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Protest 'goes against history'

Protest 'goes against history'

The Oil Free Otago flotilla set up to hinder Anadarko's deep sea drilling programme went against more than 150 years of Port Otago's history, Otago Chamber of Commerce past-president Peter McIntyre said yesterday.

Conservatives leader admits smacking kids

Conservatives leader admits smacking kids

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says he still smacks his children "just like two-thirds of New Zealand parents''.

Flotilla to hinder drilling

Flotilla to hinder drilling

Oil Free Otago has established a ''rapid response'' team of up to 260 people to take to the waters around Otago to hinder Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's deep-sea drilling operations.

Landfill charges not behind illegal dumping: council

Landfill charges not behind illegal dumping: council

Rubbish is piling up in quiet corners of Dunedin as illegal dumpers discard household rubbish, green waste and even animal carcasses around the city.

Billions seen in 'game-changing' gas boom

Billions seen in 'game-changing' gas boom

The first taste of petroleum money could be just weeks away in Dunedin, as Texas-based oil giant Anadarko prepares to move its state-of-the-art drilling ship into Otago waters, it has been confirmed.

City in race to host supply base

City in race to host supply base

The race is on as Dunedin vies with Invercargill to secure hosting rights for an oil and gas base, after confirmation oil giant Shell plans to drill a test well in search of natural gas off the Otago coast.

Wof concerns in wake of 'diabolical' law change

Wof concerns in wake of 'diabolical' law change

The cost for a warrant of fitness inspection could increase for motorists as a ''diabolical'' law change keeps unsafe vehicles on New Zealand roads, Dunedin Warrant of Fitness Centre inspector Phil Park says.

Dunedin urged to show it can support Shell

Dunedin urged to show it can support Shell

Dunedin is being urged to make every effort possible to ensure Shell New Zealand makes the city its logistics base when drilling for gas starts off the coast of Otago in 2016.

Princes St developer hopes for progress within weeks

Princes St developer hopes for progress within weeks

The man behind plans to replace part of a protected Dunedin townscape with a new apartment and retail development says he is still hoping for progress despite years of delays.

Concern at high landfill costs

Concern at high landfill costs

Strict enforcement of charges at Dunedin's Green Island landfill is nearly doubling the bill for some fuming tip-goers.

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