Airline review: Air Tahiti Nui 787 Dreamliner Moana premium economy, Auckland to Papeete

There are 32 seats in the pastel-coloured premium economy cabin decked out in turquoise tones inspired by the colours of a French Polynesian lagoon.   THE ROUTE Auckland to Papeete THE AIRCRAFT Air Tahiti Nui has replaced its older Airbus A340s with Boeing 787 Dreamliners.  Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It’s one of Air Tahiti Nui’s four […]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers’ ‘Significant’ New Contract Talks Ongoing

Joe Sargent/Getty Images The Pittsburgh Steelers and veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are holding contract extension talks, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network: Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala The #Steelers contract talks w/ Ben Roethlisberger are “still ongoing,” GM Kevin Colbert said. “This is probably his last contract as an NFL player, so it’s significant” – […]

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Aaron Finch’s career-best 153 not out keeps Australia rolling

Australia 285 for 2 (Finch 153*, Khawaja 88 beat Pakistan 284 for 7 (Rizwan 115, Malik 60 by eight wickets It wasn’t just the same venue; the manner in which the second ODI transpired was strikingly similar to the one that panned out on Friday. Deciding to bat first after winning the toss, Pakistan anchored […]

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Tory coup fails to materialise as Theresa May limps on

If it was a coup, it didn’t last long. Cameras arrived early on Sunday morning outside the houses of David Lidington, the prime minister’s de facto deputy, and Michael Gove, the environment secretary, after two Sunday newspapers reported that one or the other could take over as caretaker prime minister from Theresa May in an […]

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Update: Fatal traffic crash, Ironpot

A nine-year-old girl has died and a six-year-old boy is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle traffic crash at Ironpot near Rockhampton this morning. Preliminary inquiries indicate around 9.30am, two vehicles collided at the intersection of Artillery and Yeppoon roads. The first vehicle, a blue Toyota hatchback contained a 40-year-old Emu Park woman, a […]

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Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134 – UN : International de

The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the UN said, as new video emerged on Sunday showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes. An ethnic Dogon militia already blamed for scores of attacks in central Mali over the past year attacked […]

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Coldest max temperature in 101 days

With a maximum temperature of 19C forecast today, Adelaide is set to shiver through its coldest day since December 13 last year. It was 16.5C 101 days ago, and since then there hasn’t been a day when the mercury didn’t go beyond 20C. While it may be the coldest maximum temperature today, the minimum is […]

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Wittenoom residents to be forced out as frustration boils over in effort to close deadly site

Updated March 20, 2019 18:02:17 Photo: While closed to the public, Wittenoom Gorge still attracts some tourists and locals. (Supplied: State Library of Western Australia) It is one of Australia’s most deadly towns and described as the most contaminated site in the Southern Hemisphere, but the three remaining residents of Wittenoom have steadfastly refused to […]

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Under-fire St Kent’s cleared to play 1st XV rugby, must stand down poached players

St Kent’s has been criticised by an independent judicial panel for “sustained” poaching of other schools’ rugby players – but has won its case that a threatened match boycott by rivals was a breach of the rugby code. The decision means the private Auckland high school can play in this year’s 1st XV competition but […]

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Democrats Demand Immediate Release Of Mueller Report

Democrats want access to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election before President Donald Trump has a chance to interfere. In a joint letter from the chairs of six committees in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats wrote they expect Attorney General William Barr to make Mueller’s report public […]

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Polls open in first Thai general election since 2014 coup

BANGKOK: Polls opened Sunday for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.” All television stations repeated the rare statement by King Maha Vajiralongkorn moments before polls opened across the […]

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Best Dressed Divas at the 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards 2019

The Filmfare Awards show is an annual gala, where the film fraternity meets to celebrate cinema and the brilliance displayed in the year gone by. The 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards 2019 saw some fantastic wins, elaborate performances and moments that we will cherish for a lifetime. The stars add dollops of glamour and style to […]

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Thai election result looks close, military-backed party takes lead

A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed on Sunday, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power. With 92 per cent of votes counted, the Palang Pracharat party was first with 7.5 million votes, according to the country’s Election Commission. […]

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Bird on a wire — but is it too cruel?

Desperate farmers have been given a lifeline from flocks of grape-gorging birds with a new-generation scare crow proving highly effective in university trials. But the tactics will be unpalatable for some. The device uses a dead stuffed crow slung underneath a pilotless drone broadcasting bird distress calls to make pests think it has been captured. […]

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Worry lines all around as Bumrah injures his left shoulder

Indian cricket held its collective breath as Jasprit Bumrah seemed to hurt his left shoulder after falling over in his follow-through on the last ball of the Delhi Capitals innings in Mumbai Indians’ first match of the IPL 2019. There has been no official word on the nature of the injury but the Indian selectors […]

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Edmonds, Ronald Robert

EDMONDSRon 10th September 1928 – 22nd March 2019 Ronald Robert Edmonds passed away peacefully after a short illness. Loving husband of Mary Meave Edmonds (nee Gallagher. Devoted father of Robert, Marian, Peter, Deirdre, Gregory, Pamela (dec, Bronwyn, Christopher, Daniel, Andrew (dec and Michael. Proud Grandfather of Rachel, Alice, Kate, Tim, William, Robyn, Daniel, Kathryn, Anne, […]

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Trade war: US-China to resume face-to-face talks next week : International de

2019-03-24 US President, Donald Trump US officials plan to travel to China next week to resume face-to-face talks aimed at ending a trade war between them, the White house has confirmed. And Chinese officials will travel to the US for further talks in Washington in early April. The US and China have imposed tariffs on […]

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‘Out of line’: top Australian companies accused of undermining Paris deal

New analysis shows 22 of Australia’s largest companies are actively working to undermine the Paris agreement targets, betting shareholders’ money on strategies that assume global climate change action fails. Investor action group Market Forces says those companies – worth a combined $121bn and representing 7% of the ASX300 – are “out of line and out […]

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Assault charge, Marsden

Detectives investigating an alleged incident at Marsden this morning which left one man with serious injuries have charged a man and woman. Around 1.45am the 23-year-old victim was with a group in the carpark of a fast food restaurant on Chambers Flat Road when they became involved in a verbal altercation with another group. When […]

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Clueless cast reunites and fans are ‘buggin’ out’

The cast of cult 1990s film Clueless reunited for an epic photo and Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd, who played the romantic leads, still look like total Bettys and Baldwins. It’s been 24 years since the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma hit screens and made stars out of the cast, which included late actress Brittany […]

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Parents urge others to install reversing cameras after toddler run over in driveway

Posted March 22, 2019 07:35:06 Photo: Cindy and Gary Smith say a reversing camera in their car may have prevented the accident. (Supplied: Erin Broderick) Six months ago, toddler Levi Smith was fighting for his life in hospital after being accidentally run over in the driveway of his home. Levi, then 14 months old, managed […]

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‘This is who we are’: Moving towards racial harmony after mosque shootings

An Auckland Muslim woman has described how her world has changed since the Christchurch terror attacks, which have helped unite the country and counter racial hatred. Fijian-born mother-of-three Neelufah Hannif was once called a “curry muncher” and for years felt too uncomfortable to wear her hijab to work. But the 40-year-old public servant has sensed […]

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