Otago Daily Times:

Dunedin

Refugees give back to city

Refugees give back to city More than two months since the first group of Syrian refugees arrived in Dunedin, many are settling in and finding work.

Study to assist planning

Study to assist planning

A detailed and costly study of the Wakatipu Basin's landscapes is being done after landowners slammed the local council for not doing its homework before a district plan review.

Spat over transmission pricing

Spat over transmission pricing

The Otago-Southland Employers' Association and the Northern Employers and Manufacturers' Association are at odds about what constitutes a fair electricity transmission price.

Rudd withdraws bid for UN job

Rudd withdraws bid for UN job

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next UN Secretary-General after current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared him unfit for the job and refused to back his candidacy.

16 killed in Texas balloon tragedy

16 killed in Texas balloon tragedy

At least 16 people were feared dead after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in a pasture near in the US state of Texas in one of the deadliest balloon accidents on record.

Aussies demand smoking ban after fire

Aussies demand smoking ban after fire

The Australian Olympic Committee has demanded Rio 2016 organisers enforce a strict ban on smoking in the athletes' village after saying a fire in the basement of their building was probably caused by a cigarette tossed into rubbish.

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