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Alleged killer's family: 'We're all gobsmacked'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:34
"First up I said 'Nah, it couldn't be'. Then I saw his photo. What he's done, it's not right," Brenton Tarrant's grandmother Marie Fitzgerald told Nine News.
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Dunedin Airport reopens after hoax

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:46
Dunedin Airport has reopened after a "hoax object" forced it to be closed last night.
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Gun licence granting at 99% in South

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:30
Southern police have granted firearms licences to more than 99% of applicants over the past five years, new figures reveal.
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Community rises in wake of mosque terror

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:40
Members of the public and members of Dunedin's Al Huda mosque embrace as hundreds of others gather outside in a show of support for the city's Muslim community as they return to the mosque to pray for the first time since Friday's terror attack. Photo by Linda Robertson. Love and hope overtook fear and anxiety yesterday as Dunedin's Islamic community returned to their mosque to pray for the first time since Friday's terror attack in Christchurch.
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Christchurch rallies round Muslim community

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:39
Disbelief, fear and sorrow were the overwhelming emotions in Christchurch at the weekend after a terrorist shooting at two mosques left at least 50 people dead and scores more wounded on Friday. Otago Daily Times reporter George Block and photographer Gregor Richardson talked to survivors and supporters.
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Rifle club shocked by Tarrant revelations

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:38
A cameraman from an Australia media channel completes his shooting at Narrowdale Rd in Milburn, where media had been stopped by a padlocked forestry gate from going any further up to the Bruce Gun club's range. PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE The Milton community has been left stunned after learning the alleged mosque terror gunman practised shooting at a nearby range.
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Dunedin man shot, son killed

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:37
atla_elayyan.jpg Atta Elayyan was shot and killed as he prayed in the Masjid Al Noor Mosque. A Dunedin early childhood centre owner was critically injured in the Christchurch terror attack which left his son dead, former chairman of the Otago Muslim Association Steve Johnston says.
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South Island wool sale

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO: ODT FILES Prices eased for most categories at last week's South Island wool sale.
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Drying out

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
Merino sheep stand together on a dry Central Otago hillside.
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Fowler puts his sole into competition

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
Kieran Fowler shows the style that has made him a champion in the world of gumboot throwing. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH If you're driving past the Kaikorai Rugby Club in Dunedin and see a chap wielding a gumboot, it's most likely Kieran Fowler.
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Beltex-cross lambs in demand

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
Symon Howard (left), Brent Robinson, Grant Black (holding ram), Guy Martin and Michael Robinson with the top-priced ram lamb at the Beltex-cross sale in Gore. PHOTO: ROBINSON FAMILY A sale of Beltex-cross ram lambs in Southland last week "went through the roof'', PGG Wrightson livestock genetics representative Callum McDonald said.
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Rabobank head strongly linked with land, South

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
Rabobank New Zealand chief executive Todd Charteris in the bank’s Dunedin office. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Rabobank New Zealand chief executive Todd Charteris has always had a connection with farming - and the South.
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Island Park clear leader after two pennant rounds

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
With six points and 8.5 games, Island Park has taken a clear lead in the metropolitan men's senior A pennant series after the second round, played on Saturday.
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Penalty opens way for Eastern Suburbs' 3-0 win

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
A second-half flurry proved from the hosts undid Southern United in its final game of the season.
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Frost's 9-wicket bag leads Taieri to big win

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
Taieri 306 beat University Grange 60 by 246 runs
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Politics, not finance, will determine fate of capital gains tax

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
The proposed capital gains tax will encompass non-family home residential properties; pictured, rented student flats in Dunedin. PHOTO: GERARD O:BRIEN This is an exciting time for tax folk.
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.2%-2.7% growth tipped

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
New Zealand's slowing economy is still expected to have delivered annual growth rates in a range of 2.2%-2.7%, according to analysts and the Reserve Bank.
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'Over simplistic' model lacks understanding

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
An overcentralised education model will stifle the Otago Polytechnic's responsiveness to regional stakeholders rather than improve it. PHOTO: OTAGO POLYTECHNIC Excellent vocational education requires effective regional partnerships, writes Peter Coolbear.
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Kia kaha, Christchurch

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
Atta Elayyan worked for a tech company, and was goalkeeper for the New Zealand futsal team.
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St Patrick's Day concert

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:30
On the Upper Leith: the emergency intake near Morrison's Creek. - Otago Witness, 19.3.1919. One form in which St. Patrick's Day is honoured is by holding a concert, and that form was followed last night, when a programme of music was presented in His Majesty's Theatre.
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