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Kiwi killed in avalanche

Details Kiwi killed in avalancheKiwi killed in avalanche A New Zealander is among six skiers who went missing after being carried away by an avalanche during a trek in the French Alps. Carol Nash-Hamilton, who'd lived in France since the 1990s, was among a ......

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SPCA boss dogged by race comments

Details SPCA boss dogged by race commentsSPCA boss dogged by race comments The executive director of SPCA Auckland has stood by his controversial comments that ethnicity plays a part in the high number of dog attack convictions in South Auckland. Bob Kerridge was yesterday ......

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Dead boy's mother's top Aussie honour

Details Dead boy's mother's top Aussie honour Rosie Batty says she is thrilled to be named Australian of the Year, and will use the high profile position to expose and end domestic violence across the country. The Victorian, whose 11-year-old son ......

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Man in court over Harbour Bridge chase

Details Man in court over Harbour Bridge chaseMan in court over Harbour Bridge chase A South Auckland man has appeared in court facing a string of charges, including possessing a revolver, following a dramatic car chase which ended on Auckland's Harbour Bridge last night. Jess Samau ......

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Drug mule granny's execution fears

Details Drug mule granny's execution fearsDrug mule granny's execution fears A British grandmother convicted of smuggling drugs to Bali in Indonesia fears she may face the firing squad within weeks. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, believes her execution is now imminent after she was asked ......

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Axe attack: Victims' names released

Details Axe attack: Victims' names released The victims of a violent axe attack that took place in Wellington last year have been named today. Sandra Guerin, 55, was killed following a vicious attack in her Blueberry Grove home, in the Upper Hutt ......

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'In my mind, one child is good enough'

Details 'In my mind, one child is good enough' When China announced it was relaxing its one-child policy in late 2013, marketing director Kang Lu chatted with her husband about whether they wanted a second baby. "But given our current circumstances ......

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Two trapped in Canterbury pile-up

Details Photo / File Two people are trapped and seriously injured after a pile-up involving a truck and two cars outside Christchurch this morning. The crash happened on State Highway One, near Templeton, at around 11.30am. A ......

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US: 40 years in jail an error - judges

Details US: 40 years in jail an error - judges A 70-year-old man was freed from prison Friday, after a panel of judges found that he was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago. The judges heard from ......

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How did one train trip spark 21 fires?

Details How did one train trip spark 21 fires? An investigation has been launched into what caused a steam train to start 21 fires spread over 12km south of Oamaru, Dunedin Railways operations manager Grant Craig has confirmed. Mr Craig said the ......

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NZ dollar drops to three-year low

Details NZ dollar drops to three-year low The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. The kiwi touched 74.25 US cents this ......

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Scott Dixon wins Daytona endurance event

Details Scott Dixon wins Daytona endurance event Scott Dixon drove a gritty and long final leg to lead Chip Ganassi Racing and its "star car" to a record sixth victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The three-time IndyCar champion relieved NASCAR's reigning ......

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The Warehouse held up at gunpoint

Details File photo / Michael Bradley Police are investigating after The Warehouse in Henderson was held up at gunpoint early this morning. A staff member leaving work at about 12.30am was approached by two men in the carpark. One of the ......

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SAG Awards: On the red carpet

Details SAG Awards: On the red carpet The Screen Actors Guild Awards take place in Hollywood today, celebrating the best performances in film and television, as voted by other actors. Vying for the evening's top honor, best ensemble, are: ......

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New York gets dire snowstorm warning

Details New York gets dire snowstorm warning A storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" was headed toward the US Northeast, where forecasters predicted it could dump 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 centimetres) of snow from northern ......

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Property magazine targets Chinese

Details Property magazine targets Chinese A big marketing drive is on to draw more Chinese people to New Zealand real estate and the businesswoman behind it expects a huge upswing in investment and development, particularly from Canton. Pauline ......

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Rare surgery fixes toddler's jaw

Details Rare surgery fixes toddler's jaw Every morning, Angela Bhandari's surgeon used a special screwdriver to unscrew her jaw a little bit. As a baby, Angela's mouth was almost locked shut by an infection and doctors needed to regrow the ......

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Mast saved yachtie after he hit rocks

Details Mast saved yachtie after he hit rocks A veteran yachtsman spent two cold, wet hours perched on the mast of his heritage yacht after it hit rocks and sank in the middle of the night. David Stemson set off from Opua in the Bay of Islands around ......

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Praise clashes with Saudi princesses' tale

Details Praise clashes with Saudi princesses' tale The late Saudi King Abdullah has been lionised by politicians around the world. En route to the World Economic Forum in Davos, US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed him as "a man of wisdom and vision" ......

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Australian interest 'tribute' to Nines

Details Australian interest 'tribute' to Nines Australian cities could get to bid for the NRL Auckland Nines rugby league tournament when the contract comes up for renewal next year. All 16 star-studded NRL clubs will line up for the second year ......

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'I've lost both my boys'

Details 'I've lost both my boys''I've lost both my boys' A specialist dive squad has continued the search for a young man feared drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne yesterday. A dive team from Wellington has begun searching for the 19-year-old ......

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Isis publishes list of punishments

Details Isis publishes list of punishmentsIsis publishes list of punishments Islamic State has published a list of punishments ranging from 80 lashes for drinking alcohol and losing a hand for theft, to death for committing blasphemy. The Sharia code of conduct will be enforced ......

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Australia told to keep hands off Nines

Details Australia told to keep hands off NinesAustralia told to keep hands off Nines Duco boss Martin Snedden is confident the NRL Nines will remain in Auckland until 2018 despite Australia cities preparing to swoop on the tournament and take the hosting rights away from New Zealand. Around ......

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Cop, friend died 30 minutes into flight

Details Cop, friend died 30 minutes into flight Tributes have flowed for the senior police officer and veteran pilot who died in a microlight crash near Timaru. Senior Sergeant Hohi "Randel" Tikitiki, 51, and Alfred "Jack" Mehlhopt, 86, had set off ......

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Man dives into water to save daughter

Details Man dives into water to save daughter A brave dad plunged into Auckland Harbour last night to save his 3-year-old daughter after she fell. The toddler tumbled off North Wharf, on Wynyard Quarter, shortly before 9pm. Seconds later, the child's ......

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Boxing: Ryder to fight Cameron Slater

Details Boxing: Ryder to fight Cameron Slater Former Black Cap Jesse Ryder and Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater are set for a show down in the ring The two will clash on the undercard of the Sky Arena Super 8 Cruiserweight tournament in Christchurch ......

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Cricket: DRS fails in Dunedin

Details Cricket: DRS fails in Dunedin The Decision Review System has failed in the sixth one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Dunedin. Martin Guptill was struck on the pads in the fourth over by Dhammika Prasad. He ......

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Two injured in Canterbury truck crash

Details Two injured in Canterbury truck crash Two men were injured after a truck rolled in Canterbury yesterday. The men suffered moderate injuries in the crash, which happened near Parnassus, on State Highway 1 north of Cheviot, around 9am, the ......

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Couple's heart-stopping wedding

Details Couple's heart-stopping wedding A Northland couple had a dramatic start to married life after the groom had to be brought back to life minutes before exchanging vows with his beloved. Malcolm Jondahl had just finished dressing for ......

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Japanese hostage feared beheaded

Details Japanese hostage feared beheaded A video has emerged online claiming one of the two hostages being held by Isis has been killed and showing the other hostage outlining new terms for his release. The video purports to show a still of ......

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