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House examined in Christchurch homicide inquiry

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:49
Police are examining what is believed to be an elderly couple’s home in the Christchurch suburb of Somerfield as they investigate the killing of a man at the weekend.
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Police abandon Halfway Bush car chase

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:41
A short police chase was called off in Halfway Bush last night.
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Commission wants more transparency from Fonterra

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:18
fonterra_milk_powder.jpg Photo: ODT files The Commerce Commission wants more transparency from Fonterra Cooperative Group, saying the dairy processor hasn't met its commitments to be more forthcoming.
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PM may change phone number after Hardcore row

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:47
Richie Hardcore and Jacinda Ardern in 2015. Photo: NZ Herald Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she may need to change her mobile number after receiving a text from Karel Sroubek supporter Richie Hardcore commending the original decision to grant the drug-smuggler residency.
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More stormy weather on way

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:21
MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch today for the inland upper South Island and much of the North Island.
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Espiner leaving RNZ's Morning Report

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:08
guyon_rnz.jpg Guyon Espiner. Photo: RNZ Guyon Espiner is stepping down from RNZ's Morning Report presenter role next year in a series of radio presenter changes.
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Steve Hansen to end All Blacks career after World Cup

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:09
steve_hansen_3.jpg Steve Hansen. Photo: ODT files All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
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If you named Grace's alleged killer you could be prosecuted

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:50
gracemillane.jpg Grace Millane was murdered on the weekend of her 22nd birthday. Photo: Supplied Prosecutions have not been ruled out for those continuing to name the man accused of Grace Millane's murder, with the Solicitor-General and police monitoring the ongoing breaches.
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Strasbourg gunman still on run, death toll climbs

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:42
Flowers and candles placed in the Rue des Orfevres in tribute to the victims of the shooting. Photo: Reuters A gunman suspected of killing three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg remains on the run two days after the attack, eluding security forces on a manhunt across eastern France and neighbouring Germany.
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May expects no quick Brexit breakthrough

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:25
Theresa May is back talking to EU leaders a day after she survived a no confidence vote among Conservative MPs. Photo: Reuters Britain's weakened prime minister Theresa May says she does not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks that would give her fractured party the reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.
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Will Hansen stay or go?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:58
Steve Hansen. Photo: Getty Images Steve Hansen is to announce his future today, and all indications point to him riding off into the sunset.
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Ban dogs to save penguins - Professor

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:49
A little blue penguin takes a dip in Otago Harbour. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery A little penguin expert is calling for a ban on dogs being allowed on large stretches of New Zealand's coastline, after becoming frustrated with the number of dog attacks on the endangered birds.
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Deep thinking needed for playground

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
The development of a smaller ‘‘metro-style’’ version of Christchurch’s Margaret Mahy playground (pictured) could be fast-tracked on Dunedin’s waterfront, the Dunedin City Council says. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Dunedin may finally be in line for a "destination playground", as reported in the Otago Daily Times this week.
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New players boost for Otago

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
Otago sevens player Julia Gorinski at Otago sevens training at North Ground earlier this week. Photo: Linda Robertson Otago has been boosted by the inclusion of top sevens player Alena Saili for the national tournament in Tauranga this weekend.
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Staying currant

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
Gillian Vine's belief in blackcurrants gets scientific backing. 
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Carrot family well represented in NZ

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
Anisotome latifolia. Photo: Peter McIntosh What do coriander, parsnip, celery and hemlock have in common?
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Your garden: December 14

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
Roses are at their best in December, as seen here in the Thomas garden. Photo: Supplied. Vegetables
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Time to get back to basics on Jesus' message

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
There's more to Christmas than celebrating the birth of Jesus, says Ian Harris. His mission statement should lie at the core. 
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Statutory role in protecting waterways

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
Fish & Game sees its planning functions as important for the Otago environment. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Nigel Paragreen explains the role of Fish & Game New Zealand in protecting the environment. 
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Need outstrips mental health workforce: report

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:30
It will be at least 20 years before New Zealand's mental health workforce can cope with current demand, let alone deal with new patients, the editorial in the latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal warns.
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