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Arrests made after body found north of Waitati

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00
Police announced this morning they have arrested two people in connection with the discovery of a man's body north of Waitati.
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Vigil for stabbed miniature horse on Sunday

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00
Owners and friends of Star have set up flowers and a sign in memory of the miniature horse who died after being stabbed multiple times.
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Students celebrate return to studies with toga party

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00
It was chilly in Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium last night, but that did not stop students celebrating the start of the academic year at the annual toga party.
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Wanaka lakefront path may be saved

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00
Organisers of a petition calling for the retention of the millennium tile path along the lakefront at Wanaka are feeling a little more confident the path will be saved.
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Working group wants CGT, lower tax rate

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:46
Tax Working Group Chairman Sir Michael Cullen speaks during the announcement at Treasury in Wellington on Thursday. Photo: Getty The Tax Working Group has recommended the Government implement a capital gains tax - and use the money gained to lower the personal tax rate and to target polluters.
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Pair arrested after Dunedin murder

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:06
Two people have been arrested after a man's body was found at a rural property north of Dunedin this week.
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Fire in North Dunedin extinguished

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:47
Firefighters managed to extinguish a fire on the side of a North Dunedin property late last night.
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Southland farmhouse 'totally burned down'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:18
A Southland farmhouse has burned to the ground overnight.
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Doc Martin star Martin Clunes slams NZ zoos

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:16
Martin Clunes. Photo: Getty British TV star Martin Clunes has taken a swing at Kiwi zoos, claiming New Zealand is "backwards" and wishes "they'd shut all zoos".
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Six60 have their sights set on bigger gigs

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:47
They're about to play the biggest show of their lives but Six60 tell Chris Schulz they have a larger, Ed Sheeran-sized target in their sights
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Double-ton Kiwi teen to take on Aussies

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:34
Amelia Kerr in action for New Zealand. Photo: Getty She's already got a double century to her name, but 18-year-old Kiwi star Amelia Kerr doesn't feel like she deserves to be labelled an allrounder just yet.
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Motorcyclist serious after crash in Brockville

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:03
A motorcyclist is seriously injured after hitting a car in Dunedin early today.
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Tourist pair feared lost off NSW beach

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:04
A small-scale search for two missing tourists will continue with sweeps of the New South Wales coast around Port Macquarie four days after their personal items were found on a beach.
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Drunk defendant 'lost total control' during crime spree

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:35
As far as crimes sprees go, it was unusual.
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Dunedin drug-trade house linked to homicide

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:35
The dark blue people-mover of interest in a homicide inquiry after an alleged dash from Dunedin to Picton early on February 5. Photo: New Zealand Police Police are now investigating a homicide after a body was found in a rural area north of Dunedin on Monday, and forensic scientists continue to work at a gruesome crime scene in St Clair.
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Quake-prone hotel rooms closure postponed

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:30
The closure of two earthquake-prone wings of Queenstown's Rydges hotel has been postponed until next month.
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Reopened museum displays to have four themes

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:30
Waitaki District Council projects and assets officer Grant Rhodes (centre) shows (from left) council assets group manager Neil Jorgensen, Cr Bill Kingan and Cr Craig Dawson around the closed North Otago Museum this week. Photo: Sonya Martinez When the North Otago Museum reopens it will have ''multi-faceted'' displays, after the Waitaki District Council approved $420,000 to develop four themes for the main exhibition space before an anticipated visit from Unesco officials later this year.
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Forrester Gallery full of surprises

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:30
Melanie Tavendale Oamaru's 1882 public art gallery - closed for maintenance since the end of last year - has presented ''surprise after surprise after surprise'', Waitaki deputy mayor Melanie Tavendale says.
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QLDC to introduce permit system for taxi ranks

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:30
The head of the New Zealand Taxi Federation has praised the Queenstown Lakes District Council's plans to introduce permits for small passenger vehicle service operators in the resort.
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Biggest operators welcome changes

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:30
Grant Scannell The two biggest Queenstown taxi operators believe the Queenstown Lakes District Council's plans to issue 150 permits for small passenger service vehicles will decongest resort ranks and level the playing field.
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