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Fountain set to flow next week

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Work to restore Craig Fountain, in the Oamaru Public Gardens, is scheduled to be completed by the end of next week. Photo: Daniel Birchfield The restoration of Craig Fountain, in the Oamaru Public Gardens, is almost finished and water is expected to be flowing again by the end of next week.
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Ryman plans village in Victoria

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Ryman Healthcare is planning to build a new $95million retirement village in Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia.
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Dunedin's economy expanding

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Including forestry, meat, horticultural products and seafood; pictured, finished sawn lumber at Pan Pac's Milburn plant. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Dunedin's economy is buoyant with 2% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for the year to September, underpinned by population growth, including migrant gains.
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Otago avoiding retail slump felt elsewhere

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Dougal McGowan Otago is missing the retail spending slump being seen in other regions, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive Dougal McGowan says.
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Foodstuffs sheds 14 staff at Dunedin distribution centre

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Foodstuffs has confirmed 14 finance and administration staff at its Dunedin distribution centre have lost their jobs, with the last expected to be gone by the end of the month.
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Chatham probes rare-earth-mineral recovery

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
The seabed sample grabber used by Chatham Rock Phosphate in 2013, which also brought up rare earth mineral samples from the Chatham Rise seafloor. Photo: Supplied Would-be seabed miner Chatham Rock Phosphate has identified lucrative rare earth minerals on the Chatham Rise seafloor, and is now studying whether they can be separated from the mined sand.
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Where are they now?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Every year the Otago Daily Times profiles promising secondary school sports stars. But where do they all go? Jeff Cheshire takes a look  at the 2007 class a decade on.
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Reassessing responses to disputes

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:30
Portland State University academic Molly Wallace addresses the Rethinking Pacifism conference at the University of Otago yesterday. Photo: Peter McIntosh Becoming a mother gave her a new perspective on pacifism and conflict resolution, Portland State University academic Molly Wallace says.
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Teacher accessed dating site while supervising students

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:27
A former Napier teacher who accessed a dating website while supervising students has been censured by the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal.
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Cromwell hottest place to be

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:05
cromwell_aerial_02_29092016_0.jpg It was another beautiful day in Cromwell. Photo: ODT Parts of the South sweltered for a second day, with Cromwell reaching its highest-ever spring temperature on record with 33.3degC.
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Pike disaster: Decision not to lay charges 'unlawful'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 18:08
gettyimages-107098326.jpg Peter Whittall was in charge of the West Coast mine when the blast happened in November 2010, killing 29 workers. Photo: Getty Images Grieving Pike River families have been granted a moral victory, with the Supreme Court ruling the decision not to lay charges against former mine boss Peter Whittall was unlawful.
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Water tank falls on woman

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:58
A woman has been injured after after a water tank fell on her south of Auckland.
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Motorcyclist injured in Dunedin

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:37
A motorcyclist has been injured after colliding with a car in Dunedin this afternoon.
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Camper van tips in Lindis Pass

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:14
Passengers in a camper van have managed to get out after the vehicle turned over on its side in the Lindis Pass.
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Efficiency ups processing at Westland Milk

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:05
Improved plant efficiencies have contributed to an increase in processed milk through the Hokitika dairy factory, Westland Milk Products says.
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Council Lotto syndicate splits $500k

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:53
A Westland District Council staff syndicate has split last Saturday's $500,000 first division Lotto win eight ways.
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Scrub fire near Alexandra quarry

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:45
Firefighters douse a small scrub fire near Alexandra this afternoon. Photo: Tom Kitchin Firefighters attended a small scrub fire near Alexandra this afternoon.
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Ashes newcomers show defiance for England

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:23
England's James Vince plays the ball down the leg side on day one of the first Ashes test at the Gabba. Photo: Getty Images Alastair Cook fell cheaply but Mark Stoneman and James Vince showed impressive defiance in their Ashes debuts to steer England to 59 for one at lunch on the first day of the series-opening test in Brisbane on Thursday.
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Two arrested on drug charges in Southland

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:21
Two people have been arrested by Southland Police in Riversdale on drugs charges.
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Buller council refuses to sign district plan

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:12
Buller Mayor Garry Howard. Photo: Greymouth Star For the fourth time the Buller District Council has refused to sign up to one district plan for the West Coast, a proposal from the other councils to stave off amalgamation.
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