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The Black Caps have pulled out of their tour of Pakistan.

The tour has been canceled after NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was told them the team could have been attacked.

The tour was due to get underway with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi last Friday.

However, instead of playing this game, the team stayed in their hotel.

New Zealand Cricket will not share details of the security threat and said arrangements were being made for the team’s departure.

New Zealand was visiting Pakistan for the first time in 18 years.

Undies and clothing are being flushed down the toilet in Tasman, causing widespread blockages to the sewer.

The Tasman District Council knows the area the garments are coming from but cannot pinpoint the exact property. The incident is happening in the small coastal settlement of Māpua.

Since the beginning of August, there have been eight pump blockages caused by t-shirts, singlets, and underpants.

It is a problem that has occurred several times in Māpua over the last few years.

The blockages are disruptive and take several hours to clear. It is also costly as the pumps must be craned out, pulled apart, cleaned, reassembled, and reinstalled.

Four civilians have blasted into space on a SpaceX mission.

The launch is the world’s first-ever all-civilian mission into orbit.

The four “amateurs” blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 8:02 pm on Friday.

The entire trip has been paid for by US billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman, who is one of the four-person crew traveling to space.

Who is Jared Isaacman?
Isaacman is one of the world’s most successful businessmen. He dropped out of school aged 16 and started a business in his parents’ basement that eventually became Shift4, a credit card payment company.

The billionaire, who is also a pilot is attempting to raise $300m NZ dollars for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee in the US.

The mission comes after Sir Richard Branson and fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin went into space earlier this year.

A SpaceX craft carrying the crew will go into orbit, circling the Earth for three days.

The crew includes; Hayley Arceneaux, Dr. Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski. The four have been training for the last 6 months.

After three days the craft will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and will splash down in the ocean.

A cottage inspired by the home of Winnie-the-Pooh is available for rent in England.

The “Bearbnb” cottage is a partnership between Disney and Airbnb. It was designed in East Sussex’s Ashdown Forest by Kim Raymond, an artist who has been drawing Pooh for 30 years.A

Specific details from A.A. Milne’s books and E.H. Shepard’s original illustrations to make the cottage an accurate representation of the bear’s home.

It costs round $200 a night to stay in the house,

The cottage has a “Mr. Sanders” sign above the door, and the cupboards are stocked with pots labeled “Hunny.”

Visitors who rent the cottage will be treated to guided tours of the Hundred Acre Wood and rounds of Poohsticks, a game played by dropping sticks from Poohsticks Bridge.

All Blacks were too strong for Argentina, beating them for the second week in a row.

New Zealand won with a 36-13 bonus-point victory at Suncorp Stadium.

This week, All Blacks coach Ian Foster made 11 changes from last week’s victory, but the changes didn’t disrupt the flow.

Tries from Patrick Tuipulotu, TJ Perenara, Tupou Vaa’i (2), and Samisoni Taukei’aho were enough to secure another dominant victory.

The win means that the All Blacks close in on their 18th title Rugby Championship title and have gone nine games without a loss.

In the final two rounds, South Africa must defeat New Zealand twice to have any hope of stealing the silverware away from the All Blacks.

Argentina: Mallia, Cordero, Cinti, Chocobares, Boffelli, Carreras, Bertranou, Gigena, Montoya, Medrano, Alemanno, Lavanini, Gonzalez, Kremer, Matera.

Replacements: Socino, Muzzio, Pieretto, Petti, Lezana, Garcia, Miotti, Moroni.

New Zealand: J Barrett, Jordan, Ioane, Tupaea, Bridge, McKenzie, Perenara, Moody, Taukei’aho, Lomax, Tuipulotu, Vaa’i, Blackadder, Savea, Sotutu.

Replacements: Taylor, Bower, Tuungafasi, Barrett, Jacobson, Christie, B Barrett, Ennor.

A Banksy painting that automatically shredded itself after being bought at an auction is back on sale.

Two years ago, after being sold for £1.1m, the artwork began to pass through a shredder hidden in its picture frame – leaving the bottom half in tatters.

The shredding was a deliberate stunt by the street artist, with the artwork re-titled ‘Love Is In The Bin’.

The painting shows a stencil of a girl reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon. It is one of Banksy’s most popular pieces of art.

After the shredding was completed only the heart shaped balloon was left intact inside the frame. The shredded pieces hung below.

Now the painting, including the shredded bits, is now going back on sale at auction in October.

It’s value has increased too, with an expected selling price of between £4-6 million.

The Indian Premier League Cricket competition is set to start again.

Teams will play the remainder of the 2021 IPL season when it resumes this weekend.

The IPL was suspended in May with 31 matches left to play after several players tested positive for COVID-19.

The IPL league has not specified the number of fans that would be allowed, or if a vaccine certificate would be mandatory for entry.

The first game back will see the Chennai Super Kings playing the Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.