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Internal investigations at West Coast council continue

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 14:03
Interlocking concrete components ordered by the Westland District Council for their beach access project sit on the Hokitika foreshore but the project has not progressed after the West Coast Regional Council declined to pay. Photo: LDR / Brendon McMahon A forensic examination begun in mid-2022 at West Coast Regional Council is continuing after it refused to pay a $90,000 bill from the Westland District Council.
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Former Shortland Street actor continues hunger strike

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:53
Will Alexander. Photo: Supplied A former Shortland Street actor from Christchurch protesting New Zealand's response to the Gaza conflict says he is not convinced a meeting with government officials will change anything.
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'One of the good ones': Tributes for teen bus hub victim

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:49
A blessing was held at the bus hub around midday. Photo: Gregor Richardson The teenage victim of yesterday's fatal stabbing in Dunedin's bus hub has been remembered as "full of energy and promise."
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More than a year until Chch's new indoor sport and aquatic centre completed

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:41
Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre. Photo: Rau Paenga Limited Another completion date has been set for Christchurch's floundering new indoor sport and aquatic centre.
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Campaign launched to get Southerner back on tracks

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:25
A daily passenger train linking Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch would also reconnect smaller urban centres along the route, a rail advocate says.
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Cold, windy weekend in store for South

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:22
A strong wind watch has been issued for coastal Dunedin and Clutha for the weekend, while a cold front is expected to drop snow to parts of the South.
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Former Shortland Street actor's hunger strike continues

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:57
Will Alexander. Photo: Supplied A former Shortland Street actor from Christchurch protesting New Zealand's response to the Gaza conflict says he is not convinced a meeting with government officials will change anything.
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Shane Jones unveils mineral mining strategy

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:48
Resources Minister Shane Jones has released a draft strategy for mineral mining, aiming to double the sector's export value to $2 billion by 2035.
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Bus hub victim 'one of the good ones'

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:46
A blessing was held at the bus hub around midday. Photo: Gregor Richardson The teenage victim of yesterday's fatal stabbing in Dunedin's bus hub has been remembered as "full of energy and promise."
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White Island volcanic activity level jumps after eruption

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:37
Photo: GeoNet GNS Science has raised the Volcanic Activity Level for Whakaari/White Island to 3 after an eruption today.
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Driver towing boat caught on wrong side of road in Canterbury

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:35
Photo: NZ Police A boat-towing driver fully on the wrong side of the road was just one of several motorists caught crossing a highway centre line in Canterbury recently.
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Boat-towing driver fully on wrong side of road

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:25
Photo: NZ Police A boat-towing driver fully on the wrong side of the road was just one of several motorists caught crossing a highway centre line in Canterbury recently.
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In Pictures: Kart racing

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:02
All photographs courtesy of Dave Loudon Photography.    
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Would you eat this 'Shiny Fella'?

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 11:55
Pearl Diver's 'Shiny Fella' comes complete with peas, luncheon meat, and boiled eggs "for wheels". Photo: Supplied No-one has ordered the traincat yet, but his day is surely coming.
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Invercargill to refund $500,000 in parking fines

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 11:55
Photo: Getty Images The pain of a parking infringement will have a sweet aftertaste for Invercargill drivers with the council set to refund $500,000 in tickets.
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Rod Carr and the teen climate activists

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 11:16
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Tables turned on vinyl thief after $60k spree

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 11:05
Stock photo: Getty A Melbourne music collector has been needled after stealing more than $A60,000 ($NZ65,000) worth of vinyl records.
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Watch: 'Bus hub is safe', says Radich

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:50
Dunedin's central city bus hub is safe, the mayor says.
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Bringing the buzz back to the red zone

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:39
The Climate Action Campus plans to line Cowlishaw St in Avonside with plants that will attract pollinating species. PHOTO: PHOEBE UTTERIDGE By Phoebe UtteridgeA Christchurch red zone street will soon echo with bird song and the buzz of pollinating insects as plans to create New Zealand’s first “Pollination Street” get under way.
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