What's the deal with Facebook and tax?

What's the deal with Facebook and tax? This puts a New Zealand Facebook user’s worth at about 50c, well below the average Asia/Pacific user worth of $2.90. So if Facebook New Zealand made its money providing services to Facebook Ireland, where did the advertising money spent by New Zealand businesses go? SUPPLIED One Wellington restaurant's Facebook advertising invoice shows it gets invoiced by Facebook Ireland. In 2014, when it paid $43,000 tax in New Zealand, the parent company paid US$1.97b of tax.

March 26, 2017 10:52 UTC

Nightclub shooting in Ohio

One person has been killed and at least 14 people wounded in a shooting at a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio. The shooting took place at Cameo Night Club, the Cincinnati Police Department said on Twitter, with police reporting there were "at least a couple of shooters". There were hundreds of people inside the nightclub at the time and many of them fled when shots rang out, Neudigate said. "We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims," he said. The shooting comes less than a year after a lone gunman burst into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people.

March 26, 2017 09:53 UTC

NRL: Warriors slump to demoralising defeat to Dragons

Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playThe Warriors' miserable luck against St George Illawarra continued with a hamstring injury crueling Kieran Foran's long-awaited club debut before they slumped to an error-strewn 26-12 NRL defeat in Sydney tonight. "It's been pretty much a 12-month build-up for it so he's pretty gutted about it all," said coach Stephen Kearney. Related Content As it happened: Warriors v Dragons NRL: Kieran Foran a late scratch for Warriors Video Watch: Warriors slump to demoralising defeatThe poor start allowed the Dragons to get off and running with early tries to Paul Vaughan, Josh McCrone, and Josh Dugan helping them to a 20-8 halftime lead. The Warriors pressed hard in the last quarter but more mistakes and determined defence consigned them to a third-straight loss after four rounds. Dragons 26 (Paul Vaughan, Josh McCrone, Josh Dugan, Tim Lafai tries, Gareth Widdop 4 cons, 1 pen)Warriors 12 (Issac Luke, Ken Maumalo tries, cons, Shaun Johnson 1 con, 1 pen)- NZ Herald

March 26, 2017 09:23 UTC

Live: Adele's final show in New Zealand

8:44pm: Rain continued to pelt Mt Smart Stadium as Adele delivered a not perfect version of Skyfall, her James Bond theme song complete with an all male choir. 8:33pm: The TVs in the inner circle have cut out from the rain and Adele is asking the crew to fix them. The UK singer emerged onstage for her third and final Auckland show singing the opening bars of Hello, cracking up between lines as rain swirled over her. 7:50pm: The final official show of Adele's world tour is underway in Auckland. Upward of 40,000 are packing into Mt Smart Stadium for the pop star's final New Zealand show before she heads home to London after what has been an epic 15-month tour.

March 26, 2017 07:00 UTC

Kieran Foran confirmed to start for Warriors against Dragons

Kieran Foran confirmed to start for Warriors against DragonsAndrew Cornaga / www.photosport. Kieran Foran has passed all of the medical tests, to allow him to play against the Dragons. Kieran Foran will at last make he debut for the Warriors on Sunday night, with his name on the official 17-man team list for Sunday's game against the Dragons in Sydney. The five-eighth, who'll wear the No 22 jersey, will partner Shaun Johnson in the halves, while Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will start at fullback, after missing last weekend's game against the Bulldogs in Dunedin with concussion. READ MORE* Hunting Kiwis better for Warriors* Mannering of the moment* Potential Kiwi Warriors targetsWarriors: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), Tuimoala Lolohea, David Fusitu'a, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo, Kieran Foran, Shaun Johnson, Charlie Gubb, Issac Luke, Jacob Lillyman, Bodene Thompson, Ryan Hoffman, Simon Mannering.

March 26, 2017 06:45 UTC



Vettel breaks Ferrari's F1 drought with victory at Aussie GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Sebastian Vettel broke Ferrari's Formula One drought with a victory over the Mercedes team of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. With regulations designed to make the 2017 F1 cars faster " including wider tires, greater aerodynamics, bigger fuel loads and increased downforce " Vettel proved Ferrari's extra pace in pre-season testing was genuine. Vettel finished in 1 hour, 24 minutes and 11.672 seconds, almost 10 seconds clear of Hamilton, to give Ferrari its first win in Australia since Kimi Raikkonen took the title in 2007. Vettel was able to pit much later and gradually build up his lead as Hamilton drove conservatively on older tires to ensure he finished the race. Ferrari leads the constructors' standings by four points from Mercedes, with F1 moving to Shanghai next month for the Chinese Grand Prix.

March 26, 2017 06:33 UTC

NZ battle to good position

de_kock_sa_v_black_caps.jpg Quinton de Kock batting for South Africa as BJ Watling watches on for New Zealand. Latham was 42 not out, while Raval was on 25 when bad light forced the players off with 3.3 overs of play remaining. South Africa had been dismissed for 314 about 30 minutes after tea following an almost two-hour rain delay that washed out virtually all of the middle session. The wicketkeeper top-scored with 90, falling short of a century for his second successive innings after he made 91 in the second test in Wellington. South Africa hold a 1-0 lead in the three-match series having won the second game in Wellington by eight wickets.

