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One lucky Lotto player wins $22.3 million in tonight's Powerball draw

A Central Otago Lotto player has bagged the biggest Powerball prize in the South Island's history, walking away with $22.3 million.The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto and is the largest prize won this year so far, it is also...

 

Turoa ski field's main lift out of action for rest of season

Turoa ski field's main lift is out of action for the rest of the season after suffering serious damage in a large avalanche last week.In a statement tonight, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief Ross Copland said the haul ropes on the High...

 

A British and Irish Lions fan who lost cash and passport is having the cash returned to him

A British and Irish Lions fan who lost his passport and Ł200 while touring New Zealand last year is having the cash returned to him by his Kiwi hosts.Welshman Paul Roles couldn't find his passport before flying home following the...

 

Teachers look for new pay offer to avert further strike

Primary teachers are looking for a new offer from the Government to stave off a potential two-day strike after a successful first strike today.NZ Educational Institute lead negotiator Liam Rutherford said the union was willing to...

 

Auckland centre helping reduce family violence by working with perpetrators expands service

New Zealand's first service offering 24-hour counselling and accommodation to men removed from their homes for committing family violence is expanding.Gandhi Nivas first opened in Otahuhu in December 2014 as a place where men could...

 

Four men arrested on drug and firearm charges after eight search warrants in Nelson

Four men have been arrested and face an array of drug charges after police carried out eight search warrants throughout the Nelson area today.The warrants were carried out at residential and rural addresses in Nelson, Richmond and...

 

Shane Jones takes exception to National's references to 'whānau links' to NZ First deputy

New Zealand First Minister Shane Jones says Māori MPs are taking strong exception to National MP Chris Bishop drawing references to the whānau links between Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha and New Zealand First...

 

Hawke's Bay teachers on the march

"Society has undervalued the teaching profession."Ongaonga School deputy principal Karen Barkle has been in the teaching profession for 18 years and chooses her words carefully when asked about strike action. She, along with...

 

Simon Bridges expenses leak: MPs will be asked to sign waiver allowing computer searches

All National MPs will be asked to sign a waiver allowing their computers to be forensically searched as the hunt for whoever leaked details of National leader Simon Bridges' expenses to the media.Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard...

 

Mount Eden gastro pub annoyed after expensive neon sign stolen from courtyard

The staff at Mount Eden's Scarlett Slimms & Lucky gastropub are fuming after a thief stole their neon sign worth around $10,000.A burglar snuck into the venue's courtyard on Sunday night and stole the front part of the sign but...

 

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Trump's picks, Democrat diversity among primary winners

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.In...

 

Edmunds picks 6 used luxury vehicles under $36K

The average transaction price for new vehicles has been hovering above $35,000 this year, and briefly broke $36,000 at the end of 2017. But instead of buying a new vehicle, what if you took that money and applied it to purchasing...

 

Australian's Parliament speech on 'final solution' condemned

An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term "final solution" in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country.Fraser...

 

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. DEATH TOLL RISES TO 37 IN ITALY BRIDGE COLLAPSERescuers search a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted...

 

Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 in southern India, close airport

NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala where flooding, landslides, house and road bridge collapses have killed more than 40 people in the past week, officials...

 

Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court.In November, the Federal...

 

British inflation rate rises, keeping squeeze on households

LONDON (AP) — The inflation rate in Britain has picked up, keeping a squeeze on households facing the uncertainty of Brexit.Official figures released Wednesday show that consumer prices were up 2.5 percent annually in July, up from...

 

In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The extremists approached the shepherd and made their intentions clear: They were seizing only the cattle owned by the deputy mayor of Burkina Faso's rural commune of Deou and leaving the others alone.And...

 

Swedish police say suspect in car fires arrested in Turkey

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man suspected of arson in connection with dozens of car fires in Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city, has been arrested in Turkey, police said Wednesday.About 80 cars were set ablaze in the night...

 

Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country's Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his disputed election.The Zimbabwe Electoral...

 

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With Ronaldo gone, only Griezmann can hope to stop Messi

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid has left a gaping hole at Real Madrid and in the Spanish league.How will Madrid ever replace the forward who scored an average of 50 goals per season for nine...

