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NZ bat first after Bangladesh win toss

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:49
Tom Latham is captaining the Black Caps in Dunedin. Photo: Getty Images Bangladesh have won the toss and chosen to field first in the third one-day international against New Zealand at the University of Otago Oval today.
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Man injured after falling from flat balcony

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:32
A reveller fell from a balcony and fractured his skull at a Dunedin flat in the early hours of the morning.
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Queenstown skier crowned Junior World Champion

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:18
18jan_sp_alice_headshot_0.jpg Alice Robinson. Photo: Supplied Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson has been crowned Junior World Champion in Giant Slalom.
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Bernie Sanders to contest 2020 US election

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:57
Bernie Sanders enters the race with clear strengths, including broad name recognition, a proven ability to raise money from small-dollar donors and a committed set of passionate supporters. Photo: Reuters US Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive whose 2016 White House campaign garnered fervent grassroots support and pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, said on Tuesday he would again seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020.
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Cyclone set to strike Australia, but NZ in for a soaking

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:56
Tropical Cyclone Oma will likely crash into Australia's Queensland coast over the weekend but it doesn't mean New Zealand is safe from a barrage of wet and wild weather.
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Toulon boss doubles down on Savea

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:42
Mourad Boudjellal. Photo: Getty Toulon rugby boss Mourad Boudjellal has defended his criticism of former All Black wing Julian Savea and launched another stinging attack on the under-performing star.
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NZ women to unleash pace ace at Aussies

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:26
NZ bowler Lea Tahuhu. Photo: Getty New Zealand are in the midst of a 20-year ODI drought against the Australian women's cricket side, but they hope pace ace Lea Tahuhu will help them get long-overdue revenge.
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7 children die in Canadian house fire

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:11
firehalifaxreuters.jpg A house where an early morning fatal fire killed seven children from the same family in the community of Spryfield is seen in Halifax. Photo: Reuters A house fire in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax has killed seven children from the same family, Halifax police said on Tuesday (local time).
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Chanel 'creative genius' Karl Lagerfeld dies

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 07:53
German designer Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 show for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Reuters German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking catwalks, has died aged 85.
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Ninety seven A&P shows beckon

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
New Zealand Royal Agricultural Society president Geoff Smith attends last week's Central Otago A&P Show in Omakau. Photo: Alexia Johnston Geoff Smith attends as many A&P shows as he can during the season and there are 97 of them.
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Fatty milk Jersey cows in demand

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Kelly Allison, pictured with son Fynn (14), has sold several high-performing, high-breeding-worth bulls to LIC, including Bernard, Boy, Bolt, Barker and Beauden (as in Barrett). Each animal in that particular family has a name starting with B, to keep track of the line. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara ''Fat is back'' and no longer the ''ogre'' it used to be, and that is good news for Jerseys as they have a higher fat content relative to protein than many other breeds.
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Benefits of monitoring discussed

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Otautau farmer Nick Thomsett discusses how cow monitoring has helped him improve the management of his herd. Photo: Ken Muir The inevitable march towards a more hi-tech, data-driven approach to farming was highlighted at a Dairy Women's Network event at Otautau last week.
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Agri-tourism, food focus in tourism plan

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Bobbi Brown Southland's agri-tourism businesses and the region's food and beverages providers are likely to be two key features of Venture Southland's tourism blueprint document, the ''Southland Murihiku Destination Strategy'' when it is released next month.
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Nightcaps' 500th meeting

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Nightcaps Young Farmers Club's life members (from left) Pam Bennett, Willy Buchanan, Simon Greer and Hayden Peter. Photo: Supplied More than 150 people attended the Nightcaps Young Farmers milestone 500th meeting last week.
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Wool levy vote welcomed, but clear plan preferred

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
A downturn in sheep meat price could see a critical loss of breeding stock from the sector and problems for the rural economy. Photo: SRL archive While farmers and industry leaders welcomed news that the Federated Farmers Meat and Wool Council voted last week to support a compulsory wool levy on wool producers, there was a clear preference for any such levy to be applied on the context of a robust business plan.
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MPI dishes out sustainable farming funding

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Dawn Dalley The Southern Dairy Hub Farmer Reference Group is one of the beneficiaries of the latest round of funding from the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF).
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Shearing business to mark 33 years

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Shearing contractors Peter and Elsie Lyon, of Peter Lyon Shearing, celebrate 33 years in business next month. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Peter and Elsie Lyon's shearing contracting business has been operating for a third of a century, and they will be celebrating that achievement with a staff reunion next month.
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ETS alterations ahead

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
New Zealand Farm Forestry president Neil Cullen will be talking about upcoming and possible changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme at a South Otago Farm Forestry Association field day at Toko Mouth on February 22. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Several changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be introduced later in the year, and more are planned.
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AB Limeworks adds dairying to the list

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
AB Lime environmental manager Fiona Smith with general manager Steve Smith in front of one of the parts of the farm being rehabilitated and set aside for conservation purposes. Photo: Ken Muir Faced with a surplus of land around its limeworks and landfill operations, AB Lime has decided to turn to dairying as a way of best using that land.
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A&P carcass competition leaders pipped at the post

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Joy Dodd, who with husband Nathan took the top prize in the Gore A&P Show carcass competition, receives her prize from John Stevens from sponsor Livestock Supplies. Photo: Supplied Glenham farmers Nathan and Joy Dodd have taken out the top prize in the Gore A&P Show carcass competition, although there was only a 0.2 point difference between them and Steven and Jo Morris.
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