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Deadpool gives Wilderpeople's Julian Dennison a piggyback ride:

June 28th, 2017

It's the cross-over movie fans didn't know they wanted - superhero Deadpool teaming up with Hunt for the Wilderpeople 's Ricky Baker.Actor Ryan Reynolds posted a picture to his Instagram account today of his Marvel alter-ego giving...

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Welcome surprise for Paula Bennett in Solomon Islands:

June 28th, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett looked taken aback when a live pig was carried into a welcoming ceremony in Honiara and placed before her and other leaders.Bennett and other leaders were on stage at the ceremony to mark the...

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'Printing error' blamed for double-booking at Lions match in Wellington:

June 28th, 2017

About 100 fans found their seats had been double-booked when they arrived at Wellington's Westpac Stadium for Tuesday's British and Irish Lions clash with the Hurricanes.Ticketek blamed a "printing error" for the glitch, Fairfax...

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The Big Read: Six years on, Fire Service says lessons learned from quake:

June 28th, 2017

It was New Zealand's worst natural disaster in modern history. Global experts agreed that the February 22, 2011 earthquake, which claimed 185 lives, would've "stretched any fire service in the world". But the brave firefighters...

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Climber missing 24 hours in below-freezing conditions on Mt Taranaki:

June 28th, 2017

Temperatures at the snow-covered peak of Mt Taranaki could fall as low as -13°C tonight as rescuers search for a climber who has been missing more than 24 hours.Police were alerted around 3.50pm today that the man had failed to...

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New US Ambassador tells New Zealanders to give Trump a chance:

June 28th, 2017

Scott Brown, the new US Ambassador handpicked by US President Donald Trump, says New Zealanders should give Trump a "fair go" before criticising him.Brown arrived in New Zealand four days ago and held his first media appearance...

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Deaf people 'elbowed out' of top spots in their own organisations:

June 28th, 2017

Deaf people are being left out of top spots in their own organisations and they want change. Deaf woman and advocate Monica Leach, 38, spoke to the Herald through a sign language interpreter. She said the Deaf community is suffering...

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Previously secret information on billionaire citizen Peter Thiel to be released:

June 28th, 2017

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne agrees with an Ombudsman order that information previously kept secret about billionaire citizen Peter Thiel should be made public.The news that investor and Trump-support Peter Thiel had been...

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Police seek sightings of ute and SUV over possible hit-and-run:

June 28th, 2017

Police have new leads on the four-year-old cold case of missing Waikato man Rick Hayward after asking the public for help on Police 10-7 last week.Frederick "Rick" Hayward, 67, was last seen leaving his home around 5pm on September...

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Lab technician fired for looking up, revealing colleague's pregnancy test results:

June 28th, 2017

A medical laboratory technician has been found guilty of professional misconduct after accessing the laboratory records of a colleague and sharing the information with other colleagues.The woman, whose name and place of work were...

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John Banks fails in Supreme Court bid, ordered to pay costs:

June 28th, 2017

The Supreme Court has dismissed former Auckland mayor's John Banks application to appeal over a failed bid to recover $190,000 trial costs for wrongful conviction for a false electoral return.The court also ruled that Banks has...

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Where do the dollars from Big Sleepout go?:

June 28th, 2017

Organisers behind the annual event that sees dozens of people rough it for a night on a cold concrete slab, to draw attention to homelessness, say it is more than just an empty gesture. This year Lifewise hopes to raise more than...

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Date fixed for triumphant Team New Zealand's parade through Auckland next week:

June 28th, 2017

The America's Cup is coming home and Kiwis will get a chance to welcome our heroes at a parade next week.Peter Burling's Emirates Team New Zealand won the hearts of four million when they sealed victory over Team USA on Tuesday,...

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Three law changes hinge on National MP Todd Barclay's vote, Labour Party says:

June 28th, 2017

The National-led Government would be unable to pass three pieces of legislation including major child, youth and family reforms if MP Todd Barclay had been sacked immediately, the Labour Party says.Barclay announced last week he...

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Nine fire crews battle blaze at Whenuapai wood processing plant after hoppers catch alight:

June 28th, 2017

Nine fire crews have been battling a blaze at the Pinepac warehouse in Whenuapai after two hoppers containing woodchip caught fire.The fire service was called around 3pm by workers at the plant on Airport Rd. Nobody was hurt in...

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Cooking the Books podcast: Is a university degree worth it?:

June 28th, 2017

Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's whether university is still your golden ticket to a good career. Hosted by Frances Cook. When I was...

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Boy seriously injured after falling from hiking track at Rob Roy Glacier:

June 28th, 2017

A child has serious injuries after falling off a walking track in Wanaka, police say.The child is conscious and has a parent with them, but there is no information yet on their injuries.A police spokesperson said the child reportedly...

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'We are devastated' say family of heart surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann:

June 28th, 2017

The family of a respected New Zealand-trained heart surgeon killed after an assault say they are devastated by the loss.Police and Eastern Health confirmed on Wednesday that cardiothoracic surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann died...

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Female joggers in Royal Oak 'shaken and alarmed' after indecent assaults:

June 28th, 2017

Two women have been left shaken after being indecently assaulted while out jogging in Royal Oak, police said.Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong, Auckland City Police, said the first incident took place just after 7.30pm on Acorn St...

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Surrender of firearms in Solomon Islands had unintended consequences - Marshall:

June 28th, 2017

A Kiwi who headed the Solomon Islands' police believes it can maintain peace as forces from New Zealand and other countries leave after an almost 14-year stint in the country.Peter Marshall was seconded to head the Royal Solomon...

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