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Supermarket staff describe abuse, stress of restocking shelves

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 2 hours 52 min ago
An example of a supermarket queue. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly What is it like on the front line of New Zealand’s supermarkets during the Covid-19 lockdown?
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Messages in the gardens

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 3 hours 37 min ago
Ruth Appleby writes: Our walk down to the botanic gardens on Sunday afternoon, as well as many people to smile and wave to, was enlivened by the attached chalked messages on the footpath!
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Comet makes northern hemisphere flyby

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 4 hours 11 min ago
By David Hill
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Birth during lockdown a surreal experience

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 4 hours 34 min ago
By David Hill   PROUD DAD: Cameron Henderson welcomes his daughter Annie.   As North Canterbury families went into lockdown last week, Cameron Henderson was contemplating becoming a father for the first time.
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Noise complaints on the rise

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 4 hours 42 min ago
It appears partygoers have been making the most of staying indoors - even on weekdays.  
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Second Queenstown nurse tests positive for virus

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 4 hours 43 min ago
Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown. Photo: Allied Press A second nurse at Lakes District Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19, the Southern District Health Board has confirmed.
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Hotline to help needy get essentials

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 5 hours 42 min ago
Cantabrians in need of assistance accessing essential household goods and services due to the COVID-19 lockdown can get help via a helpline.
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Mayor backs rates deferral

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 6 hours 35 min ago
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has called for rates payments to be deferred to ease the financial strain some of the city's residents might be feeling during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Motorcyclist killed in fatal Canterbury crash

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 6 hours 42 min ago
The scene of the serious crash on Lineside Rd, Kaiapoi. Photo: Geoff Sloan A motorcyclist from Rangiora was killed in a collision with a 4WD on Tuesday which closed part of a major state highway in Canterbury.
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Australia reports sustained fall in infection rate

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 6 hours 56 min ago
Australia reported a sustained fall in the rate of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday.
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Day 6 of the lockdown in Christchurch

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 56 sec ago
Day 6 of the lockdown saw a resurgence of the sun, while remaining on the cool side. Here's how it looked through the lens in Christchurch.
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Lockdown 'like Alcatraz': Brit tourist in NZ

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 13 min ago
A British tourist stuck in New Zealand during national lockdown has told his story to his local newspaper in the UK, complaining about his entertainment options but praising Kiwis' shopping behaviour.
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82-year-old told to try again at midnight to order groceries online

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 23 min ago
Marlene Bennetts. Photo: Supplied Countdown's online shopping service is causing headaches for an elderly Christchurch woman during the lockdown.
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Be kind and have hope

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 27 min ago
Chalk artwork by Charlotte Wright. Charlotte uses her creativity as an outlet during the shutdown and she wants to share her message with others. 
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Burglars target food outlets in locked down Canterbury district

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 42 min ago
Food outlets in a Canterbury district that have been closed over the past week are being targeted by burglars and thieves.
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South overtakes Auckland to have most Covid-19 cases

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 47 min ago
The Southern District Health Board area has overtaken Auckland as the DHB area with the most Covid-19 infections with 15 new cases announced today.
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Questions fired in first Epidemic Response Committee meeting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 7 hours 53 min ago
Top health officials fronted this morning as the Epidemic Response Committee held its first public meeting via video conference.
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