17:09 Rescuers pulled a little girl from a mountain of rubble overnight, & hope returned for more survivors. Italy's quake toll has now risen to 252.

16:55 Individual councils can decide on whether shops in their area should open on Easter Sunday. The Shop Trading Hours Bill passed 62-59.

16:53 The High Court has directed Corrections to reconsider its decision to not allow a journalist to be present when Scott Watson meets Gerald Hope.

16:10 Hawke's Bay Regional Council is going to war against the Hastings District Council over the contaminated water supply, which made thousands ill.

16:09 A homicide investigation is underway into the disappearance of 48 year old Northland man Kimble Moore, who was reported missing early this year.

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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