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    Top Asian News 5:07 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the

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    Australian Associated Press

    Beattie says NRL must expand or die

    New ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie has made clear his desire to expand the NRL as the code attempts to establish a firm national footprint.

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    Associated Press

    Top Asian News 4:53 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the

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    Associated Press

    Storm blocks road, causes other disruptions in New Zealand

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mudslides blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town Wednesday after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country.

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    Newswire

    Ministers ferry supplies to Golden Bay

    Medical supplies have been flown from Nelson to Golden Bay in the helicopter that's taking two government ministers around the storm-struck area.

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    Australian Associated Press

    Beattie to meet with clubs over reform

    New ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie will meet with Melbourne, Canterbury and the Gold Coast after they confirmed concerns over constitutional reform.

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    Associated Press

    US Navy rescues 3 fishermen adrift in Pacific for 8 days

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. Navy said it rescued three fishermen Tuesday who were adrift on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for eight days.

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    Newswire

    Visitors spend record $10.6 billion

    International visitors spent a record $10.6 billion in the year to December, largely driven by an increase in tourists from the United States.

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    Newswire

    CTV site transformed into 'peaceful place'

    The site of the former CTV building in Christchurch has been transformed into peaceful gardens and opens to the public on the seventh anniversary of the quake.

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    Australian Associated Press

    ARLC reform vote adjourned to next month

    Club chairs will have until March 12 to push for constitutional reform after Wednesday's ARL Commission AGM was adjourned.

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    Newswire

    Number of South Island roads re-open

    Some roads in the South Island have re-opened after taking a battering from former Cyclone Gita.

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    Newswire

    New Zealand's road to the CPTPP

    A brief history of the controversial Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific free-trade agreement.

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    Australian Associated Press

    Perth station fire causes $500,000 damage

    A man in his 30's is in police custody after a fire at Perth Train Station, caused about $500,000 in damage.

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    Newswire

    Canterbury crash deceased a UK citizen

    Police say the young man who died in a crash in Canterbury on Sunday was United Kingdom citizen Jack Roberts.

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    AFP

    Tourists stranded as cyclone's tail hits New Zealand

    Wellington, Feb 20, 2018 (AFP) - - Up to 1,000 tourists were stranded in New Zealand's Golden Bay Wednesday after the remnants of Cyclone Gita buffeted the South Pacific nation, officials said.

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    Newswire

    Data shows rebuild progress after quake

    Stats NZ has released a report into the rebuild of Christchurch seven years on from a devastating earthquake that damaged the city and claimed 185 lives.

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    Newswire

    Defence in euthanasia calls single witness

    While the Crown took over a week to build a case against Susan Austen on importing drugs and assisting a woman to take her own life, the defence case was short.

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    Black Panther ‘shatters false Hollywood beliefs’ says Will Smith

    ‘What you have done is spectacular’ he told the cast.

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    Newswire

    Fairfax shedding 28 NZ papers

    Media giant Fairfax says it is planning to sell or close 28 regional and rural newspapers in New Zealand as it concentrates on a digital strategy.

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    Newswire

    Cut-off Tasman residents told not to panic

    As the country returns to normalcy following former Cyclone Gita, Civil Defence is sending supplies to some Tasman residents cut off by the storm.

  • NZ dodges worst of Cyclone Gita
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    Australian Associated Press

    NZ dodges worst of Cyclone Gita

    Emergency services in NZ have been flat out with over a 1000 call-outs across the country after former Cyclone Gita flooded homes and knocked down power lines.

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    Newswire

    Gita: 'We really dodged a bullet'

    Emergency services have been flat out with over a 1000 callouts across the country after former Cyclone Gita flooded homes and knocked down power lines.

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    Newswire

    Emergency received 1300 callouts, Gita

    Emergency services have been flat out with over a 1000 callouts across the country after former Cyclone Gita flooded homes and knocked down power lines.

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    Newswire

    Woman pleads guilty to Otara murder

    A woman has pleaded guilty to the stabbing murder of a 55-year-old man in the suburb of Otara last June.

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    Newswire

    Rail funding near as 'wall of wood' grows

    An announcement on funding to restore regional rail services appears imminent as KiwiRail gets ready to deal with an increase in logging traffic.