The New Zealand Herald
- Lewis gets full-time coaching job at HoustonHOUSTON (AP) Olympic great Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston.Lewis was a volunteer assistant last season. Head...
- Fatal fire victim still unidentifiedPolice are still trying to identify a person who died in a Northland fire after an Armed Offenders Squad callout.Emergency services were alerted to the fire at a Mangamuka property south ...
- Teacher admits indecently assaulting studentsA former Havelock North school teacher has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting his female students.Charles John Michael Harter, 63, was a part-time music and drama teacher at a local ...
- British rights activist on trial in Thai courtBANGKOK, Thailand (AP) A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a fruit processing factory in Thailand in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed agains...
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- Teacher admits to groping studentsA teacher with a 40-year career has admitted groping girls during music lessons, and police are concerned there could be other victims.
- Labour backs national flag reviewLabour would reintroduce 10-year passports and review the national flag, if elected later this month.
- Hundreds of jobs go at ColesAustralian supermarket chain Coles plans to cut between 500 and 600 jobs from its head office in Melbourne as part of a renewed efficiency drive aimed at freeing up funds to reinvest in r...
- Timaru office evacuated after threatA threat has prompted the evacaution of the entire Work and Income Timaru building.
- Winston Peters' bottom-linePrime Minister John Key won't rule out changing the inquiry into Judith Collins' actions into a royal commission after NZ First leader Winston Peters made it a bottom line for his support.
- 50 Cent bought his son a miniature car for his birthday50 Cent bought his two-year-old son Sire a miniature Mercedes in celebration of his birthday.
- Call for witnesses in aggravated robberyPolice are appealing for witnesses after an aggravated robbery in Hawera yesterday evening.
- Havelock North teacher pleads guilty to child sex chargesPolice say there could be more victims of an alleged child sex offender.
- Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jailThree inmates escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard.
- Netball championship to begin earlier for World CupNext year's trans-Tasman netball championship draw has been confirmed with the Adelaide Thunderbirds hosting Waikato / Bay of Plenty Magic in the first game on Saturday the second of Febr...
- Collins inquiry to have powers of royal commissionMr Key said the inquiry would have strong powers, equivalent to those of a royal commission.
- British PM announces tougher terror measuresBritish Prime Minister David Cameron has announced tougher measures against Britons planning to fight in Iraq and Syria.
- Amnesty accuses IS of 'ethnic cleansing'Massacres and abductions being carried out by the Islamic State are evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, Amnesty International says.
- FBI investigates nude photo leak, more celebs condemn itEmma Watson and Seth Rogen have condemned the leaking of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and others as the FBI confirms it is investigating.
- Snyders smashes own NZ short course recordIn-form breaststroke specialist Glenn Snyders has made a record-setting start to the New Zealand short course swimming championships in Wellington.
- Teacher admits abusing school childrenPolice say there may be more victims of 63-year-old teacher Charles Harter, who has admitted nine charges of indecent assault on children.
- Ariana Grande claims she was a "hot mess" when she was younger.The 'Problem' hitmaker - who is rumoured to be dating Big Sean - has confessed that although she's now a stunning star, she too has embarrassing pictures from her past that make her cringe.
- Lily Allen finds it easier to make good music when she's unhappy.The 29-year-old singer took a break from the industry in 2009 - since when she's married painter and decorator Sam Cooper and had two children, Ethel, two, and 19-month-old Marnie - and a...
- Young Kiwi finds killer cancer cellsA stem cell cancer breakthrough by a young Wellington woman will likely change the way deadly tongue cancer is treated in years to come.
- Robert Pattinson is dating FKA Twigs.The 'Twilight Saga' star is said to have a blossoming romance with the singer - whose real name is Tahliah Barnett - and the couple have reportedly been going on dates together for a "mon...
- New Zealand Set to Sail into a Busy Cruise SeasonNew Zealand ports will welcome a flotilla of cruise ships over the coming months, with more than 560 ship visits scheduled around the nation, according to the peak cruise industry body.
- Compac Sorting Equipment win prestigious international awardTuesday 2 September 2014, Auckland Compac Sorting Equipment’s success as a world leader in horticulture postharvest technology has recently been recognised by the International Society fo...
- New E-Incident Management Project Kicks into Action!Work has now commenced on a new electronic incident management system for South Island DHBs; a project which promises to improve patient safety outcomes and support a reduction in all typ...
- Caltex Raises $100,000 for Starship’s Operating RoomsAUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Caltex customers have helped raise $100,000 for the upgrade of the operating rooms at Starship Children’s Hospital – simply by redeeming their AA...
- Merchant Navy to be honoured with harbour bridge flagNZ TRANSPORT AGENCY|: Auckland The Red Ensign will, for the first time, be flown from the Auckland Harbour Bridge alongside New Zealand’s national flag on Wednesday (3 September) to comme...
