John Key responds to protestors

Aggressive anti-government protest outside SkyCity

Prime Minister John Key was not impressed with a group of protesters gathered outside SkyCity today.

  • Sharapova slams 'disrespectful' treatment of Nadal

    Maria Sharapova blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Friday. Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just one defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked seven in the world, his lowest in a decade. "Everyone expects so much of Rafa at this time of year.

  • England double strike checks New Zealand's progress

    England took two wickets in quick succession after New Zealand's openers shared a century stand on the second day of the first Test at Lord's on Friday. New Zealand were 173 for two at tea in reply to England's first innings 345, a deficit of 216 runs, after Martin Guptill (70) and Tom Latham (59) put on 148 for the first wicket. Kane Williamson was 11 not and Ross Taylor seven not out.

  • Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations

    MOSCOW/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.     "In our letters we regularly remind (companies) of the consequences of violating the legislation," said Roskomnadzor spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky.

  • Princess Beatrice on holiday in the Bahamas with her boyfriend

    Princess Beatrice is in the Caribbean on her 15th holiday in less than seven months. The 26-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew has been spotted soaking up the sun in Great Guana Cay - part of the Bahamas - with her boyfriend Dave Clark. Beatrice has enjoyed a string of holidays since giving up her £20,000-a-year internship at Sony last year, following cyber attacks, and began her travels with a trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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  • The countries where you’re most likely to get food poisoning are...

    If Spain is on your travel list this summer, you may want to take a really good bathroom book with you on your journey. The research comes from travel specialists at the British law firm Slater and Gordon, who asked 2,000 travellers to report their bathroom experiences abroad, according to the British publication Express. The travel specialists also researched how likely people were to go to specific countries based on their fear of the food.

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  • Campbell's exit - what they're saying

    John Campbell's decision to quit TV3, as his current affairs show is replaced with a new one, has sparked a flurry of tweets, among them:TV3 journalist Paula Penfold: "I am enormous admirer of @JohnJCampbell; the journalist, the person and the programme

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  • McDonald's shuts down restaurant amid protest over low wages

    McDonald's shut down a restaurant near its headquarters Wednesday after the area was swamped by hundreds of protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union. The restaurant was closed because of traffic concerns, said Heidi Barker Sa Shekhem, a spokeswoman for McDonald's. The company also told employees in a building targeted by protesters they should work from home, she said. Last year, McDonald's also closed a building because of a protest, and more than 100 people were later arrested after refusing to leave corporate property.

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  • China's richest man loses $15 billion

    In the history of sudden wealth loss, Li Hejun may have set a new record. Li, who was China's richest man until this week, saw his fortune drop by as much as $15 billion in a half-hour as the stock in his company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, fell by nearly half. Trading in the shares was halted Wednesday and Li didn't attend the company's annual meeting.

  • Gang members walk free after police fraud

    Five years after police cooked up charges against two undercover officers investigating a small Nelson motorcycle gang, a court has ruled any case using their evidence would undermine the justice system. High Court Justice David Collins has stayed drugs and criminal gang charges against seven people associated with the Red Devils in a case which has bounced between courts. Police had misused the criminal justice system, had little properly obtained evidence and allowing any trial to continue could be seen as condoning police misconduct, Justice Collins says in his judgment.

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  • Paris Hilton's career keeps her fit

    Paris Hilton doesn't need to go to the gym to keep in shape. Last week, Paris launched her latest fragrance, Paris Hilton Limited Anniversary Edition, in England. Paris - whose great grandfather Conrad Hilton created the Hilton hotel chain - said: "The Hilton name is good pressure.

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  • Bianchi family still hoping for a miracle

    Jules Bianchi is still fighting for his life and his family have not given up hope of a miracle, his father Philippe said as Formula One returned to the scene of the stricken French driver's greatest moment on Thursday. "Jules is here...he's still here and he's fighting. Manor Marussia team members are wearing wristbands for Sunday's race with Bianchi's initials and racing number as well as P8 -- the position he finished in before a penalty was applied.

  • Asian Kiwis expected to overtake Maori

    The country's Asian population is projected to double by 2038 and from the middle of the next decade those identifying with Asian ethnicities is likely to exceed those for Maori, according to Statistics New Zealand. The national ethnic population projections for the 25 years from 2013 expect the proportion identifying themselves as European or a New Zealander to fall from 75 per cent to 66 per cent by 2038. People identifying with multiple ethnicities mean the percentages exceed 100 per cent.

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  • Kelly talks about cancer diagnosis

    New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says the cancer she was diagnosed with in February is widespread. Ms Kelly, who is a non-smoker, told delegates in an email in February she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I look healthy so it's quite a bizarre position to be in, but I have got very serious lung cancer, widely spread in my body, and I'm having chemotherapy, which is palliative, which I hope will give me some time," she said in an interview on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme on Friday.

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  • Orcon told to pay $25,000 to soldier

    A soldier who struggled to find a house for his young family after Orcon wrongly referred him to debt collectors has won a $25,000 pay-out. The telecommunications company claimed Brett Taylor owed $208 for his phone and internet package, and gave debt collection agency Baycorp his personal information so it could collect the cash. A Human Rights Review Tribunal decision found in Mr Taylor's favour, finding that Orcon had interfered with Mr Taylor's privacy.

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  • Did Beyonce pour $20,000 worth of wine into a hot tub?

    Beyonce can generally do no wrong when it comes to the Internet but the singer has caused a furore with the clip for her and Nicki Minaj's track, Feeling Myself. In the video the 33 year old can be seen hanging out in hot tub and pouring a bottle of of champagne into the water. The wine in question is reportedly Armand de Brignac and a bottle can set you back anywhere from $US300 up to $125,000 (though that’s for the 30 litre option).

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  • Indonesia sinks foreign boats to deter illegal fishing: reports

    Indonesia has sunk 41 foreign boats across the archipelago, reports said Thursday, as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing in its waters. The boats included one from China and others from Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. Indonesia has defended its policy of seizing and destroying illegal fishing boats, a hardline approach that risks attracting regional anger.

  • The gross truth about germs and airplanes

    Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitiser seems to do the trick.In some cases, the runny nose, headache,

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  • Is it a UFO? Sun halo sparks fear and jokes in Mexico

    Was it a UFO? A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. "I have received some 30 phone calls from people who are scared and think that it's a bad omen, others think it means it will rain more than expected," the coordinator of the National Weather Service, Juan Manuel Caballero, told AFP.

  • Dotcom responds to Banks with open letter

    The allegations continue to fly between Kim Dotcom and John Banks with the internet entrepreneur publishing an open letter stating his position in the donations saga. The Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that the former ACT MP would be acquitted and wouldn't face retrial over charges he falsely declared donations from Dotcom to his failed 2010 Auckland mayoralty campaign as anonymous. Mr Banks has hit out at the Crown, saying he wants to see Solicitor-General Mike Heron QC, stood down.

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  • Eight Generations in, the Toyota Hilux is Redefining "Tough"

    Hilux Double CabToyota City, Japan, May 21, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - A complete redesign of one of the world's best-known and best-loved nameplates, the Toyota Hilux pickup, was unveiled in Bangkok today, marking the start of sales of the new model in the Thai market. Over its seven-generation history, the quality, durability and reliability of the Hilux have earned the model a diehard fanbase and a legendary reputation.

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