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Jailed lawyer blames 'blind loyalty' to Trump

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:54
Michael Cohen arrives for his sentencing in New York. Photo; Reuters US president Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has been jailed for three years for orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial crimes, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump.
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Deportation of Aboriginal man from Australia 'ridiculous'

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:29
gettyimages-465894706_8.jpg Photo: Getty Images A New Zealand citizen locked in detention has gone to Australia's highest court to break new legal ground that would protect Aborigines from deportation.
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'Almost one killed every day': 353 greyhounds euthanised

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:26
Animal activists are calling for a ban on greyhound racing, saying it is outrageous that 353 dogs were euthanised last season.
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Former cop jailed for historical sex crimes

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:57
A former police officer will spend years in prison for committing a series of sex crimes.
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Schmidt not closing door on All Blacks

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:34
Joe Schmidt. Photo: Getty Images Joe Schmidt has admitted that he will "never say never" in regards to coaching the All Blacks in the future.
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Team Wellington beaten in Club World Cup

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:07
Jack-Henry Sinclair of Team Wellington and Tsukasa Shiotani of Al Ain chase the ball in their match this morning. Photo: Getty Images Team Wellington squandered a 3-0 lead before going down in a penalty shootout in the club's first game at the Club World Cup this morning.
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Milner-Skudder heading to Toulon: report

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:56
All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder. Photo: Getty Images Nehe Milner-Skudder looks to have played his last test for the All Blacks.
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May pledges to quit before next election

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:45
Theresa May speaks at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to step down before the next parliamentary election due in 2022, hoping to win over wavering lawmakers before a no confidence vote triggered by Brexiteers in her Conservative Party.
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Man found dead underneath ute on Coromandel farm

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:41
A man has died after the ute he was driving rolled on a farm in the Coromandel overnight.
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Air NZ engineers' strike called off

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 07:30
air_nz_takeoff.jpg After three days of mediation the strikes were called off at 10pm yesterday. Photo: Getty Images Air New Zealand and the unions representing the company's engineers have reached an agreement, lifting the strike notice that threatened to disrupt travel for 120,000 customers in the lead up to Christmas.
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Stavros The Terror first to fly flag for sire

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Three-time New Zealand Cup winner Terror To Love will begin the next chapter of his career tomorrow night.
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Grace's death holds lessons for all of us

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Pam Jones ponders the rage surrounding the death of British backpacker Grace Millane.
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Trade Me board backs Apax's bid

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Peter McIntyre. The ante has been upped in the Trade Me takeover battle, with London-based Apax Partners increasing its bid from $2.54billion to $2.56billion - matching the bid of US firm Hellman & Friedman last week.
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Dachshund has safety message

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Harriet Bremner, pictured with Poppy the miniature dachshund, has written a book about farm safety. Photo: Supplied Harriet Bremner wants to encourage conversations about farm safety.
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Rare rowi kiwi to be released in Westland

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Rowi kiwi. Photo: DOC Fifteen years after they were almost wiped out, there are now enough rare rowi kiwi for a new population to be established.
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Grief must be followed by action

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Grace Millane was murdered on the weekend of her 22nd birthday. The death of British backpacker Grace Millane has prompted a torrent of horror, anger and grief around the country.
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Problematic pig

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Princess Mary driving her beautiful spirited white horses through the grounds of Windsor Castle, accompanied by the Queen's maid of honour. - Otago Witness, 11.12.1918 A small party which went after a big pig that had been making himself a nuisance had a quarter of an hour or so packed with incident at the Stone House up the Reaby Gorge last week (the Mataura Ensign reports).
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King Salmon to apply for third monitoring site

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Mark Preece King Salmon will add a third monitoring site application to test viability for offshore fish farms in Otago.
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Carols for the climate

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Photo: Gregor Richardson Knox Church members (from left) Jordan Redding, Ben Tombs and Warren Jowett support Oil Free Otago at the Carols Against Coal event in the Octagon yesterday.
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Temporary replacement for ORC from Auckland

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
Sarah Gardner. A departed regional council director will be temporarily replaced by an ex-Auckland Regional Council chief executive commuting from the north.
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