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Cancer survivor's visa fight up in the air

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:04
29nov-news-festival1.jpg Juliana Costa and husband Armindo Machado Junior. Photo: Mountain Scene A popular Queenstowner has boarded a plane without knowing if she’ll be allowed to return to her husband, and her home.
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More tradies' tools stolen in Mosgiel

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:46
Tools worth $2500 were stolen from an address in Mosgiel yesterday, in the Kinmont Park area, the latest in a string of thefts from tradesmen in the area.
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Teen charged after brandishing cap gun in mall

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:38
The 17-year-old allegedly presented the cap gun when he was inside the mall about 10 metres from the entrance. Photo: Peter McIntosh A 17-year-old who allegedly brandished an imitation firearm over his head in Dunedin's Meridian Mall will appear in court today.
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$6.4b overhaul for Wellington public transport

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:18
Traffic in central Wellington. Photo: RNZ A new $6.4 billion transport project aiming to free up traffic in Wellington CBD will combine a mass transit system with an improved bus network, the government says.
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Containers blown into sea in Bluff

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:18
A number of containers at South Port in Bluff  were blown off a stack, some falling into the container yard and berth yesterday.
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SBW graduates with degree from Otago Polytech

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:02
View this post on Instagram Yes a Pacific Islander, boxer, league, sevens & rugby player can GRADUATE! Don’t ever let anyone pigeon hole you. Alhamdulillah ❤ A post shared by Sonny Bill Williams (@sonnybillwilliams) on May 15, 2019 at 12:51am PDT Sonny Bill Williams has announced that he has graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a degree in applied management.
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Visitor numbers top 1 million at Mt Cook National Park

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:49
Aoraki Mt Cook. Photo: Peter McIntosh Annual visitor numbers to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park have exceeded one million for the first time, Department of Conservation (Doc) visitor sites data shows.
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Why six businesses and the Govt invested in a video game

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:40
joybusinessacademysupplied.jpg Joy Business Academy team at the launch. Photo: Supplied via NZME. Employers generally prefer their workers not to play video games at work, but that could be set to change if a new initiative has its way.
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String of charges after North Otago armed raid

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:25
A 28-year-old Oamaru man will appear in the Timaru District Court this morning on a raft of charges after police executed a search warrant at a Weston address yesterday.
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Aussie hopefuls deliver final election pitches

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:25
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Reuters Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are preparing to pitch their contrasting visions of Australia's future ahead of the federal election in two days' time.
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US activists challenge anti-abortion law

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:23
Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill in the United States at the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Alabama. 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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Naholo on bench to face Lions

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:12
wnaholo.jpg Waisake Naholo Waisake Naholo will make his return off the bench for the Highlanders this weekend.
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Facebook changes would have blocked gunman's livestream

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:05
ap_ardern_macron.jpg New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, and French President Emmanuel Macron, arrive for a press conference at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Photo: AP The accused Christchurch gunman would not have been allowed to livestream his terror attack on March 15 under new rules that Facebook has just introduced.
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Jeremy Kyle cancelled after death of participant

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:51
Television host Jeremy Kyle. Photo: Getty Images British broadcaster ITV has cancelled The Jeremy Kyle Show, a tabloid talkshow that features confrontations between guests over issues like infidelity, betrayal and addiction, after a participant died following a recording of the programme.
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Family of 10 left with nothing after fire destroys their home

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:24
Ownership of New World Centre City in Dunedin has changed. A Southland couple are to take over the supermarket. Photo: Supplied via NZME A South Auckland family have been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs after a fire destroyed their home and everything in it.
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Teens found drinking booze after Caversham break-in

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:23
Three teenagers have been arrested after they broke into a Caversham home and were found drinking alcohol.
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Cane's chilling concussion story

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:22
Sam Cane at a Chiefs training session. Photo: Getty Images Sam Cane has revealed a chilling story of memory loss on the rugby field after getting concussed.
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Tall Blacks pursuing Adams for World Cup

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:12
New Zealand centre Steven Adams posts up for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Memphis Grizzlies' Lithuanian centre Jonas Valanciunas. Photo: Getty Images Basketball New Zealand hopes to have Steven Adams' decision locked in a month before the World Cup.
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Tech companies, governments sign up to Christchurch Call

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:53
French President Emmanuel Macron greets New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern following their news conference during the Christchurch Call meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photo: Reuters Tech company and world leaders have signed an unprecedented Christchurch Call agreement to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.
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Wild weather hits, more to come

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:39
Police control traffic after a tree came down blocking one lane on Three Mile Hill in Dunedin on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Gregor Richardson High winds yesterday knocked out power to parts of the South - including some Dunedin suburbs - and toppled trees in Clutha.
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