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Focusing on the important things

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 03:30
Sophie Melville loses herself in her work when in the studio. Photos: Supplied Going for a walk in the mountains not only inspires Wanaka artist Sophie Melville,  it also centres her. The busy mother of three tells Rebecca Fox about getting things done.
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Influences from childhood

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 03:30
Sara Hughes at work in her Auckland studio. Photos: Supplied Whether it is vinyl, magnetic board, canvas or glass, Sara Hughes finds the material to create and convey her ideas. Rebecca Fox reports.
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Art Seen: May 16

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 03:30
In this week's Art Seen, Robyn Maree Pickens looks at exhibitions from Matthew Galloway, Michael Morley, and Pea Sea Art.
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Rugby Chat with Paul Dwyer

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:03
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Security guard, nurses injured in attack

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:49
j44wdi2eabcyzktzvv4ibcmpyi.jpg Photo: NZ Herald A security guard has been seriously injured and four nursing staff assaulted at Waikato Hospital in an early morning incident.
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Monet haystack painting fetches record $168m

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:37
The 1890 painting is one of only four works from the French painter's acclaimed "Haystacks" series to come to auction this century. Photo: AP One of Claude Monet's iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record price at an auction in New York.
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Baby Bender: Highlanders showcase the new Ben Smith

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:47
All Blacks great Ben Smith may be in the final weeks of his 11-year stint with the Highlanders but it looks like the South Island franchise already have a Smith clone in line to replace him.
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ORC to appoint iwi members

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:22
Stephen Woodhead Michael Laws Iwi representatives will be appointed to an Otago Regional Council committee despite heated opposition among some councillors.
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Spectacular light show in South if clouds stay away

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:32
ixp2zmglj5cilm3upo3w5gkiei.jpg The Aurora Australis lights up the southern sky. Photo: NZ Herald (file) If the clouds part for long enough tonight, residents along the Otago and Southland coastline may be in for a spectacular Aurora Australis light show.
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Car crashes into ditch near Mosgiel injuring two

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:25
Two people have been taken to Dunedin Hospital after a single vehicle crash near Mosgiel this afternoon.
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Facebook restricts Live feature, citing NZ shootings

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:15
ap19077266339789.jpg Flowers were placed in tribute to the victims on a wall outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch after the attack in March. Photo: AP Facebook says it is tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of the mosque killings in New Zealand.
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Mosque shooting movie plans slammed

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:28
gettyimages-1131337838_0.jpg Fifty-one people died as a result of the attacks at two Christchurch mosques on March 15. Photo: Getty Images Talk of a Hollywood dramatisation of the Christchurch terror attack has been slammed by Al Noor Mosque and a top New Zealand director.
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Steep Spanish slide shut

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:11
A local authority in Spain says it has temporarily closed a steep municipal slide known as an "urban toboggan run" after social media videos showed a user injuring herself when zipping down it at high speed.
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PM on gun laws: 'I don't understand the US'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:51
Jacinda Ardern said there was no question in her mind that New Zealand's gun legislation had to change after the Christchurch mosque attacks. Photo: AP Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn't understand the United States' position on gun laws.
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AMI considers cutting two Otago branches

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:17
amistockimagepeterm_4_070411.jpg AMI was considering closing branches in Alexandra, Feilding, Hawera, Motueka, Porirua, South Dunedin and Thames. Photo: Peter McIntosh Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is proposing to cut branch numbers for its AMI brand, which may include branches in South Dunedin and Alexandra, but says job losses will be minimal.
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Germany crossbow deaths 'killing on demand'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:26
ap19133423625140.jpg The hotel in Bavaria where the three bodies were found with crossbow bolts in them. Photo: AP Autopsies showed three people found dead at a German hotel with crossbow bolts lodged in their bodies died from those wounds, but police say there was no sign of a struggle or the involvement of others.
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Warning of snow on southern roads

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:06
MetService has warned the present weather system may bring snow to some southern roads from tonight.
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Uncovering Lake Wakatipu's hidden treasures

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00
Explorers have been mapping Queenstown's mountain ranges and forests for centuries, yet landscapes hidden in the dark depths of the mighty Lake Wakatipu remain something of a mystery.
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Sea Shepherd sets up in Queenstown

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00
Setting up an ocean conservation group in the middle of the mountains might seem odd at first, but Queenstown man Rob Dickinson has set up a chapter of the global group Sea Shepherd in his home town. 
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West Coast pupils quizzed

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00
Do you know your Dumbledore from your Diagon Alley, or which dairy Hairy McLairy went to?
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