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Readers react Karl du Fresne opinion piece on how NZ is being transformed

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:53
Readers react to last week’s column by former NZ newspaper editor and now well known blogger and columnist Karl du Fresne who lamented where New Zealand is heading.
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Explosions as New Plymouth house goes up in flames

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:49
New Plymouth firefighters dampen down hotspots after a house fire this morning. Photo: Kayla Bridger The occupants of a New Plymouth house managed to escape unscathed after their home went up in a fiery ball of flames.
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Price of 91 petrol in Chch climbing back above $2 per litre

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:22
Petrol prices are moving towards pre Covid-19 levels. Photo: Geoff Sloan Petrol prices in Christchurch are breaking the $2 per litre barrier for 91 octane, as gassing up the car tracks towards pre-Covid-19 levels.
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Baby critical, airlifted to hospital after Kaiaua crash

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:09
A baby was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after a car crashed through a fence near Kaiaua.
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Young Christchurch entrepreneur Jake Millar: An extraordinary life and disappearing act

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:03
Former Christchurch Boys' High School student Jake Millar. Photo: Supplied Young Christchurch entrepreneur Jake Millar was just a teenager in 2015 when he sold his first business to the government for six figures.
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Christchurch Foundation criticises review of its finances at council meeting

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:35
Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon A review that has found a charitable trust guilty of high costs and a lack of transparency has been labelled strange and ridiculous.
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Electric Avenue: Scribe back on the mic at Christchurch's biggest outdoor music festival

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:28
Scribe entertains during the Friday Jams 2019 concert held at Western Springs. Photo: Dean Purcell Christchurch's biggest outdoor music festival, featuring Kiwi artists Scribe and P-Money, will go ahead this weekend.
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Forbury Park to be closed, trotting club to relocate

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:20
Forbury Park. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Dunedin's Forbury Park trotting venue is set to close.
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Top Christchurch boys' school admits failure in historic handling of sex-abusing teacher

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:18
Christ's College in Christchurch has vowed to handle complaints of sexual abuse better following revelations a teacher behaved inappropriately and police were not called. Photo: NewstalkZB Inappropriate sexual behaviour by a teacher with a "group" of students at an exclusive Christchurch boys' school was "brushed under the carpet" and not passed on to police.
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Branding issue between MMA gym, NZR averted

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:15
Kiwi UFC champion Israel Adesanya. Photo: Getty Images A potential branding showdown between New Zealand Rugby and an Auckland Mixed Martial Arts gym has been averted.
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Top boys' school admits failures in handling of sex-abusing teacher

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:09
Christ's College in Christchurch. Photo: NZPA via NZ Herald Inappropriate sexual behaviour by a teacher with a "group" of students at an exclusive Christchurch boys' school was "brushed under the carpet" and not passed on to police.
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India wraps up extraordinary victory

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 08:05
India's Ravichandran Ashwin. Photo: REUTERS/Vivek Prakash India wrapped up an extraordinary 10-wicket victory against England inside two days.
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Lady Gaga offers $500k reward after dogs stolen, walker shot

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:37
Lady Gaga. Photo: Reuters Pop superstar Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after reports that her dog walker was shot.
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Tourism changes sought

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:30
There is no beating about the bush in the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s follow-up report on the impact of tourism on the environment.
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Pakeha switch to the secular not so for other NZ cultures

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:30
Religion does not provide a battery of stock and slick answers but a framework within which compassion and mystery can be nurtured and celebrated. PHOTO: REUTERS What are the key markers of contemporary religious faith and practice in New Zealand? Unlike Germany, there is no state support for the churches here. Unlike the US, piety is not worn on one’s sleeve. Attend a funeral or a wedding in New Zealand these days and what springs to mind is the incredible variety of what is on offer.
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Blow to regional economies becoming starker, stats show

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:30
Tough border controls have reduced passenger numbers at Queenstown Airport. PHOTO: ODT FILES Regional economic activity is continuing to improve but the blow to different areas from Covid-19 — including Otago — is becoming starker, the latest Infometrics quarterly economic monitor shows.
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Owning ITM store ‘really appealing’

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:30
Jon Conley is preparing to open his ITM Dunedin store early next month. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY Dunedin's buoyant building market meant the time was right for new a venture for Jon Conley.
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Change in air for DHS

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:30
The Dunedin Horticultural Society has a new show venue. Gillian Vine reports.
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Your garden: February 26

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:30
Vegetables
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