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13yo admits lying in rape case after defendant spent 10 months in jail:

March 29th, 2017

It is your worst nightmare - standing in the dock accused of a crime you did not commit, labelled a sex offender.Christopher John Ferguson, 31, lived that nightmare for nearly a year while he sat in jail awaiting trial at the Dunedin...

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Change is a must as Tauranga recycling efforts fall short:

March 29th, 2017

Tauranga residents are filling their rubbish bins with waste that should not be there.A city-wide audit found 70 per cent of waste sent to landfill from Tauranga kerbside collections could be recycled or composted. Household food...

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Canine cough doing rounds in Whangarei:

March 29th, 2017

A Whangarei vet is warning dog owners to make sure their pets are vaccinated against a nasty strain of canine cough that has gone viral around town.Jules Wilson, of Northland Veterinary Group, also said it might be a good idea for...

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Sideswipe: Prime Minister Bill English's artwork. Is this Paintergate 2?:

March 29th, 2017

Remember back in 2002 when Bill English kicked up a stink about then PM Helen Clark signing a painting that wasn't done by her for a charity auction?Yes, Paintergate.There was even a police complaint laid, I recall. Fast forward...

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Live: Wellington remains shrouded - but at last there's good news for weary travellers:

March 29th, 2017

Wellington is waking to a second day of mist and rain - and fog may thicken before it clears around midday. Planes remain grounded at the capital's airport today and hundreds of passengers stranded after sea fog shrouded the city...

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March 29th, 2017


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Boy misses school due to disability taxi shortage:

March 29th, 2017

A boy with cancer has missed school on four out of the past seven school days because of a "severe shortage" of disability taxis.Stevie-Ray Tiopira, a bright 10-year-old from Kawerau, is in a wheelchair because of a tumour which...

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Flash floods yesterday, but heavy rain set to ease today:

March 29th, 2017

Heavy rains led to flash flooding in parts of Auckland, while flights were grounded because of heavy fog in Wellington.But yesterday's bad weather conditions are set to ease significantly today.Rain - sometimes heavy - is still...

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Displaced passengers stuck at airport as thick fog grounds all flights in and out of Wellington:

March 29th, 2017

Hundreds of flights were affected yesterday as thick sea fog grounded planes in the capital.Wellington Airport was packed with displaced travellers yesterday afternoon as they waited to find out whether their flights would make...

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Mike Hosking: Tax cuts are a great sweetener:

March 29th, 2017

Tax is going to be a defining issue this election.The debate has already begun, we have two reports just this week.One into how multinationals allegedly aren't paying their "fair share".And a report into various options for...

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Whangarei teenager's skull fractured after roadside attack:

March 29th, 2017

WARNING: Graphic content A Whangarei father has spoken of his heartbreak at having to deal with the aftermath of an attack on his teenage son where his skull was fractured.Jay Rihia-Neumann, 16, was walking home with friends after...

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The plight of the brainy bumblebee:

March 29th, 2017

For our bumblebees, it seems being smart comes at a cost.Odd findings just published by Kiwi, UK and Canadian researchers show that bumblebees that learn faster have a much shorter foraging lifespan than their slow-learning co-workers.They...

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Barry Soper: The matador and the bull on Chinese trade:

March 29th, 2017

As China's Premier Li Keqiang flew out of the country yesterday he may as well have been a matador provocatively fluttering his red flag before Winston Peters who was running around in his wake in ever diminishing circles like a stuck...

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Winning $1m Lotto ticket sold at New World in Levin:

March 29th, 2017

If you've bought a Lotto ticket from Levin's New World, it might be worth checking the numbers.A ticket sold at the Levin supermarket has won a $1 million first division prize in tonight's live Lotto draw. Lotto NZ has also announced...

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Aurora Australis snapped in Auckland during geomagnetic storm:

March 29th, 2017

Cameraman Larryn Rae has captured extraordinary pictures of the Aurora Australis in Auckland after heading out to the Waitakeres "on a whim" during a geomagnetic storm.Rae, 39, had spent a week in the South Island and headed home,...

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Woman filmed in zombie-like state after taking synthetic drugs applies for rehab:

March 29th, 2017

A woman filmed in a zombie-like state after taking synthetic drugs has applied to go to rehab after seeing the effects drugs has on her.A video of the woman, who has not been named, was posted on Facebook by her brother, Tuakeu...

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Support flows in for injured Cooper:

March 29th, 2017

The plight of 16-year-old Cooper Snowdon, who is fighting for his life after a bike accident, touched hundreds of people around the country.After the Wanganui Chronicle published Cooper's story online on Monday, donations began...

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Two sentenced after children beaten, starved and neglected while caregivers smoked meth:

March 29th, 2017

Warning: Some readers may find this article distressing For almost 10 months, the five children were beaten, neglected, abused and starved until their teachers reported their black eyes and bruises to the police.Some of the "hidings"...

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Jono's tears on live TV a 'tipping point' for Taihape farmer to share his own depression:

March 29th, 2017

A quiet farmer has shared his struggle with depression this week after seeing comedian Jono Pryor break down in tears on live TV over a close friend's suicide.Taihape farmer Daniel Mickleson had been debating opening up about his...

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Police officer jumps in to save two people after their kayak capsizes in sea off Cornwallis:

March 29th, 2017

A police officer bravely jumped from a helicopter into the sea to help rescue two kayakers who found themselves in trouble after their vessel capsized.Emergency services were called to an area off the Cornwallis wharf, in West Auckland,...

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