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Nine Mile merinos sell well

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Buyers inspect the offering at the Nine Mile poll merino sale. PHOTO: MARK FERGUSON Nine Mile Station's poll merino ram sale in Central Otago left the owners beaming about the high prices paid.
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NZX lifts profit more than 60%

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
The NZX reported higher earnings for the year ended December, reflecting a large cutback in operating costs.
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Changes needed in NZ's top resort

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Queenstown. Photo: ODt files Queenstown’s traffic issues need action rather than talk, writes Joss Miller.
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Tuning in to Tamworth

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Visitors to Tamworth’s Country Music Festival brave the heat, waiting for the opening concert to start. PHOTOS: LOUISE FRAMPTON After attending Tamworth’s Country Music Festival in January, Louise Frampton finds she greatly under-estimated the size of the Australian event.
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Consistency earns crew first national title

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
On board Simba are crew members (from left) Phil Heseltine, Aaron Hawkins, Greg Densem and Jack Densem. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Teamwork and some family knowledge led a group of Dunedin sailors to victory in a New Zealand championships earlier this month.
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New coaches different but still familiar for Whitelock

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Highlanders loose forward Luke Whitelock (centre) tries to make an impact as Elliot Dixon (left) and Josh Dickson (on ground) also get involved at training at Logan Park yesterday. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O’CONNOR It is out with the old and in with the new down Highlanders way.
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Transition very smooth: Hammett

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Mark Hammett The only man left standing after the coaching clean-out at the Highlanders last year says little has changed.
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Aviator lost in storm

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
The crowd in the public grandstand and on the lawn at the Dunedin Jockey Club's autumn meeting at Wingatui, during the running of the Publicans' Cup. - Otago Witness, 20.2.1918. An incident not at all uncommon in connection with flying at the front, we are told, is for an aviator to lose his way in a fog or storm.
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The young give hope on gun control

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Donald Trump United States President Donald Trump has lashed out at the FBI for missing signs that may have prevented the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida, shooting in which 17 pupils were murdered last week.
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Decision reserved on hot pools for reserve

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
A hearings panel has reserved its decision on a proposal to grant a long-term lease to Ngai Tahu Tourism for its hot pools development on a recreation reserve in Queenstown.
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Pace lifts on bridge

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Both  lanes of the new State Highway 6 bridge between Kelvin Heights and Frankton are expected to be open in May.
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Signs of activity at community and sports building site

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
PHOTO: GUY WILLIAMS Checking the building platform for the Arrowtown Community Sports Facility at Jack Reid Park yesterday are (from left) Queenstown Lakes District Council sport and recreation manager Simon Battrick, Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre secretary Simon Spark, Arrowtown ward councillor Scott Stevens and council community services manager Thunes Cloete.
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Ran 45 minutes to save injured mate

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
An associate of an unconscious Swiss tramper ran for 45 minutes on the Greenstone Track to get help on Saturday night.
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Getting her teeth into study

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
First-year students squeeze into Puketeraki Marae yesterday for a welcoming University of Otago powhiri. PHOTOS: UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO It takes a whanau to raise a child.
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Tent City comes to life as rain clears

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON Hundreds of students walk around the Museum Reserve for the first day of Tent City yesterday.
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Lobby group for Dunstan idea reprised

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Michael Laws Otago Regional Council (ORC) councillor Michael Laws has refloated the idea of forming a ``Dunstan lobby'' in Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes district, saying a regular forum of elected local, regional and national government members is vital to address issues in the region.
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Council, Airbnb use social media videos to share opposing views

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
It is the battle of the videos.
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Ripe pumpkins on sale beside stonefruit

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:05
Teviot Valley pumpkin grower Darryl Peirce looks over his crown pumpkins, which have ripened a whole month early this year at his Millers Flat farm. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON First it was strawberries and cherries, then it was grapes.
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Warning ignored: tourists flock to southern campsites

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:46
Despite warnings for campers to pack up and move to safety in heed of Cyclone Gita, many tourists are still flocking to campsites on the West Coast and the top of the South Island.
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Operator probes response to cruise ship brawl

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:35
cruisebrawlreu.jpg People are taken to the shore by a police boat from an Australian cruise ship after a brawl, at sea near Eden, Australia. Photo: Zadia Lenders via Reuters Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday (local time) it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed.
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