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New Zealand tourist dies after fall from Khaosan Road hotel

ThaiVisa News - ‎8 hours ago‎
BANGKOK: - A man from New Zealand has died after falling from the fourth floor of a hotel on Khoasan Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
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Dale Steyn spearheads South Africa to series win over Black Caps - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dale Steyn claimed two wickets in the first over of New Zealand's second innings to set up South Africa's victory in the second test at Centurion.
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KFC brawl: New video shows school kids fleeing, spilling across road as cops make arrest

TVNZ - ‎14 hours ago‎
Police are increasing patrols around Auckland's Mangere follow a mass brawl between youths outside a KFC. Video captures school kids fleeing after KFC brawl as cops make arrest.
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Movie Review: Chasing Great - ‎7 hours ago‎
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw stars in his own movie, which is coming to cinemas next year. CHASING GREAT (G, 105mins) Directed by Michelle Walshe and Justin Pemberton.
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Apple must pay up to NZ$20 billion in back taxes in Ireland - European Commission - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ireland has been told it must recover NZ$20 billion in illegal tax benefits from Apple. The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros (NZ$20.08bn) to Apple and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from ...
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Don't wear dresses in India, tourists warned

Independent Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
New Delhi - Foreign women travelling to India should not wear dresses or skirts and should not walk alone at night “for their own safety”, India's tourism minister has said.
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'100% Pure' reputation could take another hit after Havelock North water fail - ‎11 hours ago‎
The site of a Havelock North water bore that was closed after three instances of bacterial contamination. While Chinese-backed companies sell clean Hawke's Bay water to Asia, thousands of people in Havelock North have fallen ill from contaminated water.
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AOS callout north of Kaikohe

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Northland police are searching for a man who fled in a car after a firearm was allegedly pointed at another vehicle north of Kaikohe.
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Drilling firm behind one of two new charter schools

Radio New Zealand - ‎8 hours ago‎
A drilling firm and an educational trust are behind two new charter schools announced today. Te Aratika Academy in Napier and Te Kopuku High in Hamilton will open next year, with both schools targeting enrolements by Māori teenagers.
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Shock at death of Sarah Higgins, the young Auckland politician - ‎14 hours ago‎
One of New Zealand's youngest ever female politicians has died suddenly, shocking those who knew her. Sarah Higgins, a real estate agent for Barfoot & Thompson and member of the Franklin Local Board, died on the weekend.
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Footage shows axe-wielding man demanding smokes from dairy owner - ‎16 hours ago‎
Police have released CCTV footage of an axe-wielding man wanted over two dairy robberies. A police spokeswoman said the man entered the Curletts Rd, Christchurch dairy about 1pm Monday.
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Air NZ swimsuit model safety video criticised by regulator - ‎11 hours ago‎
The authority has expressed concern about the extra content in one of the airline's videos. New Zealand's aviation watchdog has criticised Air New Zealand for taking the focus away from the safety in one of its safety videos - but still allowed it to ...
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Auckland eighth most liveable city in the world? Yeah nah, say planning experts - ‎10 hours ago‎
Auckland mayor Len Brown says the city is just an underground train ride away from being number one. Auckland council touts the super city as one of the most 'liveable' in the world and prides its ranking on liveability lists as a sign of its success.
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Jack Matthews new chair of MediaWorks

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
Financially stressed broadcaster MediaWorks will gain high-profile telecommunications entrepreneur Jack Matthews as its chairman from the end of next month.
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Building consents slip 11pc in July, after June spike

New Zealand Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
New Zealand residential building consents fell 11 percent in July, partly reversing a spike higher in June due to applications for retirement villages and multi-unit dwellings.

