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We are already living under mass surveillance

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
The world over, the actions of citizens are being monitored on an unprecedented scale, writes Kenan Malik.
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Mount Pisa run offer

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
The German captain of the raider See Adler, Count von Luckner (in uniform), Dr Schultz, the ex Governor of Samoa, and other prisoners of war about to embark on their voyage of repatriation to Germany. - Otago Witness, 28.5.1919 The Mount Pisa run has been offered to the Government by Mrs J. Cowie Nichols for settlement by returned soldiers, but the Government has decided to do nothing in the matter until the expiry of the present lease, in 1921.
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Inequities in rural health

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Few issues go to the core of our very being as much as our personal health. It colours every aspect of our lives and makes other issues pale into insignificance.
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Central Otago cherry export crop down by a third

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Cromwell grower Mark Jackson checks out last season’s cherry crop. PHOTO: ADAM BURNS The final export figures for Central Otago cherries last summer have confirmed what orchardists knew early on in the season - harvests and income were significantly down on the summer before.
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Services activity falls again during April

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Virginia Nicholls New Zealand's services sector activity slipped further in April, touching the lowest level in more than six years and adding to concerns about an economic slowdown.
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New Kaikorai brewery keen to make big noise

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Partners Chris Noye and Sarah Williams in their craft brewery which uses local ingredients. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY When Chris Noye left school, he wasn't banking on a career as a brewer.
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Mental health change part of hospital rebuild

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
New Southern District Health Board director of mental health Evan Mason. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH The Southern District Health Board's mental health directorate is working with the team delivering the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital about improving its facilities, new mental health director Evan Mason says.
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SDHB care failed psychiatric patient

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
A woman with long-term psychiatric issues who injured a stranger while she was undergoing community-based treatment received inadequate care from the Southern District Health Board, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found.
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Former Otago players among Black Ferns capped

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Former Otago player Maree Edwards receiving her Black Ferns cap from New Zealand Rugby president Bill Osborne and former Black Fern Anna Richards. Photo: Getty Images. There were plenty of Otago faces as former Black Ferns took part in official capping ceremonies over the past two weeks.
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Dominant Duncan series leader after two wins

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Otago's Courtney Duncan (Kawasaki KX250F), with the leader's red number board after her dominant display in the Women's Motocross World Championships in Portugal at the weekend. PHOTO: PASCAL HAUDIQUERT. Palmerston rider Courtney Duncan could not have done any better at the latest round of the Women's Motocross World Championships.
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Banks on way to replace Walden

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Marty Banks Marty Banks appears to be an unlikely starter for the Highlanders this week despite making the long trek to Cape Town.
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More than 300 sheep rustled from Waimumu farm

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Police say a mystery $65,000 stock theft has left the victims "extremely gutted''.
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Disappointment church to be sold

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Lamenting the decay of the St Paul's Maheno Otepopo Presbyterian Church in Kakanui are (from left) Tricia Pope, of Reidston, with Polly, Margaret Chetwin, of Kakanui, with Mungo, and Jane Green, of Kakanui. PHOTO: HAMISH MACLEAN After nine frustrating years of work by locals trying to save the wooden church designed by Robert Lawson, the historic Kakanui building is being put up for sale.
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St John Hub emergency base too

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Cromwell's St John ambulance station in Barry Ave. Plans for a new $3.4million ambulance hub on the Barry Ave site can now progress, following the announcement of a $1.65million grant from the Central Lakes Trust. PHOTO: PAM JONES A $3.4million new ambulance hub in Cromwell will also double as a base in a civil emergency, those behind the venture say.
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Coroner renews call on quad bike safety

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Contractors remove a quad bike from a Waihola farm in September 2014, after it was involved in an accident that killed Milton farm worker Neville Anderson. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH A series of fatal quad bike roll-overs has led to a renewed call for mandatory safety standards to help prevent future deaths.
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Harry's road to walking off to a good start after spinal surgery

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
One gets the sense that once Harry Finch starts walking, there will be no stopping him.
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Shareholders to vote on Westland sale

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Pete Morrison Westland Milk Products' farmer shareholders are awaiting full disclosure from their board of directors on the proposed sale of their business to Chinese company Yili for half a billion dollars.
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Councillors concerned at poor highway conditions

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
An accident could be caused by the poor condition of the state highway at Shingle Creek, a Central Otago district councillor believes.
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Beekeepers mark World Bee Day

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:30
Southland beekeeper Murray Christensen holds a jar of his own ready-to-sell Southern Hills Honey. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH What's the buzz around town?
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