Fran O'Sullivan: Top dogs 'kicking it with Kiwis'

Voight - who had earlier been at a reception hosted by President-elect Trump - arrived as the party was in full swing. Related Content Fran O'Sullivan: Are the days of free trade over? Groser and his capable deputy Caroline Beresford have made valuable connections and inroads with Trump Administration insiders. "I text Stuart Jolly and say we need to get Mr Trump to talk to the Prime Minister of New Zealand. "We want to be part of that and we are glad to be 'kicking it with Kiwis'."

January 20, 2017 16:03 UTC

Giapo moving: 'rad' new flavours pending

Annarosa Petrucci and Giapo Grazioli of Giapo Haute Ice Cream are leaving their 46sq m kitchen and shop beside the Civic on Queen St where they have operated for nearly nine years for 150sq m premises on Gore St near the waterfront. "This is about four times the size of our existing premises," he said of the two-level store with an innovation and creative hub at 12 Gore St between Fort St and Customs St East. Giapo Grazioli also pointed to the new Sofitel So hotel directly opposite and many new apartment buildings rising. "Moving from the high foot traffic location on Queen St had to happen sooner than later," Grazioli said, referring to his dream to give a new gastronomic 'narrative' to ice cream. "The 46sq m Queen St location was not helping the plan anymore."

January 20, 2017 16:03 UTC

Andrew Gunn: 'Where's the big, red button?'

Andrew Gunn: 'Where's the big, red button?' Gee, this office really is oval! "Gee, this office really is oval!" The button…You know, the big red button. And if some guy called Serge from the Hotel Red Square calls about a cleaning bill, for the last time that was not me.

January 20, 2017 16:03 UTC

The mistakes professional organisers notice (that you don't)

The mistakes professional organisers notice (that you don't)GETTY IMAGES Can you make good on your New Year's resolution to simplify and declutter your life? Do you think you're making organisational mistakes that are keeping you from truly getting your clutter under control? And don't forget to measure so you can ensure you buy things that fit well in your space. Does this item feel important and meaningful to me? If you keep the destination close, the journey of decluttering will feel shorter and less fraught with anxiety."

January 20, 2017 16:00 UTC

Football: Back to the future for midfielder

Dent made his debut for Bay United as a 16-year-old in the summer of 2005-06, debuting against Auckland City at Kiwitea St. Related Content Expect a sunscreen weekend Club riders get taste of pro course Dog death brings warning for owners and swimmers"It was about establishing a working career so football, unfortunately, fell to the side a little bit. "I was born here, grew up here and played a little bit of football here so I'm passionate about playing for Hawke's Bay. Bay United is a tight group and better for adopting that stance, he feels. "Hopefully I've put my hand up in the last couple of games to push for a little bit more game time."

January 20, 2017 15:26 UTC

Chelsea striker Diego Costa to return for game against Hull

LONDON (AP) " Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says striker Diego Costa will be available for Chelsea's Premier League match against Hull. The team's top scorer missed last weekend's win at Leicester with an apparent back injury amid reports of a dispute with the club that Conte did not deny. Conte says Costa "restarted having training sessions on Tuesday with the rest of the team. I think the player wants to stay at Chelsea. Chelsea has a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

January 20, 2017 14:53 UTC

Memphis Depay completes move from Manchester United to Lyon

LYON, France (AP) " Memphis Depay has completed his move from Manchester United to Lyon, joining the French club on a 4-year contract. Depay, who will wear the No. 9 jersey, was presented on Friday alongside club president Jean-Michel Aulas and coach Bruno Genesio. Aulas said the fee was 16 million euros ($17 million), along with a further 6 million euros in incentives and a further 3 million euros if he extends his contract. The 22-year-old Dutchman had a largely unhappy spell at United after joining from PSV Eindhoven in June 2015 for 31 million pounds (then $48 million).

January 20, 2017 14:38 UTC

Ten pulled alive from avalanche hotel in Italy after snow created 'igloo'

Ten pulled alive from avalanche hotel in Italy after snow created 'igloo'RUPTLY A child and a woman were pulled from a hole in the snow covering Hotel Rigopiano in the mountain village of Farindola, after an avalanche buried the site two days prior. READ MORE:*Avalanche destroys hotel, up to 30 feared dead* Italy's Hotel Rigopiano was buried under an avalanche, but reportedly didn't believe it happened* Powerful earthquake strikes central ItalyREUTERS Firefighters work at Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, central Italy, after it was hit by an avalanche. The survivors were ecstatic to be pulled out alive after spending two freezing nights inside the smashed wreckage of the hotel. RUPTLY Eight people were found alive at Hotel Rigopiano in the mountain village of Farindola, over 48 hours after a series of earthquakes in central Italy caused an avalanche to bury the site in snow. REUTERS Another survivor is pulled from Hotel Rigopiano in Italy.

