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New Otago recruit Gibson shows off skills

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
Otago seamer Travis Muller sends down a delivery while senior batsman Hamish Rutherford waits at the crease during an intra-squad game at Logan Park yesterday. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN New Otago recruit Jake Gibson has made a promising early impression.
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Potential seen for Lake Onslow project

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
Central Otago and the wider district needs to look at potential spin-offs from a proposed hydro storage scheme at Lake Onslow to avoid the boom-and-bust cycles of the past.
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Hospital on home stretch

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
In front of the nearly-complete Southern Cross CLT hospital are (from left) architect Tomasz Gibowicz of Warren and Mahoney, site manager Matthew Voigt, Warren and Mahoney architect Courtney Wright, project manager George Simons, services manager Keslie Stewart, quantity surveyor Willem Delport, development manager Brent Mitchell, health and safety representative Suzie Linda and adviser Andrew Blair. PHOTOS: TRACEY ROXBURGH The first operations at Queenstown’s new surgical hospital will be performed in January.
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Second arts festival ready to go

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
Toi Festival co-directors Sophie Lane (left) and Zoe Hawkins, of Wanaka. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Despite Covid-19 restrictions there is strong interest in Wanaka’s second Toi Festival of arts and design, which opens tonight .
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Training changes follow harbour incident

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
The bulk carrier Alam Seri (pictured in 2017) was entering Bluff Harbour in 2018 when it drifted off course, damaging two tug boats as well as the ship itself. PHOTO: SUPPLIED South Port has changed the way it trains staff after an incident in Bluff Harbour in which three vessels were damaged.
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Public to help pick projects

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
Tapanui’s main street may be in line for an upgrade next year, depending on the outcome of a community plan consultation given the go-ahead by Clutha District Council this week. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON West Otago can begin to look forward to civic improvements, after the Clutha District Council gave the go-ahead for community consultation on Wednesday.
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Trust to retain lines company ownership

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
In the end, there was a very clear mandate for the Waitaki Power Trust to retain the status quo.
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Service honoured with medal

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster presents Olaf Jensen with his meritorious service medal. PHOTO: STEPHEN A’COURT A southerner whose police career touched down across the South has been recognised for his 39 years of service.
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Flowing waters a gamble after rain

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
The considerable rainfall over the first few days of this week has raised the levels of all rivers and streams.
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Boaties warned of ‘significant’ change at Karitane estuary bar

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
PHOTO: SHANE FLAVELL Anyone wanting to use a boat at Karitane this weekend has been warned the bar at the entrance to the estuary has changed significantly.
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Safety, worth stressed

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:30
IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES At the same time as the drums beat ever louder for people to ward off the worst effects of Covid-19 by getting vaccinated, resistance remains. Facts can have a hard time getting through. Grant Miller digs into the science.
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