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Exclusive Brethren used Thompson and Clark to spy on ex-members
The Exclusive Brethren church has been using the controversial private investigators Thompson and Clark to spy on former members of the church. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:46am 

-2 views of Floyd onlookers: Desperate to help, or angry mob?
-Bernie Sanders says Putin is murdering Navalny 'in front of the world' for exposing the Russian president's 'vast corruption'
-Former UN leader presses for 'strong action' on Myanmar
-Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American Democracy
-Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts

Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to iPhone and iPad this week
Microsoft will make its game streaming service available through Safari, Edge, and Chrome, enabling Apple devices for the first time. 
© 2021 PC World 8:45am 

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Nelson man on trial for stabbing two men in Queenstown
A 21-year-old man who admitted stabbing two men in Queenstown in 2019 says he acted in self defence, a jury has heard.The jury trial for Jack James Harrington, of Nelson, began before Judge Bernadette Farnan in the Invercargill... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:34am 

Rugby: Blow for proposed All Blacks-Wales test with big names set to miss out
Star forward Taulupe Faletau will be among four players missing when if Wales host the All Blacks in October. As reported by the Herald last week , the All Blacks could play two additional money-spinning tests this year in Wales... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:24am 

George Floyd: Prosecution, defence make closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial
A prosecutor told jurors to "believe your eyes" as he replayed video of George Floyd's death last May, beneath the knee of Derek Chauvin in closing arguments in the former police officer's murder trial. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:15am 

Heavy rain, possible thunderstorms to hit the North Island as wet weather arrives from the Tasman
Wet, stormy weather is expected for much of the North Island on Tuesday as a low arrives from the Tasman Sea. 
© 2021 8:15am 

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$25 benefit increase 'too little to make a substantive difference'
A year on from the government's $25 increase to benefits, some solo parents and people with disabilities or illnesses say it has made little difference to their budgets. 
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'Clear' inequity for Maori in health care - report
An urgent DHB-wide review is being called for to understand why rangatahi Maori are far more likely to die after significant trauma than non-Maori. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:46am 

-Israeli PM threatens defamation suit against predecessor
-Czech, Russian envoys fly home amid depot explosion dispute

Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming launches on PCs, iPad, and iPhone this week
No graphics card? No problem. Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming expands to PCs and iOS devices as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on April 20. 
© 2021 PC World 8:45am 

Fitbit’s new Luxe tracker is a stylish hybrid of the Sense and the Charge 4
Fitbit has launched a new tracker called the Luxe that blends fashion and fitness tracking into a stylish package. 
© 2021 PC World 8:45am 

iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you clear it?
That significant Other filling up all your iPhone storage? Here’s what you can do about it. 
© 2021 PC World 8:44am 

Transmission Gully never likely to hit initial cost estimates according to review
By Charlotte Cook for RNZ A review into Wellington's billion-dollar highway Transmission Gully has found the project was flawed from the start.The 27-kilometre stretch of motorway was supposed to cost $850 million but has now... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:34am 

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Ban on DHB members making political comment may prevent criticism of health reforms
A new code of conduct banning DHB members from making “political comment” may have been timed to dull criticism of imminent changes to the health system, an expert says. 
© 2021 8:15am 

On the air, but at the grassroots: Access radio turns 40 in Aotearoa
A new book and an awareness campaign are helping mark the 40th anniversary celebrations of access radio in Aotearoa. 
© 2021 8:15am 

The 93-year-old Christchurch craftsman and his thriving pen business
Keith Partridge started making handcrafted pens from native timber sourced from red-zoned Christchurch homes. He now has a thriving garage business. 
© 2021 8:15am 

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