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Whakatane’s rates set to rise
Whakatane's rates are among the highest in the country - and will increase by an average of 6.94 percent each year for the next three years. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 1:15pm 

French tourist who 'fell on hard times' convicted of shoplifting charges
The woman took items from Mitre 10 and New World, concealing the goods in her bag. 
© 2021 12:45am 

Wellington today, Monday, June 21: Wet weather and winds whip around the region, some ferry sailings cancelled
Here's the latest on what's happening in the capital today. 
© 2021 12:44am 

Driver who killed teenager in crash was speeding and using the phone
Tully Robinson's careless driving caused a head-on crash that killed 17-year-old Allanah Walker – described by family as a "cyclone bursting with energy". 
© 2021 12:44am 

Ceremony to mark 71st anniversary of Korean War to be held this week
"An Act of Remembrance ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Pukeahu," says chief historian Neill Atkinson. 
© 2021 12:44am 

US Open: Jon Rahm wins first PGA Tour major after recovering from Covid-19
Spaniard celebrates a one-shot win at Torrey Pines after time in quarantine with coronavirus. 
© 2021 12:44am 

Mercury NZ plans to buy Trustpower's retail business for $441m
Trustpower plans to sell its retail business to rival power company Mercury for $441 million. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 12:24am 

Testing ramps up in attempt to contain Sydney outbreak
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants 40,000 people to be tested for Covid-19 each day in a bid to contain the growing outbreak in Sydney's eastern suburbs. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 12:24am 

Community rallies to clean-up after East Coast weather chaos
By RNZ A major clean-up will begin today on the East Coast where heavy rain flooded homes, a school and washed away roads.Flooding caused extensive damage in Tokomaru Bay where homes were flooded and flooding at Hatea-a-Rangi... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 12:05am 

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Shakespeare success for Kāpiti schools in Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
Kāpiti students are no strangers to the stage of the SGCNZ National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, with students from both Kāpiti College and Paraparaumu College coming away with awards from the national... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 12:05am 

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-Crypto finance startup Amber Group raises $100M at $1B valuation

Skilled migrants awaiting residency: 'We feel like we're being left to sink or swim'
By Gill Bonnett, RNZ A British doctor says she feels let down by a government which pleaded for healthcare workers but has now gone silent on how they can become residents.Dr Anne Solomon is one of 235 doctors and 900 nurses... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 12:54am 

Tornado that hit South Auckland Freight Hub was ‘like a bomb going off’
Workers report surreal experience as winds hit suddenly, toppling 6 tonne containers, and then disappeared almost immediately. 
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Green Party wants to change space legislation to stop 'military hardware' rocket launches
The Green Party has drafted a member's bill that would stop companies like Rocket Lab launching "military hardware" into space. 
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Simon Greenwood trial: 'Almighty crash' heard in collision causing Nikki Gapes' death
A driver has described how he heard an "almighty crash" and his baby scream in a horror collision that killed Auckland mother-of-three Nicola Gapes. Rana Kipa gave evidence on the first day of the trial of businessman Simon Greenwood,... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 12:34am 

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Fatally crushed: Apology as coronial inquest begins into Mount Maunganui tragedy
The first day of a coronial inquest into the death of a man who was fatally crushed while working at a Port of Tauranga site has begun - seven years later.The man, whose name remains suppressed, was crushed between the rear of a... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 12:05am 

Former pilot convicted for knowingly flying from Milford Sound to Queenstown with damaged propeller
A former commercial pilot who flew from Milford Sound to Queenstown with six tourists onboard despite knowing the aircraft's propeller was severely damaged has been convicted.In the Christchurch District Court last Friday, Judge... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 12:05am 

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