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Gay conversion therapy to become criminal offence

35 min 41 sec ago
Green Party MPs Chloe Swarbrick, Marama Davidson and Elizabeth Kerekere deliver a 150,000-signature petition to Parliament calling for a ban on conversion therapy. Photo: NZ Herald Practices intended to change or suppress someone's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, also referred to as gay conversion therapy, will become a criminal offence under legislation announced today.
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M Bovis claimed 1200-plus cows at Lincoln University

47 min 39 sec ago
Lincoln University dairy farms have been cleaned, disinfected and restocked after herds were culled due to a Mycoplasma bovis infection. Photo: Supplied Stringent biosecurity measures and practices remain in place on Lincoln University’s dairy farms after more than 1200 cows were culled as a result of Mycoplasma bovis infection.
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Plans for parking building parked

54 min 50 sec ago
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be closing its Ballarat St car park from August 2. Photo: Tracy Roxburgh Queenstown’s council has parked plans for a new carparking building in the CBD.
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Ceremony confusion: The moment Kiwi pair almost 'lost' gold medals

1 hour 8 min ago
Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand's golden rowing pair almost "lost" their prized medals - moments after winning them.
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'Pest control man' allegedly shoots cat dead in front of owner

1 hour 19 min ago
A distraught pet owner is seeking justice for his cat after the animal was allegedly shot dead on his property, which borders the Taumarunui golf club.
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Pest company fined $275k for exposing employee to 1080 in Christchurch

1 hour 27 min ago
1080 cereal bait pellets. Photo: DOC A Canterbury pest bait manufacturer has been fined $275,000 by WorkSafe after an employee nearly died from 1080 poisoning in 2019.
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'Courage and tenacity': Olympics chief praises transgender Kiwi athlete

1 hour 33 min ago
laurelhubbardcommgamesgettyimages-943572198.jpg Laurel Hubbard represented New Zealand at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Photo: Getty The International Olympic Committee's medical chief has praised New Zealand transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's bravery as a trailblazing athlete at the Tokyo Olympics.
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'Tell your friend to hide': All Black's message after alleged assault

1 hour 44 min ago
Shannon Frizell during his appearance at the Dunedin District Court After an All Black allegedly slapped and punched a woman in the face in a Dunedin bar he sent threatening messages to a third party saying "f... you b.... tell your friend to hide".
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Willowbank a constantly moving feast

1 hour 51 min ago
Nick Ackroyd has been looking after keas and other native species at Willowbank for the past 12 years. He talks to reporter Fiona Ellis.
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'Courage and tenacity': Olympics chief praises transgender Kiwi athlete

2 hours 7 min ago
Laurel Hubbard represented New Zealand at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Photo: Getty The International Olympic Committee's medical chief has praised New Zealand transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's bravery as a trailblazing athlete at the Tokyo Olympics.
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South Island mussel farmers millions of dollars out of pocket after storms

2 hours 16 min ago
Photo: File image The storm which caused widespread flooding across the top of the South Island has also had a devastating impact on mussel farms in the region.
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'Reign of terror': Man continued to assault girlfriend outside police station

2 hours 42 min ago
After 16 months of a vicious and abusive relationship, the woman sought help at the Dunedin Central Police Station but Scott Kelly attacked her in the car park next door. Photo: Google Streetview A South Island man responsible for a 16-month reign of terror over his girlfriend viciously assaulted her outside a police station, a court has heard.
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Covid-19: Who does the shopping for stranded Lyttelton seafarers?

2 hours 52 min ago
Sailors stuck on ships are giving the Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre about $10,000 each month to shop for them. Photo: Supplied The new Uber Eats. That is how Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre chaplain Reverend John McLister describes the centre, which is delivering up to $10,000 of groceries and personal items to sailors stuck on ships in the port each month.
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New Christchurch Hospital car park building still waiting on consent

3 hours 2 min ago
Resource consent is still yet to be granted for a planned 450-space car park for people going to Christchurch Hospital. Photo: NZH Resource consent is yet to be granted for a planned 450-space car park for visitors to Christchurch Hospital.
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Search steps up for missing Clyde teen

3 hours 23 min ago
Caitlin has been reported missing from Alexandra. Photo: NZ Police More than 48 hours after her disappearance, police last night were no closer to locating missing Central Otago teen Caitlin Blanch.
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Vaccinations or masks required of US Govt workers

3 hours 27 min ago
US President Joe Biden speaks about the pace of coronavirus vaccinations during a media briefing at the White House in Washington. Photo: Reuters Federal workers and onsite contractors will have to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or wear masks, practise social distancing and submit to regular testing under sweeping new guidelines the White House has announced.
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One injured in Timaru truck crash

3 hours 34 min ago
One person is injured and the main road is closed after a two-truck crash in Timaru this morning.
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City council snubs own venue for Smart Christchurch expo

3 hours 44 min ago
The Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Photo: Geoff Sloan Christchurch City Council’s decision to stage a technology and innovation expo at the new government-owned Te Pae convention centre ahead of its own Venues Otautahi-run facilities is under scrutiny.
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Christchurch mum's death: Police probing final hours

3 hours 47 min ago
The woman was found at this Heathcote Valley property. Photo: George Heard The woman who died after suffering severe injuries at a Christchurch property was mother-of-four Heather Foote.
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