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Cardrona plan still awaits panel’s decision

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
A few minor details of the planned new alpine village in the  Cardrona Valley still need to be finalised before the proposal is given the go-ahead.
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Road to be widened at Roys Peak car park

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
The overflowing car park in Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, at the start of the Roys Peak track. Photo: ODT. Work to widen Mt Aspiring Rd near the entrance to the Roys Peak Track car park near Wanaka started yesterday.
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QLDC investigating Marina Terrace slip

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:03
Workers remove debris blocking Lakeside Rd and install concrete blocks at the road edge. Photo: Kerrie Waterworth. The Queenstown Lakes District council is investigating  whether the developer of the Marina Terrace Apartments in Wanaka has breached any consents.
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Otago battle hard to beat Auckland

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:43
Josh Furno scores under the posts for Otago. Photo: Linda Robertson Emptying the tank to zero and beyond, Otago got home over Auckland at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Thursday night.
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Nadal, Federer team up for Laver Cup

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:35
Rafael Nadal (left) and Roger Federer will play for Team Europe. Photo: Getty Images Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their long-time rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament which starts on Friday.
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Street lights out in parts of Dunedin

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:10
A widespread outage of street lights has been reported in Dunedin on Thursday night.
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Record number of early votes

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:57
Photo: Getty Images A record 806,043 New Zealanders have already voted, two days ahead of Saturday's general election.
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$30m Lotto syndicate started in Dunedin

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:37
Tina and her friends take away just over $3 million each. Photo: NZ Herald A syndicate with its roots in Dunedin has come forward to claim Saturday's $30 million Lotto bonanza.
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Green Island retains premier status

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:51
Photo: Linda Robertson Green Island has defeated West Taieri 37-17 in the promotion-relegation game at Forsyth Barr Stadium to hold on to its premier status.
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New poll: Peters in kingmaker position

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:31
Winston Peters on the campaign trail in Auckland on Thursday. Photo: Getty Images The last poll before the election shows Labour's progress up the polls has stalled almost 10 points short of National - but National has also slipped back a tad, giving NZ First leader Winston Peters the kingmaker position.
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Good news for passengers

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:58
air_nz_tail.jpg Photo: ODT files Air New Zealand believes it won't have to cancel any flights because of fuel issues on Friday, saying its planes should run according to schedule.
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Peters 'confident' of winning Northland

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:36
Winston Peters on the campaign trail in Auckland on Thursday. Photo: Getty Images Winston Peters says he's "confident'' he can win his Northland seat and get his party back into Parliament.
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Man critically hurt at Parliament

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:14
Emergency services were called to Parliament this afternoon after a man set himself on fire, police say.
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South set to warm up at weekend

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:46
Warmer weather's on the way for the South at the weekend, following scorching temperatures in Australia.
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'Best airport' handler sent hundreds of bags astray

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:11
gettyimages-460880914.jpg The man worked as a baggage handler at Changi Airport. Photo Getty A man who worked as a baggage handler at Singapore's Changi Airport swapped tags on hundreds of bags, sending the luggage to the wrong destinations, the Straits Times newspaper reports.
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Boks recall Louw to squad

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:51
Francois Louw. Photo Getty Bath loose forward Francois Louw has been recalled to the South Africa squad for their remaining two home Rugby Championship fixtures against Australia and New Zealand, coach Allister Coetzee banking on his breakdown ability.
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Dunedin flat earth sign goes viral

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:18
A sign planted at a Dunedin beach claiming to prove the earth is flat has been covered by news outlets across the world.
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Shooting dogs with bolt guns 'acceptable'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:13
The Invercargill City Council is using a captive bolt gun to euthanise impounded dogs. Stock image from Getty The Ministry for Primary Industries has approved Invercargill City Council's use of a controversial captive bolt gun to euthanise impounded dogs.
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Father hopes dead son haunts killer's dreams

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:43
Bodi McKee was found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter Leslie Putt last September. Photo: Supplied A grieving father hopes his dead boy haunts the dreams of his son's killer.
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One dead in crash near Foxton

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:12
One person is dead after two cars collided near Foxton, in the North Island, this morning.
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