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Hurting and healing: dealing with the physical pain of grief

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Photo: File I thought I knew what grief was like. It was constant tears, a blotchy face, days spent in bed, a wistful longing for the dead. It was gliding mournfully around the house, lilies at a funeral, yearly Facebook statuses and cheesy photos commemorating the lost loved one.
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Honouring our past, present and future

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
What is war good for? That depends entirely on the circumstances. At many points in history, war has been good for the survival of countries, cultures, customs and countless freedoms.
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Gallipoli's significance

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
A rising suburb of Dunedin: Dalmore, from Maori Hill, showing a portion of Woodhaugh Gardens in the foreground. - Otago Witness, 23.4.1919 When we celebrate Anzac Day it is natural that we should do so with particular reference to the part played by the New Zealanders and Australians at Gallipoli.
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Otago siblings in contention in world mixed doubles

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Two Central Otago siblings remain in playoff contention on the world curling stage.
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When your pet dies, let it help others

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Backyard burials may suit but there are better options for your deceased pet. Photo: Getty Images Rachel Allavena, an associate professor at the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science, explains why you shouldn’t bury your departed pet in the backyard.
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Book reveals story of brothers

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Julian Faigan with two volumes of Westward Ho!, awarded as the inaugural Statham Prize to his father David when he was a pupil at Otago Boys' High School in 1917. Photo: Peter McIntosh In Julian Faigan's large book collection his two-volume edition of swashbuckling pirate novel Westward Ho! does not especially stand out, but its covers hide an even more remarkable story than that told within it by novelist Charles Kingsley.
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Sharp-eyed young Waac saved dredge from disaster

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Barbara Pickering and daughter Joy Baker make posies for today's ceremony at the services section of Andersons Bay Cemetery. Photo: Christine O'Connor Had it not been for Barbara Pickering's sharp eye, an unsuspecting sailor and his crew might have been blown out of Wellington Harbour by New Zealand artillery about 75 years ago.
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Praise for NZ-France anti-extremist initiative

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Robert Patman Dunedin international relations specialist Robert Patman has welcomed as ''absolutely spot on'' a New Zealand and French initiative to stop social media being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.
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'Cowardly' act reopens old wounds

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Mohammad Alayan Mohammad Alayan has condemned the Sri Lanka bombings as ''cowardly'' and says it has reopened old wounds among those who survived the Christchurch terror attack.
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'Mini Mack' kumara-hauler makes it to Invercargill

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
A blown gearbox in the middle of the Pork Pie Charity Run from Kaitaia to Invercargill would be enough for most Mini owners to call it a day and go home.
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Council will smooth way for resident upset at road surface

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Dunedin resident Lesley Chave is not happy at the cracked condition of Aberdeen Rd, but the Dunedin City Council says repairs are on the way. Photo: Gregor Richardson A resident who has been insisting a Dunedin street is not all it is cracked up to be will finally see it fixed.
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Spending up in South despite national dip

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Arrowtown's annual autumn festival was proving popular with visitors yesterday. Photo: Tracey Roxburgh Otago and Southland were among several regional areas around the country whose retailers benefited from increased sales during Easter, despite an overall national dip in spending.
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FDA approval for Blis item

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
A second product of Dunedin probiotics manufacturer Blis Technologies has achieved regulatory approval in the US, from the powerful Food and Drug Administration.
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Scott Technology buys French business

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
In use at 79 sites in France and Uruguay at present; pictured, beef being processed in a South Island freezing works. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Niche Dunedin engineering and robotics company Scott Technology has announced the 100% purchase of French business Normaclass, specialising in automated beef grading, for an undisclosed sum.
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Councillor seeks LGNZ rule change

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Jim O'Malley A potential contender in Dunedin's coming mayoral race could be trying to smooth the path to the door for incumbent Dave Cull.
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Opposing stances over unitary council idea

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
David Benson-Pope. Photo: ODT files Two of the Dunedin City Council's most combative councillors could go head-to-head next week over the idea of a unitary council.
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Wildlife hospital team spread their message

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Pleased with the recovery of his pet gull ''Seagully'' is Jacob Green (7), of Dunedin.
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Steel co-captain happy with margin after tight tussle

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Southern Steel goal shoot Lenize Potgieter calmly lines up a goal as Northern Mystics goal keep Erena Mikaere defends during an ANZ Championship match at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin last night. Photo: Gregor Richardson Sometimes it is the ones you have to grind out that are the most significant.
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Views on empowerment of women, girls in sport outlined

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 04:30
Women in Sport Aotearoa chief executive Rachel Froggat (left) facilitates a discussion on girls and women in sport at the University of Otago last night with (from left) Grant Robertson, Prof Elizabeth Pike, Raewyn Lovvet and Kereyn Smith to begin the 2019 World Congress of Sociology of Sport, as the audience looks on. Photo: Gregor Richardson Participation, leadership and visibility are key areas in the growth of women's sport.
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Southern gigs for Moana Maniapoto

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 03:30
Moana Maniapoto Arts Laureate Moana Maniapoto tours the South next month with a tribute to the ocean.
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