'Sir, we can't arrest your cat'

Man calls police after cat eats his bacon

A man has unleashed on emergency services after finding out his girlfriend fed his bacon to their cat.

  • Mother let man violate daughter for cash

    An Auckland mother has admitted letting a neighbour sexually violate her nine-year-old daughter in exchange for cash. The 47-year-old - who can't be named as it could lead to identification of her daughter - pleaded guilty to being party to sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and party to attempted sexual violation in the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday. The woman and her daughter lived in Henderson, and the woman entered into an agreement with a neighbour where he would be able to spend time with the daughter for his sexual gratification, according to an agreed summary of facts.

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  • World hopes for first clues to MH370 mystery

    Technical experts in France were to begin examining a washed-up plane part on Wednesday that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that some light may finally be shed on one of aviation's darkest mysteries. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8 last year when it inexplicably veered off course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, and a colossal multinational hunt for the aircraft proved fruitless. The Boeing 777 piece has been taken to the southwestern French city of Toulouse, where it will undergo the high-profile examination.

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  • Adani must dump Carmichael mine: Greens

    A decision to overturn approval for the controversial Carmichael mine shows the federal government should never have signed off on the project, green groups say. The Federal Court has formally set aside the approval of Adani's mine and rail project in Queensland under environmental laws. The decision follows a challenge by the Mackay Conservation Group, which says Environment Minister Greg Hunt failed to consider conservation advice on vulnerable species of skink and snake.

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  • China July services activity quickens to 11-month high - survey

    Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 11 months in July, thanks to stronger new business, a private survey showed on Wednesday, a welcome development at a time factories in the world's second largest economy are struggling. The Caixin PMI report did not specify if there was an impact on the services sector from the crash in the country's stock markets from mid-June. The official services PMI released on Saturday showed that activity quickened slightly in July from the previous month.

  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Biotech giant CSL leads Aust market higher

    The Australian share market is higher as biotechnology giant CSL breaks the $100-a-share mark. At 1023 AEST, CSL shares were worth $100.25, up $1.42 or 1.44 per cent, after Monday's news the company had completed its $US275 million ($A377.75 million) acquisition of Novartis' influenza business. Phillip Capital senior client advisor Michael Heffernan said CSL's share price was the highlight of Tuesday's opening.

  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Nigeria: Army says it has freed 178 Boko Haram captives

    Nigeria’s army says it has rescued 178 people held by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. A Boko Haram commander is also said to have been captured and several camps cleared in the military operation. President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to eradicate the group which has killed thousands of people in a six-year insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast.

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  • Millie tried to stop Connor fighting

    Millie Elder-Holmes tried to stop her boyfriend from fighting in an Auckland street brawl only moments before he was killed by being struck in the head with a long-handled sickle, a court has been told. Michael Murray, 34, is on trial in the High Court at Auckland accused of murdering 26-year-old Connor Morris in a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey last year. Obe Porter gave an account of the night his friend died, prompting both of Mr Morris' parents to leave the court in tears.

    NZ Newswire
  • Emily Ratajkowski: 'Looking at my naked hacked pics is not a crime'

    Emily Ratajkowski doesn't think people who look at her hacked nude photographs are criminals.The 24-year-old actress was one of the many celebrity victims who had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures released on the internet and although she

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  • Three dead, three flee Waimate fire

    Two adults and a child have been killed in a fire at an Indian restaurant in the South Canterbury town of Waimate while three children escaped the blaze. The Fire Service says the survivors escaped out a window and on to a veranda after the fire tore through the historic two-storey building in the town's main street. The Fire Service confirmed the three deaths and others injured in the blaze above the Everest Indian Restaurant.

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  • Can eating right really prevent cancer?

    Photo: Cancer is scary—mostly because it happens so randomly and seems so totally out of your control. In fact, a study published earlier this year found that two-thirds of adult cancer incidences can be attributed to random gene mutations that drive tumor growth. “Good nutrition is incredibly important when it comes to cancer prevention,” says Anna Taylor, a clinical dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic.

    Women's Health
  • All Blacks demand better against Wallabies

    Three wins from three but the All Blacks believe they've let themselves down with their start to 2015. Centre Conrad Smith is none too pleased with what the world champions have produced in wins over Samoa, Argentina and South Africa and was particularly hard on himself. New Zealand were out-muscled in the second half in Apia, were patchy for periods against the Pumas and despite the good press following their 27-20 win over South Africa at Ellis Park, there were plenty of dropped heads during the review process.

  • Auckland housing market `blistering hot'

    The latest property valuation figures show the Auckland market is "blistering hot and racing away", Labour says. Housing spokesman Phil Twyford says on current rates of growth the average Auckland house price will hit $1 million in less than a year. It's further evidence of a housing crisis out of control," he said on Tuesday.

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  • Jerry Hall had revenge affair

    Jerry Hall had an affair to get revenge on Sir Mick Jagger. The Texan supermodel insists she only had one "big time" relationship while still married to The Rolling Stones rocker - who she split from in 1999 after he fathered a child with another woman - because she was tired of his frequent infidelities, though she thought he would eventually change. Speaking to Radio Times magazine, she revealed: "We didn't have an open relationship.

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  • Jury in crane collapse case awards $48 million in damages

    A jury has decided the families of two men killed in a New York City construction crane collapse should get $48 million in punitive damages from the crane's owner and his companies. The jury ordered Monday that James Lomma (LOH'-mah) and his companies pay the families of Ramadan Kurtaj (koor-TAHZH') and Donald Leo in connection with the 2008 crane collapse on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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  • 'I never touched the boy': Execution over child killing

    Pakistan has executed a man convicted of killing a child, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime. Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy in the city in 2004, his brother and a prison official told AFP. The case raised grave international concern, drawing protests from the United Nations, as his lawyers and family said he was only 15 at the time of the killing and was tortured into making a false confession.

  • Australian museum to display 'world's finest opal'

    An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found -- a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-coloured gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow. The South Australian Museum said the stone, valued at more than Aus$1.0 million (US$730,000), would go on public display for the first time in September to mark the centenary of opal mining in the country. "It's of unequalled quality, it's a fully crystal opal," museum director Brian Oldman told AFP.

  • Reaction to dairy prices hitting a new low

    "Farmers now face two consecutive seasons of extremely low milk prices. "Farmers are very resilient, they do adapt and change. "What are we doing in New Zealand to not only support the dairy industry but actually diversify from it?

    NZ Newswire
  • Giuliana Rancic's replacement fury

    Giuliana Rancic is reportedly furious at being replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. Another source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Maria was hired only because Giuliana was planning to leave. Maria is feeling a lot of pressure to succeed right now, because all of her shows on the network have failed.

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