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South elects three new MPs

10 hours 54 min ago
liz_craig.jpg Labour's Liz Craig. Photo: Sam White Otago and Southland have three new MPs today, from Labour, New Zealand First and National.
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Six reportedly hurt in London acid attack

11 hours 12 min ago
gettyimages-586129374.jpg The shopping centre in Stratford. Photo: Getty Images Six people were believed to have been injured on Saturday after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in an area around a large shopping centre in east London, police said.
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Iran tests new missile

11 hours 28 min ago
Iran says foreign pressures would not affect Iran's missile programme. Photo: Reuters Iran says it has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2000km and would keep developing its arsenal, despite US pressure to stop.
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Greens keen to form new Govt with Labour

11 hours 59 min ago
gettyimages-852180936_1.jpg Green Party leader James Shaw. Photo: Getty Images The Greens are promising a change of Government, with leader James Shaw saying he would be on the phone to Labour leader Jacinda Ardern very soon.
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Crews battle blaze on container ship

12 hours 14 min ago
Seventy firefighters are battling a blaze on a container ship at Mount Maunganui.
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Sad end for Maori Party co-leader

12 hours 44 min ago
An emotional Te Ururoa Flavell on Saturday night.Photo: NZ Herald Te Ururoa Flavell has bid a tearful farewell as the Maori Party were completely wiped out from Parliament in the election in last night's results.
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Power now lies with Peters

13 hours 2 min ago
Winston Peters has worked with both major parties. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand's ruling National Party won the largest number of votes in the country's general election on Saturday, securing a comfortable margin over the Labour Party after what had promised to be the most hotly contested race in recent history.
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Hospital rebuild: 'We need to 'get it right'

16 hours 58 min ago
Southern DHB chairman Chris Fleming. Photo: supplied With political parties, lobby groups, clinicians and patients all stepping into the debate on the state of Dunedin Hospital and the Southern District Health Board, the man in the hot seat is focused on getting the job done.
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Bus service loss angers pupils

16 hours 58 min ago
Bayfield High School pupil Phoebe Whittam and King’s High School pupil Daniel Penniket wait for the bus with other pupils in Broad Bay yesterday. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON Peninsula high school pupils are "angry'' at the loss of their daily Go Bus service.
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Dogs get 'second chance'

16 hours 58 min ago
Dog trainer Rene Gloor trains English springer spaniel Flynn to detect the American foulbrood disease in Dunedin last week. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A Dunedin dog trainer is giving troubled dogs a "second chance''.
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FASD course to share knowledge

16 hours 58 min ago
Ann Donkin (left) with Anita Gibbs. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD A binge-drinking culture and the fact that half of all pregnancies are unplanned are putting increased risk on unborn children, a social worker has warned.
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Community rallies behind playground

16 hours 58 min ago
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Involvement in Diwali celebration extended

16 hours 58 min ago
Planning to involve the wider Dunedin community in this year’s Diwali celebrations are (from left) Dunedin Public Art Gallery visitor programmes organiser Lynda Cullen, DCC community events co-ordinator Marilyn Anderson, and Indian dance specialist Swaroopa Unni. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Celebrations of the Indian festival of light, Diwali, will be bigger and brighter than ever, organisers say.
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Oturehua writer Jillian Sullivan wins fellowship

17 hours 1 min ago
Oturehua writer Jillian Sullivan, who has just been awarded the New Zealand Society of Authors Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2017. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Central Otago writer Jillian Sullivan says a writing fellowship will allow her "precious time'' to research her next work.
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Bill and Winston hold the cards

20 hours 9 min ago
Bill English celebrates with his wife Mary. Photo:NZ Herald Jubilant National leader Bill English says National will begin discussions with NZ First within days to form a "strong, stable" new government.
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Ardern says National has more votes but race not over

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:32
Photo: Getty Images Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern said the ruling National Party had taken the largest number of votes in the election, but the race was not over yet.
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Winston Peters: 'All roads lead to Russell'

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 23:29
NZ First Party leader Winston Peters. Photo: NZME With a cheeky grin and a twinkle in his eye, the man dubbed the king-maker in this election had a simple message.
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Green MP set to be youngest in 42 years

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:54
chloeswarbrick5.jpg New-comer Chole Swarbrick looks set to become the youngest MP in New Zealand for 42 years. Photo: Chris Smith As number seven on the Green Party's list, 23-year-old Chloe Swarbrick is set to become New Zealand's youngest MP in 42 years.
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National's Dowie takes Invercargill

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:00
National party Invercargill candidate Sarah Dowie is set to take the electorate seat with just over 85% of votes counted.
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Jacqui Dean wins Waitaki

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:38
dean.jpg National MP Jacqui Dean at Oamaru Opera House. Photo: Shannon Gillies National MP Jacqui Dean has turned her unassailable lead into a win for National in the Waitaki electorate. 
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