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Supermarket lotto ban 'a bit nanny state'

Supermarket lotto ban 'a bit nanny state'

A Labour Party proposal to remove the sale of Lotto tickets from supermarket checkouts has been described by the Prime Minister as "a bit nanny state".

Police warning after drivers come to grief in wet

Police warning after drivers come to grief in wet

Police have issued a warning after Dunedin drivers came to grief on wet roads at the weekend.

Parking ticket while giving birth 'wrong'

Parking ticket while giving birth 'wrong'

A Dunedin mother is angry her car was ticketed while she was undergoing an emergency Caesarean section.

Dunedin cycle lane project goes to next stage

Dunedin cycle lane project goes to next stage

Dunedin's apparent obsession with car parking will not be allowed to derail the new cycle lanes project, city councillors warned yesterday.

'Wake-up call' on climate change

'Wake-up call' on climate change

While Otago and Southland's agricultural sector could benefit from higher rainfall and warmer winters, the region's coastal environments will be at risk from greater erosion and storm events, Niwa climate scientist Dr Andrew Tait says.

Mumford and Sons top stadium wish-list

Mumford and Sons top stadium wish-list

Otago Daily Times columnist - and music nut - Dave Cannan has been giving a lot of thought to which act he would most like to see at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Man gets surgery date after MP acts

Man gets surgery date after MP acts

A Dunedin man who has waited nearly six months for urgent prostate surgery was given a date for the operation within days of his local MP asking the health board about his care.

DVML's new head seeks iconic events

DVML's new head seeks iconic events

The new broom in charge of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium says the venue can still find success by attracting more big concerts and creating ''iconic'' events.

Urgent need to alter NZ's wealth

Urgent need to alter NZ's wealth

Gill Caradoc-Davies makes the case for a Universal Basic Income and criticises the way the term ''child poverty'' is used.

Another cycle lane option on table

Another cycle lane option on table

Up to $4.5 million may be spent on a new cycle system in central Dunedin.

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