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Changes needed or more people will die in Robinson helicopters, investigator tells inquest
Unexplianed mast bumping - a problem with rotor mechanisms - has led to hundreds of deaths around the world, an investigator told an inquest into a helicopter accident. 
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Former MLB star Ben Zobrist accuses pastor of affair with his wife and defrauding charity
Ben Zobrist, who won the World Series in 2015 and 2016, filed a lawsuit against his pastor, claiming he had an affair with his wife, singer Julianna Zobrist, while providing marriage counseling. 
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Covid-19: New South Wales fans likely to be locked out of Queensland for State of Origin II
The NSW team is safe to get in but some players' families have made a mad dash to Brisbane to beat the cut-off. 
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Sarah Hirini and Hamish Bond named New Zealand team flagbearers for Tokyo Olympics
A rugby sevens star and Olympic rowing great will carry the flag for New Zealand at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 
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-Micromobility software provider Joyride raises $3.7 million seed round
-Avalanche Helps Lightroom Users Easily Migrate to Capture One
-Chinese robotaxi unicorn WeRide bags over $600M in 5 months

Covid-19 case's Te Papa visit: Up to 2500 asked to isolate
Wellington's Museum of New Zealand Te Papa has had to close for two days for a deep clean after a Covid-19 positive tourist from Australia visited the museum while they were probably contagious. 
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Judith Collins says Harete Hipango allegation likely a coding error
National leader Judith Collins acknowledged there were errors in the way Hipango's expenses were coded. 
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Covid-19 NZ: Wellingtonians face queues, delays for testing and information
A woman who was in a bar visited by the Covid-infected Australian says she couldn't get through to Healthline and was turned away from a testing centre. 
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Man left with burns due to electric shock treatment at Lake Alice
Charlie Symes received shock treatment to his head, groin, the soles of his feet, neck and across his chest. 
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Covid-19 NZ: Supermarkets urge Wellingtonians not to buy more than they need as alert level 2 starts
But at least one supermarket appeared to already be running low on toilet paper by Wednesday evening. 
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Auckland tornado: Papatoetoe family frustrated by insurance delay
The freak storm wrecked their garage and parts of their home, but an assessor didn't come until three days later. 
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Michael B. Jordan apologizes for rum brand's controversial name
Michael B. Jordan addressed criticism of his new rum brand's name on June 22 after Nicki Minaj and others called for him to change it. 
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Harry Potter’s Bonnie Wright reveals where she thinks Ginny Weasley is today
Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, revealed what she imagines her character and her husband, Harry, are up to almost 10 years after the final installment. 
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Vessels in international waters: Agencies to gain powers to stop, search, detain
Parliament has introduced a bill that gives agencies powers to stop any suspected serious criminal offending on ships in international waters. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:15pm 

-The 'Borderlands' movie is done filming
-Spin's new e-scooter is designed to withstand the public's neglect

Police investigate after threatening messages sent to Westlake Girls High School student
Police are investigating threatening messages sent to a North Shore high school student via Snapchat. 
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Southland District Council to delay adopting its long term plan
The Southland District Council is having to readjust budgets and forecasts in its long term plan after receiving a funding shortfall for roading. 
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Covid-19 NZ: Business reprimanded by health official for being cautious after 'positive' Covid result
Aranz Medical sent its staff home after one was falsely told they had Covid-19 - only to be rapped over the knuckles by health bosses. 
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Covid-19 NZ: Christchurch criminal trial adjourned due to possible Covid risk
A criminal trial in the Christchurch District Court has been adjourned after a lawyer involved had been at a location in Wellington connected to the latest Covid-19 case. 
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Covid-19 NZ: Ski-fields hoping bubble opens before Aussie school holidays
As ski fields prepare for a bumper two weeks during Aussie school holidays, Sydney's outbreak may pierce the Trans-Tasman bubble 
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