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2 hrs ago | ITV

Newspaper apologises after using picture of Jackass star instead of soldier

A New Zealand newspaper has apologised after using a picture of late Jackass star Ryan Dunn instead of a fallen New-Zealand born Israel Defence Force soldier.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Motorsport: Drifting's a smoking sport

The idea was to attract more people to the sport and give them an opportunity to learn the skills of drifting outside of having to compete.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi killed in gunfight

A young soldier killed in a firefight with Hamas gunmen in the southern Gaza Strip was born in New Zealand - and his family had planned to return here before he and his sister reached the age of military conscription in Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Oceania, New Zealand,

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

New environmental regs mean big changes

BIG TASK: Work has begun on the giant Central Plains Water project that will eventually water 60,000ha of Canterbury farmland between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Dominion Post

Tuning in to the people's wavelength

Walking home from work one day, Tufue Fiso was surprised to hear the boys from his church shout out, "Hey, we listened to you on the radio!" He shouldn't have been.

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The New Zealand Herald

Motorcross: TT riders rise to the challenge

It showed that nobody could afford to rest on their laurels when new national champions were crowned in half of the 16 separate categories at the 15th annual New Zealand Mini TT Championships near Kuratau, at the southern tip of Lake Taupo.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

MH17: Mum of victim has no anger

The mother of Robert Ayley, pictured with wife Sharlene, says she does not harbour any anger toward Malaysia Airlines or those who shot the missile that killed her son.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Dramatic rescue on Mt Ruapehu

A man is in critical condition in intensive care after he slipped and fell on the Pinnacle Ridge, Whakapapa, in an area known as Grand Gully.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Otago Daily Times

Cool conditions cause delays on roads

Motorists are set to be heavily delayed today as freezing temperatures hit the road network in both the North and South Islands.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Sinking feeling kayak is lost

Scott Donaldson's hopes of retrieving the kayak he spent three months crossing the Tasman in appear to have sunk along with the vessel.

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Taranaki Daily News

Kayak found: now to retrieve it

Scott Donaldson is on a mission to retrieve the kayak he spent almost three months in while trying to cross the Tasman.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Pre-election visit, and promises, roll into town

Bill English has not ruled out a highway between Hamilton and Tauranga to open up the eastern link in the golden triangle but said it was some time away.

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The New Zealand Herald

BMW M3 a road rocket for racing souls

The M4 coupe and M3 sedan come with nearly $20,000 of additional equipment as standard.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

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Relief for the Far North

The persistent heavy rain and wind, which scourged the Far North for much of last week, has subsided and a more settled, if colder, week is in store for northern New Zealand.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Tina Shaw: Ripples in a pond

Tina Shaw talks to Rebecca Barry Hill about her connection to provincial New Zealand and why she is drawn to dark crime.

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Manawatu Standard

War memento goes for a spin

A World War I aircraft propeller, smuggled to Horowhenua by mail in 1919, has been returned for a project to preserve its engineering history.

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Related Topix: Aircraft, Sopwith Aircraft, Sopwith Camel, Military Aircraft, Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Tourism New Zealand News

Film industry's New Zealand love affair is well documented with picture perfect landscapes capturing the imagination of film stars, producers and movie-goers the world over The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy is making its way around the world, visiting countries taking part in the highly anticipated Cricket World Cup to be staged in New Zealand and ... (more)

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The New Zealand Herald

'Hell of a thrashing': Kayaker rolls three times in bad weather

Scott Donaldson has rolled three times during the night and is like 'a dice in a cup' as the waves batter his kayak.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Greens challenge Police to protect people on bicycles

Evidence heard in today's inquest into the death of Jane Farrelly highlights the Police's ongoing failure to protect people on bicycles, the Green Party said today.

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The New Zealand Herald

Transtasman kayaker rides out big blow

A transtasman kayaker attempting to make landfall in New Zealand is content bobbing in the open ocean while he waits for wild weather to abate.

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