The New Zealand Herald
- Australian Open GlanceMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " A look at the Australian Open on Wednesday:WEATHER: Early rain, then mostly sunny, high temperature of 21 Celsius (70 Fahrenheit).ATTENDANCE: Day: 42,343; Nigh...
- Suspect in Florida officer's slaying faces 5 new chargesORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " A day after an expletive-laced court appearance on charges he killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend, a fugitive is due in court again in Florida to face five new charges ...
- Ellis Genge back with England for 6 NationsLONDON (AP) " Ellis Genge has been recalled to the squad for England's Six Nations title defense just weeks after being dropped by coach Eddie Jones.Genge made his England debut against W...
- Germany launches bid as favorite to host Euro 2024FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) " The German soccer federation has formally launched a bid to host the 2024 European Championship.Federation president Reinhard Grindel says it will choose 10 stad...
- Venus focused on tennis, not age, in record 73rd Grand SlamMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " One could never accuse Venus Williams of being sensitive about her age. Not the way she keeps making self-deprecating jokes about it at the Australian Open.Cas...
- Kevin Dillard, Kirk Penney propel NZ Breakers to big win over Illawarra HawksThe Kevin Dillard Show got a co-star in Wollongong on Friday night as the NZ Breakers stormed well and truly back into the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) post-season picture.
- Sydney FC down Adelaide United, keep unbeaten record in A-LeagueTwo goals in three minutes have kept Sydney FC's undefeated juggernaut rolling, with Alex Brosque and Milos Ninkovic lifting the A-League leaders to a 2-0 victory over Adelaide.
- Eight people found alive under avalanche-hit Italian hotel - rescuersEight people were found alive on Friday (Saturday NZ Time), two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protection off...
- Palmerston North software developer's holographic exhibitions to bring art out of the vaultsï»¿
- Melbourne CBD chaos: Three dead, 25 injured as pedestrians deliberately run downA witness has spoken of her despair when she realised a toddler was among the injured on Friday when a man drove his car into afternoon crowds in Melbourne's CBD.
- Man jailed for trafficking, exploitationA man found guilty on dozens of trafficking and exploitation charges has been sentenced.
- Climate change scientists 'get things wrong' - Trump aideA member of US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team says a belief in man-made climate change may one day be comparable to believing the Earth is flat.
- World Rugby cracks down on head contact as protection measure for playersRugby union's world governing body announced new measures on Wednesday to protect players from head injuries.
- Father discharged without conviction after daughter's drowningThe father of an 18-month-old who drowned in an inflatable pool has been discharged without conviction.
- New Zealand dollar falls after Federal Reserve raises ratesThe New Zealand dollar fell after the Federal Reserve raised rates.
- Hunt reportedly accepts Dragons' big offerBrisbane halfback Ben Hunt has reportedly accepted a six-year multi-million dollar NRL offer from St George Illawarra.
- Four hurt in plane crash in MarlboroughA light plane has gone off the end of the runway at a rural airstrip near Clarence in southern Marlborough and four people have been hurt.
- Williams in line for Glory A-League returnFormer Socceroo Rhys Williams is a chance to make a shock return to Glory's line-up after being named in an extended squad for Perth's clash with Victory.
- Trump inauguration: Let the era of unpredictability beginHang the bunting, raise the flags, polish the silverware — it's inauguration week in the US where President-elect Donald Trump will become POTUS and a new era in American politics will of...
- Ed Sheeran has had a pub built in his new houseThe 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker has revealed he's had a tunnel constructed in his new abode which leads to a pub, where he intends to host parties in the coming years.
- Mangawhai Water SuppliesKaipara District Council (KDC) is pleased to announce that support has been arranged to assist the Mangawhai community access water deliveries to their water tanks that are running dry th...
- Free WIFI proving popular and going wellThe Council supplied free WIFI in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi is proving popular with hundreds of people using the service every day.
- Willie Jackson, Norm Dewes, Willie Te Aho to fisheries trustJan. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Te Ohu Kaimoana, which oversees Māori fisheries assets, has named Willie Jackson, Norm Dewes and Willie Te Aho to the board of a $20 million trust for unaffiliate...
- Changes to TranzAlpine serviceKiwiRail is offering day trips from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on its popular TranzAlpine service after Wednesday’s weather bomb cut road and rail links.
- Disruption To Wellington Bus Services 24 JanOn Tuesday 24 January 2017 GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services will be disrupted due to a scheduled Annual General Meeting of the Tramways Union.
- Four hurt in plane crash in Marlborough (NZ Newswire)A light plane has gone off the end of the runway at a rural airstrip near Clarence in southern Marlborough and four people have been hurt.
- Two dead in Pukekohe crash (NZ Newswire)At least two people are dead after a car hit a tree in Pukekohe, Auckland.
- Two dead after car hits tree in Pukekohe (Yahoo New Zealand)Two people have died after a car hit a tree in Pukekohe on Friday evening.
