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Smith guides Australia

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 20:58
Australia's captain Steve Smith avoids a bouncer bowled by England's Stuart Broad during the second day of the first Ashes cricket test match. Photo: Reuters Steve Smith proved the batsman for a crisis yet again, pushing Australia to 4-165 and reducing England's lead to 137 runs at stumps on day two of an enthralling Ashes opener in Brisbane.
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Lotto winners yet to claim their millions

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 20:31
The two Lotto players who split Wednesday's $38 million Powerball prize are yet to claim their winnings.
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Pretenders take to stage

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 19:36
pretenders.jpg The Pretenders perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Will the last person out of Christchurch please turn out the lights?
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National Party appeals Eminem ruling

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:53
Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, is the creator of 'Lose Yourself'. Photo: ODT The National Party has appealed a ruling that it breached copyright by using Eminem's track Lose Yourself for a 2014 election ad.
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Motorcyclist injured in accident

The South Today - News Update - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:39
November 24, 2017

A man has been injured after his motorcycle collided with a car in Dunedin yesterday afternoon.

News: Dunedin
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Road patrol volunteers thanked with BBQ and a free swim.

The South Today - News Update - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:17
November 24, 2017

More than 500 Dunedin school children had the day off, got to go to Moana Pool, and hang out with the Police.
The event used to be called the Orange Parade, where all the kids who volunteered to do road patrol during the year got to walk down George Street...but times have changed...

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HMNZS Otago calls into home port

The South Today - News Update - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:14
November 24, 2017

Dunedin is being visited by one of the navy's warships before the vessel heads further south next week.

News: Dunedin
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Virtual reality porn on its way, expert says

The South Today - News Update - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:09
November 24, 2017

An international expert says the porn industry is moving fast into the realm of virtual reality.

Australian porn expert Maree Crabbe, who is in Dunedin for a conference, says with technology changing so quickly, parents can't afford to leave sex education to the porn industry.

and a warning, this item deals with the topic of pornography, and some images may offend.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin buzzes ahead of big gig

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:59
Concertgoers warming up in the Octagon for tonight's Chrissie Hynde/Stevie Nicks concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium (from left) Kieran Stevenson, Al Gerrie and daughter Stacey Gerrie, all of Dunedin. Photo: Linda Robertson The usual busy Friday  crowds in the Octagon bars have been swelled by concertgoers preparing for the walk to Forsyth Barr Stadium for tonight's Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders concert.
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DHB chief expenses 'a mess'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:39
Nigel Murray did not cooperate with the probe. Photo: NZME A health board boss took two international work trips while on sick leave, used public money for personal jaunts, did not declare hospitality, booked travel without approval and tried to cover up the breaches, an Audit NZ investigation found.
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UK trade secretary to visit NZ

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:50
Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox. Photo: Reuters British trade secretary Liam Fox will arrive in New Zealand tomorrow – another high-level visit as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union and forge its own trade deals.
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ODT Quiz: November 24

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:49
Test your wits against the Otago Daily Times quiz for Friday, November 24. Look for a fresh ODT online quiz every Monday and Friday.
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Police, AOS arrest Invercargill man

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:38
Police have arrested an Invercargill man on firearms-related charges after executing a search warrant this morning.
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Shot woman left for dead at hospital

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:59
A woman bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound was left for dead at a Melbourne hospital, as her partner sped away from police.
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World record all tied up

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:01
Oamaru's Irene Sparks with some of her collection of more than 21,000 ties. Photo: Hamish MacLean An Oamaru woman now officially holds the largest collection of ties in the world, and the Guinness World Records title.
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Health board high on adverse events list

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:17
The Southern District Health Board still has the third highest number of reported adverse events in New Zealand despite a slight decline in the past year.
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NZ's 110kmh highways revealed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:10
New Zealand's top open-road speed limit is to go up on two stretches of North Island highways in December.
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Train hits car on Whanganui bridge

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:59
cartrainnzh1.jpg A stolen car was destroyed after it was hit by a train on the Aramoho Rail Bridge. Photo: NZ Herald A train has hit an unoccupied car on the Aramoho Rail Bridge near Whanganui.
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All-female police bike squad to fight crimes in Delhi

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:13
Police in #Delhi have set up an all female motorcycle patrol to deter offenders and reassure women of their safety in the city. #India https://t.co/zZtsl33n3m pic.twitter.com/zdG3PM6MyI— Women In Need (@womeninneed) November 22, 2017 An all-female police motorbike squad is set to take to Delhi's streets next month, a senior police official said, as reports of violence against women rise in the Indian capital.
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Belgian waffle fire chokes Brussels

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:40
‘Potentially toxic’ cloud engulfs Brussels suburb, locals told to stay indoors (VIDEO) https://t.co/SpSrw5kBHD pic.twitter.com/daRdV773YU— RT (@RT_com) November 23, 2017 The sweet smell of waffles is familiar in Belgium but on Thursday (local time) people were left choking as a fire at a waffle factory sent a dense black cloud across Brussels, disrupting some rail traffic in the capital.
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