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'Blissfully unaware' Bridges signs nitrous oxide canister

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:01
National Leader Simon Bridges has been labelled "blissfully unaware" after signing a nitrous oxide canister, an item that is often used as a recreational drug. Photo / Getty Images / Twitter National leader Simon Bridges has been labelled "blissfully unaware" after signing a nitrous oxide canister, an item that is often used as a recreational drug.
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Fierce lobbying expected as gun law changes hinge on NZ First

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 20:06
The passage of the Government's second tranche of gun law reforms seems far from certain, but New Zealand First is stopping short of demanding changes to secure the party's ongoing support.
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No 'fanfare or fuss': Crusader calls time on career

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:46
Tim Perry looks on during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session. Photo: Getty Images Six-test All Blacks prop Tim Perry has called time on his rugby career in one of New Zealand sport's quietest retirements.
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No 'fanfare or fuss': All Black calls time on career

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:43
Tim Perry looks on during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session. Photo: Getty Images Six-test All Blacks prop Tim Perry has called time on his rugby career in one of New Zealand sport's quietest retirements.
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Clubs day attracts student voters

The South Today - News Update - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:36
February 20, 2020

The University of Otago was a-wash with people encouraging others to join their club or society today.

Politicians were well represented amongst a plethora of activities available, at today's clubs day.

News: Dunedin
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Education Ministry announces changes to NCEA

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:09
Tests aimed at raising the minimum NCEA benchmark for reading, writing and maths, will be mandatory from 2023. Photo: ODT files The government has dropped controversial plans to let primary and intermediate school children sit NCEA literacy and numeracy tests.
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Billionaire Bloomberg under fire at Democratic debate

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:29
Mike Bloomberg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar participate in the ninth Democratic debate. Photo: Reuters Michael Bloomberg came under heavy fire at his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday (local time), with rivals leaping to criticise him as a billionaire copy of President Donald Trump who would lead the party to defeat in November.
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Harington Point paradise created almost from scratch

The South Today - News Update - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:28
February 20, 2020

Beautiful landscapes feature in several of Elizabeth Jenkins' paintings, and now she has created her own on Otago peninsula.

The painter moved from Christchurch after the earthquakes, and she's spent the last five years creating a piece of paradise at Dunedin's Harington Point.

News: Dunedin
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Radio Sport ending cricket commentary

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:27
Kane Williamson is interviewed by Bryan Waddle during the Semi-Final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand Cricket and media company NZME have failed to reach a deal on radio broadcast rights for next season's international and domestic matches.
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OMV drilling off South Island coast comes up empty handed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:25
The one-off gas exploration well was expected to cost around $80 million. PHOTO: ODT FILES International oil giant OMV has completed drilling off the Otago coast without discovering commercial quantities of oil or gas.
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O-Week in full swing with annual toga party

The South Today - News Update - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:20
February 20, 2020

Last night’s Orientation Week Toga Party was bedlam at its finest.

The annual tradition had thousands of University of Otago first-year students raiding the city’s op-shops for white bed linen to turn into their outfits for the evening.

News: Dunedin
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Public invited to learn about geology of South Dunedin

The South Today - News Update - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:15
February 20, 2020

The Dunedin public are invited to pop-in on the monthly information sessions at South Dunedin's library to learn more about the geology of the area.

At the sessions will be scientists and experts keen to explain the results of a recent drilling programme carried out by the Otago Regional Council.

News: Dunedin
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Alcohol-free rugby league fields supported by council panel

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:11
Photo: Getty Images A Christchurch City Council hearings panel has backed a call by Canterbury Rugby League to ban alcohol from their sidelines.
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Waihola sex offender released on parole

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:52
Dwayne Davis. Photo: ODT files A Waihola sex offender who abused two boys and supplied them with drugs has been released on parole with 14 months of his sentence remaining.
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Football finds a new home at iconic Canterbury rugby ground

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:48
Coastal Spirit administration manager Rowena Scherrer and Linwood rugby manager Aaron Flynn. Photo: Geoff Sloan One of the city’s most iconic rugby grounds is now the new home for one of Christchurch’s top football sides.
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OMV drilling off Otago comes up empty handed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:41
The one-off gas exploration well was expected to cost around $80 million. PHOTO: ODT FILES International oil giant OMV has completed drilling off the Otago coast without discovering commercial quantities of oil or gas.
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Scrub fire erupts beside the train tracks in Selwyn

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:40
Emergency services are responding to a large scrub fire in Canterbury believed to have been caused by a passing train.
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Man found not guilty of gang stabbing

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:34
Invercargill High and District Court. Photo: Luisa Girao An alleged Mongrel Mob prospect has been found not guilty on charges in relation to the stabbing of a rival gang member in Invercargill two years ago.
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Rapper shot dead in Hollywood Hills home

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:30
Rapper Pop Smoke performs at Rolling Loud Festival at Banc of California Stadium in December last year. Photo: Getty Images Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed on Wednesday in a rented multi-million-dollar home in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, and police said they were searching for several suspects, at least one whom was armed and wearing a mask during the incident.
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Truckie hired and fired by text wins compensation

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:15
A truck driver has been awarded more than $6000 after he was fired by text - despite only working two weeks.
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