The Bachelor recap: Where is the mysterious Sloth tattoo?

The Bachelor recap: Where is the mysterious Sloth tattoo? Matt Klitscher Zac oh Zac, whoever will you send home this week? Matt Klitscher Rosie got stuck in with the elephants and started to have a good time. Now for the single date, new girl Sarah gets the one-on-one time with Zac and boy am I glad. Christchurch girl Sarah gets a rose that everyone saw coming from a mile away.

April 23, 2017 09:11 UTC

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly)

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly)Destiny's Child has reunited (briefly) to celebrate the launch of Kelly Rowland's new book, Whoa, Baby! Rowland posted a photo of the former girl group on Instagram. ❤❤❤ A post shared by Kelly Rowland (@kellyrowland) on Apr 22, 2017 at 1:07pm PDTJEFF HAYNES/REUTERS Beyonce (C) and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, 2013. The photograph marks the first time the bandmates have been spotted together since November when they showed off the Mannequin Challenge. READ MORE:* Michelle Williams gets confused with Michelle Williams* Britney Spears, Adele, James Corden and other celeb mannequin challenges- Stuff

April 23, 2017 08:26 UTC

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

Diver dies in 'medical incident' at Titahi Bay, PoriruaTOM RUSSELL A diver died after getting into trouble at Titahi Bay on Sunday. (FILE)A diver has died following what police described as a "medical incident" at Wellington's Titahi Bay. On Sunday afternoon, Wellington Free Ambulance responded to reports of a diver – believed to be a man in his 30s or 40s – in a deteriorating condition who had surfaced near the beach at Terrace Rd. ROSS GIBLIN/ FAIRFAX NZ Wellington Free ambulance responded to reports of a diver in trouble at Titahi Bay on Sunday afternoon. Wellington Free Ambulance said the patient was declared dead at the scene just before the helicopter was due to land in the area.

April 23, 2017 07:41 UTC

Alanna Campbell conquers in comeback victory

By NZ GolfBay 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 region, Campbell made eight birdies on her way to a record-equalling round of six under (66) to record her third Jennian Homes Charles Tour title. "I feels great, I set myself the goal of shooting six-under at the start of the day so I went and got that done which is nice," said an emotional Campbell. Jennian Homes Charles Tour 2016/17 ChampionsTaranaki Open - Tyla KingiContinued below. Auckland timber business backs staff loans to beat payday lendersHarewood Open - Rose ZhengAkarana Open - Hanee SongMuriwai Open - Chantelle CassidyCarrus Open - Alanna Campbell- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Golf NZ

April 23, 2017 07:07 UTC

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. Barnett said a lot of companies will give staff time off tomorrow so long as it does not disrupt business too much. Employment lawyer Helen White said there had always been a phenomenon of Mondayitis but it was sensible for employers to give staff time off tomorrow with Anzac Day falling on Tuesday. It's Anzac Day and school holidays. Really sensible employers and employees will use that time as annual leave," White said.

April 23, 2017 06:48 UTC



Boy arrested after trying to drive solo across Australia

Boy arrested after trying to drive solo across AustraliaPolice arrested the boy in Broken Hill, New South WalesA 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia solo has been pulled over at Broken Hill some 1300 kilometres into his journey. The boy was stopped in Broken Hill on Saturday morning having seemingly driven across the entire state of New South Wales. Broken Hill highway patrol officers stopped the 12-year-old's vehicle about 11am on Saturday (local time) when they noticed its bumper dragging on the ground. READ MORE: Watch: Truck drags car"Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy travelling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth," the spokesperson said. The boy was arrested and taken to Broken Hill police station.

April 23, 2017 06:33 UTC

Jarryd Hayne eyes fairy tale NSW Origin return

Jarryd Hayne eyes fairy tale NSW Origin returnGETTY IMAGES Jarryd Hayne last played in a State of Origin contest in 2014. Jarryd Hayne has made himself unavailable for the upcoming representative round as he buckles down on preparing for a fairy tale State of Origin return for NSW. "We've got 2-3 games after that and then it's into Origin season. Every year I played Origin, I just worry about my form and the rest will worry about itself," he said. Tonight was about getting our season back on track, we did that," he said.

April 23, 2017 06:11 UTC

North Korea detains US citizen

North Korea detains US citizenCHUNG SUNG-JUN/GETTY IMAGES A sunrise at the Demilitarized zone separating South and North Korea. North Korea has recently detained a US citizen in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The embassy looks after consular affairs for the United States in North Korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations. READ MORE:* New Zealand and North Korea* Brownlee: North Korea has 'evil intent'* N Korea warns Australia of strikeAt least two other Americans are currently detained in North Korea. At least one other foreigner, a Canadian pastor, is also being detained in North Korea.

