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Five of the weirdest sports

Details Five of the weirdest sports New Zealand is currently fifth on the Medals table for this year's Commonwealth Games. For a small country, we're doing very well. We've received six gold, five silver and ten bronze medals. Read more: ......

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No screening for ebola in NZ

Details No screening for ebola in NZ Health officials have decided not to start screening for deadly ebola infection among passengers arriving in New Zealand, despite the seriousness of the outbreak of the viral disease in West Africa. Screening ......

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Police acknowledge failures

Details Police acknowledge failuresPolice acknowledge failures Police have admitted for the first time a key piece of evidence used to convict Arthur Allan Thomas could have been fabricated by an officer. The concession was one of a slew of shortcomings released ......

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Novopay takeover plan

Details Novopay takeover planNovopay takeover plan Senior Cabinet Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed a Government owned company will take over management of the troubled Novopay teachers' pay system from Australian company Talent2 from October this year. He ......

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Teen denies killing boyfriend after row

Details Teen denies killing boyfriend after rowTeen denies killing boyfriend after row A Whangarei woman standing trial for murder stabbed her boyfriend in the heart after he smashed her phone and they argued over access to a social media site, the High Court at Whangarei has heard. Shaylene ......

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Threat to sue over MH17 'dead' claim

Details Threat to sue over MH17 'dead' claim George and Angela Dyczynski saw much at the MH17 crash site but nothing that diminished their belief that their daughter, Fatima, somehow survived. In fact, Ms Dyczynski has threatened to sue anyone ......

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MP slams 'thuggish, ignorant' vandals

Details MP slams 'thuggish, ignorant' vandalsMP slams 'thuggish, ignorant' vandals National MP Michael Woodhouse slams the defacing of electoral billboards as "a thuggish and ignorant act of vandalism", as opponents boast online about other signs to tag. A National Party billboard ......

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Max Mosley sues Google over his orgy

Details Max Mosley sues Google over his orgy Former motorsport boss Max Mosley has asked lawyers to look into serving an injunction on Google in the wake of the landmark "right to be forgotten" ruling by the European Court of Justice. The ruling ......

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Inside the Air NZ stranding

Details Inside the Air NZ stranding The 227 passengers who boarded Air New Zealand Flight 09 in Honolulu on a balmy Saturday night were expecting to land in Auckland about nine hours later. Instead, most were finally due to leave this ......

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Murder guilty plea over fiery death

Details Photo / Thinkstock A woman has pleaded guilty to murdering South Auckland man Peter Dixon, who was found dead in his Manurewa home after it caught fire in February 2012. The 47-year-old woman, who has name suppression ......

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Daughter pleased grandparents cleared

Details Daughter pleased grandparents cleared Rochelle Crewe, the daughter of Harvey and Jeannette Crewe, says that although a review of the police investigation into her parents' murders has not shed any new light on who killed them, she's pleased ......

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Opinion: Even the enemies are voters

Details Nick Smith. Photo / Greg Bowker It seemed just a slip of the tongue. Or was it? Nick Smith surely meant to talk of "co-operation", not "collaboration", in Parliament yesterday. The Conservation Minister was out to quash any notion ......

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Cunliffe: 'Classic Winston'

Details Cunliffe: 'Classic Winston'Cunliffe: 'Classic Winston' Labour leader David Cunliffe said he isn't concerned by Winston Peters' comments that he wouldn't work with the Mana Party. The NZ First leader said he wouldn't work with either the Maori or Mana Parties. "We ......

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Games: Boyle, Pascoe win gold

Details Games: Boyle, Pascoe win goldGames: Boyle, Pascoe win gold With eight blazing lengths of the pool in Glasgow, Lauren Boyle finally ended New Zealand's 20-year wait for a gold medal in women's able-bodied swimming. Not since the Auckland Games in 1990, when Anna ......

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Les Mills tells members what to wear

Details Les Mills tells members what to wearLes Mills tells members what to wear Members of a Les Mills gym have been told they can only wear certain brands of clothing if they plan to stand near the front of some fitness classes, because they were being filmed. However, a Les Mills ......

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Auckland schools tackle zone cheats

Details Auckland schools tackle zone cheatsAuckland schools tackle zone cheats Students are being kicked out of some of Auckland's most sought-after schools after officials ruled they were not genuinely living within zone. New figures from the Ministry of Education reveal which ......

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Gloriavale ex-members tell of exodus

Details Gloriavale ex-members tell of exodus The high number of babies being born in a reclusive Christian community on the West Coast is likely to offset any exodus, says someone who left. Former members of the Gloriavale Christian Community in ......

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Iwi probes $20m trust account gap

Details Iwi probes $20m trust account gap A $20 million hole in the accounts of the central North Island iwi has raised questions about the way settlement money was used, including whether payments followed proper process and were adequately ......

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Games: While you were sleeping, day 6

Details Games: While you were sleeping, day 6 A quick bite of the best of the action from day six at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Double delight Hamish Carter and Bevan Docherty now have a Commonwealth Games equivalent. Ten years after the ......

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Inside the stranding of Flight NZ09

Details Inside the stranding of Flight NZ09 The 227 passengers who boarded Air New Zealand Flight 09 in Honolulu on a balmy Saturday night were expecting to land in Auckland about nine hours later. Instead, most were finally due to leave this ......

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Girl struck by plane dies from injuries

Details Girl struck by plane dies from injuries A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said. Oceana Irizarry's ......

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Ebola claims life of another virologist

Details Ebola claims life of another virologist A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest ......

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CAA knew of balloon pilot criticism

Details Lance Hopping The Civil Aviation Authority knew of allegations that hot air balloon pilot Lance Hopping was a binge-drinker, had cheated on a pilot's exam, and on at least one occasion was "too pissed" or "too high" ......

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Actor distances himself from Mana

Details Actor distances himself from Mana The Dark Horse actor Cliff Curtis was a no-show at one of the Mana Party's campaign events yesterday and says his "supposed attendance" had been misconstrued and any suggestion he was endorsing the ......

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Departing MPs' memorable moments

Details Departing MPs' memorable momentsDeparting MPs' memorable moments Some of Parliament's longest-serving MPs said their farewells to the House today, as more valedictory speeches were read. 'The best job in the Government' Bay of Plenty MP Tony Ryall gave his valedictory ......

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Students' photos sent to paedophile

Details File photo / ThinkstockStudents' photos sent to paedophile A relief teacher sent photos of primary school pupils to a man he knew was seeking medical help for his sexual attraction to children. The Teachers' Disciplinary Tribunal has released its decision to ......

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Games: Teens take mountain bike 1-2

Details Games: Teens take mountain bike 1-2 Anton Cooper waited patiently then picked his time to attack. Sam Gaze was the only one capable of following. With a double explosion of speed from the two Kiwi teenagers, Cooper and Gaze provided New ......

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Police pursuit in Tauranga

Details Police pursuit in TaurangaPolice pursuit in Tauranga Do you know more? Email newsdesk with any helpful information. A police operation is underway in Tauranga, with reports of a police pursuit and shots being fired. Police communications said they ......

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Lower drink-drive limit likely to pass

Details Lower drink-drive limit likely to pass One of the National-led Government's final acts in Parliament this term will be to lower the legal drink-driving limit, which means motorists will face stricter rules before Christmas. The House rises ......

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Visa move baits hook for top acts

Details Bruce Springsteen. Kiwi music lovers could be in for more big name international acts under new visa laws due to come into force in November, a tourism body says. The Tourism Industry Association says the new visa rules ......

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