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Baby daughter for McCaws

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:27
mccorrs_getty.jpg Richie and Gemma McCaw attend a show during New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland in August. Photo: Getty Richie McCaw and his wife Gemma have announced the arrival of their new baby daughter.
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Victims of crash near Christchurch named

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:32
Police have named the two people who were killed in a crash between a car and a truck south of Christchurch yesterday.
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Health approach on drugs; harsher penalties for suppliers

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:43
gettyimages-824158224.jpg Police Minister Stuart Nash. Photo: Getty People who make or supply synthetic drugs face life in prison under changes announced by the Government today.
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Millane case: Shovel found in Auckland

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:47
grace_millane_photo_supplied.jpg_crop1_0.jpg Grace Millane. The shovel sought by police in relation to the Grace Millane murder has been found.
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Second charge over needle in strawberry claim

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:41
A Timaru woman who was charged over making a false complaint to police after saying she found a needle in a strawberry has been charged with causing loss by deception.
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Builder underquoted work by $250K

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:59
A builder who under-quoted an Auckland house job by nearly $250,000 has been struck off for 10 years, the strongest penalty handed down by the board which disciplined him.
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Queensland on emergency footing as cyclone bears down

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:23
A severe cyclone expected to hit Queensland on Friday could spark flooding and landslides in parts of the state.
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Millane case: Suppression laws slammed after breach

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:49
Justice Minister Andrew Little said if police were willing to trace the source of the suppression breach in New Zealand they could be prosecuted. Photo: NZ Herald If police are willing to find the source who leaked the name of the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane, they would be prosecuted, Andrew Little says.
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Global Insight: The Brexit problem

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:18
New Zealand needs to be voicing concerns about illegal activities that occurred during the United Kingdom's Brexit vote, Prof Robert Patman says.
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Two synthetic drugs classified as Class A

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:52
Health Minister David Clark at today's announcement. Photo: RNZ The Government is responding to dozens of synthetic drug-related deaths in the last year by cracking down on suppliers and boosting funding for addiction treatment services.
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Convicted murderer to remain in prison

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:01
Joyce Blondell (a.k.a. Conwell). Photo: Supplied A 71-year-old convicted murderer will remain behind bars after laundering money for an international fraud syndicate.
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Baskets of Blessing for those in need

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00
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Illness should be covered by ACC: report

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00
The accident compensation system should be overhauled so it covers illness, an international report in to New Zealand's mental health system says.
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Residents against Lake Hawea housing plan

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:53
Members of the Lake Hawea community are heading for a Queenstown Lakes District Council meeting to express their opposition to a 400-lot special housing area being established on the outskirts of the town.
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Commission admits abuse survivor's privacy breached

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:35
A privacy breach which saw the personal details of a sexual abuse survivor disclosed by New Zealand's Royal Commission into Historic Abuse has caused "serious distress'', a support network says.
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'Who’s watching who?': Tracking app concerns cop

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:49
A frontline police officer has raised concerns about being constantly tracked by a new app to monitor the location of staff, now being trialled in the South.
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Tense times as Assange told to have tests

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:37
Julian Assange has been at the embassy since 2012. Photo: Getty Images Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has undergone a series of medical exams, Ecuador's top lawyer says, in line with a new set of rules for his asylum at the country's London embassy that prompted him to sue the government.
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Two injured, teen critical after Awhitu crash

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:34
crashawhitunzme.jpg Paramedics had to pull a patient out of this car on Awhitu Rd yesterday. Photo: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust A teenage girl is in a critical condition in Auckland's Starship Hospital after a two-car collision on the Awhitu Peninsula west of the Manukau Harbour.
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Hunt goes on for Christmas market attacker

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:08
2018-12-12t090300z_1089519983_rc13ffe9d490_rtrmadp_3_france-security.jpg France raised its security threat to the highest alert level. Photo: Reuters Police are continuing to search eastern France for a man suspected of killing at least two people in a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalised while in jail.
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Police caught playing table tennis during property raid

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:59
Two police officers have been caught red-handed playing table tennis while executing a search warrant in West Auckland yesterday morning.
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