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Pressure to divest from fossil fuels

Pressure to divest from fossil fuels

The University of Otago Foundation Trust is ''currently considering'' divestment from fossil fuels, its chairman John Ward says.

SDHB 'in extreme difficulties'

SDHB 'in extreme difficulties'

The Southern District Health Board is facing ''extreme financial difficulties'', meaning tough decisions have to be taken, departing chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Frozen meals - sent from Auckland

Frozen meals - sent from Auckland

Meals on wheels will be made in Auckland and trucked to Dunedin and Invercargill under a proposal to outsource hospital food services, the Compass Group confirmed yesterday.

Brakes applied to harbourside project

Brakes applied to harbourside project

Plans to breathe new life into a historic Dunedin harbourside building have been put on hold because of an Environment Court appeal.

Council mulls sugary drinks ban at venues, events

Council mulls sugary drinks ban at venues, events

Sugary drinks could be off the menu at Forsyth Barr Stadium, with the Dunedin City Council investigating the possibility of banning them at its venues and events.

University roll worry realised

University roll worry realised

Fears of University of Otago first-year student numbers falling for the first time since 2011 appear to be realised, with ''serious'' vacancies at Knox College and Salmond College.

Flag short-listers earn $640 a day

Flag short-listers earn $640 a day

A panel of high-profile New Zealanders charged with selecting a shortlist of new flag designs will each pocket $640 a day.

Protest march over Trans-Pacific Partnership

Protest march over Trans-Pacific Partnership

Cool weather and the threat of rain did not stop more than 1500 people from marching on Dunedin's Octagon today as part of nationwide protest action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Dog owner concerned at extent of fouling

Dog owner concerned at extent of fouling

A Dunedin dog-lover is calling on other ''lazy'' owners to do the right thing and clean up after their pets.

Curran: what about CEOs?

Curran: what about CEOs?

The MP pay rise backtracking is a start, but chief executive pay should also be in the Government's sights, Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran says.

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