The last haka:

Lomu's coffin is carried onto the pitch by 12 pallbearers as former players begin their haka in his honour

The last haka: All Blacks past and present pay fitting tribute to rugby legend Jonah Lomu as thousands join his heartbroken family at stadium service

  • Jonah Lomu passed away unexpectedly at his home in Auckland earlier this month 
  • A service for the public was held at Eden Park in Auckland a fortnight after his death
  • The memorial followed a special ‘family day’ on Saturday. His private funeral will be held on Tuesday
  • The legendary All Blacks winger scored 37 tries in 63 Tests and starred during 1995 and 1999 World Cups
  • Tributes have flooded in from all over the world for rugby’s first global superstar 

It was the most fitting tribute to a rugby giant. In suits, in sports kit and in T-shirts emblazoned with his name, scores of mourners filed on to the pitch to perform a last haka for Jonah Lomu.

The venue, Eden Park, is the home of New Zealand rugby and a stadium where the 6ft 5in All Black had played many times before a crowd awed by his power, speed and sheer stature.

But on Monday there was no match to win. Instead the crowd of 8,000 people gathered solely to honour Lomu, who died unexpectedly at the age of 40 from a cardiac arrest a fortnight ago.

Among them were his wife Nadine, 34, and their children Brayley, six, and Dhyreille, five, who released doves in his memory. The haunting rendition of the haka was performed by former and current All Blacks as a hearse containing Lomu’s body was driven onto the pitch.

Former All Blacks team mate Eric Rushspoke from a stage, recounting tales of an aversion to training and a voracious appetite that brought Lomu into conflict with the strict nutritional edicts of his professional coaches.

‘It was a love-hate relationship. I loved training, he loved the Manukau city food court,’ Rush said, referring to his hometown.

‘You didn’t tell Jonah to do anything, but if you asked him, he’d run through a brick wall for you.’

The service followed a special ‘family day’ which was held in Manukau, New Zealand to celebrate his Tongan heritage on Saturday. A private family funeral will take place on Tuesday.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who was unable to attend the service due to his commitments at the UN summit in Paris, sent a video message honouring the All Blacks great.

‘He meant so much to his family and his community,’ said Key.

‘He wanted to make a real difference to people’s lives and he certainly did that.




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‘The situation exploded’: Mass brawl at Berlin refugee shelter leads to arrests (VIDEOS)

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A mass brawl involving hundreds of people broke out at a refugee shelter in Berlin on Sunday. Police made a number of arrests after being called in to restore order. The fight came just hours after a scuffle at a separate shelter left several people wounded.

The fight, which broke out at a shelter at the disused Tempelhof airport, erupted while lunch was being served.

“There were apparently many hundreds of people involved,” a police spokesperson told Reuters.

A total of 830 refugees and migrants were present at the facility, and around 20 or 30 people caused the disruption, according to Michael Elias, who is in charge of the shelter.

“It’s the simple fact that there are a lot of young men traveling alone here. We withdrew…because the situation simply exploded. It was a complete blow-out,” Elias said.

An unspecified number of arrests were made after around 100 police officers arrived at the scene to restore order.

It came just hours after a brawl at a separate refugee shelter in the Berlin suburb of Spandau forced 500 residents to flee the building in “fear and panic.”

People smashed windows, threw sofas and emptied fire extinguishers, police told AFP, adding that several residents were wounded in the violence.

Two additional disturbances also broke out at other German shelters on Sunday. Five people were injured in a fight between Syrians in the showers of a residence in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, while a 17-year-old was struck on the head with a belt by another youth at a refugee home in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area.

Germany’s police union previously called for refugees and migrants to be separated by religion and country of origin to minimize the potential for conflict as the country struggles to handle hundreds of thousands of new arrivals.

The scuffles come after the police union and women’s rights groups accused authorities earlier this year of downplaying reports of sexual assault and rape at refugee shelters because they feared a backlash against asylum seekers from German residents. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has called on Germans to avoid blanket suspicion of refugees.

Germany expects to take in one million refugees and migrants this year alone, and is housing asylum seekers in apartments, army barracks, sports halls, and tent cities.


How a secretive elite created the EU to build a world government

Harold Macmillan waves to unseen observers as he stands before a jet airliner with future Prime Minister Edward Heath in 1963
Harold Macmillan with Edward Heath (right) in 1963 Photo: PA

Voters in Britain’s referendum need to understand that the European Union was about building a federal superstate from day one

By Prof Alan Sked

As the debate over the forthcoming EU referendum gears up, it would be wise perhaps to remember how Britain was led into membership in the first place. It seems to me that most people have little idea why one of the victors of the Second World War should have become almost desperate to join this “club”. That’s a shame, because answering that question is key to understanding why the EU has gone so wrong.

Most students seem to think that Britain was in dire economic straits, and that the European Economic Community – as it was then called – provided an economic engine which could revitalise our economy. Others seem to believe that after the Second World War Britain needed to recast her geopolitical position away from empire, and towards a more realistic one at the heart of Europe. Neither of these arguments, however, makes any sense at all.

