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Sea King earns ticket to start in Grand National Steeplechase

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:27
Versatile Kiwi jumper Sea King will revert to the big fences in his next Australian appearance.

Raoul Island Survivor – outweed, outplay and outlast

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:32
Halfway between New Zealand and Tonga lies a sub-tropical island paradise few will ever visit.

Commerce Commission orders warning over Voltaren, Panadol, Maxiclear

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:31
The consumer watchdog has warned two pharmaceutical companies that their packaging and marketing for some pain relief medication is likely to have breached the Fair Trading Act.

The Commerce Commission investigated a range of Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear twin products that contained the same active ingredients but were marketed and packaged differently.

Voltaren and Panadol were made by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, and Maxiclear by AFT Pharmaceuticals.

Under the Fair Trading Act, traders cannot make false or misleading representations about the nature, characteristics and suitability of their products.

Live: Aussie fallout over NZ citizenship crisis continues

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:08
Australia's foreign minister isn't backing down amid a diplomatic row involving Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party.

Sports coach faces sex-assault victims decades later

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:32
He was the type of sports coach the older boys would warn the younger ones about.

South Auckland murder trial: justice sums up in shooting case

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:32
The jury in a murder trial against a young Auckland man has been told it needs to focus on the killer's state of mind.

Adventure Park chairlift cable arrives in Christchurch, ziplines come down

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:31
A replacement chairlift cable is tantalisingly close for the Christchurch Adventure Park, as work to pull down all of the ziplines after the Port Hills fires continues. 

Taika Waititi wanted Freddie Mercury to score Thor: Ragnarok

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:30
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi says his new film would have been perfect with Freddie Mercury providing the score.

Dominant All Blacks gone missing

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:28
OPINION: The last time the All Blacks played with such verve and excitement that it seemed the chasing pack was wasting its time was in Durban on October 9, 2016.

Police attend slippery situation in Auckland suburb

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:20
Police defused a fishy situation in the early hours of Wednesday morning after a seal was spotted roaming the streets of Auckland.

No Man U without Manu - Kiwi league star Manu Vatuvei picks a football team

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:19
Former Warriors star Manu Vatuvei seems to be settling in well in England and has now even found himself a football team to support.

Big names to make public appearance at Taupo

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:16
A pair of Group I winners from Stephen Marsh's stable will be keeping the best of company when they enjoy a hit-out at Taupo on Friday.

Kip Chapman: The Kiwi juggling the worlds of theatre and wearable art

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:14
Kip Chapman wants to make big theatre.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern promises extra $30m for Canterbury children

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:13
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is promising more funding will go towards mental health support for Canterbury and Kaikoura children.

Flight attendant shares horror stories of drunk passengers, airline calls for alcohol curb

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:10
With more than 380 arrests in the UK for drunken air behaviour, flight attendants have to deal with more than you can imagine.

​Kiwis in flight: We go inside Obama's luxury Bali villa

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:59
Do you want to holiday like the Obamas?

Fletcher's former chief executive defended over construction losses

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:57
Fletcher Building chairman Sir Ralph Norris has come to the defence of departed chief executive Mark Adamson over his responsibility for the company's heavy construction losses.

Contrary to rumours that had been swirling, Norris said Adamson had "done a very good job of improving the culture in this organisation" and was rated highly in a recent staff satisfaction survey by its top executives.

Rather, he said Adamson's departure in July had been triggered by an "inappropriate email" that he had sent "in frustration" to other staff about the troubled construction arm.

"Mark and I had a discussion, he was already coming to the end of his tenure."

Eastern Southland police speed radars were on the blink

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:50
Have you passed a police car a bit too fast and been surprised that you have not got a ticket lately?

Mahia Peninsula's stalled subdivision on the market, 35 sections must sell

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:21
An abandoned waterfront subdivision caught up in the Lombard Finance receivership is being sold through a mortgagee sale for the second time.

To date, two developers have failed to complete the development of the 44-lot Blue Bay subdivision on Mahia Peninsula, between Gisborne and Napier.

Wellington developer Craig Nisbet was the first to try his hand, when he bought the site for $2 million in 2004.

​Nisbet, who was bankrupted in 2008, later sold the section to another developer, Alistair Austin, whose company Gateway Mahia was financed by Lombard Finance. 

Six60 embarking on world tour across Europe and New Zealand

Stuff.co.nz - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:49
Kiwi band Six60 are teaming up with Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz for The New Waves World Tour, taking in Europe and then New Zealand from October 17.
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