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Unruly tourists 'copulate, defecate and urinate' in native Britain

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:29
The family of British tourists under fire for their unruly behaviour in New Zealand had a quieter evening in Hamilton last night - opting to stay in and have a BBQ at a motel.
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Dunedin cruise death prompts global warning

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:12
A death on board cruise ship the Emerald Princess was caused after severe external corrosion caused a nitrogen cylinder to burst  - and has prompted warnings worldwide standards are urgently needed for maintaining, inspecting and testing the cylinders.
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Student desperation for rentals hitting new highs

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:47
A group of Wellington university students have taken a novel approach to trying to find a new rental home. Photo: RNZ Wellington students desperate to find rentals are getting creative to try and find housing, while others with rentals are struggling to make rent.
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May wins no confidence vote

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:50
British Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as Jeremy Corbyn speaks, after she won a confidence vote. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before proposing immediate talks with other party leaders in an attempt to break the deadlock on a Brexit divorce agreement.
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Bond named among world's fittest

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:33
Hamish Bond during last year's Tour of Southland. Photo: Getty Images The All Blacks have been overlooked but Kiwi rower-turned-cyclist Hamish Bond has been ranked among the fittest athletes in the world by Sports Illustrated.
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Federer, Nadal advance in Melbourne

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:21
Roger Federer plays a backhand during his second round win at the Australian Open yesterday. Photo: Getty Images Roger Federer weathered a stern test from Britain's Dan Evans to reach the Australian Open third round for the 20th straight year, while Rafa Nadal eased past local hope Matthew Ebden.
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Turkey seek warrant for Kanter: report

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:14
Knicks big man Enes Kanter in action against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson earlier this season. Photo: Getty Images Sabah newspaper reported Turkish prosecutors are seeking a warrant for the arrest of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter on accusations he is part of a terrorist organization.
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Fleetwoood Mac coming back to Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:00
Fleetwood Mac is returning to Dunedin to play another concert under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium this year.
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Three return to face India

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:59
Tom Latham will be one of three returners to the Black Caps ODI squad. Photo: Getty Images The Black Caps are about to face the biggest challenge in their preparation for the Cricket World Cup, so there's no better time to welcome back three of their key contributors.
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Baby's blister burns blamed on Cancer Society sunscreen

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:41
Noah - four months old - suffers horrific blister burns after Cancer Society 50 SPF sunblock fails to protect him from NZ's harsh rays. Photo: Supplied A 4-month-old baby is suffering "horrific" blister burns after 50 SPF Cancer Society sunscreen failed to protect the wee tot from New Zealand's harsh rays, his mother says.
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Do not judge crash victims, father says

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:28
The teen brothers who died in a crash as they fled police in Christchurch were the nephews of a man who shot and killed a 22-year-old in the city centre in 1989 before turning the gun on himself.
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ODT quiz: January 17

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:00
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Great turnout for races as clubs fight to survive

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
Thousands turned out for the races in Hokitika this year. Photo: Greymouth Star As the dust settles on a highly successful New Year racing circuit, West Coast racing clubs are now faced with a fight for survival.
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Health minister silent over DHBs' highest pay packets

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
David Clark Health Minister David Clark has been unwilling to give his views on the size of the highest pay packets at district health boards.
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'Groundhog Day' for adventurer

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov is more than a third of the way through his rowing journey to Cape Horn. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Fedor Konyukhov says his life is starting to feel like Groundhog Day as he rows his custom-built boat across the South Pacific towards Chile.
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Magic Moments: January 17

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
Our readers captured these Magic Moments around Otago and you can be in to win if you send us yours.
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Home v office a balancing act

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
Working from home has both advantages and disadvantages. Photo: Getty Images It’s not just the isolation. Working from home has surprising downsides, writes Libby Sander.
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Criminals use guns with relative impunity

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
One of the guns taken in a Dunedin burglary in 2016. Photo: NZ Police Gangsters with guns can get the message or the time, writes  Mike Loder.
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Plum ride up for grabs

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
Tommy Tucker (yellow and green blinkers), with Shankar Muniandy aboard, speeds past Gallant Boy (yellow cap) and Princess Brook (light green cap) to win last year's White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age at Wingatui. Photo: Jonny Turner The ride on Tommy Tucker in a race in which he performs at his best is up for grabs.
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Prince Abbey good prospect

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:30
Ryal Bush pacer Prince Abbey looks well placed for victory at Wyndham today.
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