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Winning own Open 'a great feeling'

15 hours 19 min ago
Greg Turner (left) and Mahal Pearce at a golf event at Chisholm Park links in 2016.PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON As the New Zealand Open celebrates its 100th birthday next week, Steve Hepburn talks to two Otago-based golfers who have won the national open. The Open will start next Thursday at Millbrook and the Hills in Arrowtown.
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Endurance runner to tackle Death Valley

15 hours 19 min ago
Dunedin ultra-endurance runner and joiner GlennSutton is all set to line up at the Badwater 135 in July this year.PHOTO: ADVENTURE MEDIA GROUP/DEREK MORRISON Dunedin ultra-endurance runner Glenn Sutton will line up for a third crack at the world's toughest foot race.
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Tough day for NZ curlers

15 hours 19 min ago
New Zealand had a disappointing day at the world junior championships in Canada yesterday.
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Fire at Harraways in Green Island

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:52
A fire has broken out at the Harraway & Sons building on Main South Rd in Green Island this evening. 
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Man charged after flamethrower used in Tasman

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:31
A man has been charged following the use of a flamethrower during a complete fire ban near Nelson.
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Ex-foreign minister Julie Bishop retires

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:31
gettyimages-1070796498.jpg Julie Bishop has been an MP since 1998, and was Australia's first female foreign minister and deputy Liberal leader. Photo: Getty Images Julie Bishop says it was an "immense honour" to serve as Australia's first woman foreign minister, as she announced her retirement from federal parliament at the next election.
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Landlord with 80 homes: proposed tax will hurt renters

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:09
gettyimages-154944729.jpg Photo: Getty Images A Hastings landlord who owns about 80 homes across the region says a proposed capital gains tax could backfire on those who can only afford to rent.
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Pair accused over Dunedin death named

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:43
A scene guard outside a Lock St home, believed to be the location of a violent crime. Photos: Stephen Jaquiery The man and woman arrested in Rotorua in relation to a death in Dunedin on Monday have been remanded into custody without plea after court appearances today.
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Tax proposal 'an assault on Kiwi way of life'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:38
National leader Simon Bridges with deputy Paula Bennett. Photo: NZ Herald National has come out swinging in response to the Tax Working Group's final report, saying its recommendations are an attack on the Kiwi way of life.
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Homicide investigation after baby girl dies in Kaitaia

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:34
Northland Police have launched a homicide following the death of a baby girl in Kaitaia.
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Dozens dead in chemical building blaze

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:22
The blaze broke out at a warehouse storing chemicals in Dhaka. Photo: Reuters The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 56 on Thursday, a fire official said, and could keep climbing as fire fighters combed the wreckage of the destroyed building.
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Conservative MPs jump ship to Independents

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:07
2019-02-20t205010z_1977532978_rc1dd0627170_rtrmadp_3_britain-eu-conservatives-quit.jpg From left: Former Conservative MPs Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston arrive at a news conference in London. Photo: Reuters Three MPs from Britain's governing Conservatives have quit over the government's "disastrous handling of Brexit", in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party around plans to leave the European Union.
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Brexit talks: Time of the essence, says May

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:54
2019-02-20t183249z_930976674_rc13cd4cb410_rtrmadp_3_britain-eu.jpg British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Reuters British Prime Minister Theresa May has held "constructive" talks in Brussels, seeking concessions on Brexit from a sceptical European Union, her strategy under strain after the defection of three of her MPs.
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The 1975, DJ Harris take top BRIT awards

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:41
The 1975 won BRITs for British Group and Album of the Year. Photo: Reuters The 1975 and DJ Calvin Harris were the main winners at the BRIT Awards, each scooping two prizes at Britain's annual pop music honours.
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Potential bogey for $30m golf course

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:11
21feb-news-hogansweb.jpg The Hogans Gully golf course clubhouse designed by Auckland architect Andrew Patterson. Image: Supplied An application for a $30 million, 18-hole championship golf course near Arrowtown has hit the rough.
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'Empire' actor charged with filing false police report

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:00
jussie-smollettreuters.jpg 'Empire' singer and actor Jussie Smollett. Photo: Reuters Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday (local time) with filing a false police report when he said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said, with the actor now facing arrest.
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Zero fines after booze crackdown

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 14:42
Public drinking like this has been outlawed . Photo: NZ Police Queenstown cops issued zero fines in the first two months of the resort’s controversial booze crackdown.
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Pike River mine re-entry reminds Kaitangata of another disaster

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:38
Kaitangata Coal Mine, November 15, 1905, 26 years after a tragic explosion that killed 34 men and boys working at the site. Photo: Otago Images/Otago Daily Times As operations ramp up on the West Coast to re-enter Pike River mine, in another small mining town minds are turning to another tragedy underground - the death of 34 men and boys in Kaitangata in 1879.
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Wild weather could bring summer snow

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:32
Wild weather is expected to batter most of the country in the coming days, bringing thunderstorms, heavy rain and even some snow.
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Late goals give Man City win at Schalke

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:13
2019-02-20t215531z_1932596438_rc15ef0c5f00_rtrmadp_3_soccer-champions-s04-mci.jpg Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their third goal. Photo: Reuters Ten-man Manchester City staged a dramatic comeback with late goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling securing them a 3-2 win at Schalke 04 in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Wednesday that put the English side in the driving seat.
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