Vatican should consider voluntary celibacy for priests says Aussie child abuse commission

Calls for changes to centuries-old church laws appear destined for failure.

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Hundreds queued on both sides of the cordon to make the journey.

Hundreds queued on both sides of the cordon to make the journey.

Watch: Cars begin moving as Kaikoura's main highway officially reopens

02:28
The dynamic duo are stepping down from the hit show, after plenty of entertaining moments.

The dynamic duo are stepping down from the hit show, after plenty of entertaining moments.

Watch: 'All about that positivity' - Mike Hosking and Toni Street look back on their time at Seven Sharp

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Award-winning trio Sol3 Mio help get Seven Sharp in the mood for Christmas.

'We get to represent our country around the world' – Sol3 Mio on international success

Award-winning trio Sol3 Mio help get Seven Sharp in the mood for Christmas.

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The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

Former All Black Jarrad Hoeata joins injury-hit Crusaders for gruelling pre-season

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Our hardworking team of reporters, producers and camera people down tools for a sing-a-long.

Seven Sharp crew deliver you a dose of Christmas cheer

Our hardworking team of reporters, producers and camera people down tools for a sing-a-long.

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Yvonne Johansen has an 11-year-old son and no other family, so Seven Sharp and ASB surprised her with a life-changing gift.

Single mum with aggressive form of cancer receives $15,000 for dream trip to New York

Earlier this year, Yvonne was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and has been given little time to live.

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Residents in the small town of Ward say some motorists are already driving too fast through the area.

Residents in the small town of Ward say some motorists are already driving too fast through the area.

Watch: Cars begin moving as Kaikoura's main highway officially reopens

01:57
After nearly three decades, the HMNZS Endeavour was decommissioned today.

HMNZS Endeavour decommissioned after three decades in service

It has been the Navy's purpose-built fleet replenishment tanker.

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Caleb will be competing for Fiji at the Condor World Sevens tournament in Auckland.

Caleb will be competing for Fiji at the Condor World Sevens tournament in Auckland.

'He's got way better skills than me' - Hurricanes and Fiji cult hero Bill Cavubati on son Caleb's rugby progress

01:52
Figures obtained by a conservation group suggest more than 20 times the annual average were accidently caught last year in Bay of Plenty.

'Unacceptable' 44 dolphin caught in fishing nets in last year

Forest and Bird says the dolphin by-catch in the Bay of Plenty is worrying.

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The mostly European-funded project has focussed on the Kermadec Trench, collecting samples and possibly never seen before creatures.

International scientists uncover secrets of the seabed in NZ waters

The EU-funded project has focussed on the Kermadec Trench, collecting samples and possibly never seen before creatures.

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The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

Former All Black Jarrad Hoeata joins injury-hit Crusaders for gruelling pre-season

The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

Man goes missing in Lake Wanaka while swimming to drifting boat

The Police National Dive Squad will assist in the search for the man tomorrow.

Rates of gonorrhoea soar among young Australians

There are fears antimicrobial resistance could be the "perfect storm".

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The report, which was available to the previous government in May, says New Zealand lacks a coordinated plan to weather the storms to come.

The report, which was available to the previous government in May, says New Zealand lacks a coordinated plan to weather the storms to come.

Climate change needs planning now, councils warned, as Govt report reveals NZ's sea levels may rise by almost a metre by 2060

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Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

England collapse after centuries from Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow in third Ashes Test

Malan and Bairstow produced England's highest fifth-wicket partnership in a Test against Australia.

The now 80-year-old has apologised for "anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation".

More women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct

A playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16.

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Was Grant Robertson's mini budget a triumph or did it simply fail to deliver?

Inside Parliament: Rating Labour's mini budget - Corin and Co deliver their verdict

Was Grant Robertson's mini budget a triumph or did it simply fail to deliver?

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Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates Ashes Test century by head-butting helmet

Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

Jarryd Hayne being baptised in the Jordan River while visiting Jerusalem.

Jarryd Hayne being baptised in the Jordan River while visiting Jerusalem.

Exclusive: 'It was unbelievable' - Jarryd Hayne opens up about spiritual journey and baptism in Jerusalem

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Nearly 100 African migrants have been rescued from the sea in Libya today.

Watch: Nearly 100 migrants bound for Europe rescued by Libyan coastguard

Tripoli's anti-illegal immigration department says 97 people were rescued from the sea, including 21 women and two children.

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Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate.

Watch: Cow escapes church nativity scene and is caught by cops on highway

Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate.

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Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland this weekend.

Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland this weekend.

'He's got way better skills than me' - Hurricanes and Fiji cult hero Bill Cavubati on son Caleb's rugby progress

03:32
Hundreds queued on both sides of the cordon to make the journey.

Watch: Cars begin moving as Kaikoura's main highway officially reopens

Motorists can be seen setting up deck chairs, eating and letting their dogs out for fresh air near Clarence.

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