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Park Island lockdown: Man charged with firearms offences over Napier incident

A 44-year-old man has been charged with firearms offences in relation to an armed incident in Napier on Tuesday.The man will be appearing in Hastings District Court today charged with various firearm offences including dangerous...


Alleged killer of Auckland toddler Malcolm Bell named as Phillip Welsh

An Auckland man accused of murdering a 16-month-old boy can now be named before a trial next year.Phillip John Welsh appeared this morning in the High Court at Auckland after being arrested and charged with murdering Malcolm Bell.The...


Oz fires blow high levels of carbon monoxide over NZ

Australia's bushfires have been blamed for unusually high concentrations of carbon monoxide over New Zealand.Researchers at Niwa's Lauder atmospheric research station observed how readings of the poisonous gas last week peaked at...


Thick clouds of sulphurous ash and a stained sea: Whakaari / White Island after the eruption

St John medical director Dr Tony Smith was one of the doctors onboard an Auckland-based Westpac rescue helicopter, when they were dispatched to Whakatāne.After fuelling up at Whakatāne Airport, they headed to the island."We...


White Island eruption and the danger of armchair volcanologists

COMMENT New Zealand is apparently a nation of armchair volcanologists ? who knew?As soon as news of the Whakaari/White Island eruption broke, social media did what it usually does and reared its ugly head.If there's anything...


Why were tourists allowed to visit White Island?

The official death toll remains at six, and eight people are still missing, presumed to have died in yesterday's volcanic eruption at Whakaari/White Island.The people on the island were tourists and tour guides, including visitors...


Fundraisers set up to help families, victims of Whakaari/White Island

Crowdfunding pages have been set up to help with costs for those affected by the tragic events on Whakaari/White Island on Monday.The eruption came without warning and spewed toxic gas, steam and ash into the air while 47 people...


White Island eruption: Questions raised over tour groups operating on active volcano

By Jo Moir for RNZ Questions remain over who had the power to stop tour companies visiting Whakaari / White Island after the volcanic alert level was raised in recent weeks.The Whakatāne District Council is responsible...


White Island eruption: 'It looked like a bomb had gone off'

Warning: distressing content One of the heroes of the frantic, desperate rescue efforts following the Whakaari/White Island eruption has described the scene like a bombsite. "It looked like a bomb had gone off. There was a crippled...


Man flown to hospital after being trapped under machine in Taupō

A man has been flown to hospital after getting trapped under machinery in Taupō.Two helicopters were sent to the Taupō Airfield about 5pm yesterday to help a man in his 60's who was trapped under a mechanical transporter,...


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Saudi Arabian restaurants no longer need to segregate men and women in landmark decision

Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer have to use a dedicated entrance or sit behind partitions in restaurants after a recent government decision.The decision was quietly announced by the Municipal and Rural Affairs Ministry on Sunday...


Wisconsin teen accused in shooting was 'tired of being picked on'

A Wisconsin teenager who was shot by a police officer after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another student's head says he was "tired of being picked on," according to criminal charges filed Monday,Tyrone Smith, 18, was charged...


Somalia forces kill 5 rebels who attacked president's house

Five heavily armed Islamic extremist rebels attacked the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Tuesday before all were killed by security forces in a shootout that spread from the heavily fortified government complex to a nearby...


Tens of thousands of Czechs call on Prime Minister to resign

Tens of thousands of Czechs returned to the streets of Prague on Tuesday to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign.The protest at the central Wenceslas Square and a march followed two huge rallies earlier this year when a quarter...


North Korea calls Donald Trump 'erratic' old man over tweets

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a "heedless and erratic old man" after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn't want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders...


Jewish woman claims racist police gave her a 'hook nose' in photo ID

A Jewish woman has accused police in Sweden of doctoring her photo identification to give her an anti-Semitic hooked nose.Annika Hernroth-Rothstein revealed on Twitter she was photographed at a police station near Stockholm and...


Impeachment inquiry: Democrats announce charges against Donald Trump

Democrats have have announced two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump over his alleged abuse of power as they push forward to have the US President removed from office.Intelligence and Judiciary committee Chairman Jerry...


