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20 September 2017 2:32 AM Sea Shepherd Offers $5000 Reward for NZ Sea Lion Killer

On Sunday the 17th September the Department of Conservation found a dead endangered male New Zealand Sea Lion (Rāpoka/ Whakahao). It had been shot on Tautuku Beach in the Catlins(Otago/ Southland) and was otherwise in healthy condition. “This is the second Sea Lion to be shot this year in the Catlins. It appears we could have a serial wildlife killer

19 September 2017 11:15 PM Unique UFO home sells

The flying saucer-shaped home in Park Rd, Warrington, was listed on Trade Me on September 4. That listing had since generated almost 50,000 views, resulting in the home selling by Monday. The home was owned in trust by Christchurch woman Juanita Clearwater and her family. She had bought the rare Futuro one-bedroom, one-bathroom house from previous owner

19 September 2017 9:48 PM Senators push for churches to get disaster relief grants

Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits. Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford

19 September 2017 9:15 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine, but rights groups critical

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military. The Nobel Peace laureate’s remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya 1

18 September 2017 5:27 AM MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 mixed at the start of election week

New Zealand shares were little changed at the start of election week. New Zealand Refining and Air New Zealand dropped following a pipeline leak, while A2 Milk Co rose. The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 3.95 points, or 0.05 percent, to 7,758.71. Within the index, 17 stocks fell, 15 rose and 18 were unchanged. Turnover was $131 million. "People are a little more cautious 1

17 September 2017 11:12 PM Scoop Business » UPDATE: NZ Refining, Air NZ shares fall

(Recasts on market reactions, adds comment from broker, economist, Air NZ) Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining and Air New Zealand shares fell as investors reacted to a pipeline leak disrupting jet fuel supplies at Auckland International Airport. Whangarei-based NZ Refining expects to miss out on between $10 million and $15 million of pipeline

17 September 2017 11:12 PM Fuel glitch 'not a major economic event'

An economist says Auckland Airport's jet fuel supply problem won't be a major economic event but shares in the companies involved have dipped. New Zealand Refining and Air New Zealand shares fell as investors reacted to a pipeline leak disrupting jet fuel supplies at Auckland International Airport. Whangarei-based NZ Refining expects to miss out on between

17 September 2017 11:12 PM UPDATE: NZ Refining, Air NZ shares fall

(Recasts on market reactions, adds comment from broker, economist, Air NZ) Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Refining and Air New Zealand shares fell as investors reacted to a pipeline leak disrupting jet fuel supplies at Auckland International Airport. Whangarei-based NZ Refining expects to miss out on between $10 million and $15 million of pipeline 1

17 September 2017 5:01 PM Ardern defends tax, super policies

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson and revenue spokesman Michael Wood released a revised tax package which said any potential changes would not come into effect until 2021. There would be no new taxes or levies, except those already announced. Those included a regional fuel tax, a clean water royalty and a $25 levy on international visitors 2

14 September 2017 10:47 PM Trump says immigration deal with Democrats close, without border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. Trump said any final agreement must include border security measures including 3