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No weighbridge at landfill yet

No weighbridge at landfill yet

Dunedin city councillors have voted against installing a weighbridge at the Green Island landfill immediately, opting instead to seek residents' opinion.

Otago University backs Highlanders

Otago University backs Highlanders

The University of Otago has announced a two-year sponsorship of the Highlanders, becoming New Zealand's first university to back a Super Rugby franchise.

Message delivered, flotilla heads back

Message delivered, flotilla heads back

Two Oil Free Otago flotilla yachts came ''face to face'' with Anadarko's drill ship last night and delivered a protest message, Oil Free Otago said in a statement last night.

Chinese plans for Dunedin school

Chinese plans for Dunedin school

Chinese investors with plans for a $60 million international school have chosen Dunedin as their preferred location, and hope to open a facility within three years.

Religion in decline in Dunedin

Religion in decline in Dunedin

Dunedin and Otago's once dominant Presbyterian tradition is slipping further into the past.

Call for bikes to be registered vehicles

Call for bikes to be registered vehicles

Cyclists' ''ignorance and arrogance'' has prompted Strath Taieri Community Board chairman Barry Williams to call for cycles to be registered.

Metiria opens 'castle' doors

Metiria opens 'castle' doors

Metiria Turei, according to her political adversaries, lives in a castle. She comes to Parliament dressed in $2000 Adrienne Winkelmann designer jackets. And then she wants to talk about poverty.

Father's plea after legal high scare

Father's plea after legal high scare

A worried father has spoken about the dangers of legal highs after his son was put on life-support after having smoked a synthetic high product.

Backing for PM over flag change

Backing for PM over flag change

Prime Minister John Key's tentative proposal to change the national flag has wide support within Parliament, although he admits that debate about an alternative design could distract people from more important issues during election year.

Concern police did not respond to gunshots

Concern police did not respond to gunshots

A week after two Dunedin children were shot dead, a Waipori resident is concerned Dunedin police did not respond to a 111 call following dozens of .22-calibre rifle shots in a residential area, early yesterday morning.

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