Tuesday 25th July 2017

Wellington

Wellington Govt News

  • newNew off-road biking connection proposed for Newlands and northern suburbs
    Residents in Newlands and the northern suburbs will have a safer and more direct walking and cycling route to Ngauranga, and a better connection with the Hutt Road shared path into the central city, if a proposal to upgrade Wakely Road track goes ahe…
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 4:11pm -
  • newSodden sportsfields restricting play this winter
    Some of Wellington’s traditional grass sportsfields are being turned into sodden bogs this winter – and sportspeople face the prospect of further match restrictions as Wellington City Council seeks to provide playable sportsfields for the remaini…
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 3:54pm -
  • newPlans to make central city biking easier
    New lane markings that would allow people on bikes to travel both ways on some of Wellington’s slower one-way streets are among a series of changes being proposed to make cycling in the central city easier.
    - 18 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 11:06am -
  • Top chef to mentor winners of local food business competition
    Fledgling Wellington food businesses have the chance to win free mentoring from experts including top local chef Shepherd Elliott and Supreme Coffee CEO Richard Shirtcliffe with new Good Food Boost programme.
    - 2 days ago 24 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • Sunday markets get on board with bags
    Punters at Wellington’s waterfront markets will be offered free reusable shopping bags as an alternative to plastic bags this Sunday 23 July, thanks to a collaborative effort between the market and Wellington City Council.
    - 6 days ago 20 Jul 17, 2:21pm -
  • Belgian Ambassador unveils plaque for WW1 heroine
    First World War Queen Elisabeth Medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold will be honoured this Friday with the unveiling of a plaque by the Belgian Ambassador, His Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, at her restored grave in Karori Cemetery.
    - 8 days ago 18 Jul 17, 2:31pm -
  • Outdoor dining fees go free for smokefree
    As of 1 July the Wellington City Council adopted an initiative to encourage cafes, bars and restaurants with outdoor dining areas to go smokefree by offering free outdoor dining licence fees for 2017-2018.
    - 9 days ago 17 Jul 17, 12:05pm -
  • Shelly Bay development – public invited to have their say
    Wellington City Council is inviting public submissions on a proposal to sell and lease some of its land to Shelly Bay Limited, so a planned development of housing and public space can go ahead.
    - 12 days ago 14 Jul 17, 9:20am -
  • Tie your trampolines down, sports – it’s windy
    Wellington Regional Civil Defence Controller, Bruce Pepperell, asks parents and caregivers to tie trampolines to something strong and weighty.
    - 13 days ago 13 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Wellington weather update 15/7/2017: 8am
    Things have calmed down out there, but there are still slips, fallen trees, and road closures in the region so keep an eye on our updates page for the latest information.
    - 13 days ago 13 Jul 17, 8:26am -
  • Major delays in western and northern suburbs following Ngauranga slip
    Wellington City Council is warning that extensive traffic delays are occurring in Ngaio, Khandallah, Johnsonville and Tawa as traffic is diverted away from the Ngauranga Gorge following the landslide early this afternoon.
    - 15 days ago 11 Jul 17, 2:32pm -
  • New Children’s Hospital a generous and outstanding offer, Acting Mayor says
    A new purpose-built children’s hospital will make a big difference to the families in our region who unfortunately need its service, Acting Wellington Mayor Paul Eagle says.
    - 15 days ago 10 Jul 17, 4:48pm -
  • America’s Cup parade: what you need to know
    Get in early and grab a great vantage point – and let the youngsters get in front – that’s the advice of acting Wellington Mayor Paul Eagle on the eve of the big America’s Cup victory parade through the Capital City tomorrow (Tuesday 11 July)…
    - 16 days ago 10 Jul 17, 3:26pm -
  • Council giving shirt off its back to save the planet
    Wellington City Council is proud to announce a new partnership with Council grant recipient The Formary, which will see staff uniforms diverted from the rubbish heap and transformed into reusable fabrics, textiles, and feedstock.
    - 16 days ago 10 Jul 17, 12:37pm -
  • Artefacts found on old Wellington foreshore
    We don’t need Indiana Jones or Hollywood – it’s all here on Wellington’s old foreshore!
    - 19 days ago 7 Jul 17, 1:20pm -
  • Gold Awards show a city on a roll
    The outstanding business talent and acumen saluted at last night’s Gold Awards shows the energy and excitement of a capital city on a roll, Acting Mayor Paul Eagle says.
    - 19 days ago 7 Jul 17, 1:13pm -
  • Wellington to welcome America's Cup team on Tuesday
    Peter Burling and the victorious Emirates Team New Zealand – and, of course, the Auld Mug – will parade through Wellington on Tuesday 11 July.
    - 20 days ago 5 Jul 17, 6:18pm -
  • Wellington job ads soar as strong economy rolls on
    Wellington’s strong run of economic growth has continued, with June having the highest growth in job ads for the past 15 months, Acting Wellington Mayor Paul Eagle says.
    - 21 days ago 5 Jul 17, 3:01pm -
  • Wellingtonians overwhelmingly support a Predator Free Capital
    The vision for Wellington to become the first predator free capital city in the world is one step closer, with 84% of Wellingtonians supportive of ridding the city of rats, stoats, weasels and possums.
    - 21 days ago 5 Jul 17, 10:21am -
  • Landfill open for ‘Bags in the Wild’ experience
    Wellington’s Southern Landfill is inviting interested locals to book a tour at its Happy Valley premises to see plastic bags ‘in the wild’ as part of the Wellington City Council’s line-up of activities over Plastic Free July.
    - 22 days ago 4 Jul 17, 1:59pm -

