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Highlanders flanker Shannon Frizell set for test debut against France

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:05
gettyimages-978110620.jpg Shannon Frizell passes the ball during an All Blacks training session in Dunedin yesterday. Photo: Getty Shannon Frizell is set to cap a momentous week for his family by being included in the All Blacks team for the third test against France.
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Health minister grilled over $8b promise

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:04
revenue_minister_michael_woodhouse_said_trusts_wou_5770a4f4df.jpg National MP Michael Woodhouse. Photo: NZ Herald/file davidclarkserious.jpg Health Minister David Clark. Photo: NZ Herald   Health Minister David Clark says the $8 billion extra for health Labour promised during the election campaign will still materialise in future budgets during this term of government.
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New landfill, greenwaste mooted by DCC

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:35
The DCC says Green Island Landfill will come to the end of its functional life as a landfill in the next five to 10 years. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Greenwaste kerbside collection in Dunedin and a new landfill site for the city are up for discussion this year, as the city council embarks on a major review of its rubbish collection services.
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PM still waiting and working

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:55
Three days beyond her due date Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is still managing to keep herself busy.
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Separation crisis grows in US

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:23
US President Donald Trump has told Republican lawmakers he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grows over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the US-Mexico border.
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Queenstown pod like a 'big coffin'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:14
"It was like being in a coffin - a big one," Finn Heenan says of moving to a Queenstown accommodation pod two months ago.
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NZ Football told to stop contacting Ferns

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:54
The Football Ferns celebrate a goal against Japan during a friendly match in Wellington earlier this month. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand Football has been told to stop contacting players from the Football Ferns squad, with immediate effect, over concerns staff from the governing body has tried to shut down complaints and allegations about Andreas Heraf.
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'Burning smell' at NZI building investigated

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:43
Crews were called to the central Dunedin building late this morning. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Fire crews were called to the New Zealand Insurance building in central Dunedin just before noon today after reports of a strong acrid burning smell.
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Safe landing for skydiver

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:32
Emergency services attended reports of a skydiving accident in Queenstown early this afternoon.
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Aussies overweight, failing on veges

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:11
More than 99 percent of Australian children and 96 percent of adults do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables. Photo: Getty Nearly all Australians are not eating enough vegetables and two-thirds of adults are overweight, a new report on the nation's health shows.
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Green Island landfill will end up scrapped

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00
Rubbish collection and a new landfill site for the city are up for discussion this year, as the Dunedin city council embarks on a major review of its refuse services.
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Invercargill redevelopment leaves room for heritage

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00
The organisation behind Invercargill's inner-city redevelopment will pay homage to the city’s history by retaining some of the facades of its heritage buildings.
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PM scholarship for fashion student

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00
The national Prime Minister's Scholarship to Asia recipients have been revealed.
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Murray unsure about Wimbledon

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:28
Andy Murray had not played a competitive match since losing to Sam Querrey in last year's Wimbledon quarter-finals. Photo: Action Images via Reuters Sir Andy Murray was back at one of his favourite stomping grounds on Tuesday and while the resumption of his career ended in defeat by Nick Kyrgios, the Scot remained upbeat about his return from injury, if guarded about his Wimbledon participation.
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Farm fined $46k for exploiting volunteers

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:17
A Christchurch farm is said to have exploited "thousands" of travellers through its volunteer scheme. Stock photo: Getty A Christchurch farm has been stung with a $46,000 fine by the Employment Relations Authority for "exploiting" volunteer workers.
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US leaves UN's Human Rights Council

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:13
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Reuters The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.
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School rugby coach facing 83 sex charges

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:02
Alosio Taimo denies all charges. Photo: NZ Herald More charges have been laid against an Auckland school rugby coach already facing more than 80 allegations against young boys.
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Foreign buyer ban: retirement villages not exempt

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:22
Retirement village operators are disappointed that the select committee considering the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill did not exempt them from having to get approval before buying sensitive or residential land to build new villages.
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Queenstown serious assault 'totally unprovoked'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:12
An Australian tourist was taken to hospital after a serious assault in Shotover St this morning in which his head was slammed into a concrete bin.
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Man fighting for life after Auckland dairy stabbing

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:57
The Hylite Dairy in Grey Lynn this morning. Photo: NZ Herald Police investigators have worked into the early hours at an Auckland dairy where two people were stabbed during an armed robbery, leaving one fighting for his life.
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