Work commute ends in dramatic river rescue

Work commute ends in dramatic river rescue

A submerged fence appears to have been all that saved Roda Davidson from being swept away by the Kakanui River yesterday.

Dead North Otago couple little known to others

Dead North Otago couple little known to others

The lives of a Waianakarua couple who died on Thursday remain a mystery to the community in which they lived.

Traffic issues 'could have been resolved'

Traffic issues 'could have been resolved'

The traffic engineer hired by Betterways Advisory Ltd to help progress Dunedin's waterfront hotel has rejected claims the project was fatally flawed.

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Musselburgh gets a cycle lane

Musselburgh gets a cycle lane

A separated cycle lane is to be installed on the north side of Musselburgh Rise through the Musselburgh shopping area, as part of the South Dunedin cycle network.

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

If inspectors from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment were in Wanaka yesterday, almost every retailer in the resort will face fines for breaching Easter trading laws.

Home thoughts - an election issue

Home thoughts - an election issue

Housing has emerged as the largest issue to date in the election, which is still five months away. Housing Minister Nick Smith was in Christchurch this week with further announcements for the earthquake-damaged city. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the announcements so far.

National MPs fail to stand up for under-fire Collins

National MPs fail to stand up for under-fire Collins

It has been a very long time since allegations of corruption have been levelled at a Cabinet minister with such a degree of seriousness as was apparent in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

Captain of capsized ferry arrested

Captain of capsized ferry arrested

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized, leaving 29 people dead and 274 others missing, has been arrested, the country's Yonhap news agency says.

Aussie journalist faces 7 years in Thai jail

An Australian journalist accused of defaming the Royal Thai Navy remains defiant, saying the case against him risks Thailand's reputation as a democracy.

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