Friday 18th August 2017

Wellington

  • newGovt refusal of inquiry into Afghan death claims 'invalid', 'unlawful'
    The government was "unlawful", "unreasonable" and "in breach of natural justice" in its decision not to hold an inquiry into claims SAS troops killed Afghan civilians in 2010, say lawyers for the victims.This morning lawyers Deborah...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:27pm -
  • newWellington to get country's first rental housing Warrant of Fitness
    A voluntary rental housing Warrant of Fitness scheme is being introduced in Wellington, but campaigners hope it's the first step towards a mandatory scheme. The Herald understands Wellington Mayor Justin Lester will announce the...
    - 18 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 8:40pm -
  • Police storm Lower Hutt flats after overnight hostage drama
    Armed police have stormed a Lower Hutt house at the centre of a hostage drama.A 25-year-old woman has been taken into custody and another woman is being treated for minor injuries. Police said the 25-year-old was allegedly holding...
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 7:56am -
  • Housing crisis hits kids' schoolwork
    Children are falling behind other students in their schoolwork as rising rents and a housing crisis force record numbers of low-income families to change schools.New data shows that almost 36,000 children changed schools last year,...
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 7:03am -
  • Wellington's oldest unpaid parking ticket overdue since 1987
    Thirty years ago, a Wellington parking warden handed out a fine for a car parked in a loading zone. Today, the $40 ticket remains unpaid.The figure is just one small drop in the pool of the capital's unpaid parking fines. Wellington...
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 17, 3:07pm -
  • Vandalism accusations in stoush between motorists and cyclists on Hutt Rd cycleway in Wellington
    "A few bad eggs" are causing strife between motorists and cyclists along the Hutt Road cycleway in Wellington, with car owners discovering their side mirrors broken off and words scribbled across their bonnets.Cyclists have been...
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 17, 2:43pm -
  • Car crash knocks out power in Wellington
    A car has crashed into a tree in Plimmerton, north of Wellington, leaving nearby homes without power. The accident happened just after 6.30 this evening, on the corner of Cluny Rd and Firth Rd. Only one person was in the car,...
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • Weather: Showers in Auckland, heavy rain warning for West Coast
    A showery Saturday is on the cards for Auckland and most of the North Island, but it's the West Coast that will be worst hit by the wet weather.The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Westland, with between 120mm...
    - 6 days ago 12 Aug 17, 7:25am -
  • Two men in court charged with taxi driver kidnapping
    Two men have appeared in Wellington District Court, charged with a number of offences in relation to the alleged kidnapping of a taxi driver. The men, aged 24 and 23, one from Auckland and the other Wellington, and who have interim...
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 4:14pm -
  • Wellington's Ngaio Gorge slip cleared enough to reopen road
    Most of the landslide partly blocking Wellington's Ngaio Gorge has now been cleared. Wellington City Council will next build a shipping container wall filled with concrete blocks. It said the blocks would act as a rockfall protection...
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 9:00am -

Wellington Govt News

  • Island Bay cycleway: four new options outlined
    Four options for future configurations of the Island Bay cycleway have been unveiled today (Thursday 27 July) and the community is being asked to make its views known on the different designs.
    - 22 days ago 27 Jul 17, 1:11pm -
  • New 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…
    - 24 days ago 25 Jul 17, 4:11pm -
  • Sodden 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…
    - 24 days ago 25 Jul 17, 3:54pm -
  • Plans 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.
    - 24 days 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.
    - 25 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.
    - 29 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.
    - 31 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.
    - 32 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.
    - 35 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.
    - 36 days ago 13 Jul 17, 2:30pm -

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Wellington Library Events

  • newWelcome to Excio!

