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Different way of thinking

14 hours 54 min ago
Brain conditions ranging from Tourette syndrome to dyslexia and autism make life complicated enough without the added burden of prejudice and exclusion. Bruce Munro talks to parents and experts as well as some outstanding neurodiverse individuals who are finding their way in an ‘‘ableist’’ world.
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No space safe for creation

14 hours 54 min ago
Jutland Street is to close as a creative space. Photos: Fraser Thompson Dunedin is set to lose another creative venue, laments Fraser Thompson.
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Clark: facial recognition regs will be reviewed

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:58
gettyimages-1190624951.jpg A new report has raised serious concerns over a "regulation gap" determining how the government uses facial recognition. Photo: Getty Images The Government will seek advice on whether the rules safeguarding the use of facial recognition technology are sufficient.
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Secret yachts new challenge for Taylor's crew

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 20:17
Team NZ revealed its aerodynamic second generation AC75, named Te Rehutai, to the world in Auckland last month. Photo: Team NZ Ian Taylor has helped bring the America's Cup to life for TV viewers since 1992 but he's slightly worried that the secret designs and sheer speed of the boats for next year's regatta may have left his computer graphics company in the dark.
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NZ First Foundation pair lose right to name suppression

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 17:48
The case is being heard in North Shore District Court. Photo: Google Maps The two people charged over the handling of donations to the New Zealand First Foundation have lost a legal bid to keep their names secret.
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Two car crash in North Dunedin

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 16:14
Emergency services are responding to a two-car crash in North Dunedin.
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'NZ's greatest batsman': Williamson notches third double ton

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 15:54
Kane Williamson of New Zealand celebrates his double century. Photo: Getty Images As if his CV needed any burnishing, Kane Williamson added another entry, scoring his third test double century.
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Pakistan team banned from training while in isolation

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 15:17
The Pakistan cricket team arriving in Christchurch. Photo / Twitter: Pakistan Cricket @TheRealPCB The Pakistan cricket team has been banned from training while in managed isolation following the string of positive Covid-19 tests among the squad.
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Bad vibes: Expert warns of sex toy cyber threat

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 14:56
Security company Eset is warning about a series of new cyber threats in 2021, exploiting everything from the remote-working boom to the rise of smart sex toys.
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Elizabeth Zhong homicide: Police brief media

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 14:52
Police are providing information this afternoon after claims a man in a car watched homicide victim Elizabeth Zhong for months and suggestions her body lay in a car boot for hours before police found it.
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TV presenter Hilary Barry joins The Hits radio station

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 14:46
Hilary Barry will host The Hits' 3pm Pick-Up show from February next year. Photo: Supplied TV presenter Hilary Barry is returning to radio in the new year as part of a star-studded line up of talent hosting NZME radio shows.
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Christchurch man five times overcharged at The Warehouse after eftpos merchant error

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 14:24
Photo: Supplied A Christchurch shopper is urging people to check their bank statements after being overcharged five times.
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Blues coach's 'relentless' plea to Dan Carter about Blues future

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 14:19
Dan Carter and Leon MacDonald. Photo: Getty Images Dan Carter will not return for the Blues next season, despite coach Leon MacDonald's protestations, but could still feature for the Auckland franchise behind the scenes.
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Britain to cover Covid vaccine side-effects

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 14:18
Britain is the first in the Western world to approve a Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Getty Images Britain will pay individuals who suffer any severe side-effects from Covid-19 vaccines under an existing programme, the government says, ahead of a rollout of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine in the country following emergency approval.
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Criteria for urgent travel to NZ widened; 75 MIQ beds a week free

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 14:09
A criteria for urgent travel to NZ has been widened to include Kiwis who have a close relative who is dying. Photo: NZ Herald The Government is widening the circle of people who can apply to travel urgently to New Zealand, and is freeing up about 75 rooms a week for them.
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Burning car prompts callout to Mosgiel

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 13:52
Firefighters at the scene of the blaze in Mosgiel this afternoon. Photo: Gregor Richardson A large column of black smoke caused by a burning car in Mosgiel spurred multiple calls to emergency services this afternoon.
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Frustration over investigation into Addington break-ins

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 13:50
The Miller Bar manager Michelle Cattell, and others who work along Lincoln Rd, are frustrated at efforts from police to catch a man who allegedly broke into cars in the area. Photo: Geoff Sloan Business owners have criticised the police’s lack of effort to investigate a man who they say broke into staff vehicles.
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Christchurch sex worker murder: Psychotic killer jailed

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 13:29
Kaine Van Hemert was jailed on Friday at the High Court in Christchurch for the December 31, 2019, murder of Bella Te Pania. Photo: Pool - Kurt Bayer, NZ Herald WARNING: GRAPHIC DETAIL A man in the middle of a paranoid psychotic episode should not have been left alone on the night he brutally murdered a Christchurch sex worker, a judge said on Friday.
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Covid response saved 2000 NZ lives compared to OECD

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 13:20
Professor Michael Baker (left), Professor Nick Wilson. Photo: Supplied Some 2000 New Zealanders could have been killed by Covid-19 if the Government had taken the same approach as some of New Zealand's closest allies, according to Otago University health experts.
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No new cases of Covid-19 reported, 9 more recover

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 13:12
There are no new cases of Covid-19 to report in New Zealand today.
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