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As it happened: Monday November 5 headlines

Published: 6:52AM Monday November 05, 2012 Source: ONE News

  • Labour party leader David Shearer. (Source: Breakfast)
    Labour party leader David Shearer. - Source: Breakfast

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- Kate Wilkinson resigns as Labour Minister.

- John Key defends his "gay" comment

- Robert Pattinson quits smoking

8.47pm: Prince Harry will get to see his family on Christmas Day, by appearing over a video-link.

8.17pm: A Vatican computer expert is set to go before a court in a trial that could shed light on whether Pope Benedict's former butler acted alone in leaking sensitive documents .

7.42pm A former employee of alleged conman Loizos Michaels was so desperate to pay him he raided his son's money box , a court has heard.

7.16pm: Allrounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa.

6.54pm: A housing crisis is looming in New York City as victims of Sandy struggle without heat.

6.28pm: Labour leader David Shearer is the preferred opposition leader, but only just, according to a ONE News/Colmar Brunton Poll.

6.07pm: New Zealand Maori first five-eighth Willie Ripia has admitted his struggles with a gambling addiction are an ongoing battle as he prepares to embark on his first international tour.

5.51pm: Prime Minister John Key has been forced to defend his quip over a radio-host's "gay" red jumper this afternoon.

4.39pm: Minority parties could find it easier to enter Parliament if changes recommended by a report on the MMP voting system are implemented

4.01pm: Kate Wilkinson has resigned as Labour Minister after the Royal Commission released their report on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy.

3.49pm: Robert Pattinson has quit smoking again thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio.

3.15pm: Fuel prices continue to fall, with BP, Gull and Z Energy dropping the pump price of petrol by 3 cents.

2.31pm: Alleged conman Loizos Michaels told investors in Australia he was connected with Japanese and Cypriot mafia gangs.








2.04pm: A woman has been arrested during a shopping centre siege in New South Wales shopping centre.

1.39pm: A 30-year-old Waimate man was killed and a 23-year-old Waimate man injured when their motorbikes collided .

1.14pm: Salisbury School in Nelson has mounted a legal challenge against the Minister of Education's decision to close the special school.

12.45pm: Prime Minister John Key has landed himself in hot water again following a quip he made on a radio show .

12.21pm: Hundreds of people who had planned to run the New York Marathon have instead channelled months of preparation into informal runs intended to benefit victims of superstorm Sandy .

12.15pm: A Blenheim teenager has lodged a complaint against the police, saying he was bitten by a police dog and locked in the cells for a night without being charged.

11.53am: Flight of the Conchords have been nominated for a top Billboard award for their high-selling comedy tour of Australia and New Zealand.

11.40am: Veteran activist John Minto has pleaded not guilty to assault and obstruction arising from a late-night protest in Auckland last week.

11.30am: Westpac New Zealand's profit soars.

11.24am: Two gunmen are locked inside the cinema complex at the Warrawong Westfield shopping centre in NSW, Australia, Macquarie Radio reports.


11.02am: Labour ACC spokesman Andrew Little is urging his party to remove an "injustice" in the no-fault scheme by extending it to cover incapacity caused by illness or disease as well as accident.

11.01am: Our US Correspondent gives his take on the Obama v Romney showdown. Watch it here:

10.42am: A charge against a man who was accused of being involved in the desecration of Jewish graves at an Auckland cemetery will be withdrawn, police say.

10.33am: Peter Williams brings you the latest news from NZ and around the world. View the video here:

10.10am:  Millwall says the English Championship football club will make a play for All Whites striker Chris Wood to remain with them in London permanently.

10.09am: The Warehouse, the country's biggest listed retailer, boosted first-quarter sales 1.9%.

9.35am: Getting excited about the Melbourne Cup? Read a horse-by-horse analysis here.

9.31am: France's governing Socialist Party has hit back hard at the Roman Catholic Church for campaigning against its plan to legalise same-sex marriage.

9.29am: The name of a Canadian tourist killed in an intersection collision in the eastern Waikato on Thursday has been released.

9.13am: Anna Guy appeared today as an "intern" on a Manawatu radio station show.

9.04am: The kiwi dollar traded at 82.38 US cents from 82.44 cents in late New York trading on Friday.

8.17am: President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are sprinting to an unpredictable finish in the last 48 hours of a very close race for the White House.


8.09am: People are being urged to think safe during Guy Fawkes celebrations tonight.

7.25am: Key refuses to confirm or deny whether he made a critique of footballer David Beckham's brain power.

"That is someone who thinks they have overheard a conversation I've had. I'm not going to engage with that because otherwise I'm going to engage in every conversation someone thinks I've had.

"I'm just not going to engage in conversation about that," he said.

7.20am: Prime Minister John Key tells TV ONEs Breakfast that the Government will act quickly on recommendations outlined in the Pike River report.

"This particular report, we will be wanting to act quickly, we think that its the right thing to do, both in terms of recommendations and to honour those 29 men," he said.

6.56am: The funeral for high-profile defence lawyer Greg King will held on Friday in Wellington.

6.54am: Richie McCaw and his leadership skills have taken centre stage in Edinburgh.


6.30am: Sri Lanka benefited from the Duckworth-Lewis method today to sink the Black Caps in the second ODI in Pallekele.

6.15am: Victims of superstorm Sandy are struggling against the cold, amid fuel shortages and power outages.

6.20am: Paul Brislen from TUANZ tells TV ONEs Breakfast that the Government needs to back a second international internet link.

"We need to bring down the price of bandwidth for everybody in New Zealand. That way we can use it as an economic lever and hopefully grow the economy as a whole," said Brislen.

5.50am: A Waikato man is taking on technology giant Apple after he says the company backed out on an online deal.


5.49am: Couples are struggling to have their second or third babies as they are waiting too long to start a family, a fertility expert says.

5.36am: The Government will officially respond to a Royal Commission report into the Pike River mine disaster today.

5.13am: The Prince and Duchess arrive at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base in Auckland at around 9.30pm on November 10, it has been confirmed.

5.05am: Corrections Department figures show more than 6000 banned items were seized coming into prisons in the 11 months to May 30 this year.