The New Zealand Herald
- Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairlyWASHINGTON (AP) " A majority of blacks in the United States " more than 3 out of 5 " say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and th...
- American League___N.Y. Yankees 13, Boston 3Toronto 3, Minnesota 1Kansas City 5, Detroit 1Texas 4, Houston 3Tampa Bay 11, Chicago White Sox 3Seattle 10, Colorado 4Oakland 5, Baltimore 0Cleveland 2, L.A. ...
- St. Lawrence River board to help retrieve sunken tugMASSENA, N.Y. (AP) " The International St. Lawrence River Board of Control is allowing temporary flow fluctuations in the river to help crews salvage a sunken tugboat.Two tugs sank near C...
- National League___Washington 5, Arizona 4Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 0Philadelphia 6, L.A. Dodgers 2N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 1San Francisco 8, Atlanta 3Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2Milwaukee 4, San Diego 1Seattle ...
- Free diver Natalia Molchanova remains missing off SpainMADRID (AP) " The search for free-diving great Natalia Molchanova was set to resume Wednesday with little hope remaining she would be found alive more than two days after disappearing off...
- New Zealand Olympic team marks 365 days until Rio Games get underwayNew Zealanders are being asked to get behind their athletes as the countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begins in earnest.
- Sir Bob Jones buys private jet after being kicked off Air NZ flightSir Bob Jones' ejection from an Air New Zealand flight has prompted the Wellington property investor to buy his own jet.
- At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 23 people capsizes
- San Francisco 49ers newcomer Jarryd Hayne passes first big NFL testA sweat-covered Jarryd Hayne took off his helmet, flashed a smile and walked off the San Francisco 49ers' practice field.
- NZ unemployment worsens to 5.9 per cent, wages stay lowJobs market weak
- Fiji sets football world record with 38-0 winPacific Games organisers say Fiji broke the record for the biggest win in international.
- Herald gossip columnist's 'natural selection' tweet 'horrifying' and 'cruel'A tweet from a Herald gossip columnist about an accident in Ashburton has caused widespread offence.
- 'It's great to get the job done' - Highlanders deliver Super Rugby trophy to cheering fansThe Highlanders are celebrating prevailing over the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby thriller.
- Stringer quits Conservatives board over 'Colin vs John' battleJohn Stringer has quit as a board member, saying he never wanted a confrontation with Colin Craig.
- TVNZ reporter runs Wellington marathon in Highlanders jerseyONE News reporter Max Bania was busy running the Wellington Marathon this morning - in a Highlanders jersey.
- Consumer: Online GST collection 'very costly'Consumer NZ expects the Government to lower the online shopping GST threshold, despite concerns it will cost more to collect than it brings in.
- Edward Heath not only UK MP accused of pedophiliaAllegations linking former PM Edward Heath to child sex abuse are threatening fresh disgrace for Britain's political establishment.
- More sniffer dogs for international airportsInternational airports are getting a $27 million biosecurity boost.
- Transition to solar power for Cook Islands'The solar power plant - Te Mana o te Ra, meaning power from the sun - was built last year on one of the rare large flat areas of Rarotonga.
- Air NZ postpones flights to BaliAir New Zealand has postponed today's service to Bali after volcanic ash spewing from the Mount Raung volcano continues to play havoc with flights.
- Tyga is being sued for going to too many clubsThe 25-year-old rapper reportedly signed a contract with Z Entertainment to receive $25,000 for a performance at Body English last summer, and within the agreement was a clause which stat...
- Contact sale multiplies NZX turnoverNZX turnover was $2.1 billion, compared to a daily average of $142 million, after Origin Energy raised $1.8b in a bookbuild for its Contact Energy.
- Gwyneth Paltrow says not her idea to use term "Conscious Uncoupling" in marriage split announcementThe 42-year-old actress and Coldplay singer Chris Martin were derided for using the phrase when they announced they were separating after nine years of marriage in 2014 but the 'Iron Man ...
- McFadden believes some shoulder charges OKWarriors coach Andrew McFadden says front-on shoulder charges that are "just really good contact" should be permitted in the NRL.
