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The World War 1 army issue Gillette safety razor Private Thomas John Cornick sent home to Enfield. Photo by Rebecca Ryan. Pte Thomas John Cornick

Parcel a mystery from years gone by

For 80 years, the family of Private Thomas John Cornick could not bring themselves to open a parcel he sent home shortly before being killed in action.

Mother, child leap to safety through window

Mother, child leap to safety through window

A woman and child fled a fire in a Ranfurly house yesterday morning by jumping from a window to escape flames which gutted the building.

Residents face an estimated 3.25% rates rise

Residents face an estimated 3.25% rates rise

Clutha district residents face a 3.25% rates rise, according to the council's draft annual plan released late last week.

Eighty submissions on annual plan

Submissions on the Waitaki District Council's 2014-15 draft annual plan closed on Tuesday, with about 80 received.

Ant alert issued

Ant alert issued

Environment Southland staff are asking Southlanders to be on the lookout for lines of ants inside their homes after a confirmed sighting of white-footed ants in Riverton.

Saddle safety measures considered

Saddle safety measures considered

Handrails or other safety structures are unlikely to be installed on a hazardous section of Mt Aspiring National Park's Cascade Saddle route, because track realignment or extra signs are considered more practical ways of preventing fatalities.

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