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Wellington Library Events

  • new8 Non-Fiction Health Books worth checking out in August

    8 Non-Fiction Health Books worth checking out in August

    From analyzing the science and looking at the evidence to listening to memoirs and personal experiences we recommend that you check out this list of 8 non-fiction health books new to the collection! Dirt is good : the advantage of germs for your ch…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 5:15pm -
  • newMind and Body eNewsletter for July

    Mind and Body eNewsletter for July

    Have you met Libby? Libby is the new reading app for Overdrive’s eBooks and eAudio books. Also check out this month’s recent picks for fancy and healthy recipes, religion books with a feminine focus, self-help books for reducing stress, and the…
    - 15 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 1:24pm -
  • newNew Graphic Novels for July

    New Graphic Novels for July

    Another wonderful selection from our recently received new Graphic Novels. Included are the first volumes in two new series that are bound to become readers’ favourites. The first is action packed, titled Klaus and written by the brilliant, proli…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • newFashion Classics – Fashion and Beauty in July

    Fashion Classics – Fashion and Beauty in July

    July’s fashion and beauty edit is all about keeping things classic – we have shiny new volumes on legendary starlet Brigitte Bardot, the history of tweed and how to nail the perfect red lipstick. This month we’re also featuring hot menswear and…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Staff Pick DVDs

    Staff Pick DVDs

    A wide range of movies & TV shows curated by our avid AV fans on staff for the first half of the year. We hope you find something new to enjoy. Beauty and the beast. Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken priso…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 17, 6:40pm -
  • Some New Classical CDs

    Some New Classical CDs

    This week we feature some large-scale recordings – a new recording of a Handel opera, and Mendelssohn’s complete symphonies for full orchestra – and a collection of concertos for multiple instruments by Telemann. Ottone, Handel. “Handel’s O…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jul 17, 1:25pm -
  • TV series exclusives: The WCL Ratings Project #13

    TV series exclusives: The WCL Ratings Project #13

    With this next update of new DVDs enabled by our Ratings Project we have the latest season of historical Australian drama ‘A Place To Call Home’, adaptations of Joanne Fluke’s bestselling series of books with ‘Murder She Baked’, the Tina Fe…
    - 2 days ago 24 Jul 17, 11:12am -
  • In the bleak mid-winter – July biography picks

    In the bleak mid-winter – July biography picks

    …you need lots of good books to curl up with in front of the fire. Try some of these! Camera girl / Doreen Doreen Spooner with Alan Clark “The inspiring life story of Fleet Street’s first female photographer. Doreen Spooner’s remarkable journ…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jul 17, 5:03pm -
  • Movie galore: the NZ International Film Festival is back #nziff