- Basketball: Tall Blacks ready for USA (Newstalk ZB)The Tall Blacks are looking forward to showcasing their talents to a global audience.
- Golf: Kaymer tips Gallacher for Ryder Cup (Newstalk ZB)Some of the world's best golfers are on tenterhooks on the eve of the announcement of the captain's picks for this month's Ryder Cup.
- Athletics: Walsh unsatisfied despite gold (Newstalk ZB)He's won a major title, but Kiwi shot putter Tom Walsh hasn't met his own expectations at the IAAF's world challenge event in Croatia.
- Rugby: All Blacks reflect on Sydney draw (Newstalk ZB)Most want to forget it, but the All Blacks are drawing on the experiences of the drawn test in Sydney to prepare them for Argentina.
- Football: NZF announce new chairman (Newstalk ZB)New Zealand Football has a new chairman.
The National Business Review
- Brownlee sets out CERA's transition from powerBrownlee outlines CERA's handing over of power read more
- Monster donations see Conservatives pull ahead of Internet Mana in big money raceread more
- Hooton hits back after personal comments from Keyread more
- Parker’s letter to top cop prompts tepid police response, tirade from Slaterread more
- Airwork chairman boosts shareholding following bumper resultread 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.
- Police escalate probe into CTV collapsePolice will advance the criminal investigation into the collapse of the CTV building during the February 2011 earthquake.
- Ashburton shooting: Family and friends speakOne victim of the Ashburton Work and Income office shooting "loved her job" while another moved to the town following the Christchurch earthquakes, according to family and friends.
- 'Lovely' nursing student had bright futureA young woman who died as a result of a car crash near the Owen River last month was a "lovely girl" who wanted to help others, a family member says.
- Ashburton victim's death leaves 'huge gap'Susan Leigh Cleveland moved to Ashburton to escape Christchurch's earthquakes, her grieving mother says.
- PM department to absorb CeraPrime Minister John Key has announced the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) will be assimilated into the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC).
- Duncan Garner: Who has the worst parking charges?Have you had issues with parking operators?
- Karyn & Andrew's Policy Thursdays: Economic PolicyDecision 14: Select and listen to economic policy from New Zealand's main political parties.
- Duncan Garner: Could David Cunliffe be the accidental Prime Minister?By Duncan Garner. John Key must be considering throwing it all away – surely?
- Adrian Maidment on Judith Collins' resignationWorking for...
- OPINION: Cunliffe's walking on sunshineHe won't admit it publicly, but Labour leader David Cunliffe knows he won last night's debate, and he'll be fist-pumping his way around his Herne Bay home tonight.
Radio New Zealand
- Britain outlines anti-terror measuresNew powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects' passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
- Ashburton shootings - a view from aboveAshburton remains in shock after the daylight killing of two of its residents and a manhunt which swept through the district. We went above the town this morning to see where events unfol...
- Commodity prices down for 6th monthGlobal commodity prices for the country's exports have fallen for the sixth successive month. The commodity price index declined by 3.3% in August, from the previous month.
- National would make changes to CERAPrime Minister John Key has announced CERA would be merged into the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, if a National government was re-elected.
- Insurance broker case goes to appealThe Supreme Court has granted the Fire Service an appeal over a long-running legal row with the Insurance Brokers Association, over levies payable to the service.
- 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 ...
- Kaitaki ferry sailing cancelled after mechanical problemsFor the second week running Interislander ferry Kaitaki's Tuesday return sailing between Wellington and Picton has been cancelled because of a mechanical problem.
- Wainuiomata rest home depends on land pricesA rest home in Wainuiomata could finally get the green light.
- Daniel Corbett joins TVNZ weather teamDaniel Corbett, the former public face of MetService, is to join the One News weather team.
- Meetings to discuss Mana PostShop optionsNew Zealand Post will host two public meetings this month to discuss the future of Mana PostShop.
- Petone to Grenada link proves popularParts of the proposed Petone to Grenada link road have received strong public support but others remain unsettled following consultation, the New Zealand Transport Agency says.
- Missing man likely dead when police began searchIt's likely Kawhia man Trevor Smith died before police picked up his missing person report and launched a search and rescue operation.
- Pair cased hotel, say neighboursRobbers are believed to have hidden behind a fence before pouncing on unassuming new business owners and stealing from them.
- Hamilton lawyer suspendedA Hamilton lawyer with 34 years' experience has been suspended for a month after transferring ownership of a property that was held in a family trust.
- Maori king back home and restingThe Maori King, Tuheitia, is on the mend at home after he was discharged from hospital at the weekend.
- Candidates lobby voters for HunuaThe National Party has taken every step to ensure its Hunua seat remains blue when constituents cast their votes on September 20.
- 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
- Limited edition prints support West Coast fundArtist sets sights on $10,000 for Pike River families.
