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 2021-09-21 08:00 

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New Plymouth District Council approves feedback to Government on Three Waters reform...

Councillors still have many questions over the proposed changes to drinking water, stormwater and wastewater management....

 2021-09-21 07:42 

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Major changes for police armed offenders squads to bolster support for frontline officers...

Police are set to announce a significant change to armed offenders squads, including increasing the number of specially trained armed officers....

 2021-09-21 07:32 

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Ammonia leak discovered in flaming fridge in Wellington hotel...

An ammonia leak has been discovered by emergency services after firefighters put out a fire in a refrigerator in an empty Wellington hotel room....

 2021-09-21 07:27 

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Job losses proposed in senior management shake up at Christchurch City Council...

A senior management shake-up is expected to result in job losses at Christchurch City Council....

 2021-09-21 07:24 

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'There are safeguards': Parliament progresses new counter-terrorism laws despite concerns...

The Government has insisted there are sufficient "safeguards" built into powerful new counter-terrorism laws, as Parliament votes the prospective law through to its final stage....

 2021-09-21 07:21 

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Auckland MP urges Government to help revive dilapidated St James Theatre...

Chloe Swarbrick says central government should match Auckland Council's $15m contribution to help reopen the 92-year-old venue....

 2021-09-21 07:00 

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Winning greyhound tests positive for horse drug that trainer claims was from tainted meat...

Willene Bale's trainer was fined after she tested positive for ketoprofen after a race in July - but he claims she picked it up from contaminated meat....

 2021-09-21 07:00 

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'Incredibly overwhelmed, frustrated, stressed and sad', says former Southlander trying for MIQ spot...

Every day, Jenna Lucas' nine and five-year-old sons ask when they will be able to hug Nanny and Grandad....

 2021-09-21 06:59 

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Fire services checking smoking fridge at Wellington hotel...

Fire crews are investigating whether a smoking refrigerator in a Wellington hotel is suspicious....

 2021-09-21 06:51 

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Covid-19: Manurewa food bank says police threatened to shut it down...

After feeding hundreds of south Auckland families a week, Debbie Munroe was surprised to be told off by police....

 2021-09-21 06:49 

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Covid-19: Alternative isolation plans underway...

The Ministry of Health is developing community-based Covid-19 isolation and quarantine plans which will result in accommodation provided to some who need to isolate in Southland or Otago....

 2021-09-21 06:47 

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Covid-19 NZ: MIQ space allocated for James Shaw and eight others to attend Climate summit...

James Shaw says slimmed-down team will be working extremely long days to make New Zealand's voice heard on climate at crucial Glasgow summit....

 2021-09-21 06:44 

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Book now to cook along live with chef Sam Mannering on Thursday...

Chef and food writer Sam Mannering is back with his second live cook along event. Read on for details of how to secure one of the limited spots....

 2021-09-21 06:38 

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Up to 50 crimes a week unreported by Auckland businesses in level 4, group claims...

Small businesses like dairies are being targeted, and many owners feel police won't do anything to help, lobby group says....

 2021-09-21 06:30 

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Auckland fast food shops get ready for the 'diehard fans' expected at level 3...

Takeaways are expecting double normal demand when Auckland moves to alert level 3....

 2021-09-21 06:29 

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Anti-coal stance against the grain in smoky Southland town...

As one rural Southland resident burns through coal by the tonne, his neighbour two doors down tapes her windows to keep the stench at bay....

 2021-09-21 06:20 

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Medical practitioners 'on different wavelengths' leads to split at iconic sports clinic...

An iconic sports clinic that's been operating for close to three decades is splitting up after disagreements between its practitioners....

 2021-09-21 06:16 

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Police search for vandals who trashed two tiny houses...

Vandals smashed spray-painted two tiny houses in Wnaka, smashing a glass door and causing extensive damage inside....

 2021-09-21 06:11 

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Drop in farm sales across Manawat-Whanganui reflects busy sector and impact of Covid-19, says institute...

The wider Manawat's rural property market has closed out the winter with the largest drop in farm sales across the country....

 2021-09-21 06:00 

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Judge reserves decision on Oamaru woman's assaulting police charge...

An Oamaru woman facing a charge of assaulting a police officer claimed she was the victim of a police assault in a defended trial in the Timaru District Court....

 2021-09-21 05:57 

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Buying a first home has become even harder, as prices of cheap houses bolt ahead over winter...

House prices at the lower end of the market increased at a faster rate this winter than they have in five years, new figures show....

 2021-09-21 05:55 

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Sharemarket gloomy as investors fret about indebted Chinese developers...

Sentiment remains fragile as investors fear the damage from a property bust in China could ripple worldwide....

 2021-09-21 05:46 

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Man in serious condition after paraglider crash at Te Mata Peak...

Emergency services are working to extricate the operator of a paraglider from a crash site on Te Mata Peak in Hawke's Bay....

 2021-09-21 05:43 

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Everything we know about Gabby Petito's death and Brian Laundrie's disappearance...

A body believed to be Gabby Petito has been found, and Brian Laundrie is still missing. Here's everything we know about the US missing person's case that's captured the world....

 2021-09-21 05:42 

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Police concerned for Dunedin woman missing for over a month...

