• The country's youngest killers

    NEW ZEALAND'S YOUNGEST KILLERS:1991: A 13-year-old Wellington schoolboy who has permanent name suppression was convicted of murdering nurse Rachel Bennett, who was stabbed 16 times.1994: Anthony Alfred Afu, 14, beat John Wahanui to death with a piece

    NZ Newswire
  • Al Pacino urges daughter to drop surname

    Al Pacino wants his daughter to change her surname. The 'Scarface' actor also has 14-year-old twins Anton James and Olivia Rose with actress Beverly D'Angelo, but the pair have been given their mother's family name.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Kylie Jenner Says Her New Curves Are Results of Lotions

    Recent photos have shown Kylie Jenner looking curvier, which has prompted speculation that the 17-year-old star has undergone plastic surgery. Well the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is here to set the record straight on where her newfound curves have come from - and no, she didn't get it from her mama. According to Kylie, her fuller butt and breasts are the result of Pure Leef's butt enhancement cream and breast plumping lotion.

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  • Joseph Parker adds weight for Tupou fight

    Exciting New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has added some bulk for his title fight against Bowie Tupou but the Australian will well and truly trump him for size. Unbeaten Parker chases the 15th win of his professional career on Saturday while Tongan-born Sydneysider Tupou seeks to improve a 10-year record which reads 25 wins from 28 fights. Tupou, 32, is nine years older than the quick-moving Kiwi and at 1.89m is fractionally shorter.

    NZ Newswire
  • TPP is a done deal

    ANALYSIS: The government will sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement "if it is in New Zealand's best interests". Prime Minister John Key chooses his words carefully when he says this, NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson writes. Sometimes, when he's being asked about particularly thorny issues like dairying or drugs, it becomes "overall if it is in New Zealand's best interests".

    NZ Newswire
  • Britain's Prince George and Princess Charlotte love Shaun The Sheep?

    Britain's Duchess of Cornwall has revealed her grandchildren's favourite film is 'Shaun The Sheep'. While Camilla - who has step-grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte - attended Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk on Thursday (29.07.15) where she bought a toy sheep and when she handed over the money shared that she "has to watch the children's "favourite" movie "all the time with my grandchildren". As reported by The Western Daily News, she said: "He's adorable isn't he [the toy].

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  • Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter

    Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar. Bronkhurst's client, US dentist Walter Palmer, has gone into hiding amid a global outpouring of anger after he used a bow and arrow to shoot Cecil, a popular draw for tourists at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Bronkhorst also revealed that Palmer, who paid $55,000 for the hunt, had posed for a photograph next to Cecil's body as is normal for trophy hunters.

    AFP
  • Airbus seeks to rebuild trust as A400M systems fall short

    Airbus Group has told buyer nations of the A400M transporter aircraft that it cannot deliver all of its high-tech defences according to plan, casting a shadow over some of its military uses as Europe battles growing instability on its borders. Some of the state-of-the-art systems designed to warn of threats such as missiles or hostile radar are more difficult than expected to develop, handing buyers a choice between taking planes or waiting for upgrades, European defence sources said. A new setback came with the fatal crash of a plane being prepared for delivery to Turkey in May. Investigators are looking into a possible accidental data wipe.

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  • Man who called dollar rally sees catastrophe ahead

    Back in November 2014, Pal, who is currently the publisher of the Global Macro Investor newsletter and the founder of Real Vision TV, said the U.S. dollar index (Intercontinental Exchange US: @DX.1) was poised to make a move the likes of which hadn't been seen in "many, many years." Now, after the dollar index surged 10 percent, Pal is out with a new prediction, and it could spell trouble for global equities.

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  • SANZAR appeals Hooper rugby ban

    SANZAR has appealed the severity of a one-game ban handed down to Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper, who is at risk of being rubbed out of Saturday week's Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks in Sydney. The announcement by SANZAR late on Friday came a day after Hooper's initial two-match ban was halved by the governing body at a judicial hearing because of his clean record and he was to serve the suspension by missing Manly's Sydney club semi-final on Saturday against Randwick. Hooper was found guilty of striking Argentine five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez in an off-the-ball incident during Australia's 34-9 weekend win over Argentina in Mendoza.

