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England’s ‘big six’ set to quit Super League

By Rob HarrisUpdated April 21, 2021 — 8.15amLondon: All six English clubs involved in plans to join a breakaway European Super League have abandoned the project, which has imploded less than two days after it was announced.Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham deserted the 12-team group amid an escalating backlash that led…

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        The public health overhaul that had to happen

        STUFFWhat are Māori health inequities? The Ministry of Health lists them. First published June 2019.ANALYSIS: Radical centralisation. That’s the best way to describe the Government’s proposed reforms to the health and disability service. It's the health reform that had to happen. In what will be a massive shock to many in the healthcare system, the…

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          Gabba revamp details sought ahead of federal funding decision

          A top-level authority similar to the body that drove preparations for the successful Sydney Olympics is likely to oversee major projects, including the $1 billion Gabba stadium redevelopment, for any 2032 Brisbane Games.But the Morrison government wants more details before it will agree to cover half the cost of plans – released by Queensland Premier…

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            National Trust tackles Richmond on grandstand demolition

            The National Trust has called for a review of Richmond’s plan to demolish the Jack Dyer Stand at Punt Road Oval for a major redevelopment on the grounds that the stand is of cultural and historic significance to Victoria.The National Trust also will request that the decision of the club to level the stand -…

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              Military leaders, security chiefs demand action on climate threat

              The two existential threats that keep former chief of defence Admiral Chris Barrie awake at night are nuclear war, which he says the Australian government can’t do much about, and climate change, which he says the Australian government is not doing enough about.Barrie is one of more than 30 current and former defence personnel and…

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                  Momirovski banned for three games after failed judiciary bid

                  “I don’t think he is [a dirty player]. He’s caught by circumstances in this instance.“The big thing about it is he’s the Dally M leader at the moment, the crowd won’t see him for four matches, which is sad for the game and unfortunately for him.”Mitchell was fined for two separate incidents involving Luke Garner…

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                        No zero-risk option so let science, not politics, rule

                        Our low numbers of COVID-19 are due only to our island nation’s ability to isolate, which comes with the economic and social cost of locked borders (“Australia needs to set out its COVID-19 endgame”, April 17-18). This must end at some stage but only when our healthcare system can handle the influx of COVID-19 cases,…

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                        ‘Flyer beware’ – the employment implications of overseas travel

                        STUFFJacinda Ardern says there will be protocols in place to deal with any Covid outbreaks on either side of the bubble.OPINION: After months of public speculation, the Government has announced that the Trans-Tasman bubble will open on 19 April. However, the Government has warned that a ‘flyer beware’ policy applies to quarantine free travel between…

                        Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blames colour clash for poor home form

                        Here’s a colourful explanation for Manchester United’s underwhelming form at Old Trafford this season: too much red. The stadium has been empty since football restarted in June following the first lockdown after the coronavirus outbreak, and there has been a red wrap around the seats during games.Clive Brunskill/APManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the…

                        ‘Hands tied by the law’: Father’s desperate attempts to intervene before ex-partner killed their children

                        Liliana Carrillo. Photo / APUS father Erik Denton was supposed to see his three young children last Sunday, the one day every other week that he was allowed to be with them.Three-year-old Joanna, her 2-year-old brother, Terry, and 6-month-old sister, Sierra, had been staying with their mother — Denton’s ex-girlfriend — in Los Angeles.Fearful for…

                        Police launch review into cold case murder of legendary Australian designer Florence Broadhurst

                        9newsAustralian designer Florence Broadhurst in the 1960s with her peacock wallpaper.New South Wales Police are launching a review into the death of a legendary Australian fabric and wallpaper designer who was murdered in 1977. Detectives have confirmed the fresh probe into the brutal killing of Florence Broadhurst, whose striking creations remain popular today. The 78-year-old…

                        PSG lose to Bayern Munich but reach Champions League semifinals on away goals

                        Sky SportBayern Munich eliminated from Champions League despite beating PSG in second leg.After Neymar missed several chances to finish off defending champion Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain was left clinging to a 1-0 home defeat that nevertheless sealed the French club’s second straight Champions League semifinal on Wednesday (NZT). Bayern had to score twice after losing…

                        A royal likeness? Why Prince Philip remained elusive on screen

                        By Jennifer VineyardUpdated April 14, 2021 — 7.10amThere have been numerous portrayals of Prince Philip over the course of his long life, which ended Friday at age 99. Actors including Tobias Menzies, Matt Smith, James Cromwell and Christopher Lee all played the part.However, according to one of Philip’s biographers, no one ever captured the man’s…

                        NZ’s houses make $200b in capital gains over 12 months

                        The value of New Zealand’s housing stock grew by almost $200 billion in the year to December. New data published by the Reserve Bank, shows the combined value of residential properties jumped from $1.19 trillion in December 2019 to $1.39 trillion. By comparison, the country’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $322b. “Housing stock” includes…

                        After eight years in the wilderness, Timani wants another gold jersey

                        After eight years in the wilderness, Timani wants another gold jerseyWe’re sorry, this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footerSitaleki Timani’s last Test for the Wallabies was in November 2013 against Scotland and the towering second-rower had every intention of finishing his career in France’s Top 14.But…

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