Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 27th October 2016

This page lists items from RNZ that are available online. RNZ didn't start regularly putting both its audio and news content online until 2008. From 2002-2007 written news items (particularly from RNZ International) were placed online. You can access items prior to 2002 on the historic page.

This page features: Business News, Checkpoint, Dateline Pacific, Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, Late Edition, Midday Report, Morning Report, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nights, Nine To Noon, Our Changing World, Pacific Correspondent, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Rural News, The Panel, The Wireless, Upbeat, World & Pacific News

Business News

Evening business for 27 October 2016
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Early Business News for 28 October 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Vanguard fund manager bows to local pressure for ethical fund
The intenational fund management company, Vanguard, has bowed to local demands and come up with an overseas share fund that excludes weapons and tobacco related investments. [more]

BNZ's FY net profit falls on currency volatility
The Bank of New Zealand is looking to press on with greater use of digital technology, targeting house lending in Auckland and to small businesses to drive its earnings growth in the coming year. [more]

Freightways economy gives it confidence for strong full year
The courier and data management company, Freightways, says the momentum in the economy gives it confidence that its strong first quarter will continue for the rest of the year. [more]

Trans-Tasman forum looks for ways to improve trade
Trans-Tasman business leaders are hoping to make significant steps to improve the trading relationship between New Zealand and Australia at a forum in Sydney today. [more]

Morning Markets for 28 October 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Markets Update for 28 October 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Summerset forecasts strong profit lift
The listed retirement village operator, Summerset, is forecasting a strong lift in its full year profit on healthy sales of its units. [more]

Intueri revises down FY profit forecast by more than a third
The troubled vocational training school, Intueri Education Group, has revised down its full year profit outlook by more than a third, because of falling enrolments and restructuring costs. [more]

Pyne Gould given largest ever fine for breaching NZX rules
The investment concern, Pyne Gould, has been fined a total of 300-thousand dollars plus costs for two breaches of the NZX's sharemarket rules. [more]

Trans-Tasman forum co-chair says Aust. and NZ better together
Trans-Tasman business leaders are wary about the recent slowdown in global trade, with the rise of protectionism, as demonstrated by the recent Brexit vote. [more]

AWF Madison H1 profit rises
The jobs placement company, AWF Madison Group, has had a strong increase in first half profit and revenue allowing it to raise its dividend payout. [more]

Midday Markets for 28 October 2016
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Brad Gordon at Macquarie Private Wealth. [more]

Business briefs
ANZ Bank is warning that its annual result will be hit by additional extraordinary costs of 360-million Australian-dollars, incurred in the second half of its financial year. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint with John Cambell, Thursday 27th October 2016
Watch today's full episode here. [more]

'Preservation of life' central to police actions, inspector says
Police say they were acting on reports of multiple deaths when they decided to use a checkpoint to stop euthanasia supporters, obtain their information then visit them. [more]

Privacy Commissioner considering inquiry into police checkpoint
Police's use of a checkpoint to stop euthanasia supporters after an Exit International meeting has raised concerns about privacy. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards joins Checkpoint. [more]

Dreamworld to reopen for Red Cross fundraiser
Dreamworld plans to open tomorrow for a memorial day and charity fundraiser, with proceeds going to Red Cross. But its plans may soon be stamped out by Brisbane police. [more]

Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction overturned
The High Court has set aside rugby player Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction for brutally assaulting two women and two men on a Wellington street. [more]

PM wraps up visit to India with strong commitment on free trade
India's government has offered a strong commitment to finalise a free trade deal with New Zealand. It's the outcome the Prime Minister hoped for as he wraps up his official visit to India. [more]

Marine environment at great risk
Ninety percent of New Zealand's native seabirds and shorebirds face extinction due to ocean acidification and warming, a Ministry of Environment and Statistics NZ report says. [more]

Robinson helicopters put on TAIC watchlist
The Robinson helicopter has been added to NZ's transport safety watchdog's watchlist, but it has stopped short of grounding the choppers, which are responsible for killing 18 people in 20 years. [more]

Aftershocks rattle Italy two months after killer quake
Two powerful aftershocks have rocked the area of central Italy in which 300 people were killed by an earthquake two months ago. [more]

Dreamworld victim's brother doesn't want to talk to park's mana
One of the brothers of a victim killed on a Dreamworld ride says he doesn't want to engage with the theme park's management. [more]

Dreamworld wants to reopen for memorial, fundraiser
Dreamworld plans to reopen tomorrow despite it still being a crime scene and the incident in which four people died only occurred 48 hours ago. ABC's Sharnie Kim has more. [more]

