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NZ 35th in pandemic preparedness

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:30
Sir David Skegg New Zealand’s poor rating internationally for pandemic readiness is not reassuring, Prof Sir David Skegg says.
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Descendants of two soldiers being sought

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:30
New Zealand Remembrance Army members Peter Trevathan (left) and Lox Kellas are set to restore a grave shared by two soldiers in Dunedin’s Southern Cemetery. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A search is on for descendants of two soldiers buried in a Dunedin cemetery.
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Fringe to celebrate 20 years of festivity

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:30
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is partnering with the Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council for the street festival. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Established artists and emerging talent will grace 45 performance and visual arts spaces across Otepoti as the Dunedin Fringe Festival celebrates 20 years in 2020.
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Rodeo hosted for ‘the sake of the sport’

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:30
Cowboy Marcus Spencer-Bower, of Rangiora, ropes a calf at the 61st Outram Rodeo on Waitangi Day. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY The Outram Rodeo Club may have taken a bath financially by holding a rodeo to help another club hit by flooding but they did it ‘‘for the sake of the sport’’.
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Yoga teacher offers more classes in Mosgiel

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:30
Blissful Souls Yoga owner and teacher Aaron Kyle is starting more of her classes in Mosgiel today. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A yoga instructor is teaching relaxation skills to all ages in Mosgiel.
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Recyclable plastic still being dumped - waste report

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:30
City custodian Peter Moroney delivers a Dunedin City Council Welcome To Your Flat pack, which includes information for students about rubbish collection and recycling. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A report due at the end of this month will give the Dunedin City Council a better understanding of how much plastic which could have been recycled is going to landfill.
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Highlanders win cliffhanger

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 23:22
Aaron Smith of the Highlanders passes during the round 3 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders have stolen a Super Rugby victory from the Brumbies in Canberra after scoring a converted try in the 84th minute to win 23-22 tonight.
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Stay out of Lake Hayes, ORC warns

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 22:14
86190830_2490456247746965_4391480974987231232_o.jpg Photo: ORC The Otago Regional Council has issued a warning to stay out of Lake Hayes.
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Auckland buses to go electric

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 22:01
Mayor Phil Goff with an image of the electric bus. Photo: Auckland Transport Auckland Transport is planning to convert its CityLink fleet to electric buses from the end of the year.
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Relief as first Milford convoy through

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:24
PHOTO: LUISA GIRAO A sense of normality is finally felt in the Milford Sound Piopiotahi community as the first of the essential services convoys passed through the flood damaged highway on Saturday.
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Gore mayor puts heat on Rio Tinto over Mataura toxic waste

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:12
The flooded Mataura River rips past the former Mataura paper mill last week Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Gore mayor Tracy Hicks is putting pressure on mining company Rio Tinto to speed up the removal of its dangerous waste from the former Mataura paper mill site.
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South African fans asked to respect Smith, Warner

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:04
Steve Smith and David Warner at Adelaide Oval in November. Photo: Getty Images South Africa's cricket boss has pleaded with fans to treat Steve Smith and David Warner with respect when the Australian batsmen tour the country for the first time since a ball-tampering scandal.
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Thailand reports new case of coronavirus

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 18:53
Photo: US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 34 since January, a health ministry official said today.
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Farmers urged to protect their wetlands

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 18:24
Kaiwaiwai wetland, in the Wairarapa, constructed by dairy farmers Kaiwaiwai Dairies. Photo: RNZ Private landowners are being urged to protect freshwater wetlands in their own back yard.
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Plane passenger 'restrained' on US-NZ flight

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 18:24
Photo: Masakatsu Ukon/ccbysa An Air New Zealand passenger had to be restrained during a flight from Los Angeles to Auckland today, according to the airline.
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National cricket coach spared conviction to save career

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:39
Adam Miles A national cricket coach has dodged a conviction for drink-driving despite being caught nearly four times over the limit.
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Woman's death in Tauranga linked to double homicide

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:31
Police are investigating a death in Tauranga which they say is linked to a double homicide earlier this week.
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Virus death toll tops 1500

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:25
A medical worker in a protective suit checks a patient's records at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan. Photo: China Daily via REUTERS More than 2600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days to try to contain its spread.
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Virus death toll tops 1500

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:23
A medical worker in a protective suit checks a patient's records at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan. Photo: China Daily via REUTERS More than 2600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days to try to contain its spread.
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China-NZ travel restrictions extended

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 14:33
A traveller wearing a mask walks past a departures information board at Beijing International Airport. Photo: Reuters Restrictions on travel from China which were introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus have been extended for eight days.
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