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Hawera boy roaming to World CupIn 2011 Taranaki club player Mike Wiringi watched a couple of Rugby World Cup g
Hawera boy roaming to World Cup
NZCity / Posted 12 hours ago
In 2011 Taranaki club player Mike Wiringi watched a couple of Rugby World Cup games from the stands. Four years later, thanks to a hopeful email and international rugby's three-year residency rule, the 30-year-old first-five eighth has taken a novel... Read more
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NZCity
SBW to put frustrating year behind himSonny Bill Williams is thankful to be injury-free at the right time and ready t
SBW to put frustrating year behind him
NZCity / Posted yesterday
Sonny Bill Williams is thankful to be injury-free at the right time and ready to play his best rugby of a fluctuating year at the World Cup. Niggles have dogged the powerhouse All Blacks second five-eighth in 2015, leaving him firmly behind veteran... Read more
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NZCity
Police probe high school sex allegationsPolice have launched an investigation after multiple allegations of sexual offe
Police probe high school sex allegations
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
Police have launched an investigation after multiple allegations of sexual offending involving Opotiki College students. Police are being coy about details, but say they've talked to a number of students who've provided information about the alleged... Read more
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NZCity
Coles plays down running man labelDane Coles wants it made clear that scoring more long range tries won't feature
Coles plays down running man label
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
Dane Coles wants it made clear that scoring more long range tries won't feature in his pre-game thoughts at the Rugby World Cup. The All Blacks hooker has sprung to prominence this year for his open-field running deeds, not traditionally the domain... Read more
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NZCity
Winther ready to begin Rio runAfter eight long weeks off the water, Rio Olympics hopeful Sara Winther is fina
Winther ready to begin Rio run
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
After eight long weeks off the water, Rio Olympics hopeful Sara Winther is finally back training in her Laser Radial - cold, wet and very, very happy. Instead of interminable gym work, Winther is back working hard on Waitemata Harbour and counting... Read more
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NZCity
Messam to farewell All Blacks at World CupLiam Messam says his commitment to sevens rugby next year means the World Cup w
Messam to farewell All Blacks at World Cup
NZCity / Posted 3 days ago
Liam Messam says his commitment to sevens rugby next year means the World Cup will almost certainly be his All Blacks swansong. Sonny Bill Williams isn't so sure. The Chiefs teammates and good friends were the only two New Zealand players to forego... Read more
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NZCity
Haka bar venture disappointsMaori leaders are slamming a business venture in France by former All Black Byr
Haka bar venture disappoints
NZCity / Posted 4 days ago
Maori leaders are slamming a business venture in France by former All Black Byron Kelleher that uses Maori culture to attract punters to a pub. Kelleher is preparing to open a sports bar in Toulouse called The Haka Corner, according to media reports... Read more
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NZCity
Baby bill bad news for the governmentIt's a popular bill, it has majority support in parliament, and the government
Baby bill bad news for the government
NZCity / Posted 6 days ago
It's a popular bill, it has majority support in parliament, and the government doesn't want a bar of it. Sue Moroney's paid parental leave bill has been around since 2012 and it just won't go away, despite National's plots and ploys to get rid of... Read more
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NZCity
Boat burglar strikes Marlborough bachesPolice are on the hunt for a Goldilocks-style burglar who has been breaking int
Boat burglar strikes Marlborough baches
NZCity / Posted 9 days ago
Police are on the hunt for a Goldilocks-style burglar who has been breaking into Marlborough Sounds baches and taking food. Because of the remoteness of some of the unoccupied baches that had food, alcohol and cigarettes stolen, police believe the... Read more
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NZCity
Angry protesters kicked out of meetingTwo angry protesters have been kicked out of an Auckland Transport Board meetin
Angry protesters kicked out of meeting
NZCity / Posted 9 days ago
Two angry protesters have been kicked out of an Auckland Transport Board meeting after an emotional outburst over a common weed spray. About 20 members of the public showed up to the meeting on Tuesday to express concern over the continued use of... Read more
