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Man who helped a lost toddler find her parents smeared online as a predator

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Man who helped a lost toddler find her parents smeared online as a predator

- A man trying to help a lost toddler find her parents was misidentified as a kidnapper on social media at the weekend, according to police in the US, prompting him to leave his hometown in fear for his safety and the safety of his family. The man was also punched by the child's father who told local media in Lakeland, Florida that he "thought he was trying to take my daughter" and "wanted to kill him"

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More or less: White out

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More or less: White out

- Claudia Zinzan and partner Nick Hutchinson, Michaela, three, and Tony, seven (he was at school when this photograph was taken), live in a three-storey Titirangi home that they're renovating. The couple founded Auckland-based store Father Rabbit six years ago, selling beautiful, functional products for everyday life. At home, Claudia says she's a minimalist in the sense that she only has things she really needs

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More or less: Owning just enough

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More or less: Owning just enough

- Briar Hale pared down her possessions before moving into her tiny house on Waiheke. "I love the simplicity of owning just enough and not having to sort through clutter to find things. Streamlining makes life simpler," she says. When I was looking to buy a house in Auckland: I was quite uninspired by what I could buy and the fact that I'd need a half-million-dollar mortgage

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Lions tour: UK media take aim at Warren Gatland after his limited use of the bench

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Lions tour: UK media take aim at Warren Gatland after his limited use of the bench

- UK media have taken aim at Warren Gatland for his lack of use of his bench in the British and Irish Lions' 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes in Wellington on Tuesday. Gatland made just three substitutions during the match - one of which was a temporary replacement of Dan Biggar for a concussion test in the first half. An injury to Robbie Henshaw forced a change in the first half, while most believed he pulled Courtney Lawes off in the 53rd minute as a sign that a test call up is coming his way

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Lions tour: Warren Gatland says clown cartoon is part of personal campaign against him

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Lions tour: Warren Gatland says clown cartoon is part of personal campaign against him

- Kiwi-born Lions coach Warren Gatland says a newspaper cartoon portraying him as a clown is part of a series of personal attacks, about which he "couldn't give a toss". Asked about the New Zealand Herald cartoon which ran on Tuesday - akin to the one that lampooned Australian coach Michael Cheika - Gatland looked bemused, and asked what it was in reference to

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Lions tour: Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd claims 'orange card' for Barrett spear tackle

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Lions tour: Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd claims 'orange card' for Barrett spear tackle

- Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd believes Lions lock Iain Henderson was perilously close to being sent off for his spear tackle on star back Jordie Barrett. Henderson, who'd played his way strongly into contention for second test selection in the 31-31 draw in Wellington on Tuesday, was yellow carded in the 66th minute after he picked up Barrett at a ruck with assistance from Jonathan Joseph

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Furniture update: Current colours

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Furniture update: Current colours

- If there's one piece of furniture currently enjoying its moment in the spotlight, it's a couch. "Green is definitely a big trend this season," says Amanda Norwood of Leopold Hall, "and paired with mustards and golds it really comes alive. We are particularly in love with our new olive green velvet couches." And any green goes. The bright Greenery declared by Pantone as colour of the year would translate as beautiful emerald upholstery but the more muted and moody olives, forest greens and teals are perfect for velvet as well

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More or less: A distillation

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More or less: A distillation

- Architect Guy Tarrant designed his family's Pt Chevalier, Auckland home to have exactly the spaces they needed, and no more. This is the fourth home Guy has designed and lived in with his wife Debra Millar, pictured, and teenage daughter Conor. The home won an NZIA Auckland Architecture Award in 2017 and featured in the NZ House & Garden house tour

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Earl Hagaman's will continues fight with ex-wife

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Earl Hagaman's will continues fight with ex-wife

- The last testament of Christchurch rich-lister Earl Hagaman instructs his trustees to use all his resources to fight a property claim by a former wife. His determination to battle the claim posthumously is reflected in a clause which stops the distribution of legacies to his children until the claim is resolved. American-born Hagaman, the founder of the Scenic Hotel chain, a philanthropist, and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, died aged 91 on May 25

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Lions tour: Key moments that tipped the balance in Lions v Hurricanes match

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Lions tour: Key moments that tipped the balance in Lions v Hurricanes match

- The Hurricanes, the Super Rugby champions, had to settle for a 31-all draw against Lions. It was a thriller in the final quarter. No doubt. VILLAIN OF THE NIGHT. Lions lock Iain Henderson executed a dangerous clean-out of Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett in a ruck and copped a yellow card in the 66th minute. If ref Romain Poite had been nursing a hangover, it could have been red

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Lions tour: Stadium's Savea roar lifts Julian, but only so far in cliffhanger

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Lions tour: Stadium's Savea roar lifts Julian, but only so far in cliffhanger

