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Disabled man just wants a bathroom he can use

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:46
Josh Perry has launched a petition calling on the health minister to address long wait times disabled people face for house modifications to suit their needs. Photo: RNZ A disabled man is taking action after witnessing the frustration he and others go through in waiting for months to have essential home modifications done.
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Man charged with murdering Tauranga toddler

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:39
A man is facing a murder charge after the death a Tauranga toddler earlier this year.
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Invercargill car fires 'suspicious'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:44
Three cars were set alight in Invercargill early today in what police believe are suspicious fires.
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Helicopter crash trio back in Southland

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:13
Three men rescued from an island beach in the Southern Ocean after their helicopter crashed into the sea have walked into Southland Hospital unaided.
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Wing-collapse warning after paraglider death

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:13
jongsmajpg.jpg Dave Jongsma A coroner has reminded the paragliding community about the dangers of wing collapse after a Hawea Flat chiropractor was killed when he crashed into a rock face.
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Pair sought after armed robbery in South D

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:57
Police are continuing a search for two intruders who allegedly robbed a man while armed at a house in South Dunedin last night.
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Paintings of PM to feature on Melbourne skyline

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:42
Jacinda Ardern hugs a Muslim woman during a visit to a Wellington mosque after the attacks in Christchurch. Photo: Getty Images Paintings of Jacinda Ardern hugging a Muslim woman after the Christchurch mosque shootings will feature on Melbourne's skyline in a community-funded art project.
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McCaw reveals anxious times as All Black

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:23
Richie McCaw said going through his struggles helped him understand that rugby is so much more than just a physical sport, and that those experiences have also helped him in life after he stopped playing. Photo: Reuters Richie McCaw has revealed some of the psychological demons he had to battle during his rugby career.
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Five-day doctors' strike will have 'considerable impact'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:00
An announcement from Southern District Health Board said the full week of job action would have "considerable impact". Photo: ODT files New Zealand Registered Doctors' Association members have decided to strike for five days, causing disruption to southern hospital services.
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Fitness industry raking in big profits

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:26
New Zealand's health and wellness industry was also running hot, with the fitness industry growing 3 percent last year to $567 million. Photo: Getty Images A growing obsession with health and wellness is the muscle behind momentum in the $60 billion a year global industry with everything from gyms to wearable devices generating big profits.
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QLDC rejects special housing area plans

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:00
Supporters of two special housing areas proposed for Queenstown's 'Ladies Mile' say they're devastated the plans have been rejected.
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40 years since brazen holdup at Cadbury's

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:00
It was the first of its kind in Dunedin - a brazen, armed holdup by a gunman who made off with Cadbury’s entire weekly payroll, worth $53,000.
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Athletes untroubled by weather in Lake Hayes race

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:00
Dark clouds, persistent rain and a false start didn't slow the pace of athletes competing in the inaugural 'Lap of Lake Hayes' race near Queenstown over the long Easter weekend.
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The South Today bulletin: Tuesday, April 23

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:00
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New pictures released to mark Prince Louis' birthday

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:57
Louis has largely been kept out of the public eye since he was born. Photo: Photo: Duchess of Cambridge via Reuters Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have released three new photographs of their youngest son, Prince Louis, to mark his first birthday on Tuesday.
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Early morning crash brings Easter road toll to three

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:55
A person has died after a crash north of Gisborne early this morning, bringing the road toll for the Easter holiday period to three.
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Te Anau helicopter goes missing on way to Auckland Islands

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:24
A rescue helicopter from Te Anau has been reported missing in the Southern Ocean.
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Far away yet oddly familiar

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Stephanie Holmes at the Painted Hills. PHOTOS: STEPHANIE HOLMES Stephanie Holmes takes the roundabout route to experience the many natural and man-made delights of Eastern and Central Oregon.
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Otago's long rabbit war rages on

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Rabbit fencing works best in conjunction with other pest control methods, says Samuel Fencing owner Mike Samuel, pictured with rabbit fencing on Earnscleugh Station. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY They are fluffy, cute, and devastating to agriculture. Jono Edwards examines Otago’s rabbit problem and asks if there is any solution.
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South Westland prospects

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
The crater lake on the summit of Mt Ruapehu, North Island. The steep sides are covered with snow and ice. - Otago Witness, 23.4.1919 The possibilities of development of the South Westland district have been brought under the notice of the Minister of Public Works (Sir W. Fraser) by Mr T. W. Duff, chairman of the Westland County Council, who, with Mr D. J. Evans, clerk to the council, has within the past few months made a close examination into the requirements of that portion of the South Island).
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