    Movie galore: the NZ International Film Festival is back #nziff

    Our beloved winter event the New Zealand International Film Festival 2017 opens 28 July in Wellington offering a wide variety of movies from all over the world. To get into the mood, some of our movie buff staff listed their favourite titles from rec…
    - 5 days ago 21 Jul 17, 10:26am -
  • Wellington author interview: Mandy Hager

    Wellington author interview: Mandy Hager

    Mandy Hager has influenced a generation of readers with her politically astute, emotionally rich YA novels, including The Crossing and The Nature of Ash. But it’s her recent historical novel, Heloise, that’s been causing a stir this year. Describ…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jul 17, 8:47pm -
  • 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… Radiohead OK computer : OKNOTOK 1997 2017 Alt-J Relaxer Teenag…
    - 7 days ago 19 Jul 17, 1:39pm -
  • Beautifully crafted decorations – New Craft books for July

    Beautifully crafted decorations – New Craft books for July

    Create a fabulous look for your dining room table with beautiful decorated tablecloths and napkins, or make your own candles and flower arrangements! If you’re not sure where to begin, you can find easy to follow ideas and instructions in the fabu…
    - 7 days ago 19 Jul 17, 9:20am -
  • Recent DVD arrivals

    Recent DVD arrivals

    New movies include popular Biographical adaptations ‘Lion’, ‘A United Kingdom’ & ‘Jackie; award winning drama with ‘Manchester by the Sea’, ‘Moonlight’, ‘Fences’ & ‘Paterson’ & new critically acclaimed TV with the latest sea…
    - 8 days ago 18 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • New Graphic novels

    New Graphic novels

    This selection of new graphic novels is unique in that is consists almost entirely of first volumes in new series. There will be many narratives that will keep readers anticipating the next installments. Highly recommended is the first volume of the…
    - 8 days ago 18 Jul 17, 10:10am -
  • New non-fiction books

    New non-fiction books

    This time we have some books about politics, some books on economics, the anthropocene, and a cold war spy story for your reading pleasure! Well, you did ask : why the UK voted to leave the EU / Michael Ashcroft & Kevin Culwick. “The UK’s vote to…
    - 9 days ago 17 Jul 17, 4:45pm -
  • New ‘Other Genres’, this month featuring Historical Fiction

    New ‘Other Genres’, this month featuring Historical Fiction

    Recently received historical novels are featured in this month’s ‘Other Genres’ category. Included are three translated historical novels, and the latest novel by Colm Toibin, a re-working of Greek mythology. Highly recommended is The Stars are…
    - 9 days ago 17 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • Law for Lunch this August!

    Law for Lunch this August!

    Law for Lunch is back this year with a range of free talks, presented every Wednesday during August, from 12 – 1pm at Wellington City Libraries. This series of talks, covering popular law topics, is presented by guest speakers in partnership with…
    - 14 days ago 12 Jul 17, 2:33pm -
  • 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… Early Years II Sylvan Esso What now Forest Swords Compassion J…
    - 15 days ago 11 Jul 17, 2:34pm -
  • It’s the Beyond The Page Literary Festival these holidays!

    It’s the Beyond The Page Literary Festival these holidays!

    School holidays are upon us and you’ll find the Beyond the Page literary festival taking place 8-23 July 2017 at libraries across Wellington and the Hutt Valley region. Local children and youth are invited to journey through different aspects of s…
    - 18 days ago 7 Jul 17, 5:52pm -
  • Winter Health Events in July – Food and Sports

    Winter Health Events in July – Food and Sports

    Hear an inspiring talk by Kenny McFadden (Steven Adams’ coach) on how he changed a young man’s life with basketball; listen to Anne Else talking about memories of New Zealand cooking and baking based on her world-renowned book: The colour of f…
    - 19 days ago 7 Jul 17, 4:00pm -
  • July Sustainable Living Series @ WCL

    July Sustainable Living Series @ WCL

    This July, together with Love Food Hate Waste, Boomerang Bags, Birth Wise Wellington, NappyMojo, Kaicycle and the Sustainability Trust and in support of Plastic Free July, Wellington City Libraries will be hosting a series of educational talks a…
    - 20 days ago 6 Jul 17, 12:55pm -
  • 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… Fleet Foxes Crack-up Jah Wobble Everything is nothing Katy Per…
    - 22 days ago 4 Jul 17, 3:10pm -
  • wcl.govt.nz has had a makeover

    wcl.govt.nz has had a makeover

    You might notice our website looks updated, but it is a lot more than a fresh coat of paint. The catalogue search box remains a focal point – it’s the most popular area. It’s now easier to view and use on a smartphone, tablet or other devices.…
    - 25 days ago 1 Jul 17, 2:21pm -
  • Settle in for Winter nights with new library DVDs