Inquiry begins into Havelock North's water contamination
An inquiry into Havelock North's water contamination will address what caused the outbreak, and how authorities responded. RNZ's Hawke's Bay reporter Peter Fowler joins Checkpoint. [more]

Party favouring democracy could form next Iceland government
A party favouring democracy, government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Calls for PNG to lift its game over Bougainville
A former Papua New Guinea cabinet minister says Port Moresby has to do more to help prepare Bougainville for its referendum on independence. [more]

PNG's first VR film looks at sustaining peace after conflict
The producers of Papua New Guinea's first virtual reality film say they want it to highlight the importance of supporting post-conflict societies. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 27 October 2016
PNG's first VR film looks at sustaining peace after conflict; Calls for PNG to lift its game over Bougainville; Cooks police apologise for poor communication during shootout; Niue says it want to seek UN membership; And high-acheiving youth seek turnaround on Pasifika stats. [more]

Master artists from Tokelau share their wisdom
A master carver and three weavers from Tokelau have traveled to New Zealand to share their passion and knowledge with the local community. [more]

Niue looking for more international flights
The Niue tourism industry appears to be going from strength to strength with the government to seek twice weekly flights to the island, year round. [more]

Fears for booming CNMI economy with foreign worker cap
There are fears capping the number of foreign workers allowed into the Northern Marianas could hold back the US territory's booming economy. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 28 October 2016
There are fears capping the number of foreign workers allowed into the Northern Marianas could hold back the US territory's booming economy; the Niue tourism industry appears to be going from strength to strength with the government to seek twice weekly flights to the island, year round; a master carver and three weavers from Tokelau have traveled to New Zealand to share their passion and knowledge with the local community; PNG's first VR film looks at sustaining peace after conflict; Calls for PNG to lift its game over Bougainville. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

First song: The Koi Boys
Danny Faifai, Kevin Keepa and "Nuz" Ngatai are The Koi Boy - they performed live for us. [more]

Nonsensical paper accepted for nuclear physics conference
A Canterbury university professor managed to get his paper accepted to present at a nuclear physics conference despite it being nonsensical. [more]

Pioneer organics firm still going strong
Commonsense Organics started off as a small communal farm in Te Horo in the early 1970s has grown in to a flourishing business. [more]

Jordan Watson: How to Dad
His instructional videos, called How to Dad, have become viral hits. [more]

Favourite album
'Shocking Miss Emerald' by Caro Emerald. Chosen by Richard Potez. [more]

Katy Atkin's podcast review
Katy talks about two favourite podcasts "Soundtracking" - a weekly interview session featuring film talent: directors, producers, actors and composers and Freakonomics Radio, based on the best-selling book from 2005 by journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt. [more]

Money with Mary Holm: 'Eating your house'
Eating your house: ways to make use of the value of your house in retirement. [more]

Masterpieces: Moana Maniapoto
Moana Maniapoto chooses her favourite New Zealander, a celestial navigator who inspired one of her songs. Hekenukumai Busby, known as Hec, is a master waka carver, a Maori leader and an authority on Polynesian and Maori celestial navigation [more]

The Expats: Sophia Duckor Jones at Ritsona Refugee Camp
Sophia Duckor-Jones spent three months at the Ritsona refugee camp near Athens, where she taught English. She is living in Washington DC raising money to help refugees find accomodation. [more]

This Way Up: Blind navigation
BlindSquare is some navigation technology targeted at blind and visually impaired people. It uses a combination of GPS and Bluetooth to help people find their way around outside and also inside buildings where regular GPS just doesn't work. Wellington's recently become the first place in the world to introduce BlindSquare on a large scale in a city, with more than 200 beacons beaming directions voiced on a user's smartphone. This Way Up's Simon Morton went to see the system at work. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for 27 October 2016
Police explain why it faked a roadside breath test operation to get details of elderly people attending a pro-euthenasia meeting, celebrating women athletes for being good at sport, not for looking good, and using a computer app. to fake a scientific paper. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 28 October 2016
A cancer patient pleads for the right to die. A teacher is charged with importing a euthanasia drug. [more]

Midday Sports News for 28 October 2016
Joseph Parker's camp has abandoned its bid for government funding to help it host a world heavyweight boxing title fight in Auckland. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Friday 28 October 2016
Housing NZ meth testing "ripping families apart", Call for urgent legal overhaul of police vetting, Losi Filipo case to go back to court, Iceland's Pirate Party in box seat ahead of weekend election, and Police need to operate with the law- law professor. [more]

Sports News for 28 October 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

'Blindingly obvious police acted outside the law'
Euthanasia advocates say it's clear the police acted outside the law when they used a breath-testing checkpoint to gather personal details about them. [more]

