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Woman dies after severity of symptoms missed

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:08
A doctor in New Zealand who did not take the temperature of a woman who died a day later has been found to have failed to recognise the seriousness of her symptoms and to take appropriate action in response.
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Two-thirds of Aussies want deputy PM to resign: poll

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:00
barnaby.jpg Barnaby Joyce. Photo: ODT Files Two-thirds of Australian voters want Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign following his extramarital affair with his former press secretary, a poll showed on Monday, adding pressure on a government already fractured by the scandal.
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Patrick crashes out as her Nascar career ends

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:27
danicapatrick2.jpg Danica Patrick. Photo: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports For Danica Patrick, it was a proud but sad ending to her Nascar career.
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Survivors of Florida shooting slam Trump FBI tweets

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:19
shottingvigilreu.jpg Local students, including some from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, hold up their phone lights at the end of a vigil for victims of the school shooting. Photo: Reuters Student survivors of the deadliest-ever shooting at a US high school reacted angrily on Sunday (local time) after US President Donald Trump said the FBI may have been too distracted with a Russia probe to follow leads that could have prevented the massacre.
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Air NZ warns of disruptions due to Cyclone Gita

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:38
Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer travelling.
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Otago snowboarder secures spot in Olympic final

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:10
zoibigairgettyimages-920230772.jpg Zoi Sadowski Synnott competes during the Snowboard Ladies' Big Air Qualification at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Getty Images Wanaka snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has secured a spot in the final of the big air at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
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Lanterns mistaken for flares prompt police response

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:33
Police received calls in regards to "distress flares" which wound up being sky lanterns. Photo: Getty Images Police are calling for the public to rethink releasing lanterns this summer after some were mistaken for distress flares in Southland.
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Cromwell crash victim named

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:07
cromwell_crash.jpeg Emergency services were called to the scene just after 3pm on Saturday. Photo: Pam Jones Police have released the name of the man who died in a crash at the Cromwell Gorge in Central Otago on the weekend.
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'Our First Home' winner killed in paraglider crash

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:58
The man killed in a paraglider crash at Mount Maunganui has been identified as Tauranga man Joshua Graeme Tingey.
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ANZ drops ATM charges

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:16
anzbanknzh.jpg ANZ New Zealand chief executive David Hisco said the bank would progressively remove, reduce or simplify a series of other fees and charges throughout the year. Photo: NZ Herald ANZ Bank NZ is dropping charges customers have to pay when they use another bank's ATM.
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Double murder charge after South Dunedin fire

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:14
A bouquet of flowers is placed outside a Wesley St property after a fatal fire in Dunedin. Photo: ODT A 46-year-old man charged with arson after a couple was found dead in a burned out South Dunedin home has now been charged with murder.
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Mark Mitchell fourth to contest National leadership

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:49
National Party member Mark Mitchell has announced he will contest the party's leadership. Photo: Guy Williams Now there are four: Mark Mitchell has confirmed he will contest the National Party leadership.
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Two car crash in North Otago

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:43
An Otago Daily Times reporter at the scene said traffic was backed up on SH1 near the crash site. Photo: Hamish MacLean Traffic has backed up on SH1 in North Otago after a crash this afternoon.
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Milton woolhandler claims Southern Shears title

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:23
srl28cheri.jpg Cheri Peterson, who had her first Open-class woolhandling win on Friday at the Southern Shears in Gore, pictured at an earlier event. Photo: Barbara Newton Milton woolhandler Cheri Peterson has become the latest addition to the ranks of Open-class winners by claiming the Southern Shears title in Gore.
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Southern farmers enjoy high lamb prices to offset drought

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:07
Southland - which is responsible for about 15 to 20% of the lamb kill - was declared a drought-affected area in January, along with large parts of Otago. Sheep farmers have weathered the effects of this summer's extremes and are enjoying bumper prices for the important Easter lamb export trade, says the country's biggest sheepmeat exporter, Alliance Group.
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Star Otago Peninsula albatross killed by mother

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:57
The star albatross chick beamed around the world on Otago Peninsula’s "Royal cam" has died after being attacked by her mother yesterday.
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Fonterra owners' unrest grows on China foray

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:53
reportedly worrying Fonterra's owners is its $800m investment in establishing dairy farms in China. Photo: supplied Frustration and anger is building among Fonterra's farmer-owners as a second mega-million dollar China investment by New Zealand's biggest company threatens to hit the rocks and erode their future earnings.
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Potato farm death destroys 'a million dreams'

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:33
An Indian man was killed in a workplace accident with a potato harvester on a farm in Puni, near Pukekohe, on Saturday. Photo / Jason Oxenham The farm worker who died on Saturday after becoming trapped in a potato harvester in Pukekohe was an Indian man whose family had spent a fortune sending him to New Zealand to study.
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Police call for help over missing Alexandra man

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:03
bates_main.png Christopher James Bates. Police are asking for help from the Central Otago and Dunedin community as they enter the third day of the search for missing Alexandra man Christopher Bates.
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Northland school in lockdown after shots fired

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:54
Ahipara School in Northland is in lockdown after 'multiple' shots fired at a nearby house. Photo: NZME A Northland school is in lockdown while police hunt a man with a firearm.
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