- Black Caps play down slip catching woes (NZ Newswire)Four dropped catches in the slips cordon is disappointing but no cause for heartache says New Zealand Test bowler Tim Southee.
- Road closed, car hits tree in Pukekohe (NZ Newswire)A car has hit a tree on Morgan Road in Pukekohe and at least two people are in the crushed car.
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.
- Rush for rooms at Christchurch's student hallsThe South Island's biggest polytechnic cannot build student accommodation fast enough to keep up with roaring demand.
- American travel blogger's take on Dunedin takes off
- Arthur's Pass to stay closed until at least Saturday afternoonThe road through Arthur's Pass will remain closed until at least Saturday afternoon while workers clear a massive slip blocking the highway.
- Failed national counselling service Relationships Aotearoa owes $1.7 millionHundreds of unsecured creditors are unlikely to see any of the $1.7 million owed to them by a liquidated national counselling service.
- Nelson lawyer Sue Grey takes government to High Court over cannabidiolSick New Zealanders might not need to jump through so many hoops to obtain cannabis-based medicine if a Nelson lawyer wins her battle against the Government.
- ANDREW LITTLE: Pike River families deserve justice and supportIn Labour we use the phrase “Kiwi dream” to talk about our vision for New Zealand. To me, it’s a shorthand for the way we as New Zealanders believe in equality, in dignity, in looking out...
- JAMES SHAW: A glimpse into a climate change-altered futureI didn’t get a lot of sleep on Thursday night. The winds thrashing my house woke me up at about 4am. Windows that don’t normally rattle were clattering away in their frames. When my wife ...
- WINSTON PETERS: NZ First – sticking to our principlesNew Zealand First has always supported the underdog and rallied against corruption. We’re proud of that, even though it has meant we have drawn more than our share of venom and opprobrium.
- JOHN DAY: It's not the right time for Aaron Cruden to be leaving NZAll Blacks first-five Aaron Cruden is leaving New Zealand Rugby for a two-year deal with French club Montpellier.
- BRIN RUDKIN: Tips for first time cruisersI know what you’re thinking. Cruising is for the newlywed, overfed and nearly dead. And, to some degree, you’re right. In fact, if you hop on a cruise ship I guarantee you will come acros...
Radio New Zealand
- Questions linger as Trump takes officeDonald Trump is about to be sworn in as the 45th US president, taking power over a divided country after winning a savage campaign.
- China's economic growth slowsChina's economy grew last year at its slowest rate in more than a quarter of a century.
- NZ judge grants under-fire financier reprieve over luxury assetsA New Zealand judge has let a Malaysian businessman and his family continue their fight to stop assets worth millions being seized by the US.
- No growth for Cook Islands agricultural exportsCook Islands agricultural exports are expected to remain stagnant following a rapid decline over the past few years.
- Two confirmed dead in Pukekohe crashAt least two people have been killed in a car crash in Pukekohe this evening, police say.
- 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 ...
- Wellington considers new earthquake laws that could cost homeowners thousandsWellington homeowners could be forced to spend thousands removing chimneys, reinforcing piles and installing emergency water tanks under new earthquake regulations that could be fast-trac...
- Council plans to fight rising sea levels threaten Kiwi seaside property dreamThe Kiwi dream of living by the sea could be swept away as councils across the country consider pushing for property restrictions to combat forecast sea level rises.
- Porirua may ban beggars as locals claim drug use is making them more aggressivePorirua is contemplating making begging illegal amid fears that synthetic cannabis use is making the city's panhandlers more violent.
- Girl, 14, left in Wellington police interview room for hours after arrestA teenage girl was left locked alone in a police interview room for six hours after being arrested in Wellington.
- Teaching children disaster planning at Te Papa 'improves adult knowledge'Teaching children how to prepare for disaster helps improve the knowledge of their parents and teachers too, a Te Papa study has found.
- From jail breaker to music makerIf you want to know how to break out of prison, Jesse Ibell's your man.
- Warrant out for woman accused of stealing more than $30kA woman accused of swiping thousands of dollars using a bank payment system has failed to show up in court.
- Kiwi tradies take on late-night intruderA burglar got more than he bargained for when he busted into the Australian home of three Kiwi tradies.
- Hellhole? This is Nawton, the community that likes to get togetherGhosts and green-faced witches stream into Elliott Park, past the car-lined street and the people mover selling hangi.
- Young runner Quinn Gardiner-Hall is off to AntarcticaSoon, Quinn Gardiner-Hall will set off on a journey halfway across the globe to run a half marathon in one of the world's most hostile environments - Antarctica.
- 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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- Oscar Kightley: English should change his mind and front up to WaitangiOpinion: With American politics taking the strangest turns thanks to Donald Trump, perhaps now is a good time to focus on what our own leaders are up to.
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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
- Murray Cox: The Australian pricking Airbnb's global bubbleIf the the television series Friends was made today, Joey and Chandler wouldn't be there – their New York apartment would be permanently rented on Airbnb.
