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From student activist to Labour list MP

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 04:30
New Dunedin Labour list MP Rachel Brooking. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH A political career which began as being the rear end of a pantomime cow in a student protest, has now got Dunedin lawyer Rachel Brooking elected to Parliament.
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Incumbent’s votes double nearest rival’s

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 04:30
Rino Tirikatene has recorded his biggest majority for Labour. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Rino Tirikatene made a comfortable return to Parliament in the Te Tai Tonga electorate, but said the Maori Party made the election a contest and would continue to keep Labour honest.
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Josh show gets job done for Otago

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 04:30
Otago blindside flanker Charles Elton heads towards the tryline as Counties-Manukau centre Sione Molia tries to stop him. PHOTOS: PETER MCINTOSH It was the Josh show for Otago yesterday as its structure held to secure its first home win of the season.
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Stags try hard but lack accuracy

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 04:30
Scott Eade looks to spread the ball to the backs against Taranaki in Invercargill Saturday night. Photo: Getty Images The last kick of the game rather summed up the whole match.
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Life of an artist

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:30
Ralph Hotere with two of the canvases from the "Window in Spain" series in 1979. PHOTO: ODT FILES It is fitting  a new book about Ralph Hotere shines light in darkness, sheds light about darkness and reveals the limits of light against darkness. Bruce Munro talks to acclaimed New Zealand writer Vincent O’Sullivan about the joys, insights and frustrations of writing a biographical portrait of his late friend, one of this country’s most significant, yet private, artists.
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Two paths to a shared fate

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:30
A combination picture shows a segment of the largest ice shelf in the Arctic breaking away. PHOTO: ESA/REUTERS We don’t yet have a complete understanding of sea ice loss, but we know what it is signalling.
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Invercargill’s other mayor to remember

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:30
Eve Poole (1924-92) was Invercargill's first female city councillor and its first female mayor. She served from 1983 until her death nine years later, having just been elected to her fourth term.
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A value-adding, practical guide to heading off the beaten track

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:30
PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN If you do not have a 4WD vehicle, this book may persuade you to get one.
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Facing the facts

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:30
Photo: Getty Images It’s time to face up to it. Face the facts. The fact is there are too many headshots by far in the world. And I’m not just talking about the politicians littering our roadsides in the past few weeks. Buying a house? Purchase it from this smilingly trustworthy visage. Need a laywer? This looks like a good one from the relative spacing of their eyes, writes Liz Breslin.
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Leading the chorus

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:30
Dunedin singer-songwriter Abby Wolfe. PHOTO: SUPPLIED All it took was a little help from her friends, and a cathedral. Abby Wolfe tells Tom McKinlay about her big new video.
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Not maddening, despite negativity

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 03:30
Block out the noise. Ignore all other reviews. Keep an open mind.
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