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Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near US$100 billion
Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street Wednesday, with the digital currency exchange's rising as high as US$429, briefly giving it a market value over US$100 billion (NZ$139 billion).Coinbase Global's initial public offering... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:25am 

-Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt
-White House says Biden's call with Russia's Putin was to stress consequences of activities
-Syria rejects watchdog investigation into 2018 gas attack
-Egypt releases 2 journalists after 17 months in detention
-Humanitarian crisis feared in St. Vincent amid eruptions

Exporters missing out on up to $24 billion of untapped global demand - report
A report by an economics consultancy firm has found up to $24 billion worth of untapped global demand for New Zealand products. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:15am 

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From catching pirates to war zones: New Zealand's military women to be focus of this year's Poppy Day
Using Google Translate to communicate while under bombardment in South Sudan is one of several experiences recounted in interviews with the women. 
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Covid-19: Clap but donít cheer Ė how will the Tokyo Olympics work?
As a new coronavirus variant sweeps Japan, Olympics organisers are racing to make contingency plans, set spectator limits and prepare to isolate infected participants. 
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Christchurch councillor Phil Mauger fined over trench dug to fix 10-year flooding problem
A Christchurch City councillor has been fined $300 after digging a trench to solve a street's flooding problem that had gone unfixed for 10 years.Councillors Phil Mauger and James Daniels hired a digger and dug the 70-metre trench... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:05am 

Business plan hatched to keep 320,000 hens in 139ha forest
A South Waikato free-range egg company is setting up a new model of business - creating a forest for its hens to live in. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:55am 

Chris Hipkins on MIQ workers: 'I'm not going to put all of them under suspicion'
The Covid-19 Response Minister says he won't be putting workers in managed isolation facilities under suspicion due to the actions of a border security guard who "was lying" about getting tested for the coronavirus. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:55am 

Cricket: Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak banned eight years for corruption
Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was banned for eight years today for breaching cricket's anti-corruption code while he was coach of his country's national team and an assistant coach in the Indian Premier League and other domestic... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 7:45am 

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Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa: Major injury blow for Jack Goodhue after being ruled out of 2021 season
All Blacks midfielder Jack Goodhue has been ruled out of the entire rugby season after suffering a serious knee injury.Goodhue was helped from the field with an injury to his left knee in the 21st minute of the side's golden point... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:25am 

-UPDATE 1-U.S. says indirect nuclear talks with Iran to resume on Thursday
-Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work
-Explosion heard near international airport in northern Iraq

Auckland traffic live: Motorway networks congested
We have everything you need to know about traffic and weather-related incidents in Auckland. 
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New era for 102-year-old South Taranaki haberdashery shop
A chance conversation over some new curtains helped Kylie James find a new start in a 102-year-old business after Covid 19 sabotaged her career. 
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Bridgerton renewed through season 4: Everything we know about its future
Rege-Jean Page might not be returning, but there is so much to look forward to as the Netflix has renewed Bridgerton through season four. 
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Emma Gilmour waits for extreme rallying call
One of the world's fastest female rally drivers, Emma Gilmour is biding her time to race in the radical new Extreme E series by competing in the NZ Rally Championship. 
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Is Te Puke's Roy Baldock New Zealand's oldest rugby player?
In a quarter of a century of playing Golden Oldies rugby, Te Puke's Roy Baldock has never been on a losing side.He's never been on a winning side either.Played under IRB laws, with some variations, games are always undecided.... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:05am 

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Eight takapu killed at Muriwai gannet colony
An Auckland park ranger says the killing of eight birds at Muriwai's much-loved gannet colony is shocking. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:55am 

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