Paul Henry is loving life after retiring from TV

Paul Henry is loving life after retiring from TVHannah Peters Paul Henry does not miss his 2:30am starts for breakfast television. Paul Henry is relishing life in retirement after leaving breakfast television behind. The 56 year-old has told Woman's Day he couldn't be happier and has zero regrets about calling it a day. PAUL HENRY Paul Henry in the midst of making his very own wine with Invivo. READ MORE* Opinion: Why won't MediaWorks let Paul Henry go?

April 23, 2017 04:07 UTC

Poppy Day money helps soldier's wife fight for life-changing surgery

Poppy Day money helps soldier's wife fight for life-changing surgeryThe woman is no longer in pain and is now exploring IVF treatment. Poppy Day funds have helped a Canterbury soldier's wife get life-changing surgery. The woman, who did not want to be named, was in a legal battle with ACC over whether it should pay for her surgery. READ MORE:* US Marines pitch in to pump up donations on Poppy Day* Port Hills sapling replanting project aided by Anzac volunteers* Pledging time to volunteer on Anzac Day"I almost died, unfortunately." "The RSA are really great at not just looking after the soldier, but the soldier's family," the woman said.

April 23, 2017 04:07 UTC

McDonald's say 'neigh' to horses through the drive-thru

McDonald's say 'neigh' to horses through the drive-thruBEVAN READ/stuff Unconventional drive through transportation had eyebrows raised at McDonalds in Orewa. A horse is a horse, of course, but unfortunately it's not a car - and two enterprising Auckland women who rode horseback into a McDonald's drive-thru were refused service. Orewa local Aspen Bruce said she was stunned to see the pair ride their horses into the drive-thru of the McDonald's on Florence Ave in the north Auckland township on Friday. But McDonald's would not serve them for health and safety reasons, deeming two horses in a queue of cars to be dangerous. However, it is not a blanket ban on horse power - Kaiapoi's Emma Mcleod managed to ride her horse Bear through the local drive-thru three years ago.

April 23, 2017 04:05 UTC

'Genius' TV series shows drama of Einstein's life

albert_einstein_51cbeb432a.JPG Albert EinsteinPhilosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series Genius, which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the US effort to build an atomic bomb. Executive producer Ron Howard told reporters at the TV show's launch at the Tribeca Film Festival that he had always been fascinated by Einstein. "But I never realized how many twists and turns and, you know, there were in his life, and how much drama there was," Howard said on Thursday (local time). The 10-part series for the National Geographic channel shows Einstein's personal struggles and "how complicated, sexy, you know - kind of bohemian - a lot of his relationships were," Howard said. Australian Geoffrey Rush plays the older Einstein, with Britain's Emily Watson and American actress Gwendolyn Ellis portraying older and younger versions of his second wife, Elsa.

April 23, 2017 03:57 UTC

'Married at First Sight' to make Kiwi version

marriedatfirstsight.jpg 'Married at First Sight' has been Three's highest rating international programme this year. Photo: SuppliedMarried at First Sight New Zealand is a go - with Kiwi singles to be coupled up and married off all for reality TV. "Married at First Sight is the show that has been on everyone's lips for 2017 and we are really excited to be producing New Zealand's first series of this hit show." At the end of the experiment, the couples must decide whether to remain married or file for divorce. The announcement of the first ever New Zealand version of Married at First Sight comes in the same week as the finale of the latest series of the Australian version aired on Three.

April 23, 2017 03:49 UTC

Livestream all council meetings

Livestream all council meetingsDAVID UNWIN/FAIRFAX NZ Michael Feyen rightly told the MidCentral DHB about the success of his council's livestreaming. OPINION: Sharing a video clip with our friends, family or a much wider audience is now more simple than ever. READ MORE* Horowhenua mayor pushes to livestream DHB meetings* Live streaming of council meetings consideredThe honourable exceptions to this are the Horowhenua District Council, which broadcasts its meetings on Facebook, allowing anyone to tune in, and Whanganui District Council. Horowhenua mayor and DHB member Michael Feyen rightly pointed out his district council livestreams with a minimum of expense and attracts a viewership in the hundreds, if not thousands. Although, there's possibly a "freak show" element to this, as warring factions on a divided council go the full 12 rounds.

April 23, 2017 03:45 UTC

NZ to spend $53m on Dubai Expo

dubaiexpo.jpg Artist impression shows Al Wasl Section at the centre of Expo 2020, in Dubai. Photo: ReutersThe Government will spend $53 million showcasing New Zealand at Expo 2020 in Dubai in an attempt to boost trade in the region and beyond. When Dubai bid for Expo 2020, its rulers said they would spend more than $10b on a 2sqkm site that will contain three thematic areas: opportunity, sustainability and mobility. More than 60 New Zealand companies have established a base in the UAE, the majority of which are in Dubai. After entering the pavilion, visitors passed a two-tonne piece of pounamu.