January 20, 2017 11:26 UTC

Watch NZH Local Focus: WW2 era DC3 lands in Whanganui

By Sieska VerdonkVideo will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playA rare 1945 Douglas DC3, owned by Air Chathams, has touched down at Whanganui Airport. It was originally owned by the King of Tonga, but fell into a state of disrepair. The model was most famously used in World War Two for the Normandy landings as a troop carrier. One of the last surviving World War Two icons - the DC has outlasted over iconic planes like the Concord. The Douglas DC3 is in Whanganui for a vintage weekend.

January 20, 2017 10:49 UTC

Melbourne rampage driver identified as James 'Jimmy' Gargasoulas

Melbourne rampage driver identified as James 'Jimmy' GargasoulasSUPPLIED James "Jimmy" Gargasoulas had a history of violence and drug abuse. SUPPLIED James "Jimmy" Gargasoulas poses in front of a tank. The car Gargasoulas allegedly used to mow down pedestrians belonged to 76-year-old Gavin Wilson, who lives at the housing commission flats. "Give me your keys or I'll gouge your eyes out," Gargasoulas allegedly demanded. He is known to police for drug related issues, family violence assaults and has "an extensive family violence history".

January 20, 2017 08:49 UTC

Don't believe The Level was on the level

Don't believe The Level was on the levelTUNNEL VISION: The Level is one of those series where you suspend disbelief. Throughout The Level (TV One, Sunday/Thursday), I wondered if it was on the level. It would mean the series wouldn't last the first episode, but I'd be able to show off my scar to admirers. I'm not sure if Life In Pieces can wear the title, but it's first out of the birdcage at the moment. Life In Pieces (TV2, Mondays) focuses on three generations of family who do crazy things that come naturally to Americans.

January 20, 2017 08:33 UTC

New Zealand Defence Force helps Kaikoura in hour of need

New Zealand Defence Force helps Kaikoura in hour of needDrone footage from different sources reveals the extensive damage caused by the devastating 7.8 magnitude North Canterbury earthquake. Kirsty Lawrence talks to two members of the Defence Force involved in the Kaikoura earthquake response. Most people made sure they and their loved ones were OK, or simply went back to sleep, but around the country New Zealand Defence Force staff sprang into action, ready to help those in need. JASPER NIJLAND The New Zealand Defence Force check in to Kaikoura. He has been in the air force for 21 years and says he's never seen such destruction before.

January 20, 2017 08:31 UTC

Tennis stars three kilometres from Melbourne carnage

Tennis stars three kilometres from Melbourne carnageEDGAR SU / REUTERS Three people were killed when a car ploughed into pedestrians in central Melbourne. Some of the biggest names in world tennis were just three kilometres away as a scene of horror unfolded in central Melbourne. Police said the incident, which occurred about three kilometers (two miles) from Melbourne Park, had no links to terrorism. Scott Barbour Thousands of tennis fans are in Melbourne for the Australian Open. READ MORE:* Melbourne CBD chaos: Three dead, 25 injured as pedestrians deliberately run downThousands of tennis fans haver also flooded into the city for the tournament.

January 20, 2017 08:31 UTC

Killer driver highlighted how susceptible city is to attack

Killer driver highlighted how susceptible city is to attack1 NEWS The alleged attacker has been apprehended by police after the shocking incident in the central city. JUSTIN MCMANUS / FAIRFAX MEDIA Police chase the car through central Melbourne. Footage shows CBD chase car doing donuts outside Flinders Street station prior to crash. Police now believe the offender mistakenly concluded he had killed his brother and was about to be arrested for murder. But it shows how susceptible any peaceful city is to random attack and simply cannot be defended.

January 20, 2017 08:25 UTC

Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that while Trump's policy toward Russia is unclear yet, "we are hoping that reason will prevail." "Trump, Trump - symbol of America. Trump, Trump, he's really president," the mustachioed Tokarev sang on a tiny stage with the Russian and American flags hanging behind him. There is a broad feeling in Russia's political and business elites that relations with Washington just can't get any worse. "That atmosphere shows us the flaws of Western democracy, particularly in the United States."

January 20, 2017 08:03 UTC

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