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Tourism transforms economy

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
The West Coast is expecting the largest number of tourists ever this summer, and Tourism West Coast is gearing up for a forecast increase of 48,000 domestic and international visitors in 12 months.
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Call-ups prompt changes to Volts

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Jimmy Neesham. Otago all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has received a late call-up for the New Zealand A team and will miss the Volts' round five Plunket Shield match against Northern Districts beginning at Molyneux Park, Alexandra, tomorrow.
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Jones eagerly awaiting return

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Otago Cricket Association manager operations Tim O'Sullivan visits Molyneux Park yesterday. Starting tomorrow, the venue will stage its first four-day game for 13 years. Photo: Tom Kitchin Malcolm Jones is not planning to miss a single ball when first-class cricket returns to Alexandra following a 13-year absence.
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Glider crash victim was grand father of seven from Melbourne

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
The man killed in a crash while competing in the South Island Gliding Championships was a Melbourne grandfather of seven.
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Earliest start to strawberry season in 37 years, Ettrick grower says

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Berry lovers should eat their strawberries now, because there might not be many left at Christmas.
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Former MP Todd Barclay returns to resort

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Todd Barclay. Former Clutha-Southland member of Parliament Todd Barclay's new job has brought him back to Queenstown this week.
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$60 million Frankton Rd hotel proposed by Shundi Customs

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
An artist's impression of a new Frankton Rd hotel. Image: Supplied An Auckland-based developer is proposing a $60million tourist hotel on the main road into Queenstown.
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Familiar presence

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Radiance of the Seas nestles into a berth at Port Chalmers yesterday while on its latest visit to Dunedin.
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Is the jingle-jangle wearing you down?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Is our world getting noisier?
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Flooding stories informative

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Sociologist Dr Martha Bell reflects on her southern Dunedin flooding research. Photo: Peter McIntosh Dunedin researcher Dr Martha Bell is keen to ensure the grassroots insights of people who lived through the southern Dunedin flood in 2015 are not forgotten.
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Lucky Powerball winners get $19m each

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:10
Two winners have split Wednesday night's $38 million Lotto Powerball prize, each taking home just over $19 million.
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Pedestrian injured in Queenstown

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:37
Passers-by assist the injured woman. Photo: Louise Scott A pedestrian has been taken to Lakes District Hospital after being hit by a car in Queenstown tonight.
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Victoria votes for assisted dying

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:21
gettyimages-877310354_0.jpg Gavin Jennings is congratulated by Fiona Patten in the Upper House today. Photo: Getty Images Through teary and tired eyes Australian politicians in the state of Victoria's upper house have voted 22-18 in favour of legalising voluntary assisted dying.
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Labour releases costings on university plans

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:58
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: Getty Images Labour has released costing estimates for its boost to student loans and allowances - just hours after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended not doing so.
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Cool winter boosts currants

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:19
rl22fruit4.jpg Afsaneh and Tony Howey check one of their crops of currants at their Pleasant Point property. Photo: Supplied A cold, wet winter is paying off for at least one South Canterbury berry grower.
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'Zero damage' to Waitaki vineyards

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:16
Waitaki Valley vineyards escaped the ''weather bomb'' that threatened the industry in Central Otago this month.
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Aussie grandfather dies in glider crash

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:03
An Australian grandfather-of-seven killed in a glider crash near Lake Hawea had been flying for more than 50 years.
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Green light for Dunedin bus hub area

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:45
newbus1.jpg The bus hub will be situated on Great King St. The proposal to designate an area in central Dunedin as a bus hub has been given the green light.
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Shot N Korean soldier's escape captured

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 17:01
Dramatic footage has emerged of the desperate attempt by a North Korean soldier shot trying to defect to the South.
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'Partridge Family' actor dies age 67

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:45
David Cassidy smiles for photographers outside the Phoenix theatre in London in 1995. Photo: Reuters David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the television show The Partridge Family, died on Tuesday (local time) at age 67, his publicist said.
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