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Existing land user rights to be determined by commissioners

Thirteen years after a debris flow spewed mud, trees, rocks and water over parts of Matatā, a commissioner will determine whether Awatarariki residents can stay or go from the homes.Proposed changes to the Whakatāne District...

 

Teen permanently banned from Airbnb after Dunedin house trashed

The teenager who booked an Airbnb property for an alcohol-fuelled party in Dunedin last Saturday night has been permanently banned from the site.Dunedin Airbnb host Jeremy Craw arrived shortly after the ''out-of control'' underage...

 

DIY retailers pull ionisation smoke alarms following Consumer NZ tests

Major DIY stores across the country are pulling ionisation smoke alarms after tests showed they performed "poorly". Ionisation alarms give much less warning of smouldering fires than photoelectric alarms, Consumer NZ's tests found.They...

 

We can't fix it in one Budget, Winston Peters tells nurses

It is not possible to fix everything in one Budget for nurses, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says.Peters told NewstalkZB's Mike Hosking this morning nurses had not been getting a fair go."We can't fix it all in six months,...

 

Doctor convicted of indecently assaulting impaired patient

A former Oamaru doctor who emailed a patient's mother inviting her daughter for a "gentle bonk'' has admitted touching her inappropriately over several years.At the Timaru District Court yesterday, Stephen James Dawson, 60, pleaded...

 

Police appeal for information after gang fight

Rotorua police are appealing for information from the public after a "grossly violent" gang fight on Old Taupo Rd involved up to 12 people and resulted in an injured man being taken to hospital.Witnesses described seeing a white...

 

Matamata mini-tornado sends sheds, fences and a schoolboy flying

A Matamata boy was thrown 2m in the air by a mini-tornado that ripped through the central North Island town yesterday. Matamata Intermediate pupil George Jeffrey and a friend were walking home from school on Monday when the weather...

 

Wellington students get free traps to fight rats and save birdlife

Three young Wellington men are on a mission to tackle pest-infested flats by giving students free traps and rewarding them for kills.Traplordz founders Tait Burge, 24, Hugo Reeve, 23, and Claudie Ramsden Bradley, 24, have just launched...

 

Driver of car in fatal Whanganui crash is no longer 'outstanding', police say

Whanganui police say the driver of a car in a fatal crash in Polson St is "not outstanding" but no arrest has been made.Keanu Josephs-Ranginui, 13, was killed when a stolen car in which he was a passenger crashed into a tree near...

 

Mike Hosking: Unions, strikes achieve nothing, drag NZ back to 1970s

Looks like we are heading for a winter of discontent. Nurses, IRD, MBIE, Burger King, Events Cinema, teachers, principals - have I missed anyone yet? Thousands upon thousands are currently spending their hard earned time and...

 

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Dreamworld tragedy could have been prevented with the push of a button, inquest told

The young ride attendant manning the Thunder River Rapids at the time of the Dreamworld tragedy tried desperately to save people from the disaster, an inquest has been told.Courtney Williams, a level two operator on her first week...

 

King and queen of Spain wrap up visit to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have visited a museum exhibit featuring Spanish masterpieces as they wrap up their visit to San Antonio.The royal couple came to San Antonio to celebrate the Texas city's...

 

VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials say a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital for being "impaired on duty" misdiagnosed seven cases and that around 33,000 additional cases are being reviewed.The Veterans...

 

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane...

 

Box Office Top 20: 'Incredibes 2' record inches higher

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than initially expected. According to final totals Monday from the studios, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its...

 

Author Junot Diaz cleared of wrongdoing in MIT investigation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation has cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall.The Boston Globe reports the...

 

The cost of a break-up? $288,000 for woman who tried to stop boyfriend from leaving

A woman has been ordered to pay more than US$200,000 ($288,000) to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn't want him to leave.Eric Abramovitz, currently with the Nashville Symphony...

 

EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought.Coal ash is the...

