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Police visit firearm owners after public concerns

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:49
Police have been conducting armed raids to seize firearms, since Parliament last month passed legislation. Photo: RNZ Police say visits to some firearms owners are being carried out as a result of information received about troubling behaviour.
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Alabama governor signs abortion ban into law

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:33
Governor Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in Alabama. Photo: Alabama Governor's Office via AP Alabama's governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the the United States, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.
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Christchurch Muslims welcome online pledge

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:32
The Al Noor mosque was targeted by the gunman on March 15. Photo: NZME Christchurch Muslims have welcomed the Christchurch Call to Action, which bids to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.
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From infectious disease hospital to party flat

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:26
An historic Dunedin building which has gone from housing disease-ridden patients to hosting raging student parties is up for sale for only the second time in its history.
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Carport falls on caravan in Invercargill

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:13
A woman has been rescued after a carport fell on a caravan in Invercargill this afternoon, but the incident was "not as serious" as first thought.
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Hung jury in trial of ex-teacher accused of abusing boys

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:11
eight_col_190429_benjy-swann-2.jpg Benjamin Swann at the High Court in Auckland. Photo: RNZ The High Court trial of a former Auckland teacher accused of indecently touching boys has ended in a hung jury.
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Pike River re-entry work starts again

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:32
Dinghy Pattinson, the chief operating officer of the Pike River Recovery Agency, stands outside the entrance to the Pike River Mine near Greymouth. Photo: NZ Herald Workers are back cutting into the concrete seal plugging the Pike River Mine drift after the leaky tubes that delayed the long-awaited re-entry were replaced.
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Woman seriously hurt after motorcyles collide in Southland

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:02
A woman is seriously injured after two motorcycles collided in Southland this afternoon.
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Police name woman killed in Catlins quad bike crash

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:04
Police have named the elderly woman who died in a quad bike crash on a farm in the Catlins last week.
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In good spirits: Otago distilleries listed in travel bible

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:48
Publishers the Lonely Planet have just produced a guide to the world's best bars and distilleries, and they must have had a lot of fun writing it.
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US activists challenge anti-abortion law

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:29
Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House. Photo: Reuters United States abortion-rights activists vowed on Wednesday to challenge an Alabama bill that would ban abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, the latest attempt by conservatives to reverse a 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman's right to it.
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Carter, Ko, Kendall, Ashby receive honours

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:29
Dan Carter, Lydia Ko, Barbara Kendall and Glenn Ashby pose after receiving their NZOM honours for services to sports. Photo: Getty Images Some of New Zealand's sporting greats were celebrated during an investiture ceremony at Government House in Auckland today.
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TVNZ dumps Jeremy Kyle after guest's death

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:05
jeremy_kyle_supplied_itv.jpg Jeremy Kyle Photo: Supplied/ITV Television New Zealand has pulled The Jeremy Kyle Show off air after it was permanently cancelled in Britain it following the death of one of its guests.
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Two treated for smoke inhalation after garage fire

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00
garagefirepacificstgregorr.jpg A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said the fire was out on arrival. Photo: Gregor Richardson Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze in a garage on Pacific St, in Roslyn.
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Leotards in limbo

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00
Two hundred  young Queenstown gymnasts could be without a floor to practise on in a matter of a months.
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Queenstown excited for Avenue Q

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00
After three months of bonding with their puppets, it's time for the cast of Avenue Q to take to the stage.
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The South Today bulletin: May 16

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00
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DCC launches new logo

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:49
council_logos_1.jpg The Dunedin City Council has a new logo (pictured top) after using the old one (bottom) for 14 years. Photo: Supplied The Dunedin City Council has a new logo after using the old one for 14 years.
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'Appalling situation': Rape evidence destroyed

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:35
Queensland's opposition leader is pushing for a corruption probe after police destroyed evidence in an alleged gang rape case.
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Busby takes the feijoa for New Zealand's oldest sheep

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:19
Busby's genetic roots might lie in the blustery North Sea island of Texel, but the owners of what was possibly New Zealand's oldest sheep say he has thrived on a more gentle lifestyle.
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