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Details on Billy Graham's passing, funeral service released
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham passed away in his sleep Wednesday morning, and though no family members were present, a spokesman said his passing was peaceful. "It was described by nurse and doctor as a very peaceful passing," said Mark ...
Winter Olympics: Nico Porteous claims bronze as Kiwis' medal tally doubles
Porteous said he had no idea his big second run score of 94.8 was coming. "I was happy with the way I skied and that was all I can be proud of. But for the judges to reflect that, it's insane. "I definitely try to do my own tricks that no one else is ...
Zoi Sadowski Synnott
Bronze medal! Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins New Zealand's first Winter Olympics ...
Sadowski-Synnott said she just wanted to give herself a chance to produce something special with her third run — ''something I'd never done before''. She landed badly on that run and had to rely on her first two scores to carry her through. "I just ...
Finding Your Feet
Movie Review: Finding Your Feet
Following in the footsteps of films such as Calendar Girls and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes another charming, if somewhat predictable, crowd-pleaser about embracing life in your later years. Naturally, this film will be most enjoyed by those ...
Jennifer Lawrence responds to 'sexist' dress criticism: 'It was my choice'
I don't really know where to get started on this 'Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold' controversy,” she wrote. “This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I'm going to ...
Game Night: Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams make for a surprising dream team
I hear it in the comments and in conversations with friends all the time. "Why were you so critical of blah blah? It was just a movie." But, so often a film isn't just a movie. It's trying to say something, or prove something, or make some damned point ...
Christchurch earthquake seven years on: 'We will always remember them'
Maryanne Jackson was the only CTV employee who was in the building when the magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck that got out. She ran from her bottom-floor desk when the shaking began. The building collapsed behind her claiming 16 of her colleagues. "It's ...
Manchester United holds Sevilla in Champions League thanks to David De Gea save
It was the highlight of another solid performance by De Gea, and it helped United hold Sevilla to a 0-0 draw in their first-leg match in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time). "It was in the last minute of the first half ...
Olympic heartbreak: Wells out before final
Byron Wells reacts after injuring himself before the men's ski halfpipe final at the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters. It's Winter Olympics heartbreak for Wanaka skier Byron Wells as an injury moments before his halfpipe final has taken him out of the ...
Black Caps beaten in stumbling display
It also means the Black Caps have three losses from as many matches moving into a five-match one-day series against England, with the first game in Hamilton on Sunday. Just as it had on Friday night, the New Zealand innings got off to a rollicking ...
Takaka Hill has 'significant damage' after drone footage reveals destruction ...
Takaka Hill has 'significant damage' after drone footage reveals destruction left by Cyclone Gita. 28 min ago. share. Source: 1 NEWS. The Takaka Hill, which connects Golden Bay to Riwaka, has been left with "significant damage" after 16 slips were ...
As World Cup looms, Willian claims Chelsea spotlight
LONDON (AP) — Willian isn't used to receiving much acclaim. Even a place in Chelsea's starting lineup isn't certain. And if any Chelsea player was going to outshine Lionel Messi against Barcelona, surely it was going to be Eden Hazard. Perhaps that's ...
The leftovers from Aussie's Cyclone Kelvin to affect NZ early next week (+4 Maps)
The leftovers of an ex-tropical cyclone are coming towards New Zealand - but not how you might think. The remnants of what was Cyclone Kelvin, which made landfall the other day in north western Australia, will drift out over southern Australia and the ...
Are cricket's administrators able to think out of the T20 box?
On the one hand the news that Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have opted out of "red"-ball cricket and are to pursue fame and fortune among the "white"-ball options prompts an "eff-off then" kind of response. Cricket is bigger than your preferences lads ...
New Plymouth District Council
Water tanker means it's 'business as usual' at New Plymouth's base hospital
She said New Plymouth District Council had sent a water tanker to Taranaki Base Hospital on Thursday. Gillian Campbell, Taranaki DHB chief operating officer said the 22,000 litre water truck with a clean water supply was now at the hospital. "And clean ...
Black Caps a work in progress as their Twenty20 summer ends on a down note
NZ cricket has to have the most up and down, unpredictable performance of any NZ team in any sport...no wonder match fixing is big in the news. Like; Reply; Edit; Delete; Share. +1. (edited)Less than a minute ago. No Media Sheep. What a joke. A work in ...
Road Closures Today
Crown Range Road closed with immediate effect
The Crown Range Road between Queenstown and Wanaka is currently closed due to the extreme danger of rock fall on the Queenstown side caused by today's heavy rain. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) contractors have closed the road at the junction ...
A2 Milk breaks $10 billion valuation mark
A2 Milk has become New Zealand's largest listed company after announcing another bumper profit and the formation of a joint venture with the world's biggest dairy exporter, Fonterra. The announcements met a wall of buying interest, taking a2 Milk's ...
Trampolines fly, roofs lifted, trees and signs felled by storm winds
"I didn't realise it was so windy here." Builders, emergency crews and South Taranaki District Council staff and contractors were busy cleaning up around the district on Wednesday. Former Cyclone Gita toppled trees and cut power around Taranaki last ...
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir watch a montage of themselves, and it's too much
When asked about what's the deal with their relationship by TODAY's Hoda Kotb, Virtue gave a rather diplomatic answer to the prodding. "That's such a compliment that you feel that when you watch us skate. We absolutely love performing together. We love ...