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Man wins right to fell troublesome tree

Man wins right to fell troublesome tree

A Mosgiel man has won a battle to cut down a ''monster tree'' in his backyard despite Dunedin City Council staff saying it should stay.

Resident calls for action on driving

Resident calls for action on driving

A Queenstown woman made an impassioned plea to the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday to do all it could to address dangerous driving in the district.

Hopes for Fonterra increase next month

Hopes for Fonterra increase next month

Dairy farmers are hoping Fonterra will lift its milk price forecast next month after the dairy giant left it unchanged this week at $4.70.

Community 'reeling' after schoolgirl's death

A Dannevirke schoolgirl who died on Wednesday night after falling from a moving vehicle had recently found a "new lease on life," her principal says.

Little rejects Collins' criticism over Sepuloni stand-down

Little rejects Collins' criticism over Sepuloni stand-down

Labour leader Andrew Little has hit back at National MP Judith Collins for criticising him for standing Carmel Sepuloni down, saying Ms Collins was the last person he would go to for advice on managing conflicts of interest.

IS killer 'Jihadi John' unmasked as Londoner

IS killer 'Jihadi John' unmasked as Londoner

Investigators believe that the masked killer known as "Jihadi John", who fronted Islamic State beheading videos, is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi, two U.S. government sources said.

More Abbott leadership speculation

More Abbott leadership speculation

Less than three weeks after Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a party room vote, leadership tensions at the top of the government have emerged yet again.

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