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E Scooters rolling into Dunedin

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:50
November 20, 2018

Since Lime e-scooters launched in Auckland and Christchurch last month, more than three hundred thousand individual trips have been taken on the service.

And the phenomenon is set to expand into Dunedin and Wellington before the end of the year.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin drivers show solidarity for locked out Hamilton staff

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:45
November 20, 2018

A handful of dedicated Dunedin bus drivers and union members have held a protest in solidarity with their colleagues in the North Island..

Go Bus employees in Hamilton have been locked out by the company after they asked for the living wage, with their southern counterparts going out in sympathy.

News: Dunedin
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Wild weather brings floods and snow to the south

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:41
November 20, 2018

The Dunedin City Council is asking residents in the city to avoid using showers, dishwashers and washing machines to ease pressure on the city's wastewater network, as the predicted deluge takes hold.

City services general manager Sandy Graham says the Emergency Management bunker has been activated, but an emergency hasn't yet been declared.

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Dodge ball one of the fun sports at schools tournament

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:08
November 20, 2018

The end of school isn't far away and for many junior secondary school pupils, classes have got out early - at least for this week.

A junior sports tournament week is taking place in Dunedin and as it rolls in at this time of year, it's not too serious.

News: Dunedin
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Heavy rain, hail, snow and lightning strikes across the south

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:10
November 19, 2018

MetService says surface flooding and slips are possible in Dunedin and eastern Otago after upgrading its severe weather watch for heavy rain to a warning.

As snow hits part of Central Otago and Queenstown, MetService says a wet onshore flow is expected to bring significant rainfall to eastern Otago.

News: Dunedin
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Broadcaster Neil Collins passes away following illness

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:09
November 19, 2018

Dunedin broadcaster and city councillor Neil Collins has died after an illness.

Mr Collins began his radio career as a seventeen year-old volunteer at 4XD in the late nineteen fifties and served as a councillor for twenty three years.

News: Dunedin
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Global Insight - Prof Robert Patman on Migrant Caravan

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:56
November 16, 2018

International relations specialist Professor Robert Patman is warning the Migrant Caravan travelling through Mexico is producing significant tension in the United States.

Thousands of people fleeing violence and poverty in Central American nations are moving en masse in search of a better life in the US.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin bus hub gets delayed again

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:10
November 16, 2018

The Otago Regional Council says the opening of Dunedin's bus hub has been delayed again, so nearby retailers can enjoy a longer Christmas shopping period.

Businesses in the street have mixed opinions on the break in work, but are united in their frustration at the council.

News: Dunedin
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WW1 legacy still felt today

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:48
November 15, 2018

Thanks for staying with us.This month marks a hundred years since the guns fell silent on the battlefields of World War One.

The signing of the armistice put an end to four years of fighting, although the legacy of the war is still being felt today.

News: Dunedin
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Rural life celebrated in on-farm cattle show

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:41
November 15, 2018

South Otago A&P Society is taking a different approach to their cattle section this year.

Prompting a southern dairy farm to hold its own open day recently as larger events are on hold due to Mycoplasma bovis.

News: Dunedin
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Kittens look for temporary foster homes

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:30
November 15, 2018

A first-time animal fosterer is thrilled to be opening up her home to a family of felines.

Dunedin woman Jess Cripps is encouraging more people to take the step as the SPCA prepares for kitten season.

News: Dunedin
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Teachers around the region make their voices heard

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:23
November 15, 2018

Dunedin primary and intermediate teachers and principals have held a five-minute silence in the Octagon as part of their strike action.

Around six hundred teachers and principals met at the Regent Theatre this morning to discuss the Ministry of Education's latest pay offer.

News: Dunedin
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WW1 returned soldiers faced numerous challenges

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:12
November 14, 2018

This month marks a hundred years since the guns fell silent on the battlefields of World War One.

The signing of the armistice put an end to four years of fighting, although the legacy of the war is still being felt today.

News: Dunedin
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Surf life savers update their skills at Warrington Beach

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:08
November 14, 2018

Dunedin surf life savers have been honing their skills ahead of summer at the beach.

The refresher day has been held at Warrington in preparation for beach patrols starting this weekend.

News: Dunedin
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Chocolate factory up an running, thanks to crowd funding

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:02
November 14, 2018

There's sweet news for the largest crowd-funding campaign in New Zealand's history.

It's been a year since it took less than two days for Dunedin's OCHO chocolate to raise $2 million dollars through crowdfunding platform PledgeMe.

Today the dream became a reality.

News: Dunedin
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