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A former Taieri stallion is doing his bit for the future of racing

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:27
July 20, 2018

North Taieri sire Raise The Flag is doing as his name suggests across the Tasman.

The White Robe sire is flying the flag for southern-bred stock, and is set to complete a remarkable achievement on the Australian sires' table.

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Works begins on Dunedin's new bus hub

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:22
July 20, 2018

Motorists will be spared delays with the construction of Dunedin's new bus hub.

The construction of the 4 million dollar project will largely take place outside business hours, to cause as little disruption as possible.

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$820 Million from the Government for Dunedin's waterfront

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:38
July 19, 2018

The multi-million dollar development of Dunedin's waterfront has come closer to being a reality today.

The Government's announced an eight hundred and twenty thousand dollar cash injection for the project from the Government's Provincial Growth Fund, with a further sixty thousand going to the development of Otago's Economic Development Strategy.

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Smoke sparks call-out to coffee roastery

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:37
July 19, 2018

Smoke at a coffee roastery in Dunedin resulted in a fire call out this morning.

Luckily, by the time the fire had extinguished itself by the time emergency services with two fire appliances arrived.

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Students sharing the milk of human kindness in Dunedin

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:15
July 18, 2018

Dunedin students were treated to a special delivery from a group of young volunteers today.

As part of a wider programme to integrate refugees into the community, the youngsters were taught about kindness.

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Visiting professor shares revolutionary ideas on food processing

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:38
July 18, 2018

Dunedin-based food processing company Harraways and Sons has gifted a hundred thousand dollars to bring food science experts to New Zealand.

The first of those visitors is Proferssor Marc Hendrickxs from Leuven in Belgium.

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17-year-old pupil putting the foot down on rally career

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:31
July 18, 2018

A young Dunedin co-driver has been given the chance of a lifetime thanks to Rally New Zealand.

Otago Girl's High School student Nikita Gibson has been selected for this year's Co-driver Academy, as she looks to cement a permanent ride in the New Zealand Rally Championship.

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Highlanders prepared to face off Waratahs in Sydney

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:28
July 17, 2018

The Highlanders are hoping for a better showing in Sydney this weekend as they prepare to take on the Waratahs in week one of the Super rugby play-offs.

It's the fifth season in a row the Highlanders have made the play-offs, with this week's clash shaping up to be a high-scoring encounter...

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New air quality monitor installed on Albany Street

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:19
July 17, 2018

Dunedin's environment might be set to get a little cleaner after the addition of a new air quality monitor on Albany Street.

And it could be the start of a network of similar machines across the region.

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Police investigate serious crash

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:16
July 17, 2018

A senior fire officer is praising members of the public who rallied to help at the scene of a fatal Dunedin crash yesterday, before emergency services arrived.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Senior Station Officer Mark Leonard says several members of the public had provided assistance, including initial first aid for the person in the vehicle.

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Damn: Kendrick Lamar has landed in Dunedin

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:01
July 17, 2018

American Pulitzer Prize winning musician Kendrick Lamar continues his Australasian tour at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.

Promoters estimate around 16 thousand tickets have been sold for the event, and the atmosphere in the town has been building throughout the day.

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Rubbish challenge hopes to change people's mindest

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:10
July 16, 2018

Picking up rubbish could get win you a prize, thanks to the efforts of a student at the Otago Polytechnic.

The Click n' Pick Challenge encourages Dunedin people to pick up at least one piece of rubbish a day for twelve days, to go into the draw to win an original painting.

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Climate change impact on marine snails demonstrated

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:07
July 16, 2018

The International Science Festival continues this week in Dunedin.

Members of the public were recently given the chance to see a live demonstration of the possible effects of climate change.

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Man takes his goat for a ride

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:04
July 16, 2018

A goat in a coat, afloat in a boat; no joke.
It reads like a Dr Seuss fantasy but for residents at the seaside village of Purakaunui, 30 minutes north of Dunedin, this is part of daily life.

Purakaunui resident Dan, who declined to give his last name is known locally as Dan the goat man, after he adopted a young goat nine years ago as a pet.

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Amanaki Lelei Mafi and Team Director Tony Thorp exit Dunedin courthouse

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:43
July 16, 2018

Picking up rubbish could get win you a prize, thanks to the efforts of a student at the Otago Polytechnic.

The Click n' Pick Challenge encourages Dunedin people to pick up at least one piece of rubbish a day for twelve days, to go into the draw to win an original painting.

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Work to join Dunedin and Port Chalmers cycle-ways begins

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:29
July 16, 2018

Work has begun on a seven million dollar connection that will eventually link the city and Port Chalmers.

One part of the project which has raised questions from the public is a shared cycleway and walking bridge across the water of Leith.

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