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Kiwi sportsman Jason Lee: 'I got kidnapped in Brazil'

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
A Kiwi sportsman in Brazil says he was kidnapped by men in police uniform and forced to withdraw money from ATMs. Jason Lee, Jiu-Jitsu athlete and boyfriend of New Zealand journalist Laura McQuillian, tweeted "What did you guys get up to yesterday?
Kiwi sportsman Jason Lee 'kidnapped' in Brazil
Kiwi jiu-jitsu fighter allegedly kidnapped, robbed in Rio
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Police identify body found at Auckland park

Newshub - ‎6 hours ago‎
The decomposing body found at the Orakei Domain in Auckland over the weekend has now been identified as 36-year-old Socksay Chansy.
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Suicide bomb hits Ansbach, Germany in latest violent attack

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ansbach, Germany (CNN) A Syrian asylum seeker exploded a suicide bomb outside a music festival in southern Germany Sunday night, in the latest violent attack to rattle the country in the past week.
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US Turks, Muslims in Boston protest coup attempt - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nearly 1,000 protesters on Sunday gathered in Boston, Massachusetts, to demonstrate against a recent deadly coup attempt in Turkey.
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Government sets target to make New Zealand 'predator-free' by 2050 - ‎8 hours ago‎
Minister Steven Joyce, Prime Minister John Key and Minister Maggie Barry get up close with the fauna at Zealandia, after announcing a target to make New Zealand pest-free by 2050.

The death of Turkish secularism

The Japan Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
JERUSALEM - The aftermath of Turkey's failed military coup raises a fundamental question: Will President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to pursue his authoritarian path, perhaps with a vengeance, or will he reach out to his opponents and attempt to ...
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Cricket rape trial: 'I wanted to sleep'

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Scott Kuggeleijn, 24, faces one charge of sexual violation by way of rape. Photo / George Novak. By Nikki Preston. The woman who alleges she was raped by a Northern Districts cricket player has no memory of some of the events of the night which led to ...
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South Auckland's Te Puea Marae to stop taking in homeless - ‎5 hours ago‎
An Auckland marae will close its doors to homeless families at the end of July, saying the worst of the winter rush is now over. Te Puea Memorial Marae in Mangere Bridge, south Auckland, started accommodating families on May 25 and has since seen about ...
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Police make arrest over Westpac Petone bank robbery - ‎10 hours ago‎
Police have made an arrest over a Lower Hutt bank robbery that happened in June. The Westpac bank branch on Jackson St in Petone was robbed on June 30 shortly before midday.
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Police seek witnesses to shooting

SunLive - ‎7 hours ago‎
Police want to speak to the two men who released the video of the police shooting in Rotorua earlier this month. Investigations continue into the shooting of a 35-year-old man by police on Te Ngae Road on July 14 and police are keen to talk to members ...
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Michael Anderson tipped as new MediaWorks CEO - ‎2 hours ago‎
Twelve weeks after Mark Weldon resigned as MediaWorks chief executive citing the "personal cost" of the gig, the AFR's Rear Window column says oOh!
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House prices to peak next year

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Infometrics predicts a national decline in house prices of 14 per cent in real terms by mid-2020. Photo / Greg Bowker. By Paul McBeth.
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Serko partners with travel giants - ‎13 hours ago‎
Serko chief executive Darrin Grafton says will help customers book and manage travel more efficiently. A New Zealand technology company is bringing together the world's biggest travel companies under one free app to help small businesses ...
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Countdown stores set to close

Radio New Zealand - ‎9 hours ago‎
Countdown said it can not name four of its five New Zealand supermarkets which will be closed. Australian parent company Woolworths has revealed that 500 jobs will go in back office and supply roles as part of an overhaul of its business, citing tough ...
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Mobile broadband now cheaper than wired, for 95 per cent of humanity

The Register - ‎5 hours ago‎
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has released the 2016 edition of its Facts and Figures (PDF) on technology adoption, and among the many data points it contains is an odd concentration of connected “things” in countries with Fjords ...
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Survey Monkey: Pokemon Go has peaked in the US

