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Woman convicted for slapping girls in her care

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Wellington woman was so enraged by the disobedience of two girls in her care and their failure to complete chores around the house she regularly slapped them.
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Man wanted over alleged car-jacking in peak hour Auckland traffic this morning

TVNZ - ‎4 hours ago‎
A man is on the loose who police allege crashed into another car while driving a stolen car, before car-jacking a member of the public and escaping in Auckland today.
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Police close State Highway in hunt for wanted and dangerous man

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Police have closed part of State Highway 30 as they seek an armed and dangerous man who fled into bush after a petrol drive-off in Tokoroa this morning.
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PM assures public over Lions security

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Prime Minister is confident in security experts' ability to keep the thousands of fans flocking to the British and Irish Lions tour safe, following the attack in Manchester.
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Doctor tells Vaxx movie-goers: 'Your presence here will cause babies to die'

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Kaitaia doctor and a former New Zealander of the Year Lance O'Sullivan has been slammed by the organisers of a screening of the vaccination-dispute movie Vaxxed - from Cover-up to Catastrophe.
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SSC to investigate whistleblowers treatment and MPs meet to discuss Auditor-General's appointment - ‎3 hours ago‎
Former MoT boss Martin Matthews says he acted "swiftly and decisively" to investigate Joanne Harrison. The State Services Commission will investigate the treatment of whistleblowers in a Ministry of Transport fraud case amid mounting pressure for the ...
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Bloody price paid for liberal weakness

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
The timing and location were chosen on purpose to murder and maim as many as possible. The weapon - packed with nails, nuts and bolts - was selected to inflict the worst injuries on survivors.
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Melania Trump pulls her hand away from Donald Trump's - ‎1 hour ago‎
DID the temperature in Rome just sink a few degrees? Melania Trump has coolly snubbed her husband for the second day in a row, literally leaving him hanging as the couple disembarked Air Force One in Rome.

Electronic bracelets removed as Northlanders go on the run

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Christopher Ngarino and Isha Waetford are on the run after removing their Electronic monitoring bracelets. Photo / Supplied. Two Northlanders have removed their electronic bracelets and are now on the run from police.
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Government backs down over collecting individuals' data until security confirmed - ‎1 hour ago‎
The new Social Investment agency, which sits under minister Amy Adams, will take the lead on developing a working group Working Group with Statistics New Zealand and NGOs to agree on an approach to ethically increasing the availability of data.

$1 million 'bonus' for Lotto winner (press release) - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Waikato man couldn't stop shaking after finding out his Lotto Bonus ticket had won him $1 million in Saturday night's Lotto draw.
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Japan must play leading role in uniting TPP countries: The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Zealand PM Bill English is greeted by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe prior to a meeting, on May 17, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS. Published. 1 hour ago.
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Rocket Lab's test launch delayed for third day running - ‎1 hour ago‎
Third time has not proven to be a charm for the billion-dollar satellite launch company Rocket Lab. The company has been trying to do its first test-launch of its Electron rocket all week, but first high winds, and then icy high altitude clouds, have ...
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Fonterra lifts farmgate milk forecast on back of strong world dairy prices - ‎5 hours ago‎
Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings says the dairy giant sees a more balance and stable global picture. Dairy farmers should be more confident on increased forecast milk prices but Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings warns it is not all rosy yet.
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Proposed closure of ACC call centres “disappointing” - ‎5 minutes ago‎
PSA members are surprised and disappointed at the Accident Compensation Corporation's proposals to close two call centres in Auckland and Wellington.
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Pacific Edge burns cash to build markets

The Press - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Dunedin-based cancer diagnostics company Pacific Edge continues to burn cash with a $21 million loss for the year ending March 2017.
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Overwatch's first anniversary event has great content with no real theme

VentureBeat - ‎6 hours ago‎
Overwatch is celebrating its first anniversary, having come out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 24, 2016. The team-based shooter already has over 30 million players, an impressive number for a paid game in only one year.
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Shortland Street at 25: the Kiwi soap's casting directors who have unearthed New Zealand's biggest stars - ‎2 hours ago‎
For a quarter-of-a-century, Andrea Kelland and Marianne Willison have been responsible for helping discover some of what are now New Zealand acting's biggest names.
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'Sight restricted' Sheeran tickets still available

The Press - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ed Sheeran fans Erin Davis, left and Debbie Waide wait for tickets outside Forsyth Barr Stadium. Despite previous reports of being sold out, tickets are still available to all three of Ed Sheeran's Auckland concerts - as long as you don't mind running ...
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Roger Moore's fellow James Bond actors pen heartfelt tributes

New York Daily News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Moore, seen here in “The Man with the Golden Gun,” starred as James Bond in seven films. (Courtesy Everett Collection/Everett Collection / Everett Col).
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America's Cup - 10 burning questions - ‎4 hours ago‎
It's almost upons us and, as usual, the America's Cup throws up more questions than answers. Here are are 10 points to ponder as the 35th Cup gets set to start in Bermuda on Saturday (8am NZ time).
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America's Cup: 'Aggressive Team New Zealand pushing boundaries' - rival Sir Ben Ainslie

Timaru Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
A week after ramming Team New Zealand, Britain's Sir Ben Ainslie has been talking up the Kiwis as the America's Cup gets ready to start this weekend.
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'Cautious' Team New Zealand undamaged after hitting debris - ‎3 hours ago‎
Team New Zealand say they suffered no damage after hitting debris and withdrawing from America's Cup practice racing in Bermuda.
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How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big

NPR - ‎5 hours ago‎
Whales are the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been giants. Fossil records show that ancient whales were much smaller than the currently living behemoths.
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Armstrong's moon-purse set for $4m bid-off

The Register - ‎4 hours ago‎
The bag Neil Armstrong used to carry home lunar samples from the Apollo 11 mission could fetch up to $4m at auction next month. Auction house Sotheby's says the bag, which carried a half-kilo of material from the Moon to Earth, is one of the few ...

LGNZ Freshwater Symposium to tackle major issue (press release) - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The two day symposium will look at the strategic issues for freshwater management in New Zealand with a particular focus on water quality, quantity and funding and how we get the right outcomes for communities.
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Typhoid case spreads from Auckland to Palmerston North - ‎7 hours ago‎
Health officials on Wednesday confirmed two people, a child and a young adult, have contracted the infection on Tuesday. A young adult was in hospital with the disease, while the child was not in hospital.

Genes to blame for gout, not food - ‎4 hours ago‎
Advances in genetic research into gout underline Arthritis New Zealand's message to people living with this extremely painful disease.
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Global Drug Survey 2017: How Kiwis are using drugs and booze - ‎7 hours ago‎
The results of the annual survey show the drug-taking habits of New Zealanders, compared with the rest of the world. Nearly 3800 New Zealanders were among the 115,523 people worldwide who took part in the Global Drug Survey 2017.
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Poor children likely to hit puberty earlier

Radio New Zealand - ‎6 hours ago‎
Boys from the poorest families in Australia are four times more likely to hit puberty early compared to their wealthiest counterparts, new research shows.