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Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, two of her French bulldogs stolen
Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs, "Koij" and "Gustav," were stolen Wednesday night in Hollywood, a source close to the singer tells CNN. 
© 2021 CNN 7:35am 

-Berlin's MorphAIs hopes its AI algorithms will put its early-stage VC fund ahead of the pack
-Lob raises $50M for its direct mail platform
-DataJoy raises $6M seed to help SaaS companies track key business metrics
-Startup designs a modular, repairable laptop
-Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar's military
-USV has been aggressively selling off shares in Coinbase in run up to IPO
-The Landing is bringing shoppable social and collaboration to interior design
-Celebrity video platform Memmo raises $10M
-Spotify can play your liked songs by genre or mood
-Newegg is taking on scalpers and bots with a lottery order system
-'Destruction AllStars' will cost $20 if you miss it on PS Plus
-Blue Origin pushes New Glenn orbital rocket's first flight to Q4 2022
-Amazon loses its head of Fire TV, Kindle and Luna to Unity
-Steam's Remote Play Together feature now works without an account

Fiji's war on drugs: police find narcotics more lethal than 'ice'
Fijian authorities have warned that illicit drugs more lethal than methamphetamine are being produced across the country. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:25am 

Covid 19 coronavirus: Pressure mounts to vaccinate South Auckland
From RNZ Political pressure is mounting on the Government to prioritise vaccinating South Aucklanders against Covid-19.The area is currently grappling with the latest outbreak of Covid-19 and was the centre of the August cluster... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 7:15am 

Pokemon Go players banned for cheating
More than 5 million players have been punished for cheating, with 20% being permanent bans. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 7:05am 

Covid-19: A year since New Zealand's first reported case
A year on, there's a lot we can take away from the numbers and our country’s response. Here's a look back at the year we'll never forget. 
© 2021 6:45am 

Noisy tech project lures a win for students
A group of South Taranaki students who set out to protect whio living in a stream near their school may well help save many more of NZ's endangered birds. 
© 2021 6:45am 

GeForce RTX 3060: 5 things you need to know about Nvidia's new GPU
Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card hits the streets today. Here's what you need to know before you buy. 
© 2021 PC World 6:45am 

UFC fighters allowed to wear silver fern
A potential branding showdown between New Zealand Rugby and an Auckland Mixed Martial Arts gym has been averted. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 6:25am 

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-Maze raises another $15 million for its user testing platform
-Boosted by the pandemic, meeting transcription service raises $50M
-New Facebook ad campaign extols the benefits of personalized ads
-With Atlanta rising as a new hub for tech, early stage firm Tech Square Ventures gets a new partner
-Engadget editors talk about homeschool tech essentials
-Terminus raises $90M to grow its B2B marketing platform, now valued at around $400M
-Stori raises $32.5M in a Lightspeed-led Series B to build Mexico’s credit card for the masses
-There's a Pokémon news event tomorrow at 10AM ET
-Twitter plans to double revenue by 2023, reach 315M daily users

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-Former top Paytm exec is building his own financial services startup
-'Subnautica: Below Zero' will get a full release in May
-CEO of Bill Gates-backed EV battery startup expects major breakthrough in 2021
-Docyt raises $1.5M for its ML-based accounting automation platform
-Polestar 2 OTA update improves range and DC charging speeds

Tuvalu passport sales plan under attack
Former Tuvalu prime minister, Enele Sopoaga, is strongly critical of plans by the government to sell passports. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:25am 

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Independence of Maori Health Authority paramount - Lady Tureiti Moxon
A prominent Maori health campaigner wants a commitment in writing that a new Maori Health Authority will be independent, with control over its own budget and power to commission its own services. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:05am 

Boost in art sales as New Zealanders stay home
With a lot of New Zealanders unable to spend cash travelling overseas, the art world has seen an unexpected boost in sales as people spruce up their spaces. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 6:45am 

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Super Rugby Aotearoa talking points: Yappy players, rule changes and rookies
Stuff's rugby writers dissect the good, bad and ugly in Super Rugby Aotearoa. 
© 2021 6:45am 

'Lemonade stand' boys get Gold Blue Peter badges for Yemen fundraising
Best friends Ayaan and Mikaeel raised Ł100,000 for those affected by the Yemen crisis. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 6:35am 

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