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Many in aged care not eating enough: study

11 hours 14 min ago
More than half of aged care residents do not eat enough, University of Otago research has shown. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES More protein-rich snacks and other improvements are needed to counter a big problem arising from more than half of aged care residents not eating enough.
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Southern Utd focused firmly on win

11 hours 14 min ago
Paul O'Reilly Paul O’Reilly is not buying into any talk of a revenge match.
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King loses semifinal

11 hours 14 min ago
New Zealand squash player Joelle King (left) battles hard but cannot overcome Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini in the semifinal of the Tournament of Champions (squash) at Grand Central Station in New York yesterday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED New Zealand’s Joelle King was beaten in the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Station in New York yesterday.
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New personnel, leaders but don’t discount Ferns

11 hours 14 min ago
New Silver Ferns captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio, seen here shooting against Australia in a Constellation Cup match, has big shoes to fill at the Nations Cup in the absence of Laura Langman (background). PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES The silver Ferns begin their 2020 campaign on Monday morning in the first game of the Netball Nations Cup in England. Jeff Cheshire looks at some key areas as the New Zealanders look to back up last year's World Cup triumph. 
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NZ curlers just out of medals

11 hours 14 min ago
Close but not quite.
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Councillor says request denied

11 hours 14 min ago
Rugby Park. Photo by Allison Beckham An Invercargill city councillor says his request for more information about the state of Rugby Park was denied by the council’s chief executive.
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Whio survive flood, Doc survey shows

11 hours 14 min ago
A raft of whio, or blue ducks, discovered on rocks above a stream in the Route Burn last weekend. PHOTOS: DOC, HARLEY LAWSON Monitoring of blue duck or whio in Mt Aspiring and Fiordland rivers has found many populations managed to survive the recent heavy rains and floods.
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Political message worked into field

11 hours 14 min ago
A pilot has captured a photo depicting a political statement mown into a Southland field. PHOTO: FACEBOOK Crop circles may be a rarity in Southland, but one pilot has proved Southland farmers are not against mowing political statements into their fields.
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Developer optimistic about new lifestyle blocks

11 hours 14 min ago
Stephen Halliwell An Oamaru property developer says low interest rates have created more opportunities for investment, particularly when it comes to lifestyle blocks on subdivided land.
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Should clubs run school cricket?

11 hours 14 min ago
Secondary school cricket is facing declining participation numbers.PHOTO: ODT FILES For about six to eight weeks each summer, secondary school cricket grinds to a halt. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi asks whether it is time the clubs took over running the game at that level. 
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Johnson gets chance at No3 for N. Otago

11 hours 14 min ago
North Otago, with a first-innings win over Otago Country in the first Hawke Cup zone four game in Alexandra last month, will travel to Aorangi Park, Timaru, to play Mid Canterbury this weekend.
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House fire near Te Anau

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:39
Volunteer firefighters, most of them from Te Anau, are fighting a fierce fire which has heavily damaged a rural property at Kakapo Rd, 5kms northeast of Te Anau.
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Man killed in Christchurch house fire named

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:13
Police have named the man who died in a boarding house fire in Christchurch on Monday.
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Man killed in Christchurch house fire named

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:12
Police have named the man who died in a boarding house fire in Christchurch on Monday.
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Dunedin kitchen fire quickly extinguished

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 20:39
A person received treatment from paramedics after a kitchen fire in the Dunedin suburb of Calton Hill this evening.
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Dad on mission after losing daughters in Christchurch crash

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 20:32
Jason Alexander, pictured with his partner Lisa Campbell, recently lost his two daughters in a crash and now is on a safety mission. Photo: Sylvie Whinray via NZ Herald Reality has hit Jason Alexander. He can't stop crying. He has barely slept. He can't "unsee" the images of his dead daughters.
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Dad on mission after losing daughters in Christchurch crash

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 20:29
Jason Alexander, pictured with his partner Lisa Campbell, recently lost his two daughters in a crash and now is on a safety mission. Photo: Sylvie Whinray via NZ Herald Reality has hit Jason Alexander. He can't stop crying. He has barely slept. He can't "unsee" the images of his dead daughters.
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Auckland edge Otago in tight encounter

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:58
Ronnie Hira helped Auckland get home against Otago. Photo: Getty Auckland have clinched a place in Sunday's Super Smash final against Wellington with a dramatic three-wicket win against Otago at the University Oval this evening.
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Former CYFS worker accused of abusing boys named

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:42
Earl Opetaia, pictured in 2006, can today named as the former Child, Youth and Family caregiver accused of abusing more than a dozen boys. Photo: NZ Herald A former Child, Youth and Family worker accused of abusing nearly 20 boys can now be revealed as a man who once cared for a teen murdered in the back of a prison van.
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Central heating up as summer finally hits

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:18
New Zealand will revel in warm, sunny weather for at least the next week as we continue to bask in high pressure systems which have dominated Australia.
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