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Tuesday 25 Sep


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  • Taurua seeking improvement from Ferns — jane_watson_caitlin_bassett_silver_ferns_v_australia.jpg Jane Watson attempts to control the ball for the Silver Ferns as Australia's Caitlin Bassett chases. Photo: Getty Images Silver Ferns defenders could be on the chopping block as coach Noeline Taurua looks to change things up ahead of next month's Constellation Cup.
  • Winter maintains grip on country — Snow to 300m, rain and bitterly cold southerlies are all doing their best to drag the country back into winter.
  • Service failures led to sight loss — Anthony Hill A failure by the Southern District Health Board to address issues with its ophthalmology service led to another man losing his sight.
  • Proctor's actions 'unusual' — Dave Scott. ''Vigilante'' action from the University of Otago proctor apparently confiscating bongs from a student flat could lead to criminal charges, legal specialists say.
  • Inconvenient truth about no facilities — Ravensbourne Boating Club commodore Warwick Graham says the club has no choice but to use its facilities illegally. Photos: Peter McIntosh The Ravensbourne Boating Club's commodore says the club has no choice but to illegally flush wastewater into the harbour as a historical land ownership issue drags on.
  • Free Saturday in city filled with delights — A crystal-clear spring afternoon at Portobello on Saturday. Something about the shimmering sea makes the spirits soar. Photo: Paul Gorman I had no idea it was free bus day. It came as a nice surprise at the end of a lovely Saturday afternoon doing touristy things around Dunedin.
  • Time nearly up for cycleway success — With any investment there comes a time when the decision to spend must be judged by the returns realised.
  • Palestinian spell broken — Gas mask inspection of a Wellington Regiment on the Western Front. - Otago Witness, 18.9.1918. If the campaign in Palestine has seemed to move slowly, it has, nevertheless, had its highly dramatic moments.
  • Otago farm sales up, but NZ trend down — Otago has recorded a bounce in farm sales during the past three months, but overall the market is down more than 18% against the previous July.
  • Fonterra: 'Lot to do to get basics right' — A tanker leaves the Fonterra Edendale plant in Southland. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery China poses several challenges for Fonterra and a2Milk, and both organisations face the likelihood of short term volatility in sales and earnings.
  • Interest rates focus for week — Peter McIntyre. Central banks' decisions on interest rates are the focus of markets this week, after the strength of the New Zealand dollar waned following five days of gains.
  • Man who stabbed officer still poses 'significant risk' — Sergeant Nathan White sustained a "moderate'' head injury after apprehending a man who robbed a liquor store in February. Photo: ODT files A Dunedin man who robbed a liquor store then stabbed a police officer with scissors is still considered a ''significant risk'' of violence.
  • Driver drank dozen RTDs on road trip — A man who drank 12 RTDs on the drive from Dunedin to Oamaru told police, after a brief chase, he was simply driving some mates to Christchurch.
  • Old water wheel finally returns to original site — new_o-wheellift3.jpg The newly-restored historic Phoenix Mill water wheel is lifted into place at its original site in Old Mill Rd west of Oamaru yesterday. Photo: Daniel Birchfield After seven years of planning, reports and countless volunteer hours, Oamaru's historic Phoenix Mill water wheel is back at its original site at Old Mill Rd.
  • Pest control protested — Photo: Hamish MacLean A Waitaki District Council contractor removes graffiti (masked in photo) on a limestone sign at Oamaru's southern entrance yesterday afternoon.
  • Airport opposes rezoning of land — Rezoning was opposed on safety grounds. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has opposed calls for land bordering the airport to be used as sports fields in case an aeroplane misses the runway and endangers users.
  • Air NZ silent on airport idea — Tim Cadogan. Air New Zealand has gone silent over its suggestion of a new airport for ''central Otago''.
  • Tough draw damaging to Otago's play off hopes — Sio Tomkinson makes a break for Otago against Canterbury as Mitchell Drummond tries to stop him on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images Otago still has its destiny in its hands but a tough draw is not doing it any favours.
  • Van Leeuwen climbs 40,000m in three races — Endurance mountain biker Haley Van Leeuwen at her home in Waverley yesterday. Photo: Peter McIntosh Haley Van Leeuwen has been to the top of the hill - and she has the medal to prove it.
  • Return to NZ on cards for more mature Fekitoa — Malakai Fekitoa Malakai Fekitoa is still dreaming of the All Blacks and Highlanders but will have to take a big pay cut to fulfil that ambition.