When growth did happen, it did not come from the EU. From Ludwig Erhard’s supply-side reforms in West Germany in 1948 to Thatcher’s privatisation of nationalised industry in the Eighties, European growth came from reforms introduced by individual countries which were were copied elsewhere. EU policy has always been either irrelevant or positively detrimental (as was the case with the euro).

Nor did British growth ever really lag behind Europe’s. Sometimes it surged ahead. In the 1950s Western Europe had a growth rate of 3.5 per cent; in the 1960s, it was 4.5 per cent. But in 1959, when Harold Macmillan took office, the real annual growth rate of British GDP, according to the Office of National Statistics, was almost 6 per cent. It was again almost 6 per cent when de Gaulle vetoed our first application to join the EEC in 1963.

In 1973, when we entered the EEC, our annual national growth rate in real terms was a record 7.4 per cent. The present Chancellor would die for such figures. So the economic basket-case argument doesn’t work.

What about geopolitics? What argument in the cold light of hindsight could have been so compelling as to make us kick our Second-World-War Commonwealth allies in the teeth to join a combination of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Italy?

Four of these countries held no international weight whatsoever. Germany was occupied and divided. France, meanwhile, had lost one colonial war in Vietnam and another in Algeria. De Gaulle had come to power to save the country from civil war. Most realists must surely have regarded these states as a bunch of losers. De Gaulle, himself a supreme realist, pointed out that Britain had democratic political institutions, world trade links, cheap food from the Commonwealth, and was a global power. Why would it want to enter the EEC?…



12 Year Old Girl Solves the Banking Crisis and the Money Problem

Phillip J. Watt, ContributorWaking Times

Charities have it wrong… this girl has the right plan. 

Every single charity in the world has got it wrong. They’re focusing on the wrong problem and therefore can’t see the right solution. That solution, which is blatantly obvious to anyone who has woken up to the issue, is how they get the money to provide a service for their community.

Currently charities want donations off the people. They want it off those who are more fortunate, as well as those who are not. They’re attempting to fix their particular focus, such as homelessness, family violence, mental illness and poverty in general, without looking at the root problem.

So where should they get their donations/funding? The answer is a public banking system.

If you think we already have a public banking system, think again. In Australia, Europe, UK, US and most of the regions of this planet, the entire central and other banking institutions are owned and run by private corporations, which means private families.

Essentially, the government – who are employed to represent the people – borrow money off these private institutions and pay it back with interest. Now, when you understand that governments have the legal power to create their own money, you understand how insane it is to give away that power to a private monopoly of so-called elite families.

It’s not just insane; it’s bat-shit crazy.

But no one is talking about this except a rare few. That’s because of two very smart strategies employed by this shadow monopoly: the first is that they fund political campaigns (and therefore influence politicians and their policy), and the second is that they control what information is sold on mass to our society (because they own the mainstream media).

That’s how easy is to understand why more people aren’t talking about it.

That’s how easy is to understand why nothing is being done about it.

But if charities are fair dinkum in their pursuit to fix the socioeconomic epidemics that continue to plague our fellow-man, then they’ll form a coalition and bring this issue to light for the collective consciousness of humanity, who will no doubt demand that it be transformed.

People who really understand this want it changed.

People are good at mind and heart, but they’ve been manipulated by the mainstream propaganda narratives.

People deserve a right to know what the problem is, and how to resolve it.

People who do understand it, have an obligation to share it with others.

This cannot be misunderstood. This cannot be debated, overlooked or forgotten. This is our opportunity to fix it right now.

To reiterate, money is created out of nothing by private institutions. The people, i.e., governments, have the power to do this themselves for the benefit of their communities. All those insane profits made by the banking and finance sectors can be recycled back into local, state and national economies so that the people come first, not profits.

Imagine what we could achieve with:

  • More inclusive, supportive and participatory communities;
  • More local food creation and distribution;
  • More funding for essential services, such as those which overcome mental illness, addiction, poverty and homelessness;
  • More infrastructure for social mobility, businesses and convenience;
  • More employment opportunities;
  • More educational pathways at a less expense;
  • More economic freedom from taxes;
  • More investment in local, sustainable and eco-friendly businesses;
  • More creative and innovative funding; and
  • More power for the people to create the actual future they want for their children.

This is not rocket science. This is not all too hard. This is a simple strategy to fix the system so that we all benefit. It doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO, unemployed or everything in between; this concerns all of us so make that very clear in your mind as you read this.

Therefore, it is now official; charities have been called out to get their shit together and sort this issue out. The strategy is simple: they need to come together as a collective and educate everyone in their networks that the system is broken and that they know how to fix it.

Otherwise, they’re not doing their job to truly create a fair, prosperous and healthy future for humanity.

To personally contribute, sign this petition on For further information, watch this video in which a 12-year-old girl explains in very simple terms what the problem is, as well as the solution to it.


When you have a billion people willing to work instead of expecting free “stuff”, anything’s possible… Caught On Tape: China Builds A Bridge In Just 43 Hours

by IWB

When you have a billion people willing to work instead of expecting free “stuff”, anything’s possible… Earlier this year, a Chinese construction company had erected a 57-story skyscraper in just 19 days. This time the Chinese have built an overpass in mere 43 hours!