British economy growth stronger than expected post Brexit
The British economy has grown faster than expected in the three months since the Brexit vote. [more]

HNZ conduct over meth guidelines is appalling- Phil Twyford
Labour's Phil Twyford says this whole fiasco shows a 'staggering level of incompetence' by Housing New Zealand. He says they have evicted too many tenants on the basis of "dodgy testing". [more]

Campaigning in US elections continues apace
Just a week after Nevada and Florida moved from being "battleground" states to states leaning towards Hillary Clinton, both states now appear to be snapping back to their traditional toss-up status. [more]

Sports News for 28 October 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Housing NZ meth testing "ripping families apart"
Former Maori Party co-leader Dame Tariana Turia says families are being torn apart by Housing New Zealand's deliberate misuse of methamphetamine testing. [more]

Call for urgent legal overhaul of police vetting
The Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says police vetting of half a million New Zealanders every year needs to be done better. John Edwards says there are too many inconsistencies and people don't know just how broad the vetting is and how much information is passed on. [more]

Losi Filipo case to go back to court
The case of Losi Filipo will go back to court after the High Court ruled yesterday the District Court judge made numerous errors when he discharged him without conviction. [more]

Dreamworld head comes under fire over theme park deaths
Queensland Police have put a stop to plans by Dreamworld to reopen today, saying it would jeopardise their investigation into the death of four people on a rapid river ride. [more]

Iceland's Pirate Party in box seat ahead of weekend election
Iceland's Pirate Party, founded by activists and hackers four years ago, is on course to either win or finish a close second in tomorrow's election. One of the candidate's Oktavía Jónsdóttir  told us they are already in discussion with other parties so they can form a government straight after election. They argue for open government and transparency in general in goverment but it's not all serious. their flag is a pirate flag with an Icelandic saltfish in the middle. [more]

Police need to operate with the law- law professor.
Law professor Mark Henaghan says the police still need to work within the law, even if they thought they were acting to protect people. "Just becuase you're the police, you just can't do what you like to get the result you want." [more]

Medical students practising on themselves- Study
A new study has revealed medical students are practising invasive procedures on themselves. [more]

Man tells jury of moment his friend was fatally stabbed
A man has shown a jury the scar below his right ear where he was stabbed seconds after his best friend was killed in a fatal knife attack. Edward Gay reports on the latest in the Dustin La Mont murder trial. [more]

Public memorial service today for Helen Kelly
The public are being given a chance to remember the life of union leader Helen Kelly at a memorial service in Wellington today. We talk to CTU president Richard Wagstaff, who will give the main eulogy. [more]

Sports News for 28 October 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Police respond to criticism of system of "vetting"
Superintendent Steve Kehoe says they do take seriously that the privacy of people are protected - while ensuring the vulnerable are also protected. [more]

Law Society calls for HNZ to review meth evictions
The Law Society says a wide range of tenants that have been blacklisted - and have had to pay too much in the way of remediation. The society says there should have a baseline test before tenancies. "We've seen an industry led by the testers, who have a financial incentive, if they are remediating as well," says Joanne Pidgeon. [more]

Foreign prostitutes heading to NZ illegally
New Zealand appears to be becoming a destination for prostitutes from overseas even though it's illegal for them to work here. [more]

Over 1,000 visas granted to IANZ students despite concerns
The Labour Party says more than a thousand work visas were at the International Academy of New Zealand in the past two years. "The government's oversight here was slow," says Labour's David Cunliffe. [more]

Vanguard International launches new ethical Kiwisaver fund
International funds management giant Vanguard has responded to an RNZ News investigation by launching a new ethical KiwiSaver fund. [more]

Five in court for murder over lost puppy dispute
Five people are in court facing murder charges in Whanganui after a dispute over a lost puppy turned violent [more]

NZ soldier executed in WW1 to get final recognition
The family of a New Zealand soldier executed by the British during World War 1 for questionable reasons are pleased he is finally being commemorated. [more]

Seven decades of NZ pop history on display
Music fans have a chance to take a walk through seven decades of New Zealand pop history at an exhibition that opened last night in Auckland. We spoke with Alex Behan from RNZ's Music 101 programme. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 28 October 2016
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 28 October 2016
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

News in Tongan for 28 October 2016
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

Nights

Cane Toads - Rick Shine
Professor Rick Shine from the University of Sydney has recently been awarded the Australian Prime Minister's Prize for Science for his innovative research helping protect the country's native animals from the threat posed by cane toads. [more]

