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Smith guides Australia

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 20:58
Australia's captain Steve Smith avoids a bouncer bowled by England's Stuart Broad during the second day of the first Ashes cricket test match. Photo: Reuters Steve Smith proved the batsman for a crisis yet again, pushing Australia to 4-165 and reducing England's lead to 137 runs at stumps on day two of an enthralling Ashes opener in Brisbane.
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Lotto winners yet to claim their millions

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 20:31
The two Lotto players who split Wednesday's $38 million Powerball prize are yet to claim their winnings.
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Pretenders take to stage

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 19:36
pretenders.jpg The Pretenders perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Will the last person out of Christchurch please turn out the lights?
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National Party appeals Eminem ruling

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:53
Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, is the creator of 'Lose Yourself'. Photo: ODT The National Party has appealed a ruling that it breached copyright by using Eminem's track Lose Yourself for a 2014 election ad.
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Dunedin buzzes ahead of big gig

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:59
Concertgoers warming up in the Octagon for tonight's Chrissie Hynde/Stevie Nicks concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium (from left) Kieran Stevenson, Al Gerrie and daughter Stacey Gerrie, all of Dunedin. Photo: Linda Robertson The usual busy Friday  crowds in the Octagon bars have been swelled by concertgoers preparing for the walk to Forsyth Barr Stadium for tonight's Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders concert.
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DHB chief expenses 'a mess'

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:39
Nigel Murray did not cooperate with the probe. Photo: NZME A health board boss took two international work trips while on sick leave, used public money for personal jaunts, did not declare hospitality, booked travel without approval and tried to cover up the breaches, an Audit NZ investigation found.
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UK trade secretary to visit NZ

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:50
Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox. Photo: Reuters British trade secretary Liam Fox will arrive in New Zealand tomorrow – another high-level visit as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union and forge its own trade deals.
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ODT Quiz: November 24

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:49
Test your wits against the Otago Daily Times quiz for Friday, November 24. Look for a fresh ODT online quiz every Monday and Friday.
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Police, AOS arrest Invercargill man

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:38
Police have arrested an Invercargill man on firearms-related charges after executing a search warrant this morning.
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Shot woman left for dead at hospital

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:59
A woman bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound was left for dead at a Melbourne hospital, as her partner sped away from police.
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World record all tied up

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:01
Oamaru's Irene Sparks with some of her collection of more than 21,000 ties. Photo: Hamish MacLean An Oamaru woman now officially holds the largest collection of ties in the world, and the Guinness World Records title.
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Health board high on adverse events list

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:17
The Southern District Health Board still has the third highest number of reported adverse events in New Zealand despite a slight decline in the past year.
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NZ's 110kmh highways revealed

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:10
New Zealand's top open-road speed limit is to go up on two stretches of North Island highways in December.
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Train hits car on Whanganui bridge

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:59
cartrainnzh1.jpg A stolen car was destroyed after it was hit by a train on the Aramoho Rail Bridge. Photo: NZ Herald A train has hit an unoccupied car on the Aramoho Rail Bridge near Whanganui.
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All-female police bike squad to fight crimes in Delhi

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:13
Police in #Delhi have set up an all female motorcycle patrol to deter offenders and reassure women of their safety in the city. #India https://t.co/zZtsl33n3m pic.twitter.com/zdG3PM6MyI— Women In Need (@womeninneed) November 22, 2017 An all-female police motorbike squad is set to take to Delhi's streets next month, a senior police official said, as reports of violence against women rise in the Indian capital.
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Belgian waffle fire chokes Brussels

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:40
‘Potentially toxic’ cloud engulfs Brussels suburb, locals told to stay indoors (VIDEO) https://t.co/SpSrw5kBHD pic.twitter.com/daRdV773YU— RT (@RT_com) November 23, 2017 The sweet smell of waffles is familiar in Belgium but on Thursday (local time) people were left choking as a fire at a waffle factory sent a dense black cloud across Brussels, disrupting some rail traffic in the capital.
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Lorde album 'best of the year': NME

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:16
Lorde has snagged the top spot in NME's Album of the Year list.
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Dunedin singer's record second best of the year: Mojo

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:33
The second album by Port Chalmers singer-songwriter Nadia Reid is better than records by Kendrick Lamar, Queens of the Stone Age and The National.
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40 arrested, 500 rescued from trafficking ring

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:08
#SlaveTrade in #Libya: who controls the #HumanTrafficking market in Tripoli? https://t.co/cLdH1wGclf pic.twitter.com/UFBUZDzUyi— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) November 23, 2017 Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, international police organisation Interpol said on Thursday (local time).
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Mass crash in Canterbury cycle race

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:58
A 15-year-old girl was among those injured in a mass cycle crash near Christchurch yesterday.
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