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In-house options favoured for hospital

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
More beds are still needed urgently at Dunstan Hospital but in-house options to secure extra capacity now seem more likely than the construction of another ward, Central Otago Health Services Ltd (Cohsl) leaders say.
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Couple create brewery

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
A young Dunedin couple have spent the past two years transforming an eye-catching  empty  building into a brewery.
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Otago gets the Rainbow Tick

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:30
Photos: Peter McIntosh University of Otago human resources director Kevin Seales and  university vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne hold the university’s new certificate from the Rainbow Tick programme, an independently verified programme designed to make an organisation "a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, takatapui, transgender [and] queer/questioning" staff.
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Wonderful time of the year

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 03:30
Melicen Barber will join Nadia Reid, Holly Arrowsmith and the Everly Sisters (Rachel Bailey and Flora Knight) at the Port Chalmers Town Hall tonight. Photo: Supplied There has never been a better time to put on your best autumnal regalia and head out into the enchanted evening for some live music, and tonight the Port Chalmers Town Hall will be packed with people doing just that as they attend Nadia Reid's (annual?) Christmas Show.
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Opinion: Stop saying “Not all men’ and stand with us

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:43
13dec-news-grace-vigil.jpg Katie Stafford places a candle at the memorial for Grace Millane in Queenstown. Photo: Mountain Scene There’s a phrase that’s been bandied around a lot in the wake of the tragic, senseless death of Grace Millane, writes Daisy Hudson.
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Paddon dropped from WRC team

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:06
Hayden Paddon. New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon has missed out on a drive in the 2019 World Rally Championship.
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Councillor fined after sheep found in waterway

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:01
Andrew Noone After being fined by his own council for an environmental infringement on his Waikouaiti farm an Otago Regional councillor says he "made a mistake''.
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The South Today bulletin: December 14

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:30
Get your daily dose of local news with the full The South Today bulletin for Friday, December 14.
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Noel Leeming fined $200k for misleading consumers

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:07
leeming.jpg Noel Leeming pleaded guilty to misrepresenting consumers' rights in August this year. Photo: NZME Technology and appliance retailer Noel Leeming has been fined $200,000 for misleading consumers' rights after customer complaints led to an investigation by the Commerce Commission.
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Direct flights between Invercargill and Auckland to be trialled

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:42
Air New Zealand Airbus A320 at the Invercargill airport. Photo: Allied Press files The first ever direct air service will be trialled between Invercargill and Auckland next year.
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No foul play suspected in deaths of 2 in Antarctica

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:09
US Antarctic research station, McMurdo Station Antarctica from the top of Observation Hill. Photo: Getty Images Investigators are still piecing together what killed two private subcontractors near the largest US research station in Antarctica, but no criminal activity was immediately suspected, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said on Thursday (local time).
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Woman injured in St Kilda crash

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:51
Emergency services were called to a crash in St Kilda this afternoon. Photo: George Block Emergency services are attending a crash in St Kilda this afternoon after a driver reportedly failed to observe a stop sign at an intersection.
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'Heartless' learner driver who killed teen gets home detention

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:30
rouxle_le_roux_nzme1.jpg Rouxle Le Roux was sentenced to home detention today in the Auckland District Court. Photo: NZME An Auckland teenager has been sentenced to home detention after killing a 15-year-old in a drunken hit-and-run - and later posting an insensitive social media post of herself in an orange prison jumpsuit.
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Hundreds swarm Dunedin streets before graduations

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:49
More than 320 graduands will graduate in person from Otago Polytechnic, mainly with qualifications through Capable New Zealand, in business; as well as in information technology, nursing, physical activity, health, wellness and sport, at the first of two graduation ceremonies at the Dunedin Town Hall at 12.30pm today.
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Motorcyclist injured in Musselburgh crash

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:37
A motorcyclist has been injured after a crash in the Dunedin suburb of Musselburgh today.
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London newspapers explain naming murder-accused

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:26
grace_millane_photo_supplied.jpg_crop1_0.jpg Grace Millane had been in New Zealand as part of her OE. Photo: supplied A close family friend of Grace Millane is so concerned ongoing suppression breaches could jeopardise a trial she has written to London’s major newspapers asking them not to name the man accused of murdering the British backpacker.
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Watch: 'Bizarre' shoplifting technique caught on CCTV

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:16
A security camera has captured a man's bizarre "5 toed discount" shoplifting technique he used to steal food at a Tuakau grocery store.
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Silver Ferns shocker: Former captain dumped

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:39
Katrina Rore (Nee Grant). Photo: Getty Images Former New Zealand captain Katrina Rore (nee Grant) is a shock omission from the Silver Ferns squad to contest next month's Quad Series in England.
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Dunedin studio going out with a bang

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00
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