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Honours bound up in evolution of nationhood

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:01
Sir George Grey, who in 1848 became the first New Zealand resident to be knighted. PHOTO: MINISTRY FOR CULTURE AND HERITAGE Queen’s Birthday Honours reveal a New Zealand slowly recovering from its "imperial hangover", writes Katie Pickles.
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Honour confirmed by Queen before death

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:01
Joan Wilson, wife of the late Dave Cull, with a letter from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy confirming he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH CNZM David Charles Cull DunedinServices to local government The honour for former Dunedin mayor, the late Dave Cull, had been confirmed by the Queen before he died.
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Southern Queens's Birthday Honours 2021

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:01
David Ross Black ONZM
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Service included leading crisis responses

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:01
John Ombler has been made a CNZM for his public service. PHOTO: SUPPLIED CNZM Maxwell Gilbert ShepherdWanakaFor services to biotechnology and business Wanaka's John Ombler has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to public service, which has included leading responses to significant crises.
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Southerners among top eight

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:01
Sir Buck Shelford. Photo: Christine O'Connor Two well-known Southerners received the highest accolades in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours.
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Landscape artist new Otago knight

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:01
Otago's newest, and only, knight to be named in this years’ Queen’s Birthday honours list believes his honour stems from the growing maturity of New Zealanders as a people and as a nation.
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‘Acknowledgement by NZ of importance of fresh water’

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:01
Dame Carolyn Burns, of the University of Otago zoology department. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON Emerita Prof Carolyn Burns was "shocked" and humbled when she learnt she was being made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
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Cantabrians named on Queen's Birthday Honours list

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 05:00
Twenty-five Cantabrians have received Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours today.
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A shepherd to the herdsman

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
With new moon occurring on June 10, the early part of the night will be dark, making it the perfect time to stargaze. This week, we will explore a region of the sky often overlooked by local stargazers, simply because it never rises very far above the horizon.
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Planning for the many futures to come

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images It’s that time of year when I am writing the final lecture for my organisations and sustainability class, which is on exam prep. The exam question requires students to create a narrative scenario of a plausible future.
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The height of walker delight

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Lounge armchairs are mounted at various points up the Kurow Hill track. PHOTOS: CLARE FRASER Lucky Kurow has the new Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail going right through it. The town’s gained an easy-access, flatland walking track along riverbank, past vineyard and farmland. In autumn the track’s fine yellow gravel is matched by golden poplars.
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Thought-provoking, contemplative pathway

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
what was or could be today (again) 2019, by Shannon Te Ao. PHOTO: SHANNON TE AO what was or could be today (again) 2019 is a recent video installation by artist Shannon Te Ao (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Wairangi, Te Papaka-o-Maui). Purchased in 2020 by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, it is currently on display on the ground floor.
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The importance of friendship

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images It’s good to have a few close friends. It’s good for our mental health among other things. And so it is with our youngsters, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
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When an argument is a croc

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Liz Breslin I was away from school the day they taught us about logical fallacies, writes Liz Breslin.
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Comfort foods to satisfy winter appetites

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Nigel Slater shares his delicious pumpkin soup and butternut pie recipes. 
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Taking the reins

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
From left: Owen Teale, Toni Collette and Damian Lewis in Dream Horse. Photo: Supplied Twenty years ago, one woman convinced her neighbours to buy, rear and train a thoroughbred racehorse. Now their  story is relived in a feelgood film, writes Vanessa Thorpe.
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People get ready

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Calla headlines Music For People next week. PHOTO: SUPPLIED In February 2020, just before everything turned to custard, New New New hosted its largest line-up of acts to date. The event was called Music for People and featured 11 vastly different acts ranging from hip-hop to indie rock and more.
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Orchardist to enjoy weekend sleep-ins

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Wes Reichel has attended his last Otago Farmers Market as a vendor. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Wes Reichel will be entitled to a sleep-in this weekend.
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Farmer vote on future of Beef + Lamb

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Farmers have the future of Beef + Lamb New Zealand in their hands.
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Different flow options illustrated with photos

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 04:30
Following public demand for evidence of what the Manuherikia River would look like under various minimum flows, the Otago Regional Council has released a suite of photos of the river at different flows.
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