Monday 23rd October 2017

Wellington

  • Mark Lundy's appeal against murder convictions
    Mark Lundy claims he was convicted of murder on the basis of unreliable science, becoming a "guinea pig" of untested methods.Lundy's team, led by Jonathan Eaton QC, are in the Court of Appeal today fighting to overturn his convictions...
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  • Potato chip shortage brought up in NZME Fairfax merger appeal in High Court
    A lawyer has mentioned the reported New Zealand chip shortage as part of his argument to allow a merger between NZME and Fairfax.News of the country going through a potato chip shortage hit headlines recently after potato farmers...
    - 7 days ago 17 Oct 17, 12:20pm -
  • Blue jellyfish invasion spreading across New Zealand's west coast
    The masses of jellyfish-like creatures washed up on Greymouth beaches late last week are now also appearing right down the west coast of both islands, in mass strandings.Tens of thousands of by-the-wind-sailors, or velella, first...
    - 7 days ago 17 Oct 17, 1:52am -
  • Live: NZ First's MPs in meeting to decide who will lead next government
    NZ First's MPs and board members are meeting to decide whether National or Labour will lead the next government, but it's not known when they'll reach a conclusion.The meeting began about 11am and continued through lunchtime.Party...
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 17, 4:53pm -
  • Live: Coalition negotiations with NZ First 'still ongoing' - Bill English
    New Zealand First will today begin its deliberations to choose the next Government before any discussion about ministerial posts, leader Winston Peters says.Bill English told the AM Show today that negotiations have not been completed...
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 17, 12:47pm -
  • Silverbeet reprieve in Wellington
    Unprecedented interest has seen a last minute change to the harvesting of silverbeet in Wellington's city centre.The Wellington City Council has been growing silverbeet in the median strip down Lambton Quay.The council said the...
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 17, 12:14pm -
  • Commerce Commission 'overstepped its mandate' when declining NZME Fairfax merger
    The Commerce Commission acted outside its authority in part of its decision to decline a merger between media companies NZME and Fairfax earlier this year, a lawyer says.A bid in the Wellington High Court to allow the two companies...
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 17, 11:54am -
  • Wellington beach inundated with blue jellyfish invasion
    A Wellington beach is awash with electric blue jellyfish-like creatures, which are known to sail the seas.Makara local Haydon Miller was walking his dog yesterday when he discovered the thick soup of blue strewn across the beach...
    - 9 days ago 15 Oct 17, 2:58pm -
  • Missing elderly Wellington man Graeme Penny found safe and well
    An elderly Wellington man, who went missing yesterday afternoon, has been found safe and well at a residential property.The man, 66-year-old Graeme Penny was found in west Johnsonville this evening, as a result of information received...
    - 11 days ago 13 Oct 17, 8:22pm -
  • Rail and Maritime Transport Union's Wayne Butson granted diversion after boat crash
    The spokesman for the Rail and Maritime Transport Union has been granted a diversion after allegedly crashing his boat at the entrance to a Wellington marina.RMTU general secretary Wayne Butson was charged with one count of operating...
    - 11 days ago 13 Oct 17, 6:57pm -

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Regional News

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Tim Wilson bakes a cheese Pavlova

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The Kiwi-run Bali paradise named best luxury retreat in the world

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Good Sorts: Lower Hutt woman raises thousands to send Iraqi kids to school

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Cantabrians resort to tiny houses to realise home ownership dream

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'I still feel the hurt inside me' – Urewera raids still raw for locals 10 years on

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'This is what we call culture' – inking ocean polished stones takes off on West Coast

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Wellington Library Events

  • newTry these new Science Fiction and Fantasy novels

    Try these new Science Fiction and Fantasy novels

    Leading this month’s selection of new Science Fiction and Fantasy novels is the multiple award winning novel by Naomi Alderman titled The Power and is highly recommended. Other novels in this selection cover well-loved themes of this genre includ…
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  • newThe Black Seeds are amongst our new vinyl picks this month

    The Black Seeds are amongst our new vinyl picks this month

    Check out some of these newly catalogued albums, including the highly anticipated Black Seeds’ new album Fabric, in our rapidly growing vinyl collection. The Black Seeds – Fabric “Lead track “Better Days” is a Black Seeds classic and an exc…
    - 24 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 10:10am -
  • Get the buzz on bees & the environment with these new books

    Get the buzz on bees & the environment with these new books

    Once again, bees are the most popular topic in our sustainability and the environment post this month! Advanced top bar beekeeping : next steps for the thinking beekeeper / Christy Hemenway. “Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collaps…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 17, 12:05pm -
  • Outside the box: New non fiction

    Outside the box: New non fiction

    This month featuring rebels, outsiders, activists and the victims of prejudice and discrimination. You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages / Carina Chocano. “In this smart, funny, impassioned c…
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 17, 11:05am -
  • Check out these new CDs in our collection!

