'Mission' ends as upgrade begins

'Mission' ends as upgrade begins

Mosgiel RSA's $1million redevelopment will finally begin this month after four years of planning and hiccups.

Unis at risk, Hayne says

Unis at risk, Hayne says

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has sent a dire warning to the Government over New Zealand universities' performance in global rankings.

Curran alleges 'dirty' politics

Curran alleges 'dirty' politics

The weeping sores of Labour Party divisions following a devastating election defeat are not confined to the Wellington Beltway. Political editor DeneMackenzie finds Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is fighting her own opposition.

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Specialist barred from discussion at meeting

Specialist barred from discussion at meeting

An attempt to raise the subject of recent high-level resignations at the Southern District Health Board was blocked yesterday by the chairman at a board meeting in Dunedin.

'Gobsmacked' at audit rush

'Gobsmacked' at audit rush

A Queenstown adventure activity operator is ''gobsmacked'' by how few businesses have registered with WorkSafe NZ before of a November 1 deadline.

Poor year predicted for milk returns

Poor year predicted for milk returns

A milk price of under $5 for the 2014-15 season is likely unless prices turn around significantly, economists have warned.

Officer should have quit pursuit

Officer should have quit pursuit

A high-speed police pursuit of a stolen car that ended in the death of a 15-year old passenger was justified, but should have been abandoned when the driver sped up the wrong side of a dual carriageway, an inquiry has found.

Hong Kong leader plays waiting game

Hong Kong leader plays waiting game

Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.

Bali guards for terror as bombs remembered

Bali's governor has called for understanding to stop the poisonous seed of the Islamic State group (IS) taking root in Indonesia, at a time of year forever linked to terror on the island.

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