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Emu attack among incidents faced

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 04:30
Health and safety-related incidents at Dunedin City Council. An attack by a wandering emu on a Dunedin City Council staff member has been a learning experience for the organisation.
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Work on robotic arm aimed at aiding man with cerebral palsy

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 04:30
Aspiring electrical engineer Hanri de Bruin poses with an automated arm, similar to the one she will be working on to help Blake Forbes-Gentle. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON An electrical engineering student is undertaking a once-in-a-lifetime project at Otago Polytechnic, as she prepares to programme a $15,000 robotic arm for a young man with cerebral palsy.
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Queenstown's growing pains

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 04:30
Queenstown. Photo: Getty Images "It is an obvious fact that rates derived from a population of 2460 people are not going to be enough to pay for the establishment and maintenance of services." So said an editorial in Queenstown community newspaper Mountain Scene on March 21, 1974. 
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Primary produce exports booming

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 04:30
Strong pasture growth was a bonus for the primary sector; pictured, browsing rodeo horses above Lake Hawea, Central Otago. PHOTOS: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Following a strong production season and renewed surge in dairy and meat prices, primary industry export performance continues to outpace expectations for the year ending June 2019.
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Inkwise bought by Allied Press, Webstar joint venture

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 04:30
Allied Press chief executive Grant McKenzie Christchurch print operation Inkwise has been bought for an undisclosed sum by a joint venture with Otago connections, the sale conditional on Commerce Commission approval.
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The future finds its voice

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 03:30
Young people are angry. Faced with global inaction over increasingly dire climate change forecasts, frustrated and fearful youth worldwide have seized the activist mantle. Bruce Munro examines the insurgent youth-led climate action phenomenon.
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Survivor's stories: 'I saw people drop dead in front of me'

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:53
A survivor of the Al Noor Mosque shooting has described how he ran for his life as the bullets flew.
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Christchurch terror attack: How to register missing persons

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:27
Police wish to notify the public of the Restoring Family Links (RFL) website where people can register missing persons or register themselves as alive.
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Global Insight: NZ's isolation no protection against terrorism

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 20:56
The mass shooting in Christchurch mosques today is a stark reminder that geographical distance is no protection, Professor Robert Patman says.
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Auckland bomb scare: Armed police at train station

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 20:38
Police are cordoning off Victoria St in central Auckland in a new scare on a day that has left New Zealanders on edge.
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Christchurch flights cancelled

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:57
Air New Zealand has cancelled all remaining regional turboprop flights out of Christchurch this evening, including to Dunedin, because of security issues, linked to the "shooting tragedy'' in Christchurch.
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NZ mosque shooting suspect Australian: Aust PM

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:13
gettyimages-1131283102.jpg Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Getty Images/ File photo An Australian-born citizen has been taken into New Zealand police custody over the Christchurch mosque shooting, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
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Christchurch tragedy 'a turning point in our politics'

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:19
mosqueshootingchchap2.jpg Police escort witnesses away from a mosque in central Christchurch. Photo: AP New Zealand has been "infected with the virus of homicidal politics" by extremism that hasn't been a big enough focus for intelligence agencies, a security analyst says.
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Cull reassures community after shooting: 'We stand united'

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:42
Dunedin mayor Dave Cull said the city stood united with the Muslim community after the horrific events in Christchurch.
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Otago Uni's Christchurch campus on lockdown

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:28
The University of Otago's Christchurch campus is in lockdown, but all staff and students are safe, a spokeswoman has said.
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Police search Dunedin address after report city was original target

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:15
Armed police are outside the Dunedin mosque in Forth St. Photo: Amelia Paton The Christchurch mosque shooter said in a manifesto published on social media earlier today that he originally planned to target Dunedin's Al Huda Mosque.
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Cricket test called off in wake of Christchurch mosque attack

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:06
The third cricket test between the Black Caps and Bangladesh in Christchurch has been called off after a shooting at a nearby mosque this afternoon.
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17mins of terror: Mosque gunman livestreamed shooting

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:38
  *Content warning: Some people may find details in this report disturbing A horrific shooting at a Christchurch mosque was livestreamed for 17 minutes by the gunman.
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Christchurch mosque shooting: What you need to know

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:11
Main story: Gunman opens fire near Christchurch mosque KEY POINTS:
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Reports of shots fired in Central Christchurch

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:16
shots_fired.jpg Armed police have been deployed following reports of shots fired in central Christchurc. Photo: Supplied Police are responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch.
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