1. Royal visit
Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are touring around New Zealand, as part of their tour Down Under. We've been bringing you all the latest updates, images, video and social media highlights as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit NZ and Australia.
A welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington. Photo / Marty Melville
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Live Aid founder Bob Geldof said his family was "beyond pain" at the death of his socialite daughter Peaches at the age of 25.
Police were called to her secluded home outside Wrotham in Kent, southeast England, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Peaches Geldof, right with her father Bob Geldof and sister Pixie in 2006.
Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is "quite sick" in a Sydney hospital after contracting two potentially deadly infections and will never swim again competitively, his agent says.
The 31-year-old five-time Olympic gold medallist contracted the bugs after undergoing a series of surgeries on his shoulder at a hospital near his home in the Swiss town of Ronco sopra Ascona.
Police want the power to remove incompetent or inexperienced drivers - including overseas tourists - from New Zealand roads, after a crash in which two people died.
The scene of the crash. Photo / Lynda van Kempen
The issue emerged at the inquest into the deaths of motorcyclists Grant John Roberts, 43, of Timaru, and Dennis Michael Pederson, 54, of Tauranga, who were hit by a rental car driven by a woman with little driving experience.
Searchers looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have discovered new signals consistent with those emitted by so-called black boxes in the Indian Ocean, but they do not want to send a submersible down yet to look for the plane.
- nzherald.co.nz, APNZ, AP