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'Put up or shut up', Defence chief told

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:06
scczen_a_210317nzhmmhitrun2_620x310.jpg Hit and Run authors Nicky Hager (left) and Jon Stephenson. Photo: NZ Herald Journalist Jon Stephenson has called on the Chief of Defence Force to "put up or shut up'' and release camera footage taken during SAS raids in Afghanistan.
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Kaikoura quake produced 7m tsunami

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:36
The Kaikoura quake caused massive landslips blocking State Highway 1. Photo: ODT files A tsunami generated by November's 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake reached a height of 7 metres in some places, comparable with some of the biggest events in recent history.
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5 questions with: Sharlee Ghent

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:45
Sharlee Ghent was one of seven graduates of the Otago Polytechnic School of Design chosen to have their garments shown at this year's iD Dunedin Fashion Week Show.
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Leggings cause headache for airline

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:21
gettyimages-517369542.jpg After the incident, United's mentions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram exploded from its average 2000 daily mentions to 174,000, nearly 70% of them negative. Photo: Getty Images A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation.
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Man charged over Glenavy cannabis operation

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:59
A man will appear in court after police searched and dismantled a "sophisticated'' cannabis growing operation in Glenavy yesterday.
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German tourists killed on NZ adventure

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:36
German backpackers Lucas Leschok (left) and Tristan Melzner (right) died in a crash in Te Anau. Photo: NZ Herald/Supplied Tristan Melzner and Lucas Leschok were two young men excited to see the other side of the world.
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SAS soldiers should front inquiry: Little

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:29
Andrew Little: 'Let's know what the truth is.' Photo Getty An independent inquiry is still needed into allegations about SAS actions in Afghanistan and SAS soldiers involved should be called to give evidence, Labour leader Andrew Little says.
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South Africa strike, NZ still on top

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:18
mitchell_santner_vs_sa.jpg Mitchell Santner bats for the Black Caps this morning against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand suffered two hard blows in the half hour before lunch on the fourth day of their final test against South Africa at Seddon Park.
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Former Otago All Black coach dies

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:04
eric_watson.jpg Eric Watson. Eric Watson, a former coach of the All Blacks, has died in Dunedin, aged 91.
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Samsung to sell refurbished, infamous Note 7s

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:13
samsunggalaxynote7.jpg The Note 7s were permanently scrapped in October, roughly two months from the launch of the near-$900 devices, as more of the phones self-combusted . Photo: Reuters Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday (local tome) it plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries.
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NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:22
Oakland Raiders' owner Mark Davis announced that the football team will relocate to Las Vagas. Photo: Reuters National Football League team owners gave the green light to the Raiders moving to Las Vegas from Oakland, paving the way for the building of a new, $1.9 billion stadium in Sin City, the NFL said on Monday (local time).
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Facebook's messenger app adds live location-sharing

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:04
Facebook's Messenger app has a new update that will allow people to activate their location showing it "live" for up to 60 minutes. Photo: Reuters Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday (local time) to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google Maps.
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Thefts prompt police warning

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:53
Police are urging people to lock sheds, garages and vehicles in Otago to deter thieves.
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Angel-Louise and friends

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:46
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Missing Dunedin man found safe in Timaru

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:45
Thomas 'Tom' Padget. Photo: NZ Police A man who was reported missing from Dunedin on Friday has been found safe.
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Video: Monster cyclone seen from space

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:38
Footage taken from the International Space Station has emerged, showing Cyclone Debbie forming off the far north coast of Queensland.
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Two reported dead in Canterbury crash

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:29
Two people are reportedly dead after a car and truck crashed in North Canterbury this morning.
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Uber resumes self-driving car program after crash

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:00
Uber's San Francisco program is currently in development mode. It has two cars registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, but is not transporting passengers. Photo Reuters Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc were back on the road in San Francisco after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said.
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Britain reignites privacy debate after attack

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:39
Last week's Westminster attacker Khalid Masood used encrypted messaging via WhatsApp (above) which investigators cannot read. Photo: Reuters British officials have demanded tech firms do much more to give police access to smartphone communications following last week's Westminster attack, just months after new laws gave security services broader powers.
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Drop extends Dow Jones' losing streak

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:34
The New York Stock Exchange. Photo Getty United States sharemarkets fell overnight, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for its longest losing streak since 2011.
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