- 'Give him a go': Kevin Rudd's advice for Donald Trump and Malcolm TurnbullFormer prime minister Kevin Rudd says Donald Trump should be given a chance to calm his temperament and "grow into the job" once he is officially inaugurated as US President on Saturday.
- 'We're not in this alone': Australians joining the anti-Trump Women's March on WashingtonAsked about their motivations for going, the women cited a mix of revulsion for Trump and as well as his policies.
- Distrustful nation: Australians lose faith in politics, media and business"We're talking about a trust crisis that is causing a systemic meltdown."
- Jobs for the girls: the silent revolution in Australia's workforceWomen are marching on Washington this weekend, but they've been storming the Australian workforce for decades, with implications for mortgage rates.
BBC News - Asia Pacific
- Court blocks Papua New Guinea protestsThe University of Papua New Guinea obtains an injunction to stop protests, after several people were injured at a demonstration against the prime minister.
- Thailand marks 70 years of king's reignCelebrations are held to mark 70 years since Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reining living monarch, came to the throne.
- Japan in protest over Chinese shipJapan lodges a protest with the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo after a Chinese ship sailed close to contested islands in the East China Sea.
- Daughter 'burnt to death by mother'Police in Pakistan arrest a woman suspected of burning her daughter to death for marrying without family consent.
- Taliban seize dozens of hostagesThe Afghan Taliban have kidnapped up to 40 people on the main road through the northern province of Kunduz, officials say.
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
- Donald Trump inauguration: 'It all begins today' – live coverageTrump pledges to make America ‘greater than ever’ Reports: Trump associates investigated for Russia links Soros brands Trump a ‘would-be dictator’ doomed to fail DeploraBall: Trump lover...
- Too much love: Nigel Farage and friends have a bad boys' ball in DCIn a hotel overlooking the White House, revellers wondered if the other half of the ‘beautiful friendship’ would arrive On the top floor of a very grand hotel overlooking the White House...
- DeploraBall: Trump lovers and haters clash at Washington DC eventHundreds of demonstrators gather to wave placards and shout slogans at the National Press Club where pro-Trump event was held • Donald Trump inauguration: the world holds its breath – li...
- Italy avalanche: eight people found alive in hotel rubbleFive survivors flown to hospital suffering from hypothermia as rescuers dig to free others trapped in Rigopiano hotel kitchen Eight people, including two children, have been found alive ...
- Corbyn's choice to fight Copeland byelection rejected by local partyGillian Troughton’s selection revealed just before Labour announced Copeland and Stoke Central polls will take place on 23 February Labour has said it will hold both the Stoke Central an...
Telegraph - Australian and Pacific
- Donald Trump inauguration: Countdown to swearing in the new US President live
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- Donald Trump replies to Theresa May's Churchill letter ahead of his inauguration
- Italy avalanche: 'Truly a miracle' as eight people found alive almost two days after hotel was buried in snow with 30 inside
- Who is performing at Donald Trump's inauguration ball and party and who said no?
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- Asia and Australia Edition: Donald Trump, Gambia, Tehran: Your Morning BriefingHere’s what you need to know to start your day.
- China’s Economy Grows Strongly, Yet Central Bank Eases PolicyShoppers in Sanya, China, in September. Adjusted for inflation, consumer spending climbed 9.6 percent last year, led by blistering growth in online retail sales of 26.2 percent.Rising deb...
- In India, Tension Over Traditions Perilous to Animals and Humans AlikeIndians in Chennai protested a ban on a bull wrestling festival in Chennai on Thursday, paralyzing the streets.Thousands of Indians are protesting a ban on a bull-wrestling tradition in T...
- Philippine Police Are Accused of Killing South Korean BusinessmanThe chief of the Philippine National Police, Ronald dela Rosa, left, with President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Thursday.Officers seized Jee Ick-joo under the pretense of a drug raid las...
- Sinosphere: Wife of Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Seeks Angela Merkel’s HelpProtesters in Hong Kong demanding the release of the rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong in December. Mr. Jiang has been in custody since November, but the Chinese authorities have not disclosed...
- Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump's U.S. presidencyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the coun...
- Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take officeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wa...
- Washington braces for massive protests as Trump becomes U.S. presidentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday, as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people p...
- Eight survivors found after massive Italy avalanchePENNE, Italy (Reuters) - Eight people were found alive on Friday two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protectio...
- Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court on FridayNEW YORK CITY (Reuters) - Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended...
Financial Times - Asia Pacific
- Jho Low fights US seizure of 1MDB-linked assetsMalaysian businessman and family win back NZ trusts owning jet and property worth $265m
- China cracks down on football splurgeBeijing introduces rules to curb spending on foreign players and boost local game
- Wanda replaces US founder of Legendary studioThomas Tull retirement gives Chinese group more control over entertainment group
- Anti-migrant rules force Didi to gut Shanghai fleetChinese car-sharing company capitulates to regulators after years of laissez-faire
- China steps up censorship for Trump inaugurationNews outlets limited to state media content as testing time looms for bilateral ties