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Abused woman not guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter

54 min 48 sec ago
Karen Anne Ruddelle in the High Court at Auckland during her trial for the murder of her partner Joseph Ngapera. Photo: NZ Herald A South Auckland woman who stabbed her partner to death after years of domestic violence has been found not guilty of his murder - but guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter.
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Shock dance school closure 'a real bombshell'

2 hours 16 min ago
Anna Stuart. Photo: Mountain Scene In what one parent calls “a real bombshell”, Queenstown’s largest and longest-standing dance school shut shop this week.
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Man in court over child-like sex dolls

2 hours 26 min ago
A Brisbane man charged with possessing child-like sex dolls has appeared in court.
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Marlborough winemaker creates alcohol-free sav blanc

2 hours 30 min ago
A New Zealand winemaker says he was prompted to create a zero alcohol Sauvignon Blanc after undertaking a lifestyle challenge.
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Aussie uni offers Chinese students $1000 to return

2 hours 54 min ago
One of Australia's leading universities said on Friday it is offering Chinese students A$1500 ($NZ1568) if they travel through a third country as higher education providers seek to minimise the impact of a ban on foreigners arriving from mainland China.
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Mistreated shoe box cat now living happily with eight lives left

2 hours 56 min ago
Taz, formerly Brighton, with his youngest human sister, Ella Rose. Photo: Supplied One year ago, a week-old Christchurch kitten was trapped inside a shoe box and thrown from a moving vehicle, sparking national outrage.
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Dalziel set to visit Japan to make CTV building collapse apology

3 hours 33 min ago
The CTV building collapsed in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. Photo: Geoff Sloan Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel will go to Japan to meet with families who lost children in the CTV building collapse during the February 22, 2011, quake.
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Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for 'Parasite'

3 hours 37 min ago
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump has ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film "Parasite," telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939's "Gone with the Wind."
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Ikea to open multiple physical, digital stores in NZ

3 hours 42 min ago
Ikea will open three physical and digital customer "meeting points" across New Zealand as the retailer prepares to open its first full-sized store in Auckland.
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Mistreated shoe box cat now living happily with eight lives left

3 hours 51 min ago
Taz, formerly Brighton, with his youngest human sister, Ella Rose. Photo: Supplied One year ago, a week-old Christchurch kitten was trapped inside a shoe box and thrown from a moving vehicle, sparking national outrage.
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Cromwell axeman world’s second-best

4 hours 2 min ago
co20bradpako1.jpg Twenty-three-year-old Brad Pako with his trusty axe at the Central Otago A&P Show on Saturday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED/ HARLEY PHOTOGRAPHY If anyone asks Cromwell’s Brad Pako to split wood for them the answer is a firm ‘‘no’’.
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New Brighton adds former Crusaders assistant to coaching team

4 hours 7 min ago
Dave Hewett's new role as New Brighton's set-piece coach will allow him to stay involved with rugby while taking a break from the professional ranks. New Brighton have pulled off a coup in their new-look coaching team with the appointment of former Crusaders assistant and Southland head coach Dave Hewett.
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Film takes aim at fast fashion

4 hours 18 min ago
Moviegoers may scorn the billionaire fashion bosses in Greed, but anti-slavery activists said anyone who buys cheap clothes risks fuelling factory abuses.
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Four Kiwis with coronavirus 'stable' in hospital

4 hours 33 min ago
Former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship leave after spending weeks on board in quarantine due to fears of spreading the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Yokohama. Photo: Getty Images Four Kiwi cruise ship passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus are in a stable condition in a Japanese hospital.
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Four Kiwis with coronavirus 'stable' in hospital

4 hours 33 min ago
Former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship leave after spending weeks on board in quarantine due to fears of spreading the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Yokohama. Photo: Getty Images Four Kiwi cruise ship passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus are in a stable condition in a Japanese hospital.
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Stanmore Rd re-opened after crash

4 hours 41 min ago
A crash at the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave, Avonside Dr and Stanmore Rd. Part of a busy Christchurch intersection has re-opened after it was blocked due to a crash on Friday afternoon.
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Prada challenges definition of femininity

4 hours 48 min ago
Prada Autumn/Winter 2020. Photo: Reuters Prada celebrated the "pluralism and complexities of female identities" at its Fall/Winter show in Milan, with designs ranging from strict tailoring to fringed and sequinned dresses.
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Young rural women join forces to empower Canterbury farmers

4 hours 51 min ago
Elle Perriam (left) with Jess the Huntaway and Harriet Bremner with Poppy. Photo: Dana Johnston Two young rural women who have a friendship with a difference will make their first public appearance together in Canterbury in a bid to change the way people in the rural sector think.
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Kiwi jailed over Adelaide cold case killing

5 hours 2 min ago
A New Zealand man found guilty of the cold-case killing of Robert Sabeckis in Adelaide two decades ago has been jailed for at least six years.
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Jamieson gets off to dream start against India

5 hours 9 min ago
New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson celebrates the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujura with teammates. Photo: Reuters Pace bowler Kyle Jamieson made a dream start to his test career as he captured two wickets, including that of India captain Virat Kohli, as New Zealand capitalised on winning the toss and bowling on a green Basin Reserve pitch.
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