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'Three minutes of terror': NZ sports star attacked in Spain

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 13:27
Football Ferns goalkeeper Erin Nayler and fiance Jordan Carter have described the 'three minutes of terror' they experienced in Barcelona this morning (NZT) after they were attacked by an angry mob protesting against Uber.
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Animals 'tortured' pointlessly in Otago Uni research, NZ group says

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:04
WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: A group campaigning against animal experiments is appalled mice and rats are forced to swim until they almost drown in studies on depression.
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Three car crash in Dunedin CBD

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 11:58
Emergency services have been called to a three car crash in central Dunedin this morning.
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Kim and Trump to meet again next month

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 11:36
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump met on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore in June last year. Photo: Reuters United States President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.
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Complaint over 'life-threatening' activity Burger King ad

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:28
Burger King has been forced to change an advert showing people barbecuing inside their campervan.
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RSA clubs get blunt message of survival - change or die

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:08
Crossing remembering the 18,000 New Zealanders who fell in the Great War. Photo: NZME The nation's 180 RSA clubs will not survive unless they find a way to be relevant to younger people, says an internal report carried out for the organisation.
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Fire crews battle Bluff blaze at palm kernel warehouse

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 09:11
bluff_blaze.jpg Fire crews were alerted of the blaze in Bluff shortly before midnight. Image: Google Fire crews in Bluff, south of Invercargill, have spent the wee hours of this morning battling a blaze at a large warehouse.
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Lime expands its ambition to cars

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 08:42
A new rideshare craze could soon hit the streets in the form of two-seater cars you locate on a cellphone app, hire by the minute, then leave at the nearest carpark once you are done.
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Fake inspectors reported

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:36
Wanaka police were yesterday afternoon unaware of a complaint two fake building inspectors were approaching home owners in the Wanaka area.
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E-scooter rider in serious condition

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:36
Police talk to a truck driver following an accident involving a truck and a Lime scooter in Dunedin yesterday. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Lime scooters should not be "demonised" in Dunedin, despite an accident which left a woman seriously injured, Dunedin City Council chief executive Sue Bidrose says.
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Appointment surprise to new and youngest fire chief

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Jason Lyall "Shocked" was how Jason Lyall (39) described his initial reaction to the announcement of his confirmation as the newest and youngest chief fire officer of the Balclutha brigade.
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Tourism staff changing with times

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Margaret Munro Tourism Waitaki’s impending staff appointments will bring with them "significant change" to the organisation, general manager Margaret Munro says.
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SPCA bursting with homeless felines

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Invercargill SPCA has 111 kittens available for adoption. Photo: Ben Waterworth Southland residents thinking of adding a cuddly companion to their family are being encouraged to adopt a cat from local animal shelters.
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Leopard seal sightings in New Zealand on the rise

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
A male leopard seal basks on Aramoana beach last week. Eight sightings of the so-called vagrant species have been recorded in Otago this year. Photo: Pete Naik Leopard seals are supposed to be rarely seen in New Zealand waters.
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Years of effort to be rewarded

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Celebrating the completion of the roof on Arrowtown’s new sports and community centre in June are (from left) Queenstown district councillor Craig Ferguson, Central Lakes Trust grants programme and policy manager Vicci Lawrence, Community Trust of Southland trustee Warren Skerrett, Arrowtown Rugby Club president and sports centre trust secretary Simon Spark and Arrowtown ward councillor Scott Stevens. Photo: Tracey Roxburgh After 12 years of blood, sweat, toil, fundraising and, from time to time, frustration, the finishing touches are being put on the Arrowtown Community Centre at Jack Reid Park before it opens next weekend. Tracey Roxburgh talks to two of the men involved in the project throughout its history about the finished product.
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Southern Utd excited about playing in stadium

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Rain is in the forecast but that will not be an issue for Southern United today.
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Creating a national food rescue network

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
KiwiHarvest founder and chief executive Deborah Manning (left) and Dunedin manager Susie Townshend at its Halsey St office. Photo: Gregor Richardson From the early days of personally shifting unsold bread to charities, Dunedin’s Deborah Manning is now creating a nationwide food rescue network. Jono Edwards speaks to KiwiHarvest’s chief executive about the organisation’s rise and future.
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Retiring jeweller to follow his other line

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Brian Daniels is closing his well-known George St jewellery store and retiring. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Brian and Cheryl Daniels are closing their George St jewellery business, Daniels Showcase Jewellers, after decades in Dunedin. Brian Daniels talks to Sally Rae about his time in the industry.
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Multimillion-dollar makeover for student hall

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
It’s not often outsiders  get a glimpse of the bare bones of a student residential hall.  Reporter Elena McPhee and photographer Christine O’Connor were  given a tour of Hayward College this week as extensive renovations continue. 
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Mid Canty has all to play for

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
A first-innings win by Mid Canterbury over North Otago in the final series of two-day Hawke Cup elimination games would give the Mid Cantabrians the zone’s right to challenge holder Southland later in the season.
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