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Stranded train forces motorists to back track

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:58
Some Christchurch commuters may have been running late for work this morning after a freight train came to a standstill on Lincoln Rd.
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'Sophisticated' drug set-up in South Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:52
A man has been arrested following the discovery of a "sophisticated" cannabis growing operation in South Dunedin early today.
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Fatal bus crash: Trapped students smashed windows to escape

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:41
Emergency services at the crash scene yesterday. Photo: NZ Herald One of the first people on the scene of a fatal crash involving a school bus and a train has described seeing trapped students trying to smash windows to get out of the bus.
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Has Judith Collins gone 'soft' on campaign trail? 'I'm not one-dimensional'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:35
Photo: Getty Images National Party leader Judith Collins has today defended the absence of her crusher persona, saying it hasn't disappeared - it's just not appropriate to be steely all the time.
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Caravan destroyed, warning to secure objects in wind

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:31
The caravan was blown off the highway yesterday afternoon. Photo: supplied A caravan was completely demolished after it was blown off the road near Waikouaiti.
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Fears elderly will pay the price for CDHB cuts

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:26
gettyimages-123317894.jpg "Older people in Canterbury are around 18 per cent of the population, but they’re probably nearer to 50 per cent of health service usage." Photo: Getty Images The elderly are set to be hit hard by a Canterbury District Health Board cost-cutting drive designed to save $56.9 million.
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Fatal bus crash: Trapped students smashed windows to escape

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:21
Emergency services at the crash scene yesterday. Photo: NZ Herald One of the first people on the scene of a fatal crash involving a school bus and a train has described seeing trapped students trying to smash windows to get out of the bus.
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Shot man found near central Auckland church

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:03
St Patrick's Cathedral in Wyndham St. Photo: NZ Herald Police are investigating after a man was found near a church in central Auckland with a gunshot wound.
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'Catastrophic' flooding as hurricane hits US

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:02
People look at damaged boats in the Palafox Pier Yacht marina after Hurricane Sally passed through the area in Pensacola, Florida. Photo: Getty Images) Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses as it brought what the US National Hurricane Center called "historic and catastrophic" flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast.
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'Catastrophic' flooding as hurricane hits US

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:01
People look at damaged boats in the Palafox Pier Yacht marina after Hurricane Sally passed through the area in Pensacola, Florida. Photo: Getty Images) Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses as it brought what the US National Hurricane Center called "historic and catastrophic" flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast.
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Chch skier who fell 400m thought he would die

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:49
Melvin Krook and Andy Hoare (right) at the summit of Mt Aspiring. Photo: Melvin Krook The Christchurch skier who survived a 400m fall down Mt Aspiring thought he was going to die from hypothermia.
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Covid rules eased in parts of Victoria

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:45
Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in some parts of Victoria. Photo: Getty Regional Victorians are awaking to their first few hours under eased Covid-19 rules, with locked-down Melburnians looking on with hope and envy.
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Armed police respond to incident in city's east

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:41
The armed offenders squad responded to an incident in which a man was threatening people in Christchurch this morning.
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Experts, home buyers not convinced house prices will fall

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:22
gettyimages-1066409960.jpg Photo: Supplied Economists, real estate agents and property buyers are shrugging off a forecast of falling house prices.
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Covid rules eased in parts of Victoria

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:22
gettyimages-1272358202.jpg Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in some parts of Victoria. Photo: Getty Regional Victorians are awaking to their first few hours under eased Covid-19 rules, with locked-down Melburnians looking on with hope and envy.
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Shot man found near central Auckland church

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:21
St Patrick's Cathedral in Wyndham St. Photo: NZ Herald Police are investigating after a man was found near a church in central Auckland with a gunshot wound.
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Covid strain increases gaps in housing, poverty, mental health

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:07
Photo: Getty Images Communities are struggling to meet increased need for help with housing, income instability and mental health support, a new report shows - and the issues have been exacerbated by Covid-19.
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Man taken to hospital after being hit by car

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:04
Photo: ODT file A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in Christchurch last night.
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Police investigate suspicious car fire in Linwood driveway

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:46
A car fire down a driveway in Christchurch this morning is being treated as suspicious.
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