'I fear he will come after our daughter'

'I fear he will come after our daughter'

The family of a Dunedin woman who had her head split open with an axe fears her attacker will finish what he started.

Council invokes water ban

Council invokes water ban

The Otago Regional Council will stop all water takes from the Taieri River and its tributaries from noon on Wednesday, as the region faces the worst dry conditions since the 1999 drought.

$570,000 lift to speed up city cycleway

$570,000 lift to speed up city cycleway

More than half a million dollars from the Government has provided a ''wonderful'' boost to Dunedin's cycleway network, Mayor Dave Cull says.

Dunedin

Pared rates rises would come at a price

Pared rates rises would come at a price

Debt levels will remain higher for longer, but rates increases will be trimmed, if a revised Dunedin City Council budget to be considered next week is accepted.

New primary school one option for community consultation

New primary school one option for community consultation

A new primary school for Wanaka will be one of the options considered in community consultation carried out in the town this year by the Ministry of Education.

Housing affordability falls 14.1%

Housing affordability falls 14.1%

Home affordability is heading for uncharted territory with Auckland topping the list of least affordable regions, followed closely by the Central Otago-Lakes district.

More fuel price falls unlikely: AA

More fuel price falls unlikely: AA

The falling petrol price has been a boon for the great Kiwi summer road trip but more big price drops are looking unlikely in the short-term, according to the AA.

Housing reform Cabinet papers embarrassingly candid

Housing reform Cabinet papers embarrassingly candid

What if the Government toiled night and day for years to create a market for the right to house the poor and downtrodden, only for no-one to bother to turn up when it finally opened?Such a scenario might well be the stuff of nightmares for Bill English.

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began.

Abbott aims to regain lost ground

Abbott aims to regain lost ground

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will seek to focus the political spotlight on jobs and families, rather than knighthoods, when he delivers a major speech next week.

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