ED nurse shortage claim denied

ED nurse shortage claim denied

The Southern District Health Board says it replaced senior nursing staff who left its Dunedin emergency department and rejects claims from a Labour MP who says the departures left it short of experienced staff.

Comatose girl close to death

Comatose girl close to death

Police expect to charge a young woman with supplying alcohol to a 16-year-old girl, who they say was found an hour from possible death.

Teen, school at odds on hairstyle

Teen, school at odds on hairstyle Kurtis Bain describes his hairstyle as ''funky'' but Taieri College sees it as ''extreme''.
Dunedin

Demolition threatened; job loss possibility raised

Demolition threatened; job loss possibility raised

The would-be developer of a historic Dunedin warehouse has threatened to try to demolish the building if he is not granted consent to convert part of it into apartments.

'Breathing space' on school buses

'Breathing space' on school buses

Wakatipu schools are celebrating a Ministry of Education ''backdown'' over government-funded bus services.

Credentials intact - just

Credentials intact - just

Finance Minister Bill English goes into the election campaign with his money management credentials intact but only just because there are warning signs his prized surplus is in danger of disappearing.

PM takes pot-shot at Greens

PM takes pot-shot at Greens

Soon after claiming voters were being turned off by dirty politics, Prime Minister John Key has taken a shot at Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, saying he must have been smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt faster than National.

Cardno's father chooses jail

Cardno's father chooses jail

The father of murdered Lower Hutt schoolgirl Karla Cardno wants to stay behind bars to complete a child sex offenders treatment programme.

Insights from Canada water trip

Insights from Canada water trip

When Waitaki Irrigators Collective policy manager Elizabeth Soal headed to Canada recently, she wanted to learn more about how water issues were managed, given that nation's similarities with New Zealand.

Racial unrest mounts in Missouri

Racial unrest mounts in Missouri

US lawmakers have called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago.

Govt warns Palmer over China remarks

Govt warns Palmer over China remarks

The government has warned MP Clive Palmer against using his position in parliament to insult China amid a high profile legal battle with a Chinese company.

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