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New Zealand newspaper mixes up Stan Lee and Spike Lee in obituary

As Stan Lee tributes continue to roll in, there is one standing out for all the wrong reasons. A New Zealand newspaper mixed up the comic book legend and director Spike Lee on its front page. The Gisborne Herald used a photo of Stan Lee, but ... Read more

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Britain and EU Agree on a Plan for Brexit

British and European Union officials reached a long-awaited draft agreement on Tuesday on Britain's troubled withdrawal from the bloc, opening the way for a high-stakes meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May's most senior ministers on Wednesday to ... Read more

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Big task for White Ferns in Guyana

New Zealand faces what is effectively a ''must-win'' game against Australia in the ICC Women's World T20 tournament this afternoon (New Zealand time). While mathematically the White Ferns will still be in the hunt for the semifinals following the game ... Read more

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Stan Lee Likely Filmed His 'Avengers 4' Cameo Role Prior To His Death

Captain America? Tony Stark? Thor? Stan Lee, the visionary pioneer behind the Marvel Comics universe, has been in more films than all of them combined. Lee died on Monday at the age of 95, but his much celebrated cameos likely haven't ended, judging ... Read more

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Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters. Low-lying coral reef islands are typically less than three ... Read more

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Franck Ribery involved in altercation with journalist after Bayern Munich ...

Franck Ribery was involved in an altercation with a journalist following Bayern Munich's 3-2 defeat against Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. It is believed Ribery took offence to commentator Patrick Guillou blaming him for two of the three goals ... Read more

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PM enroute to EAS, APEC

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern departed New Zealand with a small delegation this morning, headed to Singapore to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS) before attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea during the ... Read more

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$5.8mil new funding announced for whānau-led housing repairs

Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta has announced new funding of $5.8mil for 24 community-led housing repair projects which are receiving funding from the Māori Housing Network. Mahuta opened the fourth biennial National Māori Housing ... Read more

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Surviving 7.8: Caught on the coast

Two years ago, on November 14, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Kaikōura. While most people were fast asleep, Celeste Sharplin was driving up the coast from Kaikōura to Blenheim. Sharplin still suffers from nerve damage to her neck after her car hit a ... Read more

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Coles, All Blacks mindful of Chicago repeat

Cape Town - Hooker Dane Coles says the All Blacks will be doing everything in their power to avoid a repeat of their 2016 defeat to Ireland in Chicago. On that day approximately two years ago, the All Blacks' 111-year undefeated stranglehold over ... Read more

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Town once feared 10-storey waves - but then extreme surfers showed up

At the market in the ancient fishing village of Nazare, Portuguese pensioners shop for their fruit and vegetables. Retired fishermen chat over coffee. And a record-breaking American surfer sips on a cucumber and celery smoothie. Garrett McNamara, a ... Read more

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Awkward alert: Alia Bhatt speaks to Narcos stars in Spanish

Alia Bhatt takes a shot at speaking Spanish. She tried to roll her 'Rs' to sound authentic. But needed some help to get it right. Alia was moderating a promotional event for Netflix. Netflix's new season of Spanish show Narcos launches on 16 November. Read more

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Lesson Plan - Legal Personhood - Geography, Yr 10

Animals: Property or Persons? The learning sequence for this activity is designed to give students insight into work by scientists to better understand animal intelligence and the work of lawyers to have this reflected in our courts. Species such as ... Read more

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Fran O'Sullivan: Building a framework for future funding

COMMENT: Phil Twyford and Shane Jones wowed the annual NZ infrastructure jamboree promising they would persuade punters — particularly what Jones labels the "NZ Incs" — to put hands in pockets and help fund New Zealand's housing needs. Read more

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Single pair of overalls investigated as possible contributor to Wanaka ...

