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Lovato and Smurfette continue life journey

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:05
demilovato.jpg Demi Lovate has taken over as sole female Smurf, Smurfette in the upcoming film replacing Katy Perry. Photo: Reuters Demi Lovato describes herself as an equalist.
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Highlanders name team to play Rebels

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:59
aaron_smith_of_the_highlanders_passes_the_ball_dur_533e709d9c.jpg Aaron Smith of the Highlanders is set to be the fifth Highlanders player to play 100 in this week's match against the Rebels. Photo: Getty Images Aaron Smith is set to become the fifth Highlander to play 100 games.
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Gas leak in central Dunedin

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:15
melrosaaf.jpg Image: Google Maps The Fire Service is at the scene of a gas leak in Melrose St in central Dunedin.
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Australia gets into the groove with vinyl

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:15
record.jpg Australia follows a growing trend around the world. In the UK, vinyl sales for 2016 rose 53%, according to the British Phonographic Industry.. Photo: File Whatever way you spin it, vinyl sales are up in Australia.
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Adelaide's last drive-in goes up in flames

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:01
Arsonist has caused 400k damage to kiosk at Adelaide's only drive in at Gepps Cross. ATM also stolen. @sunriseon7 @7NewsAdelaide pic.twitter.com/PeZgvetdyp— Amanda Bachmann (@akbachmann) March 28, 2017 Fire has destroyed Adelaide's last remaining drive-in cinema, after someone used a car to break into the property and steal an ATM.
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Race on to reach cyclone-hit towns

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:30
A tree is blown down in heavy winds in Mackay, Queensland while Cyclone Debbie rages on. Photo: ABC Roads have been cut around the cyclone-hit north Queensland communities of Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine making it difficult for crews to get in and assess the damage.
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Decision delayed on NZME, Fairfax merger

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:24
The Commerce Commission has announced a further delay on its decision as to whether to allow a proposed merger between media companies NZME and Fairfax.
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Gloriavale rejects sex abuse claims

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:02
Members of the Gloriavale Christian Community. Photo NZ Herald. Gloriavale has labelled claims of sexual abuse within the isolated community as ‘‘just nonsense’’.
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Scottish parliament backs independence referendum

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:43
The Brexit issue has strained ties between the UK's four constituent parts because England and Wales voted to leave the EU while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain. Photo: Getty Images The Scottish parliament backed a bid to hold a new independence referendum in 2018 or 2019, but the British government immediately rejected the proposal.
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Fog hits flights at Dunedin Airport

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:31
Fog has delayed flights at Dunedin Airport this morning.
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Two receive burns in boat fire

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:23
Two men were taken to Dunedin Hospital with burns last night, following a fire on a boat in the city.
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White House backs repeal of broadband privacy rules

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:59
internet providers would need to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children's information and web browsing history for advertising and marketing. The White House said on Tuesday (local time) that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.
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German military enacting reforms after hazing scandal

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:44
Leaders at the Pfullendorf training centre had failed to halt hazing rituals and other "demeaning and tasteless" practices involving both male and female soldiers. Photo: Reuters Germany's military has embarked on a series of structural reforms after a sexual abuse scandal rocked its elite special operations training centre in southern Germany, the top military officer told lawmakers in a report obtained by Reuters.
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Fog hits flights in Wellington

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:39
Fog has affected flights in and out of the capital this morning. Photo: NZME Sea fog is causing major disruptions at Wellington Airport as an "active low" works its way south bringing a swathe of weather warnings across the North Island.
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Former US governor to run UN World Food Programme

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:35
UN chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former US Governor David Beasley to run the World Food Programme replacing fellow American, Etharin Cousin. Photo: Reuters United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former South Carolina Governor David Beasley to run the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP), at a time when US President Donald Trump has proposed slashing funding for the world body and its agencies.
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May the Force be with us, says Mehrtens

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:26
Chance Peni of the Force offloads the ball during their game against the Reds this year. Photo: Getty Images All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens believes cutting the Western Force from Super Rugby would be a big mistake.
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All Whites progress in qualifying

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:08
nz_v_fiji_football.jpg Michael Boxall of New Zealand and Setareki Hughes of Fiji compete for the ball during the All Whites match against Fiji last night. Photo: Getty Images The All Whites are four games away from the 2018 World Cup.
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Rain could ruin chance of test win

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:53
Jeetan Patel celebrates taking the wicket of Hashim Amla yesterday. Photo: Getty Images Overnight rain looks set to ruin the Black Caps' chances of recording their first test victory over South Africa in 13 years.
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TeamTalk shares rally amid market speculation

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:28
Shares in hostile takeover target TeamTalk have rallied beyond $1 as the market speculates on whether Spark will raise its 80c per share $22.7million offer.
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Resources essential as tourist numbers grow

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:28
Dougal McGowan. The pressure on New Zealand's tourism infrastructure needs careful managing to maintain the unique experience visitors are seeking, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive Dougal McGowan says.
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