Nights' Culture - Contemporary Classical Music
RNZ Concert Sound Lounge presenter Charlotte Wilson celebrates the birthday of Douglas Lilburn, and gives us a taste of a new release by one of his students, NZ composer Jenny McLeod. Plus we'll hear about the Resound project, which is breathing new life into past recordings of NZ composers. [more]

Nine To Noon

Mass extinction on the cards
World wildlife has fallen by 58 percent in 40 years according to a new report by the Zoological Society of London and WWF - meanwhile a local report released yesterday by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, paints a grim picture of the health of our marine life. [more]

School Counsellors under pressure
School counsellors are over-burdened and not able to reach every student they should, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors says. Sarah Maindonald, a spokesperson for NZAC, said it's not uncommon for a single school counsellor to be responsible for seeing up to 1700 students. [more]

Pacific correspondent Mike Field
An Eastern European operation to smuggle people into New Zealand is revealed in Tonga with a court case, Samoa's breadfruit to feed the world, details on how fish contribute to Pacific countries and China's tracking ship in the Pacific. [more]

NZ detective turned crime writer
A former detective has just published his debut detective novel which he wrote while recuperating from a crippling auto-immune disease.   [more]

Children's Book Review with John McIntyre?
"Fuzzy Doodle" by Melinda Szymanik and Donovan Bixley, pub by Scholastic "The Marble Maker" by Sacha Cotter illustrated by Josh Morgan pub by Huia Publishers. Te Reo version: "Te Kaihanga Mapere" Na Sacha Cotter Na Josh Morgan Nga Pikitia Na Kawata Teepa I Whakamaori Huia Publishers. [more]

New Music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor admires the new album from Leonard Cohen, David Bowie's stage show cast recording, Connan Mockasin's Soft Hair, and pays his respects to the late Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive". [more]

Sports commentator Brendon Telfer
The Black Caps victory over India, the Wallaby's coach Michael Cheika under fire for a supposed rant at a press conference, and the All Blacks get a new jersey. [more]

The week that was
With Te Radar and Pinky Agnew. [more]

Our Changing World

1080 and science denial: an Our Changing World summit
A new book, Protecting Paradise, investigates the science of 1080, its use in protecting native wildlife in New Zealand, and the wider issue of science denial and science reporting in the media. [more]

Pacific Correspondent

Pacific Correspondent for 27 October 2016
Today we hear from our correspondent in Vanuatu. [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

The Koi Boys 'Sh-Boom'
The Koi Boys perform 'Sh-Boom' live in the RNZ Auckland studios. [more]

Police discuss checkpoint tactic to identify euthanasia supporters
Police used a checkpoint to identify and trace euthanasia supporters, and have since reported themselves to the IPCA. Inspector Paul Basham addresses media. [more]

Police's use of checkpoint raises concerns about privacy: RNZ Checkpoint
Police's use of a checkpoint to stop euthanasia supporters after an Exit International meeting has raised concerns about privacy. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards joins Checkpoint. [more]

Dreamworld to reopen for Red Cross fundraiser: RNZ Checkpoint
Dreamworld plans to open tomorrow for a memorial day and charity fundraiser, with proceeds going to Red Cross. But its plans may soon be stamped out by Brisbane police. [more]

Evening business for 27 October 2016: RNZ Checkpoint
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

PM wraps up visit to India with strong commitment on free trade: RNZ Checkpoint
India's government has offered a strong commitment to finalise a free trade deal with New Zealand. It's the outcome the Prime Minister hoped for as he wraps up his official visit to India. [more]

Aftershocks rattle Italy two months after killer quake: RNZ Checkpoint
Two powerful aftershocks have rocked the area of central Italy in which 300 people were killed by an earthquake two months ago. [more]

Dreamworld wants to reopen for memorial, fundraiser: RNZ Checkpoint
Dreamworld plans to reopen tomorrow despite it still being a crime scene and the incident in which four people died only occurred 48 hours ago. ABC's Sharnie Kim has more. [more]

Inquiry begins into Havelock North's water contamination: RNZ Checkpoint
An inquiry into Havelock North's water contamination will address what caused the outbreak, and how authorities responded. RNZ's Hawke's Bay reporter Peter Fowler joins Checkpoint. [more]

Party favouring democracy could form next Iceland government: RNZ Checkpoint
A party favouring democracy, government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland. [more]

RNZ Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 27th October 2016
This channel is used to live-stream Checkpoint with John Campbell - RNZ's multi-platform drive-time news and current affairs programme, tackling the national and international stories of the day. [more]

