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13 September 2017 1:53 AM Green Party Announces a Better Deal for Students

The Green Party announced today that, in government, it will provide genuine support for students by bringing in a universal post-graduate student allowance and increasing allowance rates for all students. “The rise in the cost of living and higher rents are making life increasingly hard for students, and the Green Party has a plan to fix that,” said Green 1

4 September 2017 2:24 PM Prince William and Kate are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace announces

Kensington Palace made the pregnancy announcement after the Duchess of Cambridge was forced to cancel her attendance at a Monday engagement. LONDON—Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace said Monday. Kensington Palace made the pregnancy announcement as they said that the former Kate Middleton 1

4 September 2017 1:37 PM Palace announces Prince William, Kate expecting third child

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace said Monday. Kensington Palace made the pregnancy announcement as they said that the former Kate Middleton was not feeling well enough to attend an engagement later in the day. As with her other two pregnancies, the duchess is suffering 1

3 September 2017 1:55 PM North Korea: China's 'nightmare neighbour' does it again

This Korean-speaking region sits on the border with North Korea and soon local bloggers were posting images on social media of things shaking. Not far away, the government in Pyongyang was soon declaring the successful test of a hydrogen bomb - its most powerful to date. Just hours after the underground nuclear test, President Xi Jinping was due to make a speech 12

3 September 2017 10:07 AM North Korea nuclear test: Trump condemns 'hostile' move

The US has joined North Korea's regional neighbours in condemning the secretive communist state's latest nuclear weapons test. Pyongyang said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. US President Donald Trump tweeted: "North Korea has conducted a major nuclear test. "Their words and actions continue 10

3 September 2017 12:54 AM Jack Johnson announces Auckland gig

Jack Johnson's bringing his cruisy, laid-back tunes to New Zealand this December. The 'Better Together' singer will perform with guests the Black Seeds at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland, Sunday, December 10. It's an all-ages gig, and tickets go on sale for fan club members on September 4, Spark members on September 6, My Live Nation subscribers on September 2

2 September 2017 3:23 AM ACT announces latest plan to undermine public education

The latest ACT Party education policy, announced today, is a transparent attempt to undermine public education, teachers and unions that's straight out of the party's playbook, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. "For the Under Secretary of Education, David Seymour is staggeringly out of touch with what teachers say matters to them and what public schools need to provide 4

2 September 2017 12:05 AM DIARY-Top Economic Events to Nov 29

** FRANKFURT, Germany - ECB board member Yves Mersch gives a keynote speech at ECB conference “Shaping a new legal order for Europe: a tale of crises and opportunities” in Frankfurt, Germany – 0740 GMT. DALLAS - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Business Club – 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS 2

29 August 2017 11:58 PM PM announces broadband for Otago towns

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the rollout of ultrafast broadband (UFB)to another 190 towns and rural areas. It would see the UFB network completed two years ahead of time - by the end of 2022. Mr English said UFB was critical for businesses in the regions, especially those focussing on technology. The funding included $140 million to get rural 3

18 August 2017 7:55 PM How the Terrorist Attacks in Spain Unfolded Over a Chaotic 12 Hours

In the past 24 hours terrorists have struck twice in Spain. Shortly before 5 p.m. local time yesterday a white van ploughed into pedestrians on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, killing 14, then in the early hours of Friday morning another car drove into a group of people on the Spanish coast in Cambrils. 4:50pm A white van drives into crowds on the Las Ramblas 6