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Tramper Pavlina Pizova's grief stricken stay in remote Fiordland hut
Czech tramper Pavlina Pizova saw avalanches from the hut that became her home after her partner's fatal fall, and knew she had to stay put. Pizova today described her desperate month of solitude in a snow-bound hut after her partner Ondrej Petr fell to ...
Body of tramper recovered from RouteburnRadio New Zealand
Tramper tells of 'harrowing' ordealOtago Daily Times
Routeburn Track rescue - statement from Pavlina (press release) -Q13 FOX -Fresno Bee -Yahoo7 News
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Sky talks of going it alone on fibre if necessary and taking Fairfax case to trial
Sky TV boss John Fellet says UFB-connected set-top boxes could deliver 'broadcast' and streaming TV over a single connection. Fibre-connected TV set-top boxes, a move to "ultra-high definition" 4K broadcasts and a landmark copyright trial with Fairfax ...
SkyTV earnings per viewer fall as programme costs rise (press release)
Sky TV sports base strong despite profit fallNew Zealand Herald
SKY revenue flat as viewers go onlineNewshub

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Brodie Kane is joining Hilary Barry and Jack Tame on Breakfast
New Zealand Herald
Fair Go reporter Brodie Kane is set to join Hilary Barry and Jack Tame on TVNZ's revamped Breakfast show - but she admits she's not a "morning person". In a tweet posted this morning, Kane revealed she'd be joining Breakfast as a sports presenter.
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Kiwis in world's largest study into clinical antidepressant use of 'club drug' ketamine
Kiwi patients are taking part in the largest ever clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of 'club drug' ketamine in the treatment of depression. Ketamine is used illicitly as an hallucinogenic recreational drug and clinically as an anaesthetic ...

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Auckland police look for man with shotgun after aggravated robbery
An armed man is on the run after an aggravated robbery at an Auckland bank. The man entered the Kiwibank/PostShop on Richardson Rd, Mt Roskill at 1.23pm on Thursday. He showed a shotgun to the manager and staff, demanded cash from the till and ...
Shotgun pointed at staff in Mt Roskill robberyRadio New Zealand
Armed man holds up post shop in AucklandTVNZ
Police hunt man behind aggravated robberyNewstalk ZB
New Zealand Police (press release) -NZCity -Newshub
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Councils can now allow Easter Sunday trading
New Zealand Herald
Councils can now decide to allow Easter Sunday trading - despite public opposition from David Tua. New Zealand Herald Photo by Nick Reed. It's now over to councils to decide whether shops can open on Easter Sunday after controversial legislation passed ...
Rotorua Mayor applauds Easter Sunday (press release)
Easter trading change leaves councils to 'face the flak'Radio New Zealand
Easter trading changes "erode worker rights"Newstalk ZB
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Housing crisis uselessness costing National in Auckland – Spinoff poll
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A Spinoff/SSI poll shows National's support slipping in Auckland. Tim Murphy looks at why the blue tide might be going out in our biggest city (Hint: it has something to do with a housing Apocalypse). One intriguing result from this week's Spinoff-SSI ...

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Quade Cooper: Hot-head or flawed genius?
New Zealand Herald
Quade Cooper looks to pass the ball during an Australian Wallabies captain's run at ANZ Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty Images. Porirua, with its state houses and Jerry Collins Stadium, is a place familiar with hard ...
Rugby's burning questions: How low can Wallabies go, AB dominance & booing Quade?
Otago's slick backline sinks Wellington with first half blitzTVNZ
Cheika says Clyde Rathbone's criticism 'hurts'The Sydney Morning Herald
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