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Watch live: Will alert levels change? Govt about to let country know

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:48
The Government is set to announce any changes to alert level settings as authorities scramble to respond to new community cases outside of Auckland's lockdown.
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Kiwi director wins Emmy on big night for The Crown

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:44
New Zealand director Jessica Hobbs has won an Emmy award for The Crown.
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Kiwi director wins Emmy on big night for The Crown

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:31
New Zealand director Jessica Hobbs has won an Emmy award for The Crown.
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Body found in search for woman as boyfriend disappears

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:01
Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. Photo: Supplied Searchers looking in a national park in Wyoming for missing Gabby Petito found a body "consistent" with the 22-year-old woman in a remote area on Sunday but have not yet made a formal identification, the FBI said.
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567 new Covid cases in Victoria

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 14:48
Victoria has recorded its highest number of Covid-19 cases in the current outbreak and one death, as businesses groups describe the state's roadmap out of lockdown as a "roadblock".
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France cancels meeting over sub row: sources

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 14:46
florence_parly_getty.jpg Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly. Photo: Getty Images France has cancelled a meeting between the Armed Forces Minister and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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France cancels meeting over sub row: sources

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 14:37
Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly. Photo: Getty Images France has cancelled a meeting between the Armed Forces Minister and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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Ceramicist given terminal diagnosis after surviving breast cancer

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 14:15
Renee Boyd. Photo: Supplied An Auckland ceramicist who survived breast cancer three years ago has been diagnosed with brain cancer and has 10 brain tumours.
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Ceramicist given terminal diagnosis after surviving breast cancer

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 14:14
Renee Boyd. Photo: Supplied An Auckland ceramicist who survived breast cancer three years ago has been diagnosed with brain cancer and has 10 brain tumours.
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Christchurch's 'Days of Ice' festival postponed

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:54
File image: Getty Plans to celebrate Christchurch’s status as an Antarctic gateway next month have been put on hold.
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Warning from premier as case numbers drop in NSW

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:38
Recreation rules are being relaxed in Sydney as vaccination rates continue to climb. Photo: Getty Images New South Wales has reported 935 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19, dipping back under 1000 daily infections, and four deaths.
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Warning from premier as case numbers drop in NSW

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:37
Recreation rules are being relaxed in Sydney as vaccination rates continue to climb. Photo: Getty Images New South Wales has reported 935 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19, dipping back under 1000 daily infections, and four deaths.
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MIQueue: New booking system swamped by 22,000 people

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:34
A screenshot of the new MIQ booking system, launched this morning. Photo: Jonathan Brewer Frustration is boiling over as New Zealanders abroad desperate to get home for Christmas wait in a queue of more than 22,000 others, mere moments after the new managed isolation (MIQ) booking system launched this morning.
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Heavy rain, wind on the way for parts Canterbury as front moves through

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:27
Some unsettled weather looks to be on the way for the South Island, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the chance of thunderstorms in some places.
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Chance of thunderstorms in South as front moves through

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:17
Some unsettled weather looks to be on the way for the South, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the chance of thunderstorms in some places.
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Ski fields hit by lockdown; $3m in subsidy claims

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:16
Cardrona skifield. Photo: Cardrona Alpine Resorts Lockdown and the end of the transtasman bubble has had a devastating impact on South Island ski fields, leading to more than $3 million in wage subsidy claims.
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No going back: Te Anau decides to stay in 'summer time' forever

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:11
Te Anau. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Kim Jong-un's Pyongyang marches on its own time but now a tiny South Island tourist town will join the rebellious nation and set its own clocks.
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22 new Covid cases as Cabinet meets on alert levels

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:06
There are 22 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today as Cabinet meets to decide on whether to lift Auckland's lockdown.
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'Very satisfactory': Christchurch section sells for $10m

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:54
n7hcbfgyy6xfh3tcjqkfc3eu3y.jpg The 5107sq m piece of land at 5 Donald Place, just off St Albans St, has sold. Photo: Supplied A former bowling club site in an upmarket north Christchurch suburb has sold for $10 million.
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Live updates: Today's Covid cases as Cabinet meets on alert level

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:49
All eyes are on today's number of Covid-19 cases in the community as Cabinet ministers meet to decide whether Auckland can move out of lockdown and if alert levels change for the rest of the country.
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