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'Unacceptable': Muller addresses leaking at Oamaru meeting

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:36
The leak of confidential details of Covid-19 patients by a National MP and a former party president has been branded ''simply unacceptable'' by National leader Todd Muller.
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High school chums mark 60 years

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:25
Former students from the Ashburton High School class of 1960 at their reunion lunch at Formosa. Photo: Ashburton Courier They began high school together in 1960 and a number of them still meet for regular catch-ups.
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Brazilian president tests positive for Covid-19

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:25
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro confirms his positive coronavirus diagnosis as he speaks to the media in Brasilia. Photo: Brazilian Government TV via Reuters Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months minimising the severity of the pandemic and defying medical experts, even as the virus killed more than 65,000 people in his country.
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Full steam ahead for Bookarama event

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:21
Popular Bookarama is back in September. Photo: Ashburton Courier Start sorting your books and puzzles because it’s full steam ahead for this year’s Bookarama event.
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Live: ORC's Marian Hobbs meeting

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:05
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‘Covid’ cougher bashed sister

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:00
Cannan Yeo was locked up for 14 months after two violent incidents. PHOTO: ROB KIDD An Oamaru man arrested during the level 4 lockdown deliberately coughed on police and told them "I've got Covid-19", a court has heard.
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Dust up over quarry plan for racecourse

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:57
A map accompanying the application shows the area to be quarried in red. Photo: Supplied A gravel quarry planned at the Rangiora Racecourse has riled nearby West Belt residents.
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Pot holes ‘downright depressing’

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:48
Victoria Foxton and Creag Foxton-McCulloch say people no longer walk along Scruttons Rd due to ongoing construction and damage caused by a city council project. Photo: Supplied Heathcote Valley residents will have to wait until the weather gets warmer before a road badly damaged by a contentious pipeline project gets fixed.
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NZ set to ditch Super Rugby - report

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:42
Are super Rugby's days numbered? Photo: Getty Images Rugby's "Aratipu" review wants Super Rugby scrapped in favour of a transtasman competition, according to a report.
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NZ Rugby set to ditch SANZAAR and Super Rugby - report

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:35
gettyimages-1254341722.jpg Photo: Getty Images Rugby's 'Aratipu' review wants Super Rugby scrapped in favour of a transtasman competition, according to a report.
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Snow, ice prompt more road warnings

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:27
Winter is biting around the country today and there are warnings in place for many roads owing to ice and snow, including Arthur's and Porters passes.
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Bid to open liquor store in small Canterbury town draws 54 objections

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:22
Gulati Brothers Enterprises Ltd has applied to operate the liquor store at shop one, 688 Christchurch Akaroa Rd. Photo: Supplied Fifty-four objections have been made against an application to operate a new liquor store in a Canterbury township.
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Renewed call for Key to apologise over 'jihadi brides' claim

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:12
The Islamic Women's Council of NZ releases its submission to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch Mosque Attacks. Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it's not her place to decide if Sir John Key should apologise over false claims brides were leaving New Zealand for ISIS in 2015.
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Man who stabbed horse to appeal

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:05
Reginald Ozanne. Photo: ODT The man who stabbed a beloved miniature horse to death in a frenzied attack will appeal his sentence.
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National leader wants Walker out

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:17
National leader Todd Muller. Photo: NZ Herald The National Party board is meeting today to decide the fate of the MP who leaked Covid-19 patient details and leader Todd Muller wants Hamish Walker out.
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National leader wants Walker out

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:14
National leader Todd Muller. Photo: NZ Herald The National Party board is meeting today to decide the fate of the MP who leaked Covid-19 patient details and leader Todd Muller wants Hamish Walker out.
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Old hand at scanning ewes

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 04:30
Ultrasound scanner Peter Clulee has scanned his fair share of sheep over the course of 25 years. PHOTO: ALICE SCOTT Twenty-five years ago Peter Clulee says pregnancy scanning ewes was "like watching paint dry" for the farmer.
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Workers stuck here

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 04:30
Caolan Duffy (left) and Michael Grimes. Michael Grimes and Caolan Duffy only planned to be in New Zealand for six months, working for an Alexandra contractor, but they are unable to return home to Ireland.
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Shortage of skilled operators

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 04:30
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor Invercargill agricultural contractor Daryl Thompson is more than "extremely worried" about finding enough skilled and experienced staff to operate his expensive equipment for the coming season.
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Studs aid industry future-proofing

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 04:30
Avalon Genetics owner Allan Richardson, of Tapanui, is a member of the steering committee for the low input sheep progeny study now being run at Orari Gorge Station, near Geraldine. PHOTO: SRL ARCHIVES Three Otago and Southland sheep studs have contributed rams to a low input sheep progeny study, which they say will help to "future-proof the sheep industry".
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