'Thank you to the amazing people of New Zealand!' - Tom Cruise bids farewell after Mission: Impossible 6 shoot

Actor Tom Cruise has bid farewell to New Zealand after filming for the movie Mission: Impossible 6 finished. 

Cruise posted on Twitter this morning: "Thank you to the amazing people of New Zealand! I've had a great time filming the next Mission: Impossible here."

The A-Lister was last in New Zealand in 2002 when he filmed The Last Samurai in Taranaki. Source: 1 NEWS

He was reported to have touched down in New Zealand on June 9, arriving in Queenstown in a private jet. 

The film was shot in the remote Rees Valley, just north of Glenorchy, Otago.

Cruise posted on Twitter this morning: "Thank you to the amazing people of New Zealand!" Source: Breakfast



Dunedin Botanic Garden staff catch man allegedly performing indecent act in women's toilets

Police are praising the "vigilance and quick actions" of staff at the Dunedin Botanic Garden, after they assisted in catching a man who was allegedly performing an indecent act in the women's toilets yesterday afternoon.

Police say a 47-year-old Timaru man was apprehended by staff allegedly performing an indecent act in the lower garden women's toilets.

The man is currently before the courts.

Police are continuing their investigation into other recent incidents at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens and encourage anyone noticing suspicious activity in that area to report it to them immediately.

They ask the public to call Dunedin police on (03) 488 0642 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

Dunedin Botanic Gardens. Source: Wikimedia Commons


Prince Jackson says dad Michael would be 'very happy' with his charitable work as he picks up award

Prince Jackson vowed to carry on his father Michael Jackson's charitable legend as he collected the Motif Lifetime Medal of Honor.

The 21-year-old star picked up the youth advocacy award over the weekend at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and promised he would continue the King of Pop's charitable legacy.

He said: "This is a really special moment for me. My dad did some cool things, but his biggest passion was helping others. I learned how important that was from him. We called the foundation Heal LA, because the goal was to further the cause of dad's Heal the World organisation and start locally by helping out at home.

"John and I got together with a few of our friends at school and decided to do little things to help out. All of a sudden, it just got bigger and bigger. We were giving more and hosting more events, and all of these amazing people started helping. Let's heal LA and Heal the World."

And Prince thinks his father "would be very happy" with his charitable efforts.

He shared: "Our generation, they focus on the wrong things, like, 'Who's wearing what? Who's doing what? Who's vacationing where?' There are real problems going on in the world that can be helped not by powerful people but by everyday people who just go in and devote their time.

"You should be decent enough to help out or want to help out your fellow man or woman."

Prince Jackson. Source: Bang Showbiz


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Officer driving police car involved in Dunedin crash that injured woman and baby possibly suffered medical event

A police car and a school bus have been involved in a five-car crash outside a pre-school in Dunedin this morning.

Police say a police officer and a member of the public are receiving treatment in hospital after the accident at the intersection of York Place and Smith Street at around 8:30am.

They say initial information suggests the male officer who was driving the police car possibly suffered a medical event and the car has collided with the other vehicles.

A woman received moderate to serious injuries and has been taken to hospital. A baby in her care was also checked at hospital but is understood to have minor injuries.

Police are investigating to determine the exact circumstances of what happened.

A witness told Stuff the school bus was empty when the police car crashed into it, with two other cars also colliding.


The accident happened outside an early childhood centre. Source: 1 NEWS


Nicki Minaj breaks silence over fight with Cardi B - 'I am not a clown'

Nicki Minaj has broken her silence after she was "humiliated" by her fight with Cardi B at New York Fashion Week.

The Superbass hitmaker was "mortified" by her altercation with the Bodak Yellow rapper at New York Fashion Week and was embarrassed by how they "made theirselves look".

A person who witnessed the incident said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj's security guards intervened.

Speaking on Beats 1 on Apple Music, she said: "The other night I was a part of something so mortifying, so humiliating to go through in front of upper echelon people - it's not about black or white - people who have their lives together.

"I was mortified ... I could not believe how humiliated I felt .... how we - and I use the term 'we' loosely - made ourselves look.

"I would never discuss anyone's child. It's so sad for someone to pin that on me. I would never talk about anyone's child's or parenting, I don't give a s**t. It's so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy.

"If you're right in whatever you're doing, you don't ever have to make someone into the bad guy. You know I didn't say or never did talk about anyone's child ... I am not a clown, that's clown s**t. The other thing that is clown s**t is telling the world that they did s**t because you look dumb."

Soon after the incident, Cardi took to Instagram, where she claimed she let Nicki "talk big s**t about" her.

She shared: "I've let a lot of sh*t slide. I let you sneak diss me. I let you lie on me. I let you attempt to stop my bags, f**k up the way I eat! You've threatened other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you'll stop f**king with them! I let you talk big s**t about me. 

"But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f***ing off! I've worked too hardand come too far to let anybody f**k with my success!!!"

Nicki Minaj Source: Associated Press