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Eleven dead, two missing after helicopter crash off Norway - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rescuers work at a site where a helicopter crashed, west of the Norwegian city of Bergen. An oil-rig helicopter crashed on Friday (Saturday NZ Time) on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a ...
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13 people die after helicopter crashes off Norway
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Vanuatu hit by large quake

Manawatu Standard - ‎20 hours ago‎
The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, was 10km deep. It was later revised to magnitude 7. A large earthquake has hit near Vanuatu, but initial fears that it could generate large tsunami waves appear to have passed.

NK defectors rebuke Pyongyang's nukes, rights violations

Yonhap News - ‎9 hours ago‎
SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- Around 100 North Korean defectors in South Korea and foreign nations held their first gathering on Friday in Seoul, condemning the North's grave human rights violations and nuclear weapons program.
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Cruden boots Chiefs home against Sharks in Super Rugby clash

Bangkok Post - ‎8 minutes ago‎
NEW PLYMOUTH (NEW ZEALAND) - Super Rugby pacesetters the Waikato Chiefs ground out a narrow 24-22 win over the Coastal Sharks on Friday, with coach Dave Rennie conceding they were lucky to stay top of the competition.
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Victim in Sydney shopping mall shooting a well-known crime figure

Newstalk ZB - ‎10 hours ago‎
UPDATED 5.44PM Police are warning friends and family of the victim of a fatal shooting in Sydney not to take matters into their own hands.
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Police dog Gazza, who was killed in Porirua siege, farewelled - ‎10 hours ago‎
"Today we said farewell to our friend and colleague, Wellington Police Dog Gazza," police wrote on Facebook on Friday, alongside a photo of Gazza's body wrapped in a New Zealand flag.
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US senators propose bill to help Pacific allies counter China

Focus Taiwan News Channel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Washington, April 28 (CNA) Four American senators, including three members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), have proposed a maritime security act to increase support to Asia-Pacific allies to cope with Beijing's assertive moves in the ...
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Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
SYDNEY (AP) " An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a plea for her safe return.
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Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Nauru

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
SYDNEY (AP) " An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire at Australia's immigration detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru died of his injuries on Friday, officials said.
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Car of women missing in North Island found in Kapiti - ‎5 hours ago‎
A rental car used by mother and daughter Carolyn, 45, and Rachel Lloyd, 22, was found abandoned at the head of a trail north of Wellington.
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Hundreds chant 'sack Compass' at hospital food protest - ‎13 hours ago‎
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Police looking for missing Chinese woman

Otago Daily Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
A photo and footage of the last known location of a 60-year-old Chinese woman, who was reported missing, has been released in order to help find her.
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Video: Armed police swoop linked to Auckland CBD meth bust

TVNZ - ‎11 hours ago‎
An armed police incident in downtown Auckland today, which saw a man surrender at gunpoint, is linked to an inner city apartment drug raid where $120,000 of methamphetamine was found.
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Labour says Argentinian court case raises questions for OIO - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Overseas Investment Office is investigating claims the foreign owners of the Onetai station in Taranaki were held responsible for polluting a river in Argentina in 2011.
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Dick Smith's misfortune proves a boon for other retailers - ‎10 hours ago‎
The sites being left behind by electronics chain Dick Smith are being scooped up by other retailers. Dick Smith, which collapsed in receivership in January owing more than $150 million, is progressively closing its 62 stores in New Zealand and many ...
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Z Energy cleared to buy Caltex and Challenge! petrol stations

Newstalk ZB - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Commerce Commission has cleared Z Energy to buy Chevron; the owner of the Caltex and Challenge! brands in New Zealand. Z Energy will now hold 50 percent of the wholesale market.
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Vehicle owners and homeowners face higher levies to cover costs of merged fire service

New Zealand Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Fire service call-outs to vehicle crashes are soon to be covered by owners through a levy. Photo / Michael Cunningham. More vehicle owners will soon have to pay a levy to cover the costs of fire service call-outs to car crashes.
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Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport review

AutoExpress - ‎6 hours ago‎
In 2.0-litre diesel form, the Jaguar F-Pace has to be one of the most appealing cars on sale. Style, speed, agility and comfort combine to deliver a convincing SUV that's not only great to drive but nicely refined, efficient and well equipped.
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This Guy Developed His Own Touchscreen Mirror Because He Could, And it's Awesome

