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2017-02-22t190120z_1175651456_rc153abdb2b0_rtrmadp_3_space-planets.jpg An artist's depiction shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, on one of seven newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech via Reuters Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life, new research shows.
bus_620x310.jpg A tourist bus crashed down a hill near Akaroa. Photo: NZ Herald Police will continue to investigate a bus crash that left several people, including cruise ship tourists injured at Akaroa last night.
skytv.jpg Sky TV shares have taken a sharp fall this morning following a Commerce Commission decision to deny its merger with Vodafone. Photo: NZ Herald Sky TV shares fell sharply as soon as the NZX opened this morning following the announcement the Commerce Commission had turned down the proposal for the pay-TV company to merge with Vodafone NZ.
vodafone-axes-contentious-plan-1.jpg A proposed merger between Vodafone and Sky TV has been denied by the Commerce Commission this morning. Photo: File Vodafone and Sky are not allowed to merge into a single entity, the Commerce Commission announced this morning.
Jumping into the Clutha River. Photo: Si Williams Long-awaited changes to freshwater rules will be announced by Prime Minister Bill English today, and could require rivers and streams to be cleaned up across the country.
Five people have been seriously injured after a shooting in Whangarei last night.
The Kingston Flyer. Photo from ODT files. A Wakatipu tourism icon that's been off the rails for four years is finally back on track.
Four University of Otago staff have won annual teaching excellence awards from the university.
Peter McIntyre. Fletcher Building posted a 4% revenue increase for its first-half half trading, but not without some cracks appearing in the otherwise buoyant construction division data.
Dairy prices fell 3.2% in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction. The expected drop was driven by better-than-expected New Zealand summer production.
Suzanne Kinnaird. Sky Network Television's profit slump for the six months ended December was overshadowed by Spark and 2degrees being granted a stay on the proposed merger between the pay-TV company and Vodafone NZ.
Chris Timms. Meridian Energy is benefiting from a growth in international revenue, driven by growth in Powershop, more wind and better wholesale and large-scale generation pricing.
Adrian Hall (left) and Bradley Curnow, both Aramoana residents and members of the Aramoana Conservation Charitable Trust, say Aramoana's ecological treasures - including its salt marsh - could be disturbed by a restoration of the area's pilot wharf. Photo by Linda Robertson. Conservationists are calling on the Dunedin City Council to pull its support for the rebuilding of the Aramoana wharf.
If an albatross with a purple dot on its head catches your eye, you are not going mad.
Hyde St residents Alex Collier (21), Josh Macaulay (19) and Scott Weir (21) say non-students are coming on to their street and looking for fights. Photo by Gregor Richardson. Students living on a notorious party street are calling on troublemakers to stay away after four students were seriously assaulted by non-students.
Kimberley Smith, of Dunedin, sweeps up other people's broken glass after becoming sick of having to dodge it on her morning commute. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery. A Dunedin woman is so sick of seeing streets in the North Dunedin student area littered with shattered glass she has taken to removing the glass herself.
(from left) Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora general manager Shelley Kapua, Prof Peter Crampton, Otakou Health Ltd manager Rachel Miller, and Otakou Runanga chairwoman Donna Matahaere-Atariki. Photo by Linda Robertson. Backers of the Te Kaika health hub perused carpet and drape samples.
Provisional NCEA achievement data from the Ministry of Education shows Otago secondary schools are outshining national averages.
Six60 guitarist and vocalist Matiu Walters raises his hand. Photo by Peter McIntosh. Six60 guitarist and vocalist Matiu Walters raises his hand to an adoring O Week crowd at Forsyth Barr Stadium late last night.
A meeting between Dunedin's leaders and Mondelez International over the Cadbury factory was labelled a ''farce'' by a union representative and ''constructive'' by Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull.