Sunday 19th November 2017

Wellington

  • newTaxi driver shot in Wellington after dispute over fare
    A taxi driver was shot in Wellington last night after a fare was disputed, police say.The male driver was shot in the shoulder while he was in his taxi on Stone St in Miramar about 9.10pm, police said.The taxi driver had taken...
    - 16 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 1:09pm -
  • newThe inside job: How MSD welfare cheat investigator Nabjeet Singh was caught
    A welfare cheat investigator who stole nearly $360,000 via benefit fraud would not have been caught unless a whistleblower came forward, according to a review of the crime.Nabjeet Singh created four fake beneficiary identities and...
    - 22 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 6:58am -
  • Suspected broken ankle and court summons for Cup pitch invader
    A league fan will have a painful reminder of tonight's quarter final at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, after suffering a suspected broken ankle attempting to invade the field.The man was taken to hospital after being injured trying...
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 17, 12:13am -
  • Man seriously injured at Wellington property
    A man has been seriously injured at property in Wellington tonight, police say.Police were alerted at 9.15pm that someone had received serious injuries at an address on Miramar Ave.He has been taken to Wellington Hospital by ambulance,...
    - 1 day ago 18 Nov 17, 11:51pm -
  • Wellington cat cafe opens its doors
    Wellington's first cat cafe has opened its doors for the grand opening today.Richelle and Ken Okada have spent much of this year bringing their dream to life, and now Neko Ngeru is a reality on Jackson St, Petone. The cafe has...
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 11:55am -
  • Fiordland crested penguins recuperating at Wellington Zoo
    Two rare Fiordland crested penguins are getting the VIP treatment at Wellington Zoo, after being rescued from the West Coast. The two injured penguins are being treated by the Zoo's hospital The Nest Te Kohanga, with help from the...
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 1:23pm -
  • Wellington Massey student's textile design could help those with ADHD
    A Massey University student has designed a range of fabrics with possible therapeutic benefits for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).Wellington textile design student Jessica Bunnell created the pieces...
    - 3 days ago 16 Nov 17, 7:45pm -
  • Whitby abductor tried to engage with children before snatching incident
    A mentally-ill man who tried to snatch a toddler walking home from kindergarten with her father in Porirua had tried to engage with other children earlier that day, a report has revealed.The 32-year-old, who has permanent name suppression,...
    - 3 days ago 16 Nov 17, 6:18pm -
  • Upper Hutt fraudster Hayden Rae Gobey steals police identity
    An Upper Hutt man who stole a police officer's identity to scam people on Facebook owes tens of thousands of dollars to numerous victims for a range of offences.Hayden Rae Gobey, 24, also posed as a bank staff member to gain access...
    - 3 days ago 16 Nov 17, 6:05pm -
  • Police recover body in search for Makara diver Zac Power
    Police search and rescue teams have recovered a body after a two day search for a 24-year-old diver off the coast of Makara in Wellington.The ongoing search was for Zac Power, of New Plymouth.Police said on Tuesday they still...
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Sentencing postponed for ex Whanganui doctor on false document charges
    The case of a former Whanganui doctor arrested at Wellington Airport in 2015 has been dragged out yet again, with the man's sentencing postponed until next year.The man, who has interim name suppression, was due to be sentenced...
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 7:25am -
  • Plans for Wellington congestion unveiled
    Plans unveiled today to ease congestion in Wellington - which include another possible flyover at the Basin Reserve - are a "slap in the face of the new Government"."NZTA's Basin Reserve flyover project was an utter failure and...
    - 4 days ago 15 Nov 17, 9:04pm -
  • Wellington rail strike a battle over core terms and conditions, says union
    Rail workers have been driven to striking against their will to avoid having money "ripped" from their pay packets by foreign operators, the union says.Tomorrow will bring the biggest strike to hit Wellington's rail system since...
    - 4 days ago 15 Nov 17, 8:29pm -
  • Police recover body of missing diver off coast of Makara, Wellington
    The body of a diver who went missing off the coast of Makara on Monday has been found.Police yesterday said they still had hopes of finding the 24-year-old New Plymouth man alive after he failed to return from an afternoon diving...
    - 4 days ago 15 Nov 17, 8:22pm -
  • Wellington rail commuters warned: Stay home - no trains for 24 hours
    Tomorrow's strike will be the biggest to hit Wellington's rail system since 1994. The capital will have no trains at all tomorrow, as members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union hold a 24-hour strike, from 2am Thursday to 2am...
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 11:46am -
  • Ruapehu skier warned for speed the day before his fatal crash
    A highly experienced skier who died after crashing into rocks on Mt Ruapehu had been warned over his high-speed skiing the day before.Thomas Dobrisek, a 50-year-old skier, paraglider pilot and tool-maker from Wellington died in...
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 6:32am -
  • Firebug jailed after lighting bins and helping himself to chili on the stove
    A Wellington firebug will spend nearly two years behind bars after setting rubbish bins alight across the city.Robert Mackie has been sentenced to 22 months in prison at the Wellington District Court today, for one charge of arson...
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 4:02pm -
  • String of quakes hit worldwide, but it's a coincidence says expert
    A 4.7 magnitude earthquake in California this morning is the latest to hit after a string of shakes across the globe.The quake struck at 11.31am (local time) 24km from Soledad. In a statement the US National Tsunami Warning Center...
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 11:36am -
  • Wellington's Majestic Centre sold for $123.2m
    Kiwi Property Group, which manages a $3 billion portfolio of shopping centres and office buildings, is selling its Majestic Centre office tower in Wellington to Investec Australia Property Fund for $123.2 million.Auckland-based...
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 10:20am -
  • Boy, 10, assaulted at Wellington park
    Police are investigating an alleged assault on a 10-year-old boy in a Wellington park.The boy's father has posted on Facebook about the incident, saying two male teenagers jumped his son at Kelburn Park on Sunday night.He said...
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 10:00am -