The Oldest Profession - Sex workers in New Zealand
The Oldest Profession presented by RNZ is a multi-media project looking into the New Zealand's sex industry. Here we travelled around the country to speak to both sex workers who operate out of brothels (who wish to remain anonymous and have had their voices altered) as well as street sex workers. Their stories are vastly different. Interview by Philippa Tolley Filming and video by Rebekah Parsons-King [more]

Inside the Volume exhibition @ Auckland Museum
Yadana Saw takes us inside the Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa exhibition at Auckland Museum with Content and Interpretation Developer Esther Tobin. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 28 October 2016
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 28 October 2016
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

The Panel

One Quick Question for 27 October 2016
We find the answers to any queries you can think up. [more]

The Panel pre-show for 27 October 2016
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Tony Doe and Finlay MacDonald (Part 1)
Brisbane Times reporter Jorge Branco joins us for the latest on the Dreamworld tragedy. Donald Trump has had a poll victory ij Florida where he's ahead of Hillary Clinton. Saudi Arabia is about to be elected on to the UN Human Rights Council despite blocking previous international inquiries into human rights abuses. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre refused his own Nobel prize in 1964, saying that a writer must "refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution." [more]

The Panel with Tony Doe and Finlay MacDonald (Part 2
The Pope doesn't like the idea of scattering the ashes of the dead or keeping them in an urn. What the Panelists Tony Doe and Finlay MacDonald want to talk about. Toxicologist Paul Quigley discusses the effects of an energy drink and alcohol mix. Lawyer Peter Dengate-thrush discusses the case of a teenager taunting men on social media. Russia has unveiled a new super-heavy thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile. [more]

Dreamworld accident update
Brisbane Times reporter Jorge Branco joins us for the latest on the Dreamworld tragedy. [more]

US Presidential campaign
Donald Trump has had a poll victory in Florida where he's ahead of Hillary Clinton. [more]

Saudi Arabia and the UN Human Rights Council
Saudi Arabia is about to be elected on to the UN Human Rights Council despite blocking previous international inquiries into human rights abuses. [more]

Jean-Paul Satre and Bob Dylan's Nobel silence
Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre refused his own Nobel prize in 1964, saying that a writer must "refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution." [more]

Pope warns against naturalism
The Pope doesn't like the idea of scattering the ashes of the dead or keeping them in an urn. [more]

Panel Says - Tony Doe
What the Panelists Tony Doe wants to talk about. [more]

Energy drinks and alcohol compared to cocaine.
Toxicologist Paul Quigley discusses the effects of an energy drink and alcohol mix. [more]

Panel Says - Finlay MacDonald
What the Panelists Finlay MacDonald wants to talk about. [more]

Teenager humiliating men on social media
Lawyer Peter Dengate-thrush discusses the case of a teenager taunting men on social media. [more]

Russia's new nuclear missile
Russia has unveiled a new super-heavy thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile. [more]

The Wireless

Students and teachers worldwide think sex ed sucks
Whether it's how it's taught in Iran, Japan or New Zealand, sex ed is often described as embarrassing, heterosexist and out-of-touch. [more]

The Singles Life: Views from the GC
They may have defected to the Gold Coast but the spirit of Kiwi ingenuity is strong with these cabaret singing, Drake covering, reality TV veterans. [more]

Real news stories that sound like they shouldn't be
These reports are stranger than fiction. [more]

Upbeat

The endearing Edo de Waart
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Edo de Waart discusses the final in this year’s season of great works by Mozart, Beethoven and Elgar he is conducting around New Zealand at the moment. He opens up about the challenges of giving the orchestra players the freedom to create magic, and what’s on the horizon for the busy, and rather endearing conductor. [more]

Pitch perfect partnership
Musical theatre and opera performer James Benjamin Rodgers and his wife pianist Jillian Zack usually spend their time performing on the big stages in New York, the UK and New Zealand – with James most recently appearing in New Zealand Opera’s Sweeney Todd – but they are heading to a more intimate setting in Whanganui this weekend to perform Schumann's Dichterliebe. [more]

Breathing life into theatre
UK playwright Duncan Macmillan’s highly acclaimed dark comedy Lungs addresses love in unstable times as a couple in their 30s decides what shape their future will take. Arthur Meek stars alongside Aidee Walker in the play that addresses overpopulation, political unrest and global warming. [more]

World & Pacific News

2pm Pacific Regional News for 27 October 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

4pm Pacific Regional News for 27 October 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

8pm Pacific Regional News for 27 October 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 28 October 2016
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 28 October 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News in Niuean for 28 October 2016
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 28 October 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 28 October 2016
The larest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 28 October 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 28 October 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Black Caps keep series alive
The Black Caps beat India by 19 runs in the fourth one-day cricket international to level the five-match series 2-2 as the hosts suffered a mid-innings collapse in Ranchi. [more]

