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Suspicious fire at controversial Auckland mosque

TVNZ - ‎2 hours ago‎
A small fire at a controversial Auckland mosque early this morning is being treated as suspicious. The fire was in a storage area attached to the side of the main building at the west Auckland Islamic Centre in Avondale.

Bizarre police chase ends in flames

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A driver speeding at 150km/h dropped a hitch-hiker off on the side of the road before continuing to flee police until his car caught fire.
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More problems for KiwiRail's Cook Strait ferries

TVNZ - ‎54 minutes ago‎
KiwiRail says there was no risk to safety after more problems with its troubled ferries yesterday. The Cook Strait ferry operator had to cancel sailings after the Kaitaki's bow door was damaged as it opened coming into Wellington.
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waateanews.com - ‎Oct 23, 2014‎
Labour's broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says Television New Zealand's decision to outsource Maori and Pacific programming is a blow to public broadcasting.
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Call for 'transparency' at Maori TV

Radio New Zealand - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Labour MP for Tamaki Makaurau says suggestions Maori Television could move its headquarters to Rotorua are bizarre and has called for more transparency from the state-funded broadcaster.
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Two dead in collisions with trucks

3News NZ - ‎2 hours ago‎
An elderly woman died after her car crossed the centre line and collided with a truck in Waikato, police say. The 75-year-old Tokoroa woman died in the crash near Lichfield about 2pm yesterday.

St Heliers Bay bar robbed at gunpoint

Otago Daily Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Two armed men robbed a Saint Heliers Bay bar at gun point last night when staff were closing up for the night. Police said a staff member was taking the rubbish out around 11pm last night when two men forced their way in to the bar.
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'Catch-22' facing foreign student debate - academic

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
A top political scientist says New Zealand is faced with a "Catch-22" situation in deciding how universities should balance government funding with income from international students.

'Suspicious' blaze destroys Cornwall Park cafe

Stuff.co.nz - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Two years of planning and construction went up in smoke at Auckland's Cornwall Park Cafe early this morning. Fire investigators say the blaze was "suspicious in nature" and unlikely to be accidental.
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Aucklanders forced to don lifejackets in small boats from today

TVNZ - ‎22 hours ago‎
Laws requiring everyone in a boat under six metres to wear a lifejacket unless the skipper says no came into force in Auckland today.

Air New Zealand flight returns to Auckland

NZ City - ‎20 hours ago‎
An Air New Zealand flight bound for Honolulu has returned to Auckland where it has landed safely after encountering an engineering problem.
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Missing Auckland girl found

3News NZ - ‎5 hours ago‎
An 11-year-old girl has been found after she went missing from her home on Auckland's North Shore. Emillierose Ah Kuoi was last seen on Lysander Crescent in Beach Haven about 11pm last night.
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Ewen Macdonald released from jail for farm work

Stuff.co.nz - ‎3 hours ago‎
The father of killed Feilding farmer Scott Guy is choosing not to dwell on the fact that the man accused, then acquitted, of his murder has been temporarily released from prison.
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Winning Wheel ticket sold in Mount

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
A serial number from a Lotto ticket sold in Mount Maunganui was drawn last night for the Winning Wheel. The serial number is serial number is 344-02416156-20xx.

Rain moves in for long weekend

3News NZ - ‎4 hours ago‎
Heavy rain is on the way to replace early fine weather of the Labour Weekend. The MetService is warning rain will move from the upper South Island today and into the North Island from Labour Day Monday.

Will South Auckland support a gay Labour leader?

TVNZ - ‎5 hours ago‎
On the one hand, churchgoers say they will not support a gay leader. On the other, community members say sexual preference is irrelevant when it comes to leadership.

'It was 20 seconds of madness'

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
The man was initially convicted and ordered to pay reparations, but was discharged without conviction on appeal. A prominent New Zealander given name suppression over his alleged sexual offending has broken his silence, saying "20 seconds of madness" ...

Paraglider hospitalised after beach crash

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
A St John spokesman said the male paraglider was taken to Christchurch Hospital in a moderate condition. He had suffered multiple injuries, including spinal and leg injuries.
Flyers safe after crashes

Sky of balloons for missing boy swept by wave

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bouquets of balloons were released into the sky last night in a show of support for the family of missing five-year-old Jack Dixon.

TPPA talks focus on agriculture

3News NZ - ‎Oct 24, 2014‎
Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA) talks involving New Zealand are underway again, this time focusing on some of the more difficult issues, including agriculture.
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