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Election 2020: Judith Collins clarifies the ‘strategic’ vote to avoid Greens in Govt – New Zealand Herald

Judith Collins doesn’t want National voters to tick Labour to keep the Greens out

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National leader Judith Collins is urging supporters to vote National if they want to be strategic and avoid a “far left” government that includes the Green Party.
She made the comments this morning following last night’s poll that showed that Labour, while still riding high with 47 per cent support, couldn’t govern alone.
This morning Greens’ co-leader James Shaw this morning talked up the Greens, which were on 7 per cent – being part of a Labour-Greens government.
“One of the things that …

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For the first time, a Starship prototype roars to life with three engines – Ars Technica

SpaceX now likely to fully assemble spaceship for a 15km test flight.

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As part of the Starship program, SpaceX began experimenting with earlier prototypes in late 2019 and early 2020, losing three vehicles during various proof tests. In May, the company successfully tested a full scale tank section of its Starship vehicle (SN4) for the first time with a single Raptor engine. It was later lost due to a ground-systems issue.
Then, in August, and again in September, it flew two different vehiclesSN5 and SN6on short hops to 150 meters. These vehicles looked something …

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Caucus-wide witch-hunt underway in National to sniff out leakers – Newshub

Alongside the sadness over departing National MPs was fury.

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National MP Denise Lee sent an email criticising her leader to the caucus which was leaked to Newshub during the campaign.
Asked if she regretted sending the email, Lee said: “All my comments will be reserved for our internal process. I support Judith as the leader.”
Her colleagues want the leaker outed and ousted.
“Fit in or move off,” said National MP Chris Penk. 
“Well I think anyone who is disloyal should move on,” said Tim Macindoe. 
Collins was asked if she thinks the leakers need to …

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One dead and two injured in East Auckland house fire in Cockle Bay – New Zealand Herald

Two people have been taken to hospital with critical and serious injuries.

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One person is dead and two others injured after a house was engulfed in flames in East Auckland tonight.
Emergency services were called to the blaze on Minerva Terrace, Cockle Bay, shortly before 7pm.
One person perished in the fire.
Two people – one critically injured and one seriously injured – have been taken to Middlemore Hospital, St John Ambulance says.
Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman Craig Dally said one person was unaccounted for in the blaze but later found.
Six appliances are at t…

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