    Settle in for Winter nights with new library DVDs

    New DVDs for June include the Tina Fey produced comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, the return of crime favourite ‘Broadchurch’ for a final season and the lads from ‘Trainspotting’, acclaimed drama about an interracial marriage in 1958 Vi…
    - 25 days ago 30 Jun 17, 6:12pm -
  • 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… Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie Paramore…
    - 27 days ago 29 Jun 17, 3:19pm -
  • New eAudiobook Fiction in June

    New eAudiobook Fiction in June

    When it comes to novels, the author traditionally takes pride of place. However with the rise of eAudiobooks, another role is becoming increasingly important: the narrator. An experienced narrator can make a good book great, and a great book unforget…
    - 27 days ago 29 Jun 17, 2:15pm -
  • Sound & Vision: New CDs – Box Set

    Sound & Vision: New CDs – Box Set

    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… Lloyd Cole Lloyd Cole in New York : collected recordings 1988-…
    - 28 days ago 28 Jun 17, 11:43am -
  • New Contemporary Fiction for June

    New Contemporary Fiction for June

    The selection of new contemporary fiction this month includes many much acclaimed, award winning authors. After her brilliant success with the novel The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins returns with another thriller, titled Into the Water. Highly rec…
    - 29 days ago 27 Jun 17, 11:05am -
  • 2017 International Dublin Literary Award winner announced

    2017 International Dublin Literary Award winner announced

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

    Zinio for Libraries app changes coming soon

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

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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • newAdvance 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.
    - 18 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 10:20am -
  • Digital Future Panel: Political parties and the tech sector
    IT Professionals30th August 2017, 5:15pm - 7:30pmThe 2017 election is fast approaching, but which political party really understands the challenges facing the tech sector, and which policies are going to hinder or help transform New Zealand into a fu…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jul 17, 3:48pm -
  • Colin Ellis: The project rots from the head: How to stop projects failing
    IT Professionals9th August 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pmITP is pleased to bring the next ITP National Series event to town featuring project futurist and guru Colin Ellis.Whichever way you look at it, and while there are some outstanding exceptions, projec…
    - 22 days ago 4 Jul 17, 3:06pm -
  • Colin Ellis: The project rots from the head: How to stop projects failing
    IT Professionals9th August 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pmThe top two criteria for continued project success as identified in the annual Chaos report into worldwide project performance are executive sponsorship and emotionally mature project managers. As has
    - 22 days ago 4 Jul 17, 3:03pm -
  • Practical Business Architecture
    IT Professionals14th August 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmGaining a comprehensive knowledge of an organisation's architecture is an essential Enterprise Architecture step. But how can a business architecture be modelled?This workshop covers an introduction…
    - 42 days ago 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…
    - 47 days ago 9 Jun 17, 2:44pm -
  • Intro to Project Management
    IT Professionals7th August 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmThis half-day course introduces students to the fundamentals of project management, it's terminology, techniques and tools - ideal for anyone managing small projects or looking to move into project mana…
    - 47 days ago 9 Jun 17, 2:43pm -
  • 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

