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Chess legend sues Netflix for 'sexist' line in Queen's Gambit

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 15:06
Anya Taylor-Joy plays Beth Harmon in the series 'The Queen's Gambit'. Photo: Supplied The world's first female chess grandmaster, Nona Gaprindashvili, has filed a $US5 million defamation lawsuit against Netflix over a line in its "The Queen's Gambit" series which her lawyers say is false and sexist.
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Chess legend sues Netflix for 'sexist' line in Queen's Gambit

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 15:02
Anya Taylor-Joy plays Beth Harmon in the series 'The Queen's Gambit'. Photo: Supplied The world's first female chess grandmaster, Nona Gaprindashvili, has filed a $US5 million defamation lawsuit against Netflix over a line in its "The Queen's Gambit" series which her lawyers say is false and sexist.
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Delta update: 20 new cases, 1 unlinked

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 13:39
There are 20 new community cases to report today, the Ministry of Health has revealed.
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Delta update: 20 new cases, 1 unlinked

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 12:58
There are 20 new community cases to report today, the Ministry of Health has revealed.
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One killed, one hospitalised after Port Hills crash

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 12:42
One person has died in an early morning crash in Christchurch.
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One killed, one hospitalised after Port Hills crash

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 12:40
One person has died in an early morning crash in Christchurch.
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Sub tensions surface: France recalls envoys from US, Australia

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 11:46
The French Embassy is seen after announcement to recall France's ambassadors in Washington. Photo: Reuters France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday (local time) after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral security deal which sank a $US40 billion French-designed submarine contract.
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Mother appears in court charged with murdering three daughters

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 11:32
Timaru District Court. Photo: ODT file The mother of three little girls found dead in a Timaru house has appeared in court charged with their murders.
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Mother appears in court charged with murdering three daughters

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 11:29
timarudistrictcourtodt.jpg Timaru District Court. Photo: ODT file The mother of three little girls found dead in a Timaru house has appeared in court charged with their murders.
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Real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in California

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 11:10
New York real estate scion Durst appears in the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Branch A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years.
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Real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in California

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 11:09
New York real estate scion Durst appears in the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Branch A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years.
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Level 4 'unlikely' ever again if vaccination rate high enough: Minister

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 10:46
Andrew Little. File photo Health Minister Andrew Little says level four lockdowns are unlikely in future - if New Zealand's vaccination rate climbs above 90%.
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Level 4 'unlikely' ever again if vaccination rate high enough: Minister

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 10:46
Andrew Little. File photo Health Minister Andrew Little says level four lockdowns are unlikely in future - if New Zealand's vaccination rate climbs above 90%.
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Paddocks ablaze with colour as sales plummet for daffodils

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 10:19
Clandon is one of New Zealand's biggest daffodil growers. Photo: RNZ Sweep into Clandon Daffodil's driveway on the outskirts of Hamilton you'll be treated to an unusually vibrant spectacle.
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Former local lawyer appointed to Silverlight consent panel

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 04:30
An artist’s impression of part of the Silverlight Studios proposal. IMAGE: SUPPLIED Former Wanaka lawyer Jan Caunter, now living in Tauranga, has been appointed to an independent consenting panel to consider the $280million Silverlight Studios development near Wanaka Airport.
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Essential safety work on slippery slopes

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 04:30
Year-round access to Milford Sound is often taken for granted, particularly in summer, but there is always the potential risk of an avalanche barrelling across New Zealand’s only alpine highway. Kerrie Waterworth reports on the Milford Road Alliance team, which keeps the only year-round access by road into one of New Zealand’s favourite tourist attractions safe for travelling.
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Chathams conundrum keeps legislators busy

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 04:30
The Chatham Islands, from space. PHOTO: NASA While Covid-19 has seen the legislative work of Parliament largely fall by the wayside, select committees have still been hard at work, both via Zoom meetings and through drafting of reports.
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Service a reason to settle in

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 04:30
Oamaru’s newest constable, Steph Coubrough, loves her new job. PHOTO: KAYLA HODGE Steph Coubrough is determined to lend a hand to her community.
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Water work wait is to ensure long-term solution: official

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 04:30
Discussions about solutions for the Kakanui stormwater drainage system have started. PHOTO: KAYLA HODGE Work to find a solution to Kakanui’s stormwater problems has begun, but any action is at least several months away.
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Airport research expected this month

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 04:30
IMAGE: MAT PATCHETT / ODT More information about the proposed Tarras airport should be available this month, as lobby group Sustainable Tarras keeps pressure on the developer to release more research.
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