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Museum and archives get upgrade, name change

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Jane Macknight The Waitaki District Council unanimously approved a $1,435,000 upgrade of the council’s museum and archives in Thames St yesterday as the council moved ahead with standalone upgrades of its two Thames St cultural facilities.
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Rural burglaries ramping up

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
A string of apparent burglaries targeting rural North Otago properties has police concerned and pleading for people to ramp up security to counter thieves as the festive season approaches.
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Board approves seismic assessments for Vincent ward

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Vincent Community Board chairman Martin McPherson says the board has approved conducting earthquake assessments for buildings including the Alexandra Community Centre Hall. Photo: Simon Henderson The Vincent Community Board has approved up to $80,000 for detailed seismic assessments and cost estimates for council-owned earthquake-prone buildings in the Vincent ward.
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Airport infrastructure building plans brought forward

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Increased demand at Oamaru Airport has pushed forward Waitaki District Council infrastructure plans. Photo: Hamish MacLean Increased interest in Oamaru Airport has pushed forward infrastructure plans at the Waitaki District Council facility.
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Sowing seeds and seeing off pigeons

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
The sound of one man clapping at Forsyth Barr Stadium is not the sound of a poorly attended game.
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The right conditions for happiness

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
How can we actually create happy societies, asks Sam Wren-Lewis.
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Southern Utd to appeal NZF decision

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Southern United will appeal a decision to overturn its season-opening win.
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Plenty of enthusiasm in Landers

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
The boots were off and there were no rugby balls in sight.
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Warning for consumers after non-compliant raw milk investigated

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Unregistered raw milk suppliers have been ordered to stop selling their products after a year-long investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
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Carbon trading helps profit and planet

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
City Forests chief executive officer Grant Dodson in front of a year-old radiata pine plantation near Takitoa. Photo: Brent Melville City Forests believes the best way to fight climate change is to plant trees and is leading by example.
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Skin and pelt plant changes to affect staff

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
About 120 Alliance Group employees, mostly at Lorneville and Pukeuri, are affected by a temporary reconfiguration of ovine skins and pelt processing operations across six plants.
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Milk auction bull run over with fall of 0.5%

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Cattle graze in front of the Danone Nutricia plant in South Otago. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery A five-auction winning streak was broken in this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction as the headline index fell 0.5%.
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Healthcare looks to gaming technology

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Nigel Millar Southern District Health Board chief medical officer Dr Nigel Millar believes healthcare is on the cusp of a digital renaissance.
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No imports for associations’ T20 squads

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Mike Coggan. Otago will go it alone this season.
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One step at a time approach for NZ

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
The New Zealand under-21 curling team of (from left) Rachael Pitts, Zoe Harman, Courtney Smith, Grace Apuwai-Bishop, Lucy Neilson leaves for the world junior championships today. Photo: Supplied The stakes may be higher, but the game is no different.
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Vink, Rush handle conditions to regain lead

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Riders overcame the worst the weather could throw at them on stage three of the Pioneer from Alexandra to Bannockburn yesterday.
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Mixed day for Otago at interprovincial

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Danielle Bailey Otago had a mixed day at the women's national interprovincial tournament in Napier yesterday.
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Well-deserved retirement for Tommy Tucker

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Brian Anderton Wingatui galloper Tommy Tucker’s reign as the province’s flag-bearing galloper is officially over.
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Volunteers help with flood preparations

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:30
Many Wanaka lakefront shops and businesses are now empty after volunteers spent yesterday evacuating merchandise and machinery, as well as sandbagging exterior walls.
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People: 81st birthday party

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:30
At the 81st birthday party for Dunedin identity Barbara Brinsley, Glenfalloch Gardens,  Thursday, November 28
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