There was a big victory on social media for Kiwi fashion designer Karen Walker this week when Kylie Jenner posted a picture of herself wearing her sunglasses that has been liked almost three million times.
The Keeping up with the Kardashians star has 109 million followers on Instagram and designers usually pay big bucks to have her post a snap wearing their goods.
This wasn't the case for Karen Walker who didn't pay a thing.
"We're thrilled with this picture and to have beautiful images coming through on really interesting people is always great," Karen Walker said of the free promotion.
The New Zealand fashion icon didn’t even have to pay Jenner for the post.
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Almost two weeks after a Queensland man was taken to hospital after biting into a strawberry with a sewing needle inside, the hunt for those responsible goes on.
The contamination has spread nationwide, with West Australian police confirming on yesterday that they were investigating claims a primary school student had bitten into a strawberry with a needle inside.
Starting this morning, all fresh strawberries being exported from Australia must be metal-contaminant free.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources announced the interim control measure yesterday evening in response to the growing situation.
"In order for strawberry export permits to be approved, exporters will be required to provide assurance to the department that their consignment is free from metal contaminants," the department said in a statement.
"These measures apply to fresh strawberry exports to all markets, and will remain in place until the risk of metal contaminants has been appropriately managed."
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Yesterday's report was the fifth incident of needle-contaminated strawberries in WA.
The latest incident has led to the WA government following the Queensland government in offering a NZ $110,000 reward for information on the culprit or culprits.
"The motive appears unclear ... at the end of the day it's an act of treachery to the people of Australia," Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty told reporters, confirming NSW police were investigating at least 20 cases of needles being found in fruit including claims of needles being found in an apple and a banana.
The halt comes after needles were found in different brands in Australia.
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Det Supt Doherty said perpetrators, including copycats and consumers falsely claiming a discovery, could face up to 10 years in jail for food contamination.
No-one has been charged in relation to the tampering.
In Queensland, struggling growers have been boosted by the announcement of a NZ $1.1 million fund to assist them through the crisis.
Horticulture body Growcom has implored consumers to keep buying strawberries.
"Hang in there with us and our saying will be 'cut it up, don't cut us out'," Growcom chief executive David Thomson said.
The scare is expected to result in a review of fruit handling, storage and packaging following the police investigations, Mr Thomson said.
NSW authorities are investigating more than 20 incidents of needles found in strawberries.
Asia Argento has threatened Rose McGowan with legal action for the alleged "horrendous lies" she told about her.
The 42-year-old actress was accused last month of having sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in 2013, and fellow actress Rose - who had become friends with Asia after they both accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct - later said she was "heartbroken" by the accusations.
Now, Asia has issued a statement to Rose via Twitter, claiming she has 24 hours to retract her previous comments, before the actress takes "immediate legal action".
Her tweet read: "Dear @RoseMcGowan. It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and apologise for the horrendous lies made against me in your statement of August 27th.
"If you fail to address this libel I will have no option other than to take immediate legal action."
In Rose's statement, she urged the actress to be "honest and fair" following allegations that she had reached a $US380,000 settlement with Jimmy Bennett at the end of last year, after he accused her of sexual assault.
The 45-year-old actress wrote: "Asia you were my friend. I loved you. You've spent and risked a lot to stand with the MeToo movement. I really hope you find your way through this process to rehabilitation and betterment.
"Anyone can be be better- I hope you can be, too. Do the right thing. Be honest. Be fair. Let justice stay its course. Be the person you wish Harvey could have been."