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No vaping please: Bid to crack down on e-cigarettes

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:48
ash2smokefree-3-696x522.jpg Smokefree Mid Canterbury's members (from left) Pup Chamberlain, Pam Eaden, Mandy Casey and Carly McDowell are hoping all of the Ashburton Domain will be a smokefree and vapefree zone. Photo: Ashburton Courier Mid Canterbury principals, teachers and parents want vaping products sold from special R18 shops to help stop young people becoming addicted to nicotine.
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Family still traumatised after dog attack on young son

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:27
Maxin Bennett's injuries were so severe he was flown to Christchurch Hospital. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald A 2-year old Christchurch boy suffered horrific injuries when he was attacked by a dog at a party, leaving him with life-changing injuries.
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Otago quarantines: National blasts 'disgraceful' lack of consultation

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:13
Hamilton will soon be ready to quarantine returning Kiwis and Dunedin and Queenstown are also being looked as centres where people can isolate.
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Cycleway prioritised over residents’ safety – Waimakariri MP says

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:10
Matt Doocey. Photo: Supplied The prioritisation of a $15 million ‘nice-to-have’ cycleway over Woodend residents’ safety is a kick in the guts for the community, says Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey.
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Apprentice jockey becomes master of wet Riccarton track

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:02
Rohan Mudhoo, who rode a treble of winners at Riccarton, with trainer Mike McCann. Photo: Race Images South Apprentice jockey Rohan Mudhoo proved to be the star of the show in the return of races at Riccarton following the easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
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$73.4m fund for TV and movies

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:58
New Zealand's screen industry contributes about $3.3 billion to GDP, and employs 16,200 people. Photo: Getty Images The Government has unveiled its screen sector recovery package to protect jobs and investment in New Zealand productions in the wake of Covid-19.
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Dion Swiggs not ruling out return to local body politics

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:48
image_-_2020-07-02t144030.344.jpg Sally Buck's resignation from the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board could provide an opportunity for Deon Swiggs to return to local body politics. Photo: Geoff Sloan Embattled former Christchurch city councillor Deon Swiggs has not ruled out a return to local body politics after a potential route to re-election opened up.
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Sandy Graham appointed acting council chief

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:43
Sandy Graham. Photo: Supplied The Dunedin City Council has appointed Sandy Graham as acting chief executive.
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Teams gearing up for some good footy

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:41
footy_mens.jpg_crop.jpg Photo: Adam Binns Round three of the season is upon us! With rain putting a dampener on mid-week training, everyone's hoping the fields will be up to par for some good footy on Saturday. 
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The Beths to play Christchurch show

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:17
The Beths have announced a nationwide tour in support of their new record Jump Rope Gazers. Photo: Mason Fairey Indie band The Beths have announced a nationwide tour today and will perform in Christchurch in September.
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Dog attack leaves Chch boy with life-changing injuries

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:59
Maxin Bennett immediately after (left) and shortly before the attack. Photos: Supplied via NZ Herald A Christchurch two-year old suffered horrific injuries after he was attacked by a dog at a party, leaving him with life-changing injuries.
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PR manager behind failed mayoral bid on drink driving charges

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:49
image_-_2020-07-02t134104.425.jpg David Lynch. Photo: Supplied The public relations manager behind Darryll Park's unsuccessful mayoral campaign last year is due in court on drink driving charges this month.
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Christchurch boy loses cancer battle

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:38
Lachie Sutherland. Photo: Supplied Young Christchurch boy Lachie Sutherland has lost his battle with cancer.
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Q'town, Dunedin could be next quarantine spots

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:37
Hamilton will soon be ready to quarantine returning Kiwis and Dunedin and Queenstown are also being looked as centres where people can isolate.
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Checkpoints to contain Melbourne virus hotspots

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:36
A police officer directs traffic into a checkpoint lane in Melbourne. Photo: Getty Australian police have set up suburban checkpoints in new coronavirus hotspots in Melbourne, as authorities struggle to contain new outbreaks in the country's second-largest city, even as travel restrictions eased elsewhere.
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Soldiers take to the skies above Canterbury

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:36
Fast-roping from a military helicopter is a quick method of troop insertion. Photo: Sean Spivey, NZDF As the New Zealand Defence Force continues its march towards a high-tech, agile and networked combat force by 2025, its soldiers are training to jump out of helicopters, making them ready to be dropped quickly into any complex terrain, whether mountainous, open country, or urban centres. Herald senior journalist Kurt Bayer went along for the ride.
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Checkpoints to contain Melbourne virus hotspots

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:36
A police officer directs traffic into a checkpoint lane in Melbourne. Photo: Getty Australian police have set up suburban checkpoints in new coronavirus hotspots in Melbourne, as authorities struggle to contain new outbreaks in the country's second-largest city, even as travel restrictions eased elsewhere.
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Covid-19: Two more travellers test positive for virus

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:23
There are two new Covid cases - both in managed isolation and quarantine facilities.
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Covid-19: Two more travellers test positive for virus

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:22
There are two new Covid cases - both in managed isolation and quarantine facilities.
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Sister deaths: Teen driver back in court

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:16
Sisters Tayla (left) and Sunmara Alexander. Photo: Supplied The lawyer of a teenager accused of killing two sisters who were passengers in a car when it crashed on the Port Hills has enlisted an expert to review the case.
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