    Welcome to Excio!

    ellington City Libraries has partnered with local start-up Excio to bring amazing images to your Android smartphone or tablet home screen. With the Excio app you can follow collections of images which can be used as wallpapers on the home screen of…
    - 21 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 6:06pm -
  • New Graphic Novels for August

    New Graphic Novels for August

    This month we have a wonderful selection of new graphic novels that covers many genres. From mystery to science fiction, fantasy to thrilling suspense, and of course several first volumes of new series. All this and the typically brilliant variation…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 4:26pm -
  • The best of the best: must reads from this month’s fiction selections

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

    The following titles have been chosen from our monthly new fiction selections. They are all highly recommended for great reading. The shadow district / Arnaldur Indriðason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. The first of a new series,…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 17, 4:36pm -
  • New non-fiction: a biography of Elizabeth Warren, race and racism in Britain, & more

    New non-fiction: a biography of Elizabeth Warren, race and racism in Britain, & more

    This month we have a wide range of titles in our new non-fiction, from a biography of rising American academic and politician Elizabeth Warren, to climate change and the future of the planet, as well as a look at the CIA, and issues of race and racis…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 3:32pm -
  • Credit and Debt – Law for Lunch this week

    Credit and Debt – Law for Lunch this week

    Come along to a seminar on Wednesday 16 August on the topic of credit and debt. Get the benefit of accurate legal information and practical advice and have the opportunity to ask your questions. If you are: Thinking of buying something on credit? Wor…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 3:18pm -
  • Home & Garden Newsletter

    Home & Garden Newsletter

    Find healthy and delicious recipes to choose from, a collection of timeless, elegant and easy to follow knitting patterns for you and your family. Home projects and idea to refresh your spaces, as well as books on health and wellbeing. Enjoy! Cooking…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 3:08pm -
  • Classical CD Picks for August

    Classical CD Picks for August

    Our spotlight on new classical music additions is an eclectic bunch: a little-known 18th century Italian work featuring period instruments, an exciting performance of Mahler song cycles, and two contemporary trumpet concertos. Mahler Song Cycles. Per…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 1:31pm -
  • New books on learning English

    New books on learning English

    Asking where the library is or how to buy a train ticket may be useful for backpacking but if you want get a job or go for that promotion your English skills may need some specialized upgrades. The books below are the next stop for anyone who wants t…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 12:31pm -
  • This Monday, special pre-school storytimes and kids’ press conference!

    This Monday, special pre-school storytimes and kids’ press conference!

    All systems are go, down at Central Library on Monday the 14th of August as the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults kicks off with a day full of exciting events. These unique awards celebrate the wonderful writers and illustrators f…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 9:31pm -
  • Soundscapes and Literary Greats – Recent Travel Books

    Soundscapes and Literary Greats – Recent Travel Books

    This month, discover Paris and London in very different ways. Janice MacLeod’s A Paris Year is a love letter to Paris (in illustrations and words) through the eyes of an artist. On the flip side, Streets of London : the story behind London’s mos…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 3:33pm -
  • Unwavering convictions – Latest Beliefs books

    Unwavering convictions – Latest Beliefs books

    Holding steadfast to decisions characterises many of the books in this months new releases – even when those decisions were counter-cultural or unpopular, bringing personal cost. Martin Luther : renegade and prophet, by Lyndal Roper. 2017 is a mile…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 9:31am -
  • New TV, documentaries & movies in August

    New TV, documentaries & movies in August

    New DVDs for July feature documentaries, with one of the most watched National Geographic shows ever with Morgan Freeman’s ‘The Story of God’, the tragic ALS documentary ‘Gleason’, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Before the Flood’. New movie…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 2:19pm -
  • Bold, unusual necklaces & fabulous craft ideas

    Bold, unusual necklaces & fabulous craft ideas

    We have ideas and inspiration for you in this month’s collection of craft books, with a focus on jewellery — bold unusual necklaces and lots of techniques to get you started. Plus, learn how to make pottery you will love, and use, and explore…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 12:19pm -
  • What’s New with Oxford Art Online!

    What’s New with Oxford Art Online!

