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Ploughman from around South Island compete

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Retired Gore farmer Alistair Rutherford competes in the Upper Clutha ploughing competitions at Hawea Flat on Saturday.PHOTOS: KERRIE WATERWORTH The key to winning a ploughing a competition was ploughing even, straight and uniform furrows.
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Reserve Force members put soldiering skills to test

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
The Christchurch team from 2/4 RNZIR NZ Army Reserve Force carries its casualties away from a contact site during the medical testing phase of their unit's annual skill at arms competition in Invercargill over the weekend. PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE Time, energy and pride were on the line as 50 NZ Army Reserve Force soldiers from around the South Island tested their mental and physical skills near Invercargill on Saturday.
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Swimmers show their artistic side

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
PHOTO: LAURA SMITH Sparkly swimsuits and choreographed routines entertained an audience of family and friends at the South Island Artistic Swimming Championships, held on Saturday in Invercargill.
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Silver Fern chairman at home on the farm

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Silver Fern Farms Co-operative chairman Richard Young holds Silver Fern Farms branded lamb hot pot rolls at an Ole supermarket in Jinan, southern China. Photos: Supplied For Silver Fern Farms Co-operative's new chairman Richard Young, getting out on his West Otago farm is "like a release".
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Win over South Otago lifts St Kevin's out of bottom four

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
St Kevin's College has climbed out of the bottom four of the Otago premier school tournament.
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Caversham, Roslyn win cup ties

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Tim Horner Caversham and Roslyn Wakari were the winners of the Chatham Cup ties on Saturday.
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College A defence dominates

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
Dani Gray College A came out on top in a defensively dominant performance over Physed C, 63-30 in the premier club competition at the Edgar Centre on Saturday.
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Haugh instrumental in University's big win

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 04:30
University centre Matt Faddes celebrates scoring a try with team-mates Patrick Atkinson (left) and Graham Urquhart during a premier game against Harbour at the University of Otago Oval on Saturday. PHOTO PETER MCINTOSH University pumped Harbour 53-0 in an impressive display.
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Battling on

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Land given to returned soldiers as part of the Benmore Settlement in the Waitaki proved too difficult for many. Dunedin’s soldiers faced many difficulties returning to civilian life following World War 1; difficulties often explained by poor management on the part of the very authorities working to assist them, Clare Sullivan writes. 
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Fleshing out the future

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Harraways visiting Prof Rickey Yada says plant-based foods are making great strides but there's still work to do ensure they don;t come up short in the nutrition stakes. Photo: Gregor Richardson The world of food production is changing, moving from the paddock to the lab and other newly engineered environments. It’s something we might need to get used to, visiting food scientist Prof Rickey Yada tells Tom McKinlay.
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Identity under the microscope

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Theatre artist Alice Canton has captured conversations at locations around the city with members of the Chinese community. Photo: Christine O'Connor With strong political and social threads, theatre-artist Alice canton uses storytelling to create spaces for multiple voices to be heard, she tells Rebecca Fox. 
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'Aliens' worth a closer look

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
The bull banksia by the Oxford St car park entrance of Hope and Sons opposite KFC. I hope it's allowed to grow to its full potential at this open site. Photo: Gregor Richardson Anyone who wants to make a movie about an alien planet doesn't have to design their own weird and wonderful plants - there are plenty of bizarre-looking plants right here on Earth, writes Mark Clark.
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Your head in the game

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
The popularity of Fortnite has even spawned dance moves. Photo: Getty Images Americans mightn't understand the word "fortnight", but they do understand Fortnite. I've discovered my grandchildren understand both, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
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Getting back to nature

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Getty Images The Japanese have known for years that spending mindful time in the woods is beneficial for body and soul, writes Harriet Sherwood. Now Western doctors, and the Royals too, agree. 
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Soaking up the success

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Dunedin's Soaked Oats are back on tour this month having just released a new EP. Photo: Jacob Turnbull After taking their infectious brand of jangle pop technicolour around the world, Dunedin's Soaked Oats are back home with a new EP and record deal in tow. Adam Burns spoke to frontman Oscar Mein about building confidence on the road and why it is time to more on from the Dunedin Sound. 
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A personal tribute to sports parenting

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Getty Images Liz Breslin pays tribute to Sports Parents that she's seen and been.
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Electric trams on familiar streets

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
An electric tram glides through central Edinburgh. Photo: Getty Images The familiar names of the electric tram route through Edinburgh seems to promise something similar here, writes Bill Campbell. 
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Hodgkins' sesquicentenary marked in fine style

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Frances Hodgkins. Photo: supplied Two new books on the life of Frances Hodgkins beautifully celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Dunedin artist's birth.
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Shooter short on story

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
Images: supplied RAGE 2For: PS4, Xbox One, PCFrom: Bethesda/Avalanche StudiosRating: (R16) ★★★ This is a game that my teenage self would love, writes Gieson Cacho.
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Putting solutions together

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 03:30
The Blueskin Energy Network smart grid provides one pathway for optimising energy efficiency, with its connected nodes generating, storing and sharing electricity. GRAPHIC: MAT PATCHETT If our energy systems don’t bend to the winds of change something is going to give, writes Scott Willis.
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