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Flooded UAE counts cost of epic rainstorm

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 20:56
Cars sit stranded in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Dubai. Photo: Reuters Emergency workers tried to clear water-clogged roads and people assessed the damage to homes and businesses on Thursday after a rare and epic rainstorm swamped the United Arab Emirates.
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'Sad and senseless': Public grieve Bondi attack victims

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 20:46
People view the floral tributes for victims of the stabbing attacks at the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre on Thursday. Photo: Reuters The doors have re-opened at a Sydney shopping centre that was the scene of Australia's worst mass killing in years.
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Care worker steals $25k from elderly clients

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:58
Jaide Alexander going into the Hamilton District Court for sentencing on dishonesty charges. Photo: Belinda Feek A care support worker who stole more than $25,000 from two elderly clients, including one’s life savings, used the money to buy a new car, a stereo and pay a friend’s vet bill.
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Racing to the TOP

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:36
Invercargill’s Jack Treloar, on his Honda CRF450R, rides to a podium finish at this year’s New Zealand Motocross Championships. PHOTO: ANDY McGECHAN The future of southern motocross in New Zealand is looking bright, particularly if a young man making his debut in the premier grade can put himself on the podium in the talent-packed New Zealand senior motocross championships.
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Kergozou’s comeback

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:30
Chris Kergozou makes a triumphant return. It was only 12 months ago that Aotea Electric Riverside Speedway Club President Chris Kergozou hung up the race helmet and went into retirement to concentrate on his son Hunter who was entering the sport.
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A top club rugby environment

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:29
PHOTO: DAKOTA BROWN Pirates Old Boys is a club with a positive future and a long history.
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Team New Zealand christen new America's Cup boat

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:26
Emirates Team New Zealand’s new AC75 sailing on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Photo: James Somerset via RNZ After three years of design, innovation and build work, Team New Zealand have launched Taihoro - the boat they will sail in their defence of the 37th America's Cup.
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Diamonds Day a big event for Southern Harness Racing

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:23
Gail Paisley, of Woodlands, won the Coats & Schuck Jewellers and Invercargill Harness Racing Club Diamond Ring promotion at last year’s Diamonds Day. PHOTO: MONICA TORETTO The premier meeting of the southern harness racing season – Diamonds Day – will take place at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill this Sunday.
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Southland Boys to jet off to Japan

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:20
Team coach Jason Dermody. PHOTO: ODT FILES The fundraising is all but over, the bags are about to be packed, and Japan awaits for the Southland Boys’ High School first XV.
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Thistle FC dominate Old Boys AFC in opening match

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:18
McIntyre Dick Thistle FC signalled their ambitions with a 5-2 demolition of Southern Steel Windows Old Boys AFC in the opening weekend of the Donald Gray competition.
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Marist score narrow victory

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:16
Eastern Northern Barbarians flanker Leroy Ferguson has lock Woody Kirkwood giving him a helping hand as they try to break through the Star defence in a Rugby Southland premier game at the Gore A&P Showgrounds last Saturday. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON The feature event in Southland Premier Grade Club Rugby this Saturday is between Woodlands and Star.
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Dwyer: More upsets as teams vie for top eight

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:13
This should have been one of the easiest rounds of the competition with only four games to pick, but it ended up a tipsters’ graveyard! Moana Pasifika and the Waratahs were simply not supposed to win!
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Opinion: Service and sacrifice

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:09
Regional Naval Officer Lieutenant Commander Nigel Finnerty. As the sun rises on April 25, I will stand before the Invercargill Cenotaph, dressed in my "Number 1s", medals glinting in the morning light.
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Lumsden Squash Club may have to forfeit property over unpaid rates

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:05
A missing suitcase has added to the issues of a Southland squash club facing an uncertain future over unpaid rates.
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Vandalism leads to domain gate

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 19:03
Vandalism in a small Southland town has prompted fresh measures to keep perpetrators out.
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Large turnout of crafty people

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 18:57
The crowd browses the stalls at Crafters@Latitude Market in Invercargill last weekend. Sixty-five stalls drew crowds to the Crafters@Latitude Market at the Southland Indoor Bowls Centre last weekend.
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Temporary fix for Rangitata rail bridge under way

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 18:55
One of the Rangitata rail bridge's piers was washed away in flood waters last week. Photo: Supplied / KiwiRail KiwiRail has begun building the temporary supports needed to reopen Canterbury's Rangitata rail bridge.
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Temporary fix for damaged rail bridge under way

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 18:51
One of the Rangitata rail bridge's piers was washed away in flood waters last week. Photo: Supplied / KiwiRail KiwiRail has begun building the temporary supports needed to reopen Canterbury's Rangitata rail bridge.
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Review: Veteran bands rock Civic with classic songs

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 18:47
A sell-out crowd listened to 1970s New Zealand iconic band Dragon rock the house at the Invercargill Civic Theatre on Friday night. PHOTO: TONI McDONALD Don't let the grey hair and glasses fool you. The band members of Hello Sailor have still got it and can rock with the best. They were a good choice to accompany Dragon on their 50th anniversary tour.
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Red tape delays frustrating but can save species and offer protection

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 18:44
Fast isn’t always better and it pays to remember that.
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