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NZ-born poet telling the truth in Covid times

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:37
Back in May, Kiwi-born Welsh poet Tomos Roberts (aka Probably Tomfoolery) captured the imagination of millions around the world with his poetry video The Great Realisation.
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Garage goes up in flames near Gore

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:31
Emergency services are fighting a "well-involved" fire in a two-car garage on a property near Gore.
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English pubs to close at 10pm amid Covid spread

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:14
People sit outside a pub in Hastings, England. Photo: Getty Images) All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues across England must start closing at 10pm from Thursday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tackles a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
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English pubs to close at 10pm amid Covid spread

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:13
People sit outside a pub in Hastings, England. Photo: Getty Images) All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues across England must start closing at 10pm from Thursday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tackles a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
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Woman received over 200 ECT treatments in Chch hospital for her sexuality

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:12
Joan Bellingham said the electroconvulsive therapy left her with weeping sores, and she still had scars from the burns on her scalp. Photo: Abuse in Care Royal Commission A woman placed in hospital care for over 12 years and subjected to electroconvulsive therapy over 200 times for being a lesbian says the struggle for redress was "almost as bad as the original abuse".
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Three deaths as Victoria eyes lockdown easing

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:59
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews. Photo: Getty Images Victoria has had three coronavirus deaths, while new cases jumped on Tuesday to 28.
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Garage goes up in flames near Gore

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:51
Emergency services are fighting a "well-involved" fire in a two-car garage on a property near Gore.
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Couple charged after explosion at Invercargill house

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:48
A couple involved in an explosion at an Invercargill house, which seriously injured two people, have been charged with drug offences.
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'So excited to be in level 1': Chch dress lending business bounces back

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:42
d Lend to Mend hires out dresses for special events across the country. Photo: Supplied The change in Covid-19 alert levels has come as a big relief for Christchurch-based business Lend to Mend which hires out designer dresses.
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Couple charged after explosion at Invercargill house

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:14
A couple involved in an explosion at an Invercargill house, which seriously injured two people, have been charged with drug offences.
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Parked milk tankers moved on

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:04
Milk tankers parked on road reserve in Hawea have prompted safety concerns. PHOTO: ROBERT WHITE Large milk tankers have been moved on from urban streets in Hawea after a Hawea Community Association member raised safety concerns.
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Trial date set for man accused of Te Anau murder

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:02
A man charged with the murder of a woman in Te Anau is to go on trial next year.
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No new Covid-19 cases, more on mystery Chch case

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:00
There are no new Covid-19 cases but that doesn't mean New Zealand isn't at risk, director general of health Ashley Bloomfield says.
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Trial date set for man accused of Te Anau murder

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:58
A man charged with the murder of a woman in Te Anau is to go on trial next year.
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Live: Bloomfield reveals today's case numbers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:51
Director general of health Ashley Bloomfield is providing the latest Covid-19 update at 1pm.
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Keeping busy key to centenarian's long life

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:50
Oamaru centenarian Tom Garbutt does not know the secret to living a long life but says keeping busy has been his "ideal way to keep going".
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Truck driver blown over on Harbour Bridge back to work

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:49
A Castle Parcels truck was tipped over on the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Friday morning. Photo: Gary Dooley A man driving a truck that was tipped over by a huge gust of wind on the Auckland Harbour Bridge has returned to work after the ordeal.
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Ben Keys takes out Poor Knights Crossing race

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:40
Poor Knights Crossing winner Ben Keys who finished the 25km race on his surf ski in 1 hour, 36 minutes and 41 seconds. Photo: Scott Sinton Perfect conditions greeted the 50-plus people who took part in the Poor Knights Crossing at the weekend, but Covid-19 restrictions meant the field was only half its original size.
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