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  1. Gladys Berejiklian sharpens policy axe in 2019 election 'reset'

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 07:36 www.smh.com.au
    Gladys Berejiklian is reviewing some of the Baird government's most contentious policies as part of a "reset" towards the 2019 state…
  2. Sarah Aley confident Sydney Sixers can overcome loss of injured Ellyse Perry

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 07:16 www.smh.com.au
    Sarah Aley says the Sydney Sixers are strong enough to overcome Ellyse Perry's hamstring…
  3. ACT weather: Low-intensity heatwave conditions in Canberra this week

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 06:35 www.smh.com.au
    It is due to be wet and hot in the capital this week with tops of 35 degrees forecast on Monday and…
  4. Melbourne Stars CEO Clint Cooper calls for scheduling clashes to be solved

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 06:15 www.smh.com.au
    Melbourne Stars chief executive Clint Cooper has called for a Big Bash League symposium in a bid to find a solution to scheduling to allow Australia's international players more time in the burgeoning Twenty20…
  5. Tsunami warning after magnitude 8.4 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 05:34 www.smh.com.au
    An 8.0 magnitude earthquake has struck 47km west of Arawa on Bougainville island, Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey reported on…
  6. Sugar Mountain hits its sweet spot at the Victorian College of the Arts

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 04:53 www.smh.com.au
    Saturday's line-up was stacked with impressive acts from start to finish; a solid 11 hours of quality music, with perfect sunny-but-not-too-hot weather to…
  7. Reborn Melbourne Star Bob Quiney should be in frame for Australian recall: David Hussey

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 04:33 www.smh.com.au
    Melbourne Stars skipper David Hussey says national selectors should consider reborn slugger Bob Quiney for a surprise international call-up for next month's Twenty20 campaign against Sri…
  8. Heart attack victim Tonga Moke still cracking jokes after dramatic Waihi Beach rescue

    Nzherald.co.nz - Health 01.22 / 04:22 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Tonga Moke had only ever been ill enough to visit his doctor once in his adult life - so it came as a surprise when the 55-year-old's heart unexpectedly stopped for 25 minutes on Waihi Beach on Wednesday.Speaking from his bed…
  1. Search for Mrs Pat Wearn continues

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 01.21 / 22:03 police.govt.nz
    Location: Waitemata To be attributed to Inspector Sunny Patel, North Shore Police    The search for missing Torbay woman Mrs Pat Wearn continues this morning. …
  2. No-one found following search of Brighton Beach

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 01.21 / 08:33 police.govt.nz
    Location: Southern The following can be attributed to Sergeant Richard Panting: Dunedin Police and LandSAR teams comprising 20 staff and volunteers have today completed a search of Brighton Beach and Blackhead. They have been responding to a report of a person seen entering the water yesterday morning. A person described as of short-medium height, wearing black or dark-coloured clothing, was seen walking in to the water at approximately 10:20am, Friday 20 January…
  3. UPDATE: Brighton Beach search continues

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 01.21 / 02:08 police.govt.nz
    Location: Southern The following can be attributed to Sergeant Richard Panting: Dunedin Police and LandSAR teams are searching the Brighton Beach and Blackhead area following a report of a person seen entering the water yesterday morning. A person described as of short-medium height, wearing black or dark-coloured clothing, was seen walking in to the water at approximately 10:20am, Friday 20 January 2017. Police have not received a report of a missing person which…
  4. Operation Archer – further update

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 01.20 / 19:23 police.govt.nz
    Location: Wellington Please attribute the following statement to Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Barnett: Police investigating the homicide of Upper Hutt woman Lois Tolley would like to thank a number individuals for coming forward. Following an appeal made on Thursday to identify the owner of a white ute seen on Ward St, the owner has come forward and will be spoken to by detectives in due course. The owner of a silver vehicle shown in CCTV footage released…
  5. Mobile phone fines overtake drink-drive offences

    Newstalkzb.co.nz - Crime 01.20 / 18:13 newstalkzb.co.nz
    More Kiwis are being fined for mobile phone offences than for drink driving, according to the latest data from NZ Police. The data shows 32,916 mobile phone offences compared to 27,751 drink driving offences from September 2015 to September 2016. The offenders paid $2.5m for mobile phone offences in the same time period, compared to $1.7m for drink driving. But Superintendent Steve Greally, national manager for road policing, said the problem was much bigger than that. "How many do we…
  6. Aggravated bank robbery in Christchurch – updated with sharper images

