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Govt cautiously positive on Auckland Unitary Plan

Radio New Zealand - ‎8 hours ago‎
Auckland Council will be given "clear air" to make a decision on the new version of the Auckland Unitary Plan, Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says.
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Venezuela opposition angry at recall referendum delays

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Venezuelan opposition leaders have called for a march on the National Electoral Council (CNE) headquarters in the capital, Caracas, on Wednesday.
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Ice bucket challenge credited for ALS gene breakthrough

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Remember the ice bucket challenge that went viral in 2014? The viral charity campaign has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, also known as motor neuron disease.
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French government faces criticism of security after church attack

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France France's Socialist government fended off criticism of its security record on Wednesday in the wake of revelations that one of the assailants who slit the throat of a priest at a church altar was a known would-be ...

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 7/25/16

Newsroom America - ‎22 hours ago‎
MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. You look like you're staying cool. I do not have any comments to make at the top, so we can go straight to your questions.

Pell child abuse allegations - ‎1 hour ago‎
Firework frustrations Neighbours - it's well past Guy Fawkes night. You're upsetting my pets and keepi… 3 roaming pit bulls Two big ones and a puppy roaming!

Police seeking leads on armed robberies at bars in Hastings - ‎3 hours ago‎
Police want to identify two men who robbed Zabeels Sports Bar on King Street North, central Hastings at about 9:30am on June 7, 2016.
Hawke's Bay Police seeking information on robberies

Shoppers urged to donate sanitary products for needy

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
Louisa Wall said many young women on tight budgets cannot afford to buy sanitary items. Photo / Supplied. Manurewa MP Louisa Wall today asked consumers to add pads and tampons to their shopping lists, in order to help young women who are unable to ...

Child among five hurt in crash in Morrinsville

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
A child was among five people injured in a four-vehicle crash near Morrinsville tonight. The girl, aged about 12, was travelling in a car with a woman who was trapped in the wreckage following the crash on Kereone Rd about 6.30pm.
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Regional prosperity action plan launched in Hawke's Bay

All About Hawke's Bay - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ministers Te Ururoa Flavell, Steven Joyce, Nathan Guy and Craig Foss at this morning's launch. Photo: Clinton Llewellyn AAHB. Investigating turning the National Aquarium in Napier into a world-class marine research facility, moving 1000 beneficiaries ...

Responsible investing in NZ rises 28% as consumer demand emerges

sharechat - ‎21 hours ago‎
The amount of NZ's capital being invested responsibly has grown 28 percent in the past year to $78.7 billion with take-up now ranging more broadly from the largest institutions to boutique managers and KiwiSaver providers responding to green shoots of ...
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Opening day deals for shoppers at new David Jones store in Wellington - ‎8 hours ago‎
Gifts, new beauty brands, and fashion offerings from top Kiwi and international designers will greet shoppers as David Jones opens its doors in Wellington on Thursday morning.
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NZer Matt Smith breaks world shearing record

Radio New Zealand - ‎15 hours ago‎
New Zealander Matt Smith has broken one of the biggest world records in shearing sports in England overnight. An error occurred. Try watching this video on www.
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Leading-Edge Law: Issues when using 'Pokemon Go' to promote business - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Would your business like to use the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game craze to attract customers? What legal issues do you need to watch out for when doing so?
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GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

Reseller News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
That's the way it looks as the major players in the internet of things pair up in one partnership after another, while also reaching out to developers from startups and enterprises.
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Grand Theft Auto Online gets 5 new races

Gamespresso - ‎18 hours ago‎
The races are live now, just one week prior to the launch of the new Stunt Race Creator, allowing the creator community to construct their own races.
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Some Guy Crashed His Car into a Gaming Company, Saying It 'Ruined His Life'

VICE - ‎20 hours ago‎
People are always going to great lengths for the video games they love, whether its braving landmines to catch Pokémon, or shelling out a fortune for rare Magic: The Gathering cards.
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Swift response to pensioners' Taylor-made video

Radio New Zealand - ‎16 hours ago‎
You may know the Taylor Swift music video for Shake It Off ... but you've never seen it quite like this. Residents of the Julia Wallace Retirement Village in Palmerston North - average age 82 - have recreated the US pop singer's dance clip.

Yikes! Marriage hits early bump after bride falls off bike, groom drives on

TVNZ - ‎13 hours ago‎
A newlywed couple's marriage is off to a shaky start after forgoing the traditional horse and carriage or car with cans for a motorbike.

Couple caught having sex in Timaru's The Warehouse car park - ‎17 hours ago‎
Most people wouldn't consider The Warehouse to be a particularly romantic place, but for one Timaru couple the allure of the big red shed was all too much.
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Rene Ranger facing misconduct hearing after drink-driving incident - ‎7 hours ago‎
New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have started misconduct proceedings against Rene Ranger after a drink-driving incident earlier this month.
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Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu ready to go for Chiefs' Super Rugby semifinal - ‎13 hours ago‎
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says an All Blacks assistant coach job ahead of 2019 doesn't interest him. While the Hurricanes sit and wait on crocked skipper Dane Coles, the Chiefs are hailing a double dose of good news on the injury front ahead of Saturday ...
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The technology behind plans for a predator-free New Zealand - ‎20 hours ago‎
Deadly toxins, genetic intervention and poison falling from the sky - the quest to purge New Zealand of predators may involve an arsenal of tools befitting James Bond.

Could audio be the answer to NZ's pest problems?

Radio New Zealand - ‎21 hours ago‎
Under the plan, the government will invest $28 million in a joint venture company, Predator Free New Zealand, which will identify predator control projects and attract private capital.
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Mars Colonists Must 'Live Off the Land': NASA Report - ‎5 hours ago‎
Early pioneering work on Mars is expected to help develop the means to sustain a colony of people. Credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings. Long-term human colonization of Mars is feasible, as long as Red Planet pioneers "live off the land," a recent NASA report ...
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Video: The moment 2000-degree molten lava spills into Pacific Ocean

TVNZ - ‎9 hours ago‎
A person on a tour boat in Hawaii has captured the moment molten lava, which has been creeping towards the south-eastern coast for weeks, spills into the Pacific Ocean.
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Tattoo ink linked to cancer - and one colour is more dangerous than others

Manawatu Standard - ‎17 hours ago‎
The European Chemicals Agency has warned that chemicals in the inks are potentially toxic, with one colour more dangerous than others, according to The Mirror.
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Auckland Council takes 340kg of sugar out of the local leisure market

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
A water bar and healthy snacks marked the occasion as Auckland Council today announced its plan to take sugary drinks out of council-run leisure centres.
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Drinking alcohol can lead to 7 kinds of cancer, study finds - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The cancers include head, neck, esophageal, liver, colorectal and female breast cancer, according to the analysis of existing studies looking at the association between drinking and cancer.
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Popular Auckland cafes offer new 'doggy degustation' menu - ‎12 hours ago‎
Two popular Auckland cafes have unveiled a new "high end" menu that will be served to dogs. Booming Tamaki Drive brunch spots, Kohi Corner and the Takapuna Beach Cafe, today revealed the new K9 Bone Appetit Menu.