Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 1st November 2015

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This page features: Business News, Dateline Pacific, Midday Report, Morning Report, New Horizons, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Rural News, Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum, Sounds Historical, Standing Room Only, Te Ahi Kaa, World & Pacific News

Business News

Labour market data out this week
All important labour market data is out this week with expectations that the slowdown in the economy and a record level of immigration will combine to lift the jobless rate. [more]

Fonterra sells out of Aussie cheese company
The dairy co-operative, Fonterra, has sold its nine percent shareholding in Australia's Bega Cheese for about 78-million-dollars saying it wants to free up capital for more profitable investments. [more]

Craigs' assures clients in NZ
Local broking house Craigs Investment Partners is assuring clients there'll be no change to services despite the decision of its partner Deutsche Bank to leave New Zealand. [more]

High US dollar expected to test retailers in the new year
Briscoe Group expects it will be a tough year ahead for retailers, as the high US dollar cuts into profit margins. [more]

NZX-50's record week
The head of stock exchange operator NZX is not expecting too many, if any, new listings before the end of the year. [more]

Jim Parker in Australia
To Australia now, where the global expansion plans for the major banks are being pared back, despite big profit results. [more]

Week ahead
Turning to this week's business agenda... [more]

Morning markets for 2 November 2015
American stocks were softer on Friday because of a mixed bag of company results, but had their best one month's performance in four years. [more]

Markets Update for 2 November 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Westpac NZ sees strong growth in business lending
The New Zealand arm of Westpac Bank has reported a full year profit of 916-million dollars, up six percent on a year ago, on the back of solid growth in deposits and lending. [more]

Small businesses stymied by cost and regulation - survey
Small-and-medium-sized businesses say cost and tough government regulation is preventing them from creating more technologically-innovative businesses. [more]

Mixed view to interest rate cut in Australia
There appears to be mixed opinion in Australia as to whether the Reserve Bank should cut or hold interest rates tomorrow - Melbourne Cup day. [more]

Midday Markets for 2 November 2015
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Melika King at Craigs Investment Partners. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Online Dictionary app will help preserve Cook Islands language
An expert in minority laguages at Auckland's University of Technology says a new online Cook Islands dictionary will play a strong role in helping to preserve the language. [more]

PNG advocate says drought impacts on youth are tangible
A youth advocate from Papua New Guinea says it's a travesty that such a fertile country is struggling to feed and nourish its people. [more]

More reform urged for Samoa so business can flourish
Samoa is being urged to privatise more state-owned enterprises and review its regulations around foreign investment. [more]

Cooks Opposition says Spanish fishing deal a sell out
The opposition Democratic Party in the Cook Islands says in signing a deal with Spanish purse seiners the government's abandoned principle in favour of money. [more]

Meeting to resolve Fiji row over mineral prospecting licence
Fiji's Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, has called an urgent meeting to resolve a row over a mineral prospecting license. [more]

UN states discuss Nauru's rights concerns
United Nations member states are expected to express their concerns about human rights issues in Nauru like press freedom and the treatment of refugees at a review this week. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 2 November 2015
Nauru prepares for its UN Human Rights review; the Cook Islands government is accused of abandoning principle in favour of money; Samoa is urged to privatise more; Why is a furtile country like Papua New Guinea struggling to feed its people?; And, a new online Cook Islands dictionary is launched. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 2 November 2015
Queenstown Airport flies in the face of pilots' safety concerns with a runway upgrade. The Government eyes new incentives and punishments for schools. [more]

Midday Sports News for 2 November 2015
Errors prove costly as the Kiwis lose the first league test against England. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 2 November 2015
On top of the world...we relive the moment New Zealand's won the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Russia mourns as the search continues for the bodies of 224 people lost in a passenger plane crash over Eqypt and we ask if police recruits are properly trained to chase fleeing drivers. [more]

Sports News for 2 November 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

All Blacks are world champions again
What a final, what a result, the All Blacks are world champions again, two on the trot and a record third title. 24 hours on we're joined by our rugby correspondent Barry Guy. [more]

Turkey votes in snap election
For the second time in five months - Turkey has voted. The governing AK Party led by President Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to win back its majority. [more]

