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Rare eclipse treat for Dunedin stargazers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 18:23
Dunedin people interested in watching a rare eclipse of Saturn by the moon can do so from about 12.45am on Friday at the Beverly-Begg Observatory at Robin Hood Park.
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Spark Sport streaming fails during Black Sticks match

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 17:38
black_sticks_stream_getty.jpg Black Sticks player Olivia Merry was hit on the face during the match against Australia. They lost 5-1. Photo: Getty Images Spark Sport's live streaming has hit another snag, with its customers annoyed over issues during the Black Sticks hockey match this afternoon.
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Gale, heavy rain warnings likely for South

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:29
MetService says it is highly likely severe gales and heavy rain warnings will be issued for Otago and Southland tomorrow as a front approaches the South Island.
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Heli crash: fears rescue missions could be delayed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 15:25
lloyd_matheson_luisa_1.jpg Southern Lakes Helicopters operating manager Lloyd Matheson. Photo: Luisa Girao/ODT People may face longer wait times for rescue helicopters in the lower South Island after a crash near Auckland Islands.
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'You matter' Aussie Governor-General tells veterans

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 15:12
In his final Anzac Day address, Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has told veterans: "You matter. What you did matters."
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Beer brand slammed over yellow-eyed snap

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 13:52
corona_nz.jpg Corona used this photo to promote its brand but removed it after a backlash online. Photo: Corona NZ An international beer brand has been criticised over its use of a close-up photo of a yellow-eyed penguin next to a group of surfers.
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'Murky thinking': Boult convinced Tarras airport won't fly

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 13:20
queenstown_airport_03.jpg An Air New Zealand A320 Airbus comes in to land at Queenstown Airport. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Queenstown mayor Jim Boult is convinced a mooted Tarras airport won’t fly.
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Cafe worker shot by gunman in Waikato

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:18
karapiro_cafe_nzme.jpg Police at the Karapiro Cafe and Gifts this morning where a worker was shot by a Caucasian man in his 50s or 60s. Photo: NZME A man has been shot in a cafe south of Cambridge in Waikato.
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Dawn service: Firefighters battle early morning blaze

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:15
While many Kiwis were attending a dawn service early this morning, Otago firefighters were hard at work batting a blaze at a garage near Arrowtown.
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Prince William's tribute to NZ war and terror victims

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:59
gettyimages-1144904307.jpg Prince William, Duke of Cambridge lays a wreath as he attends a service at the Auckland War Memorial. Photo: Getty Images Prince William has arrived at the Auckland War Memorial to commemorate Anzac Day, before travelling to Christchurch this afternoon
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Mosque shooting survivor at dawn service, set to meet Prince William

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:57
Mustafa Boztas survived the mass shooting at Al Noor mosque and wanted to attend the Anzac Day dawn service in Christchurch to stand in solidarity with all Kiwis. Photo: NZME Christchurch mosque shooting survivor Mustafa Boztas, 21, attended the Anzac Day dawn service this morning after being discharged from hospital earlier this week.
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Person injured after hit by car in Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:26
A person has been taken to Dunedin Hospital after they were struck by a vehicle on the corner of Moray Pl and Stuart St.
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Car crashes into Dunedin building

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:24
A person is believed to have crashed a car into a commercial building in Kenmure this morning and then driven off.
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'Lest we forget': Otago remembers Anzac fallen

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:33
Thousands gathered for Anzac Day services across Otago.
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'No, I'll walk': WW2 veteran's poignant response

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:16
qanzac_raymond_dunn.jpg Veteran Raymond Dunn (98), of Kaitaia, at this morning's dawn service in Queenstown. Photo: Tracey Roxburgh He was asked if he wanted to be pushed in his wheelchair to lay his poppy in Queenstown.
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Chch attacks hang heavily over Anzac dawn services

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 07:33
auckland_dawn_service_rnz.jpg The Auckland Dawn Service. Photo: RNZ Thousands of New Zealanders have turned out nationwide for Anzac Day dawn services, with the weight of the Christchurch mosque attacks hanging heavily over the commemorations.
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Dunedin marks Anzac Day

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 06:49
As dawn breaks a large crowd has gathered at the Cenotaph in Queens Gardens in remembrance of the sacrifice made by Anzacs.
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Anzac terror plot foiled: IS member arrested in Turkey

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 06:14
2019-04-24t101735z_1760895356_rc14ac393a80_rtrmadp_3_anzac-day-turkey.jpg New Zealand's soldiers attend an international service marking the 104th anniversary of the WWI battle of Gallipoli at the Turkish memorial in the Gallipoli peninsula in Canakkale, Turkey. Photo: Reuters Turkish authorities have arrested a suspected Islamic State member they believe was planning to attack a World War One commemoration at Gallipoli this week attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders, police said on Wednesday.
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Memorial to honour escape urged

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Allied prisoners of war at Aquafredda work camp. Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library Dunedin researchers hope to create a lasting memorial to a mass escape from a World War 2 Italian prisoner of war camp. Mike Houlahan reports.
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