Hadlow pulls out after scan - Otago Daily Times

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow has pulled out of his first professional bout after a brain scan found an abnormality but he remains positive and is not thinking his career is over. Hadlow was due to fight Dunedin's Ricky Curline in the undercard of the ...-- https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/boxing/hadlow-pulls-out-after-scan

Malta's historic challenge for America's Cup confirmed as squeeze on bases intensifies - Independent Community Newspaper

ALDEN WILLIAMS & SUPPLIED. How Auckland's waterfront will change by the 2021 America's Cup. GETTY IMAGES. More teams are putting their hands up to try to win the America's Cup off Emirates Team New Zealand.-- http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers/central-north-island/sport/sport-region-6459/109163316/Maltas-historic-challenge-for-Americas-Cup-confirmed-as-squeeze-on-bases-intensifies

Accused killer Chris Dawson reported seeing his missing wife on 2006 episode of Antiques Roadshow - NEWS.com.au

Lawyers for Chris Dawson — the man accused of the most famous murder in Australia — indicated yesterday he will enter a not guilty plea as he faced court over the probable death of his wife Lyn in 1982. They said the 70-year-old introverted former ...-- https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/accused-killer-chris-dawson-reported-seeing-his-missing-wife-on-2006-episode-of-antiques-roadshow/news-story/ed116f577e34611b2022608c1adb3cb0

Timing of Huawei CFO arrest is awkward, China demands her release - Stuff.co.nz

China has demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the US and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, ...-- https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/109169179/timing-of-huawei-cfo-arrest-is-awkward-china-demands-her-release

Destiny Church complains to Waitangi Tribunal over prison programmes - TVNZ

Destiny Church says the Department of Corrections is breaching the Treaty of Waitangi by refusing to let it into prisons. About 2000 people crowded the front lawn of Parliament yesterday afternoon demanding the church's Man Up and Legacy programmes be ...and more »-- https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/destiny-church-complains-waitangi-tribunal-over-prison-programmes

NZ A-India A Bay Oval triple-header begins today - SunLive

International cricket returns to the Bay Oval with the first of New Zealand A's three match 50-over series against India A at the ground over the next five days. Bay of Plenty's Corey Anderson, who will captain the New Zealand side in the three day ...-- https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/194985-nz-aindia-a-bay-oval-tripleheader-begins-today.html

Golden Globe nominations 2019: Biggest winners, snubs - New Zealand Herald

The 76th Golden Globe Awards will see Nicole Kidman compete with Lady Gaga, Melissa McCarthy, Glenn Close and Rosamund Pike for the Best Actress award. Nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual ceremony, which honours ...-- https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D1501119%26objectid%3D12172842

Needle reportedly found in strawberry in Tauranga - Radio New Zealand

A needle has been reportedly found in a strawberry in Tauranga. Strawberries in plastic container. Photo: 123RF. Police said they received the report yesterday and have referred the matter to the Ministry of Primary Industries. Last week, police said ...-- https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/377690/needle-reportedly-found-in-strawberry-in-tauranga

Why former Warrior Shaun Johnson knocked back the Roosters - Stuff.co.nz

Shaun Johnson reckons the easy thing to do was to do nothing. To go through the motions, see out his lucrative Warriors contract and then take up one of several appealing options for the following season – including an invitation to become the long ...-- https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/109163495/why-former-warrior-shaun-johnson-knocked-back-the-roosters

Karel Sroubek and the Compact on Migration - New Conservative - Voxy

Is Karel Sroubek a sign of things to come if the government signs the UN's Global Compact on Migration? The government's reluctance to renounce the migration compact, along with its reticence to remove Karel Sroubek from New Zealand, gives a very clear ...-- http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/5/327890

Kane Williamson's ton 'very special' as Black Caps take control against Pakistan - Stuff.co.nz

New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan hailed Kane Williamson's test-turning ton against Pakistan as "very special" as the Black Caps moved into a commanding position ahead of the final day of the series decider in Abu Dhabi. McMillan said Williamson ...-- https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/109166439/kane-williamsons-ton-very-special-as-black-caps-take-control-against-pakistan

New inter-atoll ferry for Tokelau launched - Voxy

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today formally gifted Tokelau with a new vessel to serve as a small passenger ferry between the country's three atolls. "The new inter-atoll vessel will serve as the country's first purpose-built emergency ...-- http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/5/327901

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride - New Zealand Herald

HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush's remains toward their final resting place in Texas on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance ...-- https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D2%26objectid%3D12172618

After surviving coup, Auckland Pride Board chair remains defiant on police uniform ban, corporate backlash - TVNZ

