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Drummer not just marking time in Cromwell

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00
A British-born musician is hoping to set the tempo of musical education in Central Otago.
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The South Today bulletin: May 15

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00
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Warning to Govt over no-fees policy

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:46
Finance Minister Grant Robertson. A student leader says many students are only at her university because of the new no-fees scheme and has warned the government not to ditch its policy.
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Brexit deal bill on way in early June

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:12
2019-05-13t103852z_1322732280_rc194eb90190_rtrmadp_3_britain-eu-may.jpg British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Reuters British Prime Minister Theresa May will bring her thrice-defeated Brexit deal back to parliament for lawmakers to consider again in the week beginning June 3, a Downing Street spokesman says.
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'Really frightening': Flu taking toll in Queensland

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:04
Queensland's death toll for this year from the flu stands at 25, and the peak is yet to hit.
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WhatsApp urges 1.5 billion users to update apps immediately

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:39
whatsapp.jpg The attack was first discovered earlier this month, and a fix was rolled out on Friday. Photo: Reuters WhatsApp has urged its users to update their apps after concerns were raised hackers could inject surveillance software on to phones via the call function.
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Pollard leaves, Steyn returns

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:47
Handre Pollard. Photo: Getty Images South African Super Rugby side the Bulls have confirmed the departure of Handre Pollard.
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Liverpool set for two-week 'pre-season'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:24
juergen_klopp.jpg Juergen Klopp. Photo: Reuters Juergen Klopp says he will fill the three-week gap before the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur by putting his Liverpool players through a two-week "pre-season".
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Cane return would be 'huge'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:11
Sam Cane at a Chiefs training session. Photo: Getty Images The Blues are preparing for the possibility that Sam Cane will be included in the Chiefs squad to play them at Eden Park on Saturday.
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No seatbelts worn in campervan crash

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 05:30
o-omaramacrash.jpg A man ejected from a campervan in a single-vehicle crash had to be freed from under the vehicle after it rolled near Omarama yesterday, injuring five people. Photo: Nayland Smith Fire crews employed air bags to free a person who became trapped under a campervan following a single-vehicle crash, which left four other people injured, near Omarama yesterday.
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Dunedin insurance broker loses court claim

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:35
A Dunedin insurance broker who claimed he was too sick to work - while splashing out on luxury cars, a new home and overseas trips - has been ordered to repay more than $370,000 in income insurance payouts.
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Australia-Dunedin flights not part of Air NZ's plans

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:33
Delegates gather at the Trenz conference at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre. Photo: NZME Sydney or Melbourne flights to and from Dunedin appear no closer to reality, but Air New Zealand says it will continue to consider the possibility.
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Prices drop near Dunedin's new petrol station

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:32
npd_fuel_price.jpg A new NPD station in Green Island causes a price chain reaction in the suburb. Photo: Gregor Richardson A new Green Island petrol station seems to be forcing down prices at nearby rivals.
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Air NZ seeks long-term views on new Otago airport

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:32
Air New Zealand seems to have softened its stance on a new airport in Central Otago.
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Time for agricultural industry to lead the way

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
National MP Shane Ardern drives his tractor ``Myrtle'' up the steps of Parliament in September 2003 to protest against the Government's gas emission tax. Photo: ODT archives It seems a long time ago that National MP Shane Ardern rode ''Myrtle'', his elderly tractor, up the parliamentary steps in protest at the proposed ''fart tax''.
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Stunned, humbled by presentation

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Kaitangata dairy farmer Stephen Korteweg was presented with Federated Farmers Otago’s Robbie Burnside Cup during the organisation’s annual meeting in Alexandra on May 10. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Kaitangata dairy farmer Stephen Korteweg thought the Federated Farmers Otago annual meeting in Alexandra on Friday night would be business as usual, but he was in for a surprise.
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Fed Farmers Otago president re-elected

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Federated Farmers’ Otago held its annual meeting in Alexandra last week. The current executive team are (from left) Stephen Crawford, of Clydevale, Simon McAtamney, of Clydevale, Stephen Korteweg, of Kaitangata, re-elected president Simon Davies, of Toko Mouth, secretary Glenda Brown, of Alexandra, Phill Hunt, of Maungawera, Logan Wallace, of Waipahi, Luke Kane of Tapanui, Mathew Korteweg, of Kaitangata, Catherine Korteweg, of Kaitangata, and Andrew Paterson, of Omakau. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Toko Mouth farmer Simon Davies was voted in unopposed for his second term as the Otago Federated Farmers' president during the Federated Farmers' Otago provincial annual meeting in Alexandra on Friday evening.
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Summerfruit NZ plans big spend for industry growth

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Summerfruit New Zealand chief executive Marie Dawkins and board chairman Tim Jones, who is also general manager of 45 South, Cromwell, were talking to growers and other industry stakeholders in Alexandra last week to discuss the proposed nearly $17 million Sensational Summerfruit: A bold plan for growth programme. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Summerfruit New Zealand (SNZ) is planning to spend nearly $17 million during the next seven years to grow the summerfruit industry.
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Mechanised future for fruit orchards

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Dr Jill Stanley The orchard of the future will be highly digitised and more productive, with fruit being grown in a protected environment and tended by robots, says Plant and Food Research (PFR) scientist Dr Jill Stanley.
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Need to change career perceptions

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Michelle Glogau There is a perception that careers in the primary sector are just about farming, wearing gumboots and hard physical work in the rain, Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA) chief executive Michelle Glogau says.
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