The New Zealand Herald
- US uses same lineup against Japan that it used for GermanyVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) " The United States stuck with the lineup it used to defeat Germany in the semifinals for the title match on Sunday against Japan at the Women's World Cup...
- FMA settles with Hanover for $18mThe Financial Markets Authority has settled a civil claim against the directors and promoters of failed finance company Hanover Finance for $18 million just two weeks before it was due to...
- Greece referendum: Landslide for 'no' as voters reject austerity• Greece votes 'no' in referendum, rejecting creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans.• Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the vote gives him a str...
- Runanga supports Sonny TauA hui held in Kaikohe saw almost 100 kaumatua and kuia support Sonny Tau continuing as chairman of the Ngapuhi Runanga after it was announced he would face charges of hunting/killing kuku...
- Last lotto spinner wins $500,000A Napier great-grandmother was the last person to spin Lotto's Winning Wheel on live television at the weekend.And Lesley, who wished to keep her last name withheld, spun and won $500,000...
- Danny Lee wins Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour titleDanny Lee has become the first New Zealander to win a US PGA Tour title in 10 years after claiming victory on the second playoff hole at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.
- Ashburton mum Cindy George's family 'broken'The family of Cindy George and her three children found dead in their home are "broken".
- Hanover Finance directors settle for $18mThe Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has reached an $18 million settlement of civil proceedings against the former directors of Hanover Finance and its related companies.
- Teacher accused of killing rabbits in front of pupilsAn Austrian teacher accused of slaughtering two rabbits in front of his biology class claims no pupils were present at the time of the killing.
- Where next after Greece's No vote?Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for "a strong national front" to negotiate a way out of the country's debt crisis, after Greeks overwhelmingly rejected tough austerity term...
- 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.
- James Bond musical in the worksJames Bond is heading to Broadway in a new musical put together by the daughter of long-time 007 producer Harry Saltzman.
- Kiwi dollar falls after Greek voteThe New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh five-year low as investors exited riskier assets in favour of safe havens after Greeks look to have rejected austerity measures.
- Alex McKinnon may sue NRL over tackleAlex McKinnon says he could sue the NRL over the tackle which ended his rugby league career and left him in a wheelchair.
- Seymour: No 'car-induced erosion' on Mt EdenThe Auckland Council organisation looking to ban cars from driving up Mt Eden doesn't have proof cars are contributing to erosion, says Epsom MP David Seymour.
- Greece votes 'no' in referendumThousands of Greeks who voted to say 'No' to bailout austerity measures crowded into central Athens to celebrate a landslide referendum victory.
- Honda Torneo tops most stolen car listCars more than 10 years old are the most likely to be stolen, with five different Japanese models making up the top ten.
- Mark wants farmer mediation bill passedNZ First's Ron Mark wants the government to take over his member's bill that would enforce mediation between banks and farmers before receivership.
- Air NZ gets credit rating upgradeLower jet fuel prices and strong demand helps convince Moody's Investors Service to raise Air NZ's credit rating.
- There's more to NZ than dairying: EnglishBill English sees resilience in the New Zealand economy even though dairy prices have been lower for longer than expected.
- Auckland teen found after three monthsA 14-year-old girl who was missing for three months has been reunited with her family.
- Transpower renews maintenance contractsTranspower announced that it had renewed contracts with Electrix, Northpower, Electronet, and Transfield Services for the servicing and maintenance of New Zealand’s transmission lines and...
- Government Has Created the Perfect Recipe for SuicideGovernment Has Created the Perfect Recipe for Suicide The release this week of statistics showing the highest rate of suicide since records began should come as no surprise to the NZ gove...
- FMA settles Hanover civil case for $18 millionJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has settled a civil claim against the directors and promoters of failed finance company Hanover Finance for $18 million just two we...
- Children in Gaza showing signs of emotional distressChildren in Gaza’s hardest-hit areas showing signs of emotional distress a year on from the war
- From undressing to salad dressingThe gradual conversion of once seedy Karangahape Road from Auckland’s red-light district into an entertainment, hospitality and rejuvenated retail area has been given a major boost – with...
- Danny Lee takes first win on PGA Tour (Newstalk ZB)Danny Lee has won the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic, beating Canada's David Hearn on the second playoff hole.
- Transpower renews maintenance contracts (Fuseworks)Transpower announced that it had renewed contracts with Electrix, Northpower, Electronet, and Transfield Services for the servicing and maintenance of New Zealand’s transmission lines and...
- Motorsport: Flat out on the flat near Kuratau (Fuseworks)By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ
- FMA reaches $18m Hanover settlement (NZ Newswire)Investors in Hanover Finance will receive roughly half their money back after the FMA reached a $18 million settlement with the failed lender.