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NZCity
Joyce justifies cost of new websiteSteven Joyce is justifying the cost of his ministry's new website. The senior
Joyce justifies cost of new website
NZCity / Posted 9 days ago
Steven Joyce is justifying the cost of his ministry's new website. The senior cabinet minister says it would have cost a lot more to upgrade and maintain the four websites it has replaced. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's new... Read more
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NZCity
MetService in talks with BBC for more workNew Zealand's MetService is in talks with the BBC about doing more work for it
MetService in talks with BBC for more work
NZCity / Posted 11 days ago
New Zealand's MetService is in talks with the BBC about doing more work for it after the UK's national weather service lost its lucrative contract with the broadcaster. After nearly a century of providing weather forecasting services to the BBC,... Read more
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NZCity
Olympic sevens challenge motivates MessamLiam Messam is embracing the challenge of chasing a gold medal at the Rio 2016
Olympic sevens challenge motivates Messam
NZCity / Posted 12 days ago
Liam Messam is embracing the challenge of chasing a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, five years after last playing for the All Blacks Sevens. The 42-Test New Zealand flanker, who won sevens Commonwealth Games gold medals in Melbourne and Delhi... Read more
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NZCity
Govt mismanages workplace safety reformsThe government's handing of its workplace health and safety reforms has been ap
Govt mismanages workplace safety reforms
NZCity / Posted 13 days ago
The government's handing of its workplace health and safety reforms has been appalling, writes NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson. A serious piece of legislation has been reduced to a farce because of confusion caused by grossly inadequate... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Messam relaxed about World Cup chancesThe 31-year-old was dropped four years ago when New Zealand hosted and won the
Messam relaxed about World Cup chances
Otago Daily Times / Posted 13 days ago
The 31-year-old was dropped four years ago when New Zealand hosted and won the tournament, replaced by Jerome Kaino and Victor Vito. The same trio are all vying again for inclusion in the squad to go to England next month. However, Messam shows no... Read more
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SportsFan
Messam relaxed about World Cup chancesLiam Messam is relaxed about his chances of being selected for the All Blacks'
Messam relaxed about World Cup chances
SportsFan / Posted 13 days ago
Liam Messam is relaxed about his chances of being selected for the All Blacks' 2015 World Cup campaign. The 31-year-old was dropped four years ago when New Zealand hosted and won the tournament, replaced by rivals Jerome Kaino and Victor Vito. The... Read more
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NZCity
Messam relaxed about World Cup chancesLiam Messam is relaxed about his chances of being selected for the All Blacks'
Messam relaxed about World Cup chances
NZCity / Posted 13 days ago
Liam Messam is relaxed about his chances of being selected for the All Blacks' 2015 World Cup campaign. The 31-year-old was dropped four years ago when New Zealand hosted and won the tournament, replaced by rivals Jerome Kaino and Victor Vito. The... Read more
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NZCity
High-risk list opens a can of wormsNew Zealand's dairy, sheep and beef cattle farmers have wormed their way out of
High-risk list opens a can of worms
NZCity / Posted 14 days ago
New Zealand's dairy, sheep and beef cattle farmers have wormed their way out of "onerous" and "draconian" new health and safety requirements. But their counterparts farming alpacas, crocodiles, emus and even worms might not be so lucky. Workplace... Read more
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NZCity
Cheating site data dump reveals govt linksThey are quick to pick up tax cheats, but it appears an Inland Revenue employee
Cheating site data dump reveals govt links
NZCity / Posted 14 days ago
They are quick to pick up tax cheats, but it appears an Inland Revenue employee used their work email address to sign up for the Ashley Madison cheating website. Dozens of government email addresses, including from the tax department, have been... Read more
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NZCity
Man burnt in attack outside Nelson CouncilA man is being treated for chemical burns after an attack outside the Nelson Ci
Man burnt in attack outside Nelson Council
NZCity / Posted 15 days ago
A man is being treated for chemical burns after an attack outside the Nelson City Council office. The man was assaulted outside the offices just before 7am on Wednesday and is now in Nelson Hospital with burns to his mouth and throat. Police... Read more
