Car hits train in North Otago

Car hits train in North Otago

A 57-year-old Dunedin man was uninjured when the vehicle he was driving hit the side of a freight train in North Otago about 2.40pm this afternoon.

Electricity prices outstrip inflation

Electricity prices outstrip inflation

Power price rises continue to outstrip inflation due to large increases in monopoly transmission and lines charges, the Electricity Authority says.

Cunliffe's wife behind Twitter attack account

Cunliffe's wife behind Twitter attack account

David Cunliffe's wife has admitted she set up an anonymous Twitter account which attacked his rivals and critics.

Dunedin

Opposition to bar changes growing

Opposition to bar changes growing

The Dunedin City Council has a fight on its hands over proposed changes to the city's alcohol laws, with more than 4000 supporting a campaign opposing them.

Bar certificate ruling reserved

Bar certificate ruling reserved

The Powder Room was back before the Alcohol and Regulatory Licensing Authority in Queenstown on Monday, with police seeking the cancellation of a duty manager's certificate.

Stores to use Dunedin training tool

Stores to use Dunedin training tool

The prospect of being confronted by an armed robber is an unfortunate reality for staff working in convenience stores.

Child swept out to sea at Mount Maunganui

Child swept out to sea at Mount Maunganui

 

A 5-year-old boy is missing after a woman and three young children playing on the Mount Maunganui shoreline were hit by a large wave.

Labour leadership contest: Is there a third choice?

Labour leadership contest: Is there a third choice?

Some MPs are casting about for a third option in Labour's leadership contest because of concerns about David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson -- but there is little consensus on who that could be.

Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

Excitement at wool levy possibilities

Excitement at wool levy possibilities

When Sandra Faulkner was a young girl, her father gave her a valuable message - ''don't grizzle unless you're planning on getting involved''.

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