Cyber ransom attacks spread to NZ

Radio New Zealand - ‎8 hours ago‎
A new kind of cyber attack is emerging in New Zealand - cyber ransoming, where hackers seize files or intellectual property, and demand money before they are returned.
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Viral Web Sensation 'Grumpy Cat' Caught Up In Copyright Battle

Tech Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
The internet's most famous feline, known as “Grumpy Cat”, is caught up in a legal battle. Grumpy's owners have just filed for a default judgment against a company which they say used Grumpy's image and name to sell unauthorized products.
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PlayStation Plus free games rumors can have a 'very negative effect,' says DOGOS dev

PlayStation Universe - ‎Aug 29, 2016‎
The PlayStation Plus September line-up will definitely not be getting this PS4 game as developer explains why rumors can hurt sales.
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PewDiePieTo Be Featured In A YouTube Streamer Sim Game

Android Headlines - ‎44 minutes ago‎
PewDiePie is starring in an upcoming simulator game about being a YouTube streamer, which seems fitting since streaming while he plays games is how he has grown his massive following.
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Recap: Real Housewives of Auckland, Episode 3 - 'the best Pussy Galore party ever' - ‎7 hours ago‎
Dead cats, hungry cats, women dressed as cats - episode three of The Real Housewives of Auckland is all about the pussies. First up, a glimpse of rural bliss among the olive trees at Goose Creek, where Anne serves her "#1 pussy" - called Champagne, ...
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Wonka kids pay tribute to Gene Wilder

BBC News - ‎55 minutes ago‎
One of Gene Wilder's best-loved performances was as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The child stars who played Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt and Violet Beauregarde have been paying their tributes to the actor, who has ...
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Rescued after a month, Czech hiker recounts friend's death in New Zealand - ‎Aug 27, 2016‎
(Reuters) - A Czech woman who spent nearly a month alone in a warden's hut on a remote New Zealand hiking track after her male partner was killed in a fall spoke of her harrowing ordeal on Friday.
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Tuivaiti signs on for Pulse

NZCity - ‎3 hours ago‎
Former Northern Mystics shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti will make the move south next season to play netball for the Central Pulse in Wellington.
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Pole vault star Eliza McCartney still flying high as she reflects on her Rio feats - ‎15 hours ago‎
If Eliza McCartney needed a reminder of what she had just achieved in Rio, then the new young sensation of New Zealand sport got it when she went back to her old school in Takapuna for a visit that brought the emotions flooding back.
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Joseph Parker's handlers keen on David Price fight in Britain in November - ‎15 hours ago‎
For the first time, trainer Kevin Barry has allowed cameras to shoot Joseph Parker sparring ahead of his 12 round bout with 'The Giant' Alexander Dimitrenko.
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New Breakers import forward Akil Mitchell pledges to bring strong defensive mindset - ‎13 hours ago‎
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Study shows more types of kiwi

NZCity - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Canadian study has shown there are 11 types of kiwi instead of the five known species and concludes that ice age glaciations produced the diversity.
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Researcher now holds the world's most charming job title: Hedgehog Officer - ‎10 hours ago‎
On the eastern coast of Britain sits a place called Ipswich, which is well-known for being the nation's oldest continuously inhabited town.

British MPs on Norfolk Island factfinding trip

Radio New Zealand - ‎17 hours ago‎
A delegation of British MPs is visiting Norfolk Island this week at the invitation of the opponents of the Australian take-over of the island.
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Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

NPR - ‎50 minutes ago‎
When you praise a dog, it's listening not just to the words you say but also how you say them. That might not be huge news to dog owners.
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Kiwi baby Malakai Matui Paraone dies after Australian hospitals sent him home - ‎2 hours ago‎
Malakai Matui Paraone visited three different clinics, which failed to give him life-saving treatment. A Kiwi couple are heartbroken after their baby son died of suspected meningitis, after two West Australian hospitals turned him away instead of ...
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Snoozes linked to traffic noises

The Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research. The study shows exposure to traffic pollution is a trigger for daytime sleepiness - and may also trigger SNORING.

Online deception: One click, explicit world

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Funny Games website looks innocent enough, but look a little deeper and it's every parent's worst nightmare. By Caroline Helen Przibilla of news.
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NZ's childhood obesity needs 'addressing urgently'

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
Action to reduce New Zealand's alarming childhood obesity rate needs to focus on the physical and social environments we live in, says the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.