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Govt plans to limit development on productive land

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:52
About 14% of New Zealand's land is currently considered "highly productive" for primary industries. Photo: ODT files The Government has proposed new rules to limit urban development on highly productive farm land.
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Average Otago house price tops $500k

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:38
In July the most expensive homes in Otago were in Wanaka. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY The average home in Otago will now cost you half a million dollars. You can add $700,000 to that if you feel like owning a house in Wanaka.
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'Despicable' principal slept naked with pupils

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:26
Uenuku Fairhall. Photo: NZ Herald/file A former school principal slept in the same bed as a student while naked, engaged in sexualised talk with students and was partially clothed in front of students.
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Airport reopens amid warning over protests

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:11
Anti-government demonstrators sit in a designated area of the arrival hall of the airport. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong's airport has resumed operations, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city.
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Potatoes v property? Govt seeks to slow development on farmland

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:11
About 14 percent of New Zealand's land is currently considered "highly productive" for primary industries. Photo: Getty The Government has proposed new rules to limit urban development on highly productive farm land.
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Rattling the Chains: Dave Cull

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:23
Dunedin's outgoing mayor Dave Cull fronts up to Ian Telfer about his nine years in the job, the intense workload and his disappointment about not landing a five-star hotel in Episode 1 of Rattling the Chains by Otago Access Radio.
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West Coast whitebaiters wary of restrictions

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:13
Des McEnaney has been whitebaiting since he was 11. Photo: RNZ The National Party's claims a new bill would lead to whitebaiting being banned in New Zealand are "absolutely untrue", the Government says.
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Bennett to run Nats' 2020 campaign, become list MP

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:50
Paula Bennett will continue to represent Upper Harbour until the election, but moving to the list will free her of campaigning for that seat during the 2020 campaign. Photo: Getty Images National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett will vacate her Upper Harbour seat in 2020, move to the party list and concentrate on running the 2020 election campaign.
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Haast Pass to reopen after rockfall

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:55
The Haast Pass, connecting Otago to Westland, is expected to reopen at midday today after a significant rockfall closed the road on Monday afternoon at Clarke Bluff.
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Man under guard after Sydney rampage

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:36
Investigators are yet to interview a man who allegedly slashed a woman to death and stabbed another during a terrifying rampage in Sydney's CBD.
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Cordon in Glenavy after reports shots fired

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:21
o-glenavycordon.jpg Armed police near the cordon at the Glenavy rest area. Photo: Daniel Birchfield A police cordon remains in place around a rest area at the South Canterbury town of Glenavy, north of Oamaru, this morning after reports shots were fired last night.
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Trial date set for former Rebels' assault case

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:53
amanaki_mafi_online.jpg Amanaki Mafi in Dunedin District Court last month. Photo: Rob Kidd An international rugby player accused of beating his teammate will stand trial next year.
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Avalanche drags guide down Aoraki Mt Cook

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:50
eight_col_snow.jpg Mount Cook. Photo: Unwin Lodge, Mt Cook A mountain guide was dragged hundreds of metres downhill after getting caught in an avalanche near Aoraki Mount Cook.
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Move over giant parrot, monster penguin discovered

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:40
Crossvallia waiparensis was a monster penguin that lived between 66 and 56 million years ago. Image: Canterbury Museum Move over, mega parrot: scientists have just revealed a giant species of penguin – about 1.6m tall – once lived in New Zealand.
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Fresh review of Aussie migration programme

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:14
australian_pm_scott_morrison_nov2018_0.jpg Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Getty Images Australia's migration programme is set to go under the microscope at a new parliamentary inquiry.
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Watchdog bans ads over sexist sterotypes

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:00
British adverts showing a male para athlete juxtaposed with a woman caring for a baby and an incompetent new dad doing the washing have been banned under new rules cracking down on sexist stereotypes.
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Woman injured in crash north of Dunedin

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:35
A woman received moderate injuries in a crash on Dunedin's Northern Motorway this morning.
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Woman hit by car in Queenstown

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:22
A 22-year-old Australian woman was hit by a car in Queenstown early on Monday after the driver became distracted at a pedestrian crossing.
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