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Milk tanker hanging off Rakaia Bridge after crash

15 hours 9 min ago
One person was taken to hospital after a milk tanker crashed and fell off the Rakaia River Bridge.
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Adviser calls for protection against loan sharks

19 hours 8 min ago
Dunedin Budget Advisory Service manager Andrew Henderson and assistant manager Charlotte Whitaker read a submission asking the Govern­ment to strengthen the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill. Photo: Shawn McAvinue A Bill proposing measures to protect vulnerable people against loan sharks needs more teeth, a Dunedin budget adviser says.
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Call for new gambling laws

19 hours 8 min ago
PGF counsellor Fiona Cambridge, of Dunedin, wants the Government to improve gambling rules to protect vulnerable people against the lure of offshore gambling, easily accessed on a smartphone. Photo: Shawn McAvinue Overseas gambling sites need tighter restrictions to protect the vulnerable, a Dunedin counsellor says.
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Mindset coach starts mentoring business

19 hours 8 min ago
Headstrong founder Soph Borland, of Dunedin, is helping people tackle their subconscious limitations. Photo: Shawn McAvinue A headstrong Dunedin woman has launched a business to help people get more out of life.
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Viable timetable change for Harington Pt buses

19 hours 8 min ago
Issues, including extending a service to Harington Point, were raised at the June meeting. Photo: Peter McIntosh A potential change to a bus timetable may allow school pupils living in Harington Point to get home sooner.
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Mosgiel dance troupe to compete at the top

19 hours 8 min ago
The Meenan Contemporary Group (back from left) Shannya MacRae (14), Isabel Woodhouse (19), Bryse Breen (13), Emma-Rose Hollander (15), Temple Flaws (17), Caitlin Stewart (13), Zara Anthony-Whigham (18), Cate Lord (14), Meg McDonald-Page (13), and (front from left) Courtney Smith (9) and Chelsea King (10), Photo: Supplied A group of talented young dancers from a Mosgiel studio will compete at the highest level of dance on offer in New Zealand, a choreographer says.
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Brother and sister will run for dad

19 hours 8 min ago
Grace and Thomas Walding will run their first half marathon as part of the Dunedin Marathon next month. Photo: Jessica Wilson Running the Dunedin Marathon for a charity close to their hearts has made two siblings’ dad proud.
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Night shelter incentive to run marathon

19 hours 8 min ago
Friends (from left) Briar Waugh, Georgia Pringle and Ruby Pringle run along the cycleway-walkway in Ravensbourne in preparation for the Dunedin Marathon. Photo: Jessica Wilson Crossing the finish line together will be an ‘‘awesome achievement‘‘ for three friends running the Dunedin Marathon.
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Concussion pain lingers

19 hours 8 min ago
Kristy Velenski and her son James Ensor-Velenski (16), of Clyde, are happy his concussion has subsided after a year of challenges. Photo: Simon Henderson A Central Otago teenager is speaking out about the importance of safety on the sports field after an injury sent him on a year-long journey of recovery. Simon Henderson finds out about the complexities of concussion and recommended best practice.
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Climate change scenario: Region could heat up 7degC

19 hours 8 min ago
Climate specialist Chris Cameron, of Alexandra, anticipates big changes for towns including Wanaka and Hawea. Photo: Simon Henderson With flood, fire, avalanches and damage to bridges and roads, it could be a scene from a disaster movie.
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Bannie Beanie Awards now receiving entries

19 hours 8 min ago
Heather McPherson (left) showcases a beanie with the help of Jan Hawkins ahead of this year’s Bannie Beanie Awards. Photo: Alexia Johnston Knitters, crocheters and macrame creators are among the craftspeople being called on to make this year’s Bannie Beanie Awards the best one yet.
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Old timber reborn in sculptor’s creations

19 hours 8 min ago
Sculptor Jim Ashe showcases one of his latest creations, made from recycled rimu bed frames. Photo: Alexia Johnston Central Otago sculptor Jim Ashe is getting his ability for recycling down to a fine art.
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Lucky Kiwi $12m richer after Lotto win

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 21:55
A single Lotto ticket is now worth $12,250,000 - winning Powerball and a quarter share of Division One in tonight's draw.
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All Blacks thrash Wallabies to retain Bledisloe

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 21:48
gettyimages-1168544083.jpg All Blacks captain Kieran Read holds the Bledisloe Cup aloft after a dominant display over the Wallabies at Eden Park. Photo: Getty Images Who's panicking now? Fresh from a week of soul-searching following their record loss in Perth, the All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup at their Eden Park fortress with a victory that must register as a humiliation for the Wallabies.
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MTV reality show moves into $24k a night Queenstown pad

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 20:12
ex_peak1.jpg MTV show Ex on the Peak is being filmed at luxury Queenstown lodge Chalet New Zermatt - which rents for $24,000 a night. Photo: Supplied via NZME A luxury Queenstown chalet which commands a staggering $24,000 a night is the new home for stars of an MTV reality show, Ex on the Peak.
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Tornado rips through houses in Taranaki

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 19:26
taranaki_tornado.jpg A twister ripped through the coastal Taranaki town of Awakino around 3pm. Photo: Deane Riddick Facebook A tornado has torn through the small coastal settlement of Awakino in Taranaki, destroying three beach houses.
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Black Ferns overpower Wallaroos yet again

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 19:17
gettyimages-1168523211.jpg Chelsea Alley of the Black Ferns makes a break during the Test Match between the Black Ferns and the Wallaroos at Eden Park. Photo: Getty Images The Black Ferns have kept their perfect record against the Wallaroos and retained the Laurie O'Reilly Trophy at Eden Park tonight.
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Serious injuries after motorbike crashes on beach

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 18:47
One person has suffered serious injuries in a motorbike crash on Oreti Beach in Invercargill today. 
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Otago overcome Southland in Shield defence

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 18:25
gettyimages-1168520552.jpg Veteran loose forward Adam Thomson makes a tackle during Otago's successful defence of the Ranfurly Shield in Dunedin today. Photo: Getty Images Otago has come out an easy victor in its first Ranfurly Shield defence in the Mitre 10 Cup.
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Police hunt for car in Gore missing person case

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 18:19
wilsons_vehicle.jpg Police are appealing for sightings of Mr Wilson's Toyota Vitz. Photo: NZ Police Gore Police are appealing for sightings of a vehicle in relation to missing Gore man Bryce Raimon Wilson.
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