  • newMcClay says NZ-Thailand economic relationship upgraded
    McClay says NZ-Thailand economic relationship upgraded Trade Minister Todd McClay says Thailand and New Zealand have agreed to market access improvements for our exporters and announced a new agricultural cooperation programme. “In Bangkok today we…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 9:22pm -
  • newSpeech: Peters - Fighting Separatism by Stealth
    Winston Peters Speech; New Zealand First Fighting Separatism by Stealth Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 25 JULY 2017 EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY Waikato Campaign Launch, Monday 25 July, 2017 7pm Morrinsv…
    - 9 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 8:14pm -
  • newMycoplasma Bovis Outbreak an ‘Act of God Or Act of Guy?’
    Mycoplasma Bovis Outbreak an ‘Act of God Or Act of Guy?’ New Zealand First says the latest breach of biosecurity, the highly serious cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, demands that the Minister in charge be held accountable. “Will this latest bio…
    - 9 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 8:12pm -
  • newNational’s Promised Highways, Bridges Coming to Nothing
    National’s much promised super highway from Warkworth to Wellsford continues to remain a figment of the government’s imagination, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
    - 12 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 5:04pm -
  • newBarclay Squirms as English Dodges – Yet Again
    Prime Minister Bill English’s refusal to open up in Parliament today about his role in the Barclay Debacle will damage his credibility in the eyes of the New Zealand public, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Wi…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 4:56pm -
  • newQuestions and Answers - July 25
    • ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Prime Minister—Statements 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how? Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Prime Minister…
    - 12 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 4:51pm -
  • newNew Zealand congratulated on Predator Free campaign
    New Zealand congratulated on Predator Free campaign Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Predator Free 2050 project is making good progress on the first anniversary of its announcement at Zealandia in Wellington. “Today marks one year since…
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 4:16pm -
  • newMore proof National not delivering for all New Zealanders
    The Ministry of Social Development’s latest Household Incomes Report is more hard evidence of the growing poverty in New Zealand, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 4:08pm -
  • newHealth harnessing social media & data to predict epidemics
    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new project is seeking to establish if tracking trends on social media and unconventional data can help predict outbreaks and further improve our responses to epidemics.
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 4:03pm -
  • newLabour concedes the charter school debate
    “Labour’s opposition to charter schools was once strident. In fact, just last year Chris Hipkins had his bill to abolish the schools drawn, and said ‘ This bill, which we hope will be agreed to and passed, will absolutely get rid of charter sch…
    - 14 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 2:34pm -
  • newOral Questions - 25 July 2017
    1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how?
    - 15 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 1:50pm -
  • newNationwide commitment to ending elder abuse
    Hon Maggie Barry Minister for Seniors 24 July 2017 Media Statement Nationwide commitment to ending elder abuse
    - 15 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 1:48pm -
  • newStrong support from medical community for Healthy Homes Bill
    Strong support from medical community for Healthy Homes Bill More than a thousand medical professionals, medical students, and other New Zealanders have shown their support for Labour’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, says Leader of the Opposition ..…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 1:16pm -
  • newPlasback agricultural plastic recycling scheme reaccredited
    Hon Scott Simpson Associate Minister for the Environment 25 July 2017 Media Statement Plasback agricultural plastic recycling scheme reaccredited Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson visited Agpac Ltd’s Plasback, congratulated them on the .…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 1:10pm -
  • new$1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic waste
    Hon Scott Simpson Associate Minister for the Environment 25 July 2017 Media Statement $1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic waste
    - 16 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 1:10pm -
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National News

