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Dog tracks alleged car thief teens

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:20
Police have arrested two youths for allegedly attempting to steal a car in High St in Dunedin.
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Police seek man after Westport burglary

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:59
Gabriel John Baker. Photo: Supplied Tasman Police are seeking the public's help to locate a wanted man following an aggravated burglary in Westport yesterday.
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Off the menu? Hundreds of fast-food workers to strike

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:43
Workers employed by Restaurant Brands and members of Unite Union voted to take strike action. Photo by Peter McIntosh. Hundreds of fast-food workers at KFC, Carl's Jr and Pizza Hut will strike this weekend.
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Helicopters battle blaze near Dunback

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:28
Helicopters with monsoon buckets are continuing to battle a large blaze at a rural property near Dunback in East Otago this afternoon.
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Govt launches investigation into Otago Regional Council

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:37
david_parker_rnz.jpg Environment Minister, David Parker. Photo: RNZ The Government has launched an investigation into the Otago Regional Council.
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More wild weather on its way for South

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:18
dunedin_rain_16052019.jpg Siblings Eli (2) and Isobel (4) McConnell share an umbrella as they walk to daycare near the University of Otago yesterday. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY More wild weather is on its way for the South with severe gales expected to hit tomorrow evening.
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Death bed: The Kelly Savage story

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:41
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Southland set for LiDAR funding

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:17
Southland is one of eight regions in the country set to receive funding to obtain Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) elevation datasets.
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Pregnant woman slain, baby cut from her womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:28
babyheistap.jpeg Arnulfo Ochoa is surrounded by family members and supporters, as he walks into the Cook County medical examiner's office to identify his daughter's body. Photo: Chicago Sun-Times via AP A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said.
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Participants 'scared for their lives' during snorkelling tours

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:05
The council wants all the tour operators to undergo a mandatory safety course which it's in the process of designing. Photo: Getty Images Dangerous snorkelling tours are taking place in Rarotonga's Avaavaroa passage, the Cook Islands Water Safety Council says.
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Woman charged with theft over missing cemetery plaques

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:46
A 41-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with theft after dozens of plaques went missing from a cemetery in Christchurch.
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Durant 'not close' to returning

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:28
kevin_durant_2019_playoffs.jpg Kevin Durant is reportedly not close to returning for the Golden State Warriors. Photo: Getty Images Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is "not close" to recovering from his right calf strain.
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Maumalo loves physical side of game

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:20
ken_maumalo_warriors_2019.jpg Ken Maumalo scores for the Warriors against the Knights this year. Photo: Getty Images Ask Ken Maumalo about the bruising, physical aspect of his job and there's an immediate glint in his eye.
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Carter responds to World Cup rumours

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:55
Dan Carter scores a try for the Kobe Kobelco Steelers last year. Photo: Getty Images Dan Carter has joked he'll be ready to star for the All Blacks in yet another Rugby World Cup.
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Aussie 'larrikin' former PM Bob Hawke dead at 89

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:47
Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Photo: Reuters Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a "larrikin' streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his family said.
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Cops refuse to reveal last drinks

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:44
One bar’s been the final watering hole for a quarter of late night boozed-up offenders dealt with by resort cops, Mountain Scene can reveal.
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Could a Christian party be National's saviour?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:29
alfred_ngaro_nzme.jpg Alfred Ngaro could stand in the Botany seat, where National has the strongest party vote by far. Photo: NZME The coalition lifeline that National will need if it's to have a chance at the next election looks set to come in the form of a Christian party led by one of its own, former Cabinet Minister Alfred Ngaro.
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ODT quiz: May 17

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:00
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Six real contenders for the top four

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
University A and Harbour at Watson Park. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH The Wrap
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Uni complex on budget, deadline

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
The new university facility which will house animal research along with other forms of research, is scheduled for completion by the middle of next year. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON The university's $26million music and performing arts complex is on budget and will meet its new deadline.
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