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'Tea-break' bill ready to become law

'Tea-break' bill ready to become law

A bill extending employers' powers over workplace employees will be passed this week.

English's housing experiment could go horribly wrong

English's housing experiment could go horribly wrong

Bill English's masterplan to radically reform the Labour-initiated, octogenarian state housing scheme has all the hallmarks of being ideological for ideology's sake.

Gigatown could spark 'gold rush'

Gigatown could spark 'gold rush'

Winning the Gigatown contest would start a new gold rush for Otago, Animated Research Ltd managing director Ian Taylor says.

'I've got a case for damages' - Hall

'I've got a case for damages' - Hall

Dunedin city councillor Doug Hall is threatening to take on the Dunedin City Council again, this time in a fight for more than $1 million in legal costs.

Dunedin - it's better than all right here

Dunedin - it's better than all right here

Housing's affordable, it's quiet and it's close-knit, Dunedin's residents say of the city.

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

A tour of the Otago Corrections Facility this week gave reporter Hamish McNeilly a taste of prison life.

Cat ban urged as consent condition

Cat ban urged as consent condition

New homes on Otago Peninsula could soon come with a strict new planning rule - no cats.

NZ might join IS fight - Key

NZ might join IS fight - Key

A "domestic beheading" inspired by foreign fanatics is one of several threats New Zealand potentially faces from the so-called Islamic State, John Key said this morning.

Don't blame us: mayors

Don't blame us: mayors

Southern leaders have responded with a mixture of sympathy and scorn to deputy prime minister Bill English's claim councils are fuelling poverty in New Zealand.

Student attacks uni porn ban

Student attacks uni porn ban

The University of Otago's ban on pornography in residential colleges is being slammed as an attack on student freedom.

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