Ministry seeks consent to build new Dunedin Hospital through COVID-19 legislation

Ministry seeks consent to build new Dunedin Hospital through COVID-19 legislation

The Ministry of Health has submitted an application which will be using the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Act 2020 to gain consent for the construction of a new Dunedin Hospital. Director Mike Barns of the programme says that the team, confident that consent under the Resource Management Act would...

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Fire season changes to be made for Central Otago

Fire season changes to be made for Central Otago

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be declaring and updating fire seasons for Central Otago. From Friday, October 2nd within the areas of Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Nasby, Ranfurly, Kurow, Otematata, Omarama and Middlemarch. The restricted fire season will mean that any open-air fires will now need a...

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Otago Museum: Dinosaur REvolution opens up early!

Otago Museum: Dinosaur REvolution opens up early!

You heard it first, Otago Museum’s biggest exhibition of 2020 is opening on Saturday, September 26th — a week early! Shanaya Allan, Otago Museum’s Exhibition and Creative Services Officer who is managing the project says the reason for the unusual early opening is due to the impact of COVID-19. “Usually...

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Missing fisherman’s body found at Lake Wakatipu

Missing fisherman’s body found at Lake Wakatipu

The man, Martin Suttie, who went fishing in the afternoon at Lake Wakatipu near Benmore Place, was reported missing by their friend who was fishing a short distance from him on Sunday, 12th July. On Wednesday, the searches for Suttie happened without success; Navy personnel arrived in the area, and...

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Police start search and rescue after overdue fisherman goes missing

Police start search and rescue after overdue fisherman goes missing

Around 3.20 pm, Queenstown police were alerted to an overdue fisherman in Glenorchy, Southland. The person who went fishing in the afternoon in Lake Wakatipu near Benmore Place was reported missing by their friend who was fishing a short distance from them. The person was reported to have been fishing...

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