March 26, 2017 05:37 UTC

Sarah Gandy, Sam Wallace and Toni Street coming to the Bay's airwaves

Sandra is a senior crimes and justice reporter for the Bay of Plenty Times. Sarah Gandy, Sam Wallace and Toni Street's breakfast radio show is coming to the Bay of Plenty just six weeks after its successful launch. From April 10, the Sarah, Sam and Toni show on The Hits will broadcast to most of the North Island, including on Bay of Plenty 95FM, Rotorua 97.5FM, Taupo 96.8FM and Gisborne 90.9FM. "Sarah, Sam and Toni have brought an exciting fresh burst of fun, energy and warmth to breakfast radio in New Zealand. Mr McClung said the Sarah, Sam and Toni show replaces Polly Gillespie and Grant Kereama who have left The Hits and have not signed a new contract with NZME.

March 26, 2017 05:26 UTC

CuriousCity: Super-dupa effort to organise CubaDupa

CuriousCity: Super-dupa effort to organise CubaDupaROBERT KITCHIN/FAIRFAX NZ Cubadupa organiser Drew James tells us what makes Cubadupa the successful carnival it isCo-ordinating more than 1000 artists for 250 performances, catering to 100,000 visitors – it's no small task organising CubaDupa. It is no wonder, then, that organising begins, more or less, from the moment the previous year's festival ends. ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ Steampunk fans, from left, Kat Douglas, Ken Newman, Neave Willoughby and Kane Warrener-Simpson, 12, at CubaDupa. ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ Andrew Strugnell covered in dye from the Indian Colour Festival enjoys a band at CubaDupa. The growth of CubaDupa:* 2015 - 200 performances, 600 artists* 2016 - 232 performances, 950 artists* 2017 - 250 performances, 1131 artists- Stuff

March 26, 2017 05:03 UTC

Big wet about to hit Auckland ahead of final Adele show

The wet is moving "in a straight line" down towards Auckland, with rain already starting in Helensville. Umbrellas are banned at the Adele concert, which starts at 7.30pm. Possible downpours could still be seen on Monday morning in Auckland but the storm will then shift south to the rest of the North Island. Mark Hannan, of Auckland Transport, said AT was hoping tonight's transport arrangements would run as smoothly as those for the first two Adele concerts. Additional late ferry services will operate for the Adele concert tonight, for sailing times please check https://t.co/0tCMFEiX74 ^CV pic.twitter.com/4uFD2pqCzf — Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) March 26, 2017- NZ Herald

March 26, 2017 04:10 UTC

24-hour shearing marathon for suicide prevention raises thousands

24-hour shearing marathon for suicide prevention raises thousandsANDY JACKSON/Fairfax NZ John Herlihy shows he can still keep up with his boys after almost 24 hours of shearing to raise awareness of suicide following the death of his son Michael in January 2016. supplied Michael Herlihy shearing in Te Kuiti last season. WHERE TO GET HELP* Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354* Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757* Healthline (open 24/7) - 0800 611 116* Samaritans (open 24/7) - 0800 726 666* Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). * Kidsline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 754. * Your local Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)* Alcohol Drug Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 787 797.

March 26, 2017 03:45 UTC

Kiwi scientist's trek to volcanic hotspot

"During this process, the sinking plate releases volatiles through the volcanoes - essentially, they drive volcanic eruptions," Schipper said. "That's what our study aims to provide - the first accurate and large-scale estimate of volatiles emitted by volcanoes of the South American Andes. "Studying the active volcanoes of South America gives insight into similar processes occurring below our feet in the central North Island. "Also, the high levels of activity at South American volcanoes allows us to hone our gas detection and measurement techniques in a dynamic and challenging environment. "The age of discovery is not over, and it's important for scientists and explorers to persevere, despite the risk of failure."

March 26, 2017 03:45 UTC

Assault charges upgraded to murder after Christchurch victim dies

The victim of a serious assault in Sumner, Christchurch on Thursday has now died in hospital, and the three people charged with the assault now face murder charges. A person was found in a Sumner car park on the evening of March 23 with serious head injuries and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. A 38-year-old woman, 20-year-old man, and a 16-year-old are due to reappear in court on Monday over the assault. At the time the woman was charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to the alleged attack. Anyone with information can call to Christchurch Police Station on 03 363 7400 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

March 26, 2017 03:38 UTC

Family of Kiwi who died in Bali will wait for his girlfriend to recover before holding funeral

The family of a Kiwi man who was swept away in Bali trying to save his girlfriend say they are waiting until she is well enough to attend before holding his funeral. Temson Junior Simeki, known as TJ went missing last Monday when he was swept away in Bali trying to save his German girlfriend, Leonie Hafke. Both Hafke's and Simeki's families - including his father, mother, brother, best friend and brother-in-law, are with Hafke at a Bali Hospital. Simeki's father, Temson Simeki senior, told Fairfax this afternoon they hoped to bring his son's body back to New Zealand on Wednesday. Simeki senior has been spending time with Hafke who remains in hospital with a collapsed lung, and said they wanted to wait until she could attend the funeral before setting a date.

March 26, 2017 03:33 UTC

Te Puke accommodation bursting at the seams

Accommodation providers in Te Puke are already packed to capacity with the beginning of the 2017 kiwifruit season kicking off. "The issues accommodation faces in Te Puke is that it's only for three to four months of the year, Te Puke is not a destination for tourists." He said people often found accommodation closer to Tauranga in Papamoa and Mount Maunganui and would commute out to Te Puke. Te Puke Holiday park owner Trish Hughes said they had one caravan space left at the camping site. Across New Zealand, the kiwifruit industry had 10,000 permanent employees and 8000 seasonal workers each year, said New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers chief executive Nikki Johnson.

March 26, 2017 03:22 UTC




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