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Coasters isolating after new cases in Nelson

23 min 55 sec ago
Several people are reportedly self-isolating after visiting Nelson at the weekend. Photo: Greymouth Star Covid-19 is now on the doorstep of the West Coast, with more cases in nearby Nelson and reports of several Greymouth people self-isolating after visiting the sunny city at the weekend.
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Moving 200m worth it

23 min 55 sec ago
Moving just down the road proved to be a sea change for the owners of this coastal home south of Dunedin. Kim Dungey reports.
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Our undiscovered past has the power to dazzle us afresh

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How can we better serve others this Christmas, asks Gabriel Chan.
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Foliage to lighten the shadows

23 min 55 sec ago
Tractor seat Ligularia. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON The row of European beech trees in the lower botanic garden was planted about the 1870s, photos suggest. The Fagus sylvatica avenue has matured into massive specimens with large spreading crowns.
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Family painting firm wins national awards

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Sims and Blue Ltd owners (from left) Nathan, John and Glenn Sims. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN It is a family affair at Sims and Blue Ltd.
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Lake Hayes house wins award

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A passive house near Lake Hayes is one of only five homes across the country to win a 2021 New Zealand Architecture housing award.
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When cosy meets dramatic

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A Christchurch home with an undulating roof and a strong sculptural presence is the Master Builders’ national supreme house of the year.
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Working to change transport

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Todd Foster, of Wellington, and Claudia Graves, of Dunedin, have co-founded a new commuter service, Hitch. PHOTO: SUPPLIED There is no need to stick your thumb out anymore.
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Otago losing top official Bredin

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Jono Bredin referees the NPC game between Tasman and Southland in Blenheim in October. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Otago sport will be without one of its most accomplished officials next year.
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Virtual sphere harnessed for throwers to compete

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An innovative approach will get New Zealand’s throwers competing against each other this weekend.
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Brothers continue super form as Otago wins again

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Otago continued its surging form at the New Zealand men’s interprovincial with a rousing win over Canterbury at the Ashburton club yesterday.
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Southerners named in initial Ice Blacks squad

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There is a healthy sprinkling of southern players in the first Ice Blacks squad for next year.
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Harness horses in action on Wingatui grass

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The Forbury Park club will make its racing return today.
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‘Girls just want to have fun’: ‘adrenaline’, ‘inclusion’ the motivation

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Female drivers at Beachlands speedway include (from left) Alena Johnston (17), Alicia Gillies (20), Maia Johnston (14), Caitlyn Bennett (12), Madi Stewart (14), Ashley Bennett (14), Alisa Stewart (41) and Rylee Stewart (16). PHOTOS: PETER MCINTOSH Girl power? You better believe it. Dunedin speedway at the Beachlands track has undergone a transformation in recent years as female drivers have flocked to the sport. There are mother-and-daughter combinations, sisters with a taste for speed, schoolgirls who are following the family tradition — and a driver named after one of the great racing venues. Half of the committee are women, and there are female volunteers and grade representatives doing their bit. Sports editor Hayden Meikle profiles some of the drivers proving the sport is no longer just for the blokes.
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Sparks to call on squad’s depth as Jensen has break

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Hayley Jensen. Photo: Getty Images The Otago Sparks will be missing White Ferns all-rounder Hayley Jensen for the next month.
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Phoenix women ready to roll in historic A-League debut

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Phoenix Women head coach Gemma Lewis speaks to the media in Wollongong earlier this week. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES The Wellington Phoenix women finally have a full squad and some commercial support.
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Tikoisolomone to replace Tomkinson

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Vereniki Tikoisolomone has been drafted into the Highlanders squad. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders have already been forced into some squad tinkering thanks to injury.
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Smith up for Super Rugby, Maori player of year honours at NZR awards

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Aaron Smith Highlanders captain Aaron Smith is up for two honours at the New Zealand Rugby Awards.
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Hobbs’ vacancy poorly handled

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Marian Hobbs. PHOTO: ODT FILES Questions remain about whether the Otago Regional Council’s decision not to replace Marian Hobbs was a well-considered one.
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Project to offer colour amid street construction

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Temporary art installations are set to turn Dunedin’s George St into a pedestrian destination during its upgrade project excavations and renovations next year.
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