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Second alleged prowler caught in North Dunedin

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:20
Police have praised a group of students whose quick actions resulted in an alleged prowler being arrested.
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Concern over tourist approaching pre-teen girls

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:59
Police are searching for a German tourist who has caused concerns after asking pre-teen girls for directions in the southern police district.
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Dozens feared dead in Iran plane crash

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:55
Relatives of passengers believed to have been killed in the crash grieve near the town of Semirom. Photo: Reuters All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.
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Five dead in Dagestan church shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:51
A man in Russia's southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry.
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Catch a million winner to share cash with mates

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:23
gettyimages-919714122.jpg The catch was taken off a six hit by England's Dawid Malan. Photo Getty The most recent Tui Catch a Million winner says he will split the $50,000 cash prize with his mates.
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Up to four cars in central Dunedin crash

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:12
A car smashed into a transformer and through a fence after being involved in a crash which involved up to four cars in central Dunedin this morning.
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FBI missed shooting cues because of Russia probe: Trump

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:06
2018-02-17t215146z_1582569345_rc1e9ae519e0_rtrmadp_3_florida-shooting.jpg Protesters hold placards at a rally calling for more gun control in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting a Florida high school.
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Oamaru encounter makes Graham Norton Show

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:48
Downton Abbey star Jim Carter and his wife, Oscar›nominated Imelda Staunton (front), with Portside Restaurant staff (from left) Jacqui Fodie, Rachel Webb and Lucy Bloxsom. Photo: Supplied A celebrity encounter with British acting royalty at an Oamaru restaurant has made it on to the Graham Norton Show.
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Returning players key for Breakers in finals

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:26
Breakers coach Paul Henare. Photo Getty New Zealand Breakers coach Paul Henare rejected suggestions his team was happy to finish fourth and take on minor premiers Melbourne United in the NBL semi-finals.
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Calm before the storm as Gita bears down on NZ

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:33
The "calm before the storm" is covering New Zealand as Tropical Cyclone Gita edges closer, bringing wind gusts of over 120km/h, heavy rain and 8 to 9 metre swells.
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Shining a light

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Steven Pinker The way to deal with pollution is not to rail against consumption, according to public intellectual Steven Pinker. He explains himself to Andrew Anthony, of The Observer.
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Australia’s viceregals are just not what they used to be

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
John Lapsley It's an ancient story  but when Groucho Marx resigned from The Friars Club in Beverley Hills, he said he couldn’t, in conscience, belong to any club that would have him as a member, John Lapsley.
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Nonviolent action seen as armed conflict using different weapons

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Gene Sharp’s ideas about the use of nonviolent tactics have been highly influential. Photo: Youtube Gene Sharp was the most important thinker you have never heard of.
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People of all ages should keep learning

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Mischa Clouston In the third of a five-part series on wellbeing and wellness with a rural focus, Mischa Clouston looks at the importance of continuing with  learning.
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Nutritional formula plant will ‘put Gore on the map’

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
From bare farmland to a bustling construction site, the rural landscape of McNab, near Gore, has transformed remarkably over the past 18 months.
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All for the crest: ’60s surfing scene recalled

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Welcome back after what has been a very busy weekend around the region, and in Dunedin especially, writes Paul Gorman.
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Capitalisation of SI listed companies tops $22b

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
An aerial photograph of Skyline Enterprises’ $20million Skyline Luge Tongyeong development in South Korea, which opened last year. Photo: Supplied South Island-listed companies ended 2017 on a high, recording their strongest quarter of growth as their collective market capitalisation grew  9% to more than $22 billion.
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Some negativity in manufacturing

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Catherine Beard New Zealand's manufacturing activity rose in January but comments from manufacturers provided another angle to the story, ManufacturingNZ executive director Catherine Beard said.
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Sailor finds Dunedin shipshape

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Photo: Peter McIntosh Petty Officer Nicholas Eden, a combat system specialist on the New Zealand navy ship HMNZS Wellington,  enjoyed the chance to catch up with family and friends during the ship’s visit to Dunedin, including over the weekend.
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O Week chaos helps freshers

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
OUSA president Caitlin Barlow-Groome wants the student executive to become more visible on campus. Photo: Linda Robertson Otago University Students’ Association president Caitlin Barlow-Groome (22) knows from experience the chaos of Orientation helps homesick first-year students fit into the city.
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