Whether or not police are allowed to march in uniform, there's a sense that the Auckland Pride Parade has become too corporate, Pride Board Chair Cissy Rock told TVNZ1's Breakfast today just hours after a contentious bid to oust the board failed. Many ...-- https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/after-surviving-coup-auckland-pride-board-chair-remains-defiant-police-uniform-ban-corporate-backlash

Glut of white-ball cricket softens India for the kill in Australia test series - Independent Community Newspaper

JAMES ELSBY/AP. How do you remove India's sturdy captain Virat Kohli? By bowling loose half-volleys, apparently. Can Australia hold the fort against India? RYAN PIERSE/GETTY IMAGES. Australia's Josh Hazlewood was aggressive with the ball, grabbing ...-- http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers/central-north-island/sport/sport-region-6459/109170405/Glut-of-white-ball-cricket-softens-India-for-the-kill-in-Australia-test-series

Weighing up approaches to drug decriminalisation - SunLive

How other countries adopted health-based approaches to drug use was one issue considered by the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction report released this week. One of those was Portugal, which in 2001, decriminalised the purchase, possession and ...and more »-- https://sunlive.co.nz/news/194931-weighing-up-approaches-to-drug-decriminalisation.html

Timing of Huawei CFO arrest is awkward, China demands her release - Stuff.co.nz

China has demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the US and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, ...-- https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/109169179/timing-of-huawei-cfo-arrest-is-awkward-china-demands-her-release

Triumph Introduces All-New Bonneville Speed Twin - RoadracingWorld.com

ALL-NEW 2019 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE SPEED TWIN. The New Performance Icon. The beautiful new 1,200cc Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin proudly re-introduces a legendary British moniker to the world in a machine truly worthy of the iconic 'Speed Twin' ...-- http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/triumph-introduces-all-new-bonneville-speed-twin/

CAF CL high riders Primeiro crash in Congo - SuperSport

Angolan club Primeiro Agosto, who reached the CAF Champions League semifinals last season, were shock casualties in the 2018/2019 preliminary round this week. The Luanda club managed by Bosnian Dragan Jovic lost 2-0 away to AS Otoho of Congo ...-- https://www.supersport.com/football/caf-champions-league/news/181206_CAF_CL_high_riders_Primeiro_crash_in_Congo

Facebook's morale problem is getting worse - The Verge

Early on Wednesday, the United Kingdom Parliament released a 250-page trove of documents from a US lawsuit against Facebook. The trove has a colorful history, having been obtained in a hotel-room raid on a visiting businessman that may or may not ...-- https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18128267/facebook-morale-uk-parliament-emails-privacy-competition

Fijian youth brought to NZ to boost school rugby team - Radio New Zealand

Boys as young as 12 are being brought over from the Pacific Islands to boost the rugby performance of intermediate schools' teams. Te Puke Intermediate has been borrowing players for each season from Fiji. Its Rugby Academy Director Darren Harvey ...-- https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018674467/fijian-youth-brought-to-nz-to-boost-school-rugby-team

Green light for America's Cup Village in Auckland, with council OKing $14.5m cost increase - Independent Community Newspaper

The green light has been given for construction of an America's Cup village, with Auckland councillors on Thursday approving the council's share of a $29 million cost increase. Some councillors opposed or were unhappy with the extra $14.5 million ...-- https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/109123343/Green-light-for-Americas-Cup-Village-in-Auckland-with-council-OKing-14-5m-cost-increase

Brexit debate: My deal delivers on referendum, says May - BBC News

Theresa May has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme her EU deal delivers on the result of the 2016 referendum. She said she was "talking to colleagues" about their concerns over the Northern Irish backstop. But she said no deal with the EU was possible ...-- https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46463326

Rising CO2 emissions a 'big worry', says leading scientist - Stuff.co.nz

The second year in a row of growing carbon emissions is a "big worry", New Zealand's leading carbon cycle expert says. An article published on Thursday in Environmental Research Letters said carbon dioxide emissions from human activities were expected ...-- https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/109141908/rising-co2-emissions-a-big-worry-says-leading-scientist

India 250-9 after Pujara's 123 on 1st day vs Australia - New Zealand Herald

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia's bowling attack and overcame stifling conditions at the Adelaide Oval with a century on the opening day of the first test on Thursday. India was in danger of being bowled out cheaply after ...-- https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D4%26objectid%3D12172409

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on Huawei CFO arrest - Scoop.co.nz

