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Car winds up in Clutha River

1 hour 19 min ago
No-one was seriously hurt when a car went out of control on State Highway 8 and into the Clutha River near Millers Flat this morning, police say.
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Musk wins defamation trial over tweet

3 hours 10 min ago
Tesla boss Elon Musk testified at the trial. Photo: Reuters Tesla boss Elon Musk has gained a stunning legal victory as a federal court jury swiftly rejected a multimillion-dollar  defamation claim brought by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.
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Musk wins defamation trial over tweet

3 hours 14 min ago
Tesla boss Elon Musk testified at the trial. Photo: Reuters Tesla boss Elon Musk has gained a stunning legal victory as a federal court jury swiftly rejected a multimillion-dollar  defamation claim brought by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.
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Musk wins defamation trial over tweet

3 hours 14 min ago
Tesla boss Elon Musk testified at the trial. Photo: Reuters Tesla boss Elon Musk has gained a stunning legal victory as a federal court jury swiftly rejected a multimillion-dollar  defamation claim brought by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.
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Teen who threw boy from Tate 'wanted to be on TV'

3 hours 26 min ago
The Tate Modern in central London. Photo: Reuters A British teenager has admitted to throwing a six-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in London with the intention of killing him.
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Teen who threw boy from Tate 'wanted to be on TV'

3 hours 34 min ago
The Tate Modern in central London. Photo: Reuters A British teenager has admitted to throwing a six-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery in London with the intention of killing him.
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Measles death toll climbs in Samoa

3 hours 43 min ago
Mobile vaccination teams went out across Samoa on Thursday and Friday. Photo: RNZ There are now 65 measles related deaths in Samoa following two more fatalities over the past day.
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Flood fears in Canterbury

4 hours 51 min ago
The Rangitata River. Photo: Getty Images Campers along the banks of the Rangitata River in Canterbury are being told to evacuate, as the river is rising rapidly, and several roads have been closed due to flooding.
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Flood fears in Canterbury

4 hours 52 min ago
The Rangitata River. Photo: Getty Images Campers along the banks of the Rangitata River in Canterbury are being told to evacuate, as the river is rising rapidly, and several roads have been closed due to flooding.
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West Coast towns cut off after bridge collapse

5 hours 13 min ago
Extensive rain and strong winds have been battering the West Coast. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald Part of a West Coast bridge has collapsed after heavy rain overnight, cutting off Haast, Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph.
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West Coast towns cut off after bridge collapse

5 hours 17 min ago
lfduab6t5baxnoxgtjc6q2pdpi.jpg Extensive rain and strong winds have been battering the West Coast. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald Part of a West Coast bridge has collapsed after heavy rain overnight, cutting off Haast, Fox Glacier and Franz Joseph.
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Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

5 hours 37 min ago
Caroline Wozniacki won the Australian Open last year. Photo: Reuters Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki says she will retire from tennis after the Australian Open -- the venue of her sole Grand Slam triumph.
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13 new DHB chairs in 'changing of guard'

5 hours 56 min ago
Health Minister David Clark. Photo: RNZ The Government has overhauled leadership of the nation's health boards, appointing new chairs at 13 of the 19 DHBs.
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Shot man in Kurow was guide ‘respected worldwide’

5 hours 59 min ago
A Kurow man shot by police on Thursday was "respected worldwide" as a fishing guide and a friend to many, a close friend and former co-worker says.
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'Serious concerns' for missing West Coast woman

6 hours 3 min ago
Barbara Ann Quinn. Photo: supplied Police say they have very serious concerns for the safety of West Coast woman Barbara Ann Quinn after the 41-year-old was reported missing yesterday evening.
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13 new DHB chairs in 'changing of the guard'

7 hours 10 min ago
Health Minister David Clark. Photo: RNZ The Government has overhauled leadership of the nation's health boards, appointing new chairs at 13 of the 19 DHBs.
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Fatal Routeburn tramp wet and windy

7 hours 39 min ago
The group, accompanied by guides, was on the second day of a three-day trek that starts at The Divide and ends at the Routeburn Shelter. Photo: Getty Images Police and WorkSafe are investigating after an Australian man died after falling on the Routeburn Track in wet and windy conditions.
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Dream to perform internationally achieved at an early age

9 hours 53 min ago
Monet Schutte, 13, performed her song ‘Like You Did Before' at the Vienna Concert Hall, Austria. Monet Schutte has achieved her dream - and she's only 13-years-old.
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Politics and farming a true blue mix

10 hours 53 min ago
Nicola Grigg was born and raised on a farm in Mt Somers. Nicola Grigg will be National’s Selwyn candidate in next year’s general election, replacing the retiring Amy Adams. She talks to Louis Day.
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Funding for global research project

12 hours 23 min ago
University of Otago religion programme head Dr John Shaver is leading a research project involving 6000 people. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A groundbreaking multidisciplinary research project involving 6000 people in different parts of the world to shed light on how religion affects family size and child health, has received a multimillion-dollar grant.
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