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Red Fox Tavern murder: Two men jailed for life

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:25
Christopher Bush was shot dead in October 1987. Photo: Supplied The two men who murdered publican Christopher Bush at the Red Fox Tavern in 1987 have been jailed.
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'I wasn't a monster to be locked up': Woman describes life at Christchurch girls' home

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 10:16
Gwyneth Beard. Photo: RNZ This story discusses graphic details of sexual violence. Gwyneth Beard, also known as Piwi, is 59 and went into care from the age of 11.
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Quakes, terror attacks: Honours ceremony acknowledges Canterbury cop's work

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 09:59
Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price. Photo: Jason Oxenham Canterbury's top cop will on Friday be officially honoured for his work over a decade where unprecedented events forever changed the district - and the country.
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Armed police raid Christchurch properties

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 09:44
Armed police have raided two properties in Christchurch this morning - one of which was reportedly linked to an unprovoked assault in the central city in March.
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Armed police raid Christchurch properties

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 09:38
Armed police have raided two properties in Christchurch this morning - one of which was reportedly linked to an unprovoked assault in the central city in March.
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Covid second wave spreads to rural India

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 09:29
A man grieves on the banks of the Ganges at Garhmukteshwar in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh before the cremation of a relative who died from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters Hopes that India's rampaging second wave of Covid-19 is peaking were set back on Thursday as record daily infections and deaths were reported and as the virus spread from cities to villages that were poorly equipped to cope.
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Covid second wave spreads to rural India

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 09:28
A man grieves on the banks of the Ganges at Garhmukteshwar in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh before the cremation of a relative who died from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters Hopes that India's rampaging second wave of Covid-19 is peaking were set back on Thursday as record daily infections and deaths were reported and as the virus spread from cities to villages that were poorly equipped to cope.
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Meth-positive greyhound drew $10k bet before Christchurch race

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 09:00
Photo: File (not Zipping Sarah) / Getty Images An unidentified punter placed a $10,000 bet on a winning greyhound that later tested positive to methamphetamine - a breach that led to the disqualification of the dog’s trainer.
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Axle's family homeless before move to Tolaga Bay

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:54
Axle Hamblyn with his mother Haley Allatt. Photo: RNZ Not long before three-year-old Axle's amazing survival after a night alone in the bush, his family had no home and had lived in tents when emergency accommodation felt unsafe.
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'Devastated' families mourn dead Christchurch climbers

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:32
Peter Kirkwood, 33, (inset left) and Richard Phillips, 46, died on Tuesday while climbing Mt Taranaki. Photo: Supplied Two Christchurch climbers found dead on Mt Taranaki have been described by their families as avid travellers and adventurers.
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'Staging the Olympics will kill people': Baker

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:30
Prof Michael Baker. Photo: Otago University of Wellington A top epidemiologist is warning the International Olympic Committee that going ahead with the Tokyo Games will lead to deaths.
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Simmonds included, no Sexton in Lions squad

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:10
Warren Gatland. Photo: Getty Images Exeter's Sam Simmonds, overlooked by England for three years, was the most eye-catching selection in last night's British and Irish Lions squad.
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'A thug and a coward': Former police officer jailed for beating up a 75yo man

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:09
A former police officer has been described as a “thug and a coward” by the 75-year-old man he beat up.
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Doctor burnout worst at Southern DHB

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:08
A new report shows the alarming rate at which doctors and dentists are being overworked. Stock photo: Getty Warning: This content may be distressing for some readers.
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Thousands of travellers' plans disrupted as flights from NSW paused

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 07:35
The pause to the transtasman bubble is only for flights from NSW, and it started from midnight last night. File photo Thousands of travellers will have their plans disrupted after the Government chose to pause flights from New South Wales for 48 hours as a precautionary response to two community cases there.
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