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The police have set an ambitious new goal to reduce the rate of re-offending among Māori by 25 percent in the next five years; and a private school in Waikato says more than 70 of its students need help to quit their addiction to vaping nicotine.

1.The death of two climbers in a fall on the Remarkables was tragic, and a guide's worst nightmare, says the alpine rescue specialist who was first on the scene.Two men were on a climbing tour of the popular Grand Traverse route yesterday when they fell from the Grand Alta Ridge and died shortly before midday, tied together.

2.The police have set an ambitious new goal to reduce the rate of re-offending among Māori by 25 percent in the next five years.It's one of many targets set out in their new Māori strategy - Te Huringa o Te Tai - launched at Pipitea Marae in Wellington last night.

3.A private school in Waikato says more than 70 of its students need help to quit their addiction to vaping nicotine. Secondary school principals have been warning of a rapid rise in student vaping this year mostly in decile schools.

4.A New Zealand citizen whose Indian wife was turned down for a visa says comments by the NZ First MP Shane Jones about the Indian community were racists.

5. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has unveiled the government's new immigration measures, including the first ever quotas for migrant workers, as President Emmanuel Macron's administration seeks to toughen its stance in response to right-wing criticism.

6.An indigenous studies researcher says the formation of criminal gangs can be traced back to the historical state care of young people particularly maori.

7.China is imposing a curfew on online gaming for minors, the government has announced. Gamers under 18 will be banned from playing online between 22:00 and 08:00. They will also be restricted to 90 minutes of gaming on weekdays and three hours on weekends and holidays.

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