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Arches project set to go ahead, board told

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Roger Cotton The Lawrence Arches project is to go ahead, following an agreement by the  Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board to underwrite $1100 of the costs.
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Relishing the challenge of change in jobs

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
New Skyline Enterprises chief executive Geoff McDonald. Photo: Philip Chandler How does someone who has spent most of their working life in pharmaceuticals end up running a Queenstown-based tourism business? Skyline Enterprises chief executive Geoff McDonald discusses his job switch with Philip Chandler ahead of the 50th anniversary of Skyline Queenstown’s gondola, which was yesterday.
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Wool prices jump at South Island sale

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Prices for all wool breeds increased at  this week’s South Island wool sale, which was held live as part of the Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch.
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EU eyes NZ services exports

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
European Union Ambassador to New Zealand Bernard Savage visiting the University of Otago this week. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON As the United Kingdom staggers towards its exit from the European Union,  European Union Ambassador to New Zealand Bernard Savage talks to  Otago Daily Times senior business reporter Simon Hartley about free-trade agreement negotiations.
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Kite-skiing adventure on ice

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Lake Hawea adventurer Mark Sedon (48) this week embarked on a 2000km Antarctic expedition involving 70 days of kite-skiing and climbing across a crevasse-cut route from Union Glacier, up the unclimbed south face of 2020m-high The Spectre, to Scott Glacier. Mr Sedon is the chief photographer for the three-man Spectre Trans-Antarctic Expedition team. He answered some questions for Kerrie Waterworth before he set off for the ice.
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Matheson breaks drought for Caversham females

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Jessie Matheson It has taken a long time between drinks for a female Caversham bowler to win a title.
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American nearing 50 Masters Games

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
All the medals won by swimmer Craig Walker at Masters Games events around the world hang in his kitchen. Photos: Supplied There is no holding back swimmer Craig Walker.
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Renamed Anderson’s Bay club regains identity

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Philip Mirfin, Margaret Borland and John Guthrie on the balcony of the newly renamed Anderson’s Bay Tennis Club yesterday. Photo: Gregor Richardson The newly renamed Anderson’s Bay Tennis Club has got back its identity.
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Irishman proving his goal-scoring potential

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Danny Furlong Danny Furlong has certainly been living up to his reputation.
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Southern at new home

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Southern United is set to play its first game at its new home.
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Phone alerts test on way

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Otago residents will be part of a nationwide test of a new emergency alert system next week.
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Open justice and name suppression

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
The scales of justice. It can be difficult to look in the mirror.
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Cause to be proud

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
The YWCA Ladies’ Swimming Club: a group at the opening of the season at the YMCA baths, Moray Place, Dunedin. — Otago Witness, 14.11.1917 "It pays to advertise" is an accepted axiom which it can without much exaggeration be said to have never been fully realised by the province of Otago, the City of Dunedin, and the town of Port Chalmers.
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Filipinos bring hoops zeal

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
With more Filipinos than ever now calling the Waitaki district home, the Filipino Waitaki Incorporated basketball league 2017-18 season has expanded to eight teams. Basketball, like rugby in New Zealand, is something of a national obsession in the Philippines and on Friday and Saturday nights in Oamaru, players, friends and families show just how seriously the sport is taken by this growing minority. Hamish MacLean reports.
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Celebrating 125 years’ service to the public

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
St John, an organisation which saves thousands of lives a year, marks its 125th anniversary today in the city where it started: Dunedin. Mike Houlahan reports.
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School gets set for the big move

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Moving a school to a new site hardly ever happens in New Zealand, which is why the staff at Wakatipu High School have no playbook to follow when they move to a new campus in Frankton in time for term one next year. Guy Williams asks principal Steve Hall how preparations for the big move are going.
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Nominations of historic places sought

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
The Waitaki District Council has called for the public to nominate parts of the district’s history for protection in the district plan.
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Consequences in playing match ideal, Taylor says

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Ross Taylor There is nothing like consequences to sharpen  your game.
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Otago ‘dead keen’ to make enticing declaration

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:02
Otago pace bowler Michael Rae bowls during his side’s Plunket Shield match against Central Districts at the University Oval in Dunedin yesterday. CD Batsman Ajaz Patel looks on. Photo: Peter McIntosh The question the Otago camp will be contemplating this morning is, how much bait should it leave out?
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The next big things

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 03:30
The inventive spark is burning bright at Otago Polytechnic as design students work on the next big invention, writes Kim Dungey.
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