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'Bit of a dunga': Options sought to revitalise ageing Chch mall

8 hours 18 min ago
image_-_2020-09-18t103817.469.jpg David Cartwright at Bishopdale Village mall. Photo: Geoff Sloan ​ Would-be investors will be sounded out and businesses might grow as the city council works out how to break the cycle of decline at the ageing Bishopdale Village Mall.
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National promises 'massive' tax cuts

8 hours 26 min ago
National is promising a temporary "massive" tax cuts which it says will put $3000 in the back pocket of middle New Zealanders.
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Telcos make bid to tackle 5G knowledge gap

8 hours 30 min ago
Photo: Getty Images Only a quarter of Kiwis feel they know a reasonable amount about 5G mobile technology.
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Development in search for former Otago man missing in US

8 hours 45 min ago
James Kiwi Oroc's glider found in Nevada. Photo: James Johnston Search Team The wing belonging to former Otago paraglider pilot James Kiwi Oroc has been found in Nevada, but there is no sign of Mr Johnston.
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Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million

8 hours 46 min ago
Photo: Getty Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 30 million, according to a Reuters tally, and the pandemic is showing no signs of slowing.
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Injured woman rescued in middle of night

8 hours 49 min ago
A woman with an injured leg needed to be rescued from rocks at Aramoana overnight.
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Rolled car abandoned on peninsula

8 hours 52 min ago
A car was abandoned after rolling and ending up on its roof on the Otago Peninsula early today.
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Flight to nowhere 'probably fastest-selling in Qantas history'

8 hours 57 min ago
A Qantas jet in the air over Sydney. File photo: Reuters Qantas Airways Ltd said a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia's Outback and Great Barrier Reef had sold out in 10 minutes, as it joined a growing trend in Asia and the Pacific offering "flights to nowhere" that take off and land at the same airport.
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Flight to nowhere 'probably fastest-selling in Qantas history'

8 hours 58 min ago
A Qantas jet in the air over Sydney. File photo: Reuters Qantas Airways Ltd said a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia's Outback and Great Barrier Reef had sold out in 10 minutes, as it joined a growing trend in Asia and the Pacific offering "flights to nowhere" that take off and land at the same airport.
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Watch: National promises 'massive' tax cuts

9 hours 8 min ago
National is promising a temporary "massive" tax cuts which it says will put $3000 in the back pocket of middle New Zealanders.
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‘I had to put big girl pants on’: Mum keeps Linwood Keas' fans in line

9 hours 11 min ago
Hana Kakoi found it difficult to keep adults in line during the rugby league season. Photo: Chris Barclay As a mother of five Hana Kakoi is accustomed to laying down the law, but she found it more difficult to keep adults in line, or out of the Linwood Keas’ home ground.
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Where has STA Travel customers' money gone?

9 hours 27 min ago
The amount owed to creditors of the failed travel group STA has soared to more than $10 million. Photo: Getty Images The amount owed to creditors of the failed travel group STA has soared to more than $10 million, with customers told there's little chance of getting their hard earned cash back.
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'Weight loss' coffee sellers warned of prosecution - MedSafe

9 hours 34 min ago
MedSafe is warning consumers to ditch any supplies of Elevacity Elevate Smart Coffee powder. Photo: RNZ Six sellers of a coffee powder marketed as a weight loss product have been told to close up shop or face prosecution after the brew was found to contain potentially dangerous levels of phenethylamine. 
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Rest home evacuated after electrical fire

9 hours 45 min ago
A Balclutha rest home was evacuated in the early hours of this morning after a small electrical fire.
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Firefighters have busy night monitoring scrub fires in Canterbury

9 hours 47 min ago
Firefighters have spent the night monitoring two large scrub fires in Canterbury which are now under control.
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Two test positive for Covid after travelling from NZ - reports

9 hours 54 min ago
Two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Malaysia after returning to the country from New Zealand, local media are reporting.
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New chair lift for Mt Hutt ski field

9 hours 56 min ago
The Mt Hutt ski field. Photo: Supplied / James McKenzie Skiers at Mt Hutt will be able to get to the top of the mountain nearly three times faster when a new chair lift is installed next year.
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Teens arrested after spree of car thefts

9 hours 58 min ago
Three teenagers have been arrested following a spree of car thefts in Dunedin.
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Two test positive for Covid after travelling from NZ - reports

10 hours 2 min ago
Two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Malaysia after returning to the country from New Zealand, local media are reporting.
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Senior RNZ staff member leaves after sexual harassment claims

10 hours 6 min ago
Radio NZ House in Wellington. Photo: Google A senior staff member has left Radio New Zealand after allegations of sexual harassment.
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