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Former CYFS worker accused of abusing boys named

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:28
Earl Opetaia, pictured in 2006, can today named as the former Child, Youth and Family caregiver accused of abusing more than a dozen boys. Photo: NZ Herald A former Child, Youth and Family worker accused of abusing nearly 20 boys can now be revealed as a man who once cared for a teen murdered in the back of a prison van.
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Opinion: Many ways to beat the burglars

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:49
Photo: Getty Images We had some good news about burglary rates over the holidays.
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Claims glass shards found in toothpaste

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:31
Photo: Getty Images A Christchurch woman claims she found glass in her toothpaste.
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Fewer burglaries over the holidays after major police initiative

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:30
Photo: Getty Images A major police initiative has put a big dent into the number of burglaries committed in Canterbury over the holiday period.
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'Sheer incompetence': DHBs continue nosedive into deficit

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:24
Michael Woodhouse The financial situation for New Zealand's District Health Boards is continuing to deteriorate, with newly released data showing all but one are in the red.
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Opinion: Rugby or cricket - what is our summer sport?

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:57
The Crusaders will be four rounds deep before we see test cricket in Christchurch this summer. Photo: Getty Images It seems hard to fathom, but the Crusaders will play their first pre-season match tomorrow (Saturday) ahead of this year’s Super Rugby competition when they host the Hurricanes in Ashburton.
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Our People: Steely resolve to make Te Pae convention centre a success

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:31
Te Pae general manager Ross Steele stands in front of what will be the central city's new convention centre. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN It's shaping up to be a big year for the central city with convention centre Te Pae opening in October. Louis Day talks to its general manager Ross Steele about what to expect from the facility.
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No time to grieve after dad, brother lost to fires

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:29
Aaron Salway has been so busy fencing and feeding cattle that he hasn't had time to grieve.
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No time to grieve after dad, brother lost to fires

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:28
Aaron Salway has been so busy fencing and feeding cattle that he hasn't had time to grieve.
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Karen Walker store to close after 10 years

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:22
Karen Walker. Photo: RNZ An Auckland retail store owned by fashion designer Karen Walker is closing its doors permanently at the end of January.
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Search dog Taylor a koala's best friend

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:09
Taylor with trainer Ryan Tate at bushfire-affected Taree in New South Wales. Photo: Tate Animal Training Enterprises. Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard-working rescuers during Australia's bushfire crisis.
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Chch company to launch rocket-propelled space plane from Oamaru

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:09
Flights into space could be taking off from Oamaru Airport as early as this year.
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Space flights could take off from Oamaru

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:00
Flights into space could be taking off from Oamaru Airport as early as this year.
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Bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:57
Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains have dampened bushfires on Australia's east coast, bringing relief to farmers in three states battling a drought which has left much of the country tinder dry.
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Chch woman claims to have found shards of glass in toothpaste

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:55
Photo: Getty Images A Christchurch woman claims she found glass in her toothpaste.
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Damian McKenzie to play fullback for Chiefs

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:50
Damian McKenzie. Photo: Getty Warren Gatland has confirmed his plans for Damian McKenzie in this year's Chiefs campaign, handing the returning All Black the No 15 jersey for their pre-season match against the Blues.
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No conviction for trucker who refused blood test after alpine pass jack-knife

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:47
The remains of the Summerland freight truck at the bottom of Cluden Hill on the Lindis Pass. Photo: Seam Nugent A truck driver has escaped conviction for refusing to give blood following a crash last year.
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Meridian Energy accused of neglecting environment and reaping profits

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:34
Manapouri Power Station, on the western arm of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park. Photo: ODT files A small energy trading firm has accused Meridian Energy of neglecting environmental obligations in a bid to keep wholesale electricity prices up, thereby reaping profits of more than $35 million.
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New $686k indoor training facility for Chch athletes

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:27
Tom Walsh. Photo: Newsline/CCC Christchurch is set to get a new indoor training facility where athletes can hone their skills and strength.
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Armed search in Brighton for stolen vehicle

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:23
Armed police were called to the Brighton Caravan Park in a search for a stolen vehicle earlier today.
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