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Five large sharks spotted near Wellington

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Police said the sharks were seen near Peka Peka Beach and Waikanae Beach by a Heliworx helicopter working in the area. The helicopter initially spotted two sharks but has now seen five, a Central police spokesman said.
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Teen murderer paroled after serving 17 years

The Press - ‎8 hours ago‎
A woman who murdered an Auckland man when she was a teenager has been freed from jail despite opposition from the victim's family.
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Ten killed, scores injured after trains suffer head-on collision in Germany

Firstpost - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bad Aibling: Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring around 90 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said.
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Obama admin says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) " The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a Republican suggestion to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to combat the Zika virus and mosquitoes that spread it.
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Missing woman found after going jogging in Auckland

Taranaki Daily News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Police Search and Rescue were on Wednesday looking for a jogger reported missing in Hunua, Auckland. A 20-year-old woman was found by police early Wednesday morning after going missing overnight in rural south Auckland.
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Senate to vote on hitting North Korea with tougher sanctions

New Zealand Herald - ‎56 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's satellite launch and technical advances that U.S.
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Warner settles Happy Birthday suit

Otago Daily Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
People who sing Happy Birthday in their homes or at private gatherings have typically never been at risk of a lawsuit. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
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EFF has 25 reasons why #GUPTASMUSTGO

Times LIVE - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema (C) waits to address supporters before a march to South Africa's constitutional court in Johannesburg, February 9, 2016.
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Indonesia to form special TPP team this month

Jakarta Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Who is that masked man?: ​A Chilean police officer approaches a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask to ask him for proof of identification before the start of a demonstration against the signing of the global free-trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific ...
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Andrew Dickens: Waitangi Day is proof that deja vu exists

New Zealand Herald - ‎29 minutes ago‎
So the annual festival of self flagellation, otherwise known as Waitangi Day is over for another year. Waitangi Day, an antipodean Groundhog Day for those new to the country, is the ultimate proof of the existence of deja vu.
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Ministry of Education boss says $19.5 million on office revamp couldn't be spent on teachers

Stuff.co.nz - ‎6 hours ago‎
Peter Hughes justified the spending by saying he was not legally allowed to "move money out of [one] bucket and into other buckets of money".
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Kayakers stuck in the mud in Waitemata Harbour rescued

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two kayakers stuck in the mud in Waitemata Harbour - one up to his waist - have been rescued by a helicopter winching them to safety.

One seriously injured in crash north of Wellington

New Zealand Herald - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Inspector John Spence said a chopper was on the scene and police were aware of one serious injury. Photo / File. One person is seriously injured in a crash north of Wellington this evening that has closed the busy road in and out of the capital ...
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Forlongs customer keeps account for 30 years

Stuff.co.nz - ‎1 hour ago‎
The pushbike, mohawk helmet and even carpet at Amanda Fitzpatrick's Patetonga home are from Waikato retailer Forlongs, her latest purchases after decades of loyalty.
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Half of Kiwis think they won't use cash in 10 years

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
There is already a strong contingent of consumers ready to ditch notes and coins. Photo / Janna Dixon. New Zealand may have bright new bank notes -- with more to come in April -- but half of Kiwis think cash will be obsolete in 10 years' time, a survey ...
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Chinese interests buy Campbell Park Estate

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Chinese interests have bought their very own "castle" on a chunk of the Waitaki Valley, and have big plans. An affiliate company of NZHouseChina, based in Auckland and China, has bought Campbell Park Estate and plans to create an educational facility ...
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Farm owners Dame Sian Elias and Hugh Fletcher escape fine for cows in lake

Stuff.co.nz - ‎6 hours ago‎
Fish and Game posted this photograph on Twitter of cattle getting "free access" to Canterbury's Lake Taylor. The high-profile owners of a herd of cattle seen in a Canterbury lake have received a warning, but escaped a fine.

