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Bellator 284: Goiti Yamauchi earns uppercut knockout over Neiman Gracie
Goiti Yamauchi knocks out Neiman Gracie with an uppercut in the second round of their welterweight contest at Bellator 284 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 11:37pm 

The man caring for an island loved by Star Wars fans
For 34 years, Pat O'Shea has been caretaker of an ancient monastic island beloved by Star Wars fans. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 11:37pm 

-China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises
-Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines
-Iran's hardline newspapers praise Salman Rushdie's attacker

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Christchurch hit-and-run: Police seek driver who struck woman and fled
Police are investigating a hit-and-run in Christchurch which has left a woman in hospital.A spokesperson said that just after 8.20pm on Friday, a woman in her 50s was crossing Marshlands Rd at the intersection with Voss St when... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 9:17pm 

Auckland Local Elections: 22 candidates running
Twenty-two people are running for Auckland's mayor, from already high-profile candidates to an adult entertainer.Nominations closed mid-day Friday, with controversial publican Leo Molloy withdrawing at the eleventh hour. Molloy... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:47pm 

Former list MP Aaron Gilmore says Sam Uffindell bullying is 'outrageous behaviour'
Former list MP Aaron Gilmore, who resigned in 2013 after he used his position as a threat to a hotel employee, says there has been "outrageous behaviour" by those in Parliament. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 8:22pm 

New Zealanders still googling health advice, but less than pre-Covid
A report has found almost 40 percent of New Zealanders seek health advice online before seeing a professional, but such sources may be less trusted than in pre-Covid times. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:57pm 

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-Suspect in 4 New Mexico killings left trail of violence

Former National MP Aaron Gilmore - please stop listing me in rogues' gallery of disgraced MPs
"All I did was call someone a dickhead in a bar who deserved it," says former National Party MP Aaron Gilmore.He's despairing over the company he has been thrust into this week by interviewers seeking answers from National's leader... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 6:47pm 

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Horrifying, ghastly: Authors condemn attack on Salman Rushdie
The literary world has reacted to the attack on Salman Rushdie with shock and condemnation. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 11:37pm 

Southern Baptist abuse claims under DoJ investigation
A report this year accused the largest US Protestant denomination of covering up abuse. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 11:37pm 

-Praise, worry in Iran after Rushdie attack; government quiet
-Vehicle accident in southern Egypt kills 9, injures 18

Police appeal for help to find driver involved in hit-and-run
Police want public help to find the driver of a van involved in a hit and run that's left a woman badly injured in Christchurch. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 9:27pm 

Sam Uffindell was lucky to avoid NZs criminal justice system as a schoolboy but it was the right outcome
However you look at it, the National Party has selected someone who once committed an act of criminal violence to represent the Tauranga electorate in parliament, James Mehigan writes. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 9:03pm 

$20 million in government funding for 18 electric buses goes to offshore company
A Canterbury bus manufacturer and a National Party MP are unhappy government funding for a new public transport fleet has gone offshore. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 9:03pm 

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Delayed response from Watercare as Point Chevalier street in Auckland floods
Water is bursting from the ground, submerging one end of a Point Chevalier street.Russell Brown, a freelance journalist, posted videos online showing a flooded De Luen St. Update. I hope Watercare show up soon. This is a lot... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:22pm 

Middlemore's fake doctor revelation shocks Linda Astor whistleblower
The whisteblower who unmasked bogus psychiatrist Linda Astor 25 years ago is shocked that a man with no medical qualifications was able to work at Middlemore Hospital this year. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:24pm 

-North Korea lifts mask mandate after Covid 'victory'
-Old photos of North Korean military drill falsely shared as China 'preparing for Taiwan attack'

Defence Force handled sexual assault allegation by the book, NZDF chief says
The New Zealand Defence Force is standing by its decision not to suspend a male staffer accused of drunkenly groping four women at a team building event. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 6:57pm 

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