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'High calibre' WBHS board elected

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
Craig Smith With a new chairman or chairwoman expected to be elected tonight, outgoing Waitaki Boys' High School commissioner Craig Smith says he is "delighted'' with the calibre of the Oamaru high school's first elected board of trustees since 2014.
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Project reveals need for more research into soil fungi

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
Dunstan High School pupils and staff, University of Otago botany department staff and students, and Haehaeata Natural Heritage Trust volunteers take a break from sample gathering at the native plant-soil fungi trial site on Waikeri Downs Station, near Alexandra. A citizen science project using soil samples from the station to investigate native plant-soil fungi symbiosis is almost complete. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The biggest finding from a citizens' science study being done in Central Otago might be how much more work on the research topic needs to be done, one of the scientists involved in the project says.
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NZTA not committed to funding roundabout

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
NZ Transport Agency funding for a roundabout at the entrance to Wanaka is uncertain. PHOTO: MARK PRICE Uncertainty remains over a proposed new roundabout intended to improve a "dangerous'' intersection at the entrance to Wanaka.
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Photos awaiting collection

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
Just one of six boxes full of old colour studio portrait and family photos and negatives from the Buyuk Colour Lab Balclutha donated to the South Otago Museum. PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE The South Otago Museum would love to reunite Clutha district families with their old colour studio portraits and family photos.
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True social equality a major goal for us all

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
Rosa Miller Rosa Miller, of Logan Park High School, is the winner of the Dunedin Council of Women Dawn Ibbotson Essay Competition for 2019. Here is her winning entry, What is this thing called Equality?
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Is Lime's easy ride lubricated by laissez-faire?

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO: ODT FILES The decision to allow a Lime scooter trial on city streets was vote in favour of breaching the Human Rights Act, Lynley Hood writes.
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Hawkins one of three new players in mix

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
Cam Hawkins Carisbrook-Dunedin batsman Cam Hawkins has turned a promising start into a domestic contract offer.
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Quality performers Anderson, Jamieson lured to Auckland

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
Auckland arguably made the biggest moves during the off-season.
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Move of Lomax to Wellington big blow for side

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
When the Highlanders signed Tyrel Lomax in late 2017, there was talk of Lomax being the second coming of Carl Hayman.
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Highlanders do not want underdog tag

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
Highlanders flanker James Lentjes at training yesterday at Forsyth Barr Stadium. In behind is lock Jackson Hemopo. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON The Highlanders are confident they have the ability to do the job in Christchurch on Friday night and do not consider themselves underdogs.
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Model workmate dressed for action

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO: CHRISTINE O'CONNOR Enjoying a day at work with his new cab mate "Manny Quinn'' is Otago Skip Hire driver Allan Johnston.
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Attempted robbery at Fairfield takeaways

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:58
fairfield_store_1.jpg The Fairfield Store and Takeaways. Photo: Gregor Richardson Police are investigating the robbery or attempted robbery of a Fairfield takeaway outlet this evening.
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More window breaking in Dunedin

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:20
Police are looking for a woman after rocks or stones were reportedly thrown and a window was broken at a building in Kaikorai Valley Rd, Dunedin tonight.
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Reports of firearm prompt police callout

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:10
Reports of a man possibly in possession of a firearm prompted a police callout in Dunedin this evening.
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Cold nights, icy roads on way

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:05
Some icy mornings are expected later this week. Photo: Getty MetService is warning people to brace for plummeting temperatures which are set to usher in treacherous driving conditions later this week.
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Pair jailed over cold-blooded Christchurch killing

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:50
Two men have been jailed for life over the gruesome execution-style killing of a Rebels Motorcycle Club gang member.
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Pay offer 'gutting' for principals

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:31
The principals of small primary schools are dismayed that they will continue to be paid less than many senior teachers under the government's latest pay offers.
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Dive squad called in to search for missing boatie

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:44
Lake Hauroko. Photo: Getty A police operation to find a missing boatie in Fiordland National Park is set to continue tomorrow, depending on weather conditions.
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One dead in Bay of Plenty crash

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:14
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in the Kaimai Range in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon.
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Phoenix sign Roar A-League defender

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:42
Luke DeVere celebrates scoring for the Brisbane Roar. Photo: Getty Wellington Phoenix have replaced the A-League's most prolific player with one of the unluckiest after signing Brisbane Roar defender Luke DeVere.
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