    2017 brings a number of exciting changes to Oxford Arts Online (OAO) with more frequent updates, a number of expansive projects from leading experts, as well as improved search functions with a fresh look. Offering access to the most authoritative a…
    - 9 days ago 9 Aug 17, 2:26pm -
  • Earthquakes & Insurance – Law for Lunch is back this Wednesday

    Earthquakes & Insurance – Law for Lunch is back this Wednesday

    in this week’s session of the Law for Lunch series happening 12-1pm at the Central Library, Mr Boys, an insurance lawyer, will be talking about entitlements and claims processes after an earthquake disaster. Come along and hear an expert insurance…
    - 11 days ago 7 Aug 17, 11:35am -
  • Katherine Mansfield’s first published story discovered at our library

    Katherine Mansfield’s first published story discovered at our library

    Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Libraries’ archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. Previously unknown to Mansfield’s mode…
    - 15 days ago 3 Aug 17, 5:30pm -
  • Our favourite CDs this month

    Our favourite CDs this month

    Our music enthusiasts John and Neil J. select their favourite music over the last few months. Check them out! John’s picks Real Estate – In Mind In a world of constant change predictability can sometimes be a comforting thing and once again, indi…
    - 16 days ago 2 Aug 17, 10:15am -
  • Thank you for your feedback

    Thank you for your feedback

    Thank you to all customers who gave their time recently to complete our annual customer survey. This was sent to a group randomly selected from our adult registered members who had given us their email contact addresses. We always are keen to see the…
    - 17 days ago 1 Aug 17, 4:15pm -
  • More new classical CDs for rainy days

    More new classical CDs for rainy days

    This week we introduce an interesting compilation of works by, and inspired by, Schubert, a recital of intimidating Russian pieces performed by a 20 year old prodigy, and a couple of 20th century cello concertos. In Schubert’s Company. Performed…
    - 17 days ago 1 Aug 17, 1:32pm -
  • Longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize announced

    Longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize announced

    The judging panel for the 2017 Man Booker Prize have chosen 13 novels from the 144 submitted for this year’ longlist. The longlist includes four American authors, Paul Auster, George Saunders, Colson Whitehead, and debut novelist Emily Fridlund. On…
    - 17 days ago 1 Aug 17, 12:07pm -
  • Science Picks for July

    Science Picks for July

    These are but of few of the new science books about our Solar system, the planets, and space! Enjoy! Vacation guide to the solar system : science for the savvy space traveler! / Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich ; art by Steve Thomas. “Packed with rea…
    - 20 days ago 29 Jul 17, 5:15pm -
  • New non-fiction books this month

    New non-fiction books this month

    The days are getting longer but there is still plenty of time to keep up your bedtime reading. Hunker down with the latest books on the future global energy and where it is heading or if your next tablet computer may start having feelings. Otherwise…
    - 20 days ago 29 Jul 17, 11:20am -
  • Films based on books at #NZIFF 2017

    Films based on books at #NZIFF 2017

    We love movies based on books, and we love the New Zealand International Film Festival! Maybe you’ve read the book and want to see the adaptation, or maybe you just think “I’ve heard of that!” Whatever the reason, check out the great films b…
    - 21 days ago 28 Jul 17, 11:30am -
  • New ‘Other Genre’ fiction for July featuring NZ writers

    New ‘Other Genre’ fiction for July featuring NZ writers

    New Zealand writers are featured in this month’s ‘Other Genres’ category. This selection highlights the diversity of subject and genres in New Zealand fiction, from historical to science fiction, romance to biographical, horror to contemporary…
    - 21 days ago 28 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • New Sport & fitness books in July

    New Sport & fitness books in July

    Go the distance with these books if you want to go further than you’ve ever gone before. You can read about the life of an ultra distance runner, slow down with the man who walked across America or push your mental limits as you hear the story of a…
    - 22 days ago 27 Jul 17, 7:00pm -
  • New Contemporary Fiction for July

    New Contemporary Fiction for July

    With the large number of new fiction received this month, it was difficult to select only ten novels that will tempt readers. We hope that we have catered to most reader’s preferences, but all provide brilliant, exciting, and at times thought provo…
    - 22 days ago 27 Jul 17, 4:45pm -
  • Food science – New Cooking books in July

