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Air NZ Airbus forced to U-turn near Iran border

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 18:18
vhg5b4nounceznq7ylavcqtsoa.jpg Routine ferry flights have no passengers and typically just a roster of pilots and a handful of other airline staff on board. Photo: supplied A brand new Air New Zealand Airbus on a delivery flight from Hamburg did a U-turn approaching the Iranian border and returned to the German city, aircraft tracking sites show.
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Southlander wins $1m from scratchy

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:52
Ascot Four Square sold the lucky scratchy. Photo: Google Maps Invercargill’s newest millionaire thinks the drive from his home to the local store to check his ticket was the most nervous he's ever been.
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Highlanders name nine ABs for Reds clash

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:03
Waisake Naholo has been named to start on the wing for the Highlanders. Photo: Getty The Highlanders have named nine All Blacks for their Super Rugby clash with the Reds in Dunedin on Friday night.
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Funding freeze after Black Sticks coach resigns

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:21
Mark Hager resigned as Black Sticks coach last month to take charge of the Great Britain women's side. Photo: Getty Images Sir Owen Glenn has suspended funding of the New Zealand women's hockey team because of his concerns over the resignation of former coach Mark Hager.
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Sky prices going up after losing 28,000 customers

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:59
Photo: NZ Herald After enjoying a string of price reductions over the past year, Sky subscribers are set for a price hike on April 1.
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Eighth MP quits Labour Party

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:42
Joan Ryan. Photo: PA via Getty Images Joan Ryan, a Labour member of parliament, has become the eighth lawmaker to resign from Britain's main opposition party.
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Trump confident as states sue over emergency declaration

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:34
Donald Trump declared the national emergency under a 1976 law after Congress declined to give him the billions he wanted to build parts of the barrier this year. Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump says he is confident he will prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 US states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the US border with Mexico.
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Three new faces in Reds to face Highlanders

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:34
brad_thorn_getty.jpg Reds coach Brad Thorn. The transformation of Feao Fotuakia from overweight club prop to Super Rugby starter is the feel-good story of the Queensland Reds' season opener against the Highlanders, coach Brad Thorn says.
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Warriors hookers on track after surgery

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:09
Issac Luke enjoys a light moment during a Warriors training session at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. Photo: Getty Warriors hookers Issac Luke and Nathaniel Roache have both defied the odds to be on track for the NRL season start.
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Man critical after Catlins workplace incident

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:58
A man has suffered critical injuries in an accident on a rural property in the Catlins.
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Ross Taylor makes ODI history in Dunedin

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:38
gettyimages-1130809036.jpg Ross Taylor celebrates reaching his half-century against Bangladesh at the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin. Photo: Getty Veteran Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor has made history in Dunedin today, becoming New Zealand's leading one-day international run-scorer.
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DHBs still waiting for annual plans to be signed off

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:00
With only four months left in the current financial year, just 12 of the country's 20 district health boards have had their financial plans signed off by Health Minister David Clark.
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Police treating body discovery as homicide

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:00
Police have confirmed they are investigating a murder after a body was discovered in a rural area north of Dunedin on Monday evening.
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Lost bird hailed from Australia, became a giant here

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:59
The extinction of the Haast's eagle has been tied to that of the moa. Image via NZ Herald A lost native species that was the world's largest eagle – a massive bird that was big enough to prey upon 200kg moa in New Zealand's prehistoric wilderness – actually had its roots in Australia, scientists say.
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Red-billed gulls 'misunderstood'

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00
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Tango dancer introduces Wanaka to the art of dance

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00
An Albert Town resident is bringing the joy of dance to the Lakes District.
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Crowds flock to Central show

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00
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Bain groomsman admits second rape and murder

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:16
bain_groomsman.jpg Paul Wilson (left) was groomsman for David Bain at his 2014 wedding. Photo: NZ Herald/File A convicted killer and rapist who was a groomsman at David Bain's wedding has admitted a second murder.
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Man tries to skip country to avoid drink-driving charge

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:54
A Canadian who was in Otago on a working holiday was arrested at Queenstown Airport yesterday as he tried to skip the country to avoid a drink-driving charge.
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