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Too few cooks in the kitchen

Too few cooks in the kitchen

Fewer than 12 people from the South Island have signed up to audition for MasterChef NZ, leaving organisers asking why.

Photo finish needed in race for stolen cellphone

Photo finish needed in race for stolen cellphone

A snatch and grab in broad daylight sparked an "Olympic" foot chase through central Dunedin yesterday.

It's getting colder, not warmer

It's getting colder, not warmer

Although many scientists are warning of human-promoted climate change, PeterFoster believes otherwise.

Sharp message at asset sales protest

Sharp message at asset sales protest

The Octagon sounded a little like Hell's kitchen on Saturday afternoon as protesters smashed dinner plates and yelled their discontent at the Government's plan to part-privatise state-owned assets.

Rubbish leaves bad impression, motelier says

Rubbish leaves bad impression, motelier says

A Dunedin motel owner says the amount of rubbish students leave on footpaths makes Dunedin look like a "Third World" city and the council needs to crack down on the culprits.

Smokers pollute air on streets: study

Smokers pollute air on streets: study

Smoking on city streets significantly increases the amount of dangerous fine particulates in the air, according to new Otago University research.

Empty heritage buildings better than nothing, trust says

Empty heritage buildings better than nothing, trust says

Finding out a heritage building is "earthquake prone" is not a death knell for the building, the Historic Places Trust says.

Rugby: Joseph talks up injury-ridden season

Rugby: Joseph talks up injury-ridden season

Highlander coach Jamie Joseph is viewing the season positively but admits injuries took a toll on his team.

Students' drinking in sights

Students' drinking in sights

The University of Otago is more determined than ever to tackle the "unacceptable" drinking culture among its students and will be taking a more proactive approach to the problem, Prof Jennie Connor says.

McDonald's not building in Mosgiel

McDonald's not building in Mosgiel

Revelations McDonald's will not build a restaurant in Mosgiel "any time soon", have been called "a shame".

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