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RA boss admits failings, Folau posts again

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:51
Israel Folau says he's "deeply saddened" by the decision to sack him and is considering his options. Photo: Getty Images Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle says with the benefit of hindsight her organisation could have handled the Israel Folau saga better. The sacked star has reacted with another Instagram post.
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West Coast search for person missing from jetboat

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:09
The search for a person missing after a jetboat overturned on the West Coast has resumed this morning.
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$100k reward for cold case murder

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 08:40
Angela Blackmoore was found murdered in her Christchurch home in 1995. Photo: NZ Police Police investigating the unsolved death of a 21-year-old mother who was fatally stabbed in her Christchurch home in 1995 have announced a new $100,000 reward for information.
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Loneliness driving some into facilities

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Loneliness is a factor pushing people to aged-care facilities. PHOTO: FILE Physically and mentally well elderly people are being pushed into aged-care facilities by loneliness and burnt-out carers, a University of Otago study has found.
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Visitors to be charged for penguin-care experience

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Scientist Hiltrun Ratz (left) and tour guides Julien Arriaga and Brooke Davies inspect a blue penguin at Taiaroa Head. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Volunteering with blue penguins has become so popular the Otago Peninsula Trust is testing whether people will pay for the experience.
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Musical is a big, bold, magical experience

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Kelly Hocking (Glinda) soars above the chorus in the opening number of the Musical Theatre Dunedin production of Wicked. Photo: Linda Robertson Blockbuster musical Wicked is now playing at Dunedin's Regent Theatre.
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Idea Services staff to strike

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Idea Services staff picket outside the Dunedin office last month. Photo: Peter McIntosh Idea Services support and administration staff who provide care for intellectually disabled people across the country, will go on strike for a third time on Monday, in their continuing bid for better pay and working conditions.
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Ice career beckons for master's graduand

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Tyler Haslemore (22) prepares to graduate from the University of Otago today. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH With sticks whirling, pucks flying and players getting slammed into plastic screens, top ice hockey games often look like danger zones best avoided.
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Monument to southern dairying

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Tapanui historian Charlie Davis is leading a project to conserve the 106-year-old former Kelso Dairy Factory in West Otago. PHOTOS: RICHARD DAVISON AND HERBERT FAMILY When a West Otago heritage landmark was threatened with demolition last winter, it appeared the end might be in sight for the sadly down-at-heel edifice. Richard Davison talks to community members who took up their tools to save the 106-year-old former Kelso Dairy Factory at the 11th hour, and delves into the history of the wider industry.
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Sydney-sider returns for graduation

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Accounting and law graduand Maddi Ingham, pictured last year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Former commerce and law student Maddi Ingham has flown back from her new job in Sydney to graduate from the University of Otago today.
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DCC urged to save Port Chalmers building

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Bill Brown is urging the Dunedin City Council to step in and save the former Sims Engineering and Stevenson and Cook building in Port Chalmers. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON A last link to Dunedin's maritime engineering history - the former Sims Engineering building in Port Chalmers - is facing another long, cold winter exposed to the elements, as calls mount to save the old structure.
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Much effort made for eleventh-hour reprieve

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Maori Hill Presbyterian Church, in Drivers Rd. PHOTO PETER MCINTOSH A last-ditch effort is being made to save a historic Dunedin church.
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Bills on water issues in the pipeline

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Dr David Clark "helps" with the demolition of the building on the former Cadbury’s car park site on Castle St yesterday. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON As anyone who has ever overseen the letters to the editor column of a newspaper could tell you, few things get people more worked up than an issue involving water.
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No resource consent for academy at subdivision

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images Plans to establish a tennis academy in a residential subdivision near Queenstown have been stymied after independent commissioners refused consent.
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Snow dusts peaks as resort gears up for ski season

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Snow on the Remarkables yesterday. PHOTO: PAUL TAYLOR Queenstown awoke to white-tipped mountains yesterday morning as the resort gears up for the 2019 ski season.
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Keeping Central's cycle trails on track

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
A cyclist takes a break along the Clutha Gold Trail. PHOTOS: TOURISM CENTRAL OTAGO Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust chairman Stephen Jeffery remains front and centre in moves to extend cycle trails throughout Central Otago.
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Decision on how dog to be classified deferred

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
A decision surrounding the ongoing classification of an Alexandra dog has been deferred until later in the year.
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Hall temporary library site

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
The new temporary location for Southland District Council's Winton library and office will be the Winton Memorial Hall, as of Monday.
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Official diagnosis came with shock

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
The veins and stretch marks on Nikki Cockburn’s legs tell the story of her life with Cushing’s syndrome. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON For Dunedin woman Nikki Cockburn, being one in a million is not a compliment.
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Teens allegedly tried to steal car

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:30
Dunedin police have arrested two youths for allegedly attempting to steal a car in High St.
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