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Quarter of Kiwis say they won't be vaccinated

21 min 55 sec ago
vaccine_covid_19_reuters.jpg File photo: Reuters The government is being told it has some work on its hands to reach the one in four people who say they don't intend to get a Covid-19 vaccine.
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Kennel cough?: Another challenge for prize-winning Canterbury pooch

22 min 16 sec ago
Vikki Smith is keeping Mort at home and away from other dogs as he recovers from a case of suspected kennel cough. Photo: Geoff Sloan Mort the prize-winning Canterbury pooch has met another obstacle in life - and it is not on the agility course.
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Workplace 'devastated' after former colleague killed in crash

26 min 28 sec ago
The ute was towing a caravan when it rolled near Omarama. Photo: Kayla Hodge A man killed in a crash near Omarama last week has been remembered as a "kind and caring" colleague.
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Fire restriction eases after rain

36 min 8 sec ago
The Otago District Central Zone moved to a restricted fire season this morning, after recent rain reduced the danger level.
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Rider returns to competition ring after head injury

45 min 26 sec ago
Chloe McKenzie competes at the South Otago A&P Show in November on Shianne. PHOTO: KERRI BACK PHOTOGRAPHY Two days in intensive care, 10 days in hospital and months of rehabilitation after a head injury last year  has not put Chloe McKenzie off riding. She returned to the saddle after just three months and is  back competing and winning championships at major shows. And, for the first time, she and Shianne have been jumping in 1.5m competitions. Mary-Jo Tohill reports.
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'Devastated' by former colleague's crash death

55 min 23 sec ago
The ute was towing a caravan when it rolled near Omarama. Photo: Kayla Hodge A Dunedin man killed in a crash near Omarama last week has been remembered as a "kind and caring" colleague.
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Heavy rain warnings for Canterbury, thunderstorms for South Island

58 min 21 sec ago
Severe weather warnings are in place around the country. Photo: MetService Thunderstorms are expected to continue around New Zealand today, with a wet and windy outlook for the rest of the week.
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Canterbury on alert after large blaze

1 hour 16 min ago
eight_col_fire-petone14.jpg Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Several fires in Canterbury on Tuesday have left the region on high alert.
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Watch: Someone is making terrible Jacinda Ardern deepfake videos

1 hour 20 min ago
Can you figure out which of these is the real Jacinda Ardern? Probably! But one day, that might not be true.
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Boozed driver retrieves car then crashes into ditch

1 hour 29 min ago
Two tree stumps prevented this car from overturning into a water race. Police say the driver could have drowned. Photo: Supplied A young Christchurch motorist caught drink driving and immediately suspended for 28 days returned later in a taxi to get his car back - and ended up crashing it.
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Canterbury residents told to check old fires after large blaze

1 hour 32 min ago
Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Several fires in Canterbury on Tuesday have left the region on high alert.
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Boozed driver retrieves car then crashes it into ditch

1 hour 38 min ago
Two tree stumps prevented this car from overturning into a water race. Police say the driver could have drowned. Photo: Supplied A young motorist caught for drink driving and immediately suspended for 28 days, later got a taxi to get back to his car and ended up crashing it.
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Covid vaccine approval just weeks away: Bloomfield

1 hour 38 min ago
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield. Photo: Getty Images Approval process for the Covid vaccine is on track to be granted in coming weeks, according to the director-general of health.
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Williams was stunned Tiger fired him

1 hour 42 min ago
Steve Williams (left) with Tiger Woods in 2011. Photo: Getty Images Tiger Woods' former caddie Steve Williams has opened up on being axed by the golf great and how cold the 15-time major winner went about the firing.
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Vineyard company owned by murdered woman $12m in debt

1 hour 56 min ago
The Carrick vineyard and winery at Bannockburn. Photo: Supplied An Otago vineyard owned by a murdered Auckland woman owed more than $12 million when it went into receivership.
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Rider returns to competition ring after head injury

5 hours 33 min ago
Chloe McKenzie competes at the South Otago A&P Show in November on Shianne. PHOTO: KERRI BACK PHOTOGRAPHY Two days in intensive care, 10 days in hospital and months of rehabilitation after a head injury last year  has not put Chloe McKenzie off riding. She returned to the saddle after just three months and is  back competing  and winning championships at major shows in Southland and South Otago. And,  for the first time, she and Shianne have been jumping in 1.5m competitions.  Mary-Jo Tohill reports.
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Sun ‘cooks’ flood-hit plain

5 hours 33 min ago
Dairy farm manager Dale Harris (right) and family members (from left) Jaclyn, Lexi (6) and Lane (8) try to make light of the situation, after their lush summer pastures were killed by flooding last week. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY In an odd twist of fate, nearly 100ha of an Otokia dairy farm now looks like a little piece of the drought-stricken Australian Outback not because of a lack of water, but because there has been too much of it.
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Phil repays 12 years of attention

5 hours 33 min ago
Milking Shorthorn breeder Logan Kelly’s son Watson (5) proudly walks with his dad and Burness EMP Phil, at the head of the grand parade at the recent South Otago A&P Show, where the 12-year-old cow was crowned supreme animal. PHOTO: KERRI BACK PHOTOGRAPHY Kaitangata cowman Logan Kelly was destined for a life among bovines.
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‘Vermicomposting’ trial shows promise

5 hours 33 min ago
Otago Polytechnic’s horticulture production Level 5 co-ordinator Jason Barry, pictured, along with Central Wormworx owner Robbie Dick, are running a trial to look at growth rates of perennial ryegrass and peas and barley, when vermicast from tiger worms fed with shredded sheep pelts are used. PHOTO: YVONNE O’HARA Hungry tiger worms are making short work of shredded sheep pelts and the resulting vermicast output is significantly improving growth in trial plots of pasture grass, and a barley and pea blend.
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