25 days ago

Dunedin's dramatic rethink for one-way highway system

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Dunedin one-way roading system may be changed to accommodate the city’s new hospital and an upgrade of the CBD.

The plan proposes changing the city’s current one-way southbound route into a two-way route with minimal parking, and turning the current northbound route into a two-way local road, with the main cycleway moved to the local road outside the hospital.

An alternative route along the harbour – bypassing the city centre – could be improved to help ease congestion. The route would effectively avoid the new hospital during and after its construction.

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11 hours ago

New Labour candidate takes new electorate of Taieri

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

To win the Taieri seat, Labour's Ingrid Leary and her team attended 134 street corner meetings, knocked on 4150 doors, phoned 11,000 voters and delivered 50,000 brochures.

Leary said she was ready to start work for the electorate, and be part of a strong southern team in Parliament.

Leary relocated from Waiheke Island to Dunedin last year, where she previously went to law school.

She has an impressive CV, including an award-winning career in broadcasting, and a more recent role as the director of the British Council.

Leary said her whole career had been about “creating a space for voices who don't get heard”.

11 hours ago

Double celebration for new Labour list MP

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Rachel Brooking​ is celebrating her birthday with a new career.

The Dunedin lawyer, who turned 45 on Sunday, has made it into Parliament as a Labour list MP on the back of the party’s strong election results.

At number 46 on the list, Brooking is now packing her bag and making her way to Wellington, so any birthday celebrations will have to wait.

Brooking said she has had a life-long interest in politics and was one of the people appointed by Cabinet to review the Resource Management Act. She is interested in environment law and hoped to help the Government implement its policies, particularly those surrounding the environment.

14 hours ago

With better grades comes higher self-esteem

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With better grades comes higher self-esteem. Tutoring helps increase your child’s motivation and attitude so they are able to reach their full academic potential.