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Staunch Christchurch dairy owner fights armed robber - again - ‎6 hours ago‎
Kamlesh Patel and his family fought off a robber armed with a stun gun, in the fourth time he has battled robbers targeting his Opawa Rd dairy.
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Digger rescued from surf on Kapiti Coast - ‎9 hours ago‎
It took two bulldozers and a large digger to rectify what is being described as a drunken prank - and now police are trying to track down the culprits.
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Christchurch 15-year-old missing for 24 days

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
Police in Christchurch are looking for a 15-year-old boy who has been missing since 6 July. Tyler Jones Photo: Supplied / NZ Police.
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Police seek witnesses to fatal Tauranga crash

Radio New Zealand - ‎3 hours ago‎
Police are appealing for witnesses to Friday afternoon's serious crash in Tauranga, in which two pedestrians died. The crash occurred on State Highway 29A between Baypark and Welcome Bay, just after 4pm.

Five treated after pot boils dry

Otago Daily Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Five people had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a pot being used to sterilise baby bottles was left on the stove. Ambulance staff and fire crews were called to a house on Leverett Place in the Christchurch suburb of North New Brighton just ...
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Tim Shadbolt fears new local government bill could ruin democracy

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Stand up for local democracy or face losing control of major changes in your community - that's the message from the Mayor of Invercargill.
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Weekend weather warnings: gales and rain up north and snow down south - ‎10 hours ago‎
MetService has issued severe weather warnings for gales and heavy rain in parts of the North Island and for snow in the South Island.
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Man stabbed in Auckland's Onehunga - ‎12 hours ago‎
Police have cordoned off the scene of a serious assault on Trafalger St in Onehunga. An early morning stabbing in Auckland has left two people injured - one of them seriously.
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Fears for the baby whale locals have called 'Bob'

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
A baby orca separated from its pod in Tauranga Harbour has been affectionately named 'Bob' by locals. The calf orca has been separated from its family pod for more than a week and has remained in local waters since.

Suspected drink-driver involved in serious crash near Rolleston - ‎9 hours ago‎
A woman was seriously injured after the crash on State Highway 1 near Christchurch on Saturday. A woman is seriously injured after a suspected drink-driver who needed to urinate allegedly turned in front her car on State Highway 1 near Christchurch.
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Chicken offal closes motorway - ‎14 hours ago‎
The source of spilled chicken offal on an Auckland motorway is a mystery, police say. The southbound southern motorway between the Papakura and Drury interchanges was closed until around 3am on Saturday while contractors cleared the mess.

A 16-year-old girl who is dying of cancer is trying to raise $50000 to help survivors of sexual assault.

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Eva McGauley has launched the campaign after watching many of her friends suffer through the aftermath of sexual assault with little support.

Anti-1080 campaign heats up

Taranaki Daily News - ‎5 hours ago‎
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More snow expected

Newstalk ZB - ‎7 hours ago‎
MetService has extended its road snowfall warning to include the Napier-Taupo Road and the Dunedin - Waitati Highway, where snow showers are possible tomorrow morning.
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Wellington backs down on cat curfew, but continues push for compulsory microchipping - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Wellington's cats won't be chipped in the City Council's proposed animal control bylaw, and with a curfew off the table, they'll be able to roam the city all night long.

NZ judge could become Britain's top paid public servant - ‎12 hours ago‎
Justice Lowell Goddard had a trailblazing career in New Zealand before being appointed to head a mammoth sex abuse inquiry in Britain.

Murder retrial of Kiwi in Canada still unclear

TVNZ - ‎7 hours ago‎
There's been a short hearing in the case of a former Napier councillor accused of murdering his wife in Canada six years ago. Peter Beckett, 59, is accused of the first-degree murder of his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett, who drowned in Upper Arrow Lake on ...
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Out in force for Te Mana

SunLive - ‎10 hours ago‎
Tauranga came out in force to support the crew of HMNZS Te Mana at this morning's charter parade. More than 200 locals turned out to support the sailors who marched from the Tauranga Waterfront, up Wharf St and formed up outside the Council office on ...

GDACS daily newsletter for 30/07/2016

Newsroom America - ‎2 hours ago‎
This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters.

New principal takes over at Puketapu school in Bell Block

Taranaki Daily News - ‎11 hours ago‎
His parents, aunt and cousin were all teachers and now Walker has taken it to the next level as the new principal at Bell Block's Puketapu School.