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Who can blame them? | Otago Daily Times News Online

However you present it, that barbaric butcher, Mr. Putin, miscalculated how neighbors might react to his war in Ukraine. The Russian leader may be doing his utmost to redraw the map of Europe around Ukraine, but he is largely failing, with reports from British intelligence sources that he has now lost around a third of […]

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Board gaming policy needs review

Southland District Council is seeking feedback on its gambling venues policy, proposing to retain its soft cover for poker machines. The board has made a consultation document available to the public for its policies regarding slot machines and TAB sites. Along with the gambling sites policy, it is also reviewing its TAB sites policy, which […]

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Construction of the hospital could start in October

Construction work on the first of twin buildings comprising the new Dunedin Hospital will begin in early October, if fast-track consent is granted. The Ministry of Health, which has already obtained approval for the earthworks and foundations, has now submitted its application for the main structure of the six-storey outpatient building, where simple same-day procedures […]

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Progress on Lakeview Taumata | Otago Daily Times News Online

A fast-track consent application was filed yesterday for the $1 billion Lakeview Taumata development in Queenstown, which is expected to take up to 15 years. During an update in Queenstown last night, Ninety Four Feet NZ chief executive Paul Burnaby said subject to consent construction of the first of six stages would likely start next […]

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Sweden and Finland plan to join NATO

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered an urgent overhaul of security policy in Scandinavian countries, with Sweden and Finland considering joining NATO. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet his counterparts in Stockholm and Helsinki during a one-day visit on Wednesday, answering questions from media in both countries. “We support the democratic ability of countries […]

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‘Undone’: Couple’s visa heartbreak after application fiasco

A couple facing constant hurdles to get a residential partnership visa said the process left them feeling “defeated”. Kiwi professor Michael Salmon, 30, and his partner Sarah Wilson, a 29-year-old nursing student from the United States, were told they would have to wait 13 months for their visa application to be approved in order for […]

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Over $30,000 in approved grants

More than $30,000 in community and promotion grants were approved Tuesday by the Vincent Community Board. Grants approved included the continuation and upgrade of Galloway Hall, funding for children’s entertainment at the Central Otago A&P lounge, a karareea sculpture to mark the entrance to Clyde, and signage for the proposed “Badlands” bike paths leading to […]

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Online News Tracking Market Size and Analysis by Key Manufacturers with its Application and Types 2022-2028 – Queen Anne and Mangolia News

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‘Absolute shambles’: Peters confirms drop of trespass order

Former Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has confirmed that an trespassing order barring him from entering Parliament for two years has been withdrawn by the Speaker of the House. Five trespassing orders were dropped today after Trevor Mallard issued the restraining orders for people who attended the 23-day occupation of Parliament grounds. This afternoon, Peters […]

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First Dog Trial Participant Is ‘Super Excited’

Dog trials riders are a dedicated group. Father and daughter Clark and Lana Chrystal left home in the North Island at 1 a.m. on Saturday to catch the Cook Strait ferry, before driving six hours on Sunday from Amberley to Alexandra for the dog championships of South Island Shepherd. While Mr. Chrystal was an experienced […]

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Residents concerned no health warning about stench

A resident who lives and works near the burnt-out Christchurch sewage treatment plant that has plagued the city for months says he is surprised there has been no warning about the health impact. Yesterday, Christchurch City Council heard tearful pleas from residents tormented by the stench for six months. The main message from the council […]

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LIVE STREAM | Weymouth vs Wrexham AFC available to watch online – Reuters Sports News

We are pleased to confirm that Tuesday night’s game at Weymouth will be available to stream online, following a request from our hosts to broadcast the game. Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 2, the match has been rearranged due to our progress in the Buildbase FA Trophy and will now take place on Tuesday, […]

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Pushback for the DCC discharge proposal

The construction campaign for a landfill at Smooth Hill near Dunedin has become more bumpy. A consultant from Otago Regional Council recommended that Dunedin City Council’s request be denied. A “very high risk to aviation safety” and uncertainty over how much wetland habitat could be affected were highlighted as issues in a report by Ahika […]

