Ann and Vernon Eade were involved in a serious crash on State Highway 1, north of Cheviot, in Canterbury on Sunday. Vernon Eade did not survive. A man who allegedly caused a fatal crash on a Canterbury highway was driving to the airport to take his daughter to Germany for life-saving surgery. Cheviot local Vernon Leslie Eade, 78, also known as Les, was killed in the crash. Cheviot Fire Brigade chief Grant Burnett, who attended the crash, said members of the brigade knew the couple.
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As the Ferg empire expands, Jo McKenzie-McLean looks at where the world-famous Fergburger all began – and what the fuss is all about. Queenstown’s world-famous Fergburger has hit the headlines again for opening a bar in the middle of an economic bloodbath in the resort town. The world-famous Fergburger is now flanked by off-shoot Ferg businesses, with the opening of Ferg’s Bar last week. Jo McKenzie-McLean/Stuff Ferg's Bar is the newest addition to the Ferg precinct in Queenstown, alongside the world-famous burger eatery, bakery and ice-cream shop. READ MORE:* Queenstown's new bar Ferg's Bar flooded with applications* 'Tsunami' of unemployment on the way warns Queenstown tourism operator* Coronavirus: Fergburger to open for orders on FridaySupplied Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult officially opens Ferg's Bar in Queenstown on Friday.
That's exactly what he's done with Tinakori Bistro, which begins its next chapter this week as Daisy's. Supplied Asher Boote is the current owner of Tinakori Bistro, which he is rebranding to Daisy's. The problem with Tinakori Bistro was its long history and reputation had at times worked against it. "Changing the name [to Daisy's] gives us a chance to, ironically, make Tinakori Bistro more of a bistro." In 1989, it was taken over by John Lawrence and Chris Green, who turned it into Tinakori Bistro.
This neuters the ability of politicians to debate differing scientific viewpoints. This is important, because what’s often forgotten when “following the science” is that not all scientists appear to speak with one voice. This is a painful issue for the politicians and media who shape public debate. Much-derided Sweden followed a scientific approach. It’s no lockdown, herd immunity strategy was advocated by Anders Tegnell, who, as the country’s chief epidemiologist, is arguably more expert in the area of infectious diseases than Dr Bloomfield.
Despite that house prices in many centres dropped during June. In June Auckland prices fell 0.3 per cent, Hamilton prices were down 0.2 per cent, Wellington prices were down 0.5 per cent, and Dunedin prices were down 0.9 per cent. In Dunedin the average house value at the end of June was 18.9 per cent higher than this time last year, and in Wellington, the average house value was 10.4 per cent higher. Because of uncertainty that caused, QV remained cautious about what the rest of the year held for house prices. Returning New Zealanders keen to get themselves back to a country free of Covid-19 would provide support for house prices, he said.
Photo: RNZDunedin is the Southern District Health Board’s first choice should managed Covid-19 isolation facilities be set up in the South. Invercargill’s mayor, deputy mayor, council and Great South declined or were unavailable for comment last night. Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins said it was no surprise Dunedin Hospital was the board’s first choice. Mr Hawkins said he had been assured Dr Woods would make no decision about a role for Dunedin in managed isolation until she had visited the city. Managers of Dunedin hotels said last night they were yet to be approached by the Government about being used as isolation facilities.
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A floating dummy tethered to a fence next to the floodwaters on Aubrey Rd amused drivers and passers-by during the rain on Monday. Work has begun on finding a solution to stormwater flooding that occurs regularly on one of Wanaka’s main arterial routes. Queenstown Lakes Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod said contractors would be digging out 3-4m of the existing soak pit at the entrance to Northlake in Aubrey Rd this week. If we find good gravel, then we are away.’’Contractors pump out the last of the floodwaters on Aubrey Rd, Wanaka. Mr McNatty said the floating dummy was now on dry land and whoever owned it was welcome to collect it.
