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Don't come to NZ, British teachers warn

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:16
1brtishtech.jpg Daniel Healy started teaching at Auckland Normal Intermediate in July and has quit already because of the bureaucratic hoops required to get his qualifications recognised. Photo: NZ Herald/Supplied Two British teachers hired to help fill Auckland's teacher shortage are warning other foreign teachers not to come because of the bureaucratic obstacles to recognising overseas qualifications and experience.
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Both fighters confident of knockout

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:04
parker_and_fury.jpg Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury pose prior to their fight this weekend. Photo: Getty Images Together, Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury are remaining respectful of each other ahead of their title fight on Sunday.
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Man on fire outside Parliament dies

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:23
The man who set himself on fire outside Parliament yesterday has died.
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Something special in Hokonui Hills

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Gillian Vine  meets a nurseryman who says specialisation keeps his business alive.
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A blooming splendid sight

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Rhododendron lukiangense. Photo: Linda Robertson. An attractive feature of many rhododendrons is their tendency to produce flowers that initially emerge in a deeper colour shade than that of the fully open bloom.
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Doran set for first international

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Otago hockey umpire Sam Doran (23) is to officiate at the Oceania Cup in Sydney next month. Photo: Kiran Parbhu. For the first time in more than a decade, a Southern region umpire will officiate in international hockey.
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Otago names Ormandy at No 4 to play Southland

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Michael Ormandy. Michael Ormandy (Otago) is the only newcomer in the top five of the Otago 10-man team to play Southland on the Oreti Sands course in Invercargill on September 30 and October 1.
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Being grateful: a letter to humanity

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow, writes Sharmin Bala. 
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Otago trio retain White Fern contracts

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Haidee Tiffen. Three Otago players were among the contracted White Ferns players announced yesterday.
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Skirts and ankles

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
A charming South Island lake scene: Lake Kanieri, West Coast. — Otago Witness, 26.9.1917. What precisely is the malady called "flat-foot"? I ask, not as fearing myself to be of the platypus tribe ("platypus" means, I believe, flat-footed) but in commiseration of the 70 per cent of English women who, it is affirmed, are in that condemnation — convicted by the short skirt.
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Election choices in close race

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Only a foolhardy person would predict the result of the election tomorrow.  The polls have been all over the place.
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Expansion strategy pays off for Restaurant Brands

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Russel Creedy. Restaurant Brands showed the benefits of its expansion and acquisitions strategy by reporting a 41% increase  in its second-quarter profit for the 16 weeks ending September 11.
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Net migration numbers to NZ look to have peaked

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Migration into New Zealand still remains at near record highs but economists say it appears net permanent long-term migration has already peaked.
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June growth ‘underwhelming’

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Railway workers gather north of Kaikoura, at a remote site, watching the final track-weld a fortnight ago, rejoining the Picton to Christchurch line, severed since November’s earthquake. Photo: KiwiRail New Zealand’s economic growth for the quarter to June hit the top end of analysts’ expectations of a 0.8% gain, fuelled by tourism and a recovery in the transport sector.
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Gingernuts to get ambitious campaign on track

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Equine cult hero Gingernuts and rider Opie Bosson will be looking to turn around their unlucky Tarzino Trophy result in the Windsor Park Plate at Hastings tomorrow. Photo: Trish Dunell It is  time to get those black books out.
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Gingernuts to get ambitious campaign on track

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Equine cult hero Gingernuts and rider Opie Bosson will be looking to turn around their unlucky Tarzino Trophy result in the Windsor Park Plate at Hastings tomorrow. Photo: Trish Dunell It is  time to get those black books out.
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Hannon Memorial this weekend

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Jonny Turner On Sunday the nation’s harness racing interests will turn to Oamaru for the 2017 edition of the Hannon Memorial, writes Jonny Turner.
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La Diosa and Cuneen back at Riccarton

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
The group 1 pairing of La Diosa and jockey Racha Cuneen are back at Riccarton  tomorrow, a year after they took their first step towards feature-race glory last season.
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Little bikes ready for their big day

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Photo: Kerrie Waterworth Wanaka’s big rally for small bikes  putters away  this weekend when 40  moped, scooter and 50cc motorcycle riders join organiser Paul van Klink (pictured) for the sixth annual Klinky’s Upper Clutha Scooter Hooter.
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Sports on offer at expo

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
One of the organisers of the Festival of Sport and Recreation, Bronwyn Coers, outside the Wanaka Recreation Centre, the venue for tomorrow’s festival. Photo: Kerrie Waterworth Everyone knows that exercise, getting fit and staying fit is good for you but many of us do not know how to get involved in local sports and recreational activities.
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