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Dominion Post

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:32:45 GMT
Woman allegedly armed with knife forces man to drive 85km during nationwide lockdown
Armed with a knife, the woman allegedly forced a man to drive her from Cambridge to Rotorua, police say.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 07:46:46 GMT
Student hospitalised after Vic Uni hall staff could not be reached for 10 hours
Ten phone calls to staff members went unanswered after a student collapsed with flu symptoms.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:54:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Family feared for elderly couple as firm disconnected phone during lockdown
An elderly couple with health issues were left for days had their landline disconnected during lockdown.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:06:50 GMT
Ancient tree proves Auckland's Maungawhau/Mt Eden erupted 28,000 years ago
The discovery of fragments of an old tree removes any lingering doubts, expert says.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:49:02 GMT
Favona homicide: Police searching for Meliame Fisi'ihoi's killer on 'fact finding mission'
Police remain determined to find the person who fatally shot Meliame Fisi'ihoi through her living room window.

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New Zealand Pacific

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:46:00 +1200
Fiji slammed by severe TC Harold as damage reported
Tropical Cyclone Harold has damaged homes and caused widespread flooding across Fiji as heavy rain and strong winds hit the country this morning.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:40:12 +1200
French Polynesia Covid-19 cases now at 47
Five more people in French Polynesia have tested positive for Covid-19, raising the total to 47.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:27:26 +1200
No link between 5G and Covid-19 says Samoa office
Samoa's Office of The Regulator has moved to address social media claims there is a link between 5G mobile phone technology and the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:00:04 +1200
State of Emergency extended in Bougainville
Parliamentarians in Bougainville have agreed to extend a State of Emergency imposed last month to help combat Covid-19.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:02:42 +1200
Solomons Parliament extends State of Public Emergency
The Solomon Islands parliament has extended the country's state of public emergency until July.

New Zealand RadioNZ

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:22:24 +1200
Covid-19 lockdown silence allows detection of smaller earthquakes
Noise complaints are dropping substantially. It's so quiet you can hear the earth move.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:04:18 +1200
Live Covid-19 updates in New Zealand and around the world on 8 April
The government has announced plans to transform tourism and how it is governed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Follow our blog for the latest news.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:48:37 +1200
Covid-19: Traveller says controls weak after experience at Auckland Airport
A man who returned from overseas three days after the lockdown says controls were incredibly weak when he arrived at Auckland Airport.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:53:23 +1200
Two metres 'not magic number': Expert calls for measure of good sense over Easter
A health expert is calling for a measure of good sense this Easter break, urging the public not to misinterpret the social distancing rule of keeping two metres apart to justify socialising.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:00:35 +1200
Auckland woman 'frustrated' after nine-day wait for Covid-19 test
An Auckland woman has spoken about the nine days it took for her to get a Covid-19 test despite being sick and having a daughter who goes to Marist College - the site of the country's biggest cluster of cases.

New Zealand Top Stories

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:27:55 GMT
Live: Coronavirus updates
Watch as the prime minister and Dr Ashley Bloomfield give the latest details on the fight against Covid-19 from 1pm.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:55:00 GMT
Government plans major shake up for the tourism industry post-Covid-19
Post-coronavirus, tourism will play a major role in NZ's recovery - but it won't look like it looks today, the Government says.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:35:11 GMT
Coronavirus: The future of the Kiwi holiday
OPINION: Prices will need to fall if Kiwis are going to explore our own backyard.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:16:29 GMT
Coronavirus: 3D printing volunteers' last-minute delivery saves coronavirus testing station
Virus testing stations were saved by last-minute delivery of face shields - created by a volunteer army of 3D printing enthusiasts.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:06:47 GMT
Dunedin surfer cycles 30km for 'stress relieving' surf
Surfers are still breaking lockdown rules - including one who biked 30km to catch the perfect wave.

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