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Girl drowns at Auckland home

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:21
A 9-year-old girl has drowned at a South Auckland house.
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Clutha River being monitored

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 09:50
Civil Defence staff continue their work in South Otago as it enters clean-up mode after heavy flooding.
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Trampers spend freezing night on Mt Tongariro

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 09:07
mt_tongariro_photo_nz_herald_501ffc1cdb_jpg_50245a05c0.jpg Mt Tongariro in the Central North Island. Photo: ODT files Four trampers have spent a night in freezing conditions, after getting lost on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
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McKenzie boots Chiefs to 'ugly' victory over Stormers

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 08:45
Damian McKenzie takes aim at Newlands. Photo: Getty Images Fullback Damian McKenzie landed four penalties and wing Shaun Stevenson scored a try late on as the Chiefs claimed a hard-fought 17-11 victory over the Stormers in their Super Rugby quarter-final in South Africa.
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Clean-up begins after severe storm

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 07:49
Dunedin remains under a state of emergency, but the focus is now on recovery and clean-up efforts after the severe storm.
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Smiling through adversity

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
Jack Vernal with his mum Kathryn at their Pine Hill home. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Little Jack Verna smiles as he "commando crawls'' around the living-room floor, making a beeline for mother Kathryn and a big cuddle.
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'Honour' to put poppy by name

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
Sandra Lawn stands in front of a poppy she placed next to the name of Private James Cooney on a remembrance wall in Tyne Cot Cemetery, in Belgium. PHOTO: SUPPLIED A Dunedin woman has praised the "kindness'' of a Star reader who placed a poppy next to the name of a fallen soldier on a war memorial in Belgium.
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Scheme warms up 1200 homes

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
Snow blankets Dunedin last week. PHOTO: DAVE HAY Dunedin ratepayers have made good use of the Dunedin City Council's Warm Dunedin initiative, leading to 1200 warmer, drier homes in the city.
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South D pop-up under way

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
Looking over the space are (from left) Cargill Enterprises chief executive Geoff Kemp, DCC arts and culture group manager Bernie Hawke, project manager Jane Nevill and artist Aroha Novak. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The housie hall at the Cargill Enterprises site on Hillside Rd will do double duty as the Dunedin City Council's South Dunedin Pop-Up Hub from next month.
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Walking important social contact

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
Halfway Bush Walking Group members (from left) Judy Sapsford, Pauline McLeod and Pat Garth get into their stride. PHOTO: JOSHUA RIDDIFORD A long-standing walking group provides good support for its members.
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Checks made on recycling

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
Dunedin City Council solid waste manager Catherine Irvine holds the coloured cards that will be attached to recycling bins after inspection in the next three months. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Even the most dedicated recyclers can sometimes get it wrong.
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Planting has benefits all round

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 06:00
Volunteers muck in at the Sinclair Wetlands' final "plant and learn'' day last week. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Planting trees can be rewarding for newcomers, a Sinclair Wetlands Trust trustee says.
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Kinloch shooting victim named

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 01:50
The victim of the Kinloch shooting has been identified by police as 48-year-old man Scott John Henry.
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Man seriously hurt as cars crash into sheep

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 01:46
A man has been seriously hurt after the car he was in crashed into sheep on the Kaipara Coast Highway, north-west of Auckland.
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Warriors' playoff hopes dashed

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 00:46
Simon Mannering of the Warriors is tackled by Te Maire Martin and Kane Linnett of the Cowboys. Photo: Getty Much, much better - but still not good enough. The Warriors have fallen 24-12 to the Cowboys in Townsville, in a result that probably ends their finals hopes.
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May to stay until at least 2020: Grayling

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 00:18
Photo: Reuters British transport minister Chris Grayling, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's closest cabinet colleagues, has predicted she will remain in the job until at least 2020 and could even fight another national election.
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Alternate Singapore history comic book tops awards

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:52
#SonnyLiew's achievements are helping to put Singapore on the comic book map - https://t.co/q1LXRuOr9g pic.twitter.com/NBm3gDisPu— Geek Crusade (@geekcrusade) May 7, 2017 Singaporean graphic novelist Sonny Liew dominated the comic industry's equivalent of the Oscars, scooping three Eisner Awards for "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye" - a wry alternate history of tightly-controlled Singapore.
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SA Aboriginal leader Yami Lester dies

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:24
.@jpatto12 VALE The Aboriginal elder and activist, Yami Lester OAM died in Alice Springs at the age of 75. @NACCHOAustralia pic.twitter.com/RN8oF5Gpih— AMSANT (@AMSANTaus) July 22, 2017 Yami Lester, who was left blind by the Maralinga atomic tests and went on to become a tireless campaigner for Aboriginal rights, has died aged 75.
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Hurricanes battle past Brumbies to semifinals

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 23:09
Toiroa Tahuriorangi of the Hurricanes makes a line break. Photo: Getty On a chilly night in Canberra, the Hurricanes felt the early heat from the Brumbies, but pulled away in a strong second stanza winning 35-16.
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Show birds shut in safe from flood

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:31
bird_host_shut_in333.png Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon & Canary Show secretary Trevor Hill. Photo: Shannon Gillies The organisers of this weekend's Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon & Canary Show are making plans to hold on to the competing birds whose owners may not collect them after the show ends today due to flooding which has struck Otago and Canterbury.
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