    Food science – New Cooking books in July

    You don’t need to be Stephen Hawking to be informed about the latest science when it comes to food. Check out Gastrophysics below, or one of the other books that talk about cutting edge research in what tastes good and is good for you. If the lab i…
    - 22 days ago 27 Jul 17, 1:55pm -
  • 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… Beach House B-sides and rarities Anathema The optimist Imagine…
    - 22 days ago 27 Jul 17, 1:03pm -
  • Law for Lunch – Equal Pay lunchtime talk

    Law for Lunch – Equal Pay lunchtime talk

    Are you facing tricky legal issues as an employee or employer? Do you have questions about your terms of employment, conditions of work and employment rights? This week’s session of Law for Lunch will have the answers to your questions. We are ple…
    - 22 days ago 27 Jul 17, 10:25am -
  • Recent books on sustainability and the environment

    Recent books on sustainability and the environment

    Thinking globally and acting locally. These titles cover topics as big as: who’s going to steer the ship on global policy around our environment? There are perspectives from scientists, activists, and politicians as they tackle the big questions wh…
    - 23 days ago 26 Jul 17, 7:15pm -

Google NZ News

Google Wellington

  • Word on the Street: Domett St
    Perhaps his only significant political moment was his foresight to initiate the transfer of New Zealand's capital city from Auckland to Wellington.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Sonny Bill Williams returns to All Blacks after ban
    FILE - In this Saturday, July 1, 2017 file photo, New Zealand's Sonny Bill ... the British and Irish Lions and the All Blacks in Wellington, New Zealand.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 8:26am -
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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • Advance Cyber Security Summit
    Conferenz25th October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pmBringing you face to face with some of New Zealand's leading cyber security professionals to discuss the current changes, future challenges and evolutionary changes within the cybersecurity landscape.
    - 24 days 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…
    - 36 days ago 13 Jul 17, 3:48pm -
  • Practical Business Architecture
    IT Professionals25th September 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmGaining a comprehensive knowledge of an organisation's architecture is an essential Enterprise Architecture step. But how can a business architecture be modelled?This workshop covers an introducti…
    - 65 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…
    - 70 days ago 9 Jun 17, 2:44pm -
  • Developing critical influence skills for better outcomes
    IT Professionals15th November 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pmThe most successful IT professionals are those who understand the craft of 'influence' - helping others understand the challenges in a project and motivating them to work together to overcome them.…
    - 8 Feb 17, 9:42am -
  • Understanding IT Governance
    IT Professionals30th October 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmIT Governance is focused on the leadership, structures and processes that ensure that an organisation's information technology sustains and extends the overall organisation's strategies and objectives…
    - 13 Jan 17, 4:36pm -
  • Introduction to DevOps
    IT Professionals20th October 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmDevOps aims to establish a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, and is sweeping though the IT community at a start…
    - 11 Jan 17, 2:08pm -
  • Going Agile
    IT Professionals6th November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmAgile software development, with its focus on delivery of working software, intense collaboration and rapid feedback, can deliver better results for both the customer and the project team.This half…
    - 11 Jan 17, 1:41pm -
  • Confident Customer Communication for IT Professionals
    IT Professionals22nd November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmIT Professionals contribute hugely to business performance, but it can be challenging to communicate this technical expertise to others in a confident and compelling way.This half day course is des…
    - 11 Jan 17, 10:30am -
  • Business Communication for Professionals
    IT Professionals21st November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmWhile IT Professionals contribute hugely to broader business performance - it can be challenging to make non-technical people really listen and understand what you're saying.This half-day course is…
    - 11 Jan 17, 10:17am -

