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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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Harry in public for first time since royal split

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:01
2020-01-16t133909z_1283064691_rc21he9lhnto_rtrmadp_3_britain-royals-harry-rugby.jpg Prince Harry attends at the draw for the Rugby League World Cup on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since the Queen acceded to the wishes of her grandson and his American wife Meghan to step back from senior royal roles and seek a more independent future.
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Harry in public for first time since royal split

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:58
2020-01-16t133909z_1283064691_rc21he9lhnto_rtrmadp_3_britain-royals-harry-rugby.jpg Prince Harry attends at the draw for the Rugby League World Cup on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since the Queen acceded to the wishes of her grandson and his American wife Meghan to step back from senior royal roles and seek a more independent future.
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Craig McMillan's son Mitch a chip off the old block

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:55
Mitch McMillan scored 243 in four innings and was dismissed only once during Canterbury's run to the national under-17 title. Photo: Martin Hunter A familiar name helped Canterbury blast their way to the national under-17 provincial cricket title in Lincoln.
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Oil Free activist undeterred by trespass notice

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:41
Dunedin grandmother and Oil Free Otago spokeswoman Rosemary Penwarden says she will not be cowed by a trespass notice issued by international oil giant OMV. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O'CONNOR A grandmother issued a trespass notice by oil giant OMV says she has no plans to give up her fight.
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Weinstein trial not referendum on #MeToo: judge

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:36
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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Former Canterbury woman dies aged 108: Was she NZ's oldest person?

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:34
Moy Kin Ng. Photo: Supplied Before settling in Canterbury, Moy Kim Ng experienced demanding work in the Cantonese rice paddies and grew up with no school and few opportunities to get ahead. But she raised eight children in New Zealand and even in her last years, the 108-year-old was a swift hand at poker.
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Stokes, Pope build platform for England

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:28
England batsmen Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope run between the wickets during their partnership yesterday in the third test against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images Ben Stokes survived several scares but featured in a 76-run late afternoon partnership with Ollie Pope.
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Suspect Neo-Nazis arrested with machine gun ahead of rally

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:26
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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Showman Paire advances to semifinals

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:00
Benoit Paire plays a backhand during his quarterfinal win at the ASB Classic. Photo: Getty Images Frenchman Benoit Paire brought his usual mix of magic and mayhem to advance to the semifinals of the ASB Classic.
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Trump impeachment trial opens

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:58
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds and discusses a report saying that President Donald Trump broke the law by withholding military aid from Ukraine. Photo: Reuters As the Senate formally opened the impeachment trial on whether to remove Donald Trump from office, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog dealt the Republican president a blow by concluding that the White House violated the law by withholding security aid approved for Ukraine by US lawmakers.
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Trump impeachment trial opens

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:57
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds and discusses a report saying that President Donald Trump broke the law by withholding military aid from Ukraine. Photo: Reuters As the Senate formally opened the impeachment trial on whether to remove Donald Trump from office, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog dealt the Republican president a blow by concluding that the White House violated the law by withholding security aid approved for Ukraine by US lawmakers.
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McLachlan on target again

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:49
Ben McLachlan. Photo: Getty Images Ben McLachlan is looking right at home in Auckland this week.
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Firefighter treated for heat exhaustion at massive house fire

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:43
A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion while battling a massive house fire in Nelson in the early hours of this morning. Photo: Tasman-Marlborough Fire Area A firefighter has been treated for heat exhaustion while battling a huge house blaze in Nelson early this morning.
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Firefighter treated for heat exhaustion at massive house fire

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:42
A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion while battling a massive house fire in Nelson in the early hours of this morning. Photo: Tasman-Marlborough Fire Area A firefighter has been treated for heat exhaustion while battling a huge house blaze in Nelson early this morning.
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Southern Response apology: 'We could have done better'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:37
Southern Response general manager Casey Hurren says if anybody wasn't treated well he apologises for that. Photo: RNZ Southern Response's new boss has offered a public apology for claimants who weren't treated well by the state insurer.
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Police response criticised

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:37
An Otago 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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Orchard workers admit sex offence, abduction

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:37
A pair of orchard workers laughed as they sexually violated a woman they had dragged down to Lake Dunstan, a court has heard.
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Southern Response apology: 'We could have done better'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:36
Southern Response general manager Casey Hurren says if anybody wasn't treated well he apologises for that. Photo: RNZ Southern Response's new boss has offered a public apology for claimants who weren't treated well by the state insurer.
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Property managers hit renters with 'new tenant fee'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:20
Photo: Getty Images Fees being charged by property management companies when rental tenants get a new flatmate are being questioned.
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