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Storm surge risk reduced as 'monster' Debbie slows

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:55
#CycloneDebbie:-Slow movement onite-Winds up to 250kmh near eye-Landfall expected 1200 near Bowen-Very destructive cat 4@abcnews pic.twitter.com/ZE6CfTISFD— Kerrin Binnie (@kerrinbinnie) March 27, 2017 Cyclone Debbie has slowed further as it approaches the north Queensland coast, reducing the risk of a devastating storm surge.
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Warning over online invoice scams

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:42
New Zealanders are being urged to be cautious about online invoices after Netsafe reported an increase in the number of fake invoice scams.
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Sth African police find weapons stash in basement

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:37
South African police said they discovered weapons and explosives including a suicide bomb vest stashed in the basement of a Johannesburg building on Monday (local time).
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Sanctuary cities may lose grants: US attorney general

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:32
New York (above) is one of several self-declared sanctuary cities along with San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington. Photo: Wikimedia Commons US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday (local time) that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department.
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Lancaster Park to be demolished

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:31
Lancaster Park will be demolished. Photo NZ Herald Repairing the iconic Lancaster Park in Christchurch could cost up to $275 million so it will be demolished.
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Magic thrash Stars

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:17
An opening round double-header has proven doubly fruitful for the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic, who have sprung out to an early lead in the ANZ Premiership with back-to-back wins.
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Wood nominated for Championship player of year

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:08
chris_wood_leeds.jpg Chris Wood celebrates a goal for Leeds. Photo: Getty Images All Whites striker Chris Wood has been nominated for the English football Championship's player of the year award.
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Dropping Johnson could work - Daley

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:01
shaun_johnson_4_170317.jpg Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson gets past his Canterbury Bulldogs counterpart, Moses Mbye, during last night’s NRL match at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. Photo: Peter McIntosh. NSW coach Laurie Daley believes his Warriors counterpart Stephen Kearney may need to drop or bench Shaun Johnson to get the best out of the enigmatic playmaker.
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Still work to do for brilliant Williamson

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:44
New Zealand's Kane Williamson runs between the wickets during his innings yesterday against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images The best sight of Kane Williamson on the third day of the third test was not necessarily the immaculate stroke-making on his way to an unbeaten 148, but the manner in which he strode from the ground.
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One dead in West Coast chopper crash

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:21
A person is dead after a helicopter crash on the West Coast.
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One critical after crash near Invercargill

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:00
A person is in a critical condition after a crash between a car and a truck in Southland last night.
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Really, we like to watch

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
I remember years ago watching with my parents a television show called The 1900 House. Created in 1999, The 1900 House was a fairly early example of reality television, which documented the experiences of an ordinary British family as they lived in the style of the late Victorians for three months.
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Vehicle dispute civil matter: judge

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
A dispute over a vehicle was really a civil matter, Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue decided yesterday.
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Store opening Thursday

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Photo: ODT files The doors of Queenstown's new Warehouse store will open on Thursday.
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Covered lift to be installed

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
A large frame gallery at the Les Arcs ski resort in the French Alps. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A Queenstown skifield's double conveyor gallery is thought to be a New Zealand first.
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Mosaic artist works at camp

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Stone mosaic artist Jeffrey Bale with an example of his work at Camp Glenorchy. PHOTO: SUPPLIED An American stone mosaic artist has been commissioned to create pathways and stepping stones at a Glenorchy camping ground.
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Accountant suspended

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
A Queenstown accountant who stole more than $12,000 from two bowling organisations has been suspended by his professional body.
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Overseas events key to markets

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Theresa May Overseas events will dominate markets this week as British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Brexit and United States markets react to President Donald Trump's defeat on repealing Obamacare.
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Infrastructure key as MoC signed

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Development of the necessary infrastructure to support New Zealand exports will be critical to the success of the chilled lamb market to China, Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor says.
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Chinese tourism to stretch capacity

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Paula Bennett New Zealand's tourism infrastructure will remain stretched it seems after the Government yesterday announced 2019 will be the China-New Zealand year of tourism.
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