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Helping your child through exams

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:00
As years of work come together, the exam period can be a stressful time for your child. You can help them through this by:
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Driver licenses invalidated by test bribes

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:51
Hundreds of drivers have had their licenses cancelled after a fraudulent licensing scam was uncovered; revealing staff had accepted bribes of up to $600 in exchange for a licence.
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Thousands descend on stadium for toga party

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:13
Hoards of University of Otago students are gathering outside Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin ahead of the annual O Week toga party.
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TPP could benefit NZ by up to $4billion

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:24
david_parker_53fe8edd1d.jpg David Parker A report just released estimates the new Trans-Pacific Partnership will add between $1.2 billion and $4 billion to New Zealand's economy once it is fully implemented.
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NZ company makes $1.7 billion in one day

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:02
A2 Milk shares jumped 25%, making the milk marketing firm New Zealand's biggest listed company on a deal that will give it backing from Fonterra Cooperative Group.
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Research behind glowworms illuminating for scientists

The South Today - News Update - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:18
February 21, 2018

University of Otago Chemistry and Biochemistry researchers have discovered how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow.

And their research may have positive outcomes in battling cancer and other illnesses.

News: Dunedin
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Bike Breakfast in the rain

The South Today - News Update - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:16
February 21, 2018

Spokes Dunedin hosted the fourth annual Go By Bike Day
Breakfast in the Octagon today.
The breakfast was free for anyone who arrived in the Octagon by bike.

News: Dunedin
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Drought over according to Otago academic

The South Today - News Update - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:11
February 21, 2018

Following on from the previous story...The remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Gita have dropped a solid amount of rainfall across the country.
A drought status was called for Otago and Southland earlier this year.
But is the south still in a drought?

News: Dunedin
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Garcia Knight top qualifier in men's big air

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:09
Carlos Garcia Knight. Photo: Getty Images Snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight has produced a stunning performance to qualify top for the Big Air final at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang today.
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Man in Queenstown charged after indecent acts

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:47
Police today have arrested and charged a man after he performed indecent acts in Queenstown.
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Impact of Gita on West Coast less than predicted

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:31
port_cycloine_fehi.lm_.jpg The port of Greymouth was all stirred up. The tuna fleet was taking shelter. Photo: Greymouth Star The tail end of ex-tropical Cyclone Gita blew in and blew out of the West Coast overnight, but its impact was far less than expected from the foreboding warnings in the media.
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Immigration keeping quiet over Dotcom

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:59
Kim Dotcom with wife Elizabeth Donnelly, Photo: Getty Images Immigration NZ has completed an investigation into whether Kim Dotcom can be deported from New Zealand for failing to declare a dangerous driving conviction - but is refusing to say what the outcome is.
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Revised trade deal could benefit NZ by up to $4b

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:41
The full details of the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement have been released and New Zealand's trade department says the economy will grow by as much as $4 billion thanks to the deal.
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Woman wins battle over barber shop haircut

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:07
A woman who was refused a haircut at a Brisbane barber shop has forced landlords to change the lease conditions that saw her turned away.
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Reforms for schools announced

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:54
Education Minister Chris Hipkins. Photo: Getty Images Schools are being told that the era of competing for students may soon end, as the new Labour Government plans wide-ranging changes to the education system.
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Stars pledge cash for US gun control

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:46
George Clooney and his wife, Amal. Photo: Getty Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg say they will each donate $500,000 ($NZ680,000) to the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington in support of gun control following last week's shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
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Walden only change in Highlanders line-up

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:45
Tei Walden carries the ball for the Highlanders against the Crusaders in last week's final Super Rugby preseason match. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders have made just one change in their line-up from their last pre-season match for Friday night's season opener.
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New photo of missing Alexandra man

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:42
a-chrisbatesnew.jpg Police said Christopher Bates' trousers appear purple in this photo, but they were not, and were just a dark colour. Photo: NZ Police Central Otago police have released a new image of missing Alexandra man Christopher Bates and reminded people to remain vigilant as the search for him continues.
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Highlanders to face injury-hit Blues team

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:17
jerome_kaino_blues.jpg Jerome Kaino is missing from the Blues side to play the Highlanders this Friday. Photo: Getty Images Jerome Kaino has been ruled out of the Blues' opening Super Rugby match in Dunedin on Friday night.
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