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Hamilton gets its first charter school - ‎9 hours ago‎
Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education David Seymour has announced two new charter schools - one in Hamilton and another in Napier.
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Cricket: NZ top order implodes as sizzling Steyn gets hat-trick

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Dale Steyn bowling masterclass and yet another paralysed New Zealand top order batting display took South Africa within sight of triumph on the fourth day of the second test at Centurion.
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Helen Clark fails to make ground in latest UN top job straw poll

TVNZ - ‎18 hours ago‎
The latest straw poll for the UN Secretary-General job puts Helen Clark in seventh place. 'I don't think it's all over for Helen, but she's really up against it' - John Key.

'Just luck' - Auckland one punch victims didn't die says police

TVNZ - ‎Aug 29, 2016‎
Victims of two one punch attacks in Auckland are lucky to be alive, emergency services say. Auckland police have released horrifying video of assaults just minutes apart last month as they try to find the offender.
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Movie Review: Chasing Great - ‎4 hours ago‎
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Brazil's Rousseff urges vote against 'coup' in impeachment trial

InterAksyon - ‎9 hours ago‎
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff testifies at her impeachment trial at the National Congress in Brasilia. (photo by Evaristo Sa, AFP).

Cyclist flown to hospital after being hit off their bike in Otaki

Manawatu Standard - ‎13 hours ago‎
A cyclist has been flown to Palmerston North Hospital after being hit off their bike in Otaki. The cyclist was hit on State Highway 1 in Otaki about 8.15am, a police media spokeswoman said.
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'100% Pure' reputation could take another hit after Havelock North water fail - ‎7 hours ago‎
The site of a Havelock North water bore that was closed after three instances of bacterial contamination. While Chinese-backed companies sell clean Hawke's Bay water to Asia, thousands of people in Havelock North have fallen ill from contaminated water.
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Victoria University to sell Karori campus, possibly bringing $20 million windfall - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Ministry of Education let down Karori and Wellington residents by granting a teachers' college in the Wellington suburb of Karori to Victoria University, Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson says.

Black market for cigarettes fuels robberies in Canterbury - ‎5 hours ago‎
A lucrative black market for cigarettes is fuelling an increase in armed robberies, with criminals targeting dairies and stealing tobacco products to order.

Six-car crash causes delays on Auckland Harbour bridge

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Traffic is now flowing freely after a six-car crash brought traffic to a halt on the Auckland Harbour bridge. The crash happened before 6.30pm near the Shelly Beach Rd off-ramp southbound.
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Napier dairy owners' who fought off armed attackers were warned by police of potential burgulary

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
The father and son duo who fought off would-be dairy robbers with a table leg and hockey stick were warned by police only the day before they should be on the lookout for burglaries.
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Man's terrifying encounter with armed police after being mistaken for Joshua Kite - ‎10 hours ago‎
Joshua Kite, right, with curly hair, is described as 180cm tall, Maori, with a medium to solid build and armed and dangerous. Regan Ingley is 13cm shorter, Pakeha, slim and neither armed nor dangerous.
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Air NZ swimsuit model safety video criticised by regulator - ‎7 hours ago‎
The authority has expressed concern about the extra content in one of the airline's videos. New Zealand's aviation watchdog has criticised Air New Zealand for taking the focus away from the safety in one of its safety videos - but still allowed it to ...
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Auckland eighth most liveable city in the world? Yeah nah, say planning experts - ‎6 hours ago‎
Auckland mayor Len Brown says the city is just an underground train ride away from being number one. Auckland council touts the super city as one of the most 'liveable' in the world and prides its ranking on liveability lists as a sign of its success.
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Mad Butcher needs a revamp if it wants to compete - analyst - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Mad Butcher is in need of a revolution to make the discount butcher chain competitive against supermarkets, a retail expert says.
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Windows 10 users report crashing computers when they plug in their Kindles - ‎1 hour ago‎
Those running the Anniversary Update and using a Paperwhite or Voyage e-reader appear susceptible to the issue. 0. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share.

