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Pizza shop where owner was murdered destroyed by fire

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 17:24
The aftermath of the fire at the Pizza Box in Paeroa. Photo: Supplied / Vivien Leonard The Paeroa pizza shop where Jordan Voudouris was shot in an unsolved murder case was destroyed by fire last night.
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Manhunt after serious assault in Gore

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 17:12
Police are on the lookout for three men involved in a serious assault in Gore last night. 
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Otago trail in Shield defence

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 14:51
Thames Valley lead Otago 13-7 in their Ranfurly Shield clash in Wanaka today.
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Crowd builds for Shield challenge

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 13:09
People are piling into the Wanaka Showgrounds for Otago's Ranfurly Shield match against Thames Valley this afternoon.
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Neesham's public appeal to Indian fans

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 12:20
Jimmy Neesham. Photo: Reuters Black Caps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has made a public appeal to Indian cricket fans on the eve of the Cricket World Cup final.
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Pledge to make Stewart Island predator free

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 12:00
The "ambitious vision" to back nature on the island would make it the "largest inhabited predator free island in the world". Photo: Getty Images Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage is celebrating a "significant milestone" towards making Stewart Island (Rakiura) predator free.
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Owners hand over guns at first buyback event

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:54
Streams of Canterbury gun owners are arriving to hand over their weapons at Riccarton Racecourse today.
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'Life-threatening' storm bears down on New Orleans

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:36
Tropical Storm Barry approaches the coast of Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico in this July 12 (local time) satellite photo. Reuters City officials have warned New Orleans residents to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors as Tropical Storm Barry was poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.
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Fire in historic Christchurch building 'suspicious'

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:19
Fire and Emergency said they were called to the hall about 5.20pm on Friday. Photo / FENZ A blaze that devastated a heritage-listed derelict mansion in Christchurch is being treated as suspicious.
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US set for crackdown on immigrants

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:54
2019-07-12t203231z_292915981_rc1b6e32d400_rtrmadp_3_usa-trump_medium.jpg US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, US President Donald Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, was on track after a delay.
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Survivors leave hospital after NSW boat tragedy

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:39
A teenage girl and her father have been released from hospital following their rescue after a catamaran overturned and killed three people in rough seas off Newcastle, in New South Wales.
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Woman killed in Rolleston crash named

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 09:45
Police have named an elderly woman who died after her car and a truck collided in the Canterbury town of Rolleston on Monday.
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Ferns thrash Malawi in Cup opener

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 09:27
Maria Folau in action for the Silver Ferns against Malawi at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. Photo: Getty Encouraging start from the Silver Ferns.
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Cricket World Cup - Our time, finally?

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 09:08
2019-07-10t133848z_1143810832_rc11c333ab70_rtrmadp_3_cricket-worldcup-ind-nzl_medium.jpg New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is ready to lead his team from the front in the World Cup final. Photo: Reuters The Black Caps shocked the cricketing world by beating India in the semifinal. Vaughan Elder gives seven reasons why this could be New Zealand's time to triumph in the World Cup final.
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Wild weekend of weather on way

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 08:50
Batten down the hatches is the call from weather forecasters because this weekend is going to be a wild one.
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Federer outclasses Nadal to reach final

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 08:26
2019-07-12t191339z_316893895_rc1dccaf94e0_rtrmadp_3_tennis-wimbledon_medium.jpg Roger Federer celebrates his win over Rafael Nadal. Photo: Reuters A vintage display by Roger Federer took him past Rafael Nadal into the Wimbledon final in an eagerly-anticipated first grasscourt duel between the great rivals for 11 years on Friday.
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Long wait times at Emergency Department

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:32
the_reception_area_at_dunedin_hospital_emergency_d_4529063944.JPG The reception area at Dunedin Hospital Emergency Department. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN. Winter ailments have meant Dunedin Hospital's emergency department has been flat out in recent days, some patients reporting experiencing long waits before being seen.
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Organ donation seen from both sides

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Heart-transplant recipient Alastair Gilchrist displays a photo of his daughter, Anna Milne, whose recent death resulted in her organs giving life to others. PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE The number 39 has poignant significance for Balclutha’s Gilchrist family; father Alastair was that old when he received a heart transplant, and daughter Anna was the same age when her organs changed the lives of many recipients. Mike Houlahan reports.
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Time for debate on sharing load?

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Invercargill Airport general manager Nigel Finnerty sees Invercargill as a ready-made solution to Queenstown Airport’s capacity issues. PHOTOS: LUISA GIRAO On August 25, Invercargill gets its first direct flight to Auckland. The new Air New Zealand jet service has the backing of Invercargill travellers and also those Queenstowners hoping it is a step towards easing the tourist pressure on their own airport. But, as Mark Price reports, sharing Queenstown’s load with Invercargill is not something the airport companies can legally promote — and the call has gone out instead for an old-fashioned "champion".
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Five questions with Invercargill Airport general manager Nigel Finnerty

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Nigel Finnerty shows where the new baggage drop-off area will be. PHOTO: LUISA GIRAO Q Would Invercargill Airport welcome more traffic?
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