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Gas leak sparks Fire Service call out

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 19:08
March 30, 2017

The Fire Service attended a gas leak in Melrose St in central Dunedin yesterday.

A Fire Service spokesman says firefighters were called to the scene about 10.30am.

News: Dunedin
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Breastfeeding innovations to be presented at World Congress

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 18:57
March 30, 2017

As a result of its innovations in rural health and breastfeeding, WellSouth has been invited to make a presentation at the World Congress of Public Health in Melbourne, Australia.

The programmes are designed to create environments which support health in the Southern Region.

News: Dunedin
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DCC annual plan is open to suggestions

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 18:51
March 30, 2017

The Dunedin City Council is seeking feedback from residents in its draft annual plan.

Which suggests a rates rise of 3 %. The Annual Plan outlines the work and services the DCC will carry out in the coming year.

News: Dunedin
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Morning fog delays travelers

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:12
March 30, 2017

Flights across the lower South Island were delayed by thick fog this morning, causing a number of would-be travellers to become stranded.

News: DunedinInvercargill
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Funding announced for youth programmes

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:01
March 30, 2017

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says seven youth sector organisations nationwide will share a total of $65,000 funding to help them provide new youth development opportunities for around 640 young people.

There are two major southern recipients.

Sticks ‘n Stones are to receive $12,000 to support 150 young people in Otago address the issue of online bullying.

News: AlexandraDunedinQueenstownWanaka
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Victorian carnival show comes to Dunedin

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:59
March 29, 2017

Artists Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman bring wholesome Victorian variety entertainment to Dunedin.

Ladderman said their show entitled "Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows & Psychics" is a love letter to the golden age of variety entertainment.

News: Dunedin
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Bed rest best cure for coughs and colds this autumn

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:52
March 29, 2017

The old adage says "coughs and sneezes spread diseases" - and that's all the more reason to stay away from Dunedin's Emergency Department this autumn.

Volunteers say the department is steadily filling with cases of people who've come down with the lurgy, but the hospital advises that in all cases, patients should first seek a GP - and a day off work.

News: Dunedin
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Wakatipu High puts on musical

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:19
March 29, 2017

Wakatipu High students will be in the limelight tomorrow, Wednesday, night as they bring to life Fame - the musical.

Students will sing, dance and act on stage along to tell the story of Fame, the 1980 movie about students applying to enter the New York High School of Performing Arts.

News: Dunedin
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Delta and Aurora Energy to separate

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:09
March 29, 2017

About 95 Delta employees are expected to transfer to Aurora Energy by mid-year as the two companies separate.

The business divorce is one of the recommendations from an independent review by Dunedin City Holdings Limited. Delta and Aurora Energy Chair Steve Thompson says they expect no redundancies from either business.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin man loves his electronic supercar

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:36
March 29, 2017

A Dunedin game developer recently invested in a very shiny brand new toy.

At almost a quarter of a million dollars, its well inside the big boys' toys category.

News: Dunedin
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Winner only just makes it to fashion week

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:48
March 29, 2017

Nehma Vitols from Sydney’s University of Technology has just taken out the First Place prize at iD Emerging Designer with her collection, ‘XXX’.

Vitols used the scraps that had been left behind in the production process, to deconstruct classic wardrobe items.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin's Regent Theatre toilets become less exclusive

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 19:21
March 28, 2017

Dunedin's historic Regent Theatre has taken a turn for the ultra modern, when it comes to rest rooms.

The new sign at the theatre's toilets is designed to be all inclusive. Regent Theatre marketing manager Hannah Molloy says they decided to install a new sign on the toilet door, near the bar downstairs.

News: Dunedin
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Buster the penguin released into wild

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 18:51
March 28, 2017

Buster the penguin has put on his winter coat and returned home to Little Papanui Beach on Otago Peninsula.

Buster recently survived a shark attack and recovered at Penguin Place at Harington Point. He's been enjoying a fattening diet of oily fish.

Farmer David McKay, whose land adjoins the beach, transported Buster from the private conservation reserve.

News: Dunedin
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Reformation celebrates 500 years at University of Otago library

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:52
March 28, 2017

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is being marked by a special collections exhibition at the University of Otago.

"500 Years On: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation" uses the Charles Brasch collection to tell the story of Luther's journey from monk and teacher to father of the modern Protestant Church.

News: Dunedin
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Auckland fashion blogger loves iD Fashion Week

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:35
March 28, 2017

iD Dunedin fashion week is over for another year, the designers have returned their workrooms, and the media returned to the news of the day.

A North Island-based international fashion blogger came to iD for the first time, having covered similar events in New York, Australia, and her native Auckland.

News: Dunedin
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Provocative Polish art arrives in Dunedin

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:20
March 27, 2017

An exhibition that was brought to New Zealand by the Polish embassy in Wellington is now being shown in the Dunedin Community Gallery.

It includes 21 posters from leading Polish artists, depicting the history of Polish theatre and indirectly, Polish politics.

News: Dunedin
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iD Fashion wraps up for another year

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:32
March 27, 2017

It was a wrap this weekend at the 2017 iD Fashion Week.

Friday and Saturday night saw the final catwalk shows at Dunedin's Railway Station and the concluding note of another year of fashion, food, and photography.

News: Dunedin
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South Dunedin hopes council will back permanent library

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:32
March 27, 2017

A local group seeking a permanent library in South Dunedin says a DCC announcement could be just days away.

New initiatives like this weekend's Neighbours Day are a part of the movement, with supporters of a move to a permanent library turning out to share lunch and give feedback on what the hub means to them.

News: Dunedin
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Subdivision planned for Toko Mouth

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:20
March 27, 2017

A resource consent has been sought to subdivide coastal land at Toko Mouth near Milton.

The pending notified resource consent application was made by Toko Developments Ltd and there will be an official hearing on Monday.

News: BalcluthaDunedin
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Wildlife snaps on display at Otago Museum

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:12
March 27, 2017

A display of photography talent from around the region was made open to the public this weekend.

The Otago Museum's annual Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition is now in its 19th year, and is attracting more interest than ever.

News: Dunedin
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