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UK law targets social media over online abuse

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:39
Tech firms have been accused of doing far too little to address online abuse, with football clubs and other sporting authorities boycotting the world's biggest social media platforms. Photo: Getty Images Britain says a planned new law will see social media companies fined up to 10% of turnover or £18 million ($NZ35 million) if they failed to stamp out online abuses such as racist hate crimes, while senior managers could also face criminal action.
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UK law targets social media over online abuse

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:38
Tech firms have been accused of doing far too little to address online abuse, with football clubs and other sporting authorities boycotting the world's biggest social media platforms. Photo: Getty Images Britain says a planned new law will see social media companies fined up to 10% of turnover or £18 million ($NZ35 million) if they failed to stamp out online abuses such as racist hate crimes, while senior managers could also face criminal action.
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Man sought in relation to Rolleston Ambulance Station burglary

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:37
Photo: NZ Polcie Canterbury police want to speak to a man in relation to a burglary at the Rolleston Ambulance Station earlier this month.
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Supermarket staff return to scene of attack for blessing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:29
Staff attend a blessing at the central Dunedin Countdown today. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Staff have gathered at the Countdown supermarket for a blessing following the devastating knife attack on Monday.
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Driver seriously hurt after drop down bank

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:27
A person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after their car went down a bank between Lee Stream and Outram near Dunedin.
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Reporter joining Invercargill newsroom

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 11:02
Matthew Rosenberg Matthew Rosenberg is the latest addition to Allied Press’ Invercargill newsroom, covering elected bodies under RNZ’s Local Democracy Reporting programme.
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Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks triumph at BRITs

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:58
Some 4000 people watched singers Dua Lipa and Arlo Parks triumph and perform at the BRIT Awards, in the first major indoor music event with a live audience held in London in over a year.
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'They see epilepsy and the smiles are suddenly gone': Young job-seeker says ‘label’ holding her back

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:58
Courtney Ralston says employers seem to find it hard to look past her medical condition when considering her for employment, despite her being otherwise fit, capable and ready for work. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON A young Otago woman wants potential employers to "look past the label".
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Tragic scenes at small India hospital

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:57
Patients receive treatment inside a Covid ward of a government-run hospital in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Reuters In the emergency room of a public hospital in northern India on Tuesday, a man was trying to revive his mother who had just died from Covid-19-like symptoms.
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Queen makes first speech since Philip's death, PM promises jobs

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:54
The Queen wore a day dress instead of the usual robes and crown for the State Opening of Parliament. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to "level up" Britain by tackling inequality and driving an economic recovery from the pandemic with a raft of laws presented to parliament by the Queen.
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Queen makes first speech since Philip's death, PM promises jobs

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:48
The Queen wore a day dress instead of the usual robes and crown for the State Opening of Parliament. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to "level up" Britain by tackling inequality and driving an economic recovery from the pandemic with a raft of laws presented to parliament by the Queen.
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'I want to help mums become who they want to be': Canterbury dietitian, parent shares food tips

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:46
Health coach Katie Charlton and Max are enjoying life in Ashburton. Photo: Supplied Ashburton dietitian and new mother Katie Charlton knows too well the stresses, strains and cheeky smiles of raising a toddler.
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Businesses, recruiters desperate for skilled IT staff

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:34
A combination of closed borders and a lack of interest in IT within New Zealand may be contributing to the deficit. Photo: Getty Images IT recruiters and businesses face a shortage of skilled workers in New Zealand, with one business having 80 vacancies in Wellington alone.
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Tragic scenes at small India hospital

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:22
Patients receive treatment inside a Covid ward of a government-run hospital in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Reuters In the emergency room of a public hospital in northern India on Tuesday, a man was trying to revive his mother who had just died from Covid-19-like symptoms.
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Crime control in Rangiora to be discussed at public meeting

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:19
Kaiapoi Community Patrol co-ordinator Bill Diggons and the group's trainer, Owen Cassidy, North Canterbury Neighbourhood Support manager Sarah Saunders, Constable Tony Maw, Rangiora Community Patrol member Chris Barker, and Gordon Kneale, who is the vetting officer for the Rangiora patrol. Photo: Robyn Bristow Crime prevention will come under the microscope at a public meeting in Rangiora on Thursday night.
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Some DHBs to vaccinate whole communities in one go

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:10
Photo: Getty Images Small settlements along the Whanganui River are in line to get their Covid-19 vaccinations in one go, possibly before the end of the month, as more details of how rural areas will be vaccinated emerge.
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Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks triumph at BRITs

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:06
Some 4000 people watched singers Dua Lipa and Arlo Parks triumph and perform at the BRIT Awards, in the first major indoor music event with a live audience held in London in over a year.
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Surface flooding causes delays in Christchurch, snow falls across region

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:01
185323450_3039923772905838_2097463015334636423_n.jpg Surface flooding at the intersection of Curletts and Blenheim Rds. Photo: Transport for Christchurch Surface flooding has caused traffic congestion and hazardous driving conditions in Christchurch this morning, while other parts of Canterbury have been blanketed in snow.
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Backlash forces rethink on Gore streets trial

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 09:40
A courtesy crossing in Broughton St has been transformed with a refuge island and bulbous kerbs. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON Following public backlash, the Gore District Council will confer with the NZ Transport Agency about cutting short some of its Streets Alive trial changes.
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Child abuser may have prostituted boys to priests, inquiry told

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 09:25
A compilation of photos taken at Epuni Boys' Home. Photo: Supplied via RNZ A man who spent time in the Epuni Boys' Home in the 1970s and was sexually abused, says there is evidence to suggest the man who abused him was prostituting boys.
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