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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.

City hotel proposal 'hard to improve'

City hotel proposal 'hard to improve'

Dunedin's proposed $100 million waterfront hotel would offer a ''grandstand view'' of the city, and become one of New Zealand's most spectacular venues in the process, if it is built, a Dunedin architect says.

Chinese-made model to tower over hotel hearing

Chinese-made model to tower over hotel hearing

The 28-storey hotel proposed for Dunedin's waterfront will dominate proceedings at next week's resource consent hearing for the project - in more ways than one.

All the comforts of home at bus stop

All the comforts of home at bus stop

Which of these is the odd one out - couch, coffee table, pot plant, curtains, Mona Lisa print, teddy bear, mat, bus shelter?

Rising seas prompt new Dunedin building rules

Rising seas prompt new Dunedin building rules

New homes in some Dunedin coastal areas will have to be built higher off the ground under new rules to protect against an increased risk of flooding from rising sea levels.

Stadium use: Dog walking, dope growing suggested

Stadium use: Dog walking, dope growing suggested

How would you like to walk your dog, graze your sheep, or stroll across the roof of Forsyth Barr Stadium?

Hotel predicted to drive Chinese tourism boom

Hotel predicted to drive Chinese tourism boom

A top Chinese businessman and tourism leader has signalled a flood of economic growth worth up to $64 million for Dunedin as a result of a predicted boom in Chinese tourism to the city.

Hore labelled 'absolute disgrace'

Hore labelled 'absolute disgrace'

The condemnation of All Blacks hooker and Highlanders captain Andrew Hore has continued with Wales assistant coach Rob Howley calling Hore's challenge on Bradley Davies on Sunday as "an absolute disgrace".

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