Wellington Govt News

  • Wellington Te Reo Policy to honour Billie Tait-Jones
    Wellington City Council’s proposed Te Reo Māori policy will honour Billie Tait-Jones, the organisation’s Cultural Advisor, who passed away earlier this month.
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 1:27pm -
  • ‘Tis the season to be festive
    The festive season kicks-off this weekend with Christmas trees appearing in the capital, then Santa will be popping up all over the place, and there’ll be free events and activities happening around the city for all to enjoy.
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 1:13pm -
  • Time to have your say on once-in-a-generation transport plan
    Wellingtonians have a once-in-a-generation chance to shape the future of their city’s transport and need to make sure their views are known, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says in response to today’s Let’s Get Wellington Moving consultation lau…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 10:32am -
  • Rail strike: advice for motorists
    Regular rail commuters who decide to drive in to central Wellington during tomorrow’s rail strike should be aware that parking in and around the CBD will be under considerable pressure.
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 3:17pm -
  • Time to fine-tune plans for Evans Bay - and other eastern bike connections
    Wellingtonians are being asked for further feedback on the detailed plans for a two-way bike path around Evans Bay – along with proposals for several Kilbirnie and Newtown streets that will help create a connected bike network in the east.
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 1:54pm -
  • Kaikoura earthquake – time to turn our attention to our homes
    Positive steps in preparedness have been made a year on from the 7.8 earthquake that devastated Kaikoura and did serious damage to the capital – but we’ve still got a long way to go, according to Wellington City Council.
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 1:46pm -
  • Wellington pays tribute to Billie Tait-Jones
    Wellington is mourning the passing of Billie Tait-Jones, a long-time public servant and cultural advisor at Wellington City Council, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says.
    - 13 days ago 7 Nov 17, 11:17am -
  • 2017 Sky Show traffic and parking management
    The country’s largest annual fireworks display, the Wellington Sky Show, takes place on Saturday 4 November from 9pm.
    - 18 days ago 2 Nov 17, 12:02pm -
  • Site 9 building proposal gets committee go-ahead
    Wellington City Councillors yesterday voted 12-2 to approve the proposed construction of a new building on Wellington’s waterfront adjacent to the intersection of Customhouse Quay and Whitmore Street.
    - 18 days ago 2 Nov 17, 11:12am -
  • Feedback wanted on options for new Oriental Parade shared path
    Wellington City Council is inviting public feedback on two options for a new, wide shared path to make walking and biking safer and easier on Oriental Parade between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool.
    - 20 days ago 31 Oct 17, 10:24am -
  • Feedback on Public Places Bylaw review sought
    Consultation is now open on Wellington City Council’s proposed changes to their Public Places Bylaw – which includes everything from freedom camping to cigarette butts.
    - 21 days ago 30 Oct 17, 11:09am -
  • 2017 Wellington Sky Show
    Ensure you have a prime view of the harbour this Saturday 4 November for New Zealand’s largest annual fireworks display – Wellington Sky Show.
    - 21 days ago 30 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Free cat microchipping
    Cat owners – get in quick if you still need to microchip your cat before a Wellington City bylaw makes it compulsory in February.
