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Willetts stone adze collection a valuable taonga

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:03
May 29, 2017

Work to catalogue a collection of stone tools, found in a 30ha swamp at the Waitaki River mouth more than 60 years ago, began last year and is expected to take several years.

There are nearly 10,000 stone tools, flakes and broken artefact fragments to sort through from what is now known to be one of the largest archaic Maori settlements in New Zealand.

News: DunedinOamaru
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Crosses set up to mark deaths in conflict

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 18:51
May 29, 2017

University of Otago peace and conflict studies students are offering a stark visual perspective of the human cost of the war on terror at the Otago Museum Reserve.

News: Dunedin
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University helps Harraways with social media promotion

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 18:42
May 29, 2017

A well-known Dunedin brand has come up with an innovative way to encourage loyalty from a younger demographic.

Harraways is engaging with University of Otago students to help bring its porridge to a new audience.

News: Dunedin
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Lolly-buyer may have been witness to robbery

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 18:18
May 29, 2017

Police are appealing for a possible witness to an aggravated robbery at a dairy in South Dunedin over the weekend, to come forward.

On Saturday evening, two offenders robbed a store on Hillside Road in Caversham. Two male youths were arrested a short time later.

News: Dunedin
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Aurora dazzles residents of the South

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:45
May 29, 2017

Social media was a-wash with images of the Aurora Australis last night as many people in the south pointed phones and cameras at the heavens.

However star gazing was not always as easy to do, in the 18th century it was the domain of astronomers and nautical navigators.

News: AlexandraBalcluthaDunedinGoreInvercargillQueenstownWanaka
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Mondelez looks into New Zealand production

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:44
May 29, 2017

Mondelez international has called for expressions of interest for a confectionary company to produce iconic Kiwi Cadbury products locally.

Long standing favourites including Pineapple Lumps, Jaffas, Buzz Bars and Pinky Bars, could be made in New Zealand.

News: Dunedin
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Meet the real Bruce the Cat

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:36
May 26, 2017

An online superstar chose to have a catnap instead of attending the first reading of a book about him yesterday.

News: Dunedin
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Dogs have their day in the pub

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:18
May 26, 2017

These days it's generally frowned upon to take one's dog to the public house, however those on four paws were welcome upstairs at a Dunedin establishment for a recent fundraising event.

News: Dunedin
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Carey's Bay hotel gets doused by fire brigade

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:12
May 26, 2017

Firefighters spray water down the chimney of Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel after a chimney fire left the building smoke-logged this week.

News: Dunedin
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Rocket man hails from the south

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:41
May 26, 2017

The historic launch of a space rocket from the Mahia Peninsula near Gisborne yesterday at 4.20pm is a success the South has some claim on.

The man behind the launch, Peter Beck, was born and raised in Invercargill and began dabbling with rockets at the former Fisher and Paykel plant near Mosgiel.

News: DunedinInvercargill
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Cargill's Castle suffers graffiti

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:05
May 26, 2017

Members of Cargill’s Castle Trust are fuming after the landmark was graffitied at the weekend.

Tags including 'ADiCT' and 'Duds 17', were discovered by neighbours of the Highgrove site earlier this week. Dunedin Police are investigating.

News: Dunedin
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Ed Sheeran fans in for a real treat, as a third show is announced

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:54
May 26, 2017

If you're a southern Ed Sheeran fan who's missed out on tickets to the UK singer's two Dunedin shows, fear not.

Frontier touring have just announced four final shows across Australia and New Zealand.

The only new NZ show is scheduled for April first at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, with the other three shows in Australia.

News: Dunedin
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Bus and car collide on Stuart Street

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:45
May 25, 2017

Emergency services respond after a bus and car crashed in central Dunedin yesterday.

They collided at the intersection of Stuart and Smith Streets just before 4pm.

News: Dunedin
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Next stage for peninsula bus connection

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:39
May 25, 2017

The Dunedin City Council admits the cost of the harbour cycleways project has risen significantly.

The initial forecast was 20 million dollars...but the revised figure is more than double the original estimate.

News: Dunedin
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Southern Cross hotel owner dies

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:51
May 25, 2017

The American owner of the Scenic Hotel Group, Earl Hagaman, died at his Christchurch home today.

Hagaman bought his first hotel in Franz Josef in 1980 with partner Ralph Brown.

Nowadays the company owns a dozen hotels in New Zealand - including Dunedin's Southern Cross - and employs over a thousand staff.

News: Dunedin
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Taieri Gorge train driver to retire

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:36
May 25, 2017

One of Dunedin's longest serving train drivers has decided to make tracks.

After around three decades behind the control for the Taieri Gorge Railway, Tony Fricker is calling it a day.

News: Dunedin
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Tourism Minister Predicts Another Million Tourists By 2022

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:30
May 25, 2017

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett admitted in Queenstown on Wednesday the Government is playing ''catch-up'' over infrastructure to cope with the tourist influx.

And after a meeting with Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult Wednesday afternoon Bennett told the media she is expecting another million tourists by 2022.

News: AlexandraDunedinInvercargillQueenstown
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One person dead after accident on Dunedin motorway

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:36
May 24, 2017

Dunedin police confirm one person is dead following a crash on the Southern motorway near Mosgiel on Tuesday morning.

News: Dunedin
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New Zealand First announces candidates for Dunedin

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:38
May 24, 2017

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has today announced the candidates for seats in Dunedin North and Dunedin South.

Peters made the announcement at Dunedin's Forbury Park Raceway before a Greypower meeting this morning.

News: Dunedin
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Syrian refugees visit Allan's Beach

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:38
May 24, 2017

Members of Dunedin's Syrian community have been going through English language courses to help them integrate into New Zealand life.

Although much of their learning is classroom based, many of their number took part in a field trip to see a very Kiwi slice of heaven.

News: Dunedin
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