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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.

Tourists angry about crushed car

Tourists angry about crushed car

Two German visitors whose $1400 car was crushed by a tree which had been growing on a Queenstown Lakes District Council park say they have been given $70 for parts, free towing, and a free bungy jump each.

Review as council seeks stadium solution

Review as council seeks stadium solution

The Dunedin City Council is to do a fundamental review of the operating and funding models of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which continues to be unable to meet its budget.

Extra money sought for Regent Theatre

Extra money sought for Regent Theatre

The Dunedin City Council is being asked to commit another $70,000 a year to the Otago Theatre Trust so it can meet the extra costs it faces since the redevelopment of the Regent Theatre.

Trash cash for council in landfill profits

Trash cash for council in landfill profits

As Dunedin residents continue to complain about the cost of using the city's landfills, budgets reveal the dumps are scheduled to make a $1.5 million surplus this year.

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