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Otago well positioned after clean sweep

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
Ayesha Horley Otago is in the box seat after the first round of the Southern Open team event in Invercargill last weekend.
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Up to 30 teams competing in SI champs

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 04:30
All roads lead to the Edgar Centre.
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Māori Party leaders aspire to transform Aotearoa for better

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 20:31
Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said parliament must not forget the impact of racist legislation. Image: NZ Parliament The Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer has pulled no punches in her maiden speech, describing early New Zealand governments as "monsters, murderers and rapists".
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Parole Board breach: USB drive linked to Otago meeting lost on flight

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:56
Photo: Getty Images The Parole Board has committed a privacy breach after a USB drive containing personal information relating to 37 offenders and one victim was lost on a plane.
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Harry suggests Covid is rebuke from nature

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 19:44
Prince Harry and wife Meghan have spoken out on issues such as race and the environment since stepping down from their roles as working members of the royal family. Photo: Reuters Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to tackle climate change.
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Managed isolation hotels being overbooked: Hipkins

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 18:30
The running of managed isolation hotels is costing the country $2.4 million a day and is due to go over budget before December 31. Photo: RNZ The Government is allowing Covid isolation facilities to be overbooked so full that capacity is reached even if there are last-minute cancellations or no-shows.
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Managed isolation hotels being overbooked: Hipkins

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 18:08
The running of managed isolation hotels is costing the country $2.4 million a day and is due to go over budget before December 31. Photo: RNZ The Government is allowing Covid isolation facilities to be overbooked so full that capacity is reached even if there are last-minute cancellations or no-shows.
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Woman dies at West Coast workplace

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:36
A woman has died after reportedly receiving an electric shock at a workplace on the West Coast, police say.
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Bracing for kitten season

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
SPCA Otago Dunedin centre animal care team leader Emma Collins cuddles pregnant cat Winter who was surrendered by her owner to the animal shelter in Opoho. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A Dunedin animal shelter is calling for foster carers as it prepares for the kitten season.
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Food drive more important than ever

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Christmas food and can drive co-ordinator and senior firefighter Aimee Taylor and (from left, back) Hamish Meyers, Chris Fosters, (front) Matt Loughney and Jules Bennett hold some of the items suitable for the annual appeal. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON After a tough year, Dunedin’s annual food drive is more important than ever, its co-ordinator says.
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Social agencies expecting rush

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Gearing up to support Dunedin families through a very financially tight holiday season are (back, from left) Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) Family Works director Carmen Batchelor, PSO acting practice manager Jollene Warrington, Salvation Army Community Ministries manager for Dunedin City Corps David McKenzie, (front) St Vincent de Paul centre and pastoral co-ordinator Sarah Strang, and Family Works acting social work supervisor Pania Tulia. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Dunedin social agencies are bracing for a massive increase in demand from families facing a grim festive season, as a tough year comes to a close.
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Spring third warmest on record

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Friends Luke Rogers (16, left) and Kahu Kaan (15), both of Dunedin, head out for a surf at St Clair yesterday. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Summer is set to be a scorcher in Dunedin, following a warm and dry spring, Niwa says.
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Personal trainer ‘stoked’ to receive national award

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Personal trainer Erica Stedman (21) won an award in the 2020 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON Helping women achieve their goals is what gives a personal trainer her "buzz".
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Group shows solidarity with West Papua

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Members of the West Papua Support Dunedin group and supporters fly the Morning Star flag at the peace pole in the Museum Reserve on Tuesday, in solidarity with West Papuan freedom campaigners. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD The Morning Star flag of West Papua was flown at the peace pole in Otago Museum Reserve on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of its first raising in 1961.
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Storytellers to share tales from their cultures

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Annal Dhungana, from Nepal, tells a story during last year’s Around the World in 80 Tales storytelling festival. PHOTO: IZUMI SCHMIDT Stories from across the world will be heard in Dunedin next week as storytellers from the city’s diverse cultures step into the limelight.
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Housing stressed as disability issue

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
(Back, from left) David King (People First and Disabled Persons Assembly), Mary O’Brien (CCS Disability Action), Johnnie Potiki (Southern DHB), Marion Maxwell (East Taieri Church), Jasmin Taylor (Otago Deaf Society), (front, from left) Piotr Mierzejewski (Community Care Trust), John Marrable (Disability Information Service), Simon Fogarty (Independent), Dunedin City Councillor Jules Radich, and CPA kaituitui Chris Ford. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Housing and transport were top of mind for Dunedin disability advocates who gathered for the Access for All Otago meeting.
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Housing stressed as disability issue

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
(Back, from left) David King (People First and Disabled Persons Assembly), Mary O’Brien (CCS Disability Action), Johnnie Potiki (Southern DHB), Marion Maxwell (East Taieri Church), Jasmin Taylor (Otago Deaf Society), (front, from left) Piotr Mierzejewski (Community Care Trust), John Marrable (Disability Information Service), Simon Fogarty (Independent), Dunedin City Councillor Jules Radich, and CPA kaituitui Chris Ford. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD Housing and transport were top of mind for Dunedin disability advocates who gathered for the Access for All Otago meeting.
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Programme orchestrated to teach pupils about music

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Pupils at 13 primary and intermediate schools across Otago experienced classical music as played by the experts from Dunedin Symphony Orchestra this week.
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Dumped items inspire project

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Pine Hill artist Nicola Hansby displays a treasure she found at a local clothing bin. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Two Dunedin artists, from opposite sides of the city, are joining forces in a new project to highlight and deal with illegal dumping in their local areas.
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South Island side shows character in final

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
The Te Waipounamu touch team lines up for one of its games on Saturday. PHOTO: AUCKLAND SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY Despite a tough loss in the Premier Touch League women’s final, Te Waipounamu players showed character and strength, their coach says.
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