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Graduation enhanced by special gown

11 hours 58 min ago
Carol Atmore prepares for her graduation today when she will be wearing the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland gown once worn by her ancestor Emily Winifred Dickson. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON When Dr Carol Atmore graduates from the University of Otago today, she will be wearing the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland gown worn by her illustrious great-grandmother Emily Winifred Dickson in 1893.
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Migrant worker changes ‘heavy’ burden for employers

11 hours 58 min ago
An immigration adviser says upcoming changes may create a heavy financial burden for some Queenstown employers.
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Saving the New Zealand sea lion

11 hours 58 min ago
A five-year plan started in 2017 aims to stabilise and grow the New Zealand sea lion population. PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION Fisheries New Zealand  has announced new squid fishing rules in the Auckland Islands. The subantarctic islands are profitable for the squid fishery, but are also the main breeding ground of the vulnerable New Zealand sea lion. Diving into the deep, Laura Smith takes a look at the new rules.
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Vaka flotilla taking shape at polytech

11 hours 58 min ago
Polytechnic student Marcus Palenski is pleased he was able to get involved in the revival of vaka-building in Dunedin. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Budding arborists from the Otago Polytechnic and members of Dunedin’s Pasifika community — with the help of a Cook Island canoe builder — are collaborating to create a flotilla of traditional vaka.
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Faster govt payments

11 hours 58 min ago
Faster payments from government entities to small businesses will increase productivity and improve cashflow at "the small end of town" according to the Otago Chamber of Commerce.
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Activist questions wharf ban

11 hours 58 min ago
Constable Ruth Parsons hands trespass notices to environmental activist Sam Murphy in Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: JUSTICE OTEPOTI Sam Murphy was stunned when Senior Constable Ruth Parsons served him trespass notices courtesy of fertiliser company Ravensdown and Port Otago yesterday.
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Medicinal cannabis players countdown

11 hours 58 min ago
Prof Michelle Glass, of Otago University’s department of pharmacology and toxicology, says cannabis should not be treated differently from any other medicine. PHOTO: SUPPLIED It could be an early Christmas for cannabis growers and researchers.
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Electorate jigsaw a tricky one to work out

11 hours 58 min ago
Where in the world does it make sense that the Clutha district is not in the Clutha electorate, that a decent chunk of Dunedin’s southern suburbs are in Dunedin North, and that the deeply inland town of Wanaka is represented from the port of Oamaru?
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Al-Kalisy attracted to the bright lights

11 hours 58 min ago
Southern United’s Abdulla Al-Kalisy takes a break at Logan Park Turf yesterday before tonight’s match against Hawke’s Bay United. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON There will be an extra comfort for Abdulla Al-Kalisy tonight.
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Weather may affect cup game

11 hours 58 min ago
North Otago and Otago Country will play the first zone six Hawke Cup match this weekend, although weather may have the final say.
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Martin’s availability gives Sparks welcome injection of experience

11 hours 58 min ago
Katey Martin The Otago Sparks have just gained a significant edge.
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Ultimate to achieve carbon neutrality

11 hours 58 min ago
Carbon neutrality is the ultimate aim at Pioneer Energy Wood Fuel.
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City Forests’ big little contribution

11 hours 58 min ago
A logging ‘‘factory’’ in full swing at Ferny Hill. PHOTOS: BRENT MELVILLE Forestry may be getting a bad rap lately particularly from the farming community, but there is no arguing with its returns. Brent Melville logged some time with City Forests this week, discovering a truly biodiverse, sustainable industry on Dunedin’s back door.
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In Dunedin after being frozen out at home

11 hours 58 min ago
Norwegian women’s rowing pair Siri Kristiansen and Hanna Inntjore in the North End Rowing Club boat shed on Thursday. PHOTO: CRAIG BAXTER Dunedin could not be further away from home for a Norwegian duo.
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Comment: Forget history: Taylor, Williamson could be key

11 hours 58 min ago
Prologue Him: Can you tell the readers how we beat Australia.
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Southern Steel fit and raring to go

11 hours 58 min ago
Georgia Heffernan It may not be a completely polished Southern Steel team which takes the court over the next week.
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Technology platform adopted

11 hours 58 min ago
Jason Healy As the game gets more structured and more detailed, the analysis continues evolving and advancing.
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What lies beneath?

11 hours 58 min ago
Sinkholes in a Dunedin reserve offer a glimpse into a subterranean world of abandoned coal mines, hewn by hand more than a century ago. They are also a reminder of the risks still lurking below. Chris Morris goes digging.
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City industry’s tough, dangerous history

11 hours 58 min ago
It was difficult work in dangerous conditions, but it kept the lights burning.
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Tramper dies after fall on Routeburn Track

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 21:59
The Routeburn Track. Stock photo: Getty A 70-year-old man from Australia has died after falling on the Routeburn Track today.
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