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Friends and family leave church after the christening of Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

  • Highlanders claim maiden Super Rugby title

    The Highlanders have produced heist after heist all season but unleashed Super Rugby's version of daylight robbery against the Hurricanes to claim a maiden title. The victory is the fifth for visiting finalists in the 20-year history of Super Rugby and only the second time a team qualifying outside the top two has lifted the silverware. Tries either side of halftime to flanker Elliot Dixon and winger Waisake Naholo proved the difference, along with defiant defence over the last half-hour as the Hurricanes threw everything into the pursuit of their first crown.

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  • Tiny Akld unit sells for $104k

    An apartment so tiny it can't fit a kitchen or bathroom has fetched $104,000 in Auckland's overheated property market. Despite the drawbacks the apartment attracts annual body corporate fees of $1407. The unit, located in the student accommodation block Mount Terrace Apartments, sold two years ago for $84,000 and has just re-sold for $104,000, far in excess of its 2014 CV of $70,000.

    NZ Newswire
  • The Latest: Euro falls sharply on Greece referendum results

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): ___ 12:30 a.m. The euro has fallen sharply as investors get a chance to react to the results

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  • I might sue NRL over tackle: McKinnon

    Alex McKinnon says he could sue the NRL over the tackle that ended his rugby league career. Speaking to Channel Nine's 60 Minutes on Sunday night, McKinnon said the massive cost of his round-the-clock care since he suffered the spinal injury in March last year has resulted in him considering legal action. McKinnon received the maximum $500,000 compensation payout from the NRL and around $1.2 million was raised towards his medical costs during last season's Rise For Alex round.

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  • Cameron Diaz 'persuades' Nicole Richie to forgive

    Cameron Diaz has "persuaded" Nicole Richie to give Joel Madden another chance. A source said: "Cam has persuaded Nicole to stop her divorce proceedings for now. The source added to Life & Style magazine: "Benji loves Nicole and Joel and thinks they can work it out.

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  • Lee claims maiden PGA Tour title

    New Zealand golfer Danny Lee has landed his first title on the PGA Tour after winning the Greenbrier Classic in a play-off. Lee made par on the second extra hole to see off the challenge of Canadian David Hearn after Americans Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb were eliminated at the first play-off hole. Lee, who missed the chance to take the clubhouse lead on the 72nd hole after a birdie on the 17th, made birdie at the first play-off hole.

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  • NZ dollar touches fresh lows on concern about Greece after voters reject bailout plan

    The New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh five-year low as investors exited riskier assets in favour of safe havens after Greeks look to have rejected austerity measures that would give them access to bailout money. The kiwi touched 66.40 US cents, and was trading at 66.58 cents at 8am in Wellington, from 66.93 cents at the New York close and 67.23 cents in Wellington on Friday. The uncertainty prompted investors to sell higher risk assets such as the kiwi and favour more liquid, stable currencies such as the US dollar and the yen and the perceived safety of government bonds.

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  • This is what happens when your Great Dane wants to cuddle

    It's official: There is nothing more delightful than watching a Great Dane who think he's a lap dog. In a video uploaded to Facebook, a Great Dane decides to unwind by lying out on the couch on top of his human, completely squishing the man who's just trying to watch some TV.

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  • Reece Harding's final message to family

    A former Goldfields swimming champion and Olympic hopeful who died while fighting against Islamic State in Syria, recorded a heartbreaking video message for his family before he was killed. Reece Harding, 23, died after stepping on a landmine during a night operation, his family said Wednesday. Reece Harding as the local swim champ in Kalgoorlie.Kurdish group Lions of Rojava posted a video to Facebook on Friday to honour the young Australian.

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  • Baby Ayla to continue recovery in Canada

    The orphaned baby daughter of All Black Jerry Collins and partner Alana Madill is well enough to return to Canada with her relatives. Three-month-old Ayla survived the car crash in southern France that killed her parents a month ago.

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  • Kourtney Kardashian fuming with Scott Disick

    Kourtney Kardashian has "no doubt" Scott Disick is cheating on her. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star has been seen getting close to stylist Chloe Bartoli whilst on holiday, something which is said to have angered the 36-year-old television personality. Kourtney is reportedly worried about Scott - who has a history of substance abuse - falling back into his old ways and is fuming with Chloe, as she thinks she is taking advantage of a vulnerable man, TMZ reports.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in pal

    Bobbi Kristina Brown confided in a pal about Nick Gordon. The 22-year-old aspiring actress - who was found unresponsive and face down in a bath tub on January 31 - reportedly told her best friend Alex Reid how her boyfriend had been allegedly abusing her. Meanwhile, Nick - who has denied all the claims made against him - has also been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he knocked her teeth out.

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  • Jennifer Garner 'leaning on friends' after split

    Jennifer Garner is "leaning on friends" following her split with Ben Affleck. A source told People.com: "Jen has been leaning on friends. The insider said: "This has been on the cards for some time - it's a miracle Jen hung on so long.

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  • IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra

    The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra. The video documented an execution that reportedly happened shortly after the jihadist group captured the city on May 21. It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of an enormous version of the group's black and white flag.

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  • Miley Cyrus 'in lust' with Stella

    Miley Cyrus is "in lust" with rumoured girlfriend Stella Maxwell. The 22-year-old singer - who recently came out as bisexual - was seen locking lips with the 24-year-old Victoria's Secret model in a car park in Hollywood last week. Miley split from Patrick Schwarzenegger in March, and was previously engaged to Liam Hemsworth, and recently opened up about her experiences of dating both men and women.

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  • I'm no snitch: Karmichael Hunt

    Karmichael Hunt says being labelled a dobber has been even harder to deal with than facing cocaine-related charges. The three-code football star says he has spoken to all of the former Gold Coast Suns AFL teammates he named to the Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (QCCC) since his statement to the QCCC was leaked a week ago. Hunt insists they were understanding and realised he had no choice.

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  • NZ competitive eater beaten in NY

    New Zealander Nela Zisser has missed out on the top spots in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th at Coney Island in New York. The Women's Champion, Miki Sudo, blew away the competition by putting away 38 hot dogs in ten minutes, beating the 34 she munched the previous year. Sonya Thomas was second, having eaten 31 hot dogs and Juliet Lee was third on 27.5 hot dogs.

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  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods. Matthew LeBretton, New Balance's vice president of public affairs, is convinced the delays are deliberate "payback" for companies like New Balance that have been vocally lobbying for the change for years.

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  • Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony

    Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (AFP) - Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites. Celebrations and ancient rituals leading up to the coronation began last Saturday with a Taumafa Kava, a traditional ceremony in which Tupou VI drank the mildly narcotic kava drink to confirm his title as king of Tonga. "No Tongan citizen can do it as it is forbidden for a Tongan to touch the king's head," the 78-year-old retired Methodist minister said last week before flying to Tonga from his home near Melbourne.

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  • New details emerge about Tunisia gunman's past

    In an interview on Sunday, Prime Minister Habib Essid revealed more details about 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui, who gunned down 38 foreign tourists in the June 26 attack. "We know he was a member of a dance club and was familiar with the tourism sector, having worked in it as an events organiser," Essid told the French-language newspaper La Presse. The attack at Port El Kantaoui, north of Sousse, killed 30 Britons, three Irish nationals, two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and a Russian.

    AFP