 

National League

___Atlanta 9, Miami 1, 1st gameN.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 5Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 3Atlanta 6, Miami 1, 2nd gameTexas 5, Arizona 3St. Louis 7, Washington 6L.A. Angels 6, San Diego 3, 10 inningsSan Francisco 5, L.A....

 

American League

___N.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 5Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 3Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 5Texas 5, Arizona 3Kansas City 3, Toronto 1Oakland 7, Seattle 6L.A. Angels 6, San Diego 3, 10 inningsBaltimore 6, N.Y. Mets 3Boston...

 

Upton homers, drives in 3 to lift Angels past Padres 7-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Taylor Ward acted like it was his first day in the majors everywhere but in the batter's box.Ward went with a pitch and hit an opposite-field RBI double in his first major league at-bat, and had two hits and reached...

 

Tuesday's Major League Linescores

H.Wood, Beeks (2), Kolarek (7) and Sucre, Perez; J.Happ, Betances (8), A.Chapman (9) and Romine. W_J.Happ 13-6. L_H.Wood 0-1. Sv_A.Chapman (31). HRs_Tampa Bay, Adames (6). New York, Romine (8).___Giolito, J.Fry (7), Minaya (9),...

 

Puig takes swing at Hundley before Giants rally past Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig had another rumble with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.Puig took a swing at Giants catcher Nick Hundley during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning, then Alen Hanson hit an RBI...

 

National League

___Atlanta 9, Miami 1, 1st gameN.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 5Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 3Atlanta 6, Miami 1, 2nd gameTexas 5, Arizona 3St. Louis 7, Washington 6L.A. Angels 6, San Diego 3, 10 inningsSan Francisco 5, L.A....

 

American League

___N.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 5Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 3Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 5Texas 5, Arizona 3Kansas City 3, Toronto 1Oakland 7, Seattle 6L.A. Angels 6, San Diego 3, 10 inningsBaltimore 6, N.Y. Mets 3Boston...

 

Tuesday's Major League Linescores

H.Wood, Beeks (2), Kolarek (7) and Sucre, Perez; J.Happ, Betances (8), A.Chapman (9) and Romine. W_J.Happ 13-6. L_H.Wood 0-1. Sv_A.Chapman (31). HRs_Tampa Bay, Adames (6). New York, Romine (8).___Giolito, J.Fry (7), Minaya (9),...

 

National League

___Atlanta 9, Miami 1, 1st gameN.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 5Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 3Atlanta 6, Miami 1, 2nd gameTexas 5, Arizona 3St. Louis 7, Washington 6L.A. Angels 6, San Diego 3, 10 inningsSan Francisco 5, L.A....

 

New Zealand Headlines From Stuff.co.nz

 

Primary teachers and principals strike for first time since 1994

Teachers are contemplating escalating to two-day strikes to ramp up the pressure on the Government, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern criticised them for striking too early.

 

Former Gloriavale family is moving to Timaru with the help of locals

A family of 11 has left the secluded Gloriavale community on the West Coast for a new life in Timaru and donations have been pouring in to help them.

 

Teachers' strike: How does a state teacher's lot compare with private sector and educators around the world?

For the first time in 24 years, almost 30,000 primary and intermediate teachers and principals are on strike after rejecting the Government's pay offer. 

 

Neon sign worth $10,000 stolen from Auckland gastropub

A $10,000 neon sign was stolen in the early hours of Sunday morning from an Auckland gastropub and there's an offer of a  $200 voucher reward for anyone who can help get it back.

 

Central Otago player wins more than $22m in biggest ever South Island Lotto win

A Central Otago player has scooped up more than $22m after winning Wednesday's Powerball, in the largest ever Lotto win in the South Island.

 

'Waiting for the next shot was scary,' say NZ tourists shot at in Australia

Two Kiwi tourists shot at while sleeping in their campervan in Australia waited in fear of more bullets as they tried to call police.

 

Unsafe cable rules out TĹ«roa skifield chair lift for rest of winter

The hits keep coming for TÅ«roa skifield as its chair lift is ruled out of operation for the rest of winter. 

 

Missed cancer symptoms prompt overhaul of health boards' IT systems

 

Labour's Bill to curb foreigners buying New Zealand homes becomes law

A curb on foreign purchases of New Zealand property has passed into law, with the Government adamant the changes will help Kiwis get back on the property ladder.