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NZCity
Shots fired at police, schools closedShots have been fired at police officers, sparking a large-scale, armed operati
Shots fired at police, schools closed
NZCity / Posted 15 days ago
Shots have been fired at police officers, sparking a large-scale, armed operation in the central North Island and the closure of schools and a kindergarten. People in Ohakune, Waiouru and Raetihi are being told to consider staying indoors, while... Read more
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NZCity
Health, infrastructure let NZ cities downHealthcare and infrastructure are letting New Zealand down in the global liveab
Health, infrastructure let NZ cities down
NZCity / Posted 15 days ago
Healthcare and infrastructure are letting New Zealand down in the global liveability rankings, despite Wellington and Auckland both improving on last year. Auckland solidified its standing inside the top 10, coming in at ninth - up one spot from... Read more
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NZCity
Key rejects calls to stand down McCullyPrime Minister John Key has rejected opposition calls for Foreign Minister Murr
Key rejects calls to stand down McCully
NZCity / Posted 16 days ago
Prime Minister John Key has rejected opposition calls for Foreign Minister Murray McCully be stood down while Auditor-General Lyn Provost investigates the Saudi Arabian farm deal. Mr McCully made the deal with Hmood Al Ali Al Khalaf, the businessman... Read more
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NZCity
Bogut on track for Boomers' Rio qualifierThe Boomers are expecting Andrew Bogut to play in the deciding Rio Olympic qual
Bogut on track for Boomers' Rio qualifier
NZCity / Posted 16 days ago
The Boomers are expecting Andrew Bogut to play in the deciding Rio Olympic qualifier against New Zealand, despite his late arrival in Wellington. The NBA championship winner only landed in the capital at midnight on game day, having stayed in... Read more
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NZCity
Kids will die if houses aren't fixed: CPAGChildren will keep getting sick from damp, cold houses if a warrant of fitness
Kids will die if houses aren't fixed: CPAG
NZCity / Posted 16 days ago
Children will keep getting sick from damp, cold houses if a warrant of fitness on rental properties isn't introduced, says a lobby group. The Child Poverty Action Group renewed calls on Tuesday for the government to introduce a housing WOF which... Read more
16d
NZCity
Retailers want goods in GST hitKiwi shopkeepers are disappointed a government plan to slap GST on Netflix and
Retailers want goods in GST hit
NZCity / Posted 16 days ago
Kiwi shopkeepers are disappointed a government plan to slap GST on Netflix and iTunes looks likely to exclude Amazon and other large global retailers for now. Retail NZ is cautiously welcoming the release of a discussion document that is expected to... Read more
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NZCity
Boards lacking in diversity: reportNew Zealand's boards are still lacking in diversity despite pushes to get direc
Boards lacking in diversity: report
NZCity / Posted 17 days ago
New Zealand's boards are still lacking in diversity despite pushes to get directors with a greater range of perspectives, a study shows. This year's Institute of Directors' report on directors' fees was released on Monday and shows only 22.4 per... Read more
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NZCity
Marae had no smoke alarmsA devastating fire at a marae northwest of Taupo could have been prevented, the
Marae had no smoke alarms
NZCity / Posted 17 days ago
A devastating fire at a marae northwest of Taupo could have been prevented, the Fire Service says. The fire began at Mokai Marae in a corner of the dining room and spread through the building, about 4.30pm on Saturday. Firefighters managed to... Read more
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NZCity
Illness strikes NZ sailor Aleh in RioOlympic champion sailor Jo Aleh has come down with an illness two days out from
Illness strikes NZ sailor Aleh in Rio
NZCity / Posted 19 days ago
Olympic champion sailor Jo Aleh has come down with an illness two days out from competing in a test event in Rio de Janeiro. Aleh, who won gold for New Zealand at the London 2012 Games with Olivia Powrie in the 470 class, pulled out of a media... Read more
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NZCity
Campbell popular for NZer of the YearJournalist John Campbell has gained nearly half of all nominations for the 2016
Campbell popular for NZer of the Year
NZCity / Posted 19 days ago
Journalist John Campbell has gained nearly half of all nominations for the 2016 New Zealander of the Year. Organisers had received 97 nominations by Friday, with Campbell's nominations accounting for 46 of those, New Zealander of the Year Awards... Read more
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NZCity
