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'Inspired' teachers key to tertiary step-up - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Not enough students are being inspired by teachers to aim for tertiary study, a survey has found. An attitude change was needed to convince families from all socio-economic backgrounds that tertiary study is available to everyone and is a must to survive in ...

'New broom' but no candidate

Timaru Herald - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Conservative Party candidates drew a crowd of South Cantabrians on Monday, but the party's local candidate was nowhere to be seen.
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Friends and school mourn Corey Mclean - ‎12 hours ago‎
Christchurch Academy has lost its second student in as many months - Corey Mclean died in a fire this weekend, while Jordan Tuki took her own life last month.

Nicholas wants judges only to hear rape trials - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Rape myths do the most damage when they show up among jurors - and for that reason, juries should not be part of sexual assault trials, Louise Nicholas says.
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Bail decision reserved in Kumar case

Radio New Zealand - ‎13 hours ago‎
A judge has reserved her decision on granting bail for a teenage boy charged with the murder of West Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar.
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Police warn against Murphy's Bush 'cottaging'

3News NZ - ‎5 hours ago‎
On the Paul Henry Show we don't shy away from covering the big stories - this morning when we learned that police were worried about the misuse of family friendly park Murphy's Bush, we sent Mike Wesley-Smith to investigate.
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Body of missing boatie recovered

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Police have confirmed the body recovered from Lake Lyndon in Canterbury today has been formally identified as Bradley Richard Ivan Stempa.
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Police criticise church for naming guilty priest

TVNZ - ‎10 hours ago‎
Police have criticised the Catholic Church after it named a Blenheim priest publicly before he appeared in court today. Aidan Kay pleaded guilty in Blenheim District Court to a charge of indecently assaulting a male.
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Gold seekers say sampling won't hurt - ‎25 minutes ago‎
A mining company granted permission to carry out bulk ore sampling in the Karangahake Gorge is assuring adversaries the environmental impact will be "very little, if any".

Greater support for whanau ora from every sector becomes bottom line for Maori ...

New Zealand Herald - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The Maori Party's Tamaki Makaurau candidate Rangi McLean (left) and party leader Te Ururoa Flavell. Photo / Jason Oxenham. Most parties avoid talk about "bottom lines" for fear of sounding too uncompromising.
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Company fined $130000 after forklift death

3News NZ - ‎21 hours ago‎
Anthony Wells died after a forklift ran over him at Busck Prestressed Concrete in February last year. WorkSafe's chief investigator Keith Stewart says the 47-year-old was killed by a defective forklift driven by a trainee with no formal qualifications.
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Gales for Central Hawke's Bay and the Tararua District

Voxy - ‎8 hours ago‎
A broad complex low moves away to the east of the South Island during Wednesday, with associated bands of rain or heavy showers over the country easing.
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More charges likely for lodge owner

Gay NZ - ‎17 hours ago‎
Police have 16 officers working on the investigation into a Kaitaia lodge owner who is accused of drugging and indecently assaulting male tourists.
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Man convicted for undeclared cash

Radio New Zealand - ‎7 hours ago‎
A man caught by a sniffer dog trying to take cash equivalent to $136,452 out of the country without declaring it has been convicted and fined in Auckland.
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Jury hears witnesses in Rangiora murder trial

Newstalk ZB - ‎17 hours ago‎
A High Court jury has heard from the neighbour of murdered Rangiora man Tony Lochhead, who overheard the attack that led to his death.

Farmer killed on quad bike named

3News NZ - ‎8 hours ago‎
A farmer who died in a quad bike crash near Timaru last week has been identified. Simon Halsey, 38, had been moving stock on a farm when his quad bike crashed in Fairview last Friday, police said.

Youth and jobs focus of SAP's latest investments in New Zealand

Geekzone - ‎9 hours ago‎
By directly supporting one of New Zealand's most esteemed youth-oriented not-for-profits, SAP New Zealand aims to address challenges around youth unemployment and further bolster interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ...
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Wairarapa candidate profiles

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Wairarapa candidates at the recent Wairarapa Times-Age Candidate Debate in Masterton. From left John Hart, Ron Mark, Kieran McAnulty, Brent Reid and Alaistair Scott.
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Internet-MANA survival is up in the air according to polls

Māori Television - ‎9 hours ago‎
The survival of Internet-MANA is up in the air according to our Māori Television poll which shows there's just 1% between Hone Harawira and Kelvin Davis in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate.

Spy scandal impact on election far from certain

The Press - ‎24 minutes ago‎
OPINION: Revelations that the New Zealand Government may be spying on its citizens and helping certain allies do so as well are momentous, worrying and a political firestorm that will dominate the final days of the general election campaign.