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  • NZ's special ties with the Cook Islands

    NEW ZEALAND'S SPECIAL TIES WITH THE COOK ISLANDS2015 marks 50 years of Cook Islands self-government in free association with New ZealandThe Cook Islands were annexed by New Zealand in 1901 and they became a dependent territoryIn 1965, the Cook Islands

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  • Sarah Ferguson moves out of Prince Andrew's home

    Sarah Ferguson has moved out of the home she shared with Britain's Prince Andrew. The pair - who divorced after a decade of marriage in 1996, but have remained close ever since - have lived together at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2008 but she has now moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland which they purchased together earlier this year. Prince Andrew, also 55, is believed to be staying in the house - which belonged to the Queen Mother before her death in 2002 - along with the couple's younger daughter Eugenie, 25, while 26-year-old Beatrice lives in London.

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  • Kylie Minogue: I'm happy in undies at 47

    Kylie Minogue thinks it's "astounding" that she's still modelling lingerie at the age of 47. The 'Spinning Around' hitmaker became a brand ambassador for underwear range Sloggi last September and is happy she can take on the role at her age. The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' singer added that she sees a "common ground" between her and 56-year-old pop icon Madonna.

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  • Watch: The moment this flight is told to prepare for an emergency landing

    Ethan Williams begins filming when he notices something isn't quite right during his Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. "There's something going on on this flight...all the flight attendants are running around like crazy and warning signs are going off," he says. Soon after, Williams tells the camera that they are being prepared for an emergency landing.

    Total Travel
  • Emily Ratajkowski: 'Looking at my naked hacked pics is not a crime'

    Emily Ratajkowski doesn't think people who look at her hacked nude photographs are criminals.The 24-year-old actress was one of the many celebrity victims who had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures released on the internet and although she

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  • Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black

    Joan Collins has led tributes to Cilla Black who died last night at the age of 72. A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today (02.08.15) that Cilla - real name Priscilla White - is believed to have died of "natural causes" although, they are "still awaiting autopsy results". Joan Collins called her "good friend Cilla" a "resplendent and rare talent".

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  • Morris crime scene 'like a war zone'

    The site of the Auckland street fight where Connor Morris was killed was "like a war zone" when police showed up, an officer says. Mr Morris, the boyfriend of the late Paul Holmes' daughter Millie Elder-Holmes, died a year ago on Monday from head injuries received during a fight between two groups on Don Buck Road in Massey. On the first day of a four-week long trial in the High Court at Auckland, Michael Murray, 34, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 26-year-old.

    NZ Newswire
  • French beach returns to public after Saudi royal take-over

    Workers were busily returning a beach in southern France to its previous condition on Monday after the premature departure of Saudi King Salman, whose commandeering of the coastline had caused uproar among locals. King Salman made an early exit on Sunday from the Cote d'Azur only eight days into what was initially billed as a month-long vacation. More than 150,000 people signed a petition in France against the closure of the strip of sand in front of the king's villa, which is located near Cannes, and the heavy security measures put in place during his stay.

    AFP
  • All Blacks consider two Cup halfbacks only

    The All Blacks are seriously considering taking only two halfbacks to the Rugby World Cup. Coach Steve Hansen admits the option of versatile back Colin Slade covering the specialist position is being debated by the selectors as they try to shoehorn a host of backline options into their 31-man squad for the tournament beginning in September. Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara are both certainties, with Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Andy Ellis the other halfback candidates.

    NZ Newswire
  • Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

    When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. The student's school, which had issued him with the laptop, contacted Microsoft, which was able to track the device's slow passage across the Tasman to a house in the South Island town. Sergeant Colin Stewart told NZ Newswire when officers in Rangiora received a call about the device, they visited the house and quickly realised the family that lived there had just returned from a cruise to Sydney.

    NZ Newswire
  • Giuliana Rancic's replacement fury

    Giuliana Rancic is reportedly furious at being replaced on 'E! News' by Maria Menounos. Another source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Maria was hired only because Giuliana was planning to leave. Maria is feeling a lot of pressure to succeed right now, because all of her shows on the network have failed.

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  • Parker to fight Meehan in Auckland

    Unbeaten New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has wasted little time lining up another naturalised Australian veteran fighter as his next opponent. Parker will fight 45-year-old Kali Meehan in Auckland on October 15 in a scheduled 12-round affair where the 23-year-old will chase a 16th win. Former Australian champion Meehan has won 42 of his 47 fights dating back to 1997 but has fought only once in the last 14 months - notching a unanimous decision victory over Shane Cameron in November which sent the versatile Kiwi into retirement.

    NZ Newswire
  • Don't panic, $1m in super not essential

    It would be nice to have $1 million in your superannuation account when you retire, but it's by no way essential. Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees boss Tom Garcia believes claims that a $1 million or more balance was needed for a comfortable retirement is causing unnecessary fear and concern among older Australians. Most people approaching retirement will draw an income that is a combination of both super and the age pension," he says.

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  • Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993, used a farm in Mazara del Vallo to communicate with his henchmen via the aged-old method of "pizzini", bits of paper containing messages often written in cipher, police said. Among those arrested was former boss Vito Gondola, 77, whose job it was to call the clan members to alert them to each new message, which was placed under a rock in a field at the farm and often destroyed on the spot after reading.

    AFP
  • Tainui to sell up to 50% of retail centre

    Tainui Group Holdings (TGH), the investment arm of the Waikato tribe, plans to sell as much as 50 per cent of its The Base shopping centre in Te Rapa, northwest Hamilton, using the funds to repay debt and for other investments. The underlying 30 hectare site, which was taken prior to World War II for use as the Te Rapa Air Force Base and returned to the tribe in 1995, would remain in Tainui ownership, it said. "Following a three-month review we believe that now is the right time to seek an experienced joint venture partner and operator to help us take The Base to the next level of excellence," said TGH acting chief executive Chris Joblin.

    NZ Newswire
  • Govt `sabotaging' rural areas: Peters

    Winston Peters has accused the government of sabotaging rural New Zealand and says the "dairy farmer disaster" is already happening. "The dairy farmer disaster is happening in an environment of deliberate false optimism masking the real facts," he said. Mr Peters, who took the Northland seat from National in the March by-election, said the country's primary production regions were being neglected.

    NZ Newswire
  • Official: New debris found in Reunion not a plane part

    A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part, amid media reports that a new piece of plane debris was found on the island. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press that a piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis on Sunday morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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  • Elizabeth Hurley sells farm for £9 million

    Elizabeth Hurley has sold her farm for £9 million. 'The Royals' actress bought the farm in the Cotswolds in central England for £3.3 million in 2002 while she was dating her future husband, Indian businessman Arun Nayar, and threw herself into country life at the property by producing organic meat which was sold at upmarket department store, Harrods.

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  • WATCH: Two of the most unusual baby animal friends you'll ever see

    WATCH HERE: Baby skunk and fox meet for the first timeMeet the two newest additions to the Amazing Animal Ambassadors organisation, Milo and Flower.The US organisation is involved in animal rescue and education and recently brought these two playmates

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  • Malaysia says Indian Ocean aeroplane debris is part of a Boeing 777

    KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Sunday that aeroplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year. "We know the flaperon has been officially identified as being part of a Boeing 777 aircraft," Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

    Reuters