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Hairdresser a cut above the rest

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:47
February 24, 2017

A Dunedin hairdresser aiming to reach a world record for the most consecutive amount of haircuts in a 24 hour period didn't quite make the cut.

News: Dunedin
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Rainbow Dunedin sets a trend for others to follow

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:46
February 24, 2017

Otago Polytechnic has gone stripey for a good cause this week.

The school is the first institute of Technology and Polytechnic in New Zealand to gain Rainbow Tick certification.

News: Dunedin
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Special memories at final O-Week for OUSA events manager

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:31
February 24, 2017

For one man, Orientation 2017 holds a special significance, as it's OUSA events manager Dan Hendra's last year on the job.

Before he moves on from the role, he took some time to reminisce about his favourite O-Week memories.

News: Dunedin
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Bishop denies financial difficulties

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:07
February 24, 2017

The head of Dunedin's St Paul's Anglican Church, the Bishop of Dunedin, Kelvin Wright, has today denied suggestions the church is in financial difficulties and troubled.

Bishop Wright moved to scotch any suggestion the church's 98 year old cathedral in the Octagon might be put up for sale.

News: Dunedin
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Pacific health students celebrated at University of Otago

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:17
February 23, 2017

It was with a mixture of colour and academic pride that pasifika health science students were welcomed to a new year of studies yesterday.

Special guests spoke about their challenges and successes growing up, and a gift was presented to acknowledge management at the University of Otago Pacific Islands Centre.

News: Dunedin
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SS Steve Irwin returns from Antarctic mission

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:23
February 23, 2017

A ship returning from the Antarctic on a mission to eradicate whaling has docked at the Dunedin wharf.

The SS Steve Irwin is one of two Sea Shepherd vessels patrolling the Southern Ocean for Japanese whale poachers. One of the first things the crew did after landing on terra firma was tuck into some local produce.

News: Dunedin
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Annual Toga Party a success

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:52
February 22, 2017

Toga-clad University of Otago students filled Fosyth Barr Stadium last night as part of orientation week festivities.

The crowd were adorned in their finest bedsheets, with a few taking more liberties with costuming than others.

For some it was all about being best dressed, while others were making the effort to stay upright and hydrated in the crowd.

News: Dunedin
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Assaults on Dunedin students spark concern

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:39
February 22, 2017

Dunedin Police are investigating four separate assaults in the North Dunedin area last weekend.

Police say the assaults took place in early hours of Sunday February 19th. Two took place on Hyde Street, one on Dundas Street and the other on Castle Street. Two of the victims were taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin Mayor meets Mondelez

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:38
February 22, 2017

E tū was forced to withdraw from today’s Mayoral forum on the proposed closure of Dunedin’s Cadbury factory, citing legal concerns.

This afternoon’s meeting, called by Dunedin’s Mayor Dave Cull, was attended by key local business organisations, Dunedin MPs, and social welfare officials, as well as three Mondelez representatives.

News: Dunedin
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Tapestry panels destined for Toitu Settlers Museum

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:55
February 22, 2017

The ancient art of tapestry is looming large over Dunedin.

A group of needleworkers are bringing stitching back. They're meeting at Toitu Settlers Museum to put the finishing touches on panels which will eventually end up in a permanent collection.

News: Dunedin
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Man in custody after Taieri Mouth machete attack

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:36
February 21, 2017

Emergency services were called to Taieri Mouth just after midday today.

A man is in police custody after an alleged machete attack where another man's hand was injured. One man was taken to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries. It is believed his hand was almost severed in the attack.

News: Dunedin
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Sports Day at O-Week

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:49
February 21, 2017

It was fun, games, and a bit of friendly rivalry at University Sports Day at Logan Park today as Orientation Week continues.

Colleges across Dunedin came together for rugby, volleyball and a spot of sunshine as they vied for a place in the winner's circle.

News: Dunedin
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Living wage to increase from July

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:29
February 21, 2017

The living wage is set to increase from July this year.

Many employers pay their staff at the current living wage of $19.80. However, their employees will soon be paid more than twenty dollars an hour.

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Machete attack in Taieri Mouth

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:55
February 21, 2017

Emergency services were called to Taieri Mouth just after midday today.

A man is in police custody after a machete attack where another man's hand was injured.

One man was taken to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries. It is believed his hand was almost severed in the attack.

News: Dunedin
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Busking festival all go for South Dunedin on Saturday

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:48
February 21, 2017

Entries are now closed for the inaugural South Dunedin Busking Festival this weekend.

Organisers are very pleased with the strong and positive response to the idea, with up to 8 stages along South Dunedin's main street. From 10am this Saturday 32 entertainers will try to win the hearts and minds of the public and some performers will be competing for prize money.

News: Dunedin
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Carisbrook school sets a healthy example

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:12
February 21, 2017

A local school is taking a fresh approach to healthy living.

The school is introducing a raft of new initiatives to ensure pupils get the most out of their school day. They've even started a parliamentary petition to help the environment.

News: Dunedin
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Freshers converge on tent city for O week

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:09
February 20, 2017

A diverse crowd was representing the changing face of Otago University as O-Week festivities kicked off today.

Students, sports clubs, stallholders and professors all mingled at the biggest on-campus week of the year.

News: Dunedin
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Pipers entertain locals and tourists

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:16
February 20, 2017

The Octagon rang out with the sound of bagpipes over the weekend for an event that's been run for the last 20 years.

Eight pipe bands were performing in the annual contest, giving locals and tourists a taste of the well known wind instrument

News: Dunedin
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Labour leader addresses E Tu union outside Cadbury

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:15
February 20, 2017

Labour Leader Andrew Little made an appearance outside Cadbury today to speak with E Tu union members.

He was addressing questions about the future of the site and what Labour would do to improve the lives of the 362 workers if the proposed closure of the factory goes ahead next year.

News: Dunedin
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