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Beacons help find Otago Uni trampers quickly

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 09:19
The group were found by the Huxley River. Photo: WikiMili Eight trampers from the University of Otago had to be rescued early today after heavy snow stopped them from reaching a North Otago hut.
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Beacons help find Otago Uni trampers quickly

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 08:52
320px-young_river_new_zealand_12.jpg The group were found by the Huxley River. Photo: WikiMili Eight trampers from the University of Otago had to be rescued early today after heavy snow stopped them from reaching a North Otago hut.
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Rocks smash house windows

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 05:00
Christina Davey's Bishopdale home had a rock thrown through its window one Sunday night while she was at home. Rocks are being thrown through house windows, terrifying those inside.
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Booth's fight to get better mental health services not over yet

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 05:00
Geoff Booth may have not made it onto the CDHB but he is not giving up on raising mental health awareness. Photo: Martin Hunter Geoff Booth has been unsuccessful in his bid for a spot on the Canterbury District Health Board.
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New hospital build definitely going ahead,bar calamity

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
In the second of three articles by  Pete Hodgson, chairman of the Southern Partnership Group, which is overseeing the construction of the new hospital, he answers 10 commonly asked questions about the new Dunedin Hospital. Any views expressed are his own.
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More victims suspected

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Tony Watts (54) is considered such a high risk of sex offending he will be under 24-hour supervision for 18 months. PHOTO: ODT FILES A Dunedin man who sexually abused two girls was apprehended 40 years after his violations began and almost 30 years after the first victim came forward to police. The women whose police statements went missing told Rob Kidd about the pain of waiting decades for justice.
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Members' worthwhile Bills left to languish

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
A great white shark cruises past a shark cage diver off Edwards Island, near Stewart Island.PHOTO: PETER SCOTT A few years ago, Parliament reviewed the rules concerning member's Bills, partly in the hope of allowing more MPs a chance of getting their proposed law reforms considered.
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Penguin numbers a record

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Weighing a 5-week-old little penguin chick at the Oamaru Creek penguin reserve yesterday is Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony science and environmental manager Dr Philippa Agnew. PHOTO: HAMISH MACLEAN The number of little penguins at Cape Wanbrow has never been higher.
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Waitaki talent on show

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
The Oamaru Opera House hosted music, dance, and drama as the locals night featured again at the two-yearly Waitaki Arts Festival.
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Deputy rector happy with new role

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
New Waitaki Boys’ High School deputy rector Roger van Booma at the school yesterday. PHOTO: DANIEL BIRCHFIELD Recently appointed Waitaki Boys' High School deputy rector Roger van Booma says his new job is much like his old one "plus a whole lot more".
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Clay build-up causing problems for railway operation

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Oamaru Harbour. PHOTO: ODT FILES Water running down clay cliffs at Oamaru Harbour continues to cause problems for the Oamaru Steam and Rail Society.
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Cheese is the word, bank report says

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
New Zealand cheese is filling an important hole in the global market. PHOTO:SUPPLIED The time is ripe for the global cheese industry, agribusiness specialist Rabobank says.
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Making cricket less accessible no way to inspire the next generation

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Adrian Seconi. Welcome to the future of live sport - you buy your ice cream in one store and the cone in another.
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Foxcroft hoping to follow Wagner's path

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
New Otago signing Dean Foxcroft: ‘‘It was not an easy decision [to leave Central Districts]. But for me it was the quickest way to hopefully play for New Zealand and that is my main goal.’’ PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH The last player to arrive in Dunedin from Pretoria turned out to be rather handy. New Otago recruit Dean Foxcroft tells cricket writer Adrian Seconi he hopes to catch some of the success Neil Wagner enjoyed.
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Bright street light temporary - DCC

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
A bright new street light that sparked criticism is just an interim measure, the Dunedin City Council says.
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Confidence in financial regime

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi. Photo: Getty Images Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi is confident a new regulatory regime for authorised financial advisers will make them subject to robust scrutiny.
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Roller in harbour prompts investigation

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Fulton Hogan staff contemplate their next move after a roller ended up in Otago Harbour near the Cove, late yesterday afternoon. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON An incident in which a Fulton Hogan roller crashed off Portobello Rd and into Otago Harbour has prompted a wider investigation of the company's performance, the Dunedin City Council says.
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Watch this space - from Southland

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
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Fatal crash inquiry at halfway mark

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Nick Wallis The investigation into the crash of a Hughes 369D helicopter near Wanaka Airport last year that claimed the lives of Nick Wallis, Paul Hondelink and Scott Theobold is at about the halfway stage.
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QLDC candidate to think on recount

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 04:30
Glyn Lewers Queenstown Lakes District Council candidate Glyn Lewers says he does not want to make a decision about asking for a re-count "while the blood's pumping" and will take the weekend to mull it over.
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