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Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 morning edition

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Image copyright David Saunders Image caption The New Year revellers enjoyed a drink on the sand island they built in an apparent attempt to circumvent a public drinking ban.

A group of New Zealanders has constructed a sand island in coastal waters, seemingly in a creative attempt to avoid a ban on drinking in public places.

The group built the structure at low tide in the Tairua estuary on the Coromandel peninsula on Sunday afternoon, reports said.

Locals joked that they were in "international waters" and thus exempt from an official liquor ban.

A ban on public drinking is in force in Coromandel over the New Year period and those violating the ban face a fine of $250 (£130; US$180) or arrest.

Image copyright David Saunders Image caption The island was still intact on New Year's Day.

But a well-known community organiser Noddy Watts said the ban was not working and was simply resulting in swathes of arrests. »

There's No Evidence Comcast's New 'Network Investment' Is Because of Net Neutrality Repeal or Tax Cuts

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We’ve well established by now that the telecom industry’s attack on net neutrality is just one small part of a much larger plan.

“Continuing to spend at that rate, even if Comcast doesn't increase spending to account for inflation, would push Comcast to $9.6 billion a year or $48 billion over the next five years.”.

The financial benefits of such a move to companies like Comcast will be almost immeasurable. »

Woman who accused ex of abuse barred from seeing daughter

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A woman who made a series of unfounded sex abuse allegations about her ex-partner has been barred from seeing their four-year-old daughter.

Ms Justice Russell said the woman had made 'persistent and unsubstantiated' allegations about the youngster being sexually abused by her father.

Earlier this year a family court judge had decided that the woman should be able to see her daughter. »

Teenager murders his family members on New Year's Eve, officials say

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Police were called to the home around 11:43 p.m., and the suspect was taken into custody without incident, Gramiccioni said.

The teenager was believed to have used a Century Arms "semi-automatic assault rifle" to gun down his family members and the family friend, authorities said.

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Long Branch Police Department have launched a joint investigation into the murders. »