A push by the TAB for more poker machine venues and to
capture grant money for the racing industry, has prompted
concerns being raised to the Department of Internal Affairs.
Accessing concession bus passes has become a struggle for
some of Dunedin's disabled community as the only place
someone can obtain the passes is not on a bus route.
An investigation into the Dunedin City Council's refusal to
release emails about the Dalai Lama's visit to Dunedin looks
set to drag on into next year.
The recent sale of a Wanaka home for $1.65 million - nearly
double its government valuation - was one ''out of the box'',
the real estate agent who marketed the property says.
The New Zealand Deer Farmers Association has expressed
''major concerns'' over AgResearch's Future Footprint plan
and says continuing investment at Invermay is vital for the
Confronting a gunman on her first day at a new job was the
most traumatic experience ever for a PostShop teller, and now
her children are afraid when she goes to work.
A mixture of grin quickly swallowed up by grimace swept
across John Key's face following Colin Craig's intellectually
lazy and politically stupid verbal doodling on the
non-question of whether man has actually walked on the moon.
The story of Earnscleugh Station was told at a field day
at the property last month. Reporter Timothy Brown went along
to hear how a rabbit-plagued desert was transformed into an
award-winning showcase of farm management.
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela
yesterday, but some feared the anti-apartheid hero's death
could leave their country vulnerable again to the racial and
social tensions he did so much to pacify.
Police say they are "very close" to solving Victoria's
body-in-a-barrel murder and hope a $100,000 reward will help
close the case.
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