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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.

Left’s leaders out to score cheap points in flag debate

Left’s leaders out to score cheap points in flag debate

The reason why most big decisions are not left to referendums has become blindingly clear over New Zealand's flag debate.

Frozen meals underwhelm (+ video)

Frozen meals underwhelm (+ video)

Veteran food writer Charmian Smith agreed to taste-test the meals that have prompted dozens of meals on wheels cancellations. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin was on hand to gauge her response.

Fresh food market plan opposed

Fresh food market plan opposed

A proposed Dunedin supermarket specialising in fresh food and a market atmosphere should not go ahead, a council planner says.

Old tunnel proposed as cycleway solution

Old tunnel proposed as cycleway solution

A long-abandoned 144-year-old railway tunnel beneath Roseneath has been floated as an alternative route for a section of the proposed Dunedin to Port Chalmers separated cycleway.

ORC blocks Doc, Fish and Game

ORC blocks Doc, Fish and Game

Public confidence in the hearing process for Otago's new water plan could be undermined by restrictions that prevent Fish and Game from making submissions on a key consent hearing.

Key won't go to Waitangi

Key won't go to Waitangi Prime Minister John Key has announced he will not attend Waitangi this year.

Affected parties’ optimism guarded

Affected parties’ optimism guarded

After years of conflict and compromise over the proposed cycleway for Dunedin's one-way traffic system, cyclists and business owners alike have greeted the final plan with guarded optimism.

Labour promises free tertiary education

Labour promises free tertiary education

Labour has announced a multi-billion dollar plan to provide every New Zealander with three years of free tertiary education.

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