M2 magazine - ‎15 hours ago‎
Ryan Nelwan is an Engineer at Swipelab but it looks like in his spare time he's been developing his own Touchscreen mirror. Tech giants like Google have already started working on this sort of stuff, but Ryan's grass roots approach has us charmed, also ...
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Virtual reality is the future of mobile gambling - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's no secret that virtual reality technology is gaining serious momentum. Across various industries and sectors, virtual reality, or VR to those in the know, is being extensively developed for a host of different uses.
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Ford unveils new 'EcoBlue' diesel EcoBoost engine

Car Keys - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ford has added a new diesel variant to its range of popular and critically acclaimed EcoBoost engines, which has been dubbed the EcoBlue and will debut in the Transit.
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Hilary Barry quits TV3 amid rumours she's heading to TVNZ

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
One of TV3's biggest and most popular stars, newsreader Hilary Barry, has quit the network. Her departure is the second high-profile casualty at TV3 in the past year after John Campbell left in May when his show Campbell Live was dumped.

'Be Here Now' film follows 'Spartacus' star's cancer fight

Spartanburg Herald Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Whitfield found himself on the fast track in Hollywood in 2010, thanks to a starring role in the Starz series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
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The Bachelor NZ reunion: what we want to know - ‎8 hours ago‎
Jordan Mauger may not have even picked his leading lady yet, but we are already anticipating the reunion special. The Bachelor NZ: Women Tell All, will air on May 10, the night after we see whether Mauger chooses Fleur, Erin, or Naz.
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Ja Rule Says He Knows Who 'Becky With The Good Hair' Is

The Inquisitr - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Ja Rule thinks he knows who “Becky with the good hair” is. The rapper took to Twitter to tease fans about the infamous “Becky” referenced on Beyoncé's new visual album, Lemonade.
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Konrad Hurrell shares message hinting faith is lost in Warriors coach Andrew McFadden - ‎10 hours ago‎
Konrad Hurrell let his actions do the talking over a potential crisis at the Warriors. A retweet by the Warriors centre pointed to some unrest that hinted players have lost faith in coach Andrew McFadden.
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Basketball: Te Rangi signs on with Brisbane Bullets

New Zealand Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
Reuben Te Rangi has signed with the Brisbane Bullets for the next Australian basketball league season. The young Tall Blacks forward was a member of the Breakers' 2013 and 2015 championship-winning teams and has played 103 games for the club.
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Tew not concerned by Chiefs cheating allegations

Radio Sport - ‎7 hours ago‎
New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew hopes the allegations of cheating against the Chiefs have been put to bed. Footage from the match has led some to question the legitimacy of the injury to Chiefs prop Siate Tokolahi, which forced uncontested scrums late ...
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Rob Andrew leaves RFU

Sport24 - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Cape Town - Rob Andrew will leave his role as RFU Director of Professional Rugby at the end of the current season. Andrew, who resigned from his position having instigated discussions with RFU CEO Ian Ritchie for a number of months, has agreed that he ...
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White Island alert downgraded - ‎21 hours ago‎
The White Island webcam shows ash from the explosion, which has settled on about 80 per cent the crater floor. After blowing its top for the first time in almost three years, White Island has settled down.

Small Kiwi team pushing to Mars with SpaceX

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Professor Sergei Gulyaev (centre), director of AUT's Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research, stands with colleagues Tim Natusch (left) and Stuart Weston.
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Tom Whelan: Taranaki's night sky for May

Taranaki Daily News - ‎17 hours ago‎
The nights are getting noticeably longer - here's what you might spot in the heavens above. Sun: Nights become noticeably longer as the Sun moves further into the northern sky.

Civil Geeks: Hawaii Holds its First NASA Space Apps Challenge

Honolulu Civil Beat - ‎5 hours ago‎
What surprised me the most about the NASA Space Apps Challenge was why it took so long to have one held in Hawaii. This was the fifth annual challenge held internationally, but the first one here.
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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners takes stand over 'baby cracking' video

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
Doctors are waging are waging war against chiropractors over a video of an Australian chiropractor cracking the back of a four-day old baby girl.
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Waikato Hospital staff member has contracted measles

Voxy - ‎8 hours ago‎
A staff member at Waikato Hospital has contracted measles and had been working in the hospital while infectious but prior to developing any symptoms.
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Melanoma drug offers bargaining chip

Radio New Zealand - ‎5 hours ago‎
New Zealanders with advanced melanoma have welcomed Medsafe's approval of Keytruda alternative Opdivo, saying it's a step in the right direction.

Demolition of Palmerston North factory stopped after asbestos found

Manawatu Standard - ‎9 hours ago‎
WorkSafe has stopped demolition of the old Prepared Foods buildings in Palmerston North's Ruahine St after asbestos was found on the site.