- Eliza Dushku was kicked out of her hotel room by One DirectionThe former 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actress is currently in Pittsburgh shooting 'Banshee' and despite having spent two months staying in the same suite, she had to move on Friday (31.07...
- MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Contact stock changes handsMARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Contact stock changes hands; F&P Healthcare, SkyTV gain
- Seeka to buy Australia's Bunbartha Fruit Packers for A$22MAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country's biggest kiwifruit grower, has agree dot buy Australia's Bunbartha Fruit Packers for A$22 million, making it the biggest k...
- TPP: Protect our Rights, Protect our Taonga, Health & FutureThe Government is selling our birth right to big businesses without regard for our people or our taonga.
- NZ dollar falls on soft jobs data, slumping milk pricesAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as soft employment data and a slump in dairy prices reinforced expectations the Reserve Bank will continue to lower the official cash r...
- Tui brewery staff in shock as DB proposes to cut staff 2/3Tui brewery staff in shock as DB proposes cuts to nearly two-thirds of jobs
- Car may be key to finding missing teenager (NZ Newswire)Police have turned their attention to finding a brown Toyota hatchback which may hold clues to find missing teenager LA Tukerangi.
- Starship exits Mobile Phone Appeal (Newstalk ZB)After more than six years and a million phones donated, the Starship Foundation is pulling out of its Mobile Phone Appeal.
- Encouraging Maori to have their say on family violence laws (Fuseworks)The Māori Party urges whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori to have their say on the wide-ranging review of family violence laws.
- Govt needs to front on Saudi backroom deal - NZ First (Fuseworks)New Zealand First wants full disclosure of the Saudi Arabia sheep farm deal putting New Zealand’s reputation, sovereignty and integrity on the line.
- Foreign aid cut hangs over Nauru (NZ Newswire)A decision will soon be made on whether to sanction Nauru over its deteriorating democratic rights and the rule of law, Prime Minister John Key says.
The National Business Review
- Chinese high-rollers plumping up SkyCity profitread more
- The new NBR ONLINE is coming: what you need to knowNBR ONLINE will be offline most of Saturday, then return as an upgraded site. read more
- Fonterra shareholder calls for halt to investment spending, proposes 25% pay cut for executivesread more
- SFO won't comment on why Treasury witness not used in South Canterbury Finance trialread more
- MARKET CLOSE: Shares rise as yield hunters return; Genesis, Vector gainread more
- Green MPs to be given portfoliosThe 14 Green MPs will today officially be given their new portfolios and itll mean a smaller workload for all caucus members.
- Four killed, scores hurt in Belgian attackA gunman armed with grenades has opened fire on a square packed with children and Christmas shoppers in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, killing three people and wounding 75.
- UK radio announcer apologises for Santa gaffA British radio announcer has landed herself in hot water after questioning on air the existence of Santa Claus.
- Political Report: December 14Newstalk ZB political editor Barry Soper looks at the changing of the guard in the Labour Party in todays Political Report
- Fire Service strike becomes media blackoutLow level industrial action by the Fire Service has effectively become a media blackout on emergency news.
- Waimate rallies to support family devastated by fatal fireWaimate is rallying to support three sisters whose parents and brother were killed in a horrific fire on Wednesday morning.
- Christchurch house fire 'suspicious'A fire that damaged a Christchurch house is being treated as suspicious.
- Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority jobA "well-respected" top police officer will lead a team charged with overseeeing the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's final phase.
- Caution urged on stormy South Island roadsMotorists are being urged to take care on South Island roads, with storms predicted to hit before the weekend.
- Shipping container reunited with family after disappearing in company mistakeA shipping container full of a family's memories has been reunited with its owners.
- DUNCAN GARNER: Winston is neither dead nor dying"One of the things I learned very early as a young political journalist was NOT to write off Winston Peters."
- WILLIE JACKSON: Sam Lotu-Iiga handed a hospital passIn my view the debacle that we are seeing unfolding from Serco in our prisons is another example of the government handing their core responsibilities to others, leaving them clear of risk.
