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Donald Trump savaged on Twitter following 2020 election rant – ‘Tragic sad little man’

Donald Trump ‘still has a message’ says expert When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. […]

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EU in major power struggling with China – Brussels risks ‘losing the Western Balkans’

Philippines: Duterte tells China he won't withdraw ships When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. […]

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Traffic chaos: Gridlock on Auckland motorway after crashes

Traffic is at a standstill both northbound and southbound on sections of Auckland’s Southern Motorway after crashes this afternoon. The right hand lane of the motorway was blocked due to a crash around 1pm near the Tecoma St off-ramp. While the lane has now been reopened, traffic is backlogged. One motorist told the Herald the […]

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Christchurch Call marks two years, Jacinda Ardern steers push to counter ‘online journeys’ that radicalise

The Christchurch Call to Action will hone its focus on people’s “online journeys” and how certain platforms can steer users towards radicalisation. The commitment was announced today after a virtual summit – chaired by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron – to mark the Call’s two-year anniversary. Fourteen state leaders and 120 […]

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Giant rat ‘as big as Jack Russell’ scurries around garden in town ‘under siege’

A clip of a giant rant "as big as a Jack Russell'"shows the rodent scurrying around a garden as people claim their streets are "under siege". Residents in Balby, Doncaster, say they have been dealing with the issue for over a year throughout lockdown. Neighbours claim flytipping and dumped rubbish has caused the rats to […]

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‘It turns out I’m really good at it’ – man turns health challenges into sport and TV success

Imagine being a 6ft 1in, 21-year-old man and finding two pizzas too heavy to carry, but not knowing why. That was what happened to Ekow Otoo – an actor, spoken-word poet and model. “My legs had been giving me problems for years; I was suffering a relapse and felt too weak to cook, so I’d […]

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Boy killed in lightning strike’s organs have saved three other children’s lives

The devastated dad of nine-year-old Jordan Banks has revealed that his donated organs have saved the lives of three other children. Jordan was tragically killed on Tuesday when he was struck by lightning on a football field in Blackpool at 5.05pm. Jordan was a fundraising hero, who left sweets for 999 workers in lockdown and […]

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Books to Inspire Hunger and Thirst

Wine textbooks are crucial, but they may only rarely move you. What about books that teach you not only how to think about wine but how to feel about it? By Eric Asimov It’s a tossup over whether my overstuffed apartment holds more wine or more books. The number of bottles tumbled about, particularly over […]

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Canterbury Museum’s ‘authoritarian’ leadership claims expected to be discussed at next board meeting

Claims of an “authoritarian” and “controlling” Canterbury Museum senior leadership are expected to be discussed by the museum’s board behind closed doors, the Herald understands. The Herald this week revealed that long-serving museum director Anthony Wright and senior management were labelled by staff in a 2019 workplace report as being “micro-managing”, “old-style” and “very paternalistic”. […]

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Simon Wilson: A bleak night in the Onehunga traffic dispute

OPINION: “I want you to know that what we are feeling is beyond anger.” The delivery was steady but there was no mistaking the anguish in the voice. Angela Turrall of Onehunga had a petition to present to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, which was meeting, last Tuesday night in extraordinary session. She spoke brilliantly, presenting […]