The New Zealand Herald
- Storm cuts power, lifts roofs in Australian cityBRISBANE, Australia (AP) " Brisbane, Australia's third largest city, has been lashed by the worst storm in decades, with wind, rain and hail lifting roofs, cutting power lines, flooding s...
- Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead in floodingPARIS (AP) " Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing.Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says rescue t...
- Netherlands beats Italy 2-1 to reach 1st World CupVERONA, Italy (AP) " The Netherlands beat Italy 2-1 Thursday as a brace from 18-year-old Vivianne Miedema helped the Dutch qualify for the women's World Cup for the first time.Miedema had...
- University of Massachusetts cuts ties to CosbyBOSTON (AP) " The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault.A university spokesman told the Boston ...
- Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's brokeLOS ANGELES (AP) " Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.The 41-year-old lead singer of the Grammy-winning band said in a rambling 15-minute-long video posted on his Facebook page We...
- Cuff cuss as murderer Phillip Smith boards plane homeA video of recaptured murderer and paedophile Phillip Smith being escorted to his plane shows him complaining about being handcuffed, then giving the fingers to the camera.
- 'What will become of her? What will become of the others?'Photojournalists in war zones capture many scenes of distress and horror. Most images are filed and forgotten, but some linger in the photographers' minds. Below, Reuters photographer Yo...
- Mexico unveils anti-crime measuresEmbattled President Enrique Pena Nieto has proposed simplifying Mexico's chaotic police structure and a new law to stop collusion between officials and gangs as he tried to defuse anger o...
- Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistenciesSome witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing ...
- Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in KabulA suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people including one Briton, officials said.
- Hail, thunder, heavy rain zeroing in on AshburtonIt's a wet weekend for parts of the country with hail and thunder expected for the South Island.
- Charity page to help stab victim's kids 'face life without parents'A Give a Little page aims to help the children of a woman fatally stabbed in Auckland.
- Man charged with murder after Albany stabbing spreeBrent Scott has appeared in North Shore District Court this morning charged with murder.
- Phillip Hughes' sister supports distressed bowler Sean AbbottThe sister of Phillip Hughes has consoled the Australian bowler after the shock death of her brother.
- NZ High Commissioner reinstated in FijiDiplomat Mark Ramsden, New Zealand's High Commissioner, has been reinstated to Fiji.
- Belinda Todd: How going broke saved TV3Former Nightline host Belinda Todd says going into receivership six months after it launched was the best thing that ever happened to TV3.
- Triple-stabbing accused remanded in custodyBrent Scott has appeared in the North Shore District Court charged with murder and attempted murder.
- Late strikes sink Football FernsTwo late goals have consigned the Football Ferns to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Norway.
- Sea level rise 'incredibly certain' - scientistScientist Nancy Bertler says if the predicted 30cm sea level rise comes to pass, it will be capable of causing "tremendous damage".
- Ireland international joins WarriorsIreland international utility back Api Pewhairangi has joined the Warriors on a one-year deal.
- Fatal fires may prompt law changeA spate of fatal house fires may prompt a law to make smoke alarms mandatory in rental properties.
- Andy Murray is engaged to his long-time girlfriend Kim Sears.The former Wimbledon tennis champion and the 26-year-old beauty have been an item for more than nine years and their representatives have confirmed the engagement.
- VMob loss widens on growth bidMobile voucher developer VMob has extended its first half loss to almost $2m, up from $740,000 at the same time last year.
- Pewhairangi joins WarriorsThe Warriors sign utility back Api Pewhairangi to a one-year deal after he impressed in a trial match last month.
- Bette Midler has backtracked on her criticism of Ariana Grande.The 'Wing Beneath My Wings' singer recently hit out at the 21-year-old star, saying she has a "silly high voice" and dresses in an overly-provocative way to turn heads.
- Attack on OSCE Monitors in Eastern UkraineThe United States condemns the reported attack on an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) team traveling between Kirove and Shumy in eastern Ukraine on November 26. The SMM reported that...
- Qatar Arrests 100 Striking Workers for DeportationBrussels, 26 November 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned Qatar’s arrest and planned deportation of around 100 striking migrant workers today as a gross violation of the most funda...
- ASB named Bank of the Year in global awardsFor the second year in a row, ASB has been named the New Zealand Bank of the Year by leading London-based magazine The Banker . The win was announced at the International Bank of the Year...
- Three grants worth $67,000 approved$24,000 to Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust for development and expansion of a native plant nursery. • $23,000 to the Hamilton Gardens Festival Foundation to include environment awareness and sustai...
- Bay of Plenty District welcomes new commanderA pöwhiri will take place at Tamatekapua Marae, Ohinemutu on Monday (1 December) to welcome the new District Commander of the Bay of Plenty District, Superintendent Andy McGregor.
