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Officials to reveal more on Auckland cluster

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:30
Officials' focus has turned to the Botany Kmart, where one member of the cluster worked while they were Covid-19 positive. Photo: RNZ/Google Maps Health officials will this afternoon unveil more key pieces of information about the February Auckland cluster and how many close contacts have been tested.
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Tradies brush up on their workplace safety knowledge

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:19
Photo: Supplied North Canterbury tradies brushed up on their workplace safety know-how at a free community breakfast event hosted by AMI insurance at Placemakers Kaiapoi on Friday morning.
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Ghost stories of Lyttelton: From the friendly gardener to spine-chilling encounters

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:07
The Post and Telegraph Office on Norwich Quay, Lyttelton (1885). Photo: Supplied Reporter Samantha Mythen compiles scary stories from the Lyttelton – Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be! Facebook page.
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Rare bee found after almost 100 years

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 13:05
The last record of the endemic species was recorded in Queensland in 1923. Photo: Getty Images/stock Populations of a rare Australian bee which has not been recorded for almost 100 years have been found in NSW and Queensland.
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Facebook restores news pages to Australia

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:56
Facebook on Friday announced it had signed letters of intent with smaller publishers Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media. Photo: Reuters News has returned to Facebook in Australia with the social media behemoth dropping its ban after reaching a deal with the federal government.
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Christchurch unruly rough sleepers arrested in police crackdown

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:47
Two rough sleepers have been arrested in Christchurch and charged with criminal offences. Photo: File Two arrests have been made in a crackdown on unruly rough sleepers in Christchurch.
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Farm worker jailed for brutal hammer attack

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:30
Cambridge farm worker Ryan Wenzlick attacked his former partner's new boyfriend, leaving him with brain damage. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald A Cambridge farm worker who refused to accept his relationship was over and attacked his ex-girlfriend's new partner with a hammer, has been jailed for more than six years.
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Miracle puppy: Dog born with six legs and two tails a 'scientific miracle'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:52
Skipper is one special puppy with a few extra body parts. Photo: Facebook In the US, a border collie cross is believed to be the first puppy in the world to be born alive with her condition.
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'I didn't want to stay in New Zealand, full stop': Actor blasts 'tall poppy syndrome'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:23
New Zealand-born actor KJ Apa says his first ever role, in Shortland Street at the age of 16, gave him the technical training he needed to be where he is today.
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Alleged drink-driver crashes into three parked cars

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:05
A man who recorded a breath alcohol level four times the legal limit was arrested after crashing into three parked cars in Dunedin this morning.
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Proctor visit for student streaker

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:59
Members of the ground security try to catch a streaker during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between New Zealand and Australia at University Oval in Dunedin. Photo: Getty Images A student who managed to evade security after streaking across Dunedin's University Oval during the Black Caps' T20 match against Australia yesterday was arrested by police shortly afterwards.
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Student struck with cricket bat knocked unconscious

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:51
A student was knocked out with a cricket bat after a large fight broke out in central Dunedin last night.
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Proctor visit for student streaker

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:44
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Student struck with cricket bat knocked unconscious

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:41
A student was knocked out with a cricket bat after a large fight broke out in central Dunedin.
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Christchurch murder-accused denies killing Linwood flatmate

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:38
Nathan Te Hana appeared at the High Court in Christchurch. Photo: Pool A Christchurch man has denied murdering his flatmate.
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Man nabbed after attempt to smuggle pie in pants

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:37
A hungry thief who attempted an unconventional method of smuggling his haul out of a shop was nabbed by police.
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Lady Gaga offers $500k reward after dogs stolen, walker shot

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:25
Lady Gaga. Photo: Reuters Pop superstar Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after reports that her dog walker was shot.
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Rangiora woman's long wait for rare disease diagnosis

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:22
Louise Davy struggled to get an accurate diagnosis for her illness. Photo: Robyn Bristow Rangiora’s  Louise Davy is determined not to let a rare disease limit how she lives her life. She shares her story with Robyn Bristow ahead of Rare Disease Day on Sunday.
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Body found at Rock and Pillar fire

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:14
A body was found at the scene of a fire at Rock and Pillar, inland Otago, police have confirmed.
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'It’s spread quite quickly': Concerns over Canterbury school children vaping

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:08
Photo: File / Getty Images Vaping among primary and intermediate-aged pupils is a growing concern at Canterbury schools.
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