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Stabbing offender still on the run

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:32
Police taped off three houses and a footpath in St Martins after a stabbing on Wednesday. Photo: Geoff Sloan Police are still on the hunt for a man who allegedly stabbed a woman in St Martins on Wednesday.
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Second Division winner one ball short of big prize

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:29
Photo: ODT files Lucky or slightly unlucky?
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Govt won't make financial hardship grounds for MSD debt write-off

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:21
MSD can write off debt in cases where they've made an administrative error or it's deemed uneconomic to recover the debt. Photo: RNZ The Government has no plans to change the rules to allow debt write-offs for beneficiaries struggling to pay back loans to cover basic living costs.
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Council scrambles to remove poster boy's racist tweets

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:16
Photo: Facebook / NZ Bus via RNZ Wellington's regional council scrambled to remove ads promoting a career in bus driving after it discovered a string of racist tweets by one of its poster boys.
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'Suspicious' fire at school

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:15
A small shed fire at South New Brighton School is being treated as suspicious.
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Scrum of talent at Lady Wigram

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:00
Lady Wigram Retirement Village residents got patriotic as part of their very own Lady Wigram's Got Talent recently. Lady Wigram Retirement Village residents got behind their team as part of a in-house talent show.
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Burglars strike pensioner again

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:00
A Somerfield man's home has been burgled twice in one month and he's urging people to secure their homes. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Colin is 82 and lives in Somerfield.
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Residents unhappy with rocks on beach near pathway

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:00
Redcliffs Residents' Association secretary Pat McIntosh is not convinced Clifton Beach will return to its naturally sandy state after piles of rocks were bought to its surface. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN The Redcliffs Residents’ Association is embroiled in a battle to have large piles of rocks removed near Shag Rock.
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Paving a way forward for Sumner

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:00
A biennial meeting about the future of Sumner will be directed by residents more than in previous years. Big issues affecting Sumner will be the focus of a community meeting next week.
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Lights for major intersection

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:00
Traffic lights will be installed at the Lowes Rd and Tennyson St intersection as part of a project to improve traffic flow and safety. A major intersection in Rolleston will get traffic lights by the middle of next year,
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54 objections against proposed liquor store

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:00
Gulati Brothers Enterprises Limited has applied to operate a liquor store at shop one 688 Christchurch Akaroa Rd from Monday-Sunday, 10am-9pm. Fifty-four objections have been made against an application for a liquor store in Tai Tapu.
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Personality perseverance keep McIlroy ticking

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 05:00
Darfield's Scott McIlroy was named Ellesmere's personality of the year, Photo: Karen Casey. Outgoing Darfield Rugby Club president Scott McIlroy is more used to giving out awards than receiving them himself.
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Friendly garden club to mark 50 years

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Waitahuna-Lawrence Garden Club secretary Margaret Healy plants seed potatoes in her Beaumont garden, adjoining the Clutha River, before the club's 50th jubilee this Saturday. Photo: Richard Davison ''Fun, good health and great fellowship'' - all for a mere 25c.
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Agreement reached on sale of church

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Central Otago's Tarras Church is to be sold at the end of the month. Photo: Simon Henderson A near-century-old church in Central Otago is set to be sold in the next fortnight, following three years of negotiations between church owners and residents.
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Stormwater: no 'quick fix'

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Part of the Alpha Series stormwater system which can overflow into Bullock Creek during heavy rain. Photo: Mark Price The Friends of Bullock Creek Society is not being promised a ''simple quick fix'' of an under-performing stormwater system in the neighbouring Alpha Series subdivision.
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Marina opening expected next month

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Paul Taylor Lakes Marina Projects is on track to open the Frankton Marina in the middle of next month. LMP partner Alan Kirker, of Queenstown, said the first boat had been docked in the marina for a few weeks to test it, before it was opened to the public.
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Hospitality industry feels staff pinch

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Monteiths Brewery Bar Alexandra front of house Georgia Ellenden in full swing this week. Photo: Adam Burns The brunt of Central Otago's housing crisis is being felt in the region's hospitality sector.
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Cat's haul proves rabbits on the rise

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Retired Balclutha sheep farmer Jean Leonard says evidence acquired by her cat Puss illustrates the severity of the rabbit problem this season. Photos: Richard Davison At least one South Otago feline resident is delighted with an apparent region-wide upsurge in rabbit numbers this spring.
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Retirement village still closed for bug

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Rosie Dwyer An Oamaru retirement village remains closed to visitors after a mystery bug swept through the facility last week.
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Bifurcated Booker baffles

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:30
Margaret Atwood poses with Bernardine Evaristo after jointly winning the Booker Prize in London on Monday. Photo: Reuters Two winners of this year’s Booker Prize is a double-edged victory. Perhaps Bernardine Evaristo needed the recognition more, writes Clare Hutton.
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