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  • Anderson, Broad put England on course for famous win

    James Anderson and Stuart Broad ripped out the New Zealand top order to give England the scent of victory in the first test at Lord's on Monday. Chasing 345 for victory, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill edged Anderson's second ball of the innings to Gary Ballance at third slip. Broad trapped Tom Latham lbw with his first delivery to reduce the touring side to nought for two and then dismissed Ross Taylor in the same manner to leave New Zealand in tatters at 12 for three.

    Reuters
  • Police identify body after 29 years

    The family of a man who vanished nearly three decades ago say the finding of his body brings long-awaited closure. Police on Monday identified the body of John Holmes Smith, who disappeared on March 20, 1986 during a regular walk in Wellington's Ngaio. Despite the extensive police search that followed, his body was only discovered by a passer-by in a bushy gully in February 2015.

    NZ Newswire
  • Gigi Hadid and Lewis Hamilton 'are dating'

    Gigi Hadid is reportedly dating Lewis Hamilton. The 20-year-old fashion model and TV personality - who recently announced her split from Australian pop singer Cody Simpson, 18 - was spotted alongside the Formula One World Champion during the Cannes Film Festival and it's been claimed the celebrity duo have started dating. At the time of their split, a spokesperson for Gigi and Cody revealed they'd separated due to their busy schedules, but refused to rule out a reconciliation further down the line.

    Bang Showbiz
  • UK says no referendum vote for most other EU nationals in Britain

    Most citizens of other European Union countries living in Britain will not get to vote in a planned referendum on Britain's membership of the bloc, the government said on Monday. Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties ahead of a vote by the end of 2017, will embark on a tour of five European capitals later this week to hold talks with key EU leaders over his reform plans. Cameron's office said only those eligible to vote in British national elections, plus members of the upper house of parliament and Commonwealth citizens in Gibraltar, will get a say in the EU referendum.

    Reuters
  • Kiwi on trial after hug led to death

    Patrick Sunill Lilii is on trial in the District Court of Western Australia for the unlawful assault of 32-year-old Zak Harvey outside the Murray Street nightclub in April last year. The court heard Lilii acted in self-defence when he pushed Mr Harvey because the only thing he knew was that a stranger had wrapped his arms tightly around his neck. Mr Harvey was so happy after a night of clubbing he started hugging strangers in the street, among them Lilii who was chatting with friends.

    NZ Newswire
  • Sir Michael Caine not worried about nude scenes

    The 'Youth' star says ageing has meant he has been able to ditch his "ego" when it comes to his body. At 82, no one expects you to look like Brad Pitt. Michael also recalled a particularly funny scene, which provides the image for the film's poster, where Michael and his co-star Harvey Keitel are sitting in the spa when they are joined by Miss Universe.

    Bang Showbiz
  • German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65

    A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy, said Annegret Raunigk already had 13 children and seven grandchildren. Raunigk, an English and Russian teacher in Berlin, had received fertility treatment in Ukraine and is the oldest woman in the world to have had quadruplets, RTL said, although other women of her age and older have given birth.

    Reuters
  • NZ woman fights for right to die

    Lecretia Seales, a 42-year-old policy adviser at the NZ Law Commission, has begun her application in the High Court at Wellington. Ms Seales was diagnosed with an untreatable brain tumour in 2011 and is now paralysed on the left side of her body. Lawyer Andrew Butler read Ms Seales' affidavit to the court.

    NZ Newswire
  • Woman won't be left stateless: Key

    A New Zealand woman who travelled to Syria on an apparent humanitarian mission won't be left stateless if Australia withdraws her dual citizenship, Prime Minister John Key says. The woman is trying to return to Australia and is offering authorities help countering terrorism networks in the region, Australia's Sun-Herald newspaper reports. The advances come as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott gets ready to unveil new laws that would withdraw citizenship from dual nationals who go abroad to fight for extremists like the Islamic State.

    NZ Newswire
  • Mariah Carey 'lives in a bubble'

    Mariah Carey "never has any normal interactions". Damion Young, the star's ex-boyfriend who worked with Mariah, 45, on hits such as 'I Still Believe' and 'Irresistible', has revealed the multi-platinum selling artist lives her life in a "bubble", claiming she doesn't have normal social interactions with others because of her fame. Damion said Mariah leads a surreal existence that he ultimately found "frightening".

