Eileen Goodwin

'Cowardly' attack on boy

'Cowardly' attack on boy

A 17-year-old boy was in Dunedin Hospital yesterday with serious injuries after a vicious assault outside a party in North Dunedin on Saturday night.

Claims NZ Post using zero hours contracts denied

New Zealand Post has denied claims it uses zero hours contracts for some workers and that it is not honouring some contractual entitlements.

Retailer threatened by armed man

A St Kilda shopkeeper was shaken but uninjured after an attempted aggravated robbery on Saturday night, Detective Sergeant Rob Hanna said.

Search on Lake Wakatipu

Search on Lake Wakatipu

A search of Lake Wakatipu has been launched after an emergency radio request for help.

More time given to look at library-mall plan

More time given to look at library-mall plan

Dunedin City Council staff have been given more time to investigate a proposal to locate a South Dunedin library in the South City Mall.

$245k for arts, culture strategy; branding link

$245k for arts, culture strategy; branding link

The Dunedin City Council has approved $245,000 of funding for its new arts and culture strategy, and has appointed Cr Aaron Hawkins to lead the body tasked with its implementation.

Council sets 3.8% rates rise

Council sets 3.8% rates rise

An accusation of an ''ambush'' over finances tested tempers as the Dunedin City Council's long-term plan hearing process concluded yesterday with provisional confirmation of a 3.8% rates rise.

Latest grant for pool $50,000

The physio pool fundraising tally has nearly hit $400,000 in six weeks of a campaign to raise $1.5 million.

Rehab services under review

The New Zealand Nurses' Organisation says it is ''mystified'' by a Southern District Health Board consultation document about a review of rehabilitation and older person's health services.

Increase $686.7 million

More children will be able to attend early childhood education from an earlier age because of a $74.9 million funding boost in the Budget, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.