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Phoenix edge gallant Breakers in NBL

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:21
Breakers guard Tai Webster dribbles the ball as Phoenix guard Kyle Adnam defends him last night. Photo: Getty Images South East Melbourne Phoenix have given their NBL semifinal chances a major boost after recording a vital 91-82 victory over the New Zealand Breakers.
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Parking appeal for new hospital

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:20
More parking is needed in the area where the new Dunedin Hospital will be built, Otago Farmers Market representative Cherry Lucas says.
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Canterbury and Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge the latest to suffer mental fatigue

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:15
Kendra Cocksedge kicks a penalty for Canterbury in the Farah Palmer Cup. Photo: Getty Images Canterbury and Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge admits she's among the high profile athletes battling "mental fatigue" ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.
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Cyclist near ‘cut in half’ on runway

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:04
Mountain Bikers of Alexandra group president Joe Sherriff encourages people to stick to the track around the perimeters of Alexandra Airport. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON A cyclist taking a shortcut across Alexandra Airport was only seconds away from being "cut in half" by a winch cable used to launch a glider.
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McGregor world's highest-paid athlete

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:01
Conor McGregor. Photo: Getty Images Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor was the world's highest-paid athlete over the last year.
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Franks set for shock return to NZ: report

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 07:48
Owen Franks could be set for a shock return to New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images Former All Blacks prop Owen Franks is reportedly set to make a surprise return to New Zealand rugby.
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Artists + scientists combine beautifully

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
The formation of rocks, layered across millions of years, and the stunning beauty to be found within them are the focus of the Art+Science Exhibition 2021.
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Apprentices’ efforts auction for charity

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Competitors in the Otago regional heat of the NZCB Apprentice Challenge stand with their completed picnic tables. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The work of local building apprentices will be auctioned to help raise money for the Cancer Society.
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Group advocates for garden

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
A group has been formed to advocate for the Mosgiel Memorial Garden.
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Evening to help preparation for emergency

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Mosgiel Taieri Encouraging Safety Project co-ordinator Jacqui Hyde (left) and Otago Neighbourhood Support regional co-ordinator Joy Davis look forward to welcoming the community to Monday's Emergency Preparedness Evening. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Helping the Mosgiel Taieri community to stay safe and be prepared for everything from flooding to earthquakes is the focus of an Emergency Preparedness evening next week.
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School takes bus safety into its own hands

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Strath Taieri School principal James McArthur (left) and Middlemarch community police constable Allan Lynch have instigated an awareness campaign to encourage motorists to slow down when passing a stationary school bus. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Every weekday afternoon, Emily Jones crosses the busy State Highway 87 to meet her two young boys off the school bus.
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Beautification begins

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON A Downer worker uses a line trimmer to clear some of the vegetation on the Silver Stream bank yesterday.
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Ancient techniques inspire new art

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Artists involved in The Lime Burners project (from left) Rupert Morris, Stuart Griffiths and Tim Barlow look over the faux stabilisation ruin being created by Griffiths, entitled ‘‘Colonial Footprint’’. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The ancient techniques for using lime in art and architecture are the focus of group exhibition and community programme The Lime Burners.
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Pasifika pupils tell their climate change stories

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Amana Christian School pupil Alo Solofuti (13, left) watches as friend James Veituna (14), of Otago Boys' High School, looks through a microscope while taking part in the Moana Explorers: Stories of Change workshop last week. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON Teaching Pasifika pupils about climate change so they can spread the message was the focus of a University of Otago programme last week.
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Focus on impaired-sight fall risks

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Forced to modify her home due to her injury from a fall last year, Lynley Hood is pleased with her ground-level laundry cupboard, designed by Dunedin architect Sam Smith. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD A fall at home late last year and the ongoing health impacts for Lynley Hood have inspired the topic for the first Victa group meeting since Covid-19 lockdown.
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Friendship bolsters forward line

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Phoenix Thunder players (from left) Dylan Devlin, Jacob Hurring and Joe Orr at the Dunedin Ice Stadium. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON The players in one Phoenix Thunder forward line know each other better than most team-mates.
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Otago teams narrowing gap

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
The Otago and Canterbury women's handball teams pose after competing in the South Island Shield at Kaikorai Valley College gym on Saturday. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Otago may be one round down in the South Island Shield competition, but both its teams are making great strides.
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Light Brigade hero grave restored

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Descendants of war hero Sergeant Major John Bevin (1831-92) gather at the restored grave site in Dunedin’s Southern Cemetery, which was unveiled at a recent ceremony. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Descendants of war hero Sergeant Major John Bevin, who was part of the Charge of the Light Brigade, gathered at Dunedin’s Southern Cemetery recently to unveil his restored grave.
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Coach needed to give team a lift

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Special Olympics Otago athletes (from left) Ryan Stewart, Ryan Doherty, Lucas Hall, Bradley Caffell and Kara Brash take a break from training at Valley Strength and Conditioning last week. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON When the Special Olympics Otago powerlifting team found itself without a coach, their parents stepped in.
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Directors take second chance

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 04:30
Thomas Makinson with some of the cast of his one act play (from left) AJ Keable, Erica Julian, Kipp Savoie, Mel McCosh and Kim Cope Tait, rehearsing at the Globe Theatre. PHOTOS: PETER MCINTOSH Two young Dunedin directors will present one-act plays at the Globe this month. Rebecca Fox talks to Thomas Makinson and Aaron Richardson.
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