- DUNCAN GARNER: Govt walks away from the free trade wimpsWe must not sign the TPP until it gives genuine access to all our exporters into these markets. The Government has done the right thing.
- Louisa Wall: My Māori Language Week storyLabour MP Louisa Wall on why Māori Language Week is important to her.
- DUNCAN GARNER: Look at this - Auckland's $1.1 million v Whangarei's $750,000Where would you rather live?
Radio New Zealand
- Saudi farm a 'sweetheart deal' - LabourThe Prime Minister remains adamant the Government's multi-million-dollar deal with a Saudi businessman was forced upon it by Labour.
- One dead in Auckland apartment blazeA man who died in an apartment fire in Auckland today may have slept through a smoke alarm, the Fire Service says.
- Love dries up for Kermit, Miss PiggyMiss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have shocked Muppets fans by announcing the end of their long-running and often tortured love affair.
- Indian trains in deadly derailmentTwo passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have derailed within minutes of each other, killing at least 24 people, officials say.
- Waimate family's deaths 'just tragic'The community is rallying around to help the surviving members of a Nepalese family, following a blaze that left three people dead in South Canterbury.
- Plea to owners for quake checksThe owners of Masterton's oldest buildings are ignoring fears by the district council their buildings could be wiped out by a Canterbury-sized earthquake.The council says it's disappointe...
- Council looks at green advisor roleThe position of a green overlord who, among other things, would be paid to oversee the installation low-energy light bulbs and help the Masterton District Council become more environmenta...
- School's out for Brian, 81Wairarapa's oldest school caretaker, Brian Marriott, is giving up his job at Solway Primary but hasn't got time to either "lay down and die, or retire".Relinquishing his job of 27 ...
- Golf event rises $26,000 for paralysed schoolboyA charity golf tournament for a South Wairarapa schoolboy paralysed in a recent car crash has raised more than $26,000.On Saturday the Martinborough Golf Club hosted an Ambrose tournament...
- Economy behind rise in demand for foodThe need for food has increased in Masterton families in the past three months with the foodbank giving out more food parcels than this time last year - and it ...
- Judge blasts Fonterra for putting productivity ahead of the environmentAn Environment Court judge has criticised Fonterra for putting productivity ahead of the environment and said its failure to lead by example is not helping the industry.
- Thousands of years' history kept in Wellington archivesA 2000-year-old tablet, the first book published in Antarctica and smart phone photos of the Rugby World Cup are just a few of the treasures buried in Wellington's archives.
- Police plead for public's help to find missing 13-year-old runawayPolice are appealing to the public for help in finding missing Whanganui teenager Ebony Lynch-Reihana, whom they believe may be in Wellington.
- Thieves flog bolted-down seats from Kapiti's prime lookout spotA million-dollar view on the Kapiti Coast has just lost its value after thieves flogged seats bolted in concrete at a public lookout.
- Slip forces closure of Otaki Gorge RoadA section of Otaki Gorge Rd on the Kapiti Coast has crumbled away forcing the council to close it to general traffic.
- Man dies after being placed in handcuffs during police raidTe Puke people are shocked to hear a man died while handcuffed by police during a raid on a home in the western Bay of Plenty town.
- Tribal Huks hatch NZ sandwich planThey have been feeding hungry kids in Waikato schools for four years and now a gang want to provide nourishment for kids in need across the country.
- Huntly man trains for the world karate championship in JapanFor Huntly man Lucas McKinnon, karate is more than just fighting and self-defence.
- El Nino to bring cooler, drier days to WaikatoAs a strengthening El Nino takes hold of the Pacific, Hamilton is likely to see cooler drier conditions take hold, forecasters say.
- Small town Paeroa business powerless against entertainment titanWhen DC Comics flexed its considerable might and ordered Paeroa's Super Tyre Guy character down from public gaze, owner Gene Young took off in a flash to get it done.
