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Parts of Fiji hit by heavy rain

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Parts of Fiji hit by heavy rain

- Fiji's Disaster Management Office is advising people to exercise caution with a heavy rain warning in force for parts of the country. Several roads in the Central and Western Divisions are inundated and people have been advised to avoid refrain from walking or driving through the floodwaters. The disaster official said it was advisable for family emergency kits to be ready at all times, including clean drinking water, enough canned or dried food for three days, a battery powered radio, a torch with spare batteries, medicine, and other essentials

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Melanesia |  Fiji | 

Ripe to return to their roots: Rugby stars who could follow Kieran Read's lead

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Ripe to return to their roots: Rugby stars who could follow Kieran Read's lead

- With All Blacks captain Kieran Read returning to his home province Counties Manukau, rugby writer Shaun Eade takes a look at some other players who should follow suit and return to their roots. Stephen Donald - Counties Manukau. Donald has had a story-book career so far, transitioning from maligned All Blacks No 10 to national hero after his efforts in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

Pamela Wade: Lock it, leave it, lose it

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Pamela Wade: Lock it, leave it, lose it

- There are many ways to safeguard luggage but they are all risky, writes Pamela Wade. So I'm in the first hotel room of a three-week trip, standing looking at my suitcase, ready to get out the essentials, and there's a bit of a problem. That shiny new TSA-approved, swipe-card operated padlock on the zip? The one standing between me and everything I possess in this temporary travel-world I'm in? Turns out the card to open it is back home on my bedside table, a three-hour flight away

Places: New Zealand | 

Samoa church planning to sell off TV station

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Samoa church planning to sell off TV station

- The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa is planning to sell off its television station EFKS TV to save money. The Samoa Observer reported the church had lost millions on the operation of the channel since it first went to air four years ago. The possibility of a sell off is expected to be tabled and discussed before the General Assembly sometime this week

Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  Samoa | 

Armed police, dogs chase 'dangerous' man into bush

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Armed police, dogs chase 'dangerous' man into bush

- Police are hunting for a 'wanted and dangerous' man after a firearms incident in south Waikato. Police said they were dealing with an "ongoing firearms incident" in the areas near Whakamaru, Mangakino and Kinleith. They said they had followed a man driving a stolen car after he left a Tokoroa petrol station without paying about 9am. The man drove onto nearby forest roads before abandoning the car and running into the bush, they said

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Police |  Law Enforcement |  Wars |  Arms |  Firearms |  Law enforcement agencies | 
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Electric cars best run-around vehicles, AA says

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Electric cars best run-around vehicles, AA says

- Drivers should ditch petrol and go electric for all but the longest trips, the AA says. Charging an electric car costs an equivalent of 30 cents a litre, compared with over $2 a litre for petrol, the AA said. It had crunched the numbers and found it made economic sense to buy an electric car for driving around town, and to hire a big petrol-driven car for annual holidays with the family

Categories: Motoring | 
Tags: Fuel |  Petrol |  Cars |  Electric Cars |  Car Types | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

Auckland police are hunting a man who stole a car, hit its driver and sped away

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Auckland police are hunting a man who stole a car, hit its driver and sped away

- A wanted man is believed to have carjacked a driver and then hit him with his own car in Auckland on Wednesday. Police said they were hunting 35-year-old Haumia Manuel who they said was spotted driving a stolen car in St Lukes at about 9am. They said Manuel sped away from officers and ran a red light before hitting another car at the intersection of St Lukes Road and New North Road

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Call for NZ 'Ministry for the Future'

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Call for NZ 'Ministry for the Future'

- New Zealand needs a Ministry for the Future to help the Government and society take best advantage of a "technologically enabled future", technology organisations say. Graeme Muller, chief executive of NZTech – one of 20 organisations behind a "manifesto" sent to all MPs on Tuesday – suggested rapid change may be upon us. The price of solar power in the United States had dropped from 30 cents a kilowatt-hour in the 1980s to 4c today, he said

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Mums keep to the beat at MotherFunk baby wearing dance class

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Mums keep to the beat at MotherFunk baby wearing dance class

- Jody Stewart and Kim Seifu, started the MotherFunk Baby Wearing Dance Class last month at the Onehunga Community Centre to help new mothers get out of the house and get their groove on with their babies. Stewart and Seifu are both break dancers, they took part in the Battle of the Year dance competition under the crew name MotherFunk. Stewart, 33, a Mangere Bridge resident and mother of three children, said they realised their crew name meant so much more than just a dance competition entry name

Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Dance | 
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Driving under the influence admitted

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Driving under the influence admitted