Scoop NZ - Parliament

  • newAgreements in principle signed
    The Crown has signed agreements in principle to settle the historical Treaty grievances of Whakatōhea and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.
    - 1 hour ago 18 Aug 17, 2:06pm -
  • newFurther $6 million investment in Bay of Plenty Schools
    Around $6 million will be invested to build more new classrooms in the Tauranga area, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe
    - 1 hour ago 18 Aug 17, 2:02pm -
  • new$35m for advanced genomics research
    The Government will invest up to $35 million over seven years in Genomics Aotearoa , a new collaborative science organisation supporting advancedgenomics research, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 1:05pm -
  • newInternational Visitors Spend $10.3B in Year to June 2017
    Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.3 billion for the year to June 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:09am -
  • newKirkbride Trench officially open
    A new interchange and trench on State Highway 20A will make journeys between Auckland Airport and the city safer and more reliable, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:08am -
  • newPlan to raise achievement in maths and writing
    Education Minister Nikki Kaye today released a plan to support schools and early learning providers to lift achievement in maths and writing.
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:39am -
  • newNew Zealand Customs Proves ‘War Dogs’ Bill Unnecessary
    New Zealand First says that with New Zealand Customs charging Pacific Aerospace for UN Sanction violations over North Korea, a new Act to ‘regulate arms brokering’ isn’t necessary.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:37am -
  • newTwenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman
    Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:31am -
  • newGovernment must apologise over rebuild debacle
    The Prime Minister owes the public of Otago and Southland an apology and then he must come up with an unredacted copy of the business case for the Dunedin hospital rebuild, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.
    - 6 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 9:07am -
  • new$4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients
    Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships.
    - 6 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 8:44am -
  • newSpeech: Goldsmith - Opening of Miramar Creative Centre
    Thank you Grant [Professor Grant Guilford, Vice Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington]. This is a wonderful time for young New Zealanders to be preparing themselves for great careers. The economy is producing jobs at a rapid clip, and many in…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 8:32pm -
  • newDeed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei
    The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngāti Hei settling the iwi’s historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.
    - 20 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 6:47pm -
  • newA busy and productive year in the House
    Leader of the House 17 August 2017 Media Statement A busy and productive year in the House
    - 21 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 5:47pm -
  • newQuestions and Answers - August 17
    ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Budget 2017—Social Services 1. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Finance : How is Budget 2017 helping support social services over the next 4 years? Hon STEVEN JOYCE (Minister of Finance) : Budget 2017…
    - 22 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 5:24pm -
  • newGovernment caves to multi-national tax avoiders
    News that the Government has secretly caved in to the demands of multi-national tax avoiders come as no surprise, but will disappoint Kiwi taxpayers, says Labour’s spokesman for Revenue Michael Wood.
    - 22 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 5:21pm -
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National News

