Watch: 'What does it say to girls?' Hilary Barry lashes Women's Day over 'photoshopped' cover image of Kate Middleton

Seven Sharp host Hilary Barry has hit out at Women's Day magazine, accusing it of photoshopping a cover image of Kate Middleton.

The image in question is of the Duchess, husband Prince William and their newborn son.

It was taken just seven hours after she gave birth at a London hospital.

Barry questioned why the magazine felt the need to retouch the image, given how amazing the Duchess looked.

"The reason this gets my knickers in a twist, what does it say to girls, that a woman who looked so incredible just hours after giving birth - and she did, un-photoshopped she looked remarkable, quite unlike most normal women who go through childbirth, she's incredible," Barry said. 

"But Women's Day decided she didn't look good enough, so they had to photoshop her.

"And just that kind of annoyed me."

Kate, William, George and Charlotte are welcoming the latest addition to their family. Source: 1 NEWS

Women's Day declined to comment when approached by Stuff. 

The Seven Sharp host wonders why the image had to be touched up, given how amazing she looked just hours after giving birth. Source: Seven Sharp

Christchurch woman found dead described as 'funny, bubbly'

The woman who was found dead in a Christchurch residence on April 7 has been named as 27-year-old Nicole Tuxford.

A 54-year-old man has been charged with alleged murder and aggravated burglary in relation to Nicole’s death, after her body was found in a Merivale property.

In a statement from the Tuxford family released by police it was revelaed that "Nicky" was an accounts manager for an international logistics company based in Christchurch.

A huge police presence are today camped at Exeter St, Merivale, after a 27-year-old woman was found dead at a residence yesterday. Source: 1 NEWS

Ms Tuxford was born and bred in Dunedin, before she moved to Christchurch when she finished school

"Nicky was a funny, bubbly character who lit up a room with her personality and made other people laugh. She loved people and had ambitions to work as a counsellor so she could help others," the Tuxford family said in the statement.

"The family ask for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further comment."

The matter of Ms Tuxford's death is currently before the court.

Source: Supplied


Thunder, rain and wind possible in Auckland, Northland this weekend as low pressure system moves in

MetService has issued heavy rain warnings and watches for this weekend, with Auckland and Northland in the firing line for wind, rain and possibly thunderstorms.

Full warnings are now in place for the areas of Coromandel the Bay of Plenty, and the heaviest rain is forecast in those regions for Saturday afternoon.

Rainfall rates could reach 20mm per hour and total accumulation 100-120mm.

Heavy rain is also forecast to hit Auckland, Northland, the ranges of Westland, Dunedin and North Otago.

Strong winds are likely in Northland and Auckland from Saturday morning.

In terms of thunderstorms, MetService says there's a low risk that Northland could see a few throughout Saturday, while the risk increases to include the Auckland and Coromandel area by the afternoon.

The poor weather is caused by an unstable low pressure system moving on the the country off the north Tasman Sea, and MetService says it has been particularly difficult to forecast.

For a detailed forecast for your area, see our weather section here.

A composite satellite image from 9.50am. April 27 2018 showing a low pressure system to the west and northwest of New Zealand.
A composite satellite image from 9.50am. April 27 2018 showing a low pressure system to the west and northwest of New Zealand. Source: Himawari-8/Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology