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National record came as surprise

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
A crew of Otago and Southland whitebaiting mates are behind the breaking of a 21-year-old national record held by one of Australasia's greatest trotting mares.
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Ardern's star qualities reflect our own

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken to the international stage this week as an advocate for, and leader in, the curbing of social media's ability and propensity to be a conduit for hate.
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Train driver killed

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
The Karitane home for children at Anderson's Bay, Dunedin. - Otago Witness, 21.5.1919 Taihape, May 15: Another fatal accident occurred on the railway north of Taihape late last night.
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Oceana Gold lodges bond for Blackwater

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Oceana Gold has lodged a $260,000 bond for its proposed Blackwater mine near Reefton on the West Coast, raising hopes the $500million project is gaining some momentum.
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Central city New World has new owners

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
New World Centre City, in central Dunedin, is changing hands. Photo: Peter McIntosh Ownership of New World Centre City in Dunedin has changed.
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Engineering start-up fills local needs

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Carving out a niche engineering solution in Dunedin is a work in progress for Ross Sutherland's start-up company, but he's gaining traction.
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Heartfelt testimonies strengthened my resolve

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Jacqui Dean MPs will again vote on David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill when it comes back before Parliament later this month. Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean outlines why she will vote against it.
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Council will force sewerage connections

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Greymouth Star At least 2500 Greymouth ratepayers not hooked into the sewerage scheme will be "compelled" to connect after a Grey District Council decision to "break new ground".
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Biggest 1080 drop on West Coast

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
The stoat has also taken a toll on many threatened bird species. Photo: NZME The biggest 1080 aerial poison operation to date is scheduled to get under way on the West Coast this week, starting in the Arthur's Pass area before moving to Buller and South Westland.
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Development plans issue at hotel hearing

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Quentin Smith The purpose of outline development plans has come in for scrutiny at the resource consent hearing for a hotel in Wanaka's Northlake special zone.
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Get to the chopper

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Daniel Birchfield Forrester Gallery education curator Liz King with a steampunk-themed motorcycle, Chopper Holland, created by the late artist Chris Meder.
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Search fails to locate man wanted by police

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
A search warrant executed at an Oamaru address on Tuesday failed to locate a North Otago man with warrants out for his arrest.
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Recycling centre visit inspires pupils

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Among the baled plastic, paper and cardboard, or behind the stockpiles of glass, 22 pupils from East Otago High School looked for inspiration at the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park yesterday.
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Award 'tremendously exciting'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
When Otago University Press publishers heard a book was being written about a couple of ground-breaking Kiwi TV chefs, they had to have it.
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Man found not guilty of disfiguring partner

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
A Clinton man has been found not guilty of punching his partner's teeth out.
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Former boxer who attacked two strangers given detention

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
A Waikouaiti man - and former boxer - attacked two strangers over the course of four days, a court has heard.
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South Pac OGHS wins thriller

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Two late free throws from Hannah Matehaere have clinched a thrilling win for South Pac OGHS.
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NBL bids from south of Auckland, Canberra

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Two of the rival bids to Otago's have been confirmed by the National Basketball League.
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Support for workers with disabilities after contract loss

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Gary Tong Families of Southland disAbility Enterprises (SDE) workers are overwhelmed by the support from the community after the company lost its recycling contract with WasteNet.
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Young pedallers take to tracks

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:30
Central Otago's mountain biking terrain was given another workout yesterday, when years 5 to 8 school pupils were unleashed for the Top Bike event, held at Molyneux Park, in Alexandra.
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