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Dunedin born: NZ's oldest person dies aged 111

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:38
Madeline Anderson, formerly the country's oldest living person, died recently with her daughter Heather List by her side. Photo: NZME From horse-drawn carts to electric cars, wind up telephones on the wall to the newest iPhone, Madeline Anderson had lived through it all in her 111 years on earth.
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Fletcher Building announces $95m restructure plan

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:32
The company is changing tack to a simpler business model after it revealed losses of nearly $1 billion on major construction contracts. Photo: NZ Herald Fletcher Building is restructuring to cut costs of $30 million a year and has announced an executive shakeup as part of its new strategy.
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Owner arrives to dog's blood splattered in bathroom

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:21
Diezel the 9-year-old Yorkshire Terrier suffered injuries akin to being stomped on or beaten with something, a vet who examined him says. Photo: Candice Ferguson. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A Hamilton family have been left shocked and scared after their beloved family pet was beaten and left for dead in a bathroom of their home.
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Frosty and foggy South on shortest day

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:52
The shortest day has brought another icy and foggy start for parts of the South, and below freezing temperatures mean take extra care on roads.
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Pupils excluded after Ashburton school attack

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:38
A still from the video showing a fight between Ashburton College pupils on school grounds. Image: Supplied via NZ Herald Two pupils have been excluded from school after a schoolyard attack at Ashburton College.
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Ronaldo powers Portugal to victory

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:19
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during Portugal's win over Morocco this morning at the Football World Cup. Photo: Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco.
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Suarez marks milestone with win

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:12
Luis Suarez shoots for Uruguay against Saudi Arabia. Photo: Getty Images Luis Suarez has marked his 100th international cap by sending Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup.
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Winston Peters in charge - his duties explained

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:11
The offices of Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters have been at pains to play down the handover as "business as usual". Photo: Getty Analysis: Jacinda Ardern has arrived at hospital to have her baby and Winston Peters is in charge of the country.
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Costa scores as Spain win

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:05
Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Spain in its win over Iran. Photo: Getty Images Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares.
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Bates makes first White Ferns T20 century

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:59
Suzie Bates prepares to smash the ball down the leg side during his century for New Zealand against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images Not content with merely destroying the One Day International record book, the White Ferns have this morning made Twenty20 history as well - for only a few hours.
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Trump to end family separations at border

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:16
US President Donald Trump now says he will sign an executive order on immigration ending the immediate separation of immigrant families at the US-Mexico border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and worldwide.
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Baby's on the way: Jacinda Ardern's in labour

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 06:24
Jacinda Ardern. Photo: NZ Herald Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has gone into labour with her soon-to-be first child.
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The luxury of time

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
Frances Hodgkins Fellow Louise Menzies is enjoying getting to know Dunedin. Photo: Linda Robertson This year's Frances Hodgkins Fellow Louise Menzies works across a variety of mediums. She tells Rebecca Fox about having the luxury of time. 
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Love for rocks in perfect forms

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
Chris Charteris sees his ponamu light boxes on show at Milford Galleries as focal points. Photo: Linda Robertson A life-long love of rocks has inspired artist Chris Charteris' latest exhibition "Truth, Simplicity and Love". He tells Rebecca Fox about making things simpler. 
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Evenly-matched tussle goes Falcons' way

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
The Andy Bay Falcons withstood a huge challenge from Andy Bay Kavanagh in women's club basketball on Tuesday night.
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Uni hosting conference on barriers people face

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
Photo: ODT files From racial discrimination and border control to the fall of the Berlin Wall, an upcoming university conference will examine a range of social and physical barriers people face.
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Quarry company addresses dirt issue

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
Logan Point Quarry manager Joe Hunter directs a truck through the quarry's new spray truck wash. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY A Dunedin quarry hopes it has found a solution to the mess its trucks have been leaving on a city road.
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A clear and insightful message for men

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
About a month ago, I was sitting on a bench at the Sydney waterfront, waiting for my friend James. A drunk man in an obnoxiously bright Hawaiian shirt and a boater hat sat down beside me.
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Responsibility for mouldy flats

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
Photo: ODT files There should be no surprise recent news stories have highlighted appalling conditions inside many Dunedin student flats.
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Hospital CEO appointment a 'big decision'

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:30
Oamaru Hospital. Photo: ODT files Filling the role of chief executive at Oamaru Hospital is a "big decision" the company that owns and operates Oamaru Hospital wants to get right, its chairman says.
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