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Bright lights of Mosgiel draw attention again

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
The Mosgiel sign is lit up on Tuesday night. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON After six months of darkness, Mosgiel is lit up again.
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Giving Tree back to ensure all have a merry Christmas

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Rotary Club of Taieri youth committee chairman Trevor Millar and member Susan Wyngaarden-Low are organising the Mosgiel Giving Tree this year. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A call is out for hundreds of gifts to ensure every child on the Taieri gets a present this Christmas.
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Investment tech to help Kiwis share crop

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
University of Otago students Alex Thomson (left) and Gabriel Dykes are developing their business Split, a platform to allow people to make a small investment in horticultural enterprises. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE For Startup Dunedin's latest nine-week Audacious programme, University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students take an idea to solve a problem and make it a business. In this series, business reporter Shawn McAvinue talks to students who won prizes for their ideas. This week he talks to Split co-founders Alex Thomson (21), of Dunedin, and Gabriel Dykes (20), of Wellington, about the development of their investment platform.
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Pezzuto serving up youth, enthusiasm

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Tennis Otago board member Alessandro Pezzuto has spent years coaching, umpiring and volunteering at events. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON In a series, The Star reporter Jessica Wilson aims to highlight unsung heroes of Dunedin’s sporting community. This week, she talks to Tennis Otago’s Alessandro Pezzuto.
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‘Good as New’ sale set to boost coffers

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Regent Theatre volunteer Penny Smith and fellow volunteers prepare for the ‘‘Good as New’’ book and gift sale at the theatre this Friday and Saturday. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD In a year when it was unable to hold its usual fundraising sales, the Regent Theatre has pulled out all the stops for a pre-Christmas book and gift sale this Friday and Saturday.
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Covid baubles hopefully only here this year

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:30
Artsenta artist Christine Philp showcases a selection of the small-scale items she has made for the upcoming market day, including Christmas baubles depicting Covid-19 viruses. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD If you are looking for just the right Christmas bauble to mark 2020, then Christine Philp has you covered.
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Australia approves tough veto powers over foreign deals

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:18
Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Getty Images Australia's parliament has passed legislation giving the federal government power to veto any agreement struck with foreign states - a move likely to anger China and intensify a bitter diplomatic spat between the two countries.
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Air NZ safety video full of 'World Wonders' at home

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 16:12
Air New Zealand has unveiled its first 'domestic-only' safety video put together with the help of Tourism New Zealand.
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Great-grandson adds to Canterbury league legend Pat Smith’s legacy

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 16:00
Promising Halswell league player Tanner Stowers-Smith has signed a development contract with the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL team. Photo: Supplied Kiwis and Canterbury league legend Pat Smith’s legacy has extended to another generation with his great-grandson signing a deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs.
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'Not appropriate' for mayors to discuss Tarras airport plan - Dalziel

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:31
Lianne Dalziel. Photo: File Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has told Queenstown's mayor it is "not appropriate" and potentially in breach of the law for them to discuss matters surrounding the plan to establish an airport in Central Otago.
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Air NZ safety video full of 'World Wonders' at home

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:23
Air New Zealand has unveiled its first 'domestic-only' safety video put together with the help of Tourism New Zealand.
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Rangiora man receives anonymous letter telling him to mow his lawn

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:21
Image: Facebook A North Canterbury man was opened his letterbox this week to find an anonymous letter telling him to mow his lawns.
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'I was a blue baby': Chch woman who underwent NZ's first open heart surgery

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:13
The heart lung bypass machine. Photo: The Auckland Weekly Christchurch's Helen Harris (nee Arnold) was about 10 or 11-years-old when she underwent New Zealand’s first open heart surgery performed by Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes at Greenlane Hospital in September 1958.
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Sofitel Queenstown sold to New Zealand hotel fund

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:04
Sofitel Hotel and Spa Queenstown. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Queenstown's five-star Sofitel has been bought by a New Zealand hotel fund as it struggles without international guests.
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Sounds killer Scott Watson denied parole again

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:55
Scott Watson during a hearing in the High Court in 2015. Photo: Pool / John Kirk-Anderson Convicted murderer Scott Watson has had his latest bid for parole declined.
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Marlborough Sounds Hope-Smart murders: Double killer Scott Watson's parole bid declined again

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:41
Scott Watson, pictured in 2015, has always maintained his innocence. Pool Photo Marlborough Sounds double-killer Scott Watson has today had his third bid for parole declined.
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Kmart introduces dolls with Down syndrome to NZ shelves

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:35
Kmart customers are praising the store for their newly added doll. Photo: Kmart Kmart has grown its diverse doll collection, introducing two new dolls - a boy and girl with Down Syndrome.
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Fears for pedestrian safety near Merivale schools

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:27
Andover St. Photo: Geoff Sloan Two Merivale residents say their street is dangerous because it has become a drop-off zone for schools in the area.
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Departing surgeon says West Coasters not getting hospital they deserve

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:19
Te Nikau hospital. Photo: Greymouth Star An American surgeon working in Greymouth has resigned, saying the people of the West Coast deserve better than a hospital essentially run by GPs.
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Departing surgeon says West Coasters not getting hospital they deserve

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:17
Te Nikau hospital. Photo: Greymouth Star An American surgeon working in Greymouth has resigned, saying the people of the West Coast deserve better than a hospital essentially run by GPs.
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