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Third top council exec resigns

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 04:30
Lichelle Guyan. PHOTO: ODT FILES The "face" of the Waitaki District Council’s Ohau fire recovery has resigned.
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River turned green as part of Hands-On project

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 04:30
Dye is released into the Water of Leith yesterday as part of an educational exercise organised by the University of Otago School of Geography and the annual Hands-On at Otago programme. PHOTOS: GERARD O’BRIEN Senior secondary school pupils from throughout the country undertook a wide range of research programmes yesterday during the latest Hands-On at Otago week in Dunedin.
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Drivers gear up for veteran car rally

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 04:30
Emma Boult (15) gives her father Phill’s 1913 Alldays and Onions car a clean, in preparation for this year’s Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Car Rally. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN Phill Boult has so many fond memories of rides in his father’s 1913 Alldays and Onions veteran car, but driving over Lookout Point is not one of them.
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YouTube suspends Trump's channel

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 20:27
Donald Trump's channel can't upload new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days, which may be extended, YouTube says. Photo: Reuters YouTube has suspended Donald Trump's channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week's assault on the US Capitol by the president's supporters.
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US executes first woman in nearly 70 years

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 20:16
Challenges were fought across multiple federal courts on whether to allow execution. Photo: Courtesy of Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via Reuters The US government has executed convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row.
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Everyone out as seal and sea lion join in

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 18:37
Swimmers cooling off at St Kilda Beach this afternoon had to get out of the water after a seal and sea lion decided to join them.
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Two-vehicle crash in Prebbleton

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 18:06
Emergency services have been called to a two-vehicle crash in the Selwyn District.
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Woman facing murder charge after body found in Christchurch

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 17:48
A woman has been charged with murder after a man's body was found at a north Christchurch property - the third homicide investigation this month in the Garden City.
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Cannabis grown in every room including roof

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 16:53
Dylan Pattison was jailed for just over two years when he appeared for sentencing today. Photo: Rob Kidd A man who used every room in a Dunedin flat - including the roof space - to grow cannabis has been jailed for two years and four months.
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Cannabis grown in every room including roof

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 16:28
Dylan Pattison was jailed for just over two years when he appeared for sentencing today. Photo: Rob Kidd A man who used every room in a Dunedin flat - including the roof space - to grow cannabis has been jailed for two years and four months.
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Pence won't move to expel Trump

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 16:12
Vice President Mike Pence (right) says using the 25th Amendment to oust President Donald Trump. isn't in the best interest of the nation. Photo: Getty Images At least three Republicans says they will join Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump over the attack on the US Capitol, as Vice President Mike Pence rejected calls to use a constitutional manoeuvre to oust him.
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Pence won't move to expel Trump

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 16:06
Vice President Mike Pence (right) says using the 25th Amendment to oust President Donald Trump. isn't in the best interest of the nation. Photo: Getty Images At least three Republicans says they will join Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump over the attack on the US Capitol, as Vice President Mike Pence rejected calls to use a constitutional manoeuvre to oust him.
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NZ rep boxer jailed for 'vigilante justice'

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 15:54
Kurt Tamati Winklemann. Photo: ODT files After detaining his victim, Kurt Tamati Winklemann beat him, told him he would shoot him in the back of the head, then put a beanie over his face and drove him to a rural roadside near Outram.
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NZ rep boxer jailed for 'vigilante justice'

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 15:27
Kurt Tamati Winklemann. Photo: ODT files After detaining his victim, Kurt Tamati Winklemann beat him, told him he would shoot him in the back of the head, then put a beanie over his face and drove him to a rural roadside near Outram.
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Controversial Aussie cheese gets new name

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 15:01
Australian cheese brand Coon has a new name - Cheer.
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How does impeachment work?

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 15:00
Donald Trump has served one term as President. Photo: Reuters The  US House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump as soon as Wednesday, accusing him of inciting insurrection ahead of last week's storming of the Capitol.
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Scores investigated over Capitol riot

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:59
Demonstrators gather at the west entrance of the Capitol in Washington DC during the protest last week. Photo: Reuters The US Justice Department has opened criminal investigations on more than 170 individuals for their involvement in the riot at the US Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters, and investigators aim to charge people with assault and seditious conspiracy, the top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. says.
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Pre-riot speech 'totally appropriate': Trump

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:58
US President Donald Trump speaks during a visit at the US-Mexico border wall, in Alamo, Texas. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump, facing impeachment on a charge of "incitement of insurrection", has denied responsibility for his supporters' violent invasion of the US Capitol last week and said his remarks before the siege were appropriate.
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How does impeachment work?

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:51
2020-04-18t223641z_1819772060_rc2a7g92lkjh_rtrmadp_3_health-coronavirus-usa_0.jpg Donald Trump has served one term as President. Photo: Reuters The  US House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump as soon as Wednesday, accusing him of inciting insurrection ahead of last week's storming of the Capitol.
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Former Otago man caught in grooming sting

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:25
Kevin John Orchard stands in the dock at the Wellington District Court during sentencing for sexual grooming. Photo via NZ Herald Warning: Contains explicit content
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