    - 25 days ago 26 Oct 17, 3:40pm -
  • Historic homestead open to public, and looking for a new tenant
    Wellington City Council is looking for a potential tenant to lease the historic Halfway House – and the public can get a sneak peek of it this weekend.
    - 26 days ago 25 Oct 17, 11:51am -
  • Preferred bike path designs listed for eastern suburbs
    Following public feedback last month, Wellington City Council has now listed the preferred design options for cycle routes in the eastern suburbs and prioritised which of these will go forward for formal consultation from 13 November.
    - 27 days ago 24 Oct 17, 9:14am -
  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Wellington safety hero!
    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Safety in the City awards – recognising every day super heroes that live amongst us.
    - 32 days ago 19 Oct 17, 4:42pm -
  • Wellington City Council reappoints Chief Executive
    Wellington City Council has agreed to reappoint its Chief Executive Kevin Lavery, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has announced.
    - 32 days ago 19 Oct 17, 2:21pm -
  • New combined bus stop for Hutt Road
    A new bus stop on Hutt Road is being provided for passengers travelling into the city. It will be in operation from Wednesday 18 October.
    - 34 days ago 17 Oct 17, 1:22pm -
  • Inaugural Wellington Heritage Week goes down in history
    We’re proud supporters of the inaugural Wellington Heritage Week, which will showcase the history of the capital through events, tours, exhibitions, and behind the scenes sneak peeks from 23-29 October.
    - 34 days ago 17 Oct 17, 11:28am -
  • New app will help to catch mobility parking cheats
    Finding a mobility parking space in Wellington is set to get easier for people with access issues.
    - 38 days ago 13 Oct 17, 12:18pm -

Regional News

One News New Zealand

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Victorious Fiji and Tonga fans dance and cheer in the streets of Wellington

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Positioning NZ on the world stage

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Weedkiller chemicals linked to antibiotic resistance by Canterbury University study

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NZ's first refugee MP Golriz Gharaman told every day 'I should have been left to die'

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Wellington Library Events

  • Tim’s NaNoWriMo Tips

    Tim’s NaNoWriMo Tips

    Starting your first NaNoWriMo can be a daunting experience, but never fear! Our resident NaNoWriMo veteran Tim will give you the low-down on what to expect during your thirty day writing epic – including tips and tricks to help you through those mo…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Nothing but biography: Recent biographies

    Nothing but biography: Recent biographies

    “Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.” So wrote the esteemed Benjamin Disraeli. A little sweeping maybe, but we biography-lovers cannot but concur. There are some excellent examples of the craft on offer this m…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 12:43pm -
  • Cultivating compassion: recent beliefs books

    Cultivating compassion: recent beliefs books

    November’s list of recent books kicks off with a highly readable spotlight on Norse mythology, and an important exploration of animism, as well as including several books on creating space for happiness. Norse mythology, by Neil Gaiman. Read about…
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 10:59am -
  • “Water” you waiting for? Check out these new non-fiction books!

    “Water” you waiting for? Check out these new non-fiction books!

