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Anne Salmond: Racist underbelly seethes beneath surface

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:43
Dame Ann Salmond. Photo: NZ Herald COMMENT: After this terrible tragedy, let's be honest, for once. White supremacy is a part of us, a dark power in the land. In its soft version, it looks bland and reasonable, writes Dame Anne Salmond.
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Warning over Christchurch donation scams

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:40
Crown agency CERT NZ (the Computer Emergency Response Team) has issued a warning about various opportunistic cyber scams, seeking to exploit the Christchurch tragedy.
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Warner Bros chief steps down after sex scandal

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:32
Kevin Tsujihara was the head of one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios. Photo: Invision via AP Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, has stepped down from the studio after claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair.
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'Egg Boy' donating money to mosque victims

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:07
"Egg Boy" is going to donate most of the money raised for him towards the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
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Pulse wins to remain unbeaten

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:32
In the sage words of their coach, Kiri Wills, the Northern Stars have been "out-hustled" by the unbeaten Central Pulse.
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Jones admits England's mental weakness

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:06
eddie_jones_2019.jpg Eddie Jones before England's game against Scotland at the weekend. Photo: Getty Images In isolation, Eddie Jones' admission that England are mentally fragile is quite something six months out from the World Cup.
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Dutch tram shooting: suspect arrested after 3 killed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:50
Gokmen Tanis has been arrested. Photo: Police Utrecht via AP Dutch authorities have arrested a man after a deadly attack on a tram in the city of  Utrecht.
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Surrender guns now before law change: PM

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:56
gettyimages-1136507618.jpg Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters speak about gun laws during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington yesterday. Photo: Getty Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged gun owners to follow the lead of others and hand them over to police.
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Injured Dunedin man tried in vain to save child

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:39
Academic Dr Mohammed Rizwan has travelled to Christchurch with about 20 others from Dunedin, to help in the aftermath of Friday's massacre. Photo: Gregor Richardson A young Dunedin man injured in the mosque attacks on Friday is recovering in hospital, and keeping his spirits up, a member of Dunedin's Muslim community says.
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'Terrible mess' left at gardens

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:38
20190317_113613.jpg Discarded cans, bottles and other detritus litter the Mediterranean Garden, in the Dunedin Botanic Garden, following an alcohol-fuelled party there on Saturday night. Photo: Alan Matchett Dunedin Botanic Garden staff have been left appalled by drunken damage they say is some of the worst they have seen.
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Muslim pupils fearful about going to school

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:37
chalk_figures_18032019.jpg The Patterson sisters of Stratham St, in Brockville, (from left) Zoe (9), Erin (6) and Ada (11), have drawn a message to their neighbours, who they think were connected to the Christchurch tragedy. Stretching the well-walked route between houses of immigrant children and their grandparents are more than 200 smiling stick figures holding hands. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery The grip of terror on Muslim pupils in Dunedin schools is so strong that the majority did not turn up for school yesterday - and a girl who did turn up, declined to wear her traditional headscarf for fear of being identified as Muslim.
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Engineering a career switch

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Otago Polytechnic engineering student Charlotte Flaherty with the polytech's Van RV-12 kitset plane. Photo: Gregor Richardson Never in her wildest dreams did Charlotte Flaherty imagine she would retrain, at the age of 44, as a mechanical engineer.
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Gun law changes must proceed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
As well as the horror, grief and solidarity stemming from Friday's terror attack, further issues have been thrust into focus. Security, surveillance, tolerance and far more. One of those issues, and one the Government is determined to act on rapidly, is gun control.
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Russian privations

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
The city of Nelson, with Anzac Square in the foreground. - Otago Witness, 19.3.1919. Official despatches from Russia state that M. Ducherse, formerly French Consul at Petrograd, has revisited Russia. He reports that the military and civil power of the Bolshevists is declining.
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The days after: fear and unity

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings, at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch. Photo: Reuters New Zealanders will use the Christchurch terror attack to strengthen their connections with one another, writes Dunedin’s Kate Oktay.
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Where to now illusion of security shattered?

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Christchurch residents react in horror to news of Friday's shootings. Photo: AP Joe Burton outlines four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack
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Logan's day in age group event

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Inia Logan Otago No1 Inia Logan shot rounds of 68 and 73 on his home course at Cromwell to take the honours in the Otago age-group championships played on Sunday.
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Boost for southern services sector

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Education Minister Chris Hipkins at the Otago Polytechnic earlier this month. Photo: Peter McIntosh Numerous events and a warm end to summer helped underpin a huge boost to the Otago and Southland's services sector in February, which led the country.
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Youth discuss issues

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Participants in The Social Experiment accelerator programme express their thoughts in Dunedin recently. Photo: Supplied From youth government representation to the future of education, a raft of issues were tackled during The Social Experiment in Dunedin.
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Mt Barker Rd suggested as link to Q'town

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Turning Mt Barker Rd, near Wanaka, into a link to Queenstown is ‘‘being considered’’. Photo: Mark Price Mt Barker Rd is being eyed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council as a major link between Wanaka Airport and Queenstown.
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