Friday 26th May 2017

Wellington

  • No money for parking? No problem for this Wellington driver
    A photo of a car whose driver has taken out a parking meter in Wellington is causing much amusement on social media.The image shows a silver car which has, presumably accidentally, careened over a low concrete barrier and onto the...
    - 5 days ago 21 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • Wellington man missing since Friday, sightings sought
    Police are asking the public for help to find missing Wellington man Shaun David Hart.Hart's family reported the 49-year-old missing yesterday. He was last seen about 11.30am on Friday, May 19 and is known to frequent the Johnsonville,...
    - 6 days ago 21 May 17, 9:45am -
  • Ferries cancelled as huge waves batter south coast of Wellington
    Wellington's south coast is being battered by waves of up to 11 metres.MetService put out wave warnings yesterday for the area. SEND US YOUR WEATHER PHOTOS OR VIDEOS Duty forecaster William Nepe said the waves were big enough...
    - 6 days ago 21 May 17, 7:05am -
  • Cars out as snow closes Desert Road
    The Desert Rd remains closed this morning as an icy air flow grips New Zealand - but cars that were stuck on the highway have now been cleared.One traveller told the Herald on her trip to Ohakune yesterday that she had seen cars...
    - 6 days ago 21 May 17, 5:33am -
  • Player collapses and convulses during rugby match in Wellington dedicated to 19-year-old Daniel Baldwin
    A rugby match in Wellington was called off early today when a player collapsed on the field and began convulsing - less than a week after his teammate died from a rugby injury.The game was a tribute match involving the team of...
    - 6 days ago 20 May 17, 3:52pm -
  • He Tohu: A new home for New Zealand's iconic documents
    Their signatures are inky spiders. Spindly legs and fat, loopy bodies. They are Mrs Brown and Mrs Smith and Mrs Thomas.They have relinquished their first names to marriage, but there is strength in their numbers. Legend says it...
    - 7 days ago 20 May 17, 5:00am -
  • Air New Zealand plane lands in Wellington on one engine
    An Air New Zealand plane was making an "ominous" creaking sound before the pilot shut one of its two engines down in midair.The flight from Blenheim to Wellington landed safely this evening despite having just one functioning engine.Air...
    - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 4:55pm -
  • Dean Wickliffe, one of NZ's most high-profile criminals, granted parole
    One of New Zealand's most high-profile criminals has been granted parole. Dean Wickliffe, 68, one the country's longest-serving inmates, has spent more than half his life behind bars.He is serving a life sentence for the manslaughter...
    - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 12:56pm -
  • Teen injured in Wellington rugby match dies
    Wellington teenager Daniel Baldwin has died in a coma, after suffering a fatal brain injury during a club rugby game in Porirua over the weekend.Baldwin displayed concussion symptoms and left the field near the end of a colts age-group...
    - 9 days ago 18 May 17, 11:03am -
  • Wild weather cancels parade, heavy snow expected in deep south
    Wet weather across central New Zealand has cancelled a university graduation parade and closed roads.Victoria University this morning was forced to abandon today's graduation parade through Wellington streets because of the rain....
    - 9 days ago 18 May 17, 10:09am -