Murder-accused became obsessed - Crown
A computer belonging to a man accused of fatally stabbing his neighbour shows his annoyance turned to a fixation in the months leading up to the killing, the Crown says. [more]

Wallabies lock in 'Tongan Thor'
Dubbed the Tongan Thor, Taniela Tupou, who built a reputation for his try scoring feats at Auckland's Sacred Heart college has been named in the Australian rugby side even though he can't play. [more]

When is the right time to 'come out'? questions league player
The views of the head of England's Football Association on gay footballers coming out are "negative and old-fashioned", says Britain's first openly gay rugby league player Keegan Hirst. [more]

Cousin of slain woman in Cooks upset at police communication
The cousin of a slain woman in the Cook Islands says she is upset at the poor police communication since the double-murder last week. [more]

Capping of foreign workers in CNMI bad for business
The Northern Marianas Labour Department says the capping of foreign workers in the Northern Marianas will have a detrimental effect on some businesses. [more]

Toyota expands car recall over faulty airbags
The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, is recalling another 5.8 million cars worldwide over potentially faulty air bags made by supplier Takata. [more]

Oil and gas royalties plummet
Earnings from oil and gas royalties have fallen again, according to the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment's annual report. [more]

PNG opposition says Govt failure to free tuition fees hurting
The Papua New Guinea opposition leader says 3380 schools around the country are yet to be paid subsidies to cover free tuition. [more]

More Beijing Olympic medallists have medals stripped
Six medallists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics have been stripped of their medals after re-tests of their 2008 samples tested positive for doping. [more]

Injury-hit England call on Ben Te'o
England coach Eddie Jones has called on former NRL star Ben Te'o and New Zealand born Teimana Harrison in a 33-man squad for their end of year internationals. [more]

Dishonesty alleged at failed private tertiary college
The defunct International Academy of New Zealand was passing students it should have failed and gave the Qualifications Authority false information, documents show. [more]

Police check an 'illegal moral crusade'
Police in Wellington are being accused of running an illegal moral crusade targeting elderly supporters of euthanasia. [more]

Republicans warned they may lose US Senate majority
The Republican Party may lose its majority in the US Senate, senior congressional aides warn, with one blaming the Donald Trump effect. [more]

Auckland library staff given script to face closure questions
Fears some Auckland libraries will close have prompted the council to give staff a list of answers to fend off tough questions from the public. [more]

Group to complain over 'duplicitous' police checkpoint
The Voluntary Euthanasia Society says a bogus police breath-testing checkpoint was "duplicitous" and it will lay a formal complaint. [more]

Kanaks march over New Caledonia roll
Several thousand people have rallied in Noumea to call for New Caledonia's indigenous Kanaks to be automatically enrolled for the independence vote in 2018. [more]

Mata fires Man United into League Cup quarters
Juan Mata scored to steer Manchester United into the League Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over cross-town rivals Manchester City. [more]

Dreamworld staff 'didn't stop ride' during previous accident
The lawyer of a man who was left injured and unconscious after falling from a ride at Dreamworld in April says staff didn't immediately stop the ride or offer help. [more]

Woman and child found, unaware of police search
Police mounted a major operation in Hamilton this morning after they were given what turned out to be false information that a woman and baby had been abducted. [more]

Murder charge after body found in Brockville
A man has appeared in Dunedin District Court facing a murder charge after a man's body was discovered in Brockville yesterday. [more]

Ko to play first tournament since splitting with caddie
New Zealand's world golf number one Lydia Ko is to play her first tournament since splitting with her caddie of two years, Jason Hamilton. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - A car is hanging off a carparking building in the Auckland suburb of Howick
BREAKING NEWS - A car is hanging off a carparking building in the Auckland suburb of Howick [more]

Former world champion still held by Japanese police
The former world Grand Prix champion Wayne Gardner is still being held in custody after 12 days, officials have said, after being accused of assaulting three men during a road rage incident in Japan. [more]

DHBs consider junior doctors' proposal
DHB negotiators have taken a settlement proposal from junior doctors - who are threatening further strike action - back to their chief executives for a response next Wednesday. [more]

FIji police boss attends court as 'learning platform'
Fiji's police commissioner attended the Lautoka High Court trial of police officers accused of rape as a learning platform to deal with police brutality cases. [more]

'Afghan Girl' arrested in Pakistan
The green-eyed Afghan woman whose photo as a girl appeared on the cover of National Geographic has been arrested by Pakistani authorities, her family says. [more]

Pumpkin Patch staff to miss out on redundancy pay
About 170 Pumpkin Patch workers won't get redundancy payouts if they lose their jobs following the receivership of the children's clothing chain, the receiver says. [more]

