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Norwegian mass killer seeks parole

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:19
anders_behring_breivik_reuters.jpg Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is serving Norway's maximum sentence of 21 years, which can be extended indefinitely if he is deemed a continued threat to society. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB/via Reuters Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute as he arrived in court for a parole hearing that will decide if he should be released after spending more than a decade behind bars.
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Johnson: Nobody told me drinks party against rules

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:18
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied an accusation by his former adviser that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the "bring your own booze" gathering might contravene Covid-19 rules.
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Johnson: Nobody told me drinks party against rules

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:17
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied an accusation by his former adviser that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the "bring your own booze" gathering might contravene Covid-19 rules.
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Norwegian mass killer seeks parole

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:02
Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is serving Norway's maximum sentence of 21 years, which can be extended indefinitely if he is deemed a continued threat to society. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB/via Reuters Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute as he arrived in court for a parole hearing that will decide if he should be released after spending more than a decade behind bars.
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Adams assists to break up fight

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:36
Steven Adams has once again shown why he is considered to be one of the strongest - and most likeable - players in the NBA.
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Cabinet ministers to assess Covid-19 measures

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:07
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern this week encouraged Kiwis to get boosted, warning that an outbreak of the highly transmissible strain Omicron was "a case of when, not if". Photo: RNZ Cabinet ministers will meet this afternoon to assess the Covid-19 traffic light settings across the country, most crucially, whether Northland will drop to orange.
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New charge laid against alleged member of Colombian drug ring

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:02
Police allege 50kg of cocaine worth millions of dollars was imported or attempted to be imported. Photo: George Heard An organised crime charge has been laid against a Christchurch man who previously faced an allegation of money laundering as part of the alleged Colombian cocaine importing group arrested in November.
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Microsoft to gobble up Activision in biggest gaming deal

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:35
The deal announced by will bolster its firepower in the booming videogaming market. Photo: Reuters Microsoft Corp is buying "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard in the biggest gaming industry deal in history as global technology giants stake their claims to a virtual future.
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Armed police called to central Christchurch property

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:28
Police were called to the property on Bealey Ave, near Churchill Rd and Barbadoes St, about 8am. Photo: Star Media Armed police and a dog squad have been called to a central Christchurch property this morning.
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Supermarkets stockpile, industries crisis plan ahead of Omicron

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:19
Supermarkets are already stockpiling and industries are crisis planning for the highly transmissible strain of the virus to break into the community. Photo: RNZ People could see themselves with less beer and less money to save on big ticket items like televisions if an outbreak of the Covid-19 variant Omicron disrupts supply chains.
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'Hell of a lot of new development': On-road parking one of the hot issues for board this year

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:13
Parking restrictions, quarry dust and a much-needed footpath are some of the big issues on the the Hornby-Halwsell-Riccarton Community Board's plate this year.
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Prominent sportsman stole $40k from grandad to fuel 'secret gambling addiction'

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 08:35
A prominent New Zealand sportsman stole more than $40,000 from his grandfather and impersonated him to increase his credit limit and put the elderly man tens of thousands of dollars in debt, court documents show.
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Rape victim confronts abuser in court

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 08:20
euvabfided76btvkb4m5giene4.jpg The man was arrested last year and charged with historic sexual abuse. Photo: File A woman who was sexually abused as a child confronted her abuser in court yesterday, telling him the secret was like "a cancer" eating away at her family and her life.
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The South Today bulletin: Tuesday, January 18

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 08:11
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Children see 554 brands in single day

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 08:08
University of Otago marketing researcher Associate Prof Leah Watkins is concerned about the amount of advertising children are exposed to. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN Children are being bombarded with a brand name every minute of their waking day — a worrying number of which are for unhealthy foods, new research has found.
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Mum ‘shocked’ by 90-day maternity leave mortgage condition

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 08:01
A mother says she was told by a bank it would only consider giving her a mortgage if she returned to work within 90 days of giving birth.
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Lending laws intruding on people’s personal affairs: Seymour

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 07:47
Act leader David Seymour. Photo: NZ Herald Act New Zealand leader David Seymour says a woman being denied a mortgage because of her 12-month maternity leave is yet another example of the Government’s lending laws not working.
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Tonga disaster: all homes on island destroyed

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 07:33
An aerial photo taken from a New Zealand Defence force P-3 Orion on January 16, 2022 shows Mango island in Tonga with no houses left after impact from a tsunami. The inset image shows some makeshift shelters. Photo: Crown copyright 2022 NZDF The Tongan government has confirmed that all houses on the island of Mango were wiped out in the tsunami that followed Saturday's volcanic eruption.
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Family comforted dad died doing what he loved

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 07:25
Robert John Martin (second left) with his family (from left), James, Sheena-Jayne, Anna and Scott Martin last year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED/SHEENA-JAYNE MARTIN For Robert John Martin, home was in the sky.
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Word on grapevine: everything fine

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 04:30
Estate Vineyard Management worker Robyn Sim displays clusters of young fruit at Grasshopper Rock’s Earnscleugh vineyard. PHOTO: TRACIE BARRETT Fine weather over Christmas and New Year has been a boon for Central Otago vineyard managers, both in terms of disease management and projected staff numbers for the coming harvest.
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