Wellington Govt News

  • newDog owners warned after penguin killed on waterfront
    The death of a little blue penguin serves as a salutary warning for people who have dogs.
    - 9 hours ago 26 May 17, 1:51pm -
  • Council scoops two awards for its social housing
    Wellington City Council’s social housing department, City Housing, recently won two awards at the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) regional awards for the refurbishment of the Kotuku Apartments in Kilbirnie.
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 11:21am -
  • Join us for a preview of the Children’s Garden this weekend
    Get down with the kids and check out where we’re at with the Children’s Garden at a free, fun, family-friendly event at the Botanic Garden this Sunday.
    - 4 days ago 23 May 17, 9:55am -
  • Sevens decision an opportunity to refresh Wellington's events
    The decision to send the annual Rugby Sevens Tournament to Hamilton is an opportunity for Wellington to refresh its events calendar, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says.
    - 5 days ago 22 May 17, 9:57am -
  • Council supports sportswomen of past, present and future
    Wellington City Council is proud to be sponsoring the Emerging Sportswoman of the Year category at next month’s Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards – adding to their current support of Wellington sportswomen in the capita…
    - 5 days ago 22 May 17, 8:49am -
  • Council funding not taken for granted by recipients
    None of the recipients from the latest rounds of Council funding will be taking their allocations for granted – with a wide range of community groups and organisations benefiting from the latest distributions.
    - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 2:14pm -
  • Summary of ‘80’ targeted building assessments released
    The final reports of the targeted building assessments have been reviewed and a summary of all the findings, including nine recommendations for making Wellington safer in the future, has been shared by Wellington City Council today.
    - 15 days ago 12 May 17, 9:25am -
  • $3.1 million more for Northern Community Hub
    The planned redevelopment of the Johnsonville Library is to be expanded into a $22.5 million Northern Suburbs Community Hub following a Wellington City Council decision today to spend an additional $3.1 million on the project.
    - 15 days ago 11 May 17, 4:27pm -
  • Rat monitor trial provides eradication insights
    A pest monitoring trial undertaken on the Miramar Peninsula is a first step to understanding the scale of the predator issue facing the peninsula as the community gears up to eradicate pests and bring back birds and other native animals to the region…
    - 15 days ago 11 May 17, 1:22pm -
  • Wellington leading the way with commitment to car sharing
    Electric car share company Mevo will open its second waterfront car share pod next week (Tuesday 9 May). The move is indicative of Wellington City Council’s strong commitment to car share, says Councillor Chris Calvi-Freeman, the Council’s Portfo…
    - 21 days ago 5 May 17, 12:24pm -
  • Waterfront makeover gets underway
    A further section of Wellington’s waterfront is about to get a makeover to open it up to the public as part of the North Kumutoto redevelopment project starting this month.
    - 21 days ago 5 May 17, 11:55am -
  • Wellington humming as city tops world quality of life rankings
    Wellington is the best city in the world to live in, according to a global survey published in the Financial Times, acting Wellington Mayor Paul Eagle says.
    - 22 days ago 4 May 17, 11:32am -
  • Free cat microchipping in May
    Wellington City Council is partnering with the Wellington SPCA to offer free microchipping of cats on Saturdays throughout the month of May.
    - 23 days ago 3 May 17, 1:21pm -
  • Public to get their say on Shelly Bay
    The community is to be consulted on the proposed sale or lease of 1 ha of Wellington City Council-owned land to a joint-venture company seeking to develop and transform the Shelly Bay area.
    - 28 days ago 28 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • New plan flags more kerbside waste services
    Wellington City residents are being encouraged to give their thoughts on plans to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the city’s landfill by a third – including a proposal to look at the pros and cons of providing kerbside food and garden…
    - 38 days ago 18 Apr 17, 11:25am -
  • Capital communities benefit from Council grants
    Wellington City Council has been busy allocating grants for organisations and community groups all over the capital – supporting initiatives to encourage creativity, develop cultural projects, and celebrate diversity and innovation.
    - 44 days ago 13 Apr 17, 9:56am -
  • New cycle road markings for 30 city locations
    Wellington City Council will mark more roads with bicycle arrows, or ‘sharrows’, in 30 new locations across the city after a trial found they improved safety for everyone.
    - 46 days ago 10 Apr 17, 3:48pm -
  • Mayoral taskforce discussing comprehensive housing plan
    Wellington’s Housing Taskforce is investigating a comprehensive range of initiatives to help the Capital City avoid a housing crisis, Taskforce Chair and Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle says.
    - 47 days ago 10 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • International artist residency forum in the capital
    Wellington City Council and the Goethe Institut are proud to support the third annual artist residency forum, International Connections, at City Gallery Wellington on Wednesday 12 April at 5.30pm.
    - 47 days ago 10 Apr 17, 9:50am -
  • Council building confidence in the capital
    The Council’s Grants Subcommittee has approved the funding towards seismic strengthening work and conservation to ten buildings in the city through its Built Heritage Incentive Fund (BHIF).
    - 49 days ago 7 Apr 17, 2:29pm -

