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Chain strung across Hole in Rock

Details Chain strung across Hole in RockChain strung across Hole in Rock A chain stretched across an entrance to the Hole in the Rock scenic marine attraction in the Bay of Islands has been removed after being deemed a navigational hazard. The Fullers launch tour company ......

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Cars auctioned for charity

Details Cars auctioned for charityCars auctioned for charity A novice rally driver has put his two high-performance racing cars up for sale after cheating death in an horrific crash just five months ago. Gordon Finlay is walking away from his bucket list hobby ......

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'Humiliating' service

Details 'Humiliating' service'Humiliating' service A uniformed Corrections employee says he was unlawfully detained for 45 minutes at an Avondale service station when staff refused to believe he had pre-paid for $30 of petrol. The station has now apologised ......

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Menke family releases statement

Details Menke family releases statementMenke family releases statement The family of Mary Menke, an ex-pat New Zealander killed in the MH17 disaster, have released a statement about her life with her Dutch husband Gerry in Australia. The couple had celebrated Gerry's 70th ......

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'Dirty' city makes councillor sick

Details 'Dirty' city makes councillor sick Dunedin city councillor David Benson-Pope feels sick about street vomit in Dunedin - and now he has the pictures to prove it. Councillors were left squirming as Cr Benson-Pope presented a barrage of ......

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Circumcision ends in amputation

Details Photo / file Something was absent without leave when Johnny Lee Banks came out of the anaesthetic after what should have been a routine circumcision at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, last month. That, at least ......

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AOS call out following domestic incident

Details Photo / file A Dunedin man has been stripped of his firearms following a domestic incident last night. Dunedin Senior Sergeant Gavin Briggs said police were called to a residential address in South Road in Calton ......

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Kiwis would pay to protect NZ's dolphins

Details Kiwis would pay to protect NZ's dolphins New Zealanders want Maui's and Hector's dolphins protected, and are prepared to pay for it, according to a new report. The report was commissioned by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), the world's ......

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Webster wins gold

Details Webster wins goldWebster wins gold ''Absolute joy." That was Sam Webster's immediate thought crossing the line for his second Commonwealth Games gold in 24 hours today. Auckland sprinter Webster followed his team sprint victory with Eddie ......

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Service at station 'humiliating'

Details Service at station 'humiliating'Service at station 'humiliating' A uniformed Corrections employee says he was unlawfully detained for 45 minutes at an Avondale service station when staff refused to believe he had pre-paid for $30 of petrol. The station has now apologised ......

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Teacher's depravity lost in system

Details Teacher's depravity lost in systemTeacher's depravity lost in system An Auckland school failed to act on concerns raised by two teenage students who felt unsafe around their teacher - six years before he was arrested for sexually grooming one of them and other underage ......

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Israel agrees to 12 hour ceasefire

Details Israel agrees to 12 hour ceasefireIsrael agrees to 12 hour ceasefire Israel has announced a unilateral 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting on Saturday morning, a US official said. "Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 07:00 am Saturday," said the US official travelling ......

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Alarm over cut on nutrition

Details Alarm over cut on nutrition Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under plans for cheaper hospital food. Their objections have forced a rethink on plans ......

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Life on the not-so-fast internet

Details Life on the not-so-fast internet Some users paying for Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) may be getting the swift internet at less than half the promised speed, new data from an independent testing company has revealed. True Net, which measured ......

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Flying safe despite death toll: experts

Details Flying safe despite death toll: experts This year is the deadliest for air disasters since 2010, but Kiwi aviation experts say passengers are still statistically unlikely to die in an aircraft crash. The commercial flight death toll for 2014 ......

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Glasgow: While you were sleeping

Details Glasgow: While you were sleeping A quick bite of the best of the action from day two at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Double gold for Webster Barely 24 hours after triumphing in the team sprint, Sam Webster sealed his second ......

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Revealed: Secrets of the ABs' success

Details Revealed: Secrets of the ABs' success A researcher who has delved into the secrets of the All Blacks' successes says there have been marked changes in the team's culture since the 1950s — but some things have remained constant in every ......

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Vicar quits over same-sex relationships

Details Vicar quits over same-sex relationships Outspoken Anglican vicar Michael Hewat walked out of the church yesterday over its recognition of same-sex relationships - and other conservative Anglicans are warning of more departures if "recognition" ......

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Butter chicken with Hone

Details Butter chicken with Hone Shouting Hone and Hilda Harawira a flash dinner turns out to be something of a mission. Hilda hardly ever comes to Auckland; her work as principal of the kura kaupapa Te Rangi Aniwaniwa near Awanui keeps ......

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Bob Harvey's incredible life

Details Bob Harvey's incredible life Bob Harvey first met his parents when he was a middle-aged man. His real parents that is, not May and Syd, the Newton Gully couple who raised him as their own but never told him that he had come from ......

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Hopes for 'apopo' in weather forecast

Details Hopes for 'apopo' in weather forecast It's been heard throughout Maori Language Week but now there's a push to have "apopo" become part of all weather forecasts, much like how "kia ora" starts news broadcasts. The Maori Language Commission ......

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MH17: Bodies still en route to Holland

Details MH17: Bodies still en route to Holland Dutch authorities expect the last of the bodies that were removed from the MH17 crash site this week to be transferred to the Netherlands on the weekend. The final flight is expected to depart from the ......

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Big names in Franklin Rd fight

Details Big names in Franklin Rd fight A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over the future of Franklin Rd, which attracts hordes of visitors to its street display of Christmas lights. Property ......

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'Day of Rage' as Gaza toll tops 800

Details 'Day of Rage' as Gaza toll tops 800 Israeli fire yesterday pushed the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to above 800, as Washington pressed Israel and Hamas to agree to a week-long humanitarian ceasefire and thrash out a durable truce. In ......

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What now for Malaysia Airlines?

Details What now for Malaysia Airlines? The Malaysia Airlines website has gone dark. In keeping with airline practice after a crash, the airline's special "dark site" is free of logos and the imagery of its standard home page. There are no ......

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Memo: Think before tweeting

Details Memo: Think before tweeting Every New Zealand athlete in Glasgow has received a 14-page document telling them how to behave on social media. The move comes after controversy at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, including Rebecca Torr's ......

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Kiwi's long road home for humanity

Details Kiwi's long road home for humanity Kia ora! I'm Tom Wrench, a Kiwi who moved to the UK in 2008 after graduating from the University of Otago. After almost six years working and living abroad I've decided to move back permanently — ......

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Working 9 to 3

Details Working 9 to 3 The so-called "normal" 40-hour working week appears to be a thing of the past, the 2013 Census indicates. Data from Statistics NZ shows that out of the 1.9 million people aged over 15 who completed the ......

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Leat's moving tribute

Details Leat's moving tributeLeat's moving tribute A silver medal is scant consolation for his tragic loss but Adrian Leat just hopes he made his brother happy. The Kiwi judoka began his Commonwealth Games campaign with his older brother but, after Alister ......

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Protest underway in Auckland

Details Photo / Michael CraigProtest underway in Auckland Photo / Michael Craig" alt="Protest underway in Auckland"/>Hundreds of people have gathered again in Auckland's Aotea Square to protest Israel's ground offensive in Gaza. Kia Ora Gaza, a group encouraging Kiwis to donate humanitarian aid to Gaza, is among the ......

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