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Melbourne lockdown 'harder second time around'

3 min 23 sec ago
gettyimages-1254926723.jpg A woman ties balloons on a fence outside a public housing tower in Melbourne. Nine of the city's towers have been in hard lockdown since the weekend. Photo: Getty Images Australia's deputy chief medical officer has conceded Melbourne's second lockdown will be harder than the first as millions live with tough restrictions.
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Homeward bound: How virus changed travel to and from NZ

14 min 45 sec ago
It's estimated around one million Kiwis live abroad, but since New Zealand entered the alert level 4, just over 23,000 have returned. Photo: Supplied / Air New Zealand Job uncertainty, no access to welfare, and concerns over Covid-19 are some of the drivers behind the flood of New Zealanders abroad coming back to Aotearoa.
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NSW teen charged with murdering 10-year-old

15 min 45 sec ago
A 14-year-old girl is due to face a children's court charged with murdering her 10-year-old relative in northeast New South Wales.
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Homeward bound: How virus changed travel to and from NZ

15 min 50 sec ago
It's estimated around one million Kiwis live abroad, but since New Zealand entered the alert level 4, just over 23,000 have returned. Photo: Supplied / Air New Zealand Job uncertainty, no access to welfare, and concerns over Covid-19 are some of the drivers behind the flood of New Zealanders abroad coming back to Aotearoa.
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Megan Woods signals changes to managed isolation after recent escapes

29 min 50 sec ago
Megan Woods has signalled there could be more police involvement in managing returnees after two escapes in a week.
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Woods signals changes to managed isolation after escapes

32 min 17 sec ago
Megan Woods. Photo: RNZ Megan Woods has signalled there could be more police involvement in managing returnees after two escapes in a week.
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NZR board split over Super Rugby replacement

39 min 21 sec ago
Cullen Grace of the Crusaders charges forward during the round four Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and Highlanders. Photo: Getty Images The New Zealand Rugby board is split over the replacement for Super Rugby according to the latest revelations surrounding the game's post-virus upheaval.
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Tiwai Point smelter to close, 1000 jobs to go

47 min 43 sec ago
The aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point in Bluff. Photo: supplied More than 1000 jobs appear set to go in Southland, with Rio Tinto announcing it plans to close the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter next year.
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Tiwai Point smelter to close, 1000 jobs to go

58 min 58 sec ago
The aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point in Bluff. Photo: supplied More than 1000 jobs appear set to go in Southland, with Rio Tinto announcing it plans to close the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter next year.
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Test cricket's return dampened on day one

1 hour 7 min ago
england_windies_test.jpg England's Joe Denly mis-times a shot during test cricket's limited return overnight. Photo: Reuters After a 117-day absence, international cricket returned in familiar fashion this morning.
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Worst yet to come, insolvency expert predicts bleak 2021

1 hour 15 min ago
Economist Dominick Stephens warns of significant job losses as the economic fallout of Covid-19 takes hold. Photo: Getty Images Next year is going to be a "watershed year" for business failures an insolvency expert is predicting, unless companies can come up with a plan now to get out of debt and survive.
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Silva stars as City rout Newcastle

1 hour 19 min ago
David Silva (centre) celebrates his goal this morning against Newcastle. Photo: Getty Images David Silva scored one goal and created two more as Manchester City put on a passing masterclass to overwhelm Newcastle United with a 5-0 English Premier League victory.
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Sex charge over alleged pool cue assault

1 hour 27 min ago
A man has been charged and will appear in the Dunedin District Court following an incident in Balclutha last month which left a rugby player requiring bowel surgery.
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Attack was ‘degrading, humiliating’

4 hours 53 min ago
Ronin Ainsley, seen here playing for Tauranga’s Te Wharekura o Mauao school in 2016, was selected in a Maori All Blacks development team the same year. PHOTO: BAY OF PLENTY TIMES A national sporting representative and university scholarship recipient has been convicted of domestic violence despite claims it would end his career prospects.
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Sex offending sentence extended for violating cellmate

4 hours 53 min ago
Brian Mitchell (30) was serving a sentence of 16½ years’ imprisonment when he struck again. PHOTO: ROB KIDD A sex offender who violated his cellmate while double-bunking has had three and a-half years added to his sentence.
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Steel bracing makes mould removal safe

4 hours 53 min ago
PHOTO: ODT FILES Toxic mould will be removed from Invercargill’s Rugby Park now that structural safety concerns have been resolved.
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Manypieces torecovery puzzle, councilsays

4 hours 53 min ago
Steve Ruru. Photo: Supplied Southland district councillors have endorsed a "jigsaw" approach which aims to support the community recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Ovine star found, thanks to early lambs

4 hours 53 min ago
PHOTO: YVONNE O’HARA A Central Otago lamb has been found to feature in a film following last week’s shout out in the Otago Daily Times.
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MP laments project vote

4 hours 53 min ago
Jacqui Dean Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has slammed the Government’s rejection of a move to fast-track three Otago infrastructure projects, labelling the reason behind it as "lame".
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