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Turkish police detain 61 protesters in Ankara

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:21
Human rights groups and the European Union have said President Tayyip Erdogan is using the crackdown to stifle dissent in Turkey, a charge he and his government deny. Photo: Reuters Turkish police detained 61 protesters in the capital Ankara on Sunday (local time) demonstrating in support of two teachers jailed two months ago for going on hunger strike, private broadcaster CNN Turk reported.
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Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:16
'ABC News' reported Donald Trump Jr. hired top lawyer Karina Lynch on Sunday. Photo: Reuters The president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has added a lawyer with congressional experience to his legal team, the lawyer told Reuters on Sunday (local time).
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Rookie Murray clinches first PGA Tour title

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:55
American Grayson Murray celebrates after winning on the 18th green during the final round of the Barbasol Championship in Alabama. Photoi: Getty Images A lucky break at the 13th hole paved the way for PGA Tour rookie Grayson Murray to win the Barbasol Championship by one stroke in Alabama on Sunday (local time).
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Govt to backtrack on immigration cuts

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:04
englishon_housing.png Prime Minister Bill English said this morning that the proposals for immigration cuts would still "largely" go ahead, but "with some adjustments". Photo: NZ Herald The Government is likely to tweak some of its planned immigration cuts after a backlash from business groups and the regions.
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Man's jaw broken in Queenstown fight

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:59
A Queenstown man will have surgery on his jaw after it was broken in a fight at the World Bar yesterday.
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‘Same cancer care for all’ Labour pledge

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:35
Labour leader Andrew Little said a part of the party's campaign was a promise of $8 billion of health spending to redress underspending. Photo by Samuel White. Labour is promising all New Zealanders will have access to the same level of cancer care no matter where they live.
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Youths run riot in centre of Hastings

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:22
Youths caused chaos at the Hastings CBD. Photo: NZME Youths ran riot in the heart of Hastings at the weekend as the school holidays came to a close.
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Rival gangs call for annual fight tournament

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:00
Police did not support the event becoming an annual fixture and vowed they would continue to disrupt gang activities. Photo: File Rival gang members were left bashed and bloodied and some with broken bones after a fight tournament in Northland and those involved are calling for it to be made an annual event.
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Amiable writer in pursuit of a perfect sleep

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
In his non-fiction work, Snooze: the lost art of sleep, Michael McGirr desperately searches for a few winks.
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Pulp fiction roundup

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
A wrap-up of recent pulp fiction: Tom Clancy's Point of Contact (by Mike Maden), The Thirst (Jo Nesbo), Exile (James Swallow) and Nighthawk (Clive Cussler with Graham Brown).
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Primary sector leads capitalisation growth

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
New Zealand King Salmon Investments’ market capitalisation grew $41.4 million during the second quarter, putting it in the top seven of 31 companies measured. Photo: supplied. The Deloitte South Island Index of listed companies’ market capitalisation booked only modest growth for the second quarter to June, collectively up 2.8% to $543.6 million.
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New opera makes mark

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
Elizabeth Bouman. War Hero, written and directed by Dunedin’s John Drummond, had  its world premiere in the Mayfair Theatre on Saturday evening. 
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Unjustified days off school mount up

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
Debbie Smith. Otago pupils missed more than 65,000 half-days of school due to unjustifiable absence last year, according to  Ministry of Education statistics.
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State-of-arts saws installed

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
David Surveyor. Alliance Group is spending $3.4 million on new processing technology as part of its programme to improve health and safety.
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Personal safety device Anderson’s passion

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
Mountain Peak Productions’ Trent Anderson. Photo: supplied. Being rescued in the outdoors is a topic close to Trent Anderson’s heart.
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Eating quality farmers’ focus

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
Beef cattle graze on fodder beet at Lindis Crossing, Tarras. Photo: Sally Rae. Adam and Sam Spiers unashamedly live and breathe the red meat industry.
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War traces remain, but capitalism alive and well in streets of Saigon

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
South Vietnamese refugees walk across a US Navy vessel in Saigon as US marines load American and Vietnamese civilians on to helicopters that brought them to aircraft carriers during the fall of Saigon in 1975. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. It had been bitterly cold, so when The Duchess spied the seven-day  package to Saigon, it seemed a meteorologically sound proposition.
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Doing the right civic thing

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
The use and abuse of the yellow-topped recycling bins in Dunedin exemplifies much about human nature and collective action. 
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Meat piling up

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
One of the oldest inhabitants of Naseby, Mr John Connery, who has resided in the district for more than 40 years and has never been further than 20 miles from his home. Dunedin is only a name to him, as he landed at Lyttelton and travelled, mostly on foot, to Queenstown in search of gold. He lives alone and is a keen follower of the events of the war and reader of the ODT and Witness. — Otago Witness, 25.7.1917. At the  present time the chambers at the Balclutha Freezing Works are practically filled with beef, mutton, rabbits, and by-products, representing 120,000 freight carcases.
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Southern, Harbour to clash in club final

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:01
Kaikorai loose forward Iakopo Petelo Mapu nails Southern winger Josh Buchan in a good tackle during the second semifinal at Hancock Park yesterday. Photos: Peter McIntosh. Southern and Harbour have made it through to the Dunedin club rugby premier final but took different routes to get there.
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