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Gold in them there hills

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Gold-panning, Coromandel. PHOTOS: ELEANOR HUGHES First discovered in 1852 at Driving Creek, just north of where Coromandel Town stands today, gold has left behind a rich history and remnants of its mining dot the Coromandel region. Eleanor Hughes sets out from Coromandel Town to follow in the footsteps of the gold miners on a road trip, winding south to Thames, where the first big strike was made in 1867, and on through Broken Hills and Karangahake Gorge to finish in Waihi, where mining continues today.
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Toothfish vessel visits Dunedin

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN Antarctic Aurora waits at the Fryatt St wharf in Dunedin yesterday.
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No-one so high as to be above the law

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Prince Andrew has had his military links and royal patronages removed. Photo: Reuters The ramifications of the scandal entangling Queen Elizabeth’s second son have reached far and wide.
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Returned boost census returns

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Maori children on their way to school, North Auckland. — Otago Witness, 3.1.1922. The census of the Maori population shows a substantial increase of 2975, as compared with the returns for 1916 (telegraphs our Wellington correspondent).
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Hopes new tech will attract top cherry pickers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Photo: ODT files Central Otago cherry producer Tarras Cherry Corp has implemented New Zealand-developed orchard management technology this season to attract and reward productive workers.
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37 possible traffic light breaches

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Thirty-seven possible breaches of the Covid-19 traffic light system were reported in Otago and Southland over the Christmas-New Year period, the latest figures reveal.
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Ashburn psychiatrist steps up to take the helm

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Ashburn Clinic senior management team (from left) operations and strategy director David Murray, medical director Dr Megan Bryan, quality director Annabel Millichamp, nursing and allied health director Monique Lammers and deputy nursing and allied health director Ian Smith. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O’CONNOR After a hectic year of construction, Covid-19 lockdowns and staff changes, private mental health provider Ashburn Clinic is hoping for a quieter 2022, pandemic permitting.
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Otago researchers finding answers under Antarctic ice shelf

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Inspecting frazil that has formed on Icefin during research of the supercooled water under the Ross Ice Shelf are (from left) Lars Smedsrud, of Norway, University of Otago physicist Inga Smith, and Britney Schmidt, of the United States. PHOTO: ANDY MULLEN Measuring temperature variations in supercooled ocean water under the Ross Ice Shelf may hold the key to informing New Zealand’s future weather forecasts.
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Security staff to check vax passes cost DCC $20K

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Employing security staff to check Covid-19 vaccine passes at Dunedin City Council sites has cost more than $20,000.
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Ute towing caravan rolls

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
A paramedic reviews the scene of a ute and caravan crash on State Highway 1 south of Balclutha that occurred about 2.30pm yesterday.
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Accommodation for workers opposed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
Architect's drawing of proposed Silverlight Studios film-making facility near Wanaka. IMAGE: TILT ARCHITECTURE As plans for a multimillion-dollar film studio on the outskirts of Wanaka progress, one of the owners of the land the studio is to be built on is opposing construction of worker accommodation on the site.
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City council proposes extra funding and a loan for CBD precinct project

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
An artist’s impression of Invercargill’s proposed new CBD precinct. Because of the economic impact of Covid-19, the cost for the project has increased from $165million to $180million. IMAGE: SUPPLIED A request for more money to complete Invercargill’s multimillion-dollar city centre development has not come as a surprise to the city’s ratepayers’ association.
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Fatal van crash being investigated

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
A person died after the van they were driving left the road on State Highway 6 near Wanaka Airport yesterday morning. PHOTO: MARJORIE COOK Police are investigating how a van came to leave the road near Wanaka, killing the driver, the sole occupant, yesterday morning.
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Conviction, $500 fine for lockdown breach

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 04:30
A Lake Hawea man has been fined $500 for going jet-boating near Makarora during last year’s Covid-19 lockdown.
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Vauxhall becomes Dunedin's third million-dollar suburb

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 21:03
With stunning views of the city, Vauxhall sits above Portobello road with Andersons Bay and Shiel hill behind. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Median house values in four areas of New Zealand rose by more than $550,000 last year and three of those are in the Queenstown-Lakes District.
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Nadal scorches in first round of Aussie Open

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 20:45
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in his first round singles match against Marcos Giron. Photo: Getty Images Rafael Nadal has wasted no time underlining his Australian Open title credentials with a commanding first-round win at Melbourne Park.
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Nadal scorches in first round of Aussie Open

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 20:44
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in his first round singles match against Marcos Giron. Photo: Getty Images Rafael Nadal has wasted no time underlining his Australian Open title credentials with a commanding first-round win at Melbourne Park.
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Rare steam locomotive returns to Southland for restoration

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 20:27
The 1880 D Class locomotive D6 is lowered into position at Bulleid Engineering in Winton on Saturday. Photo: Supplied/ Southland District Council A rare historic steam locomotive is being restored to its former glory and is back in Southland after more than a century away.
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'It could’ve been something major': Waimate fire contained

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 19:19
o-waimatefire.jpg Helicopters from Heliventures NZ and Central South Island Helicopters work to extinguish a fire near Waimate on Sunday night. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Fire crews acted fast to contain a blaze between two pine plantations near Waimate on Sunday night.
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'It could’ve been something major': Waimate fire contained

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 19:05
Helicopters from Heliventures NZ and Central South Island Helicopters work to extinguish a fire near Waimate on Sunday night. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Fire crews acted fast to contain a blaze between two pine plantations near Waimate on Sunday night.
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