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Anak Krakatau: Giant blocks of rock litter ocean floor

Landslide debris from the collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano is imaged on the seabed for the first time.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand volcano: Minute's silence to mark one week after eruption

A minute's silence will be observed as search teams are still trying to retrieve two missing bodies.
BBC News - Published

Whanganui man sentenced to over three years after baby Bella Richardson's death

whanganui man sentenced to over three years after baby bella richardson's death
A Whanganui man has been sentenced to prison more than three years after an eight-month-old baby died from injuries sustained while in his care.In November 2016 Nicho Caleb Frater was caring for baby..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Woman in serious condition after crash near Hastings

woman in serious condition after crash near hastings
A woman remains in hospital with serious injuries after a two-car crash near Hastings on Sunday evening.Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash at Pakowhai Road at 6.27pm.A section of..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Meadowbank School in lockdown, report of man armed with a knife

meadowbank school in lockdown, report of man armed with a knife
Auckland's Meadowbank School is in lockdown after reports of a man carrying a knife in the area.Several police officers and vehicles are outside the Remuera primary school. DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US A..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Suspected arson causes $30k damage to Kumeu Cricket Club gear shed

suspected arson causes $30k damage to kumeu cricket club gear shed
An Auckland cricket club celebrating its 75th anniversary has lost $30,000 in gear after its shed was burned down in a suspected arson. Kumeu Cricket Club chairman Steve Nobilo said he was told about..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Tsunami-hit, cold-climate Ishinomaki hangs hope on olive growing

The scenery of olive trees bearing green and black fruit in November is getting familiar to residents of Ishinomaki in the northeastern prefecture of Miyagi, which typically sees…
Japan Today - Published

Kansai Electric 3rd-party panel probes 700 people over gift scandal

Kansai Electric Power Co's third-party panel investigating a scandal in which company executives received gifts from a former deputy mayor of a town hosting one of its nuclear…
Japan Today - Published

China state TV dumps Arsenal game after Mesut Özil's Uighur comments

Arsenal player Mesut Özil called on other Muslims to speak up about the treatment of the Uighur minority in China.
SBS - Published

Your Monday Briefing

Espionage, North Korea, Xinjiang: Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Disaster waiting to happen': New Zealand's White Island's deadly history

'disaster waiting to happen': new zealand's white island's deadly history
The volcanic eruption that occurred on New Zealand's White Island last week has proven to be the deadliest event in the island's recorded history.There were 47 people on the island at the time, with..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Tauranga courthouse revamp: Government announces $100m investment

tauranga courthouse revamp: government announces $100m investment
A new "courthouse of the future" will be built in Tauranga with a $100 million price tag, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced this morning.The courthouse will be designed in partnership with iwi,..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Police storm campuses, crack down on protests against Indian citizenship law

Police fired tear-gas and struck demonstrators with batons  on Sunday in India's capital city, where thousands, including students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, protested against a new law..
France 24 - Published

After Volcano Blast, New Zealand Asks if Adventure Tourism Can Last

The eruption on White Island has set off an intense debate on exploiting nature for thrills.
NYTimes.com - Published

Your weather: Heavy rain, gale force winds, thunderstorms for start of week as Tasman tempest approaches New Zealand

your weather: heavy rain, gale force winds, thunderstorms for start of week as tasman tempest approaches new zealand
Summer will be on hold over the next few days, with much of the country in for a soaking as a storm arrives from the Tasman Sea. MetService meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane said the frontal system..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Police fire tear gas at Delhi protesters

Police and protesters have clashed in New Delhi as violent demonstrations against a controversial new citizenship law continue in India's capital and elsewhere.
SBS - Published

Contoversial phosphate cargo finally unloads in Dunedin

contoversial phosphate cargo finally unloads in dunedin
Bad karma surrounding phosphate ship Federal Crimson dogged its visit to Dunedin over the past week.The 33,000-tonne Singaporean-flagged vessel has been the subject of protests in recent weeks for..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Citizenship Amendment Act: Riots erupt in Delhi