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The Bad Sting of Inflation | Otago Daily Times News Online

Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr wasn’t exaggerating inflation concerns when he said this week “we’re not in an ideal situation right now.” The annual inflation rate soared to 6.9%, mocking the bank’s 1% to 3% target and presaging various adverse effects. These are in progress before our eyes. The cost of food, rent, tariffs and […]

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Application for consent to subdivision probably by July

One of the developers behind plans for subdividing the north side of Ladies Mile, creating up to 700 homes, expects the first of two resource consent applications to be filed within the next two months. On Tuesday, Acting Prime Minister Grant Robertson announced that Glenpanel Development Ltd’s Flint’s Park West, offering up to 315 residential […]

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Planting project results seen

In a past life, North Otago farmer Craig Batchelor worked with endangered takahe, kakapo and blackbirds. Now he enjoys seeing increased biodiversity on his Island Stream dairy farm near Maheno, including a wide variety of bird species. Mr Batchelor’s property was one of four sites visited last week as part of on-farm sessions organized by […]

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In-Depth Analysis of the Online News Tracking Market – Blackswan Real Estate

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Time Set for Damper Bay Consent Hearing

US billionaire Peter Thiel has been given a date on May 23 to present his resource consent package for a 330m long residential complex in Damper Bay, near Wanaka. Queenstown Lakes District Council has set aside two days to hear evidence for and against the resource consent application. The consent hearing will be conducted by […]

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All kinds of good reasons

In August 2020, I wrote a column about Dylan Booth and Maisy Millwater, two of the teens in Otago who are living with cystic fibrosis. In this document, I used numbers to show what I struggled to do with words. Since then, the numbers have changed for the better for Dylan, and no, I don’t […]

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Art center proposal about to be evaluated

Auckland consultancy firm Horwath HTL has been appointed to carry out a feasibility study on a proposed performing arts center for Wanaka. The study kicks off in Wanaka next week with a series of focus groups, and it is hoped that a public announcement on the way forward can be made by September. A group […]

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The Council’s links with the Maori are an integral part of the financing

Dunedin City Council’s relationship with mana whenua could help it access millions of dollars tied to the Three Waters reform. However, the government’s funding criteria have been described as odd. Applications open next week for 67 councils to offer a $500million share of a scheme announced by the government in July last year to ‘support’ […]

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Mix with the best to help Kennedy pursue her dream

She has a great Wingatui racing heritage, but Jaylah Kennedy is forging her own path in Australia. Sportswriter Hayden Meikle chats with the young jockey after news broke that she has been accepted into an elite apprenticeship program. The first alarm goes off at 2:45 a.m. While most of Ballarat sleeps – although, to be […]

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Houseboat hopes to encounter obstacles | Otago Daily Times News Online

A Southland man’s dream of running a barge on Lake Dunstan hinges on Southland District Council (SDC) decisions to keep it afloat – provided it makes demands. Ian Horsham said he always works with an engineer before submitting any to the SDC. He was due to launch his $50,000 and 86 sq ft barge on […]

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The application aims at self-learning

Mana Rangatahi has gone global. Two years ago, Dunedin businesswoman Heidi Renata launched a youth entrepreneurship program for people aged 16-24 to inspire change in the business world. The 12-week program was based on applying Maori Matauranga principles, critical thinking and resilience-based activities for the modern working environment of young people living in Dunedin. Now […]

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City Council condolences | Otago Daily Times News Online

A resolution of sympathy with the loved ones of the late Mayor of Port Chalmers (Mr JM Stevenson) was passed by the City Council last night, on the motion of the Mayor (Mr JS Douglas), who called the late Mayor a man promising. and a very valuable citizen in his own city. Museum support is […]

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Start-up finalist at the European awards