    This month: the hot topic of water, and just how lucky are we? The origin of others / Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates. “America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate natio…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 17, 11:51am -
  • Recently added Classical CDs

    Recently added Classical CDs

    For this selection of new classical music CDs we spotlight some vocal works: some Baroque Italian music (sacred and secular), and a post-Romantic opera. Pelléas et Mélisande, Debussy. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and soloists. “Debu…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • New CDs at your library

    New CDs at your library

    Check out some of these newly catalogued CDs, from newcomers London Grammar to veterans such as Steve Winwood and Brian Wilson. The long awaited third installment in a deluxe reissue series A New Career in a New Town by David Bowie has already been…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 17, 10:11am -
  • In the beginning was the book: New literature picks

    In the beginning was the book: New literature picks

    In this wonderful new world we can read books in many electronic formats – on PCs, eReaders, iPads and smartphones – but we should never forget the comfort and inspiration given by the first hand-held device. Several of this month’s picks celeb…
    - 7 days ago 12 Nov 17, 5:45pm -
  • This month’s best fiction

    This month’s best fiction

    The following titles have been chosen from our monthly new fiction selections. They are all highly recommended for great reading.
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 17, 12:25pm -
  • NaNoWriMo: Librarians’ recommendations & resources

    NaNoWriMo: Librarians’ recommendations & resources

    To help out all of our budding author’s this National Novel Writing Month, we asked all of our librarians across the city for some of their best recommendations of books, online resources and more: Paul and Zoe recommend Bird by bird : some instr…
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 17, 11:11am -
  • New DVDs to take home and enjoy

    New DVDs to take home and enjoy

    New DVDs for October include the latest reboot of the Spiderman franchise, acclaimed biopic ‘Churchill’, quirky Monster-movie comedy ‘Colossal’; and new TV with the adaptation of French crime writer Bernard Minier 1st novel, acclaimed US show…
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 17, 3:42pm -
  • Ignite your creativity with these new craft books

    Ignite your creativity with these new craft books

    Enjoy this month’s splendid selection of craft books and the variety of exciting projects! Get inspiration from the most recent quilt as-you-go designs and teach yourself easy techniques. Find countless tips and ideas for knitting from temporary s…
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Fun grammar guides for English

    Fun grammar guides for English

    Former editor, Caroline Taggart, has written a series of books on punctuation, grammar, and spelling, that all contain her trademark humorous approach to the subject. Take a look at some of these books at the library. The Accidental Apostrophe: Colou…
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 17, 4:15pm -
  • Get ready for summer with our Fiction picks this month

    Get ready for summer with our Fiction picks this month

    Welcome to the Fiction Newsletter. Another month has passed and summer is approaching. Long lazy days are ahead and there’s plenty of time for some wonderful hours of reading pleasure. This month’s selection of new material across all genres offe…
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 17, 1:05pm -
  • Take our new vinyl for a spin!

    Take our new vinyl for a spin!

    Check out some of these newly catalogued albums, including the intriguing Neil Young’s long-unreleased recording and the new album by LCD Soundsystem, in our unique vinyl collection. Neil Young Hitchhiker “Recorded over the course of one lazy, st…
    - 12 days ago 8 Nov 17, 9:15am -
  • New non-fiction for your ears

    New non-fiction for your ears

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to talk to an extraterrestrial, wonder no longer, because this month’s new eAudiobook non-fiction from Overdrive includes Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Other Minds, a critically acclaimed examination of the…
    - 13 days ago 7 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • Summer Reading Challenge for Kids

    Summer Reading Challenge for Kids

    All of a sudden the end of the school year and Summer are nearly upon us, and lo and behold, it RAINS! Need an activity to occupy your kids’ imaginations? Come down to the library, get some fabulous books, and pick up a “Wild About Reading: Summ…
    - 14 days ago 6 Nov 17, 12:15pm -
  • The 12 Storytimes of Christmas

    The 12 Storytimes of Christmas

    It’s that time of year where it’s great to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas fever and find some time to spend with your family. And where better to do that than at Wellington City Libraries, listening to stories and songs for the Christ…
    - 14 days ago 6 Nov 17, 9:15am -
  • Big Book Bash: Children and Youth Literary Festival

