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Owner 'sore' about order to axe 270,000 trees

Owner 'sore' about order to axe 270,000 trees

A Twizel businessman says he has had enough of investing in Dunedin after learning the hard way about complying with local planning rules.

NZ flag vote after election

NZ flag vote after election

New Zealanders will vote on whether New Zealand gets a new flag during the next Parliamentary term, Prime Minister John Key announced this morning.

Supporters happy but others not convinced

Supporters happy but others not convinced

Supporters of Dunedin's proposed waterfront hotel are celebrating news of a deal to progress the controversial project.

Agreement signed over waterfront hotel

Agreement signed over waterfront hotel

Plans for a $100 million waterfront hotel have taken a step forward with the Dunedin City Council and developers signing a memorandum of understanding, it has been announced this morning.

Legalised theft: Eckhoff

Legalised theft: Eckhoff

The idea that the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society can, through the Environment Court, halt agricultural work on privately owned land rankles with retired Roxburgh farmer and Otago regional councillor Gerry Eckhoff.

Dog victim's anger over new attack

Dog victim's anger over new attack

A teenager savaged by a dog 11 years ago has spoken out about the frightening attack in Murupara, telling the 7-year-old Japanese victim to "just hold on".

Council F&P deal slammed

Council F&P deal slammed

Dunedin technology companies are angry the Dunedin City Council was prepared to spend $2.3 million to help an outside company create 65 extra jobs when the local companies are being neglected.

Health board confident over nursing numbers

Health board confident over nursing numbers

The Southern District Health Board said last night it was confident its nursing numbers in Dunedin were adequate.

Counting cost of asbestos find

Counting cost of asbestos find

The discovery of asbestos in KiwiRail trains built in China - after Dunedin's Hillside Engineering Workshops was overlooked for the work - shows what can go wrong with cost-cutting, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.

Landfill fees drive binman to quit

Landfill fees drive binman to quit

Michael Miller is closing the lid on 15 years of door-to-door rubbish collection in Dunedin after watching landfill fees rise from $30 to $300 for a truckload in that time.

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