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Putin gives few clues in Victory Day speech

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:32
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a military parade on Victory Day in Red Square in central Moscow. Photo: Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS President Vladimir Putin exhorted Russians to battle in a defiant Victory Day speech on Monday, but was silent about plans for any escalation in Ukraine, despite Western warnings he might use his Red Square address to order a national mobilisation.
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Two in Megaupload case cut deal, now only Dotcom facing extradition

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:27
From left: Bram Van der Kolk, Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann and Finn Batato outside the Auckland High Court in 2012. Photo: NZ Herald (file) A deal has been cut between two of the Megaupload accused and the United States in the world's biggest copyright case - and it means the website's visionary founder Kim Dotcom is the only of the original accused left facing extradition from New Zealand.
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Henry Nicholls in doubt for England test series

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:16
Henry Nicholls. File photo: Reuters New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls has a calf strain and is in doubt for the test tour of England, head coach Gary Stead says.
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British actor in South Island for new TV show

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:14
The actor posted a video from Queenstown on Saturday. Photo / Instagram/thevinniejones British actor Vinnie Jones has touched down in Queenstown to film his latest project for television.
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Demio bandits: Christchurch children as young as 10 behind spate of car thefts

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:08
A Mazda Demio that was stolen in Christchurch and later found by police. Photo: NZME Child car thieves as young as 10 years old are running rampant in Christchurch, targeting Mazda Demios, and going on nightly joyrides.
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Diver found near 50kg of cocaine dies

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 11:07
Fifty kilograms of cocaine worth $A20 million ($NZ22m)  has been found near the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales in the vicinity of a diver who has since died.
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Child car thieves rampant in Christchurch

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:57
A Mazda Demio that was stolen and later found by police. Photo: NZME Child car thieves as young as 10 years old are running rampant in Christchurch, targeting Mazda Demios, and going on nightly joyrides.
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Govt likely to announce congestion charges in Auckland

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:13
Officials believe charges could help take 12 percent of traffic off Auckland's choked roads. File photo The Government is expected to announce congestion pricing in Auckland next week, paving the way for motorists to be charged to drive on inner-city roads as soon as 2025.
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The philosophical divide Budget

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:46
edbanner.jpg This year’s Budget, more so perhaps than any in recent years, will clearly demonstrate the fiscal and political philosophies of New Zealand’s main political parties.
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Paddon focused on moving to next level

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:40
Hayden Paddon. File photo There will be no slowing down for New Zealand rally star Hayden Paddon.
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Hotel recovery anticipated as border opens to tourists

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:33
Queenstown’s Sofitel Hotel was bought by the New Zealand Hotel Fund late last year. PHOTO: ODT FILES The opening of New Zealand’s borders has brought a ‘‘delayed but welcomed’’ recovery for Queenstown’s hotel market, a broker says.
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Highlanders game against Force to be season-defining

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:31
Aaron Smith. Photo: ODT files Clarke Dermody will not attempt to play down the significance of this week.
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Four more key re-signings add stability to Otago squad

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:28
Jermaine Ainsley. Photo: ODT files Otago is on track to have its most stable NPC squad in years with the announcement of four more key re-signings yesterday.
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New bus service: 'We want to be the local fellas'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:26
‘‘You've got to start somewhere.’’
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British actor in Queenstown for new TV show

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:22
The actor posted a video from Queenstown on Saturday. Photo / Instagram/thevinniejones British actor Vinnie Jones has touched down in Queenstown to film his latest project for television.
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Forecast milk price range reduced

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:18
Fonterra has reduced its 2021-22 forecast farmgate milk price range, citing global events which have resulted in short-term impacts on demand for dairy products.
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Stewart Islanders fear levy hike could put off tourists

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:14
Taupo couple Stephen and Heidi Thompson were excited to visit Stewart Island for the first time yesterday as going there has been on their bucket list for about 20 years. Photo: Luisa Girao Stewart Island tourism operators are still taking advantage of an influx of domestic visitors but there are fears they could go elsewhere if the island’s visitor levy triples.
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Learn from season past, prepare for next

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:13
This is the time of year that many anglers go into hibernation but contrary to popular belief their brains do not shut down just because their casting arms are inactive.
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Collective creates art to support Ukraine

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:09
A creative collective (left to right) Whitney Oliver, Sally-Mae Hudson, Cris Pliego and Olga Zoma have created a month long exhibition ‘Aid Through Art’ with funds raised going direct to on the ground aid organisations. Photo: Aspen Bruce Creatives and artists from across the South Island are coming together in Wanaka to support Ukraine.
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