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Mataura River above Gore over-allocated, ES says

9 hours 17 min ago
The Mataura River. PHOTO: ODT FILES The Mataura River above Gore has too many takers — and some of them are going to have to be givers.
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Reform process leaves council doubtful

9 hours 17 min ago
Gary Kircher. PHOTO: ODT FILES If a decision to opt in or out of the Government’s Three Waters reform had to be made today, the Waitaki District Council would be opting out, Mayor Gary Kircher says.
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Public pitching in for blanket fort goal

9 hours 17 min ago
Judy Gabites has sewn together thousands of peggy squares for Timaru District Libraries’ mission to make a world record-breaking blanket fort. PHOTO: HELEN HOLT A Timaru world record attempt is coming together stitch by stitch.
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Surge cuts power, damages appliances

9 hours 17 min ago
PHOTO: ODT FILES An electricity surge has damaged electrical equipment and cut power to homes in a Central Otago town.
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Businesses betting on holidays

9 hours 17 min ago
Sean Langton and his wife bought the Fox Glacier General Store earlier this year. PHOTOS: RNZ/TESS BRUNTON On the main street of Fox Glacier village the sound of a lone mower has replaced the campervans and cars, as businesses hold out hope for a school holiday boost after a long and difficult winter.
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Liquor ban widened for Labour Weekend

9 hours 17 min ago
Police say an expanded liquor ban at Loch Laird near Otematata will help keep people safe this Labour Weekend.
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Rural burglaries prompt police warning

9 hours 17 min ago
PHOTO: ODT FILES Oamaru police are investigating a spate of burglaries at rural properties, and have issued a reminder to farmers to lock up their property.
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Primary school may close after 120 years

9 hours 17 min ago
St Joseph’s School in Magnetic St, Port Chalmers, may soon close due to low roll numbers. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON A small Port Chalmers school may close after more than 120 years.
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False alarm

9 hours 17 min ago
People were evacuated from the ANZ bank building on the corner of George St and Moray Pl yesterday after reports of a burning smell on Level 1.
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DVML chief executive taking pragmatic approach

9 hours 17 min ago
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Terry Davies admits he will have a little knot in the pit his stomach when he watches the All Blacks play a landmark test against the Springboks in, of all places, Townsville this weekend.
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Dunedin’s dog population on best behaviour

9 hours 17 min ago
Tessa Day and Jaxon (20 months) walk their English Bulldog, Archie, along John Wilson Ocean Dr in Dunedin. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Despite Dunedin’s dog citizenry growing this year, the city’s pooch population is made up of very good dogs indeed, as canine crimes are trending downwards.
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Winning start for Ferns against England

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:20
New Zealand's Kelly Jury blocks England's George Fisher during game one at Christchurch Arena tonight. After almost seven months off the international court and a heavily disrupted build-up, the Silver Ferns overcame their challenges to open the Taini Jamison Trophy series in style tonight.
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Winning start for Ferns against England

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:11
New Zealand's Kelly Jury blocks England's George Fisher during game one at Christchurch Arena tonight. After almost seven months off the international court and a heavily disrupted build-up, the Silver Ferns overcame their challenges to open the Taini Jamison Trophy series in style tonight.
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Collins filmed without mask at Queenstown cafe

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:22
National leader Judith Collins and deputy leader Shane Reti at the Queenstown cafe. Image: supplied via NZ Herald National leader Judith Collins has admitted she made a mistake after being caught on video at the weekend ordering ice cream at the counter of a Queenstown café without wearing a mask.
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Collins filmed without mask at Queenstown cafe

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:13
National leader Judith Collins and deputy leader Shane Reti at the Queenstown cafe. Image: supplied via NZ Herald National leader Judith Collins has admitted she made a mistake after being caught on video at the weekend ordering ice cream at the counter of a Queenstown café without wearing a mask.
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N Korea warns US risks 'dangerous nuclear arms race'

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 19:40
Pyongyang has slammed Washington for supporting its own and allies' weapons development while condemning the North's programmes as threats to regional peace and security. Photo: Getty Images North Korea has warned the United States risked a dangerous nuclear arms race by providing submarine technology to Australia, criticising its "double standards" and vowing counter-measures.
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N Korea warns US risks 'dangerous nuclear arms race'

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 19:38
Pyongyang has slammed Washington for supporting its own and allies' weapons development while condemning the North's programmes as threats to regional peace and security. Photo: Getty Images North Korea has warned the United States risked a dangerous nuclear arms race by providing submarine technology to Australia, criticising its "double standards" and vowing counter-measures.
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Power surge fries electronics in Central Otago town

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:40
An electricity surge has damaged electrical equipment and cut power to homes in a Central Otago town.
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Pair caught at border with cash, boot full of KFC

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 16:32
Photo: RNZ Police have arrested two gang associates they say were trying to get past Auckland's border on a back road with a large quantity of cash and KFC.
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Watch live: Auckland moving to level 3 tomorrow

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 16:08
The Government is set to announce any changes to alert level settings as authorities scramble to respond to new community cases outside of Auckland's lockdown.
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