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Rocket attack near Kiwi soldiers in Iraq

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:13
A New Zealand Defence Force trainer instructs ISF soldiers in correct weapons firing positions in Taji, Iraq. Photo: File/NZME Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed reports of rocket attacks in the vicinity of Camp Taji in Iraq.
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QLDC councillor eyes seat on ORC

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:12
Queenstown Lakes District councillor Alexa Forbes. Photo: Supplied Queenstown councillor Alexa Forbes will not seek re-election, and is instead eyeing a seat on the Otago Regional Council.
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Protesters' glue stunt shuts down Brisbane street

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:04
Two climate change protesters glued themselves to a zebra crossing and shut down a busy street in Brisbane's CBD this morning.
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Arrest months after woman abandoned in crashed car

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:51
A seriously injured woman was taken to hospital after being extracted from this car in Queenstown yesterday. Photo: Tracey Roxburgh A Queenstown man has been charged over a crash that left a German woman in a critical condition.
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Suzuki defends safety of Swift

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:39
Suzuki are defending the quality of their popular Swift model. Photo: Getty Suzuki are defending the quality of their popular Swift model, saying New Zealand-new vehicles have high safety ratings.
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Man with gunshot wound in Timaru

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:18
Police are seeking witnesses after a man with a gunshot wound turned up at Timaru Hospital early today.
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Off-duty cop used excess force in domestic dispute - IPCA

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:20
An off-duty officer used excessive force after unnecessarily involving himself in a dispute between his friend and their former partner in Christchurch, says the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).
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ANZ staff 'outraged' over David Hisco's expenses revelations

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:08
David Hisco The union for retail bank workers says ANZ staff are reeling over news that former chief executive David Hisco spent company money on a chauffeur and wine storage.
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Inaugural Rangiora careers expo a success

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00
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The South Today bulletin: Tuesday, June 18

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00
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Sky TV axes Rugby Channel amid sports shake-up

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:47
The changes continue under new Sky boss. Photo: File/NZME Sky TV will axe the Rugby Channel at midnight on July 31.
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Consent sought for wastewater into iconic lakes

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:10
Queenstown Lakes District Council wants permission to discharge wastewater overflows into freshwater, including Lake Wakatipu. Photo: Getty Images The Queenstown Lakes District Council wants permission to discharge wastewater overflows into freshwater, or on to land, for 35 years.
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US increases troops over Iran 'threat'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:02
An image the Pentagon says was taken from a US Navy MH-60R helicopter shows members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy removing an unexploded limpet mine from a commercial motor tanker in the Gulf of Oman, near Iran, last week. Photo: US Navy/Handout via REUTERS Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced the deployment of about 1000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were "defensive purposes," citing concerns about a threat from Iran.
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Cops in togs nab wanted man during mid-winter swim

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:49
rob_eke_and_tal_easton_nzme.jpg Acting sergeant Rob Eke and Constable Tal Easton still in their togs after nabbing a wanted man during a mid-winter swim in Paihia. Photo: NZME A wanted man in Northland found out the hard way there's no such thing as off-duty cops — even when they're in their togs.
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Man who shared mosque shooting video jailed

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:16
Philip Arps at a previous court appearance. Photo: NZ Herald A white supremacist who compares himself to Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess and who spread footage of the Al Noor Mosque attack, which he thought was "awesome", has today been jailed for 21 months.
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Former Egyptian president dies during trial

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:32
2019-06-17t162008z_335780842_rc1e37e304a0_rtrmadp_3_egypt-mursi.jpg Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi at the presidential palace in Cairo in 2012. Photo: Reuters Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities say.
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Only 3% of foreign drivers pass theory test

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:24
queenstown_roads.jpg 15% of participants also admitted they were not confident driving in NZ. Photo: Getty Images A new study of Queenstown tourists has shown only 3% of foreign drivers passed the New Zealand driving theory test.
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Warnings as Victoria gears up for euthanasia

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:11
gettyimages-628017746.jpg Victoria is counting down to a legalised assisted dying scheme. Photo: Getty As Victoria counts down to a legalised assisted dying scheme, Catholic bishops have issued a last-ditch warning against the controversial laws.
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