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Drain partly clear: NZTA

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
A view of the SH87 culvert blocked after July floods, and water lying in the drain downstream. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The NZ Transport Agency says it has partially cleared an Outram drain landowners blamed for flooding during the July floods.
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$200k revamp of RDA grounds

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
Volunteer Georgia Coleclough (15) leads Brooke Agnew (7) on Uli at the Riding for the Disabled grounds in Fairfield. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON The Dunedin Riding for the Disabled Association is galloping ahead with a $200,000 renovation of its Fairfield grounds.
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Seniors study while juniors have a ball

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
Senior school pupils around Otago have their heads down studying for exams, but junior secondary pupils  are not quite as busy, prompting the Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association  to organise a tournament for year 9 and 10 pupils during the week.
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Last man stays

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
Panorama of the Kelso A. and P. Association's grounds during the seventh annual show on October 31. - Otago Witness, 14.11.1917. During last session (says our Wellington correspondent) some of the farming members of the House wrested from the Government an unwilling concession to ensure that in no case should the last man be taken off any farm.
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Stubbing out bad habits

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
Photo: Getty Images It is pleasing to note a further reduction in smoking rates among young people.
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Winner's wine vocation 'truly inspiring', judges say

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
"A truly inspiring story'' is how judges described this year's NZI supreme Enterprising Rural Women Award winner Debra Cruickshank.
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Winner's wine vocation 'truly inspiring', judges say

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
"A truly inspiring story'' is how judges described this year's NZI supreme Enterprising Rural Women Award winner Debra Cruickshank.
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Kiwi dollar rides sentiment-driven change

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:02
The New Zealand dollar tumbled in value as the Government changed but Westpac chief economist Dominick Stephens says sentiment can change again.
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Pike mine re-entry 'impossible'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:16
gettyimages-107041034_1_1.jpg The West Coast mine has been closed since the disaster in 2010. Photo: Reuters A geologist who warned of the dangers of Pike River three years before the tragic explosion says it will be impossible for the new government agency to safely reach the guts of the drift.
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Glider crashes near Lake Hawea

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:01
Emergency services remain at the scene of a glider crash near Lake Hawea this evening.
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Streisand: 'I don't like being a showoff'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:17
gettyimages-588639128.jpg Barbra Streisand performing in New York last year. Photo: Getty Images Barbra Streisand gets no kick out of performing live.
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Overseas investment regime to target more than houses

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:01
gettyimages-682958762.jpg Rural land sales are most likely to be subject to tighter criteria. Photo: Getty Images The Government has begun policy work to tighten up further the sale of New Zealand assets to foreign investors, with new instructions to the Overseas Investment Office required to give effect to any new rules.
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Airbnb co-founder: 'We believe in regulations'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:16
gettyimages-481611293.jpg Queenstown is among the latest in a growing list of tourist hotspots to restrict the number of bed nights private residents were permitted to offer short-term accommodation. Photo: Getty Images Ten years after its founding Airbnb is facing pushback in several markets and one of its founders, Joe Gebbia, says his company can cope with regulations.
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Minister orders report on 'too hard' maths exam

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:32
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has ordered a full report on a maths exam which more than 30 maths teachers say was too hard.
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'The Block NZ' houses jump in new RVs

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:24
blockfullnz.jpg The cast of season four of the 'The Block NZ: Villa Wars'. PHOTO: TV3 The Block NZ former properties have all grown in value well above the minimal profits reaped by contestants in the latest season of the reality TV show.
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Fifth Harmony singer to perform Tongan anthem

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:07
fifthharmony.jpg Fifth Harmony, including Dinah Jane (far-left) drop their microphones as they perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Reuters American diva Dinah Jane will perform the Tongan national anthem at this weekend's Rugby League World Cup semi-final in Auckland.
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Erebus families upset by memorial delays

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:05
cross_on_observation_hill_mcmurdo_station.jpg The Memorial Cross on Mt Erebus. Photo: Wikipedia Relatives of those who died in the Mt Erebus disaster are frustrated at delays in creating a national memorial somewhere on mainland New Zealand.
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'Life-changing' dolphin encounter captured

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:57
A "life-changing" close encounter with dusky dolphins off the coast from Dunedin has been captured on video.
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Two airlifted after three motorcycles crash

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:50
Two motorcyclists have been airlifted to Dunedin Hospital following a crash at Lindis Pass this afternoon.
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New ORC chief executive announced

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:35
The Otago Regional Council has announced its new chief executive.
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