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Tearful parents of Charlie Gard agree to end legal fight

7 hours 11 min ago
Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard have decided to end their struggle to keep their ill baby son alive. Photo: Reuters The parents of Charlie Gard tearfully gave up their legal battle to keep their terminally ill baby alive on Monday (local time), saying his condition had deteriorated too far for any possible recovery, in a case they said had touched the world.
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Spieth, McIlroy favourites for PGA Championships

7 hours 43 min ago
jordan_spieth_5.jpg Jordan Spieth's win at the British Open has him as co-favourite for the PGA Championship alongside Rory McIlroy. Photo: Reuters British Open champion Jordan Spieth and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy have been rated 7-1 early co-favourites to win next month's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Cellphone use pips landlines

7 hours 45 min ago
telephone_keys_jpg_50766c791a.JPG The Commerce Commission has found landline use, or fixed-access lines used only for voice calls, continued to decline. Photo: File New Zealanders chatted for more than 8 billion minutes on their cellphones last year — nearly four times the amount they did a decade ago.
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Site helping adoptees find birth parents

7 hours 52 min ago
Nearly 300 people have shared their stories or searched for their birth parents and siblings through a website.
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Six-car crash in Kawarau Gorge

7 hours 58 min ago
Six vehicles have been involved in a serious crash in Central Otago's Kawarau Gorge this morning.
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Johnson reaffirms bond

8 hours 4 min ago
The pohutukawa memorial after its unveiling at Pukeahu War Memorial Park in Wellington. Photo: Getty Images British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says New Zealand and Britain will continue to stand together in a ‘‘world still full of threats’’.
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Riedewald signs with Palace

8 hours 5 min ago
New Crystal Palace signing Jairo Riedewald playing for Ajax. Photo: Getty Images Crystal Palace have signed Ajax Amsterdam defender Jairo Riedewald on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club has announced.
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Thorn called into Wallaby camp

8 hours 16 min ago
Brad Thorn. Photo: Getty Images A former All Black and one of the great All Black opponents have been in Wallabies camp this week ahead of next month's Bledisloe Cup opener.
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Flying with littlies a dream, I kid you not

10 hours 25 min ago
Air travel with children holds surprising joys, finds Cynthia M. Allen.
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Liberty lesson for nation in a bubble

10 hours 25 min ago
John Roberts The chief guardian of freedom in the ``land of the free'' will give a speech tomorrow evening. But it will not be free. Welcome to today's wobbly ``Western'' world.
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The heart and soul of Glasgow

10 hours 25 min ago
Sandip Hor travels to Scotland and gets acquainted with bagpipes and whisky.
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Smart riding by Duncan gains win, second

10 hours 25 min ago
Courtney Duncan Palmerston motocross rider Courtney Duncan bagged a win and a second place yesterday to go back to the top of the women's world championship.
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Grimaldi just misses out on medal

10 hours 25 min ago
Anna Grimaldi Anna Grimaldi was on the other end of the equation yesterday.
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Landers met their deadline for arriving in Christchurch

10 hours 25 min ago
The Highlanders were happy to play their quarterfinal on Saturday and had given themselves a deadline of getting to Christchurch which they met.
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Aston, Timmins named in Tall Blacks for Asia Cup

10 hours 25 min ago
Otago home-grown talents Luke Aston and Sam Timmins have made the most of their opportunities to be named in the Tall Blacks squad that will travel to Lebanon for the Asia Cup next month.
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Mauger appears favoured

10 hours 25 min ago
Aaron Mauger. The new Highlanders head coach should be named next month but the drums appear to be beating for Aaron Mauger.
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Enrolment checks

10 hours 25 min ago
Ladies of the Port Chalmers Patriotic Society supplied soldiers returning by troopship with refreshments on the wharf. - Otago Witness, 25.7.1917. What constitutes ``reasonable grounds'' for belief by an employer that his employee or employees have enrolled under ``The Military Service Act, 1916'', is a matter on which the police and the employer may have widely divergent views.
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Coping with floods and slips

10 hours 25 min ago
Flooding across paddocks in Taieri. Photo: ODT files Heavy rain of the magnitude which fell along the South Island coast and some way inland last Friday and Saturday is fortunately rare. The disruption and damage it causes is a severe blow.
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Newcomers add diversity to Rich List for 2017

10 hours 25 min ago
Michael Guthrie The National Business Review 2017 Rich List is showing signs of a diversification of the economy and some newcomers are making their presence felt.
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Immigration stance change likely to please

10 hours 25 min ago
Virginia Nicholls Southern employers are likely to welcome the change of stance indicated by the Government regarding a proposed immigration policy.
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