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Skypath approved for harbour bridge

Auckland SkyPath - how it will look

The SkyPath cycling and walking attachment to the Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent.

  • Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton expecting a baby

    Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton are expecting their first child. The 'Penny Dreadful' actor and his 26-year-old girlfriend are "beyond thrilled" to be starting a family together, the 36-year-old star's representative has confirmed. Josh - who previously dated actresses Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson and Amanda Seyfried - recently spoke about his desire to have children.

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  • Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault

    Former All Black Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault, according to a report. A statement from South Wales police says the 34-year-old had been charged for sexually assaulting a woman over 16, the New Zealand Herald reported on Friday. A statement from the New Zealand Rugby Players Association confirmed the charge.

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  • Family could have been dead a week: police

    Police say a mother and her three young children killed when a car was left running in a garage in Ashburton could have been dead a week. Police believe Cindy George, 31, was checking the house for family and friends who were away and started the car belonging to the house owner to charge the battery. Relatives found Ms George in the hallway near the garage of the house in Tinwald on Thursday afternoon.

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  • Ponytail waitress no longer at cafe

    Waitress Amanda Bailey no longer works at the Auckland cafe where Prime Minister John Key repeatedly pulled her ponytail. Ms Bailey has concluded mediation with the owners of Parnell's Rosie Cafe, Unite union national director Mike Treen says. Ms Bailey no longer works for the cafe, Mr Treen said.

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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner flee to Bahamas

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fled to the Bahamas with their kids as their divorce news broke. The Hollywood couple - who announced they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage a day after their 10th wedding anniversary on Tuesday (30.06.15) - were spotted with their children - Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and three-year-old Samuel - at a private Bahamas resort on Wednesday (01.07.15), where they're staying to "get away from the media spotlight". A source said: "It was important for both Ben and Jen to get away from the media spotlight and spend quiet time with the kids.

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  • I can win Wimbledon, says Kyrgios

    Nick Kyrgios believes he can "go close" to winning Wimbledon after delivering a tennis masterclass to surge into the last 16 at the All England Club. Kyrgios's fire trumped Milos Raonic's ice on Thursday as the Australian tennis showman turned up the heat to blast his way past the seventh seed 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 in a high-quality third-round encounter on Friday. It was against the French in last year's second round that Kyrgios announced his arrival as a grand slam force when he saved a record nine match points before gunning down Rafael Nadal in round four.

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  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Bodyboarder fights for life after Australia shark attack

    A bodyboarder was fighting for his life on Thursday after being attacked by a shark on Australia's east coast, close to where a Japanese surfer was killed earlier this year, rescue officials said. The attack was in the same area where Japanese surfer Tadashi Nakahara, 41, died after his legs were torn off by a shark in February. The scene of the latest attack, Lighthouse Beach, was where Peter Edmonds, 16, was killed by a shark while bodyboarding in 2008, national radio reported.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner Named One Of The Most Influential People Of 2015

    The reality star was just named one of BBC Radio 4's 2015's most influential people, with the station stating that Jenner's public transition into a woman was an important example for those in a similar position. "It can only be to the good if a wider audience can learn to understand her experience," said Sarah Vine, one of the four judges on the panel that compiled the list. "Caitlyn's primary goal is to bring awareness to this issue in order to help others in the transgender community," a spokesperson told the magazine.

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  • Kim Dotcom appeals to win fortune back

    The Megaupload founder made an opening submission to the US Court of Appeal on Thursday to regain control of $US67 million ($NZ100m) worth of assets he forfeited. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) won a default judgment on the contested assets in a district court in Virginia earlier in 2015. Mr Dotcom attacked the ruling saying the judge was not adequately prepared for the case.

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  • Solar Impulse sets record but faces 'difficult' hours

    A solar-powered plane on the riskiest leg of a round-the-globe bid is closing in on Hawaii after a record-breaking flight which has tested its exhausted pilot to the limit in "difficult" conditions. Veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, who has spent more than four days flying from Japan in the Solar Impulse 2, is expected to land on the Pacific US island state early Friday if all goes well. More importantly, it had crossed a last cold weather front before Hawaii, which organizers described as "jumping over the wall" before the final stretch towards the Pacific archipelago.

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  • White still not right at Wimbledon

    Wimbledon's famously strict dress code, which requires competitors to appear head-to-toe in white playing gear, has come under renewed fire for being "ridiculous" and "excessive". "I love Wimbledon but they've gone too far now. It is the second time in two seasons that Federer has hit out at the rule which calls for "suitable tennis attire that is almost entirely white".

    AFP
  • Val Doonican dead at 88

    Val Doonican has died at the age of 88.The Irish singer and entertainer passed away "peacefully" at home in Buckinghamshire, South East England, his family confirmed this morning (02.07.15).His family said in a statement: "He was a wonderful husband,

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  • Rosberg side by side with Hamilton at Silverstone

    Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have parked their motorhomes side by side in the British Grand Prix campsite and may well line up next to each other at both the start and finish on Sunday. "I have organised to put up a big fence in between, it's going up tonight," Rosberg told reporters on Thursday. Joking aside, only one is likely to be truly happy on Sunday and Rosberg sees no reason why it should not be him.

    Reuters
  • Mother jailed for nine years for killing eight babies

    A French court jailed a housewife for nine years for killing eight of her newborns after a dramatic trial in which she lied about having an incestuous relationship with her father. Dominique Cottrez, a 51-year-old former health worker, was found guilty of suffocating eight of her babies between 1989 and 2000, shortly after secretly giving birth to them.

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  • Kathmandu board considers takeover offer

    Briscoe Group may have to increase its takeover bid for Kathmandu after shareholders in the outdoorwear chain appeared to go cold on the offer. Kathmandu's board spent Thursday poring over the cash-and-scrip offer from Briscoe, which already owns 19.9 per cent of the trans-Tasman retailer. The takeover target has urged shareholders to not act on the offer until after the directors make a recommendation.

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  • Legal battle wouldn't thrill Dad: Rinehart

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart says her father would have "great feelings" about what she has achieved but would not be thrilled by the family's court battles. After a bitter legal battle with her two eldest children over control of the family trust, estimated to be worth up to $5 billion, Mrs Rinehart has spoken to the ABC's Australian Story about the family disputes and building its iron ore business. "I know very well my father would have great feelings about what I have done," Mrs Rinehart said.

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  • Kendra Wilkinson never considered divorce

    Kendra Wilkinson claims she never considered filing for divorce. The former Playboy model said: "Giving up our marriage and giving up our friendship and our love for each other is not even a question. "Right now, Hank and I are in the best place.

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  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

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  • $15k fine for ignoring safety rules

    Inspectors with workplace health and safety watchdog WorkSafe issued L&L Marriott Holdings Limited a prohibition notice in March last year after a site visit found serious safety failings. Spray painting was being carried out with no extraction system and there were unsafe lights and electrical sources in the same area creating a risk of explosion. The company was stopped from spray painting until the problems were rectified but the ban was breached three times during the year putting employees at risk, said WorkSafe.

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