    Bang Showbiz
  • I want an apology: Teina Pora

    Teina Pora says his compensation claim isn't about money, but an apology. Mr Pora, now 39, spent more than 21 years in prison for the rape and murder of Auckland woman Susan Burdett in 1992, before his conviction was quashed this year by the Privy Council in London. Mr Pora in April put in a claim for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment and could be claiming more than $2 million.

    NZ Newswire
  • Kopua back from injury as Magic beat Pulse

    Silver Ferns skipper Casey Kopua has made her long-awaited return from a serious knee injury to help the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic beat the Central Pulse 52-47 in the trans-Tasman netball league. Kopua had been sidelined since tearing the patella tendon in her left knee in the Sydney Test of the Constellation Cup series against Australia last October. The Magic's win ensures they will end the trans-Tasman netball league's regular season second in the New Zealand conference behind the Northern Mystics.

    NZ Newswire
  • KiwiSaver providing poor value for money, needs rewrite, Treasury says

    The Treasury recommended a wider review of the KiwiSaver scheme than just axing the $1,000 kick-start payment, arguing it represents poor value for money for the government and has vague aims, according to its regulatory impact statement on the post-budget law change needed to drop the incentive. Reducing incentives would improve the scheme's value for money as wage and salary earners were likely to join anyway because of employer-subsidised schemes and didn't need the kick-start to join, said the Treasury's financial markets manager, James Beard.

    BusinessDesk
  • French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

    Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. "It's like a magic carpet," Thebault said aboard the cutting-edge "Hydroptere" sailboat, which he hopes to pilot halfway across the Pacific from Los Angeles to Honolulu in record time. Off the California coast under azur-blue skies, Thebault accelerated the hydrofoil supercraft to 30 knots as the 18-meter (60-foot) boat stands on three foils that claw the waves, lifting the hull fully out of the water.

    AFP
  • Niall Horan left embarrassed

    Niall Horan went "white as a sheet" when he angered a crowd of One Direction fans. It is not just Niall who has made the faux pas as bandmate Liam Payne revealed he, too, had made a similar mistake before. Meanwhile, the band have recently been rocked by the departure of Zayn Malik from the group but the 22-year-old singer's close pal Naughty Boy has insisted there is no "bad blood" between Zayn and the four remaining members - Niall, Liam, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Loan rules threaten medical degrees

    New Zealand may end up with hundreds fewer doctors if student loan rules are not changed, a student association says. New Zealand Medical Students' Association president Elizabeth Berryman said the present seven-year cap on student loans would make funding a six-year medical degree impossible for anyone with previous degrees from next year. This meant hundreds of medical students would have to drop out before finishing their degrees in 2017, she said.

    NZ Newswire
  • Spark is grumpy about the budget levy

    One of New Zealand's biggest telecommunications companies is so grumpy about a levy in the budget it's going to highlight it separately on its bills. The government raises $50 million a year from a telecommunications development levy but was supposed to reduce it to $10m by 2016. In Thursday's budget the levy was kept at $50m, annoying telecommunications companies, including Spark New Zealand, the former Telecom New Zealand.

    NZ Newswire
  • Robert De Niro's advice for graduates

    Robert De Niro has warned arts graduates they're "f***ed".The 'American Hustle' star was speaking at the graduation ceremony for New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Class of 2015 when he made the hilarious comment.He joked: "Tisch graduates

    Bang Showbiz
  • UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages

    The attraction is neighboring Heathrow Airport, which served 73 million travelers last year. Now Europe's busiest airport is proposing to build a runway roughly through the center of town, leveling the ivy-covered brick walls of the Harmondsworth Hall guest house and two-thirds of its homes. A village that traces its history to the 6th century would be forever altered, and some argue even what's left would be uninhabitable.

    Associated Press
  • Helicopters take to Auckland skies

    The New Zealand Defence Force says it's conducting urban flying operations training of air force and army personnel from Sunday until next Thursday. The training is focused in and around the Kaipara air weapons range and in the Auckland central business district. The public may see NH90 and A109 helicopters flying over the city in formation during the day and at night but all flying will be finished by 10pm.

    NZ Newswire