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Covid paused sale of mall; interest good

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Meridian Mall owner Lendlease has confirmed it paused the sale of the mall last year because of the significant impacts of Covid-19 on global investment markets.
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A year since everything changed

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Where were you when you first heard somebody say "Covid-19"?
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Place for Pacific togetherness leader’s focus

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Four of the original members from 1989 in (from left) Tima Taiti, Ana Perkins, Olivia Malama, and Toe Taiti are acknowledged at the 30th anniversary celebration of the group in 2019. PHOTO: CAROL EDWARDS Moana Ahotaeiloa craves community connection. Taking over the reins as chairwoman of the Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group will help with that. It will be no small task either, as her community continues to grow — nearly 2000 Pacific Islanders call Oamaru their home. She will be at the helm as the group continues to navigate its way as a cultural haven and a social services operation in North Otago. Kayla Hodge reports.
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Plan work to cost ratepayers $2.6m over 3 years

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
The annual budget for work on the West Coast’s new district plan is heading for the $1million mark, and the project will cost ratepayers at least $2.6million over the next three years.
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School bombshell meant action stations

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Logan Park High School co-principals Kristan Mouat and Peter Hills, who had to manage New Zealand’s first case of a school pupil with Covid-19. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH On March 6 Logan Park High School co-principals Kristan Mouat and Peter Hills were among a group of Dunedin school leaders given a briefing about a potential pandemic disease.
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Intense tracing effort recalled

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Mandy Murphy. Photo: ODT files Mandy Murphy normally only has one colleague for company in her role as a communicable diseases nurse for Southland and Queenstown Lakes.
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Newcomers to boost effort to take trophy

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Otago goes into this weekend’s second and final round of the Southern Open Teams Event in the unfamiliar role of odds-on favourite.
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Pain of loss endures for grieving family

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:30
Invercargill woman Jocelyn Finlayson with her grandson.PHOTO: SUPPLIED Will Finlayson watches and understands as New Zealanders celebrate hopefully beating Covid-19.
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Strong start for Crusaders

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 21:23
Crusaders hooker Cody Taylor celebrates an early try against the Highlanders. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON The Crusaders have made an emphatic start to the Super Rugby Aotearoa season, with a 26-13 win over the Highlanders in Dunedin tonight.
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Strong start for Crusaders

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 21:18
Crusaders hooker Cody Taylor celebrates an early try against the Highlanders. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON The Crusaders have made an emphatic start to the Super Rugby Aotearoa season, with a 26-13 win over the Highlanders in Dunedin tonight.
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Missing Aussie fraud suspect's foot found

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 19:29
Melissa Caddick went missing three months ago. Image: supplied The decomposed foot of high-flying suspected Australian fraudster Melissa Caddick has been found on a New South Wales beach, where it may have drifted from Sydney.
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Real estate agents under fire for not repaying wage subsidies

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 18:37
Some of the biggest claims in the real estate industry were from the biggest players - Barfoot and Thompson receiving more than $4 million for 600 employees. Photo: NZ Herald Real estate agents are under fire for failing to repay millions of dollars in wage subsidies - despite record property prices and a booming market.
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Trawler stuck on remote Southland beach

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 18:09
The boat beached on Big Bay. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald A fishing boat has run aground on a remote South Island beach.
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MediaWorks admits 'organisational failure' over Banks broadcast

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 18:08
John Banks apologised on air for his comments. Photo: ODT files MediaWorks has conceded a controversial exchange in which host John Banks and a caller condemned “stone age Māori culture” - broadcast on Magic Talk in January - was “a serious breach” of broadcasting standards.
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Former US Olympics coach dies after being charged

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 17:45
John Geddert was coach of the women's team known as the "Fierce Five" that won gold at the 2012 Olympics. Photo: Getty Images Former US Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert, who had ties to disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar and was facing charges of human trafficking and sexual assault, has died by suicide, authorities say.
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MediaWorks admits 'organisational failure' over Banks broadcast

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 17:25
John Banks apologised on air for his comments. Photo: ODT files MediaWorks has conceded a controversial exchange in which host John Banks and a caller condemned “stone age Māori culture” - broadcast on Magic Talk in January - was “a serious breach” of broadcasting standards.
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Canterbury worker killed in driveway named

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 16:48
Police have named a man who died after being struck by a vehicle rolling down a driveway in Canterbury.
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Canterbury worker killed in driveway named

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 16:47
Police have named a man who died after being struck by a vehicle rolling down a driveway in Canterbury.
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Threat to glamp in protest at Erebus memorial

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 16:16
The final design for the National Erebus Memorial. Image: Ministry for Culture and Heritage A group of Auckland residents may glamp on the site of a planned national Erebus memorial in an attempt to stop construction, which begins next week.
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Contacts of latest case paying a price for everyone: PM

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:48
PM on Maui Drone Project/ Latest Covid community case Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there are "many, many people" being treated as contacts of the latest community case of Covid-19, but the Government is willing to go further than usual to keep the country at alert level 1.
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