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Fonterra jobs go in shakeup but details under wraps

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:13
Jobs have been lost at Fonterra but New Zealand's biggest company won't say how many as its major internal business review and debt reduction drive rolls on.
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Rental van in crash with logging truck

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:09
img_0139.jpg The rental van was extensively damaged in the crash. Photo: Luisa Girao Three people escaped injury after crash involving a rental sleeper van and a logging truck near Bluff this afternoon.
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Three car crash on Dunedin's Southern Motorway

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:02
One lane of Dunedin's Southern Motorway near Green Island is blocked after a three car crash.
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Green MP's attacker 'looked familiar'

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:43
James Shaw speaks to the crowd at the climate change protest at Parliament in Wellington on Friday. Photo: NZ Herald Green Party co-leader James Shaw has confirmed the person who attacked him knew who he was - and has revealed his colleagues have received death threats.
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Kane Williamson ruled out of third test

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:48
Kane Williamson. Photo: Getty Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will miss the third test against Bangladesh starting tomorrow after failing to recover from a left pectoral muscle injury.
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Call for improvements over police pursuits

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:22
Police at the scene of a crash following a brief pursuit in Dunedin in October last year. Photo: ODT Police will improve training to reduce officers' inconsistent approaches to chasing fleeing drivers, following the release of a joint review into police chases with the IPCA.
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Otago school pupils rally against climate change

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:02
Pupils from several schools in main centres around the Otago region are marching today over climate change.
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'This time it's for good': Ferns legend calls time

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:59
Casey Kopua. Photo: Getty Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic and Silver Ferns legend Casey Kopua will call time on a 17-season career at the end of the 2019 ANZ Premiership season.
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Court rules gun maker can be sued over school shooting

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:36
Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. Photo: AP Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
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Security concerns rise after attack on Greens MP

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:29
James Shaw. Photo: RNZ Concerns about violence against MPs have risen after an unprovoked attack on Green Party co-leader James Shaw yesterday.
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Prefab industry at tipping point in wait for reforms

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:21
Reliant on a first tender from traditional developers, the minister has been forced to ditch KiwiBuild's interim goals after admitting it would not hit its mid-year target of 1000 homes built. Photo: File The prefab industry says it's at a critical tipping point, as it waits for the government's promised building reforms to get underway.
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'Bomb cyclone' blasts millions across US

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:08
gettyimages-1135614198.jpg Pedestrians brave the weather in downtown Denver, Colorado. Photo: Getty Images A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 US states on Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond.
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More than 200 children in state care abused in 6 months

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:56
All of the findings of emotional harm or neglect were recorded against caregivers or parents. Photo: Getty Images For the first time, Oranga Tamariki has laid bare just how much harm and abuse is being done to children in its care.
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Sydney battered by massive storms

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:50
Efforts to clear water, remove branches and debris and restore power to battered Sydney homes has begun after massive thunderstorms battered the city overnight.
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Highlanders co-captain heading off to France

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:56
Luke Whitelock. Photo: Getty French club Pau have continued their raid of New Zealand talent after signing Luke Whitelock on a reported three-year deal.
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Man jailed for raping ex in hospital

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:40
An Invercargill man who raped his ex-partner while she was recovering in hospital from surgery has been jailed for eight years and a month.
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ODT quiz: March 15

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
Test your local and general knowledge by taking the Otago Daily Times quiz for Friday, March 15.
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Rush on measles vaccine

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:40
Gina Kinnaird and her daughter Charlii-Maree (left) and baby son Carlos are among those asked to stay isolated at home to help prevent the spread of measles in Dunedin. Photo: Peter McIntosh Dunedin medical centres are being inundated by phone calls as people rush to check, or boost, their immunisation against measles.
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Neighbours rally as arson victim returns to damaged home

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:39
Back in his fire-damaged Dunedin home two months on from a suspected arson is Trevor Diehl. Photos: Peter McIntosh A Dunedin man and his dog are back living in their fire-damaged home, which has holes in the walls and no power, following an unsolved arson two months ago.
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Event manager's husband injured

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:38
The iD Dunedin Fashion Week has had more pressures to deal with, following a serious injury to the husband of its event manager.
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