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  • 'Serious crash' in central Dunedin

    31 October 2017 8:49 PM 24

    Police are investigating a "serious" single-vehicle crash on Dunedin's one-way system which is affecting traffic flow in the city this morning. Emergency services were called to the crash on Great King St, where a car ended up on the footbath, north of Otago Museum near the intersection with Union St, just after 7am. The crash closed the northbound one-way

  • E tū Aviation Challenges Aerocare Over Standards

    31 October 2017 8:27 PM 22

    E tū Aviation is challenging the aviation ground crew company, Aerocare to reveal its training regime and working conditions after a clip-board was sucked into the engine of a Jetstar plane serviced by the company. The clip-board had been left on the cowling of the plane in Auckland. The plane headed to Sydney but returned to Auckland after debris was seen coming

  • Crash hits traffic in central Dunedin

    31 October 2017 8:07 PM 23

    Police are investigating a "serious" single-vehicle crash on Dunedin's one-way system which is affecting traffic flow in the city this morning. Emergency services were called to the crash on Great King St, where a car ended up on the footbath, north of Otago Museum near the intersection with Union St, just after 7am this morning. A St John spokesman

  • Maybe National should just stop talking

    31 October 2017 7:14 PM 32

    And Ardern's first post-Cabinet press conference as Prime Minister, at which she announced the ban on house sales to non-resident foreign buyers before TPP takes effect, was one of those times. Former Finance Minister Steven Joyce was on a hiding to nothing - trying to criticise Labour for keeping its promise. He suggested it was making new policy by press

  • Kiwi little changed ahead of employment data

    31 October 2017 7:14 PM 25

    The New Zealand dollar was little changed, holding near a 17-month low on a trade-weighted basis before employment data that may point to an uptick in inflation. The kiwi traded at 68.42 US cents as at 8am in Wellington from 68.45 cents late yesterday. The trade-weighted index was at 72.62 and earlier touched 72.51, the lowest since the end of May last year, from 72.61 yesterday

  • Man dies in central Dunedin crash

    31 October 2017 7:05 PM 26

    A 37-year-old Dunedin man died in a crash on Dunedin's one-way system this morning. Emergency services were called to the crash on Great King St, where a car ended up on the footpath, north of Otago Museum near the intersection with Union St, just after 7am. The crash closed the northbound one-way until about 9.30am, disrupting traffic. Police said in a statement

  • Three strikes and it's out: Labour scrapping controversial law

    31 October 2017 6:43 PM 26

    Justice Minister Andrew Little said it has had no impact on making the country any safer. Under the law, judges must impose the maximum sentence on anyone that commits a third violent or serious sexual crime. "Make sure that our correction system is doing the job we need to do, which is to change the people who have been anti-social, who have committed

  • Heavy rain for parts of NZ on Friday

    31 October 2017 6:31 PM 23

    Rainfall totals on Friday may be higher than previously thought, as a low in the Tasman Sea slowly approaches New Zealand, creating a stream of low-level warm moist air from the subtropical oceans to the north to the lower South Island. It's slow moving due to a blocking high east of the North Island and this could increase rainfall totals. A cold front

  • Banning foreign buyers not a 'silver bullet' solution

    31 October 2017 6:31 PM 22

    A property expert says while banning foreign home buyers is a step in right direction, it's not a "silver bullet" solution. The Government wants to ban foreign home buyers from taking up existing dwellings by early 2018. Under the policy, foreign investors will still be able to build new dwellings. Property Institute CEO Ashley Church told the AM Show on Wednesday

  • Ngatiwai decision forcing Govt to rethink iwi negotiations

    31 October 2017 6:02 PM 24

    The Government will examine its processes for deciding who has the right to negotiate on behalf of iwi. The Waitangi Tribunal declared the Crown breached the Treaty in granting a mandate to the Ngatiwai Trust Board in October 2015. Some hapu and whanau within the Northland iwi say there was no mechanism to choose whether they were comfortable with that mandate