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Ambassadors tackle South's freedom camping troubles

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:01
gettyimages-946828278_1_0.jpg Photo: Getty Images Responsible camping ambassadors are having a big effect on campers' behaviour and locals' attitudes towards them, authorities in the South's freedom camping hotspots say.
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How Fitbits can help predict flu outbreaks

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:44
Photo: Getty Images The Fitbit on your wrist not only counts your steps and minutes of sleep, it can also help tell if you're coming down with the flu - and warn health authorities to get ready to help.
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How Fitbits can help predict flu outbreaks

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:42
Photo: Getty Images The Fitbit on your wrist not only counts your steps and minutes of sleep, it can also help tell if you're coming down with the flu - and warn health authorities to get ready to help.
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More than $10m boost for Kaikōura

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:10
Photo: RNZ The Government is set to give Kaikōura a $10.88 million boost.
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Young athletes take to the track in SI Colgate Games

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:06
runners_0.jpg Saskia Kalotapu,10, of the Selwyn Athletics Club, leads a group through the first lap of the girl's 800m grade 10 race. Photo: Geoff Sloan Hundreds of young athletes converged on Christchurch for the start of the South Island Colgate Games on Friday.
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2019 in video - December

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:49
The South Today's taking a look back at the news highlights over the last 12 months. 
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$10k reward to recover pawn shop's stolen jewellery

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:09
jewl_1.jpg The owner of The Pawn Shop which was hit in an aggravated robbery this week is offering a $10,000 reward for the recovery of this stolen jewellery. Photo: Supplied The owner of a Christchurch pawn shop hit in an aggravated robbery on Monday is offering a $10,000 reward for the recovery of stolen jewellery.
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2019 in video - November

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:00
The South Today's taking a look back at the news highlights over the last 12 months. 
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Attenborough: 'moment of crisis' has come on climate

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:50
British naturalist Sir David Attenborough says the "moment of crisis" had come in the fight against climate change, warning that governments' targets for decades in the future were not enough to save the planet.
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Attenborough: 'moment of crisis' has come on climate

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:46
British naturalist Sir David Attenborough says the "moment of crisis" had come in the fight against climate change, warning that governments' targets for decades in the future were not enough to save the planet.
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Police 'downplay' racist attacks, businessman claims

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:45
An businessman is unhappy with the police response to a series of attacks on his property that he believes were racially motivated.
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Driver arrested after police chase over Port Hills

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:20
Photo: File A person has been arrested after leading police on an early morning pursuit over the Port Hills.
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Global Insight: Facebook's threat to democracy

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:59
See below for full video interview Social media giants need to be held to account to ensure free and fair elections, Professor Robert Patman warns.
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Ex-banker fined $87m for smuggling Picasso

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:50
An elderly former Spanish bank chairman has been fined €52 million ($NZ87 million) after being convicted of smuggling a Pablo Picasso painting abroad after it was designated a national treasure.
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Nations demand Iran compensate plane crash victims' families

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:23
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks during a news conference next to (from left) Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman, British MP Andrew Murrison, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko and Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde. Photo: Reuters Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner say Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is watching for its response.
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Doctors reluctant to prescribe cannabis: 'It needs to be tested'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:23
Other than Sativex - an oral spray that combines THC and CBD - there is no MedSafe-approved cannabinoid-based medicine in New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images New Zealanders are asking their doctors for access to medicinal cannabis, but few GPs have written prescriptions for it, though many say they would be open to it with funding and good evidence.
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Nations demand Iran compensate plane crash victims' families

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:20
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks during a news conference next to (from left) Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman, British MP Andrew Murrison, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko and Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde. Photo: Reuters Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner say Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is watching for its response.
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Big decision looms for bowls champ with first child on the way

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:15
Andrew Kelly and Nicole. Photo: Geoff Sloan Not much can stop Andrew Kelly dominating on the bowling green - except the arrival of his first child.
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Suspect Neo-Nazis arrested with machine gun ahead of rally

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:06
Former Canadian military reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews. Photo: RCMP Manitoba via Reuters The FBI has arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group who had a machine gun and hopes of sparking a US race war at a planned gun-rights rally in Virginia that is expected to draw thousands of people, officials say.
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Weinstein trial not referendum on #MeToo: judge

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:04
weinstein_2020_0.jpg Harvey Weinstein's trial began on January 6 and is expected to last up to two months. Photo: Reuters Three men and two women have been chosen as jurors in the rape trial of film producer Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.
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