Phone Arena - ‎8 hours ago‎
You knew it couldn't last forever. After a record setting first week in the App Store, and a strong first two weeks on iOS and Android, Pokemon Go is on the wane.
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Apple Watch 2 and Samsung Gear S3 to save smartwatch sales

International Business Times UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
Global smartwatch sales have fallen for the first time, tumbling a massive 32% in 2016 compared to last year. The sudden drop is being blamed by technology analysts on consumers waiting for the second-generation Apple Watch, which should arrive later ...
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2016 Volvo XC90: Family Road-Trip All-Star News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
CARS.COM - As Kermit and Fozzie sing in "The Muppet Movie," "gettin' there is half the fun," but throw a few kids into the road trip mix and fun is not guaranteed.
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Palmerston North retirement home top of the pops with their take on Taylor Swift - ‎9 hours ago‎
The average age of the 50-strong squad starring in Julia Wallace Retirement Village's music video is 82. Palmerston North's answer to Taylor Swift and her squad have proven you're never too old to 'shake it off' releasing their unique take on Taylor ...
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Song Quest runner-up Filipe Manu: mum helped my dreams come true - ‎11 hours ago‎
Filipe Manu couldn't speak English when he began schooling in New Zealand. Now he's a rising star in the world of opera singing in multiple languages.

Polly Gillespie: 'I was not a good wife' - ‎7 hours ago‎
Polly Gillespie has finally opened up about her highly-publicised marriage break-up, in this week's issue of Woman's Day Magazine.

Kiwi journalist David Farrier makes US talk show appearance - ‎6 hours ago‎
David Farrier talks to US chat show host Chelsea Handler about the world of competitive tickling. Former TV3 journalist-turned-filmmaker David Farrier has made his debut appearance on US talk show Chelsea, alongside host Chelsea Handler.
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Steve Hansen hasn't ruled out coaching beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup - ‎8 hours ago‎
The NZRU boss made a most revealing remark during the Steve Hansen press conference today. The next All Blacks coach will ideally be on Steve Hansen's staff at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
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Motorsport: Super Black Racing Supercars boss Tony Lentino dies

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Super Black Racing team founder and owner, Tony Lentino, passed away today at his Wellsford home. Photo / Supplied. Super Black Racing team founder and owner Tony Lentino died today at his home in Wellsford, following a fifteen month battle with ...
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'I saw you write Allah in a text'

Manawatu Standard - ‎11 hours ago‎
Gardening group? I wondered if anyone would be interested in joining (on-line) a gardening group … Cattery recommendations Can anyone recommend a cattery?

New Zealand seals reveal dangerous appetites: study

Xinhua - ‎2 hours ago‎
WELLINGTON, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The relaxed-looking seals photographed by tourists on New Zealand shores hide a dark secret, according to a study out Monday they love a nice bit of shark.
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Q: Why is Antarctica cooling down? - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Antarctic Peninsula experienced rapid warming from the early 1950s to the late 1990s, but that warming has paused as the peninsula cools instead.

Mont Blanc samples will be 'kept on ice' in Antarctica

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Samples of ice from Mont Blanc are to be sent to Antarctica where they will be preserved for future research because glaciers in the French Alps are melting at an accelerating rate.

Government plan for a predator-free NZ - expert reaction

Voxy - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Government plans to form a joint-venture company it will use to spearhead pest eradication efforts it hopes will exterminate all rats, stoats and possums in New Zealand by 2050.
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A glass a day may not reduce heart disease risk, but it can give you cancer

The Press - ‎6 hours ago‎
A review of the evidence shows even a glass or two of wine a day can be harmful to long-term health. Government advice suggesting possible health benefits of alcohol was "outrageous" says an Otago University expert who warns there is no safe level of ...
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Fewer people being poisoned — EPA

Otago Daily Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
The number of children being injured and admitted to hospital after coming into contact with hazardous substances, has dropped 40% since 2006.
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Competition challenges Maori and Pasifika to eat better and exercise - ‎6 hours ago‎
Shane Ruwhiu exercises with a taiaha as part of the Ka Mau Te Wehi competition for Maori and Pasifika. A new competition aims to help Maori and Pacific people make better food choices and get more active.
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Apology for man's death after catheter removal

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
A rest home failed a man suffering from prostate cancer during his week-long stay for respite care in 2014, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found.