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New chief exec for Southland District Council

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 17:15
Southland District Council has appointed a new chief executive to lead the organisation.
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'Trust has been eroded': Meeting to discuss med school admissions

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:49
Otago University Medical Students' Association president Anu Kaw said students were distressed about the way the university had been handling the issue. Photo: Getty Images University of Otago senior leaders have agreed to meet with students who requested urgent discussions about the way students are selected for medical school, the Otago Daily Times understands.
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Mosgiel vs Uni game likely to produce finalist

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:25
Leading into the second to last week for the SPL top-4 fixtures, Mosgiel AFC has another home game hosting Otago University AFC.
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Invercargill explosion: Charges laid over cannabis oil

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:57
Emergency services at the scene last week following the blast. Photo: Abbey Palmer Police have laid charges following an explosion at a house in Invercargill last week which left two people seriously injured.
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Heartbroken mum speaks about losing teen son after tragic fall

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:51
Sebastian Frost, 13, suffered fatal injuries when he fell 30 metres while out for a family walk on Father's Day. Photo: Supplied A heartbroken mum has spoken out about her "kind, steady and loving" teenage son who died tragically after falling 30 metres down a hill near Kaikōura.
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Popular central city murals now glowing in the dark

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:45
Photo: Newsline / CCC Eleven striking street murals are in the spotlight as a new night gallery lights up central Christchurch.
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Ardern stubs out Winston Peters' plans to cut tobacco tax

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:30
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is already pouring cold water over New Zealand First's plans to "stop punishing smokers" and cut tobacco taxes.
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Man admits careless driving causing death and injuries

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:24
Thalia Newport died after the van rolled in February. Photo: Givealittle A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to careless driving following the death of an Invercargill woman and the injury of seven other people.
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Canterbury winger relishing leadership role

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:22
Establishing a base with partner and fellow Canterbury rugby representative, Martha Lolohea, led to Manasa Mataele switching his Mitre 10 Cup allegiance from Taranaki. Manasa Mataele is relishing taking on a leadership role in his debut season for Canterbury after his latest injury setback proved a learning experience.
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Christchurch Airport cocaine smuggler jailed for more than six years

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:03
Jamie Hudson Mendez, 44, was jailed for six years, nine months at Christchurch District Court after being caught with 2.5kg of highly-pure cocaine at Christchurch Airport. Photo: Kurt Bayer An American drug-runner claims she was pressured into smuggling nearly $1 million of cocaine into New Zealand by a syndicate who sent her a graphic video showing the savage murder of a family member.
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Maori Party vote ploy

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:57
The Maori Party has thrown a curve ball into the lead up to the election with its plan to change New Zealand to Aotearoa and all place names to Maori by 2026.
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More than $19k raised to help find missing crew

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:54
Southland man Lochie Bellerby, one of the two New Zealanders who were on the ship. PHOTO: SUPPLIED More than $19,000 has been raised to fund ongoing search efforts to bring a Southland man and 39 other missing crew home after the Gulf Livestock 1 sank off the coast of Japan this month.
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Taxing choices

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:46
Over recent years, the political leadership needed to keep the country on the path to prosperity has been lacking. Instead of doing what’s right, leaders have become obsessed with doing what’s popular.
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Repairing Lancaster Park memorial gates could cost $500k

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:37
The memorial entrance gates at Lancaster Park today. Photo: Geoff Sloan The historic Lancaster Park memorial gates could cost $500,000 to fix.
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Sitting NZ First MP bumped down party list

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:33
NZ First MP Jenny Marcroft speaks at a debate for Auckland Central candidates. Photo: NZ Herald NZ First MP Jenny Marcroft has been shunted well down the party's list rankings to 17th place – the only current MP who is not in the top 10.
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Victoria reports lowest Covid cases since June

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:31
Victoria's daily rise in coronavirus infections eased further on Thursday, as the state began relaxing most restrictions outside its largest city of Melbourne after a steady drop in cases in recent days.
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PM predicts NZ economy to 'rebound' away from recession

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:20
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is backing New Zealand's economy to "rebound" amid the country's first recession in 11 years.
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PM predicts NZ economy to 'rebound' away from recession

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:18
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is backing New Zealand's economy to "rebound" amid the country's first recession in 11 years.
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GDP figures promise 'devastating time': National

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:54
National leader Judith Collins says new GDP figures showing a drop of 12% - the biggest in living memory - is proof New Zealand needs a National-led government.
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