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Rieko Ioane scores a hat-trick as Blues thump Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby opener

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
Rieko Ioane scored a hat-trick as the Blues thumped the Rebels with a bonus point win to open the Super Rugby season. Keeping a lid on hype might be Tana Umaga's biggest challenge after his Blues team opened the Super Rugby season with a ...
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New Government target to see 90 per cent of rivers and lakes 'swimmable' by 2040

Stuff.co.nz - ‎13 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Bill English and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announce a plan to clean up New Zealand's waterways out at Riverhead NW of Auckland.
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Hager takes privacy fight to human rights tribunal

Radio New Zealand - ‎11 hours ago‎
Investigative journalist Nicky Hager has filed proceedings with the Human Rights Review Tribunal in relation to his bank's sharing of his private information with police.
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Regulator rejects Vodafone merger with Sky in New Zealand

Financial Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Vodafone's hopes of consolidating the telecoms industry in the land of the long white cloud have been dashed after the New Zealand competition regulator on Thursday blocked its proposed merger in the country with Sky Network Television.
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Syria peace talks resume, but Assad is in the driver's seat

Stars and Stripes - ‎3 hours ago‎
No one is expecting much progress when United Nations-brokered talks on Syria resume on Thursday in Geneva. The forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad scored significant victories in 2016, most importantly the recapture of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
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Sadiq Khan is the best candidate to replace Corbyn as Labour leader suggests new research

Business Insider - ‎4 hours ago‎
LONDON - London mayor Sadiq Khan would be best placed to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the next leader of the Labour Party, according to new research conducted by YouGov.
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Egg the pug: Dog that was falsely reported missing actually died at home, police say

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
A pug dog that was reported missing by its Sydney owner, who allegedly spun a bizarre tale of violent robbery, died and was buried at the man's home, according to police.
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An uneasy peace behind the cordons of Christchurch's Port Hills fires

Stuff.co.nz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Christchurch's Hoon Hay Valley Rd would seem like any peaceful rural area if it wasn't for the scorched and blackened hills above the houses.
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Whangarei gang violence linked to growing methamphetamine trade

Stuff.co.nz - ‎13 hours ago‎
Lawns are trimmed and manicured, rose bushes are in fine health and people wave good morning. That is, except at number 53, the scene of a gang-related shooting on Wednesday night that left five people in hospital.
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Time to plan for future health, happiness of baby boomer generation

Taranaki Daily News - ‎19 hours ago‎
Senior citizens in New Plymouth are seeking your help in preventing potential chaos unwittingly created by their parents more than 60 years ago.

Judge finds Lee Dixon imported 6kg of cocaine into NZ

The Press - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Crown alleges cocaine was brought into New Zealand in a 10kg package labelled as a "submersible pump" on June 15, 2015.
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Air NZ identifies headwinds in that could push its profit down 28 per cent for the full year

New Zealand Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
Headwinds for Air NZ include more competition and a decline in the Japanese market. Photo / Nick Reed. Air New Zealand says continued strong growth in inbound tourism and scaled back capacity from competitors on some routes will help as it faces a drop ...
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Record cargo volumes boost Port of Tauranga's profits

Radio New Zealand - ‎13 hours ago‎
The country's biggest export port operator, the Port of Tauranga, has boosted its first-half profit by 8.5 percent due to a rebound in cargo volumes.
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Fletcher share price slide wipes $367.8 million off company's value

New Zealand Herald - ‎Feb 22, 2017‎
Fletcher Building's share price slid 5.2 per cent wiping $367.8 million off the company's market value after the construction giant posted its half-year result.
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Horizon Zero Dawn is about as big as a game can get

New Zealand Herald - ‎22 hours ago‎
Six years in the making, Horizon Zero Dawn is 2017's biggest release in more ways than one. In Horizon Zero Dawn, gamers play as Aloy, a hunter on a mission in a world populated by robotic dinosaurs.
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Now Anyone Can Deploy Google's Troll-Fighting AI

WIRED - ‎3 hours ago‎
Last September, a Google offshoot called Jigsaw declared war on trolls, launching a project to defeat online harassment using machine learning.

Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with Snapdragon 835

Reseller News - ‎3 hours ago‎
What is Android's next destination? Thanks to Qualcomm, it's going to be used in untethered VR headsets. Google's plan for VR headsets currently revolves around Daydream, in which smartphones are slotted into headsets like DayDream View.
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Complex combat and strategy successfully mix in 'For Honor'

The Duquesne Duke - ‎4 hours ago‎
The game's story mode switches between three different characters, representing the three factions (knights, vikings and samurai) as they battle main villain Warlord Apollyon (above), who seeks to create perpetual war across the world with her knight army.

Guy Williams sorry for dropping f-bomb on live TV

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
Kiwi comedian Guy Williams has apologised for dropping an f-bomb during the live prime time premiere of Jono and Ben. The f-word on live television marked the first episode of the show's sixth season.
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Taika Waititi 2107 New Zealander of the Year

waateanews.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
As the filmmaker, actor, and artist was in Los Angeles, the Kiwibank-sponsored award was collected on his behalf last night by his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, accompanied by Hunt for the Wilderpeople actor Julian Dennison. The other finalists were educator ...

That didn't take long: The Project gets a familiar face

Stuff.co.nz - ‎8 hours ago‎
On Thursday, Paul Henry joined The Project NZ team (front: Josh Thomson, Jesse Mulligan, Kanoa Lloyd). Rear left: Craig Campbell, Australian co-owner of the format, and Jon Bridges, the NZ producer.
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Judge Judy selling old reruns for $200 million

Fox News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Judith “Judge Judy” Sheindlin is shopping around her reruns and they don't come cheap. The TV judge makes a cool $47 million annual salary from CBS for top-rated “Judge Judy,” and her most recent negotiation also included the rights to her library of ...
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A day of firsts for rookie Renshaw

cricket.com.au - ‎2 hours ago‎
Andrew Ramsey is the senior writer for cricket.com.au. He previously wrote for the Guardian, The Australian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Hindu and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and the author of The Wrong Line.
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Lydia Ko slips back to 22nd at the Honda LPGA Thailand

Stuff.co.nz - ‎3 hours ago‎
New Zealand's Lydia Ko had five birdies and three bogeys in an inconsistent first round at the LPGA Thailand. Lydia Ko sits in a tie for 22nd after her opening round at the Honda LPGA Thailand.

1080 aerial drop to close part of Heaphy Track

Stuff.co.nz - ‎11 hours ago‎
A 1080 bait drop planned for Kahurangi National Park will close part of the popular Heaphy Track, the Department of Conservation says.

Southland's swimmable rivers

Scoop.co.nz (press release) - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Ministry for the Environment today released information relating to the swimmability of New Zealand's lakes and rivers. The information displayed in a table and as a map, shows E.coli levels in rivers and toxic algal levels in lakes, as these are ...

Auckland research reveals for first time how Parkinson's develops

Stuff.co.nz - ‎6 hours ago‎
The breakthrough in the understanding of how Parkinson's spreads through the brain will lead to better treatment options for sufferers of the disease.

Kiwi beer industry to voluntarily feature nutrition labels

Stuff.co.nz - ‎9 hours ago‎
As of Friday, some New Zealand beer producers will voluntarily begin printing nutritional information panels on their labels. Unlike any other kind of food, alcohol is not legally required to feature nutritional information or ingredients lists on any ...
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Six terrible driving habits

Stuff.co.nz - ‎17 hours ago‎
Quite simply, we can't fix it. But we can take measures to improve our driving out there so the risks of accidents and fatalities is minimised.
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Mexico's sugar tax leads to fall in consumption for second year running

The Guardian - ‎19 hours ago‎
Mexico's sugar tax appears to be having a significant impact for the second year running in changing the habits of a nation famous for its love of Coca-Cola, and will encourage countries troubled by obesity and contemplating a tax of their own.
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