April 23, 2017 03:32 UTC

Kiwi bachelorette Claudia Hoskins' dark secret

Kiwi bachelorette Claudia Hoskins' dark secretTHREE Claudia Hoskins told Zac she had broken 19 bones but never revealed the story behind it on the Bachelor NZ. TV bachelorette Claudia Hoskins reveals the truth behind her horrific car crash. The 21 year-old told Woman's Day she intentionally drove her car off the road after learning her then-partner was cheating on her. Matt Klitscher Contestant on the Bachelor NZ Claudia Hoskins said she was ready to open her heart and love again. WHERE TO GET HELPLifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757Healthline (open 24/7) - 0800 611 116Samaritans (open 24/7) - 0800 726 666Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).

April 23, 2017 03:22 UTC

Rugby: Black Ferns Sevens to face Fiji in semis

By Campbell BurnesThe Black Ferns Sevens are safely through to the Cup semifinals in Japan after getting past England to the tune of 21-5. It looked like the floodgates had opened early for the series leaders when Portia Woodman scored after just 23 seconds following a 50m burst. New Zealand's control and patience yielded a try to Michael Blyde and they were sitting pretty at 14-0. New Zealand will face Fiji, who tipped over USA 26-19, in the Cup semifinal at 5.20pm NZT. New Zealand 21 (Portia Woodman, Michaela Blyde, Niall Williams tries; Tyla Nathan-Wong 3 con)England 5 (Abbie Brown try)HT: 14-5- NZ Herald

April 23, 2017 03:22 UTC

Rangers advance over Canadiens, Blues eliminate Wild in OT

NEW YORK (AP) " Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period as the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Rangers won three straight after falling behind 2-1 to beat Montreal for the ninth time in 16 postseason series. The Canadiens, winners of the Atlantic Division after missing the playoffs last year, were bounced from the postseason by the Rangers for the second time in four years. BLUES 4, WILD 3, OTST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) " Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a series-clinching win over the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored to bring the Wild back from their second two-goal hole, a deficit that held past the midpoint of the third period.

April 23, 2017 03:11 UTC

New Zealand sevens women romp past England into semifinals

New Zealand sevens women romp past England into semifinalsGETTY IMAGES Michaela Blyde scored the second try against England. The New Zealand women have advanced to the semifinals of the Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan, beating England 21-5 in their quarterfinal. Michaela Blyde scored the second try, given a huge overlap on the right, with Nathan-Wong adding the extras to mae it 14-0. England scored a try to Abbie Brown on the tick of halftime, with the conversion from wide out hitting the crossbar. New Zealand will play Fiji in the semifinals at 5.20pm Sunday.

April 23, 2017 03:06 UTC

Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock PM

Hungarians protest against the rightwing government at a rally organised by spoof Two-tailed Dog Party in Budapest. Photo: ReutersThousands of Hungarians joined a rally mocking Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday (local time), in the latest protest against what they call his attacks on democracy and human rights. The march through Budapest's centre was organised by the Two-Tailed Dog Party, a spoof party which last year encouraged voters to draw penises on ballot papers in a referendum on migrant quotas. Demonstrations have been mounted in the past three weeks against a new law that targets the Central European University, founded in Budapest by the Hungarian-born billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros. One year ahead of elections, Orban's right-wing Fidesz party has a firm lead in opinion polls.

April 23, 2017 03:02 UTC

NZ to spend $53m on Expo 2020 in Dubai

Aviation, tourism and energy writer for the Business HeraldVideo will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playThe Government will spend $53 million showcasing New Zealand at Expo 2020 in Dubai in an attempt to boost trade in the region and beyond. For us this a relatively big play," Bridges told the Herald. When Dubai bid for Expo 2020, its rulers said they would spend more than $10b on a 2 sq km site that will contain three thematic areas: opportunity, sustainability and mobility. "Expo 2020 is a vital opportunity to increase New Zealand's profile amongst new trading partners as well as grow our trade with existing partners," said McClay. After entering the pavilion, visitors passed a two-tonne piece of pounamu.

April 23, 2017 03:00 UTC

Migrant holding centres like 'concentration camps': Pope

Photo: ReutersPope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centres, saying many had become "concentration camps". During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his visit to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. There he met a Muslim refugee from the Middle East who told him how "terrorists came to our country". "I don't know if he managed to leave that concentration camp, because refugee camps, many of them, are of concentration (type) because of the great number of people left there inside them," the pope said. In February, the European Union pledged to finance migrant camps in Libya as part of a wider European Union drive to stem immigration from Africa.

April 23, 2017 02:48 UTC

Shark tale: Fishers' great white surprise

Instead, one of the first sharks they encountered was a juvenile great white, estimated at 2.5m to 3m in length. "We caught a few more school sharks, and then at about 5.10am, we hooked a second big shark that showed itself to be another great white." Related Content Video Watch: Northland Great White surprise Watch NZH Local Focus: Huntly expressway that 'no-one can see' Sideswipe: April 10: Which came first? Duffy wasn't surprised to have heard of the encounter; juvenile great whites were resident in Northland's coasts over summer, often travelling between Kaipara Harbour and Cape Reinga. Fishers who accidentally caught or came upon great white sharks were asked to report them to

April 23, 2017 02:37 UTC

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