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Waikouaiti 'rapt' over funding grant

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 04:30
Progress of Waikouaiti (from left) chairwoman Shelley St James, community worker Sonya Billyard, and secretary and One Coast chairwoman Judy Martin at the community garden near the events centre. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON The Dunedin City Council grants subcommittee recently allocated $300,000 in funding to seven ‘‘place-based’’ community groups across the city.  The funding, which ranges from $31,000 to $55,000, will be used to help with the costs of building community connection and resilience for the next 12 months. In the coming weeks, reporters will highlight the programmes and projects the funding will support in your communities. The series continues with Progress of Waikouaiti Area.
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Fiftieth wedding anniversary of Graeme and Barb Thompson

3 hours 5 min ago
The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Graeme and Barb Thompson, at the new Wanaka Hub building.
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Passengers stranded after Jetstar flight misses runway deadline

3 hours 24 min ago
Passengers wait at Christchurch Airport at 3am on Monday after their Sydney-Auckland Jetstar flight was diverted. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald Hundreds of Jetstar passengers face a surprise two-day stay in Christchurch after their flight from Sydney to Auckland was diverted at the last minute.
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Passengers stranded after Jetstar flight misses runway deadline

3 hours 24 min ago
Passengers wait at Christchurch Airport at 3am on Monday after their Sydney-Auckland Jetstar flight was diverted. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald Hundreds of Jetstar passengers face a surprise two-day stay in Christchurch after their flight from Sydney to Auckland was diverted at the last minute.
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Several killed in California mass shooting

4 hours 6 min ago
At least nine people have been shot in the Californai city of Fresno. Photo: Getty Images Several people have been killed in a mass shooting in the California city of Fresno.
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Joseph re-signs with Japan

4 hours 45 min ago
Jamie Joseph (left) and Tony Brown seem set to remain in Japan. Photo: Getty Images The race to be named the next All Blacks coach has lost a major contender.
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NZ First-linked company applied for $15m govt loan

6 hours 11 min ago
Winston Peters' lawyer Brian Henry, left, is a founding director of New Zealand Future Forest Products. Mr Peters' partner Jan Trotman, rear, became a director in August. Photo: RNZ A forestry company with close links to New Zealand First has revealed it applied for a $15 million loan from the Provincial Growth Fund, which is overseen by NZ First minister Shane Jones.
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Israel Folau: Bushfires are God's punishment

6 hours 44 min ago
Folau claims same-sex marriage and abortion are to blame for Australia's bushfires. Photo: Facebook Scott Morrison has blasted Israel Folau's "appallingly insensitive" comments, while Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese called the sacked Wallabies star "reprehensible".
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Amber-Rose trial: Accused 'hugged mum, suggested suspects'

7 hours 15 min ago
Vernod Skantha denies murdering Amber-Rose Rush. Photo: Christine O'Connor A doctor accused of murdering a Dunedin teenager hugged the victim's mother and listed possible suspects during a visit a day after her body was found, a jury has been told.
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Grace Millane trial: What to expect from defence

7 hours 18 min ago
Grace Millane. Photo: Supplied After hearing evidence from 30 witnesses, the jury for the man accused of murdering Grace Millane will this week learn what the defence has to say.
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Grace Millane trial: What to expect from defence

7 hours 25 min ago
Grace Millane. Photo: Supplied After hearing evidence from 30 witnesses, the jury for the man accused of murdering Grace Millane will this week learn what the defence has to say.
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Alleged gunman denies bid to murder policemen

7 hours 41 min ago
gunman_2.jpg Tolu Ma'anaiama, 33, is standing trial at the High Court in Christchurch accused of attempting to murder police officers during an alleged shootout in February. Photo: Kurt Bayer Police officers under fire in Christchurch from an alleged fleeing gunman returned fire with 35 rounds within seconds, taking him down with three shots, a court has heard.
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Qantas flight diverted due to computer malfunction

7 hours 54 min ago
A Qantas flight from Christchurch to Brisbane was diverted to Auckland on Friday, the day before another flight was sent to Ōhakea. Photo: File A Qantas flight has been diverted, leaving passengers waiting on a plane for two hours due to a suspected navigational computer malfunction.
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Critical injuries after Selwyn crash

8 hours 24 min ago
A St John spokesman said three people have been taken to hospital after a crash in Selwyn. A person has been transported to Christchurch Hospital by helicopter following a crash in Selwyn.
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Workplace death near Alexandra

8 hours 52 min ago
Police attend the scene of a workplace incident in Earnscleugh today. Photo: Adam Burns One person has died following a workplace incident in Earnscleugh, near Alexandra earlier today.
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Serious crash at Selwyn River Bridge

8 hours 59 min ago
A person has been transported to Christchurch Hospital by helicopter following a crash in Selwyn.
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Amber-Rose trial: Accused 'hugged mum, suggested suspects'

9 hours 16 min ago
Vernod Skantha denies murdering Amber-Rose Rush. Photo: Christine O'Connor A doctor accused of murdering a Dunedin teenager hugged the victim's mother and listed possible suspects during a visit a day after her body was found, a jury has been told.
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Two injured after tornado hits Christchurch

9 hours 18 min ago
Two people are injured after a tornado swept through parts of Christchurch this afternoon.
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Tornado injures two in Christchurch

9 hours 20 min ago
The moment a heavy hailstorm hit Christchurch on Monday. Photo: Barry Clarke A hailstorm has hit Christchurch and a tornado has swept through Waltham.
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McDonald's underpays staff 'up to $90 million' in holiday pay

9 hours 45 min ago
Unite Union national director Mike Treen. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald McDonald's could owe an estimated 60,000 staff - past and present - "up to $90 million" in holiday pay arrears, according to the union that represents the company's workers.
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