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Boxing star Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippines presidency

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:15
Manny Pacquiao. Photo: Reuters Boxing star Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's cozy relationship with China.
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'No turning back': Victoria maps path out of lockdown

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 09:45
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Photo: Getty Images Melbourne will be in lockdown until late October, with greater freedoms to be granted to fully vaccinated Victorians once the state reaches the 80 percent double-dose target.
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Wedding photographer back home after months of rehabilitation following helicopter crash

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 09:27
Wedding photographer Rachel Jordan was one of the four people injured in a helicopter crash in Canterbury. Photo: Givealittle A Christchurch photographer seriously injured in a wedding day helicopter crash says she hopes to reunite with the couple and document their second wedding day on their first anniversary.
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Wedding photographer back home after months of rehabilitation following helicopter crash

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 09:15
Wedding photographer Rachel Jordan was one of the four people injured in a helicopter crash in Canterbury. Photo: Givealittle A Christchurch photographer seriously injured in a wedding day helicopter crash says she hopes to reunite with the couple and document their second wedding day on their first anniversary.
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Rise in graffiti across parts of Christchurch

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:51
image_90.jpg Graffiti on Northcote Rd. Photo: Geoff Sloan The Covid-19 lockdown contributed to a rise in graffiti in west Christchurch, rather than the decrease seen in other parts of the city.
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Men offering $100 vaccines in Christchurch 'not legitimate'

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:46
doorknockgettyimages-526686149.jpg Photo: Getty Images A Christchurch man is sounding the alarm about two men going door-to-door pretending to be from the Ministry of Health offering Covid vaccines for $100.
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Mother of All Protests on November 21

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:29
Laurie Paterson They are calling it The Mother of All Protests.
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Rapist’s polygraph extends distress

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:25
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has asked the Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn why a lie detector was allowed inside the prison. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES & SUPPLIED When a South Island man was locked up for almost 15 years for repeatedly raping his stepdaughter, the victim and her family had no idea their trauma had only just begun. Rob Kidd reports on how a mother’s torment has been protracted due, in part, to a monumental botch by Corrections.
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Chris Cairns ready to tackle 'the greatest challenge I've ever faced'

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:15
Former Black Caps all-rounder Chris Cairns has posted a video on social media to update fans on his condition after suffering a massive heart attack in Canberra last month. Photo: Twitter Cricket legend Chris Cairns says he is ready to tackle the greatest challenge he has ever faced as he begins rehabilitation following a serious health scare.
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Men offering $100 vaccines in Christchurch 'not legitimate'

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:10
Photo: Getty Images A Christchurch man is sounding the alarm about two men going door-to-door pretending to be from the Ministry of Health offering Covid vaccines for $100.
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White Ferns fall short in second ODI against England

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:07
England players celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's Brooke Halliday. Photo: Action Images via Reuters A lack of "mongrel" has seen the White Ferns fall into a 0-2 hole in the five-match series in England after failing to chase a relatively small total in a rain-interrupted encounter in Worcester.
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Covid curveball: Auckland down and Waikato up to level 3?

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 07:29
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson. Photo: RNZ Three members of a Waikato household linked to a remand prisoner with Covid-19 have also tested positive for the virus - complicating just what the Government will do as it meets today to decide the future of Auckland's lockdown.
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Covid curveball: Auckland down and Waikato up to level 3?

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 07:26
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson. Photo: RNZ Three members of a Waikato household linked to a remand prisoner with Covid-19 have also tested positive for the virus - complicating just what the Government will do as it meets today to decide the future of Auckland's lockdown.
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Standing on solid ground

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images Sometimes you need a tactical approach to negotiate the minefield of our current predicaments, writes life coach Jan Aitken.
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A wonderful difficulty

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:30
The authors of He Puapua were asked to look at how the Government might action its commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While it seems to have been shuffled sideways for now, the weight of history and the reality of the present both support a view that we haven’t heard the last of He Puapua, Tom McKinlay reports.
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Learning a lesson from nature’s book

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:30
We’ve reached the limits of growing a bigger pie, we now need to work within some boundaries. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES It’s time to harness the power of the wind, the flow of the river, the golden sun and the power of the earth.
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Throwing stones

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:30
Dunedin has a chronic housing shortage, and things are expected to get worse as the city’s population increases. A recent council report said another 1512 homes would be needed in the next three years, 4852 within the next 10 years.
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Tagging the murderous

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:30
When James and Elizabeth Dewar were murdered in 1860, Detective Robert Bain was sent to investigate. PHOTO: COLLECTION OF TOITU OTAGO SETTLERS MUSEUM Toitu Otago Settlers Museum curator Peter Read unlocks the identity of the owner of a late 1800s tag.
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Dessert done right

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:30
Fill these light-as-a-feather meringues with date puree, lemon curd and cream, writes Angela Casey.
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Over sea and sky

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:30
Auroral activity can still be visible during a full moon. PHOTO: IAN GRIFFIN This month’s full moon occurs at 11.55am on Tuesday. Photographers who want a great shot of our closest celestial neighbour rising in a darkening sky should find a spot with an unobstructed view towards the eastern horizon.
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