- Jaevina Elizabeth Hopkins admitted driving with excess breath alcohol in Whanganui District Court last week. She was found to have 640mcg of alcohol in her breath when driving on May 9, and pleaded guilty to a single charge. The legal limit for adults is 250mcg. Hopkins' last similar charge was in 2009 and on this occasion told police she had two wines after work

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Manawatu |  Whanganui | 

Electronic bracelets removed as Northlanders go on the run

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Electronic bracelets removed as Northlanders go on the run

- Two Northlanders have removed their electronic bracelets and are now on the run from police. Northland police have issued warrants to arrest Christopher Ngarino who had to wear the bracelet as part of his release conditions after a jail sentence; and 32-year-old Isha Waetford who was on home detention. This month, within about a week of each other, they cut off the bracelets

Categories: Law & Crime | 
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Girardin comment irks New Caledonia politicians

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Girardin comment irks New Caledonia politicians

- Anti-independence politicians in New Caledonia have rebuked the new French overseas minister Annick Girardin for her first ministerial comments about the upcoming independence referendum. Ms Girardin said France would stand by New Caledonia irrespective of its choice. Pierre Frogier, who is a member of the French Senate, accused her of being a coward, saying she could do better than repeat what her advisors tell her

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Politicians | 
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The race to fulfill terminal Canterbury woman's Paris dream

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The race to fulfill terminal Canterbury woman's Paris dream

- The family of a Christchurch woman losing her battle with cancer hope to bring her final wish to visit Paris to life. Michelle Calderwood has been given around one year left to live. She hopes to travel to Paris before she dies. In September she was told her breast cancer was stage four, but the 56-year-old mother of four and grandmother of eight says every day is a blessing

Categories: Health | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
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Doctor leaps on stage at anti-vaccination movie and blasts those gathered

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Doctor leaps on stage at anti-vaccination movie and blasts those gathered

- A doctor and 2014 New Zealander of the year has slammed the anti-vaccination movement at a screening of one of its movies. Doctor Lance O'Sullivan took to the stage at a screening of the controversial movie Vaxxed in Kaitaia on Monday evening to tell those gathered he was not there to see the film. "I've come here ... to continue my battle and my challenge for my people

Categories: Health | 
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Small Canadian town hopes giant rhododendron bush will bring tourists

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Small Canadian town hopes giant rhododendron bush will bring tourists

- A small town in Canada hopes their seven-metre rhododendron bush will bring an influx of visitors. "Lady Cynthia" (yes the giant bush has a name) is in full bloom in Ladysmith, British Columbia, making it the perfect time for tourists to stop by, the town's Chamber of Commerce claims. The 115-year old botanical beauty - it's been rated one of the 16 most beautiful trees in the world - will sport about 4000 spring blossoms over the next few weeks

Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Destinations |  Tourism |  Tourists |  Towns | 
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16 things airline gate agents wish they could tell travellers

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16 things airline gate agents wish they could tell travellers

- There are some things gate or ticketing agents at the airport — whether for job security reasons or to keep hundreds of anxious fliers happy — just can't tell travellers. But that doesn't mean they don't want to. In fact, many of these things could be to their or your benefit, if only someone would speak up. So Business Insider asked airline customer service reps to weigh in on the one thing they'd love to tell passengers but can't

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  • Parts of Fiji hit by heavy rain
    Parts of Fiji hit by heavy rain

    , radionz.co.nz

    Fiji's Disaster Management Office is advising people to exercise caution with a heavy rain warning in force for parts of the country. Several roads in the Central and Western Divisions are inundated and people have been advised to avoid refrain from walking or driving through the floodwaters. The disaster official said it was advisable for family emergency kits to be ready at all times, including clean drinking water, enough canned or dried food for three days, a battery powered radio, a torch with spare batteries, medicine, and other essentials

    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Melanesia |  Fiji | 

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Sports

  • Foster deal boosts chance of All Blacks top job
    Foster deal boosts chance of All Blacks top job

    , sport24.co.za

    Wellington - All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster re-signed with New Zealand Rugby on Tuesday, boosting his chances of being the next head coach of the world champion All Blacks. Foster and forwards coach Mike Cron both extended their commitment through to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The announcement came just four days after defence coach Wayne Smith said he needed a break and would step away from the Test environment at the end of this year's Rugby Championship

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Rugby Football | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  South Africa |  North |  Wellington |  Wellington | 

Business

  • Call for more tipping stirs wage and tax compliance pot
    Call for more tipping stirs wage and tax compliance pot

