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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    NZ Newswire
  • Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9 percent

    Boeing Co raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company's forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million (256 million pounds) in Boeing's new price list, posted on its website on Wednesday. Boeing said the price increases reflect higher wages as well as rising costs for materials, parts and services.

    Reuters
  • Samoan players primed for All Blacks Test

    A pep-talk with the leading players in Europe six months ago has left Samoan coaching staff confident they can match the fitness of the All Blacks in next week's one-off Test. Coach Stephen Betham and assistant Alama Ieremia, who is also the Samoan union's high performance boss, identified the risk their players would arrive weary for the historic Test after a long northern hemisphere season. A trip to Europe in January gauged the players' motivation to prioritise the Test and arrive in good shape.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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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  • 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
  • 'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

    Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girls' head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. New openers "Terminator Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL" held the third and fourth spots, respectively with $6.5 million and $5.7 million. With daily grosses this close, the long holiday weekend is still anyone's game.

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  • World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges

    World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors. KEEPING SCORE: European

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  • Auckland property boom spreads wider

    New Zealand property values have risen at their fastest pace in more than a year, as a shortage of homes in Auckland prompted house-hunters to cast their net wider to surrounding areas. National property values accelerated 9.3 per cent in the 12 months through June to an average $520,585, matching the pace in February last year. Values in the Auckland region surged 17 per cent to $840,165, the fastest pace since 2004, according to state-owned agency Quotable Value.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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.

    AFP
  • 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
  • Murder-accused Napier man 'just too big'

    Peter Beckett, a Hastings-born 59-year-old is awaiting trial in Canada, accused of not only killing his wife, but also with trying to arrange the murder of five witnesses, including his wife's parents, a policeman who investigated his case and a lawyer. Beckett's wife, Canadian school teacher Laura Letts-Beckett, drowned in August 2010 while fishing on Arrow Lake, 200km east of Kamloops, where the trial will be heard. Beckett was married with four kids at the time.

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  • Third West Coast hotel bar closed

    It's been a rough week for West Coast pub owners with a third bar in the region being shut down for letting patrons have a few too many. The Railway Hotel in Greymouth will have its on-licence suspended later this month for "allowing intoxication" and disorderly conduct after a fight broke out at the pub and two women were found to be "extremely intoxicated" at the bar. Earlier in the week, the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority handed Revington's Hotel a hefty two-week suspension after its eighth licence breach.

    NZ Newswire
  • 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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  • Second death after Taiwan water park disaster

    A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", as organisers face charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited. Student Liu Chih-wei, 19, suffered burns to almost his entire body in the disaster, which saw crowds of young revellers overtaken by flames after being sprayed with clouds of multi-coloured corn starch at Saturday's event. More than 95 percent of his skin was burnt and his respiratory system damaged when he was admitted to hospital," a doctor outside the hospital in the central city of Taichung told reporters.

    AFP
  • Katherine Heigl: My parents are jerks

    Katherine Heigl thinks her parents are "jerks" for making her play the cello. The 36-year-old actress - who plays the guitar in new romantic drama 'Jackie & Ryan' - has revealed she never got the opportunity to learn the instrument during her school years because of her parents, Nancy and Paul Heigl.

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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.

    NZ Newswire
  • Rowdy clash over dairy price

    There's been a rowdy clash in parliament over the falling price of dairy products. Opposition MPs have accused the government of refusing to acknowledge the danger posed by an international milk glut which they say could strip $13 billion from the economy. "Isn't it time to drop the complacency, stop blaming everybody else, get real about an economy that has moved from a stumble to a stagger... and actually come up with some action to diversify the economy?" Labour's Grant Robertson told Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce on Thursday.

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