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Apology in Hong Kong; protests continue

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:27
2019-06-15t101411z_1050153548_rc1f5b0d8020_rtrmadp_3_hongkong-extradition.jpg Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologised to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial.
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Undercover security staff targeted Dunedin protest, group says

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:19
miming_protest_280519_2.jpg Police andclimate action demonstrators in the thick of protest action at the Dunedin Town Hall. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN Protesters are accusing a security firm of sending an undercover worker in to spy on them ahead of the Minerals Forum in Dunedin last month.
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Massive blackout hits millions in South America

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:16
2019-06-16t172748z_1833530784_rc1209266090_rtrmadp_3_latam-power.jpg A vendor waits for customers during a national blackout in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Reuters Argentine President Mauricio Macri called the massive blackout that left tens of millions in South America without power on Sunday "unprecedented", and promised a thorough investigation.
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Hail, snow, gales and thunderstorms for Dunedin

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:47
Dunedin is in for a rough morning with snow about the hills along with possible gale force winds, thunderstorms and hail predicted.
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Israel Folau attacks gays, transgender youths in sermon

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:47
Israel Folau. Photo: Getty Images Israel Folau has launched another attack on gay people and also criticised young people being allowed to change gender during a sermon at his Sydney church.
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ODT quiz: June 17

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:00
Test your local and general knowledge by taking the Otago Daily Times quiz for Monday, June 17.
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India ease to victory over Pakistan

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 06:58
India's Hardik Pandya celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's Shoaib Malik. Photo: Reuters India extended their unblemished World Cup record against Pakistan after Rohit Sharma's century and tidy bowling secured their 89-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the tournament's most anticipated group match on Sunday.
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Irrigation project put on hold

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:32
fallsdam2.jpg Falls Dam. Photo: Gregor Richardson The proposed $60 million-$70 million Falls Dam irrigation project has been put on hold because of uncertainty over broader water issues facing Central Otago.
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Capital gains tax threat's end impacts house prices

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
House prices are expected to rise next year. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery House prices are being picked to surge next year, underpinned by low mortgage interest rates and recent cancellation of capital gains tax plans.
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Does data detail Bridges' demise?

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Simon Bridges. Photo: NZ Herald The recent release of two different and starkly contrasting political polls generated a significant amount of news and debate over the past week. It isn't hard to see why.
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Lessons for NZ politics in Australian election surprise

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Australian PM Scott Morrison hugs his daughters Lily and Abbey as wife Jenny watches following success in the Australian election in May. Photo: Getty Images I'm visiting Sydney, where I confront the Aussie side of my soul. I grapple with the ways in which it is different, then wonder why I give a toss, writes John Lapsley.
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Better transport a priority

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
George St is a nightmare of cars, near-empty diesel buses and frustrated pedestrians. PHOTO: ODT FILES Brian Tidmarsh believes Dunedin residents should dare to dream of more than cockleshells, weird bridges and cycleways. 
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Gold Rush can dare to dream

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Otago Gold Rush guard Nicole Ruske takes the ball to the hoop as Auckland Dream guard Casyn Buchman attempts to strip it away during Saturday night's Women's Basketball Championship game at the Edgar Centre. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH A statement has been delivered and the season is back on track.
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Magic back in top form

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
The Mid City Magic faced the St Kilda Saints on Saturday, showing it still has what it takes after its loss to Varsity last week.
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Highlanders needed help

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
The Highlanders put in an excellent performance against the Waratahs in Invercargill but needed a lot of help from elsewhere to qualify for the playoffs. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders will have nothing to lose when they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday night.
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South Otago sports roundup

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Rugby
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North Otago sports roundup

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Valley prop Meli Kolinisau is on the run against the Excelsior defence in Oamaru on Saturday. PHOTO: KYLE BECK Rugby
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Cromwell Goats win White Horse Cup

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
The White Horse Cup. Photo supplied. Maniototo did outstandingly well to prise the White Horse Cup off Wakatipu a couple of weeks ago but was incredibly unlucky to have to defend it first up against a Cromwell Goats team on fire, having averaged 44 points a match in its last seven matches.
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Late try seals close win for Woodlands over Blues

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Star forward Opini Toomalatai is held, just, in the match against Eastern Northern Barbarians at Waverley Park, in Invercargill on Saturday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Woodlands used its experience to win 41-37 at home against Blues in the Southland division one competition on Saturday.
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Pioneer made to work for win over improved Waikiwi

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Division One leader Pioneer had to work hard to overcome Waikiwi 24-19 at Newman Park in Gore.
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