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Motueka man's 4.8 tonne tobacco crop seized, again:

August 18th, 2017

Motueka man Lawrence Reginald Jury's 4.8 tonnes of home-grown tobacco leaf was seized, then given back and has now been seized again, more than seven years after authorities raided his farm.The saga is laid out in a lengthy Court...

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Glen Eden woman with Alzheimers missing:

August 18th, 2017

A 72-year-old woman with Alzheimers has gone missing overnight.Police are now appealing for sightings of Glen Eden woman Minnie Holloway.Holloway was last seen at her home in Solar Rd about 9pm last night.About 1am, one of her...

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Man dead after suspected assault in Three Kings:

August 18th, 2017

A man is dead after he was suspected to have been assaulted at a party in Auckland's Three Kings early this morning.Emergency services were called to the address on Haughey Ave about 3am after reports of a noisy party with possible...

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Group missing in bush near Dunedin found:

August 18th, 2017

A group of four people, including a 4-year-old girl, who failed to return from a short walk in bush near Dunedin were found early this morning.Family members reported the group of three 22-year-old women and the young child overdue...

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Local Focus: Koroneihana at Tūrangawaewae:

August 18th, 2017

It's the first day of Koroneihana Celebrations at Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngāruawāhia.Marking eleven years since Kiingi Tuheitia Te Wherowhero took the throne. Commemorations began remembering those that had passed...

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Homeless being 'dumped' in Kaeo: Principal:

August 18th, 2017

Families in need of emergency housing are being "dumped" in a holiday camp in one of the poorest towns in New Zealand, a school principal says.Paul Barker, principal of Kaeo Primary School, said the first he knew that a new "transitional...

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Tauranga mother says baby murderer's life sentence does not match her pain:

August 18th, 2017

A heartbroken mother has told the man who murdered her 14-week-old baby son that she will never hear her boy say "I love you mum".The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was handed a life sentence in the High Court at Tauranga...

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Ministry of Social Development's own detective stole nearly $360,000:

August 18th, 2017

A welfare cheat investigator created fake beneficiary identities to steal nearly $360,000 in a "highly unusual" fraud.Nabjeet Singh stole the money over 12 years and left for Australia after resigning from the Ministry of Social...

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Concern about health professionals discouraging vaccinations:

August 18th, 2017

Alternative health care practitioners, dieticians, nutritionists and antenatal class leaders are the health care providers most likely to give negative advice about immunisations, a new study has found.A new study from the University...

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National Standards: Are they working?:

August 18th, 2017

Every child at Sylvia Park School only has to look up at the classroom wall to know exactly what level they're at in reading, writing and maths.Brightly coloured cards bearing each child's name have been stuck next to that child's...

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John Armstrong: This election is a two-party dogfight now:

August 18th, 2017

• John Armstrong is a former New Zealand Herald political correspondent. He will be writing columns in the Weekend Herald from now until the election. Don't dabble with New Zealand First. Don't smooch with the Greens. Ignore...

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National voters, wider public back cannabis law reform: poll:

August 18th, 2017

Sixty per cent of National voters want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made legal, a new poll released just weeks before the election reveals.Support is even higher amongst supporters of other parties - with Labour...

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Lotto Powerball $10.3m winner has already given away $1.5m:

August 18th, 2017

In just six weeks, he's won $10.3m, spent $1.5million, lost 4kg, and found Gareth Morgan.Yet Lotto winner Lou Te Keeti is still wearing his old gumboots sitting on his rusty 1950s tractor in the paddock with the ducks and the chooks.Speaking...

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Belt Up NZ: Parents of unrestrained baby speak of horror death:

August 18th, 2017

In the last five years, over 300 people who died in New Zealand crashes were not wearing their seat belt.Most of those deaths were in 2016.The Herald, partnered by the New Zealand Police has launched Belt Up - a four day series...

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John Roughan: Why would we selectively tax bottled water?:

August 18th, 2017

At Belfast near Christchurch a few months ago people were out on the streets protesting that a Chinese water bottling company had resource consent to draw from an aquifer previously used by a wool scouring plant. It wasn't the first...

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Weird Science: Does weather affect voting?:

August 18th, 2017

Can weather affect the way people vote?A new US study suggests a connection between changes in temperature and that country's voting behaviour, finding warmer weather in states was related to increases in voter turn-out - and...

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Boys fall further behind girls in primary school reading and writing:

August 18th, 2017

The gap between girls' and boys' achievement in the classroom is widening further. And as the latest release of National Standards data has revealed the growing gender gap, a new book says the controversial standards are narrowing...

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Belt Up NZ: Solutions to our deadly seatbelt failures:

August 18th, 2017

​ In the last five years, over 300 people who died in New Zealand crashes were not wearing their seat belt.Most of those deaths were in 2016.The Herald , partnered by the New Zealand Police has launched Belt Up - a four-day series...

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Lizzie Marvelly: Something slimy in the water, and it's not eels:

August 18th, 2017

When I was a child, swimming in rivers and lakes was one of the best parts of summer. We'd hike for hours on school trips to reach the perfect swimming spot, then wade in squealing, feeling the muddy sand squish between our toes....

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Danielle Cormack: Climate change action needed now:

August 18th, 2017

• Danielle Cormack went to Africa with Childfund NZ and Australia. This month, 13 New Zealand aid agencies launched a campaign asking politicians to back a plan to drive down carbon emissions, the Zero Carbon Act.More than...

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