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 2022-01-28 00:13 

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Properties around Auckland's light rail likely to face 'value capture' tax...

The Government is considering taxing landowners along Auckland's light rail route to help pay for it....

 2022-01-27 23:59 

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Ministry of Justice spends $14m fixing Auckland courthouse, admits 'design issues'...

North Shore District Court cost $18m to build in 2001, but two decades on, nearly as much has been spent on fixing its flaws....

 2022-01-27 23:52 

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Synthony concert at New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands rescheduled...

It was due to be held in New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands at Waitangi weekend, now it's being held Anzac weekend....

 2022-01-27 23:50 

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Timaru's Champagne Tree to get trim, not chop...

Concerns about the future of Timaru's most prominent tree have prompted calls to mayor Nigel Bowen, but it appears the tree is just due for a trim....

 2022-01-27 23:48 

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When to break out the rapid antigen tests? Not yet, scientists say...

The tests are at best, 80 per cent accurate when there is low prevalence of the virus, producing about 10 false positives for every one true positive....

 2022-01-27 23:43 

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Heart Kids South Canterbury given new car to use...

Having a new car to drive makes Heart Kids South Canterbury's work so much easier thanks to a generous sponsor....

 2022-01-27 23:43 

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Highway blocked after two-car crash in Horowhenua...

Four passengers sustained moderate injuries after the vehicles collided on State Highway 57, near piki....

 2022-01-27 23:37 

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Man arrested as he left MIQ was wanted for alleged drink-driving three years ago...

The man was arrested moments after being released from a Christchurch managed isolation and quarantine facility....

 2022-01-27 23:35 

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Study finds subsidised heat pumps make homes warmer without hitting power bills...

New study into heavily-subsided heat pumps find they boost heat without hitting power bills....

 2022-01-27 23:31 

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Police release image of Ford Ranger ute allegedly involved in hit-and-run...

A cyclist was seriously injured when the double-cab ute allegedly hit them then drove away from the scene....

 2022-01-27 23:30 

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Covid-19: Health officials to release latest on Omicron community cases...

The Ministry of Health is set to advise how many new Omicron and Delta Covid-19 cases there are, from around 1pm....

 2022-01-27 23:29 

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Invercargill speed camera appears to have been shot...

A speed camera that issued more than 8500 now-cancelled tickets appears to have been shot....

 2022-01-27 23:28 

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Burnt-out home sold two years after fire, attracted multiple offers...

The charred remains of the home are still on the Whakatne site, and the real estate agent said it sold for more than the buyer interest price....

 2022-01-27 23:22 

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Covid-19: Fourth case confirmed in Palmerston North linked to summer football, Horizons Regional Council...

New community case works at Horizons Regional Council and played two games of football, with players and referees considered close contacts....

 2022-01-27 23:18 

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Feedback from teachers sought on updating physical restraint rules in schools...

Lack of clarity on rules surrounding the physical restraint of pupils at schools has led to consultation on new draft guidelines....

 2022-01-27 23:12 

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Teen buskers land gigs, 'insane' amount of donations after cash swiped while they performed...

Two music-loving teenagers have been overwhelmed by support, money and a "sense of community" after an onlooker stripped their guitar case of its cash while they were busking....

 2022-01-27 23:08 

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Frontline police set for significant pay boost after Police Association wins at arbitration...

Frontline officers will get the biggest boost after the Police Association won at arbitration....

 2022-01-27 23:08 

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'Lotus-Heart is no longer affiliated with our organisation': Restaurant's membership revoked following Covid-19 breaches...

A Christchurch restaurant fined $44,000 for continued Covid-19 breaches has had its organisation membership revoked after fears it had fallen down "that rabbit hole of conspiracy"....

 2022-01-27 23:01 

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Whangrei 18-year-old named as victim of fatal crash in Waip, Northland...

Police are still investigating the crash that killed teenager Celina Wealleans....

 2022-01-27 22:55 

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Bloom: The deeply romantic and unflinchingly realistic Aussie drama comes to TVNZ...

Combining the idea of a second-chance, with the ability to escape the pain that ageing eventually brings, this is a star-studded, poignant tale....

 2022-01-27 22:55 

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Quiz: Take the three strikes trivia test for January 28, 2022...

You get three chances to correctly rank the answers in today's question for January 28, 2022....

 2022-01-27 22:51 

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Covid-19: Fourth case confirmed in Palmerston North liked to summer football...

New community case of Covid-19 played two games of football, with players and referees considered close contacts....

 2022-01-27 22:35 

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Scorching Lydia Ko leads Gainbridge LPGA in Florida after birdie blitz...

Lydia Ko holds a two-stroke lead after a sublime opening round in the Gainbridge LPGA in Florida....

 2022-01-27 22:28 

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Man 'ordered' by Black Power members to rob dairy of cigarettes...

Lawyer says people were told by senior gang members to steal cigarettes from a Palmerston North shop....

 2022-01-27 22:19 

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Remorse by man who sexually offended against children came '30 years too late', says judge...

Man who sexually offended against four children in his family has been sentenced to 12 years and three months in jail....

 2022-01-27 22:16 

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Covid-19: West Coast DHB last in South Island to hit 90 per cent vaccine target...