A single pair of overalls could have contributed to the triple helicopter tragedy in Wanaka last month, the Herald has been told. While crash investigators remain tight-lipped about the October 18 crash that killed pilot Nick Wallis and Department of ... Read more

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Loose hillsides still a threat two years after Kaikōura earthquake

Hundreds of millions of cubic metres of shattered rock on unstable hillsides still pose a significant hazard two years after the Kaikōura earthquake. That is the warning from GNS Science, which says large aftershocks or heavy rain could bring down ... Read more

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Iceland Christmas advert: Which products contain palm oil and why is it bad ...

Iceland recently unveiled its hard-hitting Christmas advert, which was banned from TV after being deemed too “political” by Clearcast. The 90-second short, originally made by environmental organisation Greenpeace, highlights the impact that production ... Read more

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Baby seriously injured in Auckland

An eight-week-old baby was taken to Starship Hospital on Thursday with serious injuries. Starship hospital. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly. The incident took place at an address in the Auckland suburb of Mt Wellington and the baby was taken to a ... Read more

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Gerry Thornley: For one week only let's park the World Cup

AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to Google+ Share to WhatsApp. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App ... Read more

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Emmanuel Macron: We don't need your lectures about patriotism, says ROSS CLARK

IT is easy to vilify Donald Trump for his failure to appear at a US military cemetery on Saturday. Those whose relatives lived and fought in appalling conditions on the Western Front deserved better than having the President give them the brush-off. 08 ... Read more

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Foreign soldiers pour into PNG capital for Apec meet

PAPUA New Guinea has deployed a multi-national force of warships, fighter jets and elite counter-terrorism troops to protect world leaders attending a major summit in its crime-plagued capital this week. About 4,000 military personnel, around half of ... Read more

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Indonesian free-trade deal delayed

Australia's free-trade deal with Indonesia was meant to be signed before Christmas but a delay means the deal probably won't be ratified until after the next election. Any deal that gets signed has to spend at least five parliamentary weeks being ... Read more

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Brad Lewis: All Blacks far from 'vulnerable' rugby force

OPINION: The word 'vulnerable' has been bandied about by former rugby-pros-turned-pundits in recent days regarding this current All Blacks side. Following the world champions' 16-15 win over England at Twickenham, with a very good Ireland side looming ... Read more

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Whanganui Rider Reardon tastes first blood

The 2018 edition of the Bush Riders' Motorcycle Club's Central Cross-country Series is up and running and it was Whanganui's Seth Reardon who was the fastest man out of the blocks. The annual five-round off-road motorcycle series kicked off near ... Read more

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Mental strength key to overcome monumental challenge - Taylor

Despite Bangladesh managing to take a hefty lead heading into Day 4 of the second Test against Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor believes that the visiting team can make a comeback although he did concede that they are up against a "monumental challenge" to ... Read more

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Reserve Bank 'expects easing of loan restrictions'

It may soon be a little easier to get a home loan. The Reserve Bank has flagged that it is evaluating whether to ease restrictions on lending to borrowers with small deposits. At the moment only 15 per cent of new lending can be to borrowers with less ... Read more

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Faf, Rabada jump in ICC ODI rankings

Cape Town - Proteas captain Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada have moved up in the latest ICC one-day international (ODI) player rankings. This follows the Proteas' 2-1 series win in Australia at the weekend. Du Plessis, who scored 125 in ... Read more

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Decks cleared for Pakistan's participation in Hockey World Cup

New Delhi, November 13: Decks have been cleared for Pakistan's participation in FIH Hockey World Cup to be held in India later this month after a home appliances company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Hockey Federation ... Read more

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Billion trees bungle: Land unfit for planting

The first tree of the Government's One Billion Trees programme was planted at Pukeatua, in remote Ngati Hine forestry lands. Photo: NZ Herald. Forestry officials working on the Government's flagship One Billion Trees plan ordered more than one million ... Read more

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Injured trio 'on the right track' with New Zealand date looming