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 01.20 / 09:56 police.govt.nz
    Location: Canterbury Detectives are continuing to investigate an aggravated robbery at Kiwibank, Bush Inn, Waimairi Rd, Upper Riccarton on Thursday 19 January. A firearm was presented at bank staff during lunchtime. No-one was injured. Police have conducted a scene examination, are reviewing CCTV footage, have taken witness statements, and have supported the bank staff. Cash was taken. Investigators still want to urgently find and speak to the man in cycling gear…
  7. Policed concerned as gun held to man’s head

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 01.20 / 02:02 police.govt.nz
    Location: Bay of Plenty Police are investigating an incident on 17 January 2017 where a member of the public was stopped by gang members and a shotgun held to his head. This happened at about 8.30pm at the intersection of Churchill Street and Lord Cobham Avenue.   A 33 year-old local man was stopped by a silver four-door sedan which pulled in front of his vehicle as he approached the intersection, cutting him off and forcing him to stop. The man had just picked …
  8. Council spending thousands to clean up tagging

    Newstalkzb.co.nz - Crime 01.19 / 16:51 newstalkzb.co.nz
    In one year Wellington’s most prolific tagger has graffitied more than one square kilometre of property, costing the council about $36,000 to clean up. In total, the offender tagged 709 times. Wellington City Council has reported it spent about $600,000 on cleaning up graffiti in 2016. That graffiti covered a total area of almost 25 square kilometres of property. Council graffiti programme advisor Hine Sullivan said graffiti has a detrimental effect on communities. “It damages civic pride, …
  1. Gladys Berejiklian sharpens policy axe in 2019 election 'reset'

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 07:36 www.smh.com.au
    Gladys Berejiklian is reviewing some of the Baird government's most contentious policies as part of a "reset" towards the 2019 state…
  2. Sarah Aley confident Sydney Sixers can overcome loss of injured Ellyse Perry

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 07:16 www.smh.com.au
    Sarah Aley says the Sydney Sixers are strong enough to overcome Ellyse Perry's hamstring…
  3. ACT weather: Low-intensity heatwave conditions in Canberra this week

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 06:35 www.smh.com.au
    It is due to be wet and hot in the capital this week with tops of 35 degrees forecast on Monday and…
  4. Melbourne Stars CEO Clint Cooper calls for scheduling clashes to be solved

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 06:15 www.smh.com.au
    Melbourne Stars chief executive Clint Cooper has called for a Big Bash League symposium in a bid to find a solution to scheduling to allow Australia's international players more time in the burgeoning Twenty20…
  5. Tsunami warning after magnitude 8.4 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 05:34 www.smh.com.au
    An 8.0 magnitude earthquake has struck 47km west of Arawa on Bougainville island, Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey reported on…
  6. Sugar Mountain hits its sweet spot at the Victorian College of the Arts

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 04:53 www.smh.com.au
    Saturday's line-up was stacked with impressive acts from start to finish; a solid 11 hours of quality music, with perfect sunny-but-not-too-hot weather to…
  7. Reborn Melbourne Star Bob Quiney should be in frame for Australian recall: David Hussey

    Smh.com.au - Health 01.22 / 04:33 www.smh.com.au
    Melbourne Stars skipper David Hussey says national selectors should consider reborn slugger Bob Quiney for a surprise international call-up for next month's Twenty20 campaign against Sri…
  8. Heart attack victim Tonga Moke still cracking jokes after dramatic Waihi Beach rescue

    Nzherald.co.nz - Health 01.22 / 04:22 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Tonga Moke had only ever been ill enough to visit his doctor once in his adult life - so it came as a surprise when the 55-year-old's heart unexpectedly stopped for 25 minutes on Waihi Beach on Wednesday.Speaking from his bed…
  1. Garden ornaments and the love of kitsch

    Abc.net.au - Education 01.20 / 23:34 www.abc.net.au
    We explore the cultural meaning of garden ornaments, from the pink flamingo to tyre swans and concrete…
  2. Rush for rooms at Christchurch's student halls

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 01.20 / 05:26 www.stuff.co.nz
    The South Island's biggest polytechnic cannot build student accommodation fast enough to keep up with roaring…
  3. Taranaki students win $5000 Methanex scholarships