Anna Campbell and Darcy Schack have the joy of living. Now Dunedin-based start-up Zestt Wellness, which they co-founded, is a finalist in the NutraIngredients Europe Awards 2022. Zestt Wellness is a finalist in the start-up category of the competition, which recognizes the “best and brightest” in ingredients, companies, end products, people and initiatives in the […]

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Injunction sinks barge plan | Otago Daily Times News Online

A Southland man’s grand scheme to launch a houseboat on Lake Dunstan was quashed by an 11th hour council injunction. Ian Horsham said his $50,000, 86m+ houseboat – with kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom – was due to be transported to Cromwell yesterday with all traffic management plans and permits in place. It […]

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Dell Technologies Provides Enterprise Cybersecurity and Recovery Solutions – BusinessWorld Online

Improving data protection is an integral part of business growth. In this new normal, digitization means business continuity. Need to support a hybrid workforce? Go digital. Need to secure critical data and ensure its accessibility, anytime, at the same time? Go to the cloud. As digitalization becomes more widespread and necessary than ever, cyber threats […]

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PM announces changes to vaccine and Mandate rules

The government scrapped the limit on outdoor gatherings and revealed an end to the use of vaccine passes and mandates for certain industries from next month. The number of people allowed to gather inside is increased from 100 to 200 under the red light regime. Masks will continue to be used, but today’s move means […]

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Vaccine pericarditis victim battles bureaucracy

An Alexandra man who suffered an injury from a Covid-19 vaccine has been denied a medical exemption – despite being advised not to receive the second shot. Ben Jonutz was diagnosed with acute pericarditis after receiving the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on November 2. In the days that followed, Mr Jonutz and his partner Mikayla […]

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Unapproved housing estate in Central Otago marketed

A 60-lot subdivision northeast of Alexandra is being heavily marketed before securing one of the required resource consents to proceed. Documents relating to the development of the lifestyle, called William Hill Estate, were sent to all property companies by developer Russell Ibbotson in February and authorized them to start marketing the sections. A copy has […]

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Operators expect a slow recovery in tourism

Queenstown tourism operators are optimistic, but realistic about the return of tourism after government announcements of border reopening and targeted funding. On Wednesday, Tourism Minister Stuart Nash announced the $49 million start-up fund that would be available to eligible tourism operators from April 1. The fund was originally announced in May last year as part […]

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Heavy blow for the fight against Assange’s extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied leave to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against a decision to extradite him to the US, the court has heard. While Assange’s extradition has yet to be approved by the government, Monday’s decision is a serious blow to Assange’s efforts to fight his deportation from Britain in […]

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Global Online News Tracking Market 2022 Technology Landscape and Opportunity Report 2028

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The details of the construction of the hospital are almost settled: director

It may seem like nothing is happening at the site of Dunedin’s future new hospital, but the next two months promise to be crucial for the project, says the man managing the construction. Planning and contracts have continued since demolition was completed and final details on who would build what and how they would do […]

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‘Glad’ to see changes to lending laws

A Dunedin woman who has become the face of opposition to controversial lending laws says she is “delighted” to see changes and hopes speaking out will make a difference. Yesterday the Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs, Dr David Clark, announced ‘practical amendments’ to try to limit the unintended consequences of the Credit Agreements and […]

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Clyde Data Center Obtains Consent

A controversial proposed data center at the base of Clyde Dam has won resource consent, opening the door for cryptocurrency mining in central Otago. In a ruling issued yesterday, Hearings Commissioner Bob Nixon found that Contact Energy’s application for a two-lot, 0.65 ha subdivision and land use consent for the construction of a data and […]

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Westchester County Police launch mobile app

the Westchester County Department of Public Safety introduced a mobile app that allows residents and visitors to receive emergency notifications and traffic alerts, learn about county police programs and services, and connect with county officers.     By downloading the app, users will be able to… Sign up for emergency notifications and traffic alerts Send feedback, […]

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Disbelief over denial of registration in New Zealand

Britain’s leading neurosurgeons, including the president of the British Neurosurgical Society, are baffled. New Zealand medical authorities have refused to register a former colleague to work at Dunedin Hospital. Lucas Rakasz worked in several leading English hospitals, helped train neurosurgeons and volunteered to help in Covid-19 wards at the height of the first wave of […]