Garry Ringrose, Rob Kearney and Kieran Marmion are all "on the right track" as Ireland prepare to meet New Zealand on Saturday. Leinster backs Ringrose and Kearney missed last weekend's game against Argentina with hip and shoulder injuries ... Read more

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Fiji voters head to the polls

(MENAFN) As two former military strongmen head to lead in Fiji's national election, alerted on the fairness of the process and the ever-looming danger of a coup. Fiji's voters will head to the polls for only the second time since Prime Minister Frank ... Read more

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Air Accident book draws relevant lessons

Erebus National Memorial initiator, airline historian, and aviation chaplain Rev Dr Richard Waugh is launching his latest aviation book, Shot Over into the Shotover – Lessons from a New Zealand Air Accident. The new book recounts an unusual accident ... Read more

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Inspired by Goal! Ramos scores yet another Panenka penalty

Last updated 12:42. 12:40 12/11/2018. Comments(). Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 2018. La Liga/Getty. Sergio Ramos · Real Madrid · Primera División · Celta de Vigo v Real Madrid · Celta de Vigo. The Real Madrid captain added to his collection of specialist ... Read more

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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A large anticyclone brings mainly settled weather on Wednesday however unstable conditions may develop about some North Island regions in the afternoon, especially inland where thundery falls are possible. Sunny spells for many North Island regions on ... Read more

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UFOs spotted off Irish coast

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland. Supposed UFO, New Jersey - 1952 Photo: Wikimedia Commons. It began at 6.47am local time on Friday 9 November when a British Airways ... Read more

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Councillors welcome decision to re-open Northcote Wharf

North Shore councillors welcome the decision to re-open Northcote Wharf. Councillor Hills presented at today's meeting of the Auckland Transport Board, which considered the issue. Northcote Wharf has been closed since June when routine maintenance ... Read more

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White Ferns summon proud trans-Tasman record to silence 'bullies' Australia in ...

The White Ferns were pushed around and taught a cricketing lesson in Australia last month. In the words of Sophie Devine, maybe even bullied in that 3-0 series sweep. On that evidence it doesn't auger well for the New Zealanders to upset their ... Read more

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Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga bury hatchet over 2005 spear tackle

Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga insist any lingering scars from the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour have finally healed. O'Driscoll admitted he still carries regrets over the fallout from Umaga and Keven Mealamu's off the ball tackle that left him ... Read more

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E-scooters en route to Wellington

California-based company Lime has rolled out hundreds of electric-scooters on to the streets of Auckland and Christchurch and now has its sights set on the capital. No caption. Lime are hoping to launch its e-scooters in Wellington by Christmas Photo ... Read more

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Man arrested over abduction of four-year-old girl selling lemons on Hamilton ...

A man has been arrested and charged over the abduction of a young girl selling lemons outside her Hamilton home. The 27-year-old Huntly man has also been charged over a series of indecent acts in which he allegedly exposed himself and showed ... Read more

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Rabada moves into fourth position in ODI rankings

LONDON – South African strike bowler Kagiso Rabada is now fourth in the One-Day International player rankings after picking up seven wickets in the series in Australia. And after an impressive performance in which he also took seven wickets during the ... Read more

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Kiwis get quacking wins at world duck calling champs

Kiwi duck callers have “done New Zealand proud” in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the United States – with a string of placings including a second. The world champs have wrapped up in Easton in Maryland. Three Kiwi callers competed ... Read more

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Three ways to improve mental health support in the workplace

Mental health support and wellness are becoming critical lifelines for workplaces around the world, but a lack of support could end up costing businesses millions of dollars in lost productivity and too much disruption. According to Australia's ... Read more

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Man shoots cousin in head after the couple attended relationship counselling

A man who killed his estranged partner by shooting her in the head at point-blank range had attended a relationship counselling session with her just hours earlier. Ōtorohanga man Flint Wallace, 57, pleaded guilty to a single charge of murder when he ... Read more

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Irish authorities investigate UFO sightings by commercial pilots

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating after an unidentified flying object was sighted by pilots flying over Ireland. On the morning of 9 November the pilot of British Airways flight BA94 from Montreal called air traffic control in Shannon to ... Read more

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New Zealand's Ryan Crotty eager to keep Ronan O'Gara quiet by beating Ireland ...

