Fatal crash in New Plymouth

Fatal crash in New Plymouth

A man is dead after crashing a car through a bridge barrier and plummeting onto a car park.

Upside to NCEA impact on UE numbers

Upside to NCEA impact on UE numbers

New NCEA requirements which came into effect in 2014 are having a dramatic impact on the number of Otago secondary school pupils achieving university entrance (UE).

Users urged to press case for faster internet

Users urged to press case for faster internet

Dunedin residents who still experience painfully slow internet speeds are hoping they will not miss out again on government funding being doled out over the next few months.

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Delta wins $22m contract

Delta wins $22m contract

Dunedin City Council-owned company Delta has picked up a $22 million Christchurch City Council contract - a move hailed as good news for ratepayers in both cities.

What's driving up road crash numbers?

What's driving up road crash numbers?

It has been a bad few years on the Queenstown Lakes district's roads. The number of crashes has risen sharply, and the driving habits of overseas drivers are increasingly coming under scrutiny.

Shell may be looking at drilling in GSB

Shell may be looking at drilling in GSB

Oil and gas joint venture partners Shell and OMV may be undertaking deepwater drilling with an exploration well in the Great South Basin (GSB) before the end of the year.

Police chase slow-mo driver

Police chase slow-mo driver

A suspected drunk-driver led police on a 40-minute chase south of Auckland - at half the speed limit.

Opinion: National beginning to look like a rabbit in the headlights

Opinion: National beginning to look like a rabbit in the headlights

A much-anticipated return to surplus somehow metamorphoses into yet another unwelcome deficit; dairy prices slump ever lower; the New Zealand dollar keeps rising ever higher; the overheated Auckland property market makes the South Sea Bubble of the 1700s look like an exercise in financial probity.

Afghan blast kills 33; Islamic State blamed

Afghan blast kills 33; Islamic State blamed

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries.

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