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Lucia shows her class on the national stage

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:56
Lucia Gale won a national mixed doubles title at the national junior championships in Auckland. Up-and-coming Canterbury tennis player Lucia Gale put on an impressive display to win her first New Zealand junior championships title in Auckland on Wednesday.
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Resort link to royal scandal snap

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:42
Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts. Photo: supplied A right royal ruckus is going on in Britain over a copy of a photo taken by Arrowtown photographer Michael Thomas.
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Fuel price to drop from 18c to 32c a litre: Govt

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:37
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi. Photo: Getty Images The Government expects to drive down petrol prices by between 18-32c a litre as a result of new rules which are expected to "swiftly" break the supply dominance of big fuel companies.
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Heckler taunts mayor over council's 'secret society'

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:33
dalziel.jpg Lianne Dalziel. A heckler accused the Christchurch City Council of being run like a "secret society" during a speech by ​Mayor Lianne Dalziel at an event on Tuesday.
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Creative, yet to a budget

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:31
friends_and_family_2.jpg Festive times are upon us once again.  It all gets a bit frantic as the money keeps pouring out and stress levels rise, adding an unnecessary burden to our Christmas Day menu.
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Willie Nelson says pot-smoking days over

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:27
Willie Nelson. Photo: Reuters Country icon and marijuana proponent Willie Nelson is saying no to pot ... because he wants to keep touring.
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Police told school shooting was 'revenge' for bullying

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:22
Police vehicles are stationed outside the school following the shooting at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch. Photo: Reuters A transgender teenager who told police that he and a friend opened fire at a suburban Denver high school to exact revenge on classmates who bullied him should be tried on murder charges as an adult, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
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Instagram launches body image initiative

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:17
More than 50% of Australians between 19 and 30 compare themselves to others on social media, a new survey shows.
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Assaults spark call to ban booze at family Christmas event

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:14
A mother is calling for a ban on alcohol at a popular family event after her son was assaulted and left in serious condition. Photo: Newsline Calls are being made to make one of Christchurch's biggest family-friendly events alcohol-free.
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NATO pulls off summit despite insults

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:13
NATO leaders set aside public insults ranging from "delinquent" to "brain dead" and "two-faced", declaring at a 70th anniversary summit they would stand together against a common threat from Russia and prepare for China's rise.
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Simple slice of Christmas

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:10
I love Christmas cake, particularly the dense and intensely fruited variety. Although not traditional, this delicious slice has many of a Christmas cake’s desirable attributes.
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Harbourmaster warns people to stay off lakes

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:07
The big wet: The Kawarau River, with the end of Queenstown Airport's runway to the left, and the Shotover Country and Lake Hayes Estate subdivisions to the right. Photo: Mountain Scene All eyes are on the skies – and the level of Lake Wakatipu.
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From the editor

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:05
Rebecca Fox The run-up to Christmas can be such a busy time that I sometimes think we forget to enjoy those moments of catching up with friends and family.
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Spectacular spill from Clyde Dam

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:04
The Clyde dam is spilling over significantly today, attracting the interest of onlookers.
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Refreshing seasonal traditions

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:56
Simon Gault’s new book is about the Kiwi summer and the images it creates for him — fun times with friends and family. Photos: supplied Last Christmas, celebrity chef Simon Gault decided to ignore tradition by making use of his much-loved pizza oven to create his favourite Neapolitan pizza.
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Assaults spark call to ban booze at family Christmas event

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:44
A mother is calling for a ban on alcohol at a popular family event after her son was assaulted and left in serious condition. Photo: Newsline Calls are being made to make one of Christchurch's biggest family-friendly events alcohol-free.
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Top eateries to satisfy the munchies during hemp week

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:45
One of the new dishes on offer during Whakamana Hemp Week will be the vegan eggplant and cannellini meatballs with hemp chimichurri Photo: Longshot Photography/Will Robinson Several Christchurch restaurants will be cooking with a new ingredient on Monday - hemp.
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Man seriously hurt at construction site

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:28
A man has been seriously hurt after being struck by steel, trapping him at a Dunedin construction site this morning.
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Teen critically injured in fiery Port Hills crash to miss sister's funeral

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:00
Tayla Alexander, 17, will be farewelled at a funeral service today. Photo: Facebook Sunmara Alexander will miss her sister's funeral on Thursday, as she continues to fight for her life after a fiery crash on Summit Rd left her critically injured and her sibling dead.
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'Not possible' to establish cause of ship fire

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:44
Emergency services at the scene of the fire at the port in Timaru. Photo: Alexia Johnston The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC)  says it cannot determine the cause of a blaze which burned a ship at Timaru's port for eight days.
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