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Tobacco remains then number one item smuggled into Invercargill Prison
Tobacco products top the list of things smuggled into Invercargill Prison, but it appears more tattoo equipment is being found. 
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Trampers thank locator beacon for their rescue in Fiordland
A couple who were rescued off Dusky Track were seasoned trampers and well prepared. 
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'Don't do it': Kmart warns shoppers after dangerous hack goes viral
Kmart in Australia has issued a warning to shoppers after a "dangerous" baking hack went viral.Last year, fans of the cult favourite shop were thrilled when one Australian mother shared her baking hack.The baking hack uses Kmart's... 
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Fewer possums on Mount Pironga following 1080 drop - DOC
DOC dropped 1080 over 14,000 hectares of land in September. 
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Shipping container for rent at $390: Council to inspect
A converted shipping container being advertised as a one-bedroom home available to rent at nearly $400 per week will be investigated by council. The Wellington rental , which was listed on Trade Me yesterday at the steep price of... 
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Most popular dogs' names in Auckland revealed
Yell out for Bella, Charlie or Max at any Auckland dog park and you might attract a stampede of furry friends. It turns out for the fifth year in a row Bella has been revealed as the most popular dog name recorded on Auckland Council's... 
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Northland rail line back in action after upgrades completed
The running of a test train last week means the rail line between Whangarei and Swanson in West Auckland is back in action after an upgrade funded by the Provincial Growth Fund. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 5:56pm 

Strong winds cancel Wellington ferry services
Wellington ferry services have been cancelled and port operations ceased with severe gales forecasted. 
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New Zealand calls for release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
New Zealand has joined its allies in decrying the jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. 
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Man accused of raping friend on trial in the New Plymouth District Court
A Taranaki man accused of rape betrayed the trust of a friend, a jury has been told. 
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Phil Spector, music producer and convicted murderer, dead at 81
Famed music producer Phil Spector has died at age 81 while serving a 19-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. 
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Immigration adviser ordered to pay $10k after family's residency dream ruined
An immigration adviser has been ordered to pay almost $10,000 after bad advice led to a family's residence application being rejected. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 6:35pm 

Dairy owner shot in leg during aggravated robbery in Auckland
Police are searching for at least two people involved in an aggravated robbery in Manurewa in South Auckland last night. 
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Residents return home after Christchurch fire brought under control
People have returned to their homes after a blaze near Cass Bay in Christchurch, which has now been brought under control. 
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Multi-car crash blocking lanes on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway
A multi-car crash is blocking southbound lanes on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway.The crash happened just after 5pm near the Hastie Ave footbridge. Emergency services are responding and motorists are asked to slow down through... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 6:35pm 

Police seize firearms from black men at Virginia rally for gun rights
In a day with racial tensions on display, black protesters denounced what they called a double standard in a state where people are free to openly carry firearms. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 6:15pm 

Scientists launch rocks at roofs in Auckland volcano study
Scientists are firing rocks at roofs in a fascinating study exploring how buildings across Auckland might fare in an explosive eruption.Auckland straddles a large volcanic field home to more than 50 volcanic centres, posing an ever-present... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 6:05pm 

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Grocery and retail spending up in December - Stats NZ
New Zealanders spent more on groceries and alcohol in the lead up to Christmas, but fuel and accommodation spending dropped, statistics show. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 5:56pm 

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