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One drowns after boat sinks off Taranaki coast

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:51
One person has survived but another drowned after a boat sank off the Taranaki coast this morning.
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German politicians outraged over Twitter ban

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:42
bundestag.jpg Members of the Bundestag, German lower house of Parliament, are seen during a session of the Bundestag in Berlin. Photo: Reuters German lawmakers have protested after Wolfgang Schaeuble, the new president of the Bundestag, announced a ban on sending tweets from inside the parliament chamber.
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Wales no longer fear All Blacks

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:01
Wales coach Warren Gatland at training this week. Photo: Getty Images Wales coach Warren Gatland has revealed that regular matches against the All Blacks has taken away a fear factor for opponents.
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One dead after car hits pedestrians

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:53
One person is dead after three pedestrians were hit by a car near Kaitaia, in Northland, overnight.
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Australia fights back on day one

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:52
james_vince.jpg England's James Vince plays the ball through the offside on day one of the first Ashes test at the Gabba. Photo: Getty Images Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener delicately poised after the tourists' unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day.
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Lacklustre Tall Blacks beaten

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:42
corey_webster_tall_blacks_v_korea.jpg Tall Blacks guard Corey Webster dribbles past his Korean defender Junghyun Lee. Photo: Supplied The Tall Blacks have made a lacklustre start to their FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign.
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Crash blocks lane on Dunedin motorway

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:26
A crash has blocked one lane on Dunedin's northern motorway this morning.
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All Blacks without Read for Wales test

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:58
gettyimages-856033202.jpg All Blacks skipper Kieran Read will miss the Wales test. Photo Getty Rarely has there been a dull moment around the All Blacks this season. That theme continues into the final test of the year with three significant starting changes and a new captain in Cardiff.
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Jersey Benne harvest delayed

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
While the new potato season is being celebrated in a national campaign, North Otago's Jersey Benne harvest has hardly begun.
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Farmers urged to keep irrigation water off roads

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Ensuring water from irrigators stays on the paddock and not on the road not only saves water but also reduces accidents. Photo: Central Rural Life Files Farmers are being asked to watch where their irrigation water goes - and keep it off the roads.
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Bright, unfussy addition

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Gillian Vine looks at the more desirable members of the montbretia clan.
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Scarlet chatterboxes

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
A chattering lory parrot in the aviary at Dunedin Botanic Garden. Photo: Peter McIntosh Chattering lory parrots are native to the forests of Indonesia and north Maluku but a pair lives at the aviary at Dunedin Botanic Garden.
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Peas best placed in trenches

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Photo: file Vegetables
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The Classics: November 24

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Secret Islands. Jim Langabeer (composer and tenor saxophone, flutes, putorino). Rattle CD
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Next steps for Pike River

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
The Government has taken steps towards meeting its election pledge of conducting a manned recovery of the Pike River mine, a move welcomed by nearly all of the families affected by the West Coast tragedy.
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Training dentists

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
With the British Army on the Western Front: A big howitzer being manhandled into position. - Otago Witness, 21.11.1917. Our Auckland contemporaries have joined hands this week in an advocacy of the modification of the conditions under which the qualification to practise dentistry in the dominion is obtainable.
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Haere mai? Everything is far from ka pai!

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Inflicting te reo on the entire population is contemptuous, writes Dave Witherow.
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Nearly 500 waiting for housing help

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Almost 500 people are now on a waiting list for assistance to buy homes or get into rental properties in the Queenstown-Lakes district.
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River levels set to fall further

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Bill Coughlan, of Gore, displays his opening day bag on the Mataura River in October 2015. He caught four nice trout on the river north of Gore. Photo: Margaret Phillips Although rivers were low last weekend they are on course to be even lower this weekend.
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Scrub fire quickly extinguished

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Photo: Tom Kitchin Firefighters Dunstan Brook-Miller (left) and Paul Keen, of the Clyde Volunteer Fire Brigade, take care of hot spots at the scene of a small scrub fire near Alexandra yesterday afternoon.
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