 

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

SEATTLE (AP) — Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face recognition tool to police.The American Civil Liberties Union...

 

Business Highlights

___Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobsDETROIT (AP) — If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the...

 

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West Indies, Sri Lanka draw 2nd test in St Lucia

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (AP) — The West Indies and Sri Lanka have drawn the second of three tests after bad light ended play prematurely.___Sri Lanka 253 (Dinesh Chandimal 119 not out; Shannon Gabriel 5-95, Kemar Roach 4-49) and...

 

World Cup telecasts experiencing quality issues Down Under

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the free-to-air SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have...

 

FIBA changes way women's hoops teams qualify for Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) — FIBA is changing the way women's basketball teams qualify for the Olympics and world cup.The International Basketball Federation announced Sunday the new system that will give more countries a chance to qualify for...

 

Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup

BRONNITSY, Russia (AP) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.In the team's first training session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli...

 

Football: Top academy may not release players for New Zealand teams over style under Andreas Heraf

The pressure continues to mount on New Zealand Football's Technical Director Andreas Heraf with one of the country's foremost academies considering withdrawing their players from New Zealand's under-age sides if he remains in the...

 

Rugby: England coach Eddie Jones claims he is 'absolutely loving' the criticism

Eddie Jones has come out swinging after England's fifth straight Test defeat in a row against South Africa, claiming he was "absolutely loving" the criticism despite admitting he had "knives in [his] back".Jones held one-to-one...

 

Tippett joins NHL Seattle expansion group as senior adviser

Former NHL coach Dave Tippett is expanding his responsibilities with the group looking to put an expansion team in Seattle.The former coach of the Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars has signed on as senior adviser for Seattle Hockey...

 

England stars are forced to cover themselves in insect repellent as plague of midges descends on World Cup

As England stepped out on the Volgograd Arena pitch on Monday evening, they had more than Tunisia's starting team to contend with.Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck were among a host of stars who were left frantically...

 

Canadian man identified in fatal Illinois skydiving accident

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Canadian skydiver who struck the ground and was killed southwest of Chicago after his parachute apparently became tangled.LaSalle County Undersheriff Mike Renner told The Associated...

 

AP PHOTOS: European teams sweep Day 5 of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Day 5 of the World Cup was a European sweep.Three favored teams from Europe — Sweden, Belgium and England — won their World Cup openers over squads from elsewhere.England's win was the most dramatic, 2-1 over Tunisia...

 

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Lawyer off to the Supreme Court to argue legal aid, court cost issues

A Palmerston North lawyer is set to argue in the country's highest court that he is entitled to legal costs, despite representing himself.

 

New nationwide public transport ticketing system to be rolled out from 2021

Public transport users in almost all parts of the country will eventually be able to use their mobile phones or bankcards to jump on any bus, train or ferry.

 

Dead-beat dads more likely to be arrested at airport

Simon left New Zealand six years ago with a student debt of $40,000 acquired over six years at university.

 

Schoolboy haka backlash: It's not the players' fault, expert says

Steps should be taken to ensure schoolboys, left "emotional wrecks" from a public backlash, perform the haka correctly in future, the director of a renowned kapa haka group says.

 

Mini-tornado rips through shed, throws Matamata schoolboy into the air

Matamata Intermediate School pupil George Jeffreywas leaving school on Monday afternoon when he was swept up by a mini-tornado.

 

Human rights advocate takes Cook concerns to United Nations

A complaint has been madeat the United Nationsover the 250th anniversary commemorations of Captain Cook, while the Government pushes ahead with plans to roll out a "First Encounters" programme inschools next year.

 

Lesser-known treaty date remembered in Marlborough

February6, 1840; a date marked in every New Zealand diary.

 

Dave Armstrong: Government has lost its bottle over water policy

OPINION:Do you remember water? It's wet stuff that's usually clear – except in quite a few New Zealand rivers – and we've had rather a lot of it falling from the sky recently. During the last National government, fresh water was a massive issue. The Greens and Labour were outraged by the way that Nick Smith – good buddy of prime minister Bill English – redefined the term "swimmable"and suddenly made New Zealand's waterways appear clean.

