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Congress to probe Buzzfeed report that Trump directed 2019-01-18 10:07:00WASHINGTON – The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his per

DeKalb dancers perform at Outback Bowl 2019-01-18 06:30:00A group of 15 dancers from DeKalb Just For Kix performed in the pre-game and halftime shows at the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. The game in Tampa, Florida,

Sandwich student receives Deisz scholarship 2019-01-18 06:30:00Delaney Talty is this year’s recipient of the Alf M. Deisz Memorial Scholarship Award of $1,000. Deisz started as a

Sycamore woman claims police brutality in Walmart fight 2019-01-18 01:21:00SYCAMORE – Video of the struggle outside the DeKalb Walmart on Sept. 23 shows Ashley Lunardon clinging to her baby’s car seat, the child i

DeKalb Park Board approves first-round FY2020 budget 2019-01-18 01:12:00DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District’s Board of Commissioners approved a tentative budget for fiscal 2020 on Thursday.

Judge acquits 3 officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up 2019-01-18 01:09:00CHICAGO – A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as

Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun 2019-01-18 01:08:00SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor’s policy and pr

DeKalb County Board sends 2 solar farms back 2019-01-18 00:58:00SYCAMORE – After more than 40 proposed solar energy projects have come through DeKalb County so far, County Board members sent two back to the P

Between 4 and 8 inches of snow expected 2019-01-18 00:57:00Got errands to run this weekend? Shopping to do? Travel planned over the next day or two? In case you missed it, Mother Nat

Kirkland officials explain water retention project, IEPA loan 2019-01-18 00:57:00KIRKLAND – After the village of Kirkland built a subdivision on prohibited wetlands decades ago, the Village Board is seeking public comment on

Bond set for felons accused of beating longtime 2019-01-18 00:49:00SYCAMORE – Two convicted felons from DeKalb accused of beating up a longtime DeKalb County Jail inmate seem bound for that very jail for the for

Video: Sycamore woman claims police brutality in Walmart 2019-01-18 00:49:00SYCAMORE – Video of the struggle outside the DeKalb Walmart store Sept. 23 shows Ashley Lunardon clinging to her baby's car seat, the child ins

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Guilty of Sex Crimes, She Claimed Trump/Manafort Audio 2019-01-17 23:14:00BANGKOK, Thailand -- A Belarusian "huntress girl" and her Russian lover, who together claimed to have evidence of Donald Trump's ex-campaign manage

New Zealand companies caught up in huge global 2019-01-17 23:06:00The data breach is the third largest ever and the largest in which the stolen information has been made public, according to a technology magazine. Im

The importance of diversity in New Zealand 2019-01-17 20:52:00Imagine for a minute, a New Zealand without vineyards, wonton soup, Diwali (the festival of lights), the art of John Pule, golfer Lydia Ko or rugby pl

PM’s ties to Karel Sroubek decision deepen 2019-01-17 20:49:00The Prime Minister must explain her ties to convicted criminal Karel Sroubek and her role in allowing him to stay, as newly released text messages sug

KiwiBuild head Stephen Barclay officially resigns 2019-01-17 20:40:00In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today.

KiwiBuild in crisis with CEO’s resignation 2019-01-17 20:16:00The Government’s flagship KiwiBuild programme is in crisis with head Stephen Barclay today resigning, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Health Minister hiding state of DHB finances 2019-01-17 18:05:00The refusal of the Minister of Health, David Clark, to publish the financial performance of DHBs is a cynical attempt at masking their precarious fina

Human Beings are Destroying Life on Earth 2019-01-17 17:14:00It is easy to identify the ongoing and endless violence being inflicted on life on Earth. This ranges from the vast multiplicity of assaults inflicted

No-Confidence Survivor: Theresa May and Brexit 2019-01-17 17:08:00Theresa May’s prime ministership remains one of torment, drawn out, and weakened daily. But does it really matter? If it is true to claim that p

First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on 2019-01-17 17:02:00Obesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by pre-school children who ex

Aust officials deny claim NZ detainees in hunger 2019-01-17 15:57:00An advocate for refugees in Australia says dozens of New Zealanders in detention in Western Australia are refusing food.

Growth in Police deployments 2019-01-16 22:35:00Left to right: Police Commissioner Mike Bush; Wing Patron Dame Annette King; Police Minister Stuart Nash

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Cromwell community leader Mike Paardekooper dies New! 2019-01-18 23:05:29paardekooper_0.jpg Mike Paardekooper at the Tri-Series hockey tournament held on the Cromwell water turf last year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Construction worker hit by falling steel New! 2019-01-18 22:56:12The construction worker was taken to hospital after a worksite accident on Graham St in central Auckland. Photo: NZME A construction worker was

Police swarm Invercargill suburb after 'shooting' New! 2019-01-18 22:50:00Drury Lane is blocked off by police. Photo: Giordano Stolley Police, including the armed offenders squad, have swarmed to the Invercargill sub

Fire crews 'lucky' Bluff blaze not worse New! 2019-01-18 21:19:00A blaze burns at a large warehouse in Bluff overnight. Photo: Fiona Mathiassen A photo has emerged showing the extent of the blaze that tore th

Rain batters Gibbston, wind to follow New! 2019-01-18 20:41:13Concertgoers at Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert today. Photo: Daisy Hudson A rainy and grey day hasn’t managed to dampen spirits at

Mueller's office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen New! 2019-01-18 20:27:15Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives for his sentencing at United States Court house in the Manhattan. Photo: Reuters