    Big Book Bash: Children and Youth Literary Festival

    Fancy escaping from Wellington for the day? Then bring the family, head over the hills to Carterton in the Wairarapa and join in the fun at the BIG BOOK BASH on Saturday 2nd December. The Big Book Bash has something for everyone, with fun activities,…
    - 16 days ago 3 Nov 17, 5:54pm -
  • Wellington author interview: Pip Adam

    Wellington author interview: Pip Adam

    Spacious open plan living. Nest or invest. Classy urban retreat. If you’ve spent a bit of time browsing real estate brochures, you’ve probably read these words before. But there’s another, darker story of renting and home ownership in New Zeal…
    - 17 days ago 3 Nov 17, 12:49pm -
  • Ngaio Marsh Award winners announced for 2017

    Ngaio Marsh Award winners announced for 2017

    Recently the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award winners were announced. The Best Crime Novel was awarded to Fiona Sussman for her novel titled The Last Time We Spoke. The Best First Novel prize was awarded to Finn Bell, for his novel titled Dead Lemons. The Ngai…
    - 18 days ago 2 Nov 17, 9:48am -
  • Come write in @ WCL for #NaNoWriMo

    Come write in @ WCL for #NaNoWriMo

    NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an international event where novelists from around the world pledge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Anyone can take part, and you can write anything you want (it doesn’t even have to be a…
    - 19 days ago 1 Nov 17, 1:05pm -
  • New contemporary fiction featuring your favourite authors

    New contemporary fiction featuring your favourite authors

    Some of contemporary fictions most popular, much acclaimed writers are included in this month’s selection of new contemporary fiction. Included are the much awaited new novels from Dan Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan, Alan Hollinghurst a…
    - 21 days ago 30 Oct 17, 10:15am -
  • Appreciate perfect imperfection in our latest home, garden and DIY picks

    Appreciate perfect imperfection in our latest home, garden and DIY picks

    Our first book this time, Wab-sabi welcome is a beautifully illustrated one on the Japanese art of appreciating perfection in imperfect things, and leads on to the Wabi-sabi art of entertaining. Wabi-sabi welcome : learning to embrace the imperfect a…
    - 22 days ago 29 Oct 17, 11:45am -
  • Read around the globe: New translated fiction

    Read around the globe: New translated fiction

    Translated novels feature in this month’s selection of ‘Other Genres’ fiction. With some wonderful novels, translated from Swedish, Mandarin, Norwegian, Japanese, Spanish, French, Turkish and Hungarian, many hours of reading pleasure are guaran…
    - 23 days ago 28 Oct 17, 11:10am -
  • Sit back and enjoy these Classical CD additions

    Sit back and enjoy these Classical CD additions

    Here are three CDs we slipped into the classical music collection recently! Quartets Op. 13, 44 No. 2, 4 Pieces, Frage Op. 9, Mendelssohn. Performed by Quatuor Arod. “The Arod Quartet, founded just four years ago in Paris, makes its debut on Erato…
    - 24 days ago 27 Oct 17, 3:45pm -
  • Heists, commandos and interrogations feature in our new History picks

    Heists, commandos and interrogations feature in our new History picks

    This month’s history picks see plenty of visits to the mid-20th Century, with Cold War heists, Italian WWII commandos, and post-war leaders rebuilding in the United Kingdom. Elsewhere, we go to the slightly more recent capture and subsequent interr…
    - 24 days ago 27 Oct 17, 11:05am -
  • Some new books on learning English

    Some new books on learning English

    A good collection of new books about learning English for speakers of other languages. The official guide to PTE Academic : Pearson Test of English Academic / from the test developers. “The Official Guide to PTE Academic provides comprehensive info…
    - 24 days ago 26 Oct 17, 7:40pm -
  • Mysterious new Mystery novels

    Mysterious new Mystery novels

    The new mystery novels selected from our recent additions to the mystery collection include several popular much acclaimed writers: Ann Cleeves, Martina Cole, Michael Hjorth and Val McDermid. Highly recommended is the debut novel by Jessica Fellowes…
    - 25 days ago 26 Oct 17, 2:05pm -
  • LitCrawl: True Stories Told Live at Central library