Russian plane crashed over the Sinai Peninsula
In Egypt, the search for bodies continues after a Russian plane with 224 people on board crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday. [more]

Richie McCaw tight lipped about future
With the question of who will take the Rugby World Cup home finally answered, attention has turned to whether the All Black's frontman will call time on his career. [more]

Sam Cane pays tribute to Richie McCaw
The All Black set to replace Richie McCaw at openside is Sam Cane. [more]

Sports News for 2 November 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

What a game, what a result
New Zealanders have been celebrating now for 24 hours. [more]

Radio New Zealand's commentator reflects on RWC final
Also in London for the game was our commentator Keith Quinn. [more]

Day of mourning in Russia as families wait for answers
In Egypt, the search for bodies continues after a Russian plane with 224 people on board crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday. [more]

Police College criticised for 22 hours driver training
A former Police College driving instructor has slammed the lack of practical training for recruits, saying just 22 hours behind the wheel is unacceptable. [more]

Hansen likely to step down before next world cup
As you heard Alex Cougan reeves say earlier World Cup winning coach, Steve Hansen,doesn't expect to be leading the All Blacks at the next Rugby World Cup. [more]

Greens question timing of royal visit flag referedndum
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Wellington on Wednesday for a week-long royal visit. [more]

TV news abandoning the South - mayors, anchors
Television news channels are being accused of abandoning the Southern regions with proposals to cut back to skeleton staffing. [more]

Mayor: red zoners should be offered land first
The Christchurch mayor says if red zone land is sold by the government for housing, the former residents should be given the right of first refusal. [more]

Maori school families send a message to Bishop of Auckland
The families of Hato Petera boarding students are putting the Catholic Church and the Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn on notice. [more]

More favouring urban life over quarter-acre dream
Location, location, location. That's what New Zealanders appear to be prioritising over the traditional 'quarter-acre dream. [more]

Maui and chips off the menu
Buying those fish and chips could be driving one of New Zealand's rarest mammals to extinction. [more]

Farr Jones, hails All Blacks peformance and Wallabies spirit
Apart from a few jibes about refe Australian media have largely been gracious about the Wallabies' defeat by the All Blacks. [more]

Sports News for 2 November 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Young stars future of ABs after senior players depart
It was Dan Carter who was named man of the match, there were fantastic tries by Ma'a Nonu and Nehe Milner Skudder but it was Beauden Barrett's runaway try in the 79th minute which secured the Rugby World Cup for the All Blacks. [more]

Keven Mealamu looks forward to coming home.
Keven Mealamu is one of the six All Blacks retiring after Sunday . [more]

"Out-dated" urban planning rules sparks review
The Productivity Commission isn't ruling out recommending changes to the Resource Management Act as part of a widespread review of urban planning. [more]

In major policy shift, US deploys troops on ground in Syria
In a major policy shift the United States will deploy troops on the ground in Syria. [more]

Experts weigh in on ABs win
Back now to the rugby world cup victory on the line is former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains, former player Michael Jones and former Wallaby and sports columnist Peter FitzSimons. [more]

Iwi reps debate benefits
A professor of Māori language and customs is welcoming the Law Commission's recommendation for bereaved families to appoint a spokesperson who could carry out the last wishes of a deceased relative. [more]

New Zealander protesting dugong extinction in Japan
A New Zealander is part of a group going toe-to-toe with the United States military and the Japanese government over a rare sea mammal. [more]

Weather activated road signs
A trial to set up New Zealand's first weather-activated road signs begins today in the Kaimai Ranges. [more]

Julian Savea on Rugby World Cup victory
Julian Savea says the Rugby World Cup victory on Sunday was a dream come true. [more]

Labour leader Andrew Little congratulates All Blacks
Labour leader Andrew Little was among the fans at Twickenham for the final. [more]

Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
Across the Tasman, the wounds from the Rugby World Cup loss are still raw. Our Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes thinks Australia let the All Blacks win. [more]

