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25 September 2017 1:39 AM Residents in fear after tagger's political attack

On Sunday morning Grey Lynn resident Zoe Tietze was getting ready to take her dog for a walk when she stepped outside and saw her home had been tagged. "We noticed it all over the street and on our house," she told the New Zealand Herald. "We originally had a small hoarding on our house supporting the National Party. The vandals had clearly seen that. It was taken

24 September 2017 5:24 AM Jackie Chan reveals his dad was a spy in startling confession

JACKIE Chan has disclosed shocking new details about his life growing including that his dad was a spy hiding in Australia. “I am Australian,” Chan, the legendary 63-year-old Hong Kong-born martial arts star, told AAP last weekend while promoting his new animated family-comedy film, The Lego Ninjago Movie. It’s the first of numerous startling insights

23 September 2017 9:53 PM Ardern confident in Labour-NZ First-Greens govt

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she is confident a Labour, NZ First, Greens government could provide stable government despite having just a one-seat majority. Ms Ardern said she was due to speak to Green co-leader James Shaw on Sunday afternoon but it was clear that NZ First leader Winston Peters wanted some time before any conversations were held. She denied 10

23 September 2017 4:47 AM Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level Friday following a "tremendous increase" in seismic

23 September 2017 4:47 AM Thousands flee their homes as Bali volcano threatens to erupt

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled on Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centres and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a “tremendous increase” in seismic activity

23 September 2017 12:44 AM Mexico school collapse spurs doubts over building code for quakes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The school collapse this week that killed at least 19 children during an earthquake has prompted many Mexicans to question whether building codes developed after a devastating 1985 temblor are too easily flouted. Stringent codes enacted after a massive temblor killed thousands three decades ago minimized damage this week across 1

22 September 2017 7:14 AM Antony Green's Election Blog

When Prime Minister Bill English announced in February New Zealand would go to the polls on September 23, it was with the expectation his Government should be re-elected. Mr English became Prime Minister in December last year following the retirement of his popular predecessor, John Key, a three-time election winner and prime minister since 2008. Despite 2

22 September 2017 3:41 AM Pacific companies to promote products at Coffee and Chocolate Show

Wilex Samoa, a 100% locally owned family business, is showcase its delicately crafted KOKO LOA brand of chocolates. The KOKO LOA is a new boutique cocoa brand that proudly celebrates its Samoan origins. Elife’s Samoa Wild Tumeric is another Samoan product that will be promoted at the show this weekend. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties 3

21 September 2017 7:12 PM Man sets himself on fire at New Zealand parliament

Wellington - A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand's parliament days ahead of a general election has died of his injuries, police said on Friday. The man turned himself into a human torch outside the Wellington building known as the Beehive on Thursday afternoon, with police saying he later died after being taken to hospital in a critical 4

21 September 2017 7:12 PM Man dies after setting himself on fire at New Zealand parliament

A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand’s parliament days ahead of a general election has died of his injuries, police said Friday. The man turned himself into a human torch outside the Wellington building known as the Beehive on Thursday afternoon, with police saying he later died after being taken to hospital in a critical condition 1