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Digital platform to ease access of te reo Maori for 21st century conversations
A world first project will create a te reo digital dataset large enough to be used for machine learning to create chat bots, online education, games, transcription of archival material, and real-time captioning in te reo Maori. 
© 2019 RadioNZ 6:55am 

Pass mark for Turbos season despite thumping semifinal loss
Breeding from within has long been the Manawatu mantra for the Turbos and so it should be for all provincial rugby unions. 
© 2019 6:25am 

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Taurua says Ferns still not number one
Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua says her team hasn't yet earned the right to be considered the undisputed top of the netball world despite their recent wins over Australia. 
© 2019 RadioNZ 6:05am 

Fallout 76 adds $100 yearly subscription for private servers and crucial game improvements
Fallout 76's "Fallout 1st" $100 private server rental isn't actually all that expensive. On the other hand, tying the same subscription to a bunch of quality-of-life upgrades and dangling mod support for paying subscribers feels sort of dirty. 
© 2019 PC World 5:55am 

Basketball: ESPN NBA writer Zach Lowe's bold Steven Adams predictions
Steven Adams begins his seventh NBA season today - but according to one prominent NBA writer, it might be his last with the Oklahoma City Thunder.The Thunder take on the Utah Jazz at 2.00pm in their season opener this afternoon,... 
© 2019 NZ Herald 5:45am 

Only one high ladder at SkyCity fire for two hours contributed to out of control blaze - union
The tallest fire trucks needed to battle Auckland's SkyCity blaze were out of service or partially broken when the fire started, a union boss says.New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union vice president Joe Stanley claimed the... 
© 2019 NZ Herald 5:36am 

SkyCity inferno under control but days of disruption ahead for Auckland's CBD
The SkyCity inferno that has sent a haze of smoke over the city and closed major roads has been brought under control but its effects are expected to be felt well into the future. At its peak, 150 firefighters along with 30 fire... 
© 2019 NZ Herald 5:36am 

'Am I being poisoned?': Downtown Aucklanders suffer in the SkyCity fire smoke
Normally hectic streets were all but empty, as people pressed scarves and masks to their faces. 
© 2019 5:36am 

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Record broken for highest price paid for living NZ artist's work
A record price has been paid for an artwork by a living New Zealand artist at an auction in Auckland last night. 
© 2019 RadioNZ 6:55am 

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled over Libra currency plan
Mark Zuckerberg tries to reassure lawmakers about the safety of its new digital currency, Libra. 
© 2019 BBCWorld 6:35am 

SkyCity evacuation: Staff 'initially told they had to use annual leave'
SkyCity worker claims staff were initially told to take leave if they wanted to leave amid Convention Centre fire. 
© 2019 6:25am 

SkyCity fire: specialist workers to tackle blaze
A large crane and specialist rescue workers are being brought in to help put out the SkyCity convention centre fire in Auckland. 
© 2019 RadioNZ 6:15am 

Where is NZ First heading next?
The Detail - While Winston Peters maintains he's open to working with either major party at the next election, Newsroom's political editor Sam Sachdeva believes it would be hard for NZ First to repair its relationship with National in time. 
© 2019 RadioNZ 5:55am 

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2019 Rugby World Cup: All Blacks set to start Scott Barrett in semifinal against England
The All Blacks are in line to spring a major surprise when naming their team to play England in their Rugby World Cup semifinal on Saturday.NZME understands that Scott Barrett is set to be given the nod to start at blindside flanker,... 
© 2019 NZ Herald 5:45am 

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Couple still smiling after fiery wedding day sees them caught up in two separate blazes
Two fires shattered a young couple's wedding plans yesterday- but they're still smiling.Mangawhai chef Joe Ferguson and his Swedish bride-to-be Emma Ehn were due to marry at 3.30pm in the Auckland Registry Office at 99 Albert St.Half... 
© 2019 NZ Herald 5:36am 

Father Gregory Boyle says compassion is the best approach to gangs
An American priest has shown there is another way to deal with gangs. But would it work in New Zealand? 
© 2019 5:36am 

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