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No injuries in two road crashes

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Police are calling two motorists lucky after they  walked away from open-road crashes  on Thursday.
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Tourism Waitaki may name new manager by Christmas

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Jason Gaskill A replacement for outgoing Tourism Waitaki general manager Jason Gaskill could be named before Christmas.
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Restaurant fined over home-killed venison

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
The owner of a Te Anau restaurant told food inspectors that home-killed venison illegally stored in a freezer was for friends and family.
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Mumps outbreak sparks call to immunise

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
People from Oamaru’s Pacific communities are being urged to immunise against mumps after an outbreak of the virus in the North Otago town.
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Dunedin pupils excited about trip to Germany

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Otago Girls’ High School pupil Lucy Pollock (left) and Columba College pupil Lydia Christensen have won two of the three New Zealand Padagogischer Austauschdienst Scholarships from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Peter McIntosh German teachers in Dunedin may have been humming Meat Loaf’s Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad this week, after two of three prestigious German language national scholarships went to Dunedin secondary school pupils.
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Scholarship award after trying therapy to suit Maori women

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Miriama Ketu-McKenzie A hunch Maori women could benefit from a non-Western therapy prompted a Dunedin psychologist to embark on an unusual study.
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Shower singer’s shock victory

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Everything Archer Dovey knows about singing has been learnt in the shower.
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The language of war

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters Make no mistake, language is a powerful tool.
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Living in a battle zone

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
A North Auckland pastoral scene, near the head, Herekino Harbour. — Otago Witness, 26.9.1917. When the tide of German invasion swept through Belgium and into France thousands of the inhabitants fled before it, leaving their property to the mercy of the unbridled Huns.
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Plea for ‘at least one classroom’

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
Fenwick Primary School principal Lloyd Bokser says the 323-pupil school, which has used part of its library for lessons for a year, needs a new classroom. Photo: Hamish MacLean The Ministry of Education "owes" Fenwick Primary School "at least one classroom", the school’s principal says. Principal Lloyd Bokser said the school, on Oamaru’s South Hill, had 13 classrooms in operation but one was located in the school’s library.
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Trust acquiring arms and legs to get busy

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:05
The Mackenzie Country Trust will hire a general manager this year to start the work required to protect the lowland intermontane dryland environment and landscapes of the Mackenzie Country, chairwoman Claire Barlow says. Photo: Hamish MacLean The trust formed to protect the "extremely iconic and valuable" land in the Ohau, Mackenzie and Omarama basins is ready to put boots on the ground, its chairwoman says.
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Death toll from overheated nursing home rises to 10

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:59
Rehabilitation Center north of Miami, which overheated after power was cut during Hurricane Irma causing 10 deaths. Photo: Reuters A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday (local time).
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Coleman accused of 'snubbing' sugary drink tax

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:49
support_for_fizzy_drink_ban_54238ce72d_jpg_54b6cb418c.JPG Doctors argue a sugary drink tax is the most effective way to tackle our soaring childhood obesity rates. Photo: ODT File Obesity researchers have accused Health Minister Jonathan Coleman of "snubbing" a 10,000-strong petition calling for a sugary drink tax - and their suggestions to make one work.
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Switzerland to host first race after lifting 60 year ban

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:05
Switzerland, a country that banned motor racing in 1955 after the sport's worst accident at Le Mans, will return to the international calendar next year with a round of the electric Formula E championship in Zurich.
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Kiwi fashion designer convicted of fraud

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:52
fashiondesignercourt.jpg Kharl WiRepa has been convicted and sentenced on 14 counts of fraud. Photo: NZ Herald/Stephen Parker A high-flying Rotorua fashion designer who this month featured in British Vogue will have to repay nearly $12,000 after being convicted of benefit fraud.
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Armed woman makes threats at Kardashian store

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:31
Armed woman sought after pointing handgun at employee, lodging machete in door at Kardashian DASH Store in WeHo https://t.co/MYuarmNx0q— KTLA (@KTLA) September 21, 2017 A woman armed with a handgun pointed it at employees at a boutique owned by reality TV stars the Kardashians in the Los Angeles area on Thursday and later came back brandishing a machete, according to police and media.
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Paula Bennett joins in on the panini love

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:16
paulabennettpanini.jpg Paula shows off her panini, wearing a jacket that blends very well with the bus seats. Photo / Facebook Ever since political comedian Tom Sainsbury portrayed Paula Bennett as a "panini and bowl latte lover" in his impersonation, things have gotten a little out of control.
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Man fined after home-brew made teen girls ill

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:40
richardgray.jpg Richard Gray. Photo: ODT A man who sold home-brewed spirits to 15-year-old girls which landed them in hospital vomiting violently has been fined $500.
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France to skip Olympics if safety not assured

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:15
winterolympicrings.jpg Participants in the Games - the first Winter Olympics hosted by an Asian nation outside Japan - had not previously raised safety concerns publicly. Photo: Reuters France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France's sports minister said on Thursday (local time), the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions.
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Baby first for Sopoaga

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:46
gettyimages-847740486.jpg Lima Sopoaga celebrates after scoring for the All Blacks against South Africa in Auckland last weekend. Photo Getty Lima Sopoaga has opted to forgo his first test start in more than two years to be present at the birth of his first child.
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