Woman credits smoke alarms for saving her life from early morning fire
The owner of a house that caught fire as she slept overnight says she would not be alive today if it were not for smoke alarms.The Ōmokoroa woman, who asked not to be named, stood wide-eyed in disbelief outside her Hamurana...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 11:31 am(NZT)

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Medical students training for end-of-life-care 'woeful'
The palliative care sector is warning a crisis for New Zealand's ageing population is imminent as not enough people are being trained in end-of-life care.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 11:23 am(NZT)

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Priests who don’t report sex abuse confessions could be fined
Some Catholic priests across the Tasman will soon be facing a $10,000 fine if someone confesses child sex abuse to them and they don't report it to the police.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 10:42 am(NZT)

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Study reveals shocking death rates for Kiwis with motor neurone disease
New Zealand has the highest death rates in the world for a horrific disease that takes away a person's ability to speak, move and eventually breathe - a study reveals. The Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 10:33 am(NZT)

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Christchurch petrol station attendant shaken but uninjured after aggravated robbery
An aggravated robbery of a petrol station in central Christchurch has left the store attendant shaken but uninjured.Christchurch Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of the Caltex at 149 Blenheim Rd around 4.40am this...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 10:23 am(NZT)

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Teens' party 'out of control' at Airbnb property
A man say he was left cleaning up glass, vomit, and "booze splashed up on the walls" after about 100 young teenagers partied at his Dunedin house on Saturday night.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 9:53 am(NZT)

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'The science is clear - climate change is real' - National
National Party leader Simon Bridges says his party has offered bipartisan support to a climate commission for "the right reasons" but he will not commit to following its recommendations should he regain government.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 9:43 am(NZT)

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have to wait up to a week for induced labour
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is entering the first day past her due date but may have to wait a week before labour is induced. Ardern previously said she was keen to get induced if her baby did not arrive on time. And with only...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 9:20 am(NZT)

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One person taken to hospital following group fight
A witness has described seeing a large fight on Old Taupo Rd this morning involving up to 12 people that resulted in a person being taken to hospital.Police have confirmed they got several calls from members of the public about...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 9:04 am(NZT)

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Mycoplasma bovis may wipe out lamb and calf days
Lamb and calf days are part of the fabric of rural life in Tararua but, until the threat of Mycoplasma bovis has been removed, they are likely to be consigned to history. "Both DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand are recommending...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 9:00 am(NZT)

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'This is a good mother - she just doesn't have a roof over her head'
A Whangārei grandmother (pictured) who has been finding homes for the homeless says she's worried about mothers hiding the fact that they're homeless, out of fear they will lose their children.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 8:58 am(NZT)

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Sickening schoolyard attack caught on camera at Ashburton College
A video that has emerged of a fight between a group of Ashburton College students targeting one teen has left a mother fearing for her child's safety.The video, which was sent to the Herald by a concerned parent, shows two college...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 8:45 am(NZT)

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Cromwell dairy owner armed with just a saucer chases away robber
Cromwell dairy owner Utia Lafita says she was not afraid during an attempted armed robbery at her shop in Old Cromwell on Friday night, she was just "very, very angry"."I don't know what happened. The people here are very friendly,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 8:44 am(NZT)

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Mike Hosking: The Greens are trying to kill the West Coast
I have much sympathy for the West Coast who yet again have been made the victims of their surroundings. No mining allowed. The call from the Government was not surprising - but it was nevertheless wrong. No, mining is not everyone's...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 8:09 am(NZT)

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Pike River families: 'We've been down this road before'
Pike River families have told police they have a long way to go to rebuild trust as they prepare to reopen their investigation into the disaster.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 7:52 am(NZT)

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Primary school principals and teachers to begin meetings today on pay dispute, industrial action
The country's primary school principals and teachers will begin meetings today over whether to accept a pay offer or take industrial action. Up to 2000 teachers are expected to attend the first meeting of the New Zealand Educational...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 7:42 am(NZT)

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NZ teen held in Australian detention centre for two months
A New Zealand teenager has been locked up in a Melbourne immigration detention centre - 12 to 13 hours drive from where his family live.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 7:28 am(NZT)

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Police dog Dirk recovering after having tumour removed from his spine
Police dog Dirk is a criminal's worst nightmare, but for Senior Constable Mike Warren, he's a top-notch crime fighting partner. However, things came to an abrupt standstill for the Hawke's Bay partnership more than two weeks ago...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 6:40 am(NZT)

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Kate Hawkesby: What kind of sick family abuses their elders?
I was sad to see the news about the financial abuse being experienced by our elderly. Culturally, we have a long way to go in terms of how we care for our elderly. Other cultures seem to have it right, Native Americans, Greeks,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 6:34 am(NZT)

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Beloved Buddha statues burgled from two Napier homes
Two burglary victims are hoping karma catches up with thieves who took their beloved Buddha statues.On Thursday two Buddha statues were taken from the back door of a house near Nelson Park School and overnight on Friday another...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 6:34 am(NZT)

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Two people rescued from house fire in Ōmokoroa near Tauranga
Two people have been saved from a house fire near Tauranga overnight.Firefighters were called to the home in Ōmokoroa at 2.25am today after reports of a bedroom on fire.Fire and Emergency New Zealand communications shift...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 6:28 am(NZT)

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Akl lawyer linked to suspect companies was subject to Guernsey ban
An Auckland lawyer, central to an RNZ investigation into alleged money-laundering, was banned from handling trusts in the tax haven of Guernsey for five years, shortly before starting work in New Zealand, Nicky Hager reports.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 6:22 am(NZT)

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Your weather: Wild start to the week as thunderstorms batter Taranaki
Thunderstorms and heavy rain are set to batter parts of the North Island marking a wild start to the week. A low pressure system was moving on to North Taranaki from the Tasman Sea this morning, MetService meteorologist Brian Mercer...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Jun 2018 | 6:10 am(NZT)

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Nurses to reveal results of pay offer vote today
Nurses will today reveal whether they plan to go ahead with proposed strikes or accept a new pay offer from district health boards.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 5:43 am(NZT)

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Piha formal emergency plan takes shape
Residents of a small community on Auckland's west coast are inching closer to a formal emergency plan after suffering severe floods and major power outages.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 18 Jun 2018 | 5:39 am(NZT)

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Native birds tortured and killed in Kaikōura
The Department of Conservation is investigating the deliberate killing and maiming of a number of protected native red-billed gulls in Kaikōura.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 17 Jun 2018 | 8:34 pm(NZT)

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Police get ready to reopen Pike River investigation
The police are gearing up to reopen their investigation into the explosion at Pike River, in anticipation of the planned re-entry of the mine later this year.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 17 Jun 2018 | 8:02 pm(NZT)

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Rural GPs want a cut of proposed tourist tax
Doctors in rural areas are calling for a cut of the revenue raised by the government's proposed tourist tax.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 17 Jun 2018 | 6:00 pm(NZT)

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No plans to ditch McDonald's straws here despite UK move
It could be several years before New Zealanders see an end to plastic straws in McDonald's restaurants.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 17 Jun 2018 | 5:52 pm(NZT)

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Council support for online voting at local body elections
Some councils are supporting the idea of online voting at next year's local body elections.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 17 Jun 2018 | 5:05 pm(NZT)

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