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Waikato Times
Kawerau siege verdict: guilty
Waikato Times
Rhys Warren was charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, and one of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The man accused of shooting four Armed Offenders Squad ...
Kawerau siege: man found guilty on all chargesRadio New Zealand
Man found guilty of attempting to murder police officers in Bay of Plenty siegeTVNZ
Kawerau shooter found guiltyNZCity
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Six questions we can answer about the SAS incident, and three we can't
EXPLAINER: Deaths, torture, intentional destruction, and a take-over of the NZDF by the SAS. It's been four days since Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson released Hit and Run, but many of its allegations about New Zealand's military conduct in Afghanistan ...
NZ lawyers demand independent inquiry over deadly SAS raid in AfghanistanNew Zealand Herald
NZ lawyers to represent Afghan raid familiesRadio New Zealand
SAS soldier backs up Afghan raid (press release)
TVNZ -Newstalk ZB -Newshub -Voxy
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Murder accused Troy Taylor says he lied to police about Ihaka Stokes's death to protect toddler's mother
Murder accused Troy Taylor lied to police about the hours before Ihaka Stokes's death because he didn't want to get the boy's mother into trouble, a court has heard. Taylor, the former partner of Ihaka's mother Mikala Stokes, is on trial in the High ...

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Warwick Daily News
Police car in Napier car park carries potentially unusual stash
New Zealand Herald
Visitors to a Napier car park spotted what looked like an unusual stash in a police car. A photo, posted on Facebook by Jayme Pakoti on the Napier News Facebook page, captured what looks like a marajuana plant on the dashboard of the vehicle. "Parked ...
Cop's 'hashboard' ornament lights up FacebookNewshub

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'Sad' case of Hawke's Bay lawyer left with nothing and career in tatters
A Hawke's Bay lawyer's inability to keep up with modern methods was partly to blame for his coming to steal $73,000 from clients, a court has heard. David Porteous, 66, was sentenced in Napier District Court on Friday after pleading guilty to two ...
Hastings lawyer sentenced for theftNew Zealand Herald

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Assaulted man found with serious head injuries in Christchurch car park in coma
A man is in an induced coma and has serious head injuries after an alleged serious assault. A member of the public found him in a car park in the Christchurch suburb of Sumner at 10pm on Thursday. More than 20 police investigators are trying to piece ...
Police investigate serious assault in (press release)
Man found in Christchurch carpark with head injuries after assaultNew Zealand Herald
Man in induced coma after serious assault in ChristchurchTVNZ
The Press
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Lotto's $6.5 million winner comes forward
New Zealand Herald
The search for the winner of a $6.5 million Lotto prize left unclaimed for almost two weeks is over. The winning ticket for the Powerball First Division prize drawn on March 11 was sold by Gisborne's Grant Bros, and a Lotto spokeswoman told the Herald ...
Gisborne couple claim $6.5 million Powerball (press release)
Gisborne couple claim $6.5m Lotto Powerball
The $6.5m Lotto winner turns upGisborne Herald

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Man charged with indecent acts after allegedly riding mountain bike pantless
Police arrested the 33-year-old on Thursday evening after two women reported him doing an indecent act. A man has been charged after he allegedly rode a mountain bike pantless around a West Auckland cycleway. The 33-year-old is facing multiple ...
Man charged with multiple indecent acts in (press release)
Man charged over indecent acts in publicNZCity
West Auckland man faces raft of charges for weeks of indecent public actsNew Zealand Herald
Indian Weekender
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Spectacular views of Southern Lights on world's first aurora flight
Stephen Voss, a passenger on the Aurora Australis charter, captured stunning footage of The Southern Lights during the eight-hour journey. They came, they gazed, they conquered. The stars aligned for 130 aurora hunters on the first commercial flight to ...
Watch: Dunedin flight passengers capture sky-high Aurora AustralisNew Zealand Herald
'Once in a lifetime experience' – 1 NEWS reporter 'awestruck' by first commerical flight to southern lightsTVNZ
Southern Lights flight a 'great success'Newshub
Yahoo7 News
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Labour-Greens have signed up to a joint position on surpluses, cutting debt
Labour and the Greens have agreed on a joint set of Budget rules, including a pledge to run surpluses and cap debt. In a further move to reassure voters, the two-party Budget Responsibility Rules (BRRs) will be assessed by a watchdog independent of ...
Big Read: Can these politicians be trusted with the economy?New Zealand Herald
Labour, Greens pledge fiscal responsibility if (press release)
Labour and Greens sign economy planRadio New Zealand
NZCity -TVNZ -Newstalk ZB -Newshub
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