    Check out these new CDs in our collection!

    Check out some of these newly catalogued CDs in our AV collection. They include the new albums by the big names such as Foo Fighters, The National and our very own Black Seeds. Enjoy! New Albums Queens of the Stone Age – Villains “New 2017 album…
    - 4 days ago 20 Oct 17, 3:15pm -
  • California Dreamin’: New graphic novels

    California Dreamin’: New graphic novels

    This we have another exciting selection of new graphic novels, recently received into the collection. Several biographical, science fiction, horror, and mystery graphic novels are included in this selection. Also one historical, that is highly recomm…
    - 4 days ago 20 Oct 17, 11:41am -
  • Dress (with) sense: New fashion & beauty books

    Dress (with) sense: New fashion & beauty books

    There are so many great new fashion books this month! A few of our faves are listed here; we particularly love Dress [with] Sense as a guide to a more sustainable wardrobe, containing the best eco-friendly labels and fabrics. The Art of the White Shi…
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 17, 2:15pm -
  • The Man Booker Prize winner for 2017 has been announced!

    The Man Booker Prize winner for 2017 has been announced!

    The award winning short story writer George Saunders has now become an award winning novelist, with his debut novel titled Lincoln in the Bardo being awarded the 2017 Man Booker Prize. The Texan born Saunders originally trained as a geophysicist. H…
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 17, 12:51pm -
  • Must reads from this month’s fiction selections

    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.  A wonderfully rendered retelling of this exciting classic novel. One of the best apocalyptic science fiction novels ye…
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 17, 10:37am -
  • Rock out with these new books about music!

    Rock out with these new books about music!

    Check out some of these newly catalogued books on popular music, including the long-awaited biographies of Roger Waters and Jimmy Webb. Also featured is The origins of cool in postwar America, a unique study of the history of ‘cool’, which pro…
    - 11 days ago 13 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • Fling yourself into this month’s new fiction

    Fling yourself into this month’s new fiction

    Welcome to the latest fiction newsletter. Here we showcase some of the most exciting new fiction in each genre. This month we feature New Zealand writers in out ‘Other Genres’ category. All sections are linked to the full list of recent picks se…
    - 12 days ago 12 Oct 17, 6:31pm -
  • Seniors’ Week: what’s happening at Wellington Central Library

    Seniors’ Week: what’s happening at Wellington Central Library

    Celebrate Seniors’ Week with activities, entertainment and practical knowledge at Wellington Central library. Tuesday, 17/10 – 2 – 3pm Join us from 2 – 3pm for a presentation on Preserving Your Past at Wellington Central library – 1st Floo…
    - 12 days ago 12 Oct 17, 1:05pm -
  • WCL staff recommend these DVDs

    WCL staff recommend these DVDs

    The latest instalment of Staff pick DVDs has a bit of everything from political drama, sci-fi adventure & monster movies, to Oscar winning coming of age, and foreign crime stories. Guardians of the galaxy. Vol. 2. A technicolour explosion in a glitte…
    - 12 days ago 12 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • Win with Excio!

    Win with Excio!

    Have you discovered Excio yet? You can enjoy a rotating collection of fantastic book cover images for your device wallpaper, discover new authors, check out OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks, and share your favourites on social media. Plus, if you down…
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 17, 5:47pm -
  • Coming soon – a new catalogue

    Coming soon – a new catalogue

    Advance notice! Shortly we will be getting a new catalogue. You’ll be able to find the locations of books and other library items as usual. eBooks and eAudiobooks that the library owns will continue to appear in your search results. There are many…
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 17, 3:38pm -
  • Kazuo Ishiguro wins the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

