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Golden 'La La Land' statues come to London

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:43
An Oscar-esque La La Land statue has appeared at the Leicester Square Odeon. But Ryan Gosling looks more like my Uncle Wayne. pic.twitter.com/bNoMDLieC1— Rosie Percy (@rosiepercy) February 21, 2017 The Oscar buzz around romance musical La La Land and its 14 nominations at Hollywood's top film awards has come to London, with two golden statues of stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling erected in the heart of the city.
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Brain stimulation a potential anorexia therapy: study

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:25
gettyimages-515657766_1.jpg A new study has discussed deep brain stimulation as a form of anorexia therapy. Photo: GettyImages A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight.
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Trump wants nuke arsenal 'top of pack'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:16
2017-02-23t233609z_1486181117_ht1ed2n1tjl2n_rtrmadp_3_usa-trump_0.jpg Donald Trump: 'I am the first one that would like to see ... nobody have nukes, but we’re never going to fall behind any country even if it’s a friendly country.' Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump says he wants to ensure the US nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying America has fallen behind in its weapons capacity.
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Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:06
An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region.
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New classrooms for Wanaka school

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:06
Wanaka Primary School is to get four new classrooms.
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'The Bachelor' contestant caught drink-driving

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:42
#Bachelor contestant Shari Flavall admits drink #Driving: https://t.co/h2TtKFX1ZA, https://t.co/yu1sgJta8y pic.twitter.com/jLOmg7zv4W— Oceania News (@OceaniaToday) February 23, 2017 A contestant from the television show The Bachelor NZ has apologised after being caught drink-driving in Auckland.
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Car damaged after gravel truck loses load

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:26
A gravel truck has lost its load on Taieri Mouth Rd, damaging a following car.
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Struggling Leicester City sacks coach

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:14
2017-02-23t204014z_622242688_rc1f07ce9b10_rtrmadp_3_soccer-england-lei-ranieri.jpg Claudio Ranieri has been under pressure following Leicester's amazing title success. Photo: Reuters Premier League champions Leicester City have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, nine months after he clinched one of football's most remarkable triumphs but with the team now hovering above the relegation zone.
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France's Macro gets boost from pact

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:59
gettyimages-643454112.jpg Emmanuel Macron has never held elected office but has soared to become a favourite to enter the Elysee. Photo: Getty Images France's presidential race has taken a new turn, as independent Emmanuel Macron raised the curtain on a partnership with veteran centrist Francois Bayrou to help him beat the far-right's Marine Le Pen.
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Jury retires to consider rape trial verdict

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:49
The jury has retired in the Hamilton District Court rape trial of Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn.
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Spectacle in store for Air Force's 80th

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:28
planetexanrnzaf.jpg The Black Falcons are an aerobatic team which fly T-6C Texan planes whose pilots are the best of the best. Photo: RNZAF It will be a plane-spotter's paradise at Ohakea this weekend, with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Black Falcons performing publicly for the first time.
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Woman driver four times over limit: police

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:10
A woman caught allegedly drink-driving in Queenstown was more than four times over the legal limit, police say.
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Sweden defends immigration policies

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:02
Sweden has hit back at criticism from US President Donald Trump, defending its generous immigration policies and saying the diversity from thousands of asylum seekers would build a stronger society.
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Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to Trump envoys

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:57
Rex Tillerson (left) and Luis Videgaray. Photo: Reuters Senior Mexican officials on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about US policies during a visit by two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, who in turn sought to cool tempers after weeks of tension between the neighbours.
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Man dies after accident at South Port

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:33
southport.jpg A man has died after a workplace incident at South Port in Bluff. Photo: File A man is dead after a workplace accident at South Port in Bluff.
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Fire destroys classrooms at college

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:57
Long Bay College is closed today after fire ripped through the technology block. Photo:NZ Herald / Mark Baldwin An Auckland high school has been closed today after a block of classrooms was extensively damaged in an early morning blaze.
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New river standards questioned

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:34
waitaki_water_delight_and_discontent__1450232952.JPG Environmental groups are upset that rivers deemed to be ‘‘excellent for swimming’’ under new water quality standards could still make swimmers sick.
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Live updates: Highlanders v Chiefs

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 07:30
Join us from 7.20pm tonight for live updates from the Highlanders' opening Super Rugby game of the season against the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
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Think global, act local

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Ben Elms (aka Dr Compost) with some impressive onions, an example of what can happen when the perfect gardening storm comes together. Photos: Si Williams. Think global, sure. But when it comes to acting local, you can’t get more local than the vege patch, writes Ben Elms.
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Harvest those potatoes

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Anemones are hardy corms that grow well throughout Otago and Southland. Photo: Gillian Vine. What to do in your garden this week.
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