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Obit: How Aretha Franklin became the 'Queen of Soul' - New Zealand Herald

Aretha Franklin, whose exceptionally expressive singing about joy and pain and faith and liberation earned the Detroit diva a permanent and undisputed title - the "Queen of Soul" - died Aug. 16 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Her representative ...

Will she, won't she? PM Jacinda Ardern's political gamble with teachers - Stuff.co.nz

The Prime Minister told the throngs of Wellington teachers the country is in need of “radical change”. OPINION: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's decision to front the teacher unions as they marched on Parliament was supposedly a last minute change of heart.

Housing New Zealand accused of making a 'mockery' of the housing crisis by rejecting homes because of their age - TVNZ

The state landlord is being accused of making a “mockery” of the housing crisis by rejecting homes because of their age and not their condition. Housing New Zealand will only lease private homes built after the year 2000, saying it ensures tenants are ...

Resignations sought over collapsed bridge in Italy - Duluth News Tribune

ROME - After one of the deadliest structural failures in modern Italy, government officials took aim Wednesday at the company operating a bridge that collapsed in Genoa with calls for resignations and possible state control of highways from the Alps to ...

'Foreign buyers will continue to be an important part of the market' - Radio New Zealand

The real estate industry says foreign buyers will not leave the housing market altogether after the government banned them - they will invest in developments. No caption. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller. After campaigning on the promise, last night the ...

Queensland Katter branch behind Anning - Daily Mail

Senator Fraser Anning has been backed by the Queensland branch of Katter's Australian Party after using the Nazi phrase "final solution" in a speech on Muslim immigration. The senator has been broadly condemned after making his first upper house speech ...and more »

Tape: Omarosa offered $15K a month to be 'positive' - New Zealand Herald

WASHINGTON (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the tape played on MSNBC, Trump's ...

Black Ferns embrace young Sydney schoolgirl bullied for playing rugby - Stuff.co.nz

Mateja, a youngster who has been bullied at school, is embraced the Black Ferns in a post-training dance ahead for their test against the Wallaroos. At the end of Black Ferns training in Sydney's eastern suburbs, the large group huddles in and breaks ...

Michael Schumacher to continue recovery in $52 million mansion in Spain - Stuff.co.nz

Michael Schumacher is set to move to Spain, where a $52 million mansion awaits. The Formula One star has been rehabilitating at his family home in Switzerland since 2014, after he was placed in a medically-induced coma following a skiing accident in ...

Te Māngai Pāho and NZ on Air to report all ratings - Māori Television

A National Party members' bill has been drawn from the ballot that will require New Zealand On Air and Te Māngai Pāho to publish quarterly reports that show the viewership figures of every project they fund. Former television producer and National MP ...