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Ex-police prosecutor Grace Haden fined for breaching suppression:

December 12th, 2017

A Napier woman, self-proclaimed corruption investigator and former police prosecutor has been fined $5000 for repeated breaches of a suppression order made by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal.Grace Haden, 64, and recently reprofiling...

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'Christmas a step too far' for struggling families says Auckland City Mission as hundreds line up outside:

December 12th, 2017

For families struggling to make ends meet Christmas is the tipping point that sees them ask for help so their kids can get at least one gift.Hundreds of people are lining the streets outside the City Mission - some since midnight...

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Refugees experience a Kiwi Xmas at an Auckland beach:

December 12th, 2017

For many of the 100 refugees who attended a Cornwallis picnic recently, it was their first time at the beach.The annual picnic, organised by not-for-profit organisation, English Language Partners, was held at Cornwallis Beach on...

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Drunk man's car to be seized from new owner:

December 12th, 2017

A new car owner is set to have his car confiscated after the previous owner was caught for drink-driving.The drink-driver was caught by police when his car ran out of fuel, but now a judge's order to seize the offending Subaru could...

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Man trapped under rolled bulldozer in Wellington:

December 12th, 2017

A man is in a serious condition after being trapped under a bulldozer in Wellington.The bulldozer rolled about 80m down a bank in Makara about 11.45am.Police are heading to the scene. - More to come

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Spies 'unlawfully' accessed data then refused to talk about it properly - oversight body:

December 12th, 2017

Our spies have broken the law accessing Customs and Immigration data and have resisted explaining to the intelligence oversight body why they have done so.That's the blunt statement spelled out in the latest annual report from the...

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Fossil fuel subsidies better spent on renewables, Trade Minister David Parker tells WTO conference:

December 12th, 2017

Trade Minister David Parker has told a World Trade Organisation meeting that hundreds of billions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies should be redirected into renewable energy.His comments, made today at the WTO ministerial conference...

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Government confirms primary schools to scrap National Standards:

December 12th, 2017

Primary schools will no longer have to report on National Standards to parents or the Ministry of Education from the new year.Education Minister Chris Hipkins' today said reporting would shift from the standards to reporiting on...

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Firefighter home after suffering burns in house blaze:

December 12th, 2017

A Stratford volunteer firefighter is recuperating at home after suffering burns in a house fire this month.Lee Rogers says he is happy to be home with his wife and children after spending a few days in the specialist burns unit...

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Auckland man winched from bush after chainsaw kick-back sends him flying from tree:

December 12th, 2017

Footage has emerged of a challenging helicopter rescue of an Auckland man who fell 6m from a tree.The man in his 20s had been pruning mid-morning on Monday when his chainsaw kicked back on him, cutting his arm and his safety line.He...

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EXCLUSIVE: Kids saved from sex abuse livestream by Kiwi cops:

December 12th, 2017

A New Zealand police investigation led to the arrest of a couple in the Philippines after they were caught in the act of live-streaming the sexual abuse of their children. Following the discovery of "disturbing content" on a Kiwi...

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Revealed: PM's Secret Santa wish:

December 12th, 2017

Jacinda Ardern is keeping quiet on what she bought for her Secret Santa, but is not shy about what she would like in return - a bottle of sleep and relaxation.The Prime Minister joined the NZ Twitter Secret Santa in late November,...

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Northland cops get new blue patrol cars in time for summer:

December 12th, 2017

They're bright blue, new and shiny and the latest recruits to join the ranks of the Northland police.The newest patrol cars — coloured blue — will roll out onto the region's roads next week as police brace for a massive increase...

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Teina Pora's lawyer to pick up Scott Watson's case:

December 11th, 2017

One of the lawyers who represented Teina Pora, wrongly convicted for murder, is taking on Scott Watson's application for mercy.Jonathan Krebs says he became interested in Watson's case after reading his application for a Royal Prerogative...

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Violent offender, George Pomee, on run from Auckland police:

December 11th, 2017

A dangerous and possibly armed offender is still on the run from police after failing to appear in court.Aucklander George Christopher Pomee, 23, is regarded as a violent offender and is facing a number of charges including kidnapping,...

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NZ-led study offers hope against Huntington's:

December 11th, 2017

A team led by New Zealand scientists think they've found a vital clue to developing the first treatment for Huntington's Disease.The debilitating neurological disorder can lead to extensive loss of control over bodily movement,...

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Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier backs Jacinda Ardern over 33-page coalition document:

December 11th, 2017

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has sided with the Government over its refusal to release a coalition document between Labour and NZ First, saying that Jacinda Ardern has it as the Labour Party leader and not as Prime Minister.The...

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Jealous husband, who lashed out over love text, discharged without conviction:

December 11th, 2017

A man who saw red when he discovered a text between a friend and his wife, declaring their undying love for each other, has been discharged without conviction on charges of assaulting the man, the defendant's wife, and one of his...

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Deadly year on the roads for cyclists, fatalities more than triple that of 2016:

December 11th, 2017

It's been a killer year on the roads for cyclists with the number of fatalities more than triple that of 2016.The 18 cyclists killed so far this year stands with close to three weeks left in the year. The total number of cyclists...

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Northland road toll climbs again after man dies from injuries:

December 11th, 2017

People think car accidents won't happen to them, but they do and that's why safety messages need to be heeded.Northland's top road cop is frustrated yet again, after this year's road toll has risen by one more.A 48-year-old man...

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