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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 

-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
-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 

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 

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 

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 

Call for govt to fund 'significant, complex' meningococcal disease
Concern is growing a new public health crisis could arise if the rates for meningococcal disease vaccinations do not increase rapidly. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 5:37pm 

Poll suggests New Zealanders don't want government to increase spending in Budget
A new poll suggests most New Zealanders want the government to maintain its overall spending in this week's Budget - rather than increase it. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 5:08pm 

Charges coming over Sam Basil car crash - Police Commissioner
The man driving the car which collided with the vehicle carrying the late Papua New Guinea deputy prime minister, Sam Basil, is likely to face charges of dangerous driving. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 5:08pm 

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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
-Ukraine mounts effort to rescue last fighters at steel mill

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-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 

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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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 

New Zealand navy frigate to leave Canada years after upgrade began
The second of the country's two naval frigates is due to leave Canada, eight years after an upgrade project began. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 5:52pm 

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Professional firefighter numbers in Auckland at crisis point, union says
By RNZ The Professional Firefighters Union says staffing in Auckland has reached crisis point.The union says over the weekend there were 23 gaps in firefighter coverage, including five fire trucks out of commission due to no... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 5:37pm 

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