The New Zealand Herald
- Rescue helicopter called after quad motorbike rolls at Ahipara, in the Far NorthEmergency services are at the scene of a quad bike crash in the Far North this afternoon.Few details are immediately available, but Northern Fire Communications' shift manager Paul Radden...
- Israeli premier calls 1st visit to Australia 'wonderful'SYDNEY (AP) " Benjamin Netanyahu has described his visit to Australia, a first for a serving Israeli prime minister, as "wonderful."Netanyahu and his wife Sara concluded their five-day tr...
- Bettman upholds 10-game suspension of Ducks' VermetteNEW YORK (AP) " NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Saturday upheld the 10-game suspension assessed to Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette for slashing a linesman.Vermette slapped his stic...
- Eleven cordons still up and 150 firefighters still in place at scene of devastating Port Hills blazesEleven cordons are still up and 150 firefighters are on the ground of two devastating fires which raged Christchurch two weeks ago.One of the cordons is at the badly-hit Dyers Pass Rd, wh...
- Pedestrian crossing at Lyttelton to go hi-techSick of the little green man turning to red before you've had enough time to cross the road? Engineers may have come up with a solution.A pedestrian crossing that uses radar technology to...
- Search under way for swimmer missing in Lake KarapiroA police search operation is under way on Lake Karapiro, south of Cambridge, after police received reports about a swimmer disappearing under the water and failing to surface.
- Crusaders' winning start comes with need to reduce error count against HighlandersSometimes you have to hum a happy tune and whiff the flowers when busying yourself with the post-mortem of a scratchy Super Rugby victory.
- The great AB de Villiers is South Africa's immovable object as Black Caps go back to the whiteboardThere's good news and bad news that South Africa's AB de Villiers will play just two more innings on this New Zealand cricket tour.
- Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title and quickly calls out Joseph ParkerDeontay Wilder has retained the WBC world heavyweight title and now he wants a shot at Kiwi Joseph Parker.
- Man wielding large medieval sword arrested while walking through CBDA man wielding a large medieval sword has been arrested in central Adelaide - and police are trying to find out why he had the weapon.
- 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.
- Crouser trumps NZ's Walsh in shot putKiwi shot putter Tom Walsh has thrice extended his own NZ residents record but still finished second to Olympic gold-medallist Ryan Crouser in Auckland.
- Hareb second at major surfing eventKiwi Paige Hareb is runner-up at a major surfing event in New South Wales, continuing a strong start to 2017.
- 1080 rules taken away from regionsThe government is taking control of the rules for the use of poisons to control pests as it tries to make New Zealand free of predators by 2050.
- Foster-Bell to stand down at electionNational list MP Paul Foster-Bell will not be a candidate in this year's election.
- Man shot by police dies in WellingtonA man has died after he was shot for threatening police with a machete in Wellington.
- It’s time the NZ Media stood up to be countedNZ Media It’s time the NZ Media stood up to be counted. Government controlled ????? The NZSP is tired of having its media releases consistently ignored and blocked by the total NZ media. ...
- Forest & Bird to defend New Zealand’s conservation land26 February 2017 Environmental organisation Forest & Bird will argue in New Zealand’s highest court that specially protected conservation land belongs to New Zealanders and to nature, and...
- Statement regarding Police shooting north of WellingtonAt approximately 11pm last night Police were called to a domestic incident in Waikanae, on the Kapiti Coast.
- Traffic delays SH2 MaramaruaMotorists are advised that there are delays on SH2 at Maramarua due to an earlier crash.
- High Pressure DominatesFor most, the past week has been one which has restored our faith in the ‘Kiwi Summer’ as settled weather graced most of the country. A ridge of high pressure dominated New Zealand, supre...
- Crouser trumps NZ's Walsh in shot put (NZ Newswire)Kiwi shot putter Tom Walsh has thrice extended his own NZ residents record but still finished second to Olympic gold-medallist Ryan Crouser in Auckland.
- Hareb second at major surfing event (NZ Newswire)Kiwi Paige Hareb is runner-up at a major surfing event in New South Wales, continuing a strong start to 2017.
- 1080 rules taken away from regions (NZ Newswire)The government is taking control of the rules for the use of poisons to control pests as it tries to make New Zealand free of predators by 2050.
- Foster-Bell to stand down at election (NZ Newswire)National list MP Paul Foster-Bell will not be a candidate in this year's election.
