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Otago median house price soars 58%

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:09
Photo: Getty Images Otago’s median house price has rocketed by 58.8% in the year to April 2021.
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The South Today bulletin: Wednesday, May 12

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:58
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Rawiri Waititi: Māori 'sick and tired' of being a political football

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:54
Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi says a barrage of rhetoric in Parliament is fuelling racist comments in wider society.
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Generous couple pay back Christchurch council grant - with interest

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:38
Photo: File A couple who were granted $200 from the Christchurch mayor’s welfare fund almost 25 years ago have more than paid back ratepayers.
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Shopper pulls knife on terrified Christchurch store attendant

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:12
A Briscoes store assistant in Hornby has been left shaken after a man threatened her with a knife over counterfeit money. Photo: Geoff Sloan A terrified Christchurch store assistant was threatened with a knife yesterday when an angry customer tried to buy electric blankets with counterfeit notes.
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Two-car crash in Kew

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:06
Emergency services were called to a two-car collision in the Dunedin suburb of Kew this morning.
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Serious crash at Christchurch intersection

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:54
Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at a Christchurch intersection this morning.
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Shopper pulls knife on terrified Christchurch store attendant

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:45
A Briscoes store assistant in Hornby has been left shaken after a man threatened her with a knife over counterfeit money. Photo: Geoff Sloan A terrified Christchurch store assistant was threatened with a knife yesterday when an angry customer tried to buy electric blankets with counterfeit notes.
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Robertson 'deeply regrets distress' over pay restrictions

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:43
Grant Robertson: "I understand this has caused distress and upset, I obviously regret that deeply, but we are not talking about a pay freeze here, we are talking about a process or guidelines for negotiation." Photo: Getty Images Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he deeply regrets the distress caused by public sector pay restrictions.
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Sleep disorder sees man's careless driving conviction set aside

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:34
David Savieti suffered a cardiac arrest after his vehicle crossed the centre line and crashed into another vehicle after falling asleep at the wheel. Photo: ODT A hospital worker who was convicted of careless driving has had his conviction set aside after being diagnosed with a severe sleep disorder.
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Work to start on bus hub outside Eastgate Shopping Centre

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:28
Eastgate Mall. Photo: Geoff Sloan Work is about to start on improvements to the bus stop outside Eastgate Shopping Centre in Christchurch.
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Man arrested in Christchurch over Rolleston St John burglary

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:11
The damage at the ambulance station in Rolleston. Photo: Supplied Police investigating the vandalism of the Rolleston St John ambulance station have made an arrest.
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Ellen DeGeneres to end US talk show after 19 years

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:06
Daytime talk shot host Ellen DeGeneres. Photo: Reuters Ellen DeGeneres will end her Emmy-winning daytime talk show next year after its upcoming 19th season, the comedian said in an interview published in The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.
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Ellen DeGeneres to end US talk show after 19th season

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:57
Ellen DeGeneres. Photo: Getty Images Ellen DeGeneres will end her Emmy-winning daytime talk show next year after its upcoming 19th season, the comedian said in an interview published in The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.
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School swimming programme needs funds

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:57
A popular school swimming programme needs to fill a $25,000 hole in its funding.
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Maori ward request

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:50
The Dunedin City Council has been asked to reconsider the creation of a Māori ward for the city.
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Group airs concerns over DCC archives

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:45
A group worried about the vulnerability of Dunedin City Council’s archives has renewed its call to move them out of the civic centre basement.
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Offers from everywhere after jobseeker’s story

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:42
Courtney Ralston. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON A young Otago jobseeker says she is overwhelmed with the response to a story about her two-year search for work in yesterday’s Otago Daily Times.
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Request for neutral-coloured wheelie bins

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:36
recycling_3.jpg Rubbish and recycling around Dunedin. PHOTO: Gregor Richardson A Dunedin resident has asked for kerbside wheelie bins to be in neutral colours.
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Owen Franks set to make Super Rugby return - report

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:29
Former Crusaders prop Owen Franks has signed with the Hurricanes on a one-year deal for the 2022 season. Photo: Getty Images Former Crusaders prop Owen Franks is reportedly set to make a surprise return to New Zealand rugby - but not for his old side.
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