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Shooting victim dies

Newstalk ZB - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gisborne Police have upgraded their inquiry into a Sunday morning shooting to a homicide investigation. The 39 year-old victim died in Gisborne Hospital earlier in the evening.

Lines workers scrambling in Auckland

Newstalk ZB - ‎6 hours ago‎
Lines workers are scrambling to restore hot water to Auckland residents who have been showering in the cold since Thursday. 22 thousand homes around Auckland lost power when the remnants of cyclone Ita brought down trees and power lines.
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'Hell of a lot work still to do' - Tariana Turia

TVNZ - ‎8 hours ago‎
After turning 70 this month and dedicating the past 18 years of her life to politics, Tariana Turia is fast approaching her retirement.
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Greens propose ministerial disclosure regime

Newstalk ZB - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Green Party's again calling for more transparency from the Government, proposing a ministerial disclosure regime. Unlike their failed Lobbying Disclosure Bill, this change to the Cabinet Manual doesn't require the votes of other parties.
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Two attacks appear connected - police

Radio New Zealand - ‎10 hours ago‎
Police in Wellington are looking for a man whom they believe has committed two separate attacks on women. Early on Sunday morning, a woman was attacked while walking home to her Victoria University student accommodation.
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Heavy rain crash victim named

New Zealand Herald - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎
An elderly man who died after crashing his car into a tree in Auckland two days ago has been identified as Robert Nikora, 74, of Papatoetoe.

Resident calls for flood-prone homes buyout

3News NZ - ‎18 hours ago‎
Christchurch residents in Flockton Basin say the Government needs to consider buying up flood-prone homes. The area, which was hit hard in yesterday's storm, has suffered regular floods since the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 and many homeowners ...
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Police hunt arsonist after more buses burned in Wellington

TVNZ - ‎10 hours ago‎
For the second time in six months a Wellington depot has been targeted and the damage bill is in the millions. Last night two Go Wellington buses were destroyed and a third badly damaged after being set ablaze at the Karori depot.

Greg Taipari: Storm brings a raw beauty of its own

New Zealand Herald - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎
As a new arrival to the region, there are always plenty of new and exciting things to see and experience. Luckily for me I get to share these exciting new experiences with my family who have travelled from Rotorua through to Napier for the school holidays.

Military vehicles descend on Waihi

NZ City - ‎Apr 19, 2014‎
More than 50 WWII military vehicles are descending on Waihi to commemorate 100 years since the start of WWI. 19 April 2014. More than 50 military vehicles are descending on Waihi, northwest of Tauranga.
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Crash victim a ' caring' war veteran

Stuff.co.nz - ‎13 hours ago‎
SADLY MISSED: Alan Hammond, 80, was killed when he was stuck by a car near Hinds. Relevant offers. An elderly pedestrian hit by a car was a loving family man and talented musician who played the Last Post on Anzac Day for 15 years.

Rescue staff 'catch their breath' after chopper crash

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Emergency services at the scene near Taupo hospital yesterday after a Bay Trust rescue helicopter crashed. Two people received minor injuries.
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'Crucified' for refusing to take up arms

The Press - ‎14 hours ago‎
When their friends were fighting in World War I, Otago farmer Archibald Baxter and 13 others refused to take up arms - a decision that saw them persecuted by their own army, as a new film reveals.
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Mail stolen in Featherston

Newstalk ZB - ‎17 hours ago‎
Mail's been stolen and the mail box outside the Featherston Post Office damaged in an overnight attack. The box has been emptied of its contents.
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Storm wreaks havoc through south

New Zealand Herald - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎
A woman, left, waits to be rescued from her car roof after the flooded Kakanui River washed it off the road. Photo / Otago Daily Times.

University cheats punished

Otago Daily Times - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎
Students buying assignments, forging signatures, and using phones in exams were among more than 540 cases of cheating dealt with by universities last year.
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Fine day will help in Christchurch

Newstalk ZB - ‎19 hours ago‎
And the rain that's been deluging the West Coast is expected to ease to showers - though there could still be the odd thunderstorm.
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Storm leaves 'a real mess'

The Nelson Mail - ‎Apr 18, 2014‎
A contractor from Downer cuts through large branches of bluegum tree that blocked the road to the Ngawhatu Pool where a group of people were waiting for the road to be unblocked.

More cafes close this Easter

Manawatu Standard - ‎Apr 19, 2014‎
Many restaurants and cafes are choosing to close on public holidays because they cannot afford to absorb the additional labour costs and the public has become increasingly opposed to surcharges, industry experts say.

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