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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
  • Finance minister resigns after decisive 'no' bailout vote

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece's decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country's other creditors would appreciate his not attending the ministers' meetings. Varoufakis said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had judged that his resignation "might help achieve a deal" and that he was leaving the finance ministry for that reason. "I shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride," Varoufakis said in his announcement.

    Associated Press
  • $30b wiped off Aussie stock market

    More than $30 billion has been wiped off the Australian stock market as fears grow that Greece is headed for a messy exit from the euro zone after the country rejected its creditors' proposed austerity measures. The ASX/S&P 200 and All Ordinaries fell by 1.7 per cent in early Monday trade in response to the resounding `No' vote to the austerity measures, which many see as a vote against the country's membership in the euro zone.

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  • Oil falls on Greece vote, China stock market turmoil

    Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Greece rejected debt bailout terms and as China rolled out emergency measures to prevent a full-blown stock market crash, adding to worries about poor demand growth at a time of global oversupply. Commodities were also sucked into market turmoil that has seen Chinese shares fall as much as 30 percent since June due in part to an economy that is growing at its slowest pace in a generation. Chinese brokerages and fund managers have agreed to buy massive amounts of stocks to support markets, helped by China's state-backed margin finance company, which in turn would be aided by a direct line of liquidity from the central bank.

    Reuters
  • Jessie J performed against her doctors advice

    Jessie J returned to the stage on Sunday (05.07.15), despite doctors advising her not to. The 27-year-old singer had two operations last week for an undisclosed condition, but didn't miss her set at New Look Wireless Festival in London's Finsbury Park, where she confessed she was still feeling terrified about her illness, having only been released from hospital two days earlier. The performance comes just a week after Jessie - who cancelled a string of Australian tour dates in March due to her illness - confessed she was "in a lot of pain" while working with doctors.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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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  • Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge christened

    Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was christened today (05.07.15). The nine-week-old royal - who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in front of family and friends including Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duchess' parents Carole and Michael Middleton were also in attendance as well as Prince William and Catherine's 23-month-old son Prince George.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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.

    Better Homes and Gardens
  • Mundine begs to fight Mayweather in Sept

    Anthony Mundine has penned an unusual open letter to Floyd Mayweather, begging the boxing great to be his next opponent. "I think you the best of our era & everybody wanna fight you - but I'm the wonder from down under & the only one that can solve the mayvinchi code!" Mundine wrote.

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  • HEIghten™ tests from ETS

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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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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.

    NZ Newswire
  • Journeymen key to Highlanders rags-to-riches story

    When the victorious Otago Highlanders signed off the final Super 15 season with a rags-to-riches story, they underscored the lesson that championships must be earned not bought. Two years after buying a raft of All Blacks and finishing second to last, the Highlanders on Saturday fielded a team of mainly journeymen and won their first Super title with a 21-14 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes. "We're over the moon with the result," said coach Jamie Joseph who has ensured his "brotherhood", as they call themselves, will not be under-rated when the competition evolves into Super 18 next year.

    AFP
  • Cabinet considers investment strategy

    Cabinet is considering ways of encouraging investment in New Zealand by international investors, including Australians. "We have to do more to encourage investment as a country, and one of the things I'm taking through cabinet at the moment is a joined-up national investment attraction strategy," Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce told TV's The Nation programme.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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.

    NZ Newswire
  • Apartment building with staircase death had earlier collapse

    A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported. The 280-unit apartment complex 20 miles east of Sacramento was built in 2001. Vinod Thirumurthy said he and another resident tried to move the concrete slabs that crushed the man, but he had stopped breathing.

    Associated Press
  • McKinnon payout could exceed $10m

    Alex McKinnon could expect a compensation payout even greater than the $10 million being spoken of within two years over the tackle that ended his NRL career last year, a leading litigation lawyer believes. On the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program on Sunday night, McKinnon indicated for the first time he is considering legal action over the spinal injury he suffered in March last year. The former St George Illawarra and Newcastle forward has already been issued with the maximum $500,000 compensation payout available to NRL players and around $1.2 million was raised towards his care in last season's Rise For Alex round.

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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.

    AAP
  • 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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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.

    Bang Showbiz
  • 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.

    BusinessDesk