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Ex-teacher admits abusing eight other boys

A former Dunedin teacher with a history of sexual assault has admitted to abusing eight other boys. David Russell Bond (70), of Cromwell, appeared in Dunedin District Court this morning where he pleaded guilty to 20 counts – all of indecent assault and indecent acts on boys between the ages of 12 and 16 years […]

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Big Ideas for Small Business – River Journal Online – News for Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Irvington, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, Cortlandt and Peekskill

Bruce Apar is Editorial Director + Associate Editor of River Journal North We recently devoted considerable space on our pages to how our communities are using the funds they have received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The subject clearly deserves this high-level attention. river log contributors Rob Abbot and Mackey Landy did yeoman’s […]

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Drug dealers are detained at home | Otago Daily Times News Online

Two women responsible for large-scale drug trafficking in central Otago have dodged prison sentences. Wendy Ruiha Prudence Matthews (50) was sentenced to 12 months house arrest when she appeared in Dunedin District Court in July last year. Facing 15 methamphetamine and cannabis charges, she narrowly avoided jail time by undertaking a 15-week rehab program from […]

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Small towns may feel worse fuel pain

Rising fuel prices could hit smaller cities in the South the hardest, according to the Automobile Association. Fuel prices have soared across the country as Russia, the world’s second largest oil producer, invades Ukraine. The cost of a barrel of oil rose dramatically last week to just over US$100 (NZ$148), and some forecasters are predicting […]

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Punch causes multiple jaw fractures

A Brazilian tiler who shattered a man’s jaw with a single punch faces deportation after his bid for release without conviction failed in Queenstown District Court yesterday. Matheus Portela Chaves (25) was drinking with friends in the resort’s CBD at around 11.30pm on June 2 when he tried to speak to a woman in Searle […]

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Targeted oil and gas facilities

Last night, Russian forces attacked oil and gas installations in Ukraine, causing huge explosions, as Western allies prepared new sanctions, including the banning of major Russian banks from the world’s main payment system. Ukrainian forces were holding back Russian troops advancing towards the capital, Kiev, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, in the biggest assault on a […]

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Relationships to Watch | Otago Daily Times News Online

A Milton killer has been on Tinder while on release and needs ‘careful supervision’, the parole board has said. Robert Stanley Lyon (38) was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 15 years in 2002 for the murder of Jodie Kiri Louise Browne, a 29-year-old woolmaker. He attempted to cover up his crime with […]

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Released killer still wears tracker

An Arrowtown murderer who was brought to justice 16 years after the murder is drug-free and making “excellent progress” on parole, a report says. But that wasn’t enough for parole board chairman Sir Ron Young to free 48-year-old Jarrod Allan Mangels from his GPS tracker. “It was a particularly gruesome murder,” he said. “Mr. Mangels […]

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Data center audience focuses on queries

None of the three filers against granting resource consent for a data center to be built in the shadow of the Clyde Dam chose to speak at a commissioner’s hearing on Friday. Instead, the hearing, led by Independent Commissioner Bob Nixon, focused on the mechanics of the request and the questions Mr. Nixon had about […]

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Recertify your ACLS in 6 easy steps

Photo pexels.fr Learning vital skills is more than necessary at a time when there is a serious shortage of medical personnel in all fields. Therefore, online courses have been introduced to educate people and make basic knowledge and even advanced knowledge accessible to a wider audience. ACLS courses typically include a process of preparing the […]

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Record of 1929 cases, 77 in the South

New Zealand’s daily Covid-19 cases continue to climb today as a record 1,929 cases are added to the tally, including 77 in the SDHB area. The new cases are in Northland (13), Auckland (1,384), Waikato (155), Bay of Plenty (58), Lakes (9), Hawke’s Bay (17), MidCentral (3), Whanganui (11), Taranaki (9), Tairāwhiti (8), Wairarapa (5), […]

