After 25 years using same numbers, US postie wins $506m Powerball

Bailey, 67, was introduced by lottery officials Wednesday (Thursday NZ time) as the record-breaking winner at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York. The total prize in the October 27 drawing was nearly US$700m (NZ$1.03 billion), but he will split the jackpot with a woman in Iowa who also picked the winning numbers, 8, …

Rain in the desert: Dubai washout sees Black Caps share ODI series with Pakistan

FRANCOIS NEL/GETTY IMAGESGround staff get to work as rain tumbles on Dubai International Stadium. New Zealand and Pakistan shared their one-day international cricket series 1-1 after game three was washed out with the touring side 35-1 chasing their hosts’ 279-8 in the decider. Rain stopped play in the seventh over and didn’t let up as the …

Lady Gaga suffered 'mental health crisis', calls on Hollywood to do better

Accepting a patron award at the Patron of the Artists Awards on Thursday night, Reuters reported the A Star Is Born actress spoke about her own “mental health crisis” in a nearly 25 minute speech.  “I began to notice that I would stare off into space and black out for seconds or minutes,” Gaga said. GETTYLady Gaga …

Diesel slammed for selling jacket covered in homophobic slur

Diesel released the $350 ($677) garment as part of its “Hate Couture” collection, which sells garments featuring provocative and offensive words in an effort to diminish their power. DIESELThe jacket is part of Diesel’s ‘Hate Couture’ collection. The brand worked with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and Bella Thorne, who have been open about the abuse …

The frequency of high-fatality mass shootings has increased significantly in

There’s an ongoing debate about whether shooting incidents generally are becoming more frequent. The rate of violent crime in the US has dropped significantly since the late 1980s and early 1990s and, despite some political rhetoric, remains near all-time lows. But there’s little question that the frequency of high-fatality mass shootings – for our purposes, …

All Blacks v England: How 'Remember '93' became battle cry for Sean

NZPASean Fitzpatrick had a long and illustrious career but it was his clashes with England that he recalls with the greatest affection. For the latest New Zealand vintage, a similarly grim reference point is offered by the shellacking the team suffered in 2012. Variously attributed to the jet heels of Manu Tuilagi and some suspect …

Man who exposed himself at fireworks display arrested after crashing his car

Hamish McNeilly13:35, Nov 06 2018 STUFFPolice were called to popular fireworks lookout spot after a man was seen exposing himself. Police were called to the Dunedin suburb of Mornington, on Monday night. The man was seen exposing himself at Unity Park, where people had gathered to let off and watch fireworks.  Police arrested him after he …

Large fire on Auckland's Mt Wellington was among fireworks-related call outs

Sophie Lister found hundreds of empty fireworks shells littering Auckland’s Mission Bay during a morning run. Sophie Lister, who was house sitting in Mission Bay, said the sight made her blood boil. “I was on my morning run at about 6.45 this morning and I saw a pile of rubbish and thought ‘that’s disgusting’,” she said …

Gareth Evans to join Japanese club before returning to Hurricanes

Kenji Demura / www.photosport.nzGareth Evans made his All Blacks debut on Japan and will stay on to play for a Japanese club for two months. Evans, who made his All Blacks debut off the bench against Japan in last night’s test, has committed to the Hurricanes for another two years. He was one of the stand-out players …