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Ballantynes opens new retail space

9 hours 5 min ago
Pottery Barn at Ballantynes. Photo: Supplied. Ballantynes has opened its new 2800 sq m retail area, saying goodbye to the "cramped" temporary spaces it has had since the earthquakes.
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Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of border town

9 hours 7 min ago
Buildings and houses are seen as Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters patrol near Ras al Ain Town, Syria. Photo: Reuters The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a United States-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete.
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Getting vets to come south 'challenging'

9 hours 16 min ago
VetSouth director Mark Bryan. Photo: Supplied Attracting vets to the southern rural region and then retaining them can be a challenge, says VetSouth managing director and practising vet Mark Bryan.
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Passion for workers’ wellbeing

9 hours 23 min ago
Serena Lyders, of Te Puta­hitanga o Te Waipounamu. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Serena Lyders, of Tokanui, comes from five generations of shearers, grew up among shearers, is married to a sheep and beef farmer, her three sons are shearers and her 2-year-old granddaughter already has her own miniature woolshed broom.
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'Heartless, classless': MediaWorks star blasts Winston

9 hours 30 min ago
The AM Show co-host Mark Richardson The AM Show co-host Mark Richardson has blasted Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters for his comments following the announcement MediaWorks' TV arm is up for sale.
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Coroner to probe how inmate hit own head 100 times

9 hours 53 min ago
Sentry Taitoko died in police custody. Photo: Facebook A Coroner will today hold an inquest into the death of a South Auckland man who managed to hit his head more than 100 times in a police cell after his arrest.
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Cannabis festival debt of $70,000

10 hours 1 min ago
Joe Nicolson Performers and contractors at a controversial Otago cannabis festival have been left high and dry as the event's organiser tries to pay off debt of $70,000.
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Rowing through weeds, needles and condoms

10 hours 21 min ago
Scott Martlew is concerned for his health and safety white kayaking at Kerrs Reach Kayakers and rowers are paddling through overgrown weeds, used needles and condoms at Kerrs Reach. Katie Harris investigates why more isn’t being done to safeguard the area for river users?
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Man dies after assault in Hornby

10 hours 29 min ago
Canterbury police are investigating a homicide after a man in his 30s died after being assaulted in Hornby yesterday.
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Man dies after assault in Hornby

10 hours 30 min ago
Canterbury police are investigating a homicide after a man in his 30s died after being assaulted in Hornby yesterday.
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AOS member 'feared' for his safety during training

10 hours 37 min ago
Two members of the Armed Offenders Squad. Photo: RNZ/File A former member of the Armed Offenders Squad was told he could be the victim of an accident during a firearms training session he was leading.
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AOS member 'feared' for his safety during training

10 hours 46 min ago
A former member of the Armed Offenders Squad was told he could be the victim of an accident during a firearms training session he was leading.
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ODT quiz: October 21

11 hours 22 min ago
Test your local and general knowledge by taking the Otago Daily Times quiz for Monday, October 21.
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Plans to fight number plate thefts

13 hours 22 min ago
The Hornby Community Patrol wants to work with car-dealers, factories and businesses in Hornby with large fleets of cars to refit number plates with anti-theft screws. But so far feedback hasn't been overly positive. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN A bold plan to stop vehicle licence plate thefts may have come unstuck.
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Family gathers at Maureen's memorial

13 hours 22 min ago
THREE GENERATIONS: Benjamin Imrie sits with father, Grant Imrie and grandfather, Bruce Imrie, as they reflect on the life of Maureen Imrie near Shag Rock, where she died in 2017. More than 50 family and friends of a woman who died near Shag Rock in 2017 gathered at a new stone seat to remember her.
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Son follows in father's footsteps with sculptures

13 hours 22 min ago
Renowned McCormacks Bay sculptor Llew Summers, who died on August 1, lives on through his artwork which is displayed in public spaces across the city.
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Rowing through weeds, needles and condoms

13 hours 22 min ago
Scott Martlew is concerned for his health and safety white kayaking at Kerrs Reach Kayakers and rowers are paddling through overgrown weeds, used needles and condoms at Kerrs Reach. Katie Harris investigates why more isn’t being done to safeguard the area for river users?
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Triathlete humble with success

13 hours 22 min ago
Erin Baker won two Ironman World Championship titles in Hawaii and is widely regarded as a pioneer of the sport. One of the world’s most gruelling events took place at the weekend when more than 2000 athletes competed in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. This week The Star continues its Canterbury sporting legends series with a look at one of the sport’s greats. Gordon Findlater caught up with Erin Baker.
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Ker heading NZIST working groups

13 hours 52 min ago
Phil Ker Otago Polytechnic's chief executive is leading two working groups looking at the design of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.
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Group to discuss oil drilling protest

13 hours 52 min ago
Protesters outside Distinction Hotel where an Environmental Protection Authority hearing was held in July. Photo: Jono Edwards Demonstrations against OMV drilling for oil in the Great South Basin will be discussed at a public meeting this week, the Dunedin branch of Extinction Rebellion says.
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