The infamous feud between Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump has been alive throughout this election season to the point at which Trump even referenced it during the presidential debates and in his guest appearances on The Howard Stern Show. Read more »
Face of the Day
A Queensland-based New Zealand man has been sentenced to six years prison, suspended after two years, for abducting and assaulting his teenage ex-girlfriend.
Carl Gary Chapman, 33, abducted Billy-Anne Huxham, 19, from a Caboolture house in March 2015 before assaulting her several times over three days as he tried to avoid a police manhunt. Read more »
Brendon McCullum hopes he and former friend and New Zealand cricket team-mate Chris Cairns “never cross paths” again.
McCullum testified against Cairns who was found not guilty of perjury and charges relating to alleged match-fixing at Southwark Crown Court in London last December.
The 35-year-old, who retired as Black Caps captain in February, said in an interview with Seven Sharp he hopes his career isn’t defined by his involvement with Cairns.
If that is his objective, then he should not have brought it up. His career as a cricketer stands on its own two feet, but to rip the scab off the Cairns issue isn’t very smart.
Long time readers will remember that this blog took a primarily anti-Cairns stance based on the information in the public domain. Read more »
Jimmy Barnes had a hell of a childhood.
Pick up a copy of the Scottish-born Aussie rocker’s new book, Working Class Boy, and you can read all about it.
You can read about how he and a friend, both barely five years old, were cornered by a Glasgow gang. Jimmy – James Swan then – eventually got away. His friend didn’t.
Russell Brand has claimed he will raise his firstborn child gender neutral.
The 41-year-old comedian and actor says he doesn’t want the child he is having with model girlfriend Laura Gallacher to be restricted by male or female labels.
And yet mummy and daddy had to perform their roles to create the child. Read more »
Donald Trump’s former Mar-a-Lago Butler backed up the Republican nominee for president in denying the billionaire groped a reporter from People magazine.
“No, that never happened. Come on, that’s just bull crap,” said Anthony “Tony” Senecal.
People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff wrote an essay this week about how she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago during an interview in the early 2000s. She is one of four women to make accusations against Trump of unwanted sexual advances.
Not that the main stream media are running these corrections to the original accusations. They are all-in on the accusations without any proof or witnesses to back them up. However… Read more »
Her son Dylan Kelly said his mother had “boundless kindness and energy and time for other people”. Read more »
Sir Gordon Tietjens has hit out at a “lack of support” during the final stages of his New Zealand sevens coaching career.
Tietjens has signed on to coach the Samoan team after stepping down from his New Zealand role after a disappointing fifth place finish at the Rio Olympic Games.
The Bay of Plenty stalwart was at the New Zealand sevens helm for 22 years, guiding them to four Commonwealth Games gold medals, two Rugby World Cup Sevens titles and 12 World Rugby Sevens Series crowns. Read more »
Trial by Media as Trump is being turned into the next Bill Cosby
- Five women claimed they were touched inappropriately by Donald Trump
- The New York Times published two of the five allegations against Trump
- He is reportedly considering suing the newspaper for publishing the story
- Trump insiders told DailyMail.com Trump is going to ‘war’ with the Times
- One woman said Trump was ‘like an octopus’ when he ‘assaulted’ her
- Trump denied the allegations, accusing the reporter of making them up
- The Palm Beach Post also claims another woman was groped by Trump
- A fourth accused Trump on Facebook of groping and trying to seduce her
- Cassandra Searles, a former Miss USA contestant, made her claim online
- ‘He continually grabbed my a** and invited me to his hotel room,’ she said
- Fifth woman to accuse him was People Magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff
- Stoynoff said Trump forced himself on her while she was interviewing him
- He said they were ‘going to have an affair’, as Melania was out of the room
- Clinton’s campaign said allegations ‘fit everything we know’ about Trump
“I take that very seriously and I have been discussing this with police and my colleagues for some time,” she said on Wednesday.
“We’re still working through the numbers but recently the prime minister confirmed that the government is likely to increase the number of police – this is great news for police and New Zealanders.”
Prime Minister John Key said in August an increase in police numbers was likely over time.
That was soon after Ms Collins had said the ideal of having one officer for every 500 New Zealanders had slipped to one for every 526.
It has been clear that it’s time we have more front line police. Let’s hope Bill will allow it in the next budget round, and doesn’t delay implementation to 2018 or beyond.
Since National came to power, police numbers have increased by more than 600.
Ms Collins used her speech to discuss recent family violence initiatives, saying the government was committed to reducing the damage it causes.
She also praised police for the way they’re targeting illegal drugs.
More police is almost never a vote loser. Let’s get it done.
– NZN via Yahoo! News