Chinese buy 'castle' in Waitaki Valley

Chinese buy 'castle' in Waitaki Valley

Chinese interests have bought their very own "castle" on a chunk of the Waitaki Valley, and have big plans.

Mosgiel power cut after truck snags lines (+ video)

Mosgiel power cut after truck snags lines (+ video)

A driver had a lucky escape after his truck caused power lines to come down, cutting electricity to customers in Mosgiel this morning.

Tourist charged over alleged hit-and-run

Tourist charged over alleged hit-and-run

Police have charged an elderly American tourist over an alleged hit-and-run incident in Queenstown yesterday.

Dunedin

Refugees: City’s positives outweighed risks

Refugees: City’s positives outweighed risks

Officials fretted about Dunedin's "substandard'' housing and a shortage of entry-level jobs before choosing the city as a refugee resettlement location, papers released under the Official Information Act show.

Donations sought to help retain trees

Donations sought to help retain trees

A crowd-funding website will be used to help raise money for the annual cost of maintaining 29 trees near Queenstown that Delta had planned to fell.

'Sensitive' stream delaying buyout

'Sensitive' stream delaying buyout

Shareholder frustration is mounting over delays to the proposed buyout of specialist Dunedin engineering Scott Technology, worth up to $50 million, because of the "sensitive land'' status of Kaikorai Stream, which runs through its site.

Annette King hints at Labour future

Annette King hints at Labour future

Labour veteran Annette King has confirmed she will stand again in 2017 but possibly only on the list, a step which would open up her Rongotai electorate for leader Andrew Little.

‘People Lift’ having an effect

‘People Lift’ having an effect

During challenging times such as those the dairy industry is now experiencing, being efficient on-farm is crucial.

10 killed as trains collide in Germany

10 killed as trains collide in Germany

Ten people have been killed and at least 81 injured after two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in remote countryside in southern Germany.

Twitter users dismayed by plans

Twitter users dismayed by plans

The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users' tweets.

Schapelle Corby marks two years on parole

Schapelle Corby marks two years on parole

Two years to the day after Schapelle Corby was released from prison, her parole officer says she is no longer afraid of being "stalked" by reporters.

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