What have the Romans ever done for us? asked Reg in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, to galvanise his group into taking action against their oppressors.
Dunedin city councillors have passed up the opportunity to trim from an ambitious $1.5billion capital spending programme before their draft 10-year plan goes out to public consultation.
A gas-fitter whose negligence led to the death of a 12-year-old boy will pay his victim’s family $70,000.
Ravensbourne girls Eve Eyles (16) and Eira Monks (11) gave their neighbours a free show yesterday, after taking their aerial hoop apparatus to Hudson Park for a training session.
The Dunedin City Council should consider selling some of its companies, including Aurora Energy, Cr Lee Vandervis says.
Residential development of the future could be off the grid, Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis says.
A low interest rate on borrowing has been assumed by the Dunedin City Council in preparing draft budgets for the 10-year plan.
The planned $11million South Dunedin library will be designed with raised floors to lower the risk of flooding, the Dunedin City Council says.
He has only been in Dunedin for two weeks, but Rick Zwaan, who is the new Forest Bird Otago and Southland regional conservation manager, says he is a South Island convert.
When interviewed by the police after beating up his partner, a Dunedin man claimed he was "not a woman basher".
An airport security officer who planted a fake bomb was "cruel" in executing his plan two days after the Christchurch mosque attacks, a judge said.
Newly revealed positive test results for Covid-19 in two people who previously tested negative could be "weak positives", and may not mean they are infectious, says microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles.
A legal loophole stopping councils fining companies caught dumping contaminated waste water down the drain could be fixed within a month, a government law expert says.
Two more people in the community who recently left managed isolation have tested positive for Covid-19 and health officials are now urgently re-testing the pair.
Canterbury and Marlborough are again sweltering in hot temperatures today with Christchurch, Ashburton and Timaru about 30C or higher.
A New Zealand man has been found dead after a suspected shark attack during a snorkelling trip in Western Australia.
A former Christchurch businessman turned philanthropist estimates $5 billion has been paid out in wage subsidies to companies that do not need it.