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“I would like to know and I would like to understand how come a country like Venezuela whose leader is one of the worst human rights violators, is still on the U.N. Human Rights Council.” Read more »

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Rest in Peace, Corporal David Steven Askin NZGS.  Thank you for your service.

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Far-right populist politician Geert Wilders – who intends to ‘de-Islamise’ the Netherlands – has launched his election campaign today among tight security.

Groups of protesters gathered as the anti-Islam candidate, who has lived in hiding for more than a decade, launched his bid in Spijkenisse, a blue-collar suburb of Rotterdam. Read more »

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NEW ZEALAND RUGBY union legend Dan Carter apologised for a “massive error in judgement” after French police stopped him for drink-driving in Paris.

The two-time World Cup winner, who plays for defending French champions Racing 92, said there were no excuses for his behaviour and he was grateful no one was hurt.

“I made a massive error of judgment and have let down my club, my fans and most importantly my family,” the 34-year-old posted on Facebook. Read more »

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I had Trent Boult as the Face of the Day after the first T20 innings in Auckland last night.  I had to begrudgingly change it to Imran Tahir who managed to get a five wicket bag and denied the Black caps the full 20 overs.

We can but hope this is a blip and New Zealand will turn up for the ODIs.  But not if Tahir has anything to say about it.  He’s the golden boy that everyone is talking about.

 

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One of Rotorua’s finest

The mother of Rotorua toddler Nia Glassie, who was beaten to death in 2007, will be released from prison on parole next month.

Lisa Kuka, 43, is serving a nine year prison sentence for manslaughter. Her sentence was due to expire on October 16.

She has been assessed as at medium risk of offending by the Parole Board, and intimate relationships have been identified as a very high risk factor. Read more »

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In a post on [Moby’s] Facebook yesterday, the Grammy-nominated resistance fighter, I mean, musician – real name Richard Melville Hall – said he’d spent the weekend “talking to friends who work in DC” and could “accurately” post inside information about the anxiety-inducing hellmouth that is Donald Trump’s presidency.

Oh to be so well connected.

Among the revelations posted by Moby is apparent proof that the infamous ‘golden showers’ dossier is “100% real” and that Trump is being blackmailed by the Russian government, “not just for being peed on by Russian hookers, but for much more nefarious things,” he wrote.

He also suggested that the Trump administration was manufacturing a war with Iran by putting US warships in their vicinity “in the hope that Iran will attack one of the ships and give the USA pretense for invasion”. Read more »

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An Egyptian woman with a medical condition which caused her to balloon to 500kg has landed in India for potentially lifesaving treatment.

Eman Ahmed, 36, emerged from her home for the first time in 25 years after being extracted by a crane and put on a cargo aircraft to Mumbai.

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An arrest has been made over a racial attack in Huntly in which a group of friends where abused for being Muslim.

Aucklander Mehpara Khan complained to police after she and four friends stopped for a break in the Waikato town on Saturday during a road trip.

The 28-year-old corporate communications consultant said they had been travelling back to Auckland from to New Plymouth. Read more »