    Kazuo Ishiguro wins the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

    The Swedish Academy has awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature to British writer Kazuo Ishiguro. Born in Japan in 1954, his family moved to Britain in 1960 and he became a British citizen in 1982. After studying English and Philosophy, he w…
    - 13 days ago 11 Oct 17, 12:44pm -
  • We have Gurgl boxes in our libraries this week

    We have Gurgl boxes in our libraries this week

    If you haven’t heard of Gurgl before, it’s a new social enterprise that is a library for preloved infant clothing. It provides a platform for parents to recycle their children’s wardrobes and then borrow more, selecting the items they would lik…
    - 14 days ago 10 Oct 17, 7:08pm -
  • From Kilbirnie to Kapiti and beyond: New NZ fiction

    From Kilbirnie to Kapiti and beyond: New NZ fiction

    New Zealand writers are the feature of this month’s ‘Other Genres’ category. There is much variation of genre in this selection, with mysteries, psychological thrillers, science fiction, historical, and contemporary life all represented. Includ…
    - 14 days ago 10 Oct 17, 12:45pm -
  • Enjoy Chinese Language Week at the library

    Enjoy Chinese Language Week at the library

    Learn more about Chinese culture and language at Wellington City Libraries and Community Spaces during New Zealand Chinese Language Week! Experience Chinese culture with our programme of free events, including brilliant dance and music performances.…
    - 15 days ago 9 Oct 17, 3:31pm -
  • Chinese Language Week 2017, in Chinese

    Chinese Language Week 2017, in Chinese

    欢迎您来惠灵顿市图书馆新西兰中文周参加中文活动,体验中国文化,欣赏中国舞蹈音乐表演,学习中国语言。所有活动免费参加。 New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2017 中文课,市中心图书馆中午…
    - 15 days ago 9 Oct 17, 3:29pm -
  • 100 years of revolution: New History books

    100 years of revolution: New History books

    This month’s picks feature a few more books on the Soviet Union than usual – released to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. In addition, we have books covering some aspects of World War II from the intelligence side in Alli…
    - 15 days ago 9 Oct 17, 11:15am -
  • Springing toward our destination: New Travel books

    Springing toward our destination: New Travel books

    Spring back into the joys of travel with a collection of new titles at Wellington City Libraries. Plan a trip with friends, family and loved ones alike as this list of books will have you falling in love with travel all over again. Dine like royalty…
    - 18 days ago 6 Oct 17, 12:52pm -
  • Mahi Moa has landed at Wellington City Libraries!

    Mahi Moa has landed at Wellington City Libraries!

    Wondering how a Moa could land in a library? Welcome to the world of augmented reality! Wellington City Libraries and Kāpiti Libraries have partnered with local tech startup ScimitAR who have developed a fun, interactive Augmented Reality ScavengAR…
    - 18 days ago 6 Oct 17, 10:10am -
  • Did you know we have Britannica Online?

    Did you know we have Britannica Online?

    Encyclopaedia Britannica is amazing! You get access to three sites in one: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults. This means you get to choose the level that best meets your needs, whether you are conducting r…
    - 19 days ago 5 Oct 17, 5:28pm -
  • New books in Spanish

    New books in Spanish

    If you enjoy reading novels in languages other than English, then Wellington City Libraries has some great new additions in Spanish for you. Retrato en sepia / Isabel Allende. “En el Chile del siglo XIX, Aurora del Valle sufre un trauma brutal que…
    - 19 days ago 5 Oct 17, 9:22am -
  • Join us for the launch of Homeless: Poems by John Howell

    Join us for the launch of Homeless: Poems by John Howell

    It is with much pleasure that Wellington City Libraries will be hosting the launch of Homeless, poems by John Howell on Tuesday 10th October at 5pm in the Central Library, Victoria Street. John is graciously donating all profits from the sales of th…
    - 20 days ago 4 Oct 17, 10:46am -
  • A mixed bag of new Contemporary Fiction

    A mixed bag of new Contemporary Fiction

    All the novels in this month’s selection of new contemporary fiction come highly recommended. With psychological thrillers, translated novels, romantic fiction, historical and gothic fiction, this selection will provided hours of enjoyable reading.…
    - 21 days ago 3 Oct 17, 12:27pm -
  • The Zinio for Libraries app is coming to an end!

    The Zinio for Libraries app is coming to an end!

