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Christchurch partygoers slammed for 'ignorant' Hitler, Holocaust victim costumes

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:19
A photo taken at a Christchurch party depicting a group of people apparently dressed as concentration camp victims surrounding an Adolf Hitler-inspired character. Photo: Supplied A photograph of Christchurch partygoers dressed as concentration camp victims surrounding Adolf Hitler and making Nazi gestures has gone viral and been labelled "absolutely appalling".
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Fallen trees pose more headaches for flood-hit Canterbury farmers

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:16
eight_col_trees1.jpg Some of the trees that toppled on Rebecca Miller's farm south of Ashburton. Photo: Supplied / Rebecca Miller A Mid Canterbury farmer says it could take weeks to clean up nearly 100 trees that fell on their property during high winds.
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Parents discouraged from seeking childcare vaccination status

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:06
There is no requirement for childcare centres to disclose the vaccination status of their staff. Photo: Getty Images There are no requirements for childcare centres to ensure their staff are vaccinated, nor to disclose this information to parents, education authorities have confirmed.
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Minister awaiting advice on possible school holiday move

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:53
Education Minister Chris Hipkins. File photo Education Minister Chris Hipkins has asked for advice on whether to move the upcoming school holidays forward.
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Police search Christchurch suburb after alleged assault

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:34
Police are searching for someone in relation to an alleged assault in Christchurch. Photo: George Heard Police are searching for someone in relation to an alleged assault in Christchurch.
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Man and three children missing in Waikato since Saturday

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:27
Police are appealing for sightings of a man and three young children missing from a remote beach on the west coast of the North Island.
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Fearing bloggers, social media, Auckland pair fight for suppression

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:25
Wānaka. Photo: RNZ / Tess Brunton A top lawyer acting for the son of a high-ranking public official and his partner, accused of flouting Covid-19 laws by fleeing Auckland for Wanaka argued for suppression to protect them from a social media mob.
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Police called to Christchurch mosque after gift left in unattended suitcase

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:19
A police dog unit was leaving the mosque when the Herald arrived. Photo: George Heard Police converged on Christchurch's Al Noor mosque at about 12.30pm after a suitcase was left at the front door.
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Woman with same name as Wanaka absconder targeted online

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:07
fujsooueek7qlebcme7qeteghi.jpg The Auckland couple allegedly flouted Auckland's lockdown rules to fly to Wanaka. Photo: Getty Images A 21-year-old who shares the same name as the Auckland woman who allegedly fled lockdown to holiday with her boyfriend in Wanaka has been the target of some horrific online abuse in the past 12 hours.
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Woman with same name as 26yo who fled lockdown abused online

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:06
But the mother of the woman with the same name as the alleged flouter said it had been "an absolutely terrible 12 hours" for her daughter. Photo: Getty Images A 21-year-old who shares the same name as the Auckland woman who fled lockdown to holiday with her boyfriend in Wanaka has been the target of some horrific online abuse in the past 12 hours.
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Plan for West Coast wilderness trail

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:00
Fox Glacier. Photo: ODT files A wilderness trail going all the way from Ross to Fox Glacier would boost conservation education and regenerative tourism, the West Coast Conservation Board has been told.
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Plan for West Coast wilderness trail

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:56
Fox Glacier. Photo: ODT files A wilderness trail going all the way from Ross to Fox Glacier would boost conservation education and regenerative tourism, the West Coast Conservation Board has been told.
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Work starts to restore old Christchurch landfill sites

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:54
The former landfill site in Bexley. Photo: Newsline / CCC Remediation work has started at a former landfill in Christchurch - and plans are being developed to fix up another four old dump sites this year.
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Moa bones stolen from museum near Milford Sound

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:54
Police said the bones were stolen from Gunn's Camp, on the Hollyford Rd. Photo: NZ Herald Police are appealing to the public for information relating to moa bones stolen from a Southland museum.
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1127 new local Covid cases in NSW

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:44
New South Wales has reported 1127 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 and two deaths - a man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s.
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