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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 

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 

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 

-Ukraine mounts effort to rescue last fighters at steel mill
-'Like every other day:' 10 lives lost on a trip to the store
-Iran state TV says 2 French nationals arrested over protests
-Clashes break out in Tripoli as rival Libyan premier arrives
-Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families

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 

'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 

Wellington school calls in police after racist graffiti attacks
A Wellington school has called police in after two instances of racist graffiti in the toilets. The vandalism has been removed, but some students are worried it will happen again. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 6:27pm 

Hawke's Bay Hospital ward in lockdown due to norovirus
A ward at Hawke's Bay Hospital is in lockdown to prevent the spread of norovirus. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 6:27pm 

Charged dentist treated elderly patients in lockdown
A renowned dentist charged with flouting Covid-19 lockdown rules says he only saw patients who needed urgent and emergency care, including an elderly oral cancer survivor whose broken teeth were cutting her mouth."She was in pain... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 5:58pm 

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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 

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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
-Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods
-War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future
-N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

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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 

Meter reader still struggling a year after causing crash
A meter reader who caused a serious crash with a courier driver is still struggling a year on with the guilt, remorse and lingering injuries.Neil Walker initially told police that if the other driver had not been overtaking him... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 6:28pm 

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Maori leaders say Te Tiriti approach missing from Emissions Reduction Plan
There has been mixed reaction from Maori to the government's Emissions Reduction Plan, with some arguing there are still gaps that the report does not address. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 6:27pm 

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