- OPINION: Brother Ardie sat at a press conference table earlier in the day and declared he was "pumped". And he wasn't even playing for the Hurricanes. Julian Savea was. The Bus, they call him. Dropped from the All Blacks the previous week, his international career suddenly stalled at 53 tests and 46 tries. A younger, faster runaway train named Rieko Ioane, the No 11 express, had roared off into the Eden Park night with a compelling performance

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New Zealanders in Australia say Kiwis pay too much for food

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New Zealanders in Australia say Kiwis pay too much for food

- When Tiffany Turner first arrived in New Zealand after living in Melbourne, she was shocked at the cost of food. She said fruit and vegetables, bakery items, bread at the supermarket and things made on site seemed to be more expensive. She now spends about $220 a week on average but estimates she would be $35 better off each time if she were still in Australia

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Liam Dann: Grant Dalton delivers a masterclass in business leadership

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Liam Dann: Grant Dalton delivers a masterclass in business leadership

- Grant Dalton must be a contender for Business Leader of the year. His organisational achievement in the last three and half years has been incredible - it's a performance that CEOs and managers should aspire to. And, as sporting organisations go, they don't get much more businesslike than the America's Cup. Team New Zealand Limited was established as a registered company in 1993

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Celebrated author set to name book character after Grenfell Tower victim

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Celebrated author set to name book character after Grenfell Tower victim

- A teenage victim of the Grenfell Tower fire could soon be immortalised in the pages of a fantasy novel by English writer Philip Pullman, known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. Joining other British authors raising money for Grenfell Tower victims, Pullman is auctioning the right to name a character in the second part of his new The Book Of Dust trilogy

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Lions tour: At last gift-bearing All Black Dane Coles gets to play a part on tour

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Lions tour: At last gift-bearing All Black Dane Coles gets to play a part on tour

- All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has at last got to play a walk-on part in the Lions tour, presenting captain Sam Warburton with a feathered Maori cloak ahead of their clash with the Hurricanes at Wellington Stadium. Concussion symptoms ruled Coles out of playing against the Lions, after initially been named in the All Blacks squad for the three-test series. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said at the weekend that Coles had resumed training after being almost clear of those concussion symptoms, but would not play in the series

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Man in van approaches teenager in Brighton, Dunedin

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Man in van approaches teenager in Brighton, Dunedin

- A man driving a dark grey van allegedly approached a teenager while she was walking her dog on Monday. A police spokesperson said they were looking into the incident, which happened about 5pm on Bath Street in Brighton, southwest of Dunedin. A 15-year-old girl was walking her dog when she was approached by a man in a vehicle. He briefly spoke to the teenager, then sped off when she pulled out her cellphone

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  • Lions tour: Under fire Jerome Kaino insists no intent to injure Conor Murray
    Lions tour: Under fire Jerome Kaino insists no intent to injure Conor Murray

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    All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino has defended himself against allegations he tried to injure Lions halfback Conor Murray, saying that was never his intention. Kaino fronted a press conference in Wellington on Tuesday where his 10th minute attempted tackle on Murray in the first test was a hot topic. Lions coach Warren Gatland had spoken out on Sunday, saying the All Blacks threatened Murray's career by "diving blindly" at his legs as he completed a box kick

     

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  • Four people with faulty hips continue legal action against ACC
    Four people with faulty hips continue legal action against ACC

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    Four New Zealanders suffering complications from faulty hip implants have won the chance to appeal against the decision to deny them compensation. After a lengthy legal battle, solicitors representing the four patients will go to the High Court to argue that the implantation of a defective prosthesis is a physical injury entitling the claimant to cover for a treatment injury. A group of five who had claims rejected lost their bid to overturn ACC's decision in 2016 at the Wellington District Court in front of Judge MacLean

     

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  • Weta, Pukeko, Park Road powers combine for second Australian drama series
    Weta, Pukeko, Park Road powers combine for second Australian drama series

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    Cleverman, in its second season, is a dystopian original drama series that features powerful characters from ancient Aboriginal mythology, the Hairypeople, who must battle daily to survive in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them. The television series' first season received international success and earned a prestigious Peabody Award nomination - an American award that honours the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media

     

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  • The Obamas continue to live their best lives on holiday in Bali
    The Obamas continue to live their best lives on holiday in Bali

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    Vacay Barack Obama continues to live on. This time he's swapped his cool backwards hat for a stack hat as he, Michelle and his daughters Sasha and Malia enjoyed a white water rafting tour while on holiday in Badung, Bali. Perhaps the best part of the snaps (admittedly taken by someone who appears to be hiding in the rocks by the river, so not exactly relaxing for those being papped) is how kinda not into it Sasha and Malia seem

     

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  • Nasa plans mission to Uranus or Neptune
    Nasa plans mission to Uranus or Neptune

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    A new Nasa mission would study the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once before. The agency is outlining plans to send possibly send orbitors or spacecraft to explore the outer planets, following a report by the National Research Council recommending missions in the next 10 years

     

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