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Wellington Library Events

  • newRecent books on sustainability and the environment

    Recent books on sustainability and the environment

    Creatures are featured in this month’s blog! Especially Chickens and Bees… And a beautiful book of tiny shelters ends our selection. Backyard chickens : how to keep happy hens / Dave Ingham. “A henkeeping companion to the bestselling Backyard B…
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 17, 4:45pm -
  • newNew online resources available now!

    New online resources available now!

    The library has purchased two new online tools for you to use through our website – Bloomsbury Drama Online and BWB Text Collection.  Both can be found on our Mygateway page (the home of our online resources) and can be accessed either at home…
    - 9 hours ago 26 May 17, 2:36pm -
  • newOcean to ocean – New Science Books for May

    Ocean to ocean – New Science Books for May

    Here area few little gems about the Oceans (and one not so much about the Oceans) that caught our fancy this month! Wild coast : a celebration of the places where land meets sea / Marianne Taylor. “This book is a celebration of the wildlife and lan…
    - 10 hours ago 26 May 17, 1:00pm -
  • newNew ‘Other Genres’ this month featuring New Zealand fiction

    New ‘Other Genres’ this month featuring New Zealand fiction

    This month’s ‘Other Genres’ selection features New Zealand writers. Here is a wonderful collection of talented skilful writing, from debut novelists, such as Bonnie Etherington and Sarah Schmidt, to ever popular veteran writers such as Jenny Pa…
    - 14 hours ago 26 May 17, 9:30am -
  • Some new Classical CDs

    Some new Classical CDs

    In this week’s new classical CD additions we highlight a musical evocation of “homeland”, some large-scale Elgar, and two great pianists bumping elbows at the keyboard (a fortepiano, in fact). Heimat. Performed by Benjamin Appl and James Bailli…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 6:40pm -
  • New eBook Fiction in May

    New eBook Fiction in May

    There’s a distinctly piratical theme to this month’s new eBook fiction from Overdrive. And while the temptation to write the rest of this blog in a piratical accent is strong, I’ll refrain from any “Arrrghs” or “Shiver Me Timbers”. Did…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 2:50pm -
  • New community language books

    New community language books

    Here are some new community language books that have been added in German, Spanish and French. Ein ganzes Leben : Roman / Robert Seethaler. “Als Andreas Egger in das Tal kommt, in dem er sein Leben verbringen wird, ist er etwa vier Jahre alt – ni…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 11:45am -
  • New Mysteries for May

    New Mysteries for May

    The selection from our recently received new mystery novels will provide avid readers of this genre hours of entertainment. Included is the new novel from the very popular mystery writer Donna Leon, titled Earthly Remains, and a debut novel from Ic…
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 8:15am -
  • 2016 New Zealand Fiction prize winners announced

    2016 New Zealand Fiction prize winners announced

    This year’s Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize of $50,000, has been awarded to Catherine Chidgey for her novel The Wish Child. This is her fourth novel since her first, In a Fishbone Church, was published in 1998, and is thirteen years after her last n…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Fiction Newsletter for May

    Fiction Newsletter for May

    Welcome to the Fiction Newsletter for May. Here we are almost into the middle of the year, with short days and long colder nights. One of the pleasures of winter is being able to spend long hours reading some great fiction. We hope that you will find…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 4:03pm -
  • 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… Pink Floyd The early years 1968 : germin/ation Paul McCartney…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 2:16pm -
  • Need recording equipment for a gig, or want to record music at home?

    Need recording equipment for a gig, or want to record music at home?

