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Christchurch tragedy 'a turning point in our politics'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:19
mosqueshootingchchap2.jpg Police escort witnesses away from a mosque in central Christchurch. Photo: AP New Zealand has been "infected with the virus of homicidal politics" by extremism that hasn't been a big enough focus for intelligence agencies, a security analyst says.
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Thousands protest climate change in Dunedin

The South Today - News Update - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:55
March 15, 2019

Pupils from many schools in main centres around the Otago region took part in a global march for climate change today.

Thousands of Dunedin school pupils are calling for action to stop climate change before it's too late.

News: Dunedin
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Highlanders face punishing schedule of rugby

The South Today - News Update - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:50
March 15, 2019

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger is imploring his side to be more ruthless as they prepare to take on the Crusaders in Dunedin Saturday night.

The home side are two and two after the first four rounds of Super Rugby, and face a tough few weeks ahead.

News: Dunedin
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Cull reassures community after shooting: 'We stand united'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:42
Dunedin mayor Dave Cull said the city stood united with the Muslim community after the horrific events in Christchurch.
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Otago Uni's Christchurch campus on lockdown

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:28
The University of Otago's Christchurch campus is in lockdown, but all staff and students are safe, a spokeswoman has said.
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Police search Dunedin address after report city was original target

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:15
Armed police are outside the Dunedin mosque in Forth St. Photo: Amelia Paton The Christchurch mosque shooter said in a manifesto published on social media earlier today that he originally planned to target Dunedin's Al Huda Mosque.
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Cricket test called off in wake of Christchurch mosque attack

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:06
The third cricket test between the Black Caps and Bangladesh in Christchurch has been called off after a shooting at a nearby mosque this afternoon.
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17mins of terror: Mosque gunman livestreamed shooting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:38
  *Content warning: Some people may find details in this report disturbing A horrific shooting at a Christchurch mosque was livestreamed for 17 minutes by the gunman.
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Christchurch mosque shooting: What you need to know

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:11
Main story: Gunman opens fire near Christchurch mosque KEY POINTS:
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Reports of shots fired in Central Christchurch

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:16
shots_fired.jpg Armed police have been deployed following reports of shots fired in central Christchurc. Photo: Supplied Police are responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch.
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Fonterra jobs go in shakeup but details under wraps

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:13
Jobs have been lost at Fonterra but New Zealand's biggest company won't say how many as its major internal business review and debt reduction drive rolls on.
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Rental van in crash with logging truck

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:09
img_0139.jpg The rental van was extensively damaged in the crash. Photo: Luisa Girao Three people escaped injury after crash involving a rental sleeper van and a logging truck near Bluff this afternoon.
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Three car crash on Dunedin's Southern Motorway

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:02
One lane of Dunedin's Southern Motorway near Green Island is blocked after a three car crash.
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Green MP's attacker 'looked familiar'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:43
James Shaw speaks to the crowd at the climate change protest at Parliament in Wellington on Friday. Photo: NZ Herald Green Party co-leader James Shaw has confirmed the person who attacked him knew who he was - and has revealed his colleagues have received death threats.
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Kane Williamson ruled out of third test

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:48
Kane Williamson. Photo: Getty Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will miss the third test against Bangladesh starting tomorrow after failing to recover from a left pectoral muscle injury.
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Call for improvements over police pursuits

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:22
Police at the scene of a crash following a brief pursuit in Dunedin in October last year. Photo: ODT Police will improve training to reduce officers' inconsistent approaches to chasing fleeing drivers, following the release of a joint review into police chases with the IPCA.
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Otago school pupils rally against climate change

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:02
Pupils from several schools in main centres around the Otago region are marching today over climate change.
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'This time it's for good': Ferns legend calls time

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:59
Casey Kopua. Photo: Getty Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic and Silver Ferns legend Casey Kopua will call time on a 17-season career at the end of the 2019 ANZ Premiership season.
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Court rules gun maker can be sued over school shooting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:36
Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. Photo: AP Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
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Security concerns rise after attack on Greens MP

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:29
James Shaw. Photo: RNZ Concerns about violence against MPs have risen after an unprovoked attack on Green Party co-leader James Shaw yesterday.
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