16:17 Several antique religious vestments have been stolen from a display cabinet at St Peter's Anglican Church in central Wellington.

16:15 The engineering specialists investigating the collapse of the Christchurch CTV building will be examining foundations and soil next week.

16:14 Four men have been charged over allegedly attempting to hurl contraband, including tobacco, marijuana and meth, into Hawke's Bay prison.

15:06 Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga says a Waihi gold mine where a worker died last night has an excellent safety record.

14:45 Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed his Government will not support Kevin Rudd's bid for the UN's top job.

Sun, 15 Aug 2010

Nouriel Roubini, the US economist who Wall Street famously labelled as 'Dr Doom'

Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business, who Wall Street famously labelled as 'Dr Doom,' established his legendary status with his prescient warnings in 2006 that the U.S. was on the verge of a huge financial crisis.... In his latest book "Crisis Economics" which set for release later this month (Aug), he shows how we will all have to learn how to grapple with the inherent instability of the global financial system but more importantly, he explains what the global economy is going to have to do to get itself out of the mess that it's now in.

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