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  • Officials defend maternity hub after roadside birth — rnz_fleming_and_clark.jpg Southern DHB chief executive Chris Fleming (left) and Health Minister David Clark. Photos: Supplied and RNZ After a roadside birth on Sunday morning near Lumsden - where maternity facilities were downsized recently - Southern District Health Board says it is "important for mothers and midwives to plan well ahead of their delivery".
  • Brexit Party storms to EU vote win — Nigel Farage. Photo: Reuters Nigel Farage's Brexit Party stormed to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.
  • Stomping filmed by police officer scared to intervene — A Mongrel Mob associate and a member have been jailed for a violent assault. Photo: NZME Two men who stomped on an unconscious victim's head during a Hastings gang fight were arrested after a police officer filmed the fracas from a safe distance.
  • Superstar striker leaving the Phoenix — Roy Krishna with the ball against the Newcastle Jets. Photo: Getty Images Roy Krishna turned down the biggest offer in Wellington Phoenix history - as well as the possibility of having a scholarship in his name - to join a mystery club in Asia.
  • Unruly tourists: British brothers sentenced for chimney scam — British men Patrick (left) and Johnny Quinn pleaded guilty to being part of a roofing scam. Photo: NZME Two brothers linked to the infamous "unruly" British family have admitted their roles in a roof-fixing scam and will be deported in the next 24 hours.
  • Prison's medical staff fail to detect inmate's cancer — Corrections has been referred to the Director of Proceedings for falling to provide adequate care to an inmate who eventually died of advanced gastric cancer.
  • 'I'm in a very dark place': Man stood down from Parliament — 'I feel I've been bullied out of Parliament and harassed within it', says the man stood down from Parliament last week. Photo: Getty Images The man stood down from Parliament after Speaker Trevor Mallard's claims about rape has spoken out.
  • Blood and thunder at sea: British veteran remembers D-Day — D-Day veteran Richard Llewellyn poses for a photograph on HMS Belfast, on the River Thames in London. Photo: Reuters Seventy-five years ago, a young British sailor stood on the bridge of a warship, its gun barrels pointing out to the coast of France and watched the devastation being rained down on a country he wanted to liberate.
  • The Warehouse unveils job cuts, union says staff 'suicidal' — Photo: ODT files Staff facing layoffs at The Warehouse are 'suicidal' and 'in a bad way' following the country's largest retailer's plans to overhaul the way it operates, according to a union.
  • Mystery at Maheno School — Seeking information on the mystery tray recently sent to Maheno School are pupils (back, from left) Nathan Kennedy, Maddison Robb, Cassie McKay, Max Irwin, Lucan Robb, Hayley Brown, Sharni Webb, Lilly Atwill, Lillie Silcock, (front, from left) Denley Read, Danielle Ballantyne, Brooke Purvis, Hayley Hamilton, Jackson Silcock, Gemma Ludemann, Hamish Stanger and Riccardo Palmer. Photo: Kiri Ballantyne Maheno School has a mystery to solve.
  • Christchurch gives green light to new scooter firms — Christchurch will soon be home to another two e-scooter operators.
  • Cyclist dies after crash earlier this month — A cyclist involved in a crash in Christchurch earlier this month has died, police have confirmed.
  • Bed tax battle lines — Airbnb are proving perhaps unlikely allies for Jim Boult. Photo: Getty Images Two accommodation giants are taking different approaches in the bed tax debate, as a lobby group of local providers up the rhetoric on social media.
  • Heavy rain battering parts of Otago and more to come — Parts of Otago being battered by heavy rain today are expected to be hit again later in the week.
  • Latest lone-woman killing spurs safety promise — The safety of women will be a top priority for the federal government after the bashing murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron.
  • Albanese new Aussie Labor leader — Anthony Albanese. Photo: Getty Anthony Albanese has become the new leader of the Australian Labor Party.
  • Man admits assault on Greens MP James Shaw — James Shaw speaks outside Parliament in Wellington in March, bearing signs of the assault. Photo: NZ Herald The man accused of assaulting Green Party co-leader James Shaw has admitted the attack, but disputes some of the facts.
  • Mosque attacks: Accused's manifesto, video still online — A Wellington man found a YouTube clip in which an American welder was reading out the Christchurch mosque attack gunman's manifesto. Photo: Getty In the three weeks following the Christchurch terror attacks, almost 800 people contacted the Department of Internal Affairs to report online links to video footage of the killings or the shooter's so-called manifesto.
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  • Dunedin's former prison building awaiting clean slates