The Sydney Morning Herald
- 'This is a sex crime'Gabi Grecko takes to social media after revelation she was victim of nude hack.
- GST stoush: Abbott slaps down HockeyThe Treasurer is already under pressure over the budget. Now, the Prime Minister has rebuked him.
- Jane Caro defends 'marriage is prostitution' claim"I'm going to say something really dangerous now," warned Q&A panellist.
- 'Big miners are off the hook'Deal struck with Clive Palmer over mining tax, government says.
- Actor escapes heroin convictionHe pleaded guilty, but magistrate agreed a conviction would hurt his 'long, successful' career.
BBC News - Asia Pacific
- Pakistan MPs hold emergency sessionA joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
- China accuses MPs of 'interference'Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.
- US works to free trio in N KoreaThe White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
- British activist in Thailand trialA British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
- Woman has boy after swim to safetyAn Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.
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
- Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threatSpearhead force will be made up of around 4,000 troops with capacity to 'travel light but strike hard', according to Nato Nato is to create a 4,000-strong "spearhead" high-readiness force...
- US attacks al-Shabaab in SomaliaPentagon announces operation against extremist network in wake of suicide bombing raid on Mogadishu prison US military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an oper...
- David Cameron shelves move to ban British jihadis returning to UKPolitical and legal opposition forces PM to back down on key elements of plan to counteract Islamic State terrorist threat David Cameron's plan to fight the terrorist threat posed by Isla...
- 'Competing British police forces' harmed Madeleine McCann searchRelations with Portuguese authorities damaged as agencies fought to join investigation, says secret Home Office report The investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was ham...
- Scotland referendum sides told to keep campaigns civil and peacefulPleas from police chiefs and MPs follow number of flashpoints between yes and no activists across Scotland at weekend Supporters of Scottish independence welcomed as a "breakthough" the l...
Telegraph - Australian and Pacific
- Australia to join international operation to supply weapons to Kurdish fightersThe prime minister, Tony Abbott, says Australia will provide assistance to the Peshmerga to stem the advance of Isil
- Thousands pay tribute to World War One regiment of 'fighting horsemen'Crowds gathered in Sydney to mark the centenary of one of Australia's most well known regiments the 1st Light Horse brigade
- British made Pacific islanders fat by civilising them with fried foodSocial changes introduced to Nauru and The Cook Islands while they were under colonial rule sparked the current obesity crisis
- Google tests drone delivery service in Australian outbackWatch engineers at Google trial their new delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles to drop off parcels in remote locations
- Mysterious luminous waves hit Sydney beachLuminous blue waves caused by plankton are seen breaking on Manly Beach in Sydney
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- In Interviews, 3 Americans Held in North Korea Plead for U.S. HelpThe three were interviewed by CNN and The Associated Press, and the choreography of the interviews suggested that North Korea wanted to use the prisoners as bargaining leverage. Jeffrey F...
- Pakistani Protesters Briefly Take Over Headquarters of State TelevisionAfter ransacking the headquarters of Pakistan Television and cutting transmission cables in the newsrooms, antigovernment demonstrators yielded to the military. Pakistani troops urging pr...
- Global Health: How Fighting in Pakistan Affects War Against PolioWhile some Taliban factions have banned vaccinations since 2012, fleeing refugees often encounter vaccinators.
- China’s Factories Slowing, Surveys ShowAt the same time, surveys of purchasing managers across Asia told a tale of fewer new orders and faltering exports, but with brighter spots like India and Taiwan.
- Solar Company Seeks Stiff U.S. Tariffs to Deter Chinese SpyingAn Oregon-based solar company is proposing that punitive tariffs be imposed on Chinese manufacturers that have benefited from online espionage. Solar panels at a business fair last year i...
- Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror listEIN ZIVAN Golan Heights/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as U.N. peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding that their grou...
- Hong Kong police arrest 19 in pro-democracy scufflesHONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they arrested 19 people during scuffles with pro-democracy activists prompted by China's decision not to allow the Asian financial h...
- Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advanceKIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as...
- Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export banWASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union...
- Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. helpSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. media ...
Financial Times - Asia Pacific
- China stance on HK voting sparks protestsUnder China’s plan, potential candidates for chief executive would need the support of more than half the mostly pro-Beijing nominating committee
- India’s economic confidence returnsThe idea that India could expand more rapidly than China no longer seems absurd, but the country’s recovery remains both gradual and fragile
- Q&A: Pakistan protestsAfter last year’s successful elections – hailed as an important step towards a sustainable democracy – why have demonstrations erupted now?
- Beijing offers money for mixed marriagesPolicy introduced in Cherchen County in south Xinjiang as part of government response to recent bombings and terrorist attacks in region
- Pakistan army evicts TV station protestersStorming of broadcaster by anti-government demonstrators suggests government’s grip is loosening