New Horizons

Back to Bacharach
In advance of Burt Bacharach's visit to Auckland to play the Vector Arena with the Auckland Philharmonia, William Dart returns to one of his favourite musical geniuses to dig up some overlooked treasures. [Participants] William Dart [Topics] Music [Regions] [Tags] Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, Dionne Warwick [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 2 November 2015
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 2 November 2015
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 2 November 2015
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Why are waste tyres not regulated?
Every year in New Zealand about three million used tyres are put into landfills, dumped or stored in ways that can be dangerous for the environment, with the risk of them catching fire or leaching toxic chemicals. Tyre industry stakeholders are at odds with the Government over regulation; they want rules so there is proper storage of waste tyres and an assured supply stream of them, so businesses can start investing in recycling options. [more]

All Class
After a dream match up, an exhilarating game, and a fairy-tale finish, the All Blacks have made Rugby World Cup history. They beat the Wallabies 34-17, to clinch a record third world title, and become the first team to win consecutive world crowns. The All Blacks' World Cup victory was watched by a global audience of 120 million people. But are they a team like no other ? Former All Blacks captain Anton Oliver watched the game in London. [more]

Plans unveiled to allow night flights into Queenstown
Queenstown airport has the highest degree of difficulty rating for airline pilots as it is at the base of the confluence of three mountain valleys - which means winds can be strong, gusty and unpredictable. Last May the Civil Aviation authorities of Australia and New Zealand approved the safety case to allow flights into Queenstown in darkness. The airport company is right now presenting its plans to introduce them by next winter, including widening the runway, and additional lighting. But the Airline Pilots Association says the runway is too short for the plan to be safe and some of its members are unwilling to land at the airport at night. David Reynolds is the Technical Officer for ALPA [more]

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
Seamus has an update on the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt, killing 224 people, as questions swirl over what caused the disaster. [more]

Songwriting legend, Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach is one of the world's greatest and most successful songwriters. He has won eight Grammys, three Academy Awards and penned over 70 US Top 40 hits. [more]

Book Review: The Road to Little Dribbling
'The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island' by Bill Bryson. Reviewed by Gyles Beckford, published by Doubleday. [more]

Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
The politics of the Rugby World Cup. Nuclear ships policy. The Labour party conference. [more]

Latin American food from Guacamole to Chimichurri
Grace Ramirez is a former producer with the Food Network in the US and has been a judge on the local series of My Kitchen Rules. She has a taste of Latin America in our food slot today with dishes from Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba. The New Zealand-based chef was born in Miami and raised in Venezuela. Her cookbook La Latina showcases the food and the staples of Central and South America and also delves into the history of each country's cuisine. [more]

Rising seas: the New Zealand and Pacific reality
Outdoorsman and adventurer Kennedy Warne has concurrent stories on sea-level rise in the November issues of National Geographic and New Zealand Geographic. He discusses what he has seen and learned about this climate hazard in the Pacific and around New Zealand. More on Kennedy Warne's National Geographic stories [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 1 November 2015
Mike Gourley checks out this year's IHC Art Awards, and talks with Auckland GP, David Beaumont, who's an opponent of the Medical model. [more]

One in Five - IHC Arts Awards 2015
Mike Gourley meets the Judges and Organisers of this year's IHC Arts Awards 2015, and occupational physician Dr David Beaumont talks of the differences between healing and curing; seeing the whole person; and Doctor-Person partnership' to achieve greater health literacy - giving patients greater control of their health. [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

Hunterville's One and Only Shemozzle
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Tyre and groundwater excavating site B
Waikato Regional Council digging up tyres on Ross Desmond Britten's former property at Naike. The council estimates Britten dumped nearly one million tyres which are buried and sitting in or below groundwater and leaching toxic chemicals. The former Waitakere councillor was convicted under breaches of the Resource Management Act, but absconded to Australia before his sentencing. His company was fined $77,500. The tyres remain on the land - which was on-sold. But Waikato Regional Council's Investigations Manager Patrick Lynch has told Nine to Noon if contamination of the groundwater reaches critical levels, it will seek an order for the tyres to be removed at the new land owners' expense. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 2 November 2015
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 2 November 2015
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: City of Shadows
A panel discussion about the hidden histories of Auckland. Noelle McCarthy chairs a lively conversation between Ella Henry, a street girl and drug addict in the 1970s who was befriended by James K Baxter; a former stripper turned mother and blogger Sarikha Rosli; and Michael Stevens, who grew up gay in an era when it was illegal. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 1 November 2015
Sounds Historical is the programme that gives listeners their chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 1 November 2015
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan is the programme that gives listeners their chance to learn about the colourful,dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. [more]

