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Richie McCaw: Beware wounded All Blacks

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 17:32
gettyimages-1033529512.jpg Former All Black captain Richie McCaw has sounded a warning to the Wallabies ahead of tonight's Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland. Photo: Getty Images Tonight's Bledisloe Cup decider is an opportunity for the embattled All Blacks to turn things around and show everyone how good they are, champion former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says.
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Body discovered in Rotorua mountain bike park

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:55
Police cars near the scene where a body was discovered. Photo: Ryan Gray via NZME. A body has been discovered in a mountain bike park this morning.
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OBHS take out final against Kings

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:11
Otago Boys’ High School has won the final of the Otago premier schools competition today, beating Kings High School 34-17.
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Calves killed in fire: 'I wouldn't wish it on anybody'

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:43
A North Otago farmer whose newborn calves died in a shed fire says he "wouldn't wish it on anybody''.
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'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:39
Fonda poses for a portrait on a replica of the "Captain America" bike from 'Easy Rider' . Photo: Reuters Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film Easy Rider that captured the spirit of the era's counterculture movement, died on Friday (local time) at age 79, his family said in a statement.
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Watling saves day as Black Caps fight in thrilling test

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:11
gettyimages-1161866793.jpg The Black Caps were forced to scrap to 195-7 at stumps, with BJ Watling (above) having to save the day. Photo: Getty Images On day three of the first test between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka, the Galle pitch did what everyone expected — it deteriorated.
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Charges laid after Aussie tourist killed in Raglan

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:46
The victim of a shooting near Raglan early Friday morning has been identified as Australian tourist Sean McKinnon, of Victoria. Photo / Facebook via NZME. Police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder over the death of Australian tourist near Raglan yesterday.
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'We've had farmers intimidate us' - activists

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:56
Environmental activist Geoff Reid wants winter grazing to end. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Allegations of intimidation are emerging during a winter grazing stoush in Southland.
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England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks day

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 07:00
England's Jofra Archer celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Cameron Bancroft. Photo: Action Images via Reuters England fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on Friday, picking up three top order wickets to reduce Australia to 80-4 before rain wiped out the final two sessions at Lord's.
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Southern list MP facing challenging times

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Invercargill Labour list MP Liz Craig questions Educations Minister Chris Hipkins in Parliament last week. Photo: Parliament TV Former National Prime Minister Keith Holyoake's famous advice that first-term backbench MPs should learn to "breathe through their nose" before trying to make their mark on Parliament has echoed through the ages.
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Prisoners and the right to vote

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Photo: ODT files The two opposing views on prisoner rights to vote are both coherent and have their supporters.
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Output record delights new manager

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Alliance Group's Mataura plant manager Melonie Nagel. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Alliance Group recently marked the 2019 season at its Mataura plant in Southland by breaking a beef processing record. Business and Rural Editor Sally Rae talks to plant manager Melonie Nagel about breaking records — and life in New Zealand.
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Fourth Dunedin venture for AND

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Chefs Sam Harris (left) and Greg Piner, group sous chef Julien Delavoie (far right) and owner Andre Shi (front) work on Deja vu decor before opening. Photo: Gerard O'Brien AND Hospitality Group has emerged as one of the biggest players in the Dunedin food scene, investing in its fourth venture in the inner city in as many years.
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Cancer no battle and the small stuff satisfies

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images After he developed an unexpected new relationship with cancer* recently, David Loughrey has been stepping carefully through the nomenclature and narratives surrounding that disease. He also considers the good things about the big C.
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Road name could be first step

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
The previously unnamed section of road between the intersection of Kakanui Rd and Clayton St and the beach just short of the Kakanui Fishing Club boat ramp has been named Kakanui Bay Rd. Photo: Gus Patterson At a glance, a small road in Kakanui being given its first name might not appear to be very newsworthy.
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Crushed glass construction option

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Crushed recycled glass processed in Central Otago could be used for construction throughout the district.
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Building begins

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO: DANIEL BIRCHFIELD Demolition is complete and construction has started on the new Mitre 10 Mega shop in Oamaru.
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Funding loss threatens to stall project

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Project Bruce community development worker Kim Schiller (right), and Toko Hub co-ordinator Arna Smith inspect a recent community pride initiative by Milton Primary School. Photo: Richard Davison Milton community workers fear "transformative" momentum may be lost if continued funding for their work cannot be found.
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Project to affect timing of upgrade

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Clyde's heritage precinct. Photo: Getty Images The timing of a proposed upgrade of Clyde's heritage precinct will be adjusted to tie in with streetworks for Clyde's wastewater project.
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Medical officer serious about underprivileged

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:30
Newly appointed Southern District Health Board medical officer of health Anura Jayasinghe. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Improving health outcomes for underprivileged or under-resourced people is a major aim of recently appointed Southern District Health Board medical officer of health Anura Jayasinghe.
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