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Secret chats with firm for Doc security

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:19
Controversial security firm Thompson and Clark uses secret chat channels to communicate with government departments, and share information about members of the public it is monitoring for those departments.
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Injured trio to miss Anzac Day clash

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:18
tohu_harris_2.jpg Tohu Harris is one of three Warriors that will miss tomorrow's match against the Melbourne Storm. Photo: Getty Images Injured Warriors trio Tohu Harris, Shaun Johnson and Solomone Kata will miss the Warriors' clash against the Melbourne Storm on Wednesday.
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Ko drops in world rankings

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:07
lydia_ko_12.jpg Lydia Ko. Photo: Getty Images Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has dropped a further two places to 18 in the latest women's world rankings.
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Phoenix could combine with another club

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:02
wellington_phoenix_3.jpg Andrija Kaludjerovic, Goran Paracki and Matthew Ridenton of the Wellington Phoenix celebrate an own goal by the Melbourne Victory earlier in the season. The club could be set to combine with another. Photo: Getty Images The fate of the Wellington Phoenix could be sealed sooner rather than later, Australian reports suggest.
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NZ teams launch diversity campaign

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 07:53
The All Blacks and the Black Ferns have made a very public statement on where they stand on diversity and inclusiveness as they launched their 'diversity is strength' campaign.
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Baby boy for Catherine and William

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 07:29
2018-04-23t173518z_696609994_rc1aca7d31f0_rtrmadp_3_britain-royals-baby.jpg Catherine and William outside St Mary's Hospital in London. Photo: Reuters Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne.
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Picture perfect Singapore

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
The view from our rooftop pool. PHOTO: FREDERIQUE GULCHER There is lots to do in lush and lovely Singapore, writes Frederique Gulcher.
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World stage next for Dunedin team

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Dunedin pool players Guy Whati, Danny Ryan, Stef Crowl, Neil Whalley and Peter Weeda will represent New Zealand in Las Vegas next year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Dunedin's top pool players have beaten New Zealand's best and will soon be winging their way to Las Vegas.
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Invercargill set for game

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
The Highlanders may be set to take a game to Invercargill this season after all.
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Brown leads way as Otago competitors claim three golds

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Dunedin's surfing talent came home with three gold medals from their raid on the Canterbury championships at Gore Bay, near Cheviot, over the weekend.
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Dawson's composure ensures title

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
New Zealand Shuriken amateur strawweight champion Hannah Dawson at the Olympic Gym in Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH A size disadvantage proved no obstacle for Hannah Dawson on Saturday night.
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Nurses and chiefs, lost and found

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
A tablecloth of cloud drifting over Mt Cargill in a moist northeasterly wind. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH Absolutes are something journalists are generally cautious of and try to avoid. No matter how certain you are that something is the biggest, the oldest, the first time it's happened or whatever, I can assure you that, way more often than not, it won't be.
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Farm sales dip in March quarter

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Farm sales for the quarter to March dipped 11% with 50 fewer sales than in the same period a year ago.
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Forestlands liquidation claim `some hope' for investors

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
A Dunedin investor among those fighting for a payout from the Forestlands group says a bid to place the companies in liquidation does not go far enough.
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25% of Kiwis have no cash savings, research shows

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Most New Zealanders are confident in their ability to manage money but about a quarter have no cash savings, according to recent ANZ research.
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Retirement villages: read the fine print

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Growth in New Zealand’s retirement sector has been nothing short of stellar over the past decade, not least in Otago. However, Troy Churton from the Commission for Financial Capability cautions there are fish-hooks retirees should consider when signing up for retirement villages. He explains some of them to ODT senior business reporter Simon Hartley.
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Greek action changed lives forever

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Hellas, as photographed in this postcard of Brindisi. The ship was later sunk in Greek waters. The ripples from the bombing of the Greek yacht Hellas on April 24, 1941, reached all the way to South Otago. Mike Houlahan looks back at the sinking and how it tore apart a  local family.
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Ways to fix the freedom camping problem

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
The way in which councils apply freedom camping legislation is causing confusion. PHOTO: ODT FILES Kevin Sampson proposes measures to deal with free camping problems.
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Does it matter how you give to the homeless?

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Life on the streets is hard enough without self-righteous types moralising about the ‘‘perils’’ of charity, writes Barbara Ellen.
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Govt looks transitional at this stage but could yet be transformational

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:01
Finance minister Grant Robertson has an ambition to make ``wellbeing'' the core of economic policy. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN Political commentator Colin James takes a look at the Government’s first six months in office.
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