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Look who’s been cruising through

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Gerard O'Brien The cruise ships Radiance of the Seas (rear) and Sun Princess at Port Chalmers yesterday.
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Heavy summer reading load for first-time book award judges

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Lucy Hammonds Most people’s summer reading consists of a cold drink and a best-seller on the beach.
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Exciting future in store for Clutha

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Clutha District Council chief executive Steve Hill, wife Lana and pet Newfoundland Maddie relax at Balclutha’s Naish Park recently. Mr Hill begins his second, five-year term of office in June 2019. Photo: Richard Davison The Clutha District Council recently reappointed chief executive Steve Hill to a second,  five-year term at the helm. The former navy man talks to Richard Davison about steering the good ship Clutha into an economically and socially successful future — while avoiding potential icebergs.
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Council to reveal earthquake risks

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Earthquake-prone buildings and streets will be revealed by the  Queenstown Lakes District Council at the end of the month.
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Uni law appointment postponed for a year

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
The University of Otago will wait a year before appointing a new family law lecturer, following the departure of colourful academic Prof Mark Henaghan, former faculty dean, to the University of Auckland.
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Services must expand to meet huge demand

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images The number of South Islanders with dementia will double within 20 years, but the country is far from ready from being able to cope, health reporter Mike Houlahan finds.
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Life alone ‘pretty tough’

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
There are twin armchairs in the Keene family lounge, his and hers.
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Man sentenced for conspiring to pervert course of justice

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:30
When Jessie Lee McNeil De Jonge received a text from his mate saying "cover for me", he knew what to do.
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Magic Moments: January 19

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:26
Our readers captured these Magic Moments around Otago and you can be in to win if you send us yours.
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Lamb prices healthy but falling

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:26
Lower lamb kills and lower average weights have been reported for this time of year. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Lamb prices indicate they are "running out of steam", ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny said.
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Skill shortage in south a concern

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:26
Virginia Nicholls Skill shortages continue to be a significant concern for employers, Otago Southland Employers’ Association chief executive Virginia Nicholls says.
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Mayor says brothel rule not too strict

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:26
The illegal brothel was located in Huff St, Queenstown. Photo: Daisy Hudson Queenstown's mayor says the resort is a "family-friendly" destination and there is no issue with brothels, after two migrant sex workers were deported and an illegal brothel shut down.
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Residents return in France

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:26
Some members of a crack demonstration platoon. Lieutenant Andrew, after being wounded, took in hand training work at Sling Camp, England, and soon had a platoon which gained a name as being one of the smartest in the brigade. From left: Sergt J. E. Beckett, Sergt W. Herron, Lieut. L. W. Andrew, V.C., Corp A. McCloy, Corp V. J. Watson (kneeling). — Otago Witness, 22.1.1919. They are coming back to their own again, to the houses in which they were reared. 
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Treasured Telford must be saved

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 04:26
Part of the Telford campus near Balclutha. Photo: ODT It is decision time for the future of a little gem in South Otago that is in crisis. Proudly independent Telford was teaching farm skills since 1964 before being taken over by Lincoln University in 2010.
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NSW sweats through brutal heatwave

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:44
Sydneysider Ed Sciberras relaxes at Red Leaf Beach, as temperatuers across the state have repeatedly broken 40C. Photo: Getty Images Temperatures have soared past 46C in northwestern NSW while thunderstorms have begun to hit southern parts of the state, with winds and lightning increasing the risk of bushfires.
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Seven injured in head-on crash

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:22
Seven people have been taken to hospital after a serious head-on car crash near Huka Falls just north of Taupō.
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Notorius British tourists 'hiding in mountains'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:47
The tourists caused controversy at Takapuna Beach, in Auckland and are now making their way south. Photo: Supplied Reports the unruly tourist family travelling the country are now in Ōtaki are prompting tourism operators to turn away people they fear could be part of the group.
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Driver allegedly clipped cyclists before fleeing

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:08
rotorua_cyclists.jpg Bunch riders support one another after the crash on State Highway 30. Photo: NZME A driver hit a cyclist at an estimated 80km/h - sending him flying over the bonnet before fleeing the scene.
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Rescue underway near Lake Hawea

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:33
A rescue helicopter has been called to help locate a man on the Timaru River Track, near Lake Hawea. Photo: Mark Price A rescue operation is underway to locate a man who has fallen on the Timaru River Track, near Lake Hawea.
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Woman hit by car in South Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:29
A pedestrian has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a car on King Edward St this morning.
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