    LitCrawl: True Stories Told Live at Central library

    That’s right! It’s LitCrawl time again and that means it’s time to get excited because this year is going to be on a whole different level! With the addition of LitCrawl Extended and events running across the whole weekend, starting on Friday…
    - 25 days ago 26 Oct 17, 9:45am -
  • Binge these new movie & TV books

    Binge these new movie & TV books

    Make sure to check out some newly catalogued books on movies and TV programmes. They include the colourful ‘top 100’ movie guides by Fantastic Press and the insightful guidebooks of the much-loved TV series; Game of Thrones and Orphan Black. Top…
    - 26 days ago 25 Oct 17, 2:15pm -

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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • TPN Presents: The Evolving Role of Test Leadership - Anna Marshall
    IITP Test Professionals Network28th November 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pmThe role of Test Manager is changing with the increased adoption of Agile methods. A new role, Test Coach, is emerging with focus on leadership without authority. My role changed from…
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  • Govt's digital direction: Hon Clare Curran
    IT Professionals20th November 2017, 4:30pm - 6:00pmAs many will be aware, Hon Clare Curran has been given the new ICT-related ministerial roles in the new Labour Government. But what does the future direction for New Zealand look like from a digital…
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  • Anna Guenther: Diversity in Tech and the PledgeMe story
    IT Professionals22nd November 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pmITP is pleased to bring the next ITP National Series event to town featuring technology innovator Anna Guenther.Anna will share her journey of setting up PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding…
    - 39 days ago 12 Oct 17, 2:56pm -
  • Cloud and Big Data : Lessons from the front line
    IT Professionals30th November 2017, 7:30am - 9:00amBig data, IoT, predictive analytics : data-driven decision making is an increasingly complicated world that can be difficult to navigate. There is however one decision that has become easier to make…
    - 45 days ago 6 Oct 17, 4:11pm -

Scoop NZ - Parliament

  • newGovt U-turn coming on international students
    Govt U-turn coming on international students National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of…
    - 15 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 1:20pm -
  • International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September
    International visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 3:43pm -
  • Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group
    Twelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 9:49am -
  • NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate change
    New Zealand intends to become a leader in the global fight against climate change, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has told a major United Nations climate change conference.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 8:28am -
  • Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to go to Asia-Europe Meeting
    Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to attend Asia-Europe Meeting Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to Myanmar this weekend to attend the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Foreign Ministers meeting being chaired by Myanmar State…
    - 3 days ago 16 Nov 17, 7:10pm -
  • Further NZ assistance for Myanmar humanitarian crisis
    New Zealand will contribute a further $2.5 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced.
    - 3 days ago 16 Nov 17, 5:04pm -
  • Labour confused about the cost of extra police
    In what is becoming a concerning pattern of the new Government, Labour has created fresh confusion about the cost of their promised 1800 additional police, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says.
    - 3 days ago 16 Nov 17, 4:59pm -
  • Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison
    The Government’s thoroughly contradictory approach to law and order will put the public at greater risk and ensure more criminals go unpunished, National Party Corrections spokesperson Simon O’Connor says.
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 4:33pm -
  • Questions and Answers - Nov 16
    Prime Minister—Policies 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (National—Upper Harbour) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her Government's policies? Rt Hon JACINDA ARDERN (Prime Minister) : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : Why is the Government opposed ...
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  • Previous Government told house building would fall
    The previous Government was told by officials that the number of houses built would peak and start to fall well short of the number needed to meet demand. Official advice shows KiwiBuild will prevent this decline in house building and drive further i…
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  • Cathedral Fundraising Trust Chair named
    16 November 2017 Cathedral Fundraising Trust Chair named Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods has appointed Peter Guthrey as Chair of the fundraising trust for the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral. The ChristChurch Cat…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 2:02pm -
  • Questions of the Day - Nov 16
    1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies?
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  • Greens support Wellington rail network workers
    16 November 2017 Greens support Wellington rail network workers The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions. “The Green Party ...
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  • Greens Fail Dolphins
    The Green Party’s complicity on the Government’s decision to defer electronic monitoring on commercial fishing vessels is a failure and an example of very weak advocacy for our critically threatened marine species, National Conservation Spokesper…
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  • $7.4M Funding for Erosion Control
    Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed $7.4 million in erosion control funding for Gisborne district landowners.
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 9:31am -
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National News