Standing Room Only

Hudson and Halls Live!
TV cooking duo Peter Hudson and David Halls were magnificent. From 1976 to 1985 they whipped up what seemed to us weird and wonderful meals, they interviewed top stars, laughed, drank, fought and flung most of the food they cooked on the floor. Obviously but not openly gay, they were watched - and loved - the length of the country. Silo Theatre's final show for the year wants to capture the humour and the heartbreak of the pair's on and off screen life. Hudson and Halls Live! is an immersive stage show with real cooking and catches the pair at a crucial moment in their lives and careers. And as Justin Gregory finds out when he drops in on rehearsals, the two lead actors are fully inhabiting their roles. [more]

Making movies in the Cloud
Atomic Fiction, a studio pioneering the use of cloud computing to improve the filmmaking process and its co-founder Kevin Baillie is heading to New Zealand to tell our filmmakers all about it. He's a guest speaker at ANIMFX in Wellington. Kevin has supervised visuals for projects including Flight, Star Trek Into Darkness, two Transformers franchise installments, and Robert Zemeckis's upcoming film, The Walk. He is also CEO of the groundbreaking cloud rendering platform, ConductorIO, which will be released to the public by the end of 2015. Earlier in his career he worked on award-winning movies such as Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End, Night At The Museum, Superman Returns, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire and HellBoy. Kevin's film career began very early on, when he joined Lucasfilm's JAK Films division as a pre-visualization artist on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace at the age of 18. [more]

Hudson and Halls remembered
TV cooking duo Peter Hudson and David Halls were magnificent. From 1976 to 1985 they whipped up what seemed to us weird and wonderful meals, they interviewed top stars, laughed, drank, fought and flung most of the food they cooked on the floor. Obviously but not openly gay, they were watched - and loved - the length of the country. [more]

What it takes to make a tutu
Tutus add to the spectacle of classical ballet and are equally as important as the set design. This August, the New Zealand School of Dance launched an appeal to raise $9,000.00 towards the construction of 18 tutus for the graduation season in November. Each tutu requires careful attention and one alone takes around 40 hours to complete. Sonia Sly chats to Costume designer Donna Jefferis and costume construction student Alice Beedie about the process of making the tutus, and Jack Whiter and Alice Beedie share their experiences of what tutus mean for the dancers who wear them. [more]

Constructing the Tutu
Tutus add to the spectacle of classical ballet and are equally as important as the set design. This August, the New Zealand School of Dance launched an appeal to raise $9,000.00 towards the construction of 18 tutus for the graduation season in November. Each tutu requires careful attention and one alone takes around 40 hours to complete. Sonia Sly chats to Costume designer Donna Jefferis and costume construction student Alice Beedie about the process of making the tutus, and Jack Whiter and Alice Beedie share their experiences of what tutus mean for the dancers who wear them. [more]

NZ Writers' lifeline remembered
For 40 years it was a lifeline for many New Zealand writers and publishers - and now the history of the New Zealand Literary Fund is itself the subject of a book. The Fund morphed into the Arts Council in the late 1980s after giving out thousands of pounds during its lifetime, helping writers like Maurice Gee, Maurice Shadbolt and Dame Fiona Kidman when they really needed it. Elizabeth Caffin has co-written the fund's history, charting its life story and some controversies along the way. Elizabeth and the late Andrew Mason have written The Deepening Stream, A History of the New Zealand Literary Fund. It's published by Victoria University Press. [more]

Stories of unmarried mothers in the 1960s
Elaine Blick's mother worked at an adoption home for unmarried mothers in the 1960s and their memories of that time are woven into a new novel. It's set in a fictional adoption home called Sunnyvale in Auckland, where Janice is one of the young mothers who have to decide whether to keep or adopt out their babies. First Names Only by Elaine Blick is out on the Punaromia Publications label. Elaine has written three other novels: Where the Bellbird Sings, No White Flowers, Please and When This War is Over. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ohu Hāpori - Community People
In part one of this three part series, Justine Murray visits a community and talks to those who are effecting positive change. [more]