    Libraries are no longer just places to get books. Need a PA system for a party, a speaking engagement, or a wedding? Playing a live or studio gig? Need to do some recording in the field, or hook up some gear to your laptop and make a new album at hom…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 6:32pm -
  • Wellington Jazz Festival Talk – A History of Jazz in NZ with Lilburn Research Fellow, Dr Aleisha Ward

    Wellington Jazz Festival Talk – A History of Jazz in NZ with Lilburn Research Fellow, Dr Aleisha Ward

    “Any rags, any jazz, any boppers today?”: The first forty years of jazz in New Zealand Come and enjoy a whirlwind tour through the early history of jazz in New Zealand with Lilburn Research Fellow Dr Aleisha Ward. We will explore how jazz got her…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 17, 7:54pm -
  • New Science Fiction and Fantasy novels for May

    New Science Fiction and Fantasy novels for May

    Again another wonderful selection of new Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, this month features the first book in Gods of Blood and Powder, a new series by Brian McClellan. There is also a new novel by the popular writers John Scalzi titled The Coll…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 17, 7:53pm -
  • New Contemporary Fiction for May

    New Contemporary Fiction for May

    New Contemporary fiction includes, in this month’s selection, the most recent novel from the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moshin Hamid, titled Exit west: a novel, and reconfirms his brilliant writing skill. There are also new novels from…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 17, 11:41am -
  • Playstation trial at the library
    Exciting news for fans of gaming! We are trialing some Playstation gaming at these libraries – Karori, Johnsonville, Cummings Park, Miramar and Kilbirnie. Some of the reasons we chose to try this at Wellington City Libraries include: Play of all ty…
    - 7 days ago 19 May 17, 10:24pm -
  • 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… Goldfrapp Silver eye Future Islands The far fields Father John…
    - 7 days ago 19 May 17, 1:36pm -
  • 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… Gorillaz Humanz Be Music Bob Dylan Triplicate Nick Cave Lovely…
    - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 2:49pm -
  • New Graphic Novels for May

    New Graphic Novels for May

    This month’s selection of recently received new Graphic Novels includes the first volumes in three new series with one by the prolific Brian Wood. There is also the continuation of the award winning graphic memoir by Riad Sattouf, The Arab of the F…
    - 10 days ago 16 May 17, 5:16pm -
  • Staff Picks CDs: Feb-May

    Staff Picks CDs: Feb-May

    A wide range of music styles and artists curated by our avid music fans on staff over the last few months. We hope you find something new to enjoy. Hammock – Everything and Nothing After experimenting with post-classical sound, the ambient, post-ro…
    - 10 days ago 16 May 17, 11:34am -
  • Natural beauty and fancy hats – New Fashion and Beauty in May

    Natural beauty and fancy hats – New Fashion and Beauty in May

    Get your skin radiant and ready for winter with our new fashion and beauty books for May. Try out some natural beauty remedies and recipes and find the best natural beauty products for your skin type. We also take a look at a New Zealand fashion stor…
    - 11 days ago 16 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Bad girls get good press – recent biography picks

    Bad girls get good press – recent  biography picks

    This month’s top pick is a beautifully illustrated book which celebrates women who had the courage to challenge the status quo and forged the way for women who came after them. Robin Dalton, once a society figure and subsequent good-time girl, is n…
    - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 9:31pm -
  • New Classical Music Additions

    New Classical Music Additions

    We have recently received some interesting new classical albums, and here’s a small selection of additions (more on the way!): Elgar & Tchaikovsky. Performed by Johannes Moser. “The profoundly moving, elegiac lyricism of Elgar and the wistful cha…
    - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 8:25pm -
  • Timeless designs – New Craft books for May

    Timeless designs – New Craft books for May

    Add warmth and drama to your outfit with beautiful patterns of lace and shawls, create projects the whole family will love, with tips and instructions from this collection of recently arrived books. Happy crafting! Classic knit shawls : 20 timeless d…
    - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 6:24pm -
  • New ‘Other Genre’ for April, this month features psychological thrillers

