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Cars crash near Balclutha

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:23
The scene of the crash in South Otago on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Two cars involved in a crash remain near Balclutha yesterday.
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Dairy farm death: Mum of 6-year-old boy 'shattered'

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:22
Six-year-old Rozayah Hudson was fatally injured in a farm accident in the Eastern Bay of Plenty on Friday. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald The grieving mother of a 6-year-old boy who died in a tragic farm accident at Ōpōtiki has told of how her world has fallen apart.
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South Island waits to learn of Covid-19 alert level

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:16
A new week, another Monday spent waiting for the announcement on whether the South Island will return to Covid-19 alert level 1.
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Expert: Returnees should have rules for week after managed isolation

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:14
An expert says New Zealand should consider reviewing how long incoming travellers are quarantined following revelations that a man tested positive for Covid-19 days after completing two weeks of managed isolation.
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Dairy farm death: Mum of 6-year-old boy 'shattered'

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:44
Six-year-old Rozayah Hudson was fatally injured in a farm accident in the Eastern Bay of Plenty on Friday. Photo: Facebook via NZ Herald The grieving mother of a 6-year-old boy who died in a tragic farm accident at Ōpōtiki has told of how her world has fallen apart.
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ODT quiz: September 21

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Test your local and general knowledge by taking the Otago Daily Times quiz for Monday, September 21.
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Dental health misses out, again

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Those who have spent years advocating for oral health services to be properly funded from the public purse to allow equitable access must wonder if that day will ever come.
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Those opposing euthanasia are motivated by compassion

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
The delivery of euthanasia is not something the Otago Community Hospice will be adding to its services. PHOTOS: ODT FILES A fundamental principle of hospice and palliative care is to neither hasten nor postpone the natural progression of death, writes Doug Lilly.
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Help wanted to get rid of that blot on birdkind — Tiberius

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Australia’s Cathy Freeman wins the 400m final at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. PHOTO: REUTERS Dear Uncle Norm, 
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Mixed views on workplace policies

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Virginia Nicholls An employers group in the South has taken aim at the Labour Party’s workplace relations policies, saying they would impose more costs on businesses at a time when government should be looking to do the opposite.
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Not many surprises in parties’ tax policies

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Judith Collins’ National Party would keep taxes at current rates with short-term adjustments to thresholds to release cash into the economy. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES With the general election just around the corner, New Zealanders have waited with a degree of anticipation for political parties to release their tax policies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn.
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Strong all-round performance from Otago

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Otago hooker Liam Coltman evades the tackle of Manawatu centre Josiah Maraku on his way to scoring a try during the round two Mitre 10 Cup match at Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North yesterday. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES It absorbed the pressure and then it unleashed.
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Eels switch tactics to claim final through expansive play

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Wait a minute — wasn’t Taieri supposed to grind its way to victory against University in the Dunedin club final at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday afternoon?
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Game Stags come up just short

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Southland No8 Tony Lamborn tries to fend off Bay of Plenty reserve hooker Ross Geldenhuys during the Mitre 10 Cup match at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Southland has edged ahead in the respect stakes.
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Varsity will come back better next year

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Peter McIntyre Watch out next year.
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City brushes away Tigers to retain shield

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Women
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Stampede gets better of southern double-header

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
The Stampede emerged victorious again — although it had to work hard this time.
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Bombers secure final playoff spot

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
The City Rise Bombers have secured the final playoff spot.
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Alcohol sale controls lowered assaults: study

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Jennie Connor Former Dunedin epidemiologist and alcohol harm researcher Jennie Connor is heartened by a drop in hospitalisation from assaults, after alcohol sale restrictions.
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Mental health peer support model promoted

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images It is a job where the main qualification  is having had previous addiction problems or mental illness. "Peer support" workers "walk alongside" the mentally ill, able to understand what they are going through because of their own previous experiences. And, as Mark Price reports, at the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, the job appears to be about to go mainstream in the South.
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