51 days ago

Pillow case-wearing offender sought after attempted robbery in Alexandra

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

Two shop workers hid at the back of a dairy as a robber wearing a pillow case over his head demanded money and cigarettes around 11pm on Saturday.

The robber ended up fleeing empty-handed, but one of the workers at the Alexandra Night 'n Day, in Central Otago, suffered minor injuries when they were cut by a shard of glass.

If anyone has information, please call 105 or 0800 555 111.

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17 hours ago

Memorials for your loved one.

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Come and view the extensive range of headstones at Avenal Park Funeral Home.

We have a variety of shapes, sizes and colours - black, grey, green, blues and reds and some unique designs. We work with you - from your ideas, through to the layout and design process and onto the installation stage.

Avenal Park Funeral Home are registered Monumental Masons and we are available to work in cemeteries throughout Southland and Otago.

We also offer a cleaning and restoration service for existing headstones.

Please phone us on 03 218 9021 to arrange a time for you to discuss your requirements and to look through our showroom at Avenal Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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1 day ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

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Should horse racing be banned?
  • 29.8% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    29.8% Complete
  • 14.3% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.3% Complete
  • 4% I don’t have an opinion
    4% Complete
  • 51.9% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.9% Complete
1351 votes
1 day ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here

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