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Choppers help battle blaze near Palmerston

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 21:37
Three helicopters and 10 fire trucks have been sent to battle a fire near Palmerston, north of Dunedin.
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Indian police kill men suspected of gang rape, murder

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 20:54
Police arrive at the scene of the shooting, in this still frame taken from video. Photo: Reuters Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, a police official told Reuters, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women.
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Indian police kill men suspected of gang rape, murder

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 20:49
Police arrive at the scene of the shooting, in this still frame taken from video. Photo: Reuters Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, a police official told Reuters, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women.
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'Megafire' raging near Sydney

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 19:48
A couple preparing to defend their property from a "megafire" burning northwest of Sydney say conditions are unlike anything they've seen before as emergency bushfires rage across New South Wales.
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Lake Wanaka flooding

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 19:03
Lake Wanaka floods the waterfront and Edgewater track in Wanaka. 
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Police trespass notices 'heavy handed'

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 18:05
Sam Murphy. Photo: ODT Sam Murphy was surprised when Senior Constable Ruth Parsons served him trespass notices courtesy of fertiliser company Ravensdown and Port Otago yesterday. 
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Three dead in crash near Kaikoura

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:08
A major car accident north of Kaikoura has claimed three lives and injured four others, one critically.
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Three dead in crash near Kaikoura

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:05
A major car accident north of Kaikoura has claimed three lives and injured four others, one critically.
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Final hole loss cost Canterbury a semi-final berth

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:04
Impressive Canterbury No 2 Amy Weng finished off a perfect week individually by defeating North Harbour's Vaha Fapiano. Canterbury have narrowly missed out on a semi-final berth at the New Zealand Women's Interprovincial golf tournament in Napier after a 2-3 loss to division winners North Harbour on Friday.
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Doc ire over mountain biker

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:58
Construction work on the Paparoa Track. Photo: Department of Conservation A mountain biker caught cycling through the construction site in the closed area on the Paparoa Track on Thursday may be prosecuted.
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Sanctions against Vandervis possible

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:52
Lee Vandervis Dunedin city councillors will consider sanctions against one of their own, when the findings of an investigation into ‘‘aggressive’’ behaviour by Cr Lee Vandervis are debated next week.
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Opinion: Boys should be allowed to be boys and have fun

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:47
A number of Crusaders enjoyed some harmless fun at a player's stag party on Saturday. The Star editor in chief Barry Clarke writes about how boys should be left to be boys after he witnessed a special celebration over the weekend.
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Anti-terror squads to patrol Australian airports

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:39
Anti-terror police armed with assault rifles will patrol Brisbane and Canberra airports this Christmas.
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Politics, murder mysteries, Elvis shows and soon TV comedy

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:32
Aaron Keown and Jimmy James Fletcher as Elvis and 'Elfis'. By day Aaron Keown works as a Christchurch city councillor. But at night he can be found hosting murder mystery events, playing in a covers band and he could soon be a TV star.
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Heatwave bears down on Queensland as fires rage

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:27
Two homes have been gutted, among 10 buildings hit by bushfires raging across Queensland, as heatwave-conditions continue to grip the state.
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Heatwave bears down on Queensland as fires rage

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:26
Two homes have been gutted, among 10 buildings hit by bushfires raging across Queensland, as heatwave-conditions continue to grip the state.
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Orana's orangutans to bid farewell

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:57
Charlie. Three Bornean orangutans who have called Christchurch home for the past two years will be on the move next month.
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Smarter way to pay for parking on the cards

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:09
Photo: Newsline A new app would allow Christchurch motorists to pay for metered parking on their smart phones.
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Fugitive who carjacked Christchurch grandmother caught

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:49
The moment a grandmother was carjacked. The person who took this photo was unable to help due to their illness. Photo: Supplied A man who has been on the run for 18 days after allegedly carjacking five victims in Christchurch has been caught.
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Prominent developer shunned firm behind substandard High St building

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:45
Photo: RNZ/Katie Todd A prominent Christchurch property developer says he decided against using the firm which went on to build a substandard multi-storey building in the central city.
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