New Jersey shooting: 'Sounds like a war zone', officers 'shot'

New Jersey's governor says police officers have been shot in a Jersey City standoff.Sporadic, heavy gunfire rang out Tuesday over the course of at least an hour in a Jersey City neighbourhood.One police officer was reportedly...


Sydney air pollution is so bad it's setting off fire alarms

Bushfire smoke smothered Sydney on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, suspending ferry services and triggering health warnings over choking air pollution.The Sydney Opera House and harbor bridge were barely discernible through the...


Hugh Grant lashes Boris Johnson's 'Love Actually' election campaign spoof

It's perhaps the most iconic scene in one of Britain's favourite Christmas films.But it seems nothing is sacred for the UK Conservative party who have used Boris Johnson as a poor understudy for Love Actually's Andrew Lincoln in...


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Basketball: Tall Blacks great Pero Cameron named as new coach

FIBA Hall of Famer and Tall Blacks great Pero Cameron was been named as head coach of the Tall Blacks.He succeeds his good friend and former teammate Paul Henare, who stepped down as from the role last month.Cameron enjoyed a...


All Blacks coach Steve Hansen reveals 'perfect storm' that led to Rugby World Cup exit

Outgoing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has admitted his side may have dropped a bit in desperation before the Rugby World Cup exit.In the wide-ranging interview with All Blacks TV, Hansen reflected on the All Blacks' Rugby World...


Netball: Analysing the potential shooters in the Silver Ferns squad

With the Silver Ferns team to travel to the United Kingdom being named early next week, and no official update on the status of shooting legend Maria Folau, several fringe players have the chance to make it into the squad. Ferns coach...


'I don't usually brag, but...': Steven Adams jovial after taking first charge of NBA career

In his seventh year in the NBA, Steven Adams continues to achieve new milestones. He's been part of an all-NBA rookie team, was just the 12th player in NBA history to average five or more offensive rebounds per game for an entire...


Cricket: Injury scare for Black Caps as Ross Taylor hurt at practice

The Black Caps have suffered an injury scare two days out from their three-test series against Australia which begins in Perth on Thursday.Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor was struck on his right thumb during a net session this afternoon...


New Zealand's five sporting heroes of 2019

The first Noeline: Taurua Our sporting hero Coach plays down her role in the remarkable transformation of the Silver Ferns, writes Cheree Kinnear She pulled off one of New Zealand sport's greatest comebacks but Silver Ferns head...


Cricket: Second Black Caps test at risk after local clubs urged to cancel games

A second venue for the Black Caps tour of Australia is in doubt after local clubs were urged to cancel fixtures due to extreme conditions.A Sheffield Shield clash between NSW and Queensland at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground was...


Rugby: Steve Hansen has some advice for his All Blacks coaching successor

Outgoing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has handed out some free advice for his imminent successor.With just two candidates thought to be left in the running for New Zealand Rugby's top coaching job ? Ian Foster and Scott Robertson...


Cricket: Steve Smith's warning about Black Caps test against Australia

Australian cricket star Steve Smith has provided a warning about what to expect from the Perth pitch as the Black Caps and Australian prepare for the first test on Thursday.While the wicket at Optus Stadium will have comparatively...


Podcast: 'Between Two Beers' with All Whites assistant coach Neil Emblen

All Whites assistant coach Neil Emblen joins NZME journalist Steven Holloway and Seamus Marten to talk all things football. The 'Between Two Beers Podcast' is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud. Show...


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Whakaari/White Island eruption: Australian families, 5-year-old, Kiwis still missing

Two Sydney families of four are missing, feared dead after the fatal eruption at White Island.


Whakaari/White Island volcano: Unlucky timing or unsafe system?

An active volcano given to what scientists call "impulsive, shortlived" eruptions doesn't sound perfect for tourism.


White Island eruption: Emergency shelter was airlifted to Whakaari three years ago

A 2.4 tonne shipping container was airlifted to White Island 3 years ago, giving visitors a place to shelter in an emergency.


Whakaari/White Island: The fight to keep people alive after eruption

'Like a bomb went off' - the remarkable tale of a rescue mission after the volcanic eruption.


