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UK town still resentful about factory closure

7 hours 14 min ago
Cadbury Staff outside the iconic Dunedin Cadburys factory. Photo: ODT. The takeover of Cadbury is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of chocolate fans and workers  from the United Kingdom to Dunedin. Chris Morris reports.
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Fog impacts harbour

7 hours 14 min ago
All members of the Southern Football Club’s Second Fifteen, which won the junior championship in 1914 have gone to the front, except the coach and the vice-president. Back row: (from left); J. McLeod (died), J. Geary, F. McAuley, J. Carnegie (wounded five times). Third row: A. Rushback, L. Irvine, H. Foote, T.Mahoney, J. Berwick. Second row: A. Morrison (coach), W. Pearson, J. Cunningham (vice-president), F. Highley, E. McQuarrie, A. J. Foley (returned). Front row: W. Bain (returned), A. Deans. The Mararoa, bound from Lyttelton, has sent a wireless telegram stating that the vessel had gone ashore on Saturday near the entrance to Wellington harbour in a thick fog in the vicinity of Palliser Bay. The tug Terawhiti was proceeding to the scene.
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On the Wakatipu buses

7 hours 14 min ago
It was only about 15 years ago or so that Aucklanders who migrated to Queenstown would praise the ease of living and the easy commutes.  The road from Frankton to the CBD had just been redeveloped and traffic, while at times busy, was manageable.
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‘Good quality’ teams at intercity tourney

7 hours 14 min ago
Doug Hill. The Otago-Southland intercity softball tournament begins at Ellis Park today.
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Women in close contention

7 hours 14 min ago
Bruce Beath, of Andersons Bay, in action during the match between Mornington and Andersons Bay at Mornington Bowling Club earlier this month. Photo: Linda Robertson. It is tight at the top of South Otago women’s bowls. Three bowlers are competing for the top spot.
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Port of Tauranga heading for record

7 hours 14 min ago
Port of Tauranga’s half-year report underpins its claims to become the first New Zealand port to handle a million containers in a year. Photo: supplied. Port of Tauranga has set its sights on handling a New Zealand record of more than 1 million containers this year, after delivering  a solid half-year result and a profit of more than $40million.
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Oceana lifts annual profit to record $US136.4m

7 hours 14 min ago
Mick Wilkes. A higher price for gold and increased gold sales underpinned Oceana Gold’s 24% revenue boost and the more than doubling of its after-tax profit for calendar 2016, to a record $US136.4million ($NZ189.2million).
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Quake victims getting first payout

7 hours 14 min ago
Graham Smolenski. Almost six years after boutique Queenstown-based insurer Western Pacific imploded into liquidation, Christchurch earthquake victims will get a first, small portion of their insurance payouts.
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Tasering of goat under investigation

7 hours 14 min ago
The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating an incident in which a goat was tasered in Oamaru.
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Cavalcade about the smiles on faces

7 hours 14 min ago
Totara farrier Malcolm Oakes will be saddling up on Monday morning to take part in his 12th Goldfields Cavalcade. Mr Oakes (57) is trail boss on the Overland to Omakau riding trail which leaves Mt Dasher Station, near Five Forks, in North Otago and arrives in Omakau on Saturday for the 25th anniversary cavalcade finale at the racecourse. He talks to Sally Rae about hitting the trail.
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Bigger bite of apple market

7 hours 14 min ago
Central Otago orchardist Con van der Voort stands next to 18ha of new apple plantings in Earnscleugh. Photos: Jono Edwards. A Central Otago orchardist has big plans growing in the fruit-producing area of Earnscleugh.
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Farm merino sales success

7 hours 14 min ago
Inaugural on-farm merino sales in Central Otago last week have been called  a success.
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Health heads talk about deficit

7 hours 14 min ago
Chris Fleming. While Dunedin and the Queenstown Lakes district take centre stage in the Southern District Health Board’s (SDHB) well-publicised capital works programme, the ongoing negotiations between the board and Waitaki District Health Services (WDHS) are  part of the same conversation, SDHB chief executive Chris Fleming says.
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Request from boss pays off

8 hours 14 min ago
Young cellarhand of the Year Simon Gourley competed against second place Abby Gallagher(left) and third place Jade McCormick. Photo: supplied It had not occurred to assistant winemaker Simon Gourley, of Clyde, to enter the inaugural Competenz Central Otago Young Cellarhand of the Year competition, he did so only because his boss asked him to.
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Highlanders lose Super Rugby opener

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:30
Liam Coltman takes the ball forward for the Highlanders against the Chiefs. Photo: Getty Images The Chiefs have spoilt the party at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
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Masked men fire on soccer players

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:05
gettyimages-637753954.jpg A man said he and his friends were sahot at while playing soccer in a basketball court in Melbourne. Photo: GettyImages A man says he was shot in the leg when masked men fired upon him and his friends as they were playing soccer in Melbourne.
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Malaysia to sweep airport for radioactive material

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:19
Kim Jong Nam was thought to have been accosted by a woman. Photo: Reuters Malaysian authorities will sweep the international airport and other locations for radioactive material, the police chief said on Friday, following the murder of Kim Jong Nam in which VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical, was used.
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Spate of crashes on southern roads

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:26
Several people have been injured in separate crashes on southern roads today.
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Driver pays $35,000 to cyclist left in coma

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:30
Wei Zhang was in court after hitting a cyclist and leaving him in a coma. Photo: ODT The Chinese camper-van driver who severely injured a Canadian cyclist will leave the country tomorrow after paying the victim $35,000.
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Wanaka blaze under control

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:17
00006img_00006_burst20170224182342.jpg The fire took hold in the north-west end of Dublin Bay Rd. Photo Erynne Fildes Emergency services have extinguished a scrub fire in Wanaka's Dublin Bay, and crews are damping down hotspots.
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