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Serious crash in Dunedin

9 June, 2014 - 09:20

A two car head on crash occurred near Green Island on Dunedin's southern motorway at about 5.53pm on Sunday evening the 8th of June.

Initial indications are that immediately prior to the crash, one of the vehicles was travelling north in the South bound lane.

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IFSR Panel sadden by recent incident

9 June, 2014 - 01:49

The Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel was sadden to hear of the death of a Wakefield man crushed by a log while doing maintenance work. "We extend our sympathies to his family, friends and community" Panel Chair George Adams said.

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Fire closes Pahiatua's recycling centre

8 June, 2014 - 23:20

Tararua District Council would like to advise that the Pahiatua Recycling Centre on the corner of Queen Street and Tudor Road has been closed today, Sunday 8 June after an early morning fire broke out.

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John Banks to resign from Parliament

8 June, 2014 - 23:20

"Further to the of the decision of the High Court at Auckland last Thursday, I will resign the seat of Epsom effective from 5pm this Friday the 13th of June 2014" Mr Banks said.

"I will write to the Speaker tomorrow advising him of my resignation, said Mr Banks.

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JWC 2014 reaches out to children and communities

8 June, 2014 - 22:05

The IRB Junior World Championship 2014 enters the second week of rugby action and organisers are encouraging schools and parents to take the children along to see the 'Future Stars of World Rugby' for free.

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Football: Three sides seal semi-final spots

8 June, 2014 - 22:05

Three of the four semi-finalists for the 2014 ASB Women’s Knockout Cup are known after quarter-final action played over the weekend.

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Wallabies captain sidelined by injury

8 June, 2014 - 22:05

The Qantas Wallabies will be without captain Stephen Moore for the 2014 season and lock Sam Carter for the remainder of the Castrol EDGE France Tour following injuries they sustained in last night’s 50-23 victory over France.

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$26.4m Powerball jackpot shared by two players

8 June, 2014 - 20:50

Two lucky Powerball players from Kumeu and Hastings have taken home a share of one of the largest jackpots ever won in New Zealand after winning $13.2 million each on tonight’s live Lotto draw.

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Matariki stars shine in Central Hawke's Bay

8 June, 2014 - 20:50

There will be a few extra stars shining bright for Matariki celebrations this week in Central Hawke’s Bay as festivities get underway.

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First hotel booking made by Google Glass

8 June, 2014 - 20:50

Rodney Loges, from Occoquan, Virginia, has become the first traveler in the world to reserve a hotel room using the Google Glass. The businessman is the first client of Hotel Near Me, the edge-cutting app developed by Destinia.com to search for and reserve a hotel.

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Rain for northern Westland and Buller

8 June, 2014 - 20:50

A slow moving front lies over northern Westland and Buller this evening, accompanied by a band of rain which is expected to continue during through Sunday. This rain is likely to be heavy at times, especially in the ranges.

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Papakura couple wins $2 million

8 June, 2014 - 07:05

What does it feels like to become a millionaire overnight? After years of asking themselves the same question, one lucky Papakura couple have won $2 million with Lotto First Division.

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Fourth arrest in Ashburton investigation

7 June, 2014 - 22:20

Police have arrested a fourth person in relation to the alleged robbery of an Ashburton man who was subsequently found deceased.

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Kiwi connection startles researchers

7 June, 2014 - 22:20

More than 60 people attended an early morning lecture by the man responsible for determining the kiwi is closely related to the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar, rather than being an Australian import, as previously thought.

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Heavy rain for the Westland ranges

7 June, 2014 - 21:05

A slow moving front is expected to lie over Westland through to Saturday morning, bringing a prolonged period of rain to the area, with heavy falls about the ranges.

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Prolonged rain near the main divide

7 June, 2014 - 21:05

A slow moving front is expected to lie over Westland through to Saturday morning, bringing a prolonged period of heavy rain to the Westland ranges (refer to the latest Severe Weather Warning for more details).

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Heavy rain between Otira and Franz Josef has eased

7 June, 2014 - 21:05

A slow moving front lies over northern Westland Saturday morning, and the heavy rain between Otira and Franz Josef has eased. The heavy rain warning for this area is now lifted.

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Rain for northern Westland and Buller

7 June, 2014 - 21:05

A slow moving front lies over northern Westland Saturday morning, bringing rain to northern Westland and Buller which is expected to continue during Saturday and Sunday. This rain is likely to be heavy at times, especially in the ranges.

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HRC raises concerns over proposed law change

7 June, 2014 - 21:05

The Human Rights Commission has raised concerns over a proposed law change that may breach New Zealand’s international and human rights obligations. Disability Rights Commissioner Paul Gibson appeared before the Local Government and Environment Select Committee Select Committee today.

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Prolonged rain near main divide Thu through Sat

7 June, 2014 - 21:05

A front is expected to become slow-moving over Westland today before heading north on Saturday and a heavy rainfall warning has been issued for the ranges of Westland. This watch is for heavy rain over the headwaters of the Canterbury lakes and rivers.

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