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Hamish Walker the new National Clutha-Southland candidate replacing Todd Barclay - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:22
National's new candidate for the Clutha-Southland seat says he has "some pretty big shoes to fill".

Residents warned against complacency after first clear Dunedin water test results - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:16
Dunedin City Council is warning residents and businesses not to get complacent about the city's first clear drinking water test results. 

Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is one of the most popular in Twitter's history - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:55
Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life.

Hip hop artist Scribe's family sticking by him as he faces drug-related charges - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:54
The family of hip hop artist Scribe are standing by him, calling him a "teddy bear" who has fallen from grace as he fights a drug addiction.

Australia's 'golden girl' Betty Cuthbert farewelled - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:47
An Australian national treasure and forever the "golden girl" of the track, Betty Cuthbert has also been fondly remembered for her humour, humility and faith.

Witnesses to Christchurch road rage attack triggered by lane merge sought by police - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:46
Police are seeking witnesses to a road rage attack in which a motorist allegedly punched a man for not letting him overtake as their vehicle lanes merged.

Southland police officer under investigation - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:46
A Southland police constable is being investigated after allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to a woman who had sought out police assistance.

Avalanche buries ute at Mt Hutt skifield, others stuck for hours - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:42
In the midst of a wild snowstorm, Hennie Murray was carefully descending the mountain when everything turned white.

Wallabies look to key attackers Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale to fire against All Blacks - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:26
If the Wallabies are any chance of bringing down the might of New Zealand in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup opener, Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale know deep down they need to be at their absolute attacking best. 

Million-dollar Lotto win goes to Blenheim - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:25
Someone in Blenheim is $1 million richer after winning first prize in Wednesday night's Lotto draw.

When Chris Hemsworth met Chris Pratt - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:22
Even superheros can get a little shaken up.

Auckland police look to speak with pastor who made violent anti-gay remarks - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:10
Police are taking an Auckland preacher's violent and anti-gay remarks "very seriously" and will be investigating.

This odd-looking creature may be the 'missing link' in dinosaur evolution - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:07
Chilesaurus, a two-legged dinosaur with a Frankenstein-like mix of features, could be the "missing link" that fills a mysterious gap in the dinosaur family tree, a new analysis shows.

Things parking wardens want you to know - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:04
"What do parking wardens wish people would get their heads around?"

Kevin Lampen-Smith: How can we help settlement go smoothly? - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:04
Q: When some friends bought a house last year they had all sorts of problems when it came to settlement, including discovering that the seller had taken the curtains and heat pump that were supposed to be included in the sale. How do we stop this happening to us?

Ryan Fox joins course designer Vijay Singh in feature Fiji International group - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:01
The well-travelled Ryan Fox will be in lofty company of the golf course designer in the feature group at the Fiji International.

Kathleen Cooper murder case raises questions around whanau first principle - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:54
​Jermain Ngawhau's grandmother, Kathleen Cooper, was meant to care for him. But like too many other young Kiwis, the tough love shown to him by his caregiver ended his life.

New Zealand Warriors valued at upwards of $15m as sale deadline looms - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:28
The sale of the New Zealand Warriors remains uncertain as the millionaires involved debate the valuation of the NRL franchise.

NRL cap squeeze a 'disaster' for players - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:23
Cronulla halfback Chad Townsend reckons it would be a "disaster" if NRL teams have to offload contracted players because of salary cap uncertainty.

Neighbours shocked by Palmerston North woman's sudden death - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:23
Residents of Palmerston North cul-de-sac were shocked to hear of the death of a well-liked neighbour.
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