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 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Health system 'overwhelmed' by high demand...

Auckland health bosses have revealed a picture of a health system at breaking point from underfunding and population growth.Reporting to MPs at Parliament yesterday, they spoke of a wave of unprecedented ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

'Grossly inequitable' fees-free warning...

Universities have warned fees-free study could push some students to apply for courses they are unlikely to pass. Tension between the sector and the Labour-led Government over the flagship scheme is ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Talking trash: the Herald tracks an illegal dumper...

Here's a tip for those inclined to dump household rubbish in a public place - don't leave your name, address, and photo in the mess.The stark contrast between the stinking piles tipped on to the driveway ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Nat contenders: No promises to MPs...

National Party leadership contenders all claim they are resisting appealing to the MPs' baser instincts by refusing to offer roles or senior positions as part of their leadership bids.The vote by National's ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Sage wants NZ sea lion decline reversed...

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage wants the decline of New Zealand's iconic sea lion reversed, with pup numbers having fallen by 40 per cent in just 20 years.Sage is visiting the Antipodes Islands ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Cleaning up in Cyclone Gita's aftermath...

Hundreds of people are in clean-up mode two days on from Cyclone Gita's ravaging visit that damaged roads, houses and completely cut off access to parts of the West Coast and Golden Bay districts. Seven ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Jewellery stolen 6 weeks after wife dies...

Darryl White lost his beloved wife Rona to cancer six weeks ago and last Friday came home to find her precious jewellery had been stolen from him too."I was just numb. The fact that it hadn't even been ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Leading academics challenge Jacinda Ardern over mega prison...

It's being called Labour's first great test as Government - signing off on a $1 billion mega prison that will allow our overflowing prison population to expand even further.The problem is the nation's ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Trevett: Nats' Monty Python rule of (mis)conduct...

There is a scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail in which a French soldier looks at King Arthur and his knights and hollers "I fart in your general direction" before hurling livestock at them.That ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Water should not need to be chlorinated...

The recent call for chlorination of all water supplies marks a sad landmark in New Zealand's environmental history. It is the latest in a series of related markers of freshwater pollution. We have reached ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

National needs to narrow the field...

With no fewer than five contenders for their leadership, National MPs are facing a difficult decision in, or before, their caucus meeting next Tuesday. They will be hoping the race has narrowed before ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Whats on this weekend...

Basement Theatre Auckland's now annual fringe festival is under way and for those who like their theatre up close and personal, the Basement is the place to be. It's offering "cutting edge intimacy" ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Chin up: Injection promises cosmetic miracle...

A new injectable treatment is promising to get rid of the dreaded double chin - for good.Injectable, synthetic deoxycholic acid has just been approved by MedSafe NZ for the removal of "submental fullness" ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Donald Trump urges ban on gun modifiers...

As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump yesterday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices such as the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Bailey: There's gotta be better name for C collective...

Various forms of collective terms make up much of our language. We use collective nouns for animals and humans, like a flock of birds or a crowd of people. We use demonyms on a daily basis. People who ......

 2018-02-21 17:00 

New Zealand Herald

Sideswipe: February 22: Spotted in Glen Innes...

Bogan mating cry A real catch posted this on the Dunedin News Facebook page ... "I have decided it's time to get back on the couple horse and find my perfect match. About me: 6ft funny coloured brown ......

 2018-02-21 16:41 

One News

'It's more respect than fear' - Scott Donaldson prepares to finish his trans-Tasman kayak...

Kayaker Scott Donaldson's previous attempt in 2014 ended after 84 days with Mt Taranaki in sight....

 2018-02-21 16:41 

One News

'A big kids' adventure' Kiwi adventurer back from rare Antarctic mission to install modified water tanks...

The tanks are now a new mini-base at Cape Adare....

 2018-02-21 16:40 

One News

'Pretty easy to adapt to' - Highlanders unfazed by new scrum and breakdown rules...

Coach Aaron Mauger doesn't think the rules will hamper his team....

 2018-02-21 16:39 

One News

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to attend Christchurch quake anniversary...

The PM will be in Christchurch today as the city commemorates the seventh anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake....

 2018-02-21 16:39 

One News

Watch: NZ men's skating team come agonisingly close to gold medal race, have nothing left in the tank for bronze...

The Kiwi trio almost caused a massive upset against South Korea but it left them out of breathe for a race against the Dutch....

 2018-02-21 16:37 

One News

Canterbury Television site transformed into 'peaceful place' seven years on from tragic earthquake collapse...

A planting and private blessing took place with the victims' families....

 2018-02-21 16:37 

One News

Meet Moya, a devoted mum-of-three who lost her husband - she's been surprised with the trip of a lifetime...

Moya Carrothers' friend Alice wanted something good to happen in her life....

 2018-02-21 16:37 

Radio New Zealand

NZ speed skaters finish fourth...

