The New Zealand Herald
- Business Highlights___Why Friday's US jobs report could affect Americans' financesWASHINGTON (AP) " With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, Friday's jobs report for August could trigger eventual...
- Coyotes sign 1st-round draft pick Nick MerkleyGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) " The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.The 18-...
- Things that have happened since the Warriors last won a gameThe Warriors last savoured the sweet taste of victory on July 12, with their round 16 28-14 win over Melbourne Storm.That game featured plenty of highlights of the Warriors at their attac...
- Rugby World Cup: 10 key playersGregor Paul: The All Blacks Kieran Read It was no coincidence that the All Blacks enjoyed their first perfect season in the year Kieran Read was crowned World Player of the Year.The capta...
- AP PHOTOS: Searing images of past crisesThe photo of a dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach captures everything we don't want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refuge...
- Gambling conman plays get out of jail cardA gambling conman, who ripped of a pregnant woman, has produced a $20,000 cheque to keep himself out of jail.
- Gareth Bale goal takes Wales closer to first Euro finals since 1958A late Gareth Bale header has given Wales a 1-0 win over Cyprus in their Euro 2016 Group B qualifier, keeping them on course for their first major finals since 1958.
- Ammunition, gas cylinders in house fireA Turangi home gutted by fire overnight had gas cylinders and ammunition inside, forcing fire crews to undertake an external attack.
- Astra Motor Lodge adds heart to hospitalityNothing is business as usual at Astra Motor Lodge.
- Project Re-home welcome no moreProject Re-Home thinks it's 'barking mad' they are no longer welcome in Rotorua.
- Jon Stewart hailed as 'one of the great comedy accomplishments of all time'Jon Stewart says goodbye after 16 years on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show".
- Smith: Don't expect flair from All BlacksConrad Smith has warned those expecting the All Blacks to play with panache at the business end of the Rugby World Cup not to hold their breath.
- Refugee quota boost may not help Syrians – CollinsJudith Collins says if the Government agrees to up the refugee quota, that doesn't necessarily mean Syrians will be the ones to benefit.
- Rod Petricevic parole would set 'dangerous precedent' - SSTThe High Court in Wellington will hear the Sensible Sentencing Trust's case to keep former Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic behind bars this morning.
- Auckland man removes monitoring ankletAn Auckland man approaching the end of his home detention sentence went on the run yesterday.
- Neighbour tried to get wife to give up bodyA neighbour of a woman who kept her dead husband's body inside her Titahi Bay home, possibly for weeks, has told of how she tried to get her to give it up.
- Decision due on firefighters' US futureNZ firefighters working to help put out fires in the US will know soon if they are to stay on or coming home.
- Ellen Page wants to "support those who are not as privileged"The 28-year-old star, who announced she is gay in February 2014, says her upcoming movie 'Freeheld,' in which she stars alongside Julianne Moore, inspired her to open up about her sexuali...
- Pragmatism to win out over panache: SmithDespite their exciting outside back selections, All Blacks centre Conrad Smith reckons pragmatic rugby will win out again at the Rugby World Cup.
- Jaime King says Taylor Swift is going to be an "amazing" mother in the futureThe 36-year-old actress, who recently made the 'Blank Space' hitmaker godmother to her six-week old son, Leo Thames, thinks her close friend is a fantastic role model for young people.
- NZ dollar jumps on ECB economic downgradeThe NZ dollar makes gains against the euro after the European Central Bank lowered its forecasts for inflation and the economy.
- Stamping out the black marketHawke’s Bay Seafoods said today it was cooperating fully with the Ministry for Primary Industries in efforts to stamp out black market sales of illegally-caught fish in the region. “Our c...
- UNICEF NZ calling on NZers to Stand with Children of SyriaUNICEF NZ calling on New Zealanders to Stand with the Children of Syria Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/syria Devastating news reports and images of children circulating over the last few da...
- Bay apprentice wins top awardBuilding apprentice Jamie Russell has been named the Bay of Plenty Region’s Registered Master Builders Carters 2015 Apprentice of the Year.
- Horizons supports nationwide earthquake drillHorizons Regional Council and the Manawatu-Wanganui Civil Defence Emergency Management Group are once again supporting a nationwide initiative to see 1.5 million New Zealanders drop, cove...
- Shorebird census surprise on Lake WairarapaA record number of nationally vulnerable shorebird species has been counted on the shores of Lake Wairarapa in a recent survey.
- Marking International Day of Charity tomorrow (Fuseworks)Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging New Zealanders to support International Day of Charity tomorrow by looking at the array of charitable opportunities avail...
- Rough weather moving in for some (Fuseworks)New Zealand will be affected by two weather systems this weekend - a low that will cross over the upper North Island very early on Saturday morning, then a blustery cold south to south we...
- Soldiers' cultural education 'key in modern conflicts' (Fuseworks)Weapons, tactical training and physical fitness are all part of the preparation to serve in war zones.
