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Neighbours dob in family over 'gathering' that turned out to be Zoom party

4 hours 43 min ago
An Auckland couple say a neighbour dobbed them in for hosting a party in their house on Saturday - but there was only the two of them in their bubble, celebrating a relative's birthday via Zoom video call.
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Fox Glacier businesses betting on holidays

4 hours 52 min ago
fox_glacier_rnz2.jpg Sean Langton and his wife bought the Fox Glacier General Store earlier this year. PHOTOS: RNZ/TESS BRUNTON On the main street of Fox Glacier village the sound of a lone mower has replaced the campervans and cars, as businesses hold out hope for a school holiday boost after a long and difficult winter.
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Auckland's move to level 3 a risk, experts say

4 hours 55 min ago
covid_testing_akld_1.jpg A Covid testing station in Auckland. Photo: NZ Herald Alert level 3 is being called a roll of the dice that could either eliminate Delta or send the country back into level 4.
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Bristol 10K runner disqualified after accidentally winning half-marathon

5 hours 14 min ago
Runners (bottom right) during the Bristol 10K. Photo: Getty stock image When Omar Ahmed made a wrong turn in the 10K event of the Great Bristol Run, little did he know that he would run an extra 12km to win the half marathon and then get disqualified.
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England call off Pakistan tour after NZ security scare

5 hours 15 min ago
A member of the Police Elite Force stands guard at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, after the New Zealand cricket team pulled out of a Pakistan cricket tour over security concerns. Photo: Reuters England have withdrawn their men's and women's teams from next month's tour of Pakistan, the country's cricket board (ECB) said on Monday, three days after New Zealand abandoned their tour of the country amid security concerns.
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England call off Pakistan tour after NZ security scare

5 hours 23 min ago
A member of the Police Elite Force stands guard at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, after the New Zealand cricket team pulled out of a Pakistan cricket tour over security concerns. Photo: Reuters England have withdrawn their men's and women's teams from next month's tour of Pakistan, the country's cricket board (ECB) said on Monday, three days after New Zealand abandoned their tour of the country amid security concerns.
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Bristol 10K runner disqualified after accidentally winning half-marathon

5 hours 30 min ago
Runners (bottom right) during the Bristol 10K. Photo: Getty stock image When Omar Ahmed made a wrong turn in the 10K event of the Great Bristol Run, little did he know that he would run an extra 12km to win the half marathon and then get disqualified.
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Auckland's move to level 3 a risk, experts say

5 hours 34 min ago
A Covid testing station in Auckland. Photo: NZ Herald Alert level 3 is being called a roll of the dice that could either eliminate Delta or send the country back into level 4.
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Art Deco city exudes charm

8 hours 58 min ago
Napier embraces its Art Deco heritage.PHOTO: SUPPLIED Ninety years on from Hawke’s Bay’s darkest days, plucky Napier is proof positive that with a little bit of vision and flair, every cloud has a silver  lining, writes Mike Yardley.
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Responding to public submissions

8 hours 58 min ago
PHOTO: ODT FILES The members of the "independent" advisory group which put together proposals under the Queenstown Lakes representation review are experienced and knowledgeable.
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Freezing workers’ wages

8 hours 58 min ago
The Southland Frozen Meat Co's freezing works, Bluff. — Otago Witness, 5.7.1921 Mr W.H. Hagger, Conciliation Commissioner, heard an application yesterday by the New Zealand Refrigerating Company for a reduction in the wages paid to freezing workers. The Otago and Southland Freezing Works and Related Trades Union was cited as respondent.
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Northern teams out

8 hours 58 min ago
PHOTO: ODT FILES The Farah Palmer Cup will continue without Auckland, Counties-Manukau and North Harbour.
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Scully ‘pretty content’ with world champs race

8 hours 58 min ago
New Zealand rider Tom Scully competes in the elite men’s time trial at the world road cycling championships in Belgium yesterday. PHOTO: CASEY B. GIBSON World Tour professional Tom Scully was pleased with his performance as he finished mid-pack in the individual time trial on the opening day of the world road cycling championships in Belgium yesterday.
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Group agrees to call itself Business South

8 hours 58 min ago
Chief executive Mike Collins has confirmed that the new name of the group formed by merging the Otago Chamber of Commerce and Otago Southland Employers Association will be Business South: Otago Chamber and Southern Employers. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN Members of the merged southern business support group have voted overwhelmingly to keep the association’s name as Business South.
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Library, community centre’s cost rises 15%

8 hours 58 min ago
The foyer in the new library in Gore.PHOTO: SUPPLIED The cost of the new Gore library and community centre has risen by more than 15%.
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Online job fair to match region’s young job-seekers with summer work

8 hours 58 min ago
PHOTO: ODT FILES An inaugural initiative is helping to connect Southland youth seeking jobs with business owners trying to get them filled.
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Time tricksters hope policy gag will attract tourists

8 hours 58 min ago
An announcement at the weekend that Te Anau would stay on summer time for eternity once the clocks moved forward for daylight saving was in fact a stunt to ‘‘get the word out’’ about the town, Great South says. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY It may have been an accomplished publicity stunt, but it is hoped Te Anau’s latest attempt to drum up business will be successful.
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Mataura River above Gore over-allocated, ES says

8 hours 58 min ago
The Mataura River. PHOTO: ODT FILES The Mataura River above Gore has too many takers — and some of them are going to have to be givers.
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Reform process leaves council doubtful

8 hours 58 min ago
Gary Kircher. PHOTO: ODT FILES If a decision to opt in or out of the Government’s Three Waters reform had to be made today, the Waitaki District Council would be opting out, Mayor Gary Kircher says.
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Public pitching in for blanket fort goal

8 hours 58 min ago
Judy Gabites has sewn together thousands of peggy squares for Timaru District Libraries’ mission to make a world record-breaking blanket fort. PHOTO: HELEN HOLT A Timaru world record attempt is coming together stitch by stitch.
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