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A petition will be presented to Auckland Council today to try and stop funding cuts to libraries.

'Love our libraries, save our librarians' - petition presented to Auckland Council over plan to cut funding

Members of the Love Our Libraries lobby group have this morning presented a petition to Auckland Council.

New Zealand river (file).

Increasing nitrogen levels polluting New Zealand rivers, new report says

High concentrations of nitrogen can be toxic to species and make water unsafe to drink.

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Massey University research shows RTD guzzling young women are the new face of NZ's drinking problem.

Young NZ women drinking RTDs to 'hazardous levels' - Alcohol Healthwatch warns

New research has revealed startling figures about the consumption of RTDs in NZ.

President Trump has signed a new order aimed at stopping companies from sourcing foreign goods and labour.

Trump reveals 'one of the biggest tax cuts in American history' in new reforms

Trump has said tax reform is one of the main priorities of his first year in office.

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Usually, Chris Couglan tries to get the ball to fly around the park. Today, he decided it was his turn.

Watch: Safe! MLB runner executes vaulting Superman dive over crouched catcher to avoid tag at home plate

Usually, Chris Couglan tries to get the ball to fly around the park. Today, he decided it was his turn.

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The show is being watched by millions around the world, but not everyone is happy with the ideas discussed.

Controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why gets new rating

The series, which has only been out for a month, follows the life of a teenage girl who commits suicide.

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Distressing vision warning: The rope brake failed after the woman leapt off the La Negra bridge in Bolivia.

Video: Woman miraculously survives after hitting shallow river in bungee jump fail

Distressing vision warning: The safety rope failed after the woman leapt off a bridge.

Pillars CEO Verna McFelin says the "whanau relationship needs to be kept alive" to help prisoners re-entering society.

Solitary confinement overused in NZ prisons - UN report

The study was also critical of how often restraints are used on criminal and mentally unwell people.

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Billy Aiken of Kings Plant Barn says complaints about the insects are on the rise - and he has some tips to help fight them.

Kiwi feijoa crops at high risk from disgusting burrowing moth larvae

Guava moths are on the rise - but there are certain measures you can take to protect your beloved feijoas.

The All Blacks flanker is dealing with a calf injury and will miss this week's rematch against Ireland in Dublin.

Jerome Kaino out for six weeks with knee injury

The seasoned loose forward should still be available for selection for the Lions tour though.

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No crew members fell out of the boat, but it still served as a terrifying wake up call.

No crew members fell out of the boat, but it still served as a terrifying wake up call.

Watch: Team NZ brace for impact as boat powers into chaotic nosedive on Bermuda waters

Late Vaeno and Jonathan Taumateine of the Chiefs  celebrate after winning the final match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders during day 2 of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. Sunday 12 February 2017.  © copyright photo: Tertius Pickard / www.photosport.nz

Young Counties halfback eager for Super Rugby debut: 'I always wanted to be a Chief'

Jonathan Taumateine will start for the Chiefs against the Sunwolves this week.

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The five-time Grand Slam champion beat Roberta Vinci in straight sets in her return since testing positive for meldonium.

Video: Maria Sharapova shakes off 15-month ban with dominant opening win at Porsche Grand Prix

The five-time Grand Slam champion beat Roberta Vinci in straight sets in her return.

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Proceeds of the opening weekend will go to those affected by the October 25 accident.

Dreamworld boss steps down six months after tragic park deaths

Dreamworld chief executive Deborah Thomas is leaving her role after a tough year for the Australian theme park.

NZ Dollar drops to four month low on Trump's tax plans

US President Donald Trump unveiled his tax plan today causing the kiwi dollar to slip to four month lows.

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No crew members fell out of the boat, but it still served as a terrifying wake up call.

Watch: Team NZ brace for impact as boat powers into chaotic nosedive on Bermuda waters

No crew members fell out of the boat, but it still served as a terrifying wake up call.

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The clubs are under investigation for alleged tax and insurance fraud worth $9.3 million.

Top English football clubs West Ham and Newcastle at centre of multi-million dollar tax fraud probe

The clubs are under investigation for alleged tax and insurance fraud worth $9.3 million.

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A second person shot in the incident is in hospital with serious injuries.

Invercargill community 'devastated and shattered' after Anzac Day shooting leaves mum of three dead

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt has expressed his shock over the death of a local woman, allegedly shot by her off-duty police officer husband.

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A military commander says the move is to bring North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un "to his senses and not his knees".

US starts work on missile defence system in South Korea as North shows off military power

South Korea says key parts of a US missile defence system have been installed.

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G7 leaders are meeting in Italy in a bid to send a message to Russia over its involvement in the conflict.

France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack

France says analysis from the sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month implicates the Syrian government.

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Simon is the offspring of Darius (pictured), which the Guinness World Records lists as the world's longest at 1.22m.

Death of giant rabbit 'Simon' adds to United Airlines' woes

United Airlines is in the spotlight again after a giant rabbit died on one of the carrier's flights yesterday.

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Police say a driver was spotted doing a burn out in Mangere East, with an officer in an unmarked police car briefly chasing the driver.

Car passenger killed in South Auckland crash following police chase

The driver of the car has been taken to Middlemore Hospital with serious injuries.

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Marine Le Pen upstaged her rival by turning up to the factory in Amiens.

'I am the candidate of workers' - Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes at French factory

Le Pen needs millions more votes to beat Macron in the French presidential runoff.

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The Oscar winning director has died aged 73 from complications from oesophageal cancer.

The Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies aged 73

Demme died in his New York apartment, surrounded by his wife, Joanna, and three children.

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