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John Key responds to protestors

Aggressive anti-government protest outside SkyCity

Prime Minister John Key was not impressed with a group of protesters gathered outside SkyCity today.

  • New Zealand on top at Lord's in 1st Test

    Trent Boult and debutant Matt Henry has taken four wickets each as New Zealand made short work of England's tail in the first Test at Lord's. The tourists then got through to lunch on the second day without losing a wicket. At the interval, New Zealand were 44 without loss in reply to England's first innings 389 - a deficit of 345 runs.

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  • Princess Beatrice on holiday in the Bahamas with her boyfriend

    Princess Beatrice is in the Caribbean on her 15th holiday in less than seven months. The 26-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew has been spotted soaking up the sun in Great Guana Cay - part of the Bahamas - with her boyfriend Dave Clark. Beatrice has enjoyed a string of holidays since giving up her £20,000-a-year internship at Sony last year, following cyber attacks, and began her travels with a trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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  • McDonald's shuts down restaurant amid protest over low wages

    McDonald's shut down a restaurant near its headquarters Wednesday after the area was swamped by hundreds of protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union. The restaurant was closed because of traffic concerns, said Heidi Barker Sa Shekhem, a spokeswoman for McDonald's. The company also told employees in a building targeted by protesters they should work from home, she said. Last year, McDonald's also closed a building because of a protest, and more than 100 people were later arrested after refusing to leave corporate property.

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  • Campbell's exit - what they're saying

    John Campbell's decision to quit TV3, as his current affairs show is replaced with a new one, has sparked a flurry of tweets, among them:TV3 journalist Paula Penfold: "I am enormous admirer of @JohnJCampbell; the journalist, the person and the programme

    NZ Newswire
  • 'Thank you and goodnight' US TV legend David Letterman signs off

    The king of late-night television, David Letterman, brought the curtain down on a 33-year career in an emotional final show packed with jokes and farewells from US presidents, Hollywood stars and devoted fans. The last-ever "Late Show with David Letterman" brings to an end an American cultural institution that has been watched by millions and an extraordinary career that has inspired a generation of comedians. "Letterman is retiring," said Obama, standing shoulder to shoulder with the 68-year-old comedian in a pre-filmed segment.

    AFP
  • Kelly talks about cancer diagnosis

    New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says the cancer she was diagnosed with in February is widespread. Ms Kelly, who is a non-smoker, told delegates in an email in February she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I look healthy so it's quite a bizarre position to be in, but I have got very serious lung cancer, widely spread in my body, and I'm having chemotherapy, which is palliative, which I hope will give me some time," she said in an interview on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme on Friday.

    NZ Newswire
  • China's richest man loses $15 billion

    In the history of sudden wealth loss, Li Hejun may have set a new record. Li, who was China's richest man until this week, saw his fortune drop by as much as $15 billion in a half-hour as the stock in his company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, fell by nearly half. Trading in the shares was halted Wednesday and Li didn't attend the company's annual meeting.

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  • Cramer: One automaker silently beating competition

    Jim Cramer is tearing out his hair at this obliviousness right now, as Fiat Chrysler (Milan Stock Exchange: FCA-IT) is tearing up the market and no one knows it. Yes that's right, Fiat Chrysler has been killing it in the auto world. Both Ford (NYSE: F) and General Motors (NYSE: GM) have overshadowed it, yet those two stocks can't even come close to touching the amazing returns that have flown from Fiat Chrysler.

    CNBC
  • The countries where you’re most likely to get food poisoning are...

    If Spain is on your travel list this summer, you may want to take a really good bathroom book with you on your journey. The research comes from travel specialists at the British law firm Slater and Gordon, who asked 2,000 travellers to report their bathroom experiences abroad, according to the British publication Express. The travel specialists also researched how likely people were to go to specific countries based on their fear of the food.

    Total Travel
  • Murder charge after Auckland stabbing

    A man has been charged with murder after a woman was stabbed in central Auckland. Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Newman says the woman's body has been removed from the scene and a post-mortem will take place on Saturday.