April 23, 2017 06:05 UTC

Basketball: Overtime barnburner highlights NBA action

The Grizzlies won despite blowing a 10-point lead with 7:38 left in regulation and 23 turnovers that San Antonio turned into 31 points. Mike Conley set a franchise postseason record with 35 points and Gasol finished with 16 points after shooting 5 of 12 for the game. The Grizzlies overcame another postseason personal best from Kawhi Leonard who had 43 points. Leonard tied it at 108 with 17 seconds left with a three from the left corner. John Wall kept up his dazzling play in the series, scoring 29 points, but the point guard got no help from his teammates.

April 23, 2017 05:48 UTC

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department braces for winter overload

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department braces for winter overloadANTONIO GRAVANTE/123RF The CDHB is bracing for an increase in patient numbers over winter. Surgeons will be operating into the night and on weekends to meet an expected surge in patient numbers at Christchurch Hospital this winter. The hospital's emergency department (ED) received 4000 more patients in 2016 compared to 2015 and the demand was expected to continue to grow, a Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) report said. READ MORE:* Christchurch Hospital emergency department swamped by patients* Emergency departments around NZ under pressure* Wellington Hospital emergency department under pressureAn increasing number of rebuild workers who were not enrolled at GPs, an aging population, and people who could not afford to see a GP were adding pressure on the already busy ED. Canterbury's strength was in its strong collaboration between hospital and community services, but the CDHB was still struggling with high patient numbers, he said.

April 23, 2017 05:34 UTC

Mechanical treasure trove finds new homes

Mechanical treasure trove finds new homesDominico Zapata/ Fairfax Media NZ A large crowd was drawn to an auction in Matamata. Troughton, 82, died in December, and, as per his wishes, his large vintage farm collection was auctioned off over the weekend. DOMINICO ZAPATA/FAIRFAX NZ The 1906 Model N sold for $60,500. DOMINICO ZAPATA/FAIRFAX NZ This Indian motorbike was a crowd favourite, attracting plenty of attention before selling for $16,500. And you had to have deep pockets – the Model N sold for $60,500 after a bidding war between two Model T fans.

April 23, 2017 05:33 UTC

Trump's approval at record lows but his base is holding

Majorities of Americans say Trump has not accomplished much during his first months as president. The president's approval rating stands at 42 percent, the lowest recorded at this stage of a presidency dating to Dwight Eisenhower. Of those who say Trump has not accomplished much, 47 percent pin the blame on him while about a quarter blame congressional Republicans. The poll finds that 43 percent - about the same as Trump's approval rating - say he can be trusted; 73 percent said so for Obama and 65 percent for George W. Bush at this point in their presidencies. Asked how they would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump and 40 percent say Clinton.

April 23, 2017 04:41 UTC

Porter stops Berto in ninth round of welterweight bout

Porter stopped Andre Berto in the ninth round of a sloppy, often inartistic WBC welterweight elimination bout Saturday night at Barclays Center. There was some wrestling, lots of clutching, even a near chop-block, and lots of blood, mainly from head butts. "I got to clean up those head butts," Porter admitted. The former champion was well ahead when the fight was stopped at 1:31 in the ninth as Berto stumbled around. Porter began bleeding in the areas of both eyes in the fourth round, but Berto also was cut in that round.

April 23, 2017 04:41 UTC

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. Knowledge about the history of the seafloor hosting these 80 volcanoes will provide information about how the volcanoes formed and why they are so highly active. During the expedition, the scientists discovered five new seafloor volcanoes on the Colville Ridge and the Havre Trough, with some rising up to 2,500m above the seafloor. "The ages and chemistry of the rocks are essential for reconstructing the past history of volcanism and faulting in Havre Trough," Hoernle said. "Understanding the train of events will help to tell the narrative of how New Zealand's vast offshore territory formed and evolved."

April 23, 2017 04:41 UTC

Paul Gallen: I will knock Sonny Bill Williams out

By Daily Telegraph, Tim WilliamsSonny Bill Williams lit the fuse last month for a super fight with Paul Gallen, now the Sharks skipper has delivered the imminent explosion by declaring 'I'll knock him out'. "About Sonny, it's been spoken about for four or five years," Gallen said on Sports Sunday. Gallen then went on to further prod the fire by saying SBW has had much of his career handed to him. Williams is undefeated in his boxing career, boasting a record of seven wins, three by knockout and zero losses. Gallen has a career record of seven wins, four by knockout and zero losses, most of which came in charity bouts against NRL stars.

April 23, 2017 04:30 UTC




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