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Lisa Tumahai takes reins at Ngai Tahu

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:11
Lisa Tumahai. Photo Youtube Kaniere woman Lisa Tumahai was today elected chairwoman of the $1 billion Ngai Tahu empire.
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KiwiRail slip leads to near-misses

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:53
A car travels through a rail crossing as a train approaches at Runanga yesterday. Photo Greymouth Star KiwiRail says it made a mistake after failing to notify the public that trains were again running on the Rapahoe line through Runanga township, prompting some near-misses yesterday.
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Milne injured, to miss tour opener

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:42
Adam Milne in action for New Zealand earlier this year. Photo: Getty Images Luckless fast bowler Adam Milne is injured again.
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Deal with Joshua 'close' for Parker

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:32
David Higgins talks at a press conference earlier this month, alongside Joseph Parker (right) and Kevin Barry (left). Photo: Getty Images David Higgins' unorthodox press conference yesterday, which he has described as a "blunt force instrument", appears to have worked.
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Cops found not guilty of kidnap

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:06
Inspector Hurimoana Dennis leaving the Auckland District Court last year. Photo: NZ Herald Two police officers have been found not guilty of kidnapping a 17-year-old boy to end a young love affair.
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Cardinal's legal team want journalist's docs

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:49
cardinal_george_pell_photo_reuters_56d3502ed2.jpg Cardinal George Pell. Photo: Reuters Cardinal George Pell's legal team want to access documents linked to a book written by an investigative journalist as the Australian fights historical sex offence charges.
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Cullen to lead tax working group

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:07
Sir Michael Cullen A new group to recommend tax changes will address a system where wage-earners "look across the driveway" at property investors who aren't paying their fair share, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.
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Teacher struck off after showing orgasm video

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:39
Video contains explicit sexual references A teacher who showed pupils at a Southland school a video on female orgasm says she did it "because kids get so bored with learning about the basic stuff".
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Tony Veitch quits new show after backlash

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:36
Tony Veitch quits new show with Sky TV. Photo: NZ Herald Broadcaster Tony Veitch has pulled out of a new sports TV show, Sky has confirmed.
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'Westside' star sentenced for assault

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:30
hema-taylor.jpg Pana Hema-Taylor was sentenced today for assault in the Auckland District Court. Photo: NZ Herald One of the stars of TV crime show Westside has been fined $500 after an assault outside his family home.
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Guilty plea over drunken teen's crash

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:23
crash_proper.png Police said all four people in the car, including the parent of the driver, were intoxicated. Photo:Supplied A 40-year-old Cromwell man has pleaded guilty to three charges following a car crash where he was sitting beside a young person driving the car.
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Hudson quits as All Whites coach

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:06
anthony_hudson_4.jpg Anthony Hudson. Photo: Getty Images Anthony Hudson has quit as All Whites coach following the team's loss to Peru in their World Cup qualifiers last week.
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McDonald House petition presented to SDHB

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:18
jacqui_hellyer_231117.jpg Jacqui Hellyer. Photo: Peter McIntosh Ronald McDonald petition organiser Jacqui Hellyer presented her petition to Southern District Health Board this morning.
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Backstreet Boy denies rape allegation

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:09
Backstreet Boys Singer Nick Carter Has Been Accused Of Rape By Actress And Singer Melissa Schuman Of The All Girl Band Dream When She Was 18 Years Old In 2002 pic.twitter.com/v8qEOixInk— TnB Opinions (@TnBopinions) November 22, 2017 Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday (local time) denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was "shocked and saddened" by the accusation.
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US Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:33
usnavyplane.jpg The propeller-powered transport plane, a C-2 Greyhound, carries personnel, mail and other cargo from mainland bases to carriers operating at sea. Photo: U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday (local time) as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region.
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Rates bill concern spreads

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:58
Local Government New Zealand says the need for investment in critical infrastructure could result in rates rises Ratepayers across the country could see their rates bills rise, as councils struggle to find funds for critical infrastructure, Local Government New Zealand says.
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Light pollution rises on a global scale

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:58
Nasa image of the state of Texas at night. Photo: Nasa/Handout via Reuters The world is getting brighter, but scientists say that may not be a good thing.
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Dunedin ticket wins $15k

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:58
A ticket bought in Dunedin won almost $15,000 in last night's Lotto draw.
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Kiwi 'fell to death while taking selfie'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:21
Toni Kelly. Photo Givealittle A New Zealander who died in London may have fallen from a second-storey window while taking a selfie, her friends believe.
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Regional Development Fund 'pathetic': English

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:16
English said the Government's $1b a year Regional Development Fund was "pathetic". Photo: NZ Herald Bill English made his first visit to Tauranga on Wendnesday as Leader of Opposition and slammed the Government's new $1 billion Regional Development Fund.
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