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Cloud over Waikouaiti race meeting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:55
Waikouaiti racecourse. Photo ODT The fate of tomorrow's Waikouaiti trots will be known this afternoon.
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Fairfax to sell or close 28 print mastheads

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:09
newspapers.jpg File photo/Getty Fairfax's NZ arm has announced it will close or sell 28 mastheads, including a number in Otago and Southland.
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Govt needs to 'move on' from Joyce

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:59
Mathias Cormann. Photo Getty The Turnbull government needs to move on from the furore surrounding Barnaby Joyce, who "clearly" doesn't plan on going anywhere, cabinet minister Mathias Cormann says.
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Southern hills hit by summer snow

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:53
A blast of wintry weather has blanketed ski fields and a main road linking Queenstown and Wanaka with snow.
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Scores killed in Syria bombardment

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:06
2018-02-20t191353z_962770500_rc1b0d247c20_rtrmadp_3_mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta.jpg A person looks at damage to a building in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta. Photo Reuters Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta district on Tuesday, in a surge of violence which a war monitor said has killed at least 250 people since Sunday night.
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Olympian found guilty of indecent assault

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:21
A jury in the Auckland District Court yesterday found Olympian Arthur Parkin guilty of two of five charges of indecent assault.
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Another 'M.bovis' site in Southland

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:18
Another farm in Southland has tested positive for the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, bringing to eight the number of infected properties in the province.
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Narrow escape after car collides with train

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:00
The damaged car near Papamoa. Photo/ John Borren A woman and a young child narrowly escaped serious injury after their vehicle collided with a freight train in Tauranga.
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Travel chaos in wake of Gita

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:45
 - Video courtesy James Thomas Seven provinces are under a state of emergency, about 100 tourists are trapped and hundreds of residents have been evacuated from homes after a night of chaos wreaked by ex-tropical Cyclone Gita.
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Backpacker's $15,000 hearing aids stolen

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:44
Julia Ofele. Photo: supplied A deaf backpacker's cochlear implant and hearing aids, worth about $15,000, have been stolen from the Hot and Cold Pools near Rotorua.
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All Blacks could play in Brazil

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:33
rieko_ioane_v_springboks.jpg Rieko Ioane makes a break for the All Blacks against South Africa, something that could happening in Brazil in the coming years. Photo: Getty Images The All Blacks could play the Springboks in a one-off test in 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a South African newspaper has claimed.
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Car park stays after NZTA finds no issues

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:30
Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board member Dean McAlwee stands, in June last year, in a car park that he wanted the NZ Transport Agency to remove to curb traffic congestion. PHOTO PETER MCINTOSH A lone parking space in Mosgiel blamed for causing congestion will remain.
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Helicopter rides among many party activities

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:30
Party in the Park organiser Kelly Ennis of Mosgiel at Peter Johnstone Park. Photo: Linda Robertson Something old, something new, something helicoptered, something blue — this year’s Party in the Park is a marriage of the best things the Taieri has to offer.
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Perofeta to end Blues' agony?

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:10
stephen_perofeta.jpg Blues first five-eighth Stephen Perofeta. Photo: Getty Images For long-suffering Blues followers 2018 is shaping as the year they find the answer to a problem that has haunted them for 13 years.
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Captains contemplate coping with Eden Park

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:59
Kane Williamson and David Warner shake hands at yesterday's media session at Eden Park. Photo: Getty Images Australia's world record Twenty20 chase against New Zealand on Friday night has left both captains mulling over how they defend Eden Park's backyard dimensions ahead of tomorrow night's tri-series final.
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Probes into Queensland nursing home deaths

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:30
Numerous investigations are under way into the suspicious deaths of five people at a Baptist-run aged care home in Townsville.
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Queen's surprise appearance at fashion show

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:05
gettyimages-921522642.jpg Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show at London Fashion Week. Photo: Getty Britain's Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a show by emerging designer Richard Quinn.
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Quick, nutritious meals

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Getting back into the swing of a new year can be hectic for many.  I find fitting in a home-cooked meal throughout the week a stressful job and one that you don’t want to spend too much time on but still get great results.  I have come up with a few time-saving, economical meals that will help you get back into the swing of things.
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Tasty new approach to chops

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Australian chef, and co-host of My Kitchen Rules, Pete Evans’ latest book advocates a low carbohydrate diet as a way to achieving a sustainable, healthy lifestyle long term.
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