13-year sentence for rapist

13-year sentence for rapist

‘‘I watched you ... your attitude to it was dismissive. Most people in the courtroom were moved by what they heard,'' Judge Kevin Phillips said, jailing a former social worker for historic rapes and indecent assaults.

52,000 fleeing huge fire (+ video)

52,000 fleeing huge fire (+ video)

A former Oamaru man stood and watched as tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents fled an out-of-control wildfire burning the city in northern Alberta, Canada.

Tough decisions needed if rates to stay on budget

Tough decisions needed if rates to stay on budget

The Dunedin City Council faces some tough decisions if it is to keep rates increases within a 3% limit, after almost $700,000 worth of extra costs were discovered.

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Tourism boom means more capacity needed in airport terminal

Tourism boom means more capacity needed in airport terminal

Dunedin Airport is planning to extend the capacity of its terminal to cater for increasing numbers from the tourism boom.

Queenstown effect spreads

Queenstown effect spreads

Queenstown is in the middle of a ‘‘perfect storm'' of housing supply and demand, posting one of the largest annual increases in property values across the country.

Man found dead in Rotorua named

Man found dead in Rotorua named

An investigation into the suspicious death of a Rotorua man is under way following the discovery of his body at his home yesterday.

PM signals increase to refugee quota

PM signals increase to refugee quota

Prime Minister John Key has signalled New Zealand's annual refugee quota will be lifted from the current levels of 750.

Thousands flee massive Canada wildfire

Thousands flee massive Canada wildfire

The Canadian province of Alberta raced to evacuate the entire population of Fort McMurray where an uncontrolled wildfire was taking hold in the heart of the country's oil sands region, with dry winds forecast that could fuel the blaze.

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