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Motorcyclist injured in accident

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:39
November 24, 2017

A man has been injured after his motorcycle collided with a car in Dunedin yesterday afternoon.

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Road patrol volunteers thanked with BBQ and a free swim.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:17
November 24, 2017

More than 500 Dunedin school children had the day off, got to go to Moana Pool, and hang out with the Police.
The event used to be called the Orange Parade, where all the kids who volunteered to do road patrol during the year got to walk down George Street...but times have changed...

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HMNZS Otago calls into home port

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:14
November 24, 2017

Dunedin is being visited by one of the navy's warships before the vessel heads further south next week.

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Virtual reality porn on its way, expert says

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:09
November 24, 2017

An international expert says the porn industry is moving fast into the realm of virtual reality.

Australian porn expert Maree Crabbe, who is in Dunedin for a conference, says with technology changing so quickly, parents can't afford to leave sex education to the porn industry.

and a warning, this item deals with the topic of pornography, and some images may offend.

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Plant weigh-in suggests stinky flower likely

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:11
November 23, 2017

here's something for plant lovers to look forward to this summer...

For perhaps only the second time in New Zealand history, a corpse plant looks set to flower... and stink...right here in Dunedin.

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Toyworld closes in Dunedin

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:07
November 23, 2017

Thousands of toys will be disappearing from Dunedin shelves after Christmas as Dunedin's Toyworld is set to close in January 2018.

Owner Linda Verity previously managed two other Toyworlds, in Queenstown and Timaru, with the Timaru branch closing in 2010 and Queenstown closing in 2011.
At the time, Verity said her small stores got squashed by big business.

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568-page petition supports a Ronald McDonald House for Dunedin

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:03
November 23, 2017

A petition with twelve thousand names supporting the establishment of a Ronald McDonald House at Dunedin Hospital was presented to the Southern District Health Board today.

The petition was organised by Dunedin woman Jacqui Hellyer after the idea for the house ran into opposition.

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Circus acrobat happy to be back home

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:22
November 23, 2017

The circus is coming to town in Dunedin, treating audiences with extraordinary feats of acrobatics.

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Sticky guests joining the new attraction at Tuhura.

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:10
November 23, 2017

After four years of planning and five months of construction, Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre is nearing completion, with the doors set to open to the public on Saturday 16 December.

The $2.5 million redevelopment of Otago Museum’s former Discovery World Tropical Forest has been helped by $500,000 in funding from the Otago Community Trust.

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Port Chalmers residents take to social media following incident

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:38
November 22, 2017

Port Chalmers residents have taken to social media following an incident where a log came off a truck which witnesses say had to stop suddenly.

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Ribbons placed for White Ribbon Day

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:31
November 22, 2017

Members of First Church and Presbyterian Support Otago joined forces and placed over 300 ribbons on the church grounds this afternoon, as a visual reminder of White Ribbon Day.

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Exhibition hopes to raise funds for the Lifematters trust

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:45
November 22, 2017

The front windows of Dunedin's Community Gallery are currently framed with bright yellow ribbons.

It's another event under the Life Matter suicide prevention trust banner, but this one has been organised by a younger volunteer with a passion for visual arts...

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Grass kart design part of polytech course

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:42
November 22, 2017

Last month in Gore saw budding young automotive engineers taking part a challenge to design, build and race a go-kart.

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Dunedin company animates latest America's Cup yachts

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:49
November 22, 2017

A computer animation company based in Dunedin has created a video of what the new America's Cup racing yachts will look like.

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A toilet museum for Dunedin?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:34
November 21, 2017

The idea of establishing a toilet museum in Dunedin has been suggested by the city council's archivist Alison Breece.

The local archivist says underground toilets in the Octagon will live on through old photos, but are unlikely to be reintroduced in Dunedin.

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Sister city fashion showcased at polytechnic

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:28
November 21, 2017

Otago Polytechnics end of year fashion show on Friday included designs from Shanghai.
While third year bachelor of design student Katharina Stapper was presented with a World Fashion internship.

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One Million Pound Car on display in dunedin

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:54
November 20, 2017

A car worth one million pounds sterling is to be displayed in Dunedin at the weekend.

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'Hopping' to find a cure for anxiety in pupils

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:36
November 20, 2017

A Dunedin high school has a 6-year-old Holland Lop rabbit to reduce anxiety among students.

The rabbit, known as Bun Bun La Hop has regular work improving the mental health and brain function of pupils at St Hilda's Collegiate.

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St John workers invested as members

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:32
November 20, 2017

Three Otago residents were made Members of the Order of St John during an investiture ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral at the weekend.
They were among 35 St John members who received honours.

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