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47 min ago | Manawatu Evening Standard

Winds hammer upper North Island

And in Auckland more than 2900 homes were still without power at 7pm, and the number continued to fall as crews worked.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

West Australian

Foreign property buyers fall away

The latest NAB residential property index found while house price growth eased between April and June, so did interest from overseas buyers.

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The Age

Carbon debate won't die with Senate vote

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be hoping Thursday's pending repeal of the carbon tax will leave the issue "dead, buried and cremated", much like a previous contested policy, WorkChoices.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Australia, World News, Meteorology, Science

The New Zealand Herald

Laila Harre's links with Hollywood revealed

From left: Mr Brian Norman, of New South Wales, Miss Gwen Munro, of Victoria, Miss Joyce Nielson, of Wellington and Mr Colin Tapley of Dunedin.

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Yahoo!

Arthur Phillip stone unveiled at abbey

The Duke of Edinburgh laid a wreath at the stone during an hour-long dedication service on Wednesday that was also attended by NSW Governor Dame Marie Bashir.

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Southland Times

World's steepest taxis

Christchurch taxis have topped the list as the most expensive in the world when it comes to trips from the airport to the city, according to new research.

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Iol.co.za

Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide'

A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, but Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said he would not be morally blackmailed.

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Yahoo!

Japan PM inspects Pilbara mine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stood on the red dirt of the Pilbara and seen for the first time the iron ore his nation turns into steel.

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Waikato Times

Measles linked to Auckland strain

Medical officer of health Dr Anita Bell said 95 cases had been confirmed in the Waikato since the outbreak began in June.

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The Age

The Carnival Spirit, pictured here in a file photo, has continued its journey to Fiji.

A search and rescue operation for a man who vanished from a cruise ship near Vanuatu has been suspended despite the failure to locate the missing team member.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Kiwis sticking with TV and radio

NZ media consumption is still pretty traditional, despite a big push to digital, says new Colmar Brunton research.

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The New Zealand Herald

Trans-Tasman kayaker blown further away

A kayaker attempting the first solo crossing across the Tasman has drifted further away from the Taranaki coast overnight as rough seas and weather have forced him to "hunker down" in his vessel.

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Stuff.co.nz

Terror probes eye killed Kiwi

The New Zealander killed by a United States drone strike in Yemen was the subject of terrorism-related investigations, Australian Federal Police documents show.

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The Washington Post

Lessons from a drowning nation

A hermit crab walks across sands exposed at low-tide on Bikeman Islet, located off South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati May 25, 2013.

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Daily Kos

Gun Laws And Shooting Injuries: The Experience in Canada and Australia - Part III

This article is part of a Daily Kos Firearms Law and Policy group series on Gun Laws and Shooting Injuries in Canada and Australia.

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The New Zealand Herald

NZ child poverty drops back to pre-recession levels

Child poverty has dropped back almost to pre-recession levels, as New Zealanders' jobs and incomes finally climb out of a five-year downturn.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Reuters

Japan's Abe declares 'special relationship' with Australia on visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Australia's parliament on Tuesday that the two nations were launching a "special relationship" of cooperation on areas such as defense after putting aside any lingering enmity from World War Two.

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ABC News

Banana prawn season a 'sea change' for Elspeth

"I told the skipper 'unless you want burnt toast for breakfast, don't make me the cook'," the young woman says of her job interview.

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The New Zealand Herald

Twelve Questions: Max Currie

Max Currie, 35, is a film-maker whose debut feature is at this month's International Film Festival.

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The New Zealand Herald

Editorial: Crown must consult with iwi over Rena

Some recreational good would come from the grounding of the Rena, if all remaining cargo with potentially harmful effects can be removed or secured, and the site made safe for diving.

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