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The sky's the limit for 1970's tabletop game

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:52
January 17, 2020

The sky could be the limit for a fantasy role playing game created in the 1970s.

These school holidays a local 'dungeon master' is sharing his Dungeons and Dragons experience points with some younger fighting fantasy fans.

News: Dunedin
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Pilot wind beneath the wings of less fortunate children

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:48
January 17, 2020

After flying seriously ill children to Starship Hospital, Dunedin man Tony McCombe wanted to give something back.

And Thursday he did just that, launching a programme called 'Uplift in Kind', which is set to lift the spirits of less fortunate children.

News: Dunedin
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Cancer drug funding welcomed

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:43
January 17, 2020

Mark Wellington cherished the final years he spent with his wife after she was diagnosed with blood cancer.

Now he wants Pharmac to make good on its promise to fund other life-saving cancer drugs.

News: Dunedin
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Historic prison renovations receive funding boost

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:38
January 17, 2020

The renovation of Dunedin's former prison has received a funding boost towards stage two of its refurbishment project.

The donation is set to go towards beginning re-roofing and repainting the cell blocks of the 124-year-old building.

News: Dunedin
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Nano-world excites intending students

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:15
January 16, 2020

School pupils from around the country are learning more about the surprising world of nanochemistry by creating bright colours in fluids.

More than 360 secondary school pupils are attending the University of Otago latest Hands-on at Otago programme this week, exploring study options at the university.

News: Dunedin
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DCC spend more than $8000 cleaning rubbish in campus area

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 18:59
January 15, 2020

Solutions to the annual rubbish problem in the student quarter are being sought, after furniture from flats was dumped on footpaths around North Dunedin in recent weeks.

While a Dunedin City Council inspection of the student area in December last year found the streets mostly clean and tidy, another inspection last week found furniture, rubbish and mattresses dumped on footpaths.

News: Dunedin
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Former Cadbury worker raising money for Aussie bushfires

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:28
January 15, 2020

Megan Fairley has been thinking how to make the best of a bad situation for a couple of years.

Before she was laid off from Dunedin’s Cadbury Factory in 2018, she bought the last box of Caramilk to come off the Dunedin factory line - and has now found a worthy cause to raise funds for.

News: Dunedin
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University students hitting the books at summer school

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 18:44
January 14, 2020

Thousands of students were welcomed to the University of Otago for this year's Summer School with a free BBQ and backyard cricket.

Over one-and-a-half thousand students sitting school papers with a full course, crammed into six weeks of study.

News: Dunedin
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People are invited to run, skate or roll the Runway next month

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 17:54
January 14, 2020

For the first time people will be able to roll, as well as run, down the Dunedin Airport runway in an annual fundraiser.

Set to take-off on February 2, the 'Run the Runway' event this year will include mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

News: Dunedin
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Naturalists celebrate longest day at St Clair beach

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 17:24
January 14, 2020

A group of naturists frolicked in the surf of a Dunedin beach on the longest day this summer.

Organisers say they've been taking their kit off at the beach for several years in an annual ritual to celebrate the summer solstice.

News: Dunedin
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Waitati warriors repel corporate raiders

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 17:19
January 14, 2020

A battle for the heart and soul of the coastal township of Waitati, north of Dunedin, took place during the summer break.

Locals were able to repel an invasion of the corporate raiders in "Battle of Blueskin" - a mock battle on New Years Eve.

News: Dunedin
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Sandcastle event raises awareness of bycatch

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 17:08
January 14, 2020

Forest and Bird has declared 2020 the year of the seabird.

Building seabirds out of sand can be delicate work, but the future of the creatures is equally precarious.

The Dunedin chapter and the Kiwi Conservation Club have been building seabird sandcastles on St Kilda Beach on Tuesday.

News: Dunedin
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Volunteers help save houses in Warrington fire

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 16:35
January 13, 2020

A fire in Warrington could have potentially engulfed up to five homes if not for the quick response by fire crews and locals.

One house was badly damaged in the blaze which is thought to have started in a power transformer on Saturday afternoon.

News: Dunedin
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