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Up, up and away

13 hours 54 min ago
Angus Price (left), riding A Patchy Pony and Jessica Hore on She's A Cracker compete in the Pony Mini Prix 115cm-120cm section of the Otago Show Jumping Spring Show at the Otago Taieri A&P Showgrounds, over the weekend.
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Leader has passion for deer industry

13 hours 54 min ago
Red deer silhouetted against the gathering gloom on the outskirts of Te Anau. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Deer Industry New Zealand's new chief executive Innes Moffat is well versed in the industry.
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Ballance winners' field day

13 hours 54 min ago
Strath Taieri farmers Andrew and Lynnore Templeton, the winners of this year's Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards, will host a field day on their property on November 8.
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Shearer aims for world record

13 hours 54 min ago
Stacey Te Huia, of Alexandra, will attempt to break the 9-hour merino wethers record at a farm near Ranfurly on December 7. Photo: Supplied/Stacey Te Huia Nine hours of "heart and concentration" is ahead of Alexandra-based shearer Stacey Te Huia, as he attempts to break a world record.
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Farming potential in nanotechnology

13 hours 54 min ago
Photo: Getty Images Using science and technology is one way to help farmers out, Dr Greg Walker, of the University of Otago says.
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Sport and racism

13 hours 54 min ago
People in the crowd at the Bulgaria England game were seen pulling Nazi salutes and chanting racists epithets. Photo: Getty Images Monkey chants, Nazi salutes, racist taunts - it was an appalling night for international football, and a reminder that sport is not immune to utter shame and vile behaviour.
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Advisers' body reviewing ethics

13 hours 54 min ago
The professional body for authorised financial advisers is reviewing its training courses and intends to place greater emphasis on ethics following the collapse of Dunedin adviser Barry Kloogh's companies.
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Fashion delights

13 hours 54 min ago
PHOTOS: GERARD O'BRIEN Charlotte Wheeler, from Aart Model Management, models a garment by Tanya Carlson at an "extraordinary" weekend fashion show, based on the fashion collection of Dunedin resident Barbara Brinsley.
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Film-maker relishing Otago's wild places

13 hours 54 min ago
Dr Gianna Savoie is enjoying being so close to nature while based at the University of Otago. PHOTO PETER MCINTOSH From documenting the lives of wolverines to underwater filming, Dr Gianna Savoie's professional life has been diverse - but she has never been based as close to the wilderness as she is at the University of Otago.
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Improved tsunami alert needed, scientist says

13 hours 54 min ago
Bill Fry Tens of thousands of people in the northern North Island could be vulnerable to tsunami, and a better tsunami alert and monitoring system is needed, Dr Bill Fry says.
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Euthanasia compounds isolation, academic says

13 hours 54 min ago
A proposed euthanasia law could compound New Zealand's major problems with social isolation, including among older people, a Dunedin psychiatrist warns.
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Elliott runs second-fastest women's 100m of year

13 hours 54 min ago
Rosie Elliott has continued her strong start to the summer athletics season - and that may be underselling it.
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Smith adds half marathon title

13 hours 54 min ago
Jonah Smith (left), Jason Palmer (centre) and defending champion Nic Bathgate pull away from the field in the opening stages of the Hill Free Half Marathon yesterday. PHOTO: WAYNE PARSONS The Otago marathon and half marathon title double has proved elusive for many but yesterday Jonah Smith (Caversham) completed the task when he won the annual Hill Free Half Marathon at Outram.
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Entirely made up

14 hours 54 min ago
John Hunter applies his make-up before a performance at Sydney's Empire Theatre. Photos: Supplied John Hunter was New Zealand’s most feted female impersonator in the late 1940s and early ’50s,  writes Chris Brickell in this extract from Queer Objects.
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I'm in the dark over mushrooms

14 hours 54 min ago
Photo: Getty Images Turns out there is much room for improvement in my appreciation of one of Poland's proud culinary/cultural traditions. Mushrooms. (Much room. See what I did there!?), writes columnist Liz Breslin. 
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Hart showed 'the power of protest'

14 hours 54 min ago
Hart national chairman Trevor Richards (left) and Otago bowler Murray Webb at the Hart-organised protest cricket match at Logan Park in November 1971. A women's cricket tournament at the University Oval was being used to select a national side to tour South Africa. Photo: Evening Star files Established 50 years ago to end New Zealand sporting contact with apartheid South Africa, the Halt All Racist Tours movement (Hart) became one of the country’s more influential protest groups. Hart’s founding chairman Trevor Richards looks back.
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A tale of a head

14 hours 54 min ago
Both sides (above and below) of a Julius Caesar denarius, minted in January-February BC44. At this time it was unique for a living politician's portrait to be included on a coin minted in Rome, although it had been done in the Greek world. This side of the coin features Caesar's ancestral goddess, Venus, holding winged Victory. Money has historically been understood to mean coins and banknotes used as a medium of exchange for goods and services. In our present world this definition still applies, although electronic "funds" have threatened to take over the old medium - a threat countered whenever credit funds appear too unstable to be trusted and societies revert to tangible objects, as in times of a recession.
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Many paths to reading

14 hours 54 min ago
Photo: Getty Images A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the importance of youngsters getting an early start with their reading. They're more likely to become lifetime readers and not struggle with their reading later, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
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Sharing the moment

14 hours 54 min ago
Whiskey and the Wench play Inch Bar on Thursday night. Photo: Supplied Whiskey and the Wench is widely regarded as Dunedin's loudest folk-punk band, with around a decade's worth of blistering (sometimes literally) live jams behind them. On Thursday, it will be adding another to the pile in the form of an album release gig for its long overdue album After ...
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Racism leads to poor health

14 hours 54 min ago
It is possible that people who are treated badly by health professionals might not be offered the same services as others. Photo: Getty Images Do people trust the health system? Whose fault might that be?
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