Three family members dead in Waimate fire

Three family members dead in Waimate fire

A mother and father and one of their four children are dead after fire broke out in an Indian restaurant in Waimate in South Canterbury this morning.

Dunedin schools struck by illness

Dunedin schools struck by illness

A surge in flu-like illnesses has swept southern Dunedin schools in the past week, leaving hundreds of pupils at home and health clinics overrun with patients.

Happy to host hunter in Hawea

Happy to host hunter in Hawea

The owner of a Lake Hawea trophy-hunting business says he is ''more than comfortable'' about hosting a US hunter who is being slammed for showcasing photos of herself posing with a giraffe, wildebeest and other animals she has shot.

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Objections to bar licence renewal

Objections to bar licence renewal

Multiple objections were raised to a Dunedin bar's liquor licence renewal application yesterday amid scepticism over the bar operator's insistence he was ''on a learning curve'' to bring the premises up to standard.

Paradise Trust plans may change

Paradise Trust plans may change

The Paradise Trust is having second thoughts about how to spend the insurance payout from the loss of its historic homestead in a fire last year.

Contact sale ends months of conjecture

Contact sale ends months of conjecture

Contact Energy's 53% cornerstone shareholder - Australian company Origin Energy - is expecting to have completed the $1.8billion sale of its stake by today.

Hundreds of meat workers set to strike

Hundreds of meat workers set to strike

Up to 1000 members of the New Zealand Meat Workers' Union at eight Talley's-owned Affco plants in the North Island have voted to strike, with 94.5% of members voting in favour to halt work.

Devoy wants NZ to lead way in race relations

Devoy wants NZ to lead way in race relations

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has called for New Zealanders to stop demonising migrants and show leadership in race relations.

Edward Heath child sex probe expands

Edward Heath child sex probe expands

Police forces in two further British regions say they are examining allegations of historical child sexual abuse against the late former prime minister Edward Heath.

Winter stops surgery at Adelaide hospitals

Most elective surgery will be cancelled in Adelaide's public hospitals today as they struggle to cope with winter demands on their services.

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