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Highlanders perilously placed but can still make playoffs

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
Rob Thompson looks for a way through the Lions defence. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders are on the slide and coach Aaron Mauger admits every competition point is critical at the moment.
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Sutcliffe, Madgwick set up HCU's third win in a row

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
Runners (from left) Ollie O'Sullivan, Matthew Sutcliffe, Nathan Cochrane, Julius Stauffenberg, and Jonah Smith make their way up the first hill of the Leith Cross-Country Relays at the Dunedin Pony Club grounds on Saturday. Photo: Christine O'Connor Brilliant runs from Matthew Sutcliffe and Kirk Madgwick set Hill City-University up for a third consecutive senior men's title in the Leith Cross-country Relays.
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Game fightback from Gold Rush falls just short

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
Otago Gold Rush guard Aleisha Ruske dribbles past Quaye Walker-Eketone of the Waikato Wizards during their match at the Edgar Centre yesterday. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH A spirited fightback was not quite enough, although it made for a thrilling finish.
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Pace, altitude too much for visiting side

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
The Highlanders fought gamely but in the end fell short to the Lions. Photo: Getty Images So close but in the end too far.
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Vale, Bob - you were the best

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke speaks at the Asia Leadership Forum in Bangkok in 2005. Hawke died on May 16. Photo: Reuters Self- made millionaires are a fervently right-wing species. They've started from scratch, stared down the big bad world, and made their motza. They have little time for "spongers" and "lefties", writes John Lapsley.
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No 'magic solution' to suicide

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
A community effort is needed if New Zealand is to address youth suicide, writes Brian Lowe. 
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Crescent seals top spot, holding on for 1-point win

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
Harley McHardy The Crescent Coal Miners have finished in first place at the end of the first round.
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Goats at their best against Arrowtown

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30
Maniototo's Dean Chalmers looks for an opening in the dying minutes in the Country clash with Alexandra at Molyneux Park on Saturday. Alexandra prevailed 20-12. PHOTO: ADAM BURNS With their fullback Kane Dodds and halfback Ben Maxwell starring, Cromwell Goats demonstrated they are definite contenders for the Central Otago premiership title with a convincing 26-5 win over Arrowtown at Jack Reid Park on Saturday.
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Second to None

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:00
Bulgasari Aotearoa dropped into None Gallery for a gig in 2017.PHOTOS: SUPPLIED A few weeks ago the art and music community received some sad news: None Gallery had been sold and, since it's new owners had purchased a cashflow opportunity not an art gallery, the residents had 30 days to collect 16 years of history and get out.
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The signs they are a-changin'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:30
The Albert Town bridge's no jumping sign. Photo: Liz Breslin You can get used to anything, so they say. Just when you've got used to the newer, larger, shinier one-way-bridge sign, it gets replaced with more roadworks, writes Liz Breslin. Just when you're used to the roadworks, they get replaced by traffic lights - not just any traffic lights but the first traffic lights in the Upper Clutha. You realise that over the past 20 years of bridge use you've got Pavlovishly used to raising your open palm and cocking it slightly in a wave of acknowledgement to the stationary traffic on the other side, and now when you try it all you see is people with one eye on their screen and another on the red of the light.
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Our own gothic fantasy setting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:30
One of the handsome Monterey cypresses in the grounds of Dunedin's First Church. Photos: Gregor Richardson Sadly for Game of Thrones fans, we don't have many medieval castles, churches and cathedrals in New Zealand as a background for any gothic fantasies, but we do have numerous dark, brooding structures with pointed "spires", "turrets" and "battlements" looming large over much of the New Zealand countryside. How so?
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Longer life, more medication

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:30
Medical breakthroughs in the past 100 years have resulted in people living with long-term (chronic) illness for large parts of their lives. Photo: Getty Images How is the health system coping with increasing chronic illness, asks Pauline Norris. And how could it better meet the needs of people with multitude conditions?
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From boys to men

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:30
Australian writer Clementine Ford at "That F Word", a Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival event, last weekend. Photo: Linda Robertson Clementine Ford's visit to Dunedin went without incident. that's if you don't count body blows to the patriarchy as incidents, Tom McKinlay writes. 
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Fit for life

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:30
Many of the most sought-after health benefits can be gained with just two words: Get fit. Photo: Getty Images We’ve never had more reasons to get fit. Studies show physical activity is surprisingly beneficial to every aspect of our wellbeing, writes Bruce Munro. He also includes three longevity tips for those who hate exercise.
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Serious allegations of misconduct emerge at Blenheim school

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 21:47
blenheim_high.jpg Oranga Tamariki and police are investigating a serious complaint relating to the conduct of a teacher at Marlborough Boys' College. Photo: Google Maps The Education Minister is calling for an urgent briefing into serious allegations involving a teacher and students at a Blenheim high school.
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Highlanders bear brunt of questionable calls

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:58
Aaron Mauger hit out at South African referee Rasta Rasivhenge in the wake of their late loss to the Lions in South Africa. Photo: Getty Images Kiwi Super Rugby coaches have taken aim at the competition's officials after some contentious calls during the latest round of the competition.
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Warnings over flammable couch foam after blaze

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:45
south_ak_fire.jpg Fire investigators believe this South Auckland house fire spread so quickly because of a highly flammable foam used in furnishings. Photo: RNZ Authorities say a fire that left a South Auckland family homeless spread so quickly because of their couch which has a highly flammable foam filling.
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Tributes flow for missing West Coast jet boater

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:20
taramakau_river.jpg The Taramakau River, where a jet boat overturned. Photo: NZ Herald Friends and family of the man swept away during a jet boating accident are scouring the swollen West Coast river where he was last seen to "bring you home".
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New leads for police after $100k reward offered

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 16:11
eight_col_clipboard01_0.jpg Angela Blackmoore was found murdered in her Christchurch home in 1995. Photo: NZ Police Detectives investigating a brutal 1995 cold-case murder have received new "information of interest" since announcing a $100,000 reward yesterday.
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Century-old fruitcake from Antarctica on display

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 13:23
eight_col_fruit-cake598a4de2408c68.28255362-785x.jpg Fruit cake found at Cape Adare thought to be from Scott's Northern Party (1911). Photo: Antarctic Heritage Trust via RNZ A well-preserved fruitcake which sat in a hut in Antarctica for over a century will go on display at Canterbury Museum from today, before it is sent back permanently to the frozen continent.
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