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Winds threaten to blow oil slick closer to Spanish coast
CAION, Spain - Spain watched anxiously today as winds threatened to blow an oil slick towards her ravaged northwest coast, and ecologists warned a sunken tanker on the Atlantic seabed may prove an environmental time-bomb. The 26-year-old Prestige broke in two late last night (NZ time) and sank 3600 metres to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean laden with more than 65,000 tonnes of viscous fuel oil -- twice the volume spilled in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. The tanker left behind it a massive slick...
 
Wallace was like a man possessed, police officer tells court
Steven Wallace was like a man possessed during a window smashing spree in the Taranaki town of Waitara, a police officer told a jury today....
 
Tourists spent $6bn in NZ last year, survey shows
Tourists visiting New Zealand spent nearly $6 billion in the year to September, and most plan to return, a survey shows. Tourism Minister Mark...
 


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• English test to cut Asian migrants
• Research points to cheaper Aids drugs
• Leaky buildings crisis kept secret at top level
• Big Dry to force up NZ prices
• Everest name an insult says China
• Snake found in Mt Maunganui florist shop
• Sheep A281 turns human reproduction on its ear
 
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 Sports
Rugby League: Hoppe answers mayday call
LEEDS - New Zealand rugby league's record test try-scorer Sean Hoppe has been rushed out of retirement and may play his first international for three years in the series decider against Great Britain this weekend as the Kiwis injury toll reached crisis point today. Hoppe, who ironically played the last of his 301-match first class career against the Kiwis for St Helens three weeks ago, joined the...
Sean Hoppe

• America's Cup - News and Results
• Career doubt for caretaker
• Tennis: Four top-20 players heading for Stanley St in January
• Golf: Parry pricing himself out of Open
• Golf: Debut player comes to aid of Auckland
• Cricket: Canning's century caps strong match
• Cricket: Pressure on top players
• Pitstop: Cams, scams and car torque
• College sport: Young athletes compete for awards
 
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 World News
 
• Oil tanker goes down off Spain, disaster threatened
• UN weapons inspectors start first day in Iraq
• Bush flies to seek Nato support against Iraq
• Chavez sends Army to quell violent outbursts on streets
• Disaster threatens coastline as stricken tanker breaks apart
• Hindley faced new trial if law allowed her release
• 'Little Caesar' at core of Italy's political paradox
 
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 Business
 
• NZ stocks: Telecom drags market lower
• US stocks: Stocks end seesaw session lower
• Reserve Bank leaves official cash rate unchanged
• Oil: Price lower despite Iraq war risk
• English bites back at business
• The Warehouse goes from $40k to $2.2b in 20 years
• Pyramid sellers face bigger fines
 
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 Technology
 
• One giant computer created from 65 small ones
• Vodafone sitting pretty in NZ
• Hot rival for Walker Wireless
• MP attacks courts system over costs
• How Europeans fight xenophobia in cyberspace
 
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 Entertainment
 
• TV-Video: Come back soon, Nicky and Helen
• Music: Michael Jackson Thriller: Dangles baby out window
• Film: Whale Rider predicted to crest the wave
• Books: Pat Roser: Poppy's Progress
• Games: Fifa Soccer 2003 (EA Sports, PC G)
 
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 Travel
 
• Away from it all in Taranaki
• Enjoying the heron now
• Taupo hideaway named one of the world's best hotels
• Showboat to China
• Exploring NZ by biking and bush walking
 
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English test to cut Asian migrants

 

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