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  • Woman who pushed man in path of moving tram jailed for five years

    31 October 2017 5:46 PM 24

    Philip Carter, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at Victoria station in Manchester city centre on June 11. Charissa Brown-Wellington, 31, pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court last month to the manslaughter of Mr Carter. The defendant must serve two-thirds of her sentence in prison before she can be considered for parole. The court

  • Do millennials really feel more entitled?

    31 October 2017 4:03 PM 21

    Are New Zealanders more narcissistic than they used to be? Do millennials really have a stronger sense of entitlement than previous generations? The answer, according to the first-ever study investigating narcissism in New Zealand, is no. The research, from the University of Auckland, tested ‘psychological entitlement’, the sense that one is entitled

  • Women dominate Maori Journalism Awards

    31 October 2017 3:46 PM 21

    Massey University has announced the finalists in this year’s Maori Journalist of the Year Awards and the list is dominated by women. For a story uncovering the NZ Herald’s refusal to publish a memorial notice in Te Reo Maori. For coverage of the death of Dr Ranganui Walker and its impact for iwi Te Whakatohea. For a story on Maori Television’s Native

  • The Soap Box: Ardern and Turnbull set for tough first date

    31 October 2017 5:32 AM 28

    Trans-Tasman Prime Ministerial relations have over the years had their ups and downs. They were at a pretty low ebb when Rob Muldoon ruled the sty and squared off against the lofty Malcolm Fraser. David Lange and boozer Bob Hawke were like red rag to a bull with the Aussie seeing our PM as little more than a Methodist lay preacher. Left footers Jim Bolger

  • NZ dollar falls with business confidence, soft China data

    31 October 2017 5:32 AM 27

    Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its decline after business confidence fell, Chinese data was softer than expected and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that foreign speculators will no longer be able to buy houses in New Zealand from early next year. The kiwi fell to 68.45 US cents as at 5pm in Wellington from 68.72 US cents

  • New Zealand wants to stop foreigners from buying homes

    31 October 2017 5:32 AM 23

    Planning on buying a house in New Zealand? You may need to rethink your strategy. The country's new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said Tuesday she plans to ban foreigners from buying existing properties in the country. She blames them for soaring prices that have left many New Zealanders unable to enter the property market. Ardern, who took office

  • Worker hurt in Invercargill explosion

    31 October 2017 5:27 AM 30

    A pump station explosion has left a worker in hospital and led to a call to conserve water in Invercargill and Bluff while repairs are carried out. An urgent notice to conserve water in Invercargill and Bluff has been issued after a pump station explosion, which left a worker injured. The explosion just after midday on Tuesday led to one of two contractors

  • Robert Hohua was on bail when he beat partner to death

    31 October 2017 5:17 AM 24

    A 36-year-old man is standing trial for murder after killing his partner while on bail for a previous violent assault on her, NZME reports. Robert Roupere Hohua is accused of murdering Marie Rose Harlick in November 2016. Prosecutor Richard Jenson told the Tauranga High Court Hohua and Ms Harlick had been in a two-year relationship. However at the time of Ms Harlick's

  • Thousands sign open letter to PM Ardern on TPPA11

    31 October 2017 4:46 AM 30

    In just three days nearly 6,000 people have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to put people and planet first in the upcoming TPPA negotiations in Vietnam. Today Jacinda responded, committing to do her ‘utmost to push against ISDS clauses’. “It’s imperative that the parties making up the new government stick to their pre-election

  • Foreign home buyer ban to start early 2018

    31 October 2017 4:46 AM 31

    Ardern campaigned in the recent election to restrict foreign buyers to reduce demand, while the country tackles what her Labour Party says is a housing crisis left unresolved by the previous National government. "We are determined to make it easier for Kiwis to buy their first home so we are stopping foreign speculators buying houses and driving up prices