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  1. Statement regarding search for Kim Bambus and short statement from Kim's family

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 03.29 / 00:53 police.govt.nz
    Location: Waitemata To be attributed to Detective Inspector Hayden Mander, Waitemata Police The search for Kim Bambus, who went missing at Piha last Friday is continuing today, but will be scaled back. Police Search and Rescue officers are carrying out searches in the area below the Mercer Bay cliffs and the shoreline around that location. A large team of Police have been involved in the search for Kim since she went…
  2. Avondale Police looking for Poitrel Zurich

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 03.28 / 23:31 police.govt.nz
    Location: Auckland City To be attributed to Senior Sergeant George Fanamanu, Avondale Police Avondale Police are looking for 24 year-old Poitrel Zurich, who is facing multiple charges and is thought to present a serious risk to a woman known to him. Zurich is currently facing the following charges, -Injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm -Male assaults female x 3 -Threatening act x 2 -Wilful damage x 2 -Burglary x 3 -Theft Poitrel was remanded on bail to an…
  3. Drug expert surprised by Christchurch's ecstasy use

    Newstalkzb.co.nz - Crime 03.28 / 21:57 newstalkzb.co.nz
    The level of ecstasy being used in Christchurch has surprised an expert of the local drug scene. Data taken from the city's wastewater shows the drug is used twice as much there, as it is in Auckland. Canterbury University criminologist Greg Newbold said this surprised him as ecstasy is exclusively imported. "I would expect MDMA to be prevalent in Port Cities, rather than in a city like Christchurch, which doesn't have a big international port like Auckland and Tauranga." Methamphetamine…
  4. Arrest made in Dannevirke Caltex robbery

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 03.28 / 21:56 police.govt.nz
    Location: Central Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Jymahl Glassey: Police have made one arrest in relation to an aggravated robbery at Caltex Dannevirke on March 23rd 2017 at 11:15pm. A 17-year-old male was arrested this morning. He will be charged with aggravated robbery and will be appearing in Palmerston North District Court this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Police would like to thank the community for providing information and helping to make this…
  5. Canterbury Police hold offenders accountable for robberies

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 03.28 / 20:54 police.govt.nz
    Location: Canterbury Canterbury Police have made a number of arrests in recent weeks and are committed to continuing to hold offenders accountable for robberies in the area. Between August 20 2016 – and March 8 2017 a dairy on Ferry Road, Woolston was subjected to nine robberies. Acting Inspector Paul Reeves, Area Prevention Manager for Canterbury, says Police are committed to holding these people to account for their actions. “Eight out of these nine robberies hav…
  6. SH1 to be closed after crash

    Police.govt.nz - Crime 03.28 / 20:35 police.govt.nz
    Location: Bay of Plenty State Highway One will be closed later this morning at Bulli Point, near Taupo, following a truck crash at 4:30am this morning. The truck and trailer unit rolled in the crash. Nobody was injured. Traffic control is currently in place as the road is partially blocked. However, from 11:30am the road will be fully closed in order to remove the truck from the scene. It is expected this process could take some time and the road could be closed until…
  7. Waikato man James Te Hiko found guilty of murdering partner

    Newstalkzb.co.nz - Crime 03.28 / 12:17 newstalkzb.co.nz
    A Waikato man has been found guilty of murdering his partner in a savage beating where she was struck more than 70 times. A jury in the High Court at Rotorua took 45 minutes to find James Te Hiko guilty of murdering Queenie Karaka, known as Nina Thompson, at Atiamuri in April last year. The verdict was greeted with sobs from the packed public gallery and Justice Murray Gilbert gave Te Hiko the first of his three strikes warnings. The trial had lasted six days. The Crown argued the…
  8. Neighbour of Troy Taylor says she heard him telling Ihaka Stokes to 'shut up' weeks before his death

    Newstalkzb.co.nz - Crime 03.28 / 12:17 newstalkzb.co.nz
    A neighbour of the man accused of murdering Christchurch baby Ihaka Stokes says she heard him yell “shut up” at the child just weeks before his death. Troy Taylor denies murdering the 15-month-old on July 3rd 2015 at their Truman Road home. The 23-year-old claims his former partner and Ihaka’s mother Mikala Stokes inflicted the boy’s fatal injuries while he wasn’t home. Neighbour, Angela Marshall, told the High Court at Christchurch of how she was hanging out washing when she heard the c…
  1. Ryman gets approval for second Melbourne village

    Nzherald.co.nz - Health 03.29 / 01:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Ryman Healthcare has been given the go-ahead to proceed with a second retirement village in Australia's second largest city, with the first residents at the new Melbourne site expected to move in next year. Christchurch-based…
  2. Unhealthy levels of lead found in NZ centres

