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NZ claims win at U20 World Cup

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:44
A clinical performance in a 3-1 win over Honduras at Cheonan Stadium in the Korea Republic has given New Zealand a great chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the FIFA U20 World Cup.
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Numbers keep soaring as more fly at night

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Colin Keel. Double-digit growth continued at Queenstown Airport last month  and with two more airlines in the final stages of gaining regulatory approval for after-dark flights, passenger numbers look set to keep rising.
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Truancy project having ‘positive effect’

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
‘‘Rock On’’ inter-agency members (from left) Ecase (Every Child Attending School Everyday) Otago Central Lakes attendance adviser Jude Gunn; Central Otago youth aid officer Constable Tamah Alley; Christina Young, of the Ministry of Education; Karen McCabe, of the Public Health Nursing Service; Cromwell College assistant principal Karen Inglis; Cromwell College attendance officer Megan Christensen; Ministry for Vulnerable Children/Oranga Tamariki family group conference co-ordinator Monique Campbell; Public Health nurse Sue Philip; and Dunstan High School attendance officer Di Quin meet for the new ‘‘Rock On’’ interagency truancy project operating at Dunstan High School and Cromwell College. Absent: Dunstan High School deputy principal Bev Anderson. A new interagency truancy project that is a first in Central Otago is already achieving results, those behind the initiative say.
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Young fruit growers vie for regional title

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Four top young fruit growers will compete this week to be crowned the best in Central Otago.
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Maniototo keen to bounce back

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Wakatipu winger Daniel O’Shea dots down in front of Maniototo centre Angus Gibb in the White Horse Cup match in Queenstown last Saturday. Photo: James Allan. Maniototo heads to Arrowtown tomorrow with a bit of fire in the belly, hoping to avenge the loss it  suffered in the first game of the season.
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Clutha set to carry on

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Clutha fullback Tyler Bichan dives over the tryline in the South Otago club final against Heriot at Balclutha last year. Photo supplied. Some teams will be looking for redemption and to right the wrongs of the first round when the second round of games get under way tomorrow while others will want to carry the momentum forward.
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Big day ahead for Knight

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Southern prop Simon Knight will bring up his 100th premier game for the club tomorrow. Photo: Gregor Richardson. If it all goes to plan, Simon Knight should bring up his 100th premier game for Southern tomorrow.
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Dogfight for fourth spot

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Paul Dwyer gives his weekly take on the club rugby scene.
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House of worship

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
A Dunedin family tells Kim Dungey about life in a converted Victorian church.
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Myrtle rust puts focus on ‘Myrtaceae’ family

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
A kanuka tree in Dunedin Botanic Garden. Photo: Linda Robertson. Myrtle rust being in the news brings focus to why the Myrtaceae family matters locally.  Members of this family form distinctive parts of native forest and garden alike.  Well-known plants include natives such as manuka and exotic plants such as eucalyptus.
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Sprouting potatoes

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Put potatoes in boxes to sprout over winter. Photo by Gillian Vine. What to do in your garden this week.
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Smith back for milestone game

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Ben Smith. A return home with the skipper back in the side — the Highlanders all of a sudden have plenty of selection options to take on the Waratahs tomorrow night.
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Tram concession

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Otago Section, Twenty-Eighth N.Z.F.A., at Featherston Camp. Back row (from left): F. Joyce (Wellington), N. McD. Sutherland (Dunedin), S. P. Cameron (Dunedin), J. C. Macfarlane (Dunedin), A. G. H. Holderness (Dunedin), G. Moir (Invercargill), J. Fitzsimons (Oamaru). Front row: W. J. Ball, G. Harvey, B. S. Hardy, M. N. Shepherd, M. F. Clayton, all of Dunedin. — Otago Witness, 30.5.1917 Next August the agreement under which the Roslyn Tramway Company has the concession to run its trams on the city streets will expire, but by that agreement the company has the right to secure a further concession for 21 years.
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Splashing the cash

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Steven Joyce. Finance Minister Steven Joyce was adamant his first Budget would not be a "lolly scramble".
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‘Imported class attitudes’ can stymie local character and experimentation

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Central Paris, looking down the Champs Elysees Avenue, towards the Arc de Triomphe and to La Defense business district in the background. Photo: Reuters. A beautiful building is one that attends well to the needs of its users, writes Michael Findlay.
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Steel attack so difficult to shut down

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Katrina Grant. There is not much left to be said about the Southern Steel this year — except perhaps how to beat it.
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Two sports twice the fun

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Otago basketball and sevens player Soraya Umaga-Jensen. Photo: Gregor Richardson. There are not many athletes around busier than Soraya Umaga-Jensen.
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Erwood named in NZ U21

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Abby Erwood. Shock eventually gave way to elation.
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Anderson refusing to concede premiership defeat

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Matt Anderson. Some would call it mission impossible, others would give him a fighting chance.
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Large full circle for Special Duke

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:01
Trainer Sean Cameron and jockey Dylan Turner combine again with Lord Sibsford, one of six horses bringing North Island form to Wingatui today. Photo: Jonny Turner. Special Duke’s galloping career will come full circle at Wingatui today.
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