Giant great white shark swims with divers New! 2019-01-18 20:04:52A shark said to be 'Deep Blue', one of the largest recorded individuals, swims offshore Hawaii. Photo: Supplied via Reuters Divers in Hawai

Diesel spill linked to boy racers catches fire New! 2019-01-18 19:47:24A diesel spill in Queens Drive, Invercargill - and apparently linked to boy racers - resulted in firefighters being alerted after the diesel caught fi

'Three minutes of terror': NZ sports star attacked New! 2019-01-18 19:27:09Football Ferns goalkeeper Erin Nayler and fiance Jordan Carter have described the 'three minutes of terror' they experienced in Barcelona this morni

Animals 'tortured' pointlessly in Otago Uni research, NZ New! 2019-01-18 18:04:35WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: A group campaigning against animal experiments is appalled mice and rats are forced to swim until they almost drown in studies

Three car crash in Dunedin CBD New! 2019-01-18 17:58:27Emergency services have been called to a three car crash in central Dunedin this morning.

Kim and Trump to meet again next month New! 2019-01-18 17:36:45Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump met on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore in June last year. Photo: Reuters United States President Donald

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Illegal dumping fines surge as Mayor's crackdown continues 2019-01-17 19:59:44Infringement fines for illegal dumping have soared in Auckland, doubling from 90 to 186 in the past 12 months, thanks to the $200k crackdown announced

Antarctica now losing 252 billion tonnes of ice 2019-01-17 19:07:07Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, has said the latest research from the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienc

Rotorua Police investigating suspicious approach 2019-01-17 18:36:09Please attribute to Detective Chris Nairn: Rotorua Police are investigating after a suspicious approach was made to a 13-year-old girl on Monday 14 Ja

NZAVS appalled that animals are subjected to flawed 2019-01-17 18:12:25The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) is appalled that cruel and scientifically flawed "Forced Swim Tests" are being conducted on animals

Westpac to sponsor inaugural awards celebrating excellence 2019-01-17 18:07:04Westpac NZ is proud to announce a three year partnership as platinum sponsor of the inaugural Rainbow Excellence Awards, which celebrate organisations

Thousands of children helped back to school - 2019-01-17 17:58:51Thousands of children will have the essentials they need to start the school year right, as New Zealanders join Warehouse Stationery and The Salvation

Masterton District Council breaks ground on library development 2019-01-17 17:38:46Construction has begun on a new library facility for the Masterton community. Masterton District Council is developing the Library Learning Centre - T

Lincoln only New Zealand university in sustainability rankings 2019-01-17 17:23:28For the second consecutive year Lincoln is the only New Zealand university ranked in the UI Green Metric World University Rankings, which measure sust

SH1 over Brynderwyns to close for overnight resealing 2019-01-17 16:17:52The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills will be closed for two nights next week for resealing.

King tides arriving ahead of Auckland Anniversary weekend 2019-01-17 16:17:51We have another set of red alert king tides next week between 21 and 27 January, coinciding with the holiday long weekend.

Council addresses safety concerns at Cape Foulwind 2019-01-17 16:01:15Safety concerns have prompted Buller District Council to put temporary protection measures in place at the coastal end of Domain Road.

UCOL teaching Kick for the Seagulls programme 2019-01-17 15:50:40UCOL will soon be teaching Graham Lowe’s Kick for the Seagulls education programme at ManawatÅ« Prison, as part of a collaboration t

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KiwiBuild head Stephen Barclay hands in 'immediately effective' 2019-01-17 19:53:18TweetHousing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford. Cartoon by Jacky CarpenterThe head of KiwiBuild, Stephen Barclay, has resigned after le

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Andrew Coleman probes whether New Zealand’s productivity performance 2019-01-17 18:27:50TweetBy Andrew Coleman* This is the introduction from a paper entitled Taxing capital income in New Zealand: an international perspective. 

The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Friday, 2019-01-17 15:10:03TweetBy Dan Bell The Kiwi opens at 0.6786. As I type news out the US mulls lifting tariffs on China. This has seen a quick 0.5% pop in both t

US equities have managed to inch a little 2019-01-17 14:10:08TweetBy Nick Smyth US equities have managed to inch a little higher overnight, despite the continued US government shutdown, disappointing earnings

US data drought raises doubt; Canada starts mortgage 2019-01-17 00:54:43TweetHere's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news of rising employment in the OECD countries just as growth starts t

Westpac reduces one-year mortgage rate 'special' by 16 2019-01-16 22:00:11TweetID 20614531 © Wayne Ruston | Dreamstime.comWestpac is cutting its carded, or advertised, one-year mortgage rate "special" by 16 basis poin

Guy Trafford looks at what is on the 2019-01-16 21:49:31TweetID 34433923 © Szebas | Dreamstime.comBy Guy Trafford 2019 is likely to be a watershed year for New Zealand dairy farmers. Ahead there is

A review of things you need to know 2019-01-16 20:18:10TweetHere are the key things you need to know before you leave work today. MORTGAGE RATE CHANGES None so far today. TERM DEPOSIT RATE CHANGES SBS

NZ Govt Bond Tender #664; weighted average yield 2019-01-16 18:08:50TweetThe New Zealand Debt Management Office has announced the results of NZ Govt Bond tender number 664 held on January 17, 2019. Tender Date: Thursd

Ardern and Robertson to make 'timely' trip to 2019-01-16 18:06:41TweetPrime Minister Jacinda ArdernPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern is joining the troupe of world leaders pressuring Britain to essentially minimise

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