Is Judith Collins leading a revolt?

Questions have been raised as to whether the National back-bencher is leading a revolt over the safety reform bill.

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  • UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight as fellow passengers applaud

    Property magnate Bob Jones was ejected from an Air New Zealand flight after refusing to take instructions from cabin crew. Jones kept reading when the staff member sought to deliver him and other passengers a routine safety briefing and became argumentative when asked to stop reading, again refusing to be instructed on emergency procedures. Told he could be moved to another seat if he was unable or unwilling to assist in an emergency, he refused to be moved and asked to be left alone, according to passengers in the same row, who witnessed the incident.

  • Kanye West almost killed on minefield?

    The 37-year-old rapper's trainer and close friend Harley Pasternak claims they narrowly escaped death after wandering into a dangerous area during one of their outdoor workouts in Hawaii a few years ago. Meanwhile, the star's wife Kim Kardashian West's personal trainer Gunnar Peterson claims the 'New Slaves' hitmaker "is single-handedly keeping the floral industry alive," as he is always buying her bouquets. An insider added: "Kim calms Kanye down when he needs it and Kanye gives Kim confidence and helps guide her in the right way, especially with business decisions.

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  • Qld win Origin series opener 11-10

    Queensland's veterans are in the box seat to have the last laugh on NSW's "Dad's Army" jokes after nabbing a dramatic 11-10 victory in the State of Origin opener at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Cooper Cronk broke Blues hearts on Wednesday night when he kicked a 74th minute field goal after Johnathan Thurston missed a 70th minute penalty. NSW fullback Josh Dugan had a chance to lock up the scores but field goal effort in the 78th minute missed - to the horror of the Blues faithful in the 80,122-strong crowd.

  • Zara Phillips 'to inherit a share of her aunt's estate'

    Britain's Zara Phillips has reportedly been named in the will of her aunt Sarah Staples. The 34-year-old royal, who has a 17-month-old daughter Mia with her husband Mike Tindall, stands to inherit a share of the £722,000 estate following Sarah's sudden death in December at the age of 63, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Sarah did not have any children of her own and was the only sister of Zara's father, Captain Mark Phillips.

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  • Art Garfunkel brands Paul Simon a 'jerk'

    Art Garfunkel has branded Paul Simon an "idiot" and a "jerk". The 73-year-old musician has slammed his former musical partner Paul, who he was part of duo Simon & Garfunkel with, for walking away from the band at the height of their fame following the release of their critically acclaimed album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' in 1970. What I would have done is take a rest from Paul, because he was getting on my nerves.

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  • Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

    A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said it was investigating the May 23 incident together with Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. In a statement, SIA said the Airbus A330-300, carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members, "encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure" from Singapore.

  • Keira Knightley Has Given Birth

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  • Depp finds Australia 'war on terrier' 'quite humorous'

    Johnny Depp found the "war on terrier" storm over his pet dogs Pistol and Boo being turfed out of Australia "quite humorous", his friend Mick Doohan said Wednesday. Doohan also commented on recent reports that the actor had fled Australia to "save his marriage" to wife Amber Heard, when he in fact went to celebrate his daughter Lily-Rose's 16th birthday back in the United States.

  • Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly. It accelerated this year under his successor King Salman, in what Amnesty has called an unprecedented "macabre spike".

  • Prince Harry meets Princess Charlotte for the first time

    Britain's Prince Harry met Princess Charlotte for the first time on Friday (22.05.15). Prior to introducing himself to his niece, Prince Harry revealed he'd be happy to see the newest member of his family join the armed forces one day.

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  • Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

    A Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump live on air, prompting a storm of criticism Tuesday despite claims it had simply wanted to highlight cruelty in farming. "We didn't do it for the sake of entertainment," talk radio station Radio24syv wrote on Twitter. The broadcaster said radio host Asger Juhl on Monday killed baby rabbit Allan with repeated blows to the head to highlight "hypocrisy" in Danes' attitudes towards animal welfare.

  • Labour clarifies pension position

    Labour leader Andrew Little has ruled out making changes to the state pension.Mr Little has found himself in hot water over the issue after he said on Friday that it wasn't fair for people to continue working after 65 and still get the pension.He later

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  • Djokovic takes first step towards possible Nadal clash

    Top seed Novak Djokovic made a happy return to Roland Garros on Tuesday as he took the first step towards a possible French Open quarter-final showdown with Rafael Nadal. Djokovic came through a testing start to his bid to win the French Open title for the first time as he beat the experienced Finn Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 in the first round on Court Philippe Chatrier. The Serbian, who arrived in Paris on the back of a victory at the Rome Masters, has now won his last 23 matches, although it was not all plain sailing for the world number one against Nieminen as the Finn broke to lead 3-1 in the second set.

  • Row over Maori reps on council continues

    Months of inflamed passions over Maori representation on Rotorua's local council may have not subsided following a council compromise. Rotorua Lakes Council voted 8-5 on Tuesday to give local iwi Te Arawa two places on each of its strategy policy & finance and operations monitoring committees, but stripped those committees of their power to make decisions binding on the full council. Now they will only be able to make recommendations to the council, which will have veto rights over Te Arawa's committee nominations.

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  • Nicole Scherzinger is adjusting to being single

    Nicole Scherzinger is going through "a very transformative time" in her life. The 'Don't Hold Your Breath' hitmaker, who split from Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton in February after seven years together, believes they will eventually reunite if they are truly meant to be together, but is currently trying to focus on herself.

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  • Noel Gallagher will 'never ever' forgive Liam

    Noel Gallagher will "never ever" forgive Liam Gallagher for walking out during Oasis shows. "It would be like, 'Where has Liam gone?' And it would be, 'He has gone off, he has got a sore throat'. The Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds singer said the embarrassing incidents mean he would never reunite with his brother to bring back Oasis, having split up in 2009, despite several rumours such a comeback could happen.

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  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

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  • House prices plunge in WA's Pilbara

    Median house prices in the Pilbara town of Karratha have plunged almost 34 per cent as the mining downturn prompts residents to leave. Real Estate Institute of Western Australia data for the year to March shows the average price in Karratha has fallen to $450,000. "Not surprisingly, the mining downturn in the Pilbara has hit that region hard," REIWA president David Airey said.

  • Australian Bayliss appointed England head coach

    England turned to the old enemy in an attempt to restore national pride as Trevor Bayliss became the first Australian to be appointed head coach of the team on Tuesday. With an Ashes series against Australia looming on home soil in six weeks' time, the 52-year-old former Sri Lanka coach has been tasked with repairing battered reputations following England's 5-0 humiliation Down Under 16 months ago.