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Protect yourself during the summer | Otago Daily Times News Online

You are not allowed to upload, save, or email this image. Visit the image gallery to purchase the image. Characteristics Sponsored content Summer is here and we all want to stay safe and enjoy it. Here are some reminders to help us stay alert and minimize the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season. Wear […]

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Upper Clutha’s face change

Ready or not, rapid growth is happening in Wanaka and the surrounding area. Development builds up on top of development as growth in Upper Clutha springs up. Many are worried and even unhappy that the face of the region is changing. The quiet beauty is replaced by the buzz of business and the buzz of […]

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Council refuses to pay $ 630,000 for underpass

A council recommendation to pay $ 630,000 for a roundabout and underpass for a Cromwell subdivision was rejected by Central Otago district councilors last Wednesday. The request from the developers behind the Wooing Tree subdivision in Wanaka came after an application was filed under the expedited process for the project in May. A report prepared […]

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$ 250,000 Playground Grant | Otago Daily Times News Online

Christmas has come early for Timaru’s new multi-million dollar playground. A $ 250,000 grant for the $ 2.2 million playground was confirmed this week. The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury grant means the CPlay committee only has $ 500,000 before they reach the goal of $ 2.2 million for the destination playground in […]

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Stormwater management plans are needed, says CDC

Stormwater management plans for the subdivisions are crucial to help mitigate the dangers of flooding in the Taieri Plain, a Dunedin City Council (DCC) hearing panel heard yesterday. Staff from the Otago Regional Council (ORC) presented their submission to the Second Generation Plan Variation 2 panel, with flood management being the central concern presented. CRO […]

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No conviction for damage to the car

A young man from Oamaru who damaged the windshields of eight vehicles at the Queenstown Police Station will be freed without a conviction after he pays for the repair in full. Liam Christopher McGregor (18), a building apprentice, appeared before Queenstown District Court Judge John Brandts-Giesen earlier this week. He admitted nine counts related to […]

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No prison sentence for causing the death of a teenager

The Arrowtown teenager’s mother, Allanah Walker, told the woman responsible for her daughter’s death to “do better” in her life. Reading her victim impact statement yesterday in the conviction of Tully Isabel Robinson (22) at Queenstown District Court, Sarah Walker held up a framed photo of her daughter as she described the impact of the […]

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New Zealand obtains new drug Pfizer for treatment of Covid

The government has purchased 60,000 courses of oral antiviral drugs from Pfizer to treat early Covid-19 infections, subject to Medsafe’s approval, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed. It was a “major milestone” in the global fight against Covid-19, Ardern said during today’s post-Cabinet press conference with Chief Health Officer Dr Ashley Bloomfield. “Today, I can […]

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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 […]