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UK not in driver's seat on bumpy Brexit road

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:30
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street to face a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons yesterday. Photo: Getty Images British Prime Minister Theresa May might have survived the confidence vote in Parliament yesterday, but Brussels and the EU are in charge now. Chris Stafford writes. 
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Singer stunned by scenery

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:30
The voice and co-founder of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, at his hotel in Queenstown yesterday, before his gig at the Gibbston Valley Winery tomorrow.PHOTO: JOSHUA WALTON `As crazy as the world gets, it's like a haven - a haven of sanity."
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More seeking responsible owner status

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:30
Elle Dickson The Invercargill City Council says it is pleased with the number of dog owners applying for responsible dog owner (RDO) status.
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Pike River re-entry machinery undergoes testing

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO: SUPPLIED Checking out the new venturi destined for the Pike River mine site are (from left) Pike River Recovery Agency chief operating officer Dinghy Pattinson, ventilation officer Borys Poborowski (Terra Firma), electrical superintendent Danie Du Preez, Chris Neame (Gray Bros) and Dave Anderson (Crown Technology).
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Indian man's conviction for assault overturned

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:30
An Indian national who was about to be deported for slapping his wife has had his criminal conviction overturned.
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Pipe realignment an option to save trees

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:30
The Waitaki District Council will consider whether realigning a stormwater main through King George Park, instead of Tyne St, could save nine sycamore trees at Oamaru Harbour. PHOTO: HAMISH MACLEAN A stormwater main realignment through King George Park is among the "alternative options" the Waitaki District Council will consider in a bid to save nine sycamore trees in the Oamaru Harbour area.
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Govt close to decision on reopening parent visa category

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:03
arrivalscustomesimmigrationyellowsigngettyimages-465894706.jpg It is unclear why the category remains closed, but Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway anticipated a decision would be made in the first half of this year. Photo: Getty Images The Government appears to be inching closer to a decision on reopening the parent visa category after it was closed to clear a backlog in late 2016.
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Complaint over n-word in radio song dismissed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:42
Bob Dylan performs in England in 2004. Photo: Getty Images The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has dismissed a complaint against Westport-based Coast FM for playing the 43-year-old Bob Dylan song Hurricane because it contains the n-word.
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Cruise industry's plan to clean up act

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:06
aidanovasppvianzh.jpg The AIDAnova is the first of a new generation of LNG-powered cruise ships. Photo: Supplied The cruise industry has committed to cut the rate of carbon emissions across the global fleet by 40 per cent by 2030.
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No more ceramic chickens vows Dunedin potter

The South Today - News Update - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:51
January 17, 2019

A Dunedin potter's 32cm ceramic chicken first appeared in America, now it's causing a stir in Dunedin.

News: Dunedin
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Nursery owner up-cycling discarded hay bales

The South Today - News Update - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:37
January 17, 2019

Baleage swept along by November's flood and strewn over a rural road for months is being turned into compost.

News: Dunedin
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Global Insight: The Brexit train wreck - Part 2

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:26
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being urged to voice concerns about irregularities in the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum lest they open the door to authoritarian rule.
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'Better than Hondas': Lime scooter burnout in Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:07
Footage of a Lime scooter burnout in Dunedin has been posted on a Facebook group.
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Six-year-old spends $500 of mum's money on Fortnite

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:09
fortnitegamestockgettyimages-1068933518.jpg Netsafe chief technology officer Sean Lyons said this kind of incident was not confined to Fortnite players. Photo: Getty Images A Hamilton mother has been left devastated after her six-year-old son clocked up a $500 debt on the online game, Fortnite.
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Principal of Gore Main School resigns

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:40
The principal of a Gore school at the centre of an employment dispute has resigned according to a letter sent to the school’s employees.
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Mayor issues a warning as unruly tourists head for Levin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:59
The infamous travellers talk to Police and Immigration officers in Hamilton yesterday. Photo: NZ Herald Members of a group of British tourists under fire for their unruly behaviour in Auckland and Hamilton appear to have split up, with some now in Levin.
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'It's just unbelievable': Supertramp singer lands in resort

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:44
q_hodgson_jan17.jpg Voice and co-founder of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown today ahead of his gig at the Gibbston Valley Winery on Saturday. Photo: Joshua Walton Queenstown has already left a lasting impression on Roger Hodgson, voice and co-founder of pop-rock sensation Supertramp, after he arrived in the resort for the first time yesterday ahead of his headline show at the Gibbston Valley Winery on Saturday.
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Call for apology after 'Irish-bashing' coverage of tourists

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:19
Tina Maria Cash, 26, appeared in Hamilton District Court today facing two shoplifting charges. Photo: RNZ The Honorary Consul General for Ireland says New Zealand media's coverage of a family of unruly tourists has reinforced hurtful stereotypes.
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Blast claimed by Islamic State kills US troops in Syria

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:12
reuters_islamic_state.jpg A Syrian national flag flutters next to the Islamic State's slogan at a roundabout where executions were carried out by ISIS militants in the city of Palmyra. Photo: Reuters/file photo A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two United States troops and two civilians working for the US military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces.
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