  • newWinston Peters: 'Your water rights are going out under your nose'
    Secret meetings are being held in Wellington between iwi and the Government to set up a separate entity that handles water allocation rights, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has claimed.Peters, who was at a meeting in Morrinsville...
    - 6 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 10:18pm -
  • newFourth man arrested after Nelson dairy robbed at gunpoint
    Police have arrested a fourth man over the aggravated robbery of a dairy in Nelson last Sunday.The Victory Discounter Dairy was robbed at gunpoint by masked men on the night of July 16, with the robbers taking cigarettes, tobacco...
    - 7 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 9:44pm -
  • newCeremonial Sikh knife prompts police raid on Auckland bus
    A man carrying a ceremonial knife traditionally worn by Sikhs prompted a police raid on a busy commuter bus in Auckland yesterday.The incident happened around 10am while commuters were travelling on the Inner Link service in the...
    - 7 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 9:19pm -
  • newAnna Lorck defends election billboards after complaints laid
    Labour's Tukituki candidate, Anna Lorck, has come under fire after complaints were laid against her election billboards.The Advertising Standards Authority has received two complaints about the statement "Your Local MP" because...
    - 8 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 9:08pm -
  • newCompany taking Blue Springs water mainly overseas-owned
    The company behind a proposal to drain millions of litres of water a day from a popular spring to sell overseas has revealed it is only 39 per cent New Zealand-owned.NZ Pure Blue, also known as NZ Pure Blue Springs Limited, has...
    - 8 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 8:54pm -
  • newThe Big Read: Canada overtakes China as biggest P exporter to New Zealand
    By Carla Penman and NZ Herald staff Canada has emerged as the leading source of pure methamphetamine to New Zealand.New figures from Customs obtained under the Official Information Act reveal that 49.6kg of methamphetamine has...
    - 9 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 8:00pm -
  • newGareth Morgan kicks off Auckland roadshow
    The leader of The Opportunities Party has kicked off the Auckland segment of his roadshow and unveiled some of his "radical" policies in Albany this evening.Gareth Morgan spoke to the roughly 80 attendees on everything from cannabis...
    - 9 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 7:57pm -
  • newNelson Police looking for Vincent Kumeroa over dairy robbery
    Nelson police are hunting for a man believed to be involved in an aggravated robbery at a dairy earlier this month.Police are seeking Vincent Kumeroa and have a warrant for his arrest following the robbery of Victory Discounter...
    - 9 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 7:22pm -
  • newMiserable month in Auckland doesn't beat record for rainiest July
    Auckland didn't even come close to breaking the record for the rainiest July this year, but it did make a solid effort at beating the record for the most rainfall in one hour.Most can agree the weather has been fairly dismal this...
    - 9 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 7:19pm -
  • newCourt papers claim Bill English acted 'unlawfully' on Dotcom
    Bill English's role in trying to "cover up" spying on Kim Dotcom faces scrutiny after new evidence shows the internet entrepreneur was under illegal surveillance longer than previously admitted.The Prime Minister has refused to...
    - 10 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 7:04pm -
  • newMetiria Turei vs Barry Soper: Listen to heated debate
    By Barry Soper The Greens are on a mission and woe betide anyone who tries to deviate from their message, even though the conclusion for some of us is unavoidable: It's okay to break the law if you're struggling to make ends meet.The...
    - 10 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 6:32pm -
  • newTe Awamutu man whose death is being treated as a homicide named
    The man who died on a Te Awamutu footpath on Sunday night and whose death is being treated as a homicide has been named by police.Anthony Robert Hallmond, 35, died at about 6.45pm following in altercation outside 51 North St.The...
    - 11 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 6:10pm -
  • newForeign Secretary Boris Johnson's brush with reptilian overlords in New Zealand
    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had the big questions on his mind when confronted with New Zealand's wildlife at Zealandia."Do you think if the kiwi, you know, really tried, it could fly?" he asked at one point on his tour...
    - 11 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 5:32pm -
  • newEuthanasia debate looking unlikely as Parliament enters final stretch
    As Parliament enters its final stretch before the election, it is looking increasingly unlikely that a debate will be held on legalising euthanasia in New Zealand.There are now four weeks remaining on Parliament's calendar, and...
    - 11 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 5:23pm -
  • newGreen MP Metiria Turei says she won't dob in welfare cheats who have confessed to her
    Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says she will not notify authorities or condemn people who have confessed to her that they cheated the welfare system.Turei said she had been regularly approached in the last week by people who...
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 4:09pm -
  • new400,000 child sexual abuse images found by NZ Customs last year
    When people think of Customs, they may think of people sifting through their mail, or rummaging through their suitcases at the airport.What they might not know is that New Zealand Customs officers were responsible for uncovering...
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 3:59pm -
  • newVector coy about solar power lighting up harbour bridge
    Power company Vector is unable to say how a so-called "world first" to light up the Auckland Harbour Bridge by solar power will work.Two months ago, Vector and Auckland Council said the bridge would be the first in the world to...
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 3:59pm -
  • newLotto winner Lou Te Keeti gives to Tauranga charities
    Two local charities are $200,000 richer today thanks to the generosity of Tauranga's Lotto Powerball winner, Lou Te Keeti.Mr Te Keeti presented cheques worth $100,000 each to Waipuna Hospice and the local Heart Foundation.A further...
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 3:53pm -
  • newWeed killer and fly spray in home-made synthetic cannabis
    The life-threatening reactions to synthetic cannabis are being blamed on some of the drugs being home-made, with toxic chemicals including weed killer and fly spray used in the recipe.Seven people have died in the last month from...
    - 13 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 3:49pm -
  • newBoris Johnson learns about NZ wildlife with Maggie Barry
    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived at Zealandia to get a lesson on plants and NZ wildlife from Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.As they walked along the tracks, Barry told him about the tuatara and impact of rats...
    - 14 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 3:00pm -

