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Key's question ducking out of order – Speaker

National Business Review (subscription) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Parliament's Speaker David Carter has ruled the Prime Minister should have given a proper answer when asked in the House yesterday about his conversations with Whale Oil attack blogger Cameron Slater.
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Canterbury scrub fire under control

Otago Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The rural blaze stretched across 5000sq m near Grange Rd in Burnham at its height, Tim Reynolds, of the Fire Service southern communication centre, said.
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Kaitaia backpack lodge owner Michael Harris charged with indecent assault

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
A Kaitaia backpack lodge owner who is facing multiple charges of offending against male guests was granted bail when he appeared before Judge Keith de Ridder in the Kaitaia District Court today.

Toy gun sparks armed raid in Auckland

NZ City - ‎4 hours ago‎
Police in Auckland said they will treat all weapon threats as genuine after armed officers supported by a helicopter raided a house and seized a toy gun.
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Maori Party expresses concern at TVNZ announcement

Voxy - ‎3 hours ago‎
The MÄ ori Party has responded to today's shock announcement that with the exception of Te Karere, TVNZ intends to outsource production of all its MÄ ori and Pacific programmes from next year.
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Warning to workers as Govt pushes through Bill

Otago Daily Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Labour Party labour spokesman Andrew Little says workers' rights are at risk. Photo from The New Zealand Herald. Thousands of workers were at risk of losing their meal and rest breaks if the Government pressed ahead with changes to employment laws, ...
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Police warn drivers before long weekend

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Police are reminding drivers to take care on the roads this Labour weekend only a day after a teen was killed in a crash in Tauranga.
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Man found dead in Kelston named

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Police at the scene of a homicide investigation at Westech Place in Kelston. Photo / Jason Oxenham. The man who died after an incident in Kelston on Tuesday night has been named as 51-year-old Brett Fraser.
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Hone Harawira tops MP spending list

3News NZ - ‎10 hours ago‎
Outgoing MPs dipped into the public purse before departing parliament, as shown by the latest rundown of members' expenses. Hone Harawira was the highest spending MP in the last three months, racking up a $54,000 bill - nearly half of that on air travel.
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Auckland's Giant Santa' statue mothballed because he's too expensive

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
A giant 18-metre tall Santa Claus that has watched over a capital city each festive season since the 1960s may have seen in his last Christmas.
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Rare young Kiwi chicks released into wild

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Male kiwi chick, Tuatahi (Maori for first) was accidentally stood on by his dad when his egg was being retrieved from the nest. The cracked egg was taped up to enable this chick to hatch normally.
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Speaking up for the provinces

Otago Daily Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay laces his maiden speech with some humour in Parliament yesterday. Photo supplied. Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay is New Zealand's youngest MP and represents the country's largest general electorate but none of ...
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Police officers report colleague to IPCA

Radio New Zealand - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two police officers who were concerned by a dog handler's excessive use of force prompted an investigation by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), police say.
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Bright accuses council of picking on her as rates court saga continues

National Business Review (subscription) - ‎9 hours ago‎
A District Court judge has reserved a decision on whether Penny Bright's home can be sold to fund unpaid rates, meaning the self-described anti-corruption campaigner's house can be marketed for sale until the judgment is released.

Booze buses get tech revamp

New Zealand Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
New technology that effectively brings police stations on to the road means boozed-up drivers will be processed faster and their identities confirmed instantly, police say.
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Woman sentenced for importing rare plants

3News NZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Chinese woman has been sentenced to 300 hours' community work on a rare charge of importing rare and threatened plants. Xiao Quing Kuang is one of the few people convicted for trading an internationally threatened plant species.
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'Tindallgate' bouncer granted appeal

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Queenstown man was found guilty by an Invercargill jury and convicted in 2013 of dishonestly obtaining CCTV footage from a Queenstown bar during the 2011 Rugby World Cup and was sentenced to four months' community detention and 300 hours' ...

Two stabbed in Woodville fight

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
The men were injured at a property on Ormond St, Woodville, after a knife was used during a fight about 12pm today, police said. One of them suffered stab wounds to the abdomen and face, while the other had knife wounds to his hand.
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Craft knife scare at city Winz office

Otago Daily Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
A man is taken into custody by police in a car park near central Dunedin's Work and Income New Zealand office. Photo by ODT. A 36-year-old Dunedin man has been let off with a warning after bringing a knife into the central Dunedin Work and Income New ...
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