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‘Ridiculous’: Queenstown woman left in Covid limbo

A Queenstown woman has had nothing but silence from the Department of Health, despite having dinner with someone who later tested positive for Covid last Wednesday. Elaine Thomson was at a resort restaurant eight days ago, she and the HIV-positive person scanned with the Covid Tracer app and were in close contact, without a mask, […]

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Cancer survivor wins battle for residency

A Queenstown factory manager and cancer survivor has finally won his battle to stay in New Zealand after being stuck in “a kind of cruel limbo”. Englishman Clint Williams, who was granted residency last Friday, faced deportation from the country after undergoing the second of two brain surgeries for cancerous tumors in 2018. Although he […]

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Flood photos sought for science

Otago and Southland residents in flood-affected areas are invited to contribute photos to a national database to support understanding of flood hazard and flood risk. Niwa’s New Zealand Flood Pics project is part of a five-year Endeavor Fund research program to examine how New Zealand’s flood risk will change over the next century due to […]

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Volts’ bold statement isn’t backed by performance

Well, at least the Otago Volts made a game out of it. A bold statement showed a willingness to risk their arm, but the Volts couldn’t match it with batting or bowling ability as they were crushed by 213 runs on the final day of the Plunket Shield game against Auckland in the University Oval […]

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Important to be prepared | Otago Daily Times News Online

As the saying goes, “never in the history of calm did anyone calm down after being told to calm down”. Therefore, we will not fall into this trap as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 makes its first unwanted but inevitable appearance in the South. All the same, sensible behavior will be required. On most days […]

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Record of 454 cases of Covid, 13 in the South

There are a record 454 new community cases of Covid-19 to report today, including 13 in the southern DHB zone. The locations of the new community cases announced today are Northland (12), Auckland (294), Waikato (72), Bay of Plenty (23), Lakes (8), Hawke’s Bay (7), MidCentral (5), Taranaki (1), Wellington (5), Hutt Valley (12), Wairarapa […]

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No new community cases in the South

A record 446 cases of Covid-19 were reported in New Zealand today, but no further cases in the South as the list of places of interest grows following the announcement of three cases in Dunedin and Queenstown. Late last night, health officials confirmed that a person in Dunedin had tested positive for Covid-19. During their […]

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Australia will reopen to tourists in two weeks

International tourists will be allowed to enter Australia from February 21. After almost two years of banning foreign travelers from entering the country, fully vaccinated tourists will be able to arrive within days. The decision comes following a meeting of the cabinet’s national security committee on Monday. While international borders have been open since late […]

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Test numbers drop as fatigue sets in

Experts believe Covid fatigue and the perception that Omicron is less of a threat than Delta are to blame for low testing numbers early in the community outbreak. There were 100,000 fewer tests administered in the week following community transmission of Omicron than the week following transmission of Delta, according to Health Department data. Experts […]

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Peekskill Waterfront to get $3 million facelift

The 500-foot Fleischmann Pier, built in 1938, is one of the few deep water piers on the Hudson River. The city of a look received more than $2.5 million from New York State Regional Economic Development Councils to finance two riverside projects — Riverfront Green Connector Trail building and Fleischmann Pier and Charles Park improvements. […]

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Star player apologizes for drunk driving

A World Cup-winning Black Fern was caught driving drunk for the second time in two years and now says she has given up alcohol and started counselling. Victoria Samata Nafatali (30) appeared in Dunedin District Court yesterday, 16 months after being released without a conviction for a similar episode. In a written statement, the inside […]

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Omicron, weather alert for a long weekend

Kiwis are urged to take a safety approach ahead throughout the long weekend, with wild weather forecasts and Omicron circulating in the community. The NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) say people planning to get out on land or water this weekend from Waitangi should research their destinations and keep […]

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Norwegian mass killer must stay in jail

