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Over 50 scalps from Med. school scandal

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:25
November 18, 2019

Over 50 University of Otago medical students have had their qualifications withheld, after the tertiary institution found an overseas placement rort is 'much wider' than first believed.

The university says, it first identified the problem with just a handful of students involved, but has subsequently discovered it's a much bigger problem.

News: Dunedin
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Poetry and art collide in a huge new work

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 18:39
November 15, 2019

Over the years there have been many collaborations between poets and painters.

One of the most notable examples being Colin McCahon and Charles Brash, and now two well known southern artists showing that bigger can be better.

News: Dunedin
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HMNZS Canterbury sets sail for southern waters

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 18:30
November 15, 2019

HMNZS Canterbury arrived in Dunedin on Wednesday, and is embarking on Operation Endurance.

The trip into the southern ocean is set to take them to the Auckland and Campbell Islands, with a contingent of army, navy and airforce personnel.

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Baxter memorial gets funding boost

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:51
November 15, 2019

After seven long years, a memorial to those who conscientiously objected to war has been given the green light.

The Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust has now received a $326,639 grant from Lottery Environment and Heritage fund towards a sculpture in north Dunedin.

News: Dunedin
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Lollipops handed out to drivers as thanks for patience

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:17
November 15, 2019

Dunedin motorists driving along Portobello Rd are being rewarded for their patience with sweet treats.

Staff working the stop-go lights now have a stash of thousands of lollipops to hand out to motorists as they wait.

News: Dunedin
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Retailer to turn the sprinklers on weekend tinklers

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:56
November 14, 2019

John Swan & Co owner Janette Armstrong is sick of people who urinate, vomit, smash bottles and commit vandalism in her Bath St car park at the back of the Moray Pl shop each weekend.

Not even CCTV cameras and a motion triggered light deter up to 30 people a weekend defiling her car park, many of whom she's caught on camera.

News: Dunedin
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25 years as chaplain to fire crews

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:51
November 14, 2019

Reverend David Brown has been a pillar of support for Dunedin's firefighters for 25 years.

Wednesday saw a special ceremony at being held as thanks for his service as a chaplain for the city's fire crews.

News: Dunedin
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US band Sneaky Bones to rattle around NZ

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:07
November 13, 2019

Touring American independent folk band Sneaky Bones are kicking off a nationwide New Zealand tour in Invercargill tonight.

The band's singer visited Dunedin and a few other centres around Aotearoa last year, and liked it so much, he bought the band back for this tour.

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Dunedin 7-year-old leads successful shorts for girls campaign

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:24
November 13, 2019

She may be only be seven years old, but Kayleigh Dryden has already proven she's not one to skirt around big issues.

The St Francis Xavier School pupil got sick of wearing her pinafore to school each day, so took some affirmative action.

News: Dunedin
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Dunedin grave of Polish Prince restored

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:16
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A ceremony at the Dunedin Southern Cemetery on Tuesday recognised the changes of fortune for an early Dunedin settler, who was once a Polish prince.

The recently restored grave of Polish Prince Alois Konstanty Drucki-Lubecki, who died in 1864, has now been officially consecrated by the Dunedin's Catholic Bishop.

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New feature film shows off southern art and the region

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:32
November 12, 2019

The latest work from Dunedin film maker and musician, Bill Morris, has been picked to be shown at a prestigious film festival.

The movie 'central to the soul' tracks the development of Central Otago from laid back farming area to tourism hot-spot.

News: Dunedin
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Occupants escape Dunedin house fire thanks to working smoke alarms

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:24
November 12, 2019

Residents of a house in the Dunedin suburb of Halfway Bush were able to get out of their burning home safely, thanks to smoke alarms operating.

A fire crew officer says smoke alarms helped alert the occupants, who were able to get out of the house quickly.

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Middlemarch fire hotspots still to be damped down

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:15
November 12, 2019

Firefighters were back at work in Lammerlaw ranges near Middlemarch on Tuesday.

Crews were out again searching for and extinguishing any remaining hot spots still burning after the massive vegetation fire at the weekend.

News: Dunedin
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