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A show for the bucket list

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Kids found plenty to amuse themselves at the 2018 Queensland Garden Expo. Photos: Gillian Vine Gillian Vine visits a winter garden show in Queensland. 
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Your garden: May 17

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Vegetables
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Data on species surprisingly scant

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
A female kea at Dunedin Botanic Garden. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Species360 is a non-profit global organisation that works with more than 1100 zoos, aquariums, universities and research and governmental organisations to improve animal welfare and species conservation. The Dunedin Botanic Garden aviary is a member and is required to use best practice in husbandry, enrichment, medical care, welfare, reproduction, population management and biodiversity.
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Hotel's winning combination

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
A contemporary but classic design has won Wains Hotel one of the top prizes in the 2019 Dulux Colour Awards.
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Quirks of the draw on display

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Taieri's Te-Korohi Rupene crashes through the Green Island defence to score during a Dunedin premier club rugby match at Miller Park last month. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN The round that wasn't will be played this weekend.
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Woodlands club has big weekend to look forward to

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
There is a big weekend ahead for the Woodlands club as it looks to get back into contention in the top grade.
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Cross-school effort earns prize

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Logan Park High School pupil directors (centre, from left) Josie Baughen (16), Linea Simons (17) and Olivia Bradfield (17) celebrate with the cast after winning the inaugural Otago and Southland Showquest in Invercargill. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN Logan Park High School is leading the way in a new era of performing arts around the southern region.
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English among doctorate recipients

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
A former prime minister is among four people to receive honorary doctorates from the University of Otago this Queen's Birthday.
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Uni allocates early career research funds

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Prasath Jayakaran Research into a common childhood eye disorder is among seven University of Otago projects that have gained $1.7million in Health Research Council funding.
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Engagement has gone walkabout

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Australian PM Scott Morrison (left) and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have failed to capture the hearts of a disengaged public. Photo: Getty Images A remarkably high number of voters in Australia do not know the name of the Prime Minister or the leader of the Australian Labor Party. Yet, Australia's federal election is tomorrow.
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We must resist intolerance of all kinds

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
The response to the Christchurch shooting was a strong show of unity. Photo: Gerard O'Brien New Zealanders must resist the divisions created by intolerance of diversity, writes Don Moffat. 
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Algae may add $5m to cost of water supply

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Alexandra's new $14.8million drinking water supply could end up costing another $5million because of the discovery in Lake Dunstan of the algae that causes lake snow.
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Several trusts seek funds from QLDC

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
The Wanaka Watersports Facility Trust is seeking $100,000 from the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) over two years to help pay for its building on the lakefront.
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Leak inquiry resumed after 'globules of hydrocarbon' observed

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Otago Regional Council contractors start an investigation into a possible fuel leak at the Esplanade, at Oamaru Harbour, earlier this week. PHOTO: HAMISH MACLEAN Investigations are continuing into a suspected fuel leak at Oamaru Harbour, which the Waitaki District Council had hoped it fixed about six months ago.
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Farmers air frustrations over climate change blame

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Southland Federated Farmers president Geoffrey Young (left) and NZ First MP Mark Patterson address Southland farmers' concerns surrounding the public's view of their role in climate change at their annual meeting yesterday. PHOTO: ABBEY PALMER Tension lay heavy in a room full of farmers this week, many of them feeling as though the whole country had been pointing the finger at them.
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1080 drops will cover wide area

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
One of the biggest 1080 aerial poison operations in New Zealand, scheduled to get under way on the West Coast this week, is to start in the Arthur's Pass area before moving to Buller and then South Westland.
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Catalina to return

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO: PHIL HOSKING The Catalina flying boat, pictured landing on Lake Wanaka, will be back for next Easter's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.
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Strategy aimed at richer experience

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:30
Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis speaks at Trenz, in Rotorua, yesterday. PHOTO: DAVID LOUGHREY Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says he is aware of the pressure constant tourism growth is having on areas such as Queenstown.
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'Loud rumble' has Dunedin baffled

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:36
Dunedin residents have attempting to figure out the origin of a 'loud rumble' heard throughout the city this evening. Photo: ODT files A loud rumble has shocked and confused Dunedin residents this evening, sending social media into meltdown.
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Concern for missing Mosgiel man

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:24
Riley Johnstone. Photo: Southern District Police Police are appealing for help to find a missing Mosgiel man, and say they have "serious concerns" for his wellbeing.
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