- Document for Synod of Bishop on the Bible releasedThe Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church (The instrumentum laboris for the XII ordinary general assembly of the Synod of Bishops)
- Instruction issued on authority and obedienceHere is the full text of the instruction The Service of Authority and Obedience, published on May 28 by the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apos...
- Church leaders' statement: Towards a more just and compassionate societyThe Church leaders' statement made in support of the call for more action issued by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services, "Aroha tatahi ki tatahi - Let us look after each ...
- We Must Have at Heart the Unity of All BelieversHere is the letter written by Benedict XVI concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four bishops of the Society of St Pius X that were ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre...
- Vatican gives SSPX traditionalists doctrinal statement to signVATICAN CITY (CNS) - The Vatican has given the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X a formal doctrinal preamble listing several principles they must agree with in order to move toward ful...
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- Second chance 'all I needed'When Peter Tuapawa competes in the grand final of the national Young Butcher of the Year contest later this month, it will mark a remarkable chapter in a story of redemption.
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- More inner-city living means more noiseWellington complaints on the rise despite decibel higher limits
- Martial art clubs put a kick into ChristmasKicks and punches were thrown at Upper Hutt Mall - all in good fun.
- Scholarship win for top journalism graduateDaniel Simmions Ritchie to work on Manila's Phillippine Star.
- Future Burmese leadership inspired in NZAsia New Zealand brings young leaders together in forum
- Limited edition prints support West Coast fundArtist sets sights on $10,000 for Pike River families.
The Sydney Morning Herald
- Beat the post holiday bluesThere's no need to dread going back to work if you follow these great tips to get back to business.
- Six top business lessonsWhat's the best advice Australia's most successful entrepreneurs have ever followed?
- What price exotic beer?A local craft brew portal wants to know which overseas ales local drinkers admire.
- The Aussie email marketing gurusWhich local success story has more than 120,000 clients in 170 countries?
- Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia profit falls 25pc in first halfGenworth Mortgage Insurance Australia has reported a net profit of $113 million for the six months ended June 30 - a 25 per cent plunge from 2014 after the insurer lost one of its biggest...
BBC News - Asia Pacific
- Indian trains in deadly derailmentTwo passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh derail on a partially flooded bridge, killing at least 24 people, officials say.
- Experts to examine 'MH370 wing part'Experts are due to examine part of a wing that washed up on the island of Reunion last week and is thought to have belonged to missing flight MH370.
- China 'cross row' Christians heldSeven Christians are detained in China, some accused of embezzlement, after protesting the removal of their church cross, their lawyer said.
- India lifts porn ban after outrageIndia decides to lift a blanket ban on 857 pornographic websites, following widespread outrage over the move.
- Loss of world's rarest ape chartedThe decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.
CNN - New Zealand
- 'Accidental' millionaire's spending spree ends in prisonA New Zealand gas station owner turned international fugitive has been sentenced to four years and seven months in prison after stealing millions of dollars accidentally deposited into hi...
- 'Accidental millionaire' pleads guilty to theftA New Zealand gas station owner who became an overnight millionaire after a banking error, and later an international fugitive, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of theft.
- Captain, second officer jailed over New Zealand cargo ship disasterThe captain and second officer of a container ship that ran aground last year, resulting in New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster, have been jailed for seven months.
- 4 dead, 4 missing after fishing boat sinks off New ZealandFour people have died and four others remain missing from a fishing boat that sunk near the southern tip of New Zealand after being hit by a "rogue wave," the police said Friday.
- Captain pleads guilty over New Zealand cargo ship disasterThe captain and second officer of a container ship that ran aground last year resulting in New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a range of char...
The Guardian - Asia Pacific
- Edward Heath child abuse claims being investigated by five police forcesDetectives in Wiltshire, London, Jersey, Hampshire and Kent now known to be examining claims that former Tory leader was a paedophile Related: Ted Heath allegations: another public figur...
- Lord Coe: allegations against IAAF are declaration of war on my sport• ‘There is nothing in our history of integrity in drug testing to warrant attack’ • ‘We should not be cowering but should come out fighting’ Lord Coe has defended the IAAF’s drug-testing...
