Warning after asbestos found near BMX track

Warning after asbestos found near BMX track

Asbestos has been found near a Dunedin BMX track and the public have been warned to stay away until it is removed.

'Coldest outbreak of year' on way

'Coldest outbreak of year' on way

Two big weather systems will bang both ends of New Zealand this weekend and the year's coldest blast yet is expected early next week.

Blessie trial: Man found guilty of murder

Blessie trial: Man found guilty of murder

A jury has found the man accused of murdering and raping Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco guilty on both counts.

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Man arrested after Dunedin assault

Man arrested after Dunedin assault

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a 55-year-old was beaten and left in a George St alley with eight fractures to his skull.

Rating model for centre figures large

Rating model for centre figures large

A rating model for funding a proposed convention centre and options for tackling traffic congestion figure strongly in submissions to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's long-term plan.

Otago economic activity growing at 3.3%

Otago economic activity growing at 3.3%

Otago's economic activity stands in the middle of the pack countrywide, its 3.3% annual gain almost mirroring the national average.

Murder charge follows Auckland stabbing

Murder charge follows Auckland stabbing

A 29-year-old man will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow charged with murder following the death of a woman who was allegedly stabbed at a learning institute on Queen St earlier today.

English keeps tight hold on reins

English keeps tight hold on reins

In his seventh Budget Finance Minister Bill English keeps a tight fist around the reins of government spending.

Police charged over Freddie Gray death

Police charged over Freddie Gray death

A grand jury in the United States has brought charges against six Baltimore officers in the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody.

Clergy told child victims they're evil

Clergy told child victims they're evil

The child victims of the many clergy abusers in the Ballarat diocese were told they were the evil ones, an inquiry has heard.

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