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Mark Weldon resigns as MediaWorks chief executive

Taranaki Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
On Wednesday, the MediaWorks board announced Weldon had handed in his notice on Tuesday night and said it respected his decision. Weldon said the "personal cost" of his role was too high.
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Neighbourhoods destroyed as thousands flee fire

New Zealand Herald - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighbourhoods.
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Whole milk powder continues its slow recovery

Stuff.co.nz - ‎9 hours ago‎
The latest dairy auction was a mixed bag, but New Zealand's key indicator, whole milk powder, made a slight rise. Although the GlobalDairyTrade price index fell 1.4 per cent at last night's auction, the price for New Zealand's key product, whole milk ...

Second victim of campervan fire dies in hospital

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
The campervan was destroyed after a fire took hold while it was travelling near Matamata. A man who suffered burns to more than 50 per cent of his body when a campervan burst into flames, killing his partner, has died in hospital.
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New York police officers accept 'Running Man' dance-off challenge

Stuff.co.nz - ‎2 hours ago‎
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on World Press Freedom Day

Whitehouse.gov (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
On World Press Freedom Day, we thank the journalists around the world without whom democracy could not flourish and whose courageous work helps hold authorities to account.
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World Press Freedom Day: Azeri Reporter Wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize From Behind Bars

OCCRP - ‎13 hours ago‎
Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova won the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize today from behind bars in a Baku prison.

Leading the Way Where World Press Freedom Day Began

AllAfrica.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
The roots of World Press Freedom Day began in Namibia's capital 25 years ago, when the Windhoek Declaration on global press freedom was crafted at a seminar for African journalists organized by Unesco - the United Nations Economic, Scientific and ...
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No celebration on World Press Freedom Day: Journalists face murders, keep working

Chicago Tribune - ‎17 hours ago‎
Turkey's main journalism association called World Press Freedom Day one for reflection, solidarity and "finding a way out" of the rapidly deteriorating state of media freedom in the country.
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Is this Iraqi's last and best chance to reform itself?

Al-Arabiya - ‎16 minutes ago‎
While the US obsesses about the evil that is ISIS, a greater long-term problem, festering for years, has come to a boil in front of the world's eyes: the obvious collapse of the Iraqi state.
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'Miracle' in Nairobi: Baby rescued from rubble days after building collapse

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
People help survivors retrieve their household items at the site of a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo / AP. In the days since a six-storey building collapsed in Kenya's capital, rescuers have been busy trying to pull people out of the rubble ...
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Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) " Researchers believe the ship that legendary explorer Captain James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor.
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Winston Peters takes swipe at 'brorocracy' of diplomatic appointments

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Winston Peters some of the people who have been given foreign postings have not been the wisest choice. Photo / File. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has promised to order "unsuitable" political appointees to return home from diplomatic posts ...

Wife of All Black Charlie Faumuina in tears as she recounts 'road rage attack'

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
The pregnant wife of an All Black says two people threatened they would "punch the baby out of your stomach" during a road rage incident.
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Man who let off shotgun outside WINZ sent to jail

TVNZ - ‎4 hours ago‎
A man who threatened a security guard and fired a shotgun outside a Christchurch Work and Income office has been sent to prison for two years and eight months.
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Fog causes travel delays in Auckland

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
A line of commuters wait for ferries at the Devonport ferry terminal. Photo / Supplied via Campbell Gibson. SEND US YOUR WEATHER PHOTOS OR VIDEOS.
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Primary school teachers struggling to get jobs

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Thousands of children begin secondary school each year without the reading, writing or maths skills needed to make it through. In our series 'The Primary Issue' we look at what more can be done to raise achievement for all Kiwi kids.
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Regional growth pushes national house price higher: QV

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
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Jobless rate up - big jump in Akl construction

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Auckland recorded a 2.9 percent increase in employment and accounted for 49 percent of overall New Zealand employment growth in the 12 months ended March 31.

'Mini-boom' nudges average Wellington city houses prices just under $600000

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
Forced out of Wellington by rocketing prices, buyers are heading to the city's fringes. This rundown three-bedroom villa near Petone's foreshore recently sold for $651,000.
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Greenpeace blockades ACC Wellington office with 6000 litres of cow sewage

TVNZ - ‎10 hours ago‎
Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha dam project has attracted a Greenpeace protest involving six tonnes of dairy sewage in central Wellington.

