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Calls for boycott of Fifty Shades of Grey movie

Calls for boycott of Fifty Shades of Grey movie

The erotic movie Fifty Shades of Grey, due to be released on Valentines Day, should be boycotted because it "glamorises sexual violence", Family First says.

Formal complaint to be laid against Vandervis

Formal complaint to be laid against Vandervis

A Dunedin city councillor will face a formal complaint after allegedly becoming embroiled in an angry, expletive-laden exchange with senior council staff in a hallway of the Municipal Chambers.

Asset sales signalled as rates to rise

Asset sales signalled as rates to rise

Dunedin city councillors yesterday signed off the draft long-term plan, charting the city's strategic direction for the next decade, before public consultation beginning next month. Chris Morris reports.

Skateboarder all for sharing the road

Skateboarder all for sharing the road

Moments before Dunedin skateboarder Salvador Martin-Bulfin ploughed into the pavement, he was weighing up his options.

Catton a 'traitor', says Plunket

Catton a 'traitor', says Plunket

RadioLive host Sean Plunket has labelled Eleanor Catton an "ungrateful hua" over her criticism of the National Government and the country's tall poppy syndrome.

Lighting plans for oval stumped

Lighting plans for oval stumped

Bad light could stop play at the University Oval after the Dunedin City Council baulked at the $2.5 million cost of installing floodlights for day-night cricket events at the venue.

Show respect: mother

Show respect: mother

The aggression of Dunedin motorists towards cyclists has a mother fearing for her children's lives.

Train sparks fires south of Oamaru

Train sparks fires south of Oamaru

A cluster of large scrub fires stretching for kilometres south of Oamaru saw firefighters scramble yesterday afternoon.

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.

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