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Risks low despite recent Covid cases: officials

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 10:21
Covid-19 testing has been taking place around Auckland. Photo: NZ Herald Three passengers have recently been detected with Covid-19 after flying out of New Zealand, yet health officials remain confident the virus isn't circulating in the community.
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Matthew Hooton resigns as National staffer

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 09:07
Matthew Hooton. Photo: RNZ Matthew Hooton says the prospect of continuing to commute to Wellington helped him decide to resign from his job with the National Party, just months after he was hired.
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Russia plans mass Covid vaccination for October

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 09:03
A scientist at work on developing a coronavirus vaccine at a BIOCAD laboratory in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Reuters Russia's health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine completed clinical trials.
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Russia plans mass Covid vaccination for October

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 09:02
A scientist at work on developing a coronavirus vaccine at a BIOCAD laboratory in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Reuters Russia's health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine completed clinical trials.
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Arsenal claim 14th FA Cup

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:51
Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the trophy as his teammates celebrate after winning the FA Cup. Photo: Reuters Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to help his side secure a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday for a record-extending 14th crown in the competition - and a spot in next season's Europa League.
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Arsenal claim 14th FA Cup

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:51
Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the trophy as his teammates celebrate after winning the FA Cup. Photo: Reuters Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to help his side secure a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday for a record-extending 14th crown in the competition - and a spot in next season's Europa League.
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Let foreigners buy in Queenstown: Seymour

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:34
ACT leader David Seymour (R) and deputy leader Brooke Van Velden at The Boat Shed Cafe & Bistro in Queenstown. Photo: Mountain Scene Queenstowners should be able to sell to whoever they ‘‘damn well please’’ — including foreigners.
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Missing man could be in Dunedin

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:23
eight_col_walters_paora.png Paroa Walters. Photo: NZ Police Police have concerns for a man missing for two weeks, and say he could be in Dunedin.
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Crusaders close in on title with win over Chiefs

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:10
Richie Mo'unga of the Crusaders gets a pass away against the Chiefs. Photo: Getty Images The Crusaders are one win away from the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa title after a controversy-tinged 32-19 victory in Hamilton.
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Crusaders close in on title with win over Chiefs

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:10
Richie Mo'unga of the Crusaders gets a pass away against the Chiefs. Photo: Getty Images The Crusaders are one win away from the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa title after a controversy-tinged 32-19 victory in Hamilton.
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Nuggets win first NBL title in thriller

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 21:03
Otago Nuggets guard Richie Rodger takes the ball to the hoop as Manawatu Jets guard Nelson Kirksey trails him in the NBL final in Auckland tonight. Photo: Getty Images It was tense.
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Sun strike causes chaos on SH1

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 18:03
Four separate crashes south of Dunedin have kept emergency services busy this afternoon. 
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81-year-old tells story behind major cannabis growing operation

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 17:05
John Banks Price, 81, pleaded guilty to cannabis-dealing charges in Tauranga District Court on July 27. PHOTO: ODT FILES A Tauranga retiree busted with a large-scale cannabis operation at his home says his crime was not motivated by greed.
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Abuse allegations rock NZ gymnastics

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 16:55
gymnastics_montage.jpg Parents' previous concerns included an athlete being told to continue with a serious foot injury and a girl being forced to train on the bar even after skin on her palms had been torn off. Photos: Getty Images, Supplied Accusations of abuse, over-training and fat-shaming of athletes as young as 8 have been levelled at one of the country's largest gymnastics programmes.
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Schools play first round after grade switches

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 16:41
Otago Boys' 2nds gave a good account of themselves in their opening game in the premiership grade this afternoon.
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Dunedin premier rugby wrap

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 16:36
Southern beat Green Island 25-16 in a tight struggle at Bathgate Park this afternoon.
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Australia's virus toll passes 200

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 14:36
A woman in a face mask in central Melbourne. Photo: Getty Australia's Covid-19 toll has risen to 201 with three deaths in Victoria and one in New South Wales, as health officials weigh up whether stay-at-home orders in place across Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire are doing enough.
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Australia's virus toll passes 200

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 14:36
A woman in a face mask in central Melbourne. Photo: Getty Australia's Covid-19 toll has risen to 201 with three deaths in Victoria and one in New South Wales, as health officials weigh up whether stay-at-home orders in place across Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire are doing enough.
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