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Thoroughly grounded

1 hour 31 min ago
Photo: ODT. The major function of roots is to anchor the plant to the ground and to reach water and nutrients.
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Birches have virtues too

1 hour 31 min ago
There have been calls to ban silver birches but they may not be as bad as some other trees, reports  Gillian Vine.
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Southern starts in best possible way

1 hour 31 min ago
Southern has started the season with a bang with consecutive wins over Harbour and Zingari, writes Paul Dwyer.  
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Roxburgh drops out as battle for cup resumes

1 hour 31 min ago
Paul Tait. The Central Otago premier club competition enters its second round tomorrow after some minor upsets last week.
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New mix of faces for a new season

1 hour 31 min ago
North Otago club rugby kicks off tomorrow with Athletic Marist taking on Old Boys, Valley playing Excelsior and Maheno clashing with Kurow. North Otago sports correspondent Terry O’Neill runs his eyes over the six teams.
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Time to listen to the Spirit as old order fades

1 hour 31 min ago
Mike Horder. A new dawn beckons for Anglicanism in the South, Mike Horder writes.
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Brexit’s price tag yet to be worked out

1 hour 31 min ago
Britain’s permanent representative to the European Union Tim Barrow (left) delivers British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit letter in notice of the UK’s intention to leave the bloc, under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, to EU Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. Photo: Reuters. What does the Brexit divorce bill really look like?  Christopher Huggins explains.
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Chatty 100th game for Smith

1 hour 31 min ago
Aaron Smith. It was the Smith mutual admiration show yesterday.
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Woes mount for Australian rugby

1 hour 31 min ago
The Rebels, in fact any Australian side, should not lack for drive this weekend.
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War and the races

1 hour 31 min ago
Open-air educational gymnastics in the Gardens grounds, North Dunedin, where the boys are put through an obstacle course. — Otago Witness, 14.3.1917. Many of  those who are anxious to bring about a curtailment or absolute cessation of racing during the war are clearly imbued with the idea that it is merely a pleasure and waste of money, that could be stopped with as little inconvenience to the public as shutting the doors of a theatre.
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Academics under pressure

1 hour 31 min ago
Claims university and polytechnic academics are coming under increasing pressure from their managers to pass students are concerning.
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Kiwi Prop offer ‘unacceptable’

1 hour 31 min ago
Salt Funds Management has urged NPT shareholders to vote against an offer from Kiwi Property Group that would result in Kiwi taking  over its management contract, selling it two Wellington properties and ending up with a cornerstone stake.
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Hallenstein Glasson lifts; winter trading starts well

1 hour 31 min ago
Hallensteins on George St in Dunedin. Photo: ODT. Clothing retailer Hallenstein Glasson has reported a higher interim profit for the six months ended February 1 and says its first few weeks of winter season trading has been encouraging.
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Forestry, fishing, mining underpin growth

1 hour 31 min ago
Logs are loaded into the African Alke at the Beach St wharf in Port Chalmers last year. Photo: Gerard O'Brien. Forestry, fishing and mining  have underpinned a 4.8% increase in Otago’s gross domestic product,  giving the province the third-highest growth nationwide in the past year.
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Black Caps’ season mark a B+

1 hour 31 min ago
Kane Williamson. The Black Caps’ season came to a wet end in Hamilton earlier this week, rubbing out a rare opportunity to record a test win against South Africa. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi reviews the home summer.
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Kitchen ecstatic over double ton

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Otago double centurion Anaru Kitchen guides the ball into the legside against Northern Districts on the second day of the Punket Shield match at the University Oval yesterday. Umpire Derek Walker looks on. Photo: Peter McIntosh. Anaru Kitchen would have dreamed of scoring a double century had he got much sleep.
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NZ title all in a week’s sport

1 hour 31 min ago
National left-handed championship winner Ben Patston shows his style on the way to winning the tournament at Chisholm Park yesterday. Photo: Gerard O'Brien. It has been a hectic sporting week for Ben Patston, mixing the small round balls and clubs with the oval ball and the rucks and mauls.
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Rayner finally gets her title

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Dale Rayner demonstrated her class yesterday when she qualified for the quarterfinals of Women’s Classic pairs at the North East Valley green.
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Patston, Fraser wait out fog for success

1 hour 31 min ago
Ben Patston saved his best for last carding a 2-under-par 69 yesterday to shut the door on all challengers in the national left-handed championship which concluded at Chisholm Links.
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Multiple-vehicle crash

1 hour 31 min ago
Photo: Gregor Richardson. Emergency services attend a multiple-vehicle crash in North Dunedin yesterday.
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