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Covid 19 coronavirus: Kiwi family charter plane to fly to new life in AustraliaCovid 19 coronavirus: Kiwi family charter plane to fly to new life in Australia

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By Ellie Jay, RNZ The closing of the transtasman bubble and the New Zealand lockdown has left Kiwis and Aussies stranded on each side of the Tasman for weeks as flights are grounded or cancelled and it has pushed some to extreme... »more

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Paralympian Jesse Reynolds among hundreds stranded under tough new level 3 rules

New Zealand paralympian Jesse Reynolds is among hundreds of Aucklanders on the verge of homelessness or unemployment after being unable to leave the city under level 3 restrictions.Yet there could be a glimmer of light for Reynolds...
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Auckland Diwali festival cancelled, celebrations to go online

This year was set to be Auckland's 20th Diwali Festival but Covid-19 uncertainty has put paid to organisers' best-laid plans.Auckland Unlimited says the festival will not go ahead because it remains unknown whether the region will...
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Crypto heist: Raiders steal safe containing $4m in cryptocurrency from Westmere home

Raiders stole a safe containing $4 million in cryptocurrency in what appears to be a sophisticated "inside job" targeting a wealthy businessman's home, the Weekend Herald can reveal. Mark Geor, who manages Rock and Rubble, a quarry...
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Arizona County says Cyber Ninjas Election Review Shows Biden Win

Arizona's most populous county has confirmed that a draft report of a partisan audit of its vote count in the 2020 presidential election declares Joe Biden as the winner. The report by Cyber Ninjas, a little known Florida-based cybersecurity company, shows Maricopa County's result in November was..
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Biden Takes Full Responsibility for Treatment of Haitian Migrants
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday he takes full responsibility for the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Biden called the ongoing situation, which days ago saw mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents aggressively confront migrants, an "embarrassment" to the country.ย  Speaking..
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Canary Island Volcano Eruption Continues for Sixth Day
Officials on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma say the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to erupt Friday, spewing lava and ash, and threatening the homes and livelihoods of the island's 85,000 residents. Pictures and drone video taken of a single home that was surrounded but spared by the advancing..
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South Sudan Vice President Calls for End to UN Arms Embargo
South Sudanโ€™s Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior is calling on the United Nations to lift its three-year-old arms embargo on South Sudan. De Mabior, scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, told VOA in an exclusive interview that the embargo hinders implementation..
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