  • newIndian man in coma and family want to be by his side
    The family of a young Indian man brutally attacked in South Auckland cannot be by their son's side because they do not have passports.The Punjab-based family of 26-year-old student Satpal Singh are desperate to see their son but...
    - 58 mins ago 18 Aug 17, 2:10pm -
  • newPolice name man killed in Marlborough work accident
    Police have named a man who died in a workplace accident in Wairau Valley, Marlborough as Luke Thomas Dixon.The 20-year-old was operating a wheeled log hauler when it came off the road just before 2pm yesterday, Police said.A...
    - 1 hour ago 18 Aug 17, 2:03pm -
  • newNRC rates invalid, court rules
    The High Court has ruled that rates the Northland Regional Council set for Kaipara ratepayers for five years were invalid but did not order a refund.In a judgement following a judicial review proceeding, Justice Ailsa Duffy quashed...
    - 2 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 1:23pm -
  • newWatch live: Prime Minister Bill English shrugs off poor poll result
    Prime Minister Bill English is live on Newstalk ZB from 1.45pm - 2.45pm. Prime Minister Bill English has shrugged off a poor poll result, insisting "there's nothing new about a tight election".National was down three points to...
    - 2 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 1:16pm -
  • newWoman may have been dead for weeks before she was found
    The death of a woman, who may have been dead for weeks before she was found, has been referred to the coroner.The woman was living in an old motel complex on Tarewa Rd, Whangarei, which has been converted to privately rented units....
    - 2 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:47pm -
  • newWinston Peters draws huge crowd in Tauranga
    Hundreds of people have gathered in Tauranga to listen to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters speak in the central city today.Mr Peters is in Tauranga as part of his election campaign, touring New Zealand.Mr Peters has a large...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:32pm -
  • newMan jailed for burning down house with former partner and children inside
    A man who splashed around petrol and then set fire to his former partner's Rotorua house while she, her young daughter and their baby were inside has been jailed.Shiva Lachman Anand's actions were described as an "extreme example...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:28pm -
  • newGovt refusal of inquiry into Afghan death claims 'invalid', 'unlawful'
    The government was "unlawful", "unreasonable" and "in breach of natural justice" in its decision not to hold an inquiry into claims SAS troops killed Afghan civilians in 2010, say lawyers for the victims.This morning lawyers Deborah...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:27pm -
  • newWriting gap between girls and boys widens to new record
    Huge gaps between boys and girls, and among New Zealand's main ethnic groups, show no sign of closing in the latest data on primary school literacy and numeracy.Boys have dropped further behind girls in both reading and writing...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:21pm -
  • newMamaku locals rallying together after bodies believed to be missing Fleet pair found
    Grieving friends and family of James and Raymond Fleet are reeling after two bodies were found in the Mamaku Forest.Locals from the tiny, tight knit community were gathering at the town hall this morning with food and cups of tea,...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:15pm -
  • newNew Labour billboards revealed - and they're not red
    With a new leader comes a fresh new look for the Labour Party, which officially revealed its updated campaign billboards today.On a white backdrop, Jacinda Ardern stands centre in the new-look election hoardings, with a bright red...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:59am -
  • newGovernment faces legal action over Afghan civilian deaths
    The Kiwi lawyers representing Afghan villagers at the centre of claims New Zealand SAS troops killed civilians in 2010 have filed proceedings against the Government in the Wellington High Court. Allegations of civilian deaths were...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:35am -
  • newMissing Pair: Divers to be dropped into bush by chopper
    Divers are now being flown into dense North Island bush by a helicopter to search for a pair of men missing since Saturday. The hunt for Vincent Taurima and a friend has now taken a grim turn with the National Dive Squad searching...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:25am -
  • newWinston Peters legal action 'attempt to shut down legitimate opinion', MediaWorks says
    New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has taken legal action against MediaWorks over comments from broadcaster Mark Richardson. Newshub chief news officer Hal Crawford said the defamation action was an attempt to shut down legitimate...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:24am -
  • newVote 2017: Heartbeat - the hopes, fears and dreams of smalltown New Zealand
    This week we started a new election series called Heartbeat.Herald journalists went to small towns in New Zealand to talk to voters about their hopes, fears and dreams.Each day we visited a town beginning with one of the letters...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:23am -
  • newSlip again closes Wellington's Ngaio Gorge
    Wellington's Ngaio Gorge is once again closed to traffic because a new slip has come down across the road.The slip is near the major rockfall that closed the road late last month. The steep bluff above Ngaio Gorge Rd collapsed,...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:58am -
  • newOPINION: Why would we selectively tax bottled water? - John Roughan
    At Belfast near Christchurch a few months ago people were out on the streets protesting that a Chinese water bottling company had resource consent to draw from an aquifer previously used by a wool scouring plant. It wasn't the first...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:48am -
  • newRemaining Green Party voters 'mainly hippies and drug addicts' - Matthew Hooton
    The Green Party's woeful result in a new poll could spell the end for the party, according to one political commentator. The party's support fell 11 points to 4 per cent in the latest One News-Colmar Brunton poll , which came a...
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  • newLower Hutt hostage accused remanded after court appearance
    The woman accused of kidnapping a relative and holding her hostage in Lower Hutt yesterday appeared in court today.The woman, who has interim name suppression, was in the Hutt Valley District Court this morning charged with kidnapping,...
    - 5 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:34am -
  • newTwo people identified for Auckland train assault and abuse: Police
    By Meghan Lawrence Police are talking to two people about the assault and abuse of two teenagers on a train on Saturday.The victims were travelling from Britomart to Avondale when five men, dressed in Four Square costumes, attacked...
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World News

