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Waikato police searching for dangerous, possibly armed Mongrel Mob member

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Waikato Police are looking to locate Mongrel Mob member Thomas Coffin who is believed to be armed and dangerous. Thomas Coffin is wanted on multiple warrants by Waikato Police.
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Accused unaware of cocaine haul in horse head, court told

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
The lawyers for two men accused of the country's biggest ever cocaine bust insist their clients had no idea drugs were inside a horse statue's head.
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Fatal crash between van and truck in Dunedin - ‎2 hours ago‎
One person is dead after a crash between a car and a truck in Dunedin. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, which happened on Tuesday about 11.30am.
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Finance Minister seeks to downplay Budget spend-up in election year

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Finance Minister Steven Joyce would not be drawn on the shape of a family and tax package expected to be the centrepiece of Thursday's Budget.
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North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

New Zealand Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, U.S.
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Trump Says He Hopes to Achieve 'Toughest Deal of All,' Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Haaretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
U.S. President Donald Trump landed in Israel on Monday. Ahead of a talk with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump said he did not mention the word "Israel" in his meeting with Russian officials at the White House.
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Colin Craig threatened to 'destroy' Rachel MacGregor, court told - ‎7 hours ago‎
Rachel MacGregor has told a court that Colin Craig threatened her by saying he'd set aside $1 million to "destroy" her.
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Opinion: Ignore Silk Road hubris, China will grow old before it gets rich

South China Morning Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chinese President Xi Jinping with world leaders at the Belt and Road Forum. The initiative is rooted in the past. Photo: Kyodo. A rising China has turned us all - especially in Southeast Asia - into amateur historians.

Live: Suicide bombing at Ariana Grande pop concert claims at least 19 lives - ‎6 hours ago‎
Here's Prime Minister Bill English speaking about the attack. He says there is no indication that any Kiwis are involved. Updated May 22, 2017 7:47 PM.
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River death-accused: 'I really saw red and let him have it'

Waikato Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Neville Patrick Harris is on trial in the High Court in Hamilton on a manslaughter charge. A man accused of manslaughter by chasing another man into the Waikato River, where he drowned, says he last saw the victim alive, and climbing onto logs in the ...
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Alfred Ngaro didn't consider offering resignation over remarks

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Cabinet Minister Alfred Ngaro didn't consider offering his resignation after fall out from his comments threatening to cut funding to a community group.

Hairdresser councillor let confidential information slip as he snipped - ‎45 minutes ago‎
A hairdressing councillor landed himself in hot water for discussing confidential council information about potential chief executives while giving people haircuts.
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Parole Board poised to release disgraced former Heart of the City CEO Alex Swney from prison

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Heart of the City chief executive Alex Swney has been granted parole by the Parole Board and is due to be released next month.
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'Pure alpaca' deception leads to hefty fine

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
A company and two of its employees that sold fake alpaca and cashmere duvets have been fined nearly $194,000 by the Commerce Commission.
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Call for more tipping stirs wage and tax compliance pot - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hospitality New Zealand does not want tipping to be made compulsory in New Zealand but it welcomed Bennett's call for it to be encouraged.
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Tax cuts 'very important', but not top priority for most Kiwis - ‎5 hours ago‎
Housing and healthcare topped the list of Kiwis' priorities in a pre-Budget poll carried out by accounting body Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
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Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Hail the new budget king

Economic Times - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Price: Rs 6,999 (2GB/16GB), Rs 8,999 (3GB/32GB), RS 10,999 (4GB/64GB) Specs: 5-inch IPS (1280 x 720 pixels), octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2/3/4GB RAM, 16/32/64GB storage, Hybrid dual SIM, expandable storage, 13MP rear camera ...
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North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec

Phys.Org - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The Lazarus hacking group, widely believed to be connected to North Korea, is "highly likely" responsible for the WannaCry global cyberattack that hit earlier this month, US anti-virus firm Symantec said.
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Alex Casey: Why this can't be the last we see of The Bachelor's Lily McManus

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
One star emerged in the Women Tell All special of The Bachelor NZ - and it wasn't the winner. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00.
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Ed Sheeran: Should you shell out for your 7-year-old to go?

The Southland Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
New Zealand isn't the only country to have contracted Ed Sheeran fever, as his 2016 concert documentary Jumpers For Goalposts showed.
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Zack Snyder exits Justice League after daughter's death

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie Justice League.
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Pippa Middleton wedding live: Inside the extravagant reception with star guests - ‎May 20, 2017‎
Kate's sister and hedge fund boss James wed at St. Mark's Church on Saturday morning. Share. ByZoe ShentonLara Martin. Updated 12:37, 22 MAY 2017.
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Rugby: From ballet to cage fighting - how the All Blacks stay ahead

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
That the All Blacks are constantly searching for ways to improve won't raise a single eyebrow of those with even a cursory knowledge of their record, but some of the team's methods might.
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Crusaders' coach keen on Pacific Super Rugby team, when the time is right

ABC Online - ‎May 21, 2017‎
The Fijian rugby fans were out in force once again for the Super Rugby clash in Suva, that saw the Crusaders maintain their 100% record with a hard fought win over their New Zealand rivals the Chiefs by 31 points to 24.
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Gold Coast forward Leivaha Pulu to join Warriors as James Gavet re-signs - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Warriors have locked up the services of prop James Gavet for a further two years while also confirming the signing of Gold Coast forward Leivaha Pulu.
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New data is in on mystery star's recent weirdness

CNET - ‎6 hours ago‎
Artist's representation of a crumbling Dyson sphere orbiting KIC 8462852. Danielle Futselaar/METI International. We're not saying it's aliens, but I also can't tell you it's definitely not aliens.
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With populations thriving, are bobcats the next urban pest?

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) " Once almost impossible to spot, bobcats are on the rise across the country. Known as solitary and shy creatures, the cats are becoming increasingly comfortable with humans.
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Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) say it shows that transporting the seeds of ...
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Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

Business Insider - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people ...
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Patient: Doctor put hand down my pants

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
The trial of a doctor accused of stupefying and sexually assaulting his patients has heard a young man felt Lim's hand go down his pants while he was being treated for a dislocated finger.
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Myrtle rust infection spreads to King Country

Radio New Zealand - ‎4 hours ago‎
Myrtle rust has been found at a nursery in Te Kuiti, King Country and three more properties in Taranaki have also tested positive, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says.

Surfers organise bodyboard competition in New Plymouth to support terminally-ill friend

The Southland Times - ‎49 minutes ago‎
220517 News Photo. SIMON O'CONNOR/Fairfax NZ Shane Petersen is terminally ill and has a boogie board competition this weekend to raise funds to support his young family.
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Stub it out for good: it is never too late to quit smoking

Irish Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
It is estimated that 5,200 people die every year in Ireland from smoking-related illnesses. This is quite a sobering thought and while seven out of 10 smokers want to cut their smoking habit, some find the mere thought of quitting just too difficult to ...