Whakaari/White Island: People 'were in real distress' says chopper pilot

Chopper pilot who helped rescue 12 people says scenes on White Island were "horrific".


Nelson dad's life cut short after a melanoma was misdiagnosed

Melanoma spread throughout Pete Adams body after he was told a cancerous mole was benign.


Whakaari/White Island: Sixth person in hospital dies after volcanic eruption

Many of those injured on White Island have life-threatening burns and lung damage.


Māngere Mountain fire: Suspicious early morning blaze burns 1.6 hectares of scrub

Large scrub fire on Māngere Mountain sends a pall of smoke over a wide swathe of Auckland.


Australian woman located in Waikato Hospital but her husband and daughter remain missing

Woman in missing family of three in White Island tragedy believed to be alive at Waikato Hospital.


Matthews affair shows our watchdogs are vulnerable to anyone and everyone

The Martin Matthews affair shows our watchdogs are vulnerable to pubic opinion, which they absolutely should not be.


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Sydney air pollution is so bad it's setting off smoke alarms across the city

Smoke pollution from bush fires has been so thick it has set off fire alarms in Sydney CBD office buildings.


UK voters mock Boris Johnson's Love, Actually election ad

Boris Johnson's Christmas rom-com inspired campaign ad has sparked a flood of not-so-flattering memes on social media.


UK election: Boris Johnson takes reporters phone when shown photo of sick child

British PM grabbed a reporter's phone after being confronted with a photo of a child sleeping on the hospital floor.


Greenland's ice losses rapidly accelerate, hit highest sea-level rise projection

Greenland's ice losses now in line with its highest sea-level scenario, scientists say.


Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

Two articles of impeachment charge President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.


Australian woman located in Waikato Hospital but her husband and daughter remain missing

Woman in missing family of three in White Island tragedy believed to be alive at Waikato Hospital.


Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica

Chile's air force has lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people after 80 minutes in the air.


Air quality plunges as Australians choke on smoke

Smoke across parts of Sydney is so thick that air pollution has been deemed 11 times worse than the typical "hazardous" level.


Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs Trump

Claims of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be levelled at Donald Trump.


Sole survivor of Kaikōura crash still in serious condition in hospital

An 11-year-old girl who survived a crash that killed her parents and sisters learned of her family's deaths just before they were buried.


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Two-horse race for the All Blacks head coaching job a terrible look for NZ Rugby

OPINION: This is one of the plummest roles in sport – are Scott Robertson and Ian Foster the best candidates?


Eliza McCartney ponders her future - and the Earth's - during injury-enforced break

Through the dark clouds of injury woes, the Kiwi pole vaulting star turned her attention to the environment.


New Zealand basketball legend Pero Cameron confirmed as new Tall Blacks coach

Kiwi basketball great "humbled" after his promotion from assistant to head coach role on a short-term basis.


Steve Hansen doesn't call it complacency but admits All Blacks relaxed after Ireland

He won't use the C-word but the former All Blacks coach says the team lost some of their desperation at the RWC.


New Zealand surfer Ricardo Christie injured at Pipe Masters in Hawaii

One of the world's most deadly waves collects another victim, just when Kiwi surfer Ricardo Christie didn't need it.


New Zealand v Australia: Justin Langer's huge respect for Black Caps and Kiwi sporting culture

Aussie cricket coach uses "incredible intel" to back up his instincts on Kane's Kiwis ahead of opening test.


Australia v New Zealand: Australian cricketers warned about cereal offenders

Top Aussie cricketers urged to check what's in their breakfast bowl to avoid falling foul of drug testers.


Liverpool score twice in two minutes to beat Salzburg in Champions League

Mo Salah scores stunning goal for Liverpool, squeezing home right-footed finish from near the byline.


Australian analysis highlights brilliance of Kane Williamson - and where Black Caps skipper is vulnerable

As great as he is, Aussie breakdown of NZ captain suggests his weakness is surprisingly obvious.


New Zealand v Australia: Teams, first ball, livestream, predictions for first Black Caps test

Teams, first ball, livestream, predictions for the first Trans-Tasman Trophy test in Perth.



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