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A remarkable situation has developed over the Manus Island stand-off

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has opened the door to a potential refugee resettlement deal between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, acknowledging it is a decision for the two sovereign states that Australia could not block.

But he warned any arrangement would be against Australia’s wishes and would run the risk of souring both countries’ diplomatic relationships with Australia – making it unlikely without Canberra’s blessing.

Go over their heads and suffer the consequences, Jacinda.

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Sonny Bill Williams in his BMW with the missus in the back seat where she belongs

All Black coach Steve Hanson admits Sonny Bill doesn’t know the rules.

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams is back in the firing line after another brain fade cost the All Blacks a penalty try in their 38-18 win over France on Sunday morning (NZ time).

The 32-year-old spent 10 minutes in the sin-bin after he deliberately slapped the ball into touch in the All Blacks’ in-goal area, a move commonly used in rugby league – a sport Williams used to play.

The play was a big turning point in the match, as France started to build momentum with a one-man advantage.

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Sharon O’Neill is to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at next week’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. NZ On Screen’s Nicky Harrop revisits some of her many hits.

With a career five decades deep, Sharon O’Neill remains one of our most respected and accomplished singer-songwriters. At Thursday’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, she will receive the Legacy Award and take her rightful place in the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

About time too.   Well earned.

 

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The chase scene featuring a pod of bottlenose dolphins and false killer whales was captured by Kiwi underwater cameraman Steve Hathaway.

“My big memory is just the noise. All these big clicks and sequels – just reverberates through your body. You’ve got nearly a thousand animals and all this noise is coming towards you,” Steve told 1 NEWS NOW.

Three years ago the underwater diver was approached by the BBC to film a trial shoot for the network’s biggest marine documentary, Blue Planet II.

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Mr Mallard’s new job as Speaker is to keep order and allow MPs to speak. In his first minutes as Speaker he penalised Labour twice for interjecting during a question from the Opposition.

When David Seymour tried to ask a extra question – he was only allowed one because of the one-person size of his party – Mr Mallard stopped him.

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Stephen Willeford and Johnny Langendorff seemed to be two of just a few people in the tiny town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, who did not know each other.

Now less than 48 hours since they first met, they are forever bonded by both tragedy and their own heroic actions.

The two men have both been hailed for their roles in pursuing Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman responsible for Sunday’s mass shooting inside First Baptist Church, which killed at least 26 people.

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I want to extend my personal congratulations to Trevor Mallard who became Speaker of the House yesterday.   Less than three months ago, under Andrew Little as Labour’s leader, this man would not have made it back into parliament as a list MP.   Thoughts of a Labour-led government seemed so far-fetched.   Read more »

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Devin Patrick Kelley

The man who gunned down 26 people inside a South Texas church has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley.

The 26-year-old is thought to have lived in New Braunfels, a city on the outskirts of San Antonio, about 35 miles from where the attack, described as the worst mass shooting in the state’s modern history by Texas Governor Greg Abbot, took place in Sutherland Springs.

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As Cam keeps repeating – money doesn’t buy elections.

Gareth Morgan has made another large donation to The Opportunities Party – taking his total contribution to the party over the $2 million mark.

The party declared a $430,000 donation from Morgan last week, on top of previous donations totalling $1.7m. The recent donation was made on October 20.

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Liu Guan and Charlot Salwai. Photo: RNZI / Hilaire Bule

The Vanuatu prime minister has assured China’s ambassador that Vanuatu is committed to the One China Policy.

Charlot Salwai made the comment on Wednesday during the official presentation of over 400 athletes and officials who’ll take part in the mini games next month in Honiara.

Through its aid programme, China has funded the construction of facilities for the games as well as roads on the islands of Tanna and Malekula.

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