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Historic store lights up

3 hours 49 min ago
Dunedin Midwinter Carnival Summer Lights (from left) artistic director Hannah Johnstone puts paper on a stalagmite lantern, as contortionist Genia Colling and performance co- ordinator Rochelle Brophy rehearse in the Loan and Mercantile building in the wharf precinct on Monday. Photo: Shawn McAvinue A historic building in Dunedin's wharf precinct is set to come to life with lanterns next week.
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Bid to save broken sign `boiling away'

3 hours 49 min ago
The broken neon horse-and-rider sign atop Dunedin's Meridian mall. Photo: Shawn McAvinue An investigation is "boiling away" to save a broken neon horse-and-rider sign on a Dunedin mall.
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Night market set to return

3 hours 49 min ago
Mosgiel Food Truck Market organiser Catherine Page is organising another market in Mosgiel and will provide more seats to cater for demand. Photo: Shawn McAvivinue A night market is set to return to Mosgiel and give more to the community than just good food.
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Picking season is weeks of 'madness'

3 hours 49 min ago
Blue Willow Blueberries co-owners Noreen and Eric Johnson walk among blueberry plants on their property in Fairfield on the opening of the season last week. Photo: Shawn McAvinue A Fairfield family is bracing for a season of blueberry "madness" after opening their farm to pickers.
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'As long as we can see a light source we can get to them'

3 hours 49 min ago
Chief pilot at the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust Graeme Gale with the Night Vision Goggles he uses to fly safely in the dark and help locate missing people. Photo: John Cosgrove At 11 minutes past midnight on January 3, 2019, many in Dunedin were sleeping off the excesses of New Year's parties when the emergency services' Whispir alert notification platform activated, sending out a text calling for search and rescue volunteers to turn out for a search.
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Dog and owner pick up rubbish from their 'spot'

3 hours 49 min ago
Madeleine Child with her clever dog Gaucho take a rest during their walk in their `spot' in the town belt near Otago Boys' High School. Photo: Ella Stokes One extra-clever dog and his owner are taking a new approach to picking up litter.
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Art and design educator starts youth programme

3 hours 49 min ago
Hannah Breeze with a contempary art piece. Contempary art was about the creative process rather than just the finished product. Photo: Ella Stokes A career in teaching and a passion for contemporary art has sparked a Dunedin woman to create a new programme.
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Person airlifted from Lindis Pass crash

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 21:01
A seriously-injured motorist was flown to Dunedin Hospital by the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter after a solo vehicle crash on the Lindis Pass-Tarras Rd this evening.
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Two injured in car, motorcycle crash in Queenstown

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 20:57
Two people have been injured, including one who became stuck in a tree down an embankment, following a crash in Queenstown.
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Mosgiel winner Strikes lucky in Lotto draw

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 20:45
One lucky Lotto Strike player from Mosgiel will be popping the champagne after winning $150,000 in tonight’s live Lotto draw.
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Fuel pipeline explosion kills in 21 in Mexico

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:32
2019-01-19t052855z_1431580444_rc11ee1b6690_rtrmadp_3_mexico-fuel-theft-blast.jpg People react at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo. Photo: via Reuters At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said.
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Aspiring rapper charged in Melbourne murder

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:23
codey_herrmann.jpg Codey Herrmann has been charged with the rape and murder of Arab-Israeli exchange student Aiia Maasarwe. Photo: Facebook A 20-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city.
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Scooter rider critical after Auckland crash

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 18:53
A scooter rider has been rushed to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition after an accident in Epsom tonight.
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Cromwell community leader Mike Paardekooper dies

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:05
paardekooper_0.jpg Mike Paardekooper at the Tri-Series hockey tournament held on the Cromwell water turf last year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Cromwell businessman, former local government leader and champion of Central Otago hockey Michael Paardekooper has died.
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Construction worker hit by falling steel

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 16:56
The construction worker was taken to hospital after a worksite accident on Graham St in central Auckland. Photo: NZME A construction worker was injured this afternoon after steel being hoisted from a crane fell on him at a central Auckland site.
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Police swarm Invercargill suburb after firearm incident

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 16:11
Police, including the armed offenders squad, have swarmed to the Invercargill suburb of Grasmere after a firearms incident.
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Rain batters Gibbston, wind to follow

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 14:41
gibbston.jpg Concertgoers at Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert today. Photo: Daisy Hudson A rainy and grey day hasn’t managed to dampen spirits at this year’s Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert.
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Mueller's office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 14:27
Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives for his sentencing at United States Court house in the Manhattan. Photo: Reuters United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a statement late on Friday taking issue with a report in Buzzfeed that President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump told him to lie to Congress.
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Giant great white shark swims with divers

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 14:04
reuters_deep_blue_shark.jpg A shark said to be 'Deep Blue', one of the largest recorded individuals, swims offshore Hawaii. Photo: Supplied via Reuters Divers in Hawaii were watching a school of tiger sharks feast on a dead whale on Tuesday when a much bigger fish appeared out of the depths.
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Diesel spill linked to boy racers catches fire

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 13:47
A diesel spill in Queens Drive, Invercargill - and apparently linked to boy racers - resulted in firefighters being alerted after the diesel caught fire and ignited some nearby scrub early today.
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