New Zealand centre Ryan Crotty is hoping to keep his Crusaders' coach Ronan O'Gara quiet by beating Ireland this weekend. The former Ireland out-half who helped the Crusaders retain their Super Rugby title last season is due to arrive in Dublin later ... Read more

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France winger Penaud pulls out of Argentina test

PARIS (Reuters) - Winger Damian Penaud has pulled out of France's squad for Saturday's test against Argentina in Lille due to injury, the French Rugby Federation said on Monday. Penaud, who was picked in the starting line-up ahead of Gael Fickou to ... Read more

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Mayakoba purse payout: Kuchar crosses $45M in career Tour earnings

Matt Kuchar earned his first PGA Tour win in over four years at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. With his $1.296 million payday, he became the 10th player in Tour history to exceed $45 million in career earnings (click here for career money list). Here's a ... Read more

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Ireland earn hard-fought win over Argentina to make it 10-in-a-row at home

Ireland 28 Argentina 17. Ireland left it late to assert their Dublin dominance and make it 10 home wins on the bounce at The Aviva. Tonight's scrappy 28-17 victory means it is now two years since Joe Schmidt's men last lost on Irish soil. But they were ... Read more

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Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga bury hatchet over 2005 spear tackle

Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga insist any lingering scars from the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour have finally healed. O'Driscoll admitted he still carries regrets over the fallout from Umaga and Keven Mealamu's off the ball tackle that left him ... Read more

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Air New Zealand 777-300 hit by another plane at Los Angeles airport

An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 has been hit by another plane on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The plane was parked on the gate and ready for boarding when its horizontal stabiliser was clipped by an aircraft from another airline. Read more

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Fonterra plastic to be turned into farm fence posts

Fonterra has teamed up with New Zealand-owned start up, Future Post, to turn Anchor Light Proof milk bottles and other soft plastics into fence posts for farms. Fonterra Brands New Zealand's (FBNZ) sustainability and environment manager, Larisa ... Read more

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EQC inquiry wants to hear from unhappy home owners

An independent inquiry into the Earthquake Commission wants to hear from people who are unhappy with their experience with EQC but will not relitigate past insurance settlements or claims. No caption. An independent inquiry into the Earthquake ... Read more

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd puts his Bay of Plenty mansion on the market

There's an opportunity to live like a rock star - but it may require a rock star's chequebook. AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is selling his waterfront mansion in Tauranga. The house, technically two apartments, has been owned and occupied by Rudd for the ... Read more

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Inside the Glass Palace - Emirates Team NZ's new base

After years of being cooped up in a grimy, gritty base, America's Cup victors Emirates Team New Zealand finally have a sparkling new home on Auckland's waterfront. Suzanne McFadden takes a look inside, and talks to the man who's choreographed the ... Read more

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Ireland stars Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw ruled out of All Blacks test in ...

Ireland have been dealt a double blow ahead of their clash with the All Blacks with world class backs Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw ruled out of the Dublin test. New Zealand coach Steve Hansen had predicted halfback Murray would feature for the Six ... Read more

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2018 New Zealand Trotting Cup: Thefixer gets up to beat Tiger Tara to claim Cup

Tiger Tara and Australian driver Todd McCarthy looked as though they would spoil the Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon party with a win in the $800,000 New Zealand Trotting Cup, only for Rasmussen and Thefixer to have the last say. Tiger Tara had ... Read more

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Dee And Gee set to surprise again

Five-year-old mare Dee And Gee surprised both her trainers and punters alike when scoring a three-length victory in last Saturday's Listed Metropolitan Trophy Handicap (2500m) at Riccarton. The $51 chance never looked like being caught and no doubt ... Read more