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Matthew Hooton: Why David Parker should stand down pending inquiry

COMMENT: Like Caesar's wife, David Parker must be above suspicion. Alas, right now it seems he is not. There has never, in contemporary times, been a minister as powerful as Parker. 46 more words

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Auckland woman run over by her own car, seriously injured trying to stop thief

A West Auckland woman was run over by her own car and seriously injured as she tried to stop a young female taking it. Police. Source: 1 NEWS. 39 more words

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Heavy rain shuts highway and causes flooding in Northland

Heavy rain has caused flooding and slips and trees to come down across Whang─ürei. In the Far North, power is out to 67 customers after a tree brought down power lines north of Te Ngaere Bay. 39 more words

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Teen jailed for raping a sex worker and fracturing her face

A teenager who raped a sex worker, has been jailed for 12 years and six months for that and other crimes. Shane Maru had just turned 18 when he went to see the woman for paid oral sex but he went on to have intercourse without her consent, and punched … #newzealand… 38 more words

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One dead in serious crash near Wanaka

One person has died near the Treble Cone Ski area after becoming trapped in a car which left the road and ended up upside down in a creek. 39 more words

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