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Israel bars Democratic lawmakers after Trump pressure

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:30
2019-08-15t184814z_326485477_rc12e3a07e10_rtrmadp_3_israel-palestinians-usa.jpg Ilhan Omar (left) and Rashida Tlaib are vocal critics of President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has barred US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after US President Donald Trump called on his ally not to let them in.
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Hansen confirms trio was dropped

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:24
Ben Smith was one of three All Blacks dropped for this week's second Bledisloe Cup test in Auckland. Photo: Getty Images On the face of it, the dropping of Owen Franks, Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane before the most important Bledisloe Cup test in four years must qualify as one of the most dramatic reactions to a loss ever made by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
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Call for restraint after abuse of Southland fugitive

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:15
hori_gemmell.png Hori Gemmell (24). Photo: Supplied Police have called for restraint after a post seeking information on a man labelled "Gore's most wanted" attracted more than 1300 comments, with some descending into racism.
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Australia starts well in second test

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:09
Pat Cummins celebrates a wicket with his Australia team mates during last night's Ashes action at Lord's. Photo: Getty Images Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each as Australia bowled out England for 258.
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Radio hosts comments on Ardern 'way out of line' - Aussie PM

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:02
gettyimages-1133333567.jpg Jacinda Ardern with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Getty Images New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brushed off radio shock jock Alan Jones' remarks about her while Scott Morrison said the comments were "way out of line".
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Patel spins NZ back into test

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:54
Ajaz Patel bowls for the Black Caps yesterday against Sri Lanka. Photo: Getty Images The Black Caps would have been feeling a horrible sense of déjà vu, but Ajaz Patel was in no mood for superstition.
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ODT Quiz: August 16

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:00
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Call for more signs at T-intersection

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
A retired police officer says this intersection needs more signs to increase visibility at night time. PHOTO: GUS PATTERSON More signs at the intersection of T Y Duncan and Shortland Rds in Oamaru could help prevent another tragedy there, a retired police officer says.
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Cabinet to decide on levy within fortnight

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Phil Twyford Cabinet will decided whether to approve a Queenstown visitor accommodation levy within the next couple of weeks.
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Central Campus students show culinary class

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO:SUPPLIED A team from Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus sizzled their way to gold and silver medals in the kitchen and front of house sections of the annual Nestle Toque d'Or student culinary competition held in Auckland this week.
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Return of dental facility pleases leaders

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Hospital leaders are beaming at the prospect of a dental facility returning to the Maniototo for the first time in a decade.
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Information sought on gunshot incident

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Police are seeking information in relation to reports of gunshots at a Glenavy rest area north of Oamaru on Tuesday night.
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Third candidate in mayoralty bid

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Nik Kiddle A third contender is expected to enter the race for the Queenstown mayoralty today.
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Cyclists may get clip-on to bridge

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
The Bannockburn bridge. Photo: Pam Jones A clip-on to Bannockburn's bridge may be built instead of the new suspension bridge previously proposed for the Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail.
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Closed business may come back as garage

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
McLaren Machinery, which closed last month, may return as a garage. PHOTO: ADAM BURNS Ranfurly's McLaren Machinery Ltd may be reinstated as a garage after the long-running company closed its doors last month.
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Race to this year's NRL finals

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Rabbitohs hard-man Sam Burgess. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES With four weeks to go until the 2019 NRL premiership finals, Michael Minty plays snakes and ladders with the movers and shakers on the NRL ladder to find out who is in and who is out of the race.
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Notions of achieving justice tested

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
A flag-bearing protester takes a stand at Ihumatao last month. PHOTO: NZ HERALD Murray Rae asks if justice has been served at Ihumatao. 
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Ways to decide needed for people lacking full capacity

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Do we need more formal processes for monitoring decisions made on behalf of people who lack capacity, asks Prof John Dawson, of the Otago law faculty.
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'Softie' shows promise

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Ross Meldrum's aronia bushes in autumn. Photo: Joy Bennett Gillian Vine gets excited about a new berry. 
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'Doryanthes' finally about to bloom

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:30
Doryanthes palmeri. Photo: Christine O'Connor Patience is a virtue and one you will need when waiting for Doryanthes to flower. After 13 years, the wait is nearly over at Dunedin Botanic Garden. Hot, long summers the past couple of years have been the catalyst to these stunners finally flowering.
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