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Fears new rules may confuse travelling boaties

TVNZ - ‎31 minutes ago‎
New rules for boaties have been passed in Auckland today, but some are worried the rules will confuse those travelling between regions.

Taxpayers pay minister's $300 tab - ‎4 hours ago‎
Taxpayers picked up the bill for a lavish dinner, featuring foie gras and toothfish, attended by Trade Minister Tim Groser. Ministerial credit card receipts, released today, show that Groser charged the Singapore dinner for three in February.

Hunter who shot friend avoids prison

The Press West Coast - ‎56 minutes ago‎
A man who accidentally shot his friend while they were duck hunting has avoided prison and been placed on community detention. Cameron Alexander Blyth King, 44, of Auckland, "broke all the rules" of firearm safety when he pulled the trigger of his loaded ...
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EQC settles 85 percent of Chch claims

Radio New Zealand - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Earthquake Commission has settled 85 percent of Canterbury building claims and paid out $6.8 billion in settlements, it says. A quake-damaged Lyttelton house.
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Murdered mum: Teen killer jailed for life

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 15-year old boy who stabbed an Ashburton mum 14 times in a frenzied attack before slitting her throat with a second knife and sexually violating her has today been jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 14 years and six months.

Child hit by car in Papatoetoe - ‎3 hours ago‎
A child suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car in South Auckland. The incident happened about 3.25pm on Papatoetoe Great South Road between Shirley and East Tamaki Roads.

Armed man forces his way into Levin home

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Elderly residents were robbed of a wallet, mobile phone and their BMW after an armed man forced his way into their Levin home last night, police say.
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Finlayson keeps mum on Dotcom after FBI meeting

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
Details remain murky after the Deputy Director of the FBI Mark F Giuliano met with Attorney General Chris Finlayson at the Beehive today.
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Foreign-owned boats to adopt NZ law

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
A bill passed into law by Parliament on Thursday will make foreign-owned fishing boats adopt New Zealand labour and safety laws by 2016.
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PIF leaders inspect efforts to clear unexploded armaments in Palau

Radio Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
This year's Pacific Islands Forum leaders' retreat is being held on the site of one of the fiercest battles of World War Two.
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They can't all win off the race-card - Harawira

Voxy - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
"They can't all play the race card and expect to win off it", said MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira, following comments by ACT Leader Jamie Whyte, Conservative Leader Colin Craig, and NZ First Leader Winston Peters, that they ...
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Colin Craig satirist outs himself

3News NZ - ‎7 hours ago‎
A former Green Party candidate who once told Judith Collins to kill herself has claimed to be the mastermind behind a satirical website poking fun at Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.
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Man charged over alleged home invasion in Napier

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
A 23-year-old man is facing two charges following an alleged home invasion in Napier. The man has been charged with assaulting a person with a blunt instrument and committing burglary with a weapon in relation to the alleged attack on July 26.

New Zealand government launches all-of-government updated website

Geekzone - ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
" is a revolutionary breakthrough in the way the public connects with government information and services bacause it is designed from the outside-in - it is based on real New Zealanders' experience and feedback.
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Woman admits murder, arson charges

Radio New Zealand - ‎22 hours ago‎
A woman has admitted murdering an elderly man and arson charges when she appeared at the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday. The body of Peter Dixon, 77, was found inside his Manurewa home as it burned in February last year.

Unexplained death in Christchurch

Otago Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
An unexplained death of a 70-year-old male from Christchurch is being investigated by police. The man was in a residential care facility when he died, and the cause of his death remained unexplained.

Graphic pictures shown at fatal arson trial

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
There were tears at the High Court in Gisborne yesterday as the court was shown "distressing" photographs of a Tikitiki woman allegedly burned to death by her partner.
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Labour announces $40m package for tertiary centres

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Labour has announced a $40 million package to set up ten new 'centres of vocational excellence'. Photo / Thinkstock. Labour has announced a $40 million package to set up ten new 'centres of vocational excellence' at regional institutes of technology, ...

Popular Auckland fitness trainer dies

The Nelson Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gym staff from Les Mills are in Taupo mourning the loss of popular Auckland fitness trainer Joe Houpapa. The 40-year-old passed away 2.20am Tuesday morning after hitting his head on Sunday afternoon.