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Why tonight's supermoon spectacle is special

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:17
supermoonauk.jpg A supermoon rises over Auckland. Photo: NZME Stargazers are being treated to a bumper season of so-called "supermoons" – with the next spectacle due overhead tonight.
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Rewa says he didn't rape or kill Susan Burdett

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:57
Malcolm Rewa in court today. Photo: RNZ Serial rapist Malcolm Rewa has told a court he will not ever forgive himself for hurting women - but he didn't rape or murder Susan Burdett.
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Lockup at 40kmh: More terrifying Lime scooter stories

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:19
Liam Thompson, 27, went over the handlebars of a Lime scooter. Photos : Supplied Two more people hit by Lime scooter lockups have emerged.
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AA drug driving stats: 'They missed half the information'

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:58
Reports showing deaths caused by drug driving having overtaken the drink driving toll don't take into account all of the available information, says a drug and alcohol counsellor.
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Elderly man killed in crash near Ashburton named

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:58
Police have released the name of the man who was killed in a crash south of Ashburton on Friday.
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Trump urges military to abandon Maduro

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:53
Donald Trump has offered strong backing for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Reuters US President Donald Trump has warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.
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7 Labour MPs quit over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:43
There is increasing frustration within Labour over leader Jeremy Corbyn's reluctance to change his Brexit strategy. Photo: Reuters Seven Labour MPs have quit over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
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Djokovic, Biles take top Laureus awards

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:40
Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after being named sportsman of the year. Photo: Reuters World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of the year award, while American gymnast Simone Biles won the sportswoman of the year prize.
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Changes in Black Caps for Dunedin ODI

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:30
Colin Munro returns to the Black Caps for their clash with Bangladesh in Dunedin. Photo: Getty With a series win over Bangladesh already in the bag, changes in both personnel and strategy are expected for the Black Caps as they play their final ODI before the Cricket World Cup.
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Huawei arrest 'politically motivated'

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:30
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei reiterated that the company will "never undertake" any spying activities. Photo: Reuters Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the arrest of his daughter and the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, is politically motivated.
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Invader possum was 'staring at me like I was Satan'

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:01
A possum that made an early morning incursion into a Dunedin home. Photo: Alex Kaspin A home-invading possum that sparked a police callout slunk into a Dunedin woman's room and sat on her curtain rail, "staring at me like I was Satan''.
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Wary eye on 'devastating' cyclone

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:52
If Tropical Cyclone Oma collides with New Zealand the destruction will be "devastating" and similar to that of Cyclones Fehi and Gita, MetService says.
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Fitness studio gutted by fire days before opening

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:19
firefitnessstudionzh.jpg The outside of the South Auckland studio after the fire. Photo: Supplied A South Auckland couple's dream of running their own fitness studio has been rocked after the building, due to open in just days, was ravaged by a fire.
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The South Today bulletin: Tuesday, February 19

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:00
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Heavy rain, cold snap on the way for South

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:40
Heavy rain is expected in parts of Otago from this evening, while more wet weather looks to be on the way for much of the country in coming days.
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OUSA introduces drug checking for O-Week

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:39
ecstasy_getty_images.jpg Getty Images/File Drug checking - allowing students to check the substance they intend to take - is being carried out at the University of Otago this week, as part of OrientationWeek, the students' association has announced.
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NZME net profit drops 44%, paywall coming

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:22
nzme_rnz.jpg NZME reported a net profit of $11.7m for the year ended December. Photo: RNZ NZME's net profit is down 44 percent, reflecting difficult trading conditions and costs to develop growth businesses.
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Man United dump Chelsea out of FA Cup

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:44
2019-02-18t213010z_49177574_rc1dca3913f0_rtrmadp_3_soccer-england-che-mun.jpg Manchester United's Paul Pogba (R) gestures alongside Chelsea's N'Golo Kante at the end of the match. Photo: Reuters Manchester United's Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba struck first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win that dumped FA Cup holders Chelsea out of the competition and secured a place in the quarter-finals in an intense tie at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
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Kashmir bombing mastermind killed in clash

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:39
2019-02-18t181211z_574592860_rc14ab2de7b0_rtrmadp_3_india-kashmir-politics.jpg People attend a candle-light vigil to pay tribute to victims of the suicide bomb attack. Photo: Reuters Indian forces killed three militants, including the suspected organiser of a suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that fuelled tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said, with five troops also killed in the clash.
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