- Officer who shot machete-wielding man was in a 'dangerous and confronting situation' (Yahoo and Agencies)A man has died after he was shot for threatening police with a machete in Wellington.
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.
- National portrait: Richard McNamara, the face of the Port Hills firesHe still has the photo on his phone. Look. Can you see the long line of fire, the dark areas around it, the heavy black cloud above? Look into the centre. There is fire standing up, a fir...
- Canterbury children swim, run and cycle in their hundredsHundreds of Canterbury children swam, ran and cycled their way through drizzly conditions at a sold-out triathlon event in Christchurch.
- Kiwi man Brendon Demmocks injured in horror water accident in AustraliaA New Zealander is fighting for his life in an Australian hospital after a horror water accident left him with a fractured skull.
- The King and Queen of the castle: 50 years at Larnach CastleIt was a New Zealand road trip that ended with a young couple buying a castle.
- Port Hills fires rubberneckers 'not welcome', while Dyers Pass Rd remains closedChristchurch's Dyers Pass Rd will remain closed because of fire damage but its reopening is a "high priority", authorities say.
- MIKE ROKE: Auckland has to be the worst planned city in the worldAuckland is a city nearing crisis point. There are not enough houses - but there are too many cars.
- DAVE MOORE: Mustang Sallies Forth - EcoBoost four a valid choice and not slow at allI’ve been enjoying the four-pot Mustang this week and have just returned from some fun through Canterbury's twisting foothills. Several gorges cut through the countryside and the roads th...
- MIKE ROKE: It’s amazing what you can do when you have no choiceAs I sit and write this I am in Ward 25A of Auckland’s Starship hospital. I am one of the dozens of parents who will be bunking in next to their sick child tonight. We are referred to her...
- JOHN DAY: Steven Luatua's made the right call to leave New Zealand RugbyNormally a current All Black leaving at the age of 25 would be a massive loss to New Zealand Rugby. But in the case of 15-test loose forward Steven Luatua, his departure to English club B...
- MARK SAINSBURY: Navigating foreign drivers and the road to racismMegan Walton’s racist tirade against a group of fellow New Zealanders wearing Muslim head scarves has put racism firmly back in the spotlight.
Radio New Zealand
- Police shoot and kill man armed with machetePolice won't say if an officer warned a man before he was shot and killed early this morning, north of Wellington.
- One dead in car attack in GermanyA man has died and two other people were hurt after a man drove into a pedestrian area in Heidelberg, Germany.
- Gisborne-based group takes out Te MatatiniGisborne based Kapa Haka group Whāngārā mai Tawhiti has won Te Matatini 2017.
- National's Paul Foster-Bell to quit ParliamentNational list MP Paul Foster-Bell will quit Parliament at this year's election.
- New nationwide policies for 1080 to be rolled-outThe government will set rules for 1080 to apply throughout the country, rather than having different regulations within each regional council.
- 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 ...
- Police kill machete-wielding man in Porirua after domestic dispute callout in WaikanaePolice are defending the actions of an officer who shot and killed a man in Porirua who was approaching in a threatening manner with a machete in hand.
- Wellington Phoenix fans' shirts off furore brings about rule change at Suncorp StadiumSuncorp Stadium's management have relaxed their rules around disrobing after causing a furore among Wellington Phoenix fans.
- Arohata Prison's female inmate population has spilled out into a self-contained unit near Rimutaka Prison in Upper HuttArohata Prison's female inmate population has overflowed into a self-contained unit at a nearby men's prison.
- Curious City: Oriental Bay's famous fountain under the spotlightOriental Bay's distinctive fountain had a bittersweet beginning - gifted to Wellington city by a man who would drown in the harbour just four days after its jets and lights were turned on.
- Animal activist Margaret Doucas honoured at official renaming of SPCA hospitalThe husband of animal welfare activist Margaret Doucas says his late wife would have been "a bit embarrassed" by her recent accolade.
- Car hits house after U-turn from checkpoint in HamiltonWhen Robyn Wyber heard the police siren, she leapt from the sofa and scrambled to the hallway.
- Man arrested over burglary of Hamilton motel room after allegedly convincing staff to give him accessA man has been arrested after allegedly using a slick story to clean out a couple's Hamilton motel room.
- Mother and son reward friend's charity with kicks to the headA woman who helped a friend and her son by offering them temporary accommodation in her home was bashed and kicked by them in a spontaneous attack.
- Neighbours pull family from burning house in HamiltonA smoky blaze that wrecked a Hamilton home has injured one person and destroyed a family's belongings.
