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Govt denies backtrack on planting 1b trees

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:22
gettyimages-865627376_3.jpg Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is denying that the Government is backtracking over its goal to plant 1 billion trees over 10 years, saying it was always going to be in partnership with the private sector.
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Rector's concern a widely held one: Hosking

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:03
I am liking the cut of Richard Hall's jib.
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Children no longer able to start school at 4

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:45
Labour, NZ First, the Greens and education unions all raised concerns about the fact that at some schools 4-year-olds would be able to enrol. Photo: Getty Images Changes to school entry rules that allowed some 4-year-olds to start school will be reversed by the new Government.
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Tourism 'transforming Coast economy'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:28
The West Coast is expecting a record number of tourists ever this summer. The West Coast is expecting the largest number of tourists ever this summer, and some operators are reporting October and November already way ahead of 2016 figures.
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Minister urged to refuse Te Kuha coalmine

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:20
eugenie_sage.jpg Eugenie Sage. Photo: supplied Environmental groups are pressuring Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage to refuse the large open-cast Te Kuha coalmine behind Westport after it was yesterday granted resource consent.
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What Lotto syndicates should do

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:03
rkkjidozyve4jmn2xgrtfvhc6m.jpg Photo: NZ Herald Does your Lotto syndicate have a plan if you win the big one tonight?
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Hot day for some in South

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:37
The hot weather forecast for parts of the South Island has arrived, with temperatures in the mid-20s and rising this afternoon.
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Gliding comp postponed after death

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:34
The South Island Gliding Championships organisers have cancelled competition flying for the day after the death of a pilot yesterday.
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Terror charges after NY truck attack

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:03
2017-11-01t030908z_1225244745_rc149d2017c0_rtrmadp_3_new-york-shooting.jpg Police look towards the scene after the attack took place on West Side Highway in Manhattan. Photo Reuters A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the US Justice Department said in a statement.
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Disney head on leave over 'missteps'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:46
John Lasseter attends the US premiere of "Coco" in Hollywood earlier this month. Photo Reuters Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.
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Tuapeka Mouth fire under control

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:35
Firefighters are battling a small grass fire near Tuapeka Mouth this afternoon.
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Iranian charged over 'Game of Thrones' hack

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:31
Behzad Mesri, also known as "Skote Vahshat," was charged with the hack. Photo: Reuters US prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including Game of Thrones, then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $US6 million ($NZ8.8m).
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Milking shed transforms into cosy farmstay

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:54
Mandy Robinson in front of Te Horo Farmstay. Photo: NZ Herald A former milking shed on a slice of rural Kapiti Coast paradise has been transformed into a delightful farmstay.
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Robinson named to Games team

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:36
Holly Robinson. Photo: ODT Otago javelin thrower Holly Robinson has been selected in the New Zealand team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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Weta worker killed by bull in India

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:37
Juan Pablo Lampe is a Wellington-based film worker. Photo / supplied A Wellington-based film worker has been fatally gored by a bull in India.
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Cat owners on alert after antifreeze deaths

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:53
catonfencegettyimages-700832081.jpg SPCA Napier centre manager said the matter had not been passed on to police, but the SPCA was investigating the deaths. Photo: Getty Images Cat owners have been urged to watch for signs their beloved pets may have been poisoned, after two cats in Marewa died from ingesting antifreeze.
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Toilet museum mooted for Dunedin

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:39
The idea of establishing a toilet museum in Dunedin is being suggested by city council archivist Alison Breese.
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Arrest in shooting of Wellington taxi driver

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:11
Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in relation to the weekend shooting of a Wellington taxi driver.
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US TV host fired after sex claims

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:11
2017-11-20t231607z_1601468868_rc11c7454a90_rtrmadp_3_people-charlierose.jpg Charlie Rose arrives for the Time 100 Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York in April. Photo Reuters CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.
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Sticky situation on rural Waikato road

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:46
Five tonnes of molasses is oozing on to a rural Waikato road after a truck rolled near Otorohanga this morning.
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