    New ‘Other Genre’ for April, this month features psychological thrillers

    This month’s ‘Other Genre’ fiction category features psychological thrillers. These novels will ensure the reader is gripped in suspense, with at times moments of unease and menace. Highly recommended is Fever dream : a novel, translated from t…
    - 16 days ago 10 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Best of the Best: must reads from the latest fiction selections

    The Best of the Best: must reads from the latest fiction selections

    The following titles have been chosen from our monthly new fiction selections. This time we have a bumper selection of books, chosen from arrivals in recent weeks. They are all highly recommended for great reading. General theory of oblivion / José…
    - 17 days ago 10 May 17, 8:15am -
  • 5 minutes with Sally Bollinger – Comicfest feature

    5 minutes with Sally Bollinger – Comicfest feature

    This year’s ComicFest event was a huge success, with over 1300 attendees on the day! Thanks to all that came along, and if you couldn’t make it, podcasts of the panel discussions will be available online soon. Until then, you can enjoy the last…
    - 17 days ago 9 May 17, 5:28pm -
  • New Contemporary Fiction

    New Contemporary Fiction

    This month’s selection of new Contemporary Novels, from our recently received new fiction, illustrates the diversification of theme and plot within the modern novel. Highly recommended is the new novel from Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fun…
    - 17 days ago 9 May 17, 4:56pm -
  • Plenty of bargains in the May book sale!

    Plenty of bargains in the May book sale!

    Every year thousands of avid readers and movie & music lovers gather at Central Library for the May book sale. Judging by its past popularity, this sale should be no different. Past buyers have used the sale to find the best book deals, to complete…
    - 18 days ago 8 May 17, 2:10pm -
  • 5 minutes with Giselle Clarkson – Comicfest feature

    5 minutes with Giselle Clarkson – Comicfest feature

    ComicFest is back for 2017! On Saturday May 6th at the Central Library there will be panels and workshops all day long for comic-lovers of all ages. You can also pick up a free comic from us on the day and celebrate Free Comic Book Day, courtesy of G…
    - 21 days ago 5 May 17, 1:45pm -

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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • Accelerate 2017
    Certus Solutions13th June 2017, 8:00am - 4:00pmAt Accelerate 2017 you will find out what is happening at the coalface of innovation and understand what is helping businesses like LEGO and New York Times prosper in the face of digital disruption.
    - 7 days ago 19 May 17, 7:32pm -
  • ITP National Series: Developing skills and capability using SFIA
    IT Professionals31st May 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pmOne of the biggest challenges to growth and innovation in the tech sector is finding and building skills and talent. . Only a few tech teams have a structured approach to measuring and developing skills
    - 22 days ago 4 May 17, 1:12pm -
  • 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 -
  • Developing critical influence skills for better outcomes
    IT Professionals14th June 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.In f…
    - 8 Feb 17, 9:38am -
  • Practical Business Architecture
    IT Professionals12th June 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 to…
    - 16 Jan 17, 4:19pm -
  • 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 -

