‘They’re a bunch of a***holes’ – Auckland Mayor responds to video of ‘Irish tourists’ threatening locals

A GROUP of “Irish tourists” who were filmed abusing locals in New Zealand after they were asked to pick up their rubbish have been branded “a bunch of a***holes” and “leeches” by the Mayor of Auckland.

A GROUP of "Irish tourists" who were filmed abusing locals in New Zealand after they were asked to pick up their rubbish have been branded "a bunch of a***holes" and "leeches" by the Mayor of Auckland.

‘I’ll knock your brains out’ – group of ‘Irish tourists’ dump rubbish on beach and threaten locals, New Zealander claims

A video posted online by a New Zealand woman showing a group of tourists abusing locals after being asked to pick up their rubbish has gone viral.

A video posted online by a New Zealand woman showing a group of tourists abusing locals after being asked to pick up their rubbish has gone viral.

Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions

Police in Australia are investigating suspicious packages sent to a wide range of embassies and consulates on Wednesday, which officials said included the US and British missions in Melbourne, but there were no reports of harm to staff.

Police in Australia are investigating suspicious packages sent to a wide range of embassies and consulates on Wednesday, which officials said included the US and British missions in Melbourne, but there were no reports of harm to staff.

Australia swelters through heatwave as temperatures reach up to 40C

Australia looks set to sweat through one of its hottest Decembers ever, the national weather bureau said on Friday, prompting fire bans, health warnings and big crowds trying to cool off at beaches.

Australia looks set to sweat through one of its hottest Decembers ever, the national weather bureau said on Friday, prompting fire bans, health warnings and big crowds trying to cool off at beaches.

‘Two of the finest people you could meet’ – tributes paid to ‘fantastic’ couple who died within hours of each other

Thousands of dollars have been raised to help the families of a British couple who died within hours of each other in Australia just days before Christmas.

Thousands of dollars have been raised to help the families of a British couple who died within hours of each other in Australia just days before Christmas.