  • newBullying, poverty and natural disasters distressing Kiwi kids
    Bullying is the biggest thing keeping Kiwi kids awake at night.An alarming 93 per cent of New Zealand children worry about bullying, 89 per cent stress about poverty and 86 per cent are concerned about violence against children,...
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  • newAuckland owners will know their property's value today
    As thousands of Auckland homeowners are expected to rush online to find out their property's value, council has promised there won't be a repeat of 2014's website crash. In 2014 when the new valuations were released online Auckland...
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • newFiona Tarlton assaulted at Ponsonby bar at after-party
    An Auckland woman is horrified after having a glass thrown at her face at an event hosted by a Ponsonby bar. Fiona Tarlton, 50, was in Auckland hospital until the early hours of Sunday morning following the incident, which left...
    - 8 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 8:50pm -
  • newWaikato family sick from eating wild boar still unresponsive
    The relatives of family members who are unable to move or talk after eating wild boar will land in New Zealand from southern India late tomorrow night.A Waikato DHB spokeswoman confirmed husband and wife Shibu Kochummen, 35, and...
    - 10 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 6:54pm -
  • newStricken yachtie plucked to safety in dramatic rescue
    A yachtsman stranded for more than a day around 260km off the Northland coast is in "good health" after a dramatic rescue this afternoon. The Norwegian sailor is aboard the MV Southern Lily cargo ship, which is due to arrive in...
    - 10 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 6:45pm -
  • newTriathlete chased by a shark at Pilot Bay
    Sarah O'Grady was not expecting to be chased by a 2m-long shark swimming off Mount Maunganui's Pilot Bay on Saturday morning.The 29-year-old Aucklander was having a training swim ahead of today's Classic Builders Tinman Triathlon...
    - 10 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 6:35pm -
  • newElderly woman accidentally disrupts flights at Auckland Airport
    An elderly woman who mistakenly evaded security at Auckland Domestic Airport is responsible for flight delays and queuing chaos this afternoon.Seven flights were disrupted when the passenger walked through an unmanned metal detector...
    - 10 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 6:31pm -
  • newWould-be Rugby League World Cup quarter-final pitch invader hospitalised with broken ankle
    The Rugby League World Cup quarter-final between New Zealand and Fiji in Wellington last night resulted in some injuries - however they weren't limited to those playing on the field.A drunk fan was taken to hospital with a suspected...
    - 12 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 5:06pm -
  • newKiwi teenager 'beaten by police' in Tonga following post-match celebrations
    A Kiwi teenager was stomped and kicked by Tongan police wearing steel-capped boots after a victory joyride in the Pacific island nation turned brutal, his family alleges.A top-level investigation is underway after schoolboy Francis...
    - 12 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 4:44pm -
  • newDid Trump mistake Jacinda for Justin Trudeau's wife?
    When US President Donald Trump first met Jacinda Ardern at Apec in Vietnam last week, he thought she was the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to comedian Tom Sainsbury.But Ardern says Sainsbury is mistaken,...
    - 13 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 4:09pm -
  • newRotorua family's fears are mounting for missing autistic man Nigel Peterson
    Fears are mounting for a missing 33-year-old autistic man, who ran away from his 24-hour caregiver on Friday afternoon.Nigel Peterson was last seen getting out of his caregiver's car on Otonga Rd in Rotorua at 3pm on Friday, running...
    - 13 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 3:47pm -
  • newFlight delays at Auckland Airport after woman evades security
    Seven flights were disrupted when a female passenger evaded security at Auckland Airport's domestic departures this afternoon. A spokesman from the Aviation Security Service New Zealand said the woman went through an unmanned walk-through...
    - 14 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 3:03pm -
  • newFemale cop assaulted in Otahuhu after Tonga v Lebanon league match
    A female police officer was knocked unconscious in south Auckland last night, while police were trying to contain disorder following the Tonga v Lebanon Rugby League World Cup semifinal game, played in Christchurch yesterday.The...
    - 14 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 2:47pm -
  • newFatal crash in Hawke's Bay
    Police have confirmed a man was killed in a crash in Hastings this morning. Emergency services were called to the scene in Swamp Rd, between Puketapu and Fernhill.A police spokesman said they were called about 11.30am to the crash,...
    - 15 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 1:28pm -
  • newKiwi horse riders sick of dangerous drivers marching for change
    More than a year after suffering serious injuries in a crash which killed her horse, journalist Karen Rutherford is marching for road safety.Unlike several other taking part in today's National Ride for Road Safety, Rutherford will...
    - 16 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 1:12pm -
  • newMan carrying fake gun arrested in Auckland's Western Springs
    A man has been arrested for carrying a fake gun in a central Auckland suburb this morning.Police were called to Mountain View Rd in Western Springs at 11.25am after reports someone was seen carrying something suspicious, a spokeswoman...
    - 16 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • newTaxi driver shot in Wellington after dispute over fare
    A taxi driver was shot in Wellington last night after a fare was disputed, police say.The male driver was shot in the shoulder while he was in his taxi on Stone St in Miramar about 9.10pm, police said.The taxi driver had taken...
    - 16 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 12:56pm -
  • newPhil Twyford wants to double number of state homes Govt has promised to build
    Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he wants to double the number of state homes Labour promised to build on the campaign trail to 2000.He also reiterated that the Government was committed to halting the mass sell-off of state houses,...
    - 17 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 11:33am -
  • newAir force Orion on its way to help with rescue of solo yachtsman
    Plans for the rescue of a solo sailor from about 260km off the Northland coast have been delayed by heavy seas.The container ship MV Southern Lily had been expected to meet the Norwegian sailor around midday.But the ship has...
    - 17 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 11:23am -
  • newArdern 'not dissuaded' on Manus stand, despite upsetting Australia
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's not dissuaded in her bid to take 150 Manus Island refugees despite pushback from the Australian Government.Ardern said upsetting New Zealand's political allies would happen from time to time,...
    - 18 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 11:07am -

