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Red Mini Cooper crushed by tree branch in Domain's Lovers Lane

A red Mini Cooper was damaged by a large branch which fell on it as it was parked in Auckland Domain's Lovers Lane this evening. The Fire Service was called by the woman owner of the car about 8.30pm. Spokesman Jarron Phillips...


Dog owner devastated pet killed hours after it is rehomed

A woman is devastated after giving up her beloved dog for a better home - only to learn it was euthanised hours later.Wellington residents Kathryn and Dan Cretney adopted female rottweiler Gem, 15 months, from Furever Homes.They...


Secrets of couple's lavish art garden and galleries to be revealed

After 12 years, a multi-million dollar art garden developed by an Auckland lawyer couple is finally opening to the public.Sculptureum is a 25ha site in Matakana developed by Anthony and Sandra Grant who have spent many more years...


Police hunt pair after armed robbery at Mt Albert TAB

Police are seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at a Mt Albert TAB, in Auckland this evening. Two people entered the TAB on New North Rd, near Carrington Rd, at 6pm. Auckland Metropolitan police inspector Kerry Watson said the...


Australian citizenship changes breach good faith, Labour leader Andrew Little says

Australia's new citizenship rules appear to breach the good faith in which an agreement was signed between the two countries last year, Labour leader Andrew Little says.Little described the Australia immigration changes as "very...


Wasps' bedroom behaviour under microscope

Kiwi scientists have studied the bedroom behaviour of a parasitoid wasp to reveal its mating habits.Cotesia urabae is a natural enemy of the eucalypt feeding pest Uraba lugens, an Australian moth whose larvae can cause severe damage...


Thinking of pulling a sickie tomorrow? Think again, cautions employment expert

If you are thinking of pulling a sickie tomorrow to enjoy a four-day weekend, think again.With Anzac Day falling on Tuesday, the temptation to come down with a headache or diarrhoea will be tempting a lot of people, but you do so...


Cop car rammed by suspected stolen vehicle

A "swarm of cop cars" converged near the KFC in the Auckland suburb of Hillsborough this afternoon - after reports of a vehicle driving erratically.A passerby, Fred, was walking along Hillsborough Rd when he saw the police arrive...


NZ scientists help find new undersea volcanoes

Kiwi scientists have helped discover incredible new submarine volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean - some rising up to 2.5km from the seafloor.The discoveries were made by a team of international scientists who have just returned from...


Auckland Mayor Phil Goff rejoins the fight against cowboy wheel clampers

Momentum is building against cowboy clampers as Auckland's mayor rejoins the fight to properly regulate the industry.Phil Goff and Labour's consumer affairs spokesman Michael Wood are intending to submit a local bill in Parliament...


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Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) " A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others.Ahmed Mohamed tells The Associated Press that...


French presidential election, by the numbers

PARIS (AP) " A quick look at the logistics of France's presidential election, which sees voting for the first round Sunday:___THE ELECTION: Eleven candidates in Sunday's first round, reduced to the top two vote-getters in a winner-takes-all...


11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race

PARIS (AP) " From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined " and often...


Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) " Saudi Arabia's King Salman has named one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S.The appointment...


Novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman shot in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " A Kenyan police official says novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman has been shot and injured at her ranch after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought.Ezekiel Chepkowny...


Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

WASHINGTON (AP) " Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums.The International Monetary Fund...


FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) " FBI Director James Comey arrived in New Zealand on Sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit.Comey disembarked from a Gulfstream jet after...


N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) " North Korea recently detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the country.The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said it was aware of a Korean-American...


The Latest: Macron looks relaxed as he casts vote

PARIS (AP) " The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local):11 a.m.Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, one of the front-runners in France's unpredictable election, has voted in the...


Why the US and Uganda were willing to give up the hunt for Joseph Kony

This week, the international manhunt for Joseph Kony came to an undistinguished end. Both Uganda and the United States said they were withdrawing forces dedicated to catching the warlord, who remains on the run despite a multi-year,...


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Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6

SAN JOSE, California (AP) " After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL's postseason party.Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes...


Changes coming for Blackhawks after another 1st-round loss

CHICAGO (AP) " Coach Joel Quenneville will be back next season. Everything else is on the table for the Chicago Blackhawks.General manager Stan Bowman is promising changes after Chicago was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs...


Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) " Stephen Curry wasn't trying to be a hero. He just wanted the win.Curry scored 34 points " including a 3-pointer with just about a minute left that all but sealed the victory " as the Golden State Warriors...


Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems.James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp...


Joseph Parker disappointed at Hughie Fury's withdrawal from WBO title fight

Joseph Parker has spoken of his disappointment at Hughie Fury's withdrawal from their WBO heavyweight world title fight in Auckland, saying he had a "gut feeling" it would happen.Parker, who raised doubt about Fury's so-called injury,...


Sub scores twice as Montreal draw 3-3 with Philadelphia

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) " Substitute Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored twice, including his second three minutes from fulltime, as Montreal came from 3-0 behind to draw 3-3 with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.Philadelphia seemed...


LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night

A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:___BAD BLOODThe Tigers and Twins close out a three-game series a day after benches cleared and punches were thrown. Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch,...


Mark Brown triumphs to win fourth Carrus Open

Mark Brown has completed back-to-back Carrus Open victories to top off a perfect week in the Jennian Homes Charles Tour season finale.Brown captured his fourth Carrus Open by two shots this afternoon in front of the heaving Tauranga...


Alanna Campbell conquers in comeback victory

Bay of Plentys number one amateur Alanna Campbell has equalled a course record to complete a clinical come from behind victory at the Carrus Open hosted by the Tauranga Golf Club.In front of friends and family from all over the...


NHL Daily Playoff Glance

St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3, OT, wins series 4-10N.Y. Rangers 3, Montreal 1, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-2Edmonton 3, San Jose 1, Edmonton wins series 4-2.Ottawa at BostonWashington at Toronto


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Rotorua mayor says no danger despite shots and gang tensions

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick is assuring Rotorua residents public safety was not at risk, following a gang altercation at the Kuirau Park markets in which a shot was fired. 


Paraglider Ben Letham remembered as 'absolutely lovely guy' after fatal fall

A paraglider who plummeted to his death in Queenstown had achieved feats few others had after moving to New Zealand to get amongst its adventure scene.


One person critically injured, six break bones in early morning Christchurch crash

One person is critically injured in Christchurch Hospital and six others have broken bones after an early morning crash on Christchurch's Port Hills.


Kiwi parents mourn boy, 6, killed after being flung from carnival ride in Australia

A New Zealand couple are mourning their young son after he was killed on a fairground ride in Australia.


Fendalton residents protest against proposed funeral home

Residents of a Christchurch suburb are protesting after learning a funeral home may open in their "back yard".


Police hunting for two people after armed TAB robbery

Police are hunting two people after an armed robbery in Mt Albert, Auckland.


Diver dies in 'medical incident' at Titahi Bay, Porirua

A diver has died following what police described as a "medical incident" at Wellington's Titahi Bay.


$53m Kiwi pavilion for World Expo 2020 makes 'clear economic sense', Bridges says

The Government will spend $53 million building a pavilion to promote Kiwi business at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.


Mechanical treasure trove finds new homes

There was much reminiscing, strategic buying and wishful thinking as the late Bill Troughton's treasures went under the hammer.


Borer and leaks plague 60 per cent of inspected Wellington homes

Sixty per cent of inspected Wellington homes have earthquake or weather resilience issues, according to an inquiry into the capital's housing stock.


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Stolen plaque in Thailand a sign of antidemocratic sentiment

It's a whodunit worthy of a Dan Brown novel: a small bronze plaque commemorating Thailand's 1932 revolution is ripped out from a very public place by parties unknown and substituted by one praising the Chakri Dynasty, whose 10th king took the throne in December. A disinclination by the authorities to find those responsible adds another element of mystery.


North Korea detains US citizen

North Korea has recently detained a US citizen in the latest case of an American being held in the country.


What to watch for in the first round of the French presidential election

No matter how the first round of the French presidential election has ended, one thing is certain: It has been an exceptional campaign. Traditional party allegiances have weakened, and populists gained momentum over the past few months, giving voters in Europe's second-biggest nation a much wider range of choices. Here are key questions.


Queen Elizabeth II gifts social media followers on 91st birthday

Queen Elizabeth II turned 91 on Friday and, instead of big announcements and fanfare, the Royal communications team appears to have opted for a coordinated, and very modern, social media campaign.


Boy arrested after trying to drive solo across Australia

A 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia solo has been pulled over at Broken Hill some 1300 kilometres into his journey.


Is NZ safe from North Korea's threat of nuclear war?

