TV3 has its own Herald Bomb

A recall of top loader machine yet the 3 News site shows a front loader in the picture.


Electronics giant Samsung is trying to fix 36,000 washing machines sold in New Zealand because of fears the top loaders are a fire hazard.

The company says purchasers of the six top-loader models affected should contact Samsung to arrange a free repair.

It says 15 fires involving the machines have been reported in Australia, where 150,000 have been sold.

The fires were sparked by water condensing on the machine’s motor connection, New South Wales Fair Trading said.

NSW fire investigators raised safety concerns after fire-fighters attended six fires linked to the washing machines since November.

The models affected are: SW75V9WIP, SW65V9WIP, SW70SPWIP, SW80SPWIP, WA85GWGIP and WA85GWWIP.

The numbers can be found on the back of the machines.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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