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Significant power outage on Otago Peninsula

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:08
Residents in parts of Otago Peninsula face almost 24 hours without electricity after power is yet to be restored this morning following an outage yesterday afternoon.
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Opera star Domingo accused of sex misconduct

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:05
Placido Domingo is one of the most famous opera singers and directors in the world. Photo: Reuters The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, as two organisations cancelled planned appearances by him.
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Young ref saves teen rugby player who stopped breathing

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:04
Wellington-based rugby referee Monique Dalley helped save a 14-year-old boy's life after he lost consciousness and stopped breathing during a rugby game. Photo: Supplied via NZME. A quick-thinking referee saved the life of a 14-year-old rugby player after he stopped breathing during a match.
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Women's T20 included in 2022 Games

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:44
white_ferns_v_australia_meg_lanning_out.jpg The White Ferns celebrate getting Australia captain Meg Lanning out, something they will hope to do at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Photo: Getty Images Cricket is set to return to the Commonwealth Games after a 24-year absence.
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Pattinson dropped for second test

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:25
josh_hazelwood_james_pattinson.jpg Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson bowl in the nets in the lead up to the second Ashes test. Photo: Getty Images Australia dropped fast bowler James Pattinson from a 12-man squad for the second Ashes test against England starting at Lord's tomorrow.
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All Blacks focusing on this weekend

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:04
all_blacks_training_2019.jpg Braydon Ennor takes the ball through a gap during All Blacks training this week. Photo: Getty Images The All Blacks are taking their medicine as far as Scott Barrett's suspension is concerned.
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Warden removed from jail where Epstein died

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:00
Staff changes have been made at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Photo: Reuters US Attorney General William Barr has ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the Justice Department says.
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Kremlin 'winning arms race' despite rocket accident

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:00
2019-08-09t185619z_1412934529_rc1356a08eb0_rtrmadp_3_russia-blast_0.jpg Five people were killed in the blast in northern Russia. Photo: Reuters The Kremlin says it is winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels.
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Girl missing from jungle resort found dead

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:00
The body of Nora Anne Quoirin's was recovered by helicopter in Seremban. Photo: Reuters Police have found the unclothed body of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in Malaysia 10 days ago, though it was not yet clear what caused her death.
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Trump delays tariffs on Chinese goods

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:00
Containers at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump has backed off his September 1 deadline for 10% tariffs on remaining Chinese imports, delaying duties on cellphones, laptops and other consumer goods, in the hopes of blunting their impact on US holiday sales.
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Clashes as more flights halted in Hong Kong

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 07:27
hk_airport_tues.jpg Anti-extradition bill protesters face riot police during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Police and protesters have clashed at Hong Kong's international airport after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened.
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Lamb donations to benefit Hospice

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Hospice Southland chief executive Andrew Leys and community funding manager Kara Glover spent time at the Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials at Waimumu last week, helping dish out meals to competitors and spectators. They also launched the new Lambs for Hospice programme, which is the organisation's new fundraiser. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Hospice Southland (HS) is hoping southern sheep farmers will donate lambs to raise money as part of a new fundraising venture, so it can continue to provide free palliative care to southerners.
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Warepa club shines at indoor trial

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
It was a quinella for Warepa Collie Club members at the annual Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trial.
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Director digging retired lifestyle

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Howie Gardner, of Puerua Valley, retired from directorship duties early this year to focus on his sheep and beef farm. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Howie Gardner has recently retired from all of his directorships, bar one, and has taken on a new and ''addictive'' pastime - using his new digger on his farm.
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Exchange students heading to Burgundy

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
The 2019 Central Otago Burgundy Exchange students who will spend several weeks in France, as part of the annual exchange programme are (from left) Ben Tombs, Donald van der Westhuizen, Hamish Hay, Monique Lynes and Anika Willner. Photo: COWA This year's group of Central Otago Burgundy Exchange students have already left, or will be departing for Burgundy, France, at the end of August.
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'Learn so much about yourself' at dairy awards

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Farm manager Bridget Bell, of Avondale, pictured with Brax, was delighted when she placed second in this year's Southland Otago Dairy Industry Awards' farm manager of the year competition. She is the farm manager of a 327ha property, milking 1000 cows. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara One of Bridget Bell's goals was to place in the top five of this year's Southland Otago Dairy Industry awards.
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Q&A: Multiple sightings of wallabies concerning

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Otago Regional Council's North Otago Environmental Officer Simon Stevenson, who is working on wallaby management, has a well trained, eager tool at his disposal, Jedi, a wallaby tracking dog. Photo: ORC A Q&A with Simon Stevenson, the ORC’s North Otago environmental officer, about wallaby management.
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Inspiring weekends at Mt John

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Ian Griffin Earlier this month I spent two weekends at the University of Canterbury's Mt John Observatory. Unlike every previous visit, I was not there to carry out personal research.
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Most farmers making plans

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Darryl Brown (left), who manages a 485ha farm at Eyreton chats with Andrew Arps, zone manager northern for Environment Canterbury, about his farm environment plan. Photo: Supplied Most Canterbury farmers have farm environment plans, and only a small minority - largely individual farmers - are dragging the chain.
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Successful season at Lincoln farm

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Jeremy Savage The past season has been hailed a success for the Lincoln University Dairy Farm.
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