    NZ Newswire
  • Lorde hits out at men on Twitter

    Lorde has hit out at men who "underestimate her skill". The 18-year-old singer seemed to address the recent news she had parted ways with her manager of seven years, Scott Maclachlan, by berating "men" on Twitter. The 'Royals' hitmaker reportedly split from the manager - who signed her to Universal Music at the age of 11 - a few weeks ago, although no details about the decision to part ways have been revealed, with Scott's company Saiko Management declining to comment on the issue.

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  • Asian Kiwis expected to overtake Maori

    The country's Asian population is projected to double by 2038 and from the middle of the next decade those identifying with Asian ethnicities is likely to exceed those for Maori, according to Statistics New Zealand. The national ethnic population projections for the 25 years from 2013 expect the proportion identifying themselves as European or a New Zealander to fall from 75 per cent to 66 per cent by 2038. People identifying with multiple ethnicities mean the percentages exceed 100 per cent.

    NZ Newswire
  • Bianchi family still hoping for a miracle

    Jules Bianchi is still fighting for his life and his family have not given up hope of a miracle, his father Philippe said as Formula One returned to the scene of the stricken French driver's greatest moment on Thursday. "Jules is here...he's still here and he's fighting. Manor Marussia team members are wearing wristbands for Sunday's race with Bianchi's initials and racing number as well as P8 -- the position he finished in before a penalty was applied.

    Reuters
  • Prince Charles visits great-uncle's IRA murder site

    Britain's Prince Charles spoke of "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland on Wednesday. Charles remembered Lord Louis Mountbatten as "the grandfather I never had" on an emotional trip to the rugged coastline, saying he understood the suffering of the Irish people in "a profound way". The British Union Jack flag and the Irish tricolour flew side by side on the main street in Mullaghmore, the seaside village from where Mountbatten and his family set off on a boat which was later blown up by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb.

    AFP
  • Vigilante travellers are telling off rude people

    Munyee Lau, 24, has become an international pseudo-celebrity since her sarcastic open letter to “passenger 15A” went viral. In her 550-word manifesto, Lau ripped apart a rude passenger who sat behind her during a long AirAsia flight from Singapore to Sydney last month. Lau’s letter, which dripped with sarcasm, thanked the passenger for giving her “a full back massage by repeatedly kicking the back of chair,” talking and chewing loudly during the flight, and propping up her feet between Lau’s seat and the plane window.

    Total Travel
  • Is it a UFO? Sun halo sparks fear and jokes in Mexico

    Was it a UFO? A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. "I have received some 30 phone calls from people who are scared and think that it's a bad omen, others think it means it will rain more than expected," the coordinator of the National Weather Service, Juan Manuel Caballero, told AFP.

    AFP
  • The gross truth about germs and airplanes

    Every single time I board a plane for a long-haul flight, I know I will catch a cold on board. It happens pretty much without fail. And no amount of Vitamin C, echinacea, or hand sanitiser seems to do the trick.In some cases, the runny nose, headache,

    Total Travel
  • Cara Delevingne Reveals The Career Advice Rihanna Gave Her

    Best friends Rihanna and Cara Delevingne pictured together late last year. Cara Delevingne may be one of biggest models in the industry today, but that doesn’t mean her transition into film has been the smoothest. In a recent interview, she revealed that when she struggled to cope with the harsh realities of the movie industry, her best friend/life coach Rihanna gave her some much-needed advice.

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  • Orcon told to pay $25,000 to soldier

    A soldier who struggled to find a house for his young family after Orcon wrongly referred him to debt collectors has won a $25,000 pay-out. The telecommunications company claimed Brett Taylor owed $208 for his phone and internet package, and gave debt collection agency Baycorp his personal information so it could collect the cash. A Human Rights Review Tribunal decision found in Mr Taylor's favour, finding that Orcon had interfered with Mr Taylor's privacy.

    NZ Newswire
  • Man protests overbooked flight by stripping naked

    A man made a naked protest at Charlotte Douglas International Airport because the flight he wanted to take to Jamaica was overbooked. Witness Sherry Ketchie said the unnamed man still had his clothes on while he was yelling at a gate agent when he discovered was not getting on the US Airways flight.

    Total Travel