Teen critically injured in hotel balcony fall

Teen critically injured in hotel balcony fall

An Australian teenager is in a critical condition after falling from a Queenstown hotel balcony.

Planners treading new path

Planners treading new path

Turning part of Dunedin's Octagon into a car-free zone could be just the start of a wider push to make the central city more pedestrian-friendly, council staff say.

Expelled engineer worked on resort building

Expelled engineer worked on resort building

A disgraced Southland engineer worked on one of Queenstown's most visible attractions - Skyline's restaurant and gondola building at Bob's Peak.

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You use it, you pay

You use it, you pay

Dunedin physio pool users will have to pay the cost if they want to keep the pool open.

Pool reports convince ex-engineer

An ex-civil engineer training for his second attempt at swimming the length of Lake Wanaka says the Queenstown Lakes District Council made the right call in closing Wanaka's public pool because of earthquake risks.

OCR rises to 3.5%

OCR rises to 3.5%

The Reserve Bank has lifted the benchmark Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points to 3.5 per cent.

Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate

Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate

Labour leader David Cunliffe is refusing to rule out withdrawing from TVNZ's election debate if it insists on having presenter Mike Hosking as the moderator and has also questioned Prime Minister John Key appearing alongside All Blacks on the Rugby News cover.

47 killed in Taiwan plane crash

47 killed in Taiwan plane crash

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.

Meth user jailed for stabbing death

A 51-year-old meth user who stabbed to death his on-again, off-again lover's estranged husband with a kitchen knife has been jailed for 10 years.

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