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‘Wonderful’ to share relay ambassador role

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 3 hours 43 min ago
Dual Relay for Life ambassadors Nicki Swift (left) and Natalie Yule Yeoman are excited to be be taking a joint leading role in the 2022 event, coming up on March 5 at Forsyth Barr Stadium. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Two Dunedin women have inspiring stories of resilience to share, as they step up to jointly take on the ambassador role for Relay for Life Dunedin 2022.
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Art Seen: January 20

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 3 hours 43 min ago
BY JAMES DIGNAN
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Dance journey continues

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 3 hours 43 min ago
Lucy Marinkovich in Tomorrow Was Another Day by Borderline Arts Ensemble, commissioned by the Caselberg Trust. PHOTO: DANIEL BELTON An abrupt end to her Caroline Plummer community dance fellowship last year due to Covid-19 has Lucy Marinkovich already planning her return to Dunedin this year, she tells Rebecca Fox.
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Relief for Tongan RSE workers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 19:35
Tongan RSE workers in Motueka. Photo: Supplied A group of Tongan seasonal labourers stranded in New Zealand can continue to work until a flight is available to take them home, their employer said.
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ANZ predicts 'painful' rise in interest rates

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 17:11
Photo: ODT files. New Zealand's largest bank is predicting interest rates will have to rise much further than it has previously forecast, as central banks face an uphill battle to contain inflation.
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One seriously injured in mountain bike accident

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:29
One person has been seriously injured in a mountain bike accident near Wanaka. 
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Tonga approves arrival of two NZ Navy vessels

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:23
tonga_nzdg5.jpg Nomuka Island in Ha'apai, Tonga, as seen from an NZDF P-3 Orion reconnaisance flight after the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai. The image caption says extensive damage was observed through the village with most coastal buildings destroyed. Photo: NZDF Tongan authorities have confirmed three people died in the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami that rocked the island nation over the weekend, as power has been restored and cleanup and relief operations ramp up.
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Drivers warned over 'summer ice'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:49
File photo: Getty Images A long dry spell followed by heavy rain today, has prompted Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to warn drivers about potentially hazardous "summer ice" on the South Island's roads.
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Tongan community welcomes official word from Tonga's government

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:44
Jenny Salesa says it will take years for the nation to recover. Photo: RNZ Pacific Tongan communities in New Zealand feel relieved to hear official information from the government of Tonga for the first time since Saturday's eruption and resulting tsunami.
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Wellington's new sign looks like a $130,000 spelling mistake

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:43
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster being the "I" in Wellngton. Photo: Georgina Campbell OPINION: Wellington's new giant sculptural sign on the waterfront is cringeworthy and an unimpressive addition to a city in need of a rethink.
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Govt 'working hard to provide certainty' on MIQ - Hipkins

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:27
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. Photo: NZ Herald Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says he made the decision to axe an upcoming MIQ room release yesterday.
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Stranded Kiwis 'angry', 'stressed' after latest MIQ room release scrapped

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:25
Kiwis stuck overseas are fuming over the Government's announcement to cancel the latest round of MIQ spots and say there is no end date for when their nightmare will end and they will be allowed back into their country.
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Black Caps tour to Australia postponed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:23
Jimmy Neesham tees off during the World T20 final between the Black Caps and Australia, the last time the two teams faced off. Photo: Getty Images The Black Caps' tour of Australia, initially scheduled for January 24-February 9, has been postponed until further notice, due to the lack of certainty over when the squad will be able to return to New Zealand.
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Black Caps tour to Australia postponed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:18
Jimmy Neesham tees off during the World T20 final between the Black Caps and Australia, the last time the two teams faced off. Photo: Getty Images The Black Caps' tour of Australia, initially scheduled for January 24-February 9, has been postponed until further notice, due to the lack of certainty over when the squad will be able to return to New Zealand.
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Stranded Kiwis 'angry', 'stressed' after latest MIQ room release scrapped

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:09
Kiwis stuck overseas are fuming over the Government's announcement to cancel the latest round of MIQ spots and say there is no end date for when their nightmare will end and they will be allowed back into their country.
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Coroner urges review of hospital transfers after patient's death

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:57
A coroner is urging the country's district health boards to review their transfer procedures after he found there were undue delays in transferring a critically ill Christchurch man to a public hospital.
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Coroner urges review of hospital transfers after patient's death

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:54
A coroner is urging the country's district health boards to review their transfer procedures after he found there were undue delays in transferring a critically ill Christchurch man to a public hospital.
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Prada power: cooped up consumers fuel demand for luxury

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:45
Prada has emerged strongly from the pandemic, thanks to a desire among cooped-up consumers to pamper themselves with high-end purchases. Photo: Getty Images Prada sales bounced back sharply in 2021 as pent-up demand for luxury handbags and clothes helped push revenues above pre-pandemic levels, the Italian fashion group says.
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Kiwi flees UK as heiress wife's family pursue legal action over her death

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:44
Cleared of murdering his wife, Donald McPherson has a lengthy criminal history. Photos: Supplied A Kiwi acquitted of murdering his heiress wife is believed to have moved back to New Zealand ahead of a coronial inquiry into her death and a civil suit claiming he was responsible for her death.
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