Snapchat is gobbling your data

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
Snapchat is being blamed for using lots of data, but there's an easy way to fix it. Snapchat is fun to use but it also has a tendancy to gobble up lots of data as it continously downloads snaps.
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NZ first as Softsource signs on as Microsoft partner

ChannelLife NZ - ‎9 hours ago‎
Softsource has been named as the first Microsoft Partner to offer hosted shared computer activation for office 365 in New Zealand.
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'Fantastic start to 2016' for Ford

Voxy - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ford has had a great start to the year with a solid rise in passenger vehicles sales and a 12.1 per cent total market share for the month of January.
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Limited-edition Ford Falcon Sprint pricing and details revealed

Practical Motoring - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pricing and key details for the 1400 Ford Falcon Sprint models has been released with both XR6 and XR8 variants offering more power than their garden-variety siblings.
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Neeson's 'incredibly famous' girlfriend

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Liam Neeson is dating an "incredibly famous" woman seven years after losing his wife Natasha Richardson in a skiing accident.
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Super trainer Jillian Michaels was ready to leave The Biggest Loser behind

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
America's toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels was well and truly ready to leave The Biggest Loser behind. The controversial weight-loss series that made the personal trainer a star, made Michaels one of the most-loved and most loathed women on American ...
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Prince hits out at Australian tour scalpers

Sky News Australia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Prince has slammed ticket scalpers attempting to re-sell tickets to his sold-out Australian and New Zealand tour. The shows sold out in a matter of minutes, a surprise to no-one, and with no further shows to be announced, the tickets were highly sought ...

Where's Bernie? TVNZ tight-lipped on absent newsreader

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
She has been a fixture on our television screens for more than a decade. But One News viewers will have noticed a change to their weekend bulletins - the absence of newsreader Bernadine Oliver-Kirby.
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Aaron Smith on bench for Highlanders team to play Crusaders

Stuff.co.nz - ‎7 hours ago‎
Aaron Smith will make his first appearance of the season for the Highlanders on Thursday. A cabbage patch and a cow paddock are in a similar ballpark agriculturally, though the transition from Twickenham to Super Rugby represents a world apart for All ...

Fekitoa speaks out about anger issues

Stuff.co.nz - ‎25 minutes ago‎
All Blacks and Highlanders player Malakai Fekitoa says he has a "huge problem" with anger. All Blacks and Highlanders player Malakai Fekitoa has publicly expressed his issues with anger.
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Waitarere Beach mystery from the deep solved - it's a smooth skate

Stuff.co.nz - ‎8 hours ago‎
Intriguing remains of a sea creature found bobbing in surf at Waitarere Beach near Levin have been identified. With a big head and a backbone around two metres long, they had a sinister look about them.
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Arctic Warms, Antarctic Ice Shelves Weaken

Discovery News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Arctic sea ice extent hit a new January low last month, as warm temperatures enveloped the region and low air pressure allowed cold air to escape to mid-latitudes.
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A football helmet design that listens to physics

R & D Magazine - ‎9 hours ago‎
Layering on the left represents the padding in current football helmets, while the layering on the right shows off the new material (the thin, shiny and black layer).
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Meet the new spider named after Johnny Cash

Mongabay.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
Fourteen new species of tarantula have been discovered in the American Southwest and one was named after the late, legendary country artist, Johnny Cash.
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Increase taxes on tobacco to improve health of New Zealanders, says Professor

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
The four tax hikes between 2013 and 2016 have increased the average cost of a 20-pack of cigarettes from $15 to $20. Photo / AP. The Government should continue to hike taxes on tobacco and raise them to at least 20 per cent a year, health professionals ...

Taranaki DHB may get smaller cut of health funding pie

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
Taranaki DHB may get a smaller share of national health funding after changes were made in the formula that allocates the funding.

'Dare I suggest that suffering humbles us'

Stuff.co.nz - ‎7 hours ago‎
When we suffer we are better able to distinguish between luxuries and necessities, says Michael. OPINION: No-one wants to suffer, and no-one wants to see a loved one suffer, but does suffering serve a purpose?
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As Zika spreads, scientists race to learn more about virus

Miami Herald - ‎52 minutes ago‎
In 2007, physicians working on a remote island in the western Pacific Ocean reported an outbreak of an illness with flu-like symptoms similar to dengue fever, a debilitating viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and well documented since the 18th ...
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