    Nzherald.co.nz - Health 03.29 / 01:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Atmospheric concentrations of lead peak during winter in New Zealand urban centres - and in some cases have reached two to three times the upper guideline for human health.That's according to an air quality investigation by…
  3. Student gains 25kg to become plus size model

    Nzherald.co.nz - Health 03.29 / 01:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    A stunning student has gained 25kg to become a plus size model. Aliss Bonython, 21, from Nottingham, was once desperate to wear a size six dress but after years of starving herself, she has ditched the fad diets and is finally…
  4. NSW man Bradley Brooks guilty of murder for fatal stabbing in pizza shop

    Smh.com.au - Health 03.29 / 01:05 www.smh.com.au
    Bradley James Brooks was convicted of murdering Gregory Gibbins and wounding his friend Adam Swindell with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in Toukley in April…
  5. Man linked to slain nurse was convicted in separate case years later

    Smh.com.au - Health 03.29 / 01:05 www.smh.com.au
    Person of interest in the almost-forgotten but still unsolved murder of a 25-year-old nurse in Melbourne was convicted of a strikingly similar fatal stabbing more than a decade…
  6. Pakeha less likely to get Gardasil vaccine - even as study proves it's working

    Stuff.co.nz - Health 03.29 / 01:03 www.stuff.co.nz
    The vaccine that tackles the virus that causes genital warts and cervical cancer has been proven to be fighting off infection - but many Pakeha families are rejecting immunisation - claiming their girls don't need it yet…
  7. How to make your bedroom a sleep haven

    Nzherald.co.nz - Health 03.29 / 00:50 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Kiwis, like their nocturnal namesake, struggle to sleep at night. According to Dr Karyn O'Keefe, sleep expert and senior researcher of the Sleep/Wake Research Centre at Massey University, twenty-five per cent of us are currently…
  8. Nicotine e-cigarettes legalised - Expert Reaction

    Scoop.co.nz - Health 03.29 / 00:49 www.scoop.co.nz
    Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be legalised. The Science Media Centre gathered expert reaction on the…
  1. Students get out paint brushes and shovels to learn the meaning of community

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 03.29 / 01:02 www.stuff.co.nz
    Seventy youngsters had a lesson in community when they gave a makeover to areas of a New Plymouth …
  2. Roll-out of free GIS software for schools

    Scoop.co.nz - Education 03.29 / 00:49 www.scoop.co.nz
    Students in both primary and secondary education in New Zealand now have free access to Esri’s ArcGIS Online software through the roll-out of a multimillion dollar enablement program to schools across America, Europe and now Australia and New Zealand.…
  3. Student cheated three times and still passed: Lecturer

    Nzherald.co.nz - Education & Family 03.29 / 00:29 www.nzherald.co.nz
    A student who was caught cheating three times was still allowed to pass the course, his lecturer says.The former lecturer, who asked to remain anonymous, said he resigned from the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) in…
  4. Sticks 'n Stones anti-bullying project founder Karla Sanders empowers young people

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 03.28 / 23:39 www.stuff.co.nz
    Chatting to Karla Sanders immediately boosts your zest for life and puts some faith back in h…
  5. Taranaki student on course for a career among the stars

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 03.28 / 23:39 www.stuff.co.nz
    Megan Poehler is handy with a telescope and a medieval sword, but it is her scientific calculator she will be packing these …
  6. Onslow College physicists take competition for the third year running

    Stuff.co.nz - Education&Family 03.28 / 23:20 www.stuff.co.nz
    Countless afternoons spent in the lab have paid off for a team of Onslow College students during a national physics…
  7. Shelley Bridgeman: 'Good on Auckland Grammar for its stance on hairstyles'

    Nzherald.co.nz - Education & Family 03.28 / 23:05 www.nzherald.co.nz
    It was recently reported that the mother of an 11-year-old boy had asked Auckland Grammar to consider relaxing its rules on hairstyles. The woman had hoped that in 2019 she could send her son to this well regarded school but…
  8. She just turned 14: Is it time to panic yet?

