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Walker walkover

20 hours 11 min ago
September 24, 2017

National’s Hamish Walker was a clear winner in the Clutha-Southland electorate on Saturday night.
Walker held the seat with an election-night majority of 130005 votes.

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Dunedin trials smart new parking signs

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:59
September 22, 2017

Four new smart parking signs are being trialed in Dunedin as from today.

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Blue foods to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:33
September 22, 2017

Prostate Cancer kills over 600 New Zealand men every year.
Every day in New Zealand, eight men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer – one person every three hours

For the past seven years the PlaceMakers chain has supported the Blue September awareness campaign, with staff dressing up, and selling blue foods...

News: Dunedin
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Volunteers beautify Dunedin walkway

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:56
September 22, 2017

Yesterday a group of enthusiastic staff from Bunnings Warehouse as well as other volunteers helped make a Dunedin walkway more beautiful.

News: Dunedin
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Otago study finds solving obesity epidemic can start at home

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:50
September 21, 2017

A new University of Otago study has found setting family rules which limit screentime, and food choices, can help in the war on childhood obesity.

Lead researcher Dr Tasileta Teevale believes paediatric obesity is a health priority for New Zealand as it has one of the world’s highest rates, particularly for Pacific New Zealanders.

News: Dunedin
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NZ Transport Agency celebrates car free day

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:46
September 21, 2017

Tomorrow is World Car Free Day; to celebrate the Dunedin City Council, New Zealand Transport Agency and Otago Regional Council are providing free busses in Dunedin.

This initiative is being funded by the Regional Council with assistance from the New Zealand Transport Agency.

All busses across the Dunedin network are free all day.

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Wifi whales swim into Dunedin

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:45
September 21, 2017

A new interactive exhibition using wifi-enabled umbrellas has popped up in Dunedin.

The project is the latest from the Dunedin Urban Dream Brokerage.

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Mind over matter to mend broken pathways

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:07
September 21, 2017

The Lightening Institute is UK-based organisation founded by Phil Parker, who developed his experiences into a philosophy for success.

At 21 Parker was an osteopath, and keen guitar player, before severing nerves, veins and tendons in his left hand.

Many people told him he'd never recover...But he didn't listen.

News: Dunedin
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Community effort needed to save Dunedin Musicians' Club

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:20
September 20, 2017

A Dunedin institution will close its doors if it is not brought into compliance with new fire regulations.

The Dunedin Musicians' Club is holding a concert to raise around $10,000, add a fire escape, and bring the building up to code.

News: Dunedin
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Elderly brush up on dental hygiene

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:35
September 20, 2017

The New Zealand Dental Association is partnering with a well-known oral healthcare brand to save teeth.

Wrigleys and the NZDA have donated around $45,000 to support oral health for disadvantaged kiwis.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin's First Church has its first exterior refit in 27 years

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:52
September 20, 2017

On a glance around Dunedin, it can appear as if we're a city of scaffolding, with many prominent buildings being worked on at present.

One of the most impressive external structures is the spire at First Church, which The South Today was very fortunate to get to the top of...

Darryl Baser discovered it's not that easy to climb 57 meters pretty much straight up..

News: Dunedin
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Historic brewery unveils new tour

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:50
September 20, 2017

Dunedin's Speight's brewery has just unveiled a new tour of the historic building.

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Agreement hopes to help NZ's bio-security

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:33
September 19, 2017

Summerfruit New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand signed the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response Deed.

The agreement strengthens their fight against pests and diseases which can significantly impact New Zealand’s economy.

News: Dunedin
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He had the Paua, illegally.

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:32
September 19, 2017

A Canterbury diesel mechanic has plead guilty to running a lengthy black-market paua operation.

Appearing at the Christchurch District Court Forty-five-year-old Sefton man Michael Andrew Dickson received a sentence of four months community detention and 200 hours community work when he appeared.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin's Andrew Nicholson loses world cycle record

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:31
September 19, 2017

A Dunedin world record holder has just lost his title.
In 2015, Andrew Nicholson, of Portobello, cycled over twenty-seven thousand kilometres around the world in 123 days.

But now a man known as the ''Flying Scotsman'' has beaten Nicholson's record by two days.

News: Dunedin
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Bells peal out to celebrate return of albtaross

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:17
September 19, 2017

Bells were pealing across Dunedin today to celebrate the first Royal Albatross' return for the Spring breeding season at Taiaroa Head.

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Runner travels length of country

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:12
September 19, 2017

Dunedin was visited today briefly by a long distance runner completing his run from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

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Zonta fashion show raises funds for suicide trust

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:48
September 19, 2017

Dunedin's Zonta Club held their annual fashion show at the Otago Polytechnic on Saturday.

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New bus stops too close for comfort

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:23
September 19, 2017

Andrea Irvine used to be able to park outside her house - but that all changed with the arrival of new bus stops on her street.

Irvine and a group of concerned parents say they hope the temporary bus stops won't become permanent.

News: Dunedin
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Gas leak suspected in South Dunedin

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:20
September 18, 2017

Emergency services have been called to a suspected gas leak at Mitre 10 Mega in Dunedin this afternoon.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman says crews from St Kilda and Dunedin City were called to reports of a smell of gas at the store in Andersons Bay Rd just before 1pm.

Crews were at the chain store and using a gas detector to investigate.

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