The law lets migrants fleeing religious persecution claim citizenship - but not if they are Muslim.
BBC News - Published

Fire at Bangladesh factory kills 10 people

At least 10 people were killed on Sunday when a fire swept through a fan factory near Bangladesh's capital, police said, the second such accident in less than a week.
Reuters India - Published

Dancing to a different beat 12 Days of Christmas: Dementia Auckland

dancing to a different beat 12 days of christmas: dementia auckland
This Christmas, the Herald is profiling 12 charities chosen to get a $12,000 grant from Auckland Airport as part of its 12 Days of Christmas giving programme – now in its twelfth year. The $144,000..
New Zealand Herald - Published

White Island eruption: Police will continue search for two remaining bodies by sea and air

white island eruption: police will continue search for two remaining bodies by sea and air
The grieving nation will observe one minute's silence today for victims of the Whakaari/White Island eruption after a failed attempt to find two missing bodies.The police dive team will resume their..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Herald morning quiz: December 16

herald morning quiz: december 16
Test your brains with the Herald 's morning quiz. Be sure to check on nzherald.co.nz this afternoon for another trivia fix. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.
New Zealand Herald - Published

What Latin America Can Learn From China About Smart Cities

Worldcrunch.com / AMERICA ECONOMIA -Analysis- *LISBON* — At the heart of the so-called "smart city" concept, both in the developing and industrialized worlds, is the ability to create districts..
Worldcrunch - Published

Australia bushfires: Footage shows fire 'crowning' across treetops

The phenomenon was filmed by firefighters in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales.
BBC News - Published

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal-Manchester City game removed from schedules by China state TV

China's state broadcaster CCTV has removed Sunday's Arsenal-Manchester City game from its schedule after comments made by Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil, state media has reported.
BBC News - Published

U.S. Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base

Chinese Embassy officials trespassed onto a Virginia base that is home to Special Operations forces. Their expulsions added to tensions between Washington and Beijing.
NYTimes.com - Published

'It wasn't her time': Woman who helped mother swept out to sea after car crash

'it wasn't her time': woman who helped mother swept out to sea after car crash
A West Coast couple have told Stuff about the moment a mother who survived being swept down the Arahura River and out to sea after a car crash tumbled into their backyard.At 7.15am on Saturday, Bronwyn..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocks the southern Philippines

The Philippines suffers regular tremors as part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.
SBS - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Gisborne forestry firm fined, council's lack of action 'irresponsible'

gisborne forestry firm fined, council's lack of action 'irresponsible'
By RNZ Juken New Zealand is one of 10 companies prosecuted by Gisborne District Council after tonnes of debris - known as slash - washed onto farms, roads and waterways in June last year.In his..
New Zealand Herald - Published

North Shore police appeal for help catch armed robbers

north shore police appeal for help catch armed robbers
Waitemata police have appealed to the public to help catch armed offenders who robbed a North Shore gas station before speeding away in a stolen car.Around 12.30am on Friday December 13, the armed men..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Boat sails across Southern Motorway after two-car crash

boat sails across southern motorway after two-car crash
A boat has sailed across an Auckland motorway and blocked traffic in the Epsom area.Police say they responded to reports of a crash between a car and a utility vehicle towing a large boat on the..
New Zealand Herald - Published

National wants to fine cyclists who don't use dedicated cycleways

national wants to fine cyclists who don't use dedicated cycleways
By RNZ The National Party is proposing to fine cyclists who do not use separated cycleways.Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop wants to make it mandatory for cyclists to use dedicated lanes if they are..
New Zealand Herald - Published

'A difficult and ongoing task': NZ police to resume search for missing White Island bodies

NZ police divers plan to resume the search for two victims on Monday after two unsuccessful missions.
SBS - Published

1-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by mother

A one-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car driven by his mother in Uonuma City, Niigata Prefecture, on Saturday.  According to police, the accident occurred on…
Japan Today - Published

Person seriously injured after car crash in Hastings

person seriously injured after car crash in hastings
One person has been seriously injured after a car crash in Hastings.The smash, involving two vehicles on Pakowhai Rd, was reported at 6.27pm this evening, a police spokesperson said."The road is closed..
New Zealand Herald - Published