    Abc.net.au - Family 03.28 / 22:44 www.abc.net.au
    We've all heard the statistics about teenage girls; one-third have sent naked selfies, phone addiction is on the rise... But should we be as concerned as we are about young women coming of age in the digital…
  1. A field dictionary for dining out in 2017

    Dailyliberal.com.au - Food 03.28 / 23:23 dailyliberal.com.au
    Your handy reference guide for everything from aquafaba to gose to unicorn…
  2. A field dictionary for dining out in 2017

    Your handy reference guide for everything from aquafaba to gose to unicorn…
  3. British brew wins at tri-nation beer 'friendly' competition

    Stuff.co.nz - Food 03.28 / 22:36 www.stuff.co.nz
    British beer came out on top during a friendly international competition that saw the UK's suds take on brews from New Zealand and Australia. An informal poll held at the 2nd Annual Tri-Nations Beer Challenge brought together Brits, Aussies, and Kiwis at Auckland's Pocket Bar and Kitchen this week to vote for their favourite in a 16-strong blind tasting. …
  4. Recipes: 3 ways with frozen peas

    Stuff.co.nz - Food 03.28 / 22:36 www.stuff.co.nz
    Since it seems that the world is going to hell in a handcart at an alarmingly fast rate, I've been thinking that we need to have something to rely on for when the revolution comes. Wads of cash would be lovely, of course, or a private helicopter, or even a bijou high-country station in the South Island to escape to. Failing that, we have frozen peas to fall back…
  5. Recipes: Spaghetti bolognese and spaghetti bolognese toasted sandwiches

    Stuff.co.nz - Food 03.28 / 22:36 www.stuff.co.nz
    As I sit here typing on this grey Taranaki day, our 6-week-old (it's a girl!) lies in my arms softly breathing and snuffling in a way only newborns do. I thought life was full before she arrived, with two energetic boys, aged 2 and 4, to run around after, but now that my partner and I are outnumbered, life is more full than it has ever…
  6. A field dictionary for dining out in 2017

    Your handy reference guide for everything from aquafaba to gose to unicorn…
  7. A field dictionary for dining out in 2017

    Your handy reference guide for everything from aquafaba to gose to unicorn…
  8. A field dictionary for dining out in 2017

    Your handy reference guide for everything from aquafaba to gose to unicorn…
  1. Hudson & Halls Live! Returns to Auckland

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 03.29 / 01:10 www.scoop.co.nz
    After being shaken up like a good martini in Wellington and winning a bevy of Wellington Theatre Awards at the end of 2016, Silo Theatre’s smash hit comedy HUDSON & HALLS LIVE! returns to Auckland 27 June – 9 July at Q Theatre as part of a national tour…
  2. 'Growing Up Takatāpui' Resource to Help Whānau

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 03.29 / 01:10 www.scoop.co.nz
    Date: 29 th March 2017-03-28 Media Release: RainbowYOUTH and Tīwhanawhana Trust Release Resource to Help…
  3. Seeing is believing: the power of the image

    Abc.net.au - Arts 03.29 / 00:51 www.abc.net.au
    Consumers of news media and users of social media platforms have left behind so many of the ethical warnings that once chastened the way we view images. Can we break this epistemological and emotional reliance on images, and cultivate instead the virtues of prudence, attention and, above all,…
  4. Can images tell the truth in a social-media saturated age?

    Abc.net.au - Arts 03.29 / 00:51 www.abc.net.au
    Images have become a kind of modern vernacular. So what moral obligations are incumbent upon producers and consumers of the news media in an image-saturated…
  5. Yamaha's Wilkinson Hits the Podium Again

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 03.29 / 00:29 www.scoop.co.nz
    MARCH 29, 2017: It has been a long time between drinks for South Islander Hayden Wilkinson, but the wait has been well worth…
  6. Kiwi chick kicks its way into the world

    Scoop.co.nz - Arts&Culture 03.29 / 00:07 www.scoop.co.nz
    Kicking through the bottom of an egg is a tiring entry into the world for a kiwi and could have cost a Coromandel chick its…
  7. What is weird fiction?

    Abc.net.au - Arts 03.28 / 23:46 www.abc.net.au
    Weird fiction sits on the edge of the speculative fiction genre but what makes it so…
  8. Catherine McKinnon's novel Storyland

    Abc.net.au - Arts 03.28 / 23:46 www.abc.net.au
    Can you imagine the NSW coast in 1796, 1900 and then…
  1. Are You Spiritually Connected?

    Abc.net.au - Religion 03.28 / 12:13 www.abc.net.au
    Listen now Download audio Broadcast: Sunday 26 March 2017 6:05PM In this episode Are You Spiritually Connected? … …
  2. Are You Spiritually Connected?

