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One for the too-hard basket

One for the too-hard basket

The shadowy and little-known existential infrastructure services unit at the Dunedin City Council was set up to deal with issues of existence, philosophy and the absurd. The unit was housed in crawl space behind the stone facades of the Municipal Chambers and its reception area was an intolerably low and stuffy room in the ceiling of the Skeggs Gallery.

Getting on top of climate change data

Getting on top of climate change data

Dr Barbara Anderson is a scientist who makes no bones about climate change.

Blitz catches 15 culprits in 45 minutes

Blitz catches 15 culprits in 45 minutes

Dunedin police are disappointed by the poor driving displayed by central city motorists yesterday during an early morning red light and cellphone blitz.

Shonky landlords put on notice

Shonky landlords put on notice

Landlords of substandard properties need to shape up their business or sell up, a Dunedin minister says.

Artists did not ask permission

Artists did not ask permission

The Otago Regional Council is annoyed a group of artists have painted a mural on a Water of Leith wall without first gaining council permission.

Senior doctors critical of Xmas message

Senior doctors critical of Xmas message

An animated video clip depicting the chief executive as a dancing Christmas elf has reportedly ''stunned'' some doctors at the Southern District Health Board.

Cat caught in gin trap may lose leg

Cat caught in gin trap may lose leg

A cat suffered up to two days' agony after her leg was crushed and broken in a prohibited gin trap in Dunedin, and her owners want to make sure other cats do not end up in the same situation.

Two Otago beaches on 'caution' list

Two Otago beaches on 'caution' list

Two of Otago's coastal recreation spots are among 14% nationally where water quality is considered to be at high risk for swimming.

Fresh approach needed to grow NZ's regions

Fresh approach needed to grow NZ's regions

With the loss of further Government services from Dunedin, Labour's Economic Development spokesman David Clark asks how long the Government can ignore economic evidence without facing a backlash.

New airport head sees 'incredible potential'

New airport head sees 'incredible potential'

Dunedin International Airport's new chief executive, Richard Roberts, may have his roots in the United Kingdom - but his heart is firmly in Otago.

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