- UNICEF calling on NZers to stand with the children of Syria (Fuseworks)Devastating news reports and images of children circulating over the last few days are a solemn and stark reminder that even in New Zealand, we can't sit idly by as the Syrian crisis cont...
- Drones - friend or foe? (Fuseworks)After the success of the 3D printing lecture series in 2014, Hutt City Libraries is set to hold an exclusive lecture series on drones this October.
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.
- Editorial: Five years, 436,053 storiesFive years ago Cantabrians suffered the rudest awakening.
- Cantabrians remember the day 'that changed all of our lives'About 200 Cantabrians gathered on New Brighton beach at dawn, to mark five years since an earthquake first made its indelible mark on the region.
- Snow and gales give Spring a wintery welcomeA cold snap is bringing freezing temperatures and snow to parts of NZ - but there's a bigger one in the wings.
- Earthquake babies Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard start schoolFive years after the earthquake that marked their entrance into the world, Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard are starting school.
- Church announces new deal for Christ Church CathedralAn independent Government-appointed consultant will be brought in to negotiate plans for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral after four years of deadlock.
- DUNCAN GARNER: The Prime Minister must increase refugee numbersWe can no longer afford to sit still and ignore the crisis from afar.
- DUNCAN GARNER: Boys are surrounded by drugsThink you can stop your boys getting access to drugs? Read on...
- WILLIE JACKSON: Problems still ahead for Sam Lotu-LigaThere still are a few nightmares ahead for the Corrections Minister, writes Willie Jackson
- WINSTON PETERS: Who’s checking the promises as Kiwi land ownership is lost?New Zealand land continues to go under the hammer to foreign buyers but no one is holding buyers to their promises of job and wealth creation for New Zealanders.
- WILLIE JACKSON: Immigration makes us better off, if done right"Immigration is important and I believe we must allow more migrants into New Zealand if we are to grow as a country, both economically and culturally," writes Willie Jackson.
Radio New Zealand
- Bishop says no threat to Australia's Nauru aidAustralia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australian assistance to Nauru is not under threat.
- England to wear alternate kit v Fiji in Cup openerEngland will be forced to wear alternate red shirts for the Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji, after losing a coin toss.
- Guam footballers thrashed 6-0 in IranGuam's dream start to Football World Cup qualifying came to a crashing halt this morning as they were thrashed 6-0 in Iran.
- PNG and Australia police in talks over Manus threePNG and Australia are in talks about returning to PNG for police questioning three security guards from the Manus detention centre.
- Agreement means Maori can be part of housing solutionAn agreement with the Government over developing surplus land in Auckland helps cement the commitment to housing for its people, says the chair of the Tamaki Collective.
- 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 ...
- Neighbour tried to convince wife to give up husband's body she may have fedThrough a crack in a window, a neighbour tried to convince a woman to give up her dead husband's body.
- CoCo at The Roxy serves up Wellington on a Plate's cocktail winner
- Mystery good-sort again blesses Lower Hutt family with food in time of needA mysterious good-sort has again blessed a family with food in a time of need.
- Syrian ex-asylum seekers in Wellington urge Government to up refugee quotaGihan Alarayshi's disabled toddler son watched a man shot to death in front him as he went to the physiotherapist in his war-torn hometown of Damascus.
- Wellington whiz goes from maths failure to space scholarA Wellington whiz-kid who once failed maths is heading to London to help unlock the secrets of the universe.
- Hamilton Girls' High School rugby team all in for crack at national title repeat"At the end of the day, whatever the result is, as long as the team are all in, then the result is irrelevant."
- Top five things to do this weekend: September 4 - 6BOOK FAIR
- Cheeky billboard riles rugby fans in NPC stuntA cheeky billboard from a rival rugby team installed in the heart of the Waikato has raised some eyebrows from fans.
- Firefighters battle Coromandel cottage blaze near TairuaA fire in a hard-to-reach Coromandel peninsula cottage is being fought by firefighters.
- Reports of body sees Hamilton river walkway cordoned offPolice have confirmed the body discovered floating in the Waikato River was that of a missing 38-year-old Hamilton man.
- 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...
- WIN a Husqvarna Ride-on Lawnmower!Listen up fellas, because this prize is too good to miss. One lucky lad will walk away with a Husqvarna TS-138! The TS-138 is ideal for homeowners and landowners with larger gardens who n...
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- New Look Sunday MagazineSunday should be special. If there's one day that we get to kick back, create a window of "me time" and seek new inspiration for the week ahead, Sunday is it.
- 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?
- Canberra mornings: September 4, 2015The news, traffic and weather to get you up to speed.
BBC News - Asia Pacific
- Wing debris 'certainly' from MH370French prosecutors say "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
- China parade marks victory over JapanChina has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military on an unprecedented scale.
