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Legendary reggae star Toots Hibbert dies

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 21:22
Toots Hibbert, of Toots and the Maytals in 1997. Photo: Getty Images Toots Hibbert, frontman of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals, has died at the age of 77.
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Auckland too strong for Otago in season opener

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 18:22
Otago captain Michael Collins. Photo: Getty Images Auckland scored a comfortable win over Otago at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
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Advance Party and crowd rallies against Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 17:56
A few thousand people were out for Advance Party's demonstration against the government's Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns on 12 September, 2020. Photo: RNZ / Jane Patterson The woman jailed for breaking out of a managed isolation facility appeared at a protest rally against the government's use of lockdowns and other Covid-19 restrictions.
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NZ looks to join search for Gulf Livestock's black box

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 17:35
A Filipino crew member believed to be onboard Gulf Livestock 1 is rescued by a Japan Coast Guard boat on September 2, 2020. Photo: Japan Coast Guard/Reuters In a bid for more information about the missing Gulf Livestock 1, New Zealand will be looking into working with partners to search for the vessel's black box.
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Labour pledge living wage for government's cleaners, caterers and security guards

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 17:11
Workplace Relations Minister Andrew Little. Photo: ODT files If re-elected, Labour is promising to give a pay rise to those government cleaners, caterers and security guards on minimum wage.
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Anger after Kensington Oval vandalised

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 16:56
Photo: Gerard O'Brien Dunedin City Council staff are angry after discovering a large area of the Kensington Oval’s playing surface was vandalised by a vehicle.
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Greg Boyed's widow: 'He'd want something positive out of this'

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 16:53
Greg Boyed and wife Caroline Boyed Chevin. Two years on from his death, Caroline has spoken about the importance of talking openly about depression. Photo: Supplied Caroline Chevin was married to Greg Boyed for four years before he took his own life in August 2018. She is mother to their 5-year-old son, Kian, and now lives in her home country of Switzerland.
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University and Taieri to contest final

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 16:36
After all that we've got the same two finalists as last year.
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Greens promise nearly $300m to help farmers lower emissions

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 16:26
Photo: Getty Images The Green Party is promising to give farmers $297 million to help them transition to climate-friendly practices.
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Otago Boys' too good for King's in final

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 15:41
Action from the match between Otago Boys' High School and King's High School at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Otago Boys' HIgh School have won their third consecutive title in the Otago Premier Schools competition.
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Till theft guts Queenstown colleagues

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 14:31
Queenstown Cookie Time store workers felt "a sense of betrayal" after its manager was caught stealing nearly $2000 from its till over a five-month period, a judge says.
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Two new cases linked to Auckland cluster

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 13:17
There are two new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand today - both in the community.
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Two new cases linked to Auckland cluster

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 12:58
There are two new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand today - both in the community.
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Score updates: Dunedin Premier semifinals

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 12:45
Join us this afternoon for score updates from the Dunedin Premier Club rugby semifinals.
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Watch: Dunedin Premier Rugby semifinals

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 12:38
Watch the Dunedin Premier Rugby semifinal live as Harbour take on Taieri.
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Heavy rain warning for Fiordland

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 12:06
MetService has issued an Orange Warning for heavy rain in Fiordland tomorrow.
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Western wildfires torch hundreds of US homes

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 12:02
Children look at a burned bicycle after wildfires destroyed a neighbourhood in Bear Creek, Phoenix, Oregon. Photo: Reuters Around half a million people in Oregon were under evacuation alerts on Friday (local time), with residents of its largest city told to be ready to leave, as wildfires that have taken 24 lives since erupting in August tore through three US West Coast states.
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Australia's Covid toll passes 800

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 11:42
Australian Defence Force troops disembark at Avalon Airport In Geelong, Victoria. The troops have been deployed to Victoria as part of Operation COVID-19 Assist, part of the Australian government's coronavirus response. Photo: Getty Australia's Covid-19 death toll has passed 800 after Victoria reported another six deaths.
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Australia's Covid toll passes 800

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 11:42
Australian Defence Force troops disembark at Avalon Airport In Geelong, Victoria. The troops have been deployed to Victoria as part of Operation COVID-19 Assist, part of the Australian government's coronavirus response. Photo: Getty Australia's Covid-19 death toll has passed 800 after Victoria reported another six deaths.
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