World & Pacific News

6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 2 November 2015
The latest Pacific Regional and Sports News. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 2 November 2015
The latest World, Pacific and Sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 2 November 2015
The latest World, Pacific and Sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 2 November 2015
The latest World, Pacific and Sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 2 November 2015
The latest World, Pacific and Sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 2 November 2015
The latest World, Pacific and Sports news. [more]

News stories:

LIVE: All Blacks vs Wallabies
The All Blacks are taking on the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup FINAL. Keep up on our LIVE blog with Glen Scanlon here. [more]

BREAKING NEWS: All Blacks win Rugby World Cup 2015
BREAKING NEWS: All Blacks win Rugby World Cup 2015 [more]

Australia officials accused of targeting Maori
The Maori Party says border control officers in Australia are victimising Maori people and deporting them on flimsy reasons. [more]

Auckland property investor rules take effect
The Reserve Bank's revamped lending restrictions to attempt to cool the Auckland housing market take effect today. [more]

Farm worker awarded $20,000 for sacking
A farm worker fired after a series of disputes at work is to get more than $20,000 in compensation and lost wages. [more]

Toddler's death prompts tenant action
The death of an Auckland toddler blamed in part on her cold, damp home appears to have prompted an increasing number of tenants to take legal action against their landlords. [more]

Highway speed limit to change with weather
The speed limit on SH29 over the Kaimai Range is to be changed according to the weather. [more]

Small schools more likely to have problems
Education Review Office figures show small schools are over-represented in its watchlist of schools with problems. [more]

Wallabies refuse to blame ref
The Wallabies are refusing to blame three crucial refereeing blunders in the "championship minutes" for their demise in the World Cup final against New Zealand. [more]

All Blacks the best in the world
The All Blacks cemented their status as the greatest team in rugby history when they overwhelmed Australia 34-17 in the World Cup final. [more]

McCaw and Carter, the best ever
Richie McCaw is the greatest All Black of all time, with Dan Carter a close second, coach Steve Hansen said after his team's World Cup final win over Australia. [more]

All Blacks retain World Cup
The All Blacks have retained the Rugby World Cup, beating Australia 34-17 at Twickenham. [more]

Is this the happiest ABs fan ever?
All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams delighted a young supporter - and became perhaps the most popular player on social media - as he gave away his winners medal to a young fan. [more]

United out of League Cup
Manchester United were dumped out of English football's League Cup after losing on penalties to second-tier Middlesbrough. [more]

Sri Lanka win final Test and series
Rangana Herath picked up four wickets while spin partner Milinda Siriwardana took three as Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 72 runs in the second and final cricket Test to win the series 2-0. [more]

Pakistan win second Test against England
Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq paid tribute to his batsmen after beating England by 178 runs in the second Test in Dubai. [more]

Richie just wants to 'enjoy today'
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw remains coy about his future after becoming the first man to skipper a side to two Rugby World Cup triumphs. [more]

Wallabies accidentally reveal Cup final 'plans'
Australia's coaching staff accidentally revealed some of their secrets on the eve of the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand. [more]

Rosberg sets Mexico pace
Nico Rosberg set the fastest time for Mercedes in Mexican Grand Prix practice on as large crowds welcomed Formula One back to the country after a 23-year absence. [more]

Rossi appeals penalty
MotoGP world championship leader Valentino Rossi has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his three penalty points at the Malaysian Grand Prix. [more]

More misery for Mourinho; City, Arsenal win
Jose Mourinho's future as Chelsea football manager looks increasingly insecure after a 3-1 home loss to Liverpool. [more]

Carter and McCaw's fairytale finish
OPINION: "Fairytale finish" is a cliche used too often in sports-writing, but it's hard to think of better words to describe how the Test careers of Dan Carter and Richie McCaw ended at Twickenham. [more]

Hayne cut by 49ers, could go to Lions
Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has been cut by his San Francisco 49ers NFL team. [more]