New Zealand's speed skaters have backed their race tactics after finishing fourth in the team pursuit at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics....

 2018-02-21 16:37 

Radio New Zealand

Australia claim Tri Series victory...

Australia's new-look Twenty20 side have claimed tri-series honours with victory over New Zealand in a rain-disrupted final in Auckland....

 2018-02-21 16:33 

9 News

Qld pupils critical in suspected overdose...

Police are waiting on the results of toxicology tests after a suspected drug overdose at a Gold Coast high school left four students fighting for their lives. Paramedics were called to St Stephen's College in Upper Coomera after midday on Wednesday wh...

 2018-02-21 16:33 

9 News

Trump to roll out red carpet for Turnbull...

Malcolm Turnbull will lead the most significant delegation Australia has ever sent to Washington as state premiers and business leaders meet their US counterparts on a powerful four day visit. US President Donald Trump will roll out the red carpet for the...

 2018-02-21 16:32 

Radio New Zealand

Tradies outnumber profs for visas for first time - figures...

Immigrants filling trade and technical jobs are outnumbering those taking professional roles for the first time on record....

 2018-02-21 16:31 

9 News

No identities yet after ACT fire deaths...

Police are waiting for toxicology reports before confirming the identities of three people killed in a deliberately lit house fire in Canberra. No family members have been notified of the deaths, despite autopsies being done after Monday's blaze. Neig...

 2018-02-21 16:31 

9 News

Vic Christian Brother faces abuse sentence...

A former Christian Brother is set to be sentenced for the assault of two students in regional Victoria during the 1970s. Stephen Farrell, 22 at the time, used his position as a teacher at Ballarat's St Alipius Primary School to assault the pupils, who...

 2018-02-21 16:31 

9 News

Jury to retire in Heke manslaughter trial...

The jury tasked with deciding if Tamate Heke is guilty of the manslaughter of a man he punched on a Brisbane motorway is set to start deliberations on Thursday. Shane Merrigan died after he was allegedly knocked into the path of a garbage truck during an ...

 2018-02-21 16:30 

9 News

Greens' Fed Square Apple death bid crushed...

An attempt to revoke planning approval for an Apple store in Melbourne's Federation Square has withered in parliament, but the Greens say they will keep fighting. The proposal would see the city's iconic riverside precinct become home to the south...

 2018-02-21 16:30 

9 News

Little household relief from wage growth...

The only modest improvement in wages growth during 2017 suggests pressure on households is not easing despite a strong labour market. While figures on Wednesday showed annual wages growth picked up to an 18-month high of 2.1 per cent in the December quart...

 2018-02-21 16:30 

9 News

Qld woman to stand trial on mum's murder...

A Brisbane woman accused of bludgeoning her mother to death is one step closer to having her fate decided by a jury after being committed to stand trial for her murder. Simona Zafirovska, 21, is accused of killing Radica Zafirovska, whose bloodied body wa...

 2018-02-21 16:05 

Radio Australia

'So many adults failed us': The victims of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse...

US Olympic gymnastics captain and abuse victim Aly Raisman talks about the court case that led to Larry Nassar's conviction on 150 counts of sexual abuse and says those who knew about the abuse should be held accountable....

 2018-02-21 16:03 

news.com.au

Suspicious vehicle by White House cleared...

The Secret Service says they have cleared a suspicious vehicle near the White House....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Ardern urged to expand royal commission over St John of God child-sex abuse...

Australian victims of notorious St John of God Brother Bernard McGrath have urged New Zealand's Prime Minister to include churches in a child abuse royal commission....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

David Parker delivers just enough wins to take heat out of CPTPP signing...

OPINION: The new Government may have delivered just enough to sign up to the new TPP without sparking revolt....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

Time for regional development news...

OPINION: We've been waiting our patience, more or less, but an announcement of some sort is days away....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

Seven great Christchurch places to have emerged post quake...

OPINION: Alastair Paulin picks out seven forward-facing places that show what our city is becoming....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

Editorial: Disaster readiness is the new normality...

OPINION: Earthquakes, fires and storms keep us in a state of hyper-vigilance....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

Trialling the future of jobs...

OPINION: Kiwi firm's short-week work trial hints at bigger changes for employees....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

Restaurant review: Kenzo is ready for its close-up...

When your plates looks this good, then it may be acceptable to Instagram your meal....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

Ish Sodhi enters ODI spin race to bolster unchanged squad for big England series...

Same 13 retained from the 5-0 Pakistan ODI sweep, with legspinner Ish Sodhi the notable addition....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

An unusual blackbird nest...

The blackbird is now recognised as our most widely distributed bird species....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

NZ First's future could rest on Jones' regional development roll-out...

OPINION: NZ First's political future may lie in the hands of Shane Jones....

 2018-02-21 16:00 

Stuff.co.nz

Just a wee bit going on, lately...

OPINION: She said yes!...

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