Rainbow nation looking east to China for new dawn

“Post-Zuma South Africa set to explode,” declared the headline on News24, one of the country’s most popular media outlets. “With former president Jacob Zuma having taken his last gasp,” the article continued, “South Africa is bursting…

Drinks firm gets Jamaica on the ice at Olympics

Olympic bobsleds cost a lot of money – tens of thousands of dollars. And teams spend so much time tinkering with their sleighs to make them faster that they sometimes bring multiple sleighs to competition in case one performs better…

Musk's red Tesla spotted zooming through space

Stunning footage has captured the cosmic journey of Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster, which blasted off into space aboard the Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this month.The incredible spectacle saw a dummy called Starman strapped behind…

Checks reveal $17,000 motorhome online scam

A Dunedin man has used his private investigation skills to uncover an advertising scam and save himself $17,000 in the process.Wayne Marsh did registration checks and tracked down the real owner of a motorhome he saw advertised,…

Local Focus: Taking the Bulls Bag by the horns

The small provincial town of Bulls in the heart of Rangitikei, is a socia-a-bull, delecta-a-bull, respect-a-bull and sometimes laugh-a-bull kind of place. But now finally, Bulls has something that is claim-a-bull: it is ditching single-use…

Judge approves Takata bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata.Following a hearing Friday, the judge said there was substantial and sufficient support from…