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Ms Bennett is set to be voted in as Bill English’s deputy on Monday after Simon Bridges pulled out of the race.

'Genuinely cares about people' - Paula Bennett praises Bill English after winning contest to be his deputy

Simon Bridges conceded to Ms Bennett earlier today, saying he didn't have the numbers.

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Six-time New Zealand champion fighter Barry Galbraith outlined Joseph Parker's strengths as he takes on Andy Ruiz in Auckland tonight.

'Joe could really do some damage' – Former NZ champion offers Parker advice before WBO title fight

Former NZ fighter Barry Galbraith outlined Joseph Parker's strengths ahead of tonight's bout.

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The 86-year-old’s trip to the South Pole was cut short when he became unwell.

Buzz Aldrin leaves Christchurch hospital after falling ill in Antarctica

The former spaceman was hospitalised because of fluid in his lungs.

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Joseph Parker victory would be a 'big boost for Samoa as well'

One of Samoa's top sporting administrators is backing Parker to lead boxing growth in the Pacific.

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Eight skydivers brought smiles to the children’s faces after a year they’d probably rather forget.

Watch: 'So much joy' - skydiving Santa gives kids from quake ravaged Amatrice a Christmas surprise

Santa trailed green, white and red smoke trails before landing with presents.

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Mr Bridges announced today that he’s withdrawing from the contest because he doesn’t have the numbers.

Paula Bennett set to be Deputy Prime Minister after Simon Bridges withdraws from the race

Simon Bridge announced he's pulling himself out of the race to be Deputy leader of the National Party today.

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Mark “the Beast” Labbett lost his cool after his competitors won $105k from him in the latest episode of The Chase.

Video: The Chaser loses the plot, punches set after suffering rare loss on game show

Three contestants succeeded in taking $105,000 off Mark "The Beast" Labbett.

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With the biggest fight of his life tonight, Team Parker got involved and had a go at the social media craze.

Watch: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry take on the mannequin challenge

With the biggest fight of his life tonight, Team Parker got involved and had a go at the social media craze.

Japan ratifies TPP despite Trump's plans to dump it

New Zealand and other countries have indicated they still hope to find a way to rescue the deal.

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The man Joseph Parker ultimately wants to fight and his American foe squared up for the cameras before the two fight in Manchester.

Video: Anthony Joshua weighs in ahead of IBF World Heavyweight title bout with Eric Molina

The man Joseph Parker ultimately wants to fight and his American foe squared up for the cameras before the two fight in Manchester.

Anonymous $1.4 million donation funds cancer research unit

The unit will carry out Phase 1 cancer clinical studies involving drugs being given to patients for the first time.

England rugby has 'more talent' than New Zealand - Todd Blackadder

The former Crusaders coach made the surprising comments whilst in charge of English club side Bath.

Louis Tomlinson.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson pays tribute to mother with new single after she dies of leukaemia

Just Hold On, a collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki features some poignant lyrics.

The Kalashnikov rifle found at a suspect's house.

Suspected terror plot thwarted by Dutch police

A gun, ammunition and an ISIS flag were found at the home of a 30-year-old man.

Solomon Islands rocked by 6.9 magnitude quake

Civil Defence says there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand.

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Frosty has since been repaired in time for Christmas and two teenagers were arrested over the incident in St Louis, Minnesota.

Video: Mean-spirited vandal caught out by CCTV trying to destroy 'Frosty' the snowman

The Christmas lawn feature was attacked twice, so the owner decided to catch the culprits out.

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When he assumes his role in the White House, Donald Trump says he'll put his children in charge.

Trump to continue as executive producer on Celebrity Apprentice

It's believed he will be paid in the low five figures per-episode.

Sir Colin Meads

'I'm doing real good' - Sir Colin Meads tackling cancer head on

One of New Zealand's greatest ever All Blacks is confident of beating pancreatic cancer.

Trade on the agenda as Brunei ministers visit New Zealand

Two senior politicians from the tiny sultanate are in New Zealand.

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Soldiers fired their weapons at suspected militant positions from the roof in the village of Al Arij.

Video: Iraqi soldiers fire on ISIS militants from rooftop near Mosul

Iraqi special forces teams and regular units have been battling ISIS militants inside eastern Mosul for several weeks.

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