- Man dead after Kapiti Coast crash (Newstalk ZB)Police have confirmed a 30-year-old man is dead after a crash on the Kapiti Coast.
- 'Forget lunch - I've just won $9 million' (Fuseworks)A quick visit to the dairy became a life changing moment for an Auckland man who checked his Big Wednesday ticket while picking up lunch on his way to work - only to discover he’d j...
- International visitors spend more in key tourist destinations (Fuseworks)The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) today released its Regional Tourism Estimates for the year ending March 2014, showing significant growth in spending by internatio...
- Little thrives as Key struggles (NZ Newswire)Labour's Andrew Little defined his leadership when he told John Key in parliament "cut the crap and just apologise".
- Body found after car leaves Kapiti road (NZ Newswire)The body of a 30-year-old man has been found beside a car down a bank near a lookout on the Kapiti Coast.
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.
- Thunderstorms and hail hit ChristchurchMetService issues severe thunderstorm warning fro Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri.
- Police chase sex offender in ChristchurchPolice have raided two Christchurch properties searching for a serial child sex offender who remains at large.
- Fake flock the new must-have itemChristchurch's traffic sheep are so popular that people are lining up to purchase them.
- Quake stress causing bad habitsRetiree Barbara Russell surveys her nearly empty home. She is more stressed than she was four years ago.
- Rising housing costs hit walletsNew Zealanders are enjoying bigger pay packets but spending a larger chunk of them putting a roof over their heads.
- Duncan Garner: This time it doesn’t wash, Prime MinisterBy Duncan Garner. When a politician is up against the wall, their default setting is to lie.
- Another brain fade from John Key? PM's claims vs. Cameron Slater textsPM says he did not have textual relations with blogger.
- Duncan Garner: For a PM - Sorry is always the hardest wordBy Duncan Garner. He is the boss. It’s his office. They are his political staff!
- Send It - Your Zealand: New eatery in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter!Found about town...
- 3News celebrates 25 years: Watch the introductory bulletin here3News: about people and for people.
Radio New Zealand
- Stabbing accused appears in courtThe man accused of stabbing his former wife to death in a triple stabbing in Auckland has appeared at the North Shore District Court.
- Watchdog says waterfront buys riskyThe Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning against buying waterfront properties, saying they will be gone within decades.
- 12 new faces in next Tonga ParltThere will be 12 new MPs among the 26 members elected to Tonga's Legislative Assembly after Thursday's vote for both the nobles and people's representatives.
- Charities pull cash for HundertwasserWhangarei has lost millions of dollars earmarked for building the Hundertwasser Art Centre, after the Whangarei District Council failed to reach a decision on it.
- Phillip Smith deported from BrazilConvicted murderer and child molester Phillip John Smith has this morning departed Rio de Janeiro on the first step of his journey back to New Zealand.
- 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 ...
- Man found dead on Kapiti Coast hillPolice are investigating after a man was found dead next to a car on the Kapiti Coast's Paekakariki Hill Rd.
- Transmission Gully tolling unlikelyTolling the Transmission Gully motorway is not being "actively considered", according to the Government, which appears to be lukewarm on the idea.
- Te Papa lifts lid on ex-CEOTe Papa has lifted the lid on Michael Houlihan's disastrous tenure as its chief executive.
- Son's skull fractured as dad played online gameA computer gaming addict has admitted causing grievous injuries to his baby son while downloading and playing a game.
- No burning desire for smokefree goalIt was hailed as a world-leading move in the fight against tobacco - but only three years later, plans for New Zealand to be smokefree by 2025 would appear to be a pipedream.
- Hamilton rating system to switch from land to capital valueCity councillors have voted to change the rating system from land to capital value.
- Fast-moving bacterial infection killed boyIt seemed like nothing more than a badly bruised knee, suffered by a 12-year-old boy who was out playing basketball with his mates.
- Convicted dealer loses stash, cash, car and Harley DavidsonA Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Holden Commodore and $150,000 in cash and savings have been stripped from a convicted drug dealer and handed to the Crown.
- Art work 'not right' for exhibitionTe Arawa artist Chanz Mikaere is frustrated her art has been deemed inappropriate to display in a Rotorua District Council Galleria exhibition after she was invited to submit her work.
- Learning to fly - Kiwi Air tale given new wingsFor 2- 1/2 years in the 1990s a young pilot turned entrepreneur captured the imagination of the travelling public.
- 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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- 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
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The Sydney Morning Herald
- Hughes' sister supports traumatised bowlerWhen Sean Abbott arrived at St Vincent's Hospital, Megan Hughes made a point of sitting with him.
- Defining moment saw stereotypes cast asideEditorial: Sean Abbott, remember it was your arms who cradled your mate at his most vulnerable, when he most needed human kindness.