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as Huawei CFO arrest reignites trade fears; A2 drops. By Paul McBeth. Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, joining a sell-off across Asia, as the arrest of a Huawei executive reignited fears about US-China trade ...-- http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1812/S00169/market-close-nz-shares-fall-on-huawei-cfo-arrest.htm

Agricultural sector's work on emissions welcomed - O'Connor and Shaw - Voxy

The Ministers of Agriculture and Climate Change welcome the report of the Biological Emissions Reference Group (BERG), which has been released today. "In essence, BERG has looked at what lowering emissions means for the primary sector," said Damien ...and more »-- http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/5/327843

Number of teens who watch porn 'relatively low' - Radio New Zealand

By Kris Taylor*. Opinion - The Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) have just released, what is to my mind, a nationally significant document in the findings of the NZ Youth and Porn survey. Late night internet addiction or working late ...-- https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/377682/number-of-teens-who-watch-porn-relatively-low

Head Hunter arrested in major crime operation - SunLive

A patched Head Hunter's gang member is one of four people who has been arrested during major crime operation in Rotorua and Auckland. The 40-year-old man and three others face multiple charges relating to the sale and supply of methamphetamine, ...and more »-- https://sunlive.co.nz/news/194913-head-hunter-arrested-major-crime-operation.html

Indepth: Why can't Canterbury get the help it needs? - Star Kiwi

For the past two months, CTV has delved into the post-quake mental health crisis facing Canterbury. This final video looks at the question, why can't Canterbury get the help it needs? The conditions hospital staff work in have been called 'crap ...and more »-- https://www.star.kiwi/2018/12/indepth-why-cant-canterbury-get-the-help-it-needs/

Destiny Church rallies at Parliament for access to prisons - Radio New Zealand

About 2000 Destiny Church supporters have rallied at Parliament demanding access to prisons for their rehabilitation programmes, and millions of dollars in funding. Thousands gather outisde Parliament for a Destiny Church rally. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah ...-- https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/377653/destiny-church-rallies-at-parliament-for-access-to-prisons

Nehe Milner-Skudder wades into 'ridiculous' Māori Santa debate - Newstalk ZB

Nehe Milner-Skudder has waded in on the Māori Santa debate, calling the issue "pretty ridiculous". The All Blacks star wrote a thoughtful "little rant" on his Facebook page, outlining his view on the underlying racial politics behind the saga. The ...-- http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/nehe-milner-skudder-wades-into-ridiculous-maori-santa-debate/

Dozens of stink bugs found in box of shoes bought on eBay - New Zealand Herald

Dozens of stink bugs have managed to get into the country in a pair of shoes bought on an American website. Up to 26 live brown marmorated stink bugs, also known as BMSB, were recently discovered in a box of imported shoes in Oamaru. The information ...and more »-- https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D1%26objectid%3D12172592

Where's missing British backpacker Grace? Police tracking her last movements amid multiple reports of sightings - TVNZ

Police say there have been various sightings of missing British backpacker Grace Millane, 22, as they piece together her last known movements. Grace was last seen at around 7pm on Saturday on Victoria Street in the Auckland CBD. Detective Inspector ...-- https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/wheres-missing-british-backpacker-grace-police-tracking-her-last-movements-amid-multiple-reports-sightings

Birds 'suffer horrible pain' as supermarket contractor shoots them - Radio New Zealand

A man wants customers to complain to Pak'nSave Kilbirnie after learning they shoot sparrows in their store. A pair of sparrows on grass (file photo). Photo: 123RF. Brendan Robinson was told by staff that birdseed and birdcalls were used to draw them ...-- https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/377677/birds-suffer-horrible-pain-as-supermarket-contractor-shoots-them

Two-thirds of farmers want to reduce emissions but don't know how: report - sharechat

If a large number of farmers adopted currently available options to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, they could achieve up to a 10 percent reduction in biological emissions from pasture-based livestock. That's according to a new report from the ...-- http://www.sharechat.co.nz/article/3e266736/two-thirds-of-farmers-want-to-reduce-emissions-but-don-t-know-how-report.html

Doctors at iwi health providers to strike - Radio New Zealand

In a first for New Zealand, 21 general practitioners from five iwi health providers in the Wellington region will go on strike for an hour tomorrow. A doctor gives a male patient an update on his case (file photo). Photo: 123RF. Lloyd Woods, an ...and more »-- https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/377672/doctors-at-iwi-health-providers-to-strike

CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming - Rappler

Research shows rapid deployment of solar and wind power, along with gains in energy efficiency, have been outpaced by growth in demand for freight, personal transport, shipping, and aviation ...and more »-- https://www.rappler.com/science-nature/environment/218308-world-off-course-curb-global-warming-study-december-2018