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Vending machines before art

Vending machines before art

An art print in Dunedin Hospital has been ''obliterated'' by vending machines ''plonked'' either side, art advisory committee acting chairwoman Barbara Brinsley says.

What does 97m look like?

What does 97m look like?

Last night I took another tour of the Settlers Museum, having been through a month ago while exhibition displays were being populated, before the new foyer was completed.

36% in US see weather as sign of 'end times'

36% in US see weather as sign of  'end times'

Nearly four in 10 US residents say the severity of recent natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than six in 10 blame it on climate change, according to a new poll.

Long-lasting benefits from hotel

Long-lasting benefits from hotel

Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive JohnChristie extols the benefits to Dunedin of a large hotel with quality accommodation.

Drive to reopen; debate over speed

Drive to reopen; debate over speed

After years of going around in circles, the Dunedin City Council yesterday decided to reopen John Wilson Ocean Dr to vehicles.

$750,000 a year for community use of stadium

$750,000 a year for community use of stadium

Details of a deal under which the Dunedin City Council will spend $750,000 a year to subsidise greater community use of the Forsyth Barr Stadium have been confirmed.

Hotel's fate rests on point of law

Hotel's fate rests on point of law

The fate of Dunedin's proposed $100 million waterfront hotel could turn on a legal argument about its height.

Poverty: time 'to wake up'

Poverty: time 'to wake up'

New Zealand needs to ''wake up'' and tackle child poverty if it wants to seriously improve the health of the country's most vulnerable children, a University of Otago researcher says after working on a report examining child health being released today.

Aussie DJs make hoax call to Kate's hospital

Aussie DJs make hoax call to Kate's hospital

Two Australian radio hosts have apologised for making a hoax call to the London private hospital where Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine is being treated for acute morning sickness.

Submitters attack $100m hotel plans

Submitters attack $100m hotel plans

Submitters have attacked plans for a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin, including the evidence used to support its construction, at a hearing that will decide the project's fate.

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