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Fears of bird strikes: Dunedin airport opposes landfill

Further efforts to keep birds from flocking to a proposed landfill near Dunedin airport may not be enough to allay fears of bird strikes on planes, the airport has warned. Allowing the planned landfill to be installed just 4.5 km away would be a fundamental flaw that could not be overcome with proper management, the […]

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Belief Development Can Alleviate Worker Home Problem

Wanaka developer Murray Frost believes Luggate can help Wanaka workers find permanent housing, as housing availability and affordability become critical issues in the district. Mr Frost’s company, Lake McKay Limited Partnership, has requested unreported consent to develop around 125 sections on a 15 ha block behind Luggate. In an interview with the Otago Daily Schedules […]

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It’s time to rethink what “counts” as reading

Recently I rediscovered the joys of listening to a good audiobook while traveling through the Oxfordshire countryside. There is nothing quite like listening to the deep timbre of Richard Armitage’s voice as he tells Chekov’s news as I stroll along the Cherwell, watching swans cross the river in the sunshine. winter. But I have encountered […]

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Singapore tests ‘smart bandage’ for remote recovery

Researchers in Singapore have developed a smart dressing to allow patients to remotely monitor their chronic wounds through an app on a mobile device, potentially saving them from doctor visits. A research team from the National University of Singapore created a wearable sensor attached to a transparent bandage to track healing progress, using information such […]

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Construction company in liquidation | Otago Daily Times News Online

A Dunedin construction company that only operated for 12 months was put into liquidation and owed nearly $ 170,000, according to a report by the liquidator. Thrive Homes Ltd was put into liquidation by the Dunedin High Court in October following a claim by unsecured creditor Trademax NZ Ltd. Trevor and Emma Laing, of Trevor […]

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Granny threatened with eviction gets Christmas reprieve

A grandmother was granted a reprieve just days before being deported to China after her family in Christchurch accused the agency of lacking compassion and humanity. Chang Sheng Zhao, 58, has been in New Zealand on a visitor visa since December 2019. She lives with her daughter Yuxi Ward, Clinical Team Leader in the Department […]

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Tax evader lifts director ban

Despite having defrauded customs for six years, a businessman from Dunedin was allowed to continue as a company director. Paul Lambert Clarke (45) appeared in Dunedin District Court in July, where he was convicted of two counts of using altered documents with intent to deceive and one of producing false documents , a fine of […]

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Customers filmed for months in restaurant toilets

A Dunedin waiter, over an eight-month period, videotaped restaurant patrons using the restroom, a court said. Heath Ariquei Abdulrahman (29) was not so keen to be filmed himself, objecting to an Otago Daily Times app to take his picture. The claim was dismissed yesterday by Judge Dominic Flatley of the Dunedin District Court, citing psychological […]

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Fines of up to $ 15,000 for companies for vaccine passes

Businesses that are required to enforce vaccine passes, but refuse to do so, could face fines of up to $ 15,000. The government today announced new details regarding vaccine mandates for businesses under the new traffic light system from December 3. It includes a tool outlining the legal criteria that must be met before a […]