Pub shut down after brawls, burnout in bar

Pub shut down after brawls, burnout in bar

A Canterbury pub has been shut down for a litany of licence breaches, including a bikie doing a burnout inside the public bar.

Sudden death shocks town

Sudden death shocks town

The Cromwell community is reeling in shock at the sudden death of a 17-year-old who was recognised as a young leader with huge potential.

Public service jobs disappear in the South

Public service jobs disappear in the South

One in five public service jobs in Otago and Southland have gone since National came to power.

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Two Otago beaches on 'caution' list

Two Otago beaches on 'caution' list

Two of Otago's coastal recreation spots are among 14% nationally where water quality is considered to be at high risk for swimming.

Airport gears up for busy summer

Airport gears up for busy summer

Queenstown's airport looks set for a record summer, as Australians descend on the lakeside resort in huge numbers.

Skills shortage starts to bite in South

Skills shortage starts to bite in South

The shortage of skilled workers in Otago-Southland is starting to bite as manufacturing and service sector growth leaves employers unable to fill some key positions.

National MP accused of assault

National MP accused of assault

Prime Minister John Key's office is refusing to comment on reports of an assault complaint against National's Northland MP Mike Sabin, directing media queries this afternoon to police.

NY cops slain in apparent retribution attack

NY cops slain in apparent retribution attack

A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent US police killings of unarmed black men.

Cairns mourns children deaths at memorial

Cairns mourns children deaths at memorial

A grandfather at the centre of one of the nation's most horrific tragedies has reached out to others mourning the alleged murders of eight children in Cairns.

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