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$320m pledge to break cycle of violence

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:49
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Paliamentry Under-Secretary Jan Logie (left) at today's wellbeing Pre-Budget announcement. Photo: NZ Herald The Government will spend $320 million on a package of initiatives aimed preventing family and sexual violence and breaking the cycle of violence.
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Austrian government in tatters after video sting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:41
"It was dumb, it was irresponsible and it was a mistake," Heinz-Christian Strache told a news conference, fighting back tears as he asked his wife and others to forgive him. Photo: Reuters Austria is headed for a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch's niece.
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Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:25
Duncan Laurence celebrates his win at the contest in Tel Aviv. Photo: Reuers The Netherlands has won the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Israel in a songfest that passed off without serious incident, despite calls by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott the event.
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Folau sacked after parental pleas: RA

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:11
Israel Folau is considering legal action after his $4.2 million contract was torn up on Friday. Photo: Getty Images Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle knew she had to sack Israel Folau after receiving "hundreds" of messages detailing how harmful his controversial social media posts were.
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Gun pellets found after damage to Dunedin home

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:48
Police are investigating after woman discovered pellets apparently from a firearm at her home in the Dunedin suburb of Belleknowes.
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Man City complete treble in style

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:36
Vincent Kompany lifts the trophy as Manchester City teammates celebrate. Photo: Action Images via Reuters Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as a supreme Manchester City crushed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday to become the first team to win the English treble of league championship and both domestic cups in the most emphatic way imaginable.
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Cost of EpiPens 'putting children at risk'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:12
eight_col_epipen.jpg EpiPens are filled with adrenalin and cost more than $150 each. Photo: supplied Children with life-threatening allergies whose families cannot afford to pay for EpiPen auto-injectors are at serious risk, say specialists.
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Schwarzenegger assaulted at sports event

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:07
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered saying, "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat."
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Ardern said no to Labour leadership for four days

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 09:20
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has discussed the highs and lows of the 2017 election at the Auckland Writers Festival. Photo: NZME New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken about her sense of "betrayal" to the electorate that she had formerly contested.
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Australia's ruling coalition gets surprise third term

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 09:02
A victorious Scott Morrison thanks party supporters accompanied by wife Jenny and daughters Abbey (left) and Lily in Sydney. Photo: AP Australia's ruling conservative coalition has won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the centre-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders.
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Stormers hold Crusaders to draw

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:27
Crusaders player David Havili gets past Justin Phillips of the Stormers at Newlands. Photo: Getty Images Jean-Luc du Plessis slotted a penalty for the struggling Stormers with the last kick of the game to ensure a thrilling 19-19 draw against Super Rugby log leaders the Crusaders at Newlands in South Africa.
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Highlanders suffer crucial away loss to Lions

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:11
gettyimages-1144688262.jpg Josh Ioane inches around the post to score a try for the Highlanders at Ellis Park. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders struggled to overcome the late withdrawal of Waisake Naholo, as they slumped to a 38-29 loss to the Lions in Johannesburg early this morning (NZ time).
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Harry wins damages over photos of private home

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:00
Prince Harry. Photo: Reuters Prince Harry has accepted substantial damages and an apology from a news agency which took photographs of his home from the air, Buckingham Palace says.
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Pensioner powerless against changing solar unit prices

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Mosgiel pensioner Joe Morris is warning people against installing solar panels in a bid to beat the power companies. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A Mosgiel pensioner is warning people against getting burnt financially by solar power.
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Fewer say 'I do' as marriage rate in city at record low

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Michael Ferguson and Annette Weir are set to get married at First Church in Dunedin next month , bucking a trend of fewer people getting hitched in the city. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Fewer Dunedin people are saying "I do'' as the city's marriage rate plummets to a record low.
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Pools issue 26 trespass notices over five years

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
More people get trespassed from Moana Pool than any other Dunedin City Council aquatic facility. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A boy jumping off the highest diving board into a pool of aqua joggers is one of the transgressions that triggered a trespass notice, Dunedin City Council says.
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Mum about prisoner numbers on flights

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Corrections will not say how many prisoners travel on commercial flights out of Dunedin Airport. PHOTO: ALLIED PRESS FILES The Department of Corrections is remaining tight-lipped about the number of prisoners sharing flights with the public out of Dunedin Airport.
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Project aims to highlight textile waste crisis

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Using waste fabric to create 4000 soft toy elephants is an exciting new project for (from left) Dunedin Dream Brokerage broker Kate Schrader, and Stitch Kitchen co-ordinators Fiona Clements and Fiona Jenkin. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD An innovative project to repurpose textiles to make cuddly soft toys is aimed at highlighting "the elephant in the room'' - the growing crisis of textile waste.
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Talking about suicide seen as prevention key

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images Talking about suicide is one of the key prevention methods for youth, an academic says.
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Board investigates container ship 'silencers'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Rio de Janiero was the first Rio-class container ship to visit Port Chalmers in October last year. Photo: ODT (files) Local walkways, the crumbling state of the Sims building, and the ongoing work to mitigate the noise from Rio-class ships at Port Chalmers were among the topics discussed at last week's West Harbour Community Board meeting.
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