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'Generations of Kiwis' will pay for recovery

13 hours 4 min ago
Finance Minister Grant Robertson. Photo: Getty Images Generations of New Zealanders will be paying for the economic recovery caused by the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.
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Wimbledon to announce cancellation: report

13 hours 20 min ago
Wimbledon is expected to be cancelled later this week. Photo: Getty Images Wimbledon organisers will announce the tournament's cancellation this week, according to reports.
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Body found in Banks Peninsula harbour

13 hours 26 min ago
Diamond Harbour. Photo: Supplied The body of a woman has been discovered in a Banks Peninsula harbour.
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Olympics confirm dates for next year

13 hours 35 min ago
The Tokyo Olympics have confirmed to take place from July 23 to August 8 next year.
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Canterbury domestic violence cases spike in first week of lockdown

13 hours 36 min ago
Photo: Getty Images Less than a week into the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, Canterbury police have already dealt with one of their busiest days on record for domestic violence.
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Food waste, losses for greengrocer under trading ban

13 hours 53 min ago
File image. Photo: Unsplash / Nikos Kavvadas Rules preventing independent greengrocers from trading have led to huge food waste and potentially financial loss.
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Cheers as hospital ship arrives in New York

13 hours 59 min ago
The Comfort passes the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbour. Photo: Reuters People cheered the US Navy hospital ship Comfort as it sailed into New York on Monday - a beacon of the national effort to stanch the coronavirus outbreak at its US epicentre as the number of cases soared.
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'Generations of Kiwis' will pay for recovery

14 hours 12 min ago
Finance Minister Grant Robertson. Photo: Getty Images Generations of New Zealanders will be paying for the economic recovery caused by the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.
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Woman’s family urges others to test

14 hours 15 min ago
Anne Guenole Family of the Kaiata woman who on Sunday became the first New Zealander to die from Covid-19, have called on everyone who had contact with her to be tested.
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Reports of gunshots in Chch suburb being investigated

14 hours 27 min ago
Christchurch police are investigating reports of gunshots on Monday night.
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Covid-19: 14,000 could die in NZ if control efforts fail

14 hours 30 min ago
Photo: Getty Images More than 14,000 New Zealanders could die and tens of thousands more could be hospitalised if the country fails in its efforts to stamp out Covid-19, according to new research from Otago University.
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Appeal for help to find woman who came to aid of assault victim

14 hours 31 min ago
Police want to speak to the woman who assisted another female being assaulted on a Christchurch street on March 16.
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Police car crashes into tree after pursuit

14 hours 38 min ago
A police car crashed into a tree after abandoning a pursuit in Christchurch on Tuesday morning.
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Air NZ to start shedding staff

14 hours 57 min ago
Air NZ's boss says international travel made up two-thirds of the company's revenue and that was gone now for the forseeable future. Photo: ODT files Air New Zealand will start laying off workers this week and says Covid-19 has slashed its revenue by more than $5 billion.
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Life in isolation: Riri inspires Hot Mamas to keep training

16 hours 58 min ago
Stephanie and James Emery (back, centre) have been joined by a group of Kaiapoi mothers in “Running for Riri”, Amaria Emery (front, second from left). Photo: Supplied A group of Canterbury mothers are continuing to run on their own in support of a special little girl.
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Ask Dr Compost

18 hours 28 min ago
Compost is the ultimate soil builder and fertiliser, Ben Elms, aka Dr Compost, says. PHOTO: SI WILLIAMS Dear Dr, What can — and shouldn’t — go in the compost? So, for example, a lot of people don’t compost dock or couch grass, and various other perennials. But I tend to just throw it all in, for better or worse. Presumably if the heap gets hot enough or is left for long enough, it all rots down.
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Custody change must be in child’s interest

18 hours 28 min ago
Jenny Beck Seperated parents are being urged to put aside their conflicts and make decisions that are in the best interests of their children when it comes to custody-sharing arrangements during the lockdown.
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‘Normality’ may take some time

18 hours 28 min ago
Prof Michael Plank. PHOTO: CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY Prof Michael Plank, of Canterbury University, has, along with other researchers, been working long hours helping model how Covid-19 might spread in New Zealand. He answers questions from Otago Daily Times online editor Vaughan Elder.
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Farmers getting on with it

18 hours 28 min ago
Silage is racked at Crichton, beside the Milton highway, on Sunday. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Farmers are one of the essential services still operating under the Covid-19 lockdown and for many, it is "usiness as usual".
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Grapes harvested under strict protocols

18 hours 28 min ago
Grape vines being irrigated in Central Otago. PHOTO: MARK PRICE Central Otago’s grape harvest must go on — wine producers are deemed an essential service, meaning Covid-19 will not stop the 2020 vintage.
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