A Norwegian court has denied mass killer Anders Behring Breivik’s parole request, it said in a ruling, ordering he must remain in jail. Breivik, an anti-Muslim neo-Nazi, killed 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocities in July 2011. He killed eight with a car bomb in Oslo, then shot dead 69, mostly teenagers, in a […]

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From the workshop to the night sky

You might not expect to see an astrophysicist manning the general store counter in a small rural community, but it was the low population and ensuing dark skies that brought Paul Bishop to Naseby. Mr. Bishop will be handing over the store to its new owners tomorrow and will devote himself full time to his […]

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Queenstown locations linked to suspected cases of Omicron

Two sites of interest in Queenstown have been linked to suspected cases of Omicron. Locations are Queenstown Airport on Saturday 22nd January from 2.15pm to 3pm. The second is the Hotel St Moritz, also on Saturday January 22, from 12:00 (midnight) to 12:00. People who were in either location during the affected times are urged […]

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Stay safe with good password hygiene

Most classic New Year’s resolutions revolve around improving your health and lifestyle. But this year, why not consider cleaning up your passwords too? We all know the habits to avoid, but many of us adopt them anyway: using predictable passwords, never changing them, or writing them down in sticky notes on our screen. We consistently […]

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Attenuate intelligence | Otago Daily Times News Online

Overwhelmed by messages, notifications and distractions? You can regain your focus without a full digital detox, writes Becca Caddy. Do you control your smartphone or does it control you? Sometimes it’s hard to say. Wait a minute, maybe you’re using FaceTime to chat with loved ones or talk about your favorite TV show on Twitter. […]

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Bike drafting device ready for testing

A former pro triathlete has found a way to keep his former competition honest and is ready to test the device. Wanaka businessman James Elvery and fellow professional triathlete Dylan McNeice, from Christchurch, have designed technology that can detect air currents during the cycling portion of long-distance triathlons. Drafting is when an athlete wins by […]

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Flash plans to fill the “hole”

A multi-million dollar luxury residential complex is planned for a site in central Queenstown. Rob Neil’s Safari Group – behind four local apartment hotels including Ramada and Wyndham Garden – is proposing to build 25 apartments, and behind them six townhouses, at the corner of Hallenstein and York streets. Lakecrest Apartments has a retail value […]

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Credit law amendment fails | Otago Daily Times News Online

At the end of December 2019, without fuss and only minor dissent, the Parliament passed the law amending the legislation on credit agreements. Like most laws that Parliament enacts, it had the best intentions. As then-Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi said in his third reading speech, vulnerable people were suffering serious harm […]

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5 smart ways to protect yourself online

Do you practically live online? We are now doing more online than ever before, in part due to pandemic conditions. UK internet use more than doubled in 2020, but while the convenience and comfort it brings cannot be overemphasized, neither should the security risks. Fortunately, it doesn’t take too much time or effort to become […]

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Conviction, $500 fine for breaching lockdown

A Lake Hawea man has been fined $500 for jet-boating near Makarora during the Covid-19 lockdown last year. Ben Declifford (22), a plumber, applied for release without conviction when he appeared before Judge Michael Turner at Queenstown District Court yesterday. He had previously admitted a charge of intentionally disregarding a Covid-19 public health response by […]

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BBC’s online news expansion ‘threatens the future of local newspapers’

The BBC has been told to abandon plans to expand its online news empire over fears of putting regional news publishers out of business. The News Media Association cited the recent launch of a beta version of the BBC News app and preparations for a big investment in local reporting as examples that posed a […]

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D-day for Djokovic | Otago Daily Times News Online

Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces an 11 a.m. hearing on Sunday which will decide whether he can defend his Australian Open title or should leave the country – the culmination of days of drama over the terms of entry of Covid-19 and its unvaccinated status. Preparation for the tournament, which begins on Monday and which […]

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NSW reports 92,264 cases, 22 deaths

More than 92,000 new Covid-19 infections have been reported in New South Wales after residents rushed to publish positive results of rapid antigen tests since the start of the year. The dramatic increase in the number of cases to at least 92,264 comes on top of another grim milestone as the state reported a record […]