Joyriding Auckland teenagers capture police pursuit on video

Cellphone footage captures Auckland police pursuit

Four teenage girls who allegedly stole a car and started a police chase while capturing it on video.

  • The Queen told Lewis Hamilton off for bad manners

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth told Lewis Hamilton off for his bad table manners. Lewis said: "I got invited to a lunch and was sitting next to The Queen. Despite this telling off, Lewis went on to say that The Queen is "really cool".

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  • What happens if Greece defaults on IMF?

    Greece could take a risky step into the unknown Tuesday if it misses, as expected, a 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) debt payment to the International Monetary Fund. Already on its second IMF crisis bailout program, if Athens does not make the payment it would immediately be cut off from access to Fund services and facilities. To help fund a budget shortfall and keep current on all its obligations, Athens has been negotiating to get another 7.2 billion euros in bailout funds from the IMF and European Union.

  • Kathmandu shares soar on takeover bid

    Struggling outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu has caught the eye of a New Zealand homewares and sports retailer seeking a takeover. Shares in Kathmandu jumped more than 25 per cent on Tuesday, but the company is yet to indicate if it is interested in selling. Briscoe, the parent company of Rebel Sport in New Zealand and owner of two homewares chains, has paid a premium to lift its stake in Kathmandu from 4.9 per cent to 19.9 per cent, and says a takeover offer is imminent.

  • Exciting Maori All Blacks squad announced

    Brothers Akira and Rieko Ioane are among a clutch of rising stars of New Zealand rugby included in the Maori All Blacks squad for two games in July. Chiefs centre Charlie Ngatai is captain and one of 21 Super Rugby players included in coach Colin Cooper's squad of 27 for fixtures against Fiji and the New Zealand Barbarians. Powerhouse Blues loose forward Akira Ioane, 20, was a standout figure for the New Zealand team who clinched the junior world championship in Italy this month.

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  • Elderly man left to die on hospital floor

    Nurses who left an elderly man dying on a hospital floor from a brain bleed have been forced to apologise to his family. On Monday, deputy health and disability commissioner Theo Baker released a report finding a district health board and a number of registered nurses had breached multiple standards in the way the man was treated leading up to his death in 2013. The patient, who had a record of several psychiatric conditions, including bi-polar disorder, voluntarily admitted himself in a psychiatric hospital without his family knowing.

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  • Swedish woman gets $18M in sex harassment suit against boss

    A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday. Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power as owner of New York Global Group to coerce her into four sexual encounters before firing her after discovering she had a boyfriend. The jury in federal court in Manhattan awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages plus $16 million in punitive damages on sexual harassment, retaliation and defamation claims.

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  • Pilots fired after snapping selfies with model in cockpit

    In the world of aviation, on-the-job selfies are the quickest way to find yourself in the unemployment line. Two pilots were fired after taking photos with an actress in the cockpit during a flight on Tuesday from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The woman, Vicky Xipolitakis, shared the photos with her 405,000 followers on Twitter.

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  • Amber Heard: I have to 'fight' for movie roles because I'm bisexual

    Amber Heard has to "fight" for film roles because of her sexuality. The 29-year-old actress came out as bisexual at an event hosted by Gay & Lesbian Alliance against Defamation in 2010 and - before she met her husband Johnny Depp in 2012 - dated female artist and photographer Tasya van Ree between 2008 to 2011, but has insisted she doesn't want to "be defined by it". Amber said: "I don't want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me.

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  • Chainsawing tutor injured in first lesson

    The Waiariki Institute of Technology tutor suffered fractures to his right shoulder, lower back, leg and five ribs, collapsed lungs, bruised vertebrae and severe abdominal pain and swelling. WorkSafe said the tutor - who had not taught a tertiary course before - was employed on a pre-forestry apprenticeship programme where students are taught how to operate a chainsaw. "Waiariki Institute of Technology should have assessed the tutor's competence in tree felling before he taught any classes," said Jo Pugh, WorkSafe's chief inspector of assessments in the Central region.

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  • Mariah Carey and James Packer 'could be married soon'

    Mariah Carey and James Packer "could be married soon". The 45-year-old singer - who has been married twice before - and 47-year-old businessman are, according to TMZ, have flown our to lsrael to attend a "pre-engagement spiritual meeting" with James' religious advisor at an undisclosed location, despite the 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker not legally divorced from Nick Cannon, who she has four-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with. Mariah is reportedly "having a lot of fun" with her new billionaire boyfriend and is more comfortable with him than she was with Nick.

