Green light for Wanaka watersports facility

Green light for Wanaka watersports facility

The controversial Wanaka Watersports Facility has been approved by independent commissioners.

Former teacher's victims speak out

Former teacher's victims speak out

A former Oamaru schoolteacher specifically picked out his targets, one of his victims says.

Sammy's fails to impress

Sammy's fails to impress

The future of Dunedin nightclub Sammy's looks bleak after a damning report from liquor licensing and Southern District Health Board representatives.

Dunedin

Labour timeline for South renewal

Labour timeline for South renewal

South Dunedin's renewal will be showing "good progress'' within six years of electing a Labour government, party leader Andrew Little says.

Drink-driver found with flick knife

Drink-driver found with flick knife

A Frenchman was found with a flick knife in his possession when he was stopped for a drink-driving check in Queenstown early today.

Sharp rise in housing consents forecast

Sharp rise in housing consents forecast

A rapid lift in house prices nationally and Auckland's massive under-supply will drive home building consents to record levels by 2018, Infometrics chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan said yesterday.

Ambulance hit by speeding car rolls

Ambulance hit by speeding car rolls

An ambulance has rolled after a speeding car crashed into the emergency vehicle on a major suburban street in Auckland this morning.

Dairy farmers in loss mode till 2019 at least

Dairy farmers in loss mode till 2019 at least

New forecasts for the ailing dairy sector are claiming farmers may not reach the break-even payout point until 2019 - "at the earliest''.

Verizon buying Yahoo for $US4.8b

Verizon buying Yahoo for $US4.8b

Verizon Communications will buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $US4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant.

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Nineteen people were feared dead and 45 injured after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan, national broadcaster NHK reported.

Teens tear-gassed in detention centre

Teens tear-gassed in detention centre

Disturbing footage of young boys being stripped naked, tear-gassed and held in solitary confinement for days has surfaced in the Northern Territory.

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