• Where the most millionaires are moving-and fleeing

    According to a new study from global real estate consultant Knight Frank with Fragomen, the immigration specialist for the wealthy, more millionaires than ever are looking for homes in other countries. So where are millionaires moving from and going to to? The second largest millionaire loser is India, which saw 43,400, or 27 percent of its millionaires, leave the country in those 10 years.

  • Miriama and Mike: Paradise Found

    When Miriama Kamo and Mike Dreaver bought their own overgrown piece of paradise on Waiheke Island eight years ago, the Sunday host was adamant they would never get married there. Which is how Mike came to be waiting outdoors for Miri while standing under a simple flower-adorned arch, flanked by his groomsmen, Ben Dalton, Henry Weston and his son Sam Murphy- Dreaver, 14. Soon NZ Music Award winner Tama Waipara starts to sing one of Miri’s all-time favourite songs, Cruise, and the couple’s big day arrives in earnest.

    New Idea
  • Prince Charles frustrated by Middletons

    Britain's Prince Charles is reportedly frustrated by the influence Duchess Catherine's parents have in Prince William's life. The 66-year-old heir-to-the-throne is said to feel upset that his son and daughter-in-law - who are expecting their second child together - spend so much time with her parents Michael and Carole Middleton, including a recent holiday to Mustique, while he rarely gets to see his grandson Prince George, 19 months. The family have made few, if any, trips to Charles' Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire over the past year, with insiders speculating William is keen to protect his family from a similar "stiff" upbringing to the one he endured, while Carole is said to not get along particularly well with William's stepmother Duchess Camilla.

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  • When to retire? The answer may surprise you

    The average retirement age seems to have stabilized at 62 for women and 64 for men, according to new research from Boston College's Center for Retirement Research. "An individual who delays claiming Social Security from age 62 to age 70 receives a monthly benefit that is 76 percent higher," said Alicia Munnell, director of the center. The retirement age is stabilizing largely because the forces pushing it higher have been played out.

  • $A reaches new record low against $NZ

    The Australian dollar has reached a new record low against the New Zealand dollar ahead of Thursday night's European Central Bank policy meeting. The Australian dollar has fallen as low as 102.96 NZ cents, its lowest level since the kiwi was floated in 1985. ANZ senior manager FX in Auckland Sam Tuck said both the Australian and NZ dollars had benefited from a sharp sell-off in the euro overnight as investors await more details on the ECB's quantitative easing program. The Kiwi had outperformed the Aussie dollar for technical reasons.

  • The week in gossip

    Chris Brown has been dumped by his long-time girlfriend Karrueche Tran via Twitter after rumours emerged he has a nine-month-old love child. Brown and Karrueche have shared a tumultuous relationship for the past four years but it’s unclear if they were together at the time the R&B star supposedly impregnated aspiring Texan model Nia Amey. Nia Amey is a long-time friend of Brown’s and has publicly been photographed partying with both him and Karrueche in Las Vegas, however, friends of the R&B star claim the pair have never been in a relationship.

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  • All Blacks dominate world's Top 100

    New Zealand has produced 21 of the world’s top 100 rugby players, according to a British newspaper’s latest rankings. The Telegraph has published their 'Top 100 rugby union players' and the list was dominated by Kiwis, with All Blacks taking out the top four spots. Unsurprisingly, Richie McCaw was named as no 1, where they described him as “Mr Indestructible, Mr Noble, Mr Success – you can hang any number of complimentary monikers on the New Zealand captain and all would be appropriate.

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  • Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance

    Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns, a witness said. The witness and a military source said Islamic State fighters ignited the fire at the Ajil oil field to shield themselves from attack by Iraqi military helicopters. The offensive is the biggest Iraqi forces have yet mounted against IS, which has declared an Islamic caliphate on captured territory in Iraq and Syria and spread fear across the region by slaughtering Arab and Western hostages and killing or kidnapping members of religious minorities like Yazidis and Christians.