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 01.20 / 04:46 www.stuff.co.nz
    Two Taranaki students have each received $5000 Methanex New Zealand engineering…
  4. Earthquake assessment still to be carried out on Whitireia Polytech library

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 01.20 / 04:05 www.stuff.co.nz
    Whitireia Polytech students in Porirua will have to wait till March till their library…
  5. Nintendo Switch, 3DS & mobile to receive ‘Fire Emblem’ games, reveals Nintendo Direct

    Au.ibtimes.com - Education 01.20 / 02:25 au.ibtimes.com
    Fresh reports suggest that four new “Fire Emblem” games are coming to three different platforms namely mobile, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. This is great news for fans of the fra…
  6. Kiwi kids exposed to alcohol ads in sport

    Channels.nzcity.co.nz - Education 01.19 / 18:08 channels.nzcity.co.nz
    Children watching televised sport in New Zealand are being exposed to high levels of alcohol advertising according to University of Otago…
  7. Cost of putting a child through school to year 13 has risen to more than $38,000

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 01.19 / 16:09 www.stuff.co.nz
    For a child born today, the cost of 13 years of "free" schooling has risen to more than $38,000, up 15 per cent on 10 years…
  8. Barack Obama's final press conference tackles discrimination

    Au.ibtimes.com - Education 01.19 / 10:55 au.ibtimes.com
    President Barack Obama has delivered his final press conference tackling the issue about systematic…
  1. Judith Woods: 'Clean eating' was invented so dull people can feel special

    Nzherald.co.nz - Food 01.20 / 23:55 www.nzherald.co.nz
    What is happening with our relationship to food? This week alone, we've read damning reports about chronic overeating and obsessional undereating, clean eating (which is bad), protein shakes (which are worse), and how children…
  2. Daniel Brennan's Decibel Wines among new generation of wineries

    Stuff.co.nz - Food 01.20 / 19:29 www.stuff.co.nz
    It's something of an irony that youthful ideas and energy built the modern wine industry, but now young people find it hard to get a look…
  3. Updated: 51* new breweries in 2016

    Brewsnews.com.au - Food 01.20 / 02:47 brewsnews.com.au
    Thanks to input from Brews News readers, we were able to add another three breweries to Brett's 2016 tally, arriving at a total of 51 openings for the…
  4. Australian's Bega buys rights to Vegemite, Kraft brands from Mondelez for A$460M

    Nzherald.co.nz - Food 01.19 / 01:01 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Australian dairy company Bega Cheese will buy the bulk of Mondelez International's trans-Tasman grocery business, including the flagship Vegemite brand, for A$460 million. The deal will be fully funded by Bega's existing…
  5. Cafe review: The Sugar Bowl Cafe in Hamilton

    Stuff.co.nz - Food 01.18 / 16:08 www.stuff.co.nz
    Neighbourhood cafes can have their own singular charm and The Sugar Bowl, on Hamilton's Maeroa Rd, is one of…
  6. Wine festival returns to the Triangle for round three

    Stuff.co.nz - Food 01.18 / 01:04 www.stuff.co.nz
    Escape the rain and wind this weekend and spend a Saturday among the Hawke's Bay grape v…
  7. Cuisine Artisan Awards 2017: entry form example

    Stuff.co.nz - Food 01.17 / 20:58 www.stuff.co.nz
    THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE FORM YOU MUST COMPLETE ONLINE TO ENTER THE CUISINE ARTISAN AWARDS 2017. CLICK HERE FOR THE ACTUAL…
  8. Kiwi restaurants named among world's best on list of 1000 best eateries

    Nzherald.co.nz - Food 01.15 / 21:13 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Eight New Zealand restaurants have been named in a prestigious list of the world's 1000 best eateries.La Liste is a restaurant guide compiled from hundreds of guidebooks and online review sites to list the world's 1000 top…
  1. Three Time Winner Still on Top

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 22:18 www.scoop.co.nz
    Kiwi Ferns Captain Sarina Fiso is no stranger to the Women’s Player of the Year accolade winning for the third time at the NZRL Awards held at Mt Smart Stadium…
  2. Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert rocks to sell out

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.21 / 10:09 www.scoop.co.nz
    Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert rocks to sell out crowd The South Island came alive today, when the annual nationwide Summer Concert Tour kicked off in Queenstown with international music artists ICEHOUSE, Alan Parsons Live Project & Bonnie…
  3. Hidden art figures overlook public sculptures

