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NZ win toss, bowl against Sri Lanka

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:48
New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka in the first test starting in Wellington today.
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Spectacular storms unleash 33,000 lightning strikes

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:45
Spectacular thunderstorms across Auckland last night lit up skies, cut power, disrupted flights and dumped "crazy huge" hourly rainfall amounts in some parts of the city.
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Dunback farm tragedy: 'A big hole in our lives'

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:05
1nadine_0_0.jpg Scott and Nadine Tomlinson and their sons Angus (R) and Sam. Photo: Supplied The first word 18-month-old Sam Tomlinson learned to say was "Mum" - two days after she died.
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Service may take pressure off Queenstown: manager

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:36
Invercargill Airport. Photo: Southland Express The new Invercargill to Auckland air service should attract a lot of travellers now  using Queenstown or Dunedin airports when flying north, Invercargill Airport general manager Nigel Finnerty says.
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Young farming family hit hard by deluge

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:36
Offers of assistance from strangers have buoyed the spirits of Cody, Ella (3), Rosie and Beau (2) Cowley on their flood-affected Taieri farm. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery The grass is not always greener on the Cowley family’s dairy farm on the Taieri Plain.
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More carparks to be lost

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:36
Dunedin could lose another 250 car parks in the city centre to the new Dunedin Hospital.
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Clock on the hill strikes 50 years

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Alexandra’s ‘‘clock on the hill’’ had an upgrade to coloured LED lights earlier this year. Photos: Supplied The Alexandra Clock on the Hill is celebrating its big 5-0 today. Central reporter Adam Burns takes a look back at the town’s landmark — and how those 50 years have ticked by. 
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Sisters of Mercy a dark misnomer

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
A Dunedin boy dumped at a Catholic orphanage by his father endured five days of violence at the hands of the Sisters of Mercy. Half a century later, he is still searching for answers. Chris Morris reports.
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We have much to be grateful for ...

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Photos: Stephen Jaquiery/Peter McIntosh/Supplied Christmas is just around the corner, and David Loughrey is here with his annual A-Z guide to the year’s end. This year’s version considers all that Dunedin has to be thankful for, alongside some only vaguely related thoughts.
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Harris Mts ski touring proposal

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Erik Bradshaw The "magnificent" landscapes along a proposed ski touring route between Coronet Peak and Treble Cone skifields should attract many outdoor enthusiasts, Coronet Peak Station manager Russell Hamilton says.
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Roading project progresses

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
The NZ Transport Agency has issued an update on the Edendale realignment project.
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Sand sausages to goin favour of armouring

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Sand sausages at Oamaru Harbour. Photo: Hamish MacLean Oamaru's brief affair with sand sausages is coming to an end.
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Golden opportunities seen at mining centre, which has new Doc lease

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Gold-mining artefacts at Goldfields Mining Centre. Photos: Mountain Scene A gold-mining centre on the Queenstown tourist trail with "phenomenal" potential is on the market.
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Job done

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Photo: Gregor Richardson The private charter tug Christine Mary left Dunedin early yesterday bound for Auckland, having delivered an 85 tonne barge to Port Otago earlier in the week.
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House prices hit new highs in 6 regions

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
The median house price in Dunedin has risen 14.3% since last November. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Median house prices across the country continue to rise, six regions recording new highs, including Southland.
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Family-oriented club grass-roots winner

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Members of the South Pacific sports club from its various codes (from left) Ana Moses, Manassa Kutia, Maine Mareko-Johnson, David Reedy, Gianna Leoni, Natalie Visger, Bailey Wharerimu and Shaun Tahau, at the North Ground after winning New Zealand Rugby League’s grass-roots club of the year this week. Photo: Gregor Richardson In many ways the South Pacific sports club is a trailblazer in the south — and now it has received national recognition.
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McCaw to tackle Coast to Coast

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Richie McCaw Former All Black and new father Richie McCaw has signed up for February’s Coast to Coast n which he and long-term friend and Adventure Racing team-mate Rob Nichol will take on the tandem team event.
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Tough draw for Otago at national tournament

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Otago has been hit with a tough draw but is intending to try to slide past the opposition at the national sevens tournament in Tauranga today.
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Early Christmas at Ascot Park Raceway

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Southland Racing Club president Sean Bellew shows off some of the electronic wristbands to be used at today’s Christmas at the Races in Invercargill. Photo: Ben Waterworth Christmas is coming early to Invercargill today  and the annual Christmas at the Races meeting is expected to draw thousands of people.
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Schist breathing new life into old area

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Heritage stonemasons (from left) Paul Myall and Murray Reeves, both of Clyde, and Keith Hinds, of St Bathans, take a break from stonework they are doing on the 1870 ‘‘second school’’ building near the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. The building is one of three to be partially restored in a project to beautify areas along Lake Dunstan. Photo: Pam Jones About 40 tonnes of schist has restored historic remains that will hopefully bring "new purpose" to an area near the Cromwell Heritage Precinct, those behind the project say.
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