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New Zealand’s Shane van Gisbergen has won the Australian Supercars Bathurst 1000.

It is his first victory at the iconic Australian race.

As the race wore on van Gisbergen and co-driver Garth Tander battled it out with pole-sitting combination Cameron Waters and Will Davison.

The race went smoothly until the last 10 laps when numerous safety cars were called for crashes.

One of the crashes happened 3 laps from the end.

This meant it was down to a short sprint to find the winner of the Peter Brock Trophy. Fortunately, it was van Gisbergen who hung on, sealing the deal by twice setting the fastest lap of the race straight after the restart.

It capped an outstanding performance in his 14th start at Mount Panorama, having twice been runner-up.

A German circus that has been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic is making some extra money by selling lion poop.

The Krone Circus is selling jars filled with big cat droppings.

Officials said can be spread in a home garden to keep pets and wild animals from damaging plants.

The circus said customers can visit the pop-up store during special business hours Monday through Friday. Jars of lion faeces can also be purchased for shipment online.

The circus have placed a large sculpture dubbed “Mr. Poo” outside the business to celebrate the new venture.

Disney has updated the ratings on a number of classic films.

When played on the Disney+ streaming service, films such as DumboPeter Pan and Jungle Book will now display a warning about stereotypes.

The warning will say

This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.
These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.

Other films to carry the warning are The Aristocats, which shows a cat in “yellow-face” playing the piano with chopsticks, and Peter Pan, where Native Americans are referred to by the racist slur “redskins”.

Lady and the Tramp, which has several instances of racism and cultural stereotyping, also carries a warning.

The company first added a warning about racism last November – however, it was much shorter.

Labour has convincingly won the 2020 General Election.

With most of the votes now counted, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour party has won a historic 49% of the vote.

The result means Ms Ardern will serve a second term, and be Prime Minister for another three years.

The main opposition party – the National Party – won a disappointing 27% of votes.

Jacinda Ardern thanked her supporters in a televised event after the victory. She told the people of New Zealand the Labour party would “not take your support for granted.”

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 17: Labour Party leader and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claims victory during the Labor Party Election Night Function at Auckland Town Hall on October 17, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has claimed victory in the 2020 New Zealand General Election to secure a second term as prime minister in the 53rd Parliament of New Zealand after defeating National’s Judith Collins. The 2020 New Zealand General Election was originally due to be held on Saturday 19 September but was delayed due to the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The first ever space “petrol station” will be built in the UK.

The new venture is part of a project to support Nasa’s next Moon missions.

The plan will help refuel the Lunar Gateway – a space station that will orbit the Moon and serve as a communication and science laboratory. This new laboratory will use xenon and other chemicals as fuel.

The ‘petrol station’ will be built by Aerospace company Thales Alenia Space and will due to be launched into space in 2027.

The announcement is part of a big deal between the UK Space Agency and Nasa and that will help prepare for future space missions.

NASA’s Artemis mission plans to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024.

The All Blacks have beaten Australia 27-7 in front of a packed Eden Park.

The All Blacks played much better than last week when they drew 16-16.

The victory was built on a superb second-half display followng their 10-7 at half-time. The All Blacks scored three quick tries after the restart to run away with the game.

Victory maintains New Zealand’s impressive record at Eden Park, where they have not lost in 44 Tests since 1994 and where Australia have not won since 1986.

The All Blacks now need to win only one of the two remaining games in the Bledisloe series, to retain the trophy they have held since 2003.

Both of these games will be played in Australia as part of the upcoming Tri-Nations tournament.

New Zealand try scorers were Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Ardie Savea and Sam Cane.

Teams

New Zealand: B Barrett; J Barrett, Lienert-Brown, Goodhue, Clarke; Mo’unga, Smith; Savea, Cane (capt), Frizell; Vaa’i, Tuipulotu; Tuungafasi, Coles, Moody.

Replacements: Taylor, Hodgman, Laulala, Scott Barrett, Sotutu, Perenara, Umaga-Jensen, McKenzie.

Australia: Banks; Daugunu, Paisami, To’omua, Koroibete; O’Connor, White; Wilson, Hooper (capt), Hanigan; Philip, Salakaia-Loto; Tupou, Paenga-Amosa, Slipper.

Replacements: Uelese, Sio, Alaalatoa, Simmons, Wright, Gordon, Petaia, Hodge.

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Facebook has announced that it is closed down Farmville.

After 11 years of ploughing, planting and harvesting, the most famous social network game of all time is over.

Farmville is an award-winning game made by US-based developer Zynga; a digital simulation of a farming community.

At one point, it was the most popular game on Facebook with more than 80 million players.

Declining popularity, and the fact that Flash games will no longer be supported on Facebook, are the two reasons for the closing.