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Nook & Cranny festival returns to library for music month

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:30
The Nook & Cranny Music Festival 4.0 is on Dunedin City Library next month as part of New Zealand Music Month.
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Circus 'as an artistic experience'

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:30
The Dust Palace performs at the Southland Arts Festival. Photos: Supplied On their 10th anniversary, circus theatre company The Dust Palace is going from strength to strength. Rebecca Fox talks to its founders about how they tell a story.
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Art Seen: April 25

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:30
In this week's Art Seen, James Dignan looks at exhibitions from Sakia Leek, Leanne Morrison, Garry Currin.
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Fog cancels Wellington flight to Dunedin

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 20:10
Low cloud and fog in Wellington have resulted in the cancellation of several flights, including one to Dunedin tonight.
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Wgtn street cleared after bomb threat involving bus

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:52
Image: NZ Herald A bomb scare that closed a downtown Wellington street followed a heated exchange between a bus driver and a male passenger, a witness says.
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'I don't want to be ridden' say hacked scooters

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:33
Photo: NZ Herald Hackers managed to get into the audio system of Lime scooters in Brisbane, leading to eight having to be pulled off the streets after they began playing startling messages through their speakers.
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No outcome on breast cancer drugs yet: Pharmac

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:19
More than 600 Kiwi women die each year from breast cancer, the nation’s third most common form of cancer. Photo: Getty Images The Government's drug buying agency, Pharmac, has reiterated it has not yet made a decision on funding two breast cancer drugs, after a press release from a support group for women with breast cancer said it had refused an application for funds.
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Two trapped in Christchurch crash

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 17:17
Two people are trapped in two vehicles after a major collision in Christchurch this afternoon.
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Polar bear 700km from home

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 16:12
polar_bear_home_ap.jpg The polar bear was returned to its home in Chukotka. Photo: AP A polar bear found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of kilometres away from its usual habitat, has been flown back home.
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4-year-old mosque victim speaking

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:47
Mosque shooting survivor Alen Alsati is surrounded by family and friends in Starship hospital after waking from a coma. Her father Wasseim Alsati (right) was also injured. Photo: supplied via NZ Herald The 4-year-old girl who woke from a coma following the Christchurch mosque shootings after receiving critical injuries has spoken again.
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Tarps to protect Notre Dame, game may help rebuild

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:28
Workers install temporary tarpaulins to protect a fragile Notre-Dame Cathedral. Photo: Reuters Professional mountain climbers helped install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities race to prevent further damage ahead of storms rolling in toward Paris.
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Terror attack victims offered special permanent residency

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:28
Flowers and condolences are seen in front of Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. Photo: Getty Images People present during the Christchurch terrorist attacks and their immediate families can apply for a special permanent resident visa from today.
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William's visit to take more sombre tone

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 15:05
william2_getty.jpg Prince William will visit victims of the Christchurch terror attacks. Photo: Getty Images A royal visit is usually cause for clamouring crowds and speculation about where the best places are to catch a glimpse, but this week's visit by Prince William is expected to be a little more solemn.
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$1.1 billion lottery winner 'felt lucky'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:43
Manuel Franco said he quit work the second day after winning. Photo: AP A Wisconsin man has claimed a $US768 million ($NZ1.16 billion) Powerball prize, the third-largest lottery jackpot in the United States, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets.
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Wife of crash survivor speaks: 'I was holding out hope – you have to'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:35
Sandra Stevens' heart sank when she opened her door on Monday night to see Sir Richard Hayes and Lloyd Matheson standing there.
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Kim, Putin to meet in Russian port

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:21
Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin. Photo: Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, a Kremlin official says.
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Faddes to fullback in backline reshuffle

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:08
Matt Faddes. Photo: Getty Images Matt Faddes will fill the void of Ben Smith in the Highlanders' No15 jersey on Friday.
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Scooter speed limits sought 17 years ago

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:05
eight_col_lime_scooter_gvs.00_00_49_01.still001.jpg Photo: RNZ Newly released documents show road control authorities were pushing for a speed limit for scooters on footpaths of just 10kmh more than a decade ago.
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Police seeking to identify man on CCTV

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:03
queenstown_taxinzp.png Police are asking the public for help with identifying this man. Photo: Supplied Police are seeking a man snapped on CCTV in relation to an assault in Queenstown.
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Auckland Islands crash survivor speaks of ordeal

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:27
Southern Lakes Helicopters pilot and CEO Sir Richard Hayes on Enderby Island with others involved in the Auckland Islands rescue. Photo: Southern Lakes Helicopters One of the three Auckland Islands helicopter crash survivors has spoken of being knocked unconscious and swimming in the dark through freezing waters to safety.
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