  • Complaints help cops nab speeding driver

    "I'd like to thank those members of the public who alerted us to his behaviour," said Sergeant Barrie Greenall. Sgt Greenall said the man was travelling from Dunedin and police had received complaints about him from other motorists as far away as Canterbury.

    NZ Newswire
  • Five stunners from the Geneva car show

    New Ferrari, Lamborghini among top five cars to see at Geneva auto show.

    Yahoo Lifestyle
  • Rio Tinto looking to slash more jobs

    Mining giant Rio Tinto is looking to slash hundreds of jobs as a new round of cost cutting gets underway. Iron ore managers have reportedly begun cutting dozens of positions at the company's Pilbara operations in Western Australia as part of a process unions fear will leave up to 800 employees out of work. Workers in the Pilbara are worried the axe will fall on hundreds of jobs over the coming weeks and have called for the company to release details of any layoffs.

  • Killing cancer from the inside

    Australian biotech Phylogica is focusing on killing cancer "from the inside", which it says is a more effective way of fighting the disease. The Perth-based company's key objective is to get therapeutic drugs inside cells, where most drug targets are found. "We're about trying to take this new generation of smart drugs that they (big pharmaceutical firms) have been developing and deliver them much more efficiently inside the cells so they can access their targets," Phylogica chief executive Richard Hopkins says.

  • Lion opens tourists’ car door during safari

    Forget opposable thumbs, one enterprising lion has figured out how to open car doors with its teeth and terrify unsuspecting tourists. Youtube user Joshua Sutherland posted a video of his family on safari in South Africa when a female lion approaches the car and yanks open the door, amidst the passengers’ screams.

    Total Travel
  • Ed Sheeran leads tributes to Zane Lowe

    Ed Sheeran has led tributes to BBC Radio 1 DJ, New Zealander Zane Lowe.The broadcaster will present his final weekday 7-9pm evening show on the station this week after 12 years as a DJ on the station, prompting an outpouring of support from acts who he

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  • Why some bosses are now banning work from home

    Some team members' performance evaluations were declining. Some employees feel their lives are being disrupted. No. There will be cases where to maintain our competitive edge, we will need employees who are based far away or can offer extremely unique skills.

  • Dhoni, bowlers shine as India book quarter-final place

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a calm unbeaten 45 to guide India to a four-wicket victory over West Indies on Friday which sent the holders into the World Cup quarter-finals. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami (3-35) returned from injury to torment West Indies with three wickets as the Caribbean side were bundled out for 182 after opting to bat first. West Indies captain Jason Holder (57) hit his second half-century and highest score in one-day internationals to give his team some sort of a total to defend against India, who won their fourth match in a row at the tournament.

  • Why OPEC is dead

    With oil's price collapse, we can now declare that OPEC's reign as king of the market is over.

  • Labour pact with Scots nationalists would break Britain - former PM Major

    A post-election deal between the opposition Labour Party and Scottish nationalists to rule Britain could break up the country, former prime minister John Major warned on Friday, as nationalists stepped up their efforts to woo Labour. Major's comments underline how Britain's most unpredictable election since the 1970s is stoking uncertainty about who will govern the world's sixth-largest economy after May 7.

  • How to Make Your Retirement Income Last

    Picture this: You've worked hard your entire life, saving diligently for retirement. A nationwide survey of 1,000 adults, released last month from TIAA-CREF, shows that although a majority of Americans understand the importance of receiving guaranteed monthly income in retirement, 38 percent, have analyzed how their savings would translate into a regular "paycheck" in their golden years. You only get one shot at retirement, and you need to get it right.

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  • Golden Gate Bridge jumper says sea lion saved him

    A man who jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to try to take his own life and was kept afloat by a sea lion has said suicide prevention is now his life's work. Kevin Hines, in Australia to speak at several conferences, was a teenager struggling with mental illness and depression when he jumped off the famous bridge in 2000. Hines later spoke to a man who had been on the bridge that day and who had seen that it was not a shark but a sea lion.