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Forestry investment far from straight forward venture

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Contractors at work on a Dunedin City Council-owned City Forests plantation near Dunedin. PHOTO: SUPPLIED As forest fires, and climate change debate, rage across the Tasman (and our thoughts and best wishes go out to our Australian cousins), the topic of forestry in NZ has arisen over the Christmas break.
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Outram sections sell like hot cakes

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
All 35 sections at the Maungatua view subdivision at Outram are either sold or on hold. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY A planned new subdivision in Outram is a case of contractor turned developer for Kelvin Read.
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New year time for business ideas

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Regional business partner programme growth adviser Ross Grey has noticed an increasing number of businesses in Dunedin looking for ways to grow at the turn of the new year. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Ross Grey must sometimes feel a bit like a personal trainer in a gym due to the frequency of people asking for help in January.
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Good wins for Bandits, Lions and Swans

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
The South Otago premier competition resumed with three emphatic results over the weekend.
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Markham stands tall for University-Grange

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Kaikorai 205 for nine lost to Uni-Grange 208 for four
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Young star and old hand triumph at national championship

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Teenager Ava Henderson (Christchurch) on the way to winning the open women’s title. PHOTOS: GERARD O’BRIEN Two new champions claimed national surfing glory at St Clair Beach on Saturday.
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Lovelock Mile: close but not quite for Baan

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Joshua Baan. Joshua Baan went close but ultimately came up just short of a lucrative trip to Timaru.
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Organisers happy as event goes downhill

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Auckland rider Sacha Earnest at the beginning of the Bluff Hill track. PHOTOS: LUISA GIRAO About 80 riders from all over the country descended on Bluff at the weekend for the opening round of the national mountain biking downhill series.
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South Island Titles event great success despite wind

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
BMX riders descended on Alexandra at the weekend for a chance to claim a South Island title and new personal best.
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Action needed now on scalpers

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
We have all heard the stories. Excited fans arriving at a venue, only to be turned away because their overpriced tickets are not valid.
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Here’s some advice, and whatever you do, apologise

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Neil Wagner. Photo: Getty Images My Uncle Norm, the famed Agony Aunt columnist, asks Wit’s End to help bandage troubled minds by running the overflow of anguished letters begging for his advice.
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Going cold turkey without internet worth it

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Without internet access I felt left out, missing what my friends were doing, seeing where they were having lunch or taking walks. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Imagine a month without the internet. Diana Wagman explains. 
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Education on marijuana

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images The legalisation of marijuana in parts of the United States has already taken place. Elizabeth Heubeck argues it should come with a public health campaign. 
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Helping those stricken at sea

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Coastguard Dunedin president John Campbell (right) with other members (from left) Scott Turner, Barry Harwood, Tea Gilbert and Mac McDonald, are among volunteers who operate Dunedin Rescue, an 8.5m Protector, out of the Broad Bay Boating Club.PHOTOS: PETER MCINTOSH By land, air or sea, groups of willing volunteers are on stand-by in the South - ready to lend a helping hand to those most in need. In the first of a series, reporter Chris Morris talks to Coastguard Dunedin. 
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Draw a lost opportunity, O’Reilly says

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
In the end a draw may have been a fortunate result.
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Devereux has good round one

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Seth Devereux Tapanui racer Seth Devereux has started his New Zealand 600 Supersport Championship campaign on a positive note.
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Otago athletes do well at games

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Campbell Wright Otago's Winter Youth Olympians have made a competitive start to the Games in Switzerland.
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Walking last resort after road closed

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Travellers head towards and away from Queenstown Airport on Saturday morning on foot after a serious crash shut Frankton Rd — the main route from Queenstown to the airport — for several hours.PHOTO: PHILIP CHANDLER People ditched their cars on the side of Frankton Rd on Saturday morning, opting instead to walk to Queenstown Airport after a serious crash forced police to close the road for more than four hours.
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Extinction Rebellion group holds Australian bushfires vigil

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
A vigil was held in Invercargill on Saturday for those affected by the Australian bushfires.
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Brown defends her open title

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:30
Beth Brown (Taieri) delivers a bowl while opponent Lee Grigg (Green Island) looks on. Brown defeated Grigg 21-10 in the final of the Bowls Dunedin open women's singles title at Outram yesterday to retain her title. PHOTO: WAYNE PARSONS Beth Brown's ability to apply pressure and draw the shot from the outset enabled her to successfully defend the Bowls Dunedin open women's singles title at Outram yesterday.
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