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'Brave and selfless': Worker describes rescuing baby from bus

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:01
A construction worker for Auckland's City Rail Link has described the moment he rescued a baby from underneath a runaway double-decker tour bus earlier this week.
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Queenstown casino could close

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:57
Wharf Casino could close in September next year. Photo: Scene One of Queenstown’s two CBD casinos is likely to fold its cards next year.
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Oil giant trespasses granny

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:54
Rosemary Penwarden. Photo: Gregor Richardson A  grandmother is among five activists issued trespass notices by oil giant OMV.
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Oil giant trespasses Dunedin granny

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:29
Rosemary Penwarden. Photo: Gregor Richardson A Dunedin grandmother is among five activists issued trespass notices by oil giant OMV.
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Lentjes to lead young Highlanders line-up

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:23
James Lentjes will lead the Highlanders in their first preseason match tomorrow. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders have named a young side to face the Waratahs in their first preseason match of the year.
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Plan to take Ice Cream Charlie nationwide

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:14
Ice Cream Charlie's Ross Sheppard, Tim McIsaac, Lenny Lennard and Chrissy West with the company's new mobile ice cream stands. Photo: Geoff Sloan Iconic Christchurch business Ice Cream Charlie may soon go nationwide.
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Robertson opens up on All Blacks knockback

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:07
Scott Robertson on not being picked as All Blacks coach: "I honestly felt like I would have made a difference." Photo: Getty Images After missing out on the All Blacks coaching role, Scott Robertson is heading into the future with a clearer view and a hope the next selection panel "is brave enough" to embrace change.
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Robertson opens up on All Blacks knockback

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:06
Scott Robertson on not being picked as All Blacks coach: "I honestly felt like I would have made a difference." Photo: Getty Images After missing out on the All Blacks coaching role, Scott Robertson is heading into the future with a clearer view and a hope the next selection panel "is brave enough" to embrace change.
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No alcohol ban for Hagley Park fireworks display

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:49
Photo: Getty Images The fireworks display in Hagley Park will remain free of alcohol restrictions - only a month after a booze-fuelled Christmas in the Park led to several assaults.
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More security for pounamu sculpture once it's back on display

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:53
The recovered pounamu. Photo: Geoff Sloan A 50cm pounamu sculpture stolen from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa will go back on display - but with more security.
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Nadia Reid shares new single

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:37
Dunedin folk singer Nadia Reid has shared a new music video to go with her latest single ahead of an album next month.
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Indigenous leaders urge burn policy change

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:33
Photo: Getty Images An indigenous burn practitioner has urged fire policy makers in Australia to "get the bush between their toes" and cut red tape as his people begin to assess the damage wrought over the summer.
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Shoeless Pizza Hut worker causes public concern

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:32
Pizza Hut stores are again the subject of health and safety criticism after a worker was snapped not wearing shoes while preparing food.
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Nadia Reid shares new single

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:30
Dunedin folk singer Nadia Reid has shared a new music video to go with her latest single ahead of an album next month.
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Indigenous leaders urge burn policy change

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:28
Photo: Getty Images An indigenous burn practitioner has urged fire policy makers in Australia to "get the bush between their toes" and cut red tape as his people begin to assess the damage wrought over the summer.
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Work from one of NZ's top female artists on display in Chch

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:26
Frances Hodgkins. Photo: NZ History A new exhibition at the Christchurch Art Gallery follows the adventurous life of Frances Hodgkins.
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Indigenous leaders urge burn policy change

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:23
Photo: Getty Images An indigenous burn practitioner has urged fire policy makers in Australia to "get the bush between their toes" and cut red tape as his people begin to assess the damage wrought over the summer.
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McNicholl poised to make Wales test debut

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:11
Former Canterbury and Crusaders wing Johnny McNicholl. Photo: Getty Images. Former Canterbury and Crusaders outside back Johnny McNicholl is the latest Kiwi poised to make his test debut for Wales.
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Warning over dangers of much-needed rain

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:06
Rain forecast for bushfire-hit New South Wales will bring with it the risk of landslips and flash flooding, the sate's emergency service warns.
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Warning over dangers of much-needed rain

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:02
Rain forecast for bushfire-hit New South Wales will bring with it the risk of landslips and flash flooding, the sate's emergency service warns.
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