    On Monday 11 December, the Zinio for Libraries app will stop providing access to our RBdigital magazines.  From that date it will be locked to users. Previously the app was going to finish in October, but the date has been extended. When you open…
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  • Haven’t a clue what to do these school holidays?

    Haven’t a clue what to do these school holidays?

    The answer to that question is bring them down to the library! Mystery, Mayhem and Madness abound these school holidays with a detective adventure whodunit that has had the librarians baffled. With clues galore there is loads of fun to be had at your…
    - 22 days ago 2 Oct 17, 10:07am -
  • New Classical CDs

    New Classical CDs

    This week we highlight three similarly-themed titles, and a collection of Bach cantatas for solo voice (with a concerto for oboe d’amore guest-starring in the middle). Sibelius. Performed by Leif Ove Andsnes. Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes puts…
    - 24 days ago 30 Sep 17, 10:00am -

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Upcoming Tech Events in Wellington

  • TPN Presents: A DevOps Survival Guide for Testers - Matt Mansell
    IITP Test Professionals Network31st October 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pmDevOps as a way of working has gathered momentum and is now becoming mainstream. Even traditionally slow moving organisations like Government departments are trying to adopt it. This ca…
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  • One year on, Stats NZ are looking forwards, not backwards.
    IT Professionals14th November 2017, 4:30pm - 6:00pmOn the first anniversary of the earthquake which so affected many of us in Wellington, ITP Wellington Branch are pleased to bring you Chris Buxton from Stats NZ. Following the November 14th earthquak…
    - 11 days ago 13 Oct 17, 10:12am -
  • 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…
    - 12 days ago 12 Oct 17, 2:56pm -
  • Lance Bauerfind: VR and AR solutions to daily challenges
    IT Professionals30th October 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pmITP is pleased to bring the next ITP National Series event to town featuring technology innovator Lance Bauerfind. Training and simulations are most effective when they create memorable experiences. V…
    - 18 days ago 6 Oct 17, 4:26pm -
  • 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…
    - 18 days ago 6 Oct 17, 4:11pm -
  • 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.
    - 91 days ago 25 Jul 17, 10:20am -
  • Intro to Project Management
    IT Professionals9th November 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmThis half-day course introduces students to the fundamentals of project management, it's terminology, techniques and tools - ideal for anyone managing small projects or looking to move into project ma…
    - 9 Jun 17, 2:44pm -
  • Developing critical influence skills for better outcomes
    IT Professionals15th November 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pmThe most successful IT professionals are those who understand the craft of 'influence' - helping others understand the challenges in a project and motivating them to work together to overcome them.…
    - 8 Feb 17, 9:42am -
  • Understanding IT Governance
    IT Professionals30th October 2017, 1:00pm - 5:00pmIT Governance is focused on the leadership, structures and processes that ensure that an organisation's information technology sustains and extends the overall organisation's strategies and objectives…
    - 13 Jan 17, 4:36pm -
  • 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

