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Live: McCullum falls

Details Live: McCullum fallsLive: McCullum falls The New Zealand Herald's expert sports panel provides commentary on all the action at University Oval in Dunedin where New Zealand face Scotland in their Cricket World Cup group match. App users: Tap ......

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Mechanical failure blamed for ferry crash

Details Mechanical failure blamed for ferry crashMechanical failure blamed for ferry crash DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US HERE Fifteen passengers are now believed to have been injured in a ferry crash at Devonport this morning, with six taken to hospital while medics assess the others at the ......

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'Big man hug' after chilly bin swim

Details 'Big man hug' after chilly bin swim'Big man hug' after chilly bin swim Two men who used a chilly bin to help them swim two kilometres to shore when their dinghy sank off Papamoa Beach last night gave each other "a big man hug" when they made it back to shore. Jason Yorke ......

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Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie dies

Details Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie diesSocial justice advocate Celia Lashlie dies Celia Lashlie, the Kiwi author whose work on the raising of teenage boys earned her respect around the world, died yesterday night after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In a statement posted on her ......

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Killer avoids toughest jail sentence

Details Justin Turner A man who beat a homeless man to death during a brutal, hour-long attack has been jailed for a minimum of 15 years - narrowly missing out on becoming the first person to be jailed for life without parole. Justin ......

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Head-on crash kills two female tourists

Details Head-on crash kills two female tourists A head-on crash this morning near Thames is believed to have killed two visiting Australian women. Sergeant Dave Reid of the Waikato District Command Centre said emergency services were called to the ......

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Kiwi shortlisted for one-way Mars trip

Details Kiwi shortlisted for one-way Mars trip An Auckland man could end up swapping his job at the Ministry of Social Development for a one-way ticket to Mars. St Heliers resident Saeed Ghandhari has just been named among 100 people who have made ......

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Hilary Barry joins Paul Henry's new show

Details Hilary Barry joins Paul Henry's new show 3News anchor Hilary Barry has joined Paul Henry's upcoming morning news show, TV3 has confirmed. The network said Barry has signed on as news anchor, while Perlina Lau will be the show's social media ......

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Ten hours as a Jew in Paris

Details Ten hours as a Jew in Paris A journalist decided to test how safe the streets of Paris are for Jews - by wearing a religious skullcap and filming the public's reaction using a hidden camera. Zvika Klein, a reporter for Jewish news ......

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Alleged victim 'relieved' hunt's over

Details Alleged victim 'relieved' hunt's over The victim of an alleged sexual assault by fugitive Paul Bennett has spoken of her relief at hearing he was in police custody after 10 months on the run. Bennett was arrested after sailing into New South ......

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Isis spreads through North Africa

Details Isis spreads through North Africa The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the extremists pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where ......

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Hamilton dad admits killing infant son

Details Charlie Lackner. A Hamilton man has admitted the murder of his 8-month-old son. Charlie Lackner, 33, made a brief appearance in the High Court at Hamilton this morning where he changed his plea to guilty. Lackner had ......

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Flatmates: 'We cleaned up' after party

Details Flatmates: 'We cleaned up' after party The Dunedin flatmates behind a street party which attracted more than 1000 people last weekend say they cleaned up 550kg of glass afterwards and took it to the dump. The party in Hyde St resulted in ......

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14 months' jail for chainsaw chase

Details Photo / Thinkstock A man who chased another man around the forecourt of a petrol station while running a chainsaw at high speed has been jailed for 14 months. Hunter Craig Cavanagh, 46, of Alexandra, appeared for sentencing ......

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Westpac payout 'abysmal' - farmer advocate

Details Westpac payout 'abysmal' - farmer advocate Westpac's $2.5 million payout for farmers who bought its interest rate swaps was "abysmal", says an advocate for the bank's affected customers. Westpac has admitted its marketing of interest rate swaps ......

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Opinion: Joining war on Isis is complex

Details Opinion: Joining war on Isis is complex Iraq has many longstanding friends, but few of them are willing to defend it. It is for this reason their foreign minister flew to Australia and New Zealand with an invitation to join a war. The enemy ......

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Mt Eden sightseers locked in

Details Mt Eden sightseers locked in Sunset-chasers and their cars have been locked in Auckland's Mt Eden Domain again - despite a council apology two weeks ago to people stranded there by an earlier closing time. A resident walking home ......

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Swney's tax con hits Auckland events

Details Swney's tax con hits Auckland events A legal battle with former chief executive Alex Swney has led Heart of the City to pull funding from cash-strapped projects. Swney was sacked last year when his name suppression lapsed, and in the Auckland ......

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Boat sunk? Use a chilly bin instead

Details Boat sunk? Use a chilly bin instead Two men used life-jackets and a chilly bin to help them swim two kilometres to shore when their dinghy sank off Papamoa Beach last night. Police said the pair both aged 39 from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui ......

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Girl hit on crossing 'lucky she's alive'

Details Girl hit on crossing 'lucky she's alive' As Penny Taniela ran down the street towards her unconscious daughter she didn't know what to think or expect. Minutes later, there was simply relief as her 6-year-old daughter started to cry. Lucinda ......

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Police use mule to smash meth ring

Details File photo / NZ Herald A $2.5 million meth ring run by ex-pat Nigerians was smashed after police turned their drug mule against them, a court has heard. The trial against seven defendants accused of various levels of importing ......

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Missing dog sniffs out owner at hospital

Details Missing dog sniffs out owner at hospital A US family says a dog that ran away from home turned up at an Iowa hospital, where her owner was recovering from surgery. The dog, Sissy, went missing from home last Saturday. The miniature schnauzer ......

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Hackers steal up to $1b from banks

Details Hackers steal up to $1b from banks A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered on Monday. The ......

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'It sucked the meat off my bone'

Details 'It sucked the meat off my bone' The girlfriend of a surfer who lost both his arms in a double shark attack last year has revealed her eerie warnings to her partner. Sean Pollard was surfing at a remote beach near Esperance in Western ......

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Opinion: Next World Cup, no Dan Carter

Details Opinion: Next World Cup, no Dan Carter The date: February the 13th. Time: About 8.45pm. This was the moment I gave up, once and for all, on Dan Carter as a sensible World Cup prospect. This was also when the All Blacks may have begun to realise ......

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Stealing spree ends in jail time

Details File photo / NZ Herald A recidivist shoplifter has been sent to prison for a string of thefts from businesses in Whangarei and in Auckland, including stealing a 50-inch television. Kelly Ruka, 23, has an extensive history ......

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Cricket: Brownlie reaches triple century

Details Dean Brownlie. Photo / Getty Images Black Cap Dean Brownlie has broken the Northern Districts first class record after reaching 334 against Central Districts in New Plymouth today. Beginning the day on 222, Brownlie reached his triple ......

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Contact shares slump after profit fall

Details Contact shares slump after profit fall Contact Energy shares have fallen nearly 9 per cent today after reporting a plunge in half-year profits. Problems with its billing system and strong competition have contributed to a 54 per cent drop ......

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Anatomy of a failed Isis hostage rescue

Details Anatomy of a failed Isis hostage rescue On the evening of Thursday, June 26, the Pentagon sent a bold hostage rescue plan to the White House for approval. Dozens of Special Operations forces would fly into Syria under the barest sliver of moonlight ......

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Humble hero: 'I thought I would die'

Details Humble hero: 'I thought I would die' Jake Macpherson doesn't like the water - but that didn't stop him diving into the ocean to save the life of a stranger swept off rocks at a popular Northland beach. The 18-year-old was at Matapouri Bay ......

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