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Dry July mission: Heartbreak over husband's death

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:33
image_-_2020-07-08t112340.436.jpg Jenny Underwood. Photo: Geoff Sloan Jenny Underwood’s husband Ross Hanson lost a two-and-a-half-year battle with prostate cancer in May this year.
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Trump's failings 'threaten us all' - niece

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:20
US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters Donald Trump's upbringing in a deeply dysfunctional family makes him a uniquely destructive and unstable leader for the country, his niece writes in a scathing new book obtained by the Los Angeles Times, perhaps the most personal in a series of deeply unflattering tell-all accounts about the president.
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Snow falling in parts of South

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:17
Winter is biting today with snow falling in many parts of the South, and there are warnings in place for many southern roads owing to ice and snow.
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Islamic Women's Council lawyer sickened by way fears were dismissed

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:15
Photo: File The lawyer who helped the Islamic Women's Council compile their submission to the Royal Commission into the Mosque Attacks says she is sickened by the way their fears were dismissed.
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Covid-19 privacy leak: Michelle Boag resigns from roles

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:10
Michelle Boag. Photo: Boag Allan / RNZ High-profile former National Party president Michelle Boag has resigned from her campaign and electorate roles for Auckland Central MP and National deputy leader Nikki Kaye.
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Boag stands down from Nikki Kaye's campaign over leak

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:03
Former National Party president Michelle Boag. Photo: NZ Herald Former National Party president Michelle Boag has stood down from Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye's campaign for the upcoming election, a spokeswoman has confirmed.
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Journal publishes teen's paper on city’s water quality

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:02
Katherine Rutter, 16, has published her first scientific paper on the state of Christchurch’s drinking water. Photo: Geoff Sloan Christchurch student Katherine Rutter has achieved the rare feat of having her research published in a national scientific journal.
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Woman dragged by car after attempt to stop drink driver

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:49
Trying  to stop someone from drink driving earned a Dunedin Good Samaritan a broken pelvis for her efforts, after she was dragged along the road by a car.
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It's business time: Flight of the Conchords' reunion

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:47
One person commented that the group looked like they'd "just been at a dads' convention". Photo: Supplied Eleven years after their hit show ended, the stars of Flight of the Conchords have reunited in Wellington in order to spread some "cheer" to fans all over the globe.
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Woman dragged by car after attempt to stop drink driver

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:42
Trying  to stop someone from drink driving earned a Dunedin Good Samaritan a broken pelvis for her efforts, after she was dragged along the road by a car.
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Hobbs ousted, Noone takes over at ORC

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:39
Andrew Noone has been elected the new chairman of Otago Regional Council against a backdrop of protest.
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DNA breakthroughs bad news for NZ's stoats and rats

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:36
owcudb7cmfgrjajeld76aotshq.jpg Scientists have unravelled the genetic make-up of one of New Zealand's most notorious killers - the stoat. Photo: Ross White / NZH They're two of nature's greatest killers, massacring millions of cherished native birds each year.
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Warning for all Aussies as Melbourne locks down

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:31
A police officer speaks with a motorist in Melbourne as the city prepares to go back into Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Getty Australians have been warned Melbourne's coronavirus outbreak could be replicated across the country as the city goes back into lockdown.
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'Others' fingerprints all over this: Nash targets Nats over leak

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:31
Police Minister Stuart Nash believes an investigation will show other National Party MPs or members were also involved in Covid patient data leak.
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MediaWorks boss resigns: Future of TV station still up in the air

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:19
MediaWorks boss Michael Anderson is set to leave the business. Photo: NZH file MediaWorks has announced the resignation of its chief executive Michael Anderson.
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‘Clear direction’ call on museum

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:13
Toni Biddle Invercargill deputy mayor Toni Biddle is urging her council and chief executive to provide "progression and a clear direction" about the Southland Museum.
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'Unacceptable': Muller addresses leaking at Oamaru meeting

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:10
The leak of confidential details of Covid-19 patients by a National MP and a former party president has been branded ''simply unacceptable'' by National leader Todd Muller.
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Big attendance at meeting over controversial coal mine expansion

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:04
About 60 people attended the meeting in Glentunnel to discuss the expansion of the Canterbury Coal Mine. ​Photo: File A community meeting to discuss the controversial application to expand a mine in Canterbury drew in a big crowd.
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Funding woes for water projects on the peninsula

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:49
A readjustment of the city council’s Annual Plan could see a deferral of $1.2 million on work towards the new Okains Bay water supply for the next 12 months. Photo: Supplied More than $5 million could be deferred from wastewater, stormwater and water supply projects across Banks Peninsula over the next 12 months.
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Once common gull in declining numbers

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:44
The red-billed gull is now listed as at risk. Photo: Paul Corliss Tanya Jenkins is the manager of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust, a non-profit organisation formed in 2002 to protect one of New Zealand’s most important coastal wetlands. Each week she introduces a new bird found in the estuary. Her column aims to raise the understanding of the values and uniqueness of the area.
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