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The first time a national anthem was sung before a sporting event was 1905 by a Welsh rugby crowd attempting to reduce the perceived psychological advantage of the All Black’s haka. (Source)

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And why exactly does this piece of trash have name suppression?



A woman who faked having cancer and raised $15,000 on donation website Givealittle needs to “face the music”, a judge says.

The 23-year-old woman, who has name suppression, was scheduled to appear in Auckland District Court today, after pleading guilty in April to three charges of fraud and one of fraudulently obtaining a car lease, but did not show up.

She has missed several court appearances related to her case and her lawyer Alexander Steedman appeared on her behalf to request a month’s adjournment. Read more »

Tonga is talking it up


And who can blame them?  The 2015 RWC has seen its share of minnow upsets, and Tonga feel they can do the same against the All Blacks.

The Pacific Islanders caused a major boilover at the 2011 tournament, beating France 19-14 in Wellington to narrowly miss out on making the quarterfinals.

Tongan captain Nili Latu is hoping his men, 26/1 outsiders with New Zealand bookmakers, can replicate that feat against the All Blacks at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Saturday morning (NZ time).

“Hopefully tomorrow will be the day that the All Blacks are caught cold,” Latu said, promising to challenge the defending champions and chase a historic victory. Read more »

Phil Goff for president? Yeah nah

via ODT

via ODT

Whaleoil reader “Aucky” writes

I was driving between Adelaide and the Barossa on Tuesday in full holiday mode and full of the joys of spring when the ABC talkback host announced that he would be interviewing a prominent Kiwi politician after the news.

Who should come on but the one and only Phil Goff moaning about the Aussies’ position on deportation of Kiwi crims and then about the lack of civil rights for Kiwis working in Australia. Read more »