The latest Harry Potter book came out on Saturday morning here. I expect it will find its way onto my list eventually. Pity the poor posties in Scotland who had to deliver it though.
A story from New Zealand which massages a cultural stereotype: home handyman builds cruise missiles in his garage. More seriously, an interview with NZ's prime minister, Helen Clark from The Economist. From my somewhat detached perspective in Australia, she seems to come across very well.
Finally, just in case my readership is not a subset of Jamie's, his links to a cool story about book theft and secret passages.