  • newPresident Trump offers his congratulations
    President Trump offers his congratulations This morning Labour Leader and Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern received a call from President Trump congratulating her on the outcome of the New Zealand election. "The President was genuinely interested…
    - 22 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 11:18am -
  • Green Party announces Ministers
    Green Party announces Ministers The Green Party is today announcing the people who will have Ministerial and Undersecretary roles in the Labour-led government. These will be Green Party Co-leader James Shaw and MPs Eugenie Sage, Julie Anne Genter, ..…
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  • Labour Ministers of the Crown announced
    Today caucus has elected the 21 Labour Ministers of the Crown who will serve in the new government’s executive, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern.
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  • Greens join Government for change
    The Green Party is pleased to support a Labour-led Government that will deliver on the Green Party’s goals, following agreement from the Party’s delegates this evening. The Green Party will support the Labour-led Government on confidence and ...
    - 4 days ago 20 Oct 17, 8:05am -
  • Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech
    Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech Let’s begin by thanking both the National and Labour parties for the manner in which these negotiations have been conducted and the work they have put into it. It should be said that during this time elemen…
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  • Agreement with NZ First to support a Labour-led Govt
    Agreement with New Zealand First to support a Labour-led Government Labour is pleased to have successfully concluded negotiations with New Zealand First as a critical step to forming a Labour-led progressive Government, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ard…
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 17, 7:48pm -
  • New Zealand now threatened by madman on the loose
    “With no hints on policy, and vague attacks on ‘capitalism’, New Zealanders now face a weak left-wing coalition beholden to a madman on the loose,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
    - 5 days ago 19 Oct 17, 7:25pm -
  • New Zealand First Statement Wed PM
    New Zealand First Statement Wed PM New Zealand First will be in a position tomorrow afternoon to make an announcement on the result of negotiations following the 2017 General Election. New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters said he had spoken…
    - 6 days ago 18 Oct 17, 5:28pm -
  • TIN200 report – Wellington a major contributor to growth
    List MP Brett Hudson welcomed the release of the TIN200 report showing that Wellington technology businesses made a great contribution to revenue and job growth over the past year, helping the sector to reach annual global revenues of $10 billion for…
    - 6 days ago 18 Oct 17, 12:48pm -
  • Let’s Stop the Lies
    Fairfax claimed before 446,287 votes were even counted in the 2017 General Election that I was holding the country to ransom.
    - 6 days ago 18 Oct 17, 10:20am -
  • TIN companies now generating $10b a year
    Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have today congratulated New Zealand’s leading hi-tech companies for achieving a combined annual global revenue of $10 billion for the first time. “The…
    - 7 days ago 17 Oct 17, 8:35pm -
  • NZ First Discussions - Monday PM Update
    NZ First Discussions The New Zealand First Board and Members of Parliament are continuing with their discussions around post-election negotiations. It is expected the meeting will go on for several more hours. ENDS
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  • Bennett to Fiji for climate talks ahead of Bonn
    Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Nadi today to join leaders and ministers at ministerial talks ahead of the 23rd Conference of the Parties – COP23 – in Bonn, Germany in November.
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 17, 12:59pm -
  • Free Press. ACT’s regular bulleti
    Why the Delay? The coalition talks are taking longer than Winston Peters promised. The media have slavishly built up Peters as Kingmaker for over a year. We thought he had leverage, too. But something’s wrong. He is flustered. He wanted to be more…
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 17, 11:06am -
  • Predator Free starts in your own backyard
    Hon Maggie Barry Minister of Conservation 14 October 2017 Media Statement Embargoed until 0600 14 October Predator Free starts in your own backyard this Conservation Week
    - 10 days ago 14 Oct 17, 11:23am -
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National News

