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Tornado terror: Couple in shock after their Ohope Beach home destroyed
Steve and Dawn Fertich were almost lost for words as they surveyed what was left of their Ohope Beach home after a tornado ripped through it late yesterday.What remains of their ceiling has been dumped on a seabed some distance...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 11:08 am(NZT)

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Man hurt in truck crash still serious
A man remains hospitalised after a two-vehicle crash on Monday.A Hawke's Bay Hospital spokeswoman said the man, in his 40's, was in a serious condition.The man was flung from a vehicle, following a collision between two trucks...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 10:51 am(NZT)

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Crash on State Highway 1, person trapped
Emergency services are at a crash on State Highway 1 where it's believed a person is trapped.The crash is just north of Ruaroa Rd, south of Kaitaia, and happened about 9.45am. Traffic control is in place while emergency workers...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 10:23 am(NZT)

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Three people taken to hospital, two with serious injuries, after two-car crash in Timaru
Two people had to be freed from a vehicle by Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) after a serious crash at Timaru this morning.One person was seriously injured in the collision. A police spokeswoman said two vehicles collided...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 10:18 am(NZT)

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Reports of gun shots, gang members in Castlecliff, Whanganui
Police are responding to reports of gun fire in the Castlecliff suburb of Whanganui.Police are at a property in Puriri St and the road is cordoned off between Rogers St and Kowhai St.A St John spokeswoman said two ambulances were...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 10:10 am(NZT)

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Full moon? Resident snapped baring all for Wellington workers
A naked Wellington man has been snapped baring all, unintentionally flashing workers in nearby buildings.A nearby worker, who wishes to remain anonymous, snapped the unfortunate moment when she was looking out her office window...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 9:38 am(NZT)

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Musical theatre takes on a new meaning
Surgery in New Zealand hospitals has a soundtrack, newly published research in the New Zealand Medical Journal says.Overseas studies have found music is commonly played while operations are performed and their New Zealand counterparts...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 9:32 am(NZT)

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Soldier George Amas' remains return to Te Awamutu in Government-funded operation
Bruce Amas will never forget hearing the news of his brother's death.It was March 31, 1960, during his wife's birthday party, and the message came by telegram.Bruce's older brother, George Amas, died of a collapsed lung.George...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 9:15 am(NZT)

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Road rage: Shocking moment Christchurch cyclist lashes out, bashes driver's window
Shocking footage has emerged of a Christchurch cyclist abusing a female driver and bashing her car window.According to a witness the cyclist was attempting to go around a bus when he was cut off by a car, causing the cyclist to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 9:09 am(NZT)

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Witness C Roberto Conchie Harris appeals sentence for perjury in Tamihere trial
The secret jailhouse witness who gave false evidence in the infamous David Tamihere murder trial is appealing against his sentence for perjury today.Witness C, who recently lost name suppression and can now be identified as Roberto...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 9:04 am(NZT)

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Land purchased for safety improvements at southern intersection of Loop Rd with State Highway 1
Two properties have been bought and three partial purchases of land have been made as moves to make an intersection safer on State Highway 1 south of Whangārei gains momentum.There are seven landowners affected by the work...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 9:00 am(NZT)

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We Love Our Beach app launched in the Far North
A small group of Far Northerners have launched another bid to encourage people to treat 90 Mile Beach with respect, and this time they've adopted some very modern technology.Laurie Austen, his daughter Gemma and Kaio Hooper are...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 8:51 am(NZT)

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Auckland traffic update: Delays for drivers after motorway breakdowns
Drivers travelling north of Auckland can expect some delays this morning after the left lane of the harbour bridge was closed due to a breakdown. Traffic heading towards the bridge from the city backed up to the Fanshawe St on ramp...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 7:31 am(NZT)

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Major damage to 11 houses in New Plymouth after tornado blasts through
A new video reveals the destructive force of a tornado as it barrelled towards an Ōhope holiday park.The footage, filmed last night, shows debris from a building sucked up by the tornado and scattered into the air.It was...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 6:58 am(NZT)

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Mike Hosking: MPs' pay freeze nothing more than PR fluff
COMMENT: In another massive piece of virtue signalling, MPs' wages are frozen because the system under which they operate doesn't work. You can't complain about it because who would listen. You can't argue against it because...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 21 Aug 2018 | 6:55 am(NZT)

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Primary teachers and principals vote to extend strike to full day strike
Primary teachers and principals have voted to extend strike action to a full day instead of a previously planned three-hour stoppage. Watch: NZEI's Louise Green on Morning Report.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 7:53 am(NZT)

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Supplier of aluminium composite panels pulls out of CodeMark
A major supplier of aluminium composite panels for high-rise buildings has pulled out of the government's troubled CodeMark scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:46 pm(NZT)

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International visitor survey in need of 'tune up'
Crucial government statistics on international tourist spending have not been fit for purpose for some time, a tourism industry body says.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:10 pm(NZT)

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Camaraderie and catchups for younger dementia sufferers
New Zealand's lack of services for sufferers of younger onset dementia is being challenged by a newly formed community group.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:47 pm(NZT)

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Foam investigation: Tests to include properties near Whenuapai airbase
Tests for firefighting foam contamination are spreading outwards to encompass properties neighbouring Whenuapai airbase in west Auckland.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:34 pm(NZT)

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Man only out of mental health ward for three days before killing
Gabriel Yad-Elohim's lawyer says her client was hearing voices and had only been out of Auckland Hospital's mental health ward for three days when he killed a man.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:21 pm(NZT)

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OIO approves land sale near Arthur's Pass to Czech businessman
The Overseas Investment Office has approved the sale of more than 40,000 hectares of South Island high country land to a Czech businessman.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm(NZT)

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NZers in Australian detention express frustrations via art
New Zealanders being held in Australian detention centres will get the chance to share their stories live on-screen at an international art fair from tomorrow.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm(NZT)

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Mt Ruapehu shuttle buses ‘not fit for purpose’
Checkpoint - A bus company shuttling passengers to and from Mount Ruapehu has admitted that one of its buses had been operating with a failed handbrake.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:07 pm(NZT)

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Weetbix trademark violation case in court
A battle between two breakfast cereals has wound up in the High Court in Christchurch.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 7:32 pm(NZT)

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Four injured after collision on Waikato Expressway
State Highway 1, south of Auckland, has reopened after a four-car collision.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 6:48 pm(NZT)

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Airbnb hosts angered by Auckland Council's retrospective bed tax
Some Airbnb hosts are warning they are going to leave the online accomodation service as a result of a new Auckland Council tax.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 6:15 pm(NZT)

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Man convicted of road worker's murder loses appeal
Quinton Paul Winders, who shot dead a road worker who was operating a stop-go sign, has had his appeal thrown out.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:57 pm(NZT)

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Privy Council turns down ex-Pitcairn mayor's appeal
The Privy Council has refused to grant the disgraced former mayor of Pitcairn Island's appeal against his convictions for possessing child pornography.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:38 pm(NZT)

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Court recognises new public interest defence in defamation claims
In a ground-breaking judgment, the Court of Appeal today recognised a new public interest defence in defamation claims arising from mass publications.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:32 pm(NZT)

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