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Hay now — preventing stack fires

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 04:30
Hay bales can sometimes self-combust. PHOTO: ALLIED PRESS FILES Canterbury farmers are being asked to take all the correct steps when baling and storing hay, following shed and bale fires in the district.
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Farmers acting to cut N loss: survey

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 04:30
Hinds dairy farmers, and their counterparts in Selwyn, are taking steps to reduce farm nitrogen loss, a recent DairyNZ survey shows.
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Donation will help keep school pool warm

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 04:30
Carew Peel Forest School pupils appreciating the warm water of the school pool. PHOTO SUPPLIED The heat will be kept in the water this summer at the Carew Peel Forest School pool thanks to a donation.
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Help picking plants to support bees

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 04:30
Farmers puzzling about the best way to plant trees to keep bees well fed are being given a helping hand.
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MIQ room release postponed due to Omicron

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 20:42
Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi The latest MIQ room release has been postponed due to the "unprecedented number of Omicron cases".
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Labour MP harassed getting vaccination

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 19:25
Northcote MP Shanan Halbert getting his booster dose after being harassed by protesters outside the vaccine clinic on Monday. Photo: Supplied Northcote MP Shanan Halbert is among many people who were accosted at vaccination centres by people protesting against Covid vaccination for children.
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One critically injured after boating incident at Lake Benmore

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 17:59
Lake Benmore. Photo: ODT files A man has been transported by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital in a critical condition after a boat hit a tree at Lake Benmore.
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December drowning rate worst since 1996

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 17:50
Photo: ODT files Seventy-four New Zealanders drowned last year, with the highest December death toll recorded since 1996.
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One critically injured after boating incident at Lake Benmore

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 17:23
Lake Benmore. Photo: ODT files A man has been transported by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital in a critical condition after a boat hit a tree at Lake Benmore.
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Search for missing 9yo enters fifth day

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 16:58
Schoolgirl Charlise Mutten has been missing since last Thursday. Photo: Supplied/NSW Police The search for a nine-year-old girl missing in NSW's Blue Mountains continues for a fifth day, with police returning to the property where she was last seen and rescue crews scouring the area for any signs of her.
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Driver responsible for Arrowtown teen's death lodges appeal

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 15:48
Tully Robinson (left) leaving after an earlier court appearance in Queenstown. Photo: George Heard/NZH The woman responsible for the death of Arrowtown teenager Allanah Walker is appealing her conviction and sentence.
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Samantha Hayes shares precious video of her children watching her on TV

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 15:31
Samantha Hayes' children have won hearts on social media for their reaction to seeing their mother back on TV reading the news.
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Paraglider injured near Treble Cone

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:56
A helicopter has been sent to the Treble Cone ski field near Wānaka where a paraglider has been injured.
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Britain freezes BBC funding, reviewing TV licence fee

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:45
The BBC has been admired globally for its high-quality news output, drama and documentaries but in recent years it has struggled to navigate the heightened political and cultural disputes gripping Britain, notably about Brexit. Photo: Reuters Britain will freeze funding for the BBC for two years and debate whether a universal licence fee should continue, the government says, sparking accusations of "cultural vandalism".
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Expert says Brian Tamaki sees himself as a 'martyr'

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:44
Brian Tamaki was taken away by police to the Mt Eden remand centre yesterday for breach of bail conditions. Photo: David Fisher A religious historian says controversial church leader Brian Tamaki now sees himself as a martyr.
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Paraglider injured near Treble Cone

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:12
A helicopter has been sent to the Treble Cone ski field near Wānaka where a paraglider has been injured.
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Health officials quash social media rumour of children collapsing

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:00
Health officials have scotched social media claims suggesting five children collapsed after receiving their Covid-19 jab at a North Shore vaccination centre.
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Covid-19: Contact of Omicron-infected MIQ worker tests positive, 14 new cases

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 13:47
A household contact of a MIQ worker with Omicron has also tested positive for Covid-19.
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Contact of worker with Omicron tests positive, 14 new community cases

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 13:23
A household contact of an MIQ worker with Omicron has also tested positive for Covid-19.
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