    Abc.net.au - Religion 03.28 / 12:13 www.abc.net.au
    Its not how spiritual you are, but how you are spiritual. Scientist Lynn Underwood developed the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale, 16 Questions that are not only predictive but have been turned into a spiritual…
  3. Making fun, taking offense

    Abc.net.au - Religion 03.28 / 12:13 www.abc.net.au
    Coopers Brewery mounted a PR campaign that turned into a scandal. Are we all getting a little too thin skinned? Is free speech under…
  1. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list

    Dailyliberal.com.au - Books 03.28 / 22:13 dailyliberal.com.au
    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all…
  2. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list

    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all…
  3. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list

    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all…
  4. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list

    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all…
  5. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list

    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all…
  6. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list

    Hillsnews.com.au - Books 03.28 / 13:30 hillsnews.com.au
    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all…
  7. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See tops Dymocks' best books list

    Bunburymail.com.au - Books 03.28 / 13:29 bunburymail.com.au
    It's taken three years and a Pulitzer Prize for fiction to find a place in Australian readers' hearts but finally Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See has been voted the best book of all…
  8. Firsts, fiction, and fr-omances

    Tozer's novels cover first jobs, new loves, big decisions, the agony of indecision and uncertainty, peer pressure - and lots of…
  1. Statins may reduce pulmonary artery pressure in COPD patients

    Clinicaladvisor.com - Medecine 03.28 / 12:27 clinicaladvisor.com
    A daily dose of atorvastatin could reduce pulmonary artery pressure among patients with…
  2. Early use of noninvasive techniques for clearing respiratory secretions in COPD

    Clinicaladvisor.com - Medecine 03.28 / 12:27 clinicaladvisor.com
    A novel technique involving NPPV reduced the risks of nosocomial infection, requirement for intubation, and hospital mortality in patients with…
  3. Diabetes and glucose intolerance increase with higher outdoor temperature

    Clinicaladvisor.com - Medecine 03.28 / 12:27 clinicaladvisor.com
    Diabetes incidence rates in the US and glucose intolerance worldwide increased per 1°C increase in …
  4. Dabigatran linked to fewer bleeding complications in patients with atrial fibrillation

    Clinicaladvisor.com - Medecine 03.28 / 12:27 clinicaladvisor.com
    Anticoagulation with dabigatran was associated with fewer bleeding complications compared with warfarin among patients undergoing ablation for atrial…
  5. Obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a new clinical practice guideline

    Clinicaladvisor.com - Medecine 03.28 / 12:27 clinicaladvisor.com
    Six guidelines establish updated clinical practice recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in…
  6. High BMI in late adolescence associated with increased risk of severe liver disease in men

    Clinicaladvisor.com - Medecine 03.23 / 23:10 clinicaladvisor.com
    A high BMI is associated with an increased risk for severe liver disease, and the risk is higher in those who also have type 2 diabetes…
  7. Opioid and benzodiazepine combination use significantly increases overdose risk

    Clinicaladvisor.com - Medecine 03.23 / 23:10 clinicaladvisor.com
    The drug combination significantly contributes to the overall population risk of opioid…
  1. New IGU Report Highlights LNG’s Role for Cleaner Marine Transport

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 03.28 / 12:18 ngvglobal.com
    IGU calls on G20 Governments to prioritise reductions in marine emission levels The International Gas Union (IGU) has released a new report on the crucial role of liquified natural gas (LNG) in enabling cleaner marine transport – currently a major cause of human health and environmental costs. Unveiled at today’s G20 […
  2. India Approves LNG as Road Transport Fuel

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 03.28 / 12:18 ngvglobal.com
    Petronet LNG Limited, a New Delhi based major energy company and distributer of Liquefied Natural Gas, has reportedly entered into a pact with the Indian Government to establish LNG for transportation applications in the country following approval by the Ministry for Road, Transport and Highways for it to be used as …
  3. NGV Global Recognizes IVECO as a Pioneer of Natural Gas Vehicle Technology

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 03.28 / 12:18 ngvglobal.com
    At NGV Global 2017 in Rotterdam this week, the inaugural “NGV Global Industry Champion” Award was bestowed upon IVECO in recognition of its commitment to the natural gas sector. At this time, when natural gas is commanding recognition as the most mature and affordable solution for sustainable transport, with the rapid expansion […
  4. A Compelling Future for LNG Discussed at NGV Global 2017

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 03.28 / 12:18 ngvglobal.com
    Peter Keller, chairman of SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition created to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel and currently an Executive VP of TOTE, addressed the Opening Plenary of NGV Global 2017 on the very positive and unfolding role of LNG in the…
  5. Bio-CNG Flows From Filling Station in Yantai, China

    Ngvglobal.com - Industries 03.28 / 12:18 ngvglobal.com
    Environmental awareness is growing in China, and with it the market for compressed natural gas (CNG). Germany company EnviTec Biogas AG, a manufacturer of biogas production equipment, says that one of the several CNG filling stations in the eastern Chinese port city of Yantai is now taking deliveries of biomethane…