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National News

  • newThe Big Read: 'Your daughter is history' - Jealousy, hatred, attempted murder in the Dome Valley
    Warning: This story from The Wireless contains descriptions of extreme violence and images that may disturb. Kathleen Tolman eased her car onto the narrow gravel road that led away from her property. It was 6.45am, and pitch...
    - 3 hours ago 26 May 17, 8:00pm -
  • new13-year-old missing in Christchurch found
    A 13-year-old boy who had been missing in Christchurch since this afternoon has been found safe and well.Alexander Donaldson was last seen at 3.30pm today at Broomfield Common.Police had concerns for his welfare because he is...
    - 4 hours ago 26 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • newDangerous man escapes from Dunedin Hospital
    A dangerous man detained at Dunedin Hospital has escaped.Police are looking for Vincent Clayton and seeking information on where he is.He escaped from Wakari Hospital, where he had been detained, about 2pm. Clayton is considered...
    - 4 hours ago 26 May 17, 6:53pm -
  • newFunding for rheumatic fever prevention halved in Budget despite failure to cut hospitalisations
    Funding to reduce rheumatic fever in New Zealand has been halved in this week's Budget. That is despite the Government's failure to reach a target of reducing hospitalisations for the serious illness, which is one of its top 10...
    - 4 hours ago 26 May 17, 6:39pm -
  • newBudget tax cuts, family support increases pass with support of all but Labour
    The Budget's $6.5 billion a year tax and families package has passed into law with support from all parties but Labour.The bill was passed under Urgency and provides for tax cuts of up to $20 a week for workers earning more than...
    - 5 hours ago 26 May 17, 6:18pm -
  • newTraffic delays after truck crashes into building in Silverdale north of Auckland
    A truck and trailer has crashed into a building in Silverdale, causing traffic delays.Eyewitness Sandra Roberts said the truck "compeletely squashed" the Tyre Corp shop in Agency Lane in Silverdale, north of Auckland.Roberts said...
    - 5 hours ago 26 May 17, 5:55pm -
  • newDairy owner Arun Kumar's killer paroled
    The teen who stabbed West Auckland dairy worker Arun Kumar to death has been released on parole.The boy was just 13 when he and a 12-year-old associate attacked Kumar, 57, at the Riverside Dairy in Henderson.The older teenager...
    - 5 hours ago 26 May 17, 5:47pm -
  • newFinance Minister Steven Joyce dangles prospect of more tax cuts
    Finance Minister Steven Joyce has hinted National is thinking of going into the campaign on a platform of further tax cuts for those on middle and high incomes.National delivered a $2 billion a year package of tax cuts of up to...
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 17, 5:33pm -
  • newHalf of lowest earners miss out on Budget perks
    More than half of the lowest earners in New Zealand will not get any benefits in the Government's Budget package for families.The workers who are most likely to miss out are single people who are in affordable housing, the Government...
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 17, 5:27pm -
  • newJaden Lee Stroobant: The making of a murderer
    "I knew him when he was a little boy. He had dimples, he was a good-looking young boy. I was absolutely shocked when I heard it was him," said the woman, shaking her head in disbelief. "It's terrible what's happened, what he's become....
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 17, 5:05pm -
  • newPolice widen search for Hampden man
    The search area for a missing North Otago man now stretches from Hampden To Queenstown.Rory Phimister, a husband and father of several children, has not been seen since yesterday afternoon and police have concerns for his well-being.Sergeant...
    - 6 hours ago 26 May 17, 4:43pm -
  • newRotorua lawyer John Chadwick dies
    Rotorua lawyer John Chadwick - the husband of mayor Steve Chadwick - has died.Te Arawa kaumatua Monty Morrison said Mr Chadwick died suddenly in Rotorua Hospital about 2.30pm today."Steve was with him when he passed."He said...
    - 7 hours ago 26 May 17, 4:11pm -
  • newPolitical Roundup: Explaining National's apparent shift to the left
    The political left sometimes portrays the current National Government as a radical rightwing administration that is determined to screw down the lot of working people. And there's certainly an element of truth to this. But by and...
    - 7 hours ago 26 May 17, 3:54pm -
  • newCourt upholds ruling on 'inconsistent' prisoner voting ban
    A decision labelling a ban on prisoners voting a human rights breach has been upheld in the Court of Appeal.Parliament passed a law to prevent all prisoners from voting in 2010. Previously, only those jailed for more than three...
    - 7 hours ago 26 May 17, 3:44pm -
  • newNats, Labour given $1m broadcasting money
    The two big political parties have been allocated more than $1 million in broadcasting funding for the general election.The Electoral Commission revealed the broadcasting allocations for each party, which is allocated according...
    - 8 hours ago 26 May 17, 3:35pm -
  • newDavid Bain changes name to William Davies
    David Bain is starting afresh, beginning with his new name - William Davies.Bain, who was acquitted of the murder of his family in 2009, has taken the surname of his wife Liz through a deed poll process.His new name William David...
    - 8 hours ago 26 May 17, 3:29pm -
  • newPolice identify woman found dead in Ranui
    After an appeal to the public, police have identified a woman found dead in Ranui yesterday.The woman was found just after 4.30am on the corner of Luanda Drive and Swanson Rd. Her death is not suspicious and will be referred to...
    - 8 hours ago 26 May 17, 2:41pm -
  • newCar dealership boss ordered to pay costs and lost wages to sacked mechanic
    A Rotorua mechanic wrongly sacked for taking sick leave will get more than $21,000 in costs and lost wages paid to him by his former boss.The payments are on top of $15,000 which the Employment Relations Authority ruled Sue Johnstone,...
    - 8 hours ago 26 May 17, 2:39pm -
  • newNeighbours want tailor to move out of property in Christchurch
    Mark van Roosmalen ran a well-known tailor's business on Manchester St in Christchurch for more than 23 years before the February 22, 2011, earthquake destroyed the building.But the tailor is now proving not so popular with his...
    - 9 hours ago 26 May 17, 1:46pm -
  • newNorth Shore policewoman saves midnight ambler hedgehog stuck in prickly situation
    Hogging a KFC cup left a spiky little critter in a sticky situation, but police were on hand to help him out.Waitemata police Constable Jansen Van Rensburg rescued the hedgehog at Hooton Reserve on Auckland's North Shore, after...
    - 10 hours ago 26 May 17, 1:37pm -

