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Trade talks next month

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Donald Trump. Photo: ODT files The China free trade agreements (FTA) upgrade talks will begin on April 25, giving exporters hope of increased trade following the withdrawal of the United States from the TPP.
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Dunedin pair tied for lead

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Dunedin players are to the fore after the first round of the 32nd national left-handed championships which began on the Chisholm Links course yesterday.
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Listening is brave and rarely a mistake

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Jay Heinrichs Do we fear hearing what others have to say, asks Gina Barreca.
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Longer game will reach past election

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Bill English Is Bill English slipping behind the play? A 1990s Cabinet colleague, Simon Upton, last Tuesday in effect said he is.
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Varsity ready for major projects

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
University of Otago chief operating officer Stephen Willis is taking on the ``most complex and most expensive'' capital programme in the university's history. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON Making the University of Otago more vibrant at night and building a wellness centre have been revealed as priorities for its refreshed operations group.
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Delicate silicate microfossil images on show

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Andrea Bell, curator of art at the Hocken Library, with photographs of historic microscopic slides of diatoms being displayed in The Glass Archive exhibition in the library's gallery.
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Concern for man's safety

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Thomas Padget Dunedin  police are concerned for the wellbeing of Thomas Padget (30), who has not been seen since last week.
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Demand of double fare betrays lack of appreciation

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
A French Caudron twin-motor bi-plane. - Otago Witness, 28.3.1917. Two farmers in the Milton district, who came into town yesterday morning by the train by which a South Otago draft of reinforcements travelled, brought under our notice a case of what seemed to them, as it will also seem to the general public, needless officiousness on the part of a railway servant.
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Value of overseas students

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
Photo: ODT files The contribution of overseas students should never be taken for granted.
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Jailed for violent assault on woman

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
A recidivist violent offender with "a horrible history'' has added three more convictions to a long criminal record.
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Man charged with sexual violation

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:01
A Dunedin man was twice accused of molesting young girls before he was charged, a court has heard.
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Branson suggests cannabis over cows for NZ farmers

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:52
Sir Richard Branson suggests cannabis over cows for New Zealand. Photo: NZ Herald Richard Branson is recommending cannabis over cows if New Zealand could legalise the drug.
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Eight pupils feared dead after Japan avalanche

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:39
Avalanche hits Japan ski resort, leaving many school children injured or feared dead.https://t.co/sW6FjFtnCu— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 27, 2017 Eight people are feared dead and two were in critical condition on Monday after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.
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Prison guards at risk after privacy breach

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:22
prisondanger.jpg Paremoremo Prison guards' private information was found in prisoners' cells. Photo: NZ Herald The private information of six prison guards who are key witnesses in an upcoming trial has been found in the cells of gang members who are still in jail.
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Russia detain hundreds of anti-corruption protesters

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:25
2017-03-26t154550z_1301337858_rc1543d05960_rtrmadp_3_russia-protests.jpg Russian police detained hundreds of anti-corruption protesters. Photo: Reuters Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
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NZ-China trade deal to be 'upgraded'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:21
Trade deal renegotiation will progress between NZ and China. Photo: Reuters Negotiations for an ``upgrade'' to the New Zealand-China free trade agreement will begin next month - a step Prime Minister Bill English said would help boost trade to $30 billion.
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Terror attack prompts NZ Muslims to speak out

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:50
NZ Muslims are offering clarity on the Islam faith to show it does not condone terrorism. Photo: NZ Herald Muslims in New Zealand say increasing misconceptions about their religion have pushed them to take action.
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United airlines bars teens over leggings

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:30
United Airlines in Twitter trouble over dress code rules https://t.co/wyIfpqXVP9 pic.twitter.com/jJYXn02glv— CNN (@CNN) March 26, 2017 Two teenage girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travelers, a company spokesman said amid a furor on social media.
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Booby-trapped cannabis plot discovered

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:05
Police uncovered a booby-trapped cannabis plot. Photo: file Central Otago police have uncovered a booby-trapped cannabis plot near Glenorchy.
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NZ-China venture targets cancer

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:43
Wellington's Malaghan Institute (NZ) teaming up with China to develop new cancer treatment https://t.co/8n5B5rN4nI @Malaghan_Inst #nzchina pic.twitter.com/tPeLEHTqGJ— NZ China Friendship (@nzchinasociety) November 30, 2016 Kiwi and Chinese scientists have teamed up in a multi-million dollar biotech venture driving toward cancer breakthroughs.
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