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Opinion: Bugged phone calls and big betting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:14
Photo: Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images Another step in the long running saga of a police undercover operation which led to an investigation into the harness racing industry has come and gone.
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Harness racing controversy: Bugged phone calls between driver and businessman

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:06
mgrath.jpg Nigel McGrath. Photo: nigelmcgrathracing.co.nz Details have emerged for the first time of bugged phone conversations involving a big betting businessman and a harness racing driver/trainer who was arrested for race fixing.
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Hero cop swims river 18 times in dark to rescue youths

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:03
rochelleandrewsnzh.jpg Rochelle Andrews has described her rescue of six people stranded by a river in the Hutt Valley. Photo: Ten One A Wellington police officer who swam a gorge river 18 times in the dark to rescue a group of stranded youth has been praised for her potentially life-saving effort.
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Radio Sport ending cricket commentary

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:44
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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Brisbane car fire deaths 'preventable'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:33
Women are most at risk of being killed in the six months following a relationship breakdown, an expert says.
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Brisbane car fire tragedy: 'RIP you beautiful souls'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:28
Rowan Baxter and his family. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald A mother and her three children killed after allegedly being set alight on a school run in Brisbane are being remembered as beautiful souls taken in the worst possible way.
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Car flips on SH1 north of Oamaru

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:26
Firefighters put out a blaze caused by a crash between a car and a truck. Photo: Daniel Birchfield SH1 north of Oamaru is closed after a car crashed off the road smashing down a power pole which started a grass fire.
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Museum puts collection of military aviation history photos online

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:22
Matthew O’Sullivan. Photo: Air Force Museum of New Zealand Thousands of images and digitised photographs from New Zealand’s military aviation history can now be downloaded through a Canterbury museum's new online archives.
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Cheap hail-damaged vehicles flood used car market

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:18
SuperValue Cars chief executive Mike Mackay. Photo: Geoff Sloan Shopping for a second-hand car usually guarantees a cheap buy. But a new range of vehicles hitting the market brings a different meaning to the word ‘bargain’: Hail-damaged cars.
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PM launches free school lunches

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:59
The free school lunch served up today. Photo: RNZ Flaxmere Primary School kids didn't just get a free lunch today, they had it served to them by the Prime Minister.
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Car flips on SH1 north of Oamaru

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:54
Firefighters put out a blaze caused by a crash between a car and a truck. Photo: Daniel Birchfield SH1 north of Oamaru is closed after a car crashed off the road smashing down a power pole which started a grass fire.
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Quake study looks at long-term psychological effects

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:47
Cashel St just after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck. Photo: Geoff Sloan People who lived through the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes are part of a new study to determine if they could end up having long-term psychological effects.
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PM launches free school lunches

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:24
The free school lunch served up today. Photo: RNZ Flaxmere Primary School kids didn't just get a free lunch today, they had it served to them by the Prime Minister.
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DCC to consider new rules for e-scooters

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:11
Lime e-scooters have been operating in Dunedin since last year. Photo: James Hall Dunedin could soon require e-scooter companies to hold permits and follow a code of practice similar to the one in place in Auckland.
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China says big drop in Hubei cases, Japan criticised over ship

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:50
Passengers disembarking from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port. Photo: Reuters China reported a dramatic drop in new cases in the province at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, while Japan grappled with criticism over its failure to prevent the spread of the disease on a cruise ship filled with quarantined passengers.
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China says big drop in Hubei cases, Japan criticised over ship

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:39
Passengers disembarking from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port. Photo: Reuters China reported a dramatic drop in new cases in the province at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, while Japan grappled with criticism over its failure to prevent the spread of the disease on a cruise ship filled with quarantined passengers.
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Properties without water after leak floods part of city

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:38
Photo: Supplied A water leak has caused significant flooding and left some properties without water in Christchurch on Thursday.
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Eight reported dead in German bar shooting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:38
Forensic experts at work outside a shisha bar in Hanau following the shooting. Photo: Reuters At least eight people were killed in a shooting incident in the German city of Hanau, mass-selling Bild newspaper reported, citing prosecutors.
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School hostel offering cheap meals to public

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:36
St Kevin's College kitchen site manager Laney Millar and chef Bruce Millar with some of the meals on offer - deviled sausages, pasta and corned beef. Photo: Gus Patterson Bargains are hard to come by these days.
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Brothers to move on after 27 years

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:30
BP 2GO Oamaru co-owner Chris Rawson (pictured) and brother Stephen are selling the busy service station they have owned for 27 years. Photo: Daniel Birchfield Chis Rawson expects emotions will flow when the service station he and brother Stephen have owned for close to 30 years sells.
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