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Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

Law to stop foreigners buying homes

Legislation to ban foreigners from buying existing homes will be introduced tomorrow - although some non-residents and citizens will be allowed to …

Thousands of jobs over next decade

A construction boom at the University of Otago’s campuses is set to create more than 1000 jobs this year alone, the institution says.<p>The tertiary …

Employment

Fall blamed on "spontaneous failure" of glass

An investigation into a balcony fall in August which left a young woman seriously injured says the incident could have been the result of a …

Auckland

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Employment

Makeshift camp in the clear

Several investigations have failed to find fault with a makeshift campsite at the southern end of Lake Hayes.<p>A complaint to the Queenstown Lakes …

Administrative Law

Exemplar in a maelstrom

<b></b> <b>The world in 2016 is the sort of place you wouldn't take your mother, a planet riddled with violence and with idiots clearly in the ascendant. But</b> …

Science

Borrowers may not see OCR cuts

The Reserve Bank has the scope to cut the interest-driving official cash rate (OCR) further, but it is unclear if those cuts will be passed on to …

Australian, US interest rate moves anticipated

Low interest rates remain a focus around the world but, this week, attention will move away from New Zealand towards decisions being made in …

Interest Rates

Sharp rise in housing consents forecast

A rapid lift in house prices nationally and Auckland's massive under-supply will drive home building consents to record levels by 2018, Infometrics …

Auckland

Buying off plan sidesteps LVR rule

The Reserve Bank's decision to impose a 40% deposit on housing investors across the country should stimulate interest in buying new houses "off the …

Investing

Reserve Bank presages cut

The country's official cash rate (OCR) could well be below 2% by the end of the year, as the Reserve Bank has reaffirmed meeting its inflation target …

Inflation

'Cool' city push to attract business

The agency tasked with advancing Dunedin is hoping to build on the city's budding reputation as a "cool'' place to be with a fresh push to attract …

Reputation Management

Call for Govt role in South Dunedin

Dunedin's leaders have called for the Government to join the conversation about South Dunedin's future.read more

Government

Shiel Hill project consent irks residents

Neighbours of a proposed retirement complex on the site of the Shiel Hill Tavern feel "railroaded'' by the Dunedin City Council's decision to grant …

City Politics

Home owners to become minority

The great Australian dream of owning a home is becoming more of a fantasy, with fewer than half of adults expected to become a home owner in the next …

Home Ownership

Housing investors in the firing line

<b>Comment</b>Labour's contentious "housing map'' released last week may not have captured the public attention it deserved, but it keeps the housing debate …

Investing

Investors lift Otago property

Record prices continue to dominate monthly housing data, with Central Otago Lakes' $730,000 median price and Otago's $295,000 among the top five …

Investing

Inflation lower than expected

Second-quarter and annual inflation rates have come in slightly softer than expected, both at 0.4%, underlining the likelihood of the Reserve Bank …

Inflation

Dave Cull loves Labour's promise for South Dunedin

Pat Brittenden and David Loughrey talk about Labour's promise of meaningful urban renewal for South Dunedin and Mayor Dave Cull's reaction to the …

Urban Development

Otago new darling of property investors

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Investing

40% annual increase in Central’s house prices

The Central Otago Lakes region has posted a 40% annual increase in house prices, underpinned by a gain of almost 20% in Queenstown, up to …

New Zealand

Queenstown, Central Otago lead steady growth

Median house price increases across Otago's townships and Dunedin's suburbs may have eased into single figures for the first quarter of 2016, but …

New Zealand

Big southern welcome wanted

Dunedin's mayor is calling on residents to roll out the welcome mat for the All Blacks and Wales when they arrive for their test match next week.read …

New Zealand All Blacks

National median house price over $500k

New Zealand's national house price reached a record high in May, above $500,000 for the first time, as five regions including Central Otago Lakes hit …

New Zealand

51% of consents processed within 20 days

LIittle more than half of building consents have been completed within the 20-day statutory timeframe this year, a report tabled at yesterday's …

City Politics

OCR signals off target, BNZ says

Whatever the Reserve Bank does tomorrow regarding official interest rates, it will be wrong, according to senior BNZ economist Stephen Toplis.read …

Interest Rates

More staff for building services

The Dunedin City Council's beleaguered building services department plans to hire further staff to cope with ongoing delays to consent processing and …

City Politics

Challenging the procedure

<b>The big issue for the Queenstown Lakes District Council this year has been ‘‘affordable'' housing - or, more correctly, the lack of it. Otago Daily</b> …

New Zealand

House price rise pleases many

The impression given by the media there is near universal hand-wringing regarding high and fast rising house prices is not accurate, BNZ chief …

Economics