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Haiti director admitted using prostitutes: Oxfam

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:52
Oxfam's country director in Haiti admitted using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission, before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation released by the charity yesterday.
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Donations roll in for anti-harassment campaign

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:43
gettyimages-901989818.jpg British actress Emma Watson donated £1 million to the UK Justice and Equality Fund. Photo: Getty Images A crowdfunding campaign to fight sexual harassment has raised almost £1.6 million (NZ$3 million), a day after the fund was spotlighted at Britain's prestigious BAFTA film awards.
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Power out to some Dunedin users

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:33
Power is out to some customers around Dunedin this morning.
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Russian curler investigated for doping

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:30
2018-02-19t071504z_424458609_devee2j0k53do_rtrmadp_3_olympics-2018-doping-curling.jpg Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in mixed-doubles curling. Photo: Reuters Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medallists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status.
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Trump backs efforts to improve gun checks

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:19
2018-02-16t205539z_1920379894_rc1a32f92c30_rtrmadp_3_usa-trump.jpg Donald Trump is a strong supporter of gun rights and won the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun lobby group, for his 2016 presidential campaign. Photo: Reuters The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.
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Double murder accused retains name supression

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:11
David Ian Clarke and Anastasia Neve. Photo: supplied A man accused of burning down a South Dunedin house after murdering two people inside has retained name suppression
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'Three Billboards' big winner at BAFTAS

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:08
2018-02-18t221151z_2031447417_rc1366d0d1a0_rtrmadp_3_awards-bafta.jpg From left: Martin McDonagh, Peter Czernin, Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and Graham Broadbent with their trophies for Best Film for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri'. McDormand won for best actress. Photo: Reuters Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take centre stage.
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Guilty plea over Alexandra crash death

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:05
1ravineel_avikash_sharma.png Ravineel Avikash Sharma was killed in the crash. A Central Otago man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter following the death of a 19-year-old man in a car crash in Alexandra last year.
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Murder-accused 'threatened to kill four others'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:34
13gbnmigv_copy.jpg Amber-Rose Rush (R) and her mother Lisa Ann. The Dunedin health professional accused of murdering a 16-year-old girl has also been charged with four counts of threatening to kill.
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Wanaka pupils amped as classmate goes big at Games

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:22
gettyimages-920302990.jpg Mount Aspiring College pupil Zoi Sadowski­-Synnott competes in the women’s snowboard big air competition. Photo Getty Applause and cheering erupted at Mount Aspiring College yesterday afternoon as 16-year-old pupil Zoi Sadowski-Synnott qualified for the women’s big air snowboard final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
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Australians survive cancers better than Kiwis: study

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:20
gettyimages-680796775_1.jpg The study found 2500 cancer patients in New Zealand would have survived if they had been living and treated in Australia. Photo: Getty Images Australians are more likely to survive cancer than New Zealanders, new research shows.
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West Coasters preparing for second hit

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:11
West Coasters are “preparing for the worst and hoping for the best”, as the second former cyclone in three weeks barrels towards them.
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The Glen cleaned up

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:52
The Dunedin City Council says the stream by Glen Rd, the Glen, has returned to normal after sewage entered it last week.
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Clinton talk in NZ

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:43
Hillary Clinton Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to visit Auckland to share memories of her 2016 US election loss to Donald Trump.
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Hesson defends death bowlers

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:35
gettyimages-909967064.jpg New Zealand's Trent Boult got clobbered for 25 runs in one over by Australian batsmen in their last match. Photo Getty New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has sought to take the pressure off his struggling death bowlers by saying all three of the twenty20 tri-series squads’ quicks have toiled throughout the tournament.
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Cromwell crash victim 'loved by many'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:26
1cromwell_crash.jpeg Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Photo: Pam Jones A young Cromwell man who died in a car crash near the town was loved by many and his loss would affect the community deeply, a youth trust leader said.
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Joyce confirms National leadership tilt

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:24
1sjoyce_1.jpg Steven Joyce says he will run for the National leadership. Steven Joyce has this morning confirmed he will contest the National Party leadership.
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One dead in South Canterbury crash

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:58
One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash near Winchester in South Canterbury overnight.
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A plant to tower over all those sunflowers

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
You never know who you might bump into. Trevor and Elizabeth Norton had a close encounter with Sir Edmund Hillary many years ago. PHOTO: REUTERS Sunflowers are so yesterday. It seems we are now moving on from a profusion of these sunny messengers into the more exotic world of agaves.
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E-commerce growth boosts Freightways' revenue

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Freightways is enjoying elevated activity as growth in e-commerce continues, Forsyth Barr broker Lyn Howe says.
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