Rookie MP knows how to get into the newsFor a rookie MP, David Seymour is showing a sharp sense of what it takes to get
Rookie MP knows how to get into the news
NZCity / Posted 20 days ago
For a rookie MP, David Seymour is showing a sharp sense of what it takes to get into the media, writes NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson. He isn't the first ACT leader to make headlines - John Banks and Rodney Hide delivered some... Read more
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NZCity
MPs hitting the netball court against OzThey might not be as graceful as the Silver Ferns, but they're just as determin
MPs hitting the netball court against Oz
NZCity / Posted 20 days ago
They might not be as graceful as the Silver Ferns, but they're just as determined to claim victory over their rivals across the Tasman. The New Zealand parliamentary netball team is winging its way to Sydney on Friday for what's expected to be some... Read more
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NZCity
Govt urged to justify inmate voting banThe government needs to justify why it still has a law banning prisoners from v
Govt urged to justify inmate voting ban
NZCity / Posted 20 days ago
The government needs to justify why it still has a law banning prisoners from voting on the books despite it being declared inconsistent with the Bill of Rights, a public law expert says. Otago University's Professor Andrew Geddis spoke to... Read more
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NZCity
Rugby museum likes fancy-Dan AB ExperienceThe new interactive All Blacks Experience on Auckland's waterfront has got the
Rugby museum likes fancy-Dan AB Experience
NZCity / Posted 21 days ago
The new interactive All Blacks Experience on Auckland's waterfront has got the coach's backing in the form of the more traditional New Zealand Rugby Museum in Palmerston North. New Zealand Rugby this week unveiled plans for the All Blacks-theme... Read more
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NZCity
Kiwi coach overcomes Caribbean flairThere was more than one New Zealand coach plotting victory over Caribbean flair
Kiwi coach overcomes Caribbean flair
NZCity / Posted 22 days ago
There was more than one New Zealand coach plotting victory over Caribbean flair at the netball World Cup in Sydney on Tuesday. Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu was probably the more high-profile, guiding New Zealand to a 55-48 win against... Read more
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NZCity
Turkey has 'massive' refugee issue: G-GGovernor-General Jerry Mateparae says Turkey faces the massive challenge of dea
Turkey has 'massive' refugee issue: G-G
NZCity / Posted 24 days ago
Governor-General Jerry Mateparae says Turkey faces the massive challenge of dealing with 1.8 million refugees but New Zealand is helping in its own modest way. Sir Jerry, who is on an official visit to Turkey, on Saturday took part in the 100th... Read more
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NZCity
' Tongan Thor' in Queensland Country sideThe teenager earmarked as a future Wallabies superstar is set to take his next
' Tongan Thor' in Queensland Country side
NZCity / Posted 27 days ago
The teenager earmarked as a future Wallabies superstar is set to take his next step up in Australia's National Rugby Championship, a competition his coach says is almost tailor-made for him. Former Auckland schoolboy sensation Taniela Tupou - better... Read more
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NZCity
$50,000 raised for orphaned sistersMore than $50,000 has been raised to support three sisters, after a fire killed
$50,000 raised for orphaned sisters
NZCity / Posted 27 days ago
More than $50,000 has been raised to support three sisters, after a fire killed their parents and eight-year-old brother in South Canterbury. Tulsi, Manisha and Mamata Kafle lost their parents Tej and Tika and younger brother Prem in the fire on... Read more
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NZCity
Saudi farm deal a sorry sagaThe Saudi farm deal was a shabby affair, under even the most benign assessment,
Saudi farm deal a sorry saga
NZCity / Posted 27 days ago
The Saudi farm deal was a shabby affair, under even the most benign assessment, writes NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson. Nearly 1000 documents covering the $11.5 million investment, released this week, disclose nothing to the credit of... Read more
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NZCity
Job cuts possible in Unitec restructureJobs could be on the line at Unitec as the Auckland polytech unveils a major re
Job cuts possible in Unitec restructure
NZCity / Posted 27 days ago
Jobs could be on the line at Unitec as the Auckland polytech unveils a major restructure to deal with a government funding squeeze. The Unitec Institute of Technology is set to announce its proposals for change to staff throughout the day on Friday... Read more
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NZCity
Kathmandu rejects $360m takeoverKathmandu has left the door open for a higher takeover offer after rejecting Br
