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GDP figures promise 'devastating time': National

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:54
National leader Judith Collins says new GDP figures showing a drop of 12% - the biggest in living memory - is proof New Zealand needs a National-led government.
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'Not worth it': Woman's warning to Kiwi passengers after losing forehead in crash

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:28
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Sunstrike possible factor in fatal bus crash

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:13
The driver of the bus was killed in the crash. Photo: RNZ The driver of a school bus who died after a crash near Palmerston North yesterday might have been blinded by sunstrike, Uzabus managing director Justin Allan says.
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Seven new Covid cases in managed isolation

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:11
There are seven new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, all recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.
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Man admits careless driving causing death and injuries

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:07
Thalia Newport died after the van rolled in February. Photo: Givealittle A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to careless driving following the death of an Invercargill woman and the injury of seven other people.
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Seven new Covid cases in managed isolation

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:54
There are seven new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, all recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.
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Sunstrike possible factor in fatal bus crash

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:37
The driver of the bus was killed in the crash. Photo: RNZ The driver of a school bus who died after a crash near Palmerston North yesterday might have been blinded by sunstrike, Uzabus managing director Justin Allan says.
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Outing ‘shoplifters, thieves’ could backfire for businesses

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:27
A noticeboard at a Christchurch supermarket that was removed yesterday after being in the entrance way for several months. Photo: Supplied Businesses are being warned not to publicly name and shame people they believe have been stealing from their premises.
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Pool cue violation 'a bit of a laugh'

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:11
A Clutha man has admitted shoving a pool cue up a rugby player's anus after the victim had danced to a team song with his pants down.
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Less classroom experience for trainee teachers due to Covid

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:07
Photo: File / Getty Images The Teaching Council is allowing hundreds of student teachers to graduate with less practical classroom experience than usual because the pandemic has disrupted their school and early childhood placements.
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Man escapes from Rotorua quarantine hotel

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:02
The Sudima hotel in Rotorua. Photo: NZ Herald A man has absconded from managed isolation hotel in Rotorua.
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Elderly pedestrian seriously hurt in central Dunedin

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:59
Emergency services at the scene where an elderly woman was hit by a car in central Dunedin this morning. Photo: Emma Perry An elderly woman is seriously injured after a car collided with a pedestrian in central Dunedin.
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Measles contact tracing failed and vaccination too slow during 2019 epidemic - review

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:58
The report says there was confusion and mixed messages from authorities about who should get vaccinated. (File image). Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas Contact tracing failed and vaccination was too slow to stop last year's measles epidemic that started in Canterbury before spreading to South Auckland, a new review has found.
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Reward after dead puppies discovered

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:43
WARNING: distressing content.  A $2000 reward is on offer following the discovery of eight puppies with their throats cut at an Invercargill park.
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Cantabrians told to check forecast before lighting any fires

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:40
Photo: File Fire and Emergency NZ is urging Cantabrians to think about the weather before lighting any fires this spring.
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Pool cue violation 'a bit of a laugh'

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:33
Benjamin Roger Keach. Photo: ODT files A Clutha man has admitted shoving a pool cue up a rugby player's anus after the victim had danced to a team song with his pants down.
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Arrest after armed police flood North East Valley

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:30
Police on North Rd this morning. Photo: Craig Baxter An arrest has been made after police flooded North East Valley this morning.
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Reward after dead puppies discovered

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:21
WARNING: distressing content.  A $2000 reward is on offer following the discovery of eight puppies with their throats cut at an Invercargill park.
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Glass Vaults 'Flat White Boy'

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:19
An ode to coffee, cafe grade muffins and Northern Soul. RNZ is proud to share Glass Vaults brand new music video for ‘Flat White Boy'.
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New Zealand officially in recession

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:09
New Zealand's last recession ended in the June quarter of 2009. New Zealand is officially in its first recession for 11 years, a casualty of the Covid fallout hammering economies around the world.
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