- 'Like a little brother to Michael'He spent two days at hospital. Now doctor has revealed huge role Clarke played at bedside.
- Humble batsman shared greatest loveHe was used to being asked about batting order. It was another question that made him light up.
- Test match may be salve nation needsComment: Next week's Test should go ahead, but with one caveat.
BBC News - Asia Pacific
- 'Weeping' Australia mourns HughesAustralia is 'weeping' at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.
- Afghan attack hits UK embassy carA suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.
- Indian girls 'killed themselves'Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.
- India troops in Kashmir gun battleAt least 10 people are killed in a gun battle between Indian troops and suspected Pakistani militants in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
- Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledgeMalaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.
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
- Andrew Mitchell’s career left in tatters after losing Plebgate libel caseFormer Conservative cabinet minister may face bill for millions, as gamble to resurrect career in high court fails Andrew Mitchell, the former Conservative cabinet minister at the centre ...
- David Cameron to tell EU: cut all tax credits to migrantsPrime minister to announce that EU membership is dependent on measure affecting more than 300,000 EU migrants in UK David Cameron will deliver the most challenging speech of his premiersh...
- Scotland to control £14bn of income tax and welfare benefits in cross-party dealLord Smith describes agreement as ‘biggest transfer of powers to the Scottish parliament since its establishment’ • Smith Commission report: live reaction • New powers for Scotland: key ...
- Dirty chicken scandal: food expert calls for boycott of chickenFood watchdog warns that Asda has worst rate of contamination but all other supermarket chains failing to meet national targets Food poisoning scandal: how chicken spreads campylobacter A...
- 13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in BristolWith second group of convictions, story can be told of the sexual abuse of teens – some in local authority care – often for money Thirteen men, all of Somali origin, have been convicted o...
Telegraph - Australian and Pacific
- Kevin Pietersen: Phillip Hughes was a born entertainerFormer England batsman Kevin Pietersen pays tribute to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes who died today
- Phillip Hughes dies: Australian captain Michael Clarke fights back tears as he reads statement from familyAustralian cricket captain Michael Clarke delivers a statement, on behalf of the family of deceased team-mate Phil Hughes, at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney
- Australia considers fees for foreign property buyersAustralia mulls fees for foreign buyers of property as wealthy Chinese investors accused of fuelling the booming housing market
- Phillip Hughes dies, and cricket looks suddenly differentPhillip Hughes's death was a freak accident, but the physical danger of cricket is cast in a sad new light today, writes Dan Hodges
- Cricketers in Australia tell bowler who felled Phil Hughes: 'It's not your fault'Paceman whose delivery caused fatal injuries to Phillip Hughes told he is not at fault for the tragedy
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- British Embassy Vehicle Among Targets in 2 Kabul AttacksThe bombing near the embassy vehicle killed five people, officials said, and it was followed by a separate blast in another part of the Afghan capital.
- Taipei Mayor’s Race Could Alter Balance of Taiwan’s Political PowerA victory for Ko Wen-je, a physician who has cultivated an outsider image, would be a sharp defeat for Taiwan’s governing party in a city considered its stronghold. Ko Wen-je, who is favo...
- Deadly Attack on Indian Base Near Pakistan as Leaders Meet in NepalAt least 10 people were killed in an attack in Kashmir, just as the leaders of India and Pakistan were exchanging pleasantries in Nepal.
- Court Orders Hong Kong Protest Leader to Stay Away From Cleared CampJoshua Wong, a student who is the best-known face of the pro-democracy protest movement, was arrested when the police cleared away a street camp.
- 2 Indian Teenagers Thought to Be Murdered Actually Killed Themselves, Inquiry FindsThe country’s top investigative agency said that the girls, whose bodies were found hanging from a mango tree, had committed suicide and that no rape or abduction was suspected.
- Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other U.S. citiesFERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's deci...
- Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compoundKABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in ...
- Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plungingVIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crud...
- EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up GoogleBRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular I...
- Myanmar constitution summit 'impractical': presidential spokesmanYANGON, November 27 (Reuters) - A summit of political leaders proposed by Myanmar's parliament to debate constitutional change is "impractical" and unlikely to happen, the president's spo...
Financial Times - Asia Pacific
- British embassy vehicle bombed in KabulFive killed as Taliban claims responsibility for suicide attack targeting ‘foreign invading forces’
- China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’Stimulus moves and lack of oversight blamed as abandoned projects and ‘ghost cities’ mar landscape
- Indonesian bond yields at year-lowReforms could shield country from capital outflows
- Hong Kong student leaders arrestedJoshua Wong and Lester Shum among 148 people detained during a two-day operation
- Wall Street shrugs aside weak US dataS&P 500 sets 47th record close of 2014