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Ajax secures place in women’s club final

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30
Ajax has clinched a spot in the final.
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Taking Maori art to the world

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30
‘‘Waitohu’’ curator Stephen Higginson with Chris Bailey’s Pou (2020). PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN The work of some of New Zealand’s most respected Maori artists goes on show in Dunedin this weekend. RebeccaFox talks to Milford Galleries Dunedin director Stephen Higginson about the great things happening in New Zealand art.
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Art seen: September 17

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30
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Relating to words, writing

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30
Jordan Hamel performs his poetry. PHOTO: SUPPLIED New Zealand’s Young Writers Festival begins in Dunedin next week with a range of workshops and events to inspire young writers. Rebecca Fox talks to poet and national slam champion Jordan Hamel.
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Lockdown inspires remote working festival for resort

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30
Ziptrek Ecotours and RemoteTogetherNZ founder Trent Yeo, of Queenstown. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A Queenstown entrepreneur has used the Covid-19-induced lockdown as inspiration to create, hopefully, short- and long-term benefits for the Wakatipu, and New Zealand.
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Shortage of new cars likely effect of pandemic

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30
Southern Motor Group managing director Ken Cummings said he expected to be hit by a shortage of new cars in the next three months. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON New cars could be hard to get hold of in the last few months of this year as local dealers struggle with delays from overseas factories.
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Concerns over visitors’ impact on wildlife aired

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 04:30
Sophie Barker. Photo: supplied The wildlife capital of New Zealand needs to stop visitors "disturbing the wildlife rather than contributing to it", a Dunedin city councillor says.
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Families awarded $700k after three men die in fishing tragedy

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:54
The 90-tonne, 16m fishing vessel Jubilee sank after sending a distress signal in the early hours of October 18, 2015. Photo: Suppled via NZ Herald The operators of a trawler which sank off the Canterbury coast resulting in the deaths of three South Island fishermen have today been ordered to pay surviving family members more than $700,000.
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Barbados says it will remove Queen as head of state

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:32
The parliament building in Bridgetown, Barbados. Photo: Getty Images Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said.
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Football Chat: Up and coming talent and the WPL title

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:20
This week on the show we have Football Souths’ football development manager Danny Ledwith, and WPL Dunedin Technical AFC player Hannah Mackay-Wright.
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Pike River mine recovery team reach 'critical part'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 19:48
The team recovering the Pike River mine has reached the area that provides the best chance of finding clues about what caused the 2010 explosion.
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Pike River mine recovery team reach 'critical part'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 19:47
The team recovering the Pike River mine has reached the area that provides the best chance of finding clues about what caused the 2010 explosion.
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Rugby Chat: Coaches talk finals clash

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:15
Paul talks to the head coaches of Varsity and Taieri ahead of their clash in the Dunedin Premier Rugby final this weekend.
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Otago Uni staffer wants apology over 'institutional gaslighting'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:37
In a recent letter to staff and students, the university has now admitted the proposal was a response to a legal challenge and it now says it will strenuously defend the pathways in court. Photo: ODT file An Otago University staff member wants an apology from senior leadership for the way it's dealt with a proposal to impose caps on preferential entry pathways into medical school.
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Two freed from vehicle after crash in Wanaka CBD

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:19
Fire crews at the scene of the crash in Wanaka today. Photo: Mark Price Two people had to be freed from a car which ended up on its side after the vehicle struck a tree in central Wanaka today.
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Fonterra buys Australian dairy brand

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:54
Fonterra claims to have a 23 per cent share of the Australian retail cheese market. Photo: Getty Images Fonterra is to buy Australian company Dairy Country to support its consumer cheese business across the Tasman.
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Car rolls on highway in the Catlins

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:22
First responders are attending a crash near Caberfeidh on the Papatowai Highway in the Catlins.
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Laneway Festival not going ahead in 2021

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:16
Fans watch Soaked Oats perform at St Jerome's Laneway Festival in January this year. Photo: Getty Images The popular music event Laneway Festival will not be happening next year.
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UC professor concerned over Chinese data collection on influential NZers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:11
Canterbury University professor Anne-Marie Brady. Photo: RNZ / Jane Patterson Data leaked by a Chinese company on prominent New Zealanders could be linked to attempts to influence New Zealand politics and business, says Canterbury University professor Anne-Marie Brady.
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Harry Styles postpones New Zealand tour date

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:56
Harry Styles performs live on stage at iHeartRadio Secret Session in February this year. Photo: Getty Images Harry Styles has axed his remaining tour dates planned for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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