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Grief at the crib

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 03:30
Cheyne Jenkinson rehearses for The Raft at Dunedin’s Globe Theatre. PHOTO: SOFIE WELVAERT Aspects of the Globe’s latest production might seem eerily familiar to those who found being closeted with family during the Covid-19 lockdown forced some unresolved issues to the surface. Rebecca Fox talks to those involved in The Raft.
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Loads of rubbish

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 03:30
Smooth Hill, south of Brighton. An area used most recently for forestry, is now likely to become the town dump. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON A new Dunedin landfill is proposed for Smooth Hill, beyond Brighton. But does the city need a six million cubic metre hole in the ground in which to bury its waste? Bruce Munro asks around.
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Twinkle, twinkle little stars

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 03:30
This week, instead of drawing your attention to something high up, I’d like to do quite the opposite. I want you to try to find the fifth and sixth brightest stars, which will be near the horizon as darkness falls. Along the way, we will get to learn some atmospheric physics.
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Luscious, satisfying

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 03:30
Photo: Getty Images I have been pottering in the kitchen since early light, radio on, steam condensing on the windows, cooking long into the afternoon. I have been making pies. Not the simply executed single-crust shallow pies, but what you might call proper pies, with high, fragile sides, a crisp pastry base and deep, luscious fillings.
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Playing the parts

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 03:30
Black Power gang member Alex Raivaru (left), as Tug, and actor Jake Ryan, as Damage, in a scene from Savage. Photo: Supplied When Yvette Reid went to cast the film Savage, she wasn’t just looking for actors, she tells Tom McKinlay.
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Car hits pole on Blueskin Rd

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 19:01
A car has collided with a power pole in Dunedin.
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Near miss at Taieri Mouth

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 17:53
taieri_mouth_bar_09012016.jpg This photograph of Taieri Mouth, taken in 2016, shows a deeper water channel to the north, but the nearby bar often shifts. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Boaties are being urged to be careful crossing the bar at Taieri Mouth after a near miss today.
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Milford Rd to close due to avalanche risk

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 17:26
State Highway 94, between Te Anau and Milford, will close overnight.
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Police right to not stop anti-lockdown protesters - science denial expert

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 17:21
A few thousand people attended the Advance Party's demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns yesterday, with few wearing masks and little social distancing evident. Photo: NZ Herald Calls for more punitive action against anti-lockdown protesters, are being dismissed as unnecessary by organisers and some scientists alike.
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Rennie begins rebuild with 16 uncapped players in first Wallabies squad

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 16:35
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie. Photo: Getty Images New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has started his rebuild for the 2023 Rugby World Cup by naming 16 uncapped players to his first squad on Sunday for Bledisloe Cup tests against New Zealand and the Rugby Championship later this year.
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Prison time 'unfair': Isolation absconder

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 15:21
The mother jailed for absconding from a Hamilton isolation hotel says she spent the best part of seven days locked up in a cell on her own without a television.
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Crews called out to student area couch fires

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 15:07
Crews extinguished two couch fires in Dunedin's student area this morning.
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Teen who tried to save grandma found dead with dog on his lap

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 14:38
A young boy reported dead this week in one of Oregon’s wildfires is believed to have died trying to save his grandmother, who also died.
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Rescue 'window' still open: missing man's family

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 14:18
Southland man Lochie Bellerby, one of the two New Zealanders who were on the ship. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The family of a Southland man missing after an animal freighter capsized in the South China Sea says focus should remain firmly on rescue while a "window" is still open.
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Queenstown tourism services company 'a Covid victim'

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 14:05
Very sad': Former Whyte Waters director John MacDonald. Photo: Mountain Scene A long-time Queenstown tourism marketing and online booking company appears to be a Covid-19 victim.
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Rescue 'window' still open: missing man's family

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 13:45
i-lochiebellerby.jpg Southland man Lochie Bellerby, one of the two New Zealanders who were on the ship. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The family of a Southland man missing after an animal freighter capsized in the South China Sea says focus should remain firmly on rescue while a "window" is still open.
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Hunt goes on for escaped murderer

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 13:29
Katrina Epiha escaped while being returned to prison from hospital. Photo / Supplied The police hunt for a convicted murderer who escaped while being returned to prison from hospital has entered its third day.
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Health worker one of two new Covid cases

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 13:28
Prevention measures and PPE use at Auckland's Jet Park Hotel are being reviewed after a worker tested positive, the first case in the five and a-half months the quarantine facility has been operating.
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Milford Road to close as rain bears down

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 13:21
The Milford Road (State Highway 94) will close overnight between Te Anau and Milford owing to forecast heavy weather.
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Health worker one of two new Covid cases

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 12:53
Prevention measures and PPE use at Auckland's Jet Park Hotel are being reviewed after a worker tested positive, the first case in the five and a-half months the quarantine facility has been operating.
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