- Motorcyclist injured in collision with car near KawhiaA motorcyclist has been flown to Waikato Hospital after being involved in a collision with a car.
- 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
- We Tried...getting frozen at Cryospa CanberraThe scene? I'm about to be shut in a chamber cooled to -140 degrees with only my underwear to protect me.
- Syria peace talks resume amid suicide bombs, air strikes and recriminationsSyrian government and opposition delegates warn of the impact on negotiations after a day of violence in Syria that included suicide bombings and missile strikes.
- Buffett praises immigrants, lashes 'monkey' money managersIn an entertaining annual letter the legendary investor lets fly and high fee gouging money managers.
- Brumbies hold their heads highest despite Crusaders lossThe best Australian effort of the weekend came in a losing effort in Christchurch. That may reflect a sad reduction in our expectations of Australian sides with talent now spread too thin...
- Counter-terrorism measures missing more than a year after Curtis Cheng shootingA hotline to help families worried about extremism has not been established along with several other initiatives promised by the state government in the wake of the Curtis Cheng shooting.
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
- Corbyn told: take blame for Copeland byelection flop or we face disasterDeputy leader Tom Watson fears party wipeout as challenge to union ally McCluskey adds to pressure Senior Labour figures have demanded that Jeremy Corbyn orders a full postmortem on the p...
- New Orleans: dozens injured after pickup truck ploughs into parade crowdVehicle driven by a man suspected to be ‘highly intoxicated’ drove into a crowd watching the Endymion parade in the Mid-City neighbourhood At least 28 people, including a young child, we...
- Donald Trump will not attend White House correspondents' dinnerPresident caps week of conflict with press, WHCA cites first amendment Opinion: radical attack on the first amendment cannot go unanswered Donald Trump on Saturday capped a week of tumul...
- French artist living inside a rock surrounded by excrement: 'I feel completely at ease'Abraham Poincheval is attempting to survive inside a 12-tonne boulder inside a Paris art museum for a week An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described t...
- Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back BrexitRobert Mercer, who bankrolled Donald Trump, played key role with ‘sinister’ advice on using Facebook data The US billionaire who helped bankroll Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidenc...
Telegraph - Australian and Pacific
- Malaysia airport killing: nerve agent caused 'very serious paralysis' autopsy shows
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- Nearly 30 hurt as truck ploughs into parade crowd in New Orleans
- Danish Vikings could have been economic migrants to Britain
- Facebook romance sees teenager fall for man 10,000 miles away after accepting his friend request
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- Woman Held in Death of North Korean Leader’s Kin Says She Was DupedSiti Aisyah of Indonesia was detained after the death of Kim Jong-nam.Siti Aisyah said she was paid by foreign men for what she thought was a prank for a television show and did not know ...
- ‘Affordable Underground Furniture’: D.I.Y. Coffin Clubs Catch On in New ZealandMembers of the Hawke’s Bay D.I.Y. Coffin Club meet with friends each Tuesday at a disused sports center to build coffins either for personal use or for charity.Coffin-building clubs have ...
- Trump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North KoreaA Hazmat team conducted checks at an airport terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, over the weekend.The reversal came after an announcement that a chemical weapon was used to kill the estranged h...
- 10 Police Officers Killed in Ambush by Militants in AfghanistanThe police officers were ambushed Friday as they left a mosque in the northern province of Zawzjan, and the wife of a police commander was also killed.
- Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilitiesBEIJING (Reuters) - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its o...
- Democrats pick Perez to lead party against TrumpATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding...
- Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade(Reuters) - A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be "highly intoxicated" plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sendin...
- Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environme...
- Buffett upbeat on American business; Berkshire operating profit down(Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday mounted a forceful and upbeat defense of the prospects for American business, as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a higher quarterly profit thoug...
Financial Times - Asia Pacific
- Tide of Chinese apartment buyers slows in AustraliaRegulators crack down on foreign lending amid fears of property price bubble
- VX attack is N Korea’s deadly signal to enemiesUse of ‘most deadly synthetic agent ever made’ comes amid rising tension on peninsula
- China’s jockeying of officials puts spotlight on central bankA reported new bank regulator could be prepping for tough People’s Bank of China role
- Chinese investment adds to Sri Lankan debt pileCountry needs investment for growth but finance model has worsened imbalances
- Nerve agent VX used in Kim Jong Nam killingMalaysian police detect deadly chemical weapon in swabs from victim’s face