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'The year it didn't stop raining'

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:33
gettyimages-667862468.jpg Auckland is one of several places in New Zealand that have had a wetter-than-normal year. Photo Getty In a year of extreme rainfall amounts, a MetService meteorologist is describing 2017 as "the year it didn't stop raining".
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Fuel crisis: Photos show damage to pipe

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:04
New photos have been released revealing the damage to the Marsden Point pipeline which has caused a fuel crisis in Auckland. Photo: NZ Herald/supplied New photos have been released revealing the damage to the Marsden Point pipeline which has resulted in the Auckland Airport fuel crisis.
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Quake toll rises as rescue efforts continue

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:54
Rescue teams search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building in the Roma neighbourhood in Mexico City. Photos: Reuters Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.
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Oamaru mumps cases contained

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:34
A small cluster of mumps cases in Oamaru appears to be contained.
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Ardern attends grandmother's funeral

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:27
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford arrive at St David's Cooperating Parish in Te Aroha for the funeral of Ardern's grandmother. Photo: NZME Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has travelled to Te Aroha for the funeral of her grandmother, who passed away on Monday night.
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Dive squad join search for missing man

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:15
Stephen Lowe. The Police National Dive Squad have joined the search for Dunedin man Stephen Lowe who has been missing for a week.
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Silent protest targets hospital staffing

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:09
A rally outside Dunedin Hospital this morning was necessarily a silent protest: the picketers were all cardboard cut-outs.
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N Korea: Trump a 'mentally deranged dotard'

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:04
Kim Jong Un The tit-for-tat insults continue to fly between North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, with Kim blasting Trump as a  "mentally deranged dotard".
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One dead after car hits train

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:06
A man has died after a collision between his car and train in the North Island this morning.
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What you need to know: Coalition building

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:04
Prof Janine Hayward. PHOTO: ODT Files This election campaign, like most others, has been rife with speculation about possible governing arrangements after September 23.
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Abbott headbutted by 'Yes' vote campaigner

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:00
Federal Liberal and Labor MPs have lined up to condemn a same-sex marriage supporter who allegedly headbutted former prime minister Tony Abbott in Hobart.
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Police told not to ticket drivers from poorer suburbs

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:50
Police chiefs have backtracked on an instruction telling officers not to target drivers in Christchurch's eastern suburbs because those motorists could not afford tickets.
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ODT quiz: September 22

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:18
Test your wits against Otago Daily Times quiz for Friday, September 22.
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Kiwi actor in Canada crash

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:13
gettyimages-826066046.jpg KJ Apa. Photo: Getty Kiwi actor KJ Apa has survived a serious car crash in Canada after reportedly falling asleep at the wheel.
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Storm promise not to be beaten by nerves

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:07
melbourne_storm_billy_slater_try.jpg Melbourne Storm players celebrate a Billy Slater try in their qualifying final against the Parramatta Eels. Photo: Getty Images After admitting nerves got the best of them in Cameron Smith's record-breaking game, Melbourne are promising not to blow their gilt-edged opportunity to win another NRL title.
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Marshall ruled out of Kiwis contention

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:58
Benji Marshall throws a pass for the Brisbane Broncos. Photo: Getty Images Former Kiwis captain Benji Marshall's hopes of making an international comeback have been dashed.
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Hurricane continues on path of destruction

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:46
gettyimages-850739678.jpg Homes damaged by Hurricane Maria in the La Perla neighbourhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo Getty Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country after destroying buildings and knocking out power across the US territories of Puerto Rico and St. Croix.
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Yadav hat-trick helps India to win

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:46
yadav_hat-trick.jpg India's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates his hat-trick against Australia after dismissing Pat Cummins. Photo: Reuters Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick to help India comfortably beat Australia by 50 runs in the second one-day international at Eden Gardens and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
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Chelsea sell Costa back to Atletico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:38
diego_costa.jpg Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Chelsea in last season's FA Cup final. Photo: Getty Images Diego Costa's messy split from Chelsea appeared to reach its conclusion with the Premier League club saying they had agreed to sell the Spain striker back to Atletico Madrid.
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Trump ramps up Nth Korea sanctions

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:26
2017-09-21t164806z_13944250_rc1d53a782a0_rtrmadp_3_un-assembly.jpg US President Donald Trump speaks during the UN General Assembly in New York. Photo Reuters US President Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
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