Feeling terrified by North Korea's threat of a "super-mighty preemptive strike"? Here's some reassuring news: New Zealand might just be the safest place on Earth when it comes to surviving a possible nuclear war.


Reality TV star's boyfriend arrested over acid attack in British nightclub

The boyfriend of a British reality TV star has been arrested in connection with a London nightclub acid attack which injured two Australians and left two revellers partially blinded.


Judge rules parents cannot afford private school for their children

She was set on sending her children to expensive private schools. There was just one problem – she and her former husband could not afford the A$50,000 (NZ$53,640) in annual fees.


British Prime Minister Theresa May on course for sweeping election win

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May appears on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 per cent, double that of the opposition Labour party.


Earth dwarfed by Saturn's rings in humbling pic taken from Cassini probe

A new image from Nasa's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.


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New Zealand women beat Canada in Japan sevens final with last-ditch try

A last-ditch try from Michaela Blyde gave the New Zealand women's sevens team the spoils at the Kitakyushu sevens in Japan.


Joseph Parker needs to box clever and vent his Fury offshore

OPINION: Joseph Parker's WBO title defence against Hughie Fury appears dead but the promotion has had a bad smell about it for a while now.


Limited options as Joseph Parker looks at last-minute replacement for WBO title fight

The options available to Joseph Parker as replacement world title challenger appear limited and are hardly a who's who of the heavyweight division.


Hurricanes and Crusaders on fire as Kiwi teams remain the kings of Super Rugby

You could drain the equivalent of a sack of coffee beans while debating the subject of whether the Hurricanes or the Crusaders deserved No 1 billing after four New Zealand teams posted victories at the weekend.


Injured league magician Johnathan Thurston set to play against Kiwis

Stellar half Johnathan Thurston is set to be named for the Kangaroos on Wednesday despite missing his past two NRL games for North Queensland with a calf injury.


Ryan Fox's up-and-down weekend at the Shenzhen International comes to an end

Ryan Fox's weekend at the Shenzhen International ended with an inconsistent round that left him well down the leaderboard.


Chiefs halfback among three players cited in round nine of Super Rugby

The Chiefs are in danger of losing halfback Finlay Christie for an extended period after he was cited for stamping in his side's 16-7 win over the Force on Saturday night.


Aaron Woods' date with Bulldogs a disgrace: Freddy Fittler

Rugby league legend Brad Fittler has described likely Canterbury signing Aaron Woods' coffee with Bulldogs players this week as a "disgrace".


Wests Tigers catch a break against the Bulldogs

Luke Brooks stood up when it counted following a month of turmoil for the Wests Tigers, setting up the match-winning try in an 18-12 NRL victory over Canterbury on Sunday.


Live: Melbourne City FC v Perth Glory - A-League elimination final

Melbourne City FC and Perth Glory clash with the winner to claim a spot in the A-League semifinals.


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Woods responds to boos with ANZAC medal
Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods' coffee date with Canterbury players this week ahead of Sunday's NRL clash has been labelled a disgrace by Brad Fittler.

Hawks belt Eagles to break AFL drought
Hawthorn stars such as Cyril Rioli returned to form as the Hawks thrashed West Coast to score their first win of the AFL season.

AFL to aid police after racist rant
The AFL has pledged to help Victoria Police find an unidentified man who is alleged to have hurled racist abuse at a Brisbane trainer.

Wests Tigers catch a break against Dogs
The Wests Tigers' so-called big four starred in their 18-12 win over Canterbury at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

Possible Villareal handball denies Leganes
A controversial stoppage-time winner from Cedric Bakambu has given Villareal a late win in La Liga and given Leganes' survival hopes a blow.

No Williams for Glory A-League final
Luke Brattan has been dropped by Melbourne City coach Michael Valkanis for the club's A-League elimination final.

Fast-finishing Cats win by 38 in AFL
Geelong have stormed home to beat St Kilda by 38 points at Etihad Stadium.

GWS star Shaw apologises for offensive sledge
Greater Western Sydney's Heath Shaw has apologised for a sledge on Sydney forward Tom Papley at the SCG.

No Williams for Glory A-League final
Luke Brattan has been dropped by Melbourne City coach Michael Valkanis for the club's A-League elimination final.

Baseballer hit in face by 145 km/h pitch
Detroit Tigers baseballer JaCoby Jones has been taken to hospital after being hit in the face by a fastball pitch.


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