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‘There is death all over’: Cyclone toll above 300

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 12 hours 39 min ago
Rescuers carry a body from a military helicopter in Chimanimani, about 600km south east of Harare, Zimbabwe. Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighbouring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike southern Africa in decades.
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Teachers' strike postponed after mosque attacks

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 12 hours 39 min ago
Teachers, pictured here during their last strike on November 12, have postponed their next strike, which had been planned for April 3. Photo: NZ Herald A national teachers' strike which had been pencilled in for April 3 has been postponed because of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
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Doctor stood down after anti-Muslim comments posted

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 13 hours 43 min ago
Photo: Getty Images A senior Auckland doctor has been immediately stood down pending an investigation by his employer into vile, anti-Islamic rants posted on the right-wing blog Whale Oil.
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Well-known farmer killed in jet-boat crash

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 13 hours 50 min ago
The man who died earlier this week following a jet-boat crash on the Hollyford River in Fiordland National Park was Shane Paul Gibbons, a well-known farmer from the Te Anau Basin.
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Schoolbus kids freed after terrifying ordeal

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 14 hours 47 sec ago
Police managed to get all passengers out safely after the bus was set on fire. Photo: AP A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the vehicle on fire when stopped by a blockade, authorities say.
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May asks wary EU to delay Brexit until June

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 14 hours 33 min ago
brexit_may_parly_ap.jpg Theresa May's longshot plan is to hold a third vote in Parliament on her deal next week, then use the EU-granted extension to pass the legislation needed for an orderly departure. Photo: UK Parliament via AP Exactly 1000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May has hit the pause button.
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Sunwolves to play in second tier: report

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 15 hours 1 min ago
Jason Emery on the run for the Sunwolves against the Blues earlier this season. Photo: Getty Images The Sunwolves may yet live on.
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Donations for shooting victims' families set to top $10 million

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 15 hours 2 min ago
ap19079086994616_medium.jpg Zaed Mustafa, who was injured in the attacks, reacts during the burial of his father Khalid and brother Hamza, both killed in the shootings, at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch on Wednesday. Photo: AP Nearly $10 million has been raised for the families who lost their loved ones in the Christchurch terrorist attack and for those victims who survived the traumatic shootings.
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Roache close to tears on return

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 15 hours 27 min ago
Nathaniel Roache made his return to first grade for the Warriors against the Bulldogs on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images Nathaniel Roache admits he was close to tears as he ran out for the Warriors last Saturday.
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PM: Anzac travel to Turkey will go on

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 15 hours 36 min ago
Australian and New Zealanders at the dawn service at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli last year. Photo: Getty Images Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the tradition of New Zealanders going to Gallipoli for Anzac commemorations will continue, despite recent comments by Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan.
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Stormers rally around Muslim teammate

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 15 hours 37 min ago
Stormers players (from left) Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit lead the way earlier this year. Photo: Getty Images Stormers players are rallying around their Muslim teammate as they prepare for a two-week stay in New Zealand to face the Hurricanes and the Blues.
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Bravery lauded after 'heroic' arrest

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 15 hours 42 min ago
Police Commissioner Mike Bush. Photo: NZ Herald Police Commissioner Mike Bush has commended his "courageous" officers who arrested the alleged Christchurch gunman 21 minutes after they were alerted while he was en route to another attack.
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Crash death after helping Christchurch terror-affected

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 18 hours 58 min ago
Police work at the scene of a fatal car accident near Palmerston yesterday. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Further tragedy struck the South Otago Muslim community yesterday when one of its members died in a crash while returning from helping relatives affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.
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He was hiding in plain sight - Dunedin MP

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 19 hours 4 min ago
mwoodhouse.jpg Michael Woodhouse. The man charged with murder in connection with the Christchurch mosque killings lived just three blocks from his home, Dunedin National list MP Michael Woodhouse told Parliament yesterday.
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Dunedin clubs: the 2019 season preview

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 19 hours 7 min ago
Team captains Jack McHugh (University, left) and Charles Elton (Harbour) hold the Championship Shield aloft after drawing their Dunedin club rugby final at Forsyth Barr Stadium last year. Photos: Gerard O'Brien Dunedin club rugby starts for another season on Saturday. The Otago Daily Times looks at the nine teams set to compete for bragging rights.
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Police worthy of acknowledgement

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 19 hours 7 min ago
It is uncomfortable to consider that positives, as well as horror, were visible during Friday's terrorist atrocity. Most of us simply do not and will never understand the gravity and complexity of emotions experienced by those involved. That sobering thought is almost all-consuming.
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Oval improvement needed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 19 hours 7 min ago
Kaka Point and the beach, near Port Molyneux, a favourite holiday resort. - Otago Witness, 26.3.1919. A prominent member of the Otago Rugby Union stated to one of our reporters yesterday that he considered the City Council should take steps at once to place a layer of sand on the Oval.
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Cycle trail fencing on hold; issues discussed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 19 hours 7 min ago
Janeen Wood Controversial fencing proposed at Lowburn for a new Central Otago cycle trail has been shelved, as the trust behind the project says it has reached ''a compromise''.
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SeniorNet could fold without new leader

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 19 hours 7 min ago
Wanaka's SeniorNet branch could dissolve in May if the group fails to find a new president to replace the departing Neil Cowie (pictured). Photo: Sean Nugent The clock is ticking for SeniorNet in Wanaka.
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Development plan before fund decision

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 19 hours 7 min ago
Nigel McKinlay A development plan for the Cromwell Lakes Equestrian Club will be done before any decision is made about helping fund a $450,000 irrigation project there, Cromwell Community Board members have decided.
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