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Victory puts Andy Bay in second place

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Ryan Eggers Andersons Bay beat bottom-placed Taieri 5-1 on Saturday to move into second place in Dunedin club tennisLeader St Clair has a 2-1 advantage over OBHS in a contest in which the school-based team has dispensation for players involved in junior representative fixtures, and the top order will be completed in their own time.
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Gimme that

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Photo: Peter McIntosh Kenneth Pestano (16, front), of Sweetnolia, competes for the ball with Matt Pyper (15), of Cavs Front Office, during Basketball New Zealand’s 3X3 Quest Tour in Dunedin’s Octagon yesterday.
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Lobb passes 800 wickets with 5 for 17

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Dion Lobb Green Island 202 for ninebeat Carisbrook-Dunedin 65
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Balclutha dissension

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
The march of the Land Girls, in white smocks, in the Lord Mayor’s parade, London. — Otago Witness, 20.2.1918. A very stormy special meeting of the Balclutha Borough Council was held on Friday evening in order to settle a disagreement between the Mayor (Mr A. McNeil) and the Works Committee.
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The perils of secrecy

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Keeping secrets from the public — or as those guilty of that action would prefer to put it, withholding information for various, sometimes tenuous, reasons — is one of the first worrying steps towards that scourge of modern-day life: "fake news".
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Choice of race key to success

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Don Domingo was a dominant winner of the Oamaru Cup on Saturday for driver Blair Orange, who had an eventful weekend in the sulky. Photo: Jonny Turner Leading reinsman Blair Orange showed he really can do anything when he drove Don Domingo to his Oamaru Cup win on Saturday.
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Stone The Crows — pacer wins on debut

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Oamaru turned from a monsoon area to Summer Bay after Stone The Crows won on Saturday.
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Taniwha delivers for late trainer

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Former Ascot Park trainer Kelly Thompson was remembered with Taniwha’s win in the Invercargill Gold Cup at Ascot Park on Saturday.
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Bikes to bulls, no bother

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Connor Sandri, of Oamaru, holds on tight as he competes in the second-division bull ride at the Waimate Rodeo yesterday. Photo: Daniel Birchield Whether it has four legs or two wheels, Oamaru’s Connor Sandri is proving he can handle both.
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‘Shocked and appalled’ by decision to serve notice on gallery

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:02
Lucy Gardner The Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust has served notice on a Harbour St art gallery to vacate its premises in a move that has "shocked and appalled" some in the town’s arts community.
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Words of love

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 03:30
Unrivalled New Zealand writer Essie Summers is pictured with her typewriter and a manuscript for a Mills and Boon romance novel at her family home in Preston Cres, Dunedin, during the 1960s. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Why is New Zealand's most widely read author not celebrated in the province she loved and wrote about? Is it because, despite millions of books sold, Essie Summers was "just a romance writer''? Bruce Munro asks the questions.
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Black Caps lose but win place in final

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:43
colin_munro_getty.jpg : New Zealand batsman Colin Munro hits a six during the International Twenty20 match between New Zealand and England at Seddon Park. Photo: Getty England triumphed by two runs in their T20 international against New Zealand in Hamilton, but failed to prevent the hosts reaching Wednesday's tri-series final against Australia due to net run rate.
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Man charged with threatening to kill in Omakau

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:03
Armed police were called out to an incident in Omakau this afternoon. Photo: Tom Kitchin Police have charged a man with threatening to kill after responding to reports of a person with a firearm in Omakau, Central Otago this afternoon.
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Aust MP reported for handgun threat

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 19:28
ausmp_gun.jpg MP George Christensen's Facebook post. Image: via Facebook Australian MP George Christensen has been reported to police by a Queensland environmental activist after the outspoken conservative posted a photo of himself with a handgun on social media.
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Confusion reigns over 300 dead Russians in Syria

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 19:00
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters he is still unsure who directed the recent skirmish in which an estimated 300 Russian contractors were killed. Photo: Getty Images The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on US and US-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.
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Bank asks 94-year-old to get 18+ card

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:21
9418.jpg Auckland man John Lokes, 94, was baffled after being told he'd need to get an 18+ card to open an account at ANZ Bank. Photo: Supplied He may have fought in World War II, had children and lived in New Zealand since he was 16, but proving his identity is turning out to be tough for an Auckland 94-year-old.
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Armed police called to Omakau

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:29
image2_0.jpeg Armed police at the corner of Corigall Rd and White Rd this afternoon. Photo: Tom Kitchin Police are responding to a reports of a person with a firearm near Omakau in Central Otago this afternoon.
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Green MP announces pregnancy

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 14:16
genter1.png Julie Anne Genter with partner Peter Nunns. Image: NZ Herald Green Party minister and co-leader candidate Julie Anne Genter is pregnant.
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West Coast could bear brunt of Gita

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:28
It could be two direct hits in a row for the West Coast, as models for Cyclone Gita show the storm moving further south.
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Sopoaga 'unlikely' to play for All Blacks again

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:07
gettyimages-870105128.jpg Lima Sopoaga in a match between the All Blacks and the Barbarians at Twickenham in November last year. Photo: Getty Images Unless major injuries strike, the curtain appears to have come down on Lima Sopoaga's test career.
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