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Electricity beginning to return after monster storm cuts power to whole of South Australia

TVNZ - ‎5 hours ago‎
Power is starting to be restored after severe weather caused a blackout for all of South Australia tonight. SA Power Networks said the state had no upstream supply through the transmission network, although now Police say some of the state are starting ...
South Australia pays the price for heavy reliance on renewable energy
Power being gradually restored to SA

Radical proposals set out in tertiary education report

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 400-page draft report suggests a radical shake-up of the tertiary education sector. Photo / File. A proposal to reintroduce interest on student loans has been shot down by the Government before it reached final report stage.
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Norwegian mediator: Israeli leaders today lack Peres' vision

New Zealand Herald - ‎19 minutes ago‎
STOCKHOLM (AP) " One of the mediators who helped broker the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord remembers Shimon Peres as a charismatic leader who saw peace with the Palestinians as key to Israel's future.

Man killed in crash at same spot where parents died

Edmonton Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
police tape Postmedia Network files. Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error. A British man was killed in a car crash at the same place his parents died 20 years earlier.
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Clinical Canterbury lift Ranfurly Shield from Waikato in Hamilton - ‎8 hours ago‎
The spoils of victory: Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock and his players with the Ranfurly Shield after beating Waikato 29-23 in Hamilton.
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What now for Colombia's former guerillas?

Radio New Zealand - ‎10 hours ago‎
Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheesemakers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold.
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Residents fear door-to-door fraudsters are looking for Hawke's Bay victims - ‎11 hours ago‎
Police advise residents to obtain a quote first, and consider getting other quotes before going ahead with the work. Door-to-door fraudsters posing as handymen may be looking for victims in the Hawke's Bay.
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A matter of life and death: Seven Sharp tests 'peanut free' claims from Auckland eating places

TVNZ - ‎10 hours ago‎
Carolyn Robinson, in the latest from her Food for Thought series, tests how safe peanut-free meals are. Source: Seven Sharp. Related.
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'Astonishingly talented' - Hollywood heavyweight gives his verdict on our new Governor-General

New Zealand Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron has praised New Zealand's new Governor-General and his former next door neighbour as an "astonishingly talented and competent woman".

Gisborne, East Cape face slips, flooding as rain hits

Newshub - ‎Sep 26, 2016‎
It's a wet start to the school holidays across much of New Zealand, and Gisborne residents are being warned about potential slips and flooding as the region braces for a deluge.
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Wellington City Council boss: 'the paper trail is the contract' - ‎11 hours ago‎
Singapore Airlines' inaugural flight from Singapore and Canberra, on the tarmac at Wellington Airport on September 21. Wellington City Council boss Kevin Lavery is defending the lack of paperwork behind a major subsidy for Singapore Airlines, claiming ...
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Coffee prices could increase due to drought in Brazil - ‎12 hours ago‎
Coffee commodity prices have risen on fears that the world's largest coffee producing nation, Brazil, will facing a production crisis.

Rangitikei farmers 'have had it with poachers', threaten to take matters into their own hands

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The body of a stag shot by poachers at a wilderness estate and left to die. Photo / File. Farmers have had "a gutsful" of poachers and are taking matters into their own hands, says the daughter of a man who claimed he was shot at in the early hours of ...

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

The Press - ‎55 minutes ago‎
New details about the future use of Christchurch's red zone are being hailed as progress, despite no completion date or funds for the project.

BMW makes 'substantial donation' towards EV highway

Car and SUV - ‎Sep 26, 2016‎
BMW New Zealand has made a 'substantial donation' towards the roll out of electric vehicle fast-charging infrastructure. The company announced today a partnership with charging-operator Charge Net NZ, which will see the company donate a significant but ...
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Microsoft looking to place its future on reprogrammable computer chip

Opptrends Magazine - ‎Sep 26, 2016‎
We can still vividly remember how not so smooth it was for Doug Burger, a researcher in computer chip production trying to convince the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Baller, in December of 2012, to give his consent for them to move into a project called ...
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GTA 5 Online Bikers DLC Release Date Set Oct. 4 For PS4, Xbox One And PC

Tech Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
GTA 5's Bikers DLC will be out in October. Based on a leak by famous gaming tipster Ross, Rockstar Games adds 18 days to the initial teaser announcement in order to come up with the launching date.
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Real Housewives of Auckland: Anne Batley Burton tackles a couple of furry subjects - ‎15 hours ago‎
OPINION: In Tuesday night's show you will have seen me out and about on one of my regular trips to feed the Parnell Pussies and, while I know some people might dismiss me as a "crazy cat lady" (which I am not!
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New Crowded House show, same disappointing result for fans - ‎10 hours ago‎
Crowded House fans in Australia may end up missing out. But is a ticket-buying bot to blame? It was groundhog day for Crowded House fans when the third concert of their run at the Sydney Opera House in November went on sale at midday on Wednesday.
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Davis Love III has given the US the best chance of Ryder Cup success, says Phil Mickelson

SkySports - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Phil Mickelson believes poor preparation for the Ryder Cup is now a thing of the past as he saluted Davis Love III for putting the US team in a "position to succeed" while hitting out at the failed approaches of previous captains.
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Boxing: Joseph Parker's rival - defeat would be 'bad joke'

New Zealand Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Russian Alexander Dimitrenko and Kiwi Joseph Parker attended an Auckland press conference today ahead of Saturday's bout. Photo / Photosport.
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Justin Morgan, Willie Poching join Kiwis coaching staff for Four Nations - ‎19 hours ago‎
Kiwis coach David Kidwell has appointed Justin Morgan and Willie Poching as his assistant coaches for next month's test against Australia and the Four Nations title defence in the UK.
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Kiwi league star Jason Taumalolo, Storm's Cooper Cronk jointly win Dally M Medal - ‎4 hours ago‎
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Potential of Mahia rocket launch site "astronomical"

New Zealand Herald - ‎21 hours ago‎
Over the past nine months a Mahia Peninsula site has been transformed into Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1. PHOTO/Warren Buckland. From a remote site in Northern Hawke's Bay, the place of New Zealand in the space industry changed yesterday with the ...
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South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
A 16-year-old South African schoolgirl has won the grand prize at Google's science fair for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to help soil retain water.
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Doctors push to work more closely with midwives

Radio New Zealand - ‎9 hours ago‎
Family doctors want changes to maternity funding so doctors and midwives can work more closely together. no caption. Photo: 123rf.
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It's in the water: The debate over fluoridation lives on

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Water from Hyalite Reservoir is processed at the Bozeman Water Treatment Plant, south of Bozeman, on Wednesday. Bozeman has received a clean bill of health again this year on its drinking water, meeting regulatory standards from the state Department of ...
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Why daylight saving leaves you feeling 'jetlagged' - ‎14 hours ago‎
Studies have shown daylight saving can lead to an increase in car accidents, workplace injuries and heart attacks. Workers doing the zombie-shuffle this week have daylight saving to thank for their midweek jaded yawns.

Parents say asthma medication should carry warnings about suicidal thoughts and other side effects - ‎13 hours ago‎
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