    , stuff.co.nz

    Experts are split on the prospect of tipping in New Zealand, with some saying it would lower hospitality workerwages while others argue it could increase the government tax take. E Tu Union industry coordinator Jill Ovens said, if encouraged, tips would act as an extra tax on diners and would not necessarily recognise good service if people felt obligated to tip

    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Taxes |  Tax compliance |  Taxation | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

Technology

  • Drone technology helps paralysed teen fish
    Drone technology helps paralysed teen fish

    , nzherald.co.nz

    An inventive tetraplegic 20-year-old is using a drone to keep his fishing hobby alive. Papamoa student Sam Fitness has had to resort to modern technology after an accident left him paralysed from the neck down in 2015. He was climbing a tree at a local reserve when he fell, leaving him with a C5 fracture to his neck. But being in a wheelchair has not got in the way of his angling expeditions

    Categories: Technology | 
    Tags: Automaton |  Drones | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Bay of Plenty | 

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Family & Parenting

  • Fears for missing relatives after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester
    Fears for missing relatives after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

    , nzherald.co.nz

    Panicked families have taken to social media to try to find loved-ones after concert-goers — some very young — scattered over the city after the Ariana Grande concert explosion. Charlotte Rowe tweeted a photo of two young people with the words: "Looking for Chloe Rutherford and Liam curry. They where at areana in Manchester tonight and can't get in touch please share #Manchester

    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Extended Families | 
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Entertainment & Arts

  • The martial art of stopping bullies
    The martial art of stopping bullies

    , stuff.co.nz

    When Clayton Kerehoma asked his Brazilian jiu jitsu class if they had ever been put in a head lock, more than half raised their hands. "It's not very nice, eh?" he asked. The class of 30-odd children shook their heads. Kerehoma, who is the coach of the South Taranaki CO45ST Southern Tribes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club, takes the classes for fun, competition and as an anti-bullying scheme

    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: The Arts | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Taranaki | 

Education

  • Hundreds of schools over capacity or at risk of overcrowding
    Hundreds of schools over capacity or at risk of overcrowding

    , stuff.co.nz

    Hundreds of schools are over capacity or at risk of becoming overcrowded as thousands of extra children turn up to school each year, government documents show. The Ministry of Education report reveals 214 schools around the country were considered over capacity, while 488 were at risk of becoming overcrowded. Capacity was defined as 100 per cent use of a school's buildings

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Schools | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

Farming

  • Dairying offers career path and family lifestyle to young farmers
    Dairying offers career path and family lifestyle to young farmers

    , stuff.co.nz

    Clay and Joy Paton's dairy career is gaining traction as they prepare to take over managing a 550–cow farm in Golden Bay next month. For Clay, 24, the move from being an assistant manager on Brent and Michelle Reilly's Dovedale farm comes on the heels of being named the national Dairy Trainee of the Year at the Dairy NZ Awards earlier this month

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farmers |  Farms |  Dairy farming |  Young farmers | 
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Science & Nature

  • Parts of Fiji hit by heavy rain
    Parts of Fiji hit by heavy rain

    , radionz.co.nz

    Fiji's Disaster Management Office is advising people to exercise caution with a heavy rain warning in force for parts of the country. Several roads in the Central and Western Divisions are inundated and people have been advised to avoid refrain from walking or driving through the floodwaters. The disaster official said it was advisable for family emergency kits to be ready at all times, including clean drinking water, enough canned or dried food for three days, a battery powered radio, a torch with spare batteries, medicine, and other essentials

    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Melanesia |  Fiji | 

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Life & Style

  • Stephanie Lynch shares her favourite things about the Waikato
    Stephanie Lynch shares her favourite things about the Waikato

    , stuff.co.nz

    Perhaps it's the lifestyle that gives Stephanie Lynch her calm and contented manner, her air of fulfilment. Or it could be her tranquil surroundings or working with honey. For "the keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams", to quote Henry David Thoreau. She and husband Martin's artisan Sweetree Honey products stem from the hives the couple strategically placed throughout the Waikato

    Categories: Life & Style | 
    Tags: Women | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Waikato | 

Motoring

  • Electric cars best run-around vehicles, AA says
    Electric cars best run-around vehicles, AA says

    , radionz.co.nz

    Drivers should ditch petrol and go electric for all but the longest trips, the AA says. Charging an electric car costs an equivalent of 30 cents a litre, compared with over $2 a litre for petrol, the AA said. It had crunched the numbers and found it made economic sense to buy an electric car for driving around town, and to hire a big petrol-driven car for annual holidays with the family

    Categories: Motoring | 
    Tags: Fuel |  Petrol |  Cars |  Electric Cars |  Car Types | 
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