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Wild weekend weather

Manawatu Standard - ‎6 hours ago‎
Palmerston North didn't quite manage to escape the wild weather on the weekend, with strong winds causing power outages and felling branches.
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Faces of Innocents: What does the child victim toll tell us?

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
Select the images or names from the list below for more information about children who have died from neglect, abuse or maltreatment.
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Two houses on fire in Whanganui

Radio New Zealand - ‎6 hours ago‎
The fire service are trying to contain a fire at a house in Whanganui, which has spread to a neighbouring property. Emergency services were called to the house on Seafront Road at about 8.30pm.
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Vanquished Stormers criticise Super Rugby's new format after loss to Chiefs

Stuff.co.nz - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Stormers' Nic Schalk Burger says the new Super Rugby conference system is "far too complicated". Stormers coach Robbie Fleck and captain Schalk Burger joined a growing chorus of criticism of the cumbersome Super Rugby format after the undercooked ...
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Police suspend search for missing woman Mary Berrington

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Police have suspended the search for a missing Upper Hutt woman who has been missing for five days. Mary Berrington, 62, has not been seen or heard from since 9pm Tuesday, when a family member last spoke to her at her home in Upper Hutt.
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Munich gunman planned attack for one year - investigators

Stuff.co.nz - ‎3 hours ago‎
The teenager behind Friday's deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday.
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China suspends 4 local officials after deadly floods

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
BEIJING (AP) " Provincial authorities in northern China said Sunday that they have suspended four local officials for inadequately responding to floods over the past week that killed 114 people and left 111 others missing.
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Shooting at Texas apartment complex leaves 4 dead

New Zealand Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women and a child. Photo / iStock. A shooting at a Texas apartment complex left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said.
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Massive waves close roads and destroy seawall amid weather chaos in Wellington

Stuff.co.nz - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ben Bowie of Paraparaumu took this video outside his family beach house on Raeburn Ln on Sunday afternoon. He said the high seas and stormy condition meant the property lost up to 4m overnight.
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Note regarding bomb found on plane at Queenstown Airport

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Police are still searching for the person responsible for writing the note that mentioned a bomb onboard a Qantas flight that landed in Queenstown.
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Woman assaulted while walking alone near Canterbury University

Stuff.co.nz - ‎11 hours ago‎
The University of Canterbury has emailed students about safety after the sex attack and increased security. A young woman was sexually assaulted while walking alone near Canterbury University, prompting a security beef-up.
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Police appeal for sightings of Hawke's Bay man Jason Wright

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Police are appealing for any sightings of a Hawke's Bay man who's not been seen all weekend. Jason Wright, 48, was last seen at around 10pm on Friday night when he left his Flaxmere home and has not been seen since.
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Reserve Bank mandate no longer cutting it - Labour

Stuff.co.nz - ‎14 hours ago‎
Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson says the Reserve Bank needs a bigger mandate, and the days of only controlling inflation to steady the economy were gone.

Cyber attack on Hunting & Fishing

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Hackers have attacked Hunting & Fishing's website, forcing the company to keep it closed and issue a warning to customers about suspicious transactions.

Banks care more about income than equity

MortgageRates.co.nz - ‎15 hours ago‎
Homeowners who want to tap into their increased equity in their homes are being warned they may be disappointed, unless they have had an income boost, too.
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Inside Zespri's plans to grow 'Kiwi' kiwifruit in China

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Zespri Kiwifruit has such a good brand in China that other people routinely counterfeit their packaging. But can that brand stand a "Made in China" label?
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Facebook Messenger announces one billion monthly users

Times of India - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Social media giant Facebook has announced a hike in its number of users on the Messenger application by up to one billion, which marks a key milestone as it seeks to expand the platform to new services.
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The wait is over for 'Pokemon Go' fans in Japan

