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Wales make semis after moment of madness

4 hours 1 min ago
Wales' Aaron Wainwright celebrates with team mates after the match. Photo: Reuters Wales advanced to their third World Cup semi-final when Ross Moriarty's late try gave then a 20-19 victory over a battling France team who played the last half-hour with 14 men after lock Sebastien Vahaamahina was sent off on Sunday.
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History of Highland Games honoured in Hororata

4 hours 2 min ago
Highland Games originated in Scotland centuries ago, most likely as a much more serious type of competition designed to find the best warriors, couriers, clan bodyguards and so on.
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Joseph full of praise as Japan exit Cup

4 hours 6 min ago
Coach Jamie Joseph with Japan player Yutaka Nagare following their loss to South Africa. Photo: Getty Despite seeing his team well beaten by South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, Japan coach Jamie Joseph was full of praise for his players and hoped they would be remembered as a source of inspiration throughout the country.
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'Everyone watching us now': Joseph full of praise as Japan exit Cup

4 hours 7 min ago
Coach Jamie Joseph with Japan player Yutaka Nagare following their loss to South Africa. Photo: Getty Despite seeing his team well beaten by South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, Japan coach Jamie Joseph was full of praise for his players and hoped they would be remembered as a source of inspiration throughout the country.
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Motorcyclist critical after crash in Oamaru

4 hours 8 min ago
The accident at the intersection of Solaway St and Saleyards Rd, is believed to have involved a car and a motorcycle. Photo: Daniel Birchfield A motorcyclist reportedly has critical injuries after a crash in Oamaru this afternoon.
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Teachers force-fed and smacked children

4 hours 12 min ago
A Whitby preschool teacher has been censured for forcing food into the mouth of a 2-year-old. Photo: Getty/File photo Two childcare teachers have been censured for force-feeding and smacking children in two separate incidents.
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Bus shelters open near Christchurch Hospital

4 hours 23 min ago
Work has been completed on one of the city's busiest bus stops.
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Motorcyclist critical after crash in Oamaru

4 hours 26 min ago
The accident at the intersection of Solway St and Saleyards Rd, is believed to have involved a car and a motorcycle. Photo: Daniel Birchfield Sections of Solway St and Saleyards Rd in Oamaru are likely to be closed for several hours after a serious crash this afternoon.
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Forensic tests after vandalism at Arrowtown School

5 hours 13 min ago
Queenstown police are forensically testing alcohol bottles and cans left around Arrowtown School on Friday night to try to find those responsible for vandalising the premises.
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Snow warning for Canterbury

5 hours 50 min ago
Rain, hail and snow are expected for Tuesday, but Labour weekend looks more promising. Photo: Istock A strong cold southerly could bring rain, hail and even snow for Canterbury this week.
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Heat pump company in hot water

6 hours 22 min ago
Dunedin pensioner Madeline Clark was among those who complained. Photo: ODT files The Commerce Commission is taking legal action against a South Island heat pump contracting company which it says misrepresented its services to the public.
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Man killed after jet-boat accident named

6 hours 56 min ago
Rescue helicopter and search and rescue crew search the Waitaki River near Duntroon. Photo: ODT Police have released the name of the man who died after a boat overturned on the Waitaki River.
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Man killed after jet-boat accident named

7 hours 31 sec ago
original_img_9642.jpg Rescue helicopter and search and rescue crew search the Waitaki River near Duntroon. Photo: ODT Police have released the name of the man who died after a boat overturned on the Waitaki River.
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Heat pump company in hot water

7 hours 17 min ago
Dunedin pensioner Madeline Clark was among those who complained. Photo: ODT files The Commerce Commission is taking action against a South Island heat pump contracting company which it says misrepresented its services to the public.
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Aust horse slaughter 'beyond terrible'

7 hours 50 min ago
Federal Attorney General Christian Porter says the footage of slaughtered racehorses revealed by the national broadcaster this week was "beyond terrible".
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Cheika's final shot at Kiwi boss after quitting

7 hours 59 min ago
Michael Cheika. Photo: Getty Images Michael Cheika has taken a swipe at Rugby Australia's Kiwi boss Raelene Castle as he confirmed he will be quitting as head coach after the Wallabies' 40-16 quarter-final loss to England.
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Kiwis using $8.9 million in illicit substances each week

8 hours 7 min ago
Drugs tested for include methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, MDMA and fentanyl. Photo: NZ Herald Illicit drugs detected in New Zealand's wastewater in the last few months would have generated almost $500 million of criminal profit over a year.
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Name suppression lifted for Rakaia murder-accused

8 hours 19 min ago
Tony Waldron was found dead at his home on September 18. Photo: Facebook Name suppression for a 26-year-old charged with the murder of Rakaia farmworker Tony Waldron has been lifted. 
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'Heartless, classless': MediaWorks star blasts Winston

8 hours 55 min ago
The AM Show co-host Mark Richardson The AM Show co-host Mark Richardson has blasted Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters for his comments following the announcement MediaWorks' TV arm is up for sale.
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Coroner to probe how inmate hit own head 100 times

8 hours 58 min ago
Sentry Taitoko died in police custody. Photo: Facebook A Coroner will today hold an inquest into the death of a South Auckland man who managed to hit his head more than 100 times in a police cell after his arrest.
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