 

Government gives $8.5 million for freedom camping infrastructure

New Plymouth will receive $156,000 of Government funding as part of an $8.5 million initiative to support freedom camping infrastructure.

 

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Before and after photos of Genoa bridge collapse


Rescue workers continue a desperate search for survivors after the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, Italy.

 

Italy bridge collapse: How could this happen?

The bridge that collapsed in Italy should have lasted about 100 years, a Kiwi expert says. It lasted half of that before collapsing and leaving at least 35 people dead.

 

'Incredible' survival after Italian bridge plunge

An Italian footballer had a miraculous escape when his car plunged tens of metres in the deadly Genoa bridge collapse and wedged in rubble.

 

Aussie senator Fraser Anning slammed for 'final solution' white Australia speech

Political leaders across the spectrum - from the Greens to One Nation - have united to condemn an "appalling" speech by Senator Fraser Anning in which he called for a "final solution" on immigration in Australia.

 

US report identifies more than 1000 victims of priest abuse

More than 1000 children in the US - and possibly many more - were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report.

 

'Waiting for the next shot was scary,' say NZ tourists shot at in Australia

Two Kiwi tourists shot at while sleeping in their campervan in Australia waited in fear of more bullets as they tried to call police.

 

Yemen - a broken country on the brink of an abyss

It is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and yet most people wouldn't have heard of it, let alone being able to locate it on a map.

 

Genoa's bridge collapse in Italy highlights just how many bridges fail around the world

Scenes from a highway bridge collapsing in Genoa, Italy, are shocking and terrifying: Rain was pouring down as part of the bridge gave way, sending cars flying 45 metres below and killing dozens of people. Emergency workers were left shifting through the rubble in search of survivors.

 

Motorway bridge collapses in Italian city Genoa, killing at least 35 people

A major highway bridge along the northern Italian coast which collapsed, sending concrete and vehicles plunging more than 45 metres and leaving dozens dead in the rubble below, had "grave issues of corrosion", an expert says.

 

Crashed WWII plane thawed by heatwave after 72 years

A Second World War plane that crash-landed in Switzerland has been uncovered after 72 years, thanks to the recent heatwave.

 

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Wallabies aiming to keep All Blacks scoreless in Bledisloe Cup opener

The Wallabies have set themselves the outrageous aim of keeping the All Blacks scoreless as they bid to blow the Bledisloe Cup series wide open with a game one statement on Saturday night.

 

John Hopoate claims racist taunt before punch that led to 10-year league ban

WARNING: This article contains language some readers may find offensive 

 

All Blacks surprise spectators at Sonny Bill Williams' old stomping ground

Sonny Bill Williams wasn't there but several league-loving New Zealand rugby stars made the most of their day off from training to attend the Bulldogs training session at Belmore on Wednesday.

 

Ian Foster says All Blacks have to 'expect the unexpected' from test officials

After a June packed with incident and TMO-inflicted drama, the All Blacks are bracing themselves to expect the unexpected from officialdom in the Rugby Championship starting on Saturday night in Sydney.

 

Return of legendary duo will only lift standards within Silver Ferns

OPINION: Laura Langman and Casey Kopua's return is the first tiny step in the Silver Ferns restoring their damaged netball credibility.

 

Wayne Bennett takes aim at Broncos board amid speculation over his future at the club

Wayne Bennett has issued his strongest back-me-or-sack-me ultimatum to the Broncos hierarchy, warning he "won't make it easy" for them if they plan to axe the seven-times premiership winning coach a year before his contract expires.

 

Serena Williams suffers second round loss in Cincinnati as Roger Federer marches on

Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT).

 

Ironman Terenzo Bozzone 'certain' vehicle involved in his bike crash, despite police doubts

Injured ironman Terenzo Bozzone says he is disappointed the driver of the vehicle he believes caused his serious bike crash has not come forward.

 

Kiwi Kai Kara-France set to meet Ashkan Mokhtarian in UFC debut in Adelaide

Kiwi flyweight Kai Kara-France is set to make his UFC debut in Adelaide at the end of the year.

 

Manly Sea Eagles tight-lipped on coach Trent Barrett's future at the NRL club

Manly have refused to confirm whether coach Trent Barrett will remain at the NRL club next season after a day of speculation surrounding his future.

 

 

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