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Sea lion colony on Stewart Island could help boost numbers on Otago coasts

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 17:10
September 20, 2019

A small but thriving colony of New Zealand sea lions discovered several years ago in a remote harbour on Stewart Island could eventually help boost the population along Otago coasts.

That's the opinion of Massey University professor Louise Chilvers, who says several of the pups born at Port Pegasus are visiting beaches around Otago.

News: Dunedin
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Hero's welcome for motor-cross queen

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:43
September 20, 2019

About 100 Palmerston residents abandoned the town for the evening, setting up camp at Dunedin Airport to welcome home their world champion.

Somehow Courtney Duncan held back the tears... only just.

News: Dunedin
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'Bomb' shuts down several Dunedin blocks

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:33
September 20, 2019

A central city Dunedin supermarket has reopened after it was swarmed by police, after an 'item of potential concern' was seen in a parked vehicle this morning.

However it was a bit of a fizzer, as a Dunedin man was simply handing in a practice mortar he'd be given by a friend.

News: Dunedin
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Award for beautiful toilet in South Dunedin

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:37
September 19, 2019

A Dunedin painter is one of ten artists around the country to have their work recognised and funded by Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

Claire Rye is one of ten winners of the 2019 Resene Nature Murals Competition

News: Dunedin
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Water cannons and church bells celebrate albatross return

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:00
September 18, 2019

Tuesday saw schools and churches in Dunedin and beyond continued the tradition of ringing bells to mark the arrival of the season's first albatross.

This year Dunedin Airport joined in with the fire crew letting rip with sirens, lights and water cannons to mark the occasion.

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Public appealed for information on origins of Monday's scrub fire

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:31
September 18, 2019

Ground crews battled freezing conditions and high winds on Dunedin's Flagstaff on Tuesday as they dampened down hot spots on the site of Monday's scrub fire.

Gales twice reignited the blaze during the day before being brought under control.

News: Dunedin
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Harry Finch makes amazing progress following spinal surgery

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:59
September 17, 2019

A young boy from Abbotsford is up and walking with the help of a frame - just three months after major spinal surgery in the USA.

The parents of four-year-old Harry Finch are hopeful he might be able to walk to school when he starts in June next year.

News: Dunedin
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Evacuees allowed back home after scrub fire

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:54
September 17, 2019

A large scrub fire that ripped through scrub and gorse on a hill above Dunedin City was brought under control shortly before 7pm on Monday.

However, the success of fire crews controlling the blaze did not come before a precautionary evacuation of half a dozen semi-rural properties in the suburb of Helensburgh.

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Police pursuit of stolen car ends near Mosgiel

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:13
September 16, 2019

A woman has been charged after allegedly ramming police with a stolen car during a pursuit near Dunedin at the weekend.

News: Dunedin
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Bells ring out for the return of the albatross

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:06
September 16, 2019

Dunedin's bells will ring tomorrow to celebrate the first northern royal albatross to return for the summer breeding season at Taiaroa Head.

News: Dunedin
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Properties evacuated due to Flagstaff fire

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:59
September 16, 2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand have evacuated a number of properties, threatened by a major scrub fire, in the hills behind Dunedin. The fire, which started just before 1:00pm, near the Pineapple Track, on Flagstaff Hill, created a large column of smoke, with flames, along the ridge line.

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Tradeswomen team up to construct eco-house at Home and Living Show

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:42
September 16, 2019

Otago Polytechnic will be celebrating girl power at this year's Home and Living Show, as female apprentices and tradeswomen collaborate to put together the country's first climate safe house.

The project is a partnership between the local polytechnic and Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, and has attracted several sponsors in the community.

News: Dunedin
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Old pedal organ up for donation

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:35
September 16, 2019

An old church pedal organ is being offered free to a good home, after failing to be sold at auction recently.

Dunedin music and singing teacher Elizabeth Bouman has been looking after the instrument for the past twenty years, but now it's time for the antique instrument to find new lodgings.

News: Dunedin
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Car show draws over 300 entries

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:26
September 16, 2019

Dunedin's annual Autospectacular recently drew crowds at the Edgar Centre.

The event gave the public a chance to take a look at over three hundred cars plus a number of motorbikes from across the lower South Island.

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