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Armed police to be deployed at Anzac Day services

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:28
anzac_dawn_service_250418_medium.jpg Police said it is important people not only feel safe to attend Anzac Day services but are safe. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Police say that while there's no specific threat to Anzac Day on Thursday, security will be tight.
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Investigators to interview crash survivors today

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:49
Investigators are on their way to Invercargill to interview the three men who survived a helicopter crash in the Southern Ocean.
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Sri Lanka warned of threat hours before bombings - sources

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:46
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (left) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Photo:Reuters Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off about an imminent attack by Islamist militants hours before a series of suicide bombings killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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'Bubbly' teen won't walk again after being hit by car

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:17
oceana_cameron_supplied.jpg Oceana Cameron, 16, has been described as bright, bubbly and loving. Photo: Supplied A bright and bubbly Rotorua teenager has been left with an uncertain future after being told she won't walk again. Oceana Cameron, 16, was hit by a car on Te Ngae Rd last Tuesday.
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Woman died a day after doctor misdiagnosis: coroner

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:03
doctor_addicted_to_class_c_drugs_536b4b3fa5.jpg A day earlier 42-year-old Parata had visited Dr Gerda Bruinsma saying she was short of breath and had been sweating at night and coughing for three days. Photo: File A woman found dead in her South Island home had been misdiagnosed a day earlier by her doctor, who failed to pick up signs of pneumonia.
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Authorities wary over linking Sri Lanka terror to Christchurch

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 08:58
Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade. Photo: Reuters Reports that the Sri Lankan suicide bombings over Easter weekend were retaliation for the Christchurch mosques terror attacks and were carried out by IS are being treated with caution by the New Zealand and Sri Lankan governments.
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PM joins forces with Macron to tackle terror and hate on social media

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 08:34
ardern_flags_getty_0.jpg Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: Getty Images Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will next month co-chair a meeting in Paris aimed at addressing how social media plays a part in promoting terrorism.
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Enviro group protests at Wanaka tree

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 08:31
Dozens of photographers gathered on the Lake Wanaka foreshore to take a picture of the iconic tree nestled in the water, but were struck with a different view from what they imagined.
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Christchurch attack survivors offered NZ residency

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 08:19
Many of the 50 people killed in New Zealand's worst terrorist attack were foreign nationals with families who are here on temporary visas. Photo: NZME People present during the Christchurch terrorist attacks and their immediate families can apply for a special permanent resident visa from today.
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Farm management whizz 'well on track'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Otago Southland dairy farm manager of the year James Matheson speaks at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Otago Southland field day at Bull Creek Rd, Outram last Wednesday. Photo: Linda Robertson At 19, James Matheson set a goal of having $1million equity by the time he was 30.
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New blood needed in primary industry

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Lincoln University's Prof Jonathan Hickford said there was expected to be a shortage of workers in agricultural support services, and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) areas and that needed to be addressed. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Young people need to be ''engaged'' to be attracted to work in the primary sector, says rural consultant John Bates, of Alexandra.
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Primary sector facing staff shortages

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Alliance Group runs regular recruitment programmes to attract local people to take up roles with the co-operative. Photo: Alliance Group Many industries within the primary sector are facing staffing issues.
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MPI initiatives focus on staff

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
MPI has developed several initiatives to address the problem of staff shortage in the primary sectors, a spokesman says.
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Lunar occultation awaits stargazers

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Ian Griffin What are your plans for the early hours of Friday morning?
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Pupils see from Garden to Table

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Proudly displaying produce harvested from the school garden for their Garden to Table session are (from left) Chloe Freeman (9), Tano Parker (9), Tayla Cornish (9) and Jacob Balloch (9). Photos: Charmian Smith The Garden to Table trust believes every child in New Zealand needs to have the skills to grow, cook and enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables. Charmian Smith learns how they are doing it.
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Shift to managing individual sheep

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Jon Hickford There is a global shift to managing sheep at an individual level rather than a flock level, Lincoln University's Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics Jon Hickford says.
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'Important resource' for students

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Rick McNeilly manages Mt Grand Station near Lake Hawea for Lincoln University. In addition to running sheep and cattle commercially, the property is often home to students undertaking research projects. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Rick McNeilly and his family live surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the country.
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Plan to rid NZ of 'M. bovis' now more valid

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Mycoplasma bovis meetings have been hosted by the Ministry for Primary Industries this month in affected areas. Central Rural Life reporters Toni Williams and Sally Brooker attended the Ashburton and Oamaru meetings respectively.
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Pupils introduced to career choices

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Several Mackenzie College pupils attended an agriculture careers days at Lincoln University's Mt Grand Station, Lake Hawea, on April 8. Enthusiastic about possible career options are (from left) Brooklyn Scott (17), Riley Kennedy (17), Emma Burbery (16) and Ginny Kerr (17). Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Several Mackenzie College pupils attended an agriculture careers day at the Lincoln University-owned Mt Grand Station, Lake Hawea, earlier this month.
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Big issues on rural women's agenda

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Julie Dee. Four of the main issues concerning rural women - health, education, safety, and the environment - are on the agenda at an Oamaru conference.
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