Rather than slapping them
with a wet bus ticket, the Otago Regional Council may drive
bus companies who miss trips down the name-and-shame route.
Efforts to control Otago's burgeoning rabbit population are
being hindered by a shortage of carrots.
When a drunken brawl broke out early yesterday, police did
not have far to go.
Two Dunedin constables sentenced on assault charges
yesterday, remain suspended on full pay and could stay with
the police force.
As part of a major shake-up of the Catholic Development Fund,
small investors have been asked by the Bishop of Dunedin to
increase their contributions or leave the fund.
The actions of students involved in disorderly behaviour and
burning couches was disappointing and the University of Otago
plans to discipline those involved, Student Services director
David Richardson says.
Three couch fires in just over 30 minutes in Dunedin's
student area tied up emergency services staff last night.
The economy would benefit if the Government favoured local
tenders over their offshore counterparts, says a Dunedin MP
who plans to introduce a private member's Bill on the topic.
The prognosis for patients seeking appointments at
Balclutha's largest general practice is for long waits, after
it was hit by its second doctor shortage in as many years.
Thailand is a deeply divided society, and is likely to remain
a powder keg until key problems are resolved, a visiting
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