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Driving high: THC can cause 'mild' impairment for hours - new study

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:15
Consuming moderate amounts of THC - the main psychoactive compound in cannabis - can cause impairment for up to four hours, a new study shows. Photo: Getty Images New research has shed more light on driving while high, finding that moderate amounts of THC - the main psychoactive compound in cannabis - can cause impairment for up to four hours.
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Mighty Ape sold to Aussie retailer in $128m deal

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:00
Mighty Ape has more than 895,000 subscribers and in the 12 months to September generated more than A$120m in revenue Photo: Getty Images New Zealand's first e-commerce-only retailer Mighty Ape has been sold to Australian retail and insurance company Kogan for A$122.4 million ($NZ128.3m).
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Mighty Ape sold to Aussie retailer in $128m deal

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:56
Mighty Ape has more than 895,000 subscribers and in the 12 months to September generated more than A$120m in revenue Photo: Getty Images New Zealand's first e-commerce-only retailer Mighty Ape has been sold to Australian retail and insurance company Kogan for A$122.4 million ($NZ128.3m).
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Management re-structure at Christchurch City Council will save more than $600k

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:54
Christchurch City Council Chief Executive Dawn Baxendale. Photo: Geoff Sloan Christchurch City Council is implementing a change to the organisation’s executive team and business group structure.
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Biden promises help for workers, Trump hints at 2024 run

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:48
Joe Biden (left) and Donald Triump. Photo: Reuters President-elect Joe Biden has promised a group of workers hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while President Donald Trump hinted he may be ready to begin planning another run for the White House in 2024.
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Judy’s bid to be ‘fastest’ to 100 marathons: ‘I’d crawl to the end, I want that bling’

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:33
Dedicated distance runner Judy Brock on the verge of completing the Auckland marathon. Photo: Supplied Judy Brock is agonisingly close to an acrylic running shoe fitting the occasion perfectly, a fairy tale ending to what has been a hasty marathon journey for the distance athlete.
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Cop lied in court to protect brother

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:17
Photo: RNZ The police watchdog has found an officer lied in court while giving evidence in order to protect his brother who was up on an assault charge.
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Nine new cases of Covid-19, five historical

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:15
There are nine new cases of Covid-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases.
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Strong team selected for top-of-table Tennis Canterbury premier interclub clash

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:06
Photo: File Competition leader's Cashmere will send a strong team south when they meet second-placed Country Ashburton in the next round of Tennis Canterbury’s premier interclub men’s competition.
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Nine new cases of Covid-19, five historical

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:04
There are nine new cases of Covid-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases.
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Central Christchurch car parking sites at risk

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:55
Photo: Getty Images Up to 120 car parking sites within Christchurch's central city could potentially be non-compliant and at risk of “escalated enforcement action” from the city council, which could lead to them being closed.
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Queenstown mayor seeks legal advice over Dalziel letter

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:05
IMAGE: MAT PATCHETT / ODT Legal advice is being sought by Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult over a letter he received from Lianne Dalziel about the plan to establish an airport in Central Otago.
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Cop lied in court to protect brother

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:04
Photo: RNZ The police watchdog has found an officer lied in court while giving evidence in order to protect his brother who was up on an assault charge.
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Canterbury school principal relieved bid to open new bottle shop declined

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:51
Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon The principal of a North Canterbury school is relieved the town has won its fight to stop another bottle store being opened.
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Climate activists drop 'dead' in protest against Tarras airport plan

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:37
Climate activists fighting against the development of an airport in Tarras pretended to die in front of Christchurch city councillors at a meeting on Thursday.
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Rain delays start of first Windies test

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:28
Rain has delayed the start of the first test between New Zealand and the West Indies in Hamilton.
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Climate activists stage 'die-in' at Christchurch City Council over Tarras airport plan

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:23
The protesters at the Christchurch City Council meeting. Photo: Pauline Cotter Climate activists fighting the development of an airport in Tarras pretended to die in front of Christchurch city councillors at a meeting on Thursday.
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Controversial Guild St social housing complex opens next week

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:09
A controversial new social housing development on Guild St in Richmond officially opens next week after months of concerns raised by nearby residents.
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