- Labour must 'end the madness' over Jeremy Corbyn, says Alan JohnsonFormer home secretary urges members to back Yvette Cooper because she can unite the party to win power The Labour party should “end the madness” of a growing surge in support for Jeremy ...
- Dubai builds world's largest indoor ski slope on edge of heat-baked desertEmirate already holds the record with 400-metre slope but new run three times as long will form part of huge hotel, residential, shopping and marina complex Related: Dubai Design Distric...
- India train crash: multiple deaths as two express services derail at bridgeServices going opposite ways run off track at same point in Madhya Pradesh state after heavy rains and flooding apparently destroyed river crossing Multiple deaths were reported and resc...
Telegraph - Australian and Pacific
- MH370: Reunion island defends its handling of plane wreckage and says it reacted 'quickly'We remain vigilant to new discoveries of plane wreckage, the deputy prefect for Reunion tells the Telegraph
- MH370 debris washing up in Reunion 'consistent' with plane's presumed locationThe Australian agency overseeing the MH370 hunt says modelling shows Indian Ocean currents could have carried debris from the search zone to Reunion
- Robbie Maddison rides dirt bike on Tahiti's Teahupoo wave, in picturesIn pics: How dirt biker managed to ride Tahiti's powerful waves
- Les Munro, last surviving Dambusters pilot, dies in New ZealandMunro, who died of heart problems in a hospital in Auckland, was a member of the RAF's 617 Squadron
- Last surviving Dambuster pilot Les Munro dies aged 96, in picturesIn pics: Les Munro, the last surviving pilot of 617 Squadron, has died aged 96
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- An Exchange in Australia Woos Listings From ChinaThe Asia Pacific Stock Exchange has just two listings now, but its owner, George Wang, has ambitions to to link capital-hungry Chinese companies with Australian investors. George Wang, ch...
- New Taliban Leader Faces Discord as a Top Official QuitsThe resignation of the official, the head of the group’s political office in Qatar, came amid intense debate over the appointment of the Taliban’s new commander.
- John Leslie Munro, the Last of the World War II ‘Dambuster’ Pilots, Dies at 96Mr. Munro, a New Zealander who was known as Les, took part in raids on heavily fortified dams in Germany in 1943, using bombs that bounced on the water before exploding. John Leslie Munro...
- New Taliban Leader Facing Tension as Top Official QuitsThe resignation of the official, the head of the group’s political office in Qatar, came amid intense debate over the appointment of the Taliban’s new commander.
- At War Blog: Before ISIS, a Resonant Image of a Captured Flag in IraqFor two veterans who served in Iraq in 2008, an image of their squadron commander holding a captured flag stands out from their experience. The flag is now used by the Islamic State extre...
- Obama warns of dangers to Israel if Iran deal blocked: U.S. Jewish leaderJERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one ...
- Banned Medicaid providers still participate in some states, report says(Reuters) - Hundreds of medical providers banned from a Medicaid program in one state are able to take part in another state's program despite regulations designed to stop them, according...
- Dollar, bond yields rise on Fed rate riskSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were in a mixed mood on Wednesday as the mounting risks of a hike in U.S. interest rates as early as next month lifted the dollar and bond yields, p...
- FBI looking into security of Clinton private email account: Washington PostWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Clinton’s private email setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage ...
- Australia says initial MH370 debris drift models gave wrong cluesSYDNEY (Reuters) - Initial models of where potential debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet might first wash up had incorrectly identified Indonesia as the most likely loca...
Financial Times - Asia Pacific
- $675m held by Malaysia PM ‘from donor’Commission says payments were not related to 1MDB investment fund
- Modi takes aim at India’s public banksHaving failed to inspire industrialists to invest, PM has turned to fixing a deeper malaise
- Indonesia hit hard by commodities slumpAnnualised growth of 4.67% nears lowest in 6 years
- China in Rmb1tn infrastructure bonds schemeBeijing pushes policy banks to plough money into domestic projects
- Brussels seals trade accord with VietnamDeal removes tariffs between European markets and one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies