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Youth worker joins Aranui bike repair project

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:43
Funding from Christchurch City Council has allowed a group that restores bikes for the community in Aranui to bring a youth worker on board.
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Man charged with murder after missing 9yo's body found

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:16
A man has been charged with the murder of a nine-year-old girl after a child's body was found stuffed in a barrel and dumped in a river near where the schoolgirl went missing last week.
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Tova O'Brien 'forced to work in a bar' if restraint of trade clause enforced by Discovery

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:58
Former Newshub political editor Tova O'Brien is moving to Mediaworks. Photo: Supplied Former Newshub political editor Tova O'Brien would have to "sit at home doing nothing" for three months, her lawyer said, if her former employer Discovery made her carry out a restraint of trade.
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24 new Covid community cases, 56 in MIQ

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:44
Photo: Getty Images There are 24 Covid cases in the community  and 56 new ones detected at the border today as Cabinet ministers meet to discuss current measures.
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24 new Covid cases, one in Canterbury

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:40
There are 24 Covid cases in the community  and 56 new ones detected at the border today as Cabinet ministers meet to discuss current measures.
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Rare lowland forest lost in Wānaka fire

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:38
The blaze has ripped through 200 hectares of regenerating bush at Emerald Bay. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON A popular Wānaka lake and track were spared during a devastating fire earlier this month.
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Christchurch urged to pay back kindness shown by Tonga after quakes

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:28
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is urging people to pay back the kindness Tonga showed the city after the earthquakes by donating funds to help the country recover from the tsunami.
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Christchurch restaurant fined $20,000 for Covid rule breaches still flouting law

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:09
The Lotus-Heart vegetarian restaurant on St Asaph St. Photo: RNZ / Jean Edwards A Christchurch restaurant fined $20,000 for failing to comply with the Covid-19 requirements is still not following the rules.
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Warning Winter Games app has security flaws

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:08
The MY2022 app was built by the Beijing Organising Committee mainly to track and share COVID-19-related medical information among the athletes during the Games. Image: supplied A smartphone app that is mandatory for all attendees at the Beijing Winter Olympics next month contains security flaws that makes it vulnerable to privacy breaches and hackers, according to a report released by Canadian researchers.
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Dunbier dedicates honour to ‘the people I have worked with’

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 12:58
Dr Michael Dunbier, Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. PHOTO: FAR If Dr Michael Dunbier had his time again, he would change little except for maybe diving deeper into his specialty agricultural research.
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Rape victim confronts abuser in court

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 12:03
The man was arrested last year and charged with historic sexual abuse. Photo: File A woman who was sexually abused as a child confronted her abuser in court yesterday, telling him the secret was like "a cancer" eating away at her family and her life.
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Kiwi flees UK as heiress wife's family pursue legal action over her death

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:52
Cleared of murdering his wife, Donald McPherson has a lengthy criminal history. Photos: Supplied A Kiwi acquitted of murdering his heiress wife is believed to have moved back to New Zealand ahead of a coronial inquiry into her death and a civil suit claiming he was responsible for her death.
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UN prepares Tonga relief aid at a distance

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:38
The United Nations is preparing for distanced relief operations in Tonga to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak in the Pacific island nation that is reeling under the impact of a volcanic eruption and tsunami, an official says.
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Prominent sportsman stole $40k from grandad to fuel 'secret gambling addiction'

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:38
A prominent New Zealand sportsman stole more than $40,000 from his grandfather and impersonated him to increase his credit limit and put the elderly man tens of thousands of dollars in debt, court documents show.
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UN prepares Tonga relief aid at a distance

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:37
The United Nations is preparing for distanced relief operations in Tonga to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak in the Pacific island nation that is reeling under the impact of a volcanic eruption and tsunami, an official says.
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Trespasser pops in from the beach

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:37
John Molyneux captured an intruder on camera at his home two days ago.
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Toxic Algae could pose real risk to humans in future

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:32
Global warming and land use are increasing toxic algae and the dangers it poses to those using waterways, a freshwater scientist says.
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Microsoft to gobble up Activision in biggest gaming deal

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:23
microsoft_gaming_buy_reuters.jpg The deal announced by will bolster its firepower in the booming videogaming market. Photo: Reuters Microsoft Corp is buying "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard in the biggest gaming industry deal in history as global technology giants stake their claims to a virtual future.
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Adams assists to break up fight

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:21
Steven Adams has once again shown why he is considered to be one of the strongest - and most likeable - players in the NBA.
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Tonga disaster: all homes on island destroyed

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:20
tonga_nzdf_1.jpg An aerial photo taken from a New Zealand Defence force P-3 Orion on January 16, 2022 shows Mango island in Tonga with no houses left after impact from a tsunami. The inset image shows some makeshift shelters. Photo: Crown copyright 2022 NZDF The Tongan government has confirmed that all houses on the island of Mango were wiped out in the tsunami that followed Saturday's volcanic eruption.
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