Chatham petrel no longer 'endangered'
After 20 years of conservation work the threat status of the Chatham petrel has been reduced in the latest so-called "red list" of international threatened species. [more]

Fans celebrate All Blacks' World Cup win
New Zealand rugby fans around the country have celebrated the All Blacks' ultimate victory in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. [more]

DoC admits Northland forests at risk
The Department of Conservation is acknowledging that the state of the Northland's native forests is serious, after accusations of pest control neglect. [more]

New technology to speed up search and rescue operations
A new satellite receiving station in Bay of Plenty is expected to greatly speed up search and rescue operations. Six satellite dishes have been built between Taupo and Rotorua, along... [more]

Auckland Council considers climate change impact on coast
A study is under way into how Auckland's coast will be affected by climate change, Auckland's deputy mayor Penny Hulse says. Ms Hulse is leading a group of local government... [more]

Answers sought over Mt Eden assaults
An investigation is under way into two assaults earlier this year on a prisoner at Mt Eden Prison. [more]

'Blue skies' urban planning review announced
The Productivity Commission has been tasked with reviewing urban planning rules, which Finance Minister Bill English says are dated and unwieldy. [more]

Man, 23, dead after crash along Hutt River
A man is dead after his car hit a bollard along the banks of the Hutt River, north of Wellington, earlier today. It is understood the 23-year-old was driving down... [more]

Betting on All Blacks to win pays off
A punter has made $140,000 after laying the largest-ever bet with the TAB - and Qantas staff will be wearing black after a wager with Air New Zealand. [more]

Auckland City beat Wellington in Charity Cup
Auckland City FC have lifted the ASB Premiership season opener, the Charity Cup, with a comfortable 3-0 win over Team Wellington. [more]

Sinai plane crash: Egypt rejects IS claim
An investigation is under way after a Russian airliner crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board. [more]

Dawkins takes bronze in World Cup keirin
New Zealand sprinter Eddie Dawkins has finished third in the keirin competition on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Colombia. [more]

Police arrest student after couch-burning
One student has been arrested and the police have spoken to several others after a spate of couch fires in Dunedin. [more]

Monsters... easy to dismiss but difficult to disprove
Although it's easy to dismiss cryptids as fictional, it can be more difficult to disprove their existence. [more]

Pulford, Kemp claim honours in Auckland Marathon
Waikato's Aaron Pulford and Wellington's Katie Kemp have won the men's and women's Auckland Marathon. [more]

Tricky Test for Australia in transition
A resurgent New Zealand have high hopes of upsetting Australia in the three-match series, capped by Test cricket's first day-night clash. [more]

World reacts to a 'masterclass' of rugby
The All Blacks have been congratulated by friends and foes alike for a 'masterclass' of rugby in the World Cup final, and even those grumbling about the ref's performance had to give the team full credit. [more]

Australia sets sights on RWC 2019
As New Zealand celebrates the All Blacks' historic win, Australia is already planning ahead to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. [more]

Cooper starts Tour of Southland in yellow
Cycling's Tour of Southland gets underway in the morning, with Wellington's Joe Cooper wearing the yellow jersey for the third time heading into the opening stage. [more]

Special day for back-to-back All Blacks
OPINION: Sunday was a special day, for many reasons - including Dan Carter's decision to swap 'boy next door' for flat-out beast, writes Jamie Wall. [more]

Lost cargo ship 'found by search team'
Searchers say they believe they have found the wreckage of a cargo ship which went missing off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin last month. [more]

'Huge jolt' shakes central North Island
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake centred near Taihape has rattled parts of the North Island. [more]

Hotel attacked by gunmen in Mogadishu
At least eight people have been killed in a suicide attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu. [more]

Arrest in relation to assault in Auckland CBD
A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged over a serious assault on a man outside a central Auckland bar. [more]

Antarctica reserve fail disappoints Ross descendant
A descendant of the British explorer after whom the Ross Sea was named is heartbroken and frustrated that a bid to get marine protection for the sea has failed for a fifth time. [more]

Man tasered after multiple crashes
A man has been tasered by the police in Christchurch after they say he caused several car crashes and left a trail of destruction across the city's eastern suburbs. [more]