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Man who sparked major Armed Offenders callout appears in court:

May 24th, 2017

The man who sparked a major Armed Offenders callout north of Taupo yesterday has appeared in Rotorua District Court.Te Morehu Enoka appeared via audio visual link this morning in front of Community Magistrate Sherida Cooper.Duty...

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Toddler found smeared with faeces and barely clothed on day snow was forecast:

May 24th, 2017

Parents of a 7-week-old baby and a toddler found neglected on a double mattress smeared with faeces in the cold have been sentenced to 12 months' intensive supervision.The Gisborne couple, aged 19 and 21, both unemployed, each pleaded...

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Leg injuries after car crash:

May 24th, 2017

A person suffered leg injuries when a car crash into a large tree branch in Pirinoa, South Wairarapa.The person had to be freed from the car and is being taken to Masterton Hospital in an ambulance.Police were called to the Lake...

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Otorohanga hit-and-run driver jailed for four years over death of Ocean Heke:

May 24th, 2017

Half asleep, angry and with up to 20 beers in his system, Broc Kawhena sped off down an Otorohanga street.He'd been at a party with his partner. He'd crashed out but she wanted to go home. Kawhena, 22, made the fateful decision...

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Patient felt 'ashamed' after doctor touched him, court told:

May 24th, 2017

A man treated by a doctor accused of stupefying and indecently assaulting his patients has told a court he felt "ashamed" to tell his partner he had been touched during an appointment. David Kang Huat Lim, 41, is standing trial...

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Desperate Norsewood farmer urges better care for those with mental health issues:

May 24th, 2017

Some days it takes brave people to speak out about mental health and suicide and this week that brave person is Norsewood dairy farm owner Rex Rosacker.As Labour Party leader Andrew Little released figures on Tuesday indicating...

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Defence Minister supports tougher punishments for medal cheats:

May 24th, 2017

Those who dare wear medals they haven't earned face higher punishments as moves grow to modernise the law which targets military fakes.Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has backed increasing the level of punishment faced by those convicted...

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Doctor's disabled son 'attacked' by anti-vaccination group:

May 24th, 2017

A doctor who supports compulsory immunisation for Kiwi children says his family have been attacked by the anti-vaccination community.Dr Lance O'Sullivan today revealed personal threats and "vile" comments from people in the group...

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International identity thief has birth records of eight Kiwis:

May 24th, 2017

An international identity thief has the birth records of eight New Zealanders.Internal Affairs says it was alerted to someone making purchases with stolen credit cards.It discovered someone used several identities to request Kiwis'...

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'Free food for people in need': Indian restaurant praised for generosity:

May 24th, 2017

An Auckland Indian takeaway restaurant is being praised after offering free food to those in need.Paradise in Sandringham has installed a cupboard full of food with a sign above saying: "Free food for people in need".In the cupboard...

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Police blitz on Whangarei suburb:

May 24th, 2017

A police blitz targeting errant drivers, fines evaders and those failing to appear in court was also an operation to reassure victims in the community.Police saturated the Whangarei suburb of Raumanga with officers carrying out...

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Three-car crash in East Tamaki, one person trapped:

May 24th, 2017

Two people were injured this morning in a three-car smash in East Tamaki.The crash happened at 7.07am on Springs Rd near Kerwyn Ave.Polce say one person was seriously injured and another has minor injuries.The Serious Crash...

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John Bond reclaims title as oldest to ride luge ahead of 101st birthday:

May 24th, 2017

Rotorua's John Bond has broken his own record after becoming the oldest person to ride the luge at Skyline Rotorua.Not a lot can faze Mr Bond, who will turn 101 on May 30. He's lived through two World Wars, fighting in one of...

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Biggest Waitangi welcome in 30 years for Lions:

May 24th, 2017

A welcome by hundreds of Ngapuhi warriors for the British and Irish Lions will be the biggest staged at Waitangi in almost 30 years.The Lions are due at the Treaty Grounds on June 4, the morning after they play their opening match...

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Flights back on hold after heavy fog blanketing Auckland rolls back over airport:

May 24th, 2017

Thick fog is continuing to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of passengers after rolling back in over Auckland Airport. It had cleared for just 60 minutes. Parts of Auckland remain shrouded in dense fog that has been across...

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Wanted man arrested in Rotorua after armed offenders squad callout:

May 24th, 2017

A man who sparked a major Armed Offenders callout north of Taupo yesterday has been arrested.Police alleged the man did a drive-off in a stolen car from a petrol station in Tokoroa about 9am yesterday. They named the wanted man...

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Man arrested after St Lukes carjacking:

May 24th, 2017

A man wanted after an alleged carjacking at St Lukes, Auckland, yesterday has been arrested.Police confirmed this morning that he was taken into custody in Pt Chevalier. READ MORE: 'He was ... lost for words' - good Samaritan...

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Rachel Smalley: Vaccination should be compulsory:

May 24th, 2017

He was the 2014 New Zealander of the Year, and I think we should make him the 2017 New Zealander of the Year too.Dr Lance O'Sullivan. He's dedicated much of his professional career to improving the health of the disadvantaged, and...

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Fatal crash on busy South Auckland street:

May 24th, 2017

A person is dead and another injured after a smash on a busy South Auckland street early today.Fire Service northern shift manager Colin Underdown said one person died at the scene after single car crash on Great South Rd at Otahuhu.He...

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Chopper called in to douse Russell fire:

May 24th, 2017

A helicopter was needed to put out a fire on a Russell property believed to be owned by former tennis No 1 Thomas Muster, known as "the King of Clay". The blaze broke out just before noon yesterday at the far end of Long Beach....

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