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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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Maori participation in local democracy crucial
Increasing Maori participation in local democracy is the intention behind a "crucial" project, because Maori and young people are "disengaged and disenfranchised". 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:32pm 

Doctor Who: Manchester actress Yasmin Finney to join show
Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney joins the cast of Doctor Who as Rose in scenes due to air next year. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 7:17pm 

UK judges refuse to ban death penalty in Trinidad and Tobago
Nine of the UK's most senior judges have refused to ban the mandatory death penalty in Trinidad and Tobago. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:17pm 

Russia war on Ukraine: NZ 'considering' sanctions on billionaire oligarch Alexander Abramov, Nanaia Mahuta says
The Government is considering sanctioning Russian billionaire oligarch Alexander Abramov - who has been linked to Putin - but has to work through how it will affect New Zealanders, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says. Abramov is... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 6:59pm 

-White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba
-Ukraine mounts effort to rescue last fighters at steel mill
-Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods
-'Like every other day:' 10 lives lost on a trip to the store
-War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future
-N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges
-Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families

Kerbside food recycling scheme moves a step closer
Food waste reduction advocates are welcoming plans to kick food scraps to the kerb - and save them from landfill. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 6:42pm 

'How bizarre': The political train conspiracy at an Auckland tennis court in the dead of night
Auckland councillor Shane Henderson has apologised to a local politician after alleging he was coaxed to a meeting in the dead of night to discuss wild conspiracy theories about trains.In a post on Twitter today, the Labour councillor... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 6:28pm 

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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 

Tauranga homicide investigation: Police charge two with aggravated burglary at house where Mitchell Te Kani later died
Police have made two arrests for an incident at a home where a man later died.Mitchell Te Kani, 51, died at a house on Maungatapu Rd on Saturday night.Police have launched a homicide investigation, Operation Totara. Detective... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 7:32pm 

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Father sentenced for assaulting siblings over spilled toothpaste
When Shaun Sinclair's young son tried to clean his teeth in the hallway of their home early one morning, it sparked a chain of events leading to what is now a serious black mark on his own life. His little boy, then aged 5 but with... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 6:59pm 

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-Iran state TV says 2 French nationals arrested over protests
-Clashes break out in Tripoli as rival Libyan premier arrives

Party People: Simon Bridges on life after politics
Party People - Former National MP Simon Bridges joins the party to discuss life after politics, the latest polls, co-governance, ram raids and the Australian elections. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 6:42pm 

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