World News

  • new'Foreign fighters' among militants in the Philippines

    'Foreign fighters' among militants in the Philippines

    Indonesians and Malaysians are among foreign Jihadists battling the Philippines military in the southern city of Malawi, according to Manila officials. Reuters Tom Allard reports from near Malawi, where the army and special forces has met fierce resi…
    - 2 hours ago 26 May 17, 8:53pm -
  • newAppeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

    Appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

    In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a U.S. Appeals Court refused on Thursday to reinstate his temporary travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, delivering another blow to the White House in a legal battle likely headed to t…
    - 15 hours ago 26 May 17, 8:29am -
  • newTrump shoves fellow NATO leader aside on his first summit

    Trump shoves fellow NATO leader aside on his first summit

    President Trump muscled himself to the front of the NATO pack during a photo opportunity in Brussels on Thursday, pushing aside the leader of soon-to-be member Montenegro. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 17 hours ago 26 May 17, 6:23am -
  • newLargest display of hominin fossils opens

    Largest display of hominin fossils opens

    The largest public display of hominin fossils has opened in South Africa, showcasing a collection of the Homo naledi species that lived between 200,000-300,000 years ago and would have come in direct contact with the first modern humans. Reuters Corr…
    - 19 hours ago 26 May 17, 4:25am -
  • newTrump urges NATO members to 'pay fair share'

    Trump urges NATO members to 'pay fair share'

    Speaking at a NATO conference on Thursday, U.S. President Trump said NATO members must meet financial obligations. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 20 hours ago 26 May 17, 3:35am -
  • newTrump's handshake du jour

    Trump's handshake du jour

    U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron barely know each other but they seemed to have a hard time letting go when they first met on Thursday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 20 hours ago 26 May 17, 3:32am -
  • newQueen Elizabeth visits Manchester attack victims in hospital

    Queen Elizabeth visits Manchester attack victims in hospital

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits young victims of Monday's attack in Manchester that killed 22 and left more than 100 injured. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
    - 21 hours ago 26 May 17, 1:43am -
  • newTrump meets EU chiefs in Brussels ahead of NATO summit

    Trump meets EU chiefs in Brussels ahead of NATO summit

    U.S. President Donald Trump met the European Council and European Commission chiefs in Brussels on Thursday ahead of the NATO summit in the city. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 23 hours ago 25 May 17, 11:41pm -
  • UK observes minute's silence for Manchester bombing victims

    UK observes minute's silence for Manchester bombing victims

    A minute's silence was observed across the United Kingdom on Thursday to remember the victims of the Manchester concert bombing which killed at least 22 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 10:52pm -
  • Widow support for Afghan war undiminished by grief