  • newA bumper harvest in Brazil poses problems for farmers

    A bumper harvest in Brazil poses problems for farmers

    Mountains of corn tower in the open air next to silos in parts of Mato Grosso state, the powerhouse of Brazil's farm sector, as one bumper crop after the next piles up unprecedented stocks in a stark reminder of the global glut squeezing the sector.…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 11:00pm -
  • newPhilippines drug war intensifies after bloodiest night

    Philippines drug war intensifies after bloodiest night

    At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, marking the second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime.
    - 16 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 10:59pm -
  • newAt least seven killed in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

    At least seven killed in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

    At least seven people are dead after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in Guatemala City in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup. Ryan Brooks reports.
    - 23 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 4:06pm -
  • Sierra Leone's race against disease to bury its dead

    Sierra Leone's race against disease to bury its dead

    Hundreds of residents queue in Freetown to identify the victims of a deadly mudslide, amid fears that if the bodies are not buried soon they could spark a public health emergency.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • North Korea can build its own missile engines: sources

    North Korea can build its own missile engines: sources

    U.S. intelligence sources say North Korea has the capability to build its own engines for its missile programs, refuting a previous report from a London-based think tank.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 8:30am -
  • Kenya's Odinga to go to court over disputed election

    Kenya's Odinga to go to court over disputed election

    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would challenge last week's presidential election result in court, calming fears that further street protests by his supporters might lead to widespread violence.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 7:15am -
  • Philippine police kill 32 in drugs war's bloodiest day

    Philippine police kill 32 in drugs war's bloodiest day

    32 people have been killed in police operations in a province to the north of Manila, in what is the bloodiest day yet in Philippines President Duterte's war on drugs.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 7:15am -
  • U.N. chief offers help to broker North Korea talks

    U.N. chief offers help to broker North Korea talks

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday it was time to "dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy" on North Korea. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 5:03am -
  • Special report: How Syria continues to gas its own people

    Special report: How Syria continues to gas its own people

    A Reuters investigation reveals the extent to which the Syrian government hindered the work of the international inspectors tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons caches, before they effectively gave up.
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:39am -
  • U.S. veteran returns Japanese flag to fallen soldier's family

    U.S. veteran returns Japanese flag to fallen soldier's family

    Marvin Strombo, a 93-year-old United States Marine Corps World War II veteran, returns a Japanese flag to the family of Sadao Yasue, a soldier who had died during World War II nearly 73 years ago. Grace Lee reports.
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 10:46pm -
  • Indian and Chinese troops clash at the border: reports

    Indian and Chinese troops clash at the border: reports

    Indian sources say a group Chinese soldiers armed with iron rods and stones tried to enter Indian territory, prompting a scuffle between both sides. Reuters' Douglas Busvine reports its the latest in a summer of simmering tension on the border.
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 10:29pm -
  • North Korea maps out detailed missile launch plan

    North Korea maps out detailed missile launch plan

    North Korea lays out plans for a strike near Guam, and while this isn't the first time it's published pictures of maps and missile flight trajectories, it does appear more credible than similar instances in the past, as Reuters' Ju-min Park explains.…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 10:00pm -
  • Tree topples into worshipers in Portugal killing 12

    Tree topples into worshipers in Portugal killing 12

    At least 12 people have been killed by a tree that fell into worshipping crowds during a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday. Lucy Fielder reports.
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 9:48pm -
  • Afghan Taliban warns Trump against sending more troops

    Afghan Taliban warns Trump against sending more troops

    The Taliban tells U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter that sending in more troops to Afghanistan would be self-destructive, as he weighs up extra U.S. boots on the ground.
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 8:35pm -
  • Special report: Logjam for UN's Syria investigators

    Special report: Logjam for UN's Syria investigators

    The U.N.'s former disarmament chief for Syria, Angela Kane, gives a firsthand account of the diplomatic hurdles chemical weapons inspectors faced before they effectively abandoned investigations in the country.
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 4:44am -

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