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Priority to create 'new vision'

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Waitaki Boys’ High School. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Five years ago Andrea Ludemann chose not to send her son to a "troubled" Waitaki Boys’ High School. Now, with her second son in year 10 at Waitaki Boys’, she is the first chairwoman, or chairman, at the school since 2014. Hamish MacLean finds the school has a new focus on the future after the end of a lengthy intervention.
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Board working to secure full rosters

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital, in Ventry St, Alexandra, recently had no support staff available for post-natal care during an 11-hour period. PHOTO: ODT FILES Central Otago’s sole birthing unit has been drawn into the debate over maternity issues, following a situation where post-natal support was unavailable for mothers and babies for an 11-hour period at Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital. Pam Jones looks at the service provided in the district.
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Buzzsaw Banks back for Southern Rumble

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Ready to wrestle ... WWE Superstar Travis Banks, The Kiwi Buzzsaw, is readying himself for today’s Southern Rumble in Invercargill. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH Back for a fleeting visit, "The Kiwi Buzzsaw", Travis Banks, is ready to wrestle at this weekend's Southern Rumble in Invercargill.
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Protecting Pharmac and cancer treatment

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Cancer care is soon to be overhauled, but Pharmac should be left alone. PHOTO: ODT FILES The "postcode lottery", delays and other failings for cancer treatment need to be addressed.
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100 years ago: From our archives

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
The men employed at the quarry face of the Milburn Lime and Cement Company’s works. — Otago Witness, 16.7.1919. COPIES OF PICTURE AVAILABLE FROM ODT FRONT OFFICE, LOWER STUART ST, OR WWW.OTAGOIMAGES.CO.NZ London morality patrols
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Coutts heading to compete in Germany

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Quinn Coutts, on Bizzie Canoodling, who is off to the Friendship Games in Germany. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON There is nothing like trying to outdo your older brother.
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Transfers to Spirit add spice to match

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Richard Murray There will more than just a run of good form on the line for Caversham tomorrow.
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Under-17 girls overtaken at the last

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
A fourth-quarter slump has left Otago just short of a national final.
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South's manufacturing sector plunges into contraction

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
BusinessNZ executive director for manufacturing Catherine Beard. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Otago and Southland's manufacturing sector has plunged into contraction with declines in new orders, employment levels, production levels and deliveries of raw materials.
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House prices in South up again

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Median house price rose 8.2% on a year ago in Otago; pictured, the Dunedin suburb of St Clair, looking out to White Island. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Otago and Southland median house prices have again edged upwards, as regional New Zealand continues to make gains against a backdrop of Auckland's market flattening out.
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Baldwin St threatened: a steep price to pay?

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
A three-bedroom house is hauled up Baldwin St in 1993; in 1988 Iain Clark became the first person to roller-skate up the street; The Guinness Book of Records co-founder Norris McWhirter inspects the steepness in 1993; after giving up smoking, Dunedin man Dave Kernaghan began running up and skipping down the street 30 times a day; Jaffas roll during the 2009 Jaffa race; (centre) Ross Home resident Rod McLay climbed the 35% gradient 549 times before becoming a tourist attraction in his own right. Next week the unthinkable could happen. For more than 30 years Dunedin has basked in the glory of being home to the world’s steepest street. It has beaten numerous challenges and accusations of incorrect measurements, but a serious challenge from the Welsh town of Harlech for its street Ffordd Pen Llech has put that title in jeopardy. An announcement from the chronicler of human achievements, Guinness World Records, is expected next week. Tim Miller investigates how the street came to be officially recognised as the steepest, and what might happen if loses the top spot.
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Flooding solutions proving hard to schedule for and expensive

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
A digger clears debris from Roxburgh’s Reservoir Creek after the November 2017 flooding in the Teviot Valley. PHOTO: ODT FILES Solutions to Roxburgh's flooding woes will be expensive and there is no timeframe yet for the work, Teviot Valley Community Board members have been told.
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Weightlifter loses name suppression right

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has lost her name suppression in relation to a driving charge. Photo: Getty Images Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has lost the right to keep her name suppressed after being discharged without conviction in relation to a driving incident.
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Let's run with the truth and get it right

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Otago Polytechnic graduands make their way up Moray Place before their graduation ceremonies. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN As a Cabinet decision about the future of the vocational education sector in New Zealand looms, Otago Polytechnic CEO Phil Ker urges the coalition Government to respect some fundamental truths.
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Call for compassion in health system

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Associate Prof Konrad Richter, associate dean Southland at the Dunedin School of Medicine, and New Zealand Doctor editor Barbara Fountain at the University of Otago’s annual Winter Symposium Series in Invercargill on Monday. PHOTO: ABBEY PALMER A move away from financial targets and towards compassion could be the answer to improving New Zealand's Health and Disability system, a Southland surgeon says.
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Cemetery plot, interment fees to rise from August

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
Queenstown cemetery. PHOTO: ODT FILES Burying or interring loved ones' remains is about to get pricier in the Queenstown Lakes district, but they are likely to have a better headstone.
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Temporary hall news appreciated

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 04:30
A prefabricated building is due to be delivered and installed in the grassed area beyond the tennis courts in 10 days.PHOTO: KERRIE WATERWORTH The Luggate Community is looking forward to hosting some of its "regular community activities" following the announcement a temporary community hall will be delivered and installed in 10 days' time.
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Homes evacuated as fire rages at historic hall

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 20:29
Drove past the massive Antonio Hall blaze on the way home tonight... it's very suspicious considering the thing has been left to rot for decades! pic.twitter.com/LGwVF1mKc3— Joshua Leung (@Aligorith) July 12, 2019 About 50 houses have been evacuated as firefighters battle a huge blaze in a Christchurch mansion tonight.
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Queenstown weightlifter loses name suppression

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 18:17
laurelhubbardgettyimages-888005964.jpg Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has lost her name suppression in relation to a driving charge. Photo: Getty Images Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has lost the right to keep her name suppressed after been discharged  without conviction in relation to a driving charge.
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