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDScott Technology has had to let go of 20% of its global workforce, including 15 jobs in Dunedin, as a result of Covid-19 impacts. It had gone through a restructure that cut about 150 jobs from the business as it moved to a recovery phase, chief executive John Kippenberger said. "Essentially, it did cover a number of areas from right throughout the supply chain of Scott in New Zealand." Scott announced progress on a number of projects around the world and a "growing list of inquiries" for its automation and robotic solutions. Scott had recommenced a project to get a large appliance automation line ready at Bosch in China.
Nick SargentTwo-thirds of responses so far to a survey on changes to Dunedin’s central city one-way system want it to remain as it is. Joint client lead, and city council transport strategy manager Nick Sargent said only about a third of the 290 responses so far were in favour of doing away with the one-way system and moving to a two-way system. The options were keeping the two one-way state highways through the central city or turning the southbound Castle St one-way state highway into a 50kmh two-way highway and the Cumberland St one-way state highway into a two-way 30kmh local road with cycle lanes. A decision on Dunedin’s streets would need to be made in early 2021 to help the hospital rebuild, Mr Sargent said. "Ultimately, the Waka Kotahi [NZ Transport Agency] board will decide what will happen to the state highway network and will also decide how to invest in the transport networks with its partner organisations," he said.
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDSouthland/Otago contract milkers Samuel and Karen Bennett placed third in the Share Farmer category at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday night. The dairy award announcements were made online after the traditional gala event was cancelled because of Covid-19. Nick and Rosemarie, 33 and 27 respectively, are 50/50 sharemilkers on Barry and Carol McNeil’s 150ha, 440-cow Woodville property. Runners-up were Waikato sharemilkers Aidan and Sarah Stevenson. Daisy Higgs, from Waikato, placed third.
Todd Muller made a bold prediction yesterday on his first visit to Dunedin as National leader. Mr Muller said he was confident his party would winthe newly formed Taieri electorate, which takes in the former Dunedin South electorate. Labour’s Taieri candidate, Ingrid Leary, moved to Dunedin late last year. National Taieri candidate Liam Kernaghan (left) and Dunedin National list MP Michael Woodhouse (right) flank National leader Todd Muller during his visit to Dunedin yesterday. Mr Muller would not be drawn into the toilet seat debate surrounding National's Michael Woodhouse.
PHOTO: ODT FILESA Dunedin student trying to scratch his eyeballs out has prompted a warning from police about drug use. Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin, said police were called to help St John at a party in Castle St about 11pm on Monday. A 19-year-old student had taken MDMA and was "trying to scratch his eyeballs out", he said. "It is likely there will be a continued reduction in supply of MDMA to New Zealand. However, it is unlikely the effects of this reduced supply will be as significant as that of methamphetamine," the report read.
Tony Stewart is enjoying life in the Southern Lakes district. PHOTO: SUPPLIEDTony Stewart, the former owner of one of Auckland’s top restaurants, has given up the bright lights for the southern mountains. Combined, those traits led Stewart to the top of Auckland’s fine dining scene — his restaurant Clooney had three hats (similar to the Michelin star system). Stewart’s Clooney restaurant in Auckland, which closed last year. PHOTO: REBECCA ZEPHYRE-THOMASLast year, he closed the doors on Clooney after 12 years and began looking for a new start.
Photo: ODT filesThe man who stabbed a beloved miniature horse to death in a frenzied attack will appeal his sentence. Ms Mayhem-Bullock had not been informed of Ozanne’s appeal when contacted by the Otago Daily Times. Sometime after 9.30pm, the court heard, Ozanne entered a paddock by Pitt St where Star was tethered for the night. The horse was taken to Invermay for emergency treatment but succumbed to the extensive wounds a couple of days later. His appeal will be heard in the High Court at Dunedin in November.
An Invercargill conservationist wants vehicles banned from key Catlins beaches. Dunedin had a bylaw preventing non-emergency-vehicle access to its beaches, and she did not understand why the Catlins should not also have one. "Allowing vehicles on beaches for recreational purposes causes the destruction of dune vegetation, disturbance of wildlife, alien species being introduced, erosion, litter and the exploitation of marine animals." Council chief executive Steve Hill said Clutha did not have a bylaw banning vehicle access to beaches. Controlling vehicular use of beaches would require council to undertake a consultation and bylaw process."