67 days ago

Port boss gets six-figure salary increase

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Hi neighbours, do you think a $100,000 pay rise is fair for Port Otago's boss? That equates to about a 16% rise.

A combined unions spokesman says it's a "kick in the guts" for port workers fighting for better pay and conditions.

The pay increase for the port's chief executive was confirmed in its 2019 annual report, which showed his annual salary is now between $610,000 and $620,000.

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8 minutes ago

Poll: Have you failed a driving test?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Forgetting to give way is the most common reason for Kiwis failing their driving tests, accounting for one quarter of all immediate failures handed down.

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1 hour ago

Otago power consumers face $500 price hike over three years

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Otago power consumers could potentially pay their lines company up to $500 over three years, as it embarks on a $400 million investment programme.

Aurora delivers electricity to 90,000 customers in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes and is asking the public to comment on a draft proposal detailing their future investment.

2 hours ago

Do you read with your child?

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

It can have positive long term effects, including:⠀
-Supported cognitive development. ⠀
-Improved language skills.⠀
-Prepared for academic success. ⠀
-A special bond with your child. ⠀
-Increased concentration and discipline. ⠀
-Improved imagination and creativity.⠀