 

West Coast gets fine weather while the rest of the country faces rain

Most of the country looks set to get a drenching - except the West Coast.

 

Job seeker 'horrified' after recruitment website PageUp data breach threatens New Zealand applicants

New Zealanders who applied for jobs with Jetstar and Kathmandu have been warned they may have had their data accessed by hackers.

 

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Political fight over detained children at US-Mexico border intensifies

Democrats expanded their campaign on Sunday (Monday NZ Time) to spotlight the Trump administration's forced separation of migrant children from their families at the US border, trying to compel a change of policy and gain political advantage five months before midterm elections.

 

'Unexplained': Police at a loss after three killed by London train

When British police were called to Loughborough Junction train station just after 7.30 on Monday, they found a scene they were left grappling to comprehend.

 

Trump says he's directing Pentagon to create a new 'space force'

 

He told his friends his vest was stab-proof and offered to demonstrate. It wasn't

Five days after his 22nd birthday, Jordan Easton was celebrating with friends at a house in northeast England when he began talking about the vest he was wearing. It was stab-proof, Easton allegedly announced. He offered a demonstration.

 

No single stop button to halt fatal Dreamworld ride, inquest finds

The was no single stop button to halt Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids Ride when four people lost their lives in the Australian parkon October 25, 2016, a coronial inquest has heard.

 

Baby boy born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until age 25

The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25.

 

Strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan leaving three people dead

Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris on Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city of commerce, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.

 

Prince Harry said 'give Donald Trump a chance,' says Meghan Markle's father

Meghan Markle's father said that Prince Harry told him to give Donald Trump a chance and suggested that he was open about Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

 

UN human rights chief calls Trump administration's policy on migrant children 'unconscionable'

A possible US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council is overshadowing discussions at the Organisations meeting in Geneva, as the Trump administration's policies come under fire.

 

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested over emissions scandal

German authorities on Monday (Monday night NZ Time)detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.

 

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New Zealand Football confirm Football Ferns letter of complaint

Andreas Heraf'stenure as Football Ferns coach has reached boiling point, with members of theplaying squadwriting a letter of complaint to New Zealand Football.

 

Red Bull admit they were ready to replace NZ driver Brendon Hartley

Brendon Hartley's Formula One team have confirmed they were seriously considering replacing the New Zealand driver.

 

Cash-strapped England can't afford to sack Eddie Jones

Cash-strapped England rugby cannot afford to sack their struggling Australian coach Eddie Jones because of his massive wage.

 

Swarms of bugs invade Russian city, just in time for England World Cup game

As if England fans needed more ammunition for jokes about their national team being plagued, swarms of flying insectsdescended upon Volgograd, Russia, in time for theirWorld Cup game against Tunisia.

 

Lack of imports making NZ netball stronger believes Mystics coach Helene Wilson

Northern Mystics coach Helene Wilson says it's clear how New Zealand netball is benefiting from having just three import players in this year's ANZ Premiership.

 

France coach Jacques Brunel says 'wisdom prevails' in red card decision reversal

France rugby coach Jacques Brunel has resisted the temptation to take a dig at the officiating gaffe that undermined his side in Saturday's second test defeat to the All Blacks in Wellington.

 

Kiwi basketball star Corey Webster remains red-hot for Guizhou in China's NBL

Corey Webster has continuedhis scorching form in China's National Basketball League.

 

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Sports Quiz - June 19

 

Saudi football team safe after plane engine catches fire at World Cup

Saudi team officials say the players have landed safely after their plane's engine caught fireon their flight to Rostov-on-Don for a World Cup game against Uruguay.

 

Sir Ben Ainslie hires Australian America's Cup aces

Sir Ben Ainslie has signed two veteran America's Cup sailors from Australia to bolster his crew in the leadup to Auckland 2021.

 

 

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