World News

  • newSuicide blast kills at least 25 people in Lahore, Pakistan

    Suicide blast kills at least 25 people in Lahore, Pakistan

    A suicide bomber kills at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. The attack shatters a period of relative calm in the country's second-largest city. Samantha Vadas reports.
    - 14 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 3:15pm -
  • newVatican turns off fountains as Rome deals with drought

    Vatican turns off fountains as Rome deals with drought

    Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says the Vatican began turning off some 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter's Square, to try "to help Rome get through this crisis" of prolonged drought. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 17 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 11:36am -
  • newItalian bank robbers don Trump masks in nod to Hollywood

    Italian bank robbers don Trump masks in nod to Hollywood

    Italian police say they have arrested two brothers suspected of robbing banks in Turin while wearing U.S. President Donald Trump masks. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
    - 22 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 6:17am -
  • newSpotify, Warner close to license deal

    Spotify, Warner close to license deal

    Music streaming company Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with music label Warner Music Inc, sources tell Reuters
    - 23 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 6:14am -
  • newDriver charged after immigrant truck deaths

    Driver charged after immigrant truck deaths

    A truck driver was charged on Monday after the deaths of ten illegal immigrants he'd allegedly smuggled along with dozens of others in his tractor-trailer without drinking water or air-conditioning in sweltering heat. Nathan Frandino reports.
    - 23 hours ago 25 Jul 17, 6:12am -
  • At least five hurt in Swiss chainsaw attack

    At least five hurt in Swiss chainsaw attack

    A man armed with a chainsaw stormed into an insurance office in a small Swiss town on Monday, wounding two members of staff and three other people before fleeing. Mia Womersley reports.
    - 1 day ago 25 Jul 17, 3:17am -
  • Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

    Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

    The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard drop a legal battle to give him further treatment. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 1 day ago 25 Jul 17, 3:03am -
  • NATO alert to Russia's hunt for military weakness

    NATO alert to Russia's hunt for military weakness

    The career of Sergei Yeliseyev helps to explain why Ukraine's armed forces gave up Crimea almost without a fight - and why NATO now says it is alert to Russian attempts to undermine military loyalty in its eastern European members. Scarlett Cvitanovi…
    - 1 day ago 25 Jul 17, 2:13am -
  • Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging "asymmetric war"

    Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging "asymmetric war"

    Seventeen employees of a Turkish opposition newspaper went on trial on Monday accused of supporting a terrorist group, a case seen by government critics as a further sign that freedom of expression is under attack. Reuters Emily Wither reports from o…
    - 1 day ago 25 Jul 17, 2:03am -
  • Kushner: 'I did not collude'

    Kushner: 'I did not collude'

    In a written statement to congressional committees Monday, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied colluding with Russia or seeking back channels with Moscow last year.
    - 1 day ago 25 Jul 17, 1:52am -
  • Driver due in court after tractor-trailer bodies discovery

    Driver due in court after tractor-trailer bodies discovery

    The driver of a truck in which eight men were found dead and dozens of other people suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas is expected to appear in court on Monday. Linda So reports.
    - 1 day ago 25 Jul 17, 12:48am -
  • Polish president vetoes judiciary reform

    Polish president vetoes judiciary reform

    After days of mass protests Poland's president vetoes new laws that would reform the judiciary.
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 17, 11:39pm -
  • Indonesian leader orders officers to shoot traffickers

    Indonesian leader orders officers to shoot traffickers

    Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country. As Reuters Ed Davies reports, it's a new level of brutality for the country.
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 17, 11:12pm -
  • Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging 'asymmetric war'

    Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging 'asymmetric war'

    Hundreds protest outside a central Istanbul court as seventeen journalists go on trial accused of supporting terrorism. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 17, 11:05pm -
  • Japan PM Abe denies favouritism amid falling support

    Japan PM Abe denies favouritism amid falling support

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denies favouritism in the approval of a school for his long-time friend, as the leader's ratings sink.
    - 1 day ago 24 Jul 17, 10:47pm -

National News

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