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Clinical Ireland dominate Scotland

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 22:22
2019-09-22t082510z_1111180734_up1ef9m0ndy59_rtrmadp_3_rugby-union-worldcup-irl-sco.jpg Ireland's Rory Best and Iain Henderson in action with Scotland's WP Nel and Allan Dell. Photo: Reuters Top-ranked Ireland put aside their stuttering 2019 form with a clinical 27-3 victory over their main Pool A rivals Scotland to open their World Cup campaign in convincing style in Yokohama.
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Mysterious white powder sent to Mosgiel address

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 20:56
Police are investigating a report an envelope containing an unknown powder has recently delivered to a Mosgiel property.
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Italy beat stubborn Namibia

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 20:14
2019-09-22t053758z_2122344340_up1ef9m0fna35_rtrmadp_3_rugby-union-worldcup-ita-nam.jpg Italy’s Maxime Mbanda in action with Namibia’s Chad Plato. Photo: Reuters Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of halftime to give themselves some breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win in their Pool B opener at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka.
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Fire contained after threatening Queenstown homes

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 20:02
Firefighters quickly contained a fire in Queenstown this evening. Photo: NZ Police Three fire appliances backed by a helicopter with a monsoon bucket have swiftly extinguished a lakeside fire which was burning near homes in the Queenstown suburb of Kelvin Heights this evening.
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One serious after Dunedin motorcycle crash

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 19:53
fawcett_st_220919_2.jpg A motorcyclist was hurt after a crash on Fawcett St this evening. Photo: Linda Robertson Emergency services went to the aid of an injured motorcyclist understood to have hit a parked car on Fawcett St in South Dunedin tonight.
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Winston's blast: Spark streaming 'abject disaster'

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 17:53
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. Photo: ODT files Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says Spark's streaming of last night's World Cup match between the All Blacks and South Africa was an "abject disaster".
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Familial DNA brings arrest in Aus cold case

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 16:09
Detectives have arrived in regional Victoria with plans to extradite a man over the decades-old cold case stabbing murder of a "completely innocent" Adelaide woman.
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Southland break streak in style

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 15:13
Southland players and fans were in disbelief after thumping Counties-Manakau last night. Photo: Getty Images The streak is over.
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Large tussock fire near Danseys Pass

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 14:31
Rural firefighters have been called to contain a blaze in the Danseys Pass area, after a controlled burn got out of hand.
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Large tussock fire near Danseys Pass

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 14:29
Rural firefighters have been called to contain a blaze in the Danseys Pass area, after a controlled burn got out of hand.
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Grit and grime spawn beauty in LA's arts district

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 13:57
Pam Jones soaks up the concrete canvases of an outdoor gallery as she explores LA's arts district.
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NZ's rivers are still in a worrying state

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 13:42
Fresh data has revealed worsening levels of E.Coli and nitrogen across more than 1400 river sites monitored around the country. Photo: NZME New Zealand's rivers remain in a worrying state, with new data showing how levels of harmful E. Coli and nitrogen have been worsening over the past decade.
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WC free-to-air today; Spark offers refunds

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 13:32
spark_problems.jpg Viewers sent images of TV screens while watching the Spark Sport coverage. Photo: NZ Herald/Supplied Spark will simulcast today's Rugby World Cup games free to air on TVNZ after glitches with its streaming service during last night's key All Blacks game.
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WC free-to-air today; Spark offers refunds

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 13:27
spark_problems.jpg Viewers sent images of TV screens while watching the Spark Sport coverage. Photo: NZ Herald/Supplied Spark will simulcast today's Rugby World Cup games free to air on TVNZ after glitches with its streaming service during last night's key All Blacks game.
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Fans slammed for 'disrespectful' response to All Blacks haka

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:50
All Blacks captain Kieran Read led a revamped version of kappa o pango. Photo: Getty Images The reaction of some fans at International Stadium Yokohama during the All Blacks' haka has been criticised as "disrespectful".
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Indonesia to send contaminated recycling back to NZ

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:38
Bales of recycling Photo: Supplied Ministry for the Environment officials are still trying to determine how much contaminated recycling Indonesia is sending back to New Zealand.
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Climate change: How hard will extreme weather hit NZ?

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:35
drought_12-13.jpg Scientists have calculated that climate change increased by 20 per cent the chances of the 2012-13 drought (pictured) occurring. Photo: NZ Herald Scientists are taking a deeper look at how hard New Zealand will be hit by one of climate change's most frightening calling cards: extreme weather.
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Climate change: How hard will extreme weather hit NZ?

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:34
drought_12-13.jpg Scientists have calculated that climate change increased by 20 per cent the chances of the 2012-13 drought (pictured) occurring. Photo: NZ Herald Scientists are taking a deeper look at how hard New Zealand will be hit by one of climate change's most frightening calling cards: extreme weather.
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Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:43
President Trump apparently repeatedly asked his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy for information about potential presidential rival Joe Biden. Photo: Reuters Former US Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.
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Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:42
President Trump apparently repeatedly asked his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy for information about potential presidential rival Joe Biden. Photo: Reuters Former US Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.
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