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  • Hail & thunder in upper North Island, widespread rain in Canterbury

    20 July 2017 11:58 PM

    The deep and large low currently centred over the South Island is bringing sunny spells, big downpours and hail to northern New Zealand while the east of the South Island is wet under widespread rain. The rain, which is being fed from the sub-tropics, will today continue across Canterbury and slowly drift southwards into Otago. The heavy rain will move towards

  • Magnitude 6.7 quake hits off southwestern Turkey: USGS Add to ..

    20 July 2017 11:51 PM

    A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck off the southwestern Aegean Turkish coast on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, which struck at 1:31 a.m., was located off the southwestern coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province, the USGS said. It was close to the Turkish towns of Bodrum and Datca, both major tourist hubs, and the Greek

  • Love Mauao? Have your say

    20 July 2017 11:10 PM

    Tauranga City Council is calling for submissions on how it manages one of the city's most treasured places, Mauao. Last year, the joint administration board Nga Poutiriao o Mauao - comprised of representatives from the reserve's owners, the Mauao Trust, and Tauranga City Council - asked local residents what they love about our maunga. The board received

  • Earnings to fall by $100 million

    20 July 2017 10:34 PM

    Fletcher shares were subsequently mauled on opening, plunging 8.5% to a year low of $7.40, but clawed back some losses to close 50c down for the day at $7.59. Just under a year ago, its shares were $11.02. There will be intense scrutiny on the Building + Interiors construction division unit, which is responsible for the earnings downgrade, as it has an estimated

  • Iggy Azalea denies she’s got butt implants

    20 July 2017 9:26 PM

    Iggy Azalea says her butt isn't fake1:20 Iggy Azalea has flat-out denied that she's got butt implants on radio. Audio: Hit105's Stav, Abby and Matt with Osher. Radio host Abby Coleman said to Azalea, “I always rave about your body ... You have a small waist and a beautiful behind.” “I do have a small waist,” Azalea replied. “I have to work on it a lot actually

  • As Syria Rebels Learn from Media the CIA Cut Them Off, Al Qaeda Goes on the Offensive

    20 July 2017 9:00 PM

    It’s a bitter irony that Donald Trump, who used to stiff his contractors, now stops payment to forces fighting the so-called Islamic State. ISTANBUL—As moderate rebel groups in Syria tried to digest the news that the U.S. will soon cease all covert support for them—a sudden revelation they learned from press reports—northern Syria descended into further

  • Highlanders’ Super Rugby title chances dim, data says

    20 July 2017 8:59 PM

    According to the computing modelling programme, the Highlanders’ chances of winning the Super Rugby title are, well, not that bright. Dunedin firm Iris Data Science, which uses computer modelling to supply information and predictions to businesses, was invited by the Otago Daily Times to make predictions on the outcome of the Super Rugby games this season

  • Brown heavy on forwards for big battle

    20 July 2017 8:59 PM

    Midfielder Ryan Crotty comes back into the Crusaders backline, forcing David Havili back to fullback and Israel Dagg to the right wing. The Highlanders have placed Richard Buckman on the left wing to replace Tevita Li, who drops out of the squad. The forward pack is the same which started the game against the Reds last Friday night. Brown said the game was expected

  • Police Officer Seriously Assaulted in Rotorua

    20 July 2017 8:41 PM

    A Police officer is currently in Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted while on duty in Owhata, Rotorua last night. At approximately midnight he and another officer responded to an emergency call from a residential property in Owhata. The Constable was in the process of arresting a male for an alleged assault of a female

  • Weather: Flooding in Christchurch as destructive winds, extreme rain lash the country

    20 July 2017 8:37 PM

    Power remains cut to hundreds of homes in the Rotorua and Taupo region, where extreme wind gusts and severe rain caused surface flooding overnight. With heavy rains and high winds battering the North Island overnight, about 520 Unison customers were without power on Friday morning. Almost 300 Powerco customers still remain without power about one week after