- Chris the sheep 'sets new record'An overgrown sheep dubbed Chris, found wandering near Australia's capital, sets an unofficial world record for the heaviest fleece.
- Mel Gibson will not face chargesHollywood actor Mel Gibson will not be charged over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a female photographer in Australia.
- Heavily laden boat sinks off MalaysiaMalaysian authorities say a boat carrying at least 70 suspected Indonesian migrants has capsized off the country's west coast.
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
- Cameron bows to pressure to allow more Syrian refugees into BritainPrime minister vows UK will take thousands of people currently in UN refugee camps on the Syrian border David Cameron has bowed to growing international and domestic demands that Britain...
- Aylan Kurdi: friends and family fill in gaps behind harrowing imagesKurdi family had escaped Damascas and headed to Aleppo before moving to Kobani when fighting broke out Even now, one night and a day after the disaster, the detritus of their devastation...
- Migration crisis: Hungary PM says Europe in grip of madnessViktor Orbán attacks EU policy, saying the influx of Muslim refugees poses a threat to Europe’s Christian identity Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has claimed ...
- The Guardian view on the refugee crisis: much more must be done, and not just by the UK | EditorialThere are no perfect solutions, here or in Syria. But compassion is necessary and there are hard decisions to be made about Europe’s place in the world Britain cannot open its borders to...
- Jeremy Corbyn cannot envisage sending British troops overseasLeftwing candidate questioned as he and three rivals appear at final hustings before ballot closes, broadcast on Sky News Jeremy Corbyn, the frontrunner in the Labour leadership contest,...
Telegraph - Australian and Pacific
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans flock to shops on Force Friday, in picturesIn pics: First taste of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys
- Mel Gibson will not be charged for allegedly pushing female photographerPolice in Sydney say Gibson will not face charges after female photographer claimed he pushed and verbally abused her
- Child abuse 'ignored' at Australian school praised by Prince CharlesFormer pupils of Geelong Grammar, a private school in Australia attended for two terms by Prince Charles, tell inquiry of child sex assaults
- Barrister apologises for sleeping during inquest into death of British race car driverAustralian barrister David Tait apologises for sleeping during inquest into 2013 crash which killed Sean Edwards, son of former F1 driver Guy Edwards
- New Zealand unveils shortlist of four for its new flagSilver fern prominent on shortlist of four - none of which include the Union flag
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- Afghans See Devious Attacks as Sign of War’s Toll on Traditional ValuesThe principal of Pashtunwali, a code of conduct that stresses fairness and gives guest privileges even to enemies, is being lost after decades of war.
- President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala Resigns, Then Appears in CourtAfter months of street protests, Mr. Pérez Molina ended up in a courtroom to hear prosecutors’ accusations that he ran a vast customs fraud scheme. Protesters in Guatemala City on Thursday.
- Analysis Confirms Plane Debris Came From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Investigators said a serial number inside the wing piece that was found in July corresponded with records of the company that supplied the part for the disappeared plane.
- Military Parade in China Gives Xi Jinping a Platform to Show Grip on PowerMr. Xi announced that 300,000 military personnel would be demobilized, the country’s largest troop reduction in nearly two decades. President Xi Jinping during the military parade in Beij...
- Tamil Lawmaker to Lead Opposition in Sri LankaRajavarothiam Sampanthan, 82, becomes the first member of the island nation’s largest minority to hold the post in more than three decades.
- U.S. clerk jailed for gay marriage defiance; dispute goes onASHLAND, Ky. (Reuters) - A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to he...
- Brady to suit up after 'Deflategate' win; NFL appealsNEW YORK (Reuters) - Star quarterback Tom Brady will play in the New England Patriots' season opener next week after a federal judge threw out his "Deflategate" suspension on Thursday - b...
- South Carolina to seek death penalty in Charleston church massacreCHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is charged with the June murders of nine black worshippers at a Charleston church, a state pro...
- Chinese ships headed home after Bering Sea sighting: U.S. NavyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Chinese Navy ships sighted in the Bering Sea off Alaska during a visit to the region by U.S. President Barack Obama have begun their "return transit," the U.S....
- Guatemala's president quits, faces charges in graft scandalGUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned his presidency and turned himself in to a court on Thursday to face charges in a corruption scandal that gutted his government a...
Financial Times - Asia Pacific
- US to hit China hackers before Xi’s visitRetaliation against cyber espionage complicates president’s trip
- China’s parade sends a clear messageBeijing’s resolute military stance can only raise regional tensions
- China risks repeating the errors of JapanTo see what happens when government tries to prop up stock prices, Tokyo’s story is sobering
- China unveils ‘Guam Express’ missileThe longer range of the DF-26 means it can reach US base in the western Pacific Ocean
- Japan to adopt wide-ranging ID system‘My Number’ set to raise tax revenues as well as privacy concerns