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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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  • NZ dollar drops after dairy prices decline

    The New Zealand dollar dropped, hit by a double whammy as dairy prices declined further at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction and after a report stoked speculation the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates next month. The kiwi touched a low of 65.20 US cents on Wednesday morning, and was trading at 65.33 cents at 8am in Wellington, from 65.63 cents at 5pm a day earlier. The US dollar index jumped higher after Wall Street Journal quoted Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president Dennis Lockhart saying the US economy is ready for the first increase in interest rates.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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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  • Accused killer slams case on Facebook

    Accused murderer Gable Tostee has used social media to declare his innocence, saying the case is "sheer lunacy" and is ruining his life. Tostee says New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright, who he met on dating app Tinder, caused her own death in August last year. "I never harmed that girl nor intended for her to get hurt in any way, let alone ever imagined that it would end in such a horrific way," he wrote on Facebook on Tuesday night.

    NZ Newswire
  • 50 Cent's $3k-a-month wardrobe

    50 Cent spends $3,000 a month on clothes.In filings to the Connecticut bankruptcy court, the 'In Da Club' hitmaker has revealed he spends the pricey sum on ensuring his wardrobe is up to date.The rapper also spends a further $1,000 on grooming as well

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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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  • 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.

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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.

    NZ Newswire
  • Get ready for U.S. bubble to burst as ‘pipsqueak’ Greece gets slammed

    Critical intelligence before the U.S. market opens Getty Greek stocks are drowning. Don’t look at the Athens Stock Exchange this morning. Then again, you’ve probably built up your market-crash tolerance after bearing witness to the fun in China in recent weeks.

    MarketWatch
  • Samsung glamour days over as it fights to save mobile market share

    For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more somber for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins at its mobile division in order to see off competition from rivals including China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the mid-to-low end of the market. Behind Samsung's reality-check is the fact it is stuck with the same Android operating system used by its low-cost competitors, who are producing increasingly-capable phones of their own.

    Reuters
  • Caitlyn Jenner 'appreciates the male form'

    Caitlyn Jenner "appreciates the male form". Earlier this year, Caitlyn - then known as Bruce - said she had never been romantically involved with men and would continue to date women. Speaking in her sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer, she said: "I am, as far as I know, heterosexual.

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  • The $70,000-a-year minimum wage CEO grapples with consequences

    Last April, one CEO decided to boldly go where few have gone before by implementing a $70,000-a-year minimum wage from an average salary of $48,000 previously. Dan Price, 31, chief executive and founder of Gravity Payments, a Seattle, Wash.-based credit-card payment processing company, will also cut his own $1 million annual salary to $70,000, according to a report in the New York Times. “Is anyone else freaking out right now?” he asked his employees.

    MarketWatch
  • Britain announces new measures to clampdown on migrants

    More than 1,700 attempts to cross the Eurotunnel to Britain were stopped overnight on Sunday, according to French police. It comes as the UK announces new measures to clampdown on migrants who make it across the Channel. Landlords who fail to evict migrants who do not have the right to live in Britain could face up to five years in jail.

    Rightster - EuroNews
  • WATCH: Two of the most unusual baby animal friends you'll ever see

    WATCH HERE: Baby skunk and fox meet for the first timeMeet the two newest additions to the Amazing Animal Ambassadors organisation, Milo and Flower.The US organisation is involved in animal rescue and education and recently brought these two playmates

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  • WATCH: Tough guys react to tiny kittens

    WATCH HERE: Giant men meet tiny kittensFour burly blokes were recently invited to play with some teeny kittens at the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats in Los Angeles.The volunteer organisation is dedicated to the socialisation of feral kittens

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  • What really causes plane crashes? (it’s not what you think)

    The decade’s biggest aviation mystery may be inching closer to resolution: the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared without a trace in March of 2014 with 239 people on board. Investigators believe the debris found this week in the west Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777.

    Total Travel
  • Black Caps bounce back to crush Zimbabwe

    Martin Guptill and Tom Latham tore up the record book and broke Zimbabwe's spirit as New Zealand powered to a crushing 10-wicket win in the second one-day international in Harare. The Black Caps openers both scored unbeaten centuries in chasing down the hosts' 235-9, squaring the three-match series 1-1 following a seven-wicket loss on Sunday. New Zealand produced a far more clinical performance in the field and any chance of a second upset result disappeared as Guptill (116) and Latham (110) steered them methodically to 236-0 off 42.2 overs on another flat surface.

    NZ Newswire
  • Morris crime scene 'like a war zone'

    The site of the Auckland street fight where Connor Morris was killed was "like a war zone" when police showed up, an officer says. Mr Morris, the boyfriend of the late Paul Holmes' daughter Millie Elder-Holmes, died a year ago on Monday from head injuries received during a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey. On the first day of a four-week long trial in the High Court at Auckland, Michael Murray, 34, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 26-year-old.

    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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