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John Campbell to present TVNZ’s Breakfast show

John Campbell is set to present the Breakfast show, replacing Jack Tame who will move to Q+A, TVNZ has announced. John Campbell Photo: RNZ Campbell will co-host alongside Hayley Holt and the rest of the Breakfast crew from 29 April. The TVNZ reporter/presenter and former RNZ presenter said in a statement he looked forward to […]

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Who is going to survive the Game Of Thrones?

There is only one rule in the Game of Thrones – you win, or you die – and a lot of people have lost. Ever since the first season, characters have been dispatched with brutal efficiency, and the creators have promised that the final season will have its fair share of heartbreaking carnage when it […]

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Experimental IVF allows ‘three-person’ baby boy born in Greece

By James Gallagher, Health and science correspondent – BBC News Fertility doctors in Greece and Spain say they have produced a baby from three people in order to overcome a woman’s infertility. A macro photo showing in vitro fertilisation. (File photo) Photo: 123rf The baby boy was born weighing 2.9kg on Tuesday. The mother and […]

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Facebook should turn off livestreaming – Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says Facebook should no longer be able to deny responsibility for content shared on its platform. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards Photo: Supplied / Office of the Privacy Commissioner Despite describing the Christchurch mosque attacks where 50 people were killed as “a really terrible event”, Facebook is not keen to introduce delays […]

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Facebook inaction over livestream ‘evidence of need for better regulation’ – commentator

A technology commentator says it’s shocking Facebook is not taking its responsibilities to regulate the live streaming of videos more seriously. Photo: AFP / Alexander Pohl/NurPhoto Facebook is under pressure after the 15 March mosque attacks were livestreamed on the social networking site. It took the social media company 29 minutes to detect the livestreamed […]

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‘Remember the Heroes’ graffiti artist invited to paint another tribute in Christchurch

An Auckland graffiti artist who painted a poignant mural of a victim of the mosque attacks has been invited to paint another tribute on a large wall in Christchurch. Auckland graffiti artist Paul X Walsh’s Remember The Heroes mural in Avondale. Photo: Supplied / Paul X Walsh Paul X Walsh’s painting in Avondale was accompanied […]

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Facebook tells Privacy Commissioner it hasn’t changed its livestreaming at all

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been told by Facebook it has not changed a thing about its livestreaming functions since the Christchurch terror attacks. Photo: Photo / AFP Mr Edwards spoke with the social media giant today, and was disappointed the company has taken no practical steps to improve the service. Facebook has been heavily […]

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Curbing comments to calm the farm online

After the atrocity in Christchurch, Stuff says it’s time to civilise the often unpleasant space ‘below the line.’ It no longer accepts online comments on news stories about the topics that get readers the most wound-up. Is this censorship in response to tragedy – or was more moderation long overdue? Photo: 123RF Even routine news […]

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Rocket Lab launches mission for US defence agency

Amjad Kasem Hamid, Ansi Karippalkulam Alibava, Atta Elayyan, Arif Mohamedali Vohra, Ramiz Arifbhai Vora, Mojammel Hoq, Khaled Mustafa, Hamza Mustafa, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Lilik Abdul Hamid, Haji-Daoud Nabi, Junaid Ismail, Sayyad Ahmad Milne, Linda Armstrong, Haroon Mahmood, Musa Vali Suleman Patel, Ashraf Ali Razat, Ashraf Ali, Kamel Darwish, Tariq Rashid Omar, Mucaad Ibrahim, Muhammad Suhail […]

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Trump administration plans moon landing within five years

US Vice President Mike Pence has announced the administration’s goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years “by any means necessary”. Photo: AFP / NASA / Joel Kowsky / HO / NASA TV NASA had previously been aiming to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2028 after first putting a “Gateway” […]