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  1. Sri Lanka unhappy with 'tiring' World Cup travelRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Nation

    Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. Angelo Mathews' men played their first two matches in New Zealand and then flew across to Australia to complete a 92-run drubbing of Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.

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  2. Indonesian president at odds with Tony Abbott: no review of Bali nine executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Stuff.co.nz

    Indonesia's president Joko Widodo has vowed he will not buckle to foreign pressure on the executions of two Australians, in his first comments since his telephone call with Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday. According to the business newspaper Kontan, which interviewed Mr Joko yesterday, the Indonesian leader disputed Abbott's observation that he was "carefully considering" his position on the killings of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, members of the so-called Bali nine.

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  3. Humbling experience for fathersRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Examiner

    ... 23rd. There was also some impressive results by the quartet of Launceston Mountain Bike Club riders competing in the Oceania championships in Toowoomba. Alex Lack came fifth and Ewan Ferrier 17th in the under-19s while in the under-17s, Sam Fox was ...

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  4. Ireland shows the way with plain packaging tobacco lawRead the original story

    20 min ago | Scoop

    "The MA ori Party is determined to see plain packaging legislation here in New Zealand progress through Parliament, sooner rather than later", says MA ori Party Co-leader Marama Fox. Former Associate Health Minister and MA ori Party Co-leader, Dame Hon Tariana Turia, introduced the plain packaging bill to Parliament more than two years ago.

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  5. Perth rally demands justice for Miss DhuRead the original story

    21 min ago | Green Left Weekly

    A crowd of up to 80 people rallied on the steps of Western Australian parliament house on February 25 to demand justice for the family of Miss Dhu. Dhu was a 22-year-old Aboriginal woman who died in police custody on August 4 last year.

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  6. Police defend tourist driver punched in faceRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Police have defended a tourist driver who was punched in the face yesterday after being pulled over by another motorist, one of three tourist-driver incidents on the West Coast. The Greymouth assault took place not long before a car with four Chinese tourists plunged 20m into the river at Whataroa, and some Germans ran off the road near Waiuta.

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  7. Timor Post a " from nothing to success in 15 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Scoop

    I have watched it grow and was lucky enough to be there on February 29, 2000, when the Timor Post printed its first edition... without a printing press. My involvement started with a phone call from the University of Queensland in Brisbane when a group of Timorese journalists were completing a course in "post-conflict" reporting run by the former Reuters newsagency chief in war-ravaged Kosovo.

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  8. Charges laid after knife attackRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | NEWS.com.au

    TRADE minister Andrew Robb says Tony Abbott has "earned' the right to lead the Liberal party as the embattled PM again defends his precarious position while touring New Zealand. PRIVATE health insurance premiums are set for a huge increase after the government approved a rise more than three times the inflation rate.

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  9. Lydia Ko shoots 61 in New Zealand Women's OpenRead the original story

    59 min ago | Washington Times

    Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a course-record 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the early second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open. The 17-year-old New Zealander, coming off a victory Sunday in the Women's Australian Open, broke the Clearwater record of 63 set last year by Mi Hyang Lee in her victory.

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  10. Live: Cricket World Cup - Black Caps v AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The New Zealand Herald's expert sports panel provides commentary on all the action from the Black Caps v Australia World Cup match at Eden Park today. We will keep you up to date with all the action throughout the day.

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  11. Tony Abbott meets with John Key: NZ/Aus to share criminal history infoRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key ahead of bilateral talks at Government House. Photo / Doug Sherring Australia is going to give New Zealand greater advance warning of when it is about to release and deport convicted New Zealand criminals at the end of their sentences.

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  12. Fruit and veges allowed inside Eden ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Fruit and vegetables will be allowed inside Eden Park as spectators prepare to watch the latest Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand today. The sporting ground is within the controlled zone for banning the movement of fruit and vegetables after the discovery of the Queensland fruit fly in Grey Lynn.

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  13. Auckland Arts Festival: Shared thread in two distinct talesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Hikoi and The Mooncake and the Kumara , two home-grown plays in the Auckland Arts Festival, are set in different eras and tell markedly different stories but there are shared threads in their creation. Both are by first-time playwrights inspired by personal family events and a desire to give voice to characters often missing from the mainstream.

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  14. Restored Queen Air plane goes on display at Stockman's Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    A two-and-a-half tonne plane is hanging in a western Queensland museum ahead of its official opening of a new display about the Royal Flying Doctor Service. There are no more Queen Airs operating in Australia and it will just save it for people to see in later generations.

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  15. On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Winston PetersRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Scoop

    Patrick Gower: Well, believe it or not, Winston is in. On Friday, the New Zealand First leader announced he is standing in the Northland by-election.

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  16. Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Scoop

    Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders Meeting. Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders' Meeting.

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  17. Indonesian foreign minister blocks PNG media quest...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Scoop

    Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi with her PNG counterpart Rimbink Pato at the Port Moresby media conference yesterday. Image: PNG Today Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has arrived in Papua New Guinea at the start of a three-country tour through the Pacific, saying the aim of the trip is to strengthen relations with PNG, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

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  18. The Narrow Road to the Deep North reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

    Richard Flanagan, an Australia writer from Tasmania, has won the Man Booker Prize that was awarded recently for his sixth novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North . Flanagan follows other Australian novelists so recognized: Peter Carey and Thomas Keneally .

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  19. The week in photosRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Globe and Mail

    Stunt pilots Melissa Pemberton, Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart of The Immortals fly past pyrotechnics as they perform at The Australian International Airshow in Avalon, Australia. James Kuhn, left, of Seattle, and Edward Mitchell, of Detroit, explore an ice cave at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior, near Bayfield, Wis.

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  20. Hilton expands portfolio in Australasia, rebrands Fiji Beach Resort And Spa.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | 4 Hoteliers

    The resort will join Hilton Worldwide's existing portfolio of 21 hotels in Australasia and is located on Denarau Island just 20 minutes from Nadi Airport. The resort is easily accessible from major international cities and in close proximity to Fiji's most popular attractions.

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