    Stuff.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.20 / 04:50 www.stuff.co.nz
    The Palmerston North City Council did not count its collection of public sculptures when answering questions about the extent of its art collection and how much of it was on public …
  4. Two emerging writers win trans-Tasman mentorship

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.20 / 04:05 www.scoop.co.nz
    MEDIA RELEASE – For Immediate Release   20 January 2017     Two emerging writers win trans-Tasman mentorship with publisher NZSA / Hachette Mentor program recipients announce d   The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) and Hachette Australia are…
  5. Commercial drone operator in New Plymouth captures (near) infrared photography

    Stuff.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.20 / 03:48 www.stuff.co.nz
    At first glance, the picture above looks like a typical aerial shot of the Taranaki coastline taken using a drone a…
  6. Suzuki - the driving force behind Netball in New Zealand

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.20 / 00:56 www.scoop.co.nz
    Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with one of the world’s most successful automotive brands –…
  7. Yamaha Team Amps Up For Woodville GP

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.20 / 00:36 www.scoop.co.nz
    JANUARY 20, 2017: Starting next weekend, the high-profile Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team expands to five riders as it flexes its muscles ahead of the New Zealand Motocross…
  8. Womad Q&A: Penny Ashton brings poetry slam to Womad's World of Words

    Stuff.co.nz - Arts&Culture 01.19 / 22:35 www.stuff.co.nz
    There's a new feature popping up at Womad this year. World of Words is a series of spoken sessions, aiming to inspire and inform. Part of the lineup is a poetry slam with the charmingly accomplished Penny Ashton. She spoke to reporter Taryn Utiger ahead of the…
  1. Tim Harford's Messy review: A symphony that almost hits the ultimate crescendo

    Hillsnews.com.au - Books 01.20 / 12:14 hillsnews.com.au
    The best pop songs start out like something you want and then build up to something so much…
  2. Indie Book Awards 2017 shortlists: Maxine Beneba Clarke's 'hard sell'

    Maxine Beneba Clarke thought her memoir, The Hate Race, would be "a hard sell at the end of the day because it was a book about a little black girl". Booksellers proved her…
  3. Tim Harford's Messy review: A symphony that almost hits the ultimate crescendo

    Bunburymail.com.au - Books 01.13 / 13:39 bunburymail.com.au
    The best pop songs start out like something you want and then build up to something so much…
  4. Karen Lamb: books that changed me

    Karen Lamb is the author of the biography Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (UQP), shortlisted for six national literary awards, and co-winner of the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. She teaches literature and communication in…
  5. For William McInnes, quality leisure time is one big game

    Far from a fan of regimented leisure, William McInnes enjoys the party side of a…
  6. Jane Harper's The Dry, already optioned by Reese Witherspoon, debuts in the US to glowing praise

    Bunburymail.com.au - Books 01.11 / 00:40 bunburymail.com.au
    She's already sold the film rights to her first novel, The Dry, but praise from the New York Times is more than welcome to Jane…
  7. Simon & Schuster forced to defend book deal for blogger Milo Yiannopoulos

    Hillsnews.com.au - Books 01.10 / 02:12 hillsnews.com.au
    Dangerous has already shot to the top of Amazon's bestseller list, based on pre-order purchases…
  8. With the wave of a wand, J. K. Rowling tops the bestseller lists

    Bunburymail.com.au - Books 01.09 / 15:45 bunburymail.com.au
    Bringing back Harry Potter has returned J.K. Rowling to the top of the bestseller lists in a year when children's titles dominated sales in Australian…
  1. Health minister standing aside over ‘spur-of-the-moment’ property deal

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 01.08 / 23:43 nursingreview.com.au
    Update Sussan Ley will stand aside as health minister amid a string of scandals surrounding her use of taxpayer-funded trips to the Gold Coast, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Monday 9 January 2017. Turnbull says he's asked the secretary of his department to investigate Ley's travel claims. She will stand aside without ministerial pay until…
  2. Dementia linked to living near busy roads

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 01.05 / 00:24 nursingreview.com.au
    People who live near busy roads laden with heavy traffic face a higher risk of developing dementia than those living further away, according to researchers in Canada. A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that people who lived within 50 metres of high-traffic roads had a 7.0 per cent higher chance of developing…
  3. Aussie happiness levels reach 16-year high

