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United, City claim wins

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:59
Marcus Rashford scores his second goal for Manchester United against Burton Albion this morning. Photo: Getty Images Marcus Rashford scored twice as holders Manchester United brushed aside second-tier Burton Albion 4-1 at Old Trafford to reach the fourth round of the League Cup.
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Weather stalls search for missing fisherman

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:30
Unfavourable weather is hampering the search for the remaining man missing since a fishing boat sank in a storm off the West Coast last week.
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Earthquake strikes Vanuatu

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:21
A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu's Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.
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Riley Baker memorial to stay

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:50
Sarah Baker sits on the memorial seat for her brother, Riley, near Shag Point. Photo: Gregor Richardson The seat and plaque memorial to Dunedin photographer Riley Baker will stay above Katiki beach near Shag Point.
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Beneficiary to sue MSD over fake names

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:47
Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle has been told his conduct was not acceptable. Photo: NZME A beneficiary will sue the Government after welfare officials were caught using fake names on legal documents in her case, despite being told repeatedly their behaviour was unlawful.
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A wet election day predicted for South

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:26
If you are heading out to the ballot box on Saturday you might want to take your brolly, with rain predicted across most of the South.
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Disruptions ease as fuel shortage continues

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:59
The number of flights cancelled due to the loss in fuel supply to Auckland International Airport has dropped markedly today.
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Lions players were over-trained: O'Brien

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:57
sean_obrien_lions.jpg Sean O'Brien runs the ball for the Lions against the All Blacks. Photo: Getty Images Irish flanker Sean O'Brien says the British and Irish Lions would have won the June series against the All Blacks 'comfortably' if it wasn't for overtraining.
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Rescue efforts continue after Mexico quake

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:32
gettyimages-850153660.jpg Rescue efforts continue at a residential building in Colonia Condesa, in Mexico City, after the earthquake. Photo: Getty Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 224 people.
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Latif handed five-year ban

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:28
Khalid Latif bats for Pakistan last year. Photo: Getty Images Batsman Khalid Latif has been handed a five-year ban for his role in a spot-fixing scandal during this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL).
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'Raging Bull' Jake LaMotta dies

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:21
jake_lamotta_2006.jpg Jake LaMotta acknowledges the crowd at Madison Square Garden in 2006. Photo: Reuters Jake LaMotta, the brutish former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the movie "Raging Bull," has died.
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Schoolgirl fights for life after horror crash

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:16
1hercrash.jpg The vehicle is removed from the scene following the crash. Photo: NZ Herald A schoolgirl is fighting for her life in Starship Hospital and three other students are in hospital after a car ploughed into a group at a bus stop yesterday morning.
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BOP thrash Southland

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:13
richard_judd_bay_of_plenty_v_southland.jpg Bay of Plenty halfback Richard Judd clears the ball from a ruck during the team's win over Southland. Photo: Getty Images The Bay of Plenty Steamers produced a nine-try annihilation of the Southland Stags in a 57-0 win at Rotorua International Stadium last night.
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Puncture deflates Bond at world champs

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:58
hamish_bond_cycling.jpg Hamish Bond suffered a puncture at the cycling world championships. Photo: Getty Images A puncture has deflated Hamish Bond's performance in the individual time trial at the world road cycling championships.
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Hurricane hammers Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:51
2017-09-20t160638z_643742946_rc110aee4a60_rtrmadp_3_storm-maria.jpg Rescue workers help a woman into the Emergency Operation Centre in Guayama, Puerto Rico after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria. Photo Reuters Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, causing major flooding, damaging homes and knocking out power to the whole island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.
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Orchardist steps up organic production

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:30
Chris Denniston An Alexandra orchardist is planning to almost double the area of fruit trees he has in production to meet the increasing worldwide demand for organic fruit.
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One more chance for viticulturist

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:30
Annabel Bulk, of Felton Road Wines, Bannockburn, is keen to compete in the Young Viticulturist of the Year title again next year. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Annabel Bulk, of Felton Road Wines, has one more chance to win the national Young Viticulturist of the Year title next year before she is too old to enter. She intends to give it her best shot.
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Timely look at suffragette

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:30
Esther Stephens as Kate Sheppard in That Bloody Woman. Photo: Michael Smith So scared they might desecrate a national icon — one that appears on the $10 note —  writers Luke di Somma and Gregory Cooper took five years to get That Bloody Woman to the stage, Cooper tells Rebecca Fox.
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Pianist loves it in New Zealand

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:30
Freddy Kempf takes time out from rehearsals in Wellington this week. Photo: NZSO A soft spot for the Antipodes draws British pianist Freddy Kempf to New Zealand on a regular basis, he tells Rebecca Fox.
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Art Seen: September 21

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:30
In this week's Art Seen, Robyn Maree Pickens looks at exhibitions by Michael Greaves, the Milford Galleries, and Lucinda Bennett.
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