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  • Duchess of York 'besotted' with Manuel Fernandez

    Britain's Duchess of York is "besotted" with Manuel Fernandez. Sarah Ferguson, 55, took the 47-year-old internet entrepreneur to a motor race at London's Battersea Park, where she was presenting the trophy yesterday (28.06.15), along with her daughter Princess Beatrice, and had spent the evening at a party in Sussex together too. The Duchess - who lives at Royal Lodge in Windsor with her former husband and father of her children Prince Andrew - met Manuel 18 months ago, and, according to the Mail Online, he has stayed more than once with Fergie at the £13million Swiss ski chalet she recently bought with Andrew.

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  • Grexit fears wipe $40b from sharemarket

    Australia's share market has suffered one of its biggest fall in years, with nearly $40 billion wiped out as Greece inches towards a default on its debt and a potentially catastrophic exit from the euro zone. The S&P/ASX 200 plunged 2.2 per cent to 5,422.5, its lowest level since January, as the market got caught up in a global sell off stemming from the collapse of debt negotiations between Greece and its European Union and International Monetary Fund creditors.

  • Man died after GP prescribed allergic drug

    A doctor has been ordered to apologise to the wife of an elderly man who died after being accidentally prescribed a drug he was allergic to. The 80-year-old man went to his GP suffering from ankle pain and was given the anti-inflammatory medication Voltaren despite a warning on his medical file that it would cause renal problems. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill investigated a complaint about his 2012 treatment and found that the GP, named only as Dr B, had failed his patient by not questioning him, reviewing his notes or adequately monitoring his renal function when prescribing Voltaren to him.

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  • Spicing up Malaysia's beloved 'fatty rice'

    Zainal Abidin's tiny food stall serves just one item and opens for only a few hours but is besieged each day by nearly a thousand customers clamouring for Malaysia's undisputed national dish, nasi lemak. Born as a cheap breakfast, nasi lemak is today eaten throughout the day, and is on an expanding culinary sojourn with the classic recipe continually tweaked, and even innovations such as nasi lemak pizza and ice cream appearing on menus. "Demand for nasi lemak has gone up a lot over the years because it is not just for breakfast anymore," said Zainal, 57, whose mother first opened their "Nasi Lemak Tanglin" stall in 1948.

  • Report: Ultra-low interest rates could become entrenched

    Near-zero interest rates could become chronic in the world's major economies unless "a firm hand" is used to raise them back to more normal levels. The BIS, which functions as a forum for global central banks, argues that low rates aimed at stimulating economic growth in the short term may actually do the opposite over longer periods. It said cheap money encourages more debt and creates financial booms and busts that leave lasting scars on the economy — with the result that central banks apply more cheap money to try to lift the economy.

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  • Australia way behind NZ on mature workers

    It's not just economic growth, budget surpluses or rugby in which Australia comes a poor second to New Zealand. It is way behind its cross-Tasman neighbour in employing mature workers, missing out on potentially billions of dollars to expand the economy. The Abbott government's push to get businesses employing more mature staff appears to be working, but a new report shows Australia still has plenty of work to do.

  • The Latest: Greek refiner denies rumors of fuel shortages

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the Bank of Greece has recommended that banks remain closed and restrictions be imposed on transactions, after the European Central Bank didn't increase the amount of emergency liquidity the lenders can access from the central bank. Sunday's move comes after two days of long lines forming at ATMs across the country, following Tsipras' decision to call a referendum on creditor proposals for Greek reforms in return for vital bailout funds. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a Cabinet meeting tonight, starting at 8 p.m., after a dramatic day which saw Greeks flocking to ATM machines to withdraw what money they could, fearing limits would be placed on banking transactions imminently.

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  • Heavy winds batter country

    Much of the country is bracing for a battering from gales before heavy rain returns in the middle of the week, meteorologists say. The MetService on Monday said gales in Canterbury were expected to reach about 140km/h, with severe weather warnings were in place across the country for Tuesday as well. "A complex low looks set to bring significant rain to the central North Island later on Friday and into Saturday, including catchments still recovering from flooding a little over week ago," MetService meteorologist Rob Kerr said.

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  • Tree company hit with $60k bill after employee loses leg

    A tree trimming firm has been hit with a $60,000 bill after an employee's leg was severed in a wood chipper. The man, who worked for Tree Scape Limited, was kicking stray branches into the chipping machine with his right foot during a roadside clearing operation in Auckland when his left leg slid on gravel. WorkSafe investigated the December 2013 incident and found the man may have avoided the serious injury had the company used a longer 1500mm chipper chute and not the shorter 850mm one that was in place.

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  • Unanswered questions after car death

    There are unanswered questions from the boyfriend of a woman who died after falling from a moving car in Christchurch, an inquest has found. Mother-of-one Libby Francis McKay fell from a Toyota Hilux in Hornby early on June 9 2013. Mr Brown told police they argued in the car because she wanted to return to the party.

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