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Stuff.co.nz
We can't leave it to women to fix inequality in the workplace
Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand is celebrating 125 years of womens' suffrage. But we still have a way to go in the workplace for gender equality. OPINION: So there I was surrounded by women, with a sprinkling of men, at the launch of a push for gender equality in the ...
Black women are the lifeblood of the workforceSt. Louis American

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New Zealand Herald
Wild weather: Thousands of lightning strikes, deluge hits Auckland, North Island
New Zealand Herald
Thousands of lightning strikes have struck the North Island this morning and heavy rain is battering Auckland as wild weather moves across the region. And in Waikato, residents of Tokoroa have described seeing a flash and hearing a loud bang as ...
8000 lightning strikes, thunder, threat of tornadoes todayNewstalk ZB
Friday's national forecastWeatherWatch.co.nz

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Otago Daily Times
Airport evacuated over WW2 artillery shells in luggage
Otago Daily Times
Two World War II artillery shells forced the evacuation of Auckland International Airport's arrivals hall last night. A police spokesperson said they were called to the airport around 10.10pm after a passenger declared having the items in their luggage.
Researcher says anti-depressants increasingly being prescribed for other conditionsTVNZ
Bomb squad called to Auckland International AirportRadio New Zealand
Passenger declares WWII artillery shells at Auckland AirportNewshub

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Newshub
Lightning strikes tree in Tokoroa, sparking fire
TVNZ
Two streets are closed after a lightning strike sparked a fire in the Waikato town of Tokoroa this morning. Kauri Street and West Parkdale Street have been blocked off after lightning struck a tree just before 7am. Police say a gas leak is also in the ...
Lightning strike sets tree on fire, causes gas leakRadio New Zealand
Lightning strike closes roads in suburban TokoroaWaikato Times
Lightning strikes tree and gas mainSunLive
Newshub
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New Zealand Herald
Mike Hosking: Simon Bridges skulduggery - expenses leaker the real story
New Zealand Herald
COMMENT: Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard wins my person of the week award - he has taken seriously an event that needed a bit of gravitas shown. What started out as a lame, cheap, and nasty piece of work by some low-life, who hopefully now will be ...
Mike's Minute: Bridges' leak investigtaion will cause dramaNewstalk ZB
List of New Zealand MPs' expenses releasedTVNZ
Simon Bridges expenses leak: 'Chatter' centred on National MPNewshub
The Spinoff
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New Zealand Herald
Kate Hawkesby: Is carparking such a rip-off to make us all use public transport?
New Zealand Herald
COMMENT: Something's going on with carparking at the moment, and I'm not into it. It is becoming more and more impossible to find a park, more expensive to pay for it when you do find one - and there seems to be a plethora of people these days lining ...

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Radio New Zealand
Minister for Crown/Māori Relations still without job description
TVNZ
Ten months after the Government named Kelvin Davis the Minister for Crown/Māori Relations, it is still unclear what his job is. The Government is heading to Ngaruawahia this weekend to attend celebrations for the Māori King but the Prime Minister will ...
PM on Māori relations: 'I think our relationships are strong'Radio New Zealand

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'Bitch' thief 'mercilessly' bled elderly neighbour's bank account
New Zealand Herald
On the surface, Dorothy Winifred Pearson was a dutiful citizen, helping her elderly neighbour with her groceries. But the 57-year-old South Dunedin resident was not what she seemed. As soon as Pearson discovered the PIN for the woman's eftpos card, she ...

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'Bitch' thief 'mercilessly' bled elderly neighbour's bank account
New Zealand Herald
On the surface, Dorothy Winifred Pearson was a dutiful citizen, helping her elderly neighbour with her groceries. But the 57-year-old South Dunedin resident was not what she seemed. As soon as Pearson discovered the PIN for the woman's eftpos card, she ...

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Stuff.co.nz
What lessons do we take from the teachers' strike
Stuff.co.nz
Hundreds of teachers, parents and students gather at the Church Steps on Trafalgar St, Nelson during the national teachers' strike. Wednesday was the perfect day for a strike. Those teachers who were sufficiently galvanised gathered at the church steps ...

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