  • newBiggest Waitangi Tribunal inquiry ends
    After seven years, hundreds of witnesses, 31 weeks of hearings and more than 500,000 pages of evidence, including 10,000 pages for the claimants' closing submissions alone, New Zealand's biggest Waitangi Tribunal inquiry is drawing...
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  • newName released of woman who died in Rotorua crash
    Police have released the name of a woman who died after a crash in Rotorua on Thursday.She was Aleshia Lois McGrath, 40, a Galatea resident.The woman died in a two-car crash near the intersection of State Highway 5 and SH30, ...
    - 25 mins ago 24 Oct 17, 10:11am -
  • newWinston Peters insists: We can work with the Greens
    Winston Peters insists that New Zealand First and the Green Party can look beyond their differences to make the incoming Government work to "ensure that the greatest advantage and the least damage will happen to the New Zealand people".Speaking...
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  • newDisrespectful driving at Shipwreck Bay will no longer be tolerated
    The Te Kohanga Trust has threatened to close access to Te Kohanga (Shipwreck Bay) where it crosses privately-owned land if drivers do not behave responsibly.The trust issued a flyer last week stating that driving dangerously, at...
    - 11 mins ago 24 Oct 17, 9:57am -
  • newBarry Soper: Why RNZ, Clark got it wrong about me
    The media's come in for a lot of flak this election. Some of it is well deserved, and some of it is not. There's nothing unusual in that.Winston Peters has over the years made it into an art form. He loves to have a go at journos...
    - 9 mins ago 24 Oct 17, 9:55am -
  • newKea crowned bird of the year
    The "cheeky" green parrot that can be seen in the forest and alpine regions of the South Island has been crowned Bird of the Year. The kea, which has been described as an intelligent, inquisitive bird took out the top prize in the...
    - 5 mins ago 24 Oct 17, 9:51am -
  • newBill English: 'We've just got to suck it up'
    There is no change needed to MMP, according to outgoing Prime Minister Bill English.English is leading the biggest party in parliament into opposition but told Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking the result is not so exceptional that the...
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  • newChristchurch City council's art collection grows to $13.7 million
    The value of Christchurch city's public outdoor art has risen to $13.7 million after 19 new pieces were added to the collection in the past eight years.The city council has had its outdoor artwork in public places revalued by Art...
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  • newPolice pursuit policy: Fleeing drivers 'must make better decisions'
    Police are standing firm by its pursuit policy amidst criticism it leads to more death on our roads.A crash in the early hours of Monday morning that killed two, is the second fatal police chase in Auckland in just a fortnight....
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  • newMan charged with murder after Greymouth shooting
    A man has been charged with the murder of a mother of three in Greymouth. Police confirmed a 45-year-old-man had been charged after Hayley Williams was shot on Sunday. He is scheduled to appear in Greymouth District Court this...
    - 2 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 8:03am -
  • newSpate of overnight fires damage homes, office
    A firefighter suffered burns and a person who escaped a burning home was treated for smoke inhalation in a spate of fires across New Zealand overnight.Three homes have been damaged in blazes in Auckland and Invercargill and a commercial...
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  • newHerald daily quiz: October 24
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  • newFive killed during holiday period, up two on last Labour Weekend
    Five people have now died in crashes on New Zealand roads over Labour Weekend.The official road toll period finished at 6am today. The grim tally includes two people who were passengers in a car that slammed into a tree during...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 6:15am -
  • newWinston Peters to become Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister
    Winston Peters is set to become Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in the new Labour-New Zealand First coalition government.He is set to be named as Deputy Prime Minister on Tuesday as incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • newEXCLUSIVE: Predator jailed for sexually abusing kids he met on social media
    Police posed as a 13-year-old girl to capture an Auckland man who had been grooming young teens and pressuring them into meeting for sex. Through text messages they arranged a meeting with Andy Samoa, 38, at a North Shore park for...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • newFormer Waikato health chief Nigel Murray under fire from senior doctors
    A former health board chief executive, whose spending of public money will now be examined by the Ministry of Health, is accused of leading to a culture of dysfunction and embarking on expensive projects at the cost of core services...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • newChristian Smith: What happened to the youthquake?
    • Christian Smith is a 24 year old lawyer living in Auckland. He has a BA in history and politics and an LLB from the University of Otago. It was the perfect storm. Labour, the traditional home of the youth vote, had a new,...
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  • newTeens turned into sexual prey: How police caught a predator
    Last week Auckland man Andy Samoa was jailed for targeting, manipulating and sexually grooming and abusing three young teenagers.He found them online, preyed on them, persisted with explicit messages and offered to pay cash, drugs...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • newBryan Gould: Like final result or not, NZ democracy leads world
    The formation of a Labour-led coalition Government will be celebrated by many - and even for those who would have preferred a different outcome, there are grounds for optimism and satisfaction. The new Government may not please everyone,...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • newLeopard seal with marks of shark attack visits Whangarei's Town Basin
    A young male leopard seal who may have escaped the jaws of a great white shark has paid a visit to Whangarei's Town Basin.The seal was on the pontoon outside The Quay for around three hours from 10.30am until just after 1.30pm yesterday....
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World News

  • newLondon smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

    London smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

    London's new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports.
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  • newTillerson makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

    Tillerson makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday discussed with Afghan leaders the U.S. strategy for ending America's longest war, in a brief, unreported visit that underscored the challenge of quelling the country's insurgency. Rough Cut (no reporter…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 3:46am -
  • newIntruder stabs Russian radio presenter in the neck

    Intruder stabs Russian radio presenter in the neck

    A man has been arrested after stabbing a radio anchor in the neck in Russia's capital. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 7 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 2:41am -
  • newPink-haired robot reports 2018 Leningrad budget

    Pink-haired robot reports 2018 Leningrad budget

    Russia's Leningrad region governor uses a suited robot with hair made of pink wires to report the 2018 budget to the local parliament chairman. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 9 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 12:57am -
  • newRaging fire breaks out in northern Italy

    Raging fire breaks out in northern Italy

    Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes as wildfires destroy hundreds of hectares in northern Italy. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 9 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 12:40am -
  • newJapan PM's ruling bloc scores big election win

    Japan PM's ruling bloc scores big election win

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc scores a big election win. As Reuters' Linda Sieg explains, it bolsters his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizes his push to revise the pacifist constitution.…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 12:20am -
  • newUK's Johnson talks North Korea, Iran and Brexit in foreign policy speech

