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Police seek sightings of hitch hiking tourist - NZ Herald
Police are seeking sightings of a Slovakian tourist who was last seen hitch-hiking near Motueka, near Nelson, and should have been gone only for a couple of hours. Martina Direrova, 23, left the home she was staying at on Motueka Valley Highway, near Ngatamoti, about 2pm on Saturday afternoon.
Severe weather warning for Gisborne, Hawke's Bay - NZ Herald
Gisborne and Hawke's Bay are bracing for flooding as heavy rain pounds the east of the North Island. A severe weather warning has been issued for the two regions last night, with 120-150mm further rainfall for Gisborne from 9am to 3am tomorrow and 140 to 180mm in Hawke's Bay in the 24-hours from 9am today.
Aucklanders' cash at risk as fraudsters beat ATM security - National - NZ Herald News
Hundreds of Aucklanders have potentially had their bank accounts exposed to fraudsters - with some customers saying they have already lost thousands of dollars. Three ANZ cash machines in Auckland have had their anti-skimming devices beaten and the bank was last night trying to figure out how many customers were involved and how much money had been lost.
If you choose your own news, you'll be less well read
Digital news offers customers the choice of what they want to read. But print offers something extra: stories that people didn't know they wanted to read until they had read them Last year it was paywalls, the free-versus-subscription argument that gripped newspapers worried about survival. But see how the moving finger flicks on.
Trevor Chappell bowls underarm | NZHistory.net.nz, New Zealand history online
Trans-Tasman sporting relations reached breaking point at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when Australian captain Greg Chappell ordered his brother Trevor to bowl the final delivery of a limited-overs cricket international against New Zealand underarm (along the ground). The visitors needed to hit a six just to tie the match - a tall order for no.
Grace notes A harmonica, saxophone and two guitars (one of them slides). Solo guitar III - Slide February 8, 2012. Solo guitar II - SP February 6, 2012. Solo guitar I - SR Guitar only. R minor I'm running out of letters. B minor Lots of guitars.
GeoNet – New Zealand Earthquake Report - Dec 23 2011 at 3:18 pm (NZDT)
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Dominic Corry: When movies mention New Zealand - Movies - NZ Herald News
Auckland's Civic Theatre. 1991. Keanu Reeves is playing an action lead for the first time. He has tracked Patrick Swayze's bank-robbing surfer to Australia's Bells Beach. Swayze is pleading his case: he wants take one last ride on the once-in-a-lifetime waves crashing in the background. "Hell, I'm not gonna paddle to New Zealand!"
Apple Surges on Net Income Doubling
Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares rose to a record after quarterly profit more than doubled as holiday demand for the iPhone and iPad cemented its position as the most valuable technology company. Apple's stock gained 6.2 percent to a $446.66 after reporting results yesterday.
Brain eating US accused wanted 'blood on his hands' - NZ Herald
Brain eating US accused wanted 'blood on his hands' A US man charged with hacking a homeless man to death with an ax and eating his brain was ordered Wednesday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Tyree Lincoln Smith, 35, stared blankly as he stood with his hands chained behind his back during his arraignment on a murder charge.
'We're buzzing' says Make My Movie winner - Entertainment - NZ Herald News
A romantic-comedy about a creepy stalker trying to meet girls by going through their rubbish has taken out the Make My Movie competition. How to Meet Girls From a Distance, created by a Wellington team of budding film-makers, will now be filmed and turned into a movie, to premiere later this year.
Newso: Fairfax's social media politics site | Crikey
In a new move for digital journalism in Australia, Fairfax Media today launched its invitation-only portal for politicians and interest groups to share quotes, documents and photos to be used in news articles. The idea is that Newso will be "a new infrastructure for digital news", Elgar Welch, a spokesperson for Newso, told Crikey.