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2014/12/20 02:54
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A motorcyclist has died in a crash with a van near Cape Runaway on the eastern tip of the North Island. The accident happened about midday on Saturday on State Highway 35, Inspector Willie Taylor of...
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2014/12/19 17:54
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If everyone put on their seat belt, didn't drive after drinking booze and stuck to the speed limit, road deaths could be halved, police say. Each year hundreds of Kiwis die on the roads, joining the...
2014/12/19 00:05
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Bill English is going to get hammered if he doesn't deliver a budget surplus, writes NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson. It will go something like this: "You've been promising a surplus for...
2014/12/16 00:54
2014/12/16 00:54
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One person is dead and two others are injured following a four-car smash in rural Taranaki. The vehicles crashed at the intersection of State Highway 45 and Scott Road at Okaiawa, west of Hawera,...
2014/12/15 23:54
2014/12/15 23:54
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An extension to the contract of All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is expected to be announced at a media conference in Wellington on Tuesday. New Zealand Rugby says a "special announcement" will be made...
2014/12/12 18:54
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WorkSafe New Zealand will be checking on dozens of adventure tourism businesses around the country to ensure they're not operating illegally. New rules for the sector came into force on November 1...
2014/12/11 23:54
2014/12/11 23:54
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Late on Tuesday night, parliament voted 94-27 to pass the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill. The government would have preferred it to be unanimous, but having Labour's support was good...
2014/12/09 02:54
2014/12/09 02:54
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Red-hot striker Nathan Burns hopes he is the right shape to fit into Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos jigsaw puzzle for the Asian Cup. Burns was included on Monday in coach Postecoglou's 46-man...
2014/12/08 18:54
2014/12/08 18:54
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Police in Auckland have spent the night negotiating with an armed man. The armed offenders squad and police negotiators have been speaking with the man at an address on The Esplanade, Eastern Beach...
2014/12/08 04:54
2014/12/08 04:54
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The Human Rights Commission has condemned an Auckland pastor who told a gay author to commit suicide. Jim Marjoram emailed Auckland churches about his book It's Life Jim, which details how he...
2014/12/06 20:54
2014/12/06 20:54
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A man who died in a fall from a flying fox at a fun park in Northland was only supposed to be watching, the park says. Moses Tohu, aged in his 50s, had been with colleagues on Friday enjoying a day...
2014/12/05 20:54
2014/12/05 20:54
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A person has been found dead on railway tracks in south Auckland. It appears the person was struck by a freight service from Wellington at Otahuhu about 5am on Saturday, KiwiRail spokesman Michael...
2014/12/05 17:54
2014/12/05 17:54
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Iwi should pull their cash from ANZ until the bank pays its employees more, says the Council of Trade Unions. ANZ workers took to the streets on Friday after the bank made a record $1.7 billion...
2014/12/05 04:54
2014/12/05 04:54
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The Maori King's son will be convicted for drink driving after initially escaping without a black mark on his record. Korotangi Paki, 19, was discharged without conviction in July on a charge of...
2014/12/04 23:54
2014/12/04 23:54
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If you want to know what's going on at Waiouru army base right now, don't ask the minister of defence, NZ Newswire political columnist Peter Wilson writes. And don't bother trying to find out whether...
2014/12/04 18:54
2014/12/04 18:54
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Friends and family of an Albany mother allegedly stabbed to death in front of her own home by her ex-husband are set to gather to remember her. A funeral will be held for 41-year-old Heidi Welman...
2014/12/04 03:54
2014/12/04 03:54
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has appeared in court again, this time after a fracas in which he allegedly turned on his own bodyguard. Leo Rojas, the owner of Columbus Coffee on Cameron Road in Tauranga,...
2014/12/04 01:54
2014/12/04 01:54
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Convicted murderer and child molester Phillip Smith is on hunger strike in prison, less than a week after his return to jail from Brazil. Media reports say Smith has gone on hunger strike in protest...
2014/12/03 17:54
2014/12/03 17:54
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Some of the accused in one of New Zealand's biggest and most complex drug cases won't be going to trial until 2016, more than four years after arrests were first made. Numerous people were arrested...
2014/12/03 04:54
2014/12/03 04:54
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Two teens have been found not guilty of the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl even though one of them has been found guilty of filming the encounter and putting it on Facebook. The teens, 19, were...
2014/12/20 02:54
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