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Investigation launched after helicopter pilot dies in Otago crash

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has launched an inquiry into a fatal helicopter crash in Otago this morning. A spokesperson said it was a Eurocopter “Squirrel” AS350 helicopter. Harald Hendel, the Chief Investigator of Accidents, said the circumstances reported were that the chopper impacted terrain in the Lammerlaw Range, above the Waipori River, about 10km […]

Politics

House Democrats and White House Reach Deal Over Testimony by Ex-Trump Aide

A terse announcement signaled a possible end to a long-running constitutional lawsuit. But former President Donald J. Trump is not a party to the arrangement. By Charlie Savage WASHINGTON — The Biden administration and House Democrats have reached a tentative deal to allow President Donald J. Trump’s former White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, […]

Business

Mary Holm: Help build someone a home with your savings

OPINION: Q: I have spare cash. Is there any way I can safely invest in a way that helps to support our country? I am not talking millions. I am talking between $20,000 and $50,000. With people being actively dissuaded from seeing housing as a “business investment” (which is fine) there is more money people […]

Politics

Eyeing 2024, Mike Pence says he’ll push back on “liberal agenda” – The Denver Post

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Mike Pence, positioning himself for a possible return to elected office, told an audience in early-voting South Carolina that he will spend the coming months “pushing back on the liberal agenda” he says is wrong for the country. “We’ve got to guard our values … by offering a positive […]

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Lawsuit less than a week after Honolulu police shooting

The family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by Honolulu police filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging officers were motivated by racial discrimination. Lindani Myeni, 29, walked into a Honolulu home, sat down and took off his shoes last week, prompting the occupants of the house to call 911, police said. Less than […]

Politics

Brussels doesn’t think UK would ‘retaliate’ over export ban – EU risks ‘miscalculation’

Vaccine row: EU 'can't get over loss of UK' 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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Luxury cars repossessed from high roller over unpaid debts

An Auckland businessman who gained notoriety after his $400,000 Lamborghini was towed because he misused a disabled parking spot has had the luxury car repossessed and sold over unpaid debts. Gerard Peters, 30,target=”_blank”>hit headlines in 2015 after his $400,000 Lamborghini was photographed in a disabled parking spot at West Auckland shopping complex LynnMall. While Peters […]

Politics

EU urged not to follow UK’s ‘hasty’ vaccine approval lead as minister claims Brexit victory

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has faced a backlash after claiming Brexit helped the UK become the first country in the world to have a clinically authorised coronavirus vaccine. The Pfizer/ BioNTech jab has been approved by Britain’s medicines regulator – but the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has yet to do the same for the EU. […]

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China says U.S. fuelling new Cold War due to presidential election

LONDON (Reuters) – China on Thursday accused the United States of stoking a new Cold War because certain politicians were searching for a scapegoat to bolster support ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November. U.S. President Donald Trump identifies China as the West’s main rival, and has accused President Xi Jinping of taking advantage […]

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Turks stream out for first lockdown-free weekend in nearly two months

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turks streamed outside on Saturday for their first weekend without a coronavirus lockdown in nearly two months, the day after President Tayyip Erdogan suddenly scrapped a stay-at-home order. Cafes, restaurants and other facilities had reopened on Monday as infection rates slowed and restrictions on intercity travel had been lifted as the infection […]