35 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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4 hours ago

Discover a new wine at New World

New World Timaru

"Kia ora – Angela Boulton from New World Timaru here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?

My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is the Starborough Sauvignon Blanc. I have worked at New World for 18 years, and I’ve been Liquor Manager for 12 years. I’ve seen and tasted some incredible award-winning wines, and this year is by far my favourite. This Sauvignon Blanc is so fruity on the palate, with flavours of lime and feijoa. It’s a perfect match with cheese and fruit platters for the upcoming summer months.”

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15 hours ago

Feedback Friday

NumberWorks'nWords Dunedin

Feedback from our parents and grandparents is so appreciated.

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6 days ago

Dunedin's 35-year-old, hitch-hiking, Green Party mayor

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Aaron Hawkins is 35 years old, a Green Party member, vegetarian, cannot drive and often hitch-hikes to work.

He's also now Dunedin's mayor.

Hawkins, a two-term city councillor, secured the seat from a field of 14 hopefuls, taking the reins from Dave Cull who did not seek re-election. Dunedin was one of 11 councils using a Single Transferable Vote (STV) system, which requires voters to rank their preferred candidates.

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