- Lost tramper saved by Facebook post (NZ Newswire)A Facebook post saved a 41-year-old Waikato woman who was cold, wet and lost in bushland by Mt Te Aroha.
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.
- Christchurch councillors weigh in on anti-Brownlee blogTwo Christchurch City councillors have shared on social media an article calling for Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee to step down.
- Tot's Toggery makes it through 45 yearsSandwiched between a chalkboard advertising bluff oysters and "Haircuts $10 No Appts necessary" sits Tot's Toggery, a small clothing store that has graced Opawa Road for 45 years.
- Person trapped in car after Temuka crashA person was trapped in a car for more than 40 minutes with serious injuries after it went down a bank.
- Christchurch City Council increases minimum parking feesChristchurch motorists now need more than loose change for most metered car parks, with the city council cracking down on those taking advantage of lower fines for expired tickets.
- 'Underdogs' challenge prejudice in school music videoThey are the kids not invited to the birthday parties, have been bullied and fought prejudice most of their young lives.
- GREENS: National's transport plans are taking us backwards"It’s frustrating to present win-win solutions to Government only to have them shot down," writes Julie Anne Genter.
- DUNCAN GARNER: 12 things I never knew about GreeceNo wonder they're bankrupt!
- WILLIE JACKSON: Bad move Sonny Tau"I don’t like to put the boot into someone who may be down, but I have to make an exception for Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau, who has landed himself in hot water over a few dead birds," Willi...
- DUNCAN GARNER: Nats push on with foreign asset sales - but does anyone care?Does anyone care about 500 state houses being sold to an Australian company that specialises in this space, Duncan Garner asks.
- WINSTON PETERS: Free health checks for pensioners makes fiscal senseNew Zealand First failed by only one vote to get our pensioners three free health checks scheme through the first hurdle in Parliament. This is disappointing and shows that National and i...
Radio New Zealand
- Tropical storm warnings cancelled in western PacificTropical storm warnings have been cancelled for Guam and the Northern Marianas, and an earlier typhoon warning for the Marshall Islands' Enewetak Atoll has also been lifted.
- Does your child have a sleep disorder?Up to 5 percent of children are estimated to suffering from breathing sleep disorders preventing a good night's rest.
- Fiji Minister advocating women's equality in churchA Methodist Minister in Fiji says he will fight for equality for women within the church and encourage more women to take up leadership roles.
- Demand persists for Chch workersDemand for overseas workers in Christchurch is showing no sign of slowing, despite recent comments from the Finance Minister suggesting the city's rebuild was peaking.
- Further charges likely after victim diesTwo men are set to appear in court in Nelson on assault charges today, but the police say further charges are likely after the victim died.
- 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 ...
- Mental health carers saw stabbing accused hours before deadly attackMental health carers saw a young woman accused of a stabbing attack just hours before a grandfather was killed and four other people, including a 9-year-old boy, were wounded.
- Kidney donor living in agony and poverty after generous gift to fatherThree weeks ago, Elsie Howarth sacrificed a kidney to spare her father 10 hours of dialysis every second day.
- Wellington trolley buses get lifeline beyond 2017Wellington's trolley buses have been handed a lifeline, but how quickly it unravels remains to be seen.
- Inland Revenue gives out $50m more in refundsA cheesy aerobics video has helped Inland Revenue hand out $427 million in tax refunds â an increase of $50m over last year.
- Southland Sharks beat Wellington Saints in tense NBL finalThe Southland Sharks continued the southern domination over Wellington by claiming the 2015 National Basketball League title on Sunday night.
- MP Clayton Mitchell charged with assault defending himself against gang memberFirst-term NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell has revealed a fight with a gang member 18 years ago landed him with an assault charge and a suspended sentence.
- Detectives investigate Whakatane school fireWhakatane police are investigating a suspicious fire that completely gutted two classrooms at Whakatane Intermediate School.
- iPad classes are affecting our children's learning: parentsFears for children's reading and writing skills are becoming more prevalent as schools replace text-books with iPads.
- Young farmers 'shattered' after tough contestThe best young farmers in the land flocked to Taupo for a showdown as the town hosted the grand final of the Young Farmer Contest on Saturday.
- Proposed Newstead cemetery lounge cut from draft planA proposal to build a new reception and lounge facility at Hamilton Park Cemetery in Newstead has been scrubbed following legal advice.
- 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?
- Kookaburras steal late win over Belgium in World LeagueThe Kookaburras have stunned hosts Belgium in the most dramatic of circumstances to win the World Hockey League Semi-Final tournament, with defender Chris Ciriello firing home the game's ...
