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Tall Blacks bounce back with win

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:35
Finn Delany and Rui Hachimura battle for a rebound during the Tall Blacks' match against Japan last night in Kawasaki. Photo: Getty Images The Tall Blacks have turned their first-up loss into a resounding win.
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Manhunt after patrol car, police pistols stolen in Gore

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:27
The commander of Southern police will front media in Gore this morning after a man stole a patrol car, rammed another police vehicle before fleeing on foot with two pistols.
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China doubles down after airport clash

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:14
2019-08-14t163515z_1264675533_rc1a86072ad0_rtrmadp_3_hongkong-protests.jpg Police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Reuters China says Hong Kong's protest movement had reached "near terrorism" and more street clashes followed ugly scenes the previous day when protesters set upon men they suspected of being government sympathisers.
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Day one of Ashes test rained out

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:07
lords_ashes_rained_out.jpg Day one of the second Ashes test was a wash out at Lord's. Photo: Getty Images The first day of the second Ashes test between England and Australia was rained out at Lord's without a ball being bowled overnight.
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Labour vows to bring down Johnson

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:00
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Photo: Reuters Britain's opposition Labour Party has vowed to call a vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson's government as soon as it believes it can win it and seeks to form a temporary government under leader Jeremy Corbyn to delay Brexit.
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Trudeau accepts he breached ethics, won't apologise

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:00
2019-08-14t200433z_749299779_rc152d208b00_rtrmadp_3_canada-politics-trudeau.jpg The report could hurt Justin Trudeau's chances of retaining power in October's election. Photo: Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accepted a watchdog's report that he breached ethics rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case but refuses to apologise, saying he had been trying to defend jobs.
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Taylor helps steady Black Caps

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 07:58
Ross Taylor watches a shot during his innings yesterday as the Black Caps began the first test against Sri Lanka. Photo: Getty Images Two lengthy periods of New Zealand dominance have been negated by one exceptional bowler as Sri Lanka kept the Black Caps in check on day one of the first test in Galle.
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Mayor rules out moving airport

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Jim Boult. Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has ruled out the ‘‘extreme suggestion’’ of relocating Queenstown Airport.
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Valley karearea to be studied

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
A New Zealand falcon, or karearea, keeps a close eye on any invaders in its territory. Photo: Kerrie Waterworth Cardrona Alpine Resort has taken the karearea, or New Zealand falcon, under its wing by funding research into the bird's alpine environment.
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Plan change would allow subdivision

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
David Campbell A private plan change could pave the way for a major lifestyle subdivision on the outskirts of Cromwell.
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Southland voices on reform

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Tim Shadbolt Invercargill Labour list MP Liz Craig will meet local mayors Sir Tim Shadbolt, Gary Tong and Tracy Hicks with Penny Simmonds at the Southern Institute of Technology today to discuss reforms.
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Loos may be in the limelight

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Supplied The Colac Bay toilets have been nominated for an award celebrating the best loo in the country.
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Emphasis on compliance by whitebaiters

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Jane Goodman. The Department of Conservation is promoting compliant whitebaiting this season, as key native fish species remain under threat.
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No climate crisis declaration by ORC

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Michael Deaker. The Otago Regional Council is insisting it is helping to prepare the region for climate change, despite opting to not declare a climate emergency.
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Foster care not a bar for scholar

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Injy Johnstone. Photo: Supplied Foster children can do anything - and a high-achieving Dunedin girl who is the first foster child to receive a Fulbright Scholarship says she is the living proof.
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'Parklets' coming

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Luke McKinlay ''Parklets'' will begin cropping up in George St in central Dunedin next month.
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SDHB working to reduce ED waiting times

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Caroline Collins The Southern District Health Board is trialling new initiatives to improve waiting times at its crammed emergency departments.
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'The geese need to go'

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
A gaggle of geese march across Watson Park in Port Chalmers yesterday. Photo: Gerard O'Brien They're back, but what was good for the geese before them may again be good for the gander.
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Wastewater proposal 'offensive'

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Lou Sanson A proposal to discharge wastewater into the Queenstown Lakes district's waterways has been slammed as ''offensive'' by Ngai Tahu.
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Haast Pass road reopens after rockfall

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Traffic lined up on SH6 yesterday moments before the road reopened following the rockfall on Monday. Photo: Kerrie Waterworth The Haast Pass reopened to traffic yesterday, but with a warning motorists could experience delays of up to 30 minutes during daylight hours.
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