World News

  • newPossible signals from missing Argentine submarine

    Possible signals from missing Argentine submarine

    Argentina's defense ministry says that several failed "satellite calls" that it believes came from a missing naval submarine have been detected, in a likely sign the crew of 44 was trying to reestablish contact. Sara Hemrajani reports.
    - 9 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 7:16pm -
  • newGerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader

    Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader

    Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a key figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader. Linda So reports.
    - 16 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 12:43pm -
  • newCuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

    Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

    An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations. Linda So reports.
    - 19 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 9:50am -
  • newNASA launches powerful weather satellite

    NASA launches powerful weather satellite

    NASA launches a weather satellite designed to help forecast droughts and forest fires. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 21 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 7:46am -
  • newDonald Trump overshadows climate talks

    Donald Trump overshadows climate talks

    Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out. Pascale Davies reports.
    - 21 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 7:23am -
  • newCo-founder of AC/DC Malcolm Young dies aged 64

    Co-founder of AC/DC Malcolm Young dies aged 64

    Malcolm Young, a founding member of the Australian rock band AC/DC, has died, the band announced in a statement on Saturday. Nathan Frandino reports.
    - 24 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 5:01am -
  • Clashes break out after 1973 student revolt against junta march

    Clashes break out after 1973 student revolt against junta march

    Greek police clash with protesters in Athens after thousands marched to mark a bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country. No reporter narration.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 3:36pm -
  • Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry

    Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry

    Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Nathan Frandino reports.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 2:34pm -
  • Chile prepares to vote for new president in Sunday vote

    Chile prepares to vote for new president in Sunday vote

    With campaigning wrapped up in Chile, the country's presidential candidates can only wait and hope as citizens head to the polls on Sunday. Nathan Frandino reports.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 10:36am -
  • Brexit progress needed by early December to unlock talks - EU's Tusk

    Brexit progress needed by early December to unlock talks - EU's Tusk

    European Council President Donald Tusk says he told UK PM Theresa May that more progress is needed before December to move Brexit talks forward. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 5:58am -

National News

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