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  • Auckland property listing prices fall

    Asking prices for properties in Auckland dropped slightly in July but it's likely to be temporary, realestate.co.nz says. The property listing website says asking prices nationwide stabilised in July, with an increase of only 0.1 per cent recorded. Asking prices in Auckland, Canterbury, Wellington and Hawke's Bay have all fallen marginally, with Waikato the only major population centre to show an increase.

    NZ Newswire
  • Hulk Hogan trial date set

    Hulk Hogan's $100 million lawsuit against Gawker won't go to trial until next year. The 61-year-old wrestler has taken out an invasion of privacy complaint against the website for leaking a sex tape of him and Heather Clem in 2012 but Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge Pamela Campbell scheduled the court case for March next year in a hearing this morning (30.07.15). Hogan - whose real name is Terry Bollea - has recently been at the centre of a race row following the release of transcripts from the unauthorised recording which claim he used the 'N-word' while discussing his daughter Brooke's apparent boyfriend, and his legal team filed a motion yesterday (29.07.15) to establish whether Gawker was behind the leak of the controversial audio.

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  • Perth housing and unit prices slump

    Perth's median house price has fallen by $20,000 in the June quarter - the largest drop in two years. The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia said the metropolitan median house price dropped from $550,000 to $530,000 while the cost of units, apartments, villas and townhouses fell from $440,000 to $420,000. REIWA president David Airey said it was a similar story in the regions with the median house price dropping by $10,000 to $380,000 and the median apartment price dipping by about $4500 to $325,000.

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  • NZ dollar drops on weak business sentiment

    The New Zealand dollar fell after a survey showed deteriorating business confidence, and it may decline further with key events next week. Business confidence fell to a six-year low this month, according to the ANZ Business Outlook, with construction firms and manufacturers becoming more gloomy and agricultural businesses remaining the most pessimistic. The survey adds to expectations the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will cut interest rates again this year in the face of weak dairy prices and deteriorating external position and after governor Graeme Wheeler said the bank remains in easing mode.

    NZ Newswire
  • 'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official

    Investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," Malaysia's deputy transport minister said Friday, adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.

    AFP
  • Executive, daughter on college trip killed in plane crash

    The victims of a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital investment firm and his teenage daughter who were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit. Joseph Trustey, a former Army captain, and his 18-year-old daughter, Anna, died when their small single-engine plane crashed and erupted in flames Wednesday evening at Timmerman Airport, according to Summit Partners, where Trustey was an executive. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and there was no immediate word on what caused the crash.

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  • Uber takes GST battle to Federal Court

    Ride sharing service Uber is taking its battle with the tax office over GST to the Federal Court. Uber drivers will be liable to pay GST on every dollar they earn from August, after the Australian Taxation Office recently advised they are legally classified as providing taxi travel. "To be very clear, we believe all our driver partners should pay their appropriate share of tax and meet their tax obligations," an Uber spokesman said.

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  • Sharks break Warriors’ heart at the death

    The Sharks scored a thrilling 18-14 come-from-behind victory over the New Zealand Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday. Centre Ricky Leutele gave the Sharks the lead 10 minutes from fulltime as the Warriors, without chief playmaker Shaun Johnson, lacked the execution needed to hang on. Tries to Konrad Hurrell and Simon Mannering gave the Warriors a 10-0 halftime lead, which quickly evaporated due to a stunning second-half double by star Sharks winger Valentine Holmes.

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  • What Do You Do When Your Child Has Mental Health Problems?

    Megan* can pinpoint the exact moment she knew she could not take it anymore. The medical staff knew 14-year-old Jennie* by name. Jennie had complex mental health issues – major depression, self-harm, anxiety, an eating disorder.

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  • Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

    Facebook Inc announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world. The plane will weigh about 880 pounds (400 kg), said Yael Maguire, the company's engineering director of connectivity. "Our mission is to connect everybody in the world," said Jay Parikh, vice president of engineering.

    Reuters