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Watch: Gun fired outside busy Hamilton shopping centre in broad daylight

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One dead in fatal crash on SH1 near Foxton

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Police recover stolen property after overnight ram raid near Auckland Airport

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Rocket Lab mid-air helicopter snatch delayed

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Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard appointed Sisters of Compassion co-chief executive

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Herald morning quiz: April 30

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