Uncharted 4: Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer on the evolution of Nathan Drake

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
With just a few days to go until the release of Uncharted 4, Nathan Drake's last adventure, we scored an exclusive chat with Naughty Dog's community strategy manager Arne Meyer.
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Alienation Review

NZGamer.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Usually I'd refer to games like Alienation as an example of mainstream's imagination deficit - a space marine bro-fantasy alongside Starship Troopers.
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Rockstar adds 'In and Out' game mode to Grand Theft Auto Online, celebrates with double XP and more

TechSpot - ‎6 hours ago‎
Rockstar on Tuesday launched a new adversary mode for Grand Theft Auto V's online component, GTA Online. The new mode, dubbed In and Out, is described as an intense version of the capture mode in which one team attempts to steal eight packages that ...

Ford owners prepare for class action

Bay 93.9 - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ford Australia may be facing a huge class action thanks to an alleged transmission fault in some of its small cars. Lawyers claim the Fiesta hatch, the Focus and the Eurosport SUV are defective because of their harsh automatic gearboxes.
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The Bachelor NZ: 'Romantically, it just wasn't there' - Erin

Stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
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Hollywood director James Cameron buys Featherston property

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Featherston property has been sold to a company owned by Hollywood director James Cameron. Photo / Getty Images. A Featherston property in the town's central business district has been sold to a company owned by Hollywood director James Cameron.

Tauranga Lyre creator John Knotts dies

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
The man whose life mission was to built a replica of a stuning 4500-year-old lyre has died. Katikati man John Knotts, 75, died on Monday afternoon after battling incurable heart disease.
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No way of knowing whether All Blacks food-poisoning was deliberate: Robin Brooke

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
Former All Black Robin Brooke says we'll never know if the 1995 Rugby World Cup team was deliberately poisoned. Former All Blacks lock Robin Brooke says there is no way of knowing whether the team was deliberately poisoned before the 1995 Rugby ...
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League: The Beast's burden becomes too much

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Manu Vatuvei was yesterday granted medical leave from the Warriors in the wake of the ongoing saga involving six players around the use of energy drinks and prescription drugs in Auckland last week.
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Breakers coach eyes exciting replacements for Cedric Jackson and Tai Wesley

Stuff.co.nz - ‎2 hours ago‎
This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Coach Paul Henare believes Cedric Jackson and Tai Wesley's departure is just part of the professional era.
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America's first 'climate refugees': Entire community to be relocated as Louisiana island 'sinks' into the sea

National Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. - Each morning at 3:30, when Joann Bourg leaves the mildewed and rusted house that her parents built on her grandfather's property, she worries that the bridge connecting this spit of waterlogged land to Louisiana's terra ...

Flooding mistake made in five homes, Chch council says

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
Christchurch City Council is certain a mistake calculating flood levels is confined to five homes. The South Brighton houses have all been rebuilt following earthquake damage.

Walkway fix opens up Pahurehure Inlet

Auckland stuff.co.nz - ‎4 hours ago‎
Pahurehure Inlet Protection Society committee member Murray Kidd, left, and Papakura Local Board deputy chairman Michael Turner are welcoming the construction of a new section of the Pahurehure Inlet walkway.

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 4 May 2016

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
There are hopes in Tonga that the numbers of women in politics will be boosted by upcoming local government elections; What some NGOs are doing to cope with declining assistance from traditional donors; The United Nations helps make big improvements ...

Charged doctor named

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Late last year he pleaded not guilty to the charges relating to four patients. Five charges were for stupefying and eight were for indecent assault.
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Life-saving melanoma drugs to be funded

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Two Tauranga women battling melanoma are thrilled and relieved byt the announcement Pharmac is likely to fund a new generation melanoma drug.
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NZ Breast Cancer Foundation petitions Parliament to extend breast screening age

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
When Glad Downes turned 70 she stopped having mammograms, assuming her age meant she was no longer at risk. Six years later she read an article about television personality Helena McAlpine's breast cancer battle, which ended in her death last year.
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More come forward with measles, at least 11 confirmed cases in the Waikato

Stuff.co.nz - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Tiana Allen said her 10-month-old son Isaiah was exposed to measles at Waikato Hospital. Several more people are under investigation for measles in the recent outbreak in the Waikato.
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