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Reform lessons to be learned from flag referendum

Reform lessons to be learned from flag referendum

We don't do constitutional reform very well in New Zealand.

Disappointed PM won't revisit flag

Disappointed PM won't revisit flag

Prime Minister John Key says he is disappointed New Zealanders have voted to keep the current flag but has promised his Government will not revisit the issue.

$60,000 fire bill shocks hunter

$60,000 fire bill shocks hunter

A Dunedin hunter who called 111 after spotting a fire near his Waitaki Valley camp this summer was shocked to receive a $60,000 invoice from the Otago Rural Fire Authority this week.

DCC staff back dog rule

DCC staff back dog rule

Dunedin City Council staff are standing their ground when it comes to tougher restrictions on dog ownership, despite significant opposition to a requirement for dogs to be on a leash on sports fields.

Golf club wants to ban public

Golf club wants to ban public

A fight is brewing over public access to Dunedin's Chisholm Links golf course after its board called on the city council to ban non-golfers.

Suspended over apron ‘strike’

Suspended over apron ‘strike’

Bunnings staff have been suspended without pay for refusing to wear their work aprons.

ODT Online relaunching with paywall

ODT Online relaunching with paywall

The Otago Daily Times plans to introduce a metered paywall for its online content next month as part of an exciting relaunch of its website.

Bunnings under fire for removing defib unit

Bunnings under fire for removing defib unit

Some Bunnings customers and staff are upset after management removed a defibrillator from its Dunedin store.

South Dunedin residents vocal over perceived neglect

South Dunedin residents vocal over perceived neglect

As a short-lived rainstorm passed over Dunedin last night, about 150 South Dunedin residents gathered for a meeting about the lasting effects of another storm that hit almost exactly nine months ago.

Au pair on holiday locked up, deported

Au pair on holiday locked up, deported An Australian couple are ''disgusted'' their 18-year-old French au pair was locked in a Queenstown police cell overnight then deported by immigration officials concerned she might babysit the couple's children.
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