    UK's Johnson talks North Korea, Iran and Brexit in foreign policy speech

    UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tackled key global issues at a Chatham House address on Monday (Oct 23). Rough cut (no reporter narration).
    - 9 hours ago 24 Oct 17, 12:18am -
  • newPhilippines declares battle over in Marawi City

    Philippines declares battle over in Marawi City

    The Philippines announces the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country’s biggest security crisis in years.
    - 11 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 11:13pm -
  • new'Go home': U.S. addresses Iranian-backed militias

    'Go home': U.S. addresses Iranian-backed militias

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told Iranian-backed militias fighting in Iraq to 'go home'. He delivered the message whilst meeting leaders from Iraq and Saudi Arabia as regional powers turn their attention from fighting Islamic State, to…
    - 12 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 9:33pm -
  • newAbe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

    Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc scores a big election win, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Samantha Vadas reports.
    - 14 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 7:25pm -
  • newAbe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

    Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc scores a big election win, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Samantha Vadas reports.
    - 16 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 6:06pm -
  • newBrazilian thrill-seekers rope jump from bridge for world record

    Brazilian thrill-seekers rope jump from bridge for world record

    A record setting 245 Brazilians rappel off of a bridge, beating the old world record of 149 participants in 2016. No reporter narration.
    - 17 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 4:22pm -
  • Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq to 'go home'

    Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq to 'go home'

    Speaking in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that the fight against Daesh and ISIS is coming to a close, those militias need to go home." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 17, 6:34am -
  • World's strongest men compete in truck pulling contest in Jordan

    World's strongest men compete in truck pulling contest in Jordan

    Ten of the world's strongest men gathered in Amman on Friday to compete in Jordan's first-ever Truck-Pull Championship. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 17, 6:01am -
  • Hundreds mourn police officers killed by militants

    Hundreds mourn police officers killed by militants

    Egypt's security forces suffered one of their heaviest attacks after militants firing rockets and detonating explosives hit a police operation on Friday in the western desert, authorities and security sources said on Saturday. Saskia O'Donoghue repor…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 17, 4:52am -
  • Adidas launches its robotic shoe run

    Adidas launches its robotic shoe run

    Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 17, 4:20am -
  • Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

    Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 17, 3:51am -
  • Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win

    Billionaire Babis scores big Czech election win

    Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday's election as voters shunned traditional parties and gave a mandate to the anti-establishment businessman pledging to fight political corruption while facing fraud charges himself. Sca…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 17, 2:52am -
  • Typhoon drenches Japan on general election day

    Typhoon drenches Japan on general election day

    Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and train services were disrupted on Sunday as a typhoon roared towards the coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds on a national election day.…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 17, 1:12am -
  • Catalan leader accuses Madrid of 'worst attack since Franco'

    Catalan leader accuses Madrid of 'worst attack since Franco'

    Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government. Pascale Davies reports.
    - 1 day ago 22 Oct 17, 10:17pm -
  • Hundreds mourn Egyptian police attacked by militants

    Hundreds mourn Egyptian police attacked by militants

    Hundreds gather across Egypt to mourn seven victims of a militant attack on security forces in the country's western desert that three security sources said killed at least 52. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 17, 9:52am -
  • Protests as Spain says it will sack Catalan leaders

    Protests as Spain says it will sack Catalan leaders

    The Spanish government decided on Saturday to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence.
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 17, 5:21am -
  • Afghans hold funeral after double mosque attack

    Afghans hold funeral after double mosque attack

    A funeral was held on Saturday for Afghan shi'ite Muslims who were killed at a mosque in west of Kabul.Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday killing at least 72 people including children, according to officials and witnesses…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 17, 2:53am -
  • Bannon keynotes California GOP convention, urges taking state back

    Bannon keynotes California GOP convention, urges taking state back

    Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon appeared in California on Friday, where he urged state Republicans to take the state back. Nathan Frandino reports.
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 17, 2:27am -
  • JP Morgan reaches out for millennials with new app

    JP Morgan reaches out for millennials with new app

    JP Morgan Chase unveiled a new smartphone app aimed at attracting millennials who have shunned traditional banking in favor of digital money apps.
    - 3 days ago 21 Oct 17, 11:52am -

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