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End of the road for long line of poplars

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Poplar tree felling was in full swing yesterday along State Highway 6 near Cromwell yesterday. Photo: Adam Burns A row of trees near Cromwell, deemed dangerous, have been given the chop.
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Renewed effort to put main-street power lines underground

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
April Mackenzie More than 80 power poles spoiling the view at Lake Hawea could be for the chop.
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First-home buyers borrowing 4-5 times pre-tax earnings

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Most New Zealand first-home buyers are borrowing from four to five times their pre-tax earnings, according to latest debt-to-income figures released by the Reserve Bank.
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Biologicals' time has come: MP

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
Botry-Zen operations manager Peter Foster. Photo: Gregor Richardson Green Party MP Gareth Hughes is excited about the potential of biological and organic control solutions in commercial food production.
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Market changes make pig processing less viable

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
South Kill owner Rex Spence says the lapse of pig offal collection in the south means he is bringing 50 years of pig processing to a close. Photo: Richard Davison Small-scale southern slaughterhouses and farm kill businesses are facing a curly decision on pig processing, following a recent market-driven change.
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Jail for repeat sexual offender

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
John Harrington (75) sexually abused two young girls despite having undergone treatment to stop such offending. Photo: Rob Kidd The mother of a girl abused by a South Otago man says she forgives him but will not forget.
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Home detention for second sex crime

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:30
A Central Otago molester has dodged a prison sentence despite it being his second sex crime.
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Whirlwind rise to the top

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 03:30
Joel Amosa performs in the Lexus Song Quest with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the Auckland Town Hall last year. Photos: Supplied It has been a whirlwind of a year for Dunedin-trained bass-baritone Joel Amosa since he won the Lexus Song Quest. He tells Rebecca Fox about his year of firsts and performing back in Dunedin.
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Art Seen: August 15

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 03:30
In this week's Art Seen, James Dignan looks at exhibitions from Pea Sea Art, Eion Shanks, and The Artist's Room.
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Measles warning in Queenstown

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 21:09
Queenstown residents and passengers on a flight from the resort are being warned they may have been exposed to measles.
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'Beautiful girl': Sydney stabbing victim mourned

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 20:48
The Sydney woman who police believe was the first victim of an alleged stabbing attack in the CBD yesterday has been described by a friend as "incredible".
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The South Today bulletin: Wednesday, August 14

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 19:30
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Corrections admits error over mosque accused's letter

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:41
Kelvin Davis The Corrections Minister is demanding answers after the man accused of the Christchurch mosque shootings was wrongly able to send a letter from prison.
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Rugby Chat: Preview of King's v OBHS final

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:15
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15 arrests in search for Christchurch hit-and-run fugitive

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:35
Police are searching for Liam Strickland following a hit-and-run in Christchurch a week ago. Photo / File A manhunt in Christchurch for accused hit-and-run driver Liam Strickland has been unsuccessful so far - but police have arrested 15 other people during their week-long search.
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Vandervis, Elder join Dunedin mayoral race

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:23
Lee Vandervis Two more incumbent Dunedin city councillors - Lee Vandervis and Rachel Elder - have joined the race to become the city's next mayor.
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ORC opts not to declare climate emergency

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:00
motion_lost____cr_michael_deaker__1274555770.JPG Cr Michael Deaker. The Otago Regional Council has opted to not declare a climate emergency.
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Former pupil's toilet act in South Otago school

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:35
A teenager who broke into his old primary school in South Otago and defecated on the secretary's chair has today avoided jail.
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Rescued albatross on the mend in Dunedin

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:21
A rescued albatross. Photo: Bird Rescue Timaru via RNZ A white-capped albatross found caught in seaweed and being battered by waves on a Timaru beach is recovering in Dunedin after multiple people stepped up to help it.
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Black Caps bat first against Sri Lanka

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:12
The Black Caps have won the toss and chosen to bat first in the first test against Sri Lanka starting in Galle today.
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