BBC News - Asia Pacific
- Clinton accuses China of hacking USUS presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.
- Charges over sunk Philippines ferryPhilippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.
- Micronesia hammered 38-0 by FijiMicronesia suffer the biggest defeat in international football history after losing 38-0, but may escape the record books.
- Dealers to prop up China sharesTop Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.
- Tonga King Tupou VI formally crownedThe king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.
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
- Greek referendum no vote signals huge challenge to eurozone leadersVictory by Syriza party of 60% to 40% in polarising referendum presents nightmare for eurozone elites, particularly Germany’s Angela Merkel Greece delivered a landslide no vote to the eu...
- Greek referendum: Alexis Tsipras hails victory for No campaign - live updatesTsipras: Democracy cannot be blackmailed Merkel and Hollande want emergency summit Latest summary: Greece votes No, by a landslide Official projection says 61% vote No Photos: No support...
- Greek referendum: live resultsGreeks have been voting today on whether or not to accept the proposals put to the country by its creditors, the ECB, EU and IMF. The leftist Syriza government rejected these proposals a...
- Greece's vote edges it towards euro exit, but the odyssey is far from overCreditors may now be tempted to let Greece sweat it out a bit in a cashless economy, but to avoid a Grexit tragedy they should try less stick and more carrot Greece’s membership of the e...
- Greek referendum result: who does what next?A flurry of eurozone meetings are set to go ahead in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt, but Greek exit contingency plans will also be discussed in the UK The Greek finance minister, ...
Telegraph - Australian and Pacific
- Tongan King Tupou VI crowned in Nuku'alofaTonga welcomes a new king - King Tupou VI - who is crowned at a coronation ceremony in Nuku'alofa
- Second suspected great white shark attack in Ballina Shire in 24 hoursA 52-year-old man narrowly escaped being hurt after his surfboard was bitten by what many believe was the same shark who mauled local surfer Mathew Lee
- Coach of Australian Rules football team Phil Walsh stabbed to deathHis son has been charged with murder after being arrested at a friend's house on Friday and was detained for psychological assessment
- Ageing career criminal in Australia to be deported back to UK after six decadesRobert "Bertie" Kidd, 81, who has spent most of his life in prison for burglaries and robberies, is to be sent back to England, despite leaving when he was just 14
- Bodyboarder fights for life after Australia shark attackA 32-year-old surfer critically injured by a shark at same Australian coastal town where a Japanese tourist was killed in February, police say
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- China’s Market Rout Is a Double ThreatA failure to halt the sell-off in stocks in the last three weeks has shaken Beijing’s aura of invincibility and imperils the global economy. Chinese investors in Beijing on Friday. Roughl...
- Murder Complaints Filed Against Ferry Crew in PhilippinesThe police in a central Philippine city filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized, leaving more than 50 people dead.
- U.S. Soldiers Used ‘Restraint’ in Kabul Confrontation, Inquiry FindsThe investigation examined a violent confrontation between Afghan residents and United States soldiers after a Taliban bomb ripped through a heavily armored convoy of troops in Kabul.
- Militants and Soldier Are Killed in Kashmir Gun Battle, Indian Official SaysAt least two people suspected of being militants and one soldier were killed near the disputed border with Pakistan, an Indian Army official said.
- China Moves to Stabilize Stock Markets; Initial Offerings HaltedThe country’s biggest brokerage firms unveiled a government-backed plan to buy shares, while its stock exchanges suspended all further initial public offerings of stock.
- Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe.
- Kerry urges Iran to make 'hard choices', says US ready to walkVIENNA (Reuters) - An Iranian nuclear agreement is possible this week if Iran makes the "hard choices" necessary, but if not, the United States stands ready to walk away from the negotiat...
- Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai: sourcesCAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples wi...
- On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear incursion into SyriaKARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern ...
- Greek referendum final polls show 'No' vote ahead by small marginATHENS (Reuters) - Final opinion polls released after the end of voting in Greece's referendum showed the 'No' vote leading by a small margin in Sunday's vote on a bailout proposal from c...
Financial Times - Asia Pacific
- Australian miners attack China coal testsAnger at move they say unfairly blocks cargoes at Chinese ports and increases costs for exporters
- Malaysia PM fights for political lifeFallout grows for PM over claims he received $681m from struggling state fund
- Myanmar showdown looms as polls approachDealmaking after landmark elections will pit power of generals against new democratic forces
- China injects liquidity to steady marketsBeijing launches emergency measures to halt equities slump
- Japan boosts aid to ‘Mekong five’ nationsTokyo sees Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos as vital to stimulating domestic growth