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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 | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

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

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Auckland |  Auckland | 

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

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Trials |  Civil Actions | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Manawatu |  Whanganui | 

Sachin Tendulkar Believes 2003 World Cup Final Against Australia Could've Been Different If T20 Format Existed

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Sachin Tendulkar Believes 2003 World Cup Final Against Australia Could've Been Different If T20 Format Existed

- Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes the advent of Twenty20 format has changed batsmen's approach towards big scores in ODIs, something that would be of help if India were to replay the lost 2003 World Cup final against Australia in Johannesburg. A Sourav Ganguly-led India lost the 2003 World Cup final against Australia by 125 runs. Australia, led by Ricky Ponting, had scored a mammoth 359 for 2 and the Indian batters put up a dismal show to be bundled out for 234

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Cricket | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 

Who are the victims of the Manchester terror attack?

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Who are the victims of the Manchester terror attack?

- Three of the 22 who were killed in an attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert have been named. An eight-year-old girl was among the dead, and it is understood many under-16s were injured at the concert. Along with her, a 26-year-old man with a "beautiful soul" and an 18-year-old girl who was an "Ariana Grande superfan" have been confirmed dead

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Terrorist attacks | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Bay of Plenty | 

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 | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  New Caledonia |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France | 

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 | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  South |  Canterbury |  Christchurch | 

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 | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

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

Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Travelers | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

» Police investigate the death of a woman at Sunshine West | Melbourne Talk Radio

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» Police investigate the death of a woman at Sunshine West | Melbourne Talk Radio

- Police are searching for a man following the suspicious death of a woman at Sunshine West. Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death, which occurred on Tuesday night. Emergency services were called to a Hall Street address where they located the body of a woman around 9pm. The woman is yet to be formally identified and detectives are currently treating the death as suspicious

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

Sir Roger Moore: When 007 came to visit New Zealand

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Sir Roger Moore: When 007 came to visit New Zealand

- It might have been decades after he last played James Bond, but Sir Roger Moore proved he could still pull an audience when he visited New Zealand in 2008 to promote his autobiography - My Word is My Bond. Hundreds of people lined-up outside Whitcoulls central Auckland star to catch a glimpse of the British movie star. Then store supervisor said the crowd rivalled earlier booksigning promotions involving Terry Pratchett and Jamie Oliver

Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Celebrities | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed

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Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed

- The audacious Auckland art heist where ram-raiders stole two rare paintings last month was more sophisticated than police have let on and criminal underworld figures could now be holding them to ransom. While police continue to hunt for the missing million-dollar Lindauers, with officers looking at suspects, the Herald can reveal aspects of the heist for the first time. It's understood that two brazen raiders sprayed the window of Parnell's International Art Centre with a substance - designed to freeze or weaken the glass - before reversing a stolen Ford Courier ute into it about 4am on April 1

Categories: Entertainment & Arts |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Auckland |  Auckland |  Bay of Plenty | 

Suicide bomber named, police confirm 22 dead in suicide blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

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Suicide bomber named, police confirm 22 dead in suicide blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

- KEY POINTS 22 killed, at least 59 injured after blasts at end of Ariana Grande teen concert in Manchester. Suicide bomber identified as Salman Abedi Attack conducted by one man, who was carrying a device which he detonated. Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Manchester in connection to the attack

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Suicide attackers |  Weapons |  Bombers | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Bay of Plenty | 

Hawke's Bay businesses weigh in on Budget

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Hawke's Bay businesses weigh in on Budget

- Lower taxes and better transport links are vital to economic growth, local business leaders say. Gerard Averous, owner of Mon Logis Bed and Breakfast in Napier, said he would like to see taxes lowered. "As a small business we are paying too much tax," he said. He suggested cutting GST to 10 or 12 per cent to increase spending and help business growth

Categories: Business | 
Tags: Taxes |  Taxation | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Hawke's Bay |  Napier | 

Cold snap leaves southern air polluted

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Cold snap leaves southern air polluted

- A cold snap has scientists worried about air quality in Southland. Just three weeks before winter started, Invercargill had already exceeded the National Environmental Standards for air quality. Monitors set up in Invercargill recorded an exceedance of PM10 levels, with a measurement of 51 micrograms on May 10. Gore almost exceeded about the same time, with 47 micrograms on May 9

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Tags: Natural environment | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  South |  Southland |  Invercargill | 

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  • Oz could lose players because of pay dispute
    Oz could lose players because of pay dispute

    , sport24.co.za

    Sydney - The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) chief executive Alistair Nicholson says he is not surprised about reports that the country could lose some of their cricketers because of the current pay dispute between players and the board. The Cricket Australia (CA) board and the ACA have been locked in a stand-off regarding a new agreement, with the players insisting that they receive a fair share of the television revenue

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Cricket |  Cricket Players | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  South Africa |  South Wales |  Sydney | 

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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Education

  • Art school is expensive and career options are limited, so why do students still go?
    Art school is expensive and career options are limited, so why do students still go?

    , abc.net.au

    With university fees set to rise, and job prospects in the arts sector remaining bleak, many aspiring creative types are faced with a dilemma: is going to art school worth it? Under changes proposed in the budget, student fees will rise 7.5 per cent by 2021, while changes to HELP repayment thresholds mean students will have to start paying their loans back when they earn just $42,000 per year

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Students | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Farming

  • Hunter Valley woman makes tree change to start farm animal sanctuary
    Hunter Valley woman makes tree change to start farm animal sanctuary

    , abc.net.au

    With housing pressures and living costs on the rise, many city dwellers are considering a move to regional Australia. One woman now living in the New South Wales Hunter Valley has made the tree change, fulfilling her dream of operating a sanctuary for abused farm animals. Spurred on by lifelong passion for animals Debbie Pearce had always had a passion for animals and their welfare, but living in Sydney limited her opportunities to help

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Livestock | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  South Wales | 

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  • Man admits indecent assault
    Man admits indecent assault

    , nzherald.co.nz

    Peter George Flesher has pleaded guilty to indecent assault of a female aged over 16. In the Whanganui District Court last week, his lawyer, Stephen Ross said the matter involved touching the woman's genital area while she was wearing jeans and under a duvet. Flesher has also pleaded guilty to assaulting a female and possessing an offensive weapon. Mr Ross said he had "a substantial history" of such offending, but most of it happened before 1992

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Judiciary |  Crimes |  Trials |  Pleading |  Guilty Pleading |  Civil Actions |  Assault | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand |  North |  Manawatu |  Whanganui | 

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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 | 

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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 | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Zealandia |  New Zealand | 

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