Snap decision pays off as teens buttonhole 'Bond'

Snap decision pays off as teens buttonhole 'Bond'

A pair of cheeky teens chased down the man who plays James Bond through central Dunedin ''for a couple of quick selfies'' yesterday.

Answers sought over black outs

Answers sought over black outs

The Dunedin City Council is seeking answers from its own lines company, Aurora Energy Ltd, after the third street-light blackout in the city in less than two months.

Police case 'bit of a shambles': defence

Police case 'bit of a shambles': defence

Failures by Queenstown police led to a reduced charge for an Arrowtown businessman, accused of trying to run over a builder in Arrowtown this year.

Dunedin

Subdivision plan comes with cat ban

Subdivision plan comes with cat ban

A Dunedin landowner is offering a cat ban as part of a move to protect a prominent, bush-clad part of Otago Peninsula.

Town obscured by clouds of smoke

Town obscured by clouds of smoke

Thick smoke from a farmer's burn-off blanketed Wanaka for much of yesterday afternoon, angering some residents and perplexing tourists.

Australia, UK, India lead record migration

Australia, UK, India lead record migration

New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, and economists predict it will rise further in the first half of next year.

Homicide inquiry after Auckland death

Homicide inquiry after Auckland death

A homicide investigation was launched in west Auckland overnight following the death of a man at a Kelston address.

National sets out its agenda

National sets out its agenda

Prime Minister John Key last month made tackling child poverty a top priority but yesterday, the issue was barely mentioned in his agenda for the next three years.

No credible alternative to structure: Alliance

No credible alternative to structure: Alliance

The red meat industry will restructure when it makes good commercial sense, Alliance Group chairman Murray Taggart says.

Five years' jail for Pistorius

Five years' jail for Pistorius

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has started his five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died today, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country.

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