    Widow support for Afghan war undiminished by grief

    As President Donald Trump considers sending more US troops to Afghanistan, Alexandra McClintock lives each day under the shadow of the 16-year war -- but she understands the need for reinforcements.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 10:15pm -
  • New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

    New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

    Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, launches the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula. No reporter narration.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 8:14pm -
  • Filipino troops fight to retake city from militants

    Filipino troops fight to retake city from militants

    Gun fights break out in the second day of violence in a besieged Philippine city, where rebels have seized large parts of town. Reuters' Martin Petty reports on the latest efforts to retake the city.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 8:06pm -
  • Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 in Indonesia

    Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 in Indonesia

    Two suspected suicide bombers kill three Indonesian police officers and injure 10 people in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital. Samantha Vadas reports.
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 4:05pm -
  • 'I didn't expect that to happen': father of Manchester bomber

    'I didn't expect that to happen': father of Manchester bomber

    Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman who is accused of killing 22 concert-goers at Manchester Arena, told Reuters in Libya that 'everything was normal' when he last spoke to his son. Ramadan was detained by Tripoli counterrorism force during the inter…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 17, 12:26pm -
  • Arrests in U.K., Libya after Manchester bombing

    Arrests in U.K., Libya after Manchester bombing

    Police made arrests in Manchester and Tripoli on Wednesday as the investigation into a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children focused on tracking down a network of accomplices who authorities fear could strike aga…
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 10:12am -
  • No decision yet on Paris climate deal: Tillerson

    No decision yet on Paris climate deal: Tillerson

    President Donald Trump has not yet made a final decision on whether the U.S. will remain a party to the Paris climate accords but will do so after this week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 4:57am -
  • Trump to get "really tough" on NATO allies: Tillerson

    Trump to get "really tough" on NATO allies: Tillerson

    U.S. President Donald Trump will be "really tough" when he meets his NATO allies for the first time in Brussels on Thursday and will demand that they raise their defense spending, according to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Rough Cut (no repo…
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 4:17am -
  • Taiwan rules in favor of gay marriage

    Taiwan rules in favor of gay marriage

    Taiwan's constitutional court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, making it the first place in Asia to do so. Reuters' J.R. Wu reports from Taipei where celebrations are underway.
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 3:27am -
  • Troops deployed around London's Westminster as part of 'Operation Temperer'

    Troops deployed around London's Westminster as part of 'Operation Temperer'

    Britain deploys its military to guard key sites as the Prime Minister says the security threat is now 'critical'. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 3:07am -
  • Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker

    Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker

    U.S. President Donald Trump met Pope Francis, one of his most high profile critics, at the Vatican on Wednesday and after an exchange of gifts he promised he would not forget the pontiff's message during their half-hour discussion. Mia Womersley repo…
    - 2 days ago 25 May 17, 12:05am -
  • Military deployed to British streets

    Military deployed to British streets

    British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Wednesday the military will be deployed to keep people safe as the UK raises its security threat level to critical. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 11:47pm -
  • U.S. President and First Lady visit the Sistine Chapel

    U.S. President and First Lady visit the Sistine Chapel

    President Trump and his wife Melania visited the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Wednesday following a meeting with the Pope. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 11:44pm -
  • Trump meets Italian president as part of first foreign tour

    Trump meets Italian president as part of first foreign tour

    U.S. President Donald Trump continues his first overseas tour, meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 11:15pm -
  • UK threat level critical as army fills streets

    UK threat level critical as army fills streets

    Britain's armed forces will be deployed to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to 'critical' after a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. Rosanna Philpott reports.
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 11:03pm -
  • Philippines declares martial law on Mindanao island

    Philippines declares martial law on Mindanao island

    Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law on the island of Mindanao after deadly clashes between militants and troops in the city of Marawi. As Reuters Manuel Mogato reports, Duterte says to expect a situation akin to rule under dic…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 17, 11:01pm -

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