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Bus recovered after Akaroa crash

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:00
The recovered bus that crashed into steep bush near Akaroa. Photo: Martin Hunter It took about two and a-half hours to recover the bus that crashed down a steep bank near Akaroa yesterday.
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Dagg poised for milestone match

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:24
Israel Dagg. Photo Getty Fullback Israel Dagg will become the latest Super Rugby centurion when his Crusaders team take on the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Car and truck collision in Brighton

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:52
A car and a truck have collided in the Dunedin settlement of Brighton.
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Scores of firefighters battle Sydney blaze

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:42
Fire crews battle the blaze at the recycling plant in Sydney. Photo Reuters A thick plume of black smoke rose above the Sydney skyline today as scores of firefighters battled a huge blaze at a recycling plant in the western suburbs of Australia's largest city.
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Red ute sought by police

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:15
Police are seeking a red ute thought to be in the Queenstown Lakes/Central Otago area.
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Most Otago waterways ok for swimming

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:56
The Otago Regional Council says the majority of waterways in Otago are suitable for swimming, from a public health standpoint.
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Kiwi extradited to Aus over child sex network

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:47
A New Zealand man will today be extradited to Australia to face charges relating to the sexual abuse of a child and his alleged involvement in a global child sex offender network.
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Government sets 2040 'swimmable' rivers target

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:40
Reaching a swimmable waters target of 90% would require cleaning up 10,000km of waterways, and would cost Government, farmers and councils an estimated $2 billion.. Photo: Si Williams The Government has set a target of making 90% of New Zealand's rivers and streams safe for swimming by 2040.
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Barrett, Coles to start season on bench

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:27
Beauden Barrett in action for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders during a Super Rugby pre-season match in Taranaki earlier this month. Photo Getty World Rugby's Player of the Year Beauden Barrett will be on the bench for the Wellington Hurricanes in their Super Rugby opener against the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday.
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130 jobs to go at the Warehouse Group

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:24
The Warehouse Group has announced it will cut about 130 in an attempt to streamline the company. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery. About 130 jobs are expected to go at the Warehouse Group as the company looks to streamline its operations.
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Germany working on corruption black list

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:58
2017-02-12t093700z_1986084328_lr1ed2c0qpa37_rtrmadp_3_germany-president.jpg German parliament Bundestag. The black list will stop companies whgo have committed fruad from signing government contracts. Photo: file The German Economics Ministry want to create a nationwide database aimed at making it easier to block companies found guilty of fraud and other violations from receiving federal, state and local government contracts.
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De Bruin named captain of Stars

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:29
Leana de Bruin (right) competes with Caitlin Bassett for the ball during a Silver Ferns v Australia match. Photo: Getty Images Veteran defender Leana de Bruin has been named the inaugural captain of the Northern Stars.
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Muslims raise $91,000 for Jewish cemetery

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:25
2017-02-21t184020z_1912929908_rc1150d45730_rtrmadp_3_usa-trump-antisemitism.jpg More than 170 Jewish headstones were toppled in a vandalism attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, US Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $91,000 to repair vandalised headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions.
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Machete case adjourned until March

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:07
A Dunedin man who allegedly attacked a man with a machete, leaving the victim's hand almost severed, will appear in court next month.
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25 years at TVNZ and no farewell

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:19
Bernadine Oliver-Kerby is set to leave TVNZ after a 25-year long career with the broadcaster. Photo: NZ Herald Bernadine Oliver-Kerby has waved goodbye to TVNZ after 25 years - but if there was a farewell event, the newsreader says with a laugh she "hasn't been invited".
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Germans snap up Trump wigs for carnival

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:17
A Bavarian maker of Donald Trump-style wigs says her factory has been overwhelmed by demand for the US president's blonde coiffure from Germans preparing for carnival celebrations this week.
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Bowie grabs posthumous wins at Brit Awards

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:48
Pop pioneer David Bowie, who died last year at the age of 69, was honoured posthumously with the "British male solo artist" award at the 2017 BRIT Awards.
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UN seeks billions to avert famine

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:33
2017-02-21t150515z_1574078338_rc13eb4de900_rtrmadp_3_southsudan-famine.jpg Women carry boxes of nutritional food delivered by the UN n Unity State, South Sudan. More money is needed to avoid a crisis. Photo: Reuters More than $US4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says.
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Trump set to reverse transgender rules

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:15
Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defence of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
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Satellite pictures show devastation of Port Hills fire

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:57
#DEIMOS2 captured Port Hills in #Christchurch, NZ, before & after devastating #PortHillsFire. #falsecolor #infrared @CDEMCHCH @NZFireService pic.twitter.com/H8UwMxIiM0— DEIMOS IMAGING (@deimosimaging) February 22, 2017 New satellite imagery reveals the extent of the devastation caused by the fires that raged across 2000ha of Christchurch's Port Hills last week.
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