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 01.02 / 15:00 nursingreview.com.au
    Aussies are the happiest they have been this century, but young and single house hunters are finding it hard to crack a smile. Average life satisfaction reached a score of 76.7 out of 100 on the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index this year — the highest level since records began in 2000 — with those aged …
  4. Cancer patients at risk of blood shortage

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 12.28 / 14:49 nursingreview.com.au
    Cancer patients are at the greatest risk of a "worrying drop" in blood donor numbers over the festive season as millions of Australians use their spare time for Christmas shopping. Nearly 5,000 blood donations are needed between Christmas and New Year in order to prevent a shortage of blood products vital to treating cancer patients,…
  5. Liquid biopsy hope for pancreatic cancer

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 12.28 / 14:48 nursingreview.com.au
    Tumour DNA in the bloodstream can be used to predict the survival chances of patients with pancreatic cancer, research suggests. The "liquid biopsy" could help doctors work out the best treatment strategies for patients with advanced forms of the disease, scientists believe. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers because it is so often diagnosed …
  6. Pregnancy changes brain structure: study

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 12.28 / 14:08 nursingreview.com.au
    Pregnancy leads to structural changes in the brain that persist for at least two years, according to a small study of first-time mums. The changes, reported in medical journal Nature Neuroscience, result in a reduction of grey matter in areas of the brain responsible for social cognition, that is: thoughts, feelings and intents towards other…
  7. Three-parent IVF babies to beborn as early as 2017

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 12.15 / 22:43 nursingreview.com.au
    Britain is the first country to formally licence an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment designed to create babies from three people. In a long-awaited decision, Britain's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the final go-ahead for the treatment known as mitochondrial transfer, which doctors say could help prevent incurable inherited diseases. Britain's parliament last year…
  8. World-first epilepsy drug trial under way

    Nursingreview.com.au - Medecine 12.15 / 22:42 nursingreview.com.au
    A world-first trial to administer drugs directly to the brain of epilepsy patients through a pump drilled into the skull has begun in Australia. This direct form of administration means the patient's whole body isn't flooded with the anti-seizure drugs, normally taken orally as a tablet, and will hopefully mean fewer side-effects. The trial is…
  1. St. Petersburg’s Marine Façade to Establish LNG Bunkering

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 01.19 / 12:24 ngvglobal.com
    Russia’s largest and only northwest passenger port, “Marine Façade”, also the country’s first modern cruise ship port, has signed an agreement with compatriot LNG Gorskaya LLC to provide Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure for cruise ships and ferries visiting the waters of St. Petersburg’s harbour. The agreement is said to be a [&#…
  2. Straw Fuels Clean NGVs in Hanover

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 01.19 / 12:23 ngvglobal.com
    enercity Contracting GmbH (eCG), a subsidiary of Stadtwerke Hanover AG, is the supplier of what is currently the most environmentally-friendly fuel in Hanover, Germany, and it comes from straw. Four large bales of straw produce about 500 kg of biomethane – enough to fuel a natural gas vehicle (NGV) for…
  3. Brittany Ferries Plans LNG-powered Cruise Ferry for Launch 2019

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 01.19 / 09:18 ngvglobal.com
    Flensburger Schiffbau, part of Norwegian Siem Industries Inc., is the likely ship builder of a new high-tech liquefied natural gas (LNG) -powered cruise ferry for French shipping company Brittany Ferries following the signing of a Letter of Intent. The project supports Brittany Ferries’ commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its [&…
  4. New Volvo V90 Bi-Fuel Coming to Belgium

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 01.17 / 08:04 ngvglobal.com
    First deliveries of the new Volvo V90 Bi-Fuel in Belgium will be provided from May 2017. The Volvo is based on the same engine technology as its predecessors Volvo V60 and V70 Bi-Fuel and is the alt-fuel choice for those looking for an environmentally friendly alternative in the premium class. Orders are being [&…
  5. VICT welcomes first container ship

    Beautiful weather ensured the first loading of a box ship at ICTSI’s Webb Dock facility went off without a h…
  6. Drug-production materials hidden in beauty products

    Importers of illicit drugs are employing ever-more ingenious methods of concealing their…
  7. FREE: Australia faces South American beef challenge

    Global beef demand is rising, but Aussie producers may not have it all their own…
  8. INTERNATIONAL: Kerry Logistics buys Spanish forwarder Bofill & Arnan

    Acquisition boosts Hong Kong group’s freight management capabilities in Spain, home to several of its global key a…