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Oddity notes on Budget week at Parliament
The House - Why is the Budget usually on a Thursday, why just before a sitting break, and why is the debate on it usually interrupted by urgent business? 
© 2022 RadioNZ 8:38pm 

Horse racing: Trainer eyeing sacred victory with 2YO
Tony Pike will be chasing what would be a highly satisfying Queensland victory on Wednesday with the promising two-year-old Rudyard.The Cambridge trainer's youngster has fared well in the barrier draw and will jump from gate five... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:38pm 

Emma Raducanu's carousel of coaches and why doing 'some pretty wacky things' may pay off
Is Emma Raducanu's approach to coaching "brutal" or is doing "some pretty wacky things" going to pay off in the long run? 
© 2022 BBCWorld 8:29pm 

Thiago Alcantara shines in Liverpool midfield evolution
Thiago is playing a pivotal role in Liverpool's bid to win a quadruple, with the Spain international benefitting from the Reds' midfield evolution. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 8:29pm 

Breast cancer 'metal detector' recommended to NHS
The new gadget can help surgeons find and remove cancer that has spread from the breast, say experts. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 8:28pm 

India’s construction workers bear the brunt of heatwave
A brutal heatwave is wreaking havoc on the health and livelihoods of India's working poor. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 8:28pm 

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Tauranga by-election candidates confirmed, minor parties plan for 'biggest political upset'
Twelve candidates will contest the Tauranga by-election, the Electoral Commission confirmed today. Candidate nominations for the by-election closed at noon. The seat opened up after Simon Bridges announced his surprise retirement... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:07pm 

Man charged with murder after body believed to be missing woman Gaelene Bright found in Northland forest
A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was located in a Northland forest, this afternoon.Police believe the body is Northland woman, Gaelene Bright, who was last spoken to at her home address in the early hours... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:07pm 

McCallum Bros to appeal after Auckland Council rejects Pakiri sand mining bid
Auckland's biggest supplier of sand for concrete has decided to lodge an appeal after Auckland Council rejected a bid to take more sand from Pakiri Beach. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:32pm 


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Man charged with murder after body found in Northland forest
Police have charged a 61-year-old man with murder after a body was located in Waipoua Forest, Northland, this afternoon. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 8:38pm 

Horse racing: Moroney enjoying home visit
Multiple Australian Group One winner Tofane is expected to fetch big money when she goes up for auction in Australia next week, but her trainer Mike Moroney says owners should remember there is also a solid market for racemares with... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:38pm 

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Boris Johnson accepts Northern Ireland impasse down to Brexit deal he signed up to
The prime minister described the EU as being "over-zealous" in its application of the post-Brexit trade arrangements. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 8:28pm 

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, new prime minister says
Ranil Wickremesinghe says the country's central bank will print money to pay government wages. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 8:28pm 

Producer of Chloe Swarbrick documentary responds to ACT backlash
A producer of a documentary about Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick says there are serious discussions to be had about the impact of trolling on the mental health of MPs. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 8:22pm 

Alarmed by Solomon Islands-China pact, New Zealand finds its voice on security
Opinion - NZ has long been seen as the moderate, even absent, voice on China in the "Five Eyes" alliance, but its tone on security and Beijing's presence in the South Pacific has toughened, Lucy Craymer writes. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 8:07pm 

'Overpowering stench': Financial support for residents living close to damaged wastewater treatment plant
The Christchurch City Council will vote on a financial support package for residents directly affected by the stench emanating from the fire-damaged wastewater treatment plant in Bromley at a council meeting on Thursday.It follows... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:07pm 

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