China suspends additional tariffs on some US goods

China says it won't impose the additional tariffs on some US goods that were due to come into force on Sunday, 17 months after the superpowers' trade war began.
SBS - Published

Police bust nets $400K of methamphetamine in Porirua

police bust nets $400k of methamphetamine in porirua
Two men have been arrested after police found about 500 grams of meth at a house in Porirua - enough for about 5000 doses.The Wellington police's organised crime and drugs team searched the address at..
New Zealand Herald - Published

'She's on my hit list' - DoC staff threatened, abused, over 1080

'she's on my hit list' - doc staff threatened, abused, over 1080
Pictures and personal details of Department of Conservation staff are being shared online by 1080 opponents – and some workers have been put on one person's "hit list".A raft of chilling incidents..
New Zealand Herald - Published

New Zealand volcano: Death toll rises to 16 as two remain missing

A person who was being treated in hospital in Australia dies, as two bodies remain missing.
BBC News - Published

One person dead after crash closes highway at Tikitere, Lake Rotoiti

one person dead after crash closes highway at tikitere, lake rotoiti
One person has died after a crash at Tikitere, near Rotorua.Police were called to the scene at 3.34pm yesterday afternoon, by the fire service.Three ambulances and a rescue helicopter arrived at the..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Teachers could be using your child's images for social media clicks

teachers could be using your child's images for social media clicks
Is your child's image being used to bolster the gram' of young teachers? Katie Harris reports. In an age of content-hungry millennials, many young workers are finding their professional life slowing..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Emergency incident in Auckland CBD

emergency incident in auckland cbd
Emergency Services are responding to an incident in Central Auckland. It is understood the incident has occurred on Union St. St John ambulance confirmed two ambulances responded to the scene but..
New Zealand Herald - Published

New search for missing Swedish hunter Hans Christian Tornmarck who disappeared in 2017

new search for missing swedish hunter hans christian tornmarck who disappeared in 2017
Police will renew a search for a missing Swedish hunter who disappeared in May 2017.As dawn cracks open the last day of January 2020, helicopters will fly a team of volunteers from into the West Coast..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Emergency services responding to fire in Hamilton CBD

emergency services responding to fire in hamilton cbd
Firefighters are battling a blaze at a building on Victoria St in Hamilton's CBD.Flames are visible coming out of the top of the former Munn's menswear building and dark plumes of smoke are blowing up..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Whakaari volcano victim dies in Australian hospital

A man severely injured in the Whakaari volcano eruption has died at Sydney's Concord Hospital, after being medically transferred late last week.
SBS - Published

Local Focus: New business for oldest building in historic Whanganui

local focus: new business for oldest building in historic whanganui
Whanganui's newest business is about to open up in one of its oldest buildings. Derelict for years, the Ridgway Chambers building will finally get a new lease on life, housing an enterprise led by..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Another marine heatwave? NZ's seas are warming fast

another marine heatwave? nz's seas are warming fast
Scientists are not ruling out another marine heatwave engulfing New Zealand and further melting glaciers this summer, as seas in some areas warm past 20C.Meteorologists have been watching some dramatic..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Massive scrub fire threatening properties in Te Haroto, near Napier

massive scrub fire threatening properties in te haroto, near napier
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in Te Haroto, between Napier and Taupo, as crews work to protect properties.A Fenz spokeswoman said the blaze is roughly the size of five rugby fields and have..
New Zealand Herald - Published

White Island eruption: What makes pyroclastic surges so deadly?

white island eruption: what makes pyroclastic surges so deadly?
Scientists are investigating what makes the type of volcanic blast seen at White Island last week so catastrophic – by making their own.Pyroclastic density currents – fast-moving gushes of ash,..
New Zealand Herald - Published

NZ police formally identify more Whakaari volcano victims

NZ police have formally identified another four victims, including Australian Anthony Langford who was celebrating his 51st birthday with his family.
SBS - Published

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