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West Harbour cycleway tendering process delay

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Tenders for work on extending the West Harbour cycleway-walkway to Port Chalmers are now expected to go out midyear. PHOTO: STAR FILES The tendering process for the extension of the West Harbour cycleway-walkway has been delayed slightly, but tenders should go out midyear, NZTA says.
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Senior flatting 'a good solution'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Abbeyfield New Zealand executive officer Susan Jenkins (left) and Dunedin committee member Margy-Jean Malcolm are eager to highlight the success of the model for older people. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The Abbeyfield model of "flatting for seniors'' is growing in popularity around New Zealand, and now is the time for a second facility for Dunedin.
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Mosgiel roundabout layout questioned

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
A motorist stops in the middle of a new roundabout to check for oncoming traffic at the intersection of Church and Wick liffe Sts in Mosgiel last week. PHOTOS: SHAWN MCAVINUE The layout of a new roundabout in Mosgiel needs to be reviewed, a community board member says.
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Tree roots an impediment, mountain biker says

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Debbie Nehoff, of Levin, walks dogs Ali (left) and Klaus over exposed pine tree roots on Silverstream Track on Wednesday last week. The roots were a discussion point at a Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board meeting the same day. PHOTOS: SHAWN MCAVINUE Exposed tree roots on a Mosgiel track present an impediment to mountain bikers, an enthusiast says.
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Pest-trapping group granted funding

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Chain Hills Community Trapping Project founder Rebecca Guest and committee member Jonathan Usher. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A pest-trapping project committee seeking to reintroduce the South Island robin to the Chain Hills area has been given a funding boost.
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Youth award recipient decided

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:30
Molly Newell, of Fairfield. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE The 2019 Youth Ambassador Award recipient has been decided.
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Police investigate racist posts on uni Reddit page

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 19:32
auckland_university.jpg The University of Auckland said there was no place for harassment at its institution. Photo NZ Herald Police are investigating after a series of racist messages were posted on an unofficial University of Auckland Reddit page.
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Otago premier schools rugby round-up

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:37
There were some lopsided results in round three of the Otago premier schools competition today.
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University, Alhambra pick up important wins

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:20
University shunted its way into the top four with a powerful effort up front.
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Kiwi league great Quentin Pongia dies

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 15:40
gettyimages-650573934.jpgcrio1.jpg Quentin Pongia playing for the Kiwis. Photo: Getty Images Former Kiwis captain Quentin Pongia has died after a battle with cancer. He was 48.
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Kim's fourth child named Psalm West

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 15:28
2019-05-10t173000z_881415792_rc114b41b960_rtrmadp_3_people-kim-kardashian-baby.jpg Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Met Gala earlier in May. Photo: Reuters Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she has named her fourth child, a boy born last week via a surrogate, Psalm West.
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Archie born in London hospital

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 15:17
ap19128444565659.jpg Meghan and Harry with newborn Archie. Photo: pool via AP The birth certificate for the son of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, reveals that Archie was born in a private hospital in London.
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Woman charged with murder after body found in Mt Eden

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:28
An 18-year-old woman has been charged with murder after a man died in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden.
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Aussies go to the polls

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:54
Voters fill in their ballots at Town Hall in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: AP Polling stations opened across Australia on Saturday in elections that are likely to deliver the nation's sixth prime minister in as many years.
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Brexit talks collapse as May's leadership crumbles

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:39
Theresa May has said she will agree a timetable for the election of her successor. Photo: Reuters Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union is again in disarray after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May's crumbling government.
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Capping off successful studies

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:39
Photo: Peter McIntosh Some 260 graduands made their way to Dunedin's Town Hall this morning to receive their qualifications in arts, education, music, teaching, theology and applied science.
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Internet star Grumpy Cat dies

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:27
grumpy_cat.jpg Grumpy Cat became an internet sensation. Photo: AP Grumpy Cat, an internet celebrity for her permanent frown, has died at the age of 7.
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No plan to include fake news in call

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:20
ap19137184322681.jpg Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Singapore. Photo: AP Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern does not see the need to broaden the Christchurch Call to Action to tackle the harm from online fake news or misleading information.
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$12m boost to fight rheumatic fever

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:11
gettyimages-470764758.jpg Photo: Getty Images The Government will spend $12 million in an effort to combat rheumatic fever.
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Three-vehicle crash in Kenmure Road

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:33
Photo: Christine O'Connor Emergency services were called to the scene of a three-vehicle crash in the Dunedin suburb of Belleknowes this morning.
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