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Residents in West Coast town warned of landslip risk

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:30
Granity residents have been called to a surprise briefing after the Buller District Council commissioned a geological report on landslip risk following heavy rainfall in February.
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Three cases of Monkeypox in country

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:30
The Ministry of Health reported New Zealand’s third case of Monkeypox on Tuesday, but said the risk of transmission was low.
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Joyrider blamed for fire

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:30
A Dunedin youth got drunk and took a ride-on lawnmower for a joyride before running out of fuel and then setting a bus stop on fire, police believe.
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Health workforce moves no quick fix

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:30
Anyone hoping for instant results from the Government’s announcement this week about its $14 million package for boosting the health workforce will be disappointed.
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Local author gives literary treasure trove to school, library

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:30
Millers Flat School principal Hilary Spedding sits with her pupils as they listen to local author Kyle Mewburn. PHOTO: TRACIE BARRETT A rural school with a roll of only 26 pupils received 195 new children’s and young adults’ books on Monday thanks to local author Kyle Mewburn.
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More information needed for parole decision

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:30
The Parole Board would not release Alex Seu because there was no update on her psychological progress. PHOTO: ODT FILES A transgender woman responsible for a sex attack in a Dunedin churchyard may be released from prison by the end of the year.
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Funding keeping creative work alive

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 03:30
Rosella Hart embraces the opportunity to develop work as the first of Te Whare o Rukutia residency winner. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Five new theatre residencies have been awarded to allow Dunedin practitioners to develop — rather than perform — new work.
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Art seen: 4 August

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 03:30
Altered States (Distress), by Maggie Covell. "Test Space: Data Meets Matter", Maggie Covell (University of Otago Law Faculty) The Otago University Law Faculty, on the upper floors of the university’s Richardson Building, is the site of an exhibition by Maggie Covell.
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The art of the acrobat

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 03:30
The team from Werk It love live performances, where they push their bodies to the limit. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The Dunedin Arts Festival launched its programme earlier this week and it features international guests for the first time since Covid-19 hit.
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