Cyber ransom attacks spread to NZ

Radio New Zealand - ‎5 hours ago‎
A new kind of cyber attack is emerging in New Zealand - cyber ransoming, where hackers seize files or intellectual property, and demand money before they are returned.
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WATCH: Dog has insanely lucky escape on rally car track

Irish Examiner - ‎Aug 29, 2016‎
This dog in South America had the luckiest escape when it ran down a rally car race track. In the heartstopping video, you can see the dog speed up when he hears the car coming, but it's too late and the car rounds the corner.
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Intel's Kaby Lake chip is a must-have for 4K video fiends

PCWorld - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Intel's Kaby Lake, the company's third 7th-generation Core microprocessor, was never meant to be. Broadwell, then Skylake: Intel's tick-tock model was supposed to move on from there to the 10-nm Cannon Lake microprocessor next on Intel's roadmap.
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Recap: Real Housewives of Auckland, Episode 3 - 'the best Pussy Galore party ever' - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dead cats, hungry cats, women dressed as cats - episode three of The Real Housewives of Auckland is all about the pussies. First up, a glimpse of rural bliss among the olive trees at Goose Creek, where Anne serves her "#1 pussy" - called Champagne, ...
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The Big Read: Gene Wilder - the life of the man who was Willy Wonka

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gene Wilder, whose wild curls and startling blue eyes brought a frantic air to roles in the movies "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died at the age of 83, his family announced.
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Pole vault star Eliza McCartney still flying high as she reflects on her Rio feats - ‎11 hours ago‎
If Eliza McCartney needed a reminder of what she had just achieved in Rio, then the new young sensation of New Zealand sport got it when she went back to her old school in Takapuna for a visit that brought the emotions flooding back.
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Joseph Parker's handlers keen on David Price fight in Britain in November - ‎11 hours ago‎
For the first time, trainer Kevin Barry has allowed cameras to shoot Joseph Parker sparring ahead of his 12 round bout with 'The Giant' Alexander Dimitrenko.
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New Breakers import forward Akil Mitchell pledges to bring strong defensive mindset - ‎9 hours ago‎
Breakers coach Paul Henare and new import Akil Mitchell at the announcement of the final roster player for the 2016-17 season. As new Breakers import Akil Mitchell began talking about his ethos and strengths as a basketballer, you could see the sense ...
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"He was my man, my preferred candidate": Crusaders coach Robertson grabs new assistant MacDonald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Former All Blacks and Crusaders fullback Leon MacDonald will work under new Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for the next two years.
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Study shows more types of kiwi

NZCity - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Canadian study has shown there are 11 types of kiwi instead of the five known species and concludes that ice age glaciations produced the diversity.
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Spring arrives with a flourish and could push temperatures to 25 degrees Celsius - ‎12 hours ago‎
The temperature in some eastern parts of the country could reach 25 degrees Celsius within a few days as spring arrives at a gallop.

New life on Rotoroa Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf for feisty takahē - ‎11 hours ago‎
Two takahē have being released onto Rotoroa Island and by Mahuika Rawiri from Ngāti Pāoa along with Rotoroa Island Trust, Auckland Zoo and DOC representatives.
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Cute critters are main attraction as Shepreth Wildlife Park holds annual Hedgehog Day

Cambridge News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Cute and prickly little critters were the star attraction at Shepreth as the wildlife park held its annual Hedgehog Day. The event, now in its fourth year, aims to fascinate visitors with stories and information about one of the nation's favourite ...

Napier Port workers tested after unplanned venting of methyl bromide - ‎9 hours ago‎
Two Napier Port workers were tested for exposure to methyl bromide after the second accidental venting of the powerful fumigant at the port in less than a year.

Online deception: One click, explicit world

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Funny Games website looks innocent enough, but look a little deeper and it's every parent's worst nightmare. By Caroline Helen Przibilla of news.
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Britain's childhood obesity strategy is a blow for localism, a blow for the NHS – and a blow for London

CityMetric - ‎3 hours ago‎
The National Childhood Obesity Strategy was an opportunity to be bold and deliver the tools to meet the growing challenge of childhood obesity.
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Kiwi father in mourning after baby boy dies after being sent home twice from hospital

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Kiwi father and his partner are grieving after their seven-month-old son Malakai died in intensive care after twice being sent home from hospital with painkillers.