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Film icon. Book zerois in on issues of family abuse for immigrants

Domestic violence is a common occurrence in New Zealand and unfortunately much of it goes unnoticed. Ethnic women's support group 'Shakti' released a book today zeroing in on the issues of family abuse for immigrants in New Zealand. And while the group receives more than 600 calls a month relating to some type of violence, members say many incidents go unreported. ›see story

Page icon Health sector controversial in coming election

Political parties are staking their claims on the health high ground, as the September elections approach. Health Minister Tony Ryall says in the last five years, more than 1700 extra Southern District Health Board patients have received orthopaedic surgery. He says across New Zealand health boards have delivered 23,000 orthopaedic surgeries. ›read more

Page icon Reserve Bank increases official cash rate

The Reserve Bank this morning increased the official cash rate, as expected, by 25 points to 3%. Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says inflationary pressures are becoming apparent in the economy, especially in construction and other non-tradable sectors. As well, he says the bank does not believe the high exchange rate is sustainable. ›read more

Page icon Auckland Mayor joins lobby for changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has welcomed support from his Auckland counterpart, as southern councils lobby for changes to earthquake-prone buildings legislation. Auckland Mayor Len Brown has added his voice to the concerns, adding his name to a letter to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee considering the issue. ›read more

Page icon Visitor arrivals down in March

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in March were down 6% compared with the same month last year. But the drop of more than 253,000 has been explained by the later timing of Easter, and later school holidays in key countries. Statistics New Zealand says school holidays in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and some Australian states coincide with Easter. ›read more

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium gets the once over

Forsyth Barr Stadium got the once over this afternoon ahead of the city's first rugby league international in almost a century. The Kiwis will play England at the stadium on the 8th of November as part of the Four Nations tournament. And with the winner of the match likely qualifying for the final, organisers are expecting the city to truly embrace the 13 man game. ›see story

Page icon Easter road toll ends with four deaths

The Easter road toll has ended with four deaths despite Police targeting speed and alcohol over the long weekend. The weekend got off to a bad start, with three deaths within the first 12 hours of the holiday period. Another death was recorded yesterday morning following a crash in Waitemata. There were no reported fatalities in the Otago region. ›read more

Page icon News cars on the horizon for New Zealand

A new Nielsen Media Research study shows 52% of New Zealand online consumers plan to buy a new or used car in the next two years. By far the most -42%- plan to buy a used vehicle, while 10% plan to buy new. The company says New Zealanders' appetite for used cars is stronger than Europe where 28% plan to a buy used car, and Australia, at 24%. ›read more

Page icon Labour releases tax policies

Labour says it will introduce a capital gains tax if elected to government in September. The tax would be part of a manufacturing policy the party says will get investment into productive businesses rather than the housing sector. The policy, released today, would also introduce research and development tax credits. ›read more

Film icon. Nightly interview: Dee Vickers

Dunedin North and Dunedin South registrar of electors Dee Vickers is gearing up for another election year. The woman behind the nuts and bolts of the voting process in the city is here to tell us what that will involve. ›see story

Page icon Speed and alcohol targeted over Easter weekend

Police plan to again target speed and alcohol on New Zealand roads on an Easter weekend where bad weather is expected to play a part. Since 1956 more than 560 people have been killed and 14,600 injured in Easter road crashes. The only year that nobody died was 2012. ›read more

Page icon Tobacco behind consumer price index rise

A jump in tobacco prices was the main driver of a 0.3% consumer price index rise in the March quarter. Cigarette and tobacco prices rose 10.2%, following an 11.3% rise in excise duty in January. Statistics New Zealand says without cigarettes and tobacco the CPI showed no change in the quarter. ›read more

Page icon Tobacco behind consumer price index rise

A jump in tobacco prices was the main driver of a 0.3% consumer price index rise in the March quarter. Cigarette and tobacco prices rose 10.2%, following an 11.3% rise in excise duty in January. Statistics New Zealand says without cigarettes and tobacco the CPI showed no change in the quarter. ›read more

Film icon. Leaders are already lobbying for votes in Dunedin

The elections are still more than five months away, but leaders are already lobbying for votes in Dunedin. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters got his chance to speak to the Dunedin public over the weekend as he tries to stay above the 5% threshold needed for a seat in parliament. ›see story

Page icon Local farm sales up from last year

Some buyer resistance to prices is emerging in the Otago rural real estate market, despite solid localised activity for sheep and beef farms. That came through in the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's rural report for the three months to March. Nationwide there were 1,842 farms sold in the year to March, 28.5% more than the year before. ›read more

Page icon Otago cricketer named in New Zealand test squad

Otago cricketer Mark Craig is one of two new faces named in the New Zealand test squad to face the West Indies next month. Twenty-seven year old Craig was named after a stand-out Plunket Shield performance, taking 22 wickets for Otago. Head coach Mark Hesson said Craig, who is a right arm off-spinner, will be valuable against the West Indies left-handed heavy top order batting line-up. ›read more

Film icon. David Cunliffe delivers key piece of health policy

Labour leader David Cunliffe delivered a key piece of the party's health policy on the steps of the Dunedin Municipal Chambers today. He visited the city that is hosting three political leaders this week, as national elections draw near. His plan to extend a national bowel cancer screening programme will cost $14 million, but how it will be paid for is information still to come. ›see story

Film icon. Royal fever reaches high over weekend

It may have been cold in the city over the weekend but Royal fever was at an all time high, as thousands of people turned out to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had a brief but busy itinerary in the city. ›see story