Car park sale 'kick in guts'

Car park sale 'kick in guts'

Opposition to the Dunedin City Council's sale of millions of dollars' worth of surplus land is growing, with the second recent sale to emerge infuriating a nearby community theatre.

'Bored' banker jailed for $400,000 theft

'Bored' banker jailed for $400,000 theft

A Queenstown banker fought back tears as she was sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from her employer.

Botanic Garden staff see red on parties

Botanic Garden staff see red on parties

A crackdown on out-of-control drinking in North Dunedin has pushed student parties into the Dunedin Botanic Garden, leaving garden staff to clean up the mess.

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'Not acceptable' for traps to be laid in city

'Not acceptable' for traps to be laid in city

The Dunedin City Council is discouraging animal trapping on public land after the recent discovery of about 20 leg-hold traps in the Dunedin Town Belt.

Mergers, acquisitions healthy signs

Mergers, acquisitions healthy signs

A calculated offer by Dorchester Pacific to buy the remaining shares it does not own in Turners Auctions is likely to pay dividends, giving Dorchester access to the cash flow generated by Turners.

Winston factor returns as Nats say no to Craig

Winston factor returns as Nats say no to Craig

New Zealand First appears to loom large in National's plan to secure a third term in Government after Prime Minister John Key ruled out any helping hand to get the Conservative Party into Parliament.

Eye-in-the-sky scrutiny monitors winter crops

Eye-in-the-sky scrutiny monitors winter crops

Environment Southland staff are assessing the most cost-effective way to map land planted in winter forage crops using satellite imagery, after a pilot study last year showed the most accurate method was also the most expensive.

Fighting stalls MH17 inquiry

Fighting stalls MH17 inquiry

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed has further complicated an investigation as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.

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