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Williamson, Latham put Black Caps in strong position

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:09
Kane Williamson plays a shot during his unbeaten 97 at Seddon Park against the West Indies yesterday. Photo: Getty Images Kane Williamson battled the conditions, a probing West Indies attack and for long periods himself, but along with Tom Latham has put his side in pole position to win the first test of the summer.
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Canine identity mourned after savage mauling

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:07
Thor the Pomeranian, pictured during a blustery day in John Wilson Ocean Dr in 2014. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY A Dunedin woman is devastated after watching her beloved pet of 15 years being mauled to death in front of her.
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Two girls invade classroom

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Greymouth High School. Photo: Google Maps Two Greymouth High School girls have been suspended after they stormed into a classroom at John Paul II High School and assaulted a junior girl.
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Mosque inquiry raising questions

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Flowers at the gate of the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch. Photo: NZME Controversy has been swirling around the long-awaited report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the 2019 Christchurch mosques shootings, ahead of its public release expected next week.
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Resilient perseverance essential to stay course

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Covid has created an increased need for resilience. PHOTO GETTY IMAGES Lesley Gill ponders the prevailing power of resilience.
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Roses tested in Palmy

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Amateur breeder John Ford pipped the professionals with Bright Eyes, which won Gold Star of the South Pacific for the best rose at the Palmerston North rose trials. PHOTOS: GILLIAN VINE Gillian Vine reports on the New Zealand Rose Society’s international rose trials at Palmerston North.
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A real eye catcher in a woodland setting

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Meconopsis betonicifolia, also known as the Himalayan blue poppy. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O'CONNOR Visitors’ eyes are often caught by the blue Himalayan poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia. Its gently nodding, sky blue flowers centred by a cluster of golden anthers have an arresting perfection that stands out in any border it grows in.
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Your garden: December 4

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Photo: Getty Images Vegetables
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Causeway of manuka logs for display

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
A concept image shows how the historic manuka causeway will look when it is reinstalled in the Wall Street shopping mall in January. The Dunedin City Council has revealed how it plans to display the oldest piece of European Dunedin so far discovered.
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Chronic kidney disease problem

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Samoan GP Dr Malama Tafuna’i in Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Chronic kidney disease is Samoa’s fourth major cause of death, and new research highlights the need for prevention.
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Four goals in new strategy for NZ red meat industry

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Andrew Morrison A new strategy has been launched by New Zealand’s red meat industry, setting four goals for the sector to achieve by 2030.
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Tradies face long waits for supplies

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Oakleys Plumbing Plus Dunedin managing director Dean Stuart says customers are having to wait as long as six weeks or more for supplies.PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Builders and other tradies are having to wait a month more than usual, or in some cases longer, for supplies and appliances, which is seizing up projects they are trying to complete.
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Bitumen spilt in truck crash

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
A truck carrying bitumen which rolled, in addition to a three-vehicle collision, kept emergency services busy in Southland yesterday.
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Progress in spite of challenges: Clark

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Deputy Mayor of Invercargill Nobby Clark. PHOTO: LUISA GIRAO Invercargill's deputy mayor is defending the council’s record despite its internal troubles.
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Second fire at property investigated as suspicious

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
An investigation has been launched following a second blaze at a property in Gore.
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‘Sod ceremony’ at development site

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
PHOTO: LUISA GIRAO A blessing at the Invercargill Central development marked a milestone for the city.
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Air NZ flight struck by lightning

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Dale Booth Dale Booth was reading an in-flight magazine when he heard a "massive" bang followed by a flash of light throughout the cabin.
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Previous winners head fields for Kepler Challenge

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Daniel Jones A couple of names loom as the runners to beat in Saturday’s Kepler Challenge.
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Yorston old hand for Otago

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Otago softballer Nelson Yorston prepares for this weekend’s Jefferies Cup, at Hancock Park this week. PHOTO: HELEN HOLT It is not often you would call a 22-year-old an old dog.
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Queenstown racer heads off to Europe

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Alice Robinson Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson will change course this weekend, competing in two world cup super-G races in St Moritz, Switzerland.
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