New Canterbury regional council sworn in
For the first time in six years, elected representatives are sitting around the Canterbury regional council table, while a government appointee has been chosen as chairman. [more]

Bradley Shaw retires from international hockey
Veteran Black Sticks defender Bradley Shaw has announced his retirement from international hockey following a career spanning more than a decade. [more]

Car goes over edge of Auckland carparking building
A car hung off the edge of an elevated carpark in the east Auckland suburb of Howick today. [more]

Sport: Fiji hoping to get NSW Cup green light
Fiji could have their entry into the New South Wales Cup rugby league competition rubber stamped as early as Friday. [more]

Sport: Samoa's Ele Opeloge assured of Olympic medal
Samoan weightlifter Ele Opeloge is now assured of winning an Olympic medal after one of her competitors failed doping test was confirmed by the International Olympic Committee. [more]

Jobs likely to be axed in Māori TV restructure
It appears likely jobs will be lost in a restructure at Māori Television. [more]

Crowd violence mars West Ham-Chelsea derby
Crowd trouble has marred West Ham United's continued resurgence as fans clashed at the London Stadium near the end of their 2-1 League Cup win over Chelsea. [more]

Tahiti's Tong Sang in criminal court
The trial of former French Polynesian president Gaston Tong Sang who was accused of abusing public funds to pay for phantom jobs eight years ago has been held. [more]

French Polynesia atoll sale case goes to France's top court
Prosecutors in French Polynesia have decided to take a former president Gaston Flosse and a leading pearl producer Robert Wan to the highest court in France. [more]

Samoa set to be awarded its first Olympic medal
Samoa is set to win its first Olympic medal, eight years after weightlifter Ele Opeloge competed. [more]

NZ Rugby appoints Respect and Responsibility Project Manager
New Zealand Rugby has appointed Eleanor Butterworth to a new position of Respect and Responsibility Project Manager. [more]

Fiji PM labels NFP racist
The Fiji National Federation Party has been labled racist by the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. [more]

Man charged with sexual assault, robbery with knife
A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody, accused of violently assaulting a woman in Auckland. [more]

Cromwell man accused of importing $200k worth of drugs
A 21-year-old Cromwell man has appeared in the Queenstown District Court charged with importing half a kilogram of drugs worth more than $200,000. [more]

PNG electoral officials attacked by mob
The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission has condemned the attack on five electoral officials by more than 500 people near Mendi. [more]

Northland iwi trust accused of botching election process
A Northland iwi trust has been accused of botching its election process and squandering its Treaty of Waitangi settlement. [more]

NZ's biggest loss? It's plane and simple
New Zealand has recorded its largest ever monthly deficit, partly due to expensive aircraft imports. [more]

Govt calls for rural connectivity contractors
The government is extending its broadband coverage to a possible 200 mobile black-spots, including highways and tourist areas. [more]

French rugby taking a toll on its players
French professional rugby is taking such a terrible physical and mental toll on the players, that the soul of the sport is under threat, according to the players' union. [more]

Papuan pro-independence leader calls for referendum
A Papuan pro-independence leader Filep Karma has called on the Indonesian government to hold a referendum on independence. [more]

Westland Milk Products loses long-standing chair
The long-standing chair of Westland Milk Products has announced he will stand down and retire from the board at the end of March next year. [more]

Schools told to bring down number of student visa rejections
New targets have been imposed on schools where a high number of Indian students have been rejected for visas. [more]

'Phoney' checkpoint a direct challenge to NZ's freedoms
Opinion - The IPCA's take on the use of a fake breath-testing checkpoint is likely to be severe - and it should be, writes Jarrod Gilbert. [more]

Pasifika youth strive to change poor stats
Past recipients of government awards for Pacific youth are striving to turn around poor socio-economic and education rates for Pasifika in New Zealand. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction set aside, pending appeal
BREAKING NEWS - Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction set aside, pending appeal [more]

Adams off to winning start
Steven Adams has got his new NBA season off to a winning start. [more]

Cubs level World Series
The Chicago Cubs have levelled baseball's World Series at 1-all after winning game two 5-1 in Cleveland. [more]

Fiji opposition leader says Education Minister must look at 'basic needs'
The leader of the opposition in Fiji says the education ministry is too distracted and needs to help children in red zones who are learning in poor conditions. [more]

Solomon Islanders off for seasonal jobs
More than 80 Solomon Islanders have left for Australia and New Zealand to take part in seasonal workers programmes over the next six months. [more]

