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Country's oldest tractor making trip to Wanaka

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Vintage vehicle and equipment collector Roger Mahan, of Milton, is looking forward to taking the oldest tractor in New Zealand (above left) to the Wheels at Wanaka event at Easter. He was originally a public works construction contractor and used this Ruston Bucyrus 22RB. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Vintage vehicle and machinery collector Roger Mahan, of Milton, is taking a 1910 D International Titan, as well as a 1920s Killefer earth scoop, to the Wheels at Wanaka festival at Easter.
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Photography leap of faith paying off

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Strath Taieri Young Farmers Club member Georgie Hendrie, of Hyde, often uses her dog Swag as a model for her photographs. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Georgie Hendrie, of Hyde, took a leap of faith for her art recently.
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Otago woman developing fine eye for stock

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Strath Taieri Young Farmers Club member Elizabeth Graham, of Hindon, considers her scoring during the stock judging competition at the New Zealand Young Farmers Conference in Christchurch earlier this month. She won the national competition. Photo: Supplied Otago woman Elizabeth Graham (21) has won a national stock judging competition in Christchurch.
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Southland shearers - cut above

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Winton shearer Jade Maguire-Ratima won the senior final on Saturday. Photos: Kayla Hodge Southland shearers and woolhandlers showed they were a cut above the rest in the lower grades at the Gore Southern Shears last week.
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Revolutionising food wrapping

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Image: Getty Images Mention food packaging and some people's hackles rise over unnecessary layers of plastic or other wrappings.
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Rising perigean full moon

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Ian Griffin The moon's orbit is not perfectly circular. This means that sometimes our closest celestial neighbour is closer than any other. Astronomers call the moon's closest point to Earth its perigee, while the furthest point away is called its apogee.
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Taylor worthy of accolades

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Ian Taylor. We're not short of high achievers here in the South. We can boast All Blacks, Black Caps and Silver Ferns captains and coaches, prominent politicians, artists, writers and more.
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Peace conference agitation

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
A practical demonstration of apiary work at Mr Naismith's apiary, Mosgiel, by Mr E. A. Earp, government apiary instructor. - Otago Witness, 26.2.1919. The disappointment which the Chancellor of the German Republic expresses because President Wilson has not shaped the proceedings of the Peace Congress to suit the views of Germany will be shared with him by a great many of his compatriots, who, having read the president's speeches more literally than their author can ever have intended, hugged the belief that his influence would be successfully exerted to secure that the terms of peace should be of such a character as would in Germany be regarded as favourable.
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Close call prompts concern about trail

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:30
Vincent councillor James Armstrong is concerned about the Otago Central Rail Trail crossing at Chatto Creek. Photo: Adam Burns A Central Otago community board member fears a cyclist could be killed on the Otago Central Rail Trail crossing at Chatto Creek.
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Pork rolls wrapped in bacon

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:30
Rich and juicy, these rather special pork rolls are enhanced by the tangy saltiness of cheese and bacon plus the sultry sweetness of sultanas.
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Little taste for Michelin star style

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:30
The Michelin star system is a European restaurant rating system. Photo: Reuters Why do restaurants keep telling us their chefs have worked somewhere with a Michelin star, asks occasional restaurant critic and judge Simon Wilson.
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Cool and refreshing

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:30
The recent hot days have had me wavering in my wine choices, with the temperatures seemingly demanding a coolish white, while I'm yearning for a red (popping a red into the fridge for 15 minutes on these hot days is absolutely acceptable, by the way).
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Plum cake

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Simon Lambert Plums always make the perfect accompaniment to cakes, as they add moisture and are loaded with flavour. This is another of my favourite recipes.
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Provisions' blueberry bran muffins

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Supplied Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
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Southeast Asian flavours to enjoy

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:30
White & Wong’s Modern Asian Cooking in New Zealand,by Al Spary and Russell Gray, published by New Holland Publishers (NZ), RRP$49.99. Award-winning restaurant White and Wong's is sharing some of its favourite recipes in a new cookbook.
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Ozzy pulls out of NZ concerts

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:24
Ozzy Osbourne was hospitalised for pneumonia. Photo: Getty Images Ozzy Osbourne has pulled out of his New Zealand, Australian and and Japanese tours next month due to illness.
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Police find body north of Dunedin

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:13
Police have revealed a body has been found at a rural location north of Dunedin.
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Another type of fruit fly found in Auckland

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:45
  A new species of fruit fly has been found in South Auckland.
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Ross grills PM over political donations

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:27
jami-lee_ross_getty.jpg Jami-Lee Ross. Photo: Getty Images Independent MP Jami-Lee Ross has used Parliament’s question time to grill Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on whether any government minister would be allowed to use official overseas travel to seek party donations.
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State of emergency extended in Tasman

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:18
richard_kempthorne_nz_govt.jpg Mayor Richard Kempthorne. Photo: Tasman District Council The state of emergency in the Nelson-Tasman region has been extended for another week amid ongoing bush fires.
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