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Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit a young players’ rugby tournament, at Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin, New Zealand, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  AP

Royal watchers were scrutinizing the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

William and Kate star in Kiwi April Fools’ gags

Britain's Prince William stands next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. AP FILE PHOTO

The impending royal visit by Prince William, his wife Kate and their baby son George provided ample fodder for April Fool’s Day pranksters in New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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It’s good to be home. My flight from Brisbane via Darwin was smooth and comfy. Our PAL Airbus 320 looked brand new and everything on board worked!

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Make way for the Year of the Horse!


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CHRISTMAS guests with lucky wishing balloons, waiting for Marites Allen’s signal to release them

Galloping like a handsome stallion, the Year of the Horse is coming, and it will bring lots of good luck next year. There are just two days left in 2013 but still around 30 days left in the Year of the Water Snake.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Betrayed by a Filipina he married and brought over to New Zealand


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I have just seen your articles in the newspaper about OFWs having affairs. I am a New Zealand man, 64 years old, who spent nearly four years in an immigration office struggling to bring to my country a Filipino lady. Three times, I visited your beautiful country and met many wonderful people who I came to admire. Finally, I was able to get permission for my lady, aged 48, to come here.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Christchurch quake kids tell their stories in photos

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Jade Harrison-Best, 12, from South New Brighton School, says: “This ismy Earthquake Dog. We adopted her after February 22nd.”

The New Zealand Embassy, in cooperation with Unicef, is bringing to Manila the photography exhibition “Christchurch: See Through My Eyes.”

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

’4Real’?, New Zealand reveals banned baby names

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New Zealand officials on Wednesday released a list of baby names put forward by parents that were rejected because they were too bizarre or offensive, including “Lucifer” and “Mafia No Fear”.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bulgari and rugby team renew partnership

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IN 2011, Bulgari and the New Zealand rugby team All Blacks announced their alliance. Bound by charisma, united in their quest for excellence, they became partners.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Royal penguin found stranded on New Zealand beach

In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo provided by the Wellington Zoo a royal penguin rests in an enclosure at the Welling Zoo in Wellington, New Zealand. Thirsty and thin, the penguin was been found stranded on a New Zealand beach more than 1,000 miles from its sub-Antarctic home. (AP Photo/Wellington Zoo)

Thirsty and thin, a royal penguin has been found stranded on a New Zealand beach more than 1,000 miles from its sub-Antarctic home.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

(Been) There and Back Again


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Scene of sheep and serenity at the Shire

The sheep farmer was rooting for New Zealand’s national rugby team All Blacks in a hotly-contested game when he heard someone at the door. It was a stranger. Could he talk to him, the man said, about a possible business deal?

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Beloved New Zealand author Margaret Mahy dies

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Beloved New Zealand children’s author Margaret Mahy, who wrote more than 120 books and earned acclaim at home and abroad, has died at the age of 76.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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