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Players began tweeting about it as soon as it was available Friday morning, and the Pokemon Co. and the developer of the augmented reality game, U.S.
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iPhone To Hit 1 Billion Units Sold As iPhone 7 Rumors Heat Up

The Inquisitr - ‎22 minutes ago‎
It is an accomplishment few in business ever see - 1 billion units sold. It is such a big deal, McDonald's used to have a message under the golden arch that said, “Billions and Billions Sold.
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UK pubs and restaurants pay to be Pokemon Go destinations to lure gamers to their doors

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Pubs and restaurants across the UK are paying to become Pokemon Go destinations in a bid to lure gamers through their doors. Business forking out £100 a day for virtual creatures to be found on their premises are reaping the rewards of the trade dubbed ...
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Havelock North's William Barnes wins Mastermind

Stuff.co.nz - ‎7 hours ago‎
William Barnes showed just why he deserved to be the winner of this year's Mastermind during the final round of his semi-final.

Reality show Eden's contestants will spend 12 months completely off the grid in rural Scotland

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Jasmine, 24, is a yoga instructor who is used to travelling but is worried about how she will survive the Scottish winter. Photo / Supplied.

Book review: The talented Ms Highsmith

New Zealand Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
A different side of Patricia Highsmith comes to life in a new book, writes Stephen Jewell. Jill Dawson. "Reflecting Patricia Highsmith's antipathy towards the so-called Golden Age of Mystery Fiction, The Crime Writer -- the title of Jill Dawson's new ...
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Rugby: Steve Hansen set to re-sign with All Blacks

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen appears on the brink of announcing he is recommitting to New Zealand Rugby. A New Zealand Rugby media advisory today flagged an important announcement for tomorrow morning in Wellington which is likely to feature ...

Lee survives cut after late eagle heroics

Newshub - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
New Zealand golfer Danny Lee has drained an eagle on the 18th hole to sneak inside the cut at the Canadian Open. Lee sank a 30-foot putt on the par-five final hole of his second round at the US PGA Tour event to qualify for the weekend by one stroke.
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Strange light an 'invasion from space'

New Zealand Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
Airport workers were left scratching their heads after spotting what looked like a giant UFO in the sky. The incredible footage, believed to have been filmed at Miami Airport, led to those on the tarmac whipping out their camera phones to snap the ...
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More than 100 exoplanets found by K2

SpaceFlight Insider - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
This artist's concept shows NASA's Kepler Space Telescope on its K2 mission. In July 2016, an international team of astronomers announced they had discovered more than 100 new planets using this telescope.

Uni professors are making biased claims about climate change

Scoop.co.nz (press release) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Disgust that two Victoria University professors, James Renwick and Tim Naish are using the names of their university and the Royal Society of New Zealand to propagate biased and unjustified claims about climate change, has been expressed by the New ...

Technology offers hope for end of animal testing

Otago Daily Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Hoping to make the lab rat a thing of the past, scientists at Lawrence Livermore Lab are testing technology that replicates vital human tissues on microchips.
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More referred patients not seeing specialists - King

Radio New Zealand - ‎11 hours ago‎
The number of New Zealanders being referred back to a GP without seeing a specialist is climbing, says the Labour Party. Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Annette King, during caucus run in parliament.
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Alcohol 'a direct cause of seven types of cancer'

NHS Choices - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
"Even one glass of wine a day raises the risk of cancer: Alarming study reveals booze is linked to at least seven forms of the disease," reports the Mail Online.
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Nick Smith reveals he gargled paint stripper as mouthwash

Stuff.co.nz - ‎12 hours ago‎
Environment Minister Nick Smith has released a new EPA report showing child hospitalisations for ingested household poisons going down, but more work needed to be done, he said.

Mongrel mobster 'Fats' on a mission to get fit before diabetes claims his life

Independent Community Newspaper - ‎11 hours ago‎
Lower Hutt Mongrel Mobster Fats Moke, 43, is changing his life with help from Dr Tom Mulholland after waking up to a shock diabetes test.
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