Officers are concerned for the welfare of 41-year-old Amaria Whatuira, who was last seen in early August....

 2021-09-21 05:40 

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Covid-19: Government hikes fines for pandemic rule breakers to $12,000...

People who travel without permission or for a purpose other than what was permitted out of a lockdown area could face the maximum fine....

 2021-09-21 05:34 

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Emergency services at Te Mata Peak after paraglider crash...

Emergency services are working to extricate the operator of a paraglider from a crash site on Te Mata Peak in Hawke's Bay....

 2021-09-21 05:31 

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Things don't look good for the Springboks against the All Blacks...

OPINION: Do the Springboks even have a chance against the All Blacks on Saturday?...

 2021-09-21 05:30 

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Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, September 21...

The PM has called on everyone in the south Auckland suburb of Clover Park to be tested, as 14 new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 05:25 

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Southland Stags' forward depth tested despite five week break...

In the space of just a few days Southland Stags coach Dale MacLeod went from an almost full strength squad to pick from to hitting the phone trying to call in players....

 2021-09-21 05:16 

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'Haunted till my last breath': Mum faces daughter's abuser in court...

The mother of a 5-year-old girl who was sexually abused as she slept, said she would forever be "haunted" knowing photos of the abuse were circulating on the internet....

 2021-09-21 05:14 

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Govt considers using refugee quota for at-risk Afghans, as former interpreters continue protest...

It's the first indication New Zealand may follow other countries in committing to taking refugees from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan....

 2021-09-21 05:10 

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Big Kiwi property company drops $250 million capital raise for office buildings because of Evergrande contagion fears...

An offer to buy shares in a company owning more than $700m of office buildings has been dropped because of fears of the potential fallout from Evergrande....

 2021-09-21 05:07 

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New Zealand Rugby refuses to give up on Auckland teams rejoining NPC...

There's still hope for Auckland, North Harbour and Counties Manukau, despite NZR's bid to relocate them being rejected by the government....

 2021-09-21 05:05 

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Several groups granted extensions to spend Timaru District Council stimulus funding...

A handful of community and sports organisations have been granted extensions to spending their share of the Timaru District Council's $1.85m Covid-19 stimulus fund....

 2021-09-21 05:02 

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Person critically injured in crash involving multiple vehicles after car hits power pole...

The crash happened in Christchurch's Bishopdale suburb shortly before at 3.30pm....

 2021-09-21 05:02 

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Covid-19 alert levels force summer events to reschedule, some into next year...

But moving some events further out could activate the traditional quieter autumn and spring seasons, tourism boss says....

 2021-09-21 05:02 

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Gore High School to go through major redevelopment acknowledging tangata whenua...

A major transformation is in the works for Gore High School's infrastructure and its teaching policies, with plans to incorporate mtauranga Mori (Mori holistic worldview)....

 2021-09-21 05:00 

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All Blacks vs Springboks: Forget form book, warns John Plumtree, 'the heat' is coming...

All Blacks forwards guru warns the hurting, under-fire Springboks present as a dangeorus beast in Saturday's centenary clash....

 2021-09-21 04:59 

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The 'umming and ahhing' of an event organiser in any level but 1...

Organiser so unsure about upcoming dog show she has decided not to print the year on the championship ribbons....

 2021-09-21 04:58 

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Wnaka man abandons court action against Queenstown Lakes District Council...

A Wnaka man who proposed seeking $1m in damages from the Queenstown Lakes District Council has withdrawn his court action....

 2021-09-21 04:53 

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Wind season likely to bring gales to South Island in coming days...

Spring heralds nor-west winds, with forecasters predicting severe gales in the South Island on Saturday....

 2021-09-21 04:42 

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Man arrested after 'cowardly assault' on 70-year-old at Pukekohe supermarket...

A 20-year-old man allegedly punched a 70-year-old man in the face at a supermarket in Pukekohe....

 2021-09-21 04:42 

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This vintage-loving couple found a Deco dream with their 1920s Napier apartment...

A vintage-loving couple found their move to Hawke's Bay allowed them to downsize and slow down from a busy Auckland life....

 2021-09-21 04:37 

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Council to instal smart water meters ahead of next year's excess use charge...

New smart ultrasonic water meters will be installed in about 1200 east Christchurch homes over the next six months....

 2021-09-21 04:35 

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Seal pup stops to play in the shallows near popular Wellington lunch spot...

People lunching near Whairepo Lagoon were delighted to receive a visit from a young kekeno on Tuesday afternoon....

 2021-09-21 04:34 

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Whero is red for rubbish, as Palmerston North adopts waste colour code...

Rubbish trucks turn red on Palmerston North streets....

 2021-09-21 04:31 

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Missing family: Eighth day of searching for missing family in Marokopa...

Searchers are combing the shoreline at low-tide while police say the search expected to continue "until it's needed to"....

 2021-09-21 04:27 

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Council votes to keep Napier CBD speed limit at 50kmh — against staff, police and NZTA recommendations...

Staff proposal to reduce speed to 30kmh, supported by police and NZTA, gets rejected....

 2021-09-21 04:24 

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Hundreds of summer jobs on offer for Southland students...

A rural contracting business has joined The Southland Summer of Work programme to find staff to help with the busy harvesting and cultivation season....

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