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Tuesday 19 Nov

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  • Waikouaiti 'rapt' over funding grant — Progress of Waikouaiti (from left) chairwoman Shelley St James, community worker Sonya Billyard, and secretary and One Coast chairwoman Judy Martin at the community garden near the events centre. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON The Dunedin City Council grants subcommittee recently allocated $300,000 in funding to seven ‘‘place-based’’ community groups across the city.  The funding, which ranges from $31,000 to $55,000, will be used to help with the costs of building community connection and resilience for the next 12 months. In the coming weeks, reporters will highlight the programmes and projects the funding will support in your communities. The series continues with Progress of Waikouaiti Area.
  • Warning for Air NZ passengers as flights axed — Air New Zealand is axing several international flights over the holiday period. File photo Airline passengers are being warned to take every precaution ahead of the silly season, after Air New Zealand announced it was axing several international flights over the holiday period, affecting up to 14,000 people.
  • Bushfire smoke chokes Sydney — Sydney has awoken to a thick blanket of smoke as New South Wales residents are urged to "stay vigilant" amid severe fire dangers and a hot, windy weather forecast.
  • Key witness in Amber-Rose Rush murder was afraid for his life — Vernod Skantha. A witness says a Dunedin doctor sounded "angry and quite stressed'' just minutes before he is accused of stabbing a teenage girl to death.
  • Tears as alleged killer of nine-year-old appears in court — The mother of a nine-year-old boy found dead in the small Southland settlement Otautau last month cried as his alleged murderer appeared in court this morning.
  • Grace Millane murder-accused won't take stand — Grace Millane. The man accused of Grace Millane's murder won't take the stand and give evidence in his own defence, the High Court has heard.
  • Oxford Area School names dux — Oxford Area School dux Ellie Tizzard is congratulated by principal Mike Hart. Ellie Tizzard has been named dux at Oxford Area School for 2019.
  • Beloved rat's tail gets the chop to raise cash — Southbrook School Board of Trustees chairwoman Liz McClure, right, with Jennifer Ferrier, during the Southbrook School Spring Market last Friday. Photos: Shelley Topp Southbrook School's inaugural spring market fundraiser got a great boost from one of the school's young pupils.
  • Grace Millane murder-accused won't take stand — Grace Millane. The man accused of Grace Millane's murder won't take the stand and give evidence in his own defence, the High Court has heard.
  • Methven student seeking answers to big questions — Mount Hutt College's Victoria Hutana. Victoria Hutana from Mount Hutt College will be among 40 talented senior secondary school students tasked with finding answers to challenging science questions at a gathering in Wellington next month.
  • Record turnout for show in Greta Valley — Flowers lined the walls of the Tipapa woolshed for the show. Photo: Supplied Greta Valley's Tipapa woolshed was a blaze of colour, and bustled with activity and visitors during the recent Scargill Horticultural and Home Industries Society annual spring show.
  • Oxford: The Christmas town of Canterbury — The man of the moment makes his appearance during last year's Oxford and District Lions Christmas Parade. Photo: File Oxford is the place to be over the next two months.
  • Garden draws happy helpers — Volunteer gardener Cyril Keen at St Andrew's Church. Volunteers are keeping the gardens in tip top condition at St Andrew's Anglican Church in Tinwald.
  • Police chase driver from Kaiapoi to Christchurch — A 37-year-old woman has been arrested after a 20-minute police chase from Kaiapoi to Christchurch on Tuesday morning.
  • Warning for Air NZ passengers as flights axed — Air New Zealand is axing several international flights over the holiday period. File photo Airline passengers are being warned to take every precaution ahead of the silly season, after Air New Zealand announced it was axing several international flights over the holiday period, affecting up to 14,000 people.
  • Tears as alleged killer of nine-year-old appears in court — The mother of a nine-year-old boy found dead in the small Southland settlement Otautau last month cried as his alleged murderer appeared in court this morning.
  • Three fire crews called out for burnt toast — Three fire crews were sent to Canterbury University on Tuesday morning to find the alarm was set off by burning toast.
  • Med students' rort 'widespread', goes back 'decades' - GP — The University of Otago clocktower. Photo: ODT files A medical student rort appears to have been going on for years, even decades, with several GPs telling RNZ they believe authorities have been turning a blind eye.
  • Rapist's victim tells of terrifying 'hell' — Eric Hepi will spend at least 15 years in prison before he is considered for release. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON For three days, he beat his victim, raped her and hacked her hair off with a knife.
  • Dealer tells of providing ammo to accused Chch mosque killer — A policewoman stands guard outside the mosque on Linwood Ave after the attacks. Photo: Getty Images The man accused of the March 15 terror attack was supplied 2300 rounds of ammunition by using a police mail order form that also revealed to police he had an AR-15, a Parliamentary select committee has been told.