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Peters slams Labour for 'abandoning the regions'

56 min 52 sec ago
NZ First leader Winston Peters. Photo: RNZ New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has delivered his most stinging blow to date against his coalition partners, accusing Labour of abandoning the regions.
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'Great to be alive': Man's warning about Legionnaires' disease

1 hour 27 min ago
Hastings man Ian Clayton was one of the two people recently hospitalised in Hawke's Bay with Legionnaires' disease. Photo: Hawke's Bay DHB via NZ Herald A self-proclaimed "normal Kiwi bloke" was left flat on his back and coughing up blood at one point as he battled the potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease.
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Worksafe investigating after 6-year-old dies on farm

1 hour 41 min ago
A six-year-old child was fatally injured on an Ōpōtiki dairy farm last night, police have confirmed.
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Small businesses cautiously optimistic amid recession

2 hours 46 min ago
While some businesses say only time will tell how tough things may get, for now they are getting on with it. Photo: Getty Images The economy may have just taken a turn for the worst but some small businesses are cautiously optimistic about the future.
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Paedophile who worked on kids TV show jailed

2 hours 54 min ago
Convicted paedophile Nikola Michael Marinovich tries to evade cameras outside Auckland District Court earlier this year. Photo: Michael Craig A convicted paedophile and former cheerleading coach who worked on children's TV show What Now has been jailed for possessing, making and distributing graphic child abuse material.
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Paedophile who worked on kids TV show jailed over child sex abuse images

2 hours 58 min ago
Convicted paedophile Nikola Michael Marinovich tries to evade cameras outside Auckland District Court earlier this year. Photo: Michael Craig A convicted paedophile and former cheerleading coach who worked on children's TV show What Now has been jailed for possessing, making and distributing graphic child abuse material.
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Battle against gull invaders goes to the Beehive

3 hours 4 min ago
Waitaki District Council regulatory services officer Kyle Thompson-Connell uses Wingo, a bird repellent, on the roof of the Brydone Hotel to stop red-billed gulls nesting there. PHOTO: GUS PATTERSON Red-billed gulls could soon face eviction from Oamaru’s central business district.
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Businesses told to lock up rubbish skips to avoid fires

3 hours 15 min ago
Photo: Getty Images Fire and Emergency NZ is encouraging businesses to lock up their rubbish skips to avoid potentially dangerous fires.
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The country where rapists will now be surgically castrated

3 hours 32 min ago
Photo: Getty Images The governor of Nigeria's Kaduna state has signed off on a new law stating men convicted of rape will be surgically castrated.
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Canterbury calls on All Blacks to help defend Ranfurly Shield

3 hours 41 min ago
Joe Moody has been named in Canterbury's starting line up along with fellow All Blacks Codie Taylor and Sam Whitelock. Photo: Getty Images Canterbury will understandably maximise the use of their soon-to-be departing All Blacks contingent when they face their first genuine Ranfurly Shield defence of the season on Saturday.
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'Antique roadie' races to raise funds for spinal injury treatments

3 hours 53 min ago
John Winkie (centre) with the Warkworth riders. Photo: MARC HERBULOT PHOTOGRAPHY via RNZ On Saturday 80-year-old cyclist John Winkie will tackle one of New Zealand's toughest one-day road cycle races with a bike of the same age.
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Businessman told to get rid of rental vehicles parked on his property

4 hours 17 min ago
Abell Rentals founding director Allan Scott stands outside his property where he is currently storing about 150 vehicles. Photo: Geoff Sloan A business owner claims Christchurch City Council has left him with no choice but to “run his business into the ground”.
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Ardern blasts National's 'totally irresponsible' tax cut plans

4 hours 18 min ago
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has criticised National's tax cuts policy, saying they are "unaffordable" and "irresponsible" as the country battles Covid-19's economic impact.
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Businessman told to get rid of rental vehicles on his property

4 hours 33 min ago
Abell Rentals founding director Allan Scott stands outside his property where he is currently storing about 150 vehicles. Photo: Geoff Sloan A business owner claims Christchurch City Council has left him with no choice but to “run his business into the ground”.
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Seven Sharp reporter leaving TVNZ after 16 years

4 hours 41 min ago
Seven Sharp's Tim Wilson is leaving TVNZ. Photo: Tim Wilson / Instagram Seven Sharp reporter Tim Wilson has announced he is leaving TVNZ.
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17 OSCE nations appoint team to probe Belarus election

4 hours 56 min ago
belarus-election-lukashenko-reuters.jpg Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Photo: Tut.By via Reuters Seventeen members of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have appointed an independent team of experts to investigate alleged rights violations in Belarus' August presidential election, Denmark said on Thursday.
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Labour unveils $200m plan to help regional development

5 hours 1 min ago
Phil Twyford and Jacinda Ardern Photo: RNZ Labour has announced a $200 million fund to support economic development plans in the regions, as part of its election manifesto.
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National's tax cut plan 'desperate, ill thought-out': Robertson

5 hours 6 min ago
Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. Photo: Getty Images Labour's finance spokesman Grant Robertson says National's tax policy "beggars' belief" and would put New Zealand's Covid-19 economic recovery at risk.
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'Only in Australia': Moment 4m croc is pushed away by the snout

5 hours 14 min ago
Matt Wright said that he and co-worker Tommy Nichols were clearing logs in a Northern Territory waterway when the 4m croc began tailing behind them. Photo: via Instagram They say never smile at a crocodile. But how about pushing one away while wading in a river?
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