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Govt mulls buyback as Kiwis turn in guns

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:46
Finance Minister Grant Robertson speaks to media at Parliament in Wellington on Tuesday. Photo: Getty Images New Zealanders have begun to voluntarily hand over their semi-automatic guns as their government looks to swiftly tighten laws and mulls a buyback after a deadly shooting at two mosques.
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Websites refuse to help with mosque inquiry

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:32
Police stand guard as religious representatives perform a special blessing ceremony on the site of Friday's shooting outside the Linwood mosque in Christchurch on Monday. Photo: AP New Zealand police probing the online presence of the Australian charged with killing 50 in a terror attack on mosques are being met with resistance from some websites.
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30 still in hospital after mosque attack

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:33
Flowers placed in tribute to the victims on a wall outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. Photo: AP Thirty people are still in hospital, nine in intensive care, following the shooting attack at two Christchurch mosques on Friday.
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Fatal jet boat crash on Southland river

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:53
One person has died after a jet boat crash on the Hollyford River in Fiordland National Park.
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Reality TV's 'Mama June' arrested on drug charges

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:24
mama_june_shannon_getty.jpg June Shannon was arrested in Alabama. Photo: Getty Images Reality TV star June 'Mama June' Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in the United States.
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'Emotional' National staffer deleted migration petition

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:22
simon_bridges_getty.jpg Simon Bridges, National leader Simon Bridges says an "emotional" junior staffer was responsible for deleting a petition against New Zealand signing the UN Migration Compact.
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Second 'suspicious' fire at Kaitaia gun club

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:07
A fire at a Kaitaia gun club this morning is being treated as suspicious.
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Million-dollar lodge hopes to provide more accommodation

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00
  An impressive new million dollar accommodation lodge has been constructed by the Tinwald Reserve Board to provide more visitor accommodation options in Ashburton.
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Shock at Kavanagh College principal's death

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:14
Tracy O'Brien was principal for nine years. Photo: ODT files Dunedin's Kavanagh College staff, pupils and parents are in shock after learning principal Tracy O'Brien died last night.
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Hundreds feared dead after cyclone slams Mozambique

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:07
ap19077573445119.jpg People carry their personal effects after Tropical Cyclone Idai hit, in Beira, Mozambique. Photo: AP More than 1000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.
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Cars collide near Alexandra

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:05
A person has moderate injuries after two cars collided near Alexandra this morning.
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Turkish leader shows NZ attack video at rallies

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:54
Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters during a rally in Antalya on Saturday. Photo: Presidential Press Service via AP Turkey's president has shown parts of a video of the terror attack on New Zealand mosques to comment on what he called rising Islamophobia.
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Some yellow vest protests banned in Paris

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:39
The burned out remains of well known restaurant Le Fouquet on the Champs Elysees. Photo:AP France's Prime Minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities after riots at the weekend that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from fires.
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Car smashes into segway tour operation

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:37
q-segwaycrash.jpg A BMW smashed into Queenstown CBD's Segway Tour and Qbook premises on Shotover Street, shortly after 4am. Photo: Supplied Queenstown Police have charged a man with dangerous driving after he allegedly crashed into a town centre tourism premises.
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Thousands expected, vigil moves to stadium

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:35
Dave Cull Organisers of a civic vigil in Dunedin in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack have had to change venue - from the Octagon to Forsyth Barr Stadium -  so strong has the response been.
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'I will never leave New Zealand. This is my home'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:18
Khaled Al-Jammali came face to face with the killer in the Masjid Al Noor on Friday. The gunman raised his weapon and pointed it at Al-Jammali, who thought to himself: this is the end.
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Doctor who assaulted children will die in jail

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:09
johnnie_barto_ap.jpg A judge told victims of Dr Johnnie Barto that justice was finally theirs. Photo: AP A former paediatrician in the United States has been sentenced to at least 79 years in prison for the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients.
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Nails on roof mistaken for shots, battery for bomb

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:45
Moray Pl office workers return to their stations after police gave the all-clear after a Wormald worker's battery was mistaken for a suspicious package. Photo: Christine O'Connor The sound of a man hammering nails on a roof spurred a Dunedin resident to report multiple gunshots to police this morning, as the city remains on edge.
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