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Stranded whales: Volunteers work to save last of the pod

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 10:51
Around 100 volunteers are working frantically to save what is left of a pod of stranded pilot whales near Nelson this morning.Yesterday the Department of Conservation worked through the day to rescue 198 pilot whales, which had...
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Fishing vessel trapped by ice with 13 New Zealanders on board

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 10:29
A United States icebreaker is just 7.4 kilometres away from a fishing vessel trapped by ice in Antarctica with 13 New Zealanders on board.The Antarctic Chieftain, a 63-metre-long toothfishing vessel owned by Australian Longline...
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Deputy PM aids American's plan for NZ school 'revolution'

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
An American equity fund manager who wants to open charter schools in New Zealand was introduced to Ngai Tahu leaders by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bill English.Hong Kong-based Marc Holtzman plans to open charter...
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Plan to aid stranded whale pod

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
More pilot whales were expected to die last night as dry weather and nightfall hampered efforts to save a big pod that became stranded on Farewell Spit.Andrew Lamason of the Department of Conservation (DoC) said up to 500 volunteers...
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Cheetah cubs will be quick to spot you

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Three-month-old cheetah cubs Matata, Kanzi, Gorse and Nia will today venture into the wild at Orana Park in outer Christchurch.The cubs were born at the park, but were abandoned by their 5-year-old mother Mazza after a long and...
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Auckland security guard bashed

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Police are hunting for up to six people who attacked a security guard and left him unconscious outside a shopping centre in West Auckland.Emergency services were called to the Westgate shopping vicinity around 6am yesterday.Cleaners...
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Dying for a kauri solution

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
You don't have to look far in the Waipoua Forest to see signs of stress - nor signs that fail to do the job of protecting its world-renowned kauri stands from human folly.From high above the forest at the old fire lookout, telltale...
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Auckland Council's U-turn on reclamation snubs law advice

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
The Auckland Council appears to have done a legal flip-flop on the controversial issue of further reclamation of the Waitemata Harbour by Ports of Auckland to park cars.Council documents, obtained by the Weekend Herald , show the...
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Steve Braunias: The secret diary of ... Fifty Shades of Grey

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
John Key At the end of the day, I don't think Fifty Shades of Grey is something the majority of New Zealanders would consider was a family movie.I haven't actually seen it yet but I understand that the book it's based on is...
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Generous spirit cost pilot his life, say NZ relatives

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Pilot Chris Lau was a generous man who always went out of his way to help others.It was the reason, his family says, that the dual citizen of New Zealand and Taiwan agreed to take on an extra shift to share the controls of TransAsia...
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Girls' school probes drink

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
A top Auckland girls' school is investigating an alleged incident where up to seven underage girls were caught drinking outside the school grounds.It's understood staff at Epsom Girls' Grammar were called by a parent after a group...
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Cash is king as fundraisers fizzle out

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
School gala days could soon become a thing of the past as parent-teacher groups increasingly skip fundraisers and ask for a cash handout.Time-poor parents across the country are being offered the option to pay an extra fee on top...
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Lundy joked about prostitute 'alibi': brother

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Mark Lundy joked about the Wellington prostitute being his "alibi" just days after his wife and daughter had been found dead, a court has heard.The Crown said Lundy spent August 29, 2000, visiting clients around Wellington for his...
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Principal resigns over exam probe two weeks after new charter school opens

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
The principal of a new charter school has resigned, less than two weeks after the institution opened, while he is investigated by the Teachers Council over exam entries.A former deputy principal of Auckland Grammar has replaced...
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Sober-website founder hails courageous call

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Anna Williams was always "that girl" who got too drunk at work functions, had alcohol blackouts and woke up without her phone.It was affecting her relationships, her bank account, and causing her to have panic attacks.But this...
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Office-romp manager battles to keep his job

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
The married man caught in a steamy office encounter with a co-worker is "fighting tooth and nail" to keep his insurance job NZME. News Service has learned.The man, in his late 40s with two teenage children, has been told by bosses...
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Honoured soldier jailed for preying on recruits

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
An army bombardier, decorated for acts of bravery, has fallen from grace being sentenced yesterday for offences including indecent assault.Bombardier Phillip Manning was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment, demotion to the rank...
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Wynne Gray: Much to shout about 20th year of Super?

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Several decades ago we jaunted off to Palmerston North for the birth of Super Rugby.The game had donned its new pay for play cloak and everyone was watching how the transition from shamateurism would play out on the field and in...
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Rugby: Braid's days of shouldering burden over

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Pain has been a constant companion for Blues loose forward Luke Braid for much of the past two seasons.Not the unbearable kind, he says, just constant soreness - a sharp ache that refused to die. His right shoulder had been giving...
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House builder owes $17.5m to creditors

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00
Creditors of New Zealand's biggest off-site residential manufacturer are owed $17.5 million-plus and the business had been working towards building for Housing New Zealand.McDonald Vague's Peri Finnigan, joint receiver of Auckland-headquartered...
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