Kathmandu rejects $360m takeover
NZCity / Posted 28 days ago
Kathmandu has left the door open for a higher takeover offer after rejecting Briscoe's $360 million bid. The outdoor goods and clothing retailer also revealed a 50 per cent fall in annual profit, but forecast a turnaround in earnings in the year... Read more
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NZCity
Suspicious fire in school toilet blockA fire which filled a high school toilet block with smoke and forced students t
Suspicious fire in school toilet block
NZCity / Posted 28 days ago
A fire which filled a high school toilet block with smoke and forced students to leave their classrooms is being treated as suspicious. A toilet block at Okaihau College in the Far North caught fire on Thursday morning, and when the Fire Service... Read more
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NZCity
Silver Ferns ready for World Cup fightStrength, flexibility and a touch of the mongrel will give the Silver Ferns the
Silver Ferns ready for World Cup fight
NZCity / Posted 28 days ago
Strength, flexibility and a touch of the mongrel will give the Silver Ferns their best chance of toppling defending champions Australia at the netball World Cup beginning in Sydney on Friday, skipper Casey Kopua says. It's been nine matches and... Read more
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NZCity
Blessie's killer faces sentencingBlessie Gotingco's family will face the man convicted of her murder and rape on
Blessie's killer faces sentencing
NZCity / Posted 28 days ago
Blessie Gotingco's family will face the man convicted of her murder and rape one more time. Tony Robertson will on Thursday be sentenced for the violent killing of the Auckland mother of three last year, after being found guilty by a jury in the... Read more
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SportsFan
Silver Ferns ready for World Cup fightStrength, flexibility and a touch of the mongrel will give the Silver Ferns the
Silver Ferns ready for World Cup fight
SportsFan / Posted 28 days ago
Strength, flexibility and a touch of the mongrel will give the Silver Ferns their best chance of toppling defending champions Australia at the netball World Cup beginning in Sydney on Friday, skipper Casey Kopua says. It's been nine matches and... Read more
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NZCity
Rio water pollution prompts NZ safety plan - NZ General newsNew Zealand's medical team have pre-emptive plans in place for the sailors, row
Rio water pollution prompts NZ safety plan - NZ General news
NZCity / Posted 29 days ago
New Zealand's medical team have pre-emptive plans in place for the sailors, rowers and kayakers who will inevitably compete in polluted water at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. One year out from the Games, New Zealand chef de mission Rob... Read more
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NZCity
Drysdale won't rule out 2020 Olympics - NZ General newsThe idea of roaring into his 40s in a row boat used to be ridiculed by Mahe Dry
Drysdale won't rule out 2020 Olympics - NZ General news
NZCity / Posted 29 days ago
The idea of roaring into his 40s in a row boat used to be ridiculed by Mahe Drysdale. Now it's a reality, or at least a possibility, as the New Zealand single sculling great considers the prospect of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in... Read more
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SportsFan
Untried Silver Ferns ready to surpriseNew Zealand's new-look Silver Ferns have vowed to offset inevitable mistakes wi
Untried Silver Ferns ready to surprise
SportsFan / Posted 29 days ago
New Zealand's new-look Silver Ferns have vowed to offset inevitable mistakes with fearlessness and insist they're enjoying their rare underdog status for the Netball World Cup. Perennial finalists alongside hosts and defending champions Australia,... Read more
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NZCity
Dambuster Les Munro dies aged 96The sole surviving pilot of the World War II Dambusters raid is being remembere
Dambuster Les Munro dies aged 96
NZCity / Posted 30 days ago
The sole surviving pilot of the World War II Dambusters raid is being remembered as modest, generous and a "very nice fellow". Les Munro, 96, died of heart problems in Tauranga Hospital on Monday night, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association's... Read more
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NZCity
Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZWhen someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expe
Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ
NZCity / Posted 1 months ago
When someone leaves a laptop on a park bench in Sydney they probably don't expect it to turn up in a small town in New Zealand. But that's exactly what's happened to an Adelaide student whose missing computer reappeared in Rangiora, north of... Read more
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