Hamilton school evacuated after threatening note
Police have finishing searching Hillcrest High School in Hamilton after pupils were sent home follwoing a bomb threat. [more]

British MPs disturbed over Canberra's Norfolk policy
A team of British MPs who toured Norfolk Island last month have called for the island's Australian administrator to be recalled. [more]

Warriors sign McNamara as an assistant coach
The New Zealand Warriors have signed the former England coach Steve McNamara as an assistant for the next two NRL seasons. [more]

LATEST - Police are investigating a number of deaths in relation to concerns about assisted dying
LATEST - Police are investigating a number of deaths in relation to concerns about assisted dying [more]

LATEST - The Privacy Commissioner is "seriously considering" a separate inquiry into the use of the checkpoint
LATEST - The Privacy Commissioner is "seriously considering" a separate inquiry into the use of the checkpoint [more]

Tutaia struggling to get time with fiance
Newly-engaged New Zealand netball star Maria Tutaia admits she and Wallabies beau Israel Folau still face a big conversation about crossing the Tasman for love. [more]

BNZ profits tumble against low interest, high dollar
Bank of New Zealand's profit has fallen by 12 percent because lower interest rates squeezed its margins and it earned less from financial markets. [more]

Link between killer and victims still unknown
Police still do not know when Ross Bremner killed an elderly couple at their remote property on the Kawhia Harbour. [more]

Wildlife populations down by 58% - report
Global wildlife populations have fallen by nearly 60 percent since 1970, a new report has found. [more]

'She'll be right' attitude to rotten poles not good enough - union
The union for workers at a Dunedin council-owned lines company says the replacement of rotten power poles needs to be sped up. [more]

Losi Filipo case to go back to court
An appeal against the discharge without conviction of former Wellington rugby rep Losi Filipo on charges of assault has been allowed by the High Court. [more]

Havelock North water contamination inquiry under way
The government inquiry into the Havelock North drinking-water contamination has held its first hearing at the Hastings District Court. [more]

Ex-prisoner seeks $60,000 over late release
A former inmate is seeking $60,000 in compensation from Corrections for miscalculating his release date. [more]

University fraudster appeals jail sentence
A jail term imposed on a former Victoria University accounts manager for fraud did not give sufficient credit for her remorse and impaired mental health, a court has been told. [more]

Boating bans in place for Navy's 75th anniversary
The event marking the Navy's 75th anniversary has been declared a 'Major Maritime Event', meaning restrictions for all other vessels in the area. [more]

PNG's Morobe seeks govt aid after floods
The administrator of Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea has asked central government for 2.4 million US dollars to repair infrastructure damaged during recent heavy rain. [more]

NZ oceans deteriorating, marine wildlife threatened
New Zealand's oceans, coasts and marine wildlife are deteriorating due to increased pressure from humans, and the government says the changes pose serious concerns. [more]

PNG Supreme Court hearing Manus case
The full bench of the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court was today expected to hear an application on behalf of 302 Manus Island detainees for the return to Australia of all those asylum seekers and refugees who wish to go there. [more]

Deaths place Robinson helicopters on watchlist
Helicopter models blamed for 18 deaths in New Zealand have been put on a watchlist, with officials warning there is a real risk of further accidents. [more]

Dreamworld challenged on contact with victims' families
The head of Dreamworld's parent company has been criticised for not speaking directly with the families of those killed in Tuesday's tragic ride incident. [more]

Niue looking for more Air New Zealand flights
The Niue Government is in talks with Air New Zealand over extending its flights to the island. [more]

India trade talks move to 'aggressive batting' phase
India has given its strongest indication yet it wants to finalise a free-trade deal with New Zealand, following talks between the John Key and the Indian prime minister in New Delhi. [more]

Strong quakes shake central Italy
Strong quakes have hit central Italy, two months after a powerful earthquake killed almost 300 people and levelled small towns. [more]

'Kick in the guts' for tenants evicted for P contamination
Tenants who feel they were wrongly kicked out because of methamphetamine contamination will find it hard to fight Housing NZ, an advocacy group says. [more]

Nelson mayor looks for new community links
The new Nelson City Council has been sworn in, with four new faces appointed to deputy chair roles. [more]

Gang leader's murder sparked by lost puppy, court told
The murder of a Whanganui gang leader was sparked by the return of a lost puppy, a court has been told. [more]

Investigation into CTV building engineer to be considered by court
The question of whether an investigation should be held into the man whose company designed Christchurch's ill-fated CTV building is heading back to court. [more]

Euthanasia checkpoint: 'Our officers acted in good faith'
Police are defending their use of a breath-testing checkpoint to target euthanasia supporters as part of Operation Painter. [more]