The West Coast has finally reached the milestone of getting 90 per cent of its eligible population double-vaccinated against Covid, but rates in some areas are still low....

 2022-01-27 22:08 

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Stranded Australians and New Zealanders anxious about when they can return home...

People stuck on either side of the Tasman between the "two most locked-down places in the world" say they have no idea when they will be able to return home....

 2022-01-27 22:07 

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Man arrested outside MIQ appears in court nearly three years after alleged drink-driving...

The man was arrested moments after being released from a Christchurch managed isolation and quarantine facility....

 2022-01-27 22:06 

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Talk of new school at Blenheim park blindsides residents...

But the ministry says College Park has "always been a potential site", because it is a "satellite" of the main Boys' College....

 2022-01-27 22:00 

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The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman: Netflix finds its new Dirty John...

The story of Robert Hendy-Freegard is so outlandish and disturbing that it does make for a fantastically engrossing and entertaining three-part series....

 2022-01-27 21:56 

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Anzac Day commemorations likely to go ahead in altered formats...

The commemorations for Anzac Day and Poppy Day are up in the air, with the South Canterbury Returned Services' Association saying they will go ahead under "greatly changed circumstances"....

 2022-01-27 21:56 

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'I'm very stressed': Student stung with $2772 student loan bill after getting stuck in Perth...

When Annelise Kovaleski got stranded in Perth she did not expect Inland Revenue to classify her an overseas borrower....

 2022-01-27 21:55 

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Man arrested outside MIQ appears in court nearly three years after alleged offence...

The man was arrested moments after being released from a managed isolation and quarantine facilityin central Christchurch on Thursday....

 2022-01-27 21:52 

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Samoan charity 'here to help' Tongan community in Marlborough after measles support...

"You were there in Samoa's time of need. Now in your time of need, Samoa is here for Tonga."...

 2022-01-27 21:51 

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Covid-19: Lawyer threatens no-show in court unless Covid protocols are tightened...

A senior lawyer says they and other colleagues will not show up in court to represent clients at trial, unless Covid-19 court protocols are changed....

 2022-01-27 21:48 

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Cooper set to make impact for Manawat Jets...

The young guard has been impressed with his work in the off season....

 2022-01-27 21:40 

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Depleted squad for National Bank Track Championships in Hamilton...

South Canterbury will send a vastly reduced squad to the National Bank Track Championships in Hamilton over Waitangi Weekend, as Covid-19 continues to cause interruptions....

 2022-01-27 21:40 

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Watchdog clears use of police dog during Palmerston North arrest...

Gang member says he "flew [to] the ground like Superman" to avoid being bitten by police dog....

 2022-01-27 21:35 

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Covid-19: Katikati has one confirmed, one 'highly probable' case...

It's not clear if they're Omicron, but the local medical centre is working on that assumption....

 2022-01-27 21:31 

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Auckland light rail goes for tunnel option with harbour crossing...

Auckland's light rail line will be largely underground, and could be built in conjunction with a new bridge or tunnel across the Waitemat Harbour....

 2022-01-27 21:10 

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UK man drove without driver's licence for more than 70 years...

British police were gobsmacked after pulling over a man and realising he'd been driving since the 1950s without ever holding a licence....

 2022-01-27 21:07 

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Nissan to launch all-electric Micra...

Nissan will expand its all-electric offerings with a new zero-emissions Micra, riding on the same bones as the reborn Renault 5....

 2022-01-27 21:01 

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Blues buoyed by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's rugby introduction now it's time to 'go live'...

Leon MacDonald reckons his celebrated cross-code signing has done the work on the training park, and looks ready for his first taste of rugby....

 2022-01-27 21:00 

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The Hate U Give: Why KJ Apa's Black Lives Matter drama should be essential viewing...

New to Disney+, this does a magnificent job of creating characters you care about, conflicts that feel real and outrage you can tangibly experience....

 2022-01-27 20:58 

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Richard Christie - it's your move...

Chess like any sport it has a winner and a loser ... it develops resilience....

 2022-01-27 20:56 

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Covid-19: Locations of interest in the Omicron and Delta outbreaks January 28...

Auckland domestic airport and pharmacies in tara and Papatoetoe are among the latest locations of interest named by the Ministry of Health....

 2022-01-27 20:55 

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Holiday cabins fit for a Hobbit win the Shop Local People's Choice award...

With their circular design and snug interiors, Marlborough Wine Barrel Cabins bear more than a passing resemblance to hobbit holes, which always delights visitors....

 2022-01-27 20:55 

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Covid-19: Soundsplash festival-goers report more than a dozen positive cases...

Five cases among people who attended the festival were announced on Thursday, but a festival-goer and the father of an attendee say there have been other positive results....

 2022-01-27 20:54 

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Air New Zealand reintroduces credit option for domestic passengers...

The airline will again allow those with cheaper flights to get credits if they're not able to travel as it prepares for Omicron to disrupt services....

 2022-01-27 20:42 

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Crash between car and motorcyclist causes traffic disruption on Christchurch's Northern Motorway...

A crash between a motorcyclist and a car had caused issues for traffic on Christchurch's busy Northern Motorway on Friday morning....

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