pm -
  • Germans to vote against a backdrop of division

    Germans to vote against a backdrop of division

    The German elections this weekend will be the last hurdle in a heavy year of European elections that have highlighted the current political volatility across the EU. Many will now be looking to Germany and whoever ends up leading it to navigate the s…
    - 1 day ago 22 Sep 17, 6:25pm -
  • EXCLUSIVE: Erdogan ready to work with Russia on Syria security

    EXCLUSIVE: Erdogan ready to work with Russia on Syria security

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan tells Reuters he will deploy troops to Syria as part of a de-escalation plan worked out with Russia, and talks about his issues with the U.S. and NATO.
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 10:31am -
  • Trump aims new sanctions at North Korea's trade partners

    Trump aims new sanctions at North Korea's trade partners

    U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nucl…
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 10:21am -
  • Thousands of Filipino protesters warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

    Thousands of Filipino protesters warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

    Thousands of Filipinos rally in Manila against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they call an ‘emerging dictatorship.’ Jillian Kitchener reports.
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 7:47am -
  • Trump turns sanctions screw on North Korea

    Trump turns sanctions screw on North Korea

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had signed an executive order that would allow the United States to ramp up sanctions on North Korean firms in an effort to dissuade Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear missile program. Rough Cut (no re…
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 4:46am -
  • "Deplorable" brings laughs to Trump, Moon meeting

    "Deplorable" brings laughs to Trump, Moon meeting

    During a meeting the UNGA, U.S. President Donald Trump jokes with South Korean President Moon about using the word "deplorable," saying "that's been a very lucky word for me." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 4:16am -
  • North Korea crisis must be handled in stable manner: Moon

    North Korea crisis must be handled in stable manner: Moon

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Thursday for the North Korean nuclear crisis to be "managed stabley", so that peace can be maintained. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 3:04am -
  • Road to electric car paradise paved with handouts

    Road to electric car paradise paved with handouts

    The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world, but that could be set to change as subsidies paid to drivers becomes too much for the country.
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 2:39am -
  • Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider action over Kurdish referendum

    Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider action over Kurdish referendum

    Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum.
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 1:44am -
  • Huge wildfire rages through Gran Canaria

    Huge wildfire rages through Gran Canaria

    Around 800 people have been evacuated from Gran Canaria after a huge wildfire broke out on Wednesday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 17, 1:39am -
  • Trump's threat to 'destroy' North Korea is wrong - Merkel

    Trump's threat to 'destroy' North Korea is wrong - Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemns U.S. President Trump's threats to North Korea at the U.N. General Assembly. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 17, 10:53pm -
  • More chaos within France's top far-right party

    More chaos within France's top far-right party

    The second-in-command of France's far-right National Front resigns as debate rages within the controversial political party over whether to relax its platform, following a major election defeat.
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 17, 9:52pm -
  • Russia holds military drills in the Arctic

    Russia holds military drills in the Arctic

    The Russian Ministry of Defense held live-fire rocket, artillery and anti-aircraft drills in the Arctic training for readiness for attacks by sea or air. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 17, 9:04pm -

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