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South Island businesses: 'There are no cases down here'

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:56
Skyline Enterprises chief executive Geoff McDonald. Photo: ODT files It's decision day and South Island businesses are pleading for a return to Covid alert level 1.
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Landmark hotel closes as deal goes sour

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:53
The landmark Vulcan Hotel and focal point of St Bathans is closed for the first time in 140 years. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED A deal gone awry means for the first time in 140 years St Bathans’ landmark Vulcan Hotel is closed, leaving its fabled ghost to wander the building alone.
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Les Mills scare: 89 gymgoers identified as close contacts

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:52
Eighty-nine people have been identified as close contacts of a person who attended a North Shore gym before they tested positive for Covid-19.
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ODT quiz: September 14

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:49
Test your local and general knowledge by taking the Otago Daily Times quiz for Monday, September 14.
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One new case ahead of Covid restrictions announcement

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:47
Ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement on Covid alert levels at 1pm in Dunedin, the Ministry of Health has revealed one new case.
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LIVE: Alert level one as early as next week for NZ outside Auckland

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:35
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced New Zealand outside of Auckland could move to alert level one next Monday.
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Les Mills scare: 89 gymgoers identified as close contacts

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:31
Eighty-nine people have been identified as close contacts of a person who attended a North Shore gym before they tested positive for Covid-19.
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Boost to clean up Central Otago waterway

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:31
The Manuherekia River catchment. Photo: Otago Regional Council Central Otago's Manuherekia catchment has been given a funding boost to clean up the waterway.
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National promises $140m in transport projects for South

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 11:30
National Taeiri candidate Liam Kernaghan (from left), transport spokesman Chris Bishop, and Dunedin candidate Michael Woodhouse at a transport announcement this morning. Photo: Craig Baxter National will spend $140 million on a raft of transport projects across the South if elected.
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Vomiting patrons, Covid breaches at Dunedin bar: police

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:12
Dive, formerly known as The Cook. Photo: ODT files People vomiting over a balcony and level 2 breaches are among a raft of issues at 90-person knees-up at a Dunedin bar that  police are investigating.
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Otago Uni staffer claims seniors tried to push medical admission caps

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 09:26
Documents presented at a Medical Admissions Committee meeting last month suggesting a limit of 56 students a year through the Māori Entry Pathway and 20 students through the Pacific and low socioeconomic pathways. Photo: ODT files Otago University bosses are being accused of misleading critics over its proposal to cap medical school admissions for Māori and other priority groups through its preferential entry pathways.
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Crash in Southland

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 09:08
State Highway 1 near Waipahi in Southland was blocked this morning for a time following a crash.
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South Island businesses: 'There are no cases down here'

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:58
Skyline Enterprises chief executive Geoff McDonald. Photo: ODT files It's decision day and South Island businesses are pleading for a return to Covid alert level 1.
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Oval sports ground vandalised

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 07:55
PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN Dunedin City Council staff will review CCTV footage in the Kensington Oval area after a large area of the playing surface was recently vandalised by a vehicle.
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Taieri Mouth warning after two incidents in week

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 07:49
This photograph of Taieri Mouth, taken in 2016, shows a deeper water channel to the north, but the nearby bar often shifts. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Boaties are being urged to be careful when crossing the bar at Taieri Mouth after a near miss at the weekend.
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Auckland 'not ready' to relax Covid level

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 07:34
Auckland, the epicentre of the second Covid-19 outbreak, has been at level 2.5 for two weeks. Today is the day the country will - once again - find out if it's moving up, down or staying at the same Covid-19 alert level.
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Crews battle blaze on boat in Milford Sound

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 07:14
Fire crews are battling a blaze on a fishing boat in Milford Sound.
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Business case gets sign-off

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:00
A draft illustration of how the building layout of the new Dunedin Hospital might look. Actual architectural drawings are not yet done. IMAGE: MINISTRY OF HEALTH Dunedin's new hospital is a step closer, with Cabinet signing off in principle on the development’s detailed business case.
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Masks a matter of trust

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:30
It has always been a matter of trust.
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Those forming the fence at the top of the cliff deserve fairness

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:30
People protest over pay rates for primary healthcare nurses at Queens Gardens in Dunedin last week. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH The future of New Zealanders’ health will rest in the hands of primary healthcare staff. They need to be paid accordingly, writes Teresa Wasilewska.
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