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Suspicious car fire near Waiora Scout Camp

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 21:27
Emergency services have been called to the North Taieri area after a car was set ablaze on Silverstream Valley Rd, near the Waiora Scout Camp, tonight.
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Tens of thousands attend new march in Hong Kong

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 20:33
2019-06-16t082721z_5010019_rc19bac7da60_rtrmadp_3_hongkong-extradition.jpg Protesters attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.
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Four rescued from yacht after days stricken at sea

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 19:19
boat_rescue.jpg The moment four stricken crew members were winched to safety from a drifting life raft in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust Low on fuel and limping across the Pacific Ocean on with torn rigging, the stricken crew of a wounded yacht maydayed for help before abandoning ship in heavy seas.
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Mental health app 'borne out of a mother's love for her son'

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 18:26
A Kiwi mother who almost lost her son to suicide has created an app to make it simpler for people to reach out in crisis.
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Cold snap may bring snow to Dunedin hills

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 17:30
Snow flurries are possible to 500m in Dunedin this evening, while Queenstown could be in for a light snowfall as a cold front moves up the country.
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Armed police attend incident in Dunedin

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:38
Armed police descended on a harbour-side Dunedin suburb following an incident allegedly involving a firearm early today.
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Boys uninjured after rolling borrowed car

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:32
Two boys have landed themselves in hot water with both police and their parents after rolling a family member's car off the road in the rural back-blocks of Dunedin this afternoon.
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Chch crash: 'It's a wonder there were any survivors'

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 14:02
chchcrashnzmesupp.jpg Emergency services attending the serious crash in Burwood, Christchurch, on Saturday night. Photo: Supplied via NZME. The witness to a serious crash in Christchurch is pleading with youth to take responsibility for their driving after a teenager was left with critical injuries and is fighting for his life in ICU.
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Crash involving two light aircraft near Masterton

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 12:09
Emergency services are responding to a crash involving two light aircraft near Hughes Line, Masterton.
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Tsunami assessment after quake near Kermadec Is

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:45
The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management is assessing the tsunami threat to New Zealand after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck near the Kermadec Islands.
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Trump calls London mayor a 'disaster' after killings

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:34
2018-05-16t212429z_692773167_rc16ce2d28c0_rtrmadp_3_usa-trump-immigration_9.jpg Trump also called Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani heritage, a "stone-cold loser" earlier this month . Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours.
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No injuries after car crashes in Calton Hill

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:07
A driver was lucky to escape injury when their car crashed into two vehicles and rolled in Calton Hill early today.
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Manager’s aim to lift business

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 10:28
New Clutha Licensing Trust general manager Mike Curtis wants to turn fortunes around in its six South Otago businesses, including Balclutha’s Rosebank Lodge (shown). Photo: Richard Davison The Clutha Licensing Trust (CLT) hopes to put recent controversy behind it and boost its hospitality trade, following the appointment of a new manager.
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Call to address ‘deathtrap’ entrance into Tapanui

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 10:18
clu13tapsign.jpg South West Autos Tapanui owner Racheal Hines wants the NZTA to move 50kmh signs further out of town to improve safety near her business. Photo: Richard Davison Tapanui business owners have described the southern entrance to the town as a speed ‘‘deathtrap’’ that needs to be fixed.
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Ex-Queenstown man living American dream

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 09:45
  13jun-myn-phil-casey-2-.jpg Phil 'LP' Casey at the wheel of his race truck while being reassembled in Mexico last month. Photo: Supplied Long-time former Shotover Jet driver Phil ‘LP’ Casey lives in San Diego, California, these days. While visiting him recently, Philip Chandler asked him why he’s there, what he gets up to and how he got his nickname
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Blood hounds: Argus saved by black lab buddies

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 09:11
A band of three black labradors are now blood brothers for life.
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Highlanders sneak in as playoffs confirmed

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 08:16
ben_smith_aaron_smith_highlanders.jpg The Highlanders had some good fortune, with their 36 points good enough to take eighth spot, and book a trip to play the Crusaders next weekend. Photo: Getty Images The Super Rugby quarter-finals have been set after a dramatic final morning that saw the Highlanders sneak into the final spot after other results went their way.
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Dunedin open home crowd numbers ‘crazy’

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 04:30
Shaun and Jess Brown, of Dunedin, are searching for a rental property to buy and joining the scores of people attending open homes. Photo: Shawn McAvinue ‘‘Horrifying’’ house prices and a ‘‘ridiculously’’ small number of properties for sale is making Dunedin ‘‘a seller’s market’’.
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Dunedin construction outlook ‘healthy’

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 04:30
Naylor Love regional manager Jason Tutty inspects the build of a new studio facility for the University of Otago’s School of Music in North Dunedin on Monday. Photo: Shawn McAvinue The outlook for the commercial construction sector in Dunedin looks ‘‘healthy’’